Commentary

The problem with Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods' slump isn't as bad as it looks -- it's worse

Originally Published: August 28, 2011
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

CADDIES AND TIGER AND SHANKS, oh my: There's been a lot of drama surrounding Eldrick Woods over the past year and a half but not much statistical context for where his career stands. Until now. An innovative researcher has pinpointed just how far Tiger has fallen and when he reached that nadir.

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Stuart Franklin/Getty ImagesTiger Woods is mired in a long slump.

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Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.