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#331 Ferguson

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 12 September 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

Everything is on the table. Tiger faking his own death and having his brain put into the body of a teenager isn't too much of a stretch for me at this point.

Much like the early designs of the DELTA WING design, it is going to take a few tries to get it right.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:51 PM

View Postcdnglf, on 12 September 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 12 September 2017 - 07:18 AM, said:

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View Postbladehunter, on 11 September 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

just finished watching tigers "power hour" on youtube... took me 3 days to get it all in ( yea i know pathetic)....      really good watch ...just nobody in the game today that hits the ball like he did.. not even close.. Not DJ , Not Keopka... Not Day... Not Rory.. although Rory may be the closest if he has it together...  and hes in the fairway.. But he doesnt have the escape shots tiger had..    I coudl watch him hit irons all day.... especialy if were talking pre 2009...  2000-2002 being the best swing in my opinion..

Respectfully, no, a bunch do. they dont putt and scramble as well though thats the difference


Nah.  Just watch the impact. Not the swing itself. The ball does his bidding.  Nobody else has that going.

Best iron player I've ever seen. Best recovery game I've ever seen. Very good putter.
But with the driver? Many others are better. Rory is way, way better.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:54 PM

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Lol at using jack to prop up Rory.   That's priceless.  Of course we're talking modern era stuff here.  Bobby jones drove it well too.

Lol at lack of reading comprehension.


You are correct ... I totally missed your first reply.  Only read the second one and that one alone made you sound way different without the context of the first one.    What I get for multi tasking. Or Attempting  to that is
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

I think the observation above (not going to dig through but I gave the guy a "like") about how he'll make a comeback and get hurt again is pretty astute.  I actually like the regular tour win scenario but kinda doubt it.

I'm betting he tries to "swing controlled" and protect his back, goes too hard, and re-injures himself.  Then it's curtains.  Docs tell him it's golf or walking.  Time frame and level of game during the "swing controlled" period is up to you to guess.  Could even be a major or two, but I'm thinking some top 10's and then curtains.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:56 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 12 September 2017 - 05:54 PM, said:

View Postcdnglf, on 12 September 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 12 September 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

Lol at using jack to prop up Rory.   That's priceless.  Of course we're talking modern era stuff here.  Bobby jones drove it well too.

Lol at lack of reading comprehension.


You are correct ... I totally missed your first reply.  Only read the second one and that one alone made you sound way different without the context of the first one. What I get for multi tasking. Or Attempting  to that is

good on you bladehunter, for owning it

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

View PostMatt J, on 12 September 2017 - 05:56 PM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 12 September 2017 - 05:54 PM, said:

View Postcdnglf, on 12 September 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 12 September 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

Lol at using jack to prop up Rory.   That's priceless.  Of course we're talking modern era stuff here.  Bobby jones drove it well too.

Lol at lack of reading comprehension.


You are correct ... I totally missed your first reply.  Only read the second one and that one alone made you sound way different without the context of the first one.    What I get for multi tasking. Or Attempting  to that is

good on you bladehunter, for owning it

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

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View PostBlackDiamondPar5, on 12 September 2017 - 03:53 PM, said:

View Postbscinstnct, on 08 September 2017 - 07:54 PM, said:

Tigerrrrrr!



LOL... every time you post this I can't help but think of George badgering the clown if he knew Bozo.... "you're livin' in the past man!"

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Youre hung up on some clown from the 60s, man!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:46 PM

View Postcdnglf, on 12 September 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

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View Postlowheel, on 12 September 2017 - 12:57 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 11 September 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

just finished watching tigers "power hour" on youtube... took me 3 days to get it all in ( yea i know pathetic)....   really good watch ...just nobody in the game today that hits the ball like he did.. not even close.. Not DJ , Not Keopka... Not Day... Not Rory.. although Rory may be the closest if he has it together...  and hes in the fairway.. But he doesnt have the escape shots tiger had.. I coudl watch him hit irons all day.... especialy if were talking pre 2009...  2000-2002 being the best swing in my opinion..

Respectfully, no, a bunch do. they dont putt and scramble as well though thats the difference


Nah.  Just watch the impact. Not the swing itself. The ball does his bidding.  Nobody else has that going.

Best iron player I've ever seen. Best recovery game I've ever seen. Very good putter.
But with the driver? Many others are better. Rory is way, way better.

I agree with you on all accounts (except one) and hes obviously a top 5 all time iron player for a 5 year stretch no doubt especially when he controlled his flights almost at will. However his recovery game was predicated by one thing and 1 thing only, his putting. it was godly for a long time. thats what separated him from the rest, his putting wasnt good it was godmode. literally never out of a hole for a long time. Spieth on steroids

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

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View Postcdnglf, on 12 September 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 12 September 2017 - 07:18 AM, said:

View Postlowheel, on 12 September 2017 - 12:57 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 11 September 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

just finished watching tigers "power hour" on youtube... took me 3 days to get it all in ( yea i know pathetic)....   really good watch ...just nobody in the game today that hits the ball like he did.. not even close.. Not DJ , Not Keopka... Not Day... Not Rory.. although Rory may be the closest if he has it together...  and hes in the fairway.. But he doesnt have the escape shots tiger had.. I coudl watch him hit irons all day.... especialy if were talking pre 2009...  2000-2002 being the best swing in my opinion..

