Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Fails to Break Par at AT&T
Posted on 07/04/2010 7:31:51 PM PDT by Frantzie
Not once all week at the AT&T National.
For only the fourth time (excluding major championships) in his PGA Tour career, Woods did not post a singe round under par during tournament week, finishing play Sunday at Aronimink Golf Club 4-over and way, way down the leaderboard.
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The dude needs to get laid....
Naw....He can make all the excuses he wants....Once you get caught....It’s all over.
Mike Golic from ESPN's "Mike and Mike" replied to the effect of "you want coverage, win something".
Then when Tiger started losing the media went "what's wrong with Tiger?" instead of covering the guys that DID win.
This was years ago and I've been a fan of Phil Mickelson ever since.
I wouldn't care if Eldrick never won again.
What I did not like is the hard core Tiger fan boys would constantly attack Phil. Case it point Doral 2009 on the 18 hole where Phil is battling good guy Nick Watney. A great battle.
The jerk Toger fan boys do the constant “go in the hole” crap. Well Phil tees off and some a*s yells go in the water. Endless other examples especially on golfwrx message board where some idiots constantly want to talk about only Tiger like Tiger is golf and will always be golf.
If Eldrick disappeared it would not make me upset. I used to just dislike his fan boys but after what he did to his wife - I do not like him.
“The dude needs to get laid....”
Actually, I think that was his problem — he was getting laid way too much. Killed his game.
This week was about the golf course. Aronimink is one of MANY incredible golf courses in the Philadelphia/Main Line area.
They were scheduled to host a PGA Championship about 10 years ago but it was found out that they didn’t have a woman member. They were ordered to go get one, or give up the hosting. They replied that they would have a woman member at some point in time, but it would be on THEIR terms. And they walked away from the PGA. I assume they have their woman member or the PGA Tour wouldn’t be visiting.
So many great clubs in that area. Merion (who will host the 2013 Open), The Cricket Club, Huntington Valley, Overbrook, Gulph Mills, on and on...
Same goes for Pittsburgh. Oakmont, Long Vue, Field Club, Laurel Valley, Rolling Rock, etc.
PA is blessed with an abundance of incredible golf courses and many of them are Ross and Tillinghast courses. May they live on forever.
He paid her off she gets the money and the kids...
Soon we will hear about the amazing comeback against all odds..
Need i say more?
Did you watch the last round?
Check out when he was getting laid,his best games ever..
Amazing how celebrities make a mess of themselves, straighten themselves out, then come back as heroes. They aren’t heroes.
No. I do not have TV. I cancelled it about a year ago because all the networks including Fox Saudia support O.
I only saw the Masters over the net. I am not sure what I will do with The Open. Maybe camp out at a golf store with TV.
What happened? Justin Rose is in the groove.
Too many holes-in-one (night)
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
(Sheesh I haven’t been out with sons/friends in a month...only some twilight golf by myself a couple of weeks ago)
Yes, but he faded last week. He scored an eagle for a five stroke lead, but Overton, Wii, and Moore got close in the closing holes, with Moore birdying 17 to finish at -9 as Rose came to 17 at -10. Rose managed to finish par-par with an easy two-putt at 18 for the win, and Moore won an appearance at The Open Championship by placing solo second.
BTW, Tiger has won The Open Championship 3 times: 2000, 2005, and 2006.
I have never been involved in golf in any way, shape, or form but don't ordinary local golfers sometimes break par?
I agree with you, I am so interested now that Tiger is not there. Justin won today and we got to see his wife and baby. Great stuff that we are now just seeing the great families behind all these players that were not spoken about while Tiger was #1.
Must have something to do with that $100+ million dollar hole in his trouser pockets.....
Even the best local amateurs wouldn't break 90 on that golf course the way they had it set up.
Donald Ross on steroids is what that golf course is, and we'll be seeing more of it in the coming years (both in the tour rotation and as a host for either a US Open or more likely a PGA Championship).
Ordinary local golfers sometimes break par on ordinary local courses. Very few of them would ever be able to break par on a PGA tour course and certainly couldn’t do it with consistency. The course this week was difficult even by professional standards. I’m not defending Tiger in anyway. Actually, I’m taking pleasure in watching this guy’s game in the crapper.
Ok, it makes sense that the course is harder.
I've been golfing for 25 years and I have yet to break 100.
But I've been faithful to my wife.
But let's say age 42. So, he would have 7 years to win 5 majors for the record.
He might be able to do that. Maybe. Barring more injuries to his knee or his back.
Every time he re-tooled his swing, he stopped winning for a while, and out came the "What's wrong with Tiger?" boo-birds.
Now they're out again.
He's a jerk. He might have been on steroids.
But...5 majors in 7 years...he might be able to do that. Maybe.
When he was a rookie, Jack said "That kid's gonna break my record."
Was that because Jack liked him, or was that because Jack wanted to put pressure on him, in hope that Tiger wouldn't break his record? Think Jack wants his record broken in his lifetime? Think Jack doesn't know gamesmanship?
We report, you decide.
Jack in his prime was staggering. He hit the ball a mile. Phil is 40 now and at times is playing some of his best golf ever. What is staggering about Phil is he is now one of the longest drivers on the tour. Only guys ahead of him are Alvaro Quiros, Bubba Watson and maybe one or two others. Phil is a bomber and blows past Tiger now.
Phil at the Masters hit some incredible iron shots. Pretty damn good for a guy who’s wife is still very sick. He owned Tiger most of last year. Tiger was fell apart at the last tourney of the year in Shanghai while Phil won. The fans loved Phil and were not happy with Tiger telling photographers to stop taking pictures.
