That’s the question David Leadbetter raised when we spoke earlier this year:
I think he intimidated so many players for so long that basically playing with Tiger was a transformation … he would find an extra gear and they couldnt, he explains. Now you have the players … they are going to go in with an attitude that this guy isnt perfect, hes human after all and they have a chance.
And they are really believing it, he says, continuing, which is a big difference.
What do you think?
My take is that his game looks as solid as ever and that he can hit shots that only one or two players in the field can match. One of those players is Phil Mickelson, and he’s also in the hunt. I don’t think Lee Westwood or Ian Poulter can match up if placed head-to-head with Mickelson or Woods.