Why There Are High Expectations for the Return of Tiger Woods

As always when Tiger Woods is making a comeback, people can’t help but get excited. This icon of golf will be hitting the course at Muirfield Village on July 16, and this is why expectations are so high for Tiger Woods.

It’s His Course

Tiger Woods has won at Muirfield Village five times during his career as part of his nine top-ten finishes here. Woods is a master of pretty much any golf course, but if he has any kind of rhythm in his swing, the field had better watch out. Last year Woods even added a 67-round to his scorecard at Muirfield, and he could do something similar again this year.

He’s Swinging Well

Because Tiger Woods has suffered so many injuries over the years, his body doesn’t often look comfortable during his golf swing. At the recent The Match: Champions for Charity tournament in May, Woods’ swing looked as natural as it ever has. Sure he wasn’t competing seriously, but he sure did look relaxed. Any time Tiger has felt comfortable with his body, his golf scores have been low, and there is hope he’s back in the groove.

Woods is Well-Rested

The final reason to be excited for Woods’ return at Muirfield is the fact he is so well-rested. Woods has had an enforced break due to global circumstances, and it will have done him some good. With plenty of rest, Woods may realize that he doesn’t need to play every tournament, but pick and choose his battles. If Woods were to commit to playing fewer tournaments he could arrive in top shape every time, which usually bodes well for his scorecard.

While the field will be one of the most competitive we’ve seen for months, many eyes will be fixated on Tiger Woods. The returning legend is a master of this course, and big things are expected for his return to elite golf.