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Offline Drafe Hoblin

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Easy, Tiger...
« on: December 09, 2021, 04:58:44 PM »
What a priceless Christmas-gift he's giving his son, Charlie...

Getting back on the course for a father-son tournament in Orlando in a few days:

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tiger-woods-golf-return-pnc-championship

Last February, he broke his leg in 4 places.

I broke my leg in 2 and could hobble pretty-okay on the driving-range in about 10-months.  But putting was murder.  It'll be interesting to see what kind of technique he employs.
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Re: Easy, Tiger...
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2021, 09:33:34 AM »
Tiger looked 'almost ready' to be back on-tour.  He & his kid are tied for 5th.  His distance off-the-tee was about a club short and of course he needed a cart.  But like I thought, he only showed pain-grimaces on the greens, where you have to stand still, stand and measure, stand and wait.

Unfortunately, the Tournament's format was unwatchable.  I never watched a father/son tournament before and I thought it was supposed to be 'match-play'.  It looked like 'best shot' play or something.  That means half the shots didn't matter and the cameras were switching all over the course.  Probably okay live.  On television?  Awful.

At least I got to see Lee Trevino nail a 25-footer for an eagle
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Re: Easy, Tiger...
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2021, 09:39:16 AM »
Tiger looked 'almost ready' to be back on-tour.  He & his kid are tied for 5th.  His distance off-the-tee was about a club short and of course he needed a cart.  But like I thought, he only showed pain-grimaces on the greens, where you have to stand still, stand and measure, stand and wait.

Unfortunately, the Tournament's format was unwatchable.  I never watched a father/son tournament before and I thought it was supposed to be 'match-play'.  It looked like 'best shot' play or something.  That means half the shots didn't matter and the cameras were switching all over the course.  Probably okay live.  On television?  Awful.

At least I got to see Lee Trevino nail a 25-footer for an eagle.

Didn't watch much, but Tigger looks like a 70 year old dude.  While I always respect his talent, I've never rooted for him.  After he won the Masters a couple of years ago, the idiot sports clowns were calling it the "greatest comeback in sports history".  To that I say, the bus that Ben Hogan was nearly killed by in 1949 says "Hi, Tiger."
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Re: Easy, Tiger...
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2021, 01:28:45 PM »
Tiger reportedly was speeding when he crashed -- so goes it sometimes. I don't wish injury on anybody, however, and I'm glad he didn't lose his leg.

But George says it best - at about the 35 second mark.

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Re: Easy, Tiger...
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2021, 05:25:06 PM »
Tiger reportedly was speeding when he crashed -- so goes it sometimes. I don't wish injury on anybody, however, and I'm glad he didn't lose his leg.

But George says it best - at about the 35 second mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlTr2GSVUGg

Don't even need to watch, because I know that clip well.

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Re: Easy, Tiger...
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 09:00:41 PM »
What a priceless Christmas-gift he's giving his son, Charlie...

Getting back on the course for a father-son tournament in Orlando in a few days:

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tiger-woods-golf-return-pnc-championship

Last February, he broke his leg in 4 places.

I broke my leg in 2 and could hobble pretty-okay on the driving-range in about 10-months.  But putting was murder.  It'll be interesting to see what kind of technique he employs.

I was in training the week Tiger won his first Masters.  Another guy in the class was a huge golf whor............err........."enthusiast"........

He could NOT stop talking about it..........

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Re: Easy, Tiger...
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2022, 09:37:10 AM »
I was in training the week Tiger won his first Masters.  Another guy in the class was a huge golf whor............err........."enthusiast"........

He could NOT stop talking about it..........

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Some people just love the new hot young star and hop on the proverbial bandwagon.

Was in my early-mid 20's when "Tigger" emerged on the amateur golf scene, and it appeared potentially inevitable that he would be a great player.  The golf magazines had him on their covers constantly before he even turned professional.

No one could have ever projected him to win 15 major titles, but he was clearly "trained" to do it by his drill sergeant father Earl.  Also no one could have predicted that he'd go through several major difficulties in his personal life.
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Re: Easy, Tiger...
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2022, 06:44:26 PM »
My beef with Tiger before his first Masters Title was that Nike gave him too much money for not accomplishing anything.  Then he won by 12-shots or something.

After that came the news that Augusta was 'Tiger-proofing' the course by lengthening it.  Seemed like there was a racial tone to it, but not really.  The television audience was tuning-out on Sundays because Tiger's leads were usually insurmountable by Saturday.
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