The onset of 2020 looked so promising for Tiger Woods.
Last year he won the Masters – his 15th major championship and first in 11 years – tied Sam Snead for the most victories in PGA Tour history with his win at the Zozo Championship in Japan and further confirmed his return to elite status by being the best player in last year’s Presidents Cup while captaining his troops to victory.
He was healthy, happy and eyeing a defense of his title at the Masters, a chase for a record-setting 83rd PGA Tour title and a pursuit of a berth on the U.S. golf team in the Summer Games in Tokyo.
And then the coronavirus turned into a global pandemic.
His defense of his fifth green jacket is on hold and his hunt for that record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour title suspended as the PGA Tour and most of professional golf is grounded. And after Tuesday’s official postponement of the Tokyo Games to next year, Woods won’t be playing for the red, white and blue this summer on the outside chance he would have made the team.
The postponement of the Olympics is the latest dagger to a sport whose 2020 calendar was stacked with titanic events – the Players Championship; four major…