What's Wrong with Tiger?

Daniel ArthurContributor IJune 28, 2009

FARMINGDALE, NY - JUNE 22:  Tiger Woods reacts to a missed putt on the 17th green during the continuation of the final round of the 109th U.S. Open on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on June 22, 2009 in Farmingdale, New York.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


This has been the most ridiculous repeated question I have heard on talk radio and around the water cooler. The fact that he has set the bar so high, makes something amiss when he plays eight tournaments and doesn't win a major (only 0-2 on year in majors for anyone counting).

The U.S. Open was lost on his last four holes of his first roundno doubt, a tough pill to swallow.

The manmore properly The Manhas reconstructive knee surgery after the best golfing performance I have ever witnessed en route to the improbable U.S. Open win in 2008, and people are asking what is wrong. Let us review some facts.

He has played in eight tournaments this year and has:

  • made all cuts
  • two wins
  • seven top-10s
  • $3.5 million in the bank (second on the PGA Tour)
  • carded the only three rounds in the 60s during last week's U.S. Open
  • third place in the FedEx Cup standings with eight events played (least of anyone in top 112)
  • remained No. 1 in the world despite taking nine months off


Remember kids, stats don't lie. He has accomplished more while "something is wrong" than most professional golfers will accomplish in their entire careers.

Relax, watch him win the British Open, and appreciate the fact that we were alive to see him in his prime.