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30 Athletes Who Squandered The Most Talent

Darren - May 12, 2021
Sports

30 Athletes Who Squandered The Most Talent

Darren - May 12, 2021
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2. Tiger Woods

Woods should alone as the greatest golfer of all time, but his own vices held him back. This is a shame because his record remains stunning and is up there alongside Jack Nicklaus’s as the very best in the sport. Only Nicklaus won more Majors than Woods who has 15 to his name. Meanwhile, in 2021, Woods was tied with Sam Snead for the most PGA Tour event wins with 82.

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But he should have been out in front of the back and would have been if he hadn’t squandered his career. Woods endured an awful sex addiction that culminated at the end of his marriage and his downward spiral. He went 11 years without winning a Major before finally claiming the Open in 2019. However, it’s fair to say that he could have won many more during that time period if his life remained stable.

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1. Conor McGregor

McGregor’s inclusion on this list may appear bizarre because of his achievements. As a former two-weight UFC champion, the Irishman became the biggest name in combat sports. Meanwhile, he made a sensational amount of money after a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. However, ‘The Notorious’ squandered his talent over the next couple of years as he allowed fame and money to go to his head.

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The Dubliner has endured many high-profile legal problems over the past number of years. Furthermore, his love of partying and the high-life has affected his motivation. While McGregor’s influence on MMA is undeniable, his legacy will not be what it could have been. There is time for the former champion to reclaim his place at the top of the heap but fans will never consider him the best.

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