Will Tiger Win Again? Golfers Weigh In

1 of 12 Angus Murray
In an interview that appeared in the November issue of Golf Magazine, the Shark said Woods will never win another major. "He thinks everything's OK because his world is so cocooned," Norman said.
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The NBC announcer told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Sept. 22 that Woods could win more majors, but that he won't be able to catch Jack. "If Tiger sticks with it, stays patient, he'll have a second career. It won't be like the first. It could be like a Phil Mickelson career. I wouldn't be surprised to see him win three, four more majors. I don't see him winning a fifth one, the big one," Miller said.
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The 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup captain said in May Woods will still break Jack's record, but that he might need professional help to do it: "His world self-destructed. I think he needs help, whether it is professional help or really a good friend that he can communicate with. I know he is angry, he is angry at himself and he is angry at the world that tore him down, he is angry at a lot of people. He has got a lot of stuff going on in his head -- he has physical issues and he is trying to make a swing change," Azinger said. "Tiger needs to be able to have a shoulder to cry on to get over some of the things that have gone on in his life."
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The U.S. Presidents Cup captain said in June that Woods would return to his winning ways. "At Tiger's age, I'm more concerned about his body than his game. His game will come back. But it's hard to come back when you've got knee problems and hip problems and Achilles problems and all that stuff," Couples said. Couples said he will use a captain's pick on Woods for the U.S. Presidents Cup team.
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Woods's former coach said in July that Woods can still break Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles. "Given the opportunity to practice and play, if he still has the desire and the passion, and he has the body that will allow him to do it, then there's no reason to think that he couldn't still break Nicklaus' record," Haney said.
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In February, McIlroy penned an essay for SI Golf+ and drew criticism for some of his remarks on Tiger: "Tiger is not playing as well as he was even a couple of years ago, never mind going back to the late 1990s and early 2000s, when he was at his best. I'm not sure we are going to see him dominate again the way he did. He never seemed like he would make a mistake." Later, in an interview with Piers Morgan after the U.S. Open, McIlroy said he doesn't fear Woods.
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Harrington, who has won three majors, said in August that Tiger Woods will win again someday. "I still believe when he turns up and plays well in a given week, I think he's well capable of winning any major he plays in. He still has a good ball flight. He still hits it well. Once he puts it together in a given week, he can win and will going forward. ... OK, it wasn't his week that week. But when it is his week, he will win again," Harrington said.
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The former No. 1-ranked player and four-time Masters champion told the Montreal Gazette that he feels Tiger's best days are over. "Mentally, he's actually a pretty sensitive guy. He's very sensitive to any comments or criticisms that we have. It's just about global communication. Something like that, trying to deal with that, I thought it was going to really affect him. Plus, there's probably a lot going on in his life that we don't know about," Faldo said.
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Donald was quoted by the UK's Daily Press as saying that the Tiger Era is over. Days later, Donald said in a follow-up interview that he was misquoted. "I don't recall ever saying the Tiger era is over. I've certainly said in the past I think it's tough to come back from physical injuries. I've had some, and obviously being away from the game for so long, it's certainly not going to be easy for him to get back to where he was. "I wouldn't doubt that Tiger will come back and win again," Donald said.
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Nicklaus told the press on Sept. 18 that Woods can still break his record of 18 major titles "if he gets the five inches between his ears squared out." "I mean Tiger has a great work ethic, he's a great competitor, the most talented kid on the planet right now. He's not going to go away," Nicklaus said.
11 of 12 Angus Murray
In an interview that appeared in the September issue of Golf Magazine, Arnold Palmer said that he expects Woods to win again once he gets his mind right. "The biggest challenge will be his attitude—his positive thinking. He has to get that back. I don't think there's any question about his physical ability as long as he's healthy. He just has to tie that ability back in to the mental aspect. I think he'll do it. He'll be back," Palmer said.
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The veteran PGA Tour pro who battled Woods over 91 holes at the 2008 U.S. Open believes Woods will once again rise to the No. 1 ranking. "If he gets his golf swing back, that game's over," Mediate said. "Because he knows that once he figures out where his ball is going, it's over. He's already proved it a million - how many times? - 71 times, and 14 majors. "If he can find his ball again, if he gets that club up where it belongs, trust me. He's not done yet."