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4 hours ago, turtleback said:

And each of their surnames has 3 unrepeated consonants and a pair of the same vowel.

Eerie.

We are getting into Batman level leaps of logic in figuring out who this guy is.

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On 7/23/2018 at 9:45 AM, lastings said:

One hole.   more specifically, 1 bad flop shot killed him.  It was there, though.   

I disagree with the announcers, though.   I think the flop was the right call.   on a major hunt, you've gotta make plays.  club just slid under the ball.   I bet if you give him that same shot 10 times, he makes Par 7 times, bogey 2 times, and double once.   

 

On 7/23/2018 at 9:48 AM, rehmwa said:

I missed that.  One second he's tied for 1st.  I step out and come back and he's a couple down.....is there a clip?

 

On 7/23/2018 at 9:52 AM, rehmwa said:

I deleted the recording, it might still be in the trash file on the DVR when I get home.  Apparently this was hole 12 (or 14) after he hit a fan.  THANKS, I think I can find it.

 

 

On 7/23/2018 at 9:56 AM, lastings said:

yeah, it was hole 11.   

 

On 7/23/2018 at 10:06 AM, lastings said:

"too much risk during a shot under the highest pressure."

isn't this what Tiger Woods does, though?   he was in shot maker mode at that point in the tournament.  

I mean, it's a little flop shot.  We've seen Tiger execute that shot under pressure countless times.   The moment I see Tiger chip that ball left and settle for a probably bogey, is the moment I know the old Tiger is dead and buried.  

 

Here it is:

 

 

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11 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

Has anyone ever seen them in the same room at the same time?

😂Don't think so, but for what it's worth the bookies seem to think they're different people. Allowed me to put (losing) bets on both last weekend. 🕵️‍♂️

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7 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

Here it is:

 

 

Oh Tiger, how I wish you took the easy option. But then 'in the zone' tiger doesn't know how not to go for it...if if's and but's were candy and nuts.

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2 hours ago, nevets88 said:

I can never get enough of this commercial.

That's a classic, all right.  Also the one where he juggles the ball on his club.

But my all-time favorite is "Dip the Hip."

 

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4 hours ago, nevets88 said:

I can never get enough of this commercial.

 

I posted this on reddit and getting comments, thanks, I never saw this. Lots of young Woods fans out there, they get it.

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So a win at next tourney could vault him up to 20 in OWGR. Currently @ 50th. I wonder how well he has to place to not fall in the rankings. Not looking at it from a negative point of view, but how far he's come. He has to place well to maintain now, which is a good thing. 656 was end of 2017. 

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10 hours ago, nevets88 said:

So a win at next tourney could vault him up to 20 in OWGR. Currently @ 50th. I wonder how well he has to place to not fall in the rankings.

The OWGR website hasn't published the strength of field yet, and in any case the numbers aren't set until play starts on Thursday.  But making the safe assumption that it will be as strong as usual, it would take something worse than about 42nd for Tiger to lose ground. 

Since it's a no-cut event, he has four chances to play a good round, and he would have to be really, really off form for that to happen.  Still, there are reasons why it could:

- he was contending in the Open right up to the last couple of holes.  That was the first time in years, so he probably took the week off and didn't practice much to de-stress.

- he has played Firestone so many times that he thinks he knows every blade of grass, and there's no pro-am, so he will probably show up late and not practice there much

- he has the PGA coming up next week, so he's going to try to conserve physical and mental energy, and may even practice shots he'll need for the PGA rather than the optimal shot for his situation

Not trying to make excuses in advance, just seeing the glass half empty.

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7 hours ago, brocks said:

The OWGR website hasn't published the strength of field yet, and in any case the numbers aren't set until play starts on Thursday.  But making the safe assumption that it will be as strong as usual, it would take something worse than about 42nd for Tiger to lose ground. 

Since it's a no-cut event, he has four chances to play a good round, and he would have to be really, really off form for that to happen.  Still, there are reasons why it could:

- he was contending in the Open right up to the last couple of holes.  That was the first time in years, so he probably took the week off and didn't practice much to de-stress.

- he has played Firestone so many times that he thinks he knows every blade of grass, and there's no pro-am, so he will probably show up late and not practice there much

- he has the PGA coming up next week, so he's going to try to conserve physical and mental energy, and may even practice shots he'll need for the PGA rather than the optimal shot for his situation

Not trying to make excuses in advance, just seeing the glass half empty.

He's also so far below the 40-tournament minimum that picking up OWGR points at all should improve his ranking, right?

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23 minutes ago, jamo said:

He's also so far below the 40-tournament minimum that picking up OWGR points at all should improve his ranking, right?

That’s likely to be true but some of his tournaments will be dropping points as the multiplier decreases. Tournaments older than 13 weeks start to lose value linearly over 91 weeks till they hit zero and drop out. He doesn’t have a lot of tournaments in that situation right now but there are some so the first point or so he gets will offset that. Everything above that improves his ranking. For a wgc I would be surprised if he lost points on average. He’d have to do pretty badly. 

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9 hours ago, brocks said:

 so he probably took the week off and didn't practice much to de-stress.

Sounds like we must be talking about a different Tiger Woods.

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5 hours ago, lastings said:

Sounds like we must be talking about a different Tiger Woods.

I'm talking about this one:

https://www.golfmagic.com/golf-news/tiger-woods-i-didnt-touch-club-10-days-after-masters

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/golf/news/tiger-woods-ranking-comeback-quicken-loans-national-open-championship/1a4tc1svaxv5c1lm1g8a7umk9i

https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/why-does-tiger-woods-keep-going-on-vacation-after-majors/

The first link is about not touching a club for ten days after this year's Masters, the other two are about him taking at least a week off after the US and British Opens in 2015, so it's not like the Masters was an anomaly.

6 hours ago, Ty_Webb said:

That’s likely to be true but some of his tournaments will be dropping points as the multiplier decreases. Tournaments older than 13 weeks start to lose value linearly over 91 weeks till they hit zero and drop out. He doesn’t have a lot of tournaments in that situation right now but there are some so the first point or so he gets will offset that. Everything above that improves his ranking. For a wgc I would be surprised if he lost points on average. He’d have to do pretty badly. 

 

I agree on all points.  Very clear explanation.

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On 7/31/2018 at 5:21 AM, brocks said:

- he has the PGA coming up next week, so he's going to try to conserve physical and mental energy, and may even practice shots he'll need for the PGA rather than the optimal shot for his situation

Not trying to make excuses in advance, just seeing the glass half empty.

 

If he's way back on the leaderboard without a chance at winning, maybe. If he's got a chance, I don't think so. Are there any special shots he will need at the PGA that he wouldn't ordinarily play at Firestone? He is playing in Akron to win, not for practice.

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