This is a win that will resonate. Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill by 5 shots. Nobody got even close, not even G-Mac who just spent his Sunday afternoon watching pure trajectories, flush strokes and fluid putts.
“He’s always a force to be reckoned with when he is playing his best golf,” Poulter said. “And obviously, he’s playing a lot of good golf right now. The shots he’s hit, just looking at the highlights, he’s got a lot of his game back. And when he starts rolling putts in, he’s dangerous. So he’s going to be a force for everybody at Augusta.”
Woods added a chapter to his own book Sunday. He won for the 72nd time on the PGA Tour—one short of Jack Nicklaus in second place on the career list—and 84th time worldwide. It was the 16th time he won by at least five shots, and his seventh win at Bay Hill tied the PGA Tour for most wins on a single golf course. Woods owns both marks. He also has won seven times at Firestone. Woods goes to No. 6 in the world, returning to the top 10 for the first time since May 22.
“Heading home now and I can’t stop smiling. Thanks to Otown fans and everyone watching for all the love. Get well soon, Arnie,” Woods tweeted about three hours after his win.
See you in Augusta!