Sunday, November 13, 2011

Woods on the upswing with third place finish in Australia

Tiger Woods lipped out four birdie putts during round one. He shot a third round 75 in which he didn't make a single putt. On Sunday, he hit two poor drives which led to bogeys on holes he would typically birdie. And he still finished in third place, two shots behind winner Greg Chalmers.

"Two holes on the back nine today, and I putted awful yesterday, or I would have been right there," Woods said after his last round.

It wasn't the result he was looking for, but there were a lot of positive signs that Woods is on his way back despite what of his many critics have been saying.

With three out of four rounds in the 60s, his iron play, short game, and putting looking great with the exception of the third round. The big problem was the wild driver, costing him bogeys because he was so far out of position. If he can get the driver under control, look out.

Anyway you look at it, this tournament was a step in the right direction and his comeback appears inevitable.