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post #109 of 190
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Hey, as long as he's not sporting any of those World Cup I don't know what you call them, that's a good thing.

 

LOL ya those crazy looking mokawks died bright yellow. Seriously?

post #110 of 190
If tiger is serious about contending in the British, he may wanna look into playing the greenbrier next week. He has a lot of work to do. Still nevertheless, great to see him back.
post #111 of 190
Im just glad that he's not grabbing his back after every shot. Tiger willl be fine, I mean did we really expect him to contend? z7_no.gif
post #112 of 190

Just check the thread title..... No, thought I had it right........

 

Sorry to bother but could anyone direct me to the thread discussing the other 119 guys playing in the tournament, preferable some of the ones who are actually playing well?

 

"Golf is all about Tiger......." - No it's not. The top 2 players in the world right now are Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson and trust me when I tell you that the Australian and Swedish golfing public care far more about them than about Tiger.

 

I'm not anti Tiger, in fact far from it, but this perpetual placing Tiger on a pedestal is not in fact good for the sport. Earlier in the thread it was touted that Tiger is sometimes seen to get preferential treatment with tee off times or even with playing partners. While I'm pretty sure this isn't Tiger's fault it's hardly good for the sport. Besides I seriously doubt he needs it.

 

In a similar way a well known American commentator on a European channel questioned the fact that the course appeared to be set up more for scoring for the final round when Martin Kaymer found himself well in front in the US Open. The commentator questioned if this would be the case if a US player had been leading. Not my words or implications, his.

 

As soon as you start trying to tilt the odds in favour of your player/players golf loses something. Be it chopping down all the rough because you assess your team are longer but less straight off the tee, or trying to give 'your boy' a good tee time. Golf loses the level playing field. Not in any way against Tiger, kind of hope he gets back on form, but very anti this perpetual attempt to drive Tiger forward. If he does it himself all well and good. If he does it with preferential treatment it's totally and utterly worthless.

 

I'll leave you to your discussion about Tiger - any chance of a mod changing the thread title?

post #113 of 190
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I'll leave you to your discussion about Tiger - any chance of a mod changing the thread title?

Nah. If people want to talk about the other players, they would be.

Nothing holding anyone back.
post #114 of 190
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I'll leave you to your discussion about Tiger - any chance of a mod changing the thread title?

Please bring up the other guys playing. The only reason I'm watching right now is because I want to see Tiger. I know there are other people playing -- Jason Day and Jordan Spieth come immediately to mind, as does Ricky Barnes and Erik Compton.

If it were Adam Scott making a return after over 100 days off, and Tiger wasn't playing, I wouldn't care. I have nothing against Henrik Stenson, but I'm not tuning in to see him either.

I think the title's appropriate. This is about the Quicken Loans National, and there's one big feature to this tournament at the moment.
post #115 of 190
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Im just glad that he's not grabbing his back after every shot. Tiger willl be fine, I mean did we really expect him to contend? z7_no.gif

Exactly. I read reports of him looking a little gimpy after sitting down for awhile for press conference then getting up. In a way not making the cut is good for not stressing his back no?
post #116 of 190
Was that just a 5SK commercial?
post #117 of 190

I guess I was just throwing it out there. There's a lot of talk about golf being all about Tiger and I think anyone who thinks that is missing something. Most notably the rest of the world map. South Africa, Sweden, Australia, even us over in Blighty play the game now and then and even watch it occasionally. And it's not all about one bloke.

post #118 of 190
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Was that just a 5SK commercial?

Did you hear Holy Moses?
post #119 of 190
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

Did you hear Holy Moses?

I heard something like that.

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And it's not all about one bloke.

It is to me. Again, please feel free to bring up and discuss the player(s) you care about. That's what I'm doing.
post #120 of 190
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The only reason I'm watching right now is because I want to see Tiger.
 

 

Simple question really - why?

post #121 of 190
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

Nah. If people want to talk about the other players, they would be.

Nothing holding anyone back.
So, how bout that Ricky Barnes with the lead? Absolutely thrilling stuff, amirite?!
post #122 of 190
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It is to me. Again, please feel free to bring up and discuss the player(s) you care about. That's what I'm doing.

 

That's fair mate. I guess as an 'outsider' I just don't get it. I don't think Tiger is faultless when it comes to the way he handles himself on the course, I don't think it's good for the game that he at least appears to get preferential treatment, I don't think it's a good example to my kids when he uses 'questionable' language or throws a tantrum when he hits a bad shot, and at the moment he's not really playing very good golf.

 

In short I don't get it.

 

Who would I watch on the leaderboard who does all of those things a whole heap better right now? Justin Rose would be one.

post #123 of 190
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I heard something like that.

Probably it.
post #124 of 190
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Simple question really - why?

Because Tiger means the world to me. His influence has made a significant positive difference in my life, in mental health, physical health, and overall enjoyment. The full details of this are well beyond the scope of this thread. Either way it means that while I like the other stories -- Erik Compton playing despite his heart issues, the beauty of the course, how fun Ricky Barnes seems to me, these aren't things I'd put on the TV on a Friday for.
post #125 of 190
So, on a non-Tiger note: something (a towel maybe?) was just advertised as being "chemical free." What the [redacted] is it made of then?
post #126 of 190
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Just check the thread title..... No, thought I had it right........



 

Sorry to bother but could anyone direct me to the thread discussing the other 119 guys playing in the tournament, preferable some of the ones who are actually playing well?


Yet here you are, writing the longest post thus far on the subject. Tiger is popular and people like to discuss him. There is just no way around it and I don't see how complaining about it in this thread is going to help.

 

"Stop liking something! I want you to like this other thing!"

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