Sergio Garcia claimed his first major title – at Augusta no less! – as did Brooks Koepka, who won the US Open. Justin Thomas had a sensational year, racking up five victories which included the PGA Championship and back-to-back victories in Hawai’i. His buddy Jordan Spieth had a successful yet quiet season, winning three times including the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Dustin Johnson had quite a run to start the year, winning three times before the Masters began – he unfortunately injured his back and wouldn’t win again until August at the Northern Trust. So much happened that it can be hard to remember everything from this season.
There’s one thing that we all for sure remember - the return of Tiger. No one knew what to expect from Tiger – would he play well? Will he hurt himself trying to compete with these younger guys? Can he win again on tour at the age of 41? We don’t have the answers to every question, but we do know one thing – he’s back. Tiger didn’t win at the Hero World Challenge, but he showed that he’s still got game. Tiger was hitting the ball the way the old Tiger did – far. Tiger showed moments of brilliance and rust – not unexpected given how long it had been since he played competitive golf. We all knew he wouldn’t be perfect, but we didn’t want perfection. Just seeing Tiger back in competitive golf is good for the game and I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for him, as well as everyone else.
2017 was an eventful year; 2018 may get even crazier now that the legend himself is back in action.