Was Tiger Woods Better Off Losing Than Winning?

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Tiger Woods reacts after a quadruple bogey on the 17th hole during the second round of The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 15, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Bob Harig at ESPN writes that Tiger Woods missing the Dell Match Play Final Four was actually a good thing.

The wind howled, the temperature dropped and the forecast did not look good: Temperatures topping out at 60. A hilly, quirky golf course. Two more rounds, the possibility of 36 holes.

Perhaps it’s not so bad Tiger Woods missed that 4-footer Saturday afternoon at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play…

But the Masters looms. Woods is 43. A bad back is real. In a perfect world, another 36 holes Sunday means nothing. But Woods — who just a few weeks ago skipped a tournament because of a strained neck — is far from perfect these days.

I’ve heard a similar hot take before.


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