Jump to content

Tiger's win in Dubai


pingshack22
 Share

Recommended Posts

What GUTS!!!
We are very fortunate as golf fans to be able to witness the talent of this man. Tiger, by his standards, is playing bad golf right now. His game and swing are all over the place and he continues to win routinely. He will fix these faults and start winning tournaments by wider margins. He will IMHO break all Jack's records and post historical numbers that will never be broken. He has the body of a 22-year-old and age is not going to be a negative factor, atleast not anytime soon. It will be fun to watch El Tigre bring home atleast two more major's this year. Enjoy it guys, this guy is a "freak" and his best golf is yet to come!

TaylorMade M2 (9.5*)
Exotics CB5 (15*)
TM Rescue TP (19*)
Mizuno JPX 850 Forged (4-GW)
PING Anser Forged (54*,58*)
PING Vintage Pal 2 (35")

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 23
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

I completely agree. He is just simply amazing. I am in aww every time I watch him play. I hate repeating this comparison but no one has captivated a sport like Tiger has since Michael Jordan. I feel blessed that I was able to witness Jordan's greatness and I feel lucky to witness El Tigre in his prime as well. Athletes like that don't come around often so feel lucky to see such great sportsmen in the same era.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I completely agree. He is just simply amazing. I am in aww every time I watch him play. I hate repeating this comparison but no one has captivated a sport like Tiger has since Michael Jordan. I feel blessed that I was able to witness Jordan's greatness and I feel lucky to witness El Tigre in his prime as well. Athletes like that don't come around often so feel lucky to see such great sportsmen in the same era.

 

i couldnt agree more...........the greatest golfer of all time and qiute possibly[in a few more years]the greatest sportsman of all time.two majors this year is even a conservative estimate if he gets his A game goin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It will be interesting to see how Tiger does getting near Nicklaus. Never forget that Jack had very poor scrambling and sand trap skills. Why?? Because although among the longest golfers of his time he wasn't all over the lot like Tiger is---very straight and accurate--with lousy out of round balls and tiny persimmon drivers. Tiger has had to develop those skills to survive his errant shots. When he was hitting 60-70% of the fairways you could see what he could do (best years). Even with the giant headed drivers and custom made balls, lately he has been mired in the mid to low 50% and he has had to rely more and more on his superb recovery skills. I don't think it really matters what MOI driver Nike supplies him he will probably be mired in the 50 to low 60% fairways for some time to come. He has demonstrated that it can get worse depending on his shaft (7% last week with the AXIS).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

After having struggled with his driver and pretty much dumped it for his 3 wood on the back nine, to pull driver on 17 when he pretty much had to and drive the green is a demonstration of pure class. Stunning chip on 18 in regulation play too. Gotta get up and down, tough chip with the ball sitting down. Hit it to 2 feet, knock it in. He epitomises grace under pressure.

Ping G400 LST 9° Diamana white 63x
Ping G410 LST 3 wood Diamana Thump
Taylor Made UDI 2 iron Diamana Tensei white 90TX
Titleist 714CB 3, 4
Titleist 714MB 5-PW
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 and 56 WS
Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

After having struggled with his driver and pretty much dumped it for his 3 wood on the back nine, to pull driver on 17 when he pretty much had to and drive the green is a demonstration of pure class. Stunning chip on 18 in regulation play too. Gotta get up and down, tough chip with the ball sitting down. Hit it to 2 feet, knock it in. He epitomises grace under pressure.

 

 

Class ?...Balls.. yes.. Class no

Woods : Callaway Razr TA, Titleist F3-05
Hybrid : Adams LSP XTD
Irons : Fourteen TC910 3&4I, Nike VRProCombo 5-PW
Wedges : Fourteen RM-11 54/60
Putter : Nike Method 003 Oven

Link to comment
Share on other sites

After having struggled with his driver and pretty much dumped it for his 3 wood on the back nine, to pull driver on 17 when he pretty much had to and drive the green is a demonstration of pure class. Stunning chip on 18 in regulation play too. Gotta get up and down, tough chip with the ball sitting down. Hit it to 2 feet, knock it in. He epitomises grace under pressure.

 

 

Class ?...Balls.. yes.. Class no

 

I'd say class was a fair word for it. When form disappears (as Tiger's did today) it is class (or lack of it) that shines through under pressure. To hit that drive that he did on 17 took class as well as balls. Just my humble opinion.

