Tiger Woods may struggle to regain his position as the dominant force in golf, according to Bernhard Langer.
The German stalwart noted that the former world number one will face growing competition from a talented international field and may never return to the glory days, when he was shoe-in for most Major events.
Langer, 53, was speaking in his golf clothing at the Allianze Championship media day at the Old Course at Broken Sound, and he certainly knows a thing or two about winning tournaments, having claimed 83 career victories.
Woods had won 14 Majors before sordid details of his private life saw his career temporarily put on hold, and Langer suggested that the 35-year-old American will find the going tough now he's back out on the course.
"Because he's not played to the level he's played before, that immediately brings in a few guys that played one level below him, let's put it that way," Langer explained.
"In addition there is more young talent coming out now than I've seen in a while. A lot of great young players are emerging who no longer fear Tiger."