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Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

Posted on: August 15, 2010 5:32 pm

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Maybe it’s the power of positive thinking, or perhaps it was just delusions of grandeur.

Despite the incredible tumult in his life since last November, Tiger Woods thought he had a chance at winning one of the major championships in 2010.

“I thought I could,” Woods said Sunday. “I thought I could, certainly -- just got to play well at the right time. Just four days. I just got to put it together for four days and I never did that.”

He never came close, really.

Finishing off his second consecutive season without a Grand Slam title, Woods finished with a 1-over 73 and was T27 as the leaders finished the final round the 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

After finishing fourth and having an outside chance at the first two majors of the year, Woods was a non-factor at the last two, adding to his season of angst.
“Disappointed, certainly,” he said. “In order for it to be a great year you have to win a major championship. I won six times last year and it was a good year, yeah, but it wasn't a great year.”

Barring a massive rally in his few remaining starts, this represents his worst season, by any personal or professional yardstick.

Sunday’s effort marked his 11th consecutive round without breaking par as Woods limped into the so-called FedEx Cup playoff series in a projected 108th place in points. Unless that position improves, Woods will only be eligible for the first of four FedEx events, The Barclays, two weeks down the road in New Jersey.

Just as uncertain is his status for the Ryder Cup team, since he failed to clinch one of the eight automatic berths that were cemented Sunday night. Woods must now rely on one of four captain’s picks to be issued in three weeks by Corey Pavin.

At least after last week’s career-worst debacle at the Bridgestone Invitational, Woods felt like he might be able to contribute if picked.

“I think I got a chance of maybe helping out in singles,” cracked Woods, who is 3-1-1 in that portion of the competition in his five Ryder trips. “Save me to singles. I mean, no, I feel like my game is a lot better than it was obviously last week, and given a little bit more time it's starting to head in the right direction now, which is good. And I'm looking forward to it -- hopefully Corey will pick me on the team.”

Given his FedEx Cup status, he might have one chance to make an impression at The Barclays. Woods said he was heading home for a week of practice, which might include more  work with his newest ally, swing coach Sean Foley.

While the pair don’t have a formal client-pupil relationship yet, Woods said he was intrigued what he has seen from the Canadian, who also coached Sean O’Hair, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan and a couple of other tour veterans.

There’s one huge benefit for Woods, whose personal life is in serious transition: Foley is based in Winter Garden, Fla., just a few minutes from the back gate at Woods’ home outside Orlando.

“I asked him to take a look at my swing this week and give me some ideas of what he sees,” Woods said. “I like some of his, some of the things he had to say about my golf swing and where I needed to go. I like the direction because I was able to hit the shots that I used to be able to hit feel-wise. 

“So when you get that kind of contact again it's good. As far as working down the road, I'm sure I'm going to see him a little bit more. 

“I still want to pick his brain a little bit more. I don't really have all of his whole concept yet.  But I would like to get to know him a little bit more before I fully get into it.”

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Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 8:36 am

Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

Tiger is on the right track as far as his golf game is concerned.  A new or maybe just a suggestive coach; now Tiger has to surrond himself with new people.

Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2010 3:04 pm

Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

You were a pro at what, Chinese checkers? Get  a grip, man.

Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2010 2:59 pm

Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

Ditto, Chop. Elling, not only are you a total hack, you're a hack who doesn't do his homwork. What's your Pulitzer total, Elling?

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2010 9:38 am

Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

We may be witnessing the demise of the world's greatest golfer.  It happens to everyone.  Tiger is getting long of toothe.  His swing has never been smooth like, Els, Snead, etc.  His swing will not hold up as he ages.

Since: Aug 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 9:35 am
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Since: Aug 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 9:31 am
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Since: Aug 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 3:28 am

Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

To clarify this, I don't want to appear to be picking on Tiger....
It's 'The System' that is so ludicrous..!!

Tiger has supposedly been "#1" since June of '05, but let's review his performance in the last 2 years . . since that is the timeframe involved with
the silly 'system'.
After his heroic win at Torrey Pines, he has had surgery and was on rehab for 8 months....
(Didn't someone win The Fed-Ex Cup that year..??)
and remained #1...
Upon his return, he Lost in the _2_nd round of a match play event...and remained #1...
In the last 8 'Majors', his best performance was 2nd to Y.E. Yang at the '09 PGA....
before that, he placed no better than 4th..._Missing_The_Cut_ in one of them...and Remained #1...
In the past few weeks, he played so poorly, he could've been beaten by any number of college players....and Remained #1...
If That's not a blatant example of a flawed system....I don't know what Is..!!
What is the value of a Major Championship, that brings together the best players in the world,
and then tells the Champion of those Majors that they're NOT the #1 player in the World...??
They just proved that they Were..!!!
A more accurate and sensible system MUST be implemented, if there is to be any form of
'record book' kept of number of consecutive weeks being #1 ranked.
It's currently Laughable..!!

Since: Aug 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 2:49 am

Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

I wonder who'll be rankad as #1, this week...
Tiger hasn't _Deserved_ it since the '08 U.S. Open...!!!
A new system is _Badly_ needed..!!
** 1st criteria: Win a Major....Automatic #1 rank . . !!

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2010 1:09 am

Tigger can you spell KARMA

;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     I can remember when tigger first came out on tour and was asked about his fellow players. He was quoted as saying that when he was playing he didn't want to beat them he wanted to DESTROY them.  Now he cant win. I think he might win a couple more tourneys but he will never own the PGA like he once did. I have played sports on several levels including pro. I wanted to beat who i was playing but i nerver wanted to destroy them unless they had come after me. Tigger made that statement and look at him now. He is the shell of the champ that he was. I wonder how it feels when you cant even beat the ones you wanted to destroy. KARMA

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2010 10:19 pm

Woods completes Slam season, looks ahead

Steve hates Tiger??? I thougth it was the exact opposite; he LOVES him. Talks about him ad nauseum. Doesn't realize, like so many others that there is more to the game of golf than Tiger Woods. Thank goodness, the network got it right this weekend and followed ALL the great golf that was being played. It was one of the more enjoyable telecasts of golf that I have seen in a LONG while.

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