Faldo: Tiger Won't Catch Jack
By mustang6560 on 9/7/11
Well, add Sir Nick Faldo (again?) to the list of former players, golf pundits and golf writers who thinks Tiger Woods will not pass Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major championship titles.
"I do, personally (believe that)," Faldo said in a telephone interview last week. "I was one of the few guys that said it right after this all happened and he was trying to get back to the Masters last year.I hope Tiger is keeping track of all the naysayers so when he does break Jack's record (yes, I think he will win at least five majors over the next 10 years), he can refer to each and everyone of them individually after he wins major number 19. Standing on the podium, he could say "I would like to thank Sir Nick Faldo, [insert name], [insert name]...for believing in me all these years. Without their support, I wouldn't be here today standing in front of you all". It would be hilarious!
I can totally envision Tiger Woods sitting in a dark basement, under candlelight, in front of a wall covered with all of the faces of the people who said he won't catch Jack. And each time someone says "Tiger will not break Jack's record", he walks to the secret door, down the spiral staircase to the basement and adds their picture to his collage of "Major Naysayers" and mutters "One day, Nick. One day".
photo by Keith Allison
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Time for a new Tiger pic
in a dark basement... that was funny :D
Until he gets to 15 majors i am going to have to agree with Faldo. I never thought Tiger would NOT break jack's record i figured it was inevitable. But now so much has changed for Tiger i dont think it will happen. If he can win a major in the next two years then i say yes he will break the record.
Just as baseball is not better-off with Barry Bonds as the HR record holder, and the universe would not be better off if Darth Vader had conquered all, Golf would not be better off if TW broke Jack's record. Jack was a class act, TW? not so much. The majors record is in good hands, let's hope it stays that way.
"I can totally envision Tiger Woods sitting in a dark basement, under candlelight, in front of a wall covered with all of the faces of the people who said he won't catch Jack. And each time someone says "Tiger will not break Jack's record", he walks to the secret door, down the spiral staircase to the basement and adds their picture to his collage of "Major Naysayers" and mutters "One day, Nick. One day"."
Why am I picturing Steve Buscemi?
I do agree with Faldo on one point, there is alot going on in his life we don't know about and until he finds his "peace of mind" I don't think he wins another tournament nevermind major #15. Time will tell.
I am sure everyone can point out a solid number of good players from a decade or so ago to prove me wrong, but I think another reason it will be hard for Tiger to break the record (among being older and "injury-prone" and distracted, et al), is that there is a large number of quality golfers out there now. More than when he was racking up the first slew of majors. In other words, even as he improves, he has a higher hill to regain the top of.
Put my pic up in the basement. Not gonna do it.
Though I would love to see him break the record, even if he doesn't, a healthy Tiger would only add more interest to the game as he competes against the hot young crop of Rorys, Rickys and Keegans, etc.
I'm tired of these "Somebody Talked About Tiger Woods" stories.
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