By: Jeff Lesson
Tiger Woods won a bunch of tournaments last year. Five to be exact. Or enough to propel him back to number one in the world. At least that’s what the world ranking system tells us.
But shouldn’t the number one in the world guy have won at least one major in the last six years? Woods last major victory was The U.S. Open in June of 2008. Since then, the 38-year-old and not getting any younger Woods has gone zero for his last 20 majors.
Now getting five wins for 16 tournaments last year is pretty impressive. But four of those 11 misses were the Majors-where Woods absolutely disappeared on the weekends.
This shows an absolute lack of confidence to get it done when it counts. His Saturday and Sunday scores at the Majors have been near embarrassing, often after being in contention Thursday and Friday.
Yes, this does bring into play the “C word”.
If in College Basketball, Syracuse wins every regular season game-but then blows their first tournament game, are they number one? Or when the New England Patriots blew a perfect season by losing in the Super Bowl, were they number one?
To be number one, you need to get it done when it counts the most. It’s been six long years since Tiger woods has gotten it done when it counts the most.
Bottom line is the current ranking system does not give near enough credit to winning majors. If it did, Woods would not be number one. Earlier in his career, while he was still capable of winning majors, even Woods agreed. He often intimated that he should be graded by how he performs in the Majors.
And that is exactly what we are doing.
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