The only thing more surprising than Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters is that a 15-time major winner who won a major just 18 months ago is so unlikely to contend again that he’s not even among the top 14 favorites in the field. Perhaps even more damning is that two golfers who were still amateurs (Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff) last April when Woods won at Augusta National now have better odds than him to win the 2020 event as he makes a go of a repeat bid.
Such is life on Woods’ late-career roller coaster.
The highs are high: winning the Masters, lighting up the Zozo Championship, captaining and playing his way to a President’s Cup win. The lows aren’t equally as low as much as they are just middle of the road, which is no place for an 82-time winner on the PGA Tour to exist.
And yet, that’s where we stand…