For the first time since the car accident that turned his life and career upside-down on Thanksgiving night in 2009, Tiger Woods captured a tournament title Sunday when he birdied the last two holes to win the Chevron World Challenge, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Does this mean the man who once dominated his sport is set to do it again - or at least start winning frequently again?
"I think it's significant," Golf Channel reporter kelly Tilghman observed to "Early Show" co-anchor Jeff Glor Monday, "because he finally won again. It's been two years and three weeks since he last hoisted a trophy, in Australia, and he has been trending in the right direction since October of this year. And finally, it all came together for Tiger Woods, even though it was a limited 18-man field. He was the man on top in the end, and that's what's most important to him."
She later added, "A lot of people ask, 'Is he back?' It it depends on your definition of 'back.' He is definitely back to feeling the adrenaline of being in the hunt. He finally closed the deal (Sunday), so I think this is gonna potentially tip the lid for at least a couple of tournament victories next year. Potentially ... it could come as early as the Masters."