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25 minutes ago, Yff Theos said:

He is, but not as he should be extending, imo. For instance, he is too early too steep with his shoulders which makes him run out of upper left body extension too early. This is the culprit of his spine and knee pains. IMHO.

I dunno. Any golf swing can be a "culprit." This looks okay to me.

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And I know Chris has spent a lot of time talking with a lot of experts in the field about back issues.

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6 minutes ago, Dakota Atkinson said:

Per Tiger Tracker on Twitter.... eagled 338 yard par 4 and hit 17/18 FIR in the pro am today. Trying to keep my expectations tempered but it is getting difficult 

13/14. :-)

It's just a pro-am. No actual real competitive pressure.

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7 minutes of coverage of his round today (yesterday?), starting from 12th hole.

Forgive me if I'm beating a dead horse, but he had his surgery late April, it's only been 6 months. Now I'm no doctor, this may be a normal period of recovery, it all depends on the person, but I thought he would start his comeback next year, not that I'm complaining, just hope he's not rushing back.

 

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Boy, I'm starting to get really excited, buying into the hype! Driving a 330 yard par 4! Yes, please! I've got him contending at Augusta and then winning the Open and PGA. That said,

52 minutes ago, Ty_Webb said:

Over under for tomorrow’s score? I’m thinking 69.5

I'd take the over on this. I bet he's under par on the front but then struggles on the back because his endurance for tournament golf is not quite back yet.

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2 hours ago, MuniGrit said:

Has anyone brought up his pitching/chips yips? His time off may have helped him with that.

It was just bad technique. Was taking the club back outside and shut, really tough to use the bounce from there.

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7 hours ago, nevets88 said:

7 minutes of coverage of his round today (yesterday?), starting from 12th hole.

Forgive me if I'm beating a dead horse, but he had his surgery late April, it's only been 6 months. Now I'm no doctor, this may be a normal period of recovery, it all depends on the person, but I thought he would start his comeback next year, not that I'm complaining, just hope he's not rushing back.

 

You'd be suprised how quick people recover from back surgery. Any op on or around the spine is normally classed as major. When i worked for an orthopaedic implant company we had a case where a guy had shattered several vertebrae. Luckily spinal cord was undamaged so they implanted spinal cages around the damaged areas. Within 7 months he ran a Marathon for charity to raise money for the hospital he was treated at.

If Tiger had a decent surgeon (lets face it, its not like he was on an NHS waiting list!) he should be fine. His back may even be stonger than it was before the injury depending on what they did.

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His followthrough is the most obvious difference. Definitely looks like protecting the back.

My golf Twitter feed just now. Guy moves the needle.

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16 hours ago, MuniGrit said:

Has anyone brought up his pitching/chips yips? His time off may have helped him with that.

Some were quick to point out previously that his poor chipping was yipping - no, just poor technique, hitting the turf before the ball. Same thing in that bunker shot -- too much sand. It's the little things that cost you.

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19 hours ago, Ty_Webb said:

Over under for tomorrow’s score? I’m thinking 69.5

69. Good call. Impressive round for first time competing in such a long time. 

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19 hours ago, Ty_Webb said:

Over under for tomorrow’s score? I’m thinking 69.5

Holes a 6 foot putt for a 69 on the last. I'm going to go ahead and claim that this was a pretty forking good shot...

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A few ground before ball chips, but all and all a solid opening round. He plays the par-5s a little better, he's probably either leading or very close. 

4 3 4 4 3 5 4 2 6 35

3 5 3 3 3 6 4 3 4 34 69

I guess he failed the "No Sixes Challenge today" @iacas.

Edited by onthehunt526
12th is a par 3

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3 hours ago, Mr. Desmond said:

Some were quick to point out previously that his poor chipping was yipping - no, just poor technique, hitting the turf before the ball. Same thing in that bunker shot -- too much sand. It's the little things that cost you.

Or is the poor technique due to yips? I saw he hit some bad ones today. He did play well though.

Edited by MuniGrit

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Didn't watch, but read he finished 3 under. Glad he might be back. He is good for their game's tv ratings.  Especially if he is on the leader board this weekend. 

Edited by Patch

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