Ping G400 LST 9° Diamana white 63x
Ping G410 LST 3 wood Diamana Thump
Taylor Made UDI 2 iron Diamana Tensei white 90TX
Titleist 714CB 3, 4
Titleist 714MB 5-PW
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 and 56 WS
Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tiger is undoubtebly the best golfer of all time, or at least will become. I am very much a tiger fan, but when Els snap hooks his tee shot into the desert, and then knocks it in the water it does help. But its els' fault not tiger's he's the man to beat everytime he is out, even if his D game is on and he can't stop throwing up!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

All I can say is April won't come soon enough!! I can't wait for the Masters and I hope, by then, two or three other top players will be at the top of their games as well as Tiger!

Vapor Pro 10.5° Fuji Pro TS 73 X
VR Pro Ltd 15º Fubuki Tour 73 X
Idea Pro 18º VS Proto 80 X
Covert Forged 3i X100
VR Pro Blades 4-PW X100
Callaway X Tour 54°/60° S400
Byron Morgan 006 Stainless

Link to comment
Share on other sites

After having struggled with his driver and pretty much dumped it for his 3 wood on the back nine, to pull driver on 17 when he pretty much had to and drive the green is a demonstration of pure class. Stunning chip on 18 in regulation play too. Gotta get up and down, tough chip with the ball sitting down. Hit it to 2 feet, knock it in. He epitomises grace under pressure.

 

 

Class ?...Balls.. yes.. Class no

 

I'd say class was a fair word for it. When form disappears (as Tiger's did today) it is class (or lack of it) that shines through under pressure. To hit that drive that he did on 17 took class as well as balls. Just my humble opinion.

 

CLASS =elegance in dress or behavior... so taking out driver on 17 is elegance.. must have been his followthrough you are taking about... it was gutsy..not class.

Woods : Callaway Razr TA, Titleist F3-05
Hybrid : Adams LSP XTD
Irons : Fourteen TC910 3&4I, Nike VRProCombo 5-PW
Wedges : Fourteen RM-11 54/60
Putter : Nike Method 003 Oven

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ernie really is my hero, love his swing rhythm and everything...

 

Iwas very angry when he gave the tournament away because I would like to see someone win the tournament actively. The last three titles were handed to tiger on a silver tray...

 

Having that said i agree with you guys, this is history in the making and I'm proud to be watching it " LIVE "

 

Go Tiger ! I need some stories I can tell my grandchildren in some 50years...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

After having struggled with his driver and pretty much dumped it for his 3 wood on the back nine, to pull driver on 17 when he pretty much had to and drive the green is a demonstration of pure class. Stunning chip on 18 in regulation play too. Gotta get up and down, tough chip with the ball sitting down. Hit it to 2 feet, knock it in. He epitomises grace under pressure.

 

 

Class ?...Balls.. yes.. Class no

 

I'd say class was a fair word for it. When form disappears (as Tiger's did today) it is class (or lack of it) that shines through under pressure. To hit that drive that he did on 17 took class as well as balls. Just my humble opinion.

 

CLASS =elegance in dress or behavior... so taking out driver on 17 is elegance.. must have been his followthrough you are taking about... it was gutsy..not class.

 

careful guys. i assume what you mean by disagreeing with class is not an ethical thing, but rather a literal discrepancy? I guess technically class doesn't make sense in that sentence, but Tiger is a classy player, and that can't be denied. He knows what needs to be done, so he does it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/class?view=uk

 

"adjective: showing stylish excellence"

 

That's sort of what I mean. I've never said "a classy golfer" and meant someone who dressed well. My mistake I guess. When I said class, I meant it to mean the same thing as "quality". High class golfer = high quality golfer

 

A saying I've heard over here a few times is something along the lines of "form is temporary, class is permanent". What I've always taken it to mean is that some people aren't that good, but get on a hot streak, while some people are just good. Hence, my suggestion that when form disappears class shines through.

 

In any case, it appears that our disagreement is one only of semantics.

Ping G400 LST 9° Diamana white 63x
Ping G410 LST 3 wood Diamana Thump
Taylor Made UDI 2 iron Diamana Tensei white 90TX
Titleist 714CB 3, 4
Titleist 714MB 5-PW
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 and 56 WS
Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

First let me state I am not a huge Tiger fan but I admire is game nonetheless. Think what he did and how many other players could do it. He wins the Buick, then flies across the globe and wins 7 days later on another continent. That is just unbelievable, even if he flies on his own private jet.

