5 Reasons Why Tiger Woods Won’t Make the Cut at the 2014 British Open

Reasons Why Tiger Woods Won’t Make the Cut at the British Open

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There are probably plenty of fans out there who would love to see Tiger Woods win his 15th major at the 2014 British Open. Sadly, that is more than likely not going to happen. Going a step further, let’s take a look at five reasons why Woods won’t even make the cut at the Open Championship.

5. Tiger Hasn’t Won a Major in 6 Years

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5. Tiger Hasn’t Won a Major in 6 Years

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Tiger Woods has not won a major in six years. Sure, he is well overdue, but what makes people think he is going to finally capture a major this weekend? In no way is he entering the Open on his A game. Heck, he isn’t even entering this tourney on his B game.

4. He Doesn’t Have that “It” Factor Anymore

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4. He Doesn’t Have that “It” Factor Anymore

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Tiger Woods used to be the most dominant player in golf and players feared playing in his group. He doesn’t really have those magical moments anymore, like his miracle chip at the 2005 Masters, his putter is no longer his best friend and he simply doesn’t have that “it” factor anymore. When healthy, he is still a very good golfer, though.

3. He is Coming off of Back Surgery

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3. He is Coming off of Back Surgery

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Tiger Woods missed a good amount of golf because of back surgery. That is no joke. Recovering from surgery is never an easy thing to do. That is especially true when someone is trying to play at the highest level in one of the toughest sports there is. Not to mention, Tiger is not the young stud that he used to be.

2. Woods Missed His First Cut Back

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2. Woods Missed His First Cut Back

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Woods made some progress in his first tournament back, but he still missed the cut. His game is not where it needs to be and he is naturally going to be inconsistent until he gets more rounds in.

1. The Field is Very, Very Good

Rory McIlroy
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1. The Field is Very, Very Good

Rory McIlroy
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I am not saying that the field was weak when Tiger won his first 14 majors because that is not the case. However, the field is arguably more talented now. Even if you don’t agree with that statement, there are plenty of great golfers who are on their game right now, such as Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler. Oh yeah, players like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott and many others are also part of the field.


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  • TamosC

    Guess you were wrong