So teaching yourself to play with a rusty 3 iron head you made your own shaft for is being groomed? Jesus wept.
Seve could play splash flop shots from bunkers with a 3 iron. Was he groomed to do that? No, he taught himself. Can anyone else do it like he could? No. Absolute genius and there hasn't been anyone close to him in terms of raw talent. It can't even be an argument, this is farcical.
It's a nice story about Seve.
But i'd wager Tiger could hit a 3 iron out of a bunker. Or a 1 iron.
There's the story of Nikes commercial, i'm sure you'll remember it, where they asked Tiger to bounce the ball on his driver then take a golf swing at it and smash it down the range. They were going to "massage" the tape so it appeared Tiger could do it. Tiger did it the first take and they were shocked. He repeated it for multiple takes to make the commercial. Manufactured swing and all. Could Seve do that?
There's also a story about Lee Trevino betting players he could beat them with a taped up Coke bottle. He won money at that to fund his golfing pursuits.
So i think it's a bit disrespectful to some of the golfs great players to say players are manufactured. They've put in the time working day and night to get where they are.
The difference with Tiger , Jack, Arnold, Lee, Bobby Jones, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, and all the really top golfers is the mental strength and desire to win. Tigers 84 wins pays price to that. It's hard to win any tournament . It's hard to be consistent and win 10 tournaments in a season. Players "A" game comes and goes but they win thru other means and mental strength. Being manufactured doesn't come into play because the golf swing can't be replicated day on day, month on month, year or year for the length of a players career.