On Feb. 23, Woods was driving 85 mph on a suburban Los Angeles highway when he suddenly lost his RV, ran into a median, and rolled down a hill.
His right leg was severely damaged, and doctors talked about amputating it. He spent three months in a hospital bed before getting up with the help of crutches. But by year's end, he was wearing the red shirt again, making birdie putts and hitting great irons, creating birdie chances again and again. More importantly, he was sprinting for the title, and all of this felt like a step back in time.
But Woods wasn't the only one in the spotlight this time. His son Charlie, playing in this tournament for the second year in a row, turned in a good performance when the competition was white-hot, especially on the par-3 17th hole, where he hit his 5-iron to 4 feet to put them tied for the lead come the 18th hole.
In contrast, the Daly duo was steadily moving ahead behind them.