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Stick a Fork in Tiger....He's DONE!

 
 
Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 11:49 pm
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SAN MARTIN, Calif. – Anyone expecting a new and improved version of Tiger Woods saw much of the same old thing Thursday.

An early birdie to raise hopes. A sudden tumble. And he couldn’t make a putt.

In his first tournament in seven weeks, Woods went 13 holes between his only two birdies at the Frys.com Open and had a 2-over 73 that put him in danger of missing consecutive cuts for the first time in his career.

“That’s probably one of the worst putting rounds I’ve ever had,” Woods said. “I can’t putt the ball any worse than I did today.”


Texas Open winner Brendan Steele opened with a 4-under 67 on a cool day at CordeValle with a few bursts of showers. He was joined in the lead by Briny Baird, Garrett Willis and Matt Bettencourt.

Woods fell out of the top 50 in the world ranking this week for the first time in 15 years, and it showed. The best golf in his group came from UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay, the No. 1 amateur in the world, who opened with a 2-under 69.

Woods was tied for 86th, although he was still only one shot out of the top 70 and ties that advance to the weekend. It marked the sixth straight round in which he failed to break par, and another occasion of having to scroll far down the leaderboard to find him


http://www.golfchannel.com/news/doug-ferguson/tiger-shoots-73-in-first-round/

I said about 10 months ago that this outcome was highly probable, that what he needed to do to have any shot was to go out and **** as many over-sized fake titted cocktail waitress and strippers as he could get his hands on (porn stars would have been good too)...but he did not take my advice.

Too bad...he should retire, and save us all needing to feel sorry for his lost talent...out of sight out of mind.
 
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 05:45 am
@hawkeye10,
He's lost his confidence, both in his game and in himself. That's tought to get back. It's interesting how closely linked his golf skill is to his emotional attitude. I think it demonstrates how finely tuned these ultra-athletes are.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 17 Nov, 2011 02:48 pm
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What more fitting end could there be to a dismal day of golf than to shake the hand of your former caddie, the one you fired...the one who’d insulted you (most recently with a racial epithet)?

It was that kind of day for Tiger Woods, and his Presidents Cup partner Steve Stricker. They didn’t make a single birdie in the Melbourne, Australia, competition — against K.J. Choi and Adam Scott, who now employs Woods’ ex-caddie, Steve Williams. Woods and Stricker didn’t win a hole as the International side won the first day of competition 7 and 6. The margin of defeat was the worst for Woods in any type of match play since he turned pro.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/post/tiger-woods-has-a-terrible-day-of-golf-and-seeing-steve-williams-didnt-help/2011/11/17/gIQAz48ZUN_blog.html?wprss=early-lead

Shocking
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 17 Nov, 2011 03:59 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:
Shocking
Predictable.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 09:38 pm
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — At 11, he tossed his club and rolled his eyes. At 13, he examined his ball, plugged in the bank of a creek, and walked back to take a drop, his third penalty stroke of the Masters. At 15, he cussed, then yelled “Fore!” as his approach headed directly into the gallery. Then he dumped his next shot into the bunker.

And when he hit an errant tee shot at the par-3 16th, Tiger Woods not only dropped his club, but kicked at it angrily.

“I think we can safely say Tiger has lost his game,” three-time Masters champ Nick Faldo said on the CBS broadcast, “and his mind.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/othersports/masters-2012-tiger-woods-falls-apart-in-second-round/2012/04/06/gIQAVwxb0S_story.html?hpid=z2

Tiger winning the back yard BBQ last month was a tease...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 09:49 pm
@hawkeye10,
I follow - despite my better advice to myself - golf. I follow a lot of new golfers, in part for their humor. Some of them have been winning - I follow those, winning or not.

Tiger is never on my list, but I get to see him whenever I check a golf website. Plus Michaelson. I don't like either of them.

Oh, look, more about Tiger, now losing his cool.

I get to post - I was in Arnie's army as a teen.


I haven't read re this latest scenario.
Yikes.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 10:04 pm
@ossobuco,
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Oh, look, more about Tiger, now losing his cool


He has always tended to be a brat, but he used to be a winner, now he is a loser.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 10:13 pm
@hawkeye10,
I have a modicum of sympathy for Tiger. Still haven't checked what has been going on today, sounds bad.

Me, I like the kids. Early on I liked Rory. Ryo Ishikawa, Hunter Mahan, the guys in the videos - I liked the videos - and several others, Keegan for example. I'm prone to like italians and they're doing pretty well.

