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Mighty Whites 2008
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After the successful Luke Donald express reached its destination it is time for a thread for his successor as world number 1.

Currently languishing at number 28 in the rankings but it won't be long before Tiger is back at the top of the tree.

His current ranking score 3.49 is misleading as he has only played 30 events and the score is determined by dividing by 40 events. His actual ranking should be 15th with an average of 4.66. Any how that will be soon be rectified.

Enjoy the ride as the greatest soars back to his rightful position as world number 1.
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Report Mighty Whites 2008 July 23, 2012 9:46 AM BST
We have reached the penultimate destination.

World Number 2 Cool

Won't be long now till Tiger is on top of the world.
Report BobSievier July 23, 2012 10:24 AM BST
OK , he did not win , his driving is still off , and going into those greens with long irons was always going to catch him out in the end , and his putting was average .... yet he STILL finishes 3rd ... where was Westwood ? where was the Boy Wonder ? where was big Phil etc etc , out with the washing that's where ... Tiger still the one they all have to beat , and they know it .
Report therhino July 23, 2012 10:30 AM BST
If he wins at Firestone will that be enough? Glad he didn't win the Open, means his Firestone price will be ok. Winning at all his fave venues - Bay Hill, Muirfield Village, Congressional. Looks good for the Bridgestone.
Report therhino March 9, 2013 10:59 PM GMT
Thread bump. Looks a cert now. Ruthless.
Report The Mod father March 10, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
When will people realise we are witnessing one of the greatest sportsman ever

A pure winning machine
Report padlock March 10, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
chooo choooo Cool
Report mp06 March 10, 2013 9:03 AM GMT
lol @ few of the comments and the old characters queenie and propunter Happy
Report Mighty Whites 2008 March 10, 2013 11:03 AM GMT
good work rhino.

Great to see him getting back to his best.
Report The Mod father March 25, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
Choo fecking choo

CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool
Report nicky27 March 25, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
great putt on the 18thGrin
Report Mighty Whites 2008 March 25, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
Destination arrived.

Can Rory keep place or will we get back to the gap between 1 and 2 being bigger than the gap between 2 and the 1300
Report Mighty Whites 2008 March 25, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
*keep pace
Report xmoneyx March 25, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
Laugh
Report therhino March 25, 2013 7:24 PM GMT
Wasn't quite an express, but got there in the end.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 March 26, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
bit harsh Rhino

From world number 50 to world number 1 in 29 events.

Tiger should manage to stretch his lead once he gets up to playing the 40 counting events.
Report donny osmond March 26, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
his true average is about  13.2
Report therhino January 19, 2015 11:40 AM GMT
2 weeks until the great man goes back to Phoenix and at 43 in the world, a thread bump in order. Can he do it again?

Wouldn't put it past him.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 19, 2015 4:47 PM GMT
I think it will be difficult rhino especially in the short term. He is well under the minimum 40 events and has basically no points last year. I think the more interesting question is will be qualify for Doral? He is losing 5 points a week and has dropped 11 spots this year already.

If he can stay healthy then potentially he could make it back to the top in time. If he can play healthy on a regular basis then he has a chance.

Interesting to look at the list of multiple winners over the previous two years and the first few weeks of 2015 on the PGA Tour and European tour who are currently ranked above Woods.

5 - Tiger Woods
4 - Patrick Reed
4 - Rory Mcilroy
4 - Henrik Stenson
4 - Jimmy Walker
4 - Graeme McDowell
3 - Billy Horschel
3 - Phil Mickleson
3 - Adam Scott
3 - Bubba Watson
3 - Justin Rose
3 - Matt Kuchar
3 - Joost Luiten
2 - Zack Johnson
2 - Dustin Johnson
2 - Stevie Gallacher
2 - Thomas Bjorn
2 - Miguel Jiminez
2 - Ryan Moore
2 - Charl Schwartzel
2 - Jamie Donaldson

A familiar name at the top.

It's not all about winning. Garcia, Furyk, Spieth, Fowler and Day have won less Euro and PGA events over the last two years combined than Tiger. Obviously consistency plays a part but if Tiger gets back to anything like he was he will head back towards the top.

