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post #55 of 84

Are you kidding me? Is this really what happened?

 

It reminds me when I was 8 years old. I had a crush on a girl. I wrote her a note. Do you like me? Please circle Yes or No. LOL

 

This is crazy. What are they now, Tiger is a 36 year old man. Sergio is what 32. Good lord help us all.

post #56 of 84

Its a joke that Tiger making millions of dollars and being famous should make him act fake. Id rather have him act like he does now if that who he is then act fake like phil does when the cameras are on. Hes a pro golfer thats making that $ because of his golf game not his personality it wouldnt matter if he was the nicest guy in the world to Nike if he sucked at golf.

post #57 of 84
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Its a joke that Tiger making millions of dollars and being famous should make him act fake. Id rather have him act like he does now if that who he is then act fake like phil does when the cameras are on. Hes a pro golfer thats making that $ because of his golf game not his personality it wouldnt matter if he was the nicest guy in the world to Nike if he sucked at golf.

 

ahhhh come on now. Phil Mickelson fake? Only when cameras are on? Say that to the kids when he's signing autographs for 2 hours after his round.

 

And don't tell me unless you know Phil personally, and know for sure he only fakes smiles. I can't beleive what you just said.....

post #58 of 84
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Breaking! Did you gentlemen hear about Sergio apparently leaving a handwritten note in Tiger Woods' locker at Merion? How do you feel about THIS now?

 

post #59 of 84

^^^^^^^^ Thats AWESOME Shorty, Did you just create that? Or did you find it somewhere?

(you made me spit up my drink)

post #60 of 84

I heard he gave him some coupons for KFC.

post #61 of 84
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I heard he gave him some coupons for KFC.

 

Uh oh, that one is gonna get you in trouble! Oh wait you're the mod. Pretty funny though.

post #62 of 84
Thread Starter 

The last 10 posts or so literally have me laughing.. you guys are too funny

post #63 of 84

I didn't know he needed any of my respect...

post #64 of 84

Shorty? We know you have more, come on bring baby, bring it!!!

post #65 of 84

I've never been a big Tiger fan mostly because he has crowds of kids following him around the course learning how to cuss like sailors and slam clubs and throw tantrums on the course when they hit a bad shot.  That's just not cool to me.  What is cool to me is Fred Couples strolling around the course like he's on a butterfly garden tour regardless of if he just knocked it in the hole from 150 yards or hit one OB.  

 

The Sergio thing, I actually have to give Tiger credit for not making a big deal out of it.  That shows maturity.  Sergio was a whiney excuse ridden turd and the fact that Tiger blew it off just accentuated how childish Sergio was.  

 

I personally thought back when the Fuzzy incident occurred the best response would have been, "The next time Fuzzy wins the Masters, he is free to serve chicken.  How long do you think we'll have to wait for that???" and then just blow it off knowing he will be choosing far more menus in the future.

 

As far as the other stuff, the benefits of being a high profile pro athlete are fame and fortune.  Ride the wave up, but also get torn down by the media and public when you step on your johnson.  That's just part of it and you have to accept the bad with the good.  It is indeed his personal business, and I don't care about his personal dilemma.  If anything, the fact that he was nailing waffle house waitresses made him seem a little less high and mighty and more human in an everyday guy sort of way.  So did the struggles with his game.  I'm not a fan of his per se, but I do like seeing him get his game back.  Like him or not, golf is more interesting when he is in the mix.

 

I grew up watching Nicklaus, Watson, Floyd.  They were class acts on and off the course...still are.  There are still some class acts in the game of golf...Tiger's not necessarily one of them...not that it matters when he is sitting in his 15000 square foot trophy room.

post #66 of 84
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Originally Posted by BugDude View Post

I've never been a big Tiger fan mostly because he has crowds of kids following him around the course learning how to cuss like sailors and slam clubs and throw tantrums on the course when they hit a bad shot.  That's just not cool to me.  What is cool to me is Fred Couples strolling around the course like he's on a butterfly garden tour regardless of if he just knocked it in the hole from 150 yards or hit one OB.  

 

And yet I'm reminded of something I saw on live TV.

 

Fred was playing in the desert somewhere - maybe the Bob Hope - and he was taking a free drop near the green from a cart path or something. He dropped, his ball hopped, and it nestled in some NASTY grass. A kid nearby chuckled (kid = 17 or so years of age), and he - very clearly - said "You think that's ****in' funny huh? Yeah real ****in' funny."

 

Point: Fred Couples swears too, and my kid can watch Tiger swear and not suddenly start swearing herself.

post #67 of 84
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I heard he gave him some coupons for KFC.

 

Hahahaha. I literally lol'd. That's freakin' funny.

post #68 of 84
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

And yet I'm reminded of something I saw on live TV.

Fred was playing in the desert somewhere - maybe the Bob Hope - and he was taking a free drop near the green from a cart path or something. He dropped, his ball hopped, and it nestled in some NASTY grass. A kid nearby chuckled (kid = 17 or so years of age), and he - very clearly - said "You think that's ****in' funny huh? Yeah real ****in' funny."

Point: Fred Couples swears too, and my kid can watch Tiger swear and not suddenly start swearing herself.

I think Fred Couples' reputation as captain wonderful is a tad overblown.

Regarding Tiger, I have never seen him as more than a great golfer and don't take his personal life into account. Same with any other athlete, as Zip said above, if your using these guys as moral compasses you haven't made a very enlightened choice. Let them play golf, that's what they do, the rest is none of our business. Fascinating at times but none of our business.
post #69 of 84
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

And yet I'm reminded of something I saw on live TV.

 

Fred was playing in the desert somewhere - maybe the Bob Hope - and he was taking a free drop near the green from a cart path or something. He dropped, his ball hopped, and it nestled in some NASTY grass. A kid nearby chuckled (kid = 17 or so years of age), and he - very clearly - said "You think that's ****in' funny huh? Yeah real ****in' funny."

 

Point: Fred Couples swears too, and my kid can watch Tiger swear and not suddenly start swearing herself.

 

I missed that one.  I'm sure they have all done it and I'm sure they have all acted like pricks at some point.  It seems to happen on a regular basis with him, perhaps that's because the camera is on him a lot.  I've been to somewhere around 25 or so professional golf tournaments following numerous players around for stretches of holes and it has just been my observation in person too.  I have nothing against a person putting together an impressive string of expletives.  It can be an art form if done correctly.  But having a 4 year old and an 11 year old myself, I don't care for it being done in front of kids.  That's just my opinion.

 

 

As for someone who turns it on for the camera and then turns into a prick when it goes off, Lee Trevino had to be the worst.  I've followed him around a number of Champions Tour events and he's all hamming it up with the camera is on and the second it goes off he gets mean.  He chewed a little girl out at the Hickory NC tournament last year for asking for his autograph as he walked off of a green.  I understand he's working inside the ropes and keeping his rhythm going, but he could have just said "I'll be glad to after the tournament."  He ripped that kid (about 12) a new one.

post #70 of 84
Don't fall in love with the hero - easier said than done. America loves a winner, they want to know what shirt he wears and what clubs he plays. Years ago I would boast about Tiger to my buddies and would end by saying how chrystal clean a lifestyle he led. The point is don't fall for the hero they are human and not perfect by any means. Respect them for their accomplishments, dedication and hard work.
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post #72 of 84
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I absolutely love the "El Nino" part

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