Tigermania is back: Tiger Woods is surging and so are golf crowds

Tiger Woods, people magnet. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Oh, how we’ve missed the Sundays of spring.

Those lazy, heady non-football days when Tiger Woods, wearing a bright red shirt, was in contention and playing well. It didn’t matter whether the tournament was a major or one sponsored by a major paint company. When Woods was on, he was appointment viewing.

Well, he’s on again. He enters play Sunday one stroke back of leader Corey Conners in the Valspar Championship and, if the leader board didn’t inform you of that fact, the sights and sounds of the crowd at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead course would tip you to the facts that Tigermania is once again a very real thing.

Look no farther than the scene Friday, when Woods’s caddie Joe LaCava watched fans surround the portable toilet Woods had entered on the 17th tee. “People following him in there with a camera,” LaCava said (via the New York Times). “It’s ridiculous.”

When Woods answered the call of nature at another portable toilet Saturday, The Washington Post’s Dave Sheinin relays that one fan yelled, “Get it all out, Tiger!”

Most of the fans were a little more

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/03/11/tigermania-is-back-tiger-woods-is-surging-and-so-are-golf-crowds/

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