Can't agree with your post more! Tiger has exceptional talent. Talent never gets "lost". It may take a hiatus now and then, but the talent Tiger has with those golf clubs and that darn white ball is extraordinary. His course management is surely better than most!
I've just read an article in Golf Magazine by Johnny Miller. The interview gives you insight into who Johnny Miller really is. He's a Hall of Famer, won 25 times on tour with 4 majors. He takes the same agressiveness utilized in his golf career to the broadcast tower. He can be harsh, can irrate players and fans alike, but I find him more credible than ramblin chamblin. (Miller had a very successful career; Chamblee was just a wanna be.)
I know many here have often wanted to tar and feather Johnny. If you can get your hands on the March issue.....it is a good read!! Just love his prediction that Tiger will win 40 more tournaments in his career; 3-4 in 2012; 4 more majors. In other words he'll have a Mickelson career in his future :-)) However, he doesn't believe Tiger will pass Jack....merely tie him......
I loved both posts from SN2000 and this one of yours also. Like you say, talent such as Tiger has for his sport never disappears, we just have to be patient until it reappears and it will! You can all take that to the bank! I also have read Johnny Miller's article in Golf Magazine and I like his predictions for Tiger's future, except for one, I would like Tiger to beat Jack's record but if he ties it and wins 30-40 more times, that would be a record that any professional golfer could be proud of. I have always liked Miller, as you say, he can be harsh but I believe he is basically an honest and fair observer.
I understand the passion of those fans who want Tiger to win everything in sight but perhaps it is unrealistic of us to expect him to return to the heights of the past. I do not play golf and would not think of telling Tiger what he should or should not do, he knows better than anyone what it takes to win, but remember those who do offer advice are as anxious as any of us to see Tiger do well. Everyone receives unsolicited advice, it is part of human nature to offer it and is done with the best of intentions. Who among us does not think he/she could run things better given the chance?!!!
It was very disappointing to watch the tournament on Sunday, made worse for me by having to listen to Jim Nanz who could hardly contain his glee as the round progressed. Phil Mickleson deserved the win, he had an extremy good day, as all golfers do from time to time, but in my mind he did not follow etiquette on the 18th hole. Usually the winner let his partner play through, so that he is left alone on the stage to finish off and receive thre accolades of the crowd. If Mickleson had done that Tiger would never have missed that birdie put IMHO.
Cheer up TTF's better days are ahead. Go Tiger.
YEP, to all my TTF's BUDDIES, here come the real warm up for the MASTERS!!! Better days are coming , SO cheer up buddies, put on your cheering gear , game face on and DO NOT lets the belligerent trolls get you down , WE ARE BETTER THEN THEM!!!
WE know MAJORS are what matter most to TIGER , getting past Jack's record is his goal ! YOU CAN DO TIGER!!
WE are you fans for life!!! NO TROLLS IWILL BE BIG ENOUGH TO DETER US!!!!
GAME FACE ON, HEAD UP, BLINDERS ON BUDDIES, KILL OR BE KILL!!!!!!!