It’s no secret that Tiger Woods has struggled mightily since his downfall of epic proportions on that fateful Thanksgiving night in 2009. However, a couple of newly inducted golf Hall of Famers are having no problem expressing their thoughts on the matter.
The former English professional golfer, now BBC broadcaster Peter Aliss questions whether his brain is in the right area.
“I do not understand the thinking of Tiger Woods,” Alliss told the Golf Channel. “I think his golfing brain, for some reason or other, is completely addled. Perhaps the good part of his brain for a period drained from here, down to here. And that caused him great distress, probably a modicum of enjoyment at the time. But he’s gone.”
Aliss ultimately believes that Tiger Woods is simply receiving too many instructions to be effective at the game of golf, saying “It’s like Pavarotti saying `I’m fed up being a tenor; I think I’m going to sing as a baritone.’ Land sake. That’s as stupid as that in my opinion.”
Feeling that Wood’s swing is a simple fix, he feels that if he couldn’t in 30 minutes or less, “I’d go home and stick my head in a bucket of ice water, because it’s so simple. You stand and you swing.”
Dan Jenkins, once dubbed “the best sportswriter in America”, has stated that Tiger has no chance in catching Jack Nicklaus’ record.
Showing concern for Tiger’s lack of ability to come from behind in a tournament, Jenkins says:
“…The thing I always thought, and I don’t know if it’s true or not, but everybody wants to win and everyone says they want to win, but the great champions absolutely despised the idea of losing. I think that’s what Ben Hogan had, what Arnold had, Jack certainly had it. I frankly don’t know whether Tiger Woods has it or not because he has never had to come from behind. Every major he won he was in front and everyone, most of them, dropped dead.”
Whatever the case may be, it is certainly clear that many people have lost faith in the once dominating force that is Tiger Woods.
Do you think Tiger Woods will ever catch Jack Nicklaus’ record?