kern1
Are we going to see the streaking Tiger Woods back on top in a couple of weeks at Augusta National?

There seems to be a dumb trend starting to develop where we get some lowly golfer winning (not just the Masters). I mean, I love Bubba Watson and he is alright for ratings but if someone like a Zach Johnson or a Charl Schwartzl wins again I'll flip out. I like to see big names win the big dances. I don't care if they win some podunk tournament in Nebraska but I want to see a Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Freddy Couples top four or something. At the very least I want to see our boy Steve Stricker win it.

I've decided to ramp up the golf talk on here now that winter sports are winding down, btw. [:-]
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cheese1
As of right now, i dont know how you cannot say that Tiger Woods is the favorite heading into Augusta this year. Depending on how he does at Bay Hill in a couple weeks, that could either help or hurt his mojo going into The Masters this year.

Secondly I think that Rory has got to be the "2nd favorite" heading into Augusta this year. As we know in golf, its all about playing well at the right times, and if Rory plays the Shell Houston Open as solid as he played the final round at Doral, he could be sitting in a good spot to get his first green jacket.

Those are pretty much the only two guys i would like to see win it this year. Never have been much of a fan of Phil, too inconsistent, and I just dont like his "fist pump after every made putt" thing he does. Act like ya been there before.

But thats just me......
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kern1
cheese1 wrote:
As of right now, i dont know how you cannot say that Tiger Woods is the favorite heading into Augusta this year. Depending on how he does at Bay Hill in a couple weeks, that could either help or hurt his mojo going into The Masters this year.

Secondly I think that Rory has got to be the "2nd favorite" heading into Augusta this year. As we know in golf, its all about playing well at the right times, and if Rory plays the Shell Houston Open as solid as he played the final round at Doral, he could be sitting in a good spot to get his first green jacket.

Those are pretty much the only two guys i would like to see win it this year. Never have been much of a fan of Phil, too inconsistent, and I just dont like his "fist pump after every made putt" thing he does. Act like ya been there before.

But thats just me......


See, I've never been a big Phil guy either but I would rather see him win than some lower golfer. Same thing with Vijay... hate him. But if I had to choose between him and Bo Nobody from eastern Idaho, I'll take Vijay.

When someone asks me why I don't like Mickelson I can never give a good answer. He is clearly a nice guy and makes a lot of good choices, as opposed to Tiger, but I love a guy with a swagger and Tiger has a swagger, Rory even has one.

That's why I like guys like McEnroe too I guess... Give me the guy that will look you in the eye and tell you he is the best over the gee golly gorsh guy from Mayberry.
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bucks2000
Brad Snedeker could be real tough. Is Fowler in the Masters? Like him as well. Couples to dam old to win a Masters-back issues.
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snoopaloop
what's wrong with charl and zach? They're both great players, it wouldn't be stretch to suggest that both will be in the hall of fame at the end of their careers.
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adamhansen
Tiger made it official that him and Vonn are dating. I think we all remember that last time Tiger had a girlfriend/wife. Winning on and off the course!
July 20th, 2009- R.I.P. Buddy. I love you.
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diener34
I don't know if you guys watched the Palmer invite this weekend, but 18 was playing pretty tough. On Sunday/Monday the hole was right back corner with water in front on a HUGE green.

This lead to a ton super long birdie and/or par putts.

Well, on 18 Tiger was up 3 and laid up, but still left him self a long putt like everyone else had. Well player after player were missing it left, big time and running it past.

Tiger nailed that putt, it didn't go in, but he judged it perfectly and was about the only golfer to not go left. He is so dialed in on the greens right now that it doesn't matter where his drives are going.

He is playing by far his best golf since the 2008 Open, and no one else is even in stride right now. I would love for this to be the summer of Tiger.
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adamhansen
diener34 wrote:
I don't know if you guys watched the Palmer invite this weekend, but 18 was playing pretty tough. On Sunday/Monday the hole was right back corner with water in front on a HUGE green.

This lead to a ton super long birdie and/or par putts.

Well, on 18 Tiger was up 3 and laid up, but still left him self a long putt like everyone else had. Well player after player were missing it left, big time and running it past.

Tiger nailed that putt, it didn't go in, but he judged it perfectly and was about the only golfer to not go left. He is so dialed in on the greens right now that it doesn't matter where his drives are going.

He is playing by far his best golf since the 2008 Open, and no one else is even in stride right now. I would love for this to be the summer of Tiger.


His short game and iron play is also a lot better than it has been the last couple of years. I think it was Saturday where he was just getting every shot so close and almost had a hole in one on a par 3 also.

I would love nothing better than to see Tiger win the Masters. If he does win the Masters, watch out everybody, I wouldn't doubt him winning one or two or even all the majors this year. (Slam is long shot but you never know)
July 20th, 2009- R.I.P. Buddy. I love you.
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highlightfilm
Let's not forget that Tiger has played Bay Hill 500 times, knows every blade of grass and contour on the course, and has won there 8 times. That being said, his ball striking and blade work right now is at as high of level as it has ever been. His driver will need to be more consistent to win at Augusta yet I am sure he will figure that out. Even though I have to nod at my wife every time she complains about Tiger, his return back to the top is nothing short of spectacular and something I enjoy watching.

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adamhansen
Just a couple of days until the festivities! Who do you think will win the Par 3 contest? I really wish Tiger would do this since he has kids now and win that and win the contest then the whole masters.
July 20th, 2009- R.I.P. Buddy. I love you.
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alandoamazing
I'm just hoping Sticker gets in contention at the Masters, he never really has been. Other than that I'll be rooting for Tiger.
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snoopaloop
adamhansen wrote:
Just a couple of days until the festivities! Who do you think will win the Par 3 contest? I really wish Tiger would do this since he has kids now and win that and win the contest then the whole masters.


tiger said he'd start playing the par 3 again when his kids are old enough to caddy/play with him in it
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roadkill1
It would be GREAT for golf to see someone rise up and start pushing Woods.
I grew up watching the Palmer Nicklaus matches.

In fact, there were several more prominent golfers then.
We need some young guys to step up, maybe this weekend.

RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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adamhansen
I really hate ESPN's coverage of The Masters. Why can't they just show it all morning?
July 20th, 2009- R.I.P. Buddy. I love you.
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formerwiacbaseballer
Wasn't able to watch at all today.... Tiger shoot a solid 70?

Guess I am asking if he played well and hit his puts, or did he miss a bunch of puts and had a chance to shoot 67 or 68....
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