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Another missed opportunity?Posted Monday, April 14, 2008, at 6:45 AM
So, The Masters has come and gone.
And Tiger Woods did not emerge victorious.
Trevor Immelman led wire-to-wire to capture the Grand Slam Tourney, leaving Woods left scratching his head.
Golf fans will have to wait at least one more year to see if Woods can capture the Grand Slam of Golf, winning all four majors, that is, winning the big four -- The Masters, The U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
The term is loosely based. However, no one in the world of sports believes anyone but Woods currently has a shot at achieving the goal.
I say, why can't someone else do it?
Woods is not the only golfer in the world. There are other golfers. Despite the fact that Woods is arguably the greatest golfer playing -- and arguably the best ever -- he's not going to play at that expected level every time he steps on a course.
He has a drive that others currently don't have, which makes him a step above the other professionals.
But that doesn't mean he's going to take victory every time he competes.
Sports do not work that way.
Following the final round Sunday, Woods admitted he had his share of troubles putting the ball throughout the four days of competition.
But heading into The Masters, everyone -- including Woods himself -- believed this was the year.
Everyone thought the Grand Slam of golf would be accomplished this season. And everyone believed Woods would be the one to do it.
But a man from South Africa stole Woods' thunder during the weekend, proving yet again that even in golf, the best doesn't always win.
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