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post #73 of 190
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Originally Posted by Zeph View Post
 

Not often there is this much interest in a Thursday morning of a tournament. :-P

 

Tiger rocking last place with Spieth.

Haha, there isn't even a thread for the BMW International Open which has...

 

Miguel Jimenez, Mikko Illonen, Henrik Stenson, John Daly, Victor Dubuisson, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer...

Tiger is just THAT fascinating.

post #74 of 190

distance is there, 332 to the fairway...

post #75 of 190
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post
 

distance is there, 332 to the fairway...

Short game is very off. Bogey again. This is ugly now. 

post #76 of 190
For this tournament Patrick Reed stole Tiger Woods' talent like the Monstars in Space Jam. You cannot convince me otherwise.
post #77 of 190
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

Short game is very off. Bogey again. This is ugly now. 

 

yeah, from 130 out and hes yanking it into the beach....

 

and then on a a 5 1/2 foot putt he blows it 4 feet past the hole...

post #78 of 190

It's a bloodbath for Eldrick right now.

 

Some guys might be watching on C-Band wildfeeds... I know they post the co-ordinates on certain websites.  Galaxy 3C seems to be sending this feed out via C-Band, and there were some Tiger Woods' press conferences earlier on Ku-Band.

post #79 of 190

and then he hits it to inside 4 feet from 198 yards out....

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post #81 of 190
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

Short game is very off. Bogey again. This is ugly now.

Didn't he say "at least my short game will be sharp" for now? I guess it's a good thing he took his practice reps to a real event or we'd be watching this performance at a major.

post #82 of 190
Don't panic, remember ( like the last 5 years) its a "process" " I'm getting close" " I only play if I thnk I can win" " Sean and I have feel positive from this and we now have something to work on" and more "Trajs and reps"

I know, I'm a little cynical here, but I give him Kudos for coming out and playing. I think the primary motivator was the $$$ charity. some of these sponsors are touch and go in this economy, if they don't see a return of their invested dollars, come budget time next year they can " re-evaluate things. If you recall there was abig press conference held announcing this partnership with quicken and the PGAtour. Without him being there it impacts the entire tournament in a highly populated area.

This may also explain why he's only playing this tourney- leading into the British open ( The open Championship)
post #83 of 190
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Originally Posted by mmoan2 View Post
 

Didn't he say "at least my short game will be sharp" for now? I guess it's a good thing he took his practice reps to a real event or we'd be watching this performance at a major.

Not sure what he said, but it's the complete opposite. Based on the stats I'm seeing his full shots look really really good, everything else....no

post #84 of 190
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

Not sure what he said, but it's the complete opposite. Based on the stats I'm seeing his full shots look really really good, everything else....no

 

You're right, but he did say in an interview that when he could only do chips and putting for a while his short game would be extra sharp. I think the true greatness of Tiger comes out when his short irons and wedge approaches get up to snuff, however, and it looks like he's awful there right now. He always seems to struggle with distance control on shorter approaches when he's "tweaking" or coming back. I remember at a tournament in 2011 he absolutely flushed a sand wedge, posed like he was about to hit it inside two feet, and watched it go over the green into deep rough. He turned around in disbelief and said to Joe LaCava "Did I just hit sand wedge 150? I can't believe I hit SW 150. How is that possible?" or something like that. Looks like a lot of that right now.

post #85 of 190

Another birdie, back to 4 over and no longer in last :)

It's too bad he couldn't take advantage of the par 5. He'd have a good little streak going. 

post #86 of 190

Three feet from another birdie on #8 now too.

 

I guess he realized his short game sucked, so he's leaving himself without any short game shots lately.

post #87 of 190
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Three feet from another birdie on #8 now too.

 

I guess he realized his short game sucked, so he's leaving himself without any short game shots lately.

 

Good strategy :-)

post #88 of 190
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Three feet from another birdie on #8 now too.

I guess he realized his short game sucked, so he's leaving himself without any short game shots lately.

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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Good strategy a1_smile.gif

That's generally how I like to play as well... a2_wink.gif

3 over, not too terribly bad...
post #89 of 190

Ugh

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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

3 over, not too terribly bad...

It was a really nice comeback and it made it even more special when Patrick Reed had bogeys on 17 and 18.

 

I'm not a Reed hater, it's just Tiger looks better in the Sunday red. :-D

post #90 of 190
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3 over, not too terribly bad...

 

Absolutely.....hell, there are at least 5 or 6 guys behind him right now.  :-D

 

 

Honestly though, he threw up 4 birdies.  I'd expect him to do at least the same tomorrow with a lot fewer bogies.  I wouldn't be surprised to see 67 tomorrow.....

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