He’s not back. Back means winning a major. Back means contending for more than one week in a row. Back means taking down Mickleson and McIlroy instead of Sabbatini and Romero. Most days that red Sunday shirt still looks like a scarlet letter, instead of a signal to the field that the lead bull is storming the course.
Nobody knows what Tiger Woods has left — probably including Tiger Woods. The odds of catching Jack Nicklaus get longer every week. But on Sunday, in Jack’s own tournament, Tiger had this: a magic trick, in front of millions. You wonder how he does it. You want to see him do it again.