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Tiger Woods will not play in U.S. Open
LA Times ^ | June 7, 2011

Posted on 06/07/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT by jazusamo

Tiger Woods won't be playing in next week's U.S. Open, he announced on his Twitter account.

He tweeted Tuesday morning: "Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: golf; tigerwoods; usopen

1 posted on 06/07/2011 12:49:52 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Weiner’s fault.


2 posted on 06/07/2011 12:52:25 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: jazusamo
Short-term frustration for long-term gain.

Hasn't always been clear on the concept.

3 posted on 06/07/2011 12:54:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jazusamo

The last shot he hit before withdrawing from the TPC was a 279 yard five wood, and that was after a 327 yard drive. I wish I could hit it that far healthy.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 12:54:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: jazusamo

Does that mean he’ll be playing in the “US Closed” instead?


5 posted on 06/07/2011 12:55:12 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

In this case, it might just be as simple as rebuilding his swing-—again.


6 posted on 06/07/2011 12:56:43 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: jazusamo
Looks like Tiger is finished. I know a guy that he can play with now that he is unpopular and washed up.

John is also a lot of fun at the bars and pick up joints.

7 posted on 06/07/2011 12:56:43 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jazusamo

Played a great last round at the Memorial this past Sunday.


8 posted on 06/07/2011 12:57:39 PM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: pogo101
Is he going clubbing with Weiner? ;-)
9 posted on 06/07/2011 12:57:48 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Moonman62

No doubt the guy is an amazing golfer and should be admired for it. A shame he wasn’t a better person.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 12:58:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

If nothing else, Tiger has become a wonderful example for young athletes to show them how morality and decency does play a part in one’s athletic career. (Unless you play for the NBA.)


11 posted on 06/07/2011 12:58:55 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: fishtank

Since we are talking about lady-killer Woods and the Open is being played at Congressional, maybe “DC Confidential” is a more likely answer.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 1:00:42 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Yaelle

Well said and golf has been exemplary with a very few exceptions.


13 posted on 06/07/2011 1:02:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Women are deceiving temptresses, men are stupid.

That's the way the world goes 'round.

Such is Life.

14 posted on 06/07/2011 1:03:18 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: RexBeach
Played a great last round at the Memorial this past Sunday.

I live 10 miles from Muirfield. Had the tournament on in the background and did a double take because as it poured in Dublin, we were bone dry and fairly sunny.

15 posted on 06/07/2011 1:07:52 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: jazusamo
But how can this be????

Tiger Is Back
16 posted on 06/07/2011 1:08:19 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (I will never ask permission to do what's right.)
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To: Yaelle
If nothing else, Tiger has become a wonderful example for young athletes to show them how morality and decency does play a part in one’s athletic career.

Tiger and Jim Tressel can go on the speaking circuit together.

17 posted on 06/07/2011 1:09:57 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: prisoner6

Break out the burhqa’s....


18 posted on 06/07/2011 1:10:17 PM PDT by databoss
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To: TruthBeforeAll

LOL!

Appropriately it was a cBS article. :)


19 posted on 06/07/2011 1:11:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Scanian
In this case, it might just be as simple as rebuilding his swing-—again.

That was tongue in cheek, right?

Even before he went buff his swing put more pressure on his left side than any golfer I ever remember seeing play. His left knee was never going to be able to take the punishment. The problem for Woods is that whenever the pressure is on, the tendency is to go back to what you know. Doing that damages his knee again.

The young bucks aren't scared of him. He isn't the longest driver on the course anymore. Doubtful he will ever return to this former dominance. He will be competitive, sure, but not dominant.

20 posted on 06/07/2011 1:21:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

Barf, and I don’t need any sugar in my coffee for weeks.


21 posted on 06/07/2011 1:24:25 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: jazusamo

Precisely. I thought to myself when he started out, here is the real deal, this guy is the all around great guy. Superstar Golfer; best to ever play the game. Course Management; genius passed on to him by his dad Earl; supermodel wife and several beautiful children together; and then it all falls apart and he becomes even more of a lowlife than you could imagine. This guy had everything but Faith in Christ, and that makes all the difference.


22 posted on 06/07/2011 1:28:36 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: jazusamo

Precisely. I thought to myself when he started out, here is the real deal, this guy is the all around great guy. Superstar Golfer; best to ever play the game. Course Management; genius passed on to him by his dad Earl; supermodel wife and several beautiful children together; and then it all falls apart and he becomes even more of a lowlife than you could imagine. This guy had everything but Faith in Christ, and that makes all the difference.


23 posted on 06/07/2011 1:30:54 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: jazusamo
“No doubt the guy is an amazing golfer and should be admired for it. A shame he wasn’t a better person.”

Truly great athletes are both.

24 posted on 06/07/2011 1:32:11 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’ll always believe he was using PEDs to, at the very least, recover from his injury. When he could have worked with any doctor in America, he chooses a Canadian hack that busted while crossing the border with PEDs and steroids.

The PGA began testing shortly after his USOpen win at Torrey Pines. Tiger has never been the same since...and has lost much of his bulk.


25 posted on 06/07/2011 1:32:59 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: traderrob6
Truly great athletes are both.

You're absolutely right and Woods missed the second part.

26 posted on 06/07/2011 1:40:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Short-term frustration for long-term gain

Sounds like he's dating again.
27 posted on 06/07/2011 1:41:56 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: jazusamo

Tiger is approaching the shark . . .


28 posted on 06/07/2011 1:46:32 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: jazusamo

Tigers career ended the day the PGA started testing for roids.


29 posted on 06/07/2011 1:52:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Until Reagan rises from the dead: Thank God McCain didnt win. Obama's better than some RINO.)
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To: jazusamo

Once a professional athlete seriously hurts themselves, regaining 100% confidence is nearly impossible. Then, should they hurt themselves again, it’s only a matter of time before the fear of injuries begins to take precedence over performing the task at hand. At that point it’s the beginning of the end. The only way Tiger could overcome this is to completely change his swing and accept his diminished power. Or, learn to play left handed. Otherwise, he will never again have the confidence required to beat the group of young fearless kids chomping at the bit to beat him.


30 posted on 06/07/2011 1:56:13 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (I will never ask permission to do what's right.)
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To: buccaneer81
Tiger and Jim Tressel can go on the speaking circuit together.
Don't forget the Weiner. He can be their photographer and "tweet-guy."
31 posted on 06/07/2011 1:59:01 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TruthBeforeAll
I agree and ironically it could very well have been the chemical enhancers that are responsible for the injuries if in fact he used them.
32 posted on 06/07/2011 2:10:05 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Yeah TW reminded me of a NFL safety the way he bulked up.
And those guys most always have short careers - usually less than 10 yrs.


33 posted on 06/07/2011 2:13:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: oh8eleven
Tiger and Jim Tressel can go on the speaking circuit together. Don't forget the Weiner. He can be their photographer and "tweet-guy."

That would lead to ..."A black guy, a Jewish guy and a WASP walk into a bar..."

34 posted on 06/07/2011 2:16:51 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: mmichaels1970
Sounds like he's dating again.

He'll need to really watch his weight from hanging out at the Waffle House and IHOP all the time.

35 posted on 06/07/2011 2:21:32 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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