Tiger Woods has once again put himself in position to win his 15th major championship. After the first two rounds of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course Woods finds himself tied atop the leaderboard at 4-under par. Joining Woods in the lead are Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson. Just behind the leaders are Ian Poulter, Jamie Donaldson and Rory McIlroy. Only a bit further back are Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell. Of course, the question on everyone's mind is will this be the tournament where Woods finally comes all the way back with that first post-scandal major?
The great thing about opinion writing is, well, you get to give your opinion. In this case I get to take my pick. If you are right you appear to be a genius. If you're wrong, and everyone is wrong at some point, you appear to be less than brilliant. Well, this is my opinion and here it goes.
I do not think that Tiger Woods will win the 2012 PGA Championship. This isn't my lock of the week so please don't call your man, but I just do not think that Tiger Woods is going to win on the Ocean Course. There are a few reasons why. The other players are too good and it only takes one player getting hot to prevent Woods from winning. The Sunday red no longer strikes fear in the heart of Tiger's competitors. While the fear factor probably still lives with the older players on tour it is not there with the younger players. Some part of Woods' newly rebuilt game will desert him in the final two rounds. It could be putting, iron play, probably not driving, but something will stop Tiger Woods from winning.
If Tiger Woods had already demonstrated the ability to win a major after the split with Elin Nordegren I would say he has an excellent chance to win 2012 PGA Championship. Yet he has not claimed victory in a major since that time so I do not believe that he will hoist the Wanamaker trophy in 2012. Tiger Woods may well make a believer out of me yet, but he will have to improve on his recent major championship performances to do it.
Dwight is an avid golfer. While still relatively new to the game, he plays as often as the weather and his schedule will allow.
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