Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tiger Woods Not Such A Sure Bet To Top Nicklaus Anymore

My column in Wednesday's Oakland Press On Tiger Woods:



Blogger Fred Brill said...

It might be a bit premature to state Tiger's falling off the cliff of great play yet, but you're right that doubt has crept into the air.

My guess is that if Tiger can't be number 1 - he retires. Can't think such a heavilly controlled image - shattered as it may be - would let themselves become a middle of the pack guy - a Davis Love or even Ernie Els in decline. He would leave on top - or as close to on top as he can.

12:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat, you could be right.

If, and a big if, Tiger stays heathy, he would play in say 45 more majors.

He needs 5 more wins to beat Nicklaus. That's 1 in 9 majors.

With his injury last year, he has now gone 7 majors without a win.

You figure he will get into a hot streak along the way and win maybe 2 majors in two years.

But a nagging injury could make it tough.

And, of course, age comes into play.

6:54 AM 

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