On Wednesday afternoon, we sat down with Stewart Cink to chat about various matters of golf, and naturally, the talk turned (briefly) to Tiger Woods. When I suggested that we're in the "post-Tiger era," Cink stopped me and said he's not so sure about that. Tiger has surprised us all before.
And in the first round of the Australian Open, he did so again, albeit on a smaller scale. While most of the day's attention focused on Adam Scott's eagle and John Daly's utter meltdown, Woods carded a 4-under 68 that was significant because it marked his first bogey-free round in nine months. (Baby steps, people. Baby steps.)
Woods also has some good off-course news now. Woods agreed to serve as a spokesman for "Fuse Science," which is a sports medicine/nutrition company.
"When I learned about Fuse Science's groundbreaking technology, I immediately understood that this will be a game-changer in how we live our lives every day," Woods "said" in a press release. "We will improve energy, nutrition and medication delivery in several global categories and we will enhance every athlete's ability to perform at their natural best. This company is laying the foundation for some very significant things and after personally talking to them, I wanted to be Powered by Fuse." (And if you believe Woods said even a word of that, I've got a green jacket to sell you.) Sure, it's not AT&T or Gatorade or Tag Heuer, but again ... baby steps.
Tiger Woods has good news right as the rest of the sports world is going straight to hell. Yep, seems about right.