The future of Tiger Woods is filled with optimism because of the past.
The next stop on his remarkable road to recovery from four years' worth of back trouble is the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the tournament he has won a record eight times on a course that feels comfortable to him.
There also is a short history of Woods winning at Bay Hill during various comebacks.
When he was out nearly nine months recovering from reconstructive surgery, his first victory back was at Bay Hill when he made a 15-foot birdie for a one-shot victory over Sean O'Hair. After going more than two years without winning on the PGA Tour while trying to patch his personal life back together,...