Woods' influence on the sport can not be overstated.
In years gone by, Tiger often appeared capable of anything on a golf course.
The final round Sunday was the highest-rated telecast in the history of the FedExCup Playoffs, going back to 2007, and the highest-rated PGA Tour non-majors telecast in 2018.
For the 42nd time in history, numerous world's top golfers will compete against each other in the now-established United States vs. Europe format.
But over the course of 2018, Woods showed incremental progress, gaining steam as the year went on.
In May 2017, Woods seemed to have reached his lowest ebb.
Fans were clearly thrilled for the athlete, many chanting Woods' name from the sidelines. Eventually, his professional life as a golfer also took a hit.
They also look ahead to Tiger's shot at surpassing Sam Snead's PGA Tour wins record - and Jack Nicklaus' major record of 18. The scandal shattered his image and put his win streak on hold. "I can't believe I pulled this off". It was a long road for not only him, but for his fans cheering and rooting for him. A statement confirmed that was true and over the next days and weeks the reasons behind the crash became clearer, with Woods pulling out of charity tournaments, then admitting he had "let his family down" with "transgressions" and ultimately announcing an indefinite break from golf.
"I remember being in kindergarten and talking about him".
"I'm not sure you really need extra motivation in a Ryder Cup", Furyk said.
Tiger Woods has admitted fearing he would never win another golf tournament due to his chronic back injuries.
Woods, a four-time Masters champion, is now listed as the 9/1 favorite to win the first major of 2019.
"Tiger played so well at The Tour Championship and to grab a hold of the golf tournament early and fend everyone off, I think was a good buzz in the team room", said US captain Jim Furyk.
One day after Woods' brilliant performance, we're starting to fully understand Tiger's impact on the game. The ensuing celebratory cheering from spectators was uncharacteristic of a golf tournament crowd. "Putting gender aside, he's grown the game of golf for the past 20 years".
No one brings excitement like Woods, even when he plays so good and so smart that he eliminates any potential for drama. Woods was a captain's pick for the USA squad.
"He's had a trickle-down effect into women's golf for sure", she said.
"So just to be able to compete and play again this year, that's a hell of a comeback".
"You know, he won yesterday as an individual, and I know how much that means to him and how important it was, but he's flipped that page pretty quickly and is really excited to join his teammates and move forward in that process".
"One thing I learned about the Ryder Cup is that no matter how exhausted you are, you are going to carry yourself and everything, all the last bit of adrenaline in your body, even if you have played a lot", the Dane said.
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