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Sympatico: Woods silences doubters with AT&T win

My latest Sympatico column was posted last night — here’s a sample:

Hello world – he’s back.

It has been a long four years since his last major championship win, but once again Tiger Woods is without doubt the best golfer in the world.

Woods affirmed his position at Congressional near Washington, DC, by besting Bo Van Pelt on Sunday for his 74th career PGA Tour win, one better than Jack Nicklaus. It was his third win for the year, following earlier victories at Bay Hill and Muirfield Village. Once again he’s the best in the business, looking like the younger version of the golfer who dominated the game like no other. The win means Woods has now won a staggering 27.3% of the time he tees it up on the PGA Tour. That’s an incredible statistic in a sport where success can come quickly and disappear for long stretches.

To think, only a few months ago many pundits suggested he’d never hoist another trophy again. Woods remembers it all too well. He tries to shrug it off, but there’s no doubt he used it as motivation.

“I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again,” Woods said after his round. “That was, I think, what, six months ago.  Here we are.”

The full column is here.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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