Yeah, I'm curious too why you think there are only a few that can compete at Augusta....I mean we've seen the bombers like TW and Bubba win and we've seen the short knockers like Zach Johnson and Trevor Immelman win too. Even Phil has won a coupe and he ain't exactly the best putter out there.
I have a serious question, one that I am taking to the CBS admins as well. Why, if most of you dislike Tiger as much as you do, are you posting on a thread entitled "Tiger Woods Loyal Fans Only Post"? It screams trolling to me. I mean why else would you post your negative opinions on here other than to get a rise out of the true Tiger fan? I mean if you have another reason, please let us all in on it. Otherwise we will treat all other "trolling" post as such and report them to admin. Just like on the football, baseball, and basketball "team" pages. This should be considered a "safe haven" for all Tiger Woods fans. Re read your TOS if you don't believe me.
Of course there are a limited number of players that are truly competing for the Championship. There's a lot of talent alone doesn't get it done in the majors. You have to have guts. You have to be able to play under pressure once youplay yourself into contention, There are a limitied number of players that can take the heat. Look at Greg Norman. He was the best player in the world for YEARS, yet he won very few majors. He was not comfortable in majors. I think he put too much importance on them. He had too much reverance for Augusta, but these days, a major championship, especially a Masters, is to become part on an elite fraternity. When a first time major winner gets in the hunt, that's when the notion that they could be a Masters Champion. or win The Open starts to weigh on their minds, and many players fold. Look at Westbrook, and Monte. Winning majors is tough. Tigers experience, renewed determination to get to 18 majors, and his amazing return to form make it look like a real possiblility that he may indeed break all the records. for wins and majors. He's sill very young. I am 44 and I playing by far the best golf of my life. He will get even better.. Watch.
I'm still hoping that Tiger goes back to winning majors, even though I'm one of many who have predicted he would never win another major. I made that prediction a couple of years ago, and even though I keep hearing I'm soon going to be eating crow, two years later I'm still chowing down on steak (the crow is in the freezer, getting freezer burn!!). He is definitely playing better golf by far than he was 2 years ago, but he's been close in several majors in the past 2 years but hasn't been able to get the job done. It's almost like he's putting so much pressure on himself to prove that he can do it again, that the pressure is actually affecting his game ... something that never seemed to happen prior to 2009. I'll keep predicting the same until he proves me wrong, and then I'll gladly thaw out the crow.
The Masters is the easiest major to win because it has the smallest field. The other three majors have up to 150 players; the Masters typically has 90-odd players. And when you subtract the guys with no chance of winning --- the amateurs, the old-timers, and the minor international tour players --- the actual number of competitive pros to beat isn't much greater than in a WGC, and you know how Tiger cleans up on those.
And don't think that the players ranked outside the world top 100 don't matter --- since 2009, we've had three majors won by guys outside the top 100 in the rankings, and only two won by guys in the top ten.