It wasn’t a great week, or a great year for Tiger Woods. This golf superstar recently suffered a humiliating defeat on Thursday, November 17, 2011, which was his second in two days. The former #1 golfer in the world made history all right–this was the first time he lost his first two games in match play since 2004.
Despite Woods’ poor performance, the United States still led the Presidents Cup. Woods later commented, “It was a tough day. Just trying to hit the greens was a heck of an accomplishment.” Along with his partner Steve Stricker, the duo failed to make a single “birdie” against Melbourne.
However, the defeat wasn’t the worst part of it. Later, Woods was forced to meet his former caddie – the same one he fired and the same one who publicly insulted his former boss. As it turns out, Adam Scott, is now the employer of Steve Williams. Is this an ironic coincidence or is this psychological warfare?
According to spectators, this game (which saw Woods and Stricker fail to win a hole) is said to be the worst Woods has ever played in terms of the margin of defeat. Oh sure, Woods did shake hands with his former caddy, though the exchange was somewhat rushed and overly cordial. He even gave some positive comments about Williams later on, suggesting “There’s some great things that Steve and I did, and that’s how I look at it…Life goes forward and I’m very happy with what we have done in our career together.”
Now what is Tiger Woods thinking as a 2012 victory all but slips through his hands? He is definitely getting back into action and attempting to shake off some of that pro golfing “rust.” He is already set to play at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January. As of this moment he is currently ranked #50, and has been winless for two years–the longest losing streak of his career.
What do you think? Is Tiger Woods capable of coming back and regaining his momentum? Is it all just personal demons or has his time in the spotlight already peaked?
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