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