The Tiger Thread

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Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:58 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:This is some weird shit and I don't fully understand how it works, but I am watching the tournament live on Twitter. :bored
They're giving you a teaser sample of PGA Tour Live, which is a subscription service ($6/month or $40/yr). Like a good drug dealer, they're trying to get their hooks in you.

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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:59 pm

I bet these assholes will turn it off just as Tiger's about to tee off.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:12 pm

:facepalm He bogies the first hole.

What a let down. At least stay even for a few minutes.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:40 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote::facepalm He bogies the first hole.

What a let down. At least stay even for a few minutes.
Talk about the heavy weight of expectations. That's why I'm indifferent. If I can help Tiger even an infinitesimal amount by not piling on my two cents worth of expectations, I am glad to do it.
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:58 pm

To be fair, Tiger sucks at that first hole at the south course. I think he was +5 at that hole over 4 rounds even at the 2008 US Open.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:09 pm

Duke of Hazards wrote:To be fair, Tiger sucks at that first hole at the south course. I think he was +5 at that hole over 4 rounds even at the 2008 US Open.
5 rounds

He had 3 doubles, 1 bogie, and he pared it on the playoff with Rocco.
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:13 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Duke of Hazards wrote:To be fair, Tiger sucks at that first hole at the south course. I think he was +5 at that hole over 4 rounds even at the 2008 US Open.
5 rounds

He had 3 doubles, 1 bogie, and he pared it on the playoff with Rocco.
That is fairly bonkers. +7 on the opening hole, winning total score was -1.

Could've run away from the field and avoided that whole monday 18 hole playoff, just by not playing like a complete douche on that one hole.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:22 pm

So now Tiger is short-sided on a par 5. Day plunked his 2nd 15 feet from the hole. Johnson was pissed that he hit the green in 2 but has a long eagle putt. It sucks being the worst member of a threesome. Time for some Tiger short game magic to set these guys straight as to who is the best.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:10 pm

Swing looks a little rough. He is getting it around okay though.
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:07 pm

He's actually holding up pretty well. I think he's doing better than half the field playing the south at this point. Just bogeyed the hardest hole, but still even on the day.

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Post by DougE » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:59 am

Okay, so after watching Tiger at Torrey, what do you think?

I was not totally disappointed. First time back in a full field, in a year and a half, playing with two of the top players in the world (who admittedly were not on their game) and hanging with them for the most part. He didn't embarrass himself, though has lots of work to do. But he will be playing quite a bit over the next few months, so I believe he will continue to get more comfortable, sharpen his myriad of specialty skills (which are much more numerous than most players ever dream of having), and maybe even make a secret call to Butch, that no one will ever know about for sure, to help him straighten out his driver issues. Once he starts hitting fairways at a good rate, while in the meantime playing and getting all the rust off, I think we just might see him on the leaderboard, fighting his way to the top more regularly. Of course, much will depend on whether his back holds up. So far, so good. He certainly SEEMED like a much happier person. That's worth something.

I think, by the time the Masters is played, if he has no injury beforehand, he will be in the mix on the weekend. Hopefully, that includes the back nine on Sunday.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:13 am

I was pretty optimistic about what I saw.

1) looked pain free
2) chipping was great

The downside was driver accuracy (which has always been a downside for him) and his iron game. His iron game was arguably the best in the history of golf. So I have faith that will turn around pretty quickly.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:34 pm

I'm sure success will come if he stays upright and keeps playing. Took him a while back in 2010-11 to get back into the winning stride. Whatever it is the guy knows what it takes to win 72-hole stroke play golf tournaments I'm sure he has not forgotten. Sure winning is tough at that level but I doubt that it is beyond reach. Picking off wins here and there, without maybe dominating rankings or winning FedEx cups or player of the year awards, that seems feasible at this point. Some guy named Jim Herman won a PGA tour event last year, his first win and he's over the hill just a couple years younger than Tiger. He had to beat Stenson of all people to do it. DJ, Phil, Rickie, Jordan...Jim Herman beat all them too. Now you cannot seriously look at that and then say that Tiger Woods is incapable of pulling off something similar. Unless you are a complete a-hole that is.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:48 pm

Tiger and Rafa Nadal now both stand four major titles behind the greatest in their sports. Both play a hard charging, grinding game. Both have had surgery on critical body parts. Both wear Nike gear. That's all I got right now.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:34 am

legitimatebeef wrote:... four major titles behind the greatest in their sports.
The problem with establishing a G.O.A.T. with the various eras is that players whom one never saw often are overlooked. Rod Laver played prior to the "open" era. In 1962 he won the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open as an amateur. He turned professional in 1963 and was thus barred from playing in any of those events until 1968, when the "open" era began. In 1969 he again won all 4 Slam events. Ken Rosewall is another player who spent a large part of his career banned from the Slam events.

Certainly Roger Federer is a master and has more Slam wins than any other male player. Imagine his record if Nadal had decided to play soccer.
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Post by jev » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:22 am

jasonfish11 wrote:1) looked pain free
2) chipping was great
Looking at his stance it looks like his back is playing up again.

+5 after 15 holes, no birdies, missed the 3-footer on 6. All the way near the bottom of the scoreboard, only two play worse so far.
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by CeeBee » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:38 am

Looked like he was hurting to me. walking gingerly it seems.
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Post by srogers13 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:20 am

Probably was not used to flying commercial.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:15 pm

CeeBee wrote:Looked like he was hurting to me. walking gingerly it seems.
I guess I should be surprised by anything different.
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Post by jev » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:30 pm

He says no pain:
Tiger wrote: Q: Yesterday you talked about wanting to have the swing that didn't have any pain, but early on, it looked like you were in pain. Were you, or could you just describe what you're going through when you're starting out the round?
TIGER WOODS: No, I wasn't in pain at all. I was just trying to hit shots, and I wasn't doing a very good job. At the end I finally hit some good ones, but damage had already been done. On top of that, I could have hung in there, I could have shot something near even par if I would have made some putts, but I made nothing.
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:13 pm

He looked smooth in the Bahamas, but his swing at Torrey was weird looking, not free flowing at all. Then his swing looked better in Dubai, but he was walking slowly. Short game good at Torrey, but driving sucked. Driver was good in Dubai, but he made one of the worst putts I've ever seen. I don't know what to make of it all.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:45 pm

I haven't seen anything from Dubai. It sounds like he is a normal weekend golfer. Can't get everything clicking at the same time, swing changes week to week.

I really hope this is just competition rust. I'd rather he never come back, instead of coming back to be a scratch golfer trying to play on the PGA tour.
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by jev » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:59 am

And he's out. Withdrawn with.... wait for it.... a "bad back".
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:52 am

I was bored and listened to the interview with his agent.

Do reporters get tired and want interviews to end, or are they just dumb?

The last question was "what is his trainers last name?"

Are you serious? Of course that question ends the interview.
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Re: The Tiger Thread

Post by jev » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:30 am

...and that's the end of todays round. Too windy, two trees have had it. I guess conditions got the better of Tiger.
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