Nick Faldo says Tiger Woods is 'a mere mortal'

Nick Faldo says Tiger Woods is not
Nick Faldo says Tiger Woods is not "in a good mental place." (USATSI)

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The psychoanalyzing of Tiger Woods and his golf game, while endlessly entertaining, is getting a bit old.

Sir Nick Faldo decided to lend his words to the noise this week when he talked candidly to London's Daily Mail about what he thinks is wrong with Woods. 

This should be a good time to remind you that Woods has won four times in eight stroke-play appearances so far in 2013.

Here's what Faldo had to say:

"'I think Tiger's woken up and realized this is a hard sport and he is a mere mortal after all. For so many years he was so good, he was such an amazing athlete. When he went pro he went off like a rocket."

Yes, go on.

"But he's not in a good mental place. It was so easy for him before, he made it look so easy, when it is such a hard sport. But whatever he's been through, with all his personal problems, has made an impact on his mind -- and so much of this sport is all in the mind. Nerve is the bottom line."

Four wins. Eight stroke-play tournaments. 

Keep going, Faldo.

"I know he wants to come back and prove that he can do it."

I don't even know what to say to this anymore. If you want to talk about Woods at the majors, specifically his struggles on the weekends at majors, then let's talk. 

But don't talk to me about Tiger being back or not being back. He's the No. 1 golfer in the world and on the fourth swing of his professional career. He's one of the two best golfers ever -- currently, not formerly.

Like I said, the endless debate is interesting to a point, but there comes a point when we need to have some perspective on things. 

And this is not a good one.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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