Choo Choo
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 30, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
Not even back on the track. Urgent spare parts required.
Report padlock January 30, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
New parts ordered ,teeth in ,new arms legs etc soon chooo chooo
Report therhino January 30, 2015 9:20 PM GMT
Just watching the lowlights package. Amazing scenes, short game in absolute shambles, looks like a 20 handicapper. But he's smiling and having a laugh about it, which I suppose is good. If he's shooting 82 at Scottsdale, the South course will tear him to shreds next week.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 30, 2015 9:38 PM GMT
truly shocking rhino. Im stunned, in practice he must have been better than this which suggests he is struggling to transfer it to the course which is a worrying sign. His confidence must be shot.

Next week will be a stiff test.

Almost certain to drop out of the top 50 and his place at doral must be highly doubtful.
Report therhino January 30, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
In the practise round this week the short game looked poor mighty, posted a video in the tourney thread, but not as bad as today. Fear for him for next week, not the course to find your game unless the memories help bring it back. I imagine after next week he might play the Honda, another tough track so yeah Doral looks unlikely.
Report therhino January 30, 2015 9:52 PM GMT
Meanwhile, the current world number 1 looks an absolute beast.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 30, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
i mean his general practise at home. Either that or he is deluding himself.

rory is head and shoulders the best he needs to start winning regularly and dominating the game.
Report bigH January 30, 2015 10:30 PM GMT
The Tiger Woods train to World No1??

The Tiger Woods Bus Replacement Service would be more appropriate
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 30, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
the original thread reached its destination thankyou very much. There were doubters like you then.

Rhino's revival is an unlikely mission but time will tell
Report donny osmond January 31, 2015 12:26 AM GMT
its difficult to see him catching rory on these ratings without another major slump for rory

he may have a better true average, but 40 tournaments over two years is in itself
a challenge for tiger these days

if hes had to cut down the practice then its even more difficult with a new swing to groove

it'll be good to see him contend in a few majors....maybe thats as much as we can hope ?
Report lfc1971 January 31, 2015 10:46 AM GMT
Started to go wrong with Butch Harmon, it is not possible to change your golf swing and become a better player.(assuming your initial golf swing works)
Report xmoneyx January 31, 2015 11:33 AM GMT
when will Nike ditch him?
Report padlock January 31, 2015 12:57 PM GMT
They can rebuild him. .....
Report Mighty Whites 2008 April 7, 2015 11:32 AM BST
After a few repairs the express finally gets back on the track this week as the greatest of all time starts his journey back where he belongs.

His current official world ranking is 111 - its just saying his rightful position three times.

All aboard CHOO CHOO
Report therhino April 7, 2015 1:16 PM BST
Laugh... Excited... Cool
Report primed139 April 7, 2015 9:58 PM BST
He's five majors off being "the greatest of all time" and can't see him winning another one...
Report freddiek April 7, 2015 10:48 PM BST
Jack Nicklaus will have the records but many people will make the argument that Tiger was the best player they have ever seen.
Report lingbleed April 8, 2015 12:12 AM BST
i smell a grand slam ,the real one all four in one year ................if only , i really do hope he plays well
Report lingbleed April 8, 2015 12:12 AM BST
i smell a grand slam ,the real one all four in one year ................if only , i really do hope he plays well
Report Mighty Whites 2008 April 13, 2015 7:06 PM BST
We have lift off the express is up and running.

A surge up the rankings to 101 knocking off 10% of the journey in one go.

A pleasing week all in all, the back looked much better the chipping whilst not top notch was yip free. Lets just hope the root didn't cause too much damage.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 June 18, 2015 8:54 PM BST
The express will get back up and running this week.

There is even a track by the course so the express can witness it first hand.

Choo Choo
Report padlock June 18, 2015 10:01 PM BST
Choo chooo into 55
Report Mighty Whites 2008 July 2, 2015 5:42 PM BST
Finally some green shoots 66 today

choo choo we are off and running!
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 2, 2015 6:35 PM BST
And he knows St.Andrews like the back of his hand - some fools even backing him today - 80's to 47 on 'ere.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 2, 2015 6:54 PM BST
Paddles 01 Jul 15 23:02
Any backers of this on the forum?
Yes he's odds on to miss the cut and that's probably fair but I've talked myself into backing him.
Apparently hit every fairway in pro am. Swing looked good. Says he's healthy.
Just needs some confidence imo. Playing with Stricker won't hurt.
It's nearly 2 years since we had a tiger express and damn I miss them...choo choo!


