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Woods misses cut at PGA Championship
Sports Illustrated ^ | August 12, 2011 | Gary Van Sickle

Posted on 08/12/2011 4:41:33 PM PDT by jazusamo

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Say goodbye to Tiger Woods. You won't see him this weekend, or on the PGA Tour for at least six weeks. Woods was 10 over par after two rounds and missed the cut at Atlanta Athletic Club, the first time he's ever missed a cut in 14 PGA Championship appearances, which means he will not qualify for the Tour's FedEx Cup playoff series.

Somewhere, television executives have tears in their eyes. It was the fourth time Woods has missed the cut at a major championship. He previously failed to make the weekend at the 1996 Masters, when he was still an amateur, the 2006 U.S. Open and the 2009 British Open.

Tiger's numbers were uglier than the nation's unemployment figures. Woods followed Thursday's 77 with a discouraging round of 73 Friday in which he bogeyed the 18th hole and suffered back-to-back double bogeys earlier on the back nine after he had mounted a small charge. He made five double bogeys in his first 30 holes here, the first time he's ever had five doubles in any tournament as a pro.

In a nutshell, it's back to the drawing board for Woods on his swing reclamation project.

You may still see Woods somewhere before year's end. He could tee it up in one of the Tour's lesser Fall Series tournaments, which doesn't seem likely, and he's got appearances scheduled in Asia and Australia later this year, but he probably won't be appearing on any TV sets in the near future.

It's now possible that his next official PGA Tour event will be early in 2012, perhaps at Torrey Pines.

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


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: juiced; pgachampionship; roids; tigerroids; tigerwoods; woods
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1 posted on 08/12/2011 4:41:39 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I am thinking Tiger will announce his retirement in the next two or three years if he doesn’t get his mojo back. Can’t see him content to be just another journeyman golfer.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 4:44:00 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: jazusamo

“Somewhere, television executives have tears in their eyes.”

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I doubt it.

Follow the money: His sponsors have bailed. The Woods delusion is over.


3 posted on 08/12/2011 4:44:05 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

Doesn’t mean that Woods does not make for compelling TV. Quite the opposite....


4 posted on 08/12/2011 4:45:26 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: jazusamo

Out of sync - out of sight.

Mental toast.

Physically injured and mis-arranged due to poor body building techniques.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 4:45:38 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: jazusamo

I was certain when all of his stuff came down that he was well-done and crispy, never to be heard from again.


6 posted on 08/12/2011 4:45:47 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: GSWarrior
Well he could always be a caddy
7 posted on 08/12/2011 4:46:14 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: jazusamo

8 posted on 08/12/2011 4:46:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GSWarrior

I agree, he was pumped by the limelight and can’t hack playing second fiddle.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 4:46:35 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: GSWarrior

I can think of one other phony who will be gone in 2013 too.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 4:46:35 PM PDT by omega4179 (Obama Downgrade)
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11 posted on 08/12/2011 4:46:41 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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12 posted on 08/12/2011 4:46:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: jazusamo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4jGSvxCRp4


13 posted on 08/12/2011 4:47:18 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t follow golf or Tiger Woods closely, but is this performance drop off possibly due to the PGA starting to test their players for steriod/other drug usage? (I am not sure even if that is PGA policy, or when it began, but it makes for a good explanation.)


14 posted on 08/12/2011 4:47:50 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t know why the press keeps recycling this story. Tiger winning was interesting because he was chasing records.

Tiger losing is ordinary and by now expected from him. Yet they keep acting like it’s something new.

Until or if that man ever straightens out his life and head he’ll never even approach the golfer he once was. His mind is a mess.


15 posted on 08/12/2011 4:48:14 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: jazusamo

Testing killed his career.


16 posted on 08/12/2011 4:48:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: jazusamo

Still the King!

17 posted on 08/12/2011 4:49:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wolf24

Tabloid TV


18 posted on 08/12/2011 4:49:03 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: jazusamo

Awww...


19 posted on 08/12/2011 4:51:01 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: jazusamo

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20 posted on 08/12/2011 4:51:20 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: wolf24

True, but it will be on TMZ and TruTV from here on out. I’m betting he’ll go ballistic on somebody and get arrested in the near future (or get picked up for DUI).


21 posted on 08/12/2011 4:51:50 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: GeronL

Regardless, you don’t think a final round consisting of a duel between Woods and say Rory McIlroy would be of interest to tv viewers?


22 posted on 08/12/2011 4:52:36 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: GeronL

Regardless, you don’t think a final round consisting of a duel between Woods and say Rory McIlroy would be of interest to tv viewers?


23 posted on 08/12/2011 4:52:49 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: mylife

I might could have dredged up a little compassion for Tiger had he not been such an arrogant POS....


24 posted on 08/12/2011 4:54:14 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: wolf24

Tiger who?


25 posted on 08/12/2011 4:54:36 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

It is hard to say whether or not he will ever be competitive again.

Could be that he is the second coming of Mike Tyson: utterly dominant and folded like a cheap card table when faced with just a modicum of adversity.

Or, could be that he will be able to come back from this and win again.

