Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
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Tiger Woods' ideal response to those who doubted he'd never win again

Tiger Woods' ideal response to those who doubted he'd never win again

Whoah. NBC says overnight TV rating for Tiger Woods' first PGA Tour win in five years WAS UP 206% FROM LAST YEAR'S FINAL ROUND. It was closing in on 6 p.m. ET and NBC's cameras were picking up extraordinary images - hundreds, maybe thousands, of people swarming behind Tiger Woods as he made his way to the 18th green at the Tour Championship on Sunday. Woods is playing in the Ryder Cup with the rest of Team USA. A two-stroke triumph at the Tour Championship capped a comeback season that seemingly could not have gone better for Woods.

"When you look at now, maybe comparing past Ryder Cups to this one, I think what's so special is Tiger has engrained himself in our team atmosphere and became such a big part of the team in 2016 as a vice-captain, and then again in 2017 as an assistant captain at the Presidents Cup". Speaking afterwards, Furyk was full of praise for the 42-year-old, following his 80th PGA Tour title win in Atlanta.

He's already beaten Tiger Woods, head to head, at a Ryder Cup and a major.

He last played in the Ryder Cup in 2012, and since then has seen an enormous change in his circumstances, particularly regarding the fact he had not won a tour title since 2013 - until Sunday night.

"I sat in a bar yesterday to watch the tournament, and a group of about seven women sat down next to me", LPGA player Marina Alex said. "Cool. That's not my definition of Tiger being back", the pundit said on ESPN's First Take. "I started to be reminded about that the moment I took this opportunity as captain", he said. That game earned a 15.3 rating, up 11 percent over the national game in the same Week 3 window on CBS past year. "We're going to. I think we're all going to sleep well".

Others said they had never witnessed a scene like it in all their years watching golf. By the time Woods was on the green, needing only a three-putt for victory, the throng punched the air and chanted his name, resembling less a golf crowd than a stadium of concert-goers demanding an encore.

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