Respectfully, no, a bunch do. they dont putt and scramble as well though thats the difference


Nah.  Just watch the impact. Not the swing itself. The ball does his bidding.  Nobody else has that going.

Best iron player I've ever seen. Best recovery game I've ever seen. Very good putter.
But with the driver? Many others are better. Rory is way, way better.

I agree with you on all accounts (except one) and hes obviously a top 5 all time iron player for a 5 year stretch no doubt especially when he controlled his flights almost at will. However his recovery game was predicated by one thing and 1 thing only, his putting. it was godly for a long time. thats what separated him from the rest, his putting wasnt good it was godmode. literally never out of a hole for a long time. Spieth on steroids

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM

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View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

I don't have a lot of interest in Tiger coming back and just being "a guy". If he could come back and be dominant again that would be awesome. I'm just pretty sure we'll never see that again. No one ever hit shots when he had to like Tiger.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.

During those days there were a lot of times where I was surprised if Tiger didn't win.  "Wait.  He didn't win this week?  Are you sure?"
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 03:17 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.

During those days there were a lot of times where I was surprised if Tiger didn't win.  "Wait.  He didn't win this week?  Are you sure?"

I was in a fantasy golf league one year, you could only pick a player to win once a year.  The week I picked Tiger he didn't win.....so painful.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

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View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 03:17 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.

During those days there were a lot of times where I was surprised if Tiger didn't win.  "Wait.  He didn't win this week?  Are you sure?"

I was in a fantasy golf league one year, you could only pick a player to win once a year.  The week I picked Tiger he didn't win.....so painful.

That's gotta hurt.  I'm sure your buddies had a good time with that one!
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:35 PM

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.
Tiger certainly has the all time best highlights reel. The amount of chipins, holeouts from the fairway, aces, clutch putts and just flat out incredible shots dwarfs any other player. Only other guy I can think of is Trevino and he is a distant second. Those of us lucky enough to have watched it witnessed a talent that will never be seen again. Tiger was other wordly.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:06 PM

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View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.
Tiger certainly has the all time best highlights reel. The amount of chipins, holeouts from the fairway, aces, clutch putts and just flat out incredible shots dwarfs any other player. Only other guy I can think of is Trevino and he is a distant second. Those of us lucky enough to have watched it witnessed a talent that will never be seen again. Tiger was other wordly.

I think these comments are mostly true.  Where I get annoyed is with all the delusional people thinking Tiger is going to make some grand comeback.  Logic just tells me there is no way.  Maybe we will get a glimmer, but any more than that and I will be shocked.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 13 September 2017 - 05:06 PM, said:

View Postplaya, on 13 September 2017 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.
Tiger certainly has the all time best highlights reel. The amount of chipins, holeouts from the fairway, aces, clutch putts and just flat out incredible shots dwarfs any other player. Only other guy I can think of is Trevino and he is a distant second. Those of us lucky enough to have watched it witnessed a talent that will never be seen again. Tiger was other wordly.

I think these comments are mostly true.  Where I get annoyed is with all the delusional people thinking Tiger is going to make some grand comeback.  Logic just tells me there is no way.  Maybe we will get a glimmer, but any more than that and I will be shocked.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:13 PM

Wow first I have heard Tiger is taking up baseball. Hope he doesn't try the fastball until he's built up his strength.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:21 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 13 September 2017 - 05:06 PM, said:

View Postplaya, on 13 September 2017 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.
Tiger certainly has the all time best highlights reel. The amount of chipins, holeouts from the fairway, aces, clutch putts and just flat out incredible shots dwarfs any other player. Only other guy I can think of is Trevino and he is a distant second. Those of us lucky enough to have watched it witnessed a talent that will never be seen again. Tiger was other wordly.

I think these comments are mostly true.  Where I get annoyed is with all the delusional people thinking Tiger is going to make some grand comeback.  Logic just tells me there is no way.  Maybe we will get a glimmer, but any more than that and I will be shocked.
Agree. I wouldn't completely bet against another major if the stars alligned for one week (Jack in 86), but any chance of the sustained brilliance of pre 2009 Tiger is long gone imo.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:49 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 13 September 2017 - 04:10 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 03:17 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.

During those days there were a lot of times where I was surprised if Tiger didn't win.  "Wait.  He didn't win this week?  Are you sure?"

I was in a fantasy golf league one year, you could only pick a player to win once a year.  The week I picked Tiger he didn't win.....so painful.

