The Golf Blog: Is the Tiger Woods’ era over?

mulligan, 17 June 2013, Comments Off on The Golf Blog: Is the Tiger Woods’ era over?
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The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major since June 2008. Now, some five years later, Tiger is about to fall back to even with Jack Nicklaus’s pace of 18 majors, both being tied at 14 majors at age 37 unless Tiger can win one of the last 2 majors this year.

Even though Tiger has won 4 tournaments this year, he’s gone 0-fer in the first two majors. A crazy bounce off the flag stick, plus penalty on a bad drop, derailed Tiger from atop the leaderboard at the Masters. At the U.S. Open in Merion in Pennsylvania, a region where Tiger has won in only 8% of his attempts (the lowest win rate for Tiger in the U.S.), Tiger had the worst over-par score of his major career (+13).

Even if Tiger wins one or two majors, it’s getting harder to imagine that he can dominate the majors like he once did. With the younger blood like Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, and Keegan Bradley, plus the thirty somethings like Graeme McDowell, Adam Scott and now Justin Rose, all major winners, the competition has become stiffer than the early 2000s (when the “big 4” really was the big 1). That makes getting to the magic 19 majors a much harder task.


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