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  1. Dominating the game means consistently winning golf tournaments. The reason Tiger, dominated is because he'd win a Major in conjunction with 5-7 wins that same year. He did not simply pop-up on a streak and win a few Majors. He won 79 times on the PGA Tour and he has the highest win percentage relative to total starts than anybody ever has - including 18 WGCs - a number so impressive that even Brandel, refuses to talk about it much. That's dominance. When Rory, reaches Major win Number 9 or 10, then it will be time to seriously sit down and start discussing how much longer he'll be
  2. Quite frankly, I think it is idiotic for Brandel, a player who never even sniffed a Major win during his entire career and thus; a player who knows nothing about what goes on in the mind of another player who has won such events 14 times no less; to feign standing in judgement of a guy who is and was many light years ahead in terms of skill, mental focus, raw talent and the desire to win. When I hear Brandel, ripping on Tiger, I get the distinct impression that he's jealous - pure and simple. Jealous that he never had the kind of ability that Tiger has and jealous that he never amounte
  3. That's cute. Or, is it insanity? - Fasted man alive to 79 PGA Tour Wins - Record for Lowest Scoring Average in PGA Tour History - Highest purse in PGA Tour History - Youngest Career Slam in PGA Tour History - Only player on the planet to have won all four (4) Majors in a row - Record holder for number of consecutive cuts made - Longest continuous reign as World Number #1 in PGA Tour History - 18 WGC Championships - 2nd longest winning streak in PGA Tour History Oh, I almost forgot: - 14 Major Championships Wake me up when som
  4. It has everything to do with his new shaft position just before impact. He's always had patches where he would spray the golf ball off the tee with his driver. The difference now is that those exact same shots will be amplified off the tee - because the compression is so much better. It just makes sense. Put more force behind the ball - ball go far. - Get too far out in front of the ball with your hands when you are actually trying to hold a longer L-Position - ball go BIG TIME left. - Get caught too far behind the ball with your hands when you are trying to hold a
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by mvmac In case you guys didn't see it, Bubba Watson goes "Happy Gilmore" on the first tee Bubba, had an outstanding day today and I'm glad he played consistently. I just hope the consistency remains throughout the week - that was my only problem with him being on the Team this year. Bubba's oscillations between good and poor golf is one of the widest channels of performance on tour. When he's on - he's really on. But, when he's off, he's almost comical. Contrast that to Rory. When Rory, is off - he's j
  6. It is fairly straight forward as you can see - just as long as the players follow their "trajectory" coming into the tournament. That's what I look for. The question is always: What's a players true trajectory coming into an event. My call on the majority of the players was pretty much accurate. The true exceptions were Tiger and Colsaerts - only two players and that combination (if you cared to notice) was the very combination of players that made the difference in my overall call for the U.S. being "Up 3" at the end of Friday. So, in the final analysis, the very two p
  7. - Rory and GMac, did what was expected in the morning, but faltered in the afternoon. One of the biggest surprises for me on Friday. - Phil and Bradley, did what was expected both in the morning and the afternoon - no surprises for me. - Dufner and Zach, played solid in the morning and contributed as expected. - Tiger and Stricker, have to be the biggest disappointment for Friday, although Tiger, tried a patented comeback near the end of the afternoon session. Overall, the picks were fairly on target with the exception of Tiger/Stricker. So, at the end of the day, the U.S.
  8. Yeah, and he even held a share of the lead at -6 under when play got suspended due to "darkness" today. The whole Lee Janzen thing blows my mind. Its a bit like the whole David Duval thing - which also blew my mind. Which was nothing like the John Daly thing, which never really blew my mind at all. I honestly expected Lee Janzen, to have five (5) majors and 40+ wins by now - including one (1) player of the year and maybe one (1) FedEx Cup. Where did I go wrong. I liked everything about Lee, and still do. I wish him all the best.
  9. Hmmmm. Rory and GMac are going to be very tough to beat. Phil and Bradley should be able to take Luke and Sergio. Dufner and Zach is the easiest pick of all. Tiger and Stricker will have very little trouble with their opposition. I've got the U.S. Up 3 after Friday. Any takers?
  10. Funny. I thought it translated to "Sexy Looking Golf Course." Learn something new everyday, I guess. I would love to have a "City" like that sitting in my back yard. I'd play her every single day. Courses that look like that, just inspire you to want to go out and play some Golf. It looks like one of those "feel good" courses.
  11. - North Americans - South Americans - Central Americans - Canadian Americans. Canada, is part of the "New World" and thus considered part of the Americas. - Brazilian Americans, if you include part of the North Western portions of Brazil, which is also considered part of the Americas. It means a lot to be an American. We are a very diverse people.
