At the recent tournament at Abu Dhabi, Tiger resembled the old Tiger during most of the tournament. He was tied for the lead going into the third round. But then he returned again to the slumping Tiger, who folds under pressure, ending the tournament in a tie for third when he couldn't hit the green in crucial times and could not make the lag putts he has previously built his reputation on.
The winner of 14 majors seems to have recovered from his two-year slump in which he was sidelined by injuries and surgeries, as well as by the scandal associated with the sensational break up of his marriage. However, it seems as if there may still be a wall that he needs to overcome in order for him to persevere at the end of tournaments. And he must come to grips with the fact that he is 36 and there are other young players breathing down his neck, including Rory McIlroy, who bested him at Abu Dhabi.