According to a CBS article earlier this week, Tiger Woods is set to undergo back surgery for a second time. Since his last win major win in 2008, the once untouchable Woods has failed to find any consistent form, vacating a big space for a new face of golf.
This weekend, Jason Day was in fine form capturing the BMW championship and securing the world number one ranking, a feat that knocked Rory McIlroy off the top spot after only recently regaining the title himself from Jordon Spieth.
This chopping and changing at the top of golf begs the question, will we ever see the likes of Tiger’s dominance in the game again?
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We saw Rory McIlroy take the title with a firm grip that he did not look like losing for some time after winning the Open and PGA Championships in 2014.
However after a more than impressive 2015 major showing from Jordan Spieth, who won the Masters and U.S Open Championships this year, McIlroy’s 95-week stint at the top came to an end.
The dual for top spot seemed to be a battle that was to be between Spieth and McIlroy until an extremely hot streak from Jason Day saw him in the mix and he then went on to overtake the two who seemed to be running away from the golfing world.
Ahead of the Masters this year, Nike launched a new advert which could be seen by some as the passing of the torch from Tiger to McIlroy as the new headline attraction in golf.
However, after the event it was Spieth who produced the Tiger like performance when he held off the field to score the joint-lowest scoring record of -19, held by Woods himself.
Now with the addition of Day into the mix, the back and forth exchange between Spieth and McIlroy has become a three horse race and who knows how long it will stay this way?
Rickie Fowler or Bubba Watson also have the potential to be in the mix, it is difficult to imagine that we will be seeing a dominance similar to Woods for some time.