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Tiger is now showing signs of depression and "let's get this over with" frustration. He may need to take more time off before it eats away too much at his game and his confidence. Some people (Ralph Guldahl, Chip Beck, Ian Baker-Finch and of course David Duval) never made it back. Tiger had such supreme confidence that it is difficult to believe that he will not recover, but time will soon tell.
The weather is always a huge factor at The Open, and it is usually variable---mornings and afternoons are very different. It makes the tournament unique, and those who receive bad times have to simply accept it. There is always next year. Oosie did benefit from his tee times, but that is the "luck of the draw" and----the weather. Others were fortunate and could not capitalize on it, but he did. He seems calm and confident, but tomorrow will put him to the real test. ...
Paula played like a true champion after the bogey on #12. Her shots to the green thereafter were super. If she had stumbled a bit, NY Choi and Suzann were ready to move in. Great golf by Paula with the pressure of working to win her first Major. It is nice to see two Majors in a row won by Americans like Cristie and Paula.
It is great to see the Pink Panther tied for the lead. This is only her 4th tournament of the year due to the problems with her left thumb and surgery. She is such a fiery competitior that she is fun to watch. Now, the question is whether she can keep it together on this monster course. 14 on the stimpmeter is a real challenge for these gals.
The British tabloids will have a field day. The galleries will be respectful, and many will be curious to see how a player so dominant a few years ago can be struggling so badly today. Obviously, they will be comparing his scoring, putting, and shots to how he did when he won there in 2000. If some of the Euros do well, then they will attract the largest galleries. If a Euro can win our Open for the first time since 1970, they will expect some of their lads to give it...
Sometimes, it takes winning a second Major for a player to truly elevate his or her game. Cristie now has her second, and what domination she showed! This is a great boost for the Americans on the LPGA Tour. Good luck to her in the future.
Tiger has been a great Champion, and we know that with his work ethic, he will hit many practice shots trying to get his game back. However, once a player gets "off track", it is often very difficult to get back to the swing mechanics that worked so well. Besides losing his distance advantage over the rest of the field, the most worrisome stat is that he is missing both to the left and right, and not just blocked shots to the right. The photos and analyses in the...
One or two mistakes are to be expected from a player not used to having the lead going into the final round of a Major, but mistake after mistake is definitely a sign of choking. One other awful one that I can recall is Greg Norman in the 1996 Masters, when he shot 78 to Faldo's 67---and the Shark started the last round with a 6 shot lead over Nick. It was sickening to watch, and CBS had to keep showing the Shark since he was in the final twosome. At least, NBC could...
Personally, I enjoyed the way McDowell handled himself during the round and afterward. He was one cool performer---that downhill par saver he made (I believe it was on #8) was critical. He played #14 intelligently after a drive into trouble---he hit the shots to give himself a bogey and avoid a double or worse. On Fathers Day, it was great to see his Dad there and give him a huge bear hug (was the other fellow his brother?). At the awards ceremony, he looked...
I have not watched Dustin Johnson much in the past, but one shot he hit was impressive for a guy with his length---the lob wedge on #7, which was by far the best shot there all day long. He hit many other great irons, but that was super. If he continues to show good composure, he may not "back up" to the field.
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