Grant Anschuetz | Slump Sports Blogger
Tiger Woods announced the other day (Tuesday, June 7) that he will not be playing in the U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National, which is a week after the U.S. Open.
This isn’t startling news by any means, but Woods news seems to always make its way to the front page.
But, why? He hasn’t played in a tournament since August 2015 at the Wyndham Championship. He hasn’t won a tournament since 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational, and he hasn’t won a major (what golf uses to measure how great you are) since 2008 at the U.S. Open.
Yes, I understand. He has won 14 majors, which is 2nd all-time behind Jack Nicklaus’s 18 majors. But as far as I’m concerned, there’s no way Woods will tie, let alone beat Nicklaus’s record. Woods would be fortunate to even win one more major let alone 4 or 5 in my opinion.
He has suffered numerous injuries, most notably his back, which is the cause of his recent absence after having 2 back surgeries last fall.
Furthermore, his game has never been the same after his marriage/cheating scandal.
So let’s all stop with the continuing coverage for every update. It’s time to move on to focusing on a possible new big 3 of Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth (big fan).
It’s time to let go of Tiger Woods on the golf course.