Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by Rascal:
@ Ninerjohn, just thought you might enjoy this clip. Bottomline, I don't know what the answer is for Tiger, but I do agree with one of the tweets, ever since he fired Butch Harmon he just hasn't been the same. He needs to go back to Butch in my opinion. But, to the subject of the clip, I really have serious doubt that he can do it especially not with his current mental game. Although Stephen A is not a golf expert, but in my opinion he is spot on.
I agree with what they say. I have posted in here that I dont think Tiger will break Jack's record. However, that does not mean that he is simply an OK or simply good player like you described him. Tiger Woods is still a great golfer, #1 in the world, and capable of winning any tournament he enters. Think about it.. Phil is considered by most to be one of the top 10 golfers of all time yet he has just 5 Majors. Tiger would need to win 5 MORE at an age when most golfers are lucky to win 1.
Tiger has as much physical ability right now that anyone, can still hit the ball a country mile, is as good of an iron player as there is, and has the drive. What he also has, however, is the pressure he puts on himself in the majors and that is holding him back. There is no game in the world where the mind and the pressure can affect your game like golf. He somehow needs to get the fun back in playing golf and not focus on the chase to Jacks record.
I think what Stephen A said was, to be considered a "great" player you got to win the majors which was what I said before. Right now, his game is just not together. That 3 wood shot into the bunker on the 17th was just plain bad. Frankly, if he didn't slip so much, there was a very good chance he could have beaten Jack's record as he was more than young enough to get it done. Even now, he is still not all that old, if he was at the top of his game it would still be possible, but the problem is he just isn't at that level. 5 years now, I repeat 5 years he hasn't won a major and Phil has won 2 in that period. Pressure he put on himself is one thing, but I think is more than that. So, like I said, he is still a good player. He can hit the ball a fair distance, but the problem is a tonne of people can too these days, not just longer but more accurate than Tiger. Needless to say, being scared to touch the driver doesn't help. His iron game is no longer a huge deal, is just not accurate enough. This is key as shown in the British Open. He just couldn't get the ball near enough to the flag, thus putting additional pressure on his putting. Is really hard to get birdies when you play like that.