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Johnny Miller: Tiger needs 'a small miracle to win the Open'

June 12, 2010

Those who need small miracles to win a U.S. Open are long shots at best, so if Johnny Miller is correct, Tiger Woods is destined to have a disappointing week in Pebble Beach. In a brief interview with the New York Post's Justin Terranova, Miller said this about Woods:

"It would still take a small miracle for him to win the U.S. Open right now. He's struggling with the driver and hitting half the fairways is not going to get it done. But Tiger has some awful good feeling about the Open there and what happened last time (winning by 15 strokes). But he's a whole different cat now. His game's not too sharp.

"A lot of golfers get burned out around his age -- it happened with Jack, it happened with me. Tiger will have a second career, but personally I think his best golf has definitely been played. He can have a second career that is as good as Phil's career, which is still pretty terrific, but that's the best-case scenario. I just think he has a lot of scar tissue from a lot of things now."

-- John Strege