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topspin4hand

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  1. Glad to see Kuch either got some better PR counsel or just came to his senses. The donation to the area charities was overkill but at least this should start the process to put this episode behind him.
  2. This is a great illustration of why extrapolation is not a great form of logic sometimes. I think Matt second guessed his $2k bonus (on top of the initially agreed $3k) when he later offered another $15k after this episode started to gain attention. $15k should have been the starting point for figuring out the caddie's tourney bonus IMO. The negative publicity far outweighs the thousands Kuch saved ...
  3. When I hit drives like that hook, I never find the ball!
  4. Is Tiger wearing a white undershirt under his polo??
  5. Great fight on the 2nd nine by Rory.
  6. Great reception after Ben's 18. Watching his interview in Butler's cabin now. Such a throwback dude. Giving props to everybody but himself.
  7. Really interested to see how Rory answers right now. One of the 1st majors where he was a decided favorite; the chance to make history. Now he's on the cut line. No realistic shot at winning. Let's see how he fights it out.
  8. Phil has balls. He put a couple hundred grand into options that were set to be worthless in a matter of days. Instead they multiply in value. He plays with money like his shot selection on par 5's! More seriously, without emails or testimony from someone, there will be no way to prove Phil broke any laws. Good timing isn't illegal.
  9. +1. I wonder if that maneuver was after a lot of obfuscation on the part of Phil and his legal team. Phil and Co. really don't have to cooperate fully w/o subpoenas or charges.
  10. I finally sat down and read some of the allegations in details. Realizing they're just allegations, I can see how Phil has some explaining to do. 4 days before the their expiration Mickelson and this big time gambler, who self-reportedly pulls down $50~$60mm per year in his gambling and other biz activities, buy a gang of Clorox call options, giving them the right to buy Clorox at a set price. Then Carl Icahn announces his big stake in the company and the shares spike up in price. 1. You don't buy out of the money call options with 4 days left in real size unless you KNOW the price will rise. If price doesn't rise, you lose your $$. 2. They bought close to 5,000 calls, which gave them options on 500,000 shares at $70. 3. Icahn announces his stake and offer to takeover the company and shares spike well above $70. Options went from about $50 per option to over $300 per option. A $230k investment became worth roughly $1.4mm. 4. Nobody's asking this question in the golf media loudly yet: why is Phil hanging around with this big time gambler?? If this were MJ or Lebron, they'd get SKEWERED by the media. Gamblers and athletes don't mix. The timing of all this stuff is just too curious. The trade was too brazen and the profit too large. If no charges are ever announced, I'll be shocked. Somebody knew and somebody made a big profit on illegal material non public information. On the face of it, this could be in the same league as the the Tiger Woods situation. possibly worse.
  11. Phil's attorney said he's not the subject of any investigation but the reports seem to indicate otherwise. I will definitely follow this to see what stage of the investigation the feds are in.
  12. SMH. Joe, I have to question your recollection of Tiger calling Sergio a racial slur. I highly doubt that occurred because it would've been a big story.
  13. Whether the comment was or was not racist is now just a matter of what label we want to put on the situation. To me, Sergio was trying to take a negative shot a Tiger based on part of Tiger's racial makeup. I think that's pretty clear. I don't need everyone to agree to label the comment "racist" for the comment to be considered unacceptable and despicable. I just read that Sergio's Taylormade deal is worth $5 million per year! No wonder he could hardly sleep!
  14. Fortunately, I found this story after I got sick of hearing of this latest episode of the Tiger/Sergio saga: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/okla-tornado-survivors-reunited-dramatic-photo-133355780.html?vp=1 It made my day.
  15. Totally agree. On Morning Drive, someone said this has been a "back and forth" and I thought to myself, "no it's not." Tiger hasn't really offered much, beyond his initial explanation. Sergio has seemingly and freely expanded his commentary from the actual incident on the 2nd hole, to his feelings for Tiger generally. And now this ... he really made his bed on this one.
  16. No, b/c I am not saying anything about all Spaniards. I pointed towards those Spanish fans that painted their faces black, made monkey gestures and sounds towards Black sports figures - all questionable at best actions. Sergio's actions were also questionable at best. SMH
  17. Dumb a** Sergio... SMH. Because the recent racist behavior of Spanish fans in soccer, Formula One and Basketball, I personally cannot give Sergio the benefit of the doubt here.
  18. You would think that the PGA banned list is better defined than this. The WADA Prohibited Substances list is very public and the timing on changes are pretty clear also. I'd be curious how the PGA Tour defines it's banned substances list. Either way, Vijay was upfront, followed the process and has been exonerated.
  19. What a turn of events to wake up to ... So is The Morning Drive wrong when they said that there is no hard and fast measure for the "as close as possible" language of the rule?
  20. Charl Schwartzel is looking a little distraught on the range ... hit an iron then shook his head. Then crouched down with his head facing the ground for a couple seconds and tossed down a club for an alignment aid. Wonder what his shots were doing before that?
  21. I wish I knew how many times, if at all, Tiger tried to hit a draw with his driver off the tee this week.
  22. Just checked the PGA Tour app while at the airport and saw a WD next to Sergio. He withdrew from the tournament??
  23. Just saw Yani's press release. She should make enough to have someone w/ her on the road who double-checks where she's at so this type of stuff doesn't happen. Smh.
  24. i read the tweet mentioning his bad tooth. The funny thing is that the immediately preceding tweet from last night mentions how he was enjoying his dinner. Maybe he was eating on one side.
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