Leading by seven shots on Sunday, Tiger Woods simply needed to tread water during his final round of the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational to bring home his fifth victory of the season. After shooting an even-par 70, Woods accomplished his goal. Woods' victory last weekend marked No. 79 of his PGA Tour career and eighth at Firestone CC. After shooting an astounding 61 during Friday's second round, Woods remained well ahead of the tournament field and never looked back.
''As blustery as it was, it was going to be really hard for someone to shoot 62 or 63,'' Woods told reporters following his round. ''If I didn't give any shots away and played my game and shot even par or better, I'd force these guys to go and shoot something super low on a golf course that wasn't going to give it up under these conditions.''
Despite all of Tiger's accomplishments this season, many golf fans remain critical of the current state of his game, particularly his lack of a major championship win in 2013. There is a certain level of "disappointment" felt by his naysayers with each passing year of Tiger's major drought.
Those fans would be wrong, of course.
As Yahoo Sports' Brian Murphy so eloquently states in a recent article, Tiger has basically spoiled us all due to his own greatness.
What Tiger Woods has done in 2013 is nothing short of remarkable, staggering and, perhaps put best: Tiger-esque. By winning percentage of starts-to-wins, no player in golf history wins with the frequency of Tiger Woods. Not even close. He's won 27 percent of starts. Jack won 12 percent of his starts. So that essentially answers any questions about his place in history, right?
Apparently not, given some of the shoulder shrugs of some fans this weekend.
Will Tiger Woods surpass Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead on the career achievements list? Only time will tell, of course, but it would appear anything less would be a major letdown for most fans.