Connect with us

WRX Forum Buzzz

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

Published

on

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!”

Entire Thread: “Did the ‘Tiger effect’ rattle his opponents?”

Your Reaction?
  • 19
  • LEGIT4
  • WOW0
  • LOL2
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK2

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

1 Comment

1 Comment

  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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

Forum Thread of the Day: “New irons from Mizuno”

Published

on

Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases new irons that are on the way from Mizuno. Reportedly two years away from being released, but that hasn’t stopped our members from discussing and speculating on the new irons from the Japanese manufacturers.

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.

  • halfsumo: “I told myself no new irons until the new MP line comes out. Chris Voshall on TXG’s youtube said something along the lines that the new irons are “not what you’d typically expect from Mizuno”….”
  • deep18: “The one on the left in the bottom pic kinda looks like a 919 Tour.”
  • BlackM00Nlight: “Bottom picture, iron on the right appears to have a beveled leading edge, CB design, and chrome finish.”

Entire Thread: “New irons from Mizuno”

Your Reaction?
  • 5
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK6

Continue Reading

Equipment

Forum Thread of the Day: “Masters fashion commentary”

Published

on

Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from manku who opened the forum for a discussion on the best and worst of fashion exhibited at the 2019 Masters. Our members discuss the good, the bad and the ugly on show at last week’s opening major of the year, with some items, such as Adam Scott’s pleated pants, dividing opinion.

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.

  • alecfeltman: ” Adams pants worry me. Go back to the tailored slim version. He was dressing like a king until the masters. Rory looks great. Good fit and style. I’m a fan. I don’t understand the new cotton shirts from Nike. Jason Day on Thursday was odd, Friday he did good. TW – I’m a fan this week. I still don’t get why Patrick Reed is sponsored by Nike? That guy needs to wear some brand like Loudmouth. Koepka loves those crazy hats – I dig it. What is the connection between Nike “Snake Pack” and Augusta? I don’t see it. Can someone explain?”
  • elpadidji: “Went here after I saw Adam Scott, thought he looked super good. Got some Arnold Palmer vibes from him.”
  • hardcalier: “Kind of a bad week for fashion in my opinion. Adam Scott’s pants were super baggy like 3 out of 4 days. Tiger looked like he dusted off his wardrobe from 15 years ago. Fortunately, his game from 15 years ago came with it. Adidas stuff is pretty plain, never looks great but never looks awful either. Jason Day looks a little heavy in plaid. Koepka’s print hats were terrible.”
  • Yanki01: “Adam Scott who usually keeps it simple and clean looked hideous. Same for Jason Day and the yellow pants. Not sure if it was the old school look he was going for, but the AM shoes didn’t flow well. Some classic shoes maybe would have helped with some trimmed pants. Justin Thomas was best dressed and usually always is.”

Entire Thread: “Masters fashion commentary”

Your Reaction?
  • 3
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB1
  • SHANK2

Continue Reading

WRX Forum Buzzz

Forum Thread of the Day: “Which was better: The 1986 or 2019 Masters?

Published

on

Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from OBbogey5 who has divided our members with his question concerning which Masters was best between the 1986 event and last week’s championship. Our members share their views with some compelling reasons included behind their argument either way.

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.

  • RobotDoctor: “To me, the ’86 Masters is the best ever being how Nicklaus stormed back and shot 30 on the back 9 taking out Norman, Ballesteros and Kite. Nicklaus wasn’t playing well and was labeled as too old. With Woods, he has overcome health issues, personal issues and self-doubt. Maybe my sentiment with ’86 is my admiration for Nicklaus. Maybe the 2019 Masters is the most incredible. I need time to digest what just happened in the grand scheme of things.”
  • DLBTide7: “Today was the better Masters for me, personally. To come back from the depths of darkness that once surrounded Tiger is an amazing accomplishment.”
  • BearQ: “Tiger for me. Something to consider… Factor in the worldwide media blitz Tiger deals with in 2019. The added substantial pressure because the overall viewing audience is 100x bigger. If he lost it somehow it would be magnified MUCH more than a Jack L. Even with the bad health and other issues he’s overcome, a 2nd today and he would get RIPPED by many of the jack fans (not all of them). Dudes whole life was destroyed not long ago in every regard. Outside of Jack being older and playing amazing out of the blue, in ’86 he simply wasn’t dealing with the motherload of hate/pressure and several other factors that Tiger wakes up to. A writer or two writing Jack off pre ’86 is childs play compared to the criticism of TW. I’ve written this before, today and again. It’s the biggest day in golf history to me all things considered. There has never been a day more people have known who won a golf tournament. IT’S EVERYWHERE!”
  • RobertBaron: “86 also has the iconic “Yes sir!” call coupled with the great image of Nicklaus walking his putt down with the putter raised. I was watching 19 while working so I definitely missed stuff on Sunday but it seems to me there really wasn’t an iconic call during the broadcast nor was there an iconic Tiger moment during play like a huge fist pump or some crazy shot he pulled off. So advantage 86 in that category.”

Entire Thread: “Which was better: The 1986 or 2019 Masters?”

Your Reaction?
  • 2
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW1
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB1
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Facebook

Trending