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Paul Pless
03-16-2010, 05:12 PM
Will return to competitive golf at The Masters.

Paul Pless
03-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Las Vegas has him as a 6/1 favorite to win.

Nicholas Scheuer
03-16-2010, 05:26 PM
I'll be watching, and hoping he does well.

JimJ
03-16-2010, 05:59 PM
Who cares?
I would rather read about the people who work in the jobs that keep the food on our table, who keep our communities safe, who look after us when we are sick, who find us when some of us get lost.
Not someone who is very proficient at hitting a little white ball into a hole in the ground.

Bob Adams
03-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Who cares +1.

switters
03-16-2010, 06:10 PM
tough crowd Paul.

Tom Montgomery
03-16-2010, 06:17 PM
Up until now Tiger Woods has played the game with adoring fans in the gallery.

That has all changed. For the rest of his career he will have to deal with hecklers.

Tiger has never been one to suffer distractions (camera clicks, coughing, etc.) lightly. He will now have to deal the rest of his life with people determined to annoy him.

If he can win tournaments despite such determined opposition from unbalanced "fans", he will deserve the title of "greatest."

Personally, I think Jack Nicklaus' record for major tournment victories is now safe.

pefjr
03-16-2010, 06:18 PM
Tiger who?

Paul Pless
03-16-2010, 06:30 PM
Personally, I think Jack Nicklaus' record for major tournment victories is now safe.While I agree its gonna be tough for Tiger, I think he'll still make at run at Jack's records. Nicklaus won his last major at age 46, Tiger is only four victories short of Jack and he's only 34.

Paul Girouard
03-16-2010, 07:22 PM
His first tourney back is The Masters? Big mistake , both for his marriage , coming back at all this year. And for his game, he's in for a roughing up, I wonder if Steve Williams is bag on his bag? Any thing on that Paul?

I am sure the PGA is happy as hell , ratings should / will sky rocket.

As far as the records go he'll get there , but it would be as "pretty"/ fast as it has been.

Paul Pless
03-16-2010, 07:24 PM
I wonder if Steve Williams is bag on his bag?Its not like he cheated on his caddy.:p

Paul Girouard
03-16-2010, 07:29 PM
Its not like he cheated on his caddy.:p



Steve said some things right out of the gate that Tiger I'm sure didn't like to hear coming for his bagger, just wondered what you had read / heard.

Paul Girouard
03-16-2010, 08:10 PM
Up until now Tiger Woods has played the game with adoring fans in the gallery.

No quite but pretty close.

That has all changed. For the rest of his career he will have to deal with hecklers.

I'm sure the PGA will have a zero tolerance with anyone who heckles him, added gallery watchers , they (the PGA) really wants him out there so they will go over the top to protect him from every thing they can.


Tiger has never been one to suffer distractions (camera clicks, coughing, etc.) lightly. He will now have to deal the rest of his life with people determined to annoy him.




Ya he's never dealt real well with that sort of stuff. He's been quite rude and sort of a "big baby" at times , breaking cameras , having Steve W. take them away cell phone as well. Prolly all those "roids" he's been taking hasn't help his demeanor any.

Steve Paskey
03-16-2010, 08:20 PM
His first tourney back is The Masters? Big mistake , both for his marriage , coming back at all this year. And for his game, he's in for a roughing up....

The message that this sends, loud and clear, is that "the record" is more important to him than his wife and kids. But I guess we knew that.

Sportsbetting.com now has him as a 2/1 favorite. That seems absurd ... I thought 6/1 was overly generous.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
03-16-2010, 08:25 PM
Tiger Woods is one of the greats in golf, and on his way to being 'the' great.

I personally don't think who he's screwing is any of my business, and should have any effect on what he does. I hope he wins..... and guess what, he probably will, since he's a great golfer. Amazing how people judge him without knowing what happens in his life.

****, can you imagine if he announced to America he was gay?

Paul Girouard
03-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Had he marketed himself like say John Daly you'd be right. IMO. BUT you can have any opinion you want, thats up to you.

But he marketed himself as something he wasn't. Thats the rub.

Mrleft8
03-16-2010, 09:03 PM
Who gives a flying duck? It's freakin' GOLF! Nobody cares about golf except dumpy guys who wanted to be football players, but were afraid of getting hurt, and women who have really bad legs and are going to be plagued with middle aged midriff before they get to 30.

