HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Maybe it was that he wanted to go into the Master’s with some momentum or he wanted to clear up his swing or maybe he wanted to make sure everyone knew before the first major of the year – he’s back…..really back…scary back! But Hunter Mahan doesn’t believe Tiger Woods has to win a major to validate his return to No. 1 in the world.
Woods fell to as low as No. 58 toward the end of 2011. But after winning at Bay Hill for his sixth PGA Tour title in the last 53 weeks, Woods returned to the top of the ranking for the first time since October 2010. Woods hasn’t won a major, however, since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
“I think he’s the man once again, and he proved that last week,” Mahan said Wednesday at the Houston Open. “Everyone is waiting for the first major. I don’t know why they’re waiting for that. I think he’s done enough this year to realize that he’s still really good, and he’s better than everybody else. He set the bar so high. I don’t kno