2015 wasn’t exactly the Year of the Tiger.
What was supposed to be a comeback from an injury-plagued 2014 campaign began with the question “Does Tiger Woods have the yips?” Progressed to, “Will Tiger Woods ever contend again?” And ended with, “Will Tiger’s career ultimately be derailed by injury? And, “will he be able to bounce back from yet another back surgery?”
Woods missed the cut in three of the four major championships. He withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open in February with a back issue and was out of commission to the Masters. At the Memorial Tournament, an event he has won five times, he posted a third-round 13-over 85, the worst score of his career. For the year, Woods made just six of 11 cuts and only recorded one top-10 finish.
All this is to say, Woods will need both progress in key areas and a measure of luck to do better in 2016.
Here are five things Woods must do better in 2016.