2015 has drawn to a close and 2016 begins. But with many players looking forward to the year ahead, there is one name that is a bit skeptical about what is to come.
Tiger Woods used to strike fear into every player in every tournament he used to play. His dominance was over-powering and many players used to enter competitions to battle for second place.
But, as the years have gone by and one controversial incident followed by another and years of golf plagued by injury, the career of Woods is collapsing in front of us.
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The career of Tiger Woods
Here is Tiger's career in numbers. 106 professional wins. 79 PGA Tour wins. 11-time Player of the Year. 10-time leading money winner. 14-time major champion. Net Worth: $700 million.
Apart from Jack Nicklaus and his 18 Major Titles, no one even comes to close to Tiger and his incredible contribution to the golfing world. Woods was backed to surpass Nicklaus' record but injury has hindered his efforts and continue to do so today.
Knee problems, neck problems, elbow problems and back surgery has stopped him from doing anything, in fact during this year's Hero World Challenge in which he hosted, he was quoted in saying he had not even swung a club for the past two months. Which causes great concern for the golfing world who are eagerly awaiting his return.
Is age a factor?
Tiger turned 40 this and has been complimented by old and present golfers throughout the world for his contribution to the sport. But in terms of competing for titles, is this the end of the road?
As aforementioned, Jack Nicklaus is the only person to better Woods' major wins with 18 and his last major win came at the age of 46. After two years without a win, critics soon jumped on Nicklaus' back asking the question on everyone's lips, Is this the end? Similar to what is happening right now with Tiger.
There is no doubt if Tiger gets through his injury crisis he will be back firing on all cylinders but will he be competing alongside the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith and Jason Day in the next few majors?