Perhaps, but introduce elements like wind plus a modicum of pressure and suddenly Tiger struggles.
His game is not tournament tough, a statement you’d never, ever have made not long ago.
He’s not in control of his golf ball.
He’s thinking swing, not playing golf.
His short game’s not sharp at all. Old Tiger gets up and down from that spot at the 15th hole 10-of-10 times, and maybe holes one or two. It was just poorly struck.
His putting is average. That’s a statement you’d never have made not long ago.
Talent like his doesn’t just vanish.
But who knows how badly his legendary psyche’s been bruised in the wake of his public humiliation? Who knows where he’s at in his recovery from whatever behavioral issue he’s dealing with?
What’s troubling is not that Tiger lost to Thomas Bjorn in a fickle format like match play.
What’s troubling is that he is lost.