Tiger Woods was the most dominant golfer for a long time. At one point, breaking Jack Nicklaus‘ majors record didn’t even seem like it would be a problem for Woods. After all, he was staring that record in the face years ago. Fast forward to 2014, and Woods has not won a major in six years.
With injuries and Rory McIlroy emerging in a big way, Woods would be lucky to win one more major.
Woods actually reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in the world last season. He didn’t win a major, but he looked like the best golfer in the world. That counted for something and probably gave fans a lot of hope when it came to him breaking the majors record.
It remains to be seen how much time Woods will miss from his latest injury. Who knows, he may be back for the PGA Championship this weekend (wishful thinking).
Let’s just put it this way, though, Tiger withdrawing from tournaments is nothing new. Me, along with other fans, are starting to grow accustomed to that. Woods just recently had back surgery, sat out a decent amount of time and seemed like he was finally healthy. Boy did his back full us.
Tiger is now 38 years old, McIlroy is on top of his game and Nicklaus’ majors record seems like it will stay in tact for awhile longer.
Sure, Tiger still has some time to win more tournaments, but he never seems to completely show up in majors. He’s been close as of recent, but he just can’t get the job done. At one point it wasn’t a matter of if, but when Tiger would break the record. With so much happening in Woods’ career over the last few years, it doesn’t look like he is going to win another major.
I hope I am wrong.