Jump to content
Valleygolfer

Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

3,471 posts / 281585 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, Missouri Swede said:

What’s the name of that river in Egypt?

I don’t know. I just read Bob Harig’s article on ESPN and he said he looked good so that’s someone other than Tiger saying it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

I don’t know. I just read Bob Harig’s article on ESPN and he said he looked good so that’s someone other than Tiger saying it.

I hope you’re right. I might come across as anti-Tiger, but I’m not. I just am skeptical of what his long term post-operative capabilities will be. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

11 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

I hope you’re right. I might come across as anti-Tiger, but I’m not. I just am skeptical of what his long term post-operative capabilities will be. 

I’m not too worried about long term. Dude is over 40 already. Four years. That’s about all that matters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Definitely walking better today. Does seem to be swinging it a little easier than he was earlier in the year, but other than that, he looks fine thus far which is good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He didn't get a chance to defend at East Lake, so the 18-19 season is over. Though many would say he disappointed in a lot of the events, he won a major, which was a first since the U.S. Open in 2008. 

 

He'll be part of the Presidents Cup, one way or the other.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

37 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

Knee surgery number 5

 

that's explains quite a bit -

simple knee carilage repair is MUCH better than more spine stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Hopefully he's ready for next season (Masters), but even if they are optimistic, he's still 43 with a long career in golf. One just has to hope for the best and enjoy it when his body is cooperating and he's playing well. He might cut down hard on number of events to be ready for the majors. One tournament means a lot of swings that could hurt his chances at majors.

It's really too bad. He's been fighting these injuries for so many years now, and still comes back every time as one of the currently best players in the world. It would have been cool if he'd stayed healthy those years instead. Jack's record would be smashed I think.

Edited by Zeph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Tiger's apparently playing in the Presidents Cup:

GCLogo.png

U.S. Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods may have declared himself a captain's pick for the matches at Royal Melbourne.

 

Edited by Zeph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

IMHO, it would have been better to let someone else play.  He should play a PGA tournament instead to better prepare for a major.

Just my 2 cents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Ehh. The Masters is still 4 months from December. If he thinks he can play and wants to play, why not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • TST Affiliates

    SuperSpeed
    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo
  • Posts

    • I think that you would shoot under your target score fairly often if you could do a few things: Play for misses by wider margins. If there's a pond left, aim at the edge of the right rough. Don't aim at the center of the fairway and "try" to swing right or something (the ball will hook). Aim up toward and TRY to hit the right rough line. Commit, for a full round, to doing two things for every full swing shot: Align properly, and have one swing thought (a feeling). Swing at what feels like a smooth 75%. Commit, for a full round, to doing two things for every short game shot/putt: Figure out what the safest play is and execute that. If that's 20 feet past the hole on a chip shot over the corner of a bunker to a tight hole location, chip it 20 feet past the flag. Be "lazy" at the bottom of the arc, and let the big muscles and gravity do the work. I think if I was able to caddie for you, we'd have you in the 90s in no time. The work you're doing on your swing is good. It will pay off… if you let it. P.S. On practice, you seem to record some of your last swings and say "I was doing this the whole session, so I focused on this for the last 10 balls, and here's video of that." Why not determine what you're doing to work on before your last 10 balls? (Note: this is just my perception. I could have it wrong. That just seems like a lot of what I've read/skimmed.)
    • So, re-upping this thread because I have something to say about the state of my game. COVID-19 has obviously affected us all and for me, I got a lot busier with work and really didn't have much time or inclination to do much golf related back in March/April when courses open up here in NY.  Indeed, my first round was on April 25th and whereas I played 6 rounds in May, 1 in June, and 5-7 a month since then.  Practice was, predictably, also went in spurts, with minimal indoor practice and my averaging 2 range sessions a week in May and only 2 in June and July.  However, in the 3 weeks I've committed myself to trying to improve and have gone to the range roughly 5x a week.  With the weather getting cold early I'll have to double commit myself because I really don't like the cold.  I've played 25 rounds this year and I thought I'd see where I'm at.  I carry an unofficial handicap and at the end of last season I had been playing my best golf ever and I calculated my HC at 20.9 which was encouraging because beginning in 2019 it was 26.3.  However, like much of 2020, my golf game has been a disappointment. I don't know if you can combine this or not to give an accurate estimate but the average CR/SR of the courses I've played so far this year has been 70.4/124.  My average score is 103.4 with the average par being 71.7 and my unofficial HC has risen from 20.9 to 23.3.  I've had 6 rounds in the 90's (the lowest a 90 on my birthday 🥳), 14 between 100 and 109, and 5 where I score 110 or more.  I have a spreadsheet where I keep my stats which also calculates a target score which is based on my unofficial HC.  I have beaten that target score only twice this year, hit it on the nose once, and 22 times gone over, with 10 of those instances by double digits.  I average 2.52 GIRs per round, about 14%.  I also average 5.8 penalty strokes per round.  As I see it, by every metric, I am a bad golfer. Given that much of my practice has happened in the last three weeks, I thought i'd take a look at how I've performed in that time period relative to the rest of the year.  I've played 6 rounds, putting up a score of 100 or more in all of them with an average score of 102.5 on courses with an average CR/SR of 71.2/125 and shooting about 6 strokes over my target score and not actually reaching it.  My unofficial HC has gone up from 22.6 to 23.3.  The sad part is that I feel like I'm improving, I just can't keep it consistent.  Sometimes it's taken me a bit to get in the groove with my driver and other times my irons have been crap.  This isn't anything I'm sure you all have or are currently experiencing yourselves.  In any case, my real nemesis, IMO, is my penalty strokes.  I feel like my technique is improving to a certain degree and that I'm making better contact and hitting the ball further so, when it goes bad, it goes really bad.  As I mentioned I'm averaging 5.8 penalty strokes a round this year but in the last 6 rounds, that number has ballooned to 8.2 with my pulling the feat of not only having 11 in a round two weeks ago but having 6 holes in a row with a penalty yesterday. In any case, yesterday was a bit deflating but I remain optimistic and convinced I'm headed in the right direction and that at some point, it'll all click and I'll shoot under my target score with (hopefully), a minimum amount of penalty strokes.  Only time will tell. 
    • Solid review. Unfortunately I have no use for a non-waterproof shoe. I wear the Original and the Major now. 
    • I hear you and agree that we all can appreciate those who are skilled in their respective sports rather than simply over-powering a sport, but I would offer that all of the time and effort today’s athletes put into their training and bodies is probably a bigger requirement to be successful in today’s era than in the day’s of our fathers and grandfathers, thus power naturally becomes a bigger factor in the sport than in years past. As athletes get bigger, stronger, faster, sports will inevitably change/evolve in they way they are played out.  If you seriously don’t want to watch golfers over power courses and the sport in the years to come, there’s always the Champions Tour to watch 🙃
    • I mean, we all get frustrated but that's just sophomoric.   
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. AmirReza
      AmirReza
      (33 years old)
    2. BushwoodCC
      BushwoodCC
      (54 years old)
    3. cozelos
      cozelos
      (35 years old)
    4. RollingStoppie
      RollingStoppie
      (51 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...