Tiger Woods Comes Back at Firestone

by Jeff Skinner

Tiger Woods has surprised us once again.  Woods announced that he would be playing next week at The WGS Bridgestone Invitational. He said he was “excited to get back out there” and will be playing for the first time since he withdrew from The Players Championship.

While the folks at Firestone Country Club, The PGA Tour and CBS must be ecstatic, they have to be shocked as well.  Tiger had stated that he would not be coming back until he was 100% healthy as not to risk further injury this time.  But from all reports he hasn’t been able to spend much time on the range. From Tiger’s website,” Following the advice of his doctors, Woods has rested and rehabbed his left leg, and just recently began hitting practice balls.”  All right, “just recently began hitting practice balls” sure doesn’t sound like he’s 100%.

Also, Sean Foley said earlier this week that he has seen woods but they haven’t done any swing work.  They spent their time working on a “game plan for his future.” So it would appear that Woods has made his own plan and if it’s to continue to surprise everyone he has succeeded.

Woods must have had a hard time passing up Firestone, a course that he practically owns.  He has won on this course seven times and loves the layout.

So last week he shocks us with the dismissal of Steve Williams.  This week he surprises us with the Tweet,” Feeling fit and ready to tee it up at Firestone next week. Excited to get back out there!”  What could it be next week?  I bet Tiger is planning on taking home win number eight at Firestone.  Nothing from Woods surprises me  anymore.



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