Tiger Woods’ Quest for Jack Nicklaus’ Record Is Now out His His Control

By Michael Fitzpatrick
at Internationaled.org

Published: March 12, 2012

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Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no escaping the fact that the majority of the golf world’s attention is constantly focused on one man: Tiger Woods.

Why, you may ask?

Well, the answer to that question is quite simple.

Over the past 15 years, Woods has compiled 14 major titles and 98 worldwide victories.

In Woods, you are looking at arguably one of the top two or three greatest golfers to have ever lived, which is quite an accomplishment considering that professional golf as we know it dates back to the 1860s.

Everything Woods does is scrutinized more than any other golfer and possibly more than any other athlete in the world.

Analysts like Johnny Miller right on down to amateur bloggers continually break down Woods’ swing and offer their “expertise” on how he can fix it.

And if it’s not Woods’ swing that’s the problem, well, it’s his putting stroke, his short game, his mental game, his “lost aura” or whatever else happens to be that week’s trending topic as it pertains to Woods’ game.

That being said, perhaps we have been focusing our attention in all the wrong places.

Perhaps it’s not the golf swing, the putter, the mental game or the short game that will ultimately determine whether or not Woods breaks Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major championship victories.  

Perhaps it will all come down to something that is completely out of Woods’ control—the health of his left leg.

As Woods withdrew from yesterday’s WGC Cadillac Championship due to an injury to his left Achilles tendon and was quickly whisked away to the players' parking lot where he jumped into a black Mercedes-Benz and hightailed it out of town, one couldn’t help but think that Woods’ quest for Nicklaus’ 18 majors may end before he’s even g...
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Golf

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