Tiger Woods’ career has been the definition of a roller coaster.
There is no questioning that Woods is one of the finest golfers the world has ever seen, but a dreadful spate of injuries looked to have cut his career painfully short.
Woods tried numerous times to make a comeback, each time failing to make any progress as injuries continued to curtail the 42-year-old's efforts to return.
Now, however, it looks like Woods is finally making the comeback to put all the failed comebacks behind him.
Woods teed up at the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the first time since 2013 and came out all guns blazing, snatching the early lead at the turn of his first round.
The 14-time major champion seems to be a completely new man. He’s free from the crippling back pain he had been suffering from for years, his swing is back on track and he is absolutely driving the cover off the ball once again.
It is no surprise that excitement is mounting ahead of the upcoming Masters at Augusta.
An in-form Tiger Woods brings a whole new element to golfs’ most prestigious event and he will no doubt draw some massive crowds.
Stunningly, having been at odds of 100/1 as recently as August, Woods is now the bookmakers favourite to claim the green jacket in 2018, now sitting at odds of 8/1.
Tiger finds himself ahead of World number one and two Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, despite being ranked outside of the top 100 at the beginning of the week.
Woods being made favourite is almost unbelievable when you consider the fact that Woods has not even taken part in the Masters since 2015, and his last win came way back in 2005.
But then, Woods has always had a penchant for the unbelievable.
With the championship just three weeks away, the anticipation levels are only set to heighten as golf welcomes back one of its finest competitors of all time.