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Tiger Woods Withdraws From WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral
NBC Sports | March 11,2012 | Self

Posted on 03/11/2012 2:07:01 PM PDT by N. Theknow

Tiger Woods just withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in Miami. He was taken by golf cart to his car in the parking lot after going to 3 over par on his 4th round. Woods appeared to favor his left leg after a poor iron shot on the 10th hole.

Press was told by Woods caddie that it was his left leg that was hurting and caused him to withdraw.

Woods had dropped 19 spots down the leader board on a day when the leaders were also having difficulties....except for Rory McIlroy who is putting on a charge with a recent eagle from the front bunker on the 12th hole.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: drugs; pga; steroids; tigerwoods; wgc
Bubba Watson has hit just two fairways through 11 holes. McIlroy now one shot out of the lead
1 posted on 03/11/2012 2:07:11 PM PDT by N. Theknow
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To: N. Theknow

So much for all of that “Tiger is Back!” talk.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: N. Theknow

Watson was leading by two strokes after 3rounds and has now dropped to 4th place at 3over par. McIlroy was 8 shots back to begin the day and is now one shot off the lead.


3 posted on 03/11/2012 2:11:34 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

BREAKING NEWS   Due to a left leg injury, Tiger withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship on the 12th hole of the final round.

http://web.tigerwoods.com/index

TigerWoods I won’t be late for any tee times! youtube.com/rolex
4 days ago


4 posted on 03/11/2012 2:13:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: N. Theknow

I’ve been watching all day. Tiger suddenly hurt his knee (cough cough) after missing his 10th straight fairway.

This is nothing more than an excuse.


5 posted on 03/11/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: nhwingut
I’ve been watching all day. Tiger suddenly hurt his knee (cough cough) after missing his 10th straight fairway.

This is nothing more than an excuse.

I had the same thought. But it also looked like he scrapped his new golf swing and went back to the former swing that put more stress on his left leg. Thus his record performance in last week's 4th round.

Looks as though Cadillacs and short irons don't mix well together for Tiger.

6 posted on 03/11/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

I’m guessing if he were -15 he’d play through the injury.

He drove himself home. Which seemed odd.

Tiger or not. It’s going to be a great finish.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: nhwingut
Tiger or not. It’s going to be a great finish.

Is it just me or did it seem that NBC gave very little camera time and commentary to Woods?

not that I'm complaining!

8 posted on 03/11/2012 2:39:50 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

Yeah, let’s really hear it for NBC Sports, who spent a good 10 minutes tracking Tiger driving down the road (reminded me of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase). With such drama, who wants to watch 6 guys all within a stroke of the lead playing top-notch golf in the final round of a semi-major?


9 posted on 03/11/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: nhwingut

I was just thinking how much he’s like our president.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 2:43:50 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: N. Theknow

Bubba, McIlory and Keegan Bradley are today’s top stars. Woods, while a legend, is no longer in the conversation.

IMO.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: N. Theknow
does the "Calvin Peete rule" enter into this? i can no longer keep up with these things
12 posted on 03/11/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FrdmLvr
I was just thinking how much he’s like our president.

It's going to be very similar watching his actions, from 11/6/12 to 01/20/13 - when he's a one-term lameduck.

A man with that ego, who was dissed by America, will be fun to watch. Hopefully the CIA keeps a close eye on him.
13 posted on 03/11/2012 2:56:31 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Cincinatus
reminded me of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase

All they needed was play by play from Shep Smith. LOL!
14 posted on 03/11/2012 2:58:02 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: nhwingut
All they needed was play by play from Shep Smith. LOL!

And a prank call from Captain Janks....."I see Tiger...and he's scared.....and Baby Booey to y'all!"

15 posted on 03/11/2012 3:02:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Cincinatus

I had the same thought about the OJ chase. But while he was playing they didn’ t show much of him it seemed.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 3:03:25 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: nhwingut
I’ve been watching all day. Tiger suddenly hurt his knee (cough cough) after missing his 10th straight fairway.

I'm going to give him the benefit of doubt.. Maybe Tiger was missing the fairways because of his knee....

I'm just barely an avg player and hurt my neck a few years back...I had to stop playing mostly because...it was no longer fun not knowing if this particular swing was going to re-injury my neck and leave me in pain for months

As you know the golf swing is a multi-faceted mechanical thing....one thing off and you basically suck...I pretty much sucked when everything was working right... LOL

17 posted on 03/11/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: N. Theknow

He made a statement that it is his left achilles.


18 posted on 03/11/2012 3:09:34 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Cincinatus

travisbarta RT @ReillyRick: Had my heart in my mouth watching Tiger drive away from Doral. He came SO close to a bunch of fire hydrants. 38 seconds ago · re


19 posted on 03/11/2012 3:12:42 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Popman
I'm going to give him the benefit of doubt..

Fair enough. I guess I'm just cynical by nature. I've seen him limp along and win tourneys. And on the day he's struggling badly, he bails.
20 posted on 03/11/2012 3:17:20 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: biggredd1

I was looking for a blonde woman chasing him with a golf club.


21 posted on 03/11/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: N. Theknow

He did change his shoes during the round so there be something to it. Or it may be he was three over par for his round.


22 posted on 03/11/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: nhwingut
Fair enough. I guess I'm just cynical by nature. I've seen him limp along and win tourneys. And on the day he's struggling badly, he bails.

Golf at the professional level involves every part of the body working in unison with grace and power, coordinated by a clear and undistracted mind. Age and experience can change your perspective about trying to "limp along and win tourneys" as if an injury was no big deal. Tiger gutted out the final round of the 2008 U.S. Open - and won - with a knee injury that would have crippled most men. In the process he made the injury much worse, and he hasn't been quite the same since. Regardless of what anybody thinks of Tiger Woods personally, he has nothing to prove in the Guts Department.

23 posted on 03/11/2012 4:21:22 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: nhwingut

It’s his middle leg that got him in trouble.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 4:33:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: nhwingut
I’m guessing if he were -15 he’d play through the injury.

His last shot of the day was a 320 yard drive on 12. Last year, when he withdrew from the TPC, his last shot was a 280 yard 5 wood, that flew the green of a par 5 in two. I wish I hit it that well injured, or, heck, not injured.

25 posted on 03/11/2012 4:40:26 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: Always A Marine

I think his poor play of the last couple of years (i.e. “hasn’t been quote the same since”) is more complex than a bum knee.

As for his “guts,” steroids and pain killers will allow you to do things that would “cripple most men.”

Arnie’s Bayhill is coming up in 2 weeks (which he normally plays). And then The Masters. Let’s see if he is sidelined.


26 posted on 03/11/2012 4:40:55 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: dfwgator

Steroids.


27 posted on 03/11/2012 4:44:20 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Moonman62
I wish I hit it that well injured, or, heck, not injured.

Agreed. Bubba Watson hit a 330 yard drive today on 18. These guys are ridiculously good. It's fun to watch.
28 posted on 03/11/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: N. Theknow

There has been some speculation that Tiger’s apparent use of HGH to bulk up did long term damage to the natural athletic balance of his body. The again, Tiger’s problem may simply be that demon that stalks us all: age.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 3:43:53 AM PDT by Rockingham
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