In what has become arguably the most anticipated golf tournament ever, Augusta National will be buzzing this weekend as the golf world looks to see who will take home the green jacket at The Masters. But despite a talent pool the likes of which hadn’t been seen in quite some time, there’s one player everyone wants to see — Tiger Woods. That’s no surprise, since the 42-year-old is chasing his fifth win at the tournament, which would put him in sole possession of second all-time behind Jack Nicklaus.
However, the last several years have not been kind to Woods, as a string of injuries forced him to miss significant time, while looking like a shell of himself when he was on the golf course. The 2018 season has been different for the sport’s most recognizable name and, right out of the gate, Woods seems to have his groove back. In fact, it feels a lot like the Tiger Woods reunion tour and, now, he’s chasing another green jacket. This weekend will mark his 21st appearance at The Masters and success this time around could prove that Woods is back and ready to continue his dominance. To help welcome Woods back to golf’s biggest stage, Nike created a new video looking back at some of the golfer’s greatest moments, which have lead him to this weekend. From the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, to the infamous golf ball bouncing trick shot, these are the moments we will never forget. Check out the video for yourself:
“It is remarkable to see him make it through such a tough period of injury,” said Martin Buckley, Global VP and GM of Nike Golf, in a statement. “Tiger being back in contention has brought incredible energy to the sport, the fans and to the brand. The passion and excitement he brings to the game are unparalleled.”
No matter what the outcome this weekend, the PGA Tour is a much more fun place with Woods competing at a high level and now that he appears to be completely healthy, Woods has a chance to cement himself as the greatest golfer to ever play. But, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. One thing is for certain, those last few holes on Sunday afternoon are undoubtedly going to be must-see television — whether Woods is involved or not.