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December 5 2011

3:43 AM

Analysts react to Tiger’s victory

Here are some comments from the Golf Channel/NBC team on Tiger Woods and his victory at the Chevron World Challenge. ROGER MALTBIE: “Tiger reminded us why he’s been the greatest player of his generation and maybe the best of all-time. This is the performance we’ve been waiting for. The drama…the big putts…when they matter the most. What a thrill ride.” MARK ROLFING: “Tiger’s win today was not only important for him, it was really important for golf. You could sense the excitement all day, especially last few holes. There was nothing artificial about it, today was important for the game. I haven’t seen him perform in two years the way he did on 17 and 18. The putt at 17 changed everything today. That was the most important putt I’ve seen him hit in the last couple of years.” GARY KOCH: “I think you can sense this coming, certainly from what we saw at The Presidents Cup and the way Tiger was swinging the club - controlling the ball and playing shots that we had not see him be able to play in quite some time. It was just a matter of time until this first win came about. Bottom line was he made two crucial putts that he needed to make - putts that we have seen him make in the past on a regular basis - but not recently. Today he was able to get that done.” CHARLIE RYMER: "For Tiger, it all started clicking for him at The Presidents Cup. You could see this win coming. The Chevron World Challenge certainly isn't a major or even a full-field event, but it could prove to be one of Tiger's most significant wins. We don't know what Tiger 2.0 will look like, but he's now proven himself that he can win again. And he got there through hard work, belief in a new method and belief in himself. Watching Tiger win today was almost like watching a new young talent break through for his first win. It wasn't done with band aids and duct tape, it was done with solid fundamentals."
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