ROCHESTER, N.Y. — If you go by the mantra that the major championships are all that matter, that success in any other arena is of no consequence, then this year has been one of disappointment for Tiger Woods.
For the fifth straight year, he failed to bring home the hardware in any of golf’s biggest tournaments, and it was all over but the final tally sometime Saturday afternoon when it became apparent that Woods was failing to make a move at Oak Hill Country Club.
He would finish well back this time, a disappointing result given his dominating victory just a week earlier at Firestone Country Club, where he has won eight times.
Whether it truly is a disaster that Woods is unable to get the deal done in the major championships or just a matter of time given his otherwise solid play can be debated between now and April, when the Masters rolls around and the No. 1-ranked player in the world will likely be favored to win again.