Tiger’s playing like a pussy cat

By Richard Kent BASN Writer
Updated: May 5, 2012
CONNECTICUT (BASN)—It was once a foregone conclusion. Tiger would beat Jack’s record. His 13 Majors would swell beyond Jack’s 18 when all was said and done.
Well now the issue is will Tiger make the cut in events which he enters.
In his most recent tournament, the Wells Fargo in Charlotte, Tiger shot 71,73 for a 144 and missed the cut by a stroke. Sure the cut was at 1 under which is unusual, but still Tiger on the last day did not make a birdie on a par 5.
The Wells Fargo is now the only tournament in which Tiger has missed the cut twice in his career.
Still, Tiger has only missed 8 cuts in 267 events,amazingly low. Phil Mickelson by contrast has missed 63.
Tiger won the Arnold Palmer a few weeks ago and the expectations were that he would win the Masters and all would be good. Well he didn’t and was not close and there are still looming questions about his swing, which Woods admits is a work in progress.
A number of factors would seem to militate against Tiger breaking the record.He is 37 years old and while not old by golfers standards very few golfers have won tournaments over the age of 40, including Nicklaus. Jack did win a Masters well into his 40′s, but that is unusual.
Tiger’s health is not the best and he has a number of leg problems.
The fields are stronger and deeper now than ever before with many players able to outhit him easily. At one time, that was nearly impossible.
He appears as committed to golf as ever before and his personal problems are largely behind him.The big issue is whether he has lost confidence in his game. He hints at that every once in a while.
This should be a pivotal year for Woods. He needs to make a strong showing at the US Open in June and maybe even make a run towards a win. He performs better in the Open than the British Open and the PGA.If he can pick up a win in a Major, 2013 could be a banner year for him. If not the questions will continue.