Ron Sirak, Executive Editor from Golf World Magazine called into the Norris and Davis show this morning to talk about Tiger Wood’s recent struggles on the golf course.
Sirak, who walked with Woods yesterday during Round 1 of the Players Championships, said that he saw a very ‘ordinary’ golf player.
“I saw very very ordinary golf. I saw a guy, at the end of the day, looked like he’s going into Friday trying to make the cut rather than trying to win a golf tournament. That’s the sort of reality of who Tiger Woods is right now,” he said.
Woods is currently two over par and currently tied for 103rd place after Round 1. Sirak says he thinks this current struggles can be attributed to Wood’s golf swing.
“He is working on the swing change. I look at a guy and he’s somebody over the golf ball that’s neither confident nor comfortable. There is part of me that thinks that he just needs to forget the swing theory and go back to being a kid.
Although Woods won at Bay Hill recently Sirak says that Woods won without pressure coming from other golfers.
“Pressure, that exposes flaws in your golf swing and once he got into a situation where there was pressure on him, at the Masters, at Wells Fargo here, we are seeing that these flaws are still in his golf swing,” he said.
Sirak also said these struggles are unlike anything Woods has gone through before.
“This is a guy whose never had to struggle his entire life. Ever. He’s been successful at every level of golf starting when he was two-and-a-half years old and he has dominated every step of the way. He has won three straight U.S Junior Championships, three straight Amateur Championships, His first Masters he played in the pros he won by 12 strokes,” he said.
Sirak wonders whether or not Woods can continue to play golf if he is not number one.
“Tiger’s 36 now, and you got to wonder if he’s not the best player in the world will he be willing to accept a secondary role out there and that’s a question he may answer by stepping away from it,” he said.