Top 100 Teachers: Tiger Winless in 2016, Pettersen’s Apology Required

October 1, 2015

Our Top 100 Teachers have changed their minds about Tiger Woods’ chances to get back in the winner’s circle in 2016.

The 14-time major champion ended his 2014-15 campaign on a relative high note, capturing his first top-10 finish of the season at the Wyndham Championship, before announcing that he was shutting it down for the rest of the year while he recovers from a second microdesectomy back surgery.

Earlier this month, 69 percent of Top 100 Teachers polled said they expected Woods to win at least one PGA Tour event next season, but after another setback, their outlook isn’t so sunny.

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On a more controversial note, Suzann Pettersen’s actions at the Solheim Cup — and her ensuing apology — polarized the golf world.

American rookie Alison Lee, having missed a birdie putt to win the 17th hole in a match against Pettersen and Charley Hull, picked up what she thought was an 18-inch conceded par putt, but Pettersen claimed she never conceded the par. Europe won the hole, and though the Americans staged a dramatic comeback victory, the event was somewhat upstaged by Pettersen’s gamesmanship.

Did Pettersen need to apologize for what she did? Our Top 100 Teachers think so.