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Nick Faldo: Tiger Woods Is a Weak Link on the President's Cup Team

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 10:  CBS announcers Nick Faldo (L) and Jim Nantz in the broadcast booth at the 18th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the Poppy Hills Golf Course on February 10, 2007.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
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Bermuda BobAnalyst IINovember 4, 2011

In an interview on Thursday, Nick Faldo commented that Tiger Woods is the weakest link on the American President’s Cup team playing in Melbourne, Australia.

Finally, someone who can authoritatively comment on the woes many of us have noted for a long time.

Faldo comments about the difficulty Tiger is having by saying that:

“... to try to come out after global humiliation with the (affairs) comments, let alone the criticism, it's pretty difficult ..."

Many of us will recall that Faldo had his own personal problems, none as renowned as Tiger's, but Faldo expresses his level of understanding, by stating that: 

“... I went through divorce as well, your quality of concentration goes.”

The bottom line is that Nick Faldo recognizes the problems Tiger has, and has gone so far as to predict that Woods will not meet or exceed Jack’s records.

For those of us who marveled at the mind that controlled the physicality that allowed Tiger Woods to dominate golf, it is a terrible thing to watch.  

Faldo sums it all up this way: 

"Now when Tiger tries to make things happen, it goes the other way.”

I guess all those words of advice by our elders when we were growing up were right: You play, you pay.

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