> A. He is 20 years old
> B. He has been hitting golf balls since he was 1
> C. He has world-class coach (Harmon) who follows him around like a puppy
> D. He is 6-2, strong but flexable.
> E. He has god-given talent.
> F. He has clubs specially fitted to his swing, he doesn't buy clubs off
> the rack.
> G. He plays on courses with manicure fairways, they run about 9 on the
> stimpmeter, i.e. lots of roll
> H. He has a sports pyschologist
> I. Uses fresh-from-the-factory golf balls.
I think the reasons given here, except point E, can be found on many
touring pros. Butch Harmon only started working Woods a few years ago,
when he was already outdriving his peer at that time. Besides, in LV
tourney, he was carrying >300 yards with his 3 wood, carry, not roll.
"Golf is, in part, a game; but only in part. It is also in part a
religion, a fever, a vice, a mirage, a frenzy, a fear, an abscess, a joy,
a thrill, a pest, a disease, an uplift, a brooding melancholy, a dream of
yesterday, and a hope for tomorrow." - 1916 NY Tribune.