On Thursday, Tiger Woods is raring to shoot for his fourth PGA Tour win of the year at the Buick Open and at the same time forget his dismal showing at the Open Championship two weeks ago. Woods missed the cut by one stroke, snapping a streak of eight consecutive top-10 finishes and marked the fifth time in his professional career that he missed the cut and he did not finish a tournament.
I think Tiger is out to prove once again that his showing at the Open Championship was a fluke and he is itching to redeem himself. He can't win all of the tournaments that he is entered to play; he is still human after all.
We know for sure that Tiger treats this as a temporary setback and it only fuels him to elevate his game every time he stumbles along the way.
It won't be easy for Tiger to breeze the competition at the Buick Open. The likes of Jim Furyk, Scot Verplank, Woody Austin and Justin Leonard could his major stumbling block. Also, youngsters like Nick Watney, Brian Gay, Nathan Green and Kevin Na may likewise pose as challengers to Tiger.
At present, Tiger has lots of challengers at this tournament but he is still the huge favorite among sports handicappers to win his fifth PGA Tour win this season. It obvious he won the Buick Open in '02 and '06 then was tied for second in '03 and '05 which makes him a clear cut favorite to win.