Tiger Woods is back and the world is a better place for it.
The former world number one has been showing all the right signs since making his return from a dreadful back injury that kept him out of the game for what felt like an age.
Run-ins with the law and endless setbacks in his recovery had many thinking that we had seen the last of the 14-time major champion.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case.
Woods reinvented his swing to make it more sustainable and now that he has worked his way back into the tour, his first win is surely on the horizon.
The 42-year-old threatened to come good at the Players Championship earlier this month, but eventually fell by the wayside as Webb Simpson blazed his way to an impressive victory.
However, it was a more than encouraging performance from Woods and with The Open coming up, he will be quietly confident of challenging for the Claret Jug.
Woods preparations for The Open at Carnoustie are well on track, and fans will be all the more encouraged after his antics during the Pro-Am on the eve of this weekends Memorial Championship.
Playing with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, Woods was faced with a rather tricky chip from the deep rough on the edge of the green.
However, as we have come to learn, Tiger Woods doesn’t find a lot of things tricky.
Tiger chipped in and nonchalantly retrieved his ball as the fans cheered.
However, it is what he did after his remarkable short play that showed why Tiger is so popular among golf fans.
Woods walked over to the enthused fans and tossed his ball to a young girl who was watching his every move on the day.
Lovely stuff, what a nice guy.
Fans will be desperate for Woods to go a step further now and secure his first silverware.
Could he do it at The Open? What a story that would be.