...then there was two.

I know in Bob Dylan's words he said it was a 'Slow Train Coming' but I prefer/think it's going to be a 'Long Train Running'.

CHOO CHOO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4tJSn0QtME
Report therhino July 3, 2015 10:31 AM BST
So apparently Tiger has been doing the deed with Amanda Dufner Excited

Nothing like a good romp with someone he shouldn't be romping to bring out his A game Cool
Report par July 3, 2015 11:50 PM BST
I do hope when the error of that drop is pointed out that ha voluntarily dq's himself. However I dont see him doing that.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 July 6, 2015 8:41 PM BST
Tiger Woods had the best proximity mark of his career (23'-11") at Greenbrier. Also was first in field for 6th time. (since '03)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 18, 2015 8:13 PM BST
Jack missed the cut in 3 of his first 4 Majors.....then only 6 more till he won 18.

Tiger only had 1 MC vs 14 Majors.....now 3 of last 4.
Report padlock July 18, 2015 8:40 PM BST
Oh shut up hazel ffs
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 18, 2015 8:48 PM BST
Agreed Laugh
Report Mighty Whites 2008 July 20, 2015 9:47 PM BST
cant flog the dead horse any longer its time to decommission express.

Think Tiger is finished

Cry
Report donny osmond July 20, 2015 10:13 PM BST
theres still some hope, but the short game is suffering from lack of golf

putting remains a worry

it was great to see him so happy on the course during the champions challenge at st andrews
Report kincsem July 22, 2015 8:30 PM BST
149th for Tiger.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 July 31, 2015 6:13 PM BST
Fire up the engine...

Signs of life at last 11 under for the last 32!
Report terry mccann July 31, 2015 9:11 PM BST
I might just have hit the nail on the head with my comment last Monday about maybe tiger might be inspired to play better after Jason days win,good buddys and days win was certainly in a tiger style of old
Report Mighty Whites 2008 August 3, 2015 5:04 PM BST
moving back in the right direction 266 to 262!
Report Mike-lfc August 4, 2015 10:53 AM BST
YOU CAN DO IT TIGER. I WILL BE PUTTING A TENNER ON YOU EVERY MAJOR TILL YOU DO
Report racingguru August 10, 2015 7:00 AM BST
#278 now and unless TW has a very good PGA his season is done and has to fall outside the top 300. Never thought I'd see this day Surprised
Report racingguru August 17, 2015 1:32 AM BST
#285 - I don't think they bother listing them beyond top 300 so that will be an end to the misery.
Report therhino August 20, 2015 10:14 PM BST
64 ShockedExcited
Report Mighty Whites 2008 August 21, 2015 11:36 AM BST
Lets hope for another today
Report racingguru August 24, 2015 5:00 PM BST
Up to #257 for the time being.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 August 24, 2015 6:53 PM BST
surging up the rankings! with 6 weeks off it is hard to see how he stays in the top 300 short term.

Some good signs this week hopefully he will work hard over the next six weeks and then play regularly in the autumn.
Report kincsem September 9, 2015 10:13 AM BST
272nd
Report paddletoe September 9, 2015 10:15 PM BST
More chance of David Duvall getting back to world number 1.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 September 10, 2015 9:19 PM BST
Mighty Whites 2008    07 Aug 11 15:21 
After the successful Luke Donald express reached its destination it is time for a thread for his successor as world number 1.

Currently languishing at number 28 in the rankings but it won't be long before Tiger is back at the top of the tree.

His current ranking score 3.49 is misleading as he has only played 30 events and the score is determined by dividing by 40 events. His actual ranking should be 15th with an average of 4.66. Any how that will be soon be rectified.

Enjoy the ride as the greatest soars back to his rightful position as world number 1.

therhino    25 Mar 13 20:24 
Wasn't quite an express, but got there in the end.
Mighty Whites 2008    26 Mar 13 21:40 
bit harsh Rhino

From world number 50 to world number 1 in 29 events.

Tiger should manage to stretch his lead once he gets up to playing the 40 counting events.



Think you missed the point here paddletoe. The Tiger Woods express like its predecessor the Luke Donald express reached its destination.

