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Poll Results: Tiger will win ____ majors in 2014

Poll expires: Today  
  • 29% (24)
    Zero
  • 47% (39)
    One
  • 18% (15)
    Two
  • 1% (1)
    Three
  • 3% (3)
    Four
82 Total Votes  
post #19 of 90

I put zero, seems to be banged up more often now with lots of injuries, dangerous to himself with 5 foot putts, Not being friends with his driver doesn't help matters,Looks unhappy, disinterested along with a few other reasons that people have stated.

 

Suggestion to win majors- go play golf its a game, not a job., Smile, embrace the wonderful opportunity you have to play golf for a living, throw away your work out footwear and apparel- stop coming across as an arrogant SOB to your fans and come clean on your mistakes when they happen.  Realize you are human and act accordingly. Stop swearing, grimacing and thinking you are owed something.

post #20 of 90
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Originally Posted by Spitfisher View Post

I put zero, seems to be banged up more often now with lots of injuries, dangerous to himself with 5 foot putts, Not being friends with his driver doesn't help matters,Looks unhappy, disinterested along with a few other reasons that people have stated.

Suggestion to win majors- go play golf its a game, not a job., Smile, embrace the wonderful opportunity you have to play golf for a living, throw away your work out footwear and apparel- stop coming across as an arrogant SOB to your fans and come clean on your mistakes when they happen.  Realize you are human and act accordingly. Stop swearing, grimacing and thinking you are owed something.

Or hit more fairways and tighten up the putting...
post #21 of 90
I voted for 1 but wouldn't be shocked if it was 0 or 2. He will need to stay healthy and have the same mental approach that allowed him to win 5 non-majors last year (including the Players which has not been one of his better venues). One of Tiger's strengths has been the mental side of the game, so I think he will figure it out and have everything click once in 2014 even if he is not quite as good as he was.
post #22 of 90
Just in case anyone is interested, the current odds are:
Tiger wins a major in 2014: 7/4
Tiger doesn't win a major in 2014: 3/5
post #23 of 90
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

I hope zero......

 

YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!

post #24 of 90
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post
 

 

YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!

 

:-P

 

 

I was wondering where you were on this thread!

 

So, how many next year?

post #25 of 90

Voted for 1, becuase he was close this year... However, it seems that it's getting in his head everytime he plays one and doesnt perrform, lacking of that Tiger edge...

 

We'll see...

post #26 of 90

I voted for one. I really wanted to say two, and wouldn't be surprised if that ended up being the number, but the quality of the field is so strong now that getting even one is going to be tough. We all saw how well Tiger played this year and he still wasn't able to get one. I think if it hadn't been for the flagstick at Augusta, he'd have gotten that one. Anyways, I think he wins the Masters, but I really do like his chances at all of the major this year.

post #27 of 90
I can see him winning 1 for sure (Masters) maybe even 2.
post #28 of 90
I think if he wins the Masters it will likely lead to a 2nd. He's been solid for almost 2 seasons and I just think he will break through.
post #29 of 90
I think he will win 1 in 2014. I think the only thing keeping Tiger from winning a major is Tiger. He doesn't need to hit driver; he could beat the field hitting 2 iron off most tees as he has several times. He doesn't need to be healthy; he won the US Open in 2008 on basically a broken leg. He doesn't need to have a perfect life; he was having a crap life in 2008, it's just that we didn't know about it. He does need to putt, but that is something he can fix. I think he should go back to the Scotty or the PING he once used to great effect. Its the Indian not the arrow, but part of putting is confidence, and using those those arrows might help him to be the Indian he once was.

I have made no secret that I am a little more a Jack fan than a Tiger fan, but that is not what this thread is about. This thread is about will this be the year that Tiger roars back, and the underlying thought on everyone's mind is will he catch/pass Jack's 18. Jack is "in the clubhouse" with 18, but Tiger is still on the course with a few holes to play. In a sense they are tied-you would expect Tiger to win. Jack won 3 after 40 and this will be more difficult I believe for Tiger, so he needs at least a couple in the next 2 years to tie or break Jack's record.

I hope Tiger wins at least one in 2014, but I hope it's not the US Open-I am pulling for Phil in that one.
post #30 of 90

Zip.  Zero.  Nada.

post #31 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

Just in case anyone is interested, the current odds are:
Tiger wins a major in 2014: 7/4
Tiger doesn't win a major in 2014: 3/5

 

What are the odds of him winning two or more?

post #32 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

What are the odds of him winning two or more?
I think you'd have to go to Vegas to find out the odds for that. I don't know what they are. I would imagine about 7-1.
post #33 of 90

I just don't think he is the closer he used to be in the big ones.    He'll win a few times & I hope he does win a major, but I think he's human & feels the pressure now like he never used to when it comes down to the wire in the majors - it's just in head now  ...

post #34 of 90
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Originally Posted by inthehole View Post
 

I just don't think he is the closer he used to be in the big ones.    He'll win a few times & I hope he does win a major, but I think he's human & feels the pressure now like he never used to when it comes down to the wire in the majors - it's just in head now  ...

Pop psychology amateur analysis coming right up...

 

... but I think most professional golfers probably dream about winning a major or two. When, on the final day of a major, they stand on the brink of fulfilling their dreams, that's when pressure really takes hold.

 

It's common consent that Tiger has always chased Jack's mark in the majors. You could say that, in career terms, he's just now starting the final round with a share of the lead. Or you could label Tiger with the tag "Best player never to have matched Jack's record." I think Tiger is maybe just starting to feel the pressure of confronting his career goals - and it's going to be fascinating to watch.

post #35 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by birlyshirly View Post
 

Pop psychology amateur analysis coming right up...

 

... but I think most professional golfers probably dream about winning a major or two. When, on the final day of a major, they stand on the brink of fulfilling their dreams, that's when pressure really takes hold.

 

It's common consent that Tiger has always chased Jack's mark in the majors. You could say that, in career terms, he's just now starting the final round with a share of the lead. Or you could label Tiger with the tag "Best player never to have matched Jack's record." I think Tiger is maybe just starting to feel the pressure of confronting his career goals - and it's going to be fascinating to watch.

I actually agree with you  :beer: .

 

I think Tiger has struggled mentally to cope with the pressure of winning his first Major since switching swing coaches and his Thanksgiving Day debacle.  IMO, every Major that goes by without him getting a win will make the pressure of the next one even greater.  I think he needs to win one, then getting to 18 will be easier.

 

19 will be another hurdle, especially since he'll likely be over 40 by that point.

post #36 of 90
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

I think you'd have to go to Vegas to find out the odds for that. I don't know what they are. I would imagine about 7-1.
I had to look this up. According to Oddchecker.com, the odds for Tiger Woods winning exactly two majors is 9/1.

My prediction is that he won't win only one major next season. I think 2014 is the make-or-break year for Tiger Woods in major championships; he's had success at each of the venues on next year's calendar. If he can't win any of the four events, then he becomes like late-80s Watson or mid-90s Norman, a player who is done winning majors even if he is the best on tour week-by-week. I feel that a victory, on the other hand, begins another run of major wins like 99-02 and 05-08, and that would get Tiger to Jack's record. If Tiger wins any of the first three majors, I'd give him the PGA as well.
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