A common refrain at Trump Doral last week was that it felt like old times, what with Tiger Woods dominating the competition.
But here's one way in which it has changed: Whereas in another era the talk was of how Woods was the youngest to do this and the youngest to do that, he's now at the other end of the spectrum, trying to do things as "an oldie."
Great as he is, Woods has not been able to stop time. He turned 37 in December and is entering those years when victories are more difficult to come by. Now all of this is offset by the reality that trends and conventional thinking have never applied to Woods, a true phenomenon, for sure, and, yes, he defies logic. But since the start of the 2011 season, only nine players age 38 or older have won tournaments.
Phil Mickelson (2011 Shell Houston Open, 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open) and Steve Stricker (2011 Memorial, 2011 John Deere, 2012 Hyundai) have done it three times. Michael Bradley...