Tiger now endures the struggles that many of us do except at an elite level. He is simply too mechanical focused on the course and does not just play golf like he used to. We can debate about what is causing his injuries, but the fact is he has hit an infinite number of golf balls over his lifespan at very high speeds and after awhile it takes a toll on your body. All of the greats have had their problems as they age and Tiger is no different.
JMO, Tiger needs to rest his body the rest of the year (although he said he is going to play in December). He needs to work extensively on stretching and taking some of his bulk off to allow his body to move more freely like it did when he was younger. He needs to check his ego and change his game. At one time he was the master at the short game and he needs to get back to it. He can hit it plenty long and allow his short game to do the rest. Forget swing coaches and just do what he feels comfortable doing and allow his experience and talent to take over. Most importantly, he needs to play more. He is not good enough now to just show up at majors or huge tournaments and beat these young guns who are extremely talented and have razor sharp games.
Tiger is the most talented and accomplished player of the modern era. He has the ability to continue to be great but he has to do things differently if he is ever going to make a run at Jack's record. My feeling is he will continue to be Tiger and will find another swing coach who will mess with his swing and he is taking on another 2-3 year swing change. Father time is ticking and he just does not have the time now to continue to keep changing swings.
Well said and fairly presented. Totally agree.