I knew his steroid taking was the cause of his various back problems..its a fact Tiger when he was on top of his game,started doing the roids to get a build on himself. Why? who knows really. It could have been he wanted to believe it was his "looks" that got him the beauty's and not money and fame.
But now reading that he 's been on painkillers too for years?..no wonder. He could never be a great golfer with those. Dulled reflexes don't make for a great game.
I would bet the drop off of his game goes to the day he started with the pills.