ORLANDO, FLORIDA | It’s Tiger Woods’ fault.
He practically ruined the game for everyone else in professional golf by winning with such regularity that it became monotonous. We marvel at what the Golden State Warriors are doing and we should.
It’s what Tiger did for a decade or more. At least it felt that way.
Now when Jordan Spieth or Rory McIlroy or Jason Day doesn’t win for a while, we wonder what’s wrong? It’s like going to the doctor when you get the sniffles.
Spieth hasn’t won a tournament since he blew the field away by eight strokes at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions way back in January and the recent scrutiny on his every swing makes you wonder if ESPN is already planning a “30 For 30” documentary on the lost two months of Jordan Spieth.
McIlroy hasn’t won a PGA Tour event in 10 months but he’s only played six of them since September. He did win the DP World Tour Championship to lock down the European Tour’s Race to Dubai last November but that is apparently easy to overlook since it didn’t happen in the United States.
And before the Arnold Palmer Invitational, there was practically a search party being formed to go find Jason Day, who had been No. 1 in the world.