I know it hasn’t been the World Series for a while, but that is easier to say than the monstrous name it is called now.
I have never played the South Course, but I have played the North and it is fabulous. The members say there is no comparison, so I can only assume the South is even better than it looks on TV.
People say The South is boring. Nothing but long straight holes.
Those are the people they build the waterfall and rock pile courses for…and for that, I don’t like those people…LOL.
I am kidding and everyone is entitled to like what kind of course they want, I am just stating my preference…AAAAGAIN!.
I am redundant on many subjects, but listening to golfers on the driving range for 25 years has made me this way. Someone on the range on Sunday commented that is was dumb to play such a big tournament on a course that was nothing but fairways, greens and trees. “What is hard about that? They might as well play it at a local muni”
Tiger Woods couldn’t have had a worse week. Some will say that it was a long layoff, he is not tournament ready, etc., etc., etc.
Well, that would be true for most golfers, but for Tiger to finish that far back at a course he has dominated, a guy won with his old swing and Steve Williams winning at the same time…that is way too much for Tiger’s ego and he is steaming right now.
I bet he has been hitting it well and playing well at home and honestly thought he could come back to a place he had so much success at and he was going to blitz the field.
Tiger’s advantage was never that we was that much more skilled than everyone else. At times in his career he has been wild with the driver, had no distance control with wedges, struggled with the putter and still kicked everyone’s ass.
Tiger’s advantage was he KNEW he was going to win. So much so that he had everyone else believing it. He no longer has that, either internally or from his peers. He is just a guy now.
IMO, the only way he is going to recapture any semblance of his former self is to stop worrying about swinging a certain way that someone else thinks is right and go back to multiple hours of short game practice and working the ball with any swing that creates the “9 shots” he used to work on on the range.
Some will say Tiger is done. Others will say that Foley has his lines all perfect and it’s only a matter of time before he dominates again.
I think those on both of these extremes are not paying attention to the evidence. Tiger will win again and probably win again at a major. It won’t be any time soon and breaking Jack’s record is no longer a foregone conclusion.
I put the over/under on Tiger’s future major wins at 2.5. Right now I would take the under, but reserve the right to change that…
If he changes his approach to the game.
IMO, he needs a no nonsense, non “yes man” to talk down to him a bit and shame him out of this funk.
That sounds strangely like his dad…and for all of Earl’s shortcomings, he got the most out of Tiger and Tiger hasn’t been the same since his father passed…and that should come as a surprise to no one, because as we have found out recently, Tiger is human.