Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee says there could be a reason for Tiger Woods’s putting woes — his age, 42.
“One of the reasons sport is so cruel to middle-aged men is they begin to lose their eyesight,” Chamblee told Golf.com’s Josh Berhow.
“Doesn’t matter how good your eyes were earlier in your life, you lose the ability to focus. And when you are extremely near-sighted to the extent that Tiger Woods was — and even though he had a touch-up — you still lose that ability to focus quite the way you did when you were younger.”
The problem was evident at last week’s Northern Trust tournament, where he shot 71-71-68-70 to finish four under for the week, well behind the pack.
“Tiger Woods talks a lot or has talked a lot about not being able to see the lines and not being able to get the feels. He’s had incredibly inconsistent putting this week,” Chamblee said.