After a tournament in which Tiger Woods finished well back of the lead, Lee Westwood was asked about him. “I don’t want to say he’s not the golfer he was, but at the same time golf gives you one and takes away another.”
The Englishman noted that Woods’ various ordeals had taken a toll: “To all the players, it made him look a little more human,” Westwood said. “A bit more like us.”
These comments were made more than eight years ago.
It’s a funny thing to look back at the state of Woods from that time, when it seemed like he had hit absolute rock bottom. At the end of 2010, I was writing a piece on the year in golf, and my editor argued that the story wasn’t who won…