Tiger Woods is done, repeat, done
There has always been a great problem for sportswriters when it comes to Tiger Woods. The “Tiger Conundrum” as we call it, means that Tiger is to be praised effusively when doing good, and praised effusively when he doesn’t do as good.
To put it into simple, day-to-day words - Tiger Woods is Barack Obama, with the exception of being able to land a 1-iron on a nickel from 300 yards out. Basically, like Obama, all sins are rendered moot, because for god’s sake, it’s Tiger Woods we’re talking about.
But this is why media giants like The New York Times are starting to fold like 99-Cent stores. It’s time to keep it real, people. And I will start:
Tiger Woods is finished as the best golfer in the world. Done. Kaput.
In fact, to be fair & balanced in regard to all the gushing stories about Woods over the years, I feel I may even have to crank this up a notch - Tiger Woods is finished as a golfer, and will likely end up in jail.
Now, I understand that Woods has already won a tournament since his comeback from serious knee surgery. That he’s playing as well as he is now is actually a tribute to his greatness. But it would be neither fair nor balanced to express it as such.
Because, even in the hallowed confines of this blog, I have kneeled at the gate of Tiger, going as far as calling him “Greatest Athlete Ever.”
I’m not saying that I take those words back, mind you. I’m still pretty impressed by young Eldrick, and all. But I’m just trying to keep the hyperbole pendulum as close to even as I can.
So I say again: After his collapse at The Players Championship, Tiger Woods is finished as a golfer. His mental and physical games are shot, and there’s every chance he may never even contend again in a PGA Tour tournament. He’s done.
Unless he wins again soon. Then the hyperbole pendulum will swing the other way, of course.
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Nice caveat and CYA there at the end (so much for keeping it real). Tiger's not done, not even close and you know it.
While I'm at it, I'm sick of hearing about how Tiger is hitting it shorter off the tee and Phil is striping it past him (which I'm sure Phil is secretly gloating about). The guy had major surgery last year. Give him a break (I can't believe I said that.)
This statement shows how little you know about golf....you're probably a 13 that cheats, just like Clinton....
Nicklaus came in the top 10 a jillion times and had "slumps" as well....stupid stupid article...
You have got to be so wrong.
When you read our posts, I wonder whether you laugh or cry?
I thought it was written on May 11, 2010.
NOw I see its from 2009?
This writer must be some kind of psychic.
Woods career is over in my opinion.
He will never recover from the embarssment and disgrace he has brought upon himself.
I predict he'll still try to play a few more years, but he won't be the player he was.
Driven guys like him need to be focused 100%.
His mental state won't let him be focused anymore.
And he won't accept mediocrity.
Within 3 years Tiger will quit golf for good.
Hes not even a real golfer anymore.
A REAL golfer "and a gentlemen" dont act like this turd has done.
A REAL golfer knows how to act and react both on and off the golf course.
I always knew there was more to this guy than met the eye,even if he makes 18 hole in ones in a row he will always be a looser in my eyes.
Wouldnt surprise me at all if they find out hes a drug user too..
Another example that shows what fame and big money does,it makes your ego and wallet big,and your soul small and puny..
Banging the neighbor next to his own child's crib? For that act alone I find the guy totally disgusting.
Yup, stick a fork in him...
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