Tiger Woods, the once-great golfer who hasn’t won a Major in five years, is not a closer. Here’s the most important golf stat over the last six majors (a year and change):
Tiger Woods was +19 on weekends over the last six Majors before the British Open (and was +4 last weekend), a jarring stat that is a major reason he’s in the worst drought of his career.
Why does he play so poorly on Saturday and Sunday?
He’s now -13 the first two days in the last seven Majors including the British Open, but has a habit of collapsing on weekends.
Among the potential reasons:
Old age? [He’s 37.]
Nerves down the stretch?
Pressing too hard trying to rally?
Perhaps the pressure of chasing Jack has gotten to Eldrick. Woods only needs one major every two years over the next decade to beat Jack’s record, but the way Tiger has struggled the last five years, I’m not sure he’ll be able to pull it off. [via @ESPN Stats]
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