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Tiger Woods Ends Victory Drought
Fox Sports ^ | Mar 25, 2012 | AP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: cheater; cheating; drugs; golf; steroids; tiger; woods

1 posted on 03/25/2012 5:17:56 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes
Big whoop...

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!!

2 posted on 03/25/2012 5:22:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Doe Eyes

Arnie once said that he thought Tiger would match Jack AND him in majors....


3 posted on 03/25/2012 5:22:32 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Doe Eyes

Let’s see, no Phil, no Rory....BFD.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 5:24:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Doe Eyes

Somewhere, Frantzie is cussing and spitting


5 posted on 03/25/2012 5:29:20 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: dfwgator

Phil Mickelson tied for 24th.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 5:34:37 PM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: Sacajaweau

...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.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 5:38:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: dfwgator

usually you are accurate and a good read...it is a BFD


8 posted on 03/25/2012 5:40:53 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: gorush

putting lessons ?


9 posted on 03/25/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: Doe Eyes

Good. Golf needs Woods. If you’re a fan of golf, regardless of what you think of him, you know that’s true.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 5:44:34 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: advertising guy

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!


11 posted on 03/25/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: deweyfrank

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.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: advertising guy

Brilliant!!


13 posted on 03/25/2012 5:53:12 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank
Good. Golf needs Woods. If you’re a fan of golf, regardless of what you think of him, you know that’s true.

Why? Does golf need another Football's Sean Payton? Or baseball's Pete Rose?
Cheaters are cheaters. We do not need more of them, and celebrating their cheating does not help.
14 posted on 03/25/2012 5:54:05 PM PDT by John D
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To: John D

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?


15 posted on 03/25/2012 5:59:07 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: jessduntno
Arnie once said that he thought Tiger would match Jack AND him in majors....

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.

16 posted on 03/25/2012 5:59:45 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

As he gets closer, that would be a cool thing to watch. He needs to beat Jack first.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 6:04:17 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: John D

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


18 posted on 03/25/2012 6:12:00 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: deweyfrank
You're right. Chasing a record that prominent could probably only be compared to Bonds (ugh) chasing Aaron's career home run record--can't think of another offhand that would measure up. You really need individual records, which are somewhat scarce in team sports. Still, if someone approached Bill Russell's eleven NBA championships, or a coach catching John Wooden's 10 NCAAs....Tennis is another individual sport, but its notoriety is much less. There's some talk about becoming the first NFL quarterback with five rings (Bradshaw and Montana have four). If Kobe Bryant stays healthy, in four-five years he could pass Jabbar's career NBA points total. But there doesn't really seem to be another record that quite matches Jack's--it's unique.

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.

19 posted on 03/25/2012 6:34:41 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: deweyfrank

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


20 posted on 03/25/2012 6:46:48 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

Good stuff. Greatness does not come down the pike too often. We need to enjoy this.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 6:47:01 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: advertising guy

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.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 7:14:30 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank

The Masters certainly just got a lot more interesting, huh?


23 posted on 03/25/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT by bramps (Newt is the one)
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To: Doe Eyes

Guess his ‘injured knee’ got better quick.

Perhaps Tiger’s new training regimen includes round trips to and from Lourdes.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 7:47:14 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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To: Doe Eyes

Tiger Woods Ends Adultery Drought


25 posted on 03/25/2012 8:35:41 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Maryland to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Doe Eyes

he played...
well
like tiger


26 posted on 03/25/2012 10:31:03 PM PDT by genghis
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To: advertising guy
I am a very lucky golfer in that I have a Nike collectors tin of the 2001 Masters which Tiger won completin[sic] the Majors[sic] Grand Slam.

Sorry, Tiger's victories in the four golf majors was accomplished over two golf seasons hence, it was not a Grand Slam.

27 posted on 03/26/2012 12:39:09 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: John D; deweyfrank; Popman
Cheaters are cheaters. We do not need more of them, and celebrating their cheating does not help.

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.

28 posted on 03/26/2012 3:35:21 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: JohnG45

wanna bet


29 posted on 03/26/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: deweyfrank

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.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 7:30:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: bramps
The Masters certainly just got a lot more interesting, huh?

The one thing that cannot be denied, Tiger = Ratings. The Masters' ratings are going to be through the roof.

31 posted on 03/26/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 8:04:56 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: spetznaz

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.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 10:37:38 AM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10))
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To: advertising guy

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.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 10:44:27 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: John D
Once again, the CHURCH LADY passes judgment.

No wonder the Church is dying in this country. It's because the holy rollers give it a bad name.

35 posted on 03/26/2012 10:58:45 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

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.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 12:12:04 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10))
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To: advertising guy
wanna bet

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.

37 posted on 03/26/2012 2:34:25 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Hebrews 11:6

“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.


38 posted on 03/26/2012 5:44:14 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Doe Eyes

$1.1 million. That’ll buy a lot of cheap hookers.


39 posted on 06/04/2012 6:02:49 AM PDT by crosshairs
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