Originally Posted by oldcband
Face it folks he's probably going down as the greatest golfer ever.
If anyone can do it, it would be Tiger. You can never underestimate him and he is always a potential threat. However...
He is 37, and his body continues to break down; that is not going to change. He is never going to be 25 again, in any respect. That is what his most ardent supporters need to accept. Tiger was and is the best physical specimen that golf has ever seen, but his biggest attribute, at least to me, has always been his mental game. Tiger had you beaten before you hit your first tee shot. He no longer has it to the degree he had in the past, so his intimidation factor over other golfers has been greatly diminished. Players are still in awe of him, but they also know they can beat him, even if it gets down to the final hole, and that is the biggest obstacle they’ve had to overcome. I can see Tiger winning another couple of majors, but his chances of passing Jack are getting slimmer every day. Until he does, he will always be number 2, and there is no shame in that.
BTW, I’m not a Tiger hater, he has been the best thing for golf in decades, but when you approach 40, your better days are behind you and it becomes more difficult to win a major, especially when you have young, confident, talented golfers coming along, and there a plenty of them. JMO.