Greg Norman became the latest player to weigh in on Tiger Woods’ major championship future, telling Golf Magazine that he feels Woods must ify distractions and open himself up if he is to add to his tally.
'Tiger, when he dominated, had a single-shot approach,' Norman was quoted in the November edition as saying. 'It was only about the golf.
'Now there are so many distractions, and people are looking for things that are wrong with Tiger now, so he's got to deal with that on a day-to-day basis, like every other mortal has to do, right?
“In our lives, in our business, we all have to be responsible for our actions. It's very hard for him to have that focus. And the more he shuts people off, the worse it gets.'
Woods has 14 career major titles, four shy of Jack Nicklaus’ record 18. Nicklaus said recently that he believe Woods can still reach his mark. Luke Donald, meanwhile, said a new era of golf has begun, but made a clarification to say that it would be foolish to suggest Woods is through as a competitor.
Nick Faldo said Woods is mentally shot. Nick Price agreed with Faldo.
Norman said Woods lacks the “street smarts” to fully recover his game.
'He thinks everything's OK because his world is so cocooned,' Norman added.