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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:10 PM

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I'm always amazed at someone who has the talent to achieve success on Tour................then decides to change their swing. It's worked for a very few (Faldo).........but most seem to end in disaster. Trevino, Furyk.........they were smart!

You can add Tiger to that very short list. However, he made TOO many changes, IMO

Rickie has been pretty successful thus far with his changes.  Don't think they were as significant of changes as the other players mentioned.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

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View PostNight train, on 03 September 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

I'm always amazed at someone who has the talent to achieve success on Tour................then decides to change their swing. It's worked for a very few (Faldo).........but most seem to end in disaster. Trevino, Furyk.........they were smart!

You can add Tiger to that very short list. However, he made TOO many changes, IMO

Rickie has been pretty successful thus far with his changes.  Don't think they were as significant of changes as the other players mentioned.
Every golfer makes changes.  Jack, Watson, Trevino all made changes.  The difference is some just do some tweaking while others try to rebuild.  Rebuilding is dangerous.  Jack and Tom both flattened their plane a bit as they got older, both are still upright but it wasn't like their swing totally changed it's shape and general character.  

There is good productive change and then there is just change for the sake of change, which is what I think Tiger was doing.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:39 PM

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View Postebrasmus21, on 11 September 2017 - 01:10 PM, said:

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View PostNight train, on 03 September 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

I'm always amazed at someone who has the talent to achieve success on Tour................then decides to change their swing. It's worked for a very few (Faldo).........but most seem to end in disaster. Trevino, Furyk.........they were smart!

You can add Tiger to that very short list. However, he made TOO many changes, IMO

Rickie has been pretty successful thus far with his changes.  Don't think they were as significant of changes as the other players mentioned.
Every golfer makes changes.  Jack, Watson, Trevino all made changes.  The difference is some just do some tweaking while others try to rebuild.  Rebuilding is dangerous.  Jack and Tom both flattened their plane a bit as they got older, both are still upright but it wasn't like their swing totally changed it's shape and general character.  

There is good productive change and then there is just change for the sake of change, which is what I think Tiger was doing.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 11 September 2017 - 01:59 PM, said:

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View PostNight train, on 03 September 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

I'm always amazed at someone who has the talent to achieve success on Tour................then decides to change their swing. It's worked for a very few (Faldo).........but most seem to end in disaster. Trevino, Furyk.........they were smart!

You can add Tiger to that very short list. However, he made TOO many changes, IMO

Rickie has been pretty successful thus far with his changes.  Don't think they were as significant of changes as the other players mentioned.
Every golfer makes changes.  Jack, Watson, Trevino all made changes.  The difference is some just do some tweaking while others try to rebuild.  Rebuilding is dangerous.  Jack and Tom both flattened their plane a bit as they got older, both are still upright but it wasn't like their swing totally changed it's shape and general character.  

There is good productive change and then there is just change for the sake of change, which is what I think Tiger was doing.


You think Tiger was "just making changes for the sake of changing?"

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

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View PostNight train, on 03 September 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

I'm always amazed at someone who has the talent to achieve success on Tour................then decides to change their swing. It's worked for a very few (Faldo).........but most seem to end in disaster. Trevino, Furyk.........they were smart!

You can add Tiger to that very short list. However, he made TOO many changes, IMO

Rickie has been pretty successful thus far with his changes.  Don't think they were as significant of changes as the other players mentioned.
Every golfer makes changes.  Jack, Watson, Trevino all made changes.  The difference is some just do some tweaking while others try to rebuild.  Rebuilding is dangerous.  Jack and Tom both flattened their plane a bit as they got older, both are still upright but it wasn't like their swing totally changed it's shape and general character.  

There is good productive change and then there is just change for the sake of change, which is what I think Tiger was doing.


You think Tiger was "just making changes for the sake of changing?"
Even during Tiger's EPIC run, he hit driver all over the place. He was trying to find that little secret, hence the tweaks!.......And twists, and turns, that destroyed his knee, back, etc.......


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:05 PM

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He always came across as an arrogant chode and mom butt is putting it lightly....
What's a mom butt?

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:10 PM

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He always came across as an arrogant chode and mom butt is putting it lightly....
What's a mom butt?
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

This thread has True Value.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

If he overcomes his chipping yips, he will regain his form.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:16 PM

View PostFerguson, on 11 September 2017 - 02:51 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 11 September 2017 - 01:59 PM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 11 September 2017 - 01:10 PM, said:

View Postgolfer07840, on 11 September 2017 - 12:17 PM, said:

View PostNight train, on 03 September 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

I'm always amazed at someone who has the talent to achieve success on Tour................then decides to change their swing. It's worked for a very few (Faldo).........but most seem to end in disaster. Trevino, Furyk.........they were smart!

