Hey everyone, welcome back to my sports and fitness blog. I assume that all of you golf fanatics ( and even the general sports nuts) are wondering where the hell Tiger Woods has been for the past couples years? He was to be making a comeback last year but after a disappointing outing it seemed to get cancelled. Well Jack Nicklaus is wondering the same thing.
Nicklaus and Tiger have a long track record together that started for Tiger when he was only an amateur. When his professional career began Woods set a pace to break Nicklaus’s record for most majors, but after having his knee operated on for the fourth time in 2008 his career took a downturn.
Tiger had a disappointing 2017 debut at Torrey Pines and didn’t manage to make the cut, then flew to Dubai and had to withdraw due to back spasms after hitting a 77. Since then, Woods has withdrawn from the Genesis Open and the recent Honda Classic. He also cancelled an interview at the recommendation of his agent, who said that doctors are advising the once great Tiger to limit all activities.
Nicklaus once believed that Tiger could surpass his record for 18 majors, and took it far enough to “paint a picture”during the 1999 Masters tournament of Tiger winning at least 10 green jackets. When he was asked about Tiger on Sunday at the Honda Classic Nicklaus referred to Tiger as a “puzzle”. There seems to be a growing number young players with the ability to win major championships, and it seems they are learning how to win because Tiger has not been dominant since dealing with all of his injuries. Will we see the next young star soon who is able to unsup Tigers records?