  12. I think you are right and for some of the same reasons why I would have selected Hunter, over Bubba. Lee's a great player, no doubt. But, if you look at his overall demeanor this year - especially during the FedEx Cup, he seemed very tired and very lethargic - just not very much into golf, really. He seemed a bit aloof during post round interviews and somewhat distracted. I just thought he was worn out at the end of a long season, after not playing particularly very well heading into the FedEx Cup. On the other hand, Paddy, always seems engaged and connected to everything arou
  13. My only problem with Bubby, as opposed to Hunter, is the stability required for Team Golf. I'm sure no one on the U.S. is outwardly complaining about Bubby, and in fact probably all believe that he's a good fit for the team. I just believe that Hunter would have been a bit more stable and has the level of play that would help the U.S. Team. Hunter, may not have had the stats that Bubba, had this year - but Hunter also demonstrated that he was starting to me in the right direction during the FedEx Cup. At one point during the FedEx Cup Points Season, Hunter Mahan, was at the very top
  14. True, but while liking Tiger Woods, as much as I do, I'm not at all impressed with his performance in the Ryder Cup. His Number #1 dominance will never be replicated in my lifetime, no doubt. I agree with you on that score - it has been one heck of a Number #1 ride with Tiger! However, his performance during the the Ryder, leave much to be desired. Had he not won as many times as he did this year, I'd be saying that he should not even be on the Ryder Cup Team. Of course, you can't keep the best of the best down for very long and that's why he has multiple wins this year, yet again
  15. Two Players that I don't think should have made either Ryder Cup this year: - Bubba Watson - US Team - Lee Westwood - European Team Neither of them have played impressive golf this year, and both of them are on a downward slope currently. I would have preferred to see Hunter Mahan , instead of Bubba Watson. I think when comparing the two, Hunter, would have brought more "stability" and less "frantic" play to the team event - which is what you will need to win. I think the remainder of the U.S. Team is pretty solid this year. On the European side, I
  16. How does one quantify and measure that reality exactly? Everybody who plays on the U.S. Team with Tiger, seems to think different - at least you hear and see them saying so during interviews and press conferences, even in the informal interviews and press conferences.
  17. You can make an Elephant fly coast-to-coast with statistics in a vacuum. An "essay" on "How Professional Golf Players Optimize Their Game," might be what many people need, in order to understand why their posts are so far off the mark. Using periods where Tiger's scoring average was historically low (for him) and then juxtaposing that to the number of wins he had then -vs- now, is an interesting exercise but it certainly does not explain Rory, as the factor for why Tiger, is not winning as much now. Rory, beat Tiger, two weeks in a row? Are you serious? Two weeks! I thought you wer
  18. Hard facts? Not currently at Rory's level? Previous level of forum? What - are you another Golf Comedian? Are you joking? Are you puling my leg? The "Next Great Thing?" Maybe - and that's where you really need to understand the game of golf. Maybe you missed my other post, but Rory, has accomplished less than 50% of what Tiger, had accomplished at the same age. Tiger, has twice the number of wins AND two majors at the same time. Tiger, also did not merely win the Masters, he won the Masters with a margin of victory has had never been seen before. He was Player of the Year (mul
  19. Posting rounds in the 60's don't always speak to the game that got you there. Tiger, has not even had his B- game over the past two years in the aggregate. He's been playing for a while time with a developmental game designed to take pressure off his lower extremities in order to prolong his playing career - a smart move. This has lead to output of no more than C+ to B-, most of the time and only flashing spurts up to what might be called a Tiger A- game. He has not played his A, or A+ golf in nearly two years. Too many boogies on the score card in places where you never saw that ma
  20. What happens if Rory, does not meet such a lofty expectation? Look at what they have done with Tiger, in their setting of wild expectations. They have every golfing novice out there actually believing that Tiger, should or would win every time he tees it up and that's simply not fair. You can't lay that kind of expectation on anyone Player's shoulders because it is a load that no one can possibly carry. They are building up Rory, far too quickly and far to greatly. Six (6) wins tour, even if two (2) of them are Majors - is not a regular tour tournament to major even ratio that anyon
  21. If you read my post carefully, you will conclude that mine was not the running down of Rory McIlroy. I specifically took time out to recognize his achievements since he turned pro on the PGA Tour. I then specifically stated that I like Rory McIlroy. I then added that I was one of the first people on the former Golf Channel Forum, to step up to the plate and give Rory, the pre-recognition BEFORE he won anything on the PGA Tour. That was years ago, and Rory, has done precisely what I knew he was capable of doing. So, I don't see any denigration of Rory McIlroy, in my post. What I do
  22. I believe that someone has already said it. The FedEx Cup, is a great Season Ending Schedule Concept. It is awesome for the fans. They get one more shot at seeing many of the best players in the world, tee it up for several weeks at the end of a very long season for most of those guys, where the competition is still individual player against individual player. It is not a true "Play-Off Format" but it is probably the closest thing that you can get given the fact that it is not a team event, where you have only two entities competing over a series of events. When you have that many p
  23. With all the coronation of Rory McIlroy, as "The Man" on the PGA Tour these days, I think people like Brandel Shameblee and organizations like NBC Sports, need to take a deep breath from their tireless blatant attempts at trying to diminish everything that Tiger, has accomplished while rushing to "replace" him as the face of golf on the PGA Tour. The facts can't be changed and neither can history. Rory, went Pro in 2007. This is now 2012. In just about five (5) years, this young man has won 6 times, including 2 Major Championships. That's 1.2 PGA Tour wins per year and 0.4 Major win
  24. I believe the spirit of the rule was a stipulation on the "Building of a Stance," by bracing your club against your body - or something equivalent to that sentiment. You are not supposed to be able to use your club to anchor, support and/or build a stance against the ground, if I am not mistaken. When you use a belly putter and brace it against your stomach, or when you use the long stick and brace it against your chest, you are at the very least in violation of the spirit of the rule. How you define this building of a stance in technical terms is the problem for those wanting a ban.
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