Monday, March 17, 2008

El Tigre

I'm 38 years old, so I'm too young to have witnessed Muhammad Ali in his prime, but I was front and center -- generationally speaking -- to watch Michael Jordan throughout his remarkable college and professional basketball career.

That said, the most impressive sports figure I've seen is Tiger Woods.

At age 32, Woods has 13 professional major championship titles to his name, only five behind the immortal Jack Nicklaus. Yesterday, he won Arnold Palmer's annual tournament at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. for the fifth time, sinking an incredible 24-foot putt on the 18th hole to beat Bart Bryant by a stroke.

The win was Tiger's 64th on the PGA Tour, tying him with the legendary Ben Hogan on the all-time victory list.

Oh yeah, this was his fifth consecutive Tour victory and seventh tournament in a row, counting Dubai and his Target World Challenge during the PGA off-season in December.


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