It seems that Tiger Woods has been missing his share of cuts in the last year plus. He once again missed the cut at the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open after shooting an 11-over 82, the worst round of golf of his entire legendary career.
According to USA Today, this is only the second time Tiger’s ever shot a score in the 80’s. The other time was during the Open Championship in 2002, a time when he was just coming off his famous “Tiger Slam” where he nearly one all four majors in a row.
The first round went OK as he went 2-over and finished with a 73. Then things went downhill from there as he is now 13-over for the tournament as mentioned, has missed the cut.
Tiger hasn’t played in this tournament since 2001 mind you. So, you know their could be an unfamiliarity with the course after not being there in so long.
Thing is, I think he’s focusing too much on his swing rather than course management. I honestly think reading the design of a golf course is what wins tournaments or at least puts you in contention.
I’ve said several times before that I think we will see Tiger win more tournaments and probably one major. I just don’t see him breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record.
It happens to all great athletes. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time and was a prolific scorer. However, he’s fourth all-time in scoring.
Same thing with Tiger, he’ll be known as the one of the all-time greats despite not breaking the record. A lot will say that he is still the greatest of all-time.
I think he’s hit a lot of shots that Jack could never hit. However, Jack, in my opinion is still the greatest of all-time unless Tiger does tie or break his major record.
I think the the reason why so many people believe Tiger’s the greatest is because of the speed at which he’s won his tournaments. Also, as I’ve mentioned, some of the unbelievable shots he’s hit make him stand out to some.
It’ll be interesting to see how he fares the rest of the way. With this not so good of a performance at the Phoenix Open, it’ll just peak our curiosity more and more moving forward this season.
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