Barclays Golf 2012: Tiger Woods' Satisfaction Bad Sign After Poor Season
Tiger Woods doesn’t get it.
Did Woods have a good season?
After bombing the 2012 Barclays golf tournament, finishing tied for 38th at one over par and only 11 strokes behind champion Nick Watney, Woods admitted he didn’t have a great year.
It was still “good,” though.
Forget his victories in the average PGA Tour event. Forget his records for victories in the average PGA Tour event. Anything less than climbing the major ladder to catch Jack Nicklaus should be a disappointment for Woods.
Ian O’Connor of ESPN reported that Woods looked back on his season after The Barclays. He said:
I see it as absolutely it's a good year. But I think winning a major championship puts it into a great year category. And Ernie Els had a pretty good year this year, but all of a sudden now he wins a major championship and it's a great year. I think that's the difference between the majors and the other events. They're just that much bigger.
Woods is right, sort of.
Yes, majors are “much bigger” than the average PGA Tour event. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to call that one.
And yes, it is nice to win the average PGA Tour event. However, it's preposterous that Woods would sum up his year as “good” simply because he won a few of those events.
Woods is the second greatest golfer in the history of sport. Will that change if he flat-out shatters the PGA Tour win record?
Not a chance.
As long as Nicklaus boasts the most majors, he’ll hold onto his title as the greatest of all time. Did Woods get any closer this season to shoving him off his throne?
Not only did Woods fail to win a major this year, but he hasn’t won one since the 2008 U.S. Open. How he can label his campaign as “good” is beyond me.
Ladies and gentlemen, the killer instinct is officially history—not that it hasn't been for a while now.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.
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