From the second that Tiger Woods committed to play in the JBWere Masters the golf fans in Australia were expecting big things from Tiger Woods, he didn’t disappoint them. Woods bounced back from a mediocre third round and shot a four under 68 in the final round to claim the title that so many Aussies had hoped he would.
Woods opened with a birdie on the first and after consecutive birdies on the fifth and sixth he was in the lead to stay. Runner up Greg Chalmers tried to keep up with Woods, but with only one birdie on the back he was destined to fall short.
Tiger’s iron approach into the fifth led to a kick in birdie and on the next he wedged his second to inches from the hole for another. The Australian fans got all they wanted. They saw Tiger hit some of his amazing shots and they also got a little taste of the “Tiger Temper”. Nothing flusters Tiger on the course more than inconsiderate photographers. Such was the case on the thirteenth. An over eager photographer snapped a few frames during Tiger’s backswing and the distraction led to a poor shot and a bogey. Tiger was not amused and vented immediately after the swing.
Fortunately, Woods settled himself enough on fifteen to hit a pure iron to six feet from the hole and roll in his final birdie of the day. He parred the next three holes and finished at fourteen under, two clear of Chalmers.
Afterward Tiger said he had his family and friends here this week and they all had a great time in Australia. Woods said he loved the Kingston Heath course and the Aussie fans this week but when asked what his legacy was this week he wasn’t thinking in grandiose, historic terms, “I got a W” he said. That’s pure Tiger; it’s all about the W.