I have to admit that I’ve enjoyed watching Tiger struggle to get on top of the leaderboard here in the past months. Aside from the great putt to win at Bay Hill, Tiger has put himself in the hunt in every tournament since, including the Masters, but just hasn’t found the gusto to make that push on Sunday. A year ago this time, if TW was within 5 strokes of the lead going into the final round of a tournament, we’d all say it was a lock, but I’m really liking the fact that we’re not quite sure if Tiger will have what it takes to win from week to week.
With this said, I don’t think this is going to last very long. Has he lost his competitive edge…no way. Just look at the guys eyes when he’s in a pressure situation. He still knows how to win. Those 8 months of down time will take a while to fully get himself back into his old form. It’s too much for us to expect him to be 110% physically and mentally only a couple months into the season.
In the meantime, I’m going to continue to enjoy watching Tiger try to figure out how to win. It puts a little perspective on things, finally making most of us realize that Tiger Woods is indeed human too.