Forget the Phil Mickelson No-Show; Tiger Woods is Side-Stepping the End of His Supposed Streak
Seriously, do you think there was any chance that Phil Mickelson would have contended at last weeks’ Tour Championship? He hasn’t been playing to anywhere near his normal standard for months now. Besides, he should be lauded for putting family life ahead of money-grabbing, which is basically what this top-30-only tournament is about anyway.
The real issue is that Tiger Woods opted not to show up. Woods has never missed this tournament since his first appearance in 1996. Please don’t buy that lame excuse about still being exhausted from playing too much. The man hasn’t played tournament golf in a month. The reason that Woods did not play last week is that his “Tiger Streak” had a good chance of ending there. While he has been a bridesmaid a few times at East Lake, he has never won there in five tries. And he dearly wants to beat Byron Nelson streak of 11 straight wins. So let’s just say that he is hedging his bets.
The shame of this deceit is that the Tiger Streak really ended with his loss in the World Match Play. Nelson’s 1945 streak included the PGA Championship, which back then was a match play event contested at 36 holes per match, just like the WMP.
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Tiger has said repeatedly that his streak
ended with his loss in World Match Play.
Are you presuming a little much to say
that you know why he skipped an event?
I always thought when someone is in the zone that that you don't want to change anything and keep the streak going.
In basketball, when someone is shooting the ball well they don't put him on the bench. In football, the quarterback with the hot hand isn't told to stop passing and to hand off more.
Why in golf where rhythm and timing is absolutely king would someone take time off so he could continue a streak?
Your logic is dead on arrival. If Tiger is good enough to be able to do that then all credit to him. And btw, he did say that losing the match play event ended his streak.
Woods is trying to keep that streak alive more than any golf writer. He’s waffled all over the place on it. Something that frankly should be beneath the greatest player of all time.
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