Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Ends Victory Drought
Posted on 03/25/2012 5:17:44 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous - winning.
Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach's book goes on sale, Woods looked dominant as ever in that red shirt on Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the Masters only two weeks away, Woods looks more capable of ever than resuming his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus in the majors.
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Reminds me of the guy who said he had a chick every night. What he didn't say was that he asked 50 chicks before one said yes.
And Winning????....Sorry...that quip belongs to Charlie!!
Arnie once said that he thought Tiger would match Jack AND him in majors....
Let’s see, no Phil, no Rory....BFD.
Somewhere, Frantzie is cussing and spitting
Phil Mickelson tied for 24th.
...reminds me of when I was in college. There must have been 20 women banging on my door. I finally had to get up and let them out.
usually you are accurate and a good read...it is a BFD
putting lessons ?
Good. Golf needs Woods. If you’re a fan of golf, regardless of what you think of him, you know that’s true.
The last time I golfed I only hit two good balls all day...and THAT was when I stepped on a rake in the sand trap!
stick a mic on him at a driving range and allow the tapin for teachin as opposed to prep for a tournament and that tape could sell millions....as far as golf and to be honest, many things, Tiger is brilliant.
Be honest John. Do you play the game? Are you a fan? Do you watch it on TV? Did he ever cheat at the game of golf?
Arnie had 7 and Jack 18, so Tiger needs 11 more to match their combined total.
Oddly, this three-year fallow period may actually help his overall major total. He's had to rework both his personal life and his golf game, and the end result may be beneficial. He is only 36, and with the physical conditioning he habitually pursues he probably still has ten or so years left as a consistent contender, with another five or ten after that occasionally contending.
As he gets closer, that would be a cool thing to watch. He needs to beat Jack first.
I was unaware Tiger had cheated at Golf????
You compared him to Pete Rose....
If cheating on your spouse disqualifies players.....let’s just say the pro ranks would be considerably smaller and almost non existent in some leagues
Actually, by another measure Tiger is really only three majors behind Jack. If you count US Amateurs (Jack won two but Tiger won three), which were majors in Bobby Jones' day, then it's Jack 20-Tiger 17, only three apart.
I am a very lucky golfer in that I have a Nike collectors tin of the 2001 Masters which Tiger won completin the Majors Grand Slam.... 4 sleeves of balls and script, pics and scores per day
Good stuff. Greatness does not come down the pike too often. We need to enjoy this.
Hard to believe that was 11 years ago. Hell, I had a 7 handicap then. lol. Double that now. You should complete that by getting his signature on it.
The Masters certainly just got a lot more interesting, huh?
Guess his ‘injured knee’ got better quick.
Perhaps Tiger’s new training regimen includes round trips to and from Lourdes.
Tiger Woods Ends Adultery Drought
Sorry, Tiger's victories in the four golf majors was accomplished over two golf seasons hence, it was not a Grand Slam.
That's amazing ...I did not know that Tiger cheated at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. What did he do? GPS-guided balls? Bionic targeting implants? They need to strip him of the win ASAP. /sarcasm
Seriously though, I do not think there is anyone here 'celebrating' his adultery on his wife. However, there are many who actively follow golf, as well as many more who were being drawn to the game simply due to Tiger's brilliance, who are celebrating the return to form of one of golf's luminaries. After all, most people are able to separate a person's bedroom activities with the person's other abilities. For those who are unable, or unwilling, to do so there is always the very simple solution of not watching the sport or commenting on its activities.
The rest of the tour has caught up with Tiger since his heyday....so even if he is every bit as good as before, the competition is also that much better than before.
The one thing that cannot be denied, Tiger = Ratings. The Masters' ratings are going to be through the roof.
I think you’re right about that. It will be a lot tougher for him to regain that #1 ranking. These kids today are good. But, if he starts winning like before, he’ll get that intimidation factor back and that will eliminate a lot of players. The game’s played between the ears anyway.
If you are good with Barry Bonds and Mark Mcguire, than no he is not cheating. Tiger is going through another “swing change” which seem to always coincide physical changes or cycles. We all know that Tiger would not take roids, he is too honest for that. The dr galea connection was pure. Tiger is not the only golfer to gain this edge.
The prize of my collection is my 1996 Masters practice round ticket with Tiger’s autograph on it. Also have his autograph on the program for that year.
No wonder the Church is dying in this country. It's because the holy rollers give it a bad name.
Why convict Christ on a golf thread? No need to judge Him based on the actions of fallen humans. We also should not judge the great game of golf based on one juiced up PGA superstar and the billion dollar organization that promotes him. The PGA is just as
dirty as he is.
Sure, but you are only going to lose.
This is from Wikipedia (which I thought had the most succinct description):
The Grand Slam in men's golf is an unofficial concept, having changed over time. In the modern era, The Grand Slam is generally considered to be winning all four of golf's major championships in the same calendar year. Before The Masters was founded, the national amateur championships of the U.S and the UK were considered majors along with the two national opens and only Bobby Jones has ever completed a grand slam with these. No man has ever achieved a modern grand slam, Tiger Woods being the closest in winning all four consecutively, but over two calendar years.
What Tiger and others have is considered a career Grand Slam (that is, winning each of the four majors during their career). But that is not the nature of a true Grand Slam, winning each of the major championships in the same calendar year.
Sorry. Maybe he will do it this year. The Masters is less than two weeks away.
“Oddly, this three-year fallow period may actually help his overall major total.”
I think it may have given a lift to the “young bloods” and made their games better, which will bring out the best in any true golfer. I never play better than when I am playing someone who can play better; I think the way he was going, Tiger was not just better, he looked unbeatable and took their fight out of them.
$1.1 million. That’ll buy a lot of cheap hookers.
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