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Did Stevie Williams not go to the press and say that he has wasted the last 2 years of his life etc? I also heard Tiger say that they "had said what had needed to be said"?

Originally Posted by Callahan14

Please explain the tension between TW and SW?  All I have read is the reports that it was a parting of the ways between two friends and it was very civil.



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Tiger has been civil, Stevie has whined a bit and taken on the role of a jilted ex, i.e. not so civil.

Originally Posted by Callahan14

Please explain the tension between TW and SW?  All I have read is the reports that it was a parting of the ways between two friends and it was very civil.



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Don't know about you guys, but the leaderboard at the Reno-Tahoe event is much more compelling than Firestone......look at all those guys that can absolutely change their golf careers with a win......Mackenzie, Flesch, Elk, Riley...Notah Begay for god's sake........OK, Elk doesn't need the win for the career, but compelling nonetheless...

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Originally Posted by BallStriker

Don't know about you guys, but the leaderboard at the Reno-Tahoe event is much more compelling than Firestone......look at all those guys that can absolutely change their golf careers with a win......Mackenzie, Flesch, Elk, Riley...Notah Begay for god's sake........OK, Elk doesn't need the win for the career, but compelling nonetheless...

using that logic: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, Keegan Bradley, & Martin Laird, all of whom have fewer than 2 professional wins.

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Originally Posted by BallStriker

Don't know about you guys, but the leaderboard at the Reno-Tahoe event is much more compelling than Firestone......look at all those guys that can absolutely change their golf careers with a win......Mackenzie, Flesch, Elk, Riley...Notah Begay for god's sake........OK, Elk doesn't need the win for the career, but compelling nonetheless...



really? i'm not sure i can agree with that. yeah, you've got some old guys who could benefit from winning a half recognized event that doesn't get you into any majors or wgc's. on the other hand you've got the current BN champion in keegan bradley coming out of nowhere this year and playing some ridiculous golf, jason day and rickie fowler showing off their potential as two of the 3 most talented guys under 25, and stevie williams leading adam scott ;) to a four man tie for the lead. not the least of which, tiger going into a saturday round with no pressure. when that happens, 9 times out of 10 we get treated to some miraculous shots that nobody, besides tiger, has any business pulling off.

i know what i'm gonna be watching tomorrow.

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really? i'm not sure i can agree with that. yeah, you've got some old guys who could benefit from winning a half recognized event that doesn't get you into any majors or wgc's. on the other hand you've got the current BN champion in keegan bradley coming out of nowhere this year and playing some ridiculous golf, jason day and rickie fowler showing off their potential as two of the 3 most talented guys under 25, and stevie williams leading adam scott ;) to a four man tie for the lead. not the least of which, tiger going into a saturday round with no pressure. when that happens, 9 times out of 10 we get treated to some miraculous shots that nobody, besides tiger, has any business pulling off.

i know what i'm gonna be watching tomorrow.

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3rd round Par 5 16th 667 yards. Shot tracker has Bubba Watson shot 1 = 415 to left fairway 243 from hole. second shot 243 yards over water to 13 feet 6 inches.

These guys are good!!

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Yeah I'm watching it live on Sky Sports. He hit an iron Missed the eagle though.

Originally Posted by Dad-2-3

3rd round Par 5 16th 667 yards. Shot tracker has Bubba Watson shot 1 = 415 to left fairway 243 from hole. second shot 243 yards over water to 13 feet 6 inches.

These guys are good!!



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Originally Posted by bunkerputt

A media guy pointed this out to him and he refuted it.  He said he's hitting his 8-iron 180, yet to be verified by shot link...  His claim is that adrenaline and heat cannot account for this.  His stock 8-iron a few years ago was 155.  Who knows what it is at this point.  I do find the continual spew of the phrase "I'm just compressing the ball so much better" funny.  He said this is different than hitting in the middle of the club, whatever that means.  Originally I thought it just meant delofted with a less negative angle of attack than he used to have.

hilarious, the next day he claimed that adrenaline and the heat was precisely the cause of him hitting his irons too far.  nice try to misrepresent his quote though.

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Originally Posted by Dad-2-3

3rd round Par 5 16th 667 yards. Shot tracker has Bubba Watson shot 1 = 415 to left fairway 243 from hole. second shot 243 yards over water to 13 feet 6 inches.

These guys are good!!


Since he missed the eagle putt, meh*.

*logic used by Phil haters to downplay his shot at The Masters.

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I'm not a 'Phil hater' or whatever you like to call it, but I don't believe that shot itself was as great as made out. It was the situation it was in that made it great. The shot itself was just a long iron from a decent lie in pinestraw. The trees weren't even in his line. The amount of people that believe that shot is great because "he hit it through the trees" baffles me. It was great because it was on the back 9 of the Masters setting up an Eagle chance.

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Would they ever show Luke Donald ffs. He's the world number 1 and is in contention and I haven't seen him once

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Since he missed the eagle putt, meh*.

*logic used by Phil haters to downplay his shot at The Masters.



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Whoever's directing this needs a word in their ear.

Regularly showing Kaymer who's +1 whilst completely ignoring Donald and McIlroy, both still in contention. As a WGC, I think coverage is shared between American and European networks, so I'm not sure who's in control, but it's poor it has to be said.

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Originally Posted by deasy55

I'm not a 'Phil hater' or whatever you like to call it, but I don't believe that shot itself was as great as made out.



In Phil's defense, he has said the same thing many times -- something like "it was a 6 iron, the margain for error was ennormous"......sorry for the off-topic

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