Being a Titleist guy, I would love to give the Scotty much of the credit, however those greens were not that tough and most of the field putted pretty well too. Not to take anything away from Tiger's putting, as he did read the speed and breaks very well and hit the putts excellent. The rest of his game looked pretty good.
If he can play the weekend like he did today, he should be in the mix at the end. More importantly, if he continues to shed more of the rust by playing more often between now and Torrey Pines in January, without any pain or new issues, the Tour may just have their star back. Lots of "ifs," but just like me and (I would guess) Beef, I can guarantee the PGA Tour collectively is feeling very hopeful after today. One good solid day does not make Tiger a superstar again, but if he can do what he did today, while certainly still somewhat rusty, I'm sure millions of imaginations (mine included) are starting to run wild of what might be again. Unfortunately we've been here before with him not all that long ago, so I'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.