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Short term it’s great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour’s development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he’s 42 and it’s not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he’s finally done in the next few years, the Spieth’s, Mcilory’s, etc will still be where they’re at currently in terms of capturing the public’s imagination.

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Tiger winning 2 or 3 tournaments a year would be amazing and if he won a major that would be incredible. Do not forget he is a middle aged man with a fused back if he can do this that would be great for golf .

He cannot dominate as he once did as his body would not stand up to the pressure . But the above would be good enough to move the needle in golf .

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You mean how everyone collapsed like the old days at the Tour Championship? If he stays healthy and can condition properly, look out. There is no one on tour better.

 

I think I agree with that. I always thought if he could get healthy, he would be very competitive. But thought the ‘young guns’ may be better or as good. I now think - if healthy and playing his highest current potential - not too many can beat T dub. If he can stay healthy, he can definitely win a major and potentially return to #1. He looked very strong end of 2018 season.

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I'll bet money Cameron Champ wins his first before Tiger gets his 14th.

 

Sure. How much?

 

Rory this season looked like he had a serious case of hemorrhoids, lol...

 

 

He was just being ironical.

 

 

He could be having marital problems.

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If he is back (healthy and competitive) I actually think he will create a new surge in ratings and guys picking up the game again. I think a comeback will just make people intrigued to watch, and more watchers may mean more players. Just like 20 years ago, he would be an anomaly again. This time, however, it would be because he had such a long and improbable road to return.

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Well I guess that the young stars will just have to move it up a notch to win more attention from the mob. W's make or break players today.

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Tiger, found a swing he can work with.. he gets to train for the upcoming season.

I expect great things and hope the young'ins get what they've been asking for..

 

In regards to his return.. i was watching the college finals @ east lake and many of the youngster were talking about Tigers win there... He is being introduced to a whole new generation of kids who never had a chance to experience his greatness.. His legacy will be epic.

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Well I guess that the young stars will just have to move it up a notch to win more attention from the mob. W's make or break players today.

 

Yes this. If the "young stars" haven't captured the public's imagination by now, they never will and it can't be stars. It has to be A star winning more often than anyone else for a few years or it doesn't matter anyway.

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Well I guess that the young stars will just have to move it up a notch to win more attention from the mob. W's make or break players today.

 

Yes this. If the "young stars" haven't captured the public's imagination by now, they never will and it can't be stars. It has to be A star winning more often than anyone else for a few years or it doesn't matter anyway.

 

If TW comes into next year healthy, confident, and off drugs,

 

He is going to have a fine year.

 

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Nobody outside of golf gives a sh1t about those guys nationally/internationally and they never will. There's no long term golf development to hurt, in relation to the guy that whines and tugs his towel all the time, or the guy that's Wayne Gretzky's son/poolboy/whatever, or even that nice polite guy who does all the commercials, or anyone else.

 

When Tiger is truly done playing, golf will return full time to the quiet backwaters of sports middle tiers.

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Nobody outside of golf gives a sh1t about those guys nationally/internationally and they never will. There's no long term golf development to hurt, in relation to the guy that whines and tugs his towel all the time, or the guy that's Wayne Gretzky's son/poolboy/whatever, or even that nice polite guy who does all the commercials, or anyone else.

 

When Tiger is truly done playing, golf will return full time to the quiet backwaters of sports middle tiers.

 

Its a miracle golf survived the last 8 years.... RIP golf. born 1996-died 2009. Thanks for setting us straight

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Short term it’s great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour’s development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he’s 42 and it’s not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he’s finally done in the next few years, the Spieth’s, Mcilory’s, etc will still be where they’re at currently in terms of capturing the public’s imagination.

 

So cap the greatest off to give participation trophy’s to the kids ? That’s like moving up the big 10 year old to the 12 year old team because he’s making the other 10s feelbad about themselves. They can get theirs anytime they want to earn it.

