Well, at least for one round.
Tiger “I Got 99 Problems With My Golf Swing But My Ex-Wife Ain’t One” Woods shot a 6- under 65 in the first round of The Barclays in Paramus, New Jersey.
He sits on top of the leaderboard tied for the lead with Vaughn Taylor.
It was easily Woods best round of golf all year, just days after his divorce with Elin Nordegren was finalized.
All it took was one good round for the discussion to shift towards Woods breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles.
“I look at it this way,” Woods said, “[Ben] Hogan won all nine of his [majors] at my age and older. I think for every kid out there, the goal is to get there. That is the benchmark in our sport, and that’s still my goal.”
While that might be the ultimate long term goal, the short term goal should be at least one win before the end of this year.
With another round like Thursday’s, Woods could be well on his way to achieving that accomplishment.