Dusek: Tiger Should Feel "Proud"

Tiger Woods may or may not win another major, but his play this season has exceeded all expectations, David Dusek says

Ferrall On The Bench
July 23, 2018 - 10:42 am

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Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major in a decade, and he may never win another major again. But he has to be happy about the way he has played this season.

“I think looking at the year as a whole, Tiger should feel really proud and really good about what he’s accomplished,” Golfweek senior writer David Dusek said on Ferrall on the Bench. “Because at this point, if you had asked me at the beginning of 2018 (if he could ever win a major again), I would have said, ‘You’re absolutely high.’ There’s no way that this could happen. There’s nothing that we had seen over the last two or three seasons that would make me think that Tiger was going to come back after everything that he has been through inside the ropes and out that he’s going to win another major championship.”

But Woods, 42, has been solid all season.

“I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if Tiger is in the mix and potentially has a chance to win this year’s British Open at Carnoustie,” Dusek said. “I think that he is swinging the ball way better – way better – than I ever anticipated him doing it. This is a perfectly set-up event for him because he’s still wayward with the driver – he misses both ways – but he’s won of the best iron players on the PGA Tour right now and you can hit a lot of irons of the tee. His putting seems like it’s getting a little bit better, his short game has been solid – this is a golf course where he doesn't have to hit a lot of drivers.”

Woods won the British Open in 2000, 2005 and 2006.

“He’s won three British Opens, so he knows how to do it,” Dusek said. “I can’t believe that a year ago we didn’t know if he was ever going to play again. It’s an unbelievable accomplishment what he has done to this point. He’s right in the mix.”