Unless you’ve been living in Antarctica, you know that this is the week that Tiger Woods is returning to competition, where he would undoubtedly roll over the competition en route to yet another title in the WGC Match Play Championship. Well, somebody forgot to give Tim Clark the memo, because he steamrolled Tiger on the back 9 and beat him 4 & 2.
In the process, Clark destroyed all hope that anyone will be watching the final matches this weekend. NBC, which is airing the final two days, was so confident (or perhaps, so desperate) for Tiger would make it to the weekend that it has been airing ads the last few days virtually guaranteeing his appearance on their broadcasts. Oops.
Video of one of Tiger’s ads after the jump.
If you’ve been sick of flipping around the dial on Sunday afternoon and finding a PGA Tour leaderboard cluttered with the likes of Nick Watney and Pat Perez, take comfort: golf just got relevant again. Tiger Woods has announced on his Web site that he will be returning to the PGA Tour at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson, Arizona, this coming Wednesday - his first rounds of competitive golf since his left leg fell off during the US Open last June.
The news comes just one day after the first public pictures of Woods’ new son Charles were published & less than two weeks after the kid’s birth. Obviously, things are going pretty well since Tiger’s going to be heading out for a week-long tournament, but I suppose the likely small army of nannies, housekeepers and assistants that his wife Elin has will lessen the burden somewhat.