I think most people realise it is highly unlikely he will return to the top spot again
Report therhino September 19, 2015 4:16 AM BST
More surgery, and no more events for 2015, with a probable delay to competition to 2016 Sad

Still can't write him off, but maintaining the faith gets harder all the time.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 September 19, 2015 10:17 AM BST
The surgery is on his back again. I can't think of many golfers/ sportsmen who have had multiple back surgery and returned to the top.

I think this is the beginning of the end.
Report racingguru September 20, 2015 1:22 AM BST
Its very sad but we have been very blessed to have seen him at his best and all the golfers owe him a great deal for giving the game the profile and with it the prize money it has now.

But as for his playing competitively and winning especially majors, I'm sad to say as a fan those days are done but 14 is still pretty amazing.
Report donny osmond September 20, 2015 1:17 PM BST
had tiger not been around then the legacy of those before him would have been lost, some awful
players about, and there was even a time when watching jack and co on the seniors tour was bigger
box office

the current lot owe tiger a huge amount
Report therhino December 1, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/14267487/tiger-woods-nowhere-return-golf

Doesn't sound good Sad He also said he has nothing to look forward to SadSad

"I think pretty much everything beyond this will be gravy," he said. "I've passed Jack on the all-time win list (79 to 73), just shy of Sam (Snead, 82). I passed Sam basically a decade ago (and everyone else) in major championships but I'm still shy of Jack's. So I've had a pretty good career for my 20s and 30s. For my 20 years out here, I think I've achieved a lot, and if that's all it entails, then I've had a pretty good run.

"But I'm hoping that's not it. I'm hoping that I can get back out here and compete against these guys. I really do miss it. But if that's not the case anymore, then I'll find other avenues, that being growing my foundation, golf course design and other projects I have going on right now that will certainly take up more of my time."
Report happyhibee December 2, 2015 4:55 PM GMT
My all time sporting hero. Redefined the game and his presence brought millions of dollars worth of sponsorship to the tour.

If he never lifts a club again then fair enough but I'd rather see that than him come back and miss cuts whilst never looking like winning
Report Knight Rider December 25, 2015 3:49 PM GMT
Assuming Tiger is finished at the top level, it's amazing to think that he won his final major at age 32.  That's when a lot of players are just hitting their prime.  But golf is unpredictable like that; Tom Watson won his last major at 33, and Seve was only 31. 

So when people talk about McIlroy or Spieth winning 15-20 majors it's longevity that seems to be the biggest hurdle.  Injury, personal problems, or just losing your driving/putting can derail things pretty quickly.
Report kincsem December 26, 2015 7:03 PM GMT
Or the next wunderkid comes along, some 16 year old we have not heard about.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 December 1, 2016 8:45 AM GMT
Time to fire up those engines

choo choo
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 2, 2016 7:45 PM GMT
For you & xmoney

https://twitter.com/GCTigerTracker
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 2, 2016 8:18 PM GMT
Tiger's 40 greatest numerical records. When it comes to the complete demolition of a respective sport’s record book, Tiger Woods has few rivals.

Babe Ruth ended his Major League Baseball career with 714 home runs. Before Ruth, baseball’s all-time home run leader was Roger Connor, with 138. In 1920, Ruth hit 54 home runs, which at the time, shattered his own single-season record by 25. Only one other TEAM besides the Yankees hit that many home runs that season. Yet, to say that Ruth has as staggering a resume as Woods is a disservice to Tiger. It may take decades, but someday, people will look at Tiger’s prime years as possibly the most dominant, relatively speaking, by any one athlete in the history of sports.
Narrowing down Tiger’s greatest statistical achievements to just 40 is as entertaining as it is arduous. The goal, as Woods turns 40 years old, was to illuminate a few of the numbers that go beyond the standards everyone knows – 14 (major wins), 79 (PGA Tour wins) and 15 (margin of victory at the 2000 U.S. Open).

Revel in the insanity that has been Tiger’s historic greatness for the better part of 20 years:

40. Woods won 32 times on the PGA Tour from 1999 through 2003. No other player won more than eight times in that span.
39. From the 1999 PGA Championship through the 2002 U.S. Open, Woods won seven of the 11 majors contested. Woods was a cumulative 94 under par in those tournaments – 60 shots better than any other player.

38. Woods won 10 majors before his 30th birthday. Since the first Masters was held in 1934, the only player to even win five majors before turning 30 was Jack Nicklaus, who won seven.
37. On that note: today, there is currently only one player with double-digit PGA Tour wins (not majors, just regular victories) under age 30: Rory McIlroy.

