Tiger Woods’ greatest triumphs … yet

It is quickly becoming impossible to list all of his accomplishments to-date but, according to these eyes, these are now the two best performances put forth by Eldrick (Tiger) Woods on a golf course …

(1) As a 21 year old, in search of his 1st Major Championship, at the 1997 Masters Tournament …

and

(2) 11 years later, as a 32 year old, at the 2008 US Open, while playing with a left knee in need of major reconstructive surgery

You can decide for yourself which one you prefer.

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6 Responses to “Tiger Woods’ greatest triumphs … yet”

  1. Golfing Facts - Improve your game! » Blog Archive » Tiger Woods’ greatest triumphs Says:

    […] khandor placed an observative post today on Tiger Woodsâ greatest triumphsHere’s a quick excerptIt is quickly becoming impossible to list all of his accomplishments to-date but, according to these eyes, these are now the two best performances put forth by Eldrick (Tiger) Woods on a golf course … … […]

  2. Arsenalist Says:

    I saw the entire fourth round and the playoff and I have to agree with you. Having said that, Rocco gave this one away by being unable to hang on to a lead going into the 18th hole twice.

    I think two things separate Tiger from the rest:

    1) Ability to make clutch puts
    2) His ability to recover after a bad tee

    #1 is obviously important but #2 is what won him this tournament. When somebody completely messes up their tee shot, its almost always automatically a bogie or a double-bogie. With Tiger, his recovery is so good that he can still get away with it by parring the hole. Rocco actually hit more fairways than Tiger but Tiger’s so damn good at his second and third shots that it didn’t matter.

  3. khandor Says:

    Arsenalist,

    Simply put … Tiger is a force of nature without a hole in his game.

    In the history of golf, there has never been a player with this all-encompassing quality … which includes mental/emotional/physical toughness.

    When it comes to “Witnessing” … Tiger is the Gold Standard in sport (not Lebron), and it isn’t even close.

  4. Arsenalist Says:

    Totally agree man. We both have man-love for Tiger.

  5. khandor Says:

    … and that comment above is coming from someone who, as a younger person, was as big a fan of the Golden Bear (Jack Nicklaus) as exists anywhere in the sporting world.

    ===============================

    Since that fateful afternoon many moons ago [in 1978] when these eyes first saw this event LIVE

    … there has never been a doubt in this corner that this phenom was in fact going to accomplish each and every one of the goals he had on his wall in his bedroom growing up, intent on smashing the records of a sporting icon.

    One thing these eyes have always been able to identify correctly … well before other astute observers … is first-class, world class talent.

    It’s a lot of years later (30 to be exact) … and they are still in good working order. 🙂

  6. coffee Says:

    Woods will be back on his game in no time, after his knee surgery, i’m sure; he seems like a tough guy

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