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Tiger Woods is back, and he didn't have to win a major, or even a tournament to get there. He's been back ever since contending in tournaments and majors earlier this year. 

TIger's impressive 8-under performance in the BMW Championship's first round on Thursday is not the reason he's back, it's additional proof.

He looked like the dominant Tiger of old, especially on the front nine where he posted a 6-under 29.

He's also had some lows, missing the cut at the U.S. Open, among other tournaments. He's completely lost control of his driver at times, which he did even when he was at his best. The driver has always been the shakiest aspect of his game.

What is interesting is that if he's able to win this tournament and the next one, he'll win the Fed Ex Cup. That feat would be just as impressive as winning a major this year, if not more. 

What this all means is that Tiger has proven he can win tournaments and he can win majors, point blank. This single-round performance isn't the straw that broke the camel's back; it's just another good sign. With no majors remaining on the 2018 golf calendar, Tiger will have to wait until the 2019 Masters to continue his chase for Jack Nicklaus' 18 career majors. 

If he continues to build on his encouraging 2018, there's no reason that arguably the greatest golfer of all time can't come away with a couple of wins next year, and maybe even major number 15.

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