But what else is there to say when you get a whiff of that “Tiger is flushing it, hitting it a mile, as good as his ’01 Tiger Slam days” hilarity and then within less than a week, it’s announced that he’s WD’ing from his first scheduled event in more than a year?
Other than saying, “well, well, well,” there isn’t much, is there?
I mean, you could simply take one of the last paragraphs from my previous posting on Tiger Woods’ imminent return to action and you’ll know that prediction is not so much being clairvoyant but merely looking at things with an unbiased eye:
I’d be willing to guess that Tiger’s return will be more like the last we saw of him, than anything close to what he was doing in 2001.
That’s just common sense.
Tiger Woods is withdrawing from the 2016 Safeway Open, announcing the decision in a statement on his website:
“After a lot of soul searching and honest reflection, I know that I am not yet ready to play on the PGA TOUR or compete in Turkey. My health is good, and I feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be…”
Weinman wrote Monday: “According to Woods’ confidante Notah Begay III, Woods, who underwent two back surgeries last year, is physically healthy, but concerns about his short game were enough to force him to postpone a return.”
“His game wasn’t where he wanted it to be,” Begay said on the Golf Channel, per Weinman.
If you believe any of that, you’re better than I, because I don’t buy it for a minute.
Because I have extreme difficulty following the logic that a man who would have spent months rehabbing from back surgery (meaning that for months, all he would have been able to do was chip and putt, followed by pitching, etc.) is ready to go… except for his short game…
It defies belief.
I’m to believe that, after a year off, the part of the game upon which he would have spent the most time working, before he could swing fully… is the reason he’s not ready to play, but his full swing is on point?
Pardon me, but that sounds like a fantasy tale.
What’s the real reason Tiger Woods isn’t ready to play?
Who knows, for sure?
But I doubt it’s the short game.
Call me a cynic.
But we can be sure now, if we’re to be sure of anything, that Jesper Parnevik was full of it…
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