Predictions: How many wins for Tiger in 2012?

Tiger Woods celebrates after his birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Chevron World Challenge.

Tiger Woods celebrates after his birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Chevron World Challenge.

Scores »

Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Avondale, LA - TPC Louisiana

2:34:01 AM ET. 04/25/2014




PosNameTodayThruScore
1Ben Martin-10F-10
2Andrew Svoboda-8F-8
T3Peter Hanson-7F-7
T3Seung-Yul Noh-7F-7
T5Erik Compton-6F-6
Complete Leaderboard »

JEFF RUDE

Victories: Three

Outlook: The 2012 season stands to be highly interesting because we will see how Woods, at 36, stacks up against the kids, and vice versa. His two-year process finally has taken him to a trophy stand again. His success of the last month is simple: It's a culmination of his finally being healthy, being able to practice and becoming more comfortable with his 1 1/2-year-old swing. The question is: How much of his form from the glory years can he reclaim? The sense here is enough to win multiple times again, maybe three. He'll go as far as his putting and left leg take him.

• • •

JIM McCABE

Victories: Two

Outlook: Two victories, one of them a 17th WGC (Cadillac, at Doral), and while he'll contend at the Masters and maybe the U.S. Open, it will be a majorless season. There'll be a debut at his new "hometown" event, the Honda Classic, he'll get back into the top 10 in the world order by late spring but won't get back to No. 1, and he won't need to be a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup at Medinah.

• • •

JAMES ACHENBACH

Victories: Zero

Outlook: Too many young guns with too much firepower. Woods no longer enjoys the distance advantage of his youth, and he has morphed into an erratic putter.

• • •

RYAN LAVNER

Victories: Three

Outlook: Victory total dependent on his mind, his body and his flat stick. All three used to separate Tiger from the rest of the field. So, in that sense, what we just witnessed at Chevron was enormous progress.

• • •

D.J. PIEHOWSKI

Victories: Two

Outlook: The ballstriking is good and getting better. The confidence is slowly coming back. And the putting is trending upward. It was fun to watch him hole clutch putts again this week, but until it once again becomes the norm, I think the dominance days are dead (or in an uncomfortably deep sleep). But with as well as he’s been hitting the ball, it’s foolish to think that the putter won't click at least twice next year.

Welcome to Golfweek.com's comments section.
Please review the posting guidlines here: Golfweek.com Community Guidelines.
All accounts must be verified using Disqus email verification

  • PGA
  • CHMP
  • WEB
[[PGAtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next
[[CHMPtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next
[[NWIDtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next