Over-reaction to terrible performances is as popular in sports as cheerleaders, beer, and cheerleaders holding beer. BUT, I think (Overreaction Guy) it’s safe to say that we’ve seen the last of Tiger Woods being Tiger Woods. He’s no where near what he was 10 years ago, and after several seasons of injuries, rehabs and swing adjustments, it’s fair to believe we’re watching the ghost of a formerly dominant athlete.
Much like an oversexed, burnt-out porn star, his performance at The Phoenix Open (Day one – 73, Day two – 82, missed the cut) and now at Torey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open (he withdrew today when he reached the 12th hole due to a back injury), has shown exactly what’s been the obvious elephant in the room that no one wants to admit: Tiger can’t get it up anymore.
And as one of my high school basketball coaches used to say, “Never up, never IN”. He was of course referring to getting the proper arc on your jump-shot, but I feel like the metaphor works for life in general.
Come on Tiger, please get it together for one last push at greatness before your inevitable post-golf career in politics.