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I've been a fan of the PGA Tour for about 12 years now.  As of this past year/season, I've found my interest in the professional side of golf growing more and more.  Whether it be following shot tracker at work or watching every second it is aired on television, I've been knee deep in constant coverage.

 

As most of the PGA Tour faithful know, the third, and oldest, major of the year is right around the corner.  Most of you that follow the tour like to pull for one or a few select golfers week in and week out. (Mickelson for me)  However, as I transitioned from fan to "fanatic" this past year, I've noticed that I can't help but pull for the one and only, Tiger Woods.  It could be "the comeback" or it could be simply that I want to tell my kids I watched the best golfer ever, but I want Tiger to succeed now more than ever. 

 

Anyway, who are some of the golfers you pull for?

 

and

 

Do you want to see Tiger succeed next week? Eventually break Jack's record?

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Tiger. Always. I seem to be in the minority, but I always root for him in majors.

 

However, I'd love to see a guy like Jason Day pull in his first major victory, or have Adam Scott avenge his disastrous open from last year.

post #3 of 54

Tiger.  Grew up on Tiger and he was the first golfer on TV that made me fall in love with the game.  To me Tiger is professional golf.

post #4 of 54
Tiger all the way no question about it..........I would love to see him break the record and I still believe he has time to pull it off but it'll be tough. To me Tiger Woods IS golf.
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Tiger all the way no question about it..........I would love to see him break the record and I still believe he has time to pull it off but it'll be tough. To me Tiger Woods IS golf.

 

He definitely has time. When he wins one, the rest will come quickly I think. If he can pull off 1 major this year, I think he can take 2 next year and starts absolutely dominating again. I mean, he isn't even 40 yet and he's an athletic freak, so he has probably 10 years to push for it.

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Tiger. Always. I seem to be in the minority, but I always root for him in majors.

 

However, I'd love to see a guy like Jason Day pull in his first major victory, or have Adam Scott avenge his disastrous open from last year.

 

I find this an interesting comment as it seems everyone I meet who watches golf is a Tiger fan almost to the point of disregarding all others as someone to pull for.  People I meet on the course, people in my office, etc.  I would be hard pressed to feel a Tiger fan is in the minority.  I think he has the most Twitter followers, tournaments he is in have the best ratings, he has some of the biggest endorsements, and as we saw in the Masters - no one wants him DQ'd in a major (which BTW, I believe he would have won had his ball not actually hit that flagstick - mother golf can be cruel).

 

The race to 18 is very interesting to follow - notably with the recent dry spell. But ultimately what I'd like to see is someone along with Tiger rack up a few.  Looked like Rory was the guy for a while.  But lately it seems every major is won by a different guy.  That is good in some ways - parity is nice.  But it is also fun to watch a few guys (maybe like Jason Day) start win multiples and create a buzz (or even multiple tourneys for that matter).

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It could be "the comeback" or it could be simply that I want to tell my kids I watched the best golfer ever, but I want Tiger to succeed now more than ever. 

 

Even if he never wins another major, argument could be made that you could say that anyway. His win percentage and dominance in the early 2000s is practically unmatched.

 

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But ultimately what I'd like to see is someone along with Tiger rack up a few.  Looked like Rory was the guy for a while.  But lately it seems every major is won by a different guy.  That is good in some ways - parity is nice.  But it is also fun to watch a few guys (maybe like Jason Day) start win multiples and create a buzz (or even multiple tourneys for that matter).

 

To draw a parallel, this is what makes Grand Slam tennis interesting to me. There three guys with significant wins (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) and now Murray looks like a world-beater. Golf has Tiger (14) and Phil (4), but there's really no one else that has a significant number of major wins in the last few years. Ernie has 4, but those have been really spread out. I think it would be great if there were about 4 or 5 guys that could really duke it out.

 

 

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Anyway, who are some of the golfers you pull for?

 

David Toms is really the only player that I root for 100% of the time. The rest of the time, it depends on the situation. For the Open, I would really like to see Ernie win it at Muirfield again. Growing up, he was always one of my favorites to watch.

 

If not Ernie, I'd like to see a young American get his first major (Day, Dufner, Snedecker, etc.).

