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Forum Thread of the Day: “What if Tiger is back?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DJGainer, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what the effect will be should Tiger Woods go ahead and regularly win once again on the PGA Tour. Our members discuss both the possibility of Woods being able to achieve that and the impact that it would have on the game of golf.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to join the discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • the bishop: “If he wins he wins, and I think ratings will be good.  But as far as the same effect as back in the late 90’s early 00’s, no.  He was younger then, in his 20’s and younger kids relate to someone like that.  My oldest son, born in 1987, began playing golf partly because of Tiger and when we’d go to the range, he’d swing hard and say “I AM Tiger Woods” like one of his commercials from the time.  I don’t think he would inspire younger kids today like he did then.  He’s in his 40’s, and his oldest kid is a middle schooler now I think.  It’ll be great for his long time fans though.”
  • straightshot7: “It won’t transform the game because he already did that. But anytime he’s in contention there will obviously be very high ratings. If he’s in the final group of a major, you will probably see some TVs exploding from excessive rating syndrome.”
  • bazinky: “Plus, just imagine if Tiger is able to win a major and is playing well enough to have an actual rivalry that isn’t one-sided? You have the young-gun or guns versus a resurgent all-time champ adding to golf history. Just look at what happened at the Tour championship (which no one normally cares too much about). It would be absolutely explosive for golf!”
  • IVM: “Tiger winning 2 or 3 tournaments a year would be amazing, and if he won a major that would be incredible. Do not forget he is a middle-aged man with a fused back if he can do this that would be great for golf. He cannot dominate as he once did as his body would not stand up to the pressure. But the above would be good enough to move the needle in golf.”

Entire Thread: “What if Tiger is back?”

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Mad-Mex

    Nov 7, 2018 at 12:12 am

    “What if Napoleon had B-52’s, would he have won at Waterloo ?”

    Yes, “What if” questions are a pet peeve of mine,,,

  2. Tom

    Nov 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    “The Ole Gray Mare ain’t what she used to be!”

  3. Jamie

    Nov 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Can we talk about this when he wins a full field event on a course he’s never won on?

    • JB

      Nov 6, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      So if he wins the Masters (again) can we talk about it or still no?

      • Jamie

        Nov 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm

        You missed the point genius. It won’t happen so let’s never talk about it again. Time for the Tiger bandwagon to disappear and go find their next cool thing so golf can find it’s sustainable market footprint.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Do you need a 5-wood?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from hypergolf, who asks fellow GolfWRX members if it’s necessary to carry a 5-wood. As hypergolf explains, he’s only used his 5-wood once in his last six rounds, and along with asking fellow members if they feel it’s worth carrying a 5-wood, he asks for the best alternative options.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Chuck905: “I have been gaming a 17* U45 extended 1/2” with a Recoil 110 and would never go back to a 5-wood. I actually pull my 3-wood for an extra wedge because I can chase it just as far.”
  • philly2kuk: “I use a 5-wood because I’ve yet to find a 3-wood that goes further. Plus it’s much easier to elevate from the tight fairways I play off. Plus, removing the three gives me the extra wedge. As one lad I golf with says, the 3-wood is the devils club – it tempts you to go for it and then disappoints!”
  • Ryan3773: “Replaced my 5-wood (and hybrids) with a driving iron so now I have a driver, 3-wood, and DI. The flexibility it gives me is important around here where I play, as most courses in Wisconsin have trees lining the holes. I can hit punches with it underneath stuff, which is necessary because of how bad I am at getting off the tee. I would say replace it with the club you will use based on the courses you play. Lots of long rough? Probably a hybrid would be a better choice than a DI.”
  • BiggErn: “I found a 5-wood is better for me than a 3-wood. Not because it’s necessarily easier to hit but because it goes almost as far and I rarely have yardage that would require a 3-wood distance. It’s also probably a little easier to hit off the deck.”

Entire Thread: “Do you need a 5-wood?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Major TaylorMade Announcement?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day was submitted by From_Parts_Unknown, who claims to have received an interesting email from David Abeles, CEO and President of TaylorMade Golf. Within the email, From_Parts_Unknown states that the message contained the following:

“We are preparing to make one of the most significant announcements in company history – a new addition to our athlete team that will light up the industry and enhance the impact of our brand like never before. Please stay tuned. You will hear from us in a couple of weeks!”

As you would expect, the news has created a buzz in our forums, and our members have been speculating on what the major announcement could be.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • jll62: “If it’s a ball/glove deal with Rickie, that is a big deal. Signing the #12 player in the world to use your product is a major announcement. Think about it. He’s a long time Titleist ball loyalist, so if you can get him to come over and play your product, it’s validation that you have something special.”
  • tatertot: “Any way TM found a way to get Phil away from Callaway?”
  • andrieddie: “Fleetwood is the best guess but does he light up the industry? Curry is all Callaway and why would they think signing a basketball star would help with selling golf clubs? Or maybe with the hyperbole, it is Rickie with the ball deal.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “‘Light up the industry’ is a pretty high bar.  If it turns out to be a ball/glove deal, that’s going to be a bit of a joke. I don’t see Zach Johnson switching companies again as particularly exciting and certainly wouldn’t enhance the impact of their brand “like never before“.  I am curious, though.”

Entire Thread: “Major TaylorMade Announcement?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Brandel Chamblee: Every player should leave the flagstick in the hole while putting”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day was submitted by RMGC_NV and concerns a hot take from Golf Channel analyst, Brandel Chamblee. Whether you love him or hate him, Chamblee is never one to hold back from speaking his mind, and in this particular case, the former pro is confident that it’s in every player’s best interest to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting. Our members discuss.

Here are a few posts from the thread but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • jll62: “Looking forward to doing some of my own testing on this with my Perfect Putter, but I am firmly in the camp of leaving the flagstick in as the default state based on all of the evidence we have to date. The key will be knowing when it’s advantageous to take it out, but I think those situations will be rare.”
  • HoosierMizuno: “I don’t think leaving the pin in will hurt anyone’s score. I do think its debatable on how much it will help….especially when it comes to putting. I get leaving it in on chips. I’m predicting that in 3 years there will be only a few if any guys still removing the pins to putt. there just isn’t any reason to take it out other than you think it looks weird.”
  • Gautama: “Help or not I can’t say, wind is the big variable in my mind.  Regardless, though, personally I hate the way it looks after thirty-plus years of pulling pins, and I’m sticking to my shallow and subjective opinion, lol.  Anyone else find it just ugly to see a putt made with the pin in the hole?”
  • sbjinx: “Played today with my group and we decided to keep the flag in for all our putts. It was weird at first, but by the 3rd hole, we all agreed that we’ll play with the flag in from now on. We didn’t have any instance where having the flag in helped or damaged a putt, but it’s nice not to have to walk to the hole and pull the flag once we’re on the green. We would just walk to our balls, hit our putts and move on to the next tee. I agree with the above poster that in a few years most people will be playing with the flag in.”

Entire Thread: “Brandel Chamblee believes every player should leave the flagstick in the hole while putting”

 

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