Re: Tiger Back in 2 weeks???
Originally Posted by Gioguy21
I certainly don't think he will be at Augusta this year. Not a chance.
I see it like this:
* he comes back any time this year = 25%
* he takes 12 months off = 25%
* he takes 18 months off = 25%
* he's done for good = 25%
But then, what does anyone know about this guy?
Everyone assumes that breaking Nicklaus's 18 Majors is the primary motivation for getting up in the morning, hitting the gym, the driving-range when you have close to $US100+ million.
But is that the case? How many times do you hear him mention the 18 Majors in interviews? Correct me if I'm horribly mistaken, but I've havent actually heard him say it.
When guys interview him about what drives him on he says stuff like "I want to get better" or "it's all about 'W's".
No mention of Jack Nicklaus. No mention of 18 Majors being the primary target.
Am I wrong? If so, I apologize and I await quotes from Woods proving otherwise.
This brings us round to Woods current mindset - a state that one can imagine being a combination of shame, embarrassment and self-pity. This isn't just some 'affair' that he got caught out by, LOL.
And as I said before, he is quoted as saying, if he feels he cannot come back and be a better player than he has been - he will walk away. Period.
Forget the obvious difficulty he's going to have making that first public comeback - and let's not argue here - whatever spotlight was on him before, is going to be magnified 100x more.
The amount of comments and ridivule he's going to be subjected to from now on is uncalcuable.(see last year's US Open for proof of 'the galley').
This is nothing
like his father dying or a knee blowing-out...not even close. Sponsors are dropping him like a bad habit...the public are looking on at him with ridicule, not sympathy.
Some of the comments made on here about "oh he'll deal with it like he does everything else before"
is just hilarious.
It's almost like a) you've haven't fully realised the magnitude of what's happened, b) you're burying your heads in the sand or c) you're just dumb.