Great player Woods, great player still.
I guess in a way I can understand the bashing. When your as good as Tiger, everyone wants to see him fail. But for those who pick on him as a person your just not in an appropriate position to comment. Since when was golf about shaking hands walking down the 3rd fairway, or putting on a fake fasci smile to every fan who grabs your attention? We all like to see nice golfers do well, but since when is Tiger not one of these?
Sure he doesn't over indulge with the fans like Mickelson, but thats why Tiger is better than Mickelson. Tiger is fully in the moment. Barring a quirky one liner from the gallery, Tiger keeps his teeth to himself.
Tiger went without 1 major in 09, but what he did do was furthur establish the field is still a fair way away, in my opinion. Tiger won more tournaments than anyone else, shot some scary course records and could well hold the record for the most 2 inch tap ins for par. I felt he was very unlucky this year, not a lot went his way. But this was his comeback season after a lengthy lay off. He made changes, and we might not see its produce until next season.
Golf isn't like football. Being young isn't essential to golf. Sure it helps to have a fit body, but there is no age restriction on golf. And lets remember Tiger is only 33. He's a spring chicken compared to most.