Have we ever seen a more shocking example of sporting stage fright?
On the eve of his comeback after 14 months away from the game, Tiger Woods withdrew on Monday night from his scheduled return at the Safeway Open in California on Thursday.
‘My health is good and I feel strong but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be,’ said Woods, who added that watching the world’s finest players at the Ryder Cup had convinced him he was not ready.
Tiger Woods has withdrawn from his planned comeback at the Safeway Open
Yet he committed to play at the Safeway event last Friday, fully five days after the Ryder Cup ended. How could he think his game fine then and so vulnerable only three days later, if not for a last-minute attack of nerves?
‘After a lot of soul-searching and honest reflection, I know that I am not ready to play on the PGA Tour,’ explained Tiger, who…