I’ve always been a Tiger Woods fan. Through all the injuries and personal problems, I have stuck by him, even though he hasn’t won a major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open — and that particular win came on a bum left knee that had to be surgically repaired soon thereafter.
So why would I bet against him in this weekend’s British Open, especially when I still consider him to be the best golfer on the planet?
Because of the injured left elbow he suffered in June’s U.S. Open.
“The elbow feels good,” Woods told USA TODAY Sports. “It’s one of the good things of taking the time off to let it heal and get the treatment and therapy on it. The main reason was that coming over here, the ground is going to be hard, obviously, and I’m going to need that elbow to be good … everything is good to go.”
I just can’t believe it until Tiger Woods returns to being, well, Tiger Woods. I think it’s going to take him being 100 percent, which I still don’t believe he is no matter what he says. It has been over five years since Woods won a major and for the first time in his career, I don’t think he’s going to win this one.
Maybe the doubt of one of his most ardent supporters will be enough for him to finally end the drought.