Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel
2nd to last for Tiger. I'd love to know the real story as to why.
I think due to age and injury, and with the rise of the younger, more conditioned golfer he helped spawn, he's become just another guy on tour. When you combine that with a deterioration of his drive and focus, he simply can't compete.
It's funny, because he was always compared to Federer, but in the end he might end up being closer to Nadal. Both were physical specimens who played their respective games with a more taxing style than most of their competitors, and when their bodies began to break down they started losing their mental edge as well. Both seem destined to stay stuck on fourteen majors, in second place all-time.
So Spierh comes up just short. Disappointing, but we'll see if he can bounce back at the PGA, which should be without Rory,, and relatively pressure-free compared to what might've been. Three out of four in a year is about the most one could reasonably expect.