I don't get the golf reporters, all the time re Tiger and Michaelson.
There is a dinosaur aspect to all that.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 10:24 pm
@hawkeye10,
The edge Tiger seemed to have originally amounted to greater flexibility and athleticism than you normally see in golfers which was letting him do a much better job of compensating for the 15% or whatever of their shots which all golf pros seem to screw up, i.e. hitting out of bad lies. In other words, the game is so ****ing difficult that the best pros still mess up a significant proportion of their shots. There were always guys who drove as well or better and putted as well or better than Tiger but nobody was hitting out of the bad lies anywhere near as well.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 10:33 pm
@gungasnake,
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There were always guys who drove as well or better and putted as well or better than Tiger but nobody was hitting out of the bad lies anywhere near as well.
I am thinking that this is like in Top Gun where they talk about "losing the edge"....a kind of intuitive combativeness that is nurtured by "bad boy" carousing and womanizing. Tiger has lost it, and has not a clue where to find it again.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 10:36 pm
@hawkeye10,
So you put his loss on his losing zip on his woman thing?

I'm not arguing, lack of data.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 10:40 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

So you put his loss on his losing zip on his woman thing?

I'm not arguing, lack of data.


Ya, I said way back with-in a few months of the break up that Tiger's only hope was to go out and bang every blond giant fake titted woman who would have him, that his "reform" efforts were a big mistake. Elin got every dime possible anyways, all he did was **** up his game. His only hope with the public was to win again, at the end of the day it makes no difference to us that he is trying to be a boy scout when we know that in his heart he is a rouge, he gets no points for trying to be "good".
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 11:38 pm
@hawkeye10,
I think he was a follower of strange advisors - never mind the women.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2012 12:02 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I think he was a follower of strange advisors - never mind the women.


He picks them...the root of the problem is that he refuses to be honest with himself about who he is and what he wants, which causes him to twist up his life into knots. The crew he hires to run Tiger Enterprises reflects this, it is not the cause of this.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2012 05:22 am
@hawkeye10,
following golf is like following all the new species of turfgrass. Im glad Im not forced to watch it. As for Tiger,will he only earn like 20 million this year? I GAF about the years of hype on this guy.
Whenever some dude thinks with his dick, he loses all the leadership skills that his brain provides
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2012 06:41 am
@farmerman,
Gee - I wonder why there's not a person mentioned once the physical damage his body has endured. The fact is that he's done significant knee damage from his explosively violent swing and also running those long 10 mile (or more) training runs he's prone to doing. I think those contributed mightily to his golf career's downfall.

His psyche, of course, has been damaged from his being caught carousing and the public exposure as well as his tortured divorce procedings and settlement. FWIW, one Christmas (perhaps is 2010) he wasn't allowed to see his children at all.

However, all that being said, Tiger and I have an agreement - he doesn't worry about me and I don't worry about him.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2012 07:05 am
@hawkeye10,
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There were always guys who drove as well or better and putted as well or better than Tiger but nobody was hitting out of the bad lies anywhere near as well.
I am thinking that this is like in Top Gun where they talk about "losing the edge"....a kind of intuitive combativeness that is nurtured by "bad boy" carousing and womanizing. Tiger has lost it, and has not a clue where to find it again.


This greater flexibility I mentioned is something a person could lose at age 30 or thereabouts and your game would go with it if you did lose it.

A good analogy...

Consider the case of Muhammed Ali, one of the greatest if not THE greatest pure athletes ever to earn his living at boxing but not one of the greatest professional prizefighters of all time or even the greatest heavyweight prizefighter of all time, which I would assume to be Joe Louis. Prior to his forced hiatus around 1967, Ali had gone for two or three years almost without ever being hit at all and, as in the case of Tiger Woods, this involved a huge edge in flexibility and bending at the waist to avoid punches, but Ali was not able to retain that flexibility even into his late 20s with added weight; his whole style of fighting changed when he came back.

Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2012 08:01 am
@gungasnake,
... and adding to that fact the most important part: Ali's best-ever defense worsened due to his subsequent loss of hand and foot speed. His reaction time lessened - so he got hit and hit hard by some of the hardest hitters in heavyweight Boxing history.

That great American philosopher Mike Tyson was once asked about whether it worried him that his opponent was training hard and seem to have developed a fight plan against him. Tyson respond with something to the effect of "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face".

In Tiger's case, he seems to have lost that edge physcially, to some degree, and psychologically. He is melting down with every bad shot, tossing clubs and swearing, and tied for 40th. He seems to lose his focus, especially when he falls behind the leaders. Witness his current Masters performance as on Day #1, he was 5 strokes off the lead. Currently he is 8 strokes behind. Old Tiger would have roared back on Day 2. Not so with this the new Tiger.

Personally, I'd love to see him do well if for no other reason because it would shut up the know-nothing-talking-heads of this sport who seem to have some joy at runing him down.
CowDoc
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2012 03:36 pm
@Ragman,
To get a little insight as to the type of person Tiger really is, you might read Rick Reilly's column on espn.com. I think its understated style speaks volumes, as Reilly's writing generally does.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2012 04:39 pm
@CowDoc,
I'm checking it out now.

{Edit: I just read the article. Thanks for referring me to it. This makes me feel sad for his half-siblings. Tiger is one who seems to have lost his soul.}
 

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