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Poll Results: Which Happens First?

 
  • 60% (47)
    Rory wins the Masters to complete the career grand slam
  • 39% (31)
    Tiger Woods wins his 15th major championship
78 Total Votes  
post #127 of 171
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Originally Posted by atb5079 View Post
 


Ahh was not aware. Good call. Wait was that Nicklaus who re-did it recently?

 

 

 

Valhalla and the PGA co commissioned the changes for a couple of reasons. First, the course never drained well, so they took out all the greens and built in the same sub air system used at places like Augusta and Merion. Then they re built the new greens with softer contours. They put in place a new T1 variety grass variety as well. And yes, they commissioned the original designer, Jack, for the re design. 

post #128 of 171

I will go with Tiger since he would have to win any one of the majors which he will be capable off when he is back on track.  Rory will win the career grand slam but its a lot of pressure to have to win one tournament before Tiger wins any one.

post #129 of 171
I don't see how Rory winning the last major by a couple strokes puts him at the next level above Michelson, bubba, Scott etc... I just don't get it
post #130 of 171
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Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post

I don't see how Rory winning the last major by a couple strokes puts him at the next level above Michelson, bubba, Scott etc... I just don't get it
Not sure he's above Michelson but 3 majors by age 25 to 2 and 1 respectively for Watson and Scott in their 30s puts him above them in my mind.
post #131 of 171
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Originally Posted by Gunther View Post


Not sure he's above Michelson but 3 majors by age 25 to 2 and 1 respectively for Watson and Scott in their 30s puts him above them in my mind.

I assume he's a lock for the HOF even if he quits now. 3 by 25 is a HUGE accomplishment. Only two other golfers have done this in the history of the game. One is the GOAT and the other is Nicklaus. 

post #132 of 171
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

I assume he's a lock for the HOF even if he quits now. 3 by 25 is a HUGE accomplishment. Only two other golfers have done this in the history of the game. One is the GOAT and the other is Nicklaus. 
Mmm, I thought one was the GOAT and the other was Woods. What am I missing?
post #133 of 171
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Mmm, I thought one was the GOAT and the other was Woods. What am I missing?

Oh, I see, you're one of those.

 

:-P

post #134 of 171
Rory just seems like another golfer on tour, just not consistent enough to keep up the talk..
Tiger is so eclipsing. SC does updates on just Tigers round even when he's playing bad and they even have Tiger tracker on the ESPN home page

Rory who??
post #135 of 171
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Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post


Rory who??

 

The guy that was on the cover of Sports Illustrated last week ;-)

 

post #136 of 171
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Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post

Rory just seems like another golfer on tour, just not consistent enough to keep up the talk..
Tiger is so eclipsing. SC does updates on just Tigers round even when he's playing bad and they even have Tiger tracker on the ESPN home page

Rory who??
OK, you got me on the first one, won't fall prey again.
post #137 of 171
Yeah I agree with the heading it fits perfect..

Moment- noun

1. an indefinitely short period of time; instant:
post #138 of 171
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Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post

Yeah I agree with the heading it fits perfect..

Moment- noun

1. an indefinitely short period of time; instant:

We're not talking about someone who's racked up a couple wins here, someone who may or may not live up to his potential. The guy's got 3 MAJORS already. This isn't Patrick Reed on the cover of SI.

post #139 of 171
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

We're not talking about someone who's racked up a couple wins here, someone who may or may not live up to his potential. The guy's got 3 MAJORS already. This isn't Patrick Reed on the cover of SI.
Patrick Reed would have to be a center fold i don't think him and he ego would fit on the cover.
post #140 of 171
Great accomplishment, I guess it's just that all the negative talk about him since he went to nike and than he wins a tourny and now he's so great!!! Sorry not impressed, jmo, but hey I'm just a 9 that misses 3 footers haha
post #141 of 171
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Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post

Great accomplishment, I guess it's just that all the negative talk about him since he went to nike and than he wins a tourny and now he's so great!!! Sorry not impressed, jmo, but hey I'm just a 9 that misses 3 footers haha

 

He's won more than just one tournament after he switched to Nike, he beat Adam Scott in the Australian Open last year and won the BMW Championship at Wentworth this year.

post #142 of 171

McIlroy is the future.  Woods has a tough recovery road ahead.   Not seeing enough out of Tiger right now that suggests his body or mind is back in the game. Rory on the other hand is demonstrating a confidence and peace with the game that may be suggesting his time has come.

 

K

post #143 of 171

After yesterday, anyone looking for a do-over......?

post #144 of 171
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Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post

Rory who??

 

 

Rory the Guy that Nick Faldo said would be the prohibitive favorite in every major the next five years or more. Maybe he will be, maybe he won't be, but he's the only one anyone is saying this about right now. So he'd be THAT Rory. :-D

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