And I found myself immediately thinking of our own Tim Lincecum. Yes, I know it does not take much for me to go there, but you must admit there are some basic similarities. Young, flashy, superstars that took their sport by storm and quickly climbed to the absolute top. Then both crashed, hard and fast. During their amazing glory days they each established huge, adoring fan bases that are still to this day clinging to their memories and denying their eyes.
With Tiger's injuries it may be easier to understand the big drop off. However, it seems that a big key is his lack of confidence, especially with his short game. Doesn't that sound a bit like it could be the key for Tim's lack of command? Isn't it wild that two such dominant performers may ultimately be undone by their own insecurities?
Anybody else see a connection, or am I just seeing Tim shadows everywhere?
Oh yeah, they both had pushy, controlling Sports Fathers. Maybe that is a factor? Hmmmm....