…for 3 years actually. Tiger’s greatness in winning 5 times this year with this awful swing is unbelievable. For those of you who continue to criticize my analysis here, Tiger is all about winning majors, so let’s rehash his record this year.
Masters-Got in contention and bogeyed the last two holes. When has he ever done that? Never.
US Open-Got into contention early on the back 9 and wiped his way into the clubhouse, one over.
British-missed first cut in his pro major career (I don’t count the US Open at Winged Foot after his father died)
PGA-Gave up 54 hole lead for the first time ever, including bogeying the last two holes.
Tiger doesn’t chunk woods the during the last 9 Sunday, regardless of the lie. He doesn’t bogey the last two holes of a major when he is in contention (twice). He doesn’t miss cuts in majors. He doesn’t fold his charges…ever. Yet he has done all of these things this year.
All of his other accomplishments this year notwithstanding, this is the worst year of his career, because majors is how he measures himself. Since his short game is even better than it was early in his career, his swing gave away at least two majors, couldn’t get it done in a third and missed his only cut in his forth.
This swing experiment is a complete disaster by his standards. Tiger would rather have one victory in a major and one for the year, than 5 victories and no majors. If you disagree, you just don’t know the situation.