Tiger may beat Jack’s record but he will be a bit like Barry Bonds. Was it the steroids or HGH?
I was at my best a 15 handicap, so I could shoot maybe 84 on the home course. Just a few times.
When I played a few serious championship courses off the back tees, I was lucky to break 100. I suspect on a major championship course, I would have been lucky to break 120.
Even on some of these cheap tournaments, where the pros shoot 15-20 under par for the four rounds...those courses are really, really tough for mere mortals. Those guys are damn good.
Strange story, didn't have a ticket, didn't expect to get one, but said what the hell, I'll drive up there and see what happens.
Was walking around the parking lot, asking about tickets, and up comes this "scalper" selling tickets.
Except he wasn't really "scalping", I think he was a PGA plant or something, he only "scalped" me for about 20 bucks. In like Flynn.
Anyway, I witnessed Jack Himself hit maybe the last dozen practice driver shots on the range.
You might as well have recorded one drive on your video camera, then press rewind, press play.
He was that precise. Every shot was a carbon copy. Maybe 280 yards out there, classic Nicklaus fade, takeoff angle, ball flight, perfect.
The green under the flag was white. Because all the balls were peppered around it.
I thought, "Damn. No wonder this guy won all those tournaments.".
And he won that one, too. His last Senior Major victory.
Wish I could watch that again. All the big old boys were there. Player, Palmer, Weiskopf, you name it. Calvin Peete was having an awful time of it, he was 20-some over par and obviously couldn't wait to get off the course.
Looks like Jack’s record is safe.
Vijay had his best run around age 40, as did Mark O’Meara. But it’s unusual. Usually the putting is shot by then. Nerves.
Y'know what I shot this afternoon? A rott'n 79! I'm through with the filthy game! An' this time I mean it!
Don't talk to me about putrid golf! I came in with an 81. When a man shoots over 80 he'd better give up th' game, an' that's what I'm gonna do
Mr. Milquetoast says,
Uh - never mind operator. Cancel that call
A caption at the bottom reads,
Mr. Milquetoast ran to
the locker room to phone
his wife the big news,
that he broke 100
... I read these cartoons when I was a kid, and these numbers meant nothing to me. I didn't take up golf 'til my late thirties, but it's amazing how some things never change.
Jack Nicklauus 18
*TiHgHer Woods 14
All time home runs
*Barry Bonds 762
Hank Aaron 755
Bonds certainly screwed himself. He was Hall of Fame without the steroids. 500 HR/400 steals at least. And all those Gold Gloves. Dummy.
The roid era ended what little interest I had left in a sport I could not get enough of 15 years earlier.
That’s what happened with Watson. In someways, Watson is putting better now than he did 20 years ago.
I believe Tiger was "ridin' dirty" through many of those 14 majors.
Yup. What was sad is when you were a little kid on Tv you could not really see anything when Jack was in his prime. BW Tv for much of the time and small TVs. Arnold was good but when Jack turned up he was crushing it with persimmon wood drivers etc. He had the complete game.
It is amazing how these guys can hit the same shot over and over especially Jack.
I can remember when David Duval had that kind of ability. Now it’s painful to watch him try to regain the old magic.
Funny how some players are so great for a while, then lose it. Johnny Miller, Ian Baker-Finch...
As far as the weight gain goes, I weigh 30% more than I did in high school (I was a really skinny kid), and I'm not fat now, size 31 waist, and certainly don't take 'roids. People just gain weight as they age.
It is out in the open, and he will never have the focus he has had in the past, because in his life, he is no longer God. No matter how he lied to himself, everybody now knows he is a sleezebag, and he KNOWS everybody knows his dirty little secret.
Johnny Miller lost it? I thought he walked away at the top of his game.
Yup. The whole mental domination of the field is gone. I think Hunter Mahan, a outspoken young So Cal golfer and supposed friend of Tiger, said not long after the scandal emerged that no one was scared of him any longer.
Mahan caught flack from the PGA or USGA when he said in 2009 that the Ryder Cup was somewaht of a scam cause the players were not paid but the PGA or USGA made millions. Not long after he was picked for the team and helped win the Ryder Cup last year. I recall Hunter playing with Phil at last years U.S. Open )?) and they got on well. Two SO Cal guys.
Sort of hard to be mentally dominant when most people think you are a sleaze.
Duval lost it. It is very hard to keep that mental edge. He has an odd body with short legs and a long torso. He was the man but poof it was gone. Daly had it but hard living and mental issues destroyed that. Baker Finch and Faldo lost it but not sure if it was due to injury.
I think Miller just retired. Miller talks some cr*p when he announces but his 63 at Oakmont at the US Open was incredible. These top courses, according to a PGA guy I spoke with plus Golf Channel 10 hardest courses are almost impossible to play. Crazy and insane hard courses.
The putting goes first because are hands are not as steady as we get older.
He had leg problems, couldn’t walk the course any more. And, the yips. Couldn’t putt any more. I few weeks ago I heard him say it was burnout. It’s so hard for most humans to stay at such an elite level for more than a few years. Out of a planet of nearly 7 billion people, there are just a few hundred really elite golfers.
There's a huge difference between playing for yourself with some buds and having a gallery of thousands, plus television coverage, plus several million dollars hinging on a swing.
The golf course designer told me that the biggest challenge in designing a course is to make it so a pro won't shoot fifty and an amateur golfer won't shoot over a hundred. According to him, the difference between pros and amateurs is much larger than it used to be. Statistically, a good amateur will drive 70 yards less than a pro, and a pro will sink a putt from three times the distance that the amateur will.