If Tigers injury keeps him from golfing at the level he expects and get back to winning majors he will end up being known as another Ken Venturee, career ended by injury. Could've been the all time greatest. IF.
The real reason the gloves get holes in them is your holding the very end of the club. If you look at the club when you grip it the end will be right at the hole. choke down about an inch. watch the pro's they don't hold the very end of a club,they always choke down a bit.