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Monday, March 11, 2013

The Limerick Summary: 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship

Winner: Tiger Woods

Around the wider world of golf: Anirban Lahiri defended his title at the SAIL-SBI Open on the Asian Tour; Suzann Pettersen won the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship on the LET; Kevin Kisner won the Chile Classic on the Tour; and Scott Brown won the Puerto Rico Open, the alternate event on the PGA Tour.

Tiger's 17th WGC trophy

In case you've lost track, this is two victories for the Big Cat so far this year. Last year he hadn't even won one by this time... and this time, the second one's a WGC.

I'm not going to belabor what Tiger's doing so far. I will mention that he broke some of his own records, like most birdies in 36 and 54 holes and the fewest putting strokes ever in 72 holes. I will mention that this is his 17th WGC title -- the next closest player has, what, 3? -- and it's his 76th victory overall.

Likewise, I know that we're all waiting to see what Tiger does at the majors. That's what his "comeback" will ultimately be judged by.

But I spent a good deal of time Sunday laughing at all the experts who said Tiger would never be a serious force in golf again. They remind me of what the late actor Peter Ustinov once said:
"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."
This week's Limerick Summary salutes the Big Cat -- still relevant and still giving the experts a fit:
The records are falling again
As Tiger walks off with the win.
He comes in with sixteen,
He walks out with seventeen –
WGCs make him grin.
The photo is from the WGC-Cadillac Championship home page.

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