Will Tiger Make the Cut
By mustang6560 on 9/3/10
Tiger Woods is on the precipice of making history in this year's FedEx Cup Playoffs: He may not qualify to play at a tournament where he's the defending champion for the first time ever.
Tiger is currently ranked No. 65 in the FedEx Cup standings and only the top 70 qualify for the third round of the playoffs next week at the BMW Championship where Tiger won last year.
Woods has failed to defend a title when the tournament has changed dates or when he was injured. Never has he not gone back to a tournament as the defending champion because he was not eligible.This year has definitely been an odd one compared to the past few seasons. Tiger has been a dud, we saw a different player win each Major, a non-US player won three out of the four Majors, plus it was their first Major title period.
In short, I think this year has been a great year for golf. The PGA Tour needed this year and I'll tell you why. For so long, the perception was if Tiger entered a tournament, he was going to win. Heck, it seemed some of the players were content just playing for second.
But now that Tiger doesn't seem to be invincible, I think some (key word some) of the Tiger fear-factor wore off. Players have a renewed sense of confidence and I think this was reflected in Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer all winning their first Major title this year.
Do I think Tiger is down and out? Shoot no! However, I think it's nice to see other players playing well and winning too.
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