The cheers had been nonetheless reverberating round Augusta Nationwide after Tiger Woods’s triumph within the Masters on Sunday, however followers had been already beginning to look forward. Is Woods again after a decade of harm and private adversity? Might he, at age 43, regain the shape that had him destroying fields from 1997 to 2008? Or was the comeback a form of idiot’s gold, a final hurrah earlier than the decline units in once more?
One factor’s for positive: Individuals shall be watching. Right here’s what’s subsequent for Woods.
P.G.A. Championship, Could 16-19
The look ahead to the second main is shorter than ordinary this yr as a result of the P.G.A. has been moved from its common August date. One aim was to get the least-heralded main slightly extra consideration. Woods’s win within the Masters has helped that trigger massively.
Woods has received 4 P.G.A.s, most lately in 2007. The event this yr shall be performed at Bethpage Black on Lengthy Island. The troublesome Black course has by no means hosted the P.G.A. earlier than, but it surely was the location of the U.S. Open in 2009, when Woods tied for sixth, and in 2002, when Woods received, beating Phil Mickelson by three photographs.
Woods is presently listed as one in every of three favorites at 10-1, together with Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy.
U.S. Open, June 13-16
America Open returns this yr to one of many grandest websites in golf, Pebble Seaside, on the Monterey Peninsula in California.
Woods has three U.S. Open victories in his profession. Earlier than Sunday, his final main win was the 2008 Open.
Pebble Seaside additionally hosted the Open in 2010, when Woods was tied for fourth, and 2000, when he crushed the sphere by 15 strokes.
Woods, Johnson and McIlroy are once more the three favorites for this event.
British Open, July 18-21
The British Open, or simply the Open as it’s referred to as in Europe, shall be headed to Royal Portrush in Northern Eire for the primary time since 1951. The course, on the North Atlantic, is predicted to proceed the Open’s custom of unpredictable and difficult climate circumstances.
Woods has three British Opens, along with his most up-to-date victory in 2006. He and McIlroy, who’s from Northern Eire, are the 2 favorites.
Presidents Cup, Dec. 12-15
Woods, as soon as an computerized fixture on the American groups for the Ryder and Presidents Cups, missed out for a number of years earlier than returning to the Ryder Cup final yr as a captain’s decide. He completed the occasion 0-4.
He was named the captain for this yr’s Presidents Cup, and after his return to type, it seems to be as if he shall be a taking part in captain.
Although he has been part of American groups since 1997, Woods has at occasions displayed a scarcity of enthusiasm for staff occasions.
America has received the Presidents Cup, towards a staff of non-European worldwide golfers, seven straight occasions. This yr’s occasion shall be held in Melbourne, Australia.