“Tiger will have a second career, but personally I think his best golf has definitely been played”
I find it hard to believe I didn’t see this interview in the New York Post on Saturday, especially considering how critical Johnny Miller was of Tiger Woods prior to his return to Pebble Beach, site of the most dominating U.S. Open victory in the history of the game.
Miller has always been outspoken, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to see him talking critically about the world’s best golfer. He has no problem taking off the gloves and having a go at the players in the field when he’s in the booth.
Prior to the start of Thursday’s first round at Pebble, Miller took the time to speak with the Post about Woods. And let’s just say he was far from complimentary with regards to Tiger’s game. And he also had a dig at Phil Mickelson’s golf career!
This guy just doesn’t know when to quit.
“It would still take a small miracle for him to win the U.S. Open right now. He’s struggling with the driver and hitting half the fairways is not going to get it done. But Tiger has some awful good feeling about the Open there and what happened last time (winning by 15 strokes). But he’s a whole different cat now. His game’s not too sharp.
“A lot of golfers get burned out around his age — it happened with Jack, it happened with me. Tiger will have a second career, but personally I think his best golf has definitely been played. He can have a second career that is as good as Phil’s career, which is still pretty terrific, but that’s the best-case scenario. I just think he has a lot of scar tissue from a lot of things now.”