The last two major championships of this golf season have finally provided the answer to a question that has been asked, repeatedly, for a long time now.
Yes, Tiger Woods is back.
But, also: this is about as “back” as Woods is going to get. The dominant force who once seemed a safe bet to pass Jack Nicklaus and his 18 majors? That fellow is definitely not coming back.
The final round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive in Missouri, as it happened, was a fairly tidy summation of why the Woods of today is miles from the Woods of the Peak Tiger years.
There was Tiger, hitting all kinds of spectacular shots, and making all kinds of putts with the club that has most often betrayed him…