36. In majors from 1997 through 2008, Tiger recorded 34 different rounds of 67 or better. No other player had more than 16 such rounds in that span.
35. Woods won 46 times in his 20s, 16 more than any other player in PGA Tour history (Nicklaus, again, is second). During the time Woods was in his 20s, the player with the second-most victories before age 30 was David Duval, with 13.

34. Woods was a combined 82 under at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational from 1999 through 2009 – 49 shots better than anyone else in that span. Tiger has racked up $11 million in official earnings in that event alone – more than six times what Arnold Palmer earned in his entire PGA Tour career.
33. Woods has a career scoring average of 70.86 in the Masters. That is the best career scoring average in that event for any player with at least 50 rounds played. Woods’ 11 top-five finishes in the Masters is second all-time to Nicklaus.

32. During the 2000 PGA Tour season, Woods recorded one round higher than 73. It came in the first round of the Masters. He shot 75, on a day when the field averaged 75.59.
31. Tiger has won the Vardon Trophy (lowest scoring average on Tour) nine times, four more than any other player (Billy Casper, Lee Trevino). The trophy has been awarded since 1937.

30. Woods has earned more than $110 million in official earnings in his PGA Tour career. The year before he turned pro, the Tour’s all-time career earnings leader was Greg Norman – at $9.59 million.
29. Tiger was a combined 53 under in the majors in 2000. That was 35 shots better than anyone else that year. Though Jordan Spieth broke Woods’ season scoring mark in 2015 (he was a combined 54 under in the majors), he was just 19 shots better than his closest competitor, Jason Day (-35).

28. There are five instances in PGA Tour history where a player won a single PGA Tour event seven or more times. Woods owns four of them. Sam Snead, who won in Greensboro eight times, is the only other player to do it once.
27. Woods has spent 683 weeks as world No. 1 – 352 weeks (more than six years) more than any other player in OWGR history (Greg Norman is second).

26. A player has won a major championship with a score of 18 under or better eight times. Tiger owns five of those eight instances.
25. Woods is, of course, the only man in the modern era to win four consecutive majors – a feat known as the Tiger Slam. The last of Tiger’s four straight major wins came at age 25. The only other players in the modern era to even win four career majors (not consecutive) at age 25 or younger are Jack Nicklaus and Rory McIlroy.

24. Woods is the only player in history to win the U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open in his career. He won three of each.
23. Woods has won nine USGA Championships in his career, tied with Bobby Jones for most all-time. Woods won the 2000 U.S. Open by 15 shots. No other player in the last 100 years has won a U.S. Open by more than nine shots.

22. From 2002-05, Woods had 1,540 putts from 3 feet and in on the PGA Tour. He only missed three of them.
21. Woods completed the career Grand Slam at age 24. Not only is he the youngest player to win the slam, only five other players in the last 50 years have won a major at age 24 or younger.
20. There have only been two instances since 1900 where a player won a major championship by 10 strokes or more. Woods owns both of those instances (1997 Masters, 2000 U.S. Open).

19. Woods is the only player in the PGA Championship’s stroke-play era to win the tournament in consecutive years. He’s done it twice.
18. Tiger is 16-1 in his career in playoffs on the PGA and European tours. His only defeat came to Billy Mayfair at the 1998 Nissan Open.
17. Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year has been awarded since 1954. Woods is the only athlete to win the award more than once (1996, 2000).

16. Tiger has held the outright 54-hole lead 45 times in his PGA Tour career. He went on to win 43 of them, good for a 95.6 percent clip. For context - over the last three PGA Tour seasons, players with an outright 54-hole lead have gone on to win 39.7 percent of the time.
15. Tiger has held the outright 36-hole lead 33 times in his Tour career. He went on to win 28 of them (84.8 percent). In comparison, Jack Nicklaus’ 36-hole outright conversion rate was 63 percent.
14. Tiger’s 46 PGA Tour wins before he turned 30 would be eighth on the overall all-time wins list – one ahead of Walter Hagen.

13. Woods has missed 15 cuts on the PGA Tour as a professional. Spieth has missed 13. Spieth was three years old when Tiger turned pro.
12. Adjusted scoring averages have been calculated on the PGA Tour since 1988. There are six instances where a player’s season adjusted scoring average was better than 68.6. They all belong to Woods.
11. Woods has won 14 major championships. No other player currently age 40 or younger has more than 12 career regular PGA Tour wins (Zach Johnson, who turns 40 in February, has 12).

