Monday, July 02, 2012

Tiger's Back - but not better than ever

After his disappointing blow-up in the US Open Tiger rebounded for a close win in the AT&T national.  He's on track to be PGA player of the year and is back being the "man to beat" in the upcoming British open. But is he the Tiger of old? No.  He's 36 years old and can't putt the way he used to.  Even at the AT&T he only played well enough to squeak out a victory.   As usual his competition choked, with his co-leader Van Pelt bogying the last 3 holes to hand Tiger the victory.

Tiger is currently at the same stage Nicklaus was in the 1970s, clearly the best player in the game but no longer so dominate. Nicklaus only won  4 majors after age 36 and I think Tiger won't do any better.

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