Tiger Woods is off to one of the best starts on the PGA-Tour this year, and is set to defend his title at Bay Hill during the Arnold Palmer Invitational this weekend. Woods has already won two tournaments this season, more than anyone else on tour, and is currently second in the FedEx Cup standings behind Brandt Snedeker.
Woods has won seven times at Bay Hill throughout his career, and is the clear favorite to win this weekend. The 37-year-old was great with his putter two weeks ago in the win at Doral, and hopes to continue his success on the green at Bay Hill.
Kevin Streelman won his first career PGA-Tour event last week at the Tampa Bay Championship in a field that didn’t include Tiger Woods, or a majority of the top golfers on the tour for that matter. Regardless, winning for the first time on the PGA-Tour is an amazing feeling, especially on your 153rd career start. Streelman could use the momentum going into this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Earlier this week, Tiger Woods and pro-skier Lindsey Vonn confirmed they were officially dating, and Woods seems to be the happiest he has been in a long time. On the course, Woods is playing his best golf since 2009, just before a cheating scandal led to Woods divorcing Ellen Nordegren.
The connection between Woods’ play on the course and his personal life actually makes sense. When Woods was going through the divorce and being harassed by the media everyday, he struggled to focus on the golf course. Now that it’s all behind him, he has settled down and found his game, along with a new girlfriend.
Woods’ 76 career PGA-Tour victories is second to Sam Snead for the most all-time, and his play of late might get him to the top much sooner than expected. Bay Hill is the right course for Woods at the right time and nobody will be able to stop him if he finds a decent amount of fairways and continues to stay hot on the greens. Does Tiger Woods have what it takes to defend his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational?