he emotional journey for many golf fans during Tiger Woods’ 2018 comeback moved from tempered expectations to mild surprise to giddy excitement to out-and-out awe as the 14-time major winner had a pain-free season that culminated in his first PGA Tour victory in five years at Tour Championship. So what should we continue to expect from Tiger in 2019? At least one World Golf Hall of Famer worries it might go too far.
Greg Norman, speaking on the Yahoo Finance Sportsbook podcast, offered praise to Woods for all that he accomplished this past season before tempering his comments with a word of caution—wrapped with a hint of irritation.
“I think he’s done an excellent job of going from where he was over a year ago, saying I may never play the game of golf again, to where he is today,” Norman said. “Massive leap, quite honestly, in 12 months. God bless him. He did everything right, stepped up to the plate and won. It’s good for him, there’s no question. It’s good for the game of golf, no question. But I hope they don’t put all their eggs in one basket again and be all Tiger and forget about all this other wonderful, fantastic talent even coming out of Korea and Japan and South Africa and Australia. There is an unbelievable amount of talent bubbling up around the world, and I’d hate to see them get lost again in that Tiger talk.”