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I'm so nervous for Tiger.  The longer he waited to get healthy, the higher the expectations got about how he'll play upon his return.  If he purports to be 100%, we will once again, more or less, expe

My grand scheme is apparently of a much larger scope than yours.

You are confusing the hell out of me lol. Certainly it won't matter much for Tiger's career but if he were to win this week after so long off and just him being who he is I think that media will treat



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Uhhh... in the grand scheme of things? Not even a blip.


I'm not sure I would use the word "awesome" if he won but it would be much more than a blip. Watch the 19th Hole on Golf Channel-they talk Tiger when there is nothing to talk about. Winning would necessatate a two hour special.

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Originally Posted by Bo the Golfer

I'm not sure I would use the word "awesome" if he won but it would be much more than a blip. Watch the 19th Hole on Golf Channel-they talk Tiger when there is nothing to talk about. Winning would necessatate a two hour special.


My grand scheme is apparently of a much larger scope than yours.

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Well he has won the Bridgestone Invitational 7 times in his last 11 appearances there. So, no, it probably wouldn't be that big a deal. As stated above, it'd be a big deal on the Golf Channel for a day or two, no doubt with hysterical claims of "Tiger's back!". But yeah, If he's gonna win anywhere this year, Firestone is probably the one. That said he's obviously gonna be rusty, it's highly unlikely.

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He's officially in for the PGA as well: http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship11/story/_/id/6816413/tiger-woods-enters-pga-championship
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I would have been shocked if he wasn't

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He's officially in for the PGA as well: http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship11/story/_/id/6816413/tiger-woods-enters-pga-championship



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Originally Posted by jamo

He's officially in for the PGA as well: http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship11/story/_/id/6816413/tiger-woods-enters-pga-championship


That just makes sense though. He can withdraw at any time but there are deadlines to enter.

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Originally Posted by sonicblue

I won't start any sort of debate about, "understanding what it's like to be Tiger" as regards what happened in his personal life, but I will encourage any Tiger nay-sayers to, cut the guy a little break.  I mean, think about what I said above, to be Tiger this week.  Could any of us even remotely handle that kind of scrutiny, and examination, and speculation, and pressure??  I'll tell you right now, I'd crumble like a three-day-old cookie.  Even though I think he's in a bit of a lose-lose situation, I do hope he can just play the game well, satisfy whatever his own goals are for the tournament, and take a step toward becoming relevant again, and pushing others to play their best, too.



Agreed 100%

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It would be bigger to him to win then anyone else. I would admit it would be enjoyable to watch but what it would do for him mentally is where it would be at.

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Originally Posted by iacas

My grand scheme is apparently of a much larger scope than yours.



Grand scheme as far as his career and the history of golf I certainly agree with you. For golf right now a Tiger win would be huge. If there is any signal he is back that would impact upcoming tv negotiations as well as the competative landscape but again, your point is well taken.

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Originally Posted by iacas

My grand scheme is apparently of a much larger scope than yours.


My grand scheme is bigger than your grand scheme

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Originally Posted by Grndslmhttr3

My grand scheme is bigger than your grand scheme


My grand scheme is all of existence and time. It's not even a blip.

If we're talking about Tiger's career, my guess is he hopes it would be a blip at most on his resumption towards 19.

If we're talking about the PGA Tour, it'll be more than a blip. It'll be fairly big.

If we're talking just about golf, but all of golf, it'll again be a blip. Most golfers don't really care who wins or loses each week on the PGA Tour each week. Some more than others, but overall, the average golfer digests the news, thinks about it for a second or two, and moves on.

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Originally Posted by iacas

My grand scheme is all of existence and time. It's not even a blip.

If we're talking about Tiger's career, my guess is he hopes it would be a blip at most on his resumption towards 19.

If we're talking about the PGA Tour, it'll be more than a blip. It'll be fairly big.

If we're talking just about golf, but all of golf, it'll again be a blip. Most golfers don't really care who wins or loses each week on the PGA Tour each week. Some more than others, but overall, the average golfer digests the news, thinks about it for a second or two, and moves on.



You are confusing the hell out of me lol. Certainly it won't matter much for Tiger's career but if he were to win this week after so long off and just him being who he is I think that media will treat it like much more than a blip I would imagine.

It would be awesome to me if he won just because he's Tiger Woods and every time he wins it is awesome...

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Winning an event he's won quite often (7 out of last 11 appearances as someone pointed out) might be considered irrelevant if he never does anything more from here on out (7 for 11 or 8 for 12 - potayto potahto - sort of like finishing 4th at the Masters  . . . again), but it would certainly indicate he can get his collective #%^& together for 4 straight days and that hasn't happened in a long while.  If I was a Tiger booster, I'd probably think it was awesome. Just like I'd have thought it was awesome if Daly had won that playoff in 2005. Not a career maker or breaker, but it would have been cool.

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I'm not saying I think he will win, but don't you think a ton of people will make a bigger deal out of this if it did happen than most other tournaments he has won? Even though he only placed 4th at the masters, every single headline about the masters mentioned him in it.

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