Validation for Tiger; missed chance for others
His knee hurt so bad that he began the year on the couch, unable to hit even a sand wedge.
His driving woes were so noticeable that at one point he went back to an old model no longer on the market.
His play in the major championships was so lackluster that he was a Sunday contender at just one, the British Open, where he bogeyed two of the final four holes to lose by two shots.
In fact, guys named Ben Curtis and Shaun Micheel won majors, while he did not.