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  1. 1. How will Tiger do in 2015?

    • 5+ wins including 1+ majors
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    • 2-4 wins including 1+ majors
      19
    • 2+ wins including no majors
      20
    • 1 win of some kind
      19
    • No wins, but a solid year
      4
    • A horrible year altogether
      5


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According to USA Today, Woods began hitting golf balls last week for the first time since shutting himself down following the PGA Championship in August. Woods, who underwent microdiscectomy surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back on March 31 before making a brief return to the PGA Tour, had previously only been allowed to chip and putt.

"The doctors said he could hit golf balls again, and he's listening to his doctors and to his body," Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, told USA Today Monday. "He will keep listening to his doctors and body. … He's feeling pretty good."

Woods, 38, is slated to return to competition at the Hero World Challenge Dec. 4-7 at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla.

http://golfweek.com/news/2014/oct/20/tiger-woods-back-injury-return-hitting-range-pga/

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1 win on tour was my vote.

He's reached the age when aches and pains will disrupt his ability to compete.

Doubt he will play the entire season without another medical incident or has a dramatic occurrence of some sort.

Too many outside distractions also seem to happen which will prevent his ability to play at a high level.

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I voted regular 2 wins with no major victory. It would not be hard for him to win against a weak field if he is reasonably healthy. He'd have be extremely healthy, with solid mechanics, hitting on all cylinders to win a major.

I think if he does win a major, it will be one of the first two, before normal tournament wear, and tear does too much damage.

I also think if there had been a choice that he would incur another season ending injury I might have gave that choice a closer look.

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2+ wins no majors.  Complete SWAG (Stupid Wild Ass Guess) based on his ability it win five tournaments in 2013 and expecting some rust after not playing most of 2014.  I'd like to see him win a major just to see him end the drought but it won't be easy.

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I'm curious how much a pro golfer loses in terms of swing speed and consistency after a layoff like Tiger has had.  I know that in running marathons, a 2+ month layoff would set me back at least 3-4 months and I am not anywhere close to an elite runner.

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I'm curious how much a pro golfer loses in terms of swing speed and consistency after a layoff like Tiger has had.  I know that in running marathons, a 2+ month layoff would set me back at least 3-4 months and I am not anywhere close to an elite runner.


Probably not much. You're not comparing like things. Tiger kept training, and I can take months off and still hit the ball farther than most people. Fast twitch stuff doesn't just go away.

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Where's the I have no bloody clue choice? :-(

Yeah, me too. Could be anything from a complete disaster, to multiple wins and a major. Sorry @colin007 , I'm pulling for the former! Won't be surprised by the latter though....

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I voted 1 win of some kind and felt like I was giving him more benefit (because he's Tiger Woods) than I probably should.

Hope I'm wrong and he wins a Grand Slam.

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