 

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Nobody outside of golf gives a sh1t about those guys nationally/internationally and they never will. There's no long term golf development to hurt, in relation to the guy that whines and tugs his towel all the time, or the guy that's Wayne Gretzky's son/poolboy/whatever, or even that nice polite guy who does all the commercials, or anyone else.

 

When Tiger is truly done playing, golf will return full time to the quiet backwaters of sports middle tiers.

 

Its a miracle golf survived the last 8 years.... RIP golf. born 1996-died 2009. Thanks for setting us straight

Where did I say pro golf is dead? It simply has a place - like a lot of other sports - further down the pecking order when vying for people's attention. And Tiger absolutely props it up when he's playing and no other golfer or collection of golfers is doing that, regardless of 'development'.

You think otherwise I assume?

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Nobody outside of golf gives a sh1t about those guys nationally/internationally and they never will. There's no long term golf development to hurt, in relation to the guy that whines and tugs his towel all the time, or the guy that's Wayne Gretzky's son/poolboy/whatever, or even that nice polite guy who does all the commercials, or anyone else.

 

When Tiger is truly done playing, golf will return full time to the quiet backwaters of sports middle tiers.

 

Its a miracle golf survived the last 8 years.... RIP golf. born 1996-died 2009. Thanks for setting us straight

Where did I say pro golf is dead? It simply has a place - like a lot of other sports - further down the pecking order when vying for people's attention. And Tiger absolutely props it up when he's playing and no other golfer or collection of golfers is going that, regardless of 'development'.

You think otherwise I assume?

 

No Tiger, its a niche sport. With Tiger, still a niche sport.

It is a tiny business compared to the NHL, much less the NFL. The NHL pays out $2B+ in salaries per year. Total PGA Tour purse is maybe a quarter of that.

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Short term it's great for the Tour and golf in general. Long term it hurts the Tour's development of its young stars who have like 10-15 prime years left. Even if Tiger is fully back physically, he's 42 and it's not like he has another decade of high level golf left in him. He just sucks all the oxygen out of the room and when he's finally done in the next few years, the Spieth's, Mcilory's, etc will still be where they're at currently in terms of capturing the public's imagination.

 

Nobody outside of golf gives a sh1t about those guys nationally/internationally and they never will. There's no long term golf development to hurt, in relation to the guy that whines and tugs his towel all the time, or the guy that's Wayne Gretzky's son/poolboy/whatever, or even that nice polite guy who does all the commercials, or anyone else.

 

When Tiger is truly done playing, golf will return full time to the quiet backwaters of sports middle tiers.

 

Its a miracle golf survived the last 8 years.... RIP golf. born 1996-died 2009. Thanks for setting us straight

Where did I say pro golf is dead? It simply has a place - like a lot of other sports - further down the pecking order when vying for people's attention. And Tiger absolutely props it up when he's playing and no other golfer or collection of golfers is going that, regardless of 'development'.

You think otherwise I assume?

 

No Tiger, its a niche sport. With Tiger, still a niche sport.

It is a tiny business compared to the NHL, much less the NFL. The NHL pays out $2B+ in salaries per year. Total PGA Tour purse is maybe a quarter of that.

 

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Show me an NFL or NHL player on this list. Also be my guest to search out other lists. Duffer987 is 100% correct. Tiger brought (and still brings) the game to an altitude that it's never been able to achieve without him. My wife can't stand golf but if I'm not home and he's playing, she's watching and texting me updates.

 

Every sport regardless of size and payouts needs a star athlete that transcends the sport itself and that's what Tiger did and still does.

 

And for the record, JS, JT, DJ and the rest of them are NOT stars. They are exceptional golfers good enough to play on tour and win but they are not stars. Tiger is a star. Federer is a star. Ronaldo is a star. Why? Because they transcend, exceed expectations and make the exceptional look mediocre. They remind us that the impossible IS possible and that's what strikes a chord with everyone regardless if they're a fan of the sport or not.

 

P.S. Don't be afraid to look up the 10 most 'popular' sports in the world. Let me know where ice hockey and American football sits on the list. Surely a niche sport like golf couldn't possibly make such a list, could it?

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