It’s all about one man on the PGA Tour this week: Tiger Woods. With golf’s biggest star poised to hit his first shot since March, his fellow pros have been having their say on his comeback.
The general consensus seems to be that they can’t wait to test themselves against Woods again, as they explained to PGATour.com
“Every time he’s in the field, the event is different,” said Keegan Bradley.
“That might not be the right thing to say, but it’s really exciting when he’s out there. We need Tiger. The whole tour needs Tiger and golf needs Tiger.”
"He definitely needs to play a tournament before Royal Liverpool." - Jason Day
Jason Day added: “He’s made the golfing world, and especially professional golf, into what it is today. It’s great to have him back.
“It’s good to get those competitive juices flowing again. There’s nothing quite like tournament golf. He definitely needs to play a tournament before Royal Liverpool.”
Masters champion Bubba Watson isn’t in the field this week, but insists he will be watching Tiger at home.
“Normally, I don’t watch golf, but I’ll watch when Tiger’s playing,” said Watson.
“No matter if he misses the cut, no matter if he just finishes middle of the pack, it’s a great thing for golf that he’s back.”
"He’s a great ambassador, a great talent." - Kevin Streelman
Last week’s winner Kevin Streelman believes a tournament with Tiger Woods in the mix brings with it an added edge.
“It’s a different feel,” said Streelman. “Obviously attendance is higher, excitement around the town is greater. It’s just great for golf. He’s a great ambassador, a great talent and everyone likes to watch him play.”
Tiger Woods statement
With everyone else having their say on Tiger’s return, read what the man himself makes of things on his Facebook page above.