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    Re: Drought over for Tiger?

    The problem with projecting greatness for athletes is you can't predict health. The problem when you get up there in age is that you don't heal as fast and some injuries may never heal to the point where you're never 100% to compete professionally. We are at that crossroads with Tiger. Personal problems aside, as he heads into his late 30s will he ever be Tiger Woods again physically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    The problem with projecting greatness for athletes is you can't predict health. The problem when you get up there in age is that you don't heal as fast and some injuries may never heal to the point where you're never 100% to compete professionally. We are at that crossroads with Tiger. Personal problems aside, as he heads into his late 30s will he ever be Tiger Woods again physically?
    No doubt about it health is always an unpredictable factor in order to determine how great someone will become. IMO he's gonna need to take his time with this. It seems lingering. Im rooting for him though. Even though he let me down when all that news broke about him.

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    Re: Drought over for Tiger?

    Yep, they went there.

    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    I didn't know where else to post this. But I really hope that Davis Love can somehow manage to win this thing. It's great to see him playing good golf. He was my favorite golfer before Tiger came along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    I didn't know where else to post this. But I really hope that Davis Love can somehow manage to win this thing. It's great to see him playing good golf. He was my favorite golfer before Tiger came along.
    I'd like to see it too, but I'd be shocked if it happened. Davis usually finds a way a to lose. IMO, hands-down he's the biggest underachiever of our time. With his swing, one of my favorite's, and his overall talent, he should have many more wins and major championships.
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    I wouldn't say he's missing it Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I wouldn't say he's missing it Bob.
    Also thought to myself, he's missing the U.S. Open which is the only proof that he aiming to play in it.
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    I'm no doctor, but I've got to believe Tiger's knee is toast at this point. I think we have probably seen the end of the Tiger era, which is truly sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I'm no doctor, but I've got to believe Tiger's knee is toast at this point. I think we have probably seen the end of the Tiger era, which is truly sad.
    Im not a Tiger fan nor a Tiger apologist. However I think the "knee is toast" is a little bit of hyperbole. To be honest Tiger played pretty well more recently in the Masters. His major performances haven't been poor, just not dominant like they used to be.

    He may be showing signs of breaking down and age. His swing for the most part of his career was very violent yet powerful. That power enabled him to hit shots that no other pro could hit. I don't know if its necessarily his repaired knee that is the issue, more his body is aging and at can't handle the stress his swing once put on it.

    I don't think Tiger will surpass Jack. Its just very difficult to win at a high level into your later years. I do think that Tiger can be competitive again but he will need to change his game a little bit. He no longer can hit the ball with the big boys on tour, and those young guys keep getting stronger and longer.

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    You point to the fact that Tiger played well in the Masters and recently as evidence and then said its health that's breaking down. The truth is, Tiger was the best player in the Masters tee to green. He hit a few shots few people could hit under pressure. Then he hurt his knee again and he can't break 40. Given the fact that he's had 4 surgeries on this same knee include a full reconstruction, I'd say his knee being is by far the most probably explanation.

    Tiger is in better shape than anyone on tour. His body is not breaking down at 35 years old in the sport of golf. His knee is shredded. It really is that simple. If Tiger's knee gets back to being OK, he'll be fine. If it doesn't, he's done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    You point to the fact that Tiger played well in the Masters and recently as evidence and then said its health that's breaking down. The truth is, Tiger was the best player in the Masters tee to green. He hit a few shots few people could hit under pressure. Then he hurt his knee again and he can't break 40. Given the fact that he's had 4 surgeries on this same knee include a full reconstruction, I'd say his knee being is by far the most probably explanation.

    Tiger is in better shape than anyone on tour. His body is not breaking down at 35 years old in the sport of golf. His knee is shredded. It really is that simple. If Tiger's knee gets back to being OK, he'll be fine. If it doesn't, he's done.
    Not being a golfer I would like to ask if that is a common ailment among golf pros? Or was there something about Tiger's swing that may have caused it?
    I don't recall many linksmen having knee surgery but I don't follow it all that closely.
    This is why it is kind of silly when an athlete is so young to say that he is going to break all-time records for this or that. Just way too many things can happen along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Not being a golfer I would like to ask if that is a common ailment among golf pros? Or was there something about Tiger's swing that may have caused it?
    I don't recall many linksmen having knee surgery but I don't follow it all that closely.
    This is why it is kind of silly when an athlete is so young to say that he is going to break all-time records for this or that. Just way too many things can happen along the way.
    Knee injuries are very uncommon in golf. Back and wrist injuries are the most common.

    Tiger's knee has been bad for awhile. And I don't believe golf led to the knee being bad. Golf, however, has made it deteriorate much faster.
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    Re: Drought over for Tiger?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Tiger is in better shape than anyone on tour. His body is not breaking down at 35 years old in the sport of golf. His knee is shredded. It really is that simple. If Tiger's knee gets back to being OK, he'll be fine. If it doesn't, he's done.
    Being in shape as a 35 year old is much different than being in shape as a 25 year old. We see football players, basketball players, baseball players all start to break down as they age, yet Tiger is different? I don't doubt that his knee is an issue but I don't think its shredded like you say. I think ol father time is catching up to Tiger.

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    Re: Drought over for Tiger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I wouldn't say he's missing it Bob.
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