The 14-time major victor fired his lowest final round in a major, a six-under par-64, on Sunday to finish second at the PGA Championship - and a career once seen as over might just have some magic left in it after all.
The old adage that nobody remembers who finishes second is nearly always born out in reality, but you get the sense that this will be far from the case when the story of the 100th PGA Championship is told. Who has played well for the season is important, but the reason we put this structure into place - 10, 12, 14 years ago, I'd be making my four captain's picks right now.
"The energy in the crowd, that was as big a crowd as I've seen and to play in front of, and he just kind of ho-hummed a 64 there".
Everyone is pretty much aware Woods has had four back surgeries and dealt with plenty of pain in the process.
Woods was playing for his 15th major championship - and his first since 2008.
The Tiger Effect might be even more prominent in the non-majors throughout the year when he's on the leaderboard. "I didn't even know if I was going to play golf again".
"I'm just thankful to be here". "He's probably the greatest player to ever play the game and to have the comeback that he's having is incredible". I'm done, my back is done.' He was in agony. I didn't have a swing at the time.
However, Koepka was immune to the pressure and calmly went about his business.
"If you start complaining, you're looking for excuses", said Koepka, who believes his game is suited to "all time zones".
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Woods missed a 20-foot birdie putt at 16 for a share of the lead and sent his tee shot at the par-5 17th plugged into a hazard on the way to a par.
"I still think you want to be able to weave the four captain's picks into the framework of the eight that we have, but you could pick two guys who paired very well as captain's picks as well", Furyk said. "The greens were getting fuzzy, they're getting slow, and I didn't hit the putts quite hard enough".
He is a bull of a man who creates great speed and drives so far he seems to have a wedge, or maybe a nine iron, into nearly every par four green.
Koepka, who defended his US Open crown in June at Shinnecock, became only the fifth player to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same year, joining Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan.
"I miss competing", Koepka said.
Maybe financially it makes more money in the United States; but well sold and marketed and with a pick of the world's best courses, generations from now the PGA Championship could easily be the equal of the other three major championships.
Viewership for the final round of the PGA was up 69 percent over previous year, the highest for the PGA's last round since 2009, when the leader at the beginning of the day was.
"I had to go get it and I tried", Woods said. "We want the players who are going to help us be successful".
And the former world number one strengthened his case for inclusion in the team with a second place finish in the PGA Championship.