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Even if he never wins another major, argument could be made that you could say that anyway. His win percentage and dominance in the early 2000s is practically unmatched.

 

 

To draw a parallel, this is what makes Grand Slam tennis interesting to me. There three guys with significant wins (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) and now Murray looks like a world-beater. Golf has Tiger (14) and Phil (4), but there's really no one else that has a significant number of major wins in the last few years. Ernie has 4, but those have been really spread out. I think it would be great if there were about 4 or 5 guys that could really duke it out.

 

 

 

David Toms is really the only player that I root for 100% of the time. The rest of the time, it depends on the situation. For the Open, I would really like to see Ernie win it at Muirfield again. Growing up, he was always one of my favorites to watch.

 

If not Ernie, I'd like to see a young American get his first major (Day, Dufner, Snedecker, etc.).

 

Jason Day is an Aussie, I like Duffner but a guy with a wife that hot dont need a major title just yet LOL. If not Tiger I'd like to see Lee Westwood get one.
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Even if he never wins another major, argument could be made that you could say that anyway. His win percentage and dominance in the early 2000s is practically unmatched.

 

 

To draw a parallel, this is what makes Grand Slam tennis interesting to me. There three guys with significant wins (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) and now Murray looks like a world-beater. Golf has Tiger (14) and Phil (4), but there's really no one else that has a significant number of major wins in the last few years. Ernie has 4, but those have been really spread out. I think it would be great if there were about 4 or 5 guys that could really duke it out.

 

 

 

David Toms is really the only player that I root for 100% of the time. The rest of the time, it depends on the situation. For the Open, I would really like to see Ernie win it at Muirfield again. Growing up, he was always one of my favorites to watch.

 

If not Ernie, I'd like to see a young American get his first major (Day, Dufner, Snedecker, etc.).

 

Jason Day is an Aussie, I like Duffner but a guy with a wife that hot dont need a major title just yet LOL. If not Tiger I'd like to see Lee Westwood get one.

Hehe. Guess it's time for more coffee. Dammit.

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Really hoping for David Duval. I used to watch golf a lot right around 2000-2002 when he was great. I strayed from the game for about 10 years and now that I'm back I'm starting to get caught up. One guy I couldn't find anywhere was David Duval. I really enjoyed watching him play 10 years ago but was surprised to see what a slump he's had. I know he's trying to work his way back recently and I think it'd be cool to see him in contention.

 

Having said all that, it'd be cool to see Tiger win as well. Haha

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Being English, I really really want Lee Westwood to win a Major.

 

He's so overdue one it's ridiculous

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He's so overdue one it's ridiculous

 

Can't argue there. 

post #13 of 54

I always pull for Tiger in the Majors. Like others, I grew up watching him dominate and in my mind, he's the best ever. 

 

But on the side, I also pull for Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Bill Haas, and Adam Scott. Also wouldn't mind seeing Justin Rose win again. 

post #14 of 54
I always pull for Tiger. He got me into golf, and golf has made such a big improvement in my life (got me to care more about being in shape, got me outside, etc). Big fan and I'd love to see him get at least another five majors.
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I couldnt care less if Tiger wins or doesnt and I honestly dont think he will win.  IMO, mentally he is a broken man and he doesnt have the mental game to get the job done.

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I couldnt care less if Tiger wins or doesnt and I honestly dont think he will win.  IMO, mentally he is a broken man and he doesnt have the mental game to get the job done.

 

This could get interesting. 

 

Where's my popcorn?

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This could get interesting. 

 

Where's my popcorn?

 

It shouldn't, that seems to be a popular opinion.

 

I disagree with it, but it is what it is. I don't think his mental game is the problem, I just think he isn't quite as dominant as he once was, and that the competition is stiffer (possibly caused by him popularizing golf to its current level).

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This could get interesting. 

 

Where's my popcorn?

 

It shouldn't, that seems to be a popular opinion.

 

I disagree with it, but it is what it is. I don't think his mental game is the problem, I just think he isn't quite as dominant as he once was, and that the competition is stiffer (possibly caused by him popularizing golf to its current level).

 

Dern. I was hoping for a serious flame out.

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