Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Question Always Asked: Will Tiger ever Return to his Prior State?
Back when Tiger won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, everyone was thinking: Yup, Tiger's back. I knew better. Everyone had great expectations of him coming into the Masters. He played terribly. He has either been cut or played badly in nearly every start since then. In Quail Hollow and The Players, he finished +1. Right now he is -2 in the Memorial Tournament. He played quite well except for his double bogey on 18. I highly doubt he will ever return to his dominant state. There are plenty of emerging young players, or players that have come out of the rough (pun intended) such as Fowler, Dufner, Kuchar, Bradley, McIlroy, etc. In my opinion, there is no way with all of this talent that Tiger could ever be dominant in the game of golf again. Back when he was, he really had no competition. I'm not saying that he will never play well again; he just needs to work at that. I am just saying that there are far too many great players that would give him a run for his money. Even though Woods still has a large fanbase, and is still a favorite to the media, it wouldn't be possible for him to win as often and as well as he did.