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As Tiger Hits the Big 3-7, we ask if 2013 will bring him another Major

January 9, 2013

As Tiger hits another year on the push towards forty, having celebrated his 37th birthday on December 30, questions are starting rise as to whether if he will attain his 15 th Major Championship in 2013, with the last one being the U.S Open in 2008.

Though we are in no doubt that Mr. Woods had a fantastic year throughout 2012, having won no less than three tournaments as well as finishing in the top three the same number of times, we are all hoping that this year will be the year we see him with another major.

Although 2011 saw the master injured throughout the majority of the PGA tour, Tiger Woods was able to play a full season without having to worry about neither injury or pain.

Speaking on his personal blog at, he said:

"Being able to compete as much as I did this year was very exciting. I could actually go out and practice and prepare and play and not have a limited ball count or rehab training."

Continuing, Woods states that he will be looking ahead into 2013, especially the big four tournaments and states that he hopes to win them; encouraging words for one of the former world champions.

But who could beat Woods to the number one spot in those competitions? He hasn't been the only one to have a good year in 2012.

In fact, Woods goes on to pick on person out in particular:

"Rory McIlroy had a wonderful year, and my hat is off to him. He deserved player of the year. Whether we develop a rivalry remains to be seen."

Indeed the 23 year-old, despite finding himself cut three times during the PGA tour, has amassed a total of four wins during the season including another three top three finishes.

Already found with an MBE next to his name, the Northern Irishman has already accumulated 10 professional wins since turning professional in 2007; two of those being major championship victories.

Despite his knack of being able collect the booty, some would argue that the greatest improvement however, has been in the hands of Woods.

Having been found in 23rd place in the world rankings at the end of 2011, Woods was found for the majority of 2012 to be in 2nd place before falling back to 3rd ; the place in which he finds himself at the start of 2013.

With a rise of no less than twenty places throughout the 2012 tour, many are now hoping to see a fully revitalised Woods in 2013 with expectations of a great return to form; let us not forget that since turning professional he has spent no less than 623 weeks at number one, 281 of those being consecutive.

The 2013 tour starts off in Hawaii on January 4, with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, followed by the Sony Open in Honolulu; not a bad place to start the new year.

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