It is certainly not a stretch to say that this weekend ¿ if it ends with a victory for the 36-year-old Woods in the U.S. Open at San Francisco¿s Olympic Club ¿ could redefine a legacy that added more than a few unwanted chapters over the past three years.
Watching what Tiger Woods did Sunday at Muirfield Village Golf Club, coming from two shots down with four holes to play to win the Memorial Tournament and tie the event¿s legendary host, Jack Nicklaus, with PGA Tour victory No. 73, brought back memories from the years when Woods was undeniably the No. 1 player in golf.
Phil Mickelson pulled out of the Memorial Tournament on Thursday after shooting a first-round 79. He didn¿t make any excuses. He didn¿t say that his well-documented psoriatic arthritis flared up or that he had tweaked the wrist that has given him problems over the years.
Tiger Woods will be holding a news conference this afternoon at Congressional Country Club to promote the return of his AT&T National tournament. The event moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia last summer while the U.S. Open was being played at the Bethesda club.