Jesus. That sounds like an incredibly difficult fantasy game. At least for something like golf.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:57 PM

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I dont always agree with you on things but you're spot on. Its my favorite thing about Tiger. He played for trophies and glory. the money was coming no matter what, he just wanted scalps. His interview this year commemorating his 97 masters victory said it all and shocked many. He stated the thing he was thinking about on sunday was that this win would allow him to play on tour for 10 years stress free. he wasnt thinking history, he was thining whats next for me. I can work on my swing and come back better and not worry about my card. Shocking admission by someone who had the pokerface on all the time.
Phil to an extent was like this, didnt care if he finished 2nd or 10th by making double on 18 going for it.
The player today who strikes me this way is Jordan Spieth. that kid plays for trophies. I believe alot of guys out there are content, what made Tiger special besides his short game/putting/ iron play was he was insatiable and insanely self motivated. His ego might have hurt his personal life ( which i could care less about) but really propelled him to insane heights in his game and in the end his quest for greatness cost him with al alte in career unnecessary swing change for someone with his body type.Even people who dislike tiger dont doubt his will

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:04 PM

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View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 13 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 13 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

"Best recovery game I've ever seen."

This was it in a nutshell for me. Tiger did a lot of things well but what really set him apart in my eyes was his ability to scramble and get up and down for par and often times birdie from situations where others just wouldn't most of the time. That was a magical element for TW. Someone else may someday may catch that fire... but I don't see it on tour yet. Lots of good players and grinders but just not the same magic we saw consistently over a good run of time with Tiger.




That's because Tiger played to win.  He always played to win.   The magic was LACK OF FEAR.

I forget the interview but one of the guys on tour talked about a specific round where Tiger should have shot 74 or 75 but at the end of the day it only took him 68 strokes.  The Tour player said Tiger got up and down from everywhere along with a couple of chip in birds.


He was exciting to watch.  I recall having friends over to watch golf on Sundays when Tiger was playing.  We'd play Sunday mornings, then meet at one of our houses in the afternoon to watch the coverage.   Even the wives were into it.   It wasn't a question of who would win - the coverage was about Tiger.

David Feherty must have said, on t least 100 occasions after a Tiger pulled off the unthinkable shot, " I can't believe my own eyes."

It was a glorious time in golf.
Tiger certainly has the all time best highlights reel. The amount of chipins, holeouts from the fairway, aces, clutch putts and just flat out incredible shots dwarfs any other player. Only other guy I can think of is Trevino and he is a distant second. Those of us lucky enough to have watched it witnessed a talent that will never be seen again. Tiger was other wordly.
I think these comments are mostly true.  Where I get annoyed is with all the delusional people thinking Tiger is going to make some grand comeback.  Logic just tells me there is no way.  Maybe we will get a glimmer, but any more than that and I will be shocked.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:00 PM

One thing seems certain whether you love Tiger or hate him he does move the needle.How many pros would get the attention here for just hitting pitch shots?


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:22 PM

View PostChazb, on 13 September 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

One thing seems certain whether you love Tiger or hate him he does move the needle.How many pros would get the attention here for just hitting pitch shots?

Tiger was in a position to be the undisputed best the golfing world has ever seen.  Everyone is attracted to greatness and while the young guys have a lot of potential they also have a long way to go to get near what Tiger has accomplished.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:37 PM

View Postnew2g0lf, on 13 September 2017 - 10:22 PM, said:

View PostChazb, on 13 September 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

One thing seems certain whether you love Tiger or hate him he does move the needle.How many pros would get the attention here for just hitting pitch shots?

Tiger was in a position to be the undisputed best the golfing world has ever seen.  Everyone is attracted to greatness and while the young guys have a lot of potential they also have a long way to go to get near what Tiger has accomplished.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:53 AM

View PostChazb, on 13 September 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

One thing seems certain whether you love Tiger or hate him he does move the needle.How many pros would get the attention here for just hitting pitch shots?

Being a conversation piece for forums is not really moving the needle... sadly I don't think Tiger affects much any more even though he remains an interesting cat.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

View PostDpavs, on 14 September 2017 - 07:53 AM, said:

View PostChazb, on 13 September 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

One thing seems certain whether you love Tiger or hate him he does move the needle.How many pros would get the attention here for just hitting pitch shots?

Being a conversation piece for forums is not really moving the needle... sadly I don't think Tiger affects much any more even though he remains an interesting cat.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:13 AM

I was a teenager during the tiger era, didn't have TV though so I missed most of the "magic" hence my indifference. In my previous job I worked with Olympians as a coach and as a therapist. So I have a bit of background on the matter.

I agree that he has sustained a fair amount of damage and repairs. That being said, id be 10x more likely to write him off if he had wrist surgery than back surgery. Everyone gets exited around the words spine and surgery when in fact it is a relatively easy one to recover from. Arms, legs, hands and wrists are very difficult to operate on and almost always include a lengthy rehab period as there is for sure loss of motor skill.

While I'm not 100% familiar with tiger's history I am fairly confident he can still be an athlete.  

If you doubt the ability of world class athletes to recover from crippling injury, Look up Hermann Maier. Now I understand the difference between traumatic injuries and RSIs but again, I have no doubt tiger can be competitive again. Wether he manages to elevate his game to a winning level I don't know, but he certainly will be able to be a professional golfer again.

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