One of the parts of the game I have studied at length is the mental game, because of its importance.
Thanks WEAVE. I was waiting for someone to go there.
If you don't think the events of the last three or four years in his personal life have had a profound affect on Tiger's game, then you've never played golf.
I am by no means a great player, but I love the game. Its one thing to have a bad day off the course and a great round because you start having success and can funnel your frustration into shot making. Its a big difference when you are going through life changing events.
I got laid off a few years ago. I played golf once during my unemployment, and it was probably the worst round of my life. The entire time, I was thinking about not having a job, not being at work, etc. Couldn't buy a putt.
Imagine having your entire life on display in the media, your wife and kids leaving you, everyone in the world finding out about your infidelity, to go along with physical ailments. Now imagine trying to compartmentalize all that to think about shaping a shot and all the necessary things that go along with it?
In my humble opinion, we have not seen the last of Tiger Woods in his old form. I don't get why so many people want to see him fail. A guy that has been so amazing and dominate in his career. Can anyone who watches golf honestly say the US Open duel between him and Rocco wasn't one of your all time greatest golf moments?