Tiger Woods is 35 now. He has 14 majors under his belt. Won 71 tournaments. But when was the last time he won the last one? About one-and-a-half years ago. An aeon ago.
He did well (T-4) at the last major, the Masters, but otherwise he was generally not quite near where he once was. The invincibility was gone. The immoratlity has vanished. Now he is just a mere human being. What a world of difference it has been since that car (SUV) accident one night in Florida.
So the question on every golfer’s mind is: Will Tiger be able to beat Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors?
The newspapers, magazines, the internet, the pundits on tv all seem to agree that Mr. Woods will not be able to do it, ever; that Mr. Nicklaus will remain the record holder for a long, long time to come.
My own 28-handicapped opinion? He will win those five more majors to beat that record. But he will do it slowly, slowly. Not in the intimidating manner of yesteryears but in a more humanlike manner. Like he will win one major this year, none the next, another one after that. Like he will surpass the record only when he is 45 years old. Ten long years from now.
By that time, heh heh heh, I would have improved my chipping and putting, and probably be playing handicap 20…