AP Writer Jim Litke says the GolfBlogger is right.
Well, not in so many words, but he’s jumping on the bandwagon that the GolfBlogger has been driving for a couple of years. The headline of his NY Times column says:
It’s premature to pronounce Woods “done,” even for this calendar year. At the latest, he will be back on the golf course by November, in the Australian Open. Maybe sooner. And if he’s desperate, Woods could still pick up a tournament round or two stateside or somewhere in Europe.
But his reign as king of the hill is over, maybe for good.
Everybody will eventually get on the GolfBlogger bandwagon on this one. Those who are still walking alongside the road do so only because Tiger has been their meal ticket for so long that they don’t want to face the possibility.
I am, however, hedging my bets on this one a bit. I don’t preclude the possibility that Tiger backs into another Major victory. In a week when he plays well, and the other Major level talent doesn’t, he could steal another. But his days of dominating and intimidating and winning as a matter of course are long gone. There is too much young talent out there.