Is Tiger Woods On The Verge Of Electrifying The Sports World?

2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship ratings up 42% from 2012Sunday, the No. 2 golfer in the world, Tiger Woods, won the WGC-Cadillac Championship, at Doral in Miami. It was Woods second win of the season and number 76 of his illustrious career. This victory makes him one of the favorites to win the Masters next month, at Augusta National. The 37-year-old will be looking to earn his fifth-ever green jacket and first since 2005.

Woods was undoubtedly the world's best golfer, for more than a decade, winning 14 majors, four behind the record of 18, held by Jack Nicklaus. Woods has not won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, and prior to this season, he has not been the same player since his infamous scandal and subsequent divorce from ex-wife Elin Nordegren in 2009 and 2010.

If Woods is able to win the Masters, it would be the best thing that could happen to the PGA Tour. Whenever Woods wins the first major of the year, talk of capturing the “Grand Slam” immediately surfaces. Plus, and even more important, when Woods is winning tournaments (particularly majors), the ratings and interest in golf rises to historic levels. In fact, the viewership for last weekend's final round at Doral jumped a whopping 42 percent, as compared to the very same event in 2012.    

Despite his widely reported and highly scrutinized infidelities, there is no athlete that elevates the level of his particular sport more than Tiger Woods. His ability to move the needle is simply unbelievable.