Every time I criticize his swing, I get hate mail, so I decided that’s fun and will do it some more after he won.
People point to wins like Torrey Pines and stats to prove me wrong. I say he could care less about regular tour wins…for him anyway. My job is not to bask in the glory of someone not playing to their maximum potential. Getting excited about Tiger winning at Torrey Pines is like me getting excited if I shoot 70 and am sloppy in doing so. Compared to everyone I play with, it’s a great score. However, I am trying to eliminate the flaws in my swing so I can be what I consider a good golfer again.
There are two relevant factors here. Tiger was as bad in the majors as he was at any point in his career on weekends last year. In his mind, that is all he plays for. Winning majors and that happens on the weekend.
So by his standards, last year was the worst year of his career.
The second part that is relevant is the cliche that golf is a game of misses. By that judgement, Tiger is the worst player on tour off the tee by a significant margin.
Find me another guy on tour that both chunks woods and misses balls in the next fairway on a regular basis.
That works at Torrey Pines, it won’t work at the majors on Saturday and Sunday.
There is no debate. He is possibly the greatest manipulator of the club in the history of golf and that’s the only reason he is hitting more than 10% of the fairways with woods.
Being a bad misser off the tee is what kept me from winning on the Web.com tour and what kept me from advancing past the second stage of Q-school.
It was not uncommon for me to hit 11 of 14 fairways and have the three misses be a $3 cab ride back to sanity.
On the right course there was no fear and I could go low with anyone.
On the courses they had Q-school, I spent 4 days with my hands on the steering wheel and I was just another dreamer as a result.
I was right when I said Haney made Tiger swing like O’Meara, he wouldn’t win any more majors and would fire Haney.
Until Tiger changes his swing pattern with driver, he ain’t getting any closer to Jack’s record and that is the standard he should be judged by.