Phil will win tour player of the year award over Tiger
While Tiger was toiling in Orland club championship series, Phil was showing that he is now the one to beat this year. We all know that Tiger has been the one to beat for the last decade, but Phil is the better of the two right now. In addition, I propose that he is getting better while Tiger is trying to find himself again. What? Is this sacrilegious? How dare I put down the man who came out winning his first three real matches? How dare I even hint that he is anything less than immortal?
The truth is, Phil has been putting his game together after the long break he took off. If you ask Tiger, he’ll tell you that his swing isn’t quite right and he is frustrated with his lack of consistency. The only reason Phil hasn’t been in hunt more often this year is because of his lack of feel, and if yesterday was any inclination of what is to come, I think he’s got the touch back. Quite honestly, he has never played this well since he came into the fold. A 13-stroke win is amazing for anyone; you might even refer to it as Tigeresque. While we were all waiting for someone to compete and give Tiger some competition, we might have gotten more than we bargained for.
Phil will dominate Tiger for the rest of the year. This is my prediction: Phil gets player of the year. Yes, a bold prediction to say the least, especially since it is his first real win this year. Ludicrous considering Tiger has such a lead in wins already, but I don’t care. This win showed much more than he still has “it.” He has more than “it,” he has actually caught up to his potential. This is not something that will fall apart throughout the year; this is something that will endure.
Disclaimer: I am neither a Phil Mickelson fan nor an anti-Tiger guy; I am actually a huge fan of Vijay Singh if the truth be told. What I saw yesterday was a man at the top of his craft, something I had yet to see this year
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Tiger wins two majors (but not The Masters) to Phil's 0 this year.
You have a great point, but what I saw, I believed. Perhaps it sounds too much like bandwagon jumping, but I was really impressed. Good call on the pie eating comp. I believe he was about 13 pies ahead of 2nd last I checked the standings. He clearly dominates that field.
With Phil adding distance to his game last year I think he will compete in the next Major. It took him a solid year to adapt to his distances and learn how to control them. I think he is more apt to dominate thatn that of Tiger this year as a result.
I hope Lefty sweeps all of the majors but I guess you have to leave a little room for Tiger...odds are in his favor.
I know there are a lot of if's in this piece, but the if we just witnessed was pretty impressive, to say the least. The proof will be in the pudding, and we'll see if I have to eat crow or not.
Tiger can still win the money title as well.
Don't EVER underestimate Eldrick T. Woods.
Vijay = Misses Cut
Tiger = A two shot "W" over DiMarco. His 11th Major. His 49th Tour victory and a 25.3% professional win percentage. Oh...and he's even better ion the Majors at 28.2%.
Oh here...just read this:
...methinks your predictions of the POY need some revision.
Even though Phil is a fabulous player and will probably win one or two more majors, if one examines the stats, Tiger is simply in a class by himself.
However, one thing I dont understand is the recent growing sentiment that Phil is now the best golfer in the world. (British Open notwithstanding). Dont you guys think that REALLY has to proven over a substantial time period considering what Tiger has showed us over his career? I dont even think we've seen Tiger's A-game for awhile. I recall when he was going through all his swing revamps...he was basically left for dead by critics and I had to wonder...are you people serious? Has Golf always been this knee jerk?
It's not about "sucking up" to Tiger as the Phil fan up top said, it's more about realistically looking over a long time period & using that against what you currently see. To me, Tiger has shown us some formidable feats that I cant quite write off asw a fluke. not yet anyway.
Tiger has shown us some formidable feats that I can't quite write off as a fluke. not yet anyway.
And can you imagine Tiger Woods standing on the tee needing a par to win a major and taking 6, ever?
Player of the year - no chance, not now , not ever!
where are you now? be a man .... grow some balls.
"I am such an idiot."
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