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Forum Thread of the Day: “Did the ‘Tiger effect’ rattle his opponents on Sunday?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from IamMarkMac, who asks fellow members whether they believe the “Tiger effect” is back. On Sunday, Woods’ main competitors imploded on the par-3 12th hole at Augusta, and IamMarkMac wants to know if the deafening roars heard around the grounds as Woods whipped the patrons into a frenzy during the final round played a pivotal role and rattled the 15-time major champion’s rivals. Our members give their thoughts.

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.

  • redfirebird08: “I think after what we saw with McIlroy & Rose at the Tour Championship along with guys like Molinari & Finau today, you gotta say Tiger’s aura is making at least somewhat of a comeback. I’m writing off Koepka’s double bogey at the 12th as a fluke more than anything. He played very well from 13 through 18 and just did not make enough putts. But even though I’m writing this off as a fluke, I want to see Koepka in a final round of a major staring down Tiger…let’s see how that plays out. They were not in the same group today, and they were not in the same group at 2018 PGA either.”
  • dropkicked: “It’s definitely real. You could see when it impacted BK.. Tiger, almost drains it on 16 and the tee box @ 17 sees and starts going crazy.. The group themselves look back to see what was happening. In the back of his mind he knew he had to make birdie because he knew Tiger was pressing. Even more telling are the interviews with BK, Xander and even Molinari.. They all acknowledge his greatness.. Tiger, knows again that he can win against the new crop of assassins… that confidence being restored is huge.. I see his putting becoming “telepathic” again quite soon.”
  • CAT GOLFER: “I would put it this way; they all know about it. They basically came up trying to emulate that against each other. I think for that reason it has a different effect. No longer is it sheer intimidation; I think it is more like the constant pressure of the aura, it permeates, it’s there everywhere. The biggest difference is I think Tiger believes completely in his game again. And he is managing his health and stamina much better now.”
  • A.Princey: “The fact that Moli, in post-round interview decided to divulge his thoughts on the fans from 12, after rinsing his ball, speaks volumes of what sort of thoughts he’s left with regarding their roars for Tiger. Mr Unflappable is caught up in the moment and has enough focus lost to remember how the fans were reacting to his misfortune, and to then surmise that many were happy for his blunder, seems like an effect of some kind. Just saying. This season will be epic!”

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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 @giannimosquito

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  1. Jose Pinatas

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    A simple no. They(Koepka, Finau, and Molinari) went at the pin on 12, and that was a mistake. There is nobody to blame but themselves. Tiger went about his game plan and executed perfectly. I personally don’t believe with today’s athletes and their mindsets, there is any sort of intimidation that affects any of them. Now fans(patrons as Augusta calls them) are more tumultuous when Tiger is in the hunt, and may have an impact upon those athletes concentration.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Your optimal wedge set-up?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ClevelandKyle who brings up the subject of wedge set-ups. In the thread, our members discuss what wedges they like to carry as well as answering ClevelandKyle’s question: “If you had to carry two wedges for the rest of your life, what would they be (degree, make, model) and why?”

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.

  • SEP1006: “PW / GW – 0311P PXG GEN 2, same as irons. 54/12 and 58/06 – Ping Glide Stealth 2.0: best wedges I’ve ever played by far, very versatile.”
  • cardoustie: “Like the OP, I keep going back to old school Vokey sm2’s .. 50/54/60. TVD m grinds. No wedge spins it as well or feels as good. I am ordering a Glide 3.0 eye 2 58 though.”
  • manoagolfer: “Vokey 48, 54, 58 and 62. Just added the 62 for the short stuff around the greens and steep faced bunkers.”
  • BCULAW: “RTX4 Raw 46 mid, 50 mid, 56 full, 60 low. After playing Vokeys almost exclusively for the last ten years or so, these Clevelands have been a real eye-opener. Spin is greatly increased, and the grind on the 60 is stellar. Highly recommended.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Afor1991 who is on the hunt for a 1 or 2-iron after having no luck with hybrids. With a swing speed in the low 100s, Afor1991 is confident he has the speed and consistency to make a 1 or 2-iron work for him, and our members have been giving him their best suggestions in our forum.

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.

  • boggyman: “1st generation TM UDI 16* hard to beat with right shaft for a 1-iron, IF you could find one. Used mine in a set of OL Cobras for a while. Need to re-shaft it now though.”
  • Pepperturbo: “I have been effectively using T-MB 17* 2 iron since it was introduced. Now and again put my old Mizuno Pro 16* 1 iron in the bag to remind me those clubs require a good swing. Good luck with your choice.”
  • joelsim: “It depends on how much you value consistency over distance. And of course what your handicap is. I don’t have an official handicap but am regularly scoring in the 70s at my home club, at most 85 if I have a really bad day. And I tried a UDI #2 a couple of weeks ago and sold it a day later. Will stick to my G400 #4 Iron at power spec 19*. Gives me 195y carry consistently with run out according to ground hardness. So far it beats G and G400 Crossovers, Cobra King Utility and TM UDI #2 hands down.”
  • wam78: “Currently playing Mizuno mp h5 2 iron and I absolutely love it! Feels good, easy to hit high and low and can be found for a good price.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Justin Rose thinks four majors in four months is bad for golf. Do you agree?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from MMB1500 who highlighted comments made this week from Justin Rose who believes that the new schedule which sees four majors in four months is “too condensed” and not good for golf. Our members have been sharing their thoughts on the matter, with plenty of members both supporting and rejecting Rose’s claim.

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.

  • Z1ggy16: “Kind of agree. Once the Open is over this year, there’s really not much else to “look forward to” as far as exciting tournaments go, for me anyway.”
  • CDLgolf: “I agree with Justin, hard to believe the major season will be done after this weekend. It also seems to me that the new schedule is making the top name players play less. Taking three weeks off and only playing in the majors. I’m sure this schedule makes the most money for the tour, and they’ll be done before football starts, which is what they want.”
  • bspn: “I always thought the old schedule was too compressed around this time of year with The Open > WGC > PGA all within the space of 3 weeks and then right on into the FedEx Cup playoffs. This year has felt much better paced to me, albeit with some of the big names skipping regular events they would otherwise play in order to get enough rest between majors. The other benefit of the new schedule is they’ve got rid of that awkward break right in the middle of the FedEx Cup.”
  • Big Ben: “The PGA being the last Major has always felt like a dud. I like the new format. The Open Championship this year is far more exciting.”

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