You can add Tiger to that very short list. However, he made TOO many changes, IMO

Rickie has been pretty successful thus far with his changes.  Don't think they were as significant of changes as the other players mentioned.
Every golfer makes changes.  Jack, Watson, Trevino all made changes.  The difference is some just do some tweaking while others try to rebuild.  Rebuilding is dangerous.  Jack and Tom both flattened their plane a bit as they got older, both are still upright but it wasn't like their swing totally changed it's shape and general character.  

There is good productive change and then there is just change for the sake of change, which is what I think Tiger was doing.


You think Tiger was "just making changes for the sake of changing?"

He was totally dominant with his 2000 swing then radically changed it with Haney. Then again with Foley. His swing never got better after 2001, just different. He peaked the summer of 2000, sure he was great after that but he never drove the ball as well as he did after he left Butch.

Honestly his swing under Haney was nothing but a series of compensations, he got away with it because he was so damn talented. Layed off, off plane, too weak a grip, manipulated all to hell. It worked well wit irons but in the end even his other worldly talent couldn't save it. Foley was a disaster. The worst interpretation of stack and tilt ever. Garbage.

Tiger changed because he thought he could get better just because he changed. There was no real reason to do so except arrogance. He probably cost himself 5 majors and 30 wins messing around and ultimately destroying his back.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:13 PM

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He always came across as an arrogant chode and mom butt is putting it lightly....
What's a mom butt?

Someone mentioned his wife has a mom butt. I'm assuming it means she's not in the same form as her cheerleader days...
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:06 PM

View PostJasonic, on 11 September 2017 - 10:13 PM, said:

View Postslimeone, on 11 September 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostJasonic, on 08 September 2017 - 09:54 PM, said:

He always came across as an arrogant chode and mom butt is putting it lightly....
What's a mom butt?

Someone mentioned his wife has a mom butt. I'm assuming it means she's not in the same form as her cheerleader days...
Fair enough lol. It must be said that the whole scenario is a bit of a head-scratcher. You'd think a home gym and a personal trainer would be well within the family's means.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:24 AM

Re: He was totally dominant with his 2000 swing then radically changed it with Haney. Then again with Foley. His swing never got better after 2001, just different. He peaked the summer of 2000, sure he was great after that but he never drove the ball as well as he did after he left Butch.

Tiger changed because he thought he could get better just because he changed. There was no real reason to do so except arrogance. He probably cost himself 5 majors and 30 wins messing around and ultimately destroying his back.




His behavior certainly demonstrates a predisposition to addiction.   To us the changes seemed unnecessary but to him it was an evolution to improvement, more like an obsession.  Maybe that was his downfall?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

View Postslimeone, on 11 September 2017 - 11:06 PM, said:

View PostJasonic, on 11 September 2017 - 10:13 PM, said:

View Postslimeone, on 11 September 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostJasonic, on 08 September 2017 - 09:54 PM, said:

He always came across as an arrogant chode and mom butt is putting it lightly....
What's a mom butt?

Someone mentioned his wife has a mom butt. I'm assuming it means she's not in the same form as her cheerleader days...
Fair enough lol. It must be said that the whole scenario is a bit of a head-scratcher. You'd think a home gym and a personal trainer would be well within the family's means.

She'll need to put in some work before Hunter can bounce a quarter off her butt like the old cheerleader days.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

View PostFerguson, on 12 September 2017 - 05:24 AM, said:

Re: He was totally dominant with his 2000 swing then radically changed it with Haney. Then again with Foley. His swing never got better after 2001, just different. He peaked the summer of 2000, sure he was great after that but he never drove the ball as well as he did after he left Butch.

Tiger changed because he thought he could get better just because he changed. There was no real reason to do so except arrogance. He probably cost himself 5 majors and 30 wins messing around and ultimately destroying his back.




His behavior certainly demonstrates a predisposition to addiction.   To us the changes seemed unnecessary but to him it was an evolution to improvement, more like an obsession.  Maybe that was his downfall?

I totally agree, I suppose his strength became his weakness, his addiction to perfection didn't allow him to keep doing what worked.  If you recall every time he rebuilt the swing he had an off season in the middle of his prime where he didn't win majors and only 1 or 2 events.  Hell....he may have cost himself 10, not 5,  majors now that I think about it.  

He was fascinating to watch though, wasn't he?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

View Postebrasmus21, on 12 September 2017 - 10:20 AM, said:

View Postslimeone, on 11 September 2017 - 11:06 PM, said:

View PostJasonic, on 11 September 2017 - 10:13 PM, said:

View Postslimeone, on 11 September 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostJasonic, on 08 September 2017 - 09:54 PM, said:

He always came across as an arrogant chode and mom butt is putting it lightly....
What's a mom butt?

