By Larry GLicken

Tiger Woods is returning to Firestone to see is he can produce win number 8. Woods has won 7 out of the 13 times the tour has stopped at the historic Firestone course. The thing about Tiger is this is not the same Tiger Woods that once dominated the PGA tour, there are several reasons for this. First Tiger lost a lot of his pride when his family problems went public, people don’t have the same level of respect for Woods as they had when they thought he was the Golden Boy of sports. Once Woods problems hit the public eye Woods started to decline on the golf course. Another reason Tiger isn’t the dominate force he once was, is the fact that the PGA Tour is now loaded with so much young talent. These guys don’t know the Tiger fear factor.

Tiger Woods was the most dominant force in PGA tour history for a long time, there may never be another player that comes out and has the same success Woods has had. The Tour has too much talent these days for that to happen. I am not saying Woods will never win again, I am saying he will have a much stronger field to compete against. The amount of guys that can win is continually going up. Last week at the RBC Canadian Open there we several guys who could have won the event.

One thing about Tiger is you can’t count him out. He loves Firestone Country Club and he has had plenty of success there. Could he win this week? Yes, but then again every guy in the field has the opportunity to win. Some of these guys don’t know the Tiger fear factor either. It is going to be an interesting week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, The Tiger watch will be out in full force.

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