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  1. Considering that the PGATour is about as ruthless a meritocracy as there is, the guy is clearly an idiot for whatever the reason. Virtue signalling doesn't allow you to compile a record that, even with a couple of big injury holes covering years, far exceeds anything any other golfer has ever been able to compile. And I am FAR from being liberal and even further from being a fan of the media as now constituted. I'm an empirical guy and empirically Tiger got where he is the old-fashioned way - he Earned it. And with the Tour Championship, Masters, Zozo, and President's Cup, he has Earned all of the attention he is once again getting.
  2. We understands that it pains you. Yeah, they missed Day. But the US team was missing the #1 player in the world, so that was a wash, at best.
  3. I'm glad this aged badly. Wow, too bad. I don't see the point of eliminating terms of long standing and charm. I'm glad that in the end Tiger inspired them enough to win. Maybe going 3-0 was part of that inspiration. Anyway, a thoroughly entertaining event.
  4. Memories of many others who unwisely ran their mouths at Tiger.
  5. So did Tiger and Ernie get a great deal on gray sweaters and go halfsies on a double order?
  6. How do you 'inspire' someone to make a putt?
  7. You should call 911 and report the guy holding his gun to your head, forcing you to watch this. Imagine, preliminary hoopla being hoopla. Who'd a thunk it.
  8. This doesn't bother me nearly as much as the way the NBA and Hollywood suck up to a country with a million Muslims in 're-education' camps. By comparison this is chump change greed.
  9. So after a significant effort to simplify the rules, you want to create a new rule that is unenforceable outside of the setting of a professionally run tournament and requires exceptions to make it fit the real world. Doesn't sound like a plan I would sign off on.
  10. Personally I despise virtue signalling in all of its guises, and disguises.
  11. I'm Thankful that Tiger is relevant again.
  12. Where did you get the time machine? Can you tell us some results so we can get bets down? Signed, Biff Tannen
  13. Has Kevin Na cleaned up his act or is he one of the likely ones to be on the list. And if the latter, do you think that played any part in Tiger not selecting him?
  14. And it is worth discussing why this is. There really are 2 different components to the increasing strength of field. 1) the first is the increase in the sheer numbers of golfers through globalization, i.e, and expanding pool. There is still a fair amount of room for growth here. As widespread as the growth of golf has been there are still some pretty untapped places with large population, like China and Russia. 2) the second applies to Tiger/Jack comparisons, but will not apply to Tiger/future comparisons. And that is the concentration of the very best global players in the 8-10 most important events (i.e., the majors, the WGCs, and the Players. It is hard for people to grasp the fact that until the very last days of Jack's competitive career neither he nor anyone else ever played in an event where substantially all of the best players in the world played. Whereas now and, presumably for the future, virtually every one of the big events routinely draws all of the best players other than players sidelined by injury.
  15. You're kind of missing the point. Hogan had his best years for majors AFTER the crash and recovery. He didn't win more majors because he didn't get good enough to dominate majors until he was too old to pile up that kind of total number. He didn't win his first major until he was 34, and that late start had nothing to with the crash. As it was, he beat the odds by winning 3 majors in his 40s - tied with Jack for the most other than Old Tom Morris (who had 4). To think that there was any real likelihood that he would have won even more majors after 40 and was only prevented from doing so by the injuries - that didn't stop him from winning 6 of 9 majors - defies logic and precedent, IMO. Coming back from his injuries to do what he did was amazing. But what he accomplished stands on its own and really doesn't need any 'what if' puffery, just as Tiger's career speaks for itself and needs no 'what if' puffery to account for his lost 10 years.
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