Someone mentioned his wife has a mom butt. I'm assuming it means she's not in the same form as her cheerleader days...
Fair enough lol. It must be said that the whole scenario is a bit of a head-scratcher. You'd think a home gym and a personal trainer would be well within the family's means.

She'll need to put in some work before Hunter can bounce a quarter off her butt like the old cheerleader days.


It starts by saying no to wine coolers and cheesecake.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:37 PM

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View PostFerguson, on 12 September 2017 - 05:24 AM, said:

Re: He was totally dominant with his 2000 swing then radically changed it with Haney. Then again with Foley. His swing never got better after 2001, just different. He peaked the summer of 2000, sure he was great after that but he never drove the ball as well as he did after he left Butch.

Tiger changed because he thought he could get better just because he changed. There was no real reason to do so except arrogance. He probably cost himself 5 majors and 30 wins messing around and ultimately destroying his back.




His behavior certainly demonstrates a predisposition to addiction.   To us the changes seemed unnecessary but to him it was an evolution to improvement, more like an obsession.  Maybe that was his downfall?

I totally agree, I suppose his strength became his weakness, his addiction to perfection didn't allow him to keep doing what worked.  If you recall every time he rebuilt the swing he had an off season in the middle of his prime where he didn't win majors and only 1 or 2 events.  Hell....he may have cost himself 10, not 5,  majors now that I think about it.  

He was fascinating to watch though, wasn't he?

The guy was addicted to the thrill of the kill. Sports, partying, women and winning - hard to keep up that balance and pace without the wheel barrow tipping over.   I truly think had he messed less with his swing, held onto to Steve and kept his pants on, the guy would be at 20 majors and 90 wins.

He revolutionized the way people looked at golf.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:00 PM

View PostFerguson, on 12 September 2017 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 12 September 2017 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 12 September 2017 - 05:24 AM, said:

Re: He was totally dominant with his 2000 swing then radically changed it with Haney. Then again with Foley. His swing never got better after 2001, just different. He peaked the summer of 2000, sure he was great after that but he never drove the ball as well as he did after he left Butch.

Tiger changed because he thought he could get better just because he changed. There was no real reason to do so except arrogance. He probably cost himself 5 majors and 30 wins messing around and ultimately destroying his back.




His behavior certainly demonstrates a predisposition to addiction.   To us the changes seemed unnecessary but to him it was an evolution to improvement, more like an obsession.  Maybe that was his downfall?

I totally agree, I suppose his strength became his weakness, his addiction to perfection didn't allow him to keep doing what worked.  If you recall every time he rebuilt the swing he had an off season in the middle of his prime where he didn't win majors and only 1 or 2 events.  Hell....he may have cost himself 10, not 5,  majors now that I think about it.  

He was fascinating to watch though, wasn't he?

The guy was addicted to the thrill of the kill. Sports, partying, women and winning - hard to keep up that balance and pace without the wheel barrow tipping over.   I truly think had he messed less with his swing, held onto to Steve and kept his pants on, the guy would be at 20 majors and 90 wins.

He revolutionized the way people looked at golf.

We are on the same page here.  

He not only wanted to win, he wanted to step on their throats and rip their guts out.  I think it's the reason he lost control of the driver, it drove him crazy when other guys started out driving him.  Unlike Jack who used to plod along until he needed the big one and then, bang! he was 30 yards longer and taking control.  If you compare it to say baseball, Tiger was Mickey Mantle, Jack was Hank Aaron.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

Hmm.  I could really go for some wine coolers and cheesecake right about now.  Of course nobody's ever accused me of being a trophy husband.

As far as Tiger goes, give it enough time and he'll be remembered as much for the cautionary tale as for how dominant he was.  Barring a remarkable comeback which I don't think is possible either mentally or physically, Peak Tiger is going to go down as '97 Masters-'08 Torrey (or Thanksgiving '09).  That's really not that long of a run, and as dlygrisse said, he flushed a chunk of that down the drain with swing changes.  He got away from that 2000 swing to supposedly save his knee, and ended up blowing his back out like half the other Foley/S&T victims.  Knees are easy to fix or replace, backs are almost impossible to fix or replace.  And then you pile on all the personal peccadillos on top of that.....all of that is just not conducive to being able to play on the PGA tour, let alone win on the PGA tour, let alone dominate like Peak Tiger on the PGA tour.

