PGA Analyst On Woods: "I Don't Think He's Done"

John Maginnes believes Tiger Woods will win another major this season

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
April 15, 2019 - 8:55 am

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Tiger Woods is officially back.

The 43-year-old shot a 2-under-70 at Augusta National on Sunday to win his first Masters since 2005 – and his first major since the U.S. Open in 2008.

“I’m overwhelmed by what we saw today,” former golfer and current PGA analyst John Maginnes told Zach Gelb, who was filling in as host of After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “I really am. The fact of the matter is, there was a time where Tiger winning a golf tournament when he was in contention on the back nine was a foregone conclusion. But look at who he was in contention with.”

He was in contention with Francesco Molinari, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, among others.

“He was two shots behind Francesco Molinari, we have Brooks Koepka – who has won three of the last seven – Dustin Johnson was making a late charge, and (Woods) withstood all of that, which is amazing,” Maginnes said. “It had to come this way. It couldn’t come easy. It had to come against the best, and Tiger had to beat them – and that’s exactly what he did.”

Woods shot a 13-under-275 to win his 15th major championship – and his fifth green jacket. Only Jack Nicklaus, who donned six green jackets from 1963 and 1986, won more.

“I don’t think he’s done for the year,” Maginnes said of Woods. “I don’t think this is his only major championship this year. I am not one of those players who said he was done. I was there in the beginning and I saw way too much to believe that it was ever going to end. I think he wins one of the next two. I think he either wins the PGA or the U.S. Open. I would suspect the PGA is a better fit for him at Bethpage, even though what he did at Pebble Beach is mind-boggling.

“Nobody has ever won two U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach because they only go there every 10 years or so,” Maginnes continued, “but Bethpage just seems like it’s ripe for the picking for Tiger with the way he’s driving the golf ball and the way he’s playing. And boy, if you thought the Augusta crowds were loud, imagine Tiger winning 16 in front of the New York fans.”

Click below to listen to Maginnes’ interview in its entirety.