I don’t see him being as dominant or intimidating as he once was, for a variety of reasons including (a) the problems he’s had and (b) the young golfers now (e.g., McIlroy) have never been intimidated by him in the first place.


26 posted on 08/12/2011 4:55:45 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Surrounded_too

How does a person blow out their knee and hurt their back playing golf? That’s like spraining your ankle while eating at McDonald’s.


27 posted on 08/12/2011 4:56:03 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: nesnah
I had the same premonition. But i think if he got a harem he could pull it together again.
28 posted on 08/12/2011 4:56:07 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: bajabaja

I don’t think there’s much doubt Tiger used enhancers. Some say it messed him up physically because of the added strain on knee and possibly spine, I honestly don’t know but if he did use them it was not ethical.


29 posted on 08/12/2011 4:56:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Yo Tiger, keep your eye on the ball, screw everything else.


30 posted on 08/12/2011 4:59:12 PM PDT by umgud
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To: jazusamo
Never seen anybody create his kind of clubhead speed against such a firm left side. His swing put too much pressure on his knee (even before the roids). There was no way his body was ever going to hold up over the long haul.
31 posted on 08/12/2011 4:59:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: jazusamo

Jack Nicklaus is smiling somewhere.

What looked like a foregone conclusion just 2 years ago (breaking Jack’s major record) is now a longshot!


32 posted on 08/12/2011 5:00:49 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: jazusamo
Tiger Woods on Steroids?: You Be The Judge

Also:

Tiger Woods' former doctor pleads guilty to steroids charges

And


33 posted on 08/12/2011 5:02:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: umgud
Yo Tiger . . . screw everything else.

That's how he got himself into trouble in the first place.

34 posted on 08/12/2011 5:02:54 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: bajabaja

How would steroids help your golf game?


35 posted on 08/12/2011 5:04:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: gov_bean_ counter

If I had to bet money on it I’d bet you’re right. The mess he got himself into and finally got caught at brought the whole thing to a head, I’ve no sympathy for him.


36 posted on 08/12/2011 5:04:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Repetitive stress injury. Snapping the knee shut for 25 years to gain a 10 yard advantage. I screwed up my rotator cuff for life in just one weekend, letting the club head , flying at 120 mph, snap my shoulder at impact. I can still bench 200 lbs, but lifting my arm above my shoulder does not always work.


37 posted on 08/12/2011 5:05:35 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: jazusamo

I remember back when Woods was in the early years of his phenomenal success, a writer said, “The only thing that will stop him is a bad injury or a bad marriage.” I don’t think the actual outcome has been what anyone would have predicted!


38 posted on 08/12/2011 5:08:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: jazusamo
When one is talking about the degree to which Woods would have to change his swing I don't think its possible. Everytime he gets into a tight he will instinctively go back to what he grew up with.

Agree no sympathy from me either

39 posted on 08/12/2011 5:10:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: bajabaja
but is this performance drop off possibly due to the PGA starting to test their players for steriod/other drug usage?

Except for the couple of usual suspects (one who is sadly gone) here claiming steroid use, they could never explain how being "pumped up" could equate to straighter drives and pinpoint accuracy on iron shots to the greens........

Muscle bulk, the primary result of steroid use, does not enhance one's golfing ability..........

I'm sad to see Woods in this slump, he was the sole reason I watch golf on TV.....Like him or not, he's definitely the most exciting player on the tour.....

40 posted on 08/12/2011 5:19:04 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: jazusamo
Man. That bad and he is still better than I am or ever will be at golf.
41 posted on 08/12/2011 5:19:14 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Agree. I never blamed the steroids. He had a swing that was going to eventually wear down his body quicker that the old schoolers.
42 posted on 08/12/2011 5:22:53 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Ten over at the Atlanta Athletic Club after two full rounds is darn good golf.

Don’t feel bad that you can’t do it only a few people in the world can.


43 posted on 08/12/2011 5:23:01 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: EEGator

Just speculating on news reports I read. Steroids do enhance muscle mass, again, to my limited understanding. And muscle helps make those long drives necessary to a low golf score.


44 posted on 08/12/2011 5:32:34 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

April, 2009

45 posted on 08/12/2011 5:35:41 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: bajabaja

Tiger had his knee operated just before the PGA started testing for steroids April of 2008.


46 posted on 08/12/2011 5:38:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: NoLibZone
The 03 pic looks like a normal athlete

The later pic looks like an NFL safety

Better living through chemistry?

47 posted on 08/12/2011 5:38:37 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I’m sure you’ve noticed that pretty much anything Baraq touches turns to sh!t.


48 posted on 08/12/2011 5:39:45 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: bajabaja

Timing and technique are far more important than muscle mass in golf. In a game that is largely mental, taking drugs that increase mood swings and agression would not be wise. On a side note, I do not like Tiger. He is getting what he deserves.


49 posted on 08/12/2011 5:39:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: bajabaja

Drug tests arrive on PGA Tour next year 11/13/2007

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/golf/2007-11-13-630332920_x.htm


50 posted on 08/12/2011 5:41:13 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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