jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
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I'm sick of the Tiger is back hype. He did well but he just can't handle the pressure anymore. He will go down as one the all time greats but his time seems to have passed. I don't think golf needs him like they once did either. You have young guys like Ricky Fowler and Rory Mcilroy that kids these days can look up to. He was fun to watch in his prime but now it is time to focus on these other guys. I was thankful NBC didn't show him every time he took a shot today.
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connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
Well, nothing exceeds like excess. When Tiger was riding high, watching golf on TV was kind of boring, since it was essentially "Tigervision". Even if he was 3 or 4 behind, he'd be almost the only one on camera "because you never know what he might do". Not so much now.
To be fair, he did get it back to +7 from +9, so after the first 6 holes he played pretty well. But on that course you simply have to hit the fairway and have a decent short game. He didn't on the weekend.
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2804 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1631 times:
Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 2): I was thankful NBC didn't show him every time he took a shot today.
Yeah, Sunday was a pleasure - "Tiger-free TV" after he started out so badly. I think maybe the networks are finally starting to figure out we don't need to watch every shot this has-been takes when he's out of contention. Time to get the viewers interested in the young guns who will need to be the draw in the future. And the future starts now. Tiger played the game at a level no one's ever seen before when he was in his prime, but he's the oldest 36 year old I've ever seen (for an athlete that is) and his skills are diminished. He's not done, but he'll never dominate like he did before so let's all move on.
kpitrrat From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
Maybe its the optimist in me but I really think he has one last small run left in him. Im not saying Grand Slam but i can see him taking a few tourneys and maybe 2 more majors (He will win the Masters again) in one calendar year. Will he ultimately get the record, I doubt it; but as far as his play is now I'd say its 98% mental IMO. IF he can get his head right I still think he has the physical ability (although rapidly declining) to go on such a run.
How about Westwood's ball getting stuck in a tree?! I was pulling for him too...