There's an alternate universe out there where he stays with that 2000 swing no matter how crappy his knee gets or how far the young bucks hit it past him, doesn't get married, keeps his private life private, gets Earl to live a little healthier and extend his life 10 or so years, doesn't feel the need to go be a SEAL, etc etc etc.....The Tiger in that universe is somewhere between 20 and 30 majors and easily at 100+ wins, with the GOAT debate long since settled.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

View Postjmck, on 12 September 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

Hmm.  I could really go for some wine coolers and cheesecake right about now.  Of course nobody's ever accused me of being a trophy husband.

As far as Tiger goes, give it enough time and he'll be remembered as much for the cautionary tale as for how dominant he was.  Barring a remarkable comeback which I don't think is possible either mentally or physically, Peak Tiger is going to go down as '97 Masters-'08 Torrey (or Thanksgiving '09).  That's really not that long of a run, and as dlygrisse said, he flushed a chunk of that down the drain with swing changes.  He got away from that 2000 swing to supposedly save his knee, and ended up blowing his back out like half the other Foley/S&T victims.  Knees are easy to fix or replace, backs are almost impossible to fix or replace.  And then you pile on all the personal peccadillos on top of that.....all of that is just not conducive to being able to play on the PGA tour, let alone win on the PGA tour, let alone dominate like Peak Tiger on the PGA tour.



There's an alternate universe out there where he stays with that 2000 swing no matter how crappy his knee gets or how far the young bucks hit it past him, doesn't get married, keeps his private life private, gets Earl to live a little healthier and extend his life 10 or so years, doesn't feel the need to go be a SEAL, etc etc etc.....The Tiger in that universe is somewhere between 20 and 30 majors and easily at 100+ wins, with the GOAT debate long since settled.

There are people here that ACTUALLY live in that alternate universe.

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#81 jmck

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:58 PM

View PostDRRicks, on 12 September 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

View Postjmck, on 12 September 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

Hmm.  I could really go for some wine coolers and cheesecake right about now.  Of course nobody's ever accused me of being a trophy husband.

As far as Tiger goes, give it enough time and he'll be remembered as much for the cautionary tale as for how dominant he was.  Barring a remarkable comeback which I don't think is possible either mentally or physically, Peak Tiger is going to go down as '97 Masters-'08 Torrey (or Thanksgiving '09).  That's really not that long of a run, and as dlygrisse said, he flushed a chunk of that down the drain with swing changes.  He got away from that 2000 swing to supposedly save his knee, and ended up blowing his back out like half the other Foley/S&T victims.  Knees are easy to fix or replace, backs are almost impossible to fix or replace.  And then you pile on all the personal peccadillos on top of that.....all of that is just not conducive to being able to play on the PGA tour, let alone win on the PGA tour, let alone dominate like Peak Tiger on the PGA tour.



There's an alternate universe out there where he stays with that 2000 swing no matter how crappy his knee gets or how far the young bucks hit it past him, doesn't get married, keeps his private life private, gets Earl to live a little healthier and extend his life 10 or so years, doesn't feel the need to go be a SEAL, etc etc etc.....The Tiger in that universe is somewhere between 20 and 30 majors and easily at 100+ wins, with the GOAT debate long since settled.

There are people here that ACTUALLY live in that alternate universe.

Lol.  That is a great point!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:09 PM

View Postebrasmus21, on 12 September 2017 - 10:20 AM, said:

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He always came across as an arrogant chode and mom butt is putting it lightly....
What's a mom butt?

Someone mentioned his wife has a mom butt. I'm assuming it means she's not in the same form as her cheerleader days...
Fair enough lol. It must be said that the whole scenario is a bit of a head-scratcher. You'd think a home gym and a personal trainer would be well within the family's means.

She'll need to put in some work before Hunter can bounce a quarter off her butt like the old cheerleader days.

I'm sure you'd love someone talking about your wife the same way.  Be kind to Kandi, ultimately it's none of your business.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:47 PM

^^^  It was more of a backhanded complement to Hunter the fact that he was able to bag a cowboys cheerleader.  I'm sure Kandi is a great lady and a great mom.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:05 AM

View Postebrasmus21, on 12 September 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

^^^  It was more of a backhanded complement to Hunter the fact that he was able to bag a cowboys cheerleader.  I'm sure Kandi is a great lady and a great mom.
All moms are great ladys in my book. And it's not like most of us, myself included, aren't sporting a classic dads bod so we really shouldn't be too critical.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:59 AM

View Postplaya, on 13 September 2017 - 05:05 AM, said:

View Postebrasmus21, on 12 September 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

^^^  It was more of a backhanded complement to Hunter the fact that he was able to bag a cowboys cheerleader.  I'm sure Kandi is a great lady and a great mom.
All moms are great ladys in my book. And it's not like most of us, myself included, aren't sporting a classic dads bod so we really shouldn't be too critical.

Fine, no more talk about quarters or butts.

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