Originally Posted by ThomasFlynn
Because they looked after themselves and didn't sleep around with other women during their primes.
Very little to do with the fallow years actually, but people do jump to the association of the salacious and separation with his lack of wins.
He missed time due to injury in 2008 and 2011, but was generally very competitive, even still the most consistently competitive, from 2009 to 2013. 2014-2017 were the years truly missed to injury, where he underwent four surgeries including spinal fusion. Whether he would even live the rest of his life pain free, let alone swing a golf club, was unknown. Last year he came back, and was at the serious end of the last two majors of the year. In his 5th one on his return. He wins. Extraordinary.