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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.”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

5 Comments

5 Comments

  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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What GolfWRXers are saying about deeper-faced fairway woods

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In our forums, our members have been discussing fairway woods. WRXer ‘VanTheMan0519’ is looking for a 3 or 5-wood for tee duty that has a deep face, and our members have been sharing their favorite selections 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.

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In our forums, our members have been discussing 5-woods. WRXer ‘Texas_Golfer’ is on the hunt for a new 5-wood and kicks off the thread saying:

“Currently have a cobra F9 and just want something new. It’s the oldest club in my bag haha. What would you say is the best one out right now? Was thinking Ping G425 maybe? Or maybe the new cobra RadSpeed? Looking for any first-hand experience and opinions. Thanks.”

And our members have been sharing their favorite 5-woods in the thread.

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.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about TaylorMade’s 300 Mini Driver

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In our forums, our members have been sharing their recent experiences with TaylorMade’s 300 Mini Driver. The Mini Driver came out earlier this summer, and with more and more WRXers testing out the new addition from TaylorMade, they’ve been discussing the club at length in our forums.

Here are a few recent posts from members on the Mini Driver, but make sure to have your say at the link below.

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