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Jay28

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  1. Well done Rory. Would have preferred a Xander win, but it's still always good to see a European win the big tournaments.
  2. Just echoing some of the commentators really, who I agree with. Rory is one of my favourite players, but he's struggled in the biggest tournaments to get the win since his last major. Hope he comes through this one, will do him a world of good.
  3. Such a great player, Rory, but early in the round it's happening again. Not his A game over the past few years when it really matters. Big day for him to prove doubters wrong - or right.
  4. I'd say it was the other way round. It's Rory who seems to be intimidated by Keopke. I'd love for Xander to beat them both.
  5. I think one of Brooks or Rory will win the $15m this week... possibly Rahm could challenge them.
  6. Erm, that's the point. I am not talking about Tiger's career or his best level. I am talking about now. He's not as good as the best - and his bad shots can be REALLY bad.
  7. Justin Thomas - wow. I only count winning as winning. I find it more dumb to think otherwise. Tiger regularly hitting bad shots that ruin his rounds is not an opinion, it's a fact. It's even the way he described himself this week. If you think Tiger is on the level of Koepke then it's not me who's dumb.
  8. He won by 4 shots. I hardly think he was cheating with a 4 shot lead on the last hole.
  9. Pretty simple. I was replying to a post about Tiger. I think Tiger has more of the bad shots in him than the very top players, though. That's the level to judge Tiger by. Not compared to an average tour pro or even some of the best, but against the very best. Almost winning is not winning. Nothing I said is untrue. He did have some really horrible errors in his round today, same as yesterday. I see it often in his rounds these days. He just isn't the player he was as is not at the level of a player like Koepke, for example.
  10. Really? Watching again today and the same thing is happening. Gets to -4 and then two really bad errors - approach to 16 and tee shot at 17. Both shots you'd see regularly at the monthly club medal. As were the two horrible bunker shots on those holes that were the result of the approaches. Today should have been a great round for Tiger. He's played pretty well. But he's ruined it with the all to common sprinkling or truly awful shots. Really don't know why you're so touchy about criticism of Tiger. He's not at the very top anymore. Obviously a great career. One of the best of all time, but that time is well and truly over. I'd actually like to see him get to 18 majors, but that is only going to happen at Augusta.
  11. Seems like that's correct. He still has too many amateur level shots that crop up in his rounds. Today was no different. Some really horrible errors.
  12. Doesn't change my view. The tournament officials decide on their rules, so no issue with them enforcing their rules. I still think both they and Poulter were overly zealous, but I blame Poulter more. It was hardly 'abuse' as Poulter claimed.
  13. But, at courses like Augusta National, he'll still do well. If his game is not good enough to compete with the top players today on most courses, I do understand him picking and choosing. He's no longer playing for money or ranking, just majors. It seems like physically that is all he can do, so "going big" might end his career. Although I do wonder whether there is a mental aspect here too, with the sore back being used as an excuse when he doesn't play well.
  14. Yeah just saw that. Appaerently an 'oblique strain' (translation : not good enough). He'll still be eligible for the BMW but I really hope we dont see him in the Tour Championship. It's now all a bit sad. Like a lame horse racing bringing up the rear.
  15. We'll agree to disagree. I am a fan of Poulter, but I think he was out of line.
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