Tiger Woods has never failed to capture headlines in sports. Not only is he one of the highest paid athletes in golf but he’s also one of the richest men in sports. His accomplishments speak for themselves. He won his first tournament a year after he turned pro and he became the top-ranked golfer in the world for 264 weeks. Additionally, he’s the youngest golfer to accomplish a grand slam. He even leads all active players in not only career wins but also in PGA wins. Unfortunately, things became worse for him when his marriage took a drastic turn. He and his wife divorced after a lot of women claimed to have sexual encounters with him. Due to how popular he is, a lot of news publications caught up on the situation. That’s a decade ago though and a lot of people are saying that age has finally caught up with him. He has shown no signs of slowing down though as can be seen by his latest performance.
Right now, lots of golfers are vying for positioning in the Ryder Cup standings to have the honor of representing the country. Tiger Woods didn’t have a perfect showing as he only finished 10 slots behind Francisco Molinari in the Quicken Loans National. However, that was one of his best performances this year and enough to vault him up the Ryder Cup standings. After that performance, he climbed up to number 28 in the standings. Believe it or not, it’s his first time this year to land in the top 30. It’s an impressive feat given the number of excellent golfers currently looking to make a name for themselves.
This year, Woods is slated to once again become an assistant for Jim Furyk. It’s a role he’s embraced for the past few years due to injury. However, he’s healthy this year so a lot of questioning whether he can handle the role of being a player and a coach at the same time. As expected, he has responded positively about what he’s going to do. Since he’s respected by his peers, there’s no reason not to. After all, it’s all being passionate about what you do and he’s happy playing professional golf.
It’s no secret Tiger wants to qualify for the Ryder Cup to prove his critics wrong. In the past, he only has a 43% winning percentage. Of course, it’s a different story when you’re talking about singles tournaments. However, he has a long hill to climb if he plans on making it to the roster. With only 12 slots, he needs to win either the PGA Championship or the Open Championship to qualify since the top 8-point earners after those two tournaments automatically get a slot. The remaining four slots will then go to whoever Furyk selects. If Woods still hasn’t performed well by that time, it’s unlikely Furyk will even think of selecting him. Good thing, if history is any indication, Woods still has a fighter’s chance of making the roster. After all, he’s never let his fans down.