10. Speaking of Zach - Tiger’s 79 Tour wins are 67 more than any other player currently 40 or younger. There are seven other players age 40 or younger with at least eight career PGA Tour wins. Those players – Johnson, Adam Scott, McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Geoff Ogilvy and Bubba Watson – have 67 wins combined.
9. Woods is credited with 40 career wins on the European Tour, third-most all-time. Woods has never played a full season on the European Tour.
8. Tiger is the only player since World War II to win a PGA Tour event four straight years. He did it two different times.

7. Tiger is the only player in PGA Tour history to win eight or more times on a single course. He has done it on three different courses.
6. Tiger has won five straight PGA Tour starts three different times. Over the last 60 years, he is the only player to do it once.
5. From 1997 through 2008, Woods led or co-led following any round in a major 42 different times. Second on the list in that span was Phil Mickelson – with 13. Woods won 14 majors in that span.

4. Tiger has 18 career World Golf Championship victories. Second on the all-time list? Ogilvy. He has three.

3. Woods had 142 consecutive PGA Tour events without missing a cut, from 1998-2005. That is 29 more than the second-longest streak in the Tour’s history (Byron Nelson, 113 in a row). There are only four other such streaks even half as long as Woods’.

2. In a stretch from the middle of the 1999 season through the middle of the 2001 season, Woods won 20 of the 38 stroke-play events he played on the Tour (a .526 win percentage). In those events, Woods was a combined 472 under, a cumulative score 307 shots better than anyone else. Vijay Singh was second.

1. From 1997 through 2008, Woods was a combined 126 under par in majors. There are 138 other players who played at least 40 rounds in major championships in that span. Among that group, Woods was a staggering 189 shots better than anyone else. Second on the list: Joe Ogilvie, at 63 over.
Report lewisham ranger December 2, 2016 10:05 PM GMT
Nice facts CMIC and the truth of the matter is you don't win 14 majors if you don't have something seriously special about you

I think Tiger is interesting in the Majors this year. Think the US open could be too much of a grind for this version of Tiger but he's going for his 20th anniversary at the Masters and he finished 3rd on his only visit to Royal Birkdale in 1998. Americans have won 5 out of the last eight opens at that venue.
Report donny osmond December 3, 2016 12:20 PM GMT
might want some decent weather to contend at an open

and after this week the books wont be so generous


masters might be a good chance as history suggests its
a course that holds its form

the biggest proviso is that the short game holds up

there would be nothing better over the next 5 years
or so than a fit tiger contending with the new brigade
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2016 1:16 PM GMT
southport isn't scotland.
Report kincsem December 3, 2016 4:24 PM GMT
Finished 2nd to Tiger Woods in 14 Majors

Rocco Mediate
Woody Austin
Shaun Micheel
Chris DiMarco
Colin Montgomerie
Chris DiMarco
Phil Mickelson *
Retief Goosen *
David Duval *
Bob May
Thomas Bjorn
Miguel Angel Jiminez / Ernie Els *
Sergio Garcia
Tom Kite *

* Major winners
Report Total Bosman December 3, 2016 5:46 PM GMT
Know it's early days and this isn't the toughest track, but this seriously promising stuff after so long out (and how bad he was pre-injury).  If Tiger can mix it up with the rest of the world class players at the top of the game we've got some season ahead.
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2016 8:31 PM GMT
unfortunately the short game problems are still there. putting isn't the greatest under pressure and seems to make some strange decisions around the greens. that would be worrying for the masters if he's trying to put everything that's off the green instead of chipping it.Sad

I think he can put everything together over a weekend to win one more major in the rest of his career but hard to believe he'll win four or more.
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2016 8:45 PM GMT

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Know it's early days and this isn't the toughest track, but this seriously promising stuff after so long out (and how bad he was pre-injury).  If Tiger can mix it up with the rest of the world class players at the top of the game we've got some season ahead.


commentators were saying something similar, but how promising is it? he was like this before his break. Ok there were many times when he was seriously worse, but the times he contended he would do something similar to what he's done here, get into contention, then putting would break down, chipping was patchy, etc.