Taylormade M1 9.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 70
Titleist 915 Fd 15* Aldila Rogue Silver 70
Callaway Apex Hybrids 20* & 23*
Callaway Apex Pro 16 5-PW Project X
Callaway MD3 54* & 58*
Odyssey Versa 1

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/class?view=uk

 

"adjective: showing stylish excellence"

 

That's sort of what I mean. I've never said "a classy golfer" and meant someone who dressed well. My mistake I guess. When I said class, I meant it to mean the same thing as "quality". High class golfer = high quality golfer

 

A saying I've heard over here a few times is something along the lines of "form is temporary, class is permanent". What I've always taken it to mean is that some people aren't that good, but get on a hot streak, while some people are just good. Hence, my suggestion that when form disappears class shines through.

 

In any case, it appears that our disagreement is one only of semantics.

 

If TW was a horse and we were handicapping him, sure he has CLASS. I can agree with all the definitions, but not sure how pulling driver out on 17 shows class, he was doing it earlier in the week too and making only a par. So if he has the length to drive the green and fails to make birdie, does that mean he has no class?

 

A win is a win, so congrats to TW, but I am not going to get all drunk and crazy over a birdie-birdie finish on a driveable par 4 and an easy birdie par 5. A great player winning with a less than A game performance does not make the great player even better, it just means that week, and that week only, everyone else in the top 20 or so played their less than A game too.

 

What it looks like more than anything is the rest of the tour is back to getting choked up when going toe to toe with TW in R4 or the playoffs. Daly, Sergio, Ollie, Els, Goosen, DiMarco - all top players with a chance to win giving it up on what are normally easy holes/putts for these guys. Oh well......there is still Tivo and the volume button, so life is good.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have to agree... Tiger is impressive, long, though mentally like no other and has arguably the best putting under pressure ever seen. He proves it time after time... Just look at last Year's Masters playoff or 17th hole at the british open... He is always making the putt when it matters... It seems like we are seeing the same "Tiger Effect" that happened a while back when everybody was backing up and look scared of playing with him. I like to watch Tiger win, but I dont like when other players hand him tournaments. Hopefully the young guys like Holmes, Villegas, Donald, the veterans like Els, Vijay, Mickelson get it together and start playing to beat Tiger, no just hand him tournaments... I would like to see tiger break all the records, but I also like to see other players challenge him, it just makes it more interesting and not just a blowout....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If TW was a horse and we were handicapping him, sure he has CLASS. I can agree with all the definitions, but not sure how pulling driver out on 17 shows class, he was doing it earlier in the week too and making only a par. So if he has the length to drive the green and fails to make birdie, does that mean he has no class?

 

When I said that, I didn't mean that the action of pulling out driver was class. The fact that he'd taken driver earlier in the round and made what looked like normal swings without his "trying to save it with the hands" look, only having the ball land 40 odd yards left of the fairway, meant that his driver was a real struggle that day. His confidence with his driver can't have been that good, but he must have felt that taking driver at 17 was the right play. He trusted himself to pull it off and he did, landing the ball in the middle of the green. That's what I was meaning was the classy play. The fact that he succeeded, not that he tried.

 

The thing was that with having hit driver so badly all day, taking driver on a hole where he could probably hit 5-iron, wedge and make birdie easily enough, but not succeeding with the driver play would suggest a rather poor decision. But, he also knew that if he layed up and didn't make birdie, he'd be struggling at the last. You could say he took a chance and got lucky, but I choose to think that he would have hit that green 10 times out of 10, in spite of his earlier poor play. I guess that's what I really mean by the class comment. That I can't envision him doing that and failing. That may be severely misguided, but it's my view.

 

The other three alternatives were that he hit driver and hit it way off line, in which case it would have been a foolish decision (not particularly classy), he laid up in the fairway and made birdie - probably considered a good decision in light of his driving earlier, but not an aggressive play and not really in character, or finally that he laid up and didn't make birdie. Chip Beck got some pretty serious grief for such a decision in the 1993 Masters (not that I think Tiger would have got that), but he wouldn't have made 3 at the last I suspect and he wouldn't have won the tournament. What he did was the only one that would result in me saying that was a class play.

 

Phew...

Ping G400 LST 9° Diamana white 63x
Ping G410 LST 3 wood Diamana Thump
Taylor Made UDI 2 iron Diamana Tensei white 90TX
Titleist 714CB 3, 4
Titleist 714MB 5-PW
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 and 56 WS
Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If TW was a horse and we were handicapping him, sure he has CLASS. I can agree with all the definitions, but not sure how pulling driver out on 17 shows class, he was doing it earlier in the week too and making only a par. So if he has the length to drive the green and fails to make birdie, does that mean he has no class?

