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They Said It – Do you think Tiger will win an event this year, and why?

Do you think Tiger Woods will win an event this year, and why?

(Respondents were surveyed by the Journal’s Steve Virgen at Steel Bender Brewyard in Albuquerque.)

Joseph Sandoval

Joseph Sandoval

48, Albuquerque

“No, because his short game has been mediocre with his new putter. He has been struggling with that. It will take some time to get used to it. He’ll stay in the top 10 probably, but I don’t see him winning anything until next year.”

Bobby Roy

60, Rio Rancho

“I don’t think he will win this year because I don’t think he is physically able to win yet. He may get stronger, but golf puts a lot of

Bobby Roy

stress on your back, and he has back problems. I think he’s still gaining strength. I don’t think he’s all the way back yet. I think he could win next year. I don’t think he’ll ever win a major again, but he could win a (PGA Tour event). He’s just too old. Your body breaks down.”

Gilbert Bustamante

60, Albuquerque

“He will not win this year. He played in a weak field last

weekend. He was lucky to finish fourth. He won’t win this year. He probably won’t ever win again. The field is usually too strong. But he does look good. All these guys are hitting as far as he does and they have the full game. He’s having trouble with putting.”

Alex Livingston

35, Tijeras

“I’m pretty sure he’s going to choke. He does have a reputation for winning. I don’t know. He’s had some hits and misses this year. We’ll see how it goes. I think if he plays enough events, he will win one in the future. But I

don’t think it happens this year. I think it’s all mental.”

Alex Livingston