Beware, Golfers: Tiger Woods is stalking the field again and he looks hungry. After coming back from fused-back surgery, Woods looks healthier than ever. He finished second at the Valspar Championship and fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, setting himself up for a low-scoring tournament at the Masters. Many doubted Woods' ability to come back, but he is striking the ball with conviction and putting everyone else on notice.
When Woods had his game running on all cylinders in the past, there was a look in his eye that nothing was going to phase him. That look is back and his competitors are in danger. He will win the Masters.
Golfers won't lay down and die just because Woods is in the field. The competition has evolved since Woods went down. Jordan Spieth has burst onto the scene and Rory McIlroy shares the distinction of being the pre-tournament favorite, according to Odds Shark. Woods may have been the king before, but these young guns aren't going to give him an inch just because he happens to be Tiger Woods.
Woods might be able to play golf, but it takes a lot more than a good golf game to win the Masters. His long layoff from the mental pressures of major tournaments is going to keep him winning. And unless that surgery was performed in the Fountain of Youth, Tiger Woods won't win this major tournament.