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jamo    701
I've heard it estimated anywhere from +6 to +10. I would guess it would be nearer to the +10 number, but I've heard he doesn't actually log scored and keep a handicap so I doubt he even knows what it is. They say he shoots low 60's at Isleworth all the time, so extrapolate from there I guess.

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te3point5    5
They say he shoots low 60's at Isleworth all the time, so extrapolate from there I guess.

based on a scores of 63, doing rough math that ends up being a handicap of +11.5. I used a rating/slope of 77.5/142 which I found on some website for Isleworth CC.

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sean_miller    371
You gotta subtract one because of the divorce

His index could be dropping now - "out of bounds" and "stroke and distance" penalties.

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jamo    701
+8 over some period during 2007.

That's on the PGA TOUR under tournament pressure, and, like the author said, "PGA Tour courses don't have established ratings. Pros often play from tees used only in PGA Tour events, the rough is grown extra long and thick, and greens are sped and firmed up. Each of those changes has a dramatic effect on the course rating and slope, making it difficult to ascertain the true nature of a pro's handicap index. Still, we've used available numbers - they may be educated guesses - where no slope or course ratings were available." Plus that doesn't include practice rounds (when he's not playing 3 golf balls) and rounds at home, where I would imagine his differentials are much better and, thus, more likely to be used to calculate his handicap.

In the light of recent posts, I would like to amend my guess to in the low teens.

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plugged    9
I posed a question last year about what someone like Tiger would score on a local muni and suggested in the low- to mid-50's. I still think that's true for the world's best players.

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sean_miller    371
I posed a question last year about what someone like Tiger would score on a local muni and suggested in the low- to mid-50's. I still think that's true for the world's best players.

How much would you bet on that?

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BostonSully    12
How much would you bet on that?

I played with an amatuer who shot a 29 on 36 (we only played 9) putting him at 58 if you extrapolate. Im sure tiger could shoot a 25 for 9 on that course and its not a par 3 lol!

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sean_miller    371
I played with an amatuer who shot a 29 on 36 (we only played 9) putting him at 58 if you extrapolate. Im sure tiger could shoot a 25 for 9 on that course and its not a par 3 lol!

I have no doubt the course you're referring to is very easy. None whatsoever. Could a PGA professional shoot a 58 on a course rated at 73.0 with a slope of 135. Of course they could. Would I bet against it on any given day? Yeah, I would. I wouldn't bet a lot of money, but that is the side I'd take.

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Harmonious    169
I posed a question last year about what someone like Tiger would score on a local muni and suggested in the low- to mid-50's. I still think that's true for the world's best players.

They are good, but they are not THAT good. Eighteen birdies equals a 54. That means he would have to hit every green in regulation, then sink EVERY putt. If he hit all the par 5's in two, he would only have to sink 14 out of 18 putts. On greens that, to put it kindly, probably are not of tour quality. I could see a relatively routine 64 or 65, but 54? No way.

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