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post #37 of 92

So on the west coast here last night the coverage started at 7:30 pm, and Tiger, Rory, and Martin were on the tee to start their round.  Guess that means they'll be in the afternoon wave today, huh?  Probably teeing off in the 11 o clock hour for me?  Yikes, don't think I'm gonna make it, I guess I'll watch the replay of Phil in the desert instead.

post #38 of 92
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They're saying Tiger topped this shot, but doesn't it look like he takes a divot 5 feet behind the ball?

You're right it does.  Maybe because the divot was so far back, the club bounced up such that it was still, in effect, a topped shot?

 

Also fascinated by the divots he was taking with his 3 wood off the tee, and one in particular - which I believe was his 2nd hole - that was a perfectly fine shot.  One of the biggest divots with a wood off the tee (from a pro I mean) I've ever seen.  Looked more like an 6 iron.

post #39 of 92
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Elin has taken good care of herself, I will say. Bumped into her the other day and we talked a little about grip pressure. She was happy to pose for a picture. Nice girl.

 

 

Been working out a bit there Stretch!

post #40 of 92
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Been working out a bit there Stretch!

Looks like 'stretch' refers to his shirt.

post #41 of 92
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You're right it does.  Maybe because the divot was so far back, the club bounced up such that it was still, in effect, a topped shot?

 

Kind of a dropkick "top" shot.  Just tipped back the upper center and couldn't recover.

 

This was the description Alistair Tait gave it

 

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Woods hit a drive that would have embarrassed many high-handicappers. He hit an inch behind the ball and watched as it fell short of the fairway. The ball traveled only about 150 yards. Woods’ fairway metal approach still came up 20 yards short, and he failed to get up-and-down for par. “My whole game plan was to hit 3-iron or 5-wood on that hole,” Woods said. “I changed my game plan and wasn’t committed to the shot. I didn’t want to hit it. I was really fighting over that tee shot and should have backed off it.”

 

 

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Also fascinated by the divots he was taking with his 3 wood off the tee, and one in particular - which I believe was his 2nd hole - that was a perfectly fine shot.  One of the biggest divots with a wood off the tee (from a pro I mean) I've ever seen.  Looked more like an 6 iron.

 

lol Yeah I was talking to Erik about that last night.  He gets away with it because he has a ton of speed.

post #42 of 92
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Been working out a bit there Stretch!

 

I just followed Mrs. Kanwar's workout schedule and packed on 50 pounds of muscle in two weeks. You deadlift behind your back. It's epic, bro.

post #43 of 92

Ok, this thread is entertaining!  Top players in the world hitting stock shots from my notebook.  Beautiful woman being groped by a giant gorilla juice head... What's next?  c2_beer.gif

post #44 of 92
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That new Nike Covert fairway wood doesn't work too well on toe shots lol

 

They're saying Tiger topped this shot, but doesn't it look like he takes a divot 5 feet behind the ball?

I believe Rory is hitting the VR Pro Limited edition 3 wood

post #45 of 92

Rors was noticeably nervous/tentative at the beginning of the round never got into his rhythm enough to recover.  There is a lot of pressure on the young man to perform after the 200M+ deal.  It'll take him a little time to get comfy with all the changes

 

As for Woods, I am pretty sure the last time he topped a ball like that was when he was a kid.  I was shocked. 

post #46 of 92
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Rors was noticeably nervous/tentative at the beginning of the round never got into his rhythm enough to recover.  There is a lot of pressure on the young man to perform after the 200M+ deal.  It'll take him a little time to get comfy with all the changes

 

As for Woods, I am pretty sure the last time he topped a ball like that was when he was a kid.  I was shocked. 

I was shocked too, they were both hitting it so well in that Nike commercial b2_tongue.gif

post #47 of 92
Awful 'topped' shot by tiger, and double bogey, but he had a solid round otherwise, I think he will be up there at the end of the 4 days.
post #48 of 92
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They broke some other stories re Tiger, and while the details may have been inaccurate, the story was not.

 

Where there is smoke, there is usually a fire.


The stories they have broken are a tiny fraction of the BS they spew. It may be true but they are far, far, far from a credible source.

post #49 of 92
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They're saying Tiger topped this shot, but doesn't it look like he takes a divot 5 feet behind the ball?

 

 

I think it was the kind of fat shot that flips the toe over and delofts the club and you don't hit it so much thin as you do a low almost-quick hook. It wasn't thin.

post #50 of 92

why cant i find an up to the minute score???  tiger was supposed to tee off at 3am eastern...its now 7:30 and it says he still hasnt started...

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They changed Tiger's score on one hole from a 5 to a 7 and now he's shot +3 I guess.

post #53 of 92

Looks like they'll be paired together for the double trunk slam before leaving the property.  Should make for some interesting reading on GolfWrx.  a3_biggrin.gif

post #54 of 92

Ow, there are some unhappy people at Nike today!  If Rory wants to heave his clubs into some water hazard somewhere, I'll take em and clean em up. I loved recovering clubs out of the ponds when I was a kid. 

 

I like to believe that if Pros like Tiger and Rory can shoot a really bad round, that hackers like me can shoot a really good one...but there is real scientific basis for thinking that.


Edited by Derrick Parker - 1/18/13 at 9:23am
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