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Tiger Woods Returning To Golf At The Masters
CBS ^ | 3-16-10

Posted on 03/16/2010 9:00:35 AM PDT by kingattax

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (CBS)

Tiger Woods said Tuesday he will return to golf next month at the Masters, ending a four-month hiatus brought on by a sex scandal that shattered his image as the gold standard in sports.

"The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in a statement. "After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta."

(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: tiger

1 posted on 03/16/2010 9:00:35 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

The Ho’s will be lined up there to meet him.


2 posted on 03/16/2010 9:02:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kingattax

Yawn!

Another overpaid, underworked celebrity. Too much time on his hands to get into trouble.

Well, maybe now that he’ll be back golfing, we won’t have to read about his sordid life every day.


3 posted on 03/16/2010 9:03:29 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kingattax

Good for him. He committed no crime, and his (soon ex) wife will take him to the cleaners.


4 posted on 03/16/2010 9:03:59 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: kingattax; All

5 posted on 03/16/2010 9:04:16 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: theDentist

This is gonna be tough for him. I know I will tune in. I usually put golf on to sleep by, but this is gonna be the best reality show on TV. I dislike reality shows intensely, but it will be interesting to see if Tiger can pull this off with grace. He had gotten to be a pretty self-involved, unpleasant person. Will we like the new improved Tiger?


6 posted on 03/16/2010 9:06:43 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Will we like the new improved Tiger?

Perhaps for a few days until the Press quiets down. Then he'll return to being a terse player. He'll also know they're watching his room for late night visitors and etc.

7 posted on 03/16/2010 9:10:12 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Venturer
The Ho’s will be lined up there to meet him.

Wouldn't be surprised to see some flashers in the crowd. This could be a circus.

Good thing I don't like the circus or golf.

8 posted on 03/16/2010 9:10:29 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: kingattax

Great place to pick up women?


9 posted on 03/16/2010 9:12:24 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: FatherofFive

Martha Burke is going to pummel Augusta National with this. And this time the media won’t ignore her this time. All the cable outlets will have vans outside the gates on Washington Street.


10 posted on 03/16/2010 9:13:40 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kingattax

His return will be difficult. The PGA prides itself on NOT being b-ball, football etc. Golf doesn’t do “whores” and “porn stars”. They don’t do rap and gangs. A game for gentlemen and a “G” rated spectator sport. (behind closed doors there’s all kinds of sh^^ going on. Not for the eyes of the public)


11 posted on 03/16/2010 9:15:01 AM PDT by albie
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To: kingattax

It just hit me: The women that were always “protesting” at the Masters where just using it as cover while they were really there for tiger.


12 posted on 03/16/2010 9:15:50 AM PDT by sticker
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To: kingattax

PGA - Parental Guidance Averted.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 9:20:49 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: kingattax
Another narcissist ...


14 posted on 03/16/2010 9:20:59 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: FatherofFive

The Masters is the most tightly-controlled golf tournament in the country. Passes are virtually impossible to get; we’re talking thousands of dollars for one round. Augusta National even dictates coverage restrictions to CBS, and CBS goes along with it because it’s such a moneymaker. They won’t stand for Tiger-heckling.

This is the best possible environment for him to come back. He won’t have to deal with a boisterous crowd, and he’s on a course that he’s absolutely humbled in the past.

}:-)4


15 posted on 03/16/2010 9:23:05 AM PDT by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: massgopguy
Martha Burke is going to pummel Augusta National with this.

I don't know about that. I think of NOW giving Slick Willy a pass back when. Tiger, with the comparisons to 0, will also get a pass from these faux feminists who don't really speak for true women's dignity at all.


16 posted on 03/16/2010 9:30:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: kingattax

f*** that piece of Sh!t.


17 posted on 03/16/2010 9:32:31 AM PDT by devistate one four (If you can't feed it, don't breed it! Kimber CDP II .45 OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: kingattax

The Masters!!!!!!!

Well it beats being called The Mistresses!!!


18 posted on 03/16/2010 9:34:32 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: devistate one four

Classy comment.


19 posted on 03/16/2010 9:35:21 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: kingattax
1. I didn't think he could resist a major.

2. Woods makes compelling watching when playing in a golf tournament.

3. When not playing in a tournament, Woods is completely boring.

20 posted on 03/16/2010 9:35:22 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: theDentist

Adultery is still on the books in a lot of states. Not sure about Florida, though.


21 posted on 03/16/2010 9:36:15 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: kingattax

Bad idea. He should return to a tournament before the Masters. The hoopla needs to be celebrated on a different stage.


22 posted on 03/16/2010 9:36:34 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Moose4
This is the best possible environment for him to come back.

I'm not a golfer, but I know a little about sports.

