Woods has performed brilliantly simply to be competitive again but his shortcomings are obvious
There is a recurring danger of sporting dreams blurring reality. The hype around Tiger Woods was once justified but the reality of recent months applies context often missing in the giddy analysis. Woods has performed brilliantly simply to be competitive again after physical trouble so acute he struggled to sit down for dinner. But there, for now, the story ends.
Woods’ latest outing at the Players Championship had him finish seven –almost two shots per round – adrift of the winner Webb Simpson. The 42-year-old tied 55th the previous weekend in Charlotte, 32nd at the Masters and trailed the victorious Rory McIlroy by eight at the conclusion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Written by Ewan Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/may/14/tiger-woods-fairytale-golf under the title “Are we in danger of being seduced by a Tiger Woods fairytale? | Ewan Murray”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.