Did you hear? Tiger Woods won at Congressional yesterday.
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Obviously, he has just wowed the golf world for so many years that without a major included in those wins, every other victory is all but irrelevant.
Due to his own success, Tiger is now held to an unfair standard in which no athlete should be held to. Basically, his season is a failure if he can't win one of four tournaments every year.
That just seems totally insane.
But for Tiger Woods, is it really that crazy? After all, in his best years, he was winning 40% of the tournaments he entered.
A few weeks back, Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open, but I doubt he will ever win another major. I think this conundrum is a double-edged sword for golf, because Tiger winning should be great for ratings, but nobody cares if he wins regular tournaments anymore.
It has to be a major.
Let's say Tiger wins the British. Is he officially back then?
I honestly believe he will be held to this ridiculous standard forever unless he can pass Jack Nicklaus and win his 19th major. Anything less than that, and the second half of Tiger's career will be viewed as a total failure.
Still, it's funny how it can be viewed that way when he will end up with more tournament wins in his "bad years" than Webb Simpson will have for his entire career.
It's not fair -- but it's Tiger's reality.