Still a great player but riddled with huge weaknesses in his game and I wonder now if the time he took off was more really just a sign of desperation, than anything else
Report Total Bosman December 3, 2016 9:23 PM GMT
I think you're kind of forgetting just how bad he was before the break, to me the basics all look much better.  He's played well for a guy who's been out for that long, run out of steam a couple of days but that's to be expected I think.  Probably another couple of months til we see him again and so plenty of time to improve.  I doubt in this era he can get back to being the BEST, but after this long out, and the problems he had before, at this stage just holding his own against guys of this calibre is grounds for optimism.
Report brain dead jockeys December 3, 2016 9:41 PM GMT
he is 3 behind sam snead in PGA tour wins and getting past that should be his goal. there are plenty of events in the year which attract weak fields on easy courses and tiger could take some of those events. he needs to have a diff mindset now........i give him zero chance of 4 more majors but 4 more PGA events is a possibility.
Report Total Bosman December 3, 2016 9:52 PM GMT
We've seen how much Augusta rewards experience and that old guys can contend there.  I'd say he's got at least one more Masters in him if he can keep playing.  4 might be a stretch, but I honestly don't feel you can rule it out.  Guy's spent his whole life achieve things mere mortals shouldn't be able to.
Report brain dead jockeys December 3, 2016 9:59 PM GMT
too right bosman.........u can never right someone like tiger off.........mastered the most skilful sport in the world like no one else..........greatest sports performer in history for me. no contest.
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
I think you're kind of forgetting just how bad he was before the break,

I haven't forgotten at all actually. He completely stunk the place out in most tournaments he was in and was regularly tailed off.

Yes this is improvement but really it reminds me of the Tiger who was contending in the period for 2008-2014, he would be in contention but then poor putting or just rank bad play would take him out just as fast.

Which suggests to me that he has some kind of mental block once he gets in or around the lead. It's strange to think the most mentally tough player in the history of the game has a mental block, but that is how it is.

It also isn't convincing how he is approaching some of these shots in and around the green. Which again seems linked to this mental block. But yes encouraging signs overall so wouldn't write him off for next year
Report trebor December 3, 2016 10:22 PM GMT
Snead's record should not count, and I would not be surprised if his number of victories gets lowered at some time.
5 of his victory's was with a partner, another was a 18 hole event, 3 where 36 hole events and another 5 had no more then 16 players in the event.
Report kincsem December 4, 2016 4:16 PM GMT
Total Bosman
We've seen how much Augusta rewards experience and that old guys can contend there.


Or it is a much smaller field packed with all previous winners, and with half a dozen amateurs.
Report brain dead jockeys December 4, 2016 6:53 PM GMT
not going well
Report kincsem December 30, 2016 6:18 PM GMT
Tiger Woods 41 today, and nine years since he won a major.
Report lewisham ranger December 30, 2016 7:10 PM GMT
Mark O Meara was 41 when he won at Royal Birkdale Cool
Report racingguru January 2, 2017 11:52 AM GMT
Well Tiger was ranked 898 a few weeks back so 652 is progress.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 5, 2017 11:03 PM GMT
interesting blog from tiger

http://www.tigerwoods.com/news/2017/01/05/212899716/tigers-blog-my-goal-remains-to-win/?tcid=tw_article_212899716
Report Mighty Whites 2008 November 29, 2017 10:12 PM GMT
After nearly a year getting urgent much needed repairs the express is less than twenty-four hours from firing up and starting the greatest comeback in the history of sport.

Currently world number 1199 the only way is up.

To quote the great man from 21 years ago 'I've heard i'm not ready for you, the question is are you ready for me'

Let the greatest show on earth roll once more!
Report racingguru December 4, 2017 5:04 AM GMT
1199 to 668 in one week - come on Tiger. Top 100 by the Masters? Too much to hope for?
Report donny osmond December 4, 2017 1:10 PM GMT
cantlay went from 1866 to 42 last season, so its not impossible
Report kincsem December 4, 2017 4:41 PM GMT
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Report racingguru December 5, 2017 1:00 AM GMT
Hope he plays a lot, nothing better than reps after the last few years he's had. I think for once there is cause for optimism as the speed is there and doesn't look like an old man swing protecting his back. Short game especially chipping look a problem and difficult to know whether that is rustiness or yips that might never go away.
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