“In my generation we were all looking up to him, especially around 2000, 2001, 2002,” British Open champion Francesco Molinari said on Tuesday at the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. “He was doing unbelievable things. So, yeah, he’s been a model and an idol for me growing up and it’s nice to see him back playing good golf.”
Yet this is not the same Tiger. In fact, we have seen several different Tigers since he ruled the sport in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He changed swings. He switched coaches, caddies and equipment. He suffered upheaval in his personal life. He required various surgical repairs.
And like all of us, he got older.
Today’s Tiger is still one of the world’s best golfers, but we can’t expect him to dominate as he did for…