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Friday, April 20, 2018

Ian Baker-Finch: Tiger Woods is a Schmuck, Will Return to Top of Rankings

Tiger Woods recently enjoyed a friendly round of golf with Australia’s Ian Baker-Finch.  Unlike others before him, Baker-Finch sees a bright future for Tiger.  Based on his recent play, guys like Bubba Watson have every right to bash Tiger and speak the truth about what they see on the course.  Baker-Finch, on the other hand, offered a different opinion about the way Woods’ golf game is coming along while still taking a shot at his personal issues.

“Tiger’s unbelievable. He seems to be in a really good frame of mind, despite all the stuff that’s been going on in his life and what he’s been dealing with,” Baker-Finch said according to the Herald Sun. “He’s a schmuck – he brought it on himself, we’ve all talked about it.”

Schmuck, huh?  Couldn’t have said it better myself.  The most noteworthy thing Tiger has done over the past few months is appear in a strange Japanese commercial.  His game has been so bad that he may even be in danger of missing the cut for his own tournament.  That would be embarrassing, but Baker-Finch insists Woods fans have nothing to worry about heading forward.

“On the range (his swing) is as good as you’ve ever seen,” Baker-Finch continued. “You’ve seen him the last couple of years at the (JBWere) Masters in Melbourne and it’s pretty phenomenal. But you were watching him on a gammy leg. It’s the first time in his life, as we’ve known it, that his knee hasn’t been hurting. He doesn’t need anti-inflammatories when he gets out of bed in the morning …. He’s still the best player in the world.”

Rory McIlroy is still not impressed.  Physically, I do not doubt Woods is fine.  Whether or not he can recover mentally is the true obstacle that has his career on hold.

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