Tigers problem is not putting. He had 8 more putts than Fruyk because he is too far away for birdie. He needs to do one of these 3 things:
1. He needs new Irons. He has changed too many things (loft, shaft, etc) on his irons and he can't control his distance anymore, or
2. He needs a new caddie. He must be giving Tiger the wrong distance or the wrong club, or
3. He needs a new coach. The Foley swing is so wrong that Tiger can't even control the distance on a wedge .
It's not his putting. He is too far away on the birdie tries and he needs to get closer. Look how close Fruyk was all day.
Tiger's problem is people like you that say he has a problem and then list three things he needs to do to fix the problem.
What if he did listen to you? When would it end? You would then find three more things to fix.
And by the way, I'm sure Jim Furyk appreciates you butchering the spelling of his name.
Tiger's not in his 20's anymore. You should stop expecting so much from him. Just let him play and continue
to figure it all out.
I suppose you co-wrote The Big Miss with Hank Haney and that makes you an authority on golf. Let Tiger handle his life and career himself. He has done it long enough to have some idea what he needs to do.
the lofts, shafts, grinds on Tiger's irons have not changed.
You have some valid points, however, we are on the outside looking in and have a very inaccurate picture of what is going on in Tiger's life or his game. We see the results of the efforts to bring his game back into line, but not his family life. One's family life deeply effects one's career, for men in particular. We have a tendency to compare his life with ours, but we should remember he is the result of an Asian culture through his mother. (not an insult, just a statement) and that is a different perspective on child-rearing, etc all things connected with it. We are very much aware of how his life went as far as his golf is affected, by his father.
As one poster pointed out, he is 36 years old, theoretically, a man. He is going to have do what has to be done, including pulling himself up to his success by his bootstraps. Sure, he needs help, but the admission of that is within him. Men hate admitting they need help. In fact, they prefer to muddle through rather than read the directions while assembling a piece of furniture, for example.
We need to continue to offer encouragement, but that only goes so far. The response and any action to be taken has to come from him. We simply have "muddle through" ourselves and trust him to do what has to be done. We have no knowledge of what factors must be considered when a decision (family or career) must be made.
While four years is a long time without a major, there are others who only win one and done. This is an unfair to say that he is not improving. I am sure you can think of others who have been having career/playing problems recently. Sure, we would like to see the "old" Tiger back, but he's not coming back, different man and circumstances. Everyone loves a winner (champion) but winning and success now have a new standard and different definitions.
TRUST AND BELIEVE IN HIS JUDGEMENT, CONTINUE TO OFFER OUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT. IN THE END, IT IS HIS LIFE AND HE MUST ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES OF EACH AND EVERY DECISION.
Sorry I said anything...Your right, I misspelled his name and Tiger doesn't have a problem. He is playing perfect golf. No wait, He hits his shots inside of 150 yards 10-20ft away, so he has long-long birdie putts. He used to stick it close and he can't do it anymore. I was trying to start a conversation about what could be the reason clubs, caddie or swing. But if you don't see a problem , fine I'm sorry.