What Tiger Woods' golf game has turned into since his last major win in 2008 is unbelievable. This past weekend at the Memorial, the former #1 golfer in the world sunk to a new low.
Tiger shot an 85 on Saturday, his worst round as a professional EVER! He would finish the weekend shooting a 302, his highest 72 hole score EVER! It got so bad that Tiger was the first golfer off the tee on Sunday morning and played the entire final round BY HIMSELF. He would finish at 14 over. He would finish dead which is the first time that has ever happened in a tournament that he made the cut.
This is at the Memorial. A tournament that Tiger has won 5 times.
Just writing that has me shaking my head. It is unreal.
Tiger is still in pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major wins for his career. Tiger is stuck at 14 and has been for 7 years now. Speaking of Jack, his worst round ever is an 85, but he shot that when he was 63 years old.
Tiger is still 39 years old so there is time, but it is running out. Can he snap out of this long funk? Yes he can, but I for one think the best days are done. Can he win? Yes! Can he win a major? I don't think so. I don't trust him to put 4 days of solid golf together on some of the toughest course set ups.
Who would have thought that his incredible win at the US Open in 2008 would be his last major win? In that playoff win over Rocco Mediate, Tiger gutted thru a left knee injury that would require surgery after the event. He would miss the rest of the season after surgery.
His next scheduled tournament this season is at the US Open on Chambers Bay in Washington on June 18th. This will be the first time the national championship has been contested at this course. Maybe it will produce one of the greatest come backs of all time. Tiger Woods winning his 15th major. It would be truly amazing considering where Tiger is ranked right now. The former #1 golfer is now 181st in the World Golf Rankings.
I'm still shaking my head as I write.