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Rickie Fowler, baby!
I did hedge my bets a little and back Tiger in one of the later questions for the staff predictions. Might have to email @mchepp and get him to change some things.
I won't write it until Monday night so changes are welcome. It may be that I have to change one of the questions if he doesn't play next week.
Your dad and you are apparently living in some weird alternate universe or something.
That or you know a helluva lot more about Tiger's condition than Tiger or his doctors at this point.
My dad and I agreed, Tiger should just retire with dignity and the rest of his millions of dollars...
What happened to J.B. Holmes though, I couldn't find him anywhere in the leaderboard after some time?
Did J.B. Holmes also retire form tournament, was he sick with flu or something?
hehheh lighten up man...
I certainly have to say that Tiger's golf game seemingly has NOT bounced back.
This injury only confirmed my doubts I had about Tiger.
He's gotta get a workable golf swing that he can actually learn, and use on the golf course.
Also workable and effective swing with regards to the driver.
I mean seriously... the guy is just tearing up his body making one driver shot... How can you ever win a major like that anymore.
He's not gonna get picked for Ryder cup either, too much baggage to carry for the rest of the team I reckon.
His game hasn't bounced back?
You do realize that he led the PGA tour money list last year while only participating in 16 events don't you? I'm not saying he's anything near his old self but he's not that far removed from playing good golf. Not amazing unheard of golf, but good golf.
What I find amazing is that Faldo said Graham DeLaet had the same back surgery as Tiger and DeLaet missed something like 10-11 months. Tiger came back in 11 weeks. I know everybody's different, but that's quite the dramatic difference in time table between those two guys.
DeLeat: chipping and putting after three months. Returned to competition after six months. Deemed he came back too soon, and took another four-five months off after that.
Tiger back in eleven weeks.
I really hope it's just a spasm, and he did say it felt like it was in a different spot than where he had the surgery, but if it's not a spasm and this is related, then this raises some eyebrows I guess in his decision making.
Yea, this did cross my mind at one point as well.
And I know he's rich and was only, what, nine holes away from a pay check? It seems unlikely, but certainly possible.
I would like to think you're aware that the decision to return was based on medical evaluation of his situation, not just his desire to play competitive golf.
I'd like to give Woods the benefit of the doubt, but at this point there is plenty of evidence that brings into question his judgement. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. The cycle of injury/comeback, injury/comeback is getting repetitive. I'm neither a Tiger hater nor a Tiger fanboy, but it sure is sad to see an aging, superlative athlete coming apart. Somebody up above said we're witnessing the end of an era, and I think that's right.
Guys, I had the same surgery as Tiger did. Had it in 1992. I think I know a little bit about how this type of injury goes as time goes by. What happened with Tiger today has a high probability of being one of two things.
1) His disc herniation left him in a state of health where the two vertebrae are close enough together that you can compress the spine enough to where they touch. This causes serious inflammation and pain, and that pain radiates and disables you.
2) The vertebrea are not touching at all. The issue isn't even structural. In this case what can be happening is that because Tiger had the prior injury he is now walking and maybe even standing differently. If he is the way I was he may be doing a ton of stretches to pull the verts as far apart as possible (think inversion therapy). Well, what can happen in this situation is you place new stresses on lower back muscles that have never been there before. Do it long enough and those muscles spasm. This is where the "it is in a different spot" comes to mind. Once the muscles spasm it feels like "its the entire lower back".
My bet is that it is this latter scenario in play. The good news is that this is not permanent in and of itself, and furthermore can be fixed in a few days with site injections. The bad news, if this has indeed occurred, it is a condition that tends to re occur every so often. You tend to end up looking just as Tiger looked today, and then a week or two later you are fine when everything calms down. Been there, done that, for 20 years.