Tiger Woods“The unlikely return is officially taking place.
At 10:34 a.m. ET on Thursday, Woods will be teeing off at the 2022 Masters tournament – nearly 14 months after suffering gruesome leg injuries in a car accident.
And when he takes the field, all eyes will be on not only one of the most dominant figures in PGA history, but also one of the most influential.
“If I look at the Masters this weekend, you’re going to see Tiger’s fingerprints all over these golfers,” Colin Cowherd told The Herd on Wednesday afternoon.
“Big boys, long off the tee, athletic, alpha. That’s Tiger’s influence. During his prime in America, we all, especially golf addicts, would gather around the TV and watch an athlete hit non-athletes.”
Tiger Woods is expected to star in The Masters I THE HERD
Colin Cowherd looks back on Tiger Woods’ impact on golf after the veteran hinted he will appear at the 2022 Masters tournament.
Those 12 years spanned from 1997 to 2008 when Woods won 14 major championships, four of which were at the Masters.
In Cowherd’s eyes, this dominance had a positive impact on professional golf.
“Sometimes you have a lot of influence,” Cowherd said. “I like the new Golf, a little more alpha, a little more athletic… That’s Tiger’s influence beyond dominating the sport and the second most celebrity career of all time.”
Ironically, Wood’s last major championship came at the Masters in 2019, where he won his fifth championship at the event and his first major title since 2008.
Now he has the chance to pull off what may be the greatest accomplishment of his career while simultaneously immersing himself in the new world of golf that is influencing everywhere.
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