Saltiguy
03-16-2010, 10:05 PM
The Masters is the perfect choice, and I KNEW he would do it this way. There will be no hecklers at Augusta. The tickets are primarily for the members and the management will NOT allow any disruption or distraction for Woods (or anyone else for that matter). They are strict. Same goes for the press. Access for the press has always been restricted, but in this case, any pressperson will be told in advance that they must leave Woods alone or risk being barred forever from Augusta. I would expect to see Woods interviewed in carefully controlled settings. Same warnings to the interviewers. Mess up, and you are barred from ANY future access.

Paul Girouard
03-16-2010, 10:13 PM
So where's he knock the rust off the ole game? Just kicking it around with his girl friends:D

Phil Heffernan
03-17-2010, 01:50 AM
who gives a flying duck? It's freakin' golf! Nobody cares about golf except dumpy guys who wanted to be football players, but were afraid of getting hurt, and women who have really bad legs and are going to be plagued with middle aged midriff before they get to 30.

rotflmao:d

Paul Pless
03-17-2010, 08:01 AM
The Masters is the perfect choice, and I KNEW he would do it this way. There will be no hecklers at Augusta. The tickets are primarily for the members and the management will NOT allow any disruption or distraction for Woods (or anyone else for that matter). They are strict. Same goes for the press. Access for the press has always been restricted, but in this case, any pressperson will be told in advance that they must leave Woods alone or risk being barred forever from Augusta. I would expect to see Woods interviewed in carefully controlled settings. Same warnings to the interviewers. Mess up, and you are barred from ANY future access.You make some very good points here.http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif Especially about the press. I still think he'll be heckled by the gallery.


- one small correction regarding tickets, or 'badges'. I think about 10,000 tickets are distributed to Augusta National Members, and then another 35,000 are sold to members of the Patron's List - which are not members of the club.

JimD
03-17-2010, 08:06 AM
I don't care either.

Chris Ostlind
03-17-2010, 08:31 AM
Who Cares??? Every pro on the tour cares, whether he finds Tiger's personal life OK, or not.

Since Tiger left the Tour, TV viewership has been down 35%. Lost viewers means smaller costs for the sponsors, which is directly related to the amount that the Tournament sponsors have to pay the PGA to host. When it all shakes-out, each and every guy on the tour has seen a big hit in their pocket books and will continue to do so, until Tiger comes back. It doesn't matter if they like him personally, or not.

If they wish to max-out their earnings potential in a truly iffy game where the difference in being in the top ten and sucking gas outside the cut is a few twiddly decisions, or a creaking hip during one round, a dude has to get things done during his playing days... while he can. There are, literally, thousands in the land of "I used to be a Pro on the Tour", now holding forth at some no-name country club.

Pro golfers will shut their flapping morality traps, mind their own business and the smart ones will get on with welcoming the man back to the game.. apologies, if necessary, will abound.

There will be some guys out there with whom Tiger will have major issues. Don't think for a moment that Tiger can't hire his own private dick, or two, and have those overly critical snots investigated thoroughly. Not saying he would do that, but it is within his capability any time he chooses to do so. When and if the truth emerges... that everyone has something they'd rather not have tossed-about in public, then even the smarmy righteous will come back and kiss Tiger's fanny.

It's best that we focus on managing our own personal lives and leave Tiger to his.

Paul Pless
03-17-2010, 08:34 AM
Since Tiger left the Tour, TV viewership has been down 35%.it did kinda happen during golf's equivalent to the 'off season'

Paul Pless
03-17-2010, 08:44 AM
There are, literally, thousands in the land of "I used to be a Pro on the Tour", now holding forth at some no-name country club.best line in this entire thread :D

Chris Ostlind
03-17-2010, 08:54 AM
Equivalent numbers were experienced when he was out with his knee surgery. The season started-up some time ago and every tournament held so far has had a sizeable drop in TV viewership from previous ratings.

Right now, the guy is the game as far as the public is concerned. He's been bloodied, for sure, but all he has to do is get back on the grass, win a tounament, or two, (keep his trousers on when not at home) and the memory of this scenario will fade from our consciousness. That puts it back where it belonged in the first place... between he and his wife and kids.

The Woods family have some serious work to do together, but they do have a chance to repair that which has been damaged. I do not like it at all when a family dissolves. Got to see that first hand when I was 12 and it left deep wounds. I only hope that he gets his head straightened out and truly starts to value the only thing that ever matters... one's family and especially the kids. I'd rather lose my country than my kids.

Joe (SoCal)
03-17-2010, 09:05 AM
Who cares +5

oznabrag
03-17-2010, 09:21 AM
There are, literally, thousands in the land of "I used to be a Pro on the Tour", now holding forth at some no-name country club.
best line in this entire thread :D

I like this one better, myself.



