All of us who are true Tiger fans on this message board are all still standing right here supporting you Tiger!
It wasnt really a question.
I was just remarking that it gets tedious to see the back and forth with both extremes in regards to Tigers game.
One side, they act like everything is ok and will never make critique of him ( even though anyone can be critiqued if they are being fair about it ).On the other side, you get folks who appear to take joy in seeing Tiger struggle and go over the top with their negative views.
Can we find a place in the middle where rational analysis can occur? We're all adults here after all.
Depends on how you look at things.......is the glass half empty or half full!!
In his post round interview, Tiger validated what we all saw......he hit the ball well today, but didn't make any putts. He knows why and will go home to Jupiter and work on it. It's expected with his swing changes......first focus is on the driver and woods.....then comes the irons.....and the putter will finish the process.
Don't give up on Tiger. When you subtract all the time he was out last year healing and the turmoil he's had to overcome in putting his life back together, it really has not been that long. When you look at 2011 and compare 2012 I am confident you will see great strides.
The issue I have with that though is that his putting right now is far worse than it was when he was changing his swing before. In theory, what you said makes sense but when you look back over the years..he has been able tom rely on his putter even when the tee to green game has been awful.
For me, I genuinely feel that putting is mental at this level of the game. The mechanics when it comes to making a 5 footer are pretty much set for all of these guys on tour...but mental issues can hurt them and do.
A lot of people who are called trolls arent throwing him under the bus either....some are ofcourse but those dudes are obvious.
Tigerfan23, for example, is a little intense. But he comes back tournament after tournament to talk about Tiger...IMO, that proves that he is a fan of his.
I agree. I mean he made it further then last year. Further then the "world number one". He hit great shots and did make some putts. People forget that Tiger did lose this tournament before. All the trolls will go back into hiding soon.
So, match play 2012 in the desert of Arizona is over after only the second round for Tiger. That's the way it is on Thursday Feb. 23rd. Tiger has left the building. :) I am not sad or disappointed because match play is what it is. Tiger had chances today right down to the 18th. We can all speculate about what would have happened if only Tiger had made his last short putt at the 18th. I am staying positive and I know at least Tiger did not loose by a truly embarrassing score of say 9 & 8 like he defeated Stephen Ames years ago.
The song goes "dust yourself off and start all over again". Onward to the Honda Classic.
Go Tiger Go
So, you will not hold the Walter Hagen Cup Sunday.
I do not see the problem. Why?
Because, come Sunday, I won't be holding the Cup either. lol