I wanted to repost this
from last night due to being hacked by a troll:
Ok...yes I was disappointed
but I have to go backwards to step forward in my thinking....Facts
1. Tiger's new swing under
Foley is now rounding into form-evident in the last 4-6 months
2. 2005- new swing under
Haney was also rounding into form-evident with an early win at the Buick but
followed with T13 at Nissan Open then T17 in Match Play...later that same year
went on to win Masters + some.
3. Lead GIR for 3 days this
weekend but felt a bit off-posture or something...
4. He is hitting tighter
lines=fewer fairways missed-first 3 days was great...He even stated that he hit
it better today then his score indicated and admitted his putting was
Bottom Line....Again History shows that Tiger knows
how to win and what to do to win...evident at Chevron just two tournaments
ago....he will get it done...Obviously he was disappointed. This brings
me to the "must win phobia" mindset (aka-golf channel,
naysayers,etc.) Look back at his stats and you will see that he shot high
numbers in his 4th round in other tournaments...
If you can't see that he is
getting closer to the form that he wants to be at... then you are blinded by
ignorance....great athletes like Jack, Sam, etc. all lost more than they
won....they knew and he knows...
Don't be a victim of the media's
"must win phobia." It is not healthy...it only brings depression and
Underpartoday, I agree with what you are saying. He did not have the final round he wanted, but he will get there. Just have to be patient. God bless
Yes, Tiger shot 75 yesterday & landed T-15 only :) 9 shots behind Phil. And------? There was not a single reason for me to feel sad or depressed afterwards, so I didn't.
Watching great athletes over the years I have become aware of their limitations. Last month, Serena Williams, Nadal and Federer all three great tennis players failed to win the single title at the Australian Open. Yesterday, Tiger failed to win that lovely Waterford Crystal trophy at Pebble Beach. But, each one of these four great athletes understand the fickle nature of sports and indeed life.
So, my fellow TTF as the song goes " dust yourself off and start all over again". lol
Monday arrived for Tiger and I know he will show up in Arizona for Match Play ready to play for the "W". :)
most of us, if not all us, didn't start following tiger because he merely finishes in the top 20 in golf tournaments. we started following him because he is a winner. take away his 70+ wins and none of us would be here.
for us to say that the media created this 'must-win' mentality is false. tiger created it himself, by first saying it, and then doing it. it was tiger, not the media, who said that he enters every tournament with an expectation of winning. and now it's ok that he's merely getting better, getting close? tiger's not some recent nationwide tour grad, he's arguably the best player in the world of all time. its ok for us to put at least as much pressure on tiger as he puts on himself. it won't kill him.
Thank you for your kind words....
I have followed Tiger for many years as a dedicated fan. He has said in past interviews that the last two years have affected him (divorce, injuries, etc.,) but he states he is at a better place. The better place that I believe he is referring to is, emotionally. The game of golf for Tiger was truly not 100% a priority, until he started feeling healthy....we fans could see that....
I am not a psychologist but I can tell you this....it takes years and years and years to change the way humans think--I will use myself as an example...I have a low self-esteem for many reasons ( I have tried education, fitness, etc.) to correct the way I think and it hasn't help. For whatever reason it is in me....
Now Tiger is 36 years old....since he was 3 he was groomed both mentally and physically...30 years under the watchful eye of his father who shaped a champion in ways we can't understand...
Losing a tournament, even a major on a Sunday, hasn't changed nor will change Tiger 3.0 (that is 30 years groomed by an extrodinary man as Earl Woods) Earl was educated and knew how to make Tiger a champion...
Tiger probably reflects often on the words his father use to say to him....Matter of fact he just spoke of Earl during Tuesday's press conference referring to the notes that he has recorded.
He is destined to break all records...The champion hasn't left nor will leave even though we watch every move and every putt he makes or misses ready to judge.
Have a blessed day