Thursday, September 22, 2011
Greg Norman Doesn't Think Think Woods Will Break Tiger Woods' Major Record
That headline might be a bit confusing, so let me help you out. Tiger Woods has won 14 majors. It's the second most of any player ever. But Greg Norman talked on Tiger this week, and said not only does he not seem breaking Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors, but he doesn't seem him breaking that 14 major mark that Tiger has already at. He thinks he's done with major wins for the rest of his career.
From Norman's Golf Magazine interview ...
"Now there are so many distractions, and people are looking for things that are wrong with Tiger now, so he's got to deal with that on a day-to-day basis, like every other mortal has to do, right?" Norman continued. "In our lives, in our business, we all have to be responsible for our actions. It's very hard for him to have that focus. And the more he shuts people off, the worse it gets."
A few funny things here.
First, Greg Norman should never talk about anyone winning or not winning majors. Well, maybe he could talk about the latter, but seriously, I'm not listening to The Shark about majors. Tiger finished, Norman couldn't.
Second, did the 2008 Open Championship completely slip his mind? This is a guy that, at the ripe age of 53 contended and nearly won a major. He finished third. Nicklaus won a major at 46. Tom Watson nearly won a major when he turned 84. It's possible.
I think the best approach we should all have for Tiger's play is that right now is sure doesn't seem like he's capable of competing, but who knows how he will be mentally in five years from now. Then, he might be able to snag a couple more before it's all said and done. Tiger has a lot of years left to contend in the big tournaments, and taking his last two years and plastering them over his entire career isn't really what Floyd Mayweather would call "a fair shake."