Lefty’s bugaboo has been launching drives into trouble. But by golly, he went for it, and we liked it. And the flatstick. Might as well been an anvil at times.
The roles were switched Sunday. It’s a great story, Phil overcoming a six-stroke deficit to earn his 40th win. But we also witnessed the fall of Tiger at a point in which he was unmatched, perhaps in all of golf history.
In its simplicity, golf is little more than a stick and a ball. But it also evolves into a mental game, more so than other sports.
Woods was the master of that aspect. For a lot of reasons, some well documented, some mechanical, he’s lost that touch.