Actually, I don’t have a clue what is going on with Tiger Woods’ latest withdrawal from an event due to an injury, but this is different – I can’t remember the last time he withdrew from a scheduled event before hitting his 1st tee shot.
So, that’s ominous enough, that he isn’t even trying to play through it.
One might be tempted to say that it’s a grizzled veteran showing some common sense, but we’re talking about a guy who hasn’t exactly shown the best instincts when it comes to avoiding or reducing the severity of an injury (2008 U.S. Open, anyone?).
But here it is, thanks to Mike Divot for the link – from Tiger Woods’ Twitter account, he is out of the API with a neck injury:
MD pointed out the impact position on a bunker shot that TW took at the WGC Mexico two weeks back:
I don’t know if that has anything to do with it, but I’ve noticed TW moving rather gingerly at times in the past events I’ve seen him.
Granted, I haven’t watched much due to the horrid swing analysis, inane announcer comments and TW-worship, but when I have watched him play, I’ve said “Hmmmm….” more than once looking at his body language.
Of course, I could be out in left field. But I was wary from the moment he came back from the spinal fusion of a man his age and with his injury past, swinging as hard (and in the Modern Golf Swing style) as he was/is.
Did anyone else notice how his ball speed, when he did hit driver the past couple of events, was nowhere near the over-180 mph he was showing last season?
I saw him clocking in at 170 mph or a little higher when they showed his driver ball speed. That had me saying, “Hmmm….” as well.
I guess we’ll wait to see how 2019 unfolds, but it’s not a great start for the Duct-Tape Warrior.
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