Can Tiger get into game shape after so long a layoff? Thoughts on where he might finish? My guess is that he'll be news, but not a serious threat.

23 posted on 03/16/2010 9:49:54 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: verity

All the way!


24 posted on 03/16/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT by devistate one four (If you can't feed it, don't breed it! Kimber CDP II .45 OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: devistate one four

You shoulda heard what he said about you.


25 posted on 03/16/2010 9:55:05 AM PDT by envisio (My wife don't care if I smell like welding rods and gasoline. She actually kinda likes it.)
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To: envisio

yeah yeah yeah


26 posted on 03/16/2010 10:02:23 AM PDT by devistate one four (If you can't feed it, don't breed it! Kimber CDP II .45 OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: kingattax

The Masters is the classiest of all tournaments, and I doubt the club wants the kind of attention from the media that Tiger’s return is going to attract. Just shows that Tiger is still all about himself, and I bet he has not changed a bit. Four months away from golf during the winter, and a time when no majors were being played, is not much of a sacrifice on his part.


27 posted on 03/16/2010 10:17:52 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Jay Redhawk
Tiger's return means big bucks for the PGA which is the bottom line.
28 posted on 03/16/2010 10:28:00 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: verity

Yeah. Tiger probably is under some pressure from the PGA to get back asap.


29 posted on 03/16/2010 11:19:03 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Jay Redhawk

Think you are correct.


30 posted on 03/16/2010 11:21:24 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: kingattax; Moose4
I think it's funny how he's making this announcement. I am certain someone at Augusta will get word to him the Masters in an INVITATIONAL tournament.

I'd love to see him without an invite this year. That crowd does not want a circus atmosphere and are sans funnybone. Ask Gary McCord what kind of sense of humor they possess.

Given the fact their contract with CBS is year to year, I doubt they ostracize (I almost said "blackball" but realized the terrible pun) him.

The club will command top dollar for the ratings Tiger's return will bring.

31 posted on 03/16/2010 11:55:23 AM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: edpc
I am certain someone at Augusta will get word to him the Masters in an INVITATIONAL tournament.

I'm certain that eventually you'll discover that, as a past winner, Woods has a lifetime invitation to play in the Masters. That's only one of the many benefits awarded to a winner.

32 posted on 03/16/2010 12:02:44 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Moose4

My father is a born and bred Augustan who is retired military. He’s sent two badges every year by the Masters (only has to pay $100 for both).

I’m going on Saturday with my older brother and I just might have to boo Tiger.

One year when existing the grounds, I was offered 5,000 for my badge. I couldn’t sell it though because it was Saturday and 2 members of my family were going on Sunday.

Plus, if I was caught selling my badge, my father could have been kicked of the masters’ list. If that had happened, my whole family would have killed me.


33 posted on 03/16/2010 12:03:52 PM PDT by Drea
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To: Jay Redhawk

The Masters isn’t a PGA event but the Masters probably has some thing to say about it.


34 posted on 03/16/2010 12:06:33 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i prefer my-partisan over bi-partisan)
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To: FatherofFive

Everybody has serial numbers on their passes. If they misbehave, the passes are taken away for life. If a guest of a pass holder messes up, same thing. I doubt there will be any people acting up like that.


35 posted on 03/16/2010 12:22:35 PM PDT by hoppity
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To: hoppity

Yeah, but they wouldn’t dare revoke a badge for simply booing.
No way.

But, I could see them doing it if somebody said something really nasty.


36 posted on 03/16/2010 12:28:38 PM PDT by Drea
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To: A.A. Cunningham
It's a tradition, not a guarantee. You get a membership jacket, but you can't take it home. It has to stay on the premises. You also get an honorary membership to the club. Ask Tom Watson what happens when you show up at the club and want to play any other time than Masters week.

Until 1999, players winning a PGA event were invited to play in The Masters the following year. They changed that qualifier, then re-instated it for the 2008 tournament. It's a private club completely independent to the PGA.

If the decided to rescind the standing invitation (which I doubt), it's unlikely you'd hear any outcry from the field. Sports writers (other than CBS), sure.....but not the tour players.

37 posted on 03/16/2010 12:43:55 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: kingattax
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38 posted on 03/16/2010 6:10:30 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: chickadee
He had gotten to be a pretty self-involved, unpleasant person.

Most narcissists and psychopaths are.

Will we like the new improved Tiger?

Michael Vick, OJ Simpson, Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant walk into a bar together...

39 posted on 03/16/2010 6:13:27 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: verity
Tiger's return means big bucks for the PGA which is the bottom line.

Yes, cash over ethics. Sheesh, what a destructive society I live in.

40 posted on 03/16/2010 6:14:52 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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