Saturday, July 20

Tiger Woods Is Sounding Like the Rest of Us: 'Just Trying to Scrape It Around'

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TIGER WOODS MISSED THE CUT at Royal Portrush Golf Club in The Open Championship and sounded resigned in the process. His body was off. His shot shapes were off. And now he's taking more time off.

We're not anything like Tiger, even in his diminished 43-year-old form. But after reading his quotes more than once, I realized that he and the rest of us are sounding more and more alike.

Look at what Tiger said. I'll bet you've heard it before, whether out of the mouths of your golf pals or out of your own mouth.

"I'm just not moving as well as I'd like."

"Unfortunately, you've got to be able to move, and especially under these conditions, shape the golf ball. And I didn't do it. I didn't shape the golf ball at all."

"Everything was left-to-right."

"And [I] wasn't hitting [it] very solidly."

"I didn't do much out there today."

"I hit a lot of missed shots."

"Everything was off the heel. Just trying to scrape it around.”

This sure sounds like other aging golfers, guys I might play with. And yes, me.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I agree that Tiger is sounding like the rest of us. Finally - the Superman of Golf might just be human after all? Well, we did see that during his 3-year absence from golf while recuperating from back surgery.... things happen as you age, your body can't take the same brutal day-in/day-out brutal punishment that pro golfers in particular put themselves through. But, I still think he's got a bunch of "young" in him still. We'll see whether that's true or not....