It's best that we focus on managing our own personal lives and leave Tiger to his.

Concordia...41
03-17-2010, 10:02 PM
Who cares +6 :rolleyes:

But as stated in a previous thread, while I couldn't give a rusty fastener for anything about golf, I think the PGA has and is doing a tremendous disservice to the other pro golfers - both current and upcoming.

When the Tiger train first derailed I thought it'd be good to see some other promising folks get some press, but NO.... they want to jump back on the train.

It'd serve them right if he implodes again.

As for me, I don't plan to buy anything from any company who kept him as a spokesman.

That'll be .02 please ;)

LeeG
03-17-2010, 10:52 PM
I liked the movie The Greatest Game Ever Played.

Golf courses are a good place for tripping young folks

AussieBarney
03-18-2010, 05:41 AM
who cares +7 who was that said Golf= A good walk ruined

Nicholas Scheuer
03-18-2010, 05:59 AM
I came to Golf late in life. My wife plays occasionally, and when we met 10 years ago I went out with her a couple of times as a way of "doing something together". After all, she cruises with me in our 28-ft very spartan yawl, and it is not her favorite mode of transportation. It was enough fun that I sold my "garage sale clubs" at another garage sale and bought a new enexpensive set that at least all matched. However, I'm still using a "garage sale" cart which I like better than the new ones I see at K-Mart and Target.

I found "golf chatter" with guys intresting. Some people like to talk a terrific game, but later out on the course, they are often forced to construct some verbage to explain the difference between their earlier talk and the shot that just shanked across two fairways.

When you know practically nothing about golf, there is no need to explain anything. I can just laugh it off.

Moby Nick

Chris Ostlind
03-18-2010, 07:26 AM
Agreed, Nick.

Golf can be a lot of fun. It gets you outside, walking, twisting, stooping... all sorts of low key exercise.

Everything works to the plus side... as long as you don't take it seriously. The moment you go in that direction, there aren't enough things you can say, that will make a difference.

mmd
03-18-2010, 07:46 AM
The best thing that taking up golf has done for me is increase my joke list...


Q? - How did golf get it's name?

A! - All the other four-letter words were already in use!

Lew Barrett
03-18-2010, 10:57 AM
Me too! Me too! I don't care! I don't care!

Anybody see the new South Park last night?

chasbartlett
03-18-2010, 07:38 PM
I was dragged to a golf course by management. It was not an experience I wanted to repeat.

The Bigfella
03-18-2010, 08:47 PM
I'm willing to bet that "more than adequate" comes from the gallery a bit from now on.

Glen Longino
03-18-2010, 11:23 PM
I admit I enjoy watching Tiger play golf when it's convenient.
But as for playing the game myself, I don't need any more frustrations than I already have, and I don't need an excuse to wander around on the open prairie.

Saltiguy
03-19-2010, 08:02 AM
Want a good laugh? Sorry, I don't know how to do the link - Go to YouTube
search for "Williams and Carlin on Golf"

My opinion on the Woods situation: He'll make a smooth r-entry. He is the Greatest Golfer in the world, and the fans will embrace him and the sponsors will be lined up - as long as his game is good. Hecklers will be treated harshly - identified immedialty and escorted off the course.

Little joke I heard yesterday . " What do you call a group of 300 men chasing a black guy?"
Answer - "The Professional Golfers Assn.

Canoeyawl
03-19-2010, 11:12 AM
I love the sound of that ball crashing through the trees in the morning...

Robbie 2
03-19-2010, 05:13 PM
Who gives a flying duck? It's freakin' GOLF! Nobody cares about golf except dumpy guys who wanted to be football players, but were afraid of getting hurt, and women who have really bad legs and are going to be plagued with middle aged midriff before they get to 30.

Is that a graphite shaft on that club?:D

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee267/Robert_Powick/cid_1_613501271web53010_mail_re2_ya.jpg

Concordia...41
03-19-2010, 05:59 PM
I was dragged to a golf course by management. It was not an experience I wanted to repeat.

Dave worked for Johnson & Johnson and a few years back they had a big team building corporate golf thing.

Participation was pretty much required.

Dave wasn't a golfer, but found the fact that a drink cart followed them from hole to hole made the game quite tolerable. :D

I came home at like 1pm and found him face first on the couch.

Turns out he and his "team" were asked to leave after the first nine :D

Glen Longino
03-19-2010, 06:14 PM
Is that a graphite shaft on that club?:D

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee267/Robert_Powick/cid_1_613501271web53010_mail_re2_ya.jpg

Club? What club?;)