To answer the above question is so very easy.
YES ---- Tiger's goals on the PGA Tour are to break the records of Jack & Sam.
Tiger Woods had a bad putting day on Sunday February 12th @ Pebble Beach. The Pro-Am for 2012 has come and gone. So, we can all move onward to Tiger's next 3 tournaments: Accenture Match Play, the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac Championship. Its great to know there will be 3 consecutive weeks to enjoy Tiger play golf before the start of "March Madness" time. :)
that's the type of conversation i was trying to stir up with this thread.
tiger has a tendency to 'mail it in' when he knows he has no chance of winning. he has the luxury of doing that when the average tour player does not. personally, i don't like to see it. its not fun to watch somebody just give up. but to say that didn't happen, and give him a pass for the sake of being unconditionally supportive...we're not a member of his family or a close friend.
as was said here, many of us have a stake in this. i've ponied up for attending events thousands of miles away where tiger was in the field. i'm sure there were people in the gallery at pebble that did the same. i wouldn't doubt there were people that were seeing tiger for the first time in person. what kind of impression do you think he gave them on the back nine on sunday? not a very good one. i know that's part of tiger's competitive nature, but its something as a fan i can do without.
He hit so many great irons that day that I doubt he "mailed it in". I appreciate that logic after watching how badly he was beaten, but he just couldn't putt. I mean wow could that man not get comfortable on the greens.
While Abu Dhabi was a complete loss of control from tee to green, the loss at Pebble came predominantly from the greens. He cares, he's just not as impervious as he used to be.