 

The thing was that with having hit driver so badly all day, taking driver on a hole where he could probably hit 5-iron, wedge and make birdie easily enough, but not succeeding with the driver play would suggest a rather poor decision. But, he also knew that if he layed up and didn't make birdie, he'd be struggling at the last. You could say he took a chance and got lucky, but I choose to think that he would have hit that green 10 times out of 10, in spite of his earlier poor play. I guess that's what I really mean by the class comment. That I can't envision him doing that and failing. That may be severely misguided, but it's my view.

 

 

I highly doubt top tour pros put even 1/10th of thought into this as you would suggest. We can't give the guy credit for not taking the more conservative route with 5 iron because it was never a consideration.

 

Tiger had his game plan for the 17th hole on Wednesday, and being the mentally tough player he is, nothing was going to change that plan no matter how he struggled with driver. He sees the width of the green, knows his distance with driver, end of story. If he cannot sustain the confidence he needs to go to that club no matter how many times it has failed him that day, then he would not have ten majors. It's that simple.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Our picks

    • Tiger Woods - WITB - 2022 PGA Championship
      Tiger Woods - WITB - 2022 PGA Championship
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 70 replies
    • 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
       
      2022 AT&T Byron Nelson - Monday #1
      2022 AT&T Byron Nelson - Monday #2
      2022 AT&T Byron Nelson - Monday #3
      2022 AT&T Bryon Nelson - Tuesday #1
      2022 AT&T Bryon Nelson - Tuesday #2
      2022 AT&T Bryon Nelson - Tuesday #3
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
       
      John Murphy - WITB - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
      Cooper Dossey - WITB - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
      Jason Day WITB – 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
      Justin Leonard - WITB - 2022 AT&T Bryon Nelson
      J.J. Killeen - North Texas PGA Section Champ - WITB - 2022 AT&T Bryon Nelson
      Patrick Flavin - WITB - 2022 AT&T Bryon Nelson
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
       
      Patrick Flavin's custom Cameron putter - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
      Odyssey "Texas Wedge" putter covers - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
      Ping PLD graphite putter shaft - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
      Maverick McNealy's custom (3rd iteration) Callaway Apex MB - 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
      Odyssey/Toulon custom Daytona putter - 2022 AT&T Bryon Nelson
      Justin Thomas' new Scotty Cameron T5 prototype putter (with custom neck) – 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
       
       
       
       
       
       
      • 17 replies
    • 2022 Wells Fargo Championship - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2022 Wells Fargo Championship - Monday #1
      2022 Wells Fargo Championship - Monday #2
      2022 Wells Fargo Championship - Monday #3
       
       
      WITB Albums 
       
      Eugenio Chacarra - WITB - 2022 Wells Fargo Championship
      Larkin Gross - Mid-Atlantic PGA Section Champ - WITB - 2022 Wells Fargo Championship
      Billy Hurley - WITB - 2022 Wells Fargo Championship
      Max McGreevy - WITB - 2022 Wells Fargo Championship
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Cameron putters - 2022 Wells Fargo Championship
      Oddyssey Putters - 2022 Wells Fargo Championship
       
       
       
       
       
      • 3 replies
    • 2022 Huntsville Champ (Korn Ferry) Photos & 30+ WITB- Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #1
      2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #2
      2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #3
      2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #4
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Tee-K Kelly - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Blayne Barber - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Thomas Walsh - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Davis Thompson - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Philip Knowles - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Tom Whitney - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Steven Fisk - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      John Pak - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Vincent Norrman - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Brandon Matthews - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Peter Kuest - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Whee Kim - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Will Bateman - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      MJ Daffue - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Rhein Gibson - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      David Kocher - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Will Gordon - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Trevor Cone - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Bryce Emory - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Curtis Luck - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry
      Ryan Ruffels - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Chris Petefish - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Kevin Dougherty - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Michael Johnson - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Tyson Alexander - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Brian Richey - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Patrick Cover - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Nick Voke - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
      Grant Hirschman - 2022 Huntsville Championship (Korn Ferry)
       
       
       

       
        • Like
      • 14 replies
    • 2022 Zurich Classic - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2022 Zurich Classic - Monday
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Aaron Rai - WITB - 2022 Zurich Classic
      Sam Horsfield - WITB - 2022 Zurich Classic
      Jim Herman - WITB - 2022 Zurich Classic
      Chase Seiffert - WITB - 2022 Zurich Classic
      Sang Moon Bae - WITB - 2022 Zurich Classic
      Rafa Cabrera Bello - WITB - 2022 Zurich Classic
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Golf Forever - 2022 Zurich Classic
      Garsen Quad Tour 17 - 2022 Zurich Classic
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      • 12 replies

×
×
  • Create New...