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Poll Results: Will Tiger win his 15th major at Merion?

 
  • 20% (11)
    No... Tiger hasn't played Merion before... So the journey for 15 majors continues.
  • 27% (15)
    Yes... Tiger is a Slam Dunk to win his 15th major at Merion.
  • 51% (28)
    Maybe... Even at 7-2 odds. I don't gamble.
54 Total Votes  
post #73 of 102
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

I stopped reading after "cherry picked."

 

Ditto.

 

He picks tournaments that fit his schedule. Period. He's won at every PGA Tour stop he's played as a pro more than three times, I think.

post #74 of 102
Additionally, on the point of cheapening Tiger's winning by claiming that he only, (or primarily) plays and wins events that suit him..

What pro wouldn't do that if they could, and get similar results?

They all would!!!

He's the only one who can. That's the difference.

Sure, his win % would be lower if he played more.. But he's still the greatest player that any of us born after 1975 have seen, or will ever see. Beyond any doubt whatsoever.

That said, I give him a coin flip chance to win at Merion.

He'll need some breaks to go his way this week, cause if they don't, the memory of last weeks poor performance may be too strong, and too recently avaliable in his mind to cast out doubt like he normally would be able to.
post #75 of 102
And Kuchar and Schwartzel and Weekley, among others, are peaking at the moment, looking good.
post #76 of 102
Tiger has to be favourite, but here's a pretty unassuming hopeful I caught up with in Australia, Marcus Fraser. Very straight from tee to green and an exceptional putter

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gMK4jK9PiDw
post #77 of 102
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Originally Posted by sofingaw View Post

Additionally, on the point of cheapening Tiger's winning by claiming that he only, (or primarily) plays and wins events that suit him..

What pro wouldn't do that if they could, and get similar results?

They all would!!!

He's the only one who can. That's the difference.

Sure, his win % would be lower if he played more.. But he's still the greatest player that any of us born after 1975 have seen, or will ever see. Beyond any doubt whatsoever.

That said, I give him a coin flip chance to win at Merion.

He'll need some breaks to go his way this week, cause if they don't, the memory of last weeks poor performance may be too strong, and too recently avaliable in his mind to cast out doubt like he normally would be able to.

 

There are plenty of successful PGA players who show up at 25 tournaments a year.   Are they struggling to keep their card?   Struggling to pay a mortgage?   Not all.

 

Basically it is no fun rooting for the favorite, nor is betting on the favorite a fun bet.

 

There are a couple of dozen players who look like they are sort of peaking this year and any of them could take the Open.   So could a number of players who are slumping like Bradley or Michelson.   Could be a dark horse, ranked 400th in the world.   Ok, so it won't be an amateur.  

 

Will it be an American?    50/50 odds on that?  Could easily be a South African, an Aussie, an Irishman, a Swede.  Maybe even an Argentinian.

post #78 of 102
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Originally Posted by Ole_Tom_Morris View Post

 

There are plenty of successful PGA players who show up at 25 tournaments a year.   Are they struggling to keep their card?   Struggling to pay a mortgage?   Not all.

 

Basically it is no fun rooting for the favorite, nor is betting on the favorite a fun bet.

 

There are a couple of dozen players who look like they are sort of peaking this year and any of them could take the Open.   So could a number of players who are slumping like Bradley or Michelson.   Could be a dark horse, ranked 400th in the world.   Ok, so it won't be an amateur.  

 

Will it be an American?    50/50 odds on that?  Could easily be a South African, an Aussie, an Irishman, a Swede.  Maybe even an Argentinian.


Ben Crane immediately comes to mind. Hilarious, laid back guy with nice cars, a nice paid off home and access to everything Golf at any time. The guy is living the dream and is not necessarily a household name in comparison to Phil and Tiger.

post #79 of 102

He can be the faforite, but i think that he don't win The Us Open.

I have played Merlon course once and the only thought after that round:

"Keep the ball on the fairway"

The last weekend was not the best Tiger.

The winner can be anyone

Kuchar?

The winner will be the player who can find fairways

 

with best regards

Anna

 

 

post #80 of 102
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Originally Posted by Anna View Post

He can be the faforite, but i think that he don't win The Us Open.

I have played Merlon course once and the only thought after that round:

"Keep the ball on the fairway"

The last weekend was not the best Tiger.

The winner can be anyone

Kuchar?

The winner will be the player who can find fairways

 

with best regards

Anna

 

 

I know Tiger didn't play well at Memorial, but I think he hit 84% of the fairways. If he continues to do that next week, although from the looks of it I'd be surprised if anyone hits 84% of Merion's fairways, then he just needs to putt well. Easier said then done I'm sure. 

post #81 of 102

"he hit 84% of the fairways"

 

% doesn't mean everything

 

If u are %-player then u must be v good

post #82 of 102
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Originally Posted by Anna View Post

"he hit 84% of the fairways"

 

% doesn't mean everything

 

If u are %-player then u must be v good

 

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post #83 of 102

I like Tiger, but not his fans.

Tiger is the best golf player in the world, but not The God.

U must have always heros, if somebody says the God will win

aargghh

this is golf not church service.

i like our last european ryder cup team but they are only golf players nothing else

post #84 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anna View Post

I like Tiger, but not his fans.

Tiger is the best golf player in the world, but not The God.

U must have always heros, if somebody says the God will win

aargghh

this is golf not church service.

i like our last european ryder cup team but they are only golf players nothing else

 

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I erased my post. I can't even make sense out of anything I quoted here, so I'll just have a beer... scratch my head and move on.

post #85 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anna View Post

I like Tiger, but not his fans.

Tiger is the best golf player in the world, but not The God.

U must have always heros, if somebody says the God will win

aargghh

this is golf not church service.

i like our last european ryder cup team but they are only golf players nothing else

Wilt Chamberlin is God, but Tiger has done pretty wellb2_tongue.gif.

post #86 of 102

Spyder

u proved that he is your God
 

post #87 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anna View Post

I like Tiger, but not his fans.

Tiger is the best golf player in the world, but not The God.

U must have always heros, if somebody says the God will win

aargghh

this is golf not church service.

i like our last european ryder cup team but they are only golf players nothing else

 

You are my new favorite a1_smile.gif

post #88 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anna View Post

Spyder

u proved that he is your God
 


You make less sense than John Daly drinking virgin coke. Get back on topic now.

 

post #89 of 102

post #90 of 102

This would be a great time for Shorty to make his come-back!

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