When it comes to tournament basketball – or baseball, or football, for that matter – it’s all about peaking at the right time if you are going to win championships. It’s about playing your best when it counts most. In a way, it’s about saving your best for last.
Tiger Woods is suddenly playing Tiger-esque golf again. Rory McIlroy is back in the winner’s circle. The Masters – the azaleas, dogwoods and drama – is just around the April dogleg. If it ever quits raining in Mississippi, some of us might get in a few rounds ourselves.
You may love him. Millions of golf fans do adore Tiger Woods, the most gifted if not the most accomplished golfer in history. (Jack Nicklaus, 18 majors to Tiger’s 14, remains the most accomplished in my mind.)
You may pull against Tiger. Many do, mostly because of his well-publicized character issues.