Tiger Woods' Buick Invite win shows why he's the greatest of all time
Tiger Woods’ mug is plastered on the top front corner of USA Today’s front page Friday with the headline “Woods looks rusty at Buick.” A few days later, he’s collecting another trophy and first-place check.
This is why Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all time.
Phil Mickelson told TravelGolf.com how it’s “nice to work some rust off” after a Bob Hope Chrysler Classic season debut in which he never even challenged on Sunday. Tiger throws the cobwebs off his game by collecting his 47th career PGA Tour win.
And it’s not like that’s unusual. Tiger always seems to win his first event of the season (four out of 10 times actually, a .400 average that Ted Williams would gawk at).
Maybe, it’s just because Tiger is that good. The greatest ever in fact. Everyone makes mistakes over four rounds of golf at some point. I think I remember one Old Man Yokel writing this at some point (not that he could recall). Tiger makes fewer mistakes than all the rest. He makes the shots he needs to win.
It’s no coincidence he’s 12-1 in career playoffs worldwide. Maybe, the yahoos might want to argue he’s just an alien. It would make more sense than what they’re going with now.
Can we stop trying to discount Tiger’s greatness? Just enjoy it while you can. Which looks like another good 10 years now.
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Let us savor each golfer in his own context. If we must speculate lets imagine the fine high-camp humor you could generate if a magical time machine could swoop Old Tom Morris (or his son) into the present, set them down on a tee beside Tiger, make them switch bags and howl with laughter as each tried to make anything with the other's equipment.
Doubtless either could learn to suceed with the others equipment, but it wouldn't happen in just one round.
So I say. Savor the wines and the golfers of our day and don't worry about whether our grandfathers had better at their disposal.
Where's the catch?
A friend of mine and I were noticing that Tiger looks a great deal older in the last year than ever before. I think he's going to be more prone to injury and weight problems than many players. I don't expect to see him playing competitive golf for more than another 5 or 10 years. He often seems rather bored, too, which is going to be a serious problem once he has beaten the Golden Bear's records.
Most golfers are streaky, but Tiger isn't. In the short run, I tend to agree that Tiger's going to have a great year or two ahead of him, almost certainly winning one or two majors in the next year. To say he's going to win the grand slam is just silly. That would be mostly luck, even for the #1 player.
Let's step back and get a little perspective, eh?
Black people tend to have high hairlines if their hair is cut short. If Tiger just let his hair grow, it'd probably widen out into an afro, and the high hairline would be gone.
Afros are not in fashion though, so he cuts his hair really short, and has a hat on much of the time, anyway.
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