Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tiger Woods

“WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING…IT’S THE ONLY THING”…
VINCE LOMBARDI SAID THAT 50 YEARS AGO…
AND TODAY…IN THE CASE OF TIGER WOODS…IT IS…THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH…
IF TIGER WOODS WAS A GREAT PERSON…MAYBE WE WOULD CARE???
BUT AS WE’VE WITNESSED…OVER THE LAST 8 MONTHS…THAT’S SIMPLY NOT THE CASE…
THIS WEEKEND AT THE BRITISH OPEN…
TIGER CAN SHIFT ALL THE ATTENTION…AWAY FROM THE TRAIN WRECK THAT IS NOW HIS PERSONAL LIFE…
ALL HE NEEDS TO DO IS…”WIN”!!!
SOMETHING HE HAS NOT DONE…SINCE HE WRAPPED HIS SUV AROUND A FIRE HYDRANT BACK IN NOVEMEBER…
A VICTORY AT ST. ANDREWS…WILL DO A LOT MORE THAN JUST GET “TMZ” AND THE “NATIONAL ENQUIRER” OFF HIS BACK…
IT WILL ALSO GIVE HIM HIS 15TH CAREER MAJOR…
THE RECORD IS 18…OWNED BY JACK NICKLAUS…
SUDDENLY THAT IS WHERE ALL THE MEDIA ATTENTION WOULD BE FOCUSED…
BUT IT IS NOT THAT SIMPLE…
TIGER WILL TURN 35 LATER THIS YEAR…
WHICH MEANS…TIME IS STARTING TO RUN OUT…
NICKLAUS ONLY WON 1 MAJOR AFTER THE AGE OF 40…
AND ARNOLD PALMER DID NOT WIN ONE AFTER THE AGE OF 34…
THAT GETS US BACK TO ST. ANDREWS…A COURSE THAT TIGER HAS OWNED…
IN 2000 HE WON THE OPEN BY 8 SHOTS…
AND THEN IN 2005…HE WON BY 5…
HOWEVER SHOULD TIGER MELTDOWN HERE…AS HE DID…AT THE MASTERS AND THE U.S. OPEN…
THEN THERE WOULD BE…A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY…THAT HE NEVER CATCHES THE GOLDEN BEAR…
THERE ARE 2 OTHER FACTORS WORKING AGAINST TIGER…
THE FIRST IS THE COMPETITION…
NEVER HAS THERE BEEN AS MANY GREAT PLAYERS UNDER THE AGE OF 30…FROM JUSTIN ROSE…TO ANTHONY KIM…TO RORY MCILROY…
AND SECONDLY IS TIGER’S LEFT KNEE…IT’S ALREADY BEEN OPERATED ON 4 TIMES…
SO FOR TIGER WOODS…THE FUTURE IS NOW…
BECAUSE IF HE HAS INDEED…LOST THE ABILITY TO WIN…
THEN…WHAT’S LEFT???
SADLY…THE TRUTH IS…NOT MUCH!!!