Tiger Woods hasn't won a PGA Tour event since the summer of 2013, but he came very close at Valspar on Sunday. Finishing one shot behind winner Paul Casey, Woods ended with a one-under 70 to get to 9-under for the tournament and tied for second place—his first top-5 finish at a PGA Tour event in over four years.
Bringing a flurry of excitement to the tournament in a way that only he can, Woods began the day just one shot back from the lead, and provided some heroics on the 17th hole when he sunk a 43-foot put for birdie.
It all came down to the 18th hole when Woods had a chance to force a playoff with a long put, but he narrowly missed.
Despite missing a chance to win the tournament, this weekend's showing was an encouraging sign for Tiger Woods fans. Just nine months removed from his DUI arrest, Tiger hasn't looked this good in years, and appears to be hitting peak form as the Masters loom later this month.
More than anything, though, Tiger's performance at Valspar this weekend reminded us how much fun it is to watch this guy play when he's at the top of his game. No one can bring attention and buzz to the sport quite like Tiger.