Discussion in 'The Pub' started by ANALOG GUY, Jan 30, 2015.
Anybody watch, what happened?
He shot an 82.
He's back! Oh... Wait.
At least he can catch up with Lindsey Vonn and not waste the whole weekend.
Lets be realistic about tiger. He's done. No more majors. Father time catches up with us all and he is starting to fall off that cliff.
dude is old. his back is like 80.
What's crazy is if most weekend golfers shot an 82 it would be the round of their lives, and for a pro its crazy bad.
I won't call him done, that's nuts, golf is really hard and he's battling back from an injury, if he feels OK he'll get going again, if.
tiger was shooting 82 when he was like 9.
He's got to get his head together to compete again. That and pick a swing and stick with it.
Sounded like his short game fell apart this weekend.
Perhaps he is now paying the price for the insane levels of preparation he endured as a child and teen. The human body and mind has its limits. Tiger is no different.
Right. So much of golf is the mental game, and he's not had is head straight for a while now. Until he does, he's just another guy out there. In his prime he was a freak of nature, not just because he was physically gifted but he just didn't get rattled. Now he does. It can't help that he keeps monkeying around with his swing. I saw an interview with Jack Nicklaus and he said he thought Tiger didn't need a coach or any work on his swing. He just needed to just hit the ball.
At this point, I'd surprised if he gets back to anywhere close to what he was. Considering he dominated the sport like nobody else (except Jack) at his prime, there is no shame in that. it's a bit much to expect he'll return to winning 2-3 majors in a year now that he's nearly 40. Could he win a few more? Sure. But only if he gets his head back together.
The weather was horrible. Phil is trying his best to miss the cut as well.
Woods round. Nightmare.
I was at the Phoenix Open on Wednesday (the Pro-Am) and Tiger was playing with Marcus Allen and who I assume were the top executives of Waste Management. My company's corporate tent is right on the 18 fairway at the front of the 18th green. Tiger's second shot (par 4) came up short of the green, and he chunked his third shot 4 feet. His fourth shot went over the back of the green.
I'm not a great golfer, but it was kind of funny, and kind of relieving, to know that the pros hit really bad shots like I do every once in a while.
Exactly. Tiger was so mentally tough. He had supreme confidence and concentration. He was able to think his way around the course, knowing when to go for it, and how to minimize his misses.
And really that is the key to playing golf well, especially at the professional level.
I never understood the coaches, here and gone. Now with back problems, good luck, it seems his prime has past.
The injury effects are piling up,I think he is trying to swing around them.
He won't ever get back to what he was,but he'll probably win again.
The best coach he ever had was Butch Harmon.... and when Butch started to get a little too much credit for Tiger's play, he moved on from him..(Butch did like the attention... something Tiger never liked for anyone around him)
Still won several majors after that... but not with the same swing and not in the same dominating way...
I honestly wonder if his body isn't trashed from steroids. I have zero evidence of that bit he was getting pretty buff there for a while and his swing never seemed the same after that.
Injury or no his brain is wrecked from the public humiliation he endured after he got caught putting in more than just 18 holes.