The Tiger Woods Comeback Tour Continues At The FedEx Cup

     The Tiger Woods show continues this weekend at the FedEx Cup Playoffs where the living legend tees off on Thursday at 7:45 am at The Northern Trust. 

    Two weeks ago Tigers second place finish at the PGA Championships— his best major finish since 2009 — captivated the sports world and had Twitter ablaze with Tiger Woods content as fans supported his miraculous comeback from washed golfer and most hated celebrity to sympathetic, heroic and beloved aging icon. 

    PGA TOUR on Twitter

    Welcome back, @TigerWoods. All smiles after returning from a five-year absence from the #FedExCup Playoffs. #LiveUnderPar

    Fans across the country are bracing for this weekends FedEx Cup playoffs, where the latest phase of Tigers remarkable journey of resilience will take place. Since missing the U.S. Open cut in June, Tiger has found the fountain of youth. In The Open Championship, he held the outright lead on Sunday for the first time in seven years and finished 6th. 

    SI Golf on Twitter

    TIGER IS TIED FOR THE LEAD https://t.co/3LGYZW3m20 https://t.co/dzO11AoGx8

    What began as a comeback attempt that peaked the interest of some golf fans has evolved into all-out Tigermania Part 2. Woods enters the FedEx Cup Playoffs ranked 20th in the world and has an excellent shot to get to the season-ending Tour Championship. 

    Tiger spoke with reporters on Tuesday and put everything in perspective. How the blessings have been overwhelming and unexpected. 

    “I’m winless this season but… didnt know if I was ever going to be able to play again,” Woods told reporters. “I was hoping I’d be able to play golf with my kids and my buddies back home. I wasn’t thinking about the (PGA) Tour, and now here I am contending for championships and Ive had a chance to win a couple of major championships.”

    USA TODAY Sports on Twitter

    Winning doesn’t matter the same way it used to for Tiger Woods. https://t.co/YEpYqqjezn

     “This has been a blessing, but it’s been so special to have this opportunity again. I’m surely not taking it for granted that’s for sure.

    Tiger has the fifth-best odds to win The Northern Trust at 16-1 behind Jason Day, PGA championship nemesis Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. This will be the first time Tiger has golfed in a playoff event since 2013, so expect the excitement and buzz to be lit if he is performing well and expect social media and all other forms of media along with the hearts of Americans, to be invested in every move Tiger makes.

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.