Tiger Woods struggled once again over the weekend, finishing 71st at the Memorial and limping to a career-worst 85 during Saturday’s third round.
After his Sunday 74—which included two double-bogeys in the final four holes—Golf Channel analyzed his week, and Brandel Chamblee stated Woods has “traded his genius for the ideas of others.”
The conversation started by discussing whether Woods has finally hit rock bottom and can rebound or if this is the end of a storied career for one of the game's greatest players.
“…Time hasn’t robbed Tiger Woods of his game. He’s done this to himself,” Chamblee said. “He’s traded his genius for the ideas of others. He’s changed his body in the gym … he’s traded for bulk. So everything that we see here is the result of what he’s done over the last four, five, six, seven, eight years.”
Chamblee added that Woods has abandoned a swing that got him to be the top player in the world—several times—and that it’s “clearly caught up with him.”
He added another interesting nugget late in the conversation, saying that if Woods were to call former teachers Hank Haney or Butch Harmon that “within a month or two they would have him back playing some solid golf. I really do believe that.”
Chamblee and fellow analyst Notah Begay went back and forth on Woods for several minutes. You can watch the entire video below.