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Blimey I'm not particularly a Golf fan, but WOW some resurrection from Tiger? Possibly one of the sports greatest moments.

 


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View dollardays's Profile dollardays Flag 14 Apr 19 9.42pm Send a Private Message to dollardays Add dollardays as a friend

This was definitely an unexpected chapter in the Tiger Woods story! Then again, I guess that's what makes an elite sportsman, grit and determination beyond the norm.

 

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View gerry theagle's Profile gerry theagle Flag newbury 14 Apr 19 10.04pm Send a Private Message to gerry theagle Add gerry theagle as a friend

Once a top golfer always a top golfer, it's one of those sports that the years catch up on you really slowly.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 15 Apr 19 12.07am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Quite an achievement to come back from that level of back problem to win a Masters in your forties.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 15 Apr 19 3.03pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

This has made Sky Sports very happy.
They have a Tiger Woods story every day whether he is winning, losing, in jail or the crapper. It doesn't matter.
He is their global one man promotion machine for the dullest spectator sport in the world.

 

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View black eagle.'s Profile black eagle. Flag south croydon. 15 Apr 19 3.19pm Send a Private Message to black eagle. Add black eagle. as a friend

One of the best sporting comebacks in the history of sport.

Will he equal or surpass the golden bear's record of 18 majors remains to be seen.

 

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View leejaneagles's Profile leejaneagles Flag 15 Apr 19 3.40pm Send a Private Message to leejaneagles Add leejaneagles as a friend

Originally posted by black eagle.

One of the best sporting comebacks in the history of sport.

Will he equal or surpass the golden bear's record of 18 majors remains to be seen.

This could well be an ignorant post as I do not follow golf all that closely and am even less familiar with the history. So more of a question rather than an ill-informed opinion - has the level of Golfer improved significantly over the decades due to sports science and engineering innovations with golf clubs etc? Very similar to football.

It seemed to me when watching yesterday that there were around 5-6 in the chasing pack that on a different day easily would have won. From what I've seen of golf as well, it does seem a different player wins every tournament now, as opposed to one outright vice-grip (I vaguely remember this in late 90s/early 2000's with Tiger but could be remembering wrong as a child).

Reason I say all this, would it have been a lot easier for a top player like Jack Nicklaus to reach those numbers because others around him just weren't that good or didn't have the money invested in it?

Genuine question because as I say, watching yesterday with everyone having an expert caddie, an expert training course in their back garden, sponsorships coming out their ears etc, it seems it will be mighty hard for Tiger to win another 3 in quick succession.

Is this a fair assumption?

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View ChrisGC's Profile ChrisGC Online Flag Wantage 15 Apr 19 5.55pm Send a Private Message to ChrisGC Add ChrisGC as a friend

Bloke got caught with his trousers down and went from being the media's darling to revealed as a slease bag over night. Back injuries my eye, he's been playing s***e through shame.

Still, he played some good shots yesterday along with some horrendous ones and luckily he got gifted the to trophy as everyone else completely lost their arse holes.

The lazy media are given a fairytale headline and don't have to analyse a poor competition and he gets to bow out redeemed. Should he retire that is, which he should.

 

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View IMpalace's Profile IMpalace Flag London 15 Apr 19 6.12pm Send a Private Message to IMpalace Add IMpalace as a friend

Originally posted by leejaneagles

This could well be an ignorant post as I do not follow golf all that closely and am even less familiar with the history. So more of a question rather than an ill-informed opinion - has the level of Golfer improved significantly over the decades due to sports science and engineering innovations with golf clubs etc? Very similar to football.

It seemed to me when watching yesterday that there were around 5-6 in the chasing pack that on a different day easily would have won. From what I've seen of golf as well, it does seem a different player wins every tournament now, as opposed to one outright vice-grip (I vaguely remember this in late 90s/early 2000's with Tiger but could be remembering wrong as a child).

Reason I say all this, would it have been a lot easier for a top player like Jack Nicklaus to reach those numbers because others around him just weren't that good or didn't have the money invested in it?

Genuine question because as I say, watching yesterday with everyone having an expert caddie, an expert training course in their back garden, sponsorships coming out their ears etc, it seems it will be mighty hard for Tiger to win another 3 in quick succession.

Is this a fair assumption?

Standard of golf has improved significantly and nowadays tournaments have much deeper fields. Result of a few things:

1) equipment (particularly golf ball) make it much easier to maintain control whilst swinging fast

2) professionalisation - better athletes, better methods, better data to drive practice etc.

3) Tiger Woods. He massively increased popularity (and therefore money) in the game. In 1996, total PGA tour prize money was just under 0m. Tiger won his first major in 1997. By 2001 PGA total purse was over 0m. That sort of money drives more kids to play, investment in the game at all levels etc. which ultimately leads to more, high quality players.

Re Tiger winning another three in quick succession, agreed, that will be challenging, although Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka have both recently won three majors within relatively short periods (12-24 months).

Edited by IMpalace (15 Apr 2019 6.29pm)

 

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View IMpalace's Profile IMpalace Flag London 15 Apr 19 6.21pm Send a Private Message to IMpalace Add IMpalace as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

Bloke got caught with his trousers down and went from being the media's darling to revealed as a slease bag over night. Back injuries my eye, he's been playing s***e through shame.

Still, he played some good shots yesterday along with some horrendous ones and luckily he got gifted the to trophy as everyone else completely lost their arse holes.

The lazy media are given a fairytale headline and don't have to analyse a poor competition and he gets to bow out redeemed. Should he retire that is, which he should.

He very much was not gifted the trophy. I would hardly call birdying 3 of the last 6 holes being gifted the tournament. One player in the top ten shot over par (Molinari) - everyone else was under par.

Why would he retire? He lead the open with 9 holes remaining and finished 6th, finished second at the PGA and just won the Masters.

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 15 Apr 19 6.32pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

Bloke got caught with his trousers down and went from being the media's darling to revealed as a slease bag over night. Back injuries my eye, he's been playing s***e through shame.

Still, he played some good shots yesterday along with some horrendous ones and luckily he got gifted the to trophy as everyone else completely lost their arse holes.

The lazy media are given a fairytale headline and don't have to analyse a poor competition and he gets to bow out redeemed. Should he retire that is, which he should.

You're probably not a great fan of his but the guy deserves some credit for showing his determination to succeed. Fortunate he may be but under those circumstances many might have fallen by the way side years ago.

 


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Originally posted by IMpalace

He very much was not gifted the trophy. I would hardly call birdying 3 of the last 6 holes being gifted the tournament. One player in the top ten shot over par (Molinari) - everyone else was under par.

Why would he retire? He lead the open with 9 holes remaining and finished 6th, finished second at the PGA and just won the Masters.

Give over,

He was 2 behind Molinari going into the back nine and his tee shots were all over the gaff. Koepka, Finau and Molinari went in to the water to gift him a chance of being in the top 3, all of the rest messing up their back nine too. There was a three way tie for the lead at one point.

Credit where it's due, his putting was superb.

Hardly vintage stuff. Great headline for those who don't like substance though.

 

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