Tiger's mojo continuing to drop as the putts don't
Once-automatic putts aren't falling anymore for Tiger Woods.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- There was a time when Tiger Woods seemingly never missed a short putt.
"You don't just learn that ability to make a 6-footer every time you need it," Jack Nicklaus said. "And he made it every time he needed it."
Whether it was last week in the desert, three weeks ago at Pebble Beach, or at Abu Dhabi in January, the putts that once fell with such regularity they didn't require a second look, much less a second or sometimes third putt, just aren't falling for Woods.
When the putts don't drop, Woods does, literally and figuratively.
Twice this year he's entered final rounds in contention. Twice he's failed to do what he always does, or did: Slam the door on his opponents.
Woods fell down the leaderboard and fell down in the minds of his opponents, at least that's what Greg Norman thinks.