Woods back in championship form


Keith Allison

Woods is in a strong position to make a run at the Masters title.

Landon DeBoer, Staff Writer

After strong performances at the last two tournaments he competed in, Tiger Woods is in the conversation to make a run at the Masters. Woods’ last win was at the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Tournament. After being plagued by injuries and personal issues on and off of the course, Woods is now the favorite to win the Masters.

At the Valspar Championship three weeks ago, Woods finished tied for second place, shooting a nine under par as his four day total. Woods finished only one stroke behind the winner of the tournament, Paul Casey. This was one of the first tournaments in a while that Woods has been in contention for the title heading into a Sunday round.

The next week after the Valspar Championship, Woods followed up his strong performance with another top-five finish, as Woods placed tied for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods looks to have rediscovered the consistency that made his game so deadly in the past.

With promising finishes this season, Woods looks as if he is in shape to win his fifth Masters title; his first since 2005. If Woods can excel in his short game at the Masters, Woods will definitely have a great chance to win. These strong performances give Woods 8-1 odds in Las Vegas to claim the Masters title. Tune in to ESPN on Thursday and Friday, and if Woods makes the cut, tune in to CBS on Saturday and Sunday to watch Woods compete for his 15th major tournament win.