Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:01 PM
Hmm. I could really go for some wine coolers and cheesecake right about now. Of course nobody's ever accused me of being a trophy husband.
As far as Tiger goes, give it enough time and he'll be remembered as much for the cautionary tale as for how dominant he was. Barring a remarkable comeback which I don't think is possible either mentally or physically, Peak Tiger is going to go down as '97 Masters-'08 Torrey (or Thanksgiving '09). That's really not that long of a run, and as dlygrisse said, he flushed a chunk of that down the drain with swing changes. He got away from that 2000 swing to supposedly save his knee, and ended up blowing his back out like half the other Foley/S&T victims. Knees are easy to fix or replace, backs are almost impossible to fix or replace. And then you pile on all the personal peccadillos on top of that.....all of that is just not conducive to being able to play on the PGA tour, let alone win on the PGA tour, let alone dominate like Peak Tiger on the PGA tour.
There's an alternate universe out there where he stays with that 2000 swing no matter how crappy his knee gets or how far the young bucks hit it past him, doesn't get married, keeps his private life private, gets Earl to live a little healthier and extend his life 10 or so years, doesn't feel the need to go be a SEAL, etc etc etc.....The Tiger in that universe is somewhere between 20 and 30 majors and easily at 100+ wins, with the GOAT debate long since settled.