Why Tiger Will Win The 2010 PGA Championship, Beware Of Wounded Tiger!

Damon KitchinerContributor IAugust 10, 2010

KOHLER, WI - AUGUST 09:  Tiger Woods looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 92nd PGA Championship on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits on August 9, 2010 in Kohler, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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When Tiger Woods first bust onto the scene he had a saying that stuck with me. That saying was ”golf is a microcosm of life” how prophetic Tiger Woods turned out to be. Tiger’s golf game is now mirroring his personal life. Make no mistake about it though people Tiger Woods is going to be back. How can I be so sure you ask? It’s simple Tiger Wood is born to be the greatest golf champion ever, and he was also born to go through this public turmoil. Am I the only one who remembers Earl Woods saying that the Media would try to tear down his son, as soon a s they built him up? As usual Earl Woods was right, and for that reason I am going to believe Earl’s statement which was something to the effect that Tiger is one of the (most mentally tough people on the planet)

With Tiger’s recent failures on the course you might be questioning his mental toughness. I however happen to feel that Tiger’s inability to block out his off course distractions is simply showing that he is human, and that he is sorry, and suffering for his transgressions.

If you look at his game alone it is of course the most mental aspect(putting) of the game that he is struggling with. His putting has been horrible, but despite that he has performed well in all three Majors. This is showing me that mentally he is still, and will always get up for Majors. If you look deep into his putting woes like I have, you will see that he is fighting. The puts are missed, but they are not short. This means that during these tough times, Tiger is trusting his lines, and being firm with his decisions. Unlike others who have struggled with their putting in the past, Tiger is not unconfidently short arming his puts., he is simply misreading them.

Someone asked me the other day ”Why can’t Tiger close the deal in Majors anymore” My answer was that “Tiger no longer has home court advantage“. Why is it so hard for NBA teams to win on the road? Because there so much negative energy rooting against them, and thus extra positive energy fueling and inspiring the home team. For the past 13 years Tiger has had the greatest home court advantage known to sports fueling comebacks, and repeated dominant wins. However the new Tiger will have to win his next Major from within. When, he does I am predicting that the fans will return, and that he will cruise past the Jack Nicklaus‘ record of 18 majors. I for one think that Tiger is going to break through this weekend. Those confident yet errant short puts are telling me that Tiger Woods is fighting. Beware of the wounded Tiger