By: Haley Bonner
The famous Tiger Woods ended his 2010 season as the worst season of his career. For the first time ever, Woods did not gain a single title. With all the publicity he has received on his social life, his game, or lack there of, is now getting just as much attention.
Although he lost the Chevron World Challenge, having a four-shot lead he is determined and ready to come out back on top for the 2011 season. This loss was about a year after his scandal blew up in the media.
Graeme McDowell, the US Open Champion, took Woods to sudden death by holing a 20 foot putt and denied him the chance to turn his season around. “It was a great week, even though I didn’t win,” Woods told reporters. “I’m proud of today even though I lost, because I putted awful starting out. I missed three short putts, which I don’t do.” That was the fourth time in 15 years that Woods lost in a playoff.
He is still the number two golfer in the world and was moved from number one by England’s Lee Westwood. He has not announced his tournament schedule yet for 2011, but he is ready to make a name for himself once again.
McDowell is now moving up to number seven in the world after beating Woods, and also won two other events in the European Tour.
Woods will be walking away from the 2010 season without a trophy, which will be the first time since 1996, when he went professional. His confidence is growing as he goes into the 2011 season due to his performance in the Chevron World Challenge. For the first time all year, he looked like a number one player.
It has been a year now since Woods’ life was thrown for a loop. The divorce is settling down, mistresses are gone and Woods’s swing is in the process of being rebuilt for the fourth time. 2011 should be a turning point for the better for this professional golfer, so be sure to watch.