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Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational
cbs sports ^ | 8-3-14 | Kyle Porter

Posted on 08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT by FlJoePa

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational during his fourth round on Sunday with an apparently bad back. Woods hit his drive on the 9th hole and then walked off the course.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: cheater; golf; hgh; loser; pga; steroids
Paper Tiger. He can play on a broken leg when he's in contention, but withdraws with a bad back when he's 15 shots back.
1 posted on 08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Tiger needs to retire from the PGA to get in shape for the Senior Tour. Maybe get a new set of clubs with a lot of whip in them. Tiger could join the Putt-Putt tour in the meantime.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 11:00:25 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: FlJoePa

He rushed his comeback....He should have taken the entire year off.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 11:01:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FlJoePa

I’m sure he’ll recover for next weeks PGA.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 11:03:02 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: dfwgator

Agreed. We’ll see him again in February when he’s ready.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Mustangman

I think he listened too much to the networks begging him to return because f the sagging ratings.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 11:04:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FlJoePa

This isn’t the first time by a long shot that he’s withdrawn when he’s way off the lead.

I could be wrong but for a guy coming off back surgery it looked to me like he was trying to kill the ball.

He’s going to have to tone his swing and attitude down if he wants to keep playing.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 11:05:40 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: FlJoePa

I hope for his sake that he saved a bunch of money somewhere to live off of for the rest of his life, because I get the sense that he’s done, and he’s gonna need it.

If I were in the position of these ‘famous’ people or professional athletes, the first thing I would do is set aside a few million and buy some land somewhere for when the inevitable ‘end’ comes, and have a good place for my eventual ‘exile’.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: FlJoePa

I wish this SOAP OPERA would just end.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 11:08:28 AM PDT by BobL
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To: dfwgator

Given that CBS has talked about nothing but Woods since signing on the air, it does make you wonder.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: FlJoePa

I’m sorry to hear that since I’m a Bubba fan and pairing with Tiger meant keeping the cameras on the Bub. Don’t know if you watched golf channel this a.m. but Faldo and pal were very vocal about how much entertainment these two were serving up —”get your popcorn, here” after Tiger hit the hot dog stand.

I wonder if he’s hurt — if he enters next week’s PGA that ought to tell us. In the meantime — Go Sergio!


11 posted on 08/03/2014 11:10:26 AM PDT by bunster
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To: dfwgator
Yes, he should have taken enough time off to get completely well. A year or even more. But that inner drive that made him great makes him stupid too.

IMHO, Tiger put his career on the line at the 2008 US Open that he won after 91 holes. His opponent, Rocco Mediate, was no threat to his national standings, but Tiger played in horrible grinding pain anyway. I KNEW at the time he should have walked off the course rather than wreck his knee, and he knew it too, but the inner Tiger wouldn't let him. He's never been the same reliable winner.

12 posted on 08/03/2014 11:13:05 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: dfwgator

The golf boom is over. It was over ten years ago. If sponsors haven’t realized this yet, that’s on them.

If fans can’t get excited about Sergio/Rory in the final pairing today, they were never really fans anyway.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 11:15:49 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

They should never have a Live Mic around this Ass


14 posted on 08/03/2014 11:28:33 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: KoRn

I tend to agree with you. If you’re fortunate enough to be a pro-athlete, you should take the majority of your first contract, withdrawing enough to live a reasonable life, and invest it in some safe stocks and just let it grow.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 11:32:34 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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16 posted on 08/03/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

I think you’re right. Not many people ask for more Tiger these days, not in public or personal life. So when he gets twenty emails and tweets a day asking him to ‘come on down!”, it’s hard to say no. Tiger needs to give that back two or three years of VERY light duty. I don’t keep up with golf, it seems boring to me, but I respect him as an accomplished player. Not THAT kind of player. That only gets him clubbed upside the head!


17 posted on 08/03/2014 11:36:20 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: FlJoePa
I used to have a running joke that I was related to Tiger Woods because my mom's maiden name was Woods.

Not any more.

18 posted on 08/03/2014 11:41:06 AM PDT by real saxophonist (God has a southern accent - Lewis Grizzard)
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To: FlJoePa

I thought he was withdrawing to make room for the Won.With all the time the Won spends golfing he should be pretty good!


19 posted on 08/03/2014 12:23:21 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: FlJoePa
He's dead, Jim.
20 posted on 08/03/2014 1:46:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: dfwgator

He wants to catch Nicklaus’ Majors record. He can’t do that with his feet up on the coffee table. But he sees guys like Rory and Bubba and Scott and Rose and he knows he doesn’t have the dominance he used to. It’s slipping out of reach and it will drive him crazy.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 4:58:49 PM PDT by kpbruinfan ("Time, if nothing else, will do its worst so do me a favor and tell me the good news first." - Peart)
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To: FlJoePa

Maybe he had a hot date with a fast food clerk.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 5:02:48 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: FlJoePa

Joe, that was nerve pain. The giveaway was he could not sit in the cart and had to prop himself up with his arm. Been there done that. The pain is excruciating. Worse than kidney stones which I’ve also had the pleasure of experiencing.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 5:04:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Veto!

A year, two years. It doesn’t matter. I had the same surgery. Mine probably a bit worse since I can’t feel my dermis on my right leg from the knee down. But when they cut out disc the disc becomes weaker. Tiger has to learn to swing without putting so much torque on his lower back. It can be done. I still golf and score a bit higher than I used to but I’m a club shorter because I can’t torque my lower back like I used to. Either he learns that or he is done.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 5:09:58 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Worse than kidney stones?

I don’t think I would wish that on anyone.

I remember sitting in hospital thinking I could not stand up to torture, because I would have sold my kid for that shot of morphine when I had my 7mm stone.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 5:18:32 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Yea, worse. Imagine hallowing out your leg, pouring in hot coals while the nerves remain fully functional and the coals cause them to scream. That was my experience along with a 24/7 quadriceps cramp until surgery months down the road. Way worse than the kidney stones I’ve had which put me on my knees at one point.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 5:25:29 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Sciatica.
A really bad thing.

I never used to have much sympathy for folks who claimed “bad backs” until it happened to me.

Luckily in my case I was able to get it fixed and 10 yrs later it hasn’t recurred.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 5:28:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

I blew my back out at work 4 years ago. 9 months later after much bs workmens comp approved neurosurgery. One day I had excruciating pain, the next I didn’t. But I had to wait so long I have permanent damage. My right leg is a bit weak and numb from knee down. no biggie thoug. I went back to work in a few weeks and the Doc took me off all restrictions in 3 months. But I’m 63 now and been working hard since I was 13 so my discs are all worn out and come 5 oclock every day a couple of something are in order. No complaints though, there are lots of people with worse and I can still pull my own weight. :-}


28 posted on 08/03/2014 5:34:29 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: dfwgator

How long has his comeback been - 3 years?


29 posted on 08/03/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: jwalsh07

Good to hear you are back at the game. I hope you are right about Tiger being able to learn a new way to swing. I love all the new talent at the PGA but don’t like to think that Tig’s career is over.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

He is physically a mess, he knows it. He is only out there trying to make the Ryder Cup team. But I think him not finishing yesterday is the Dagger in that hope.


31 posted on 08/04/2014 4:56:38 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: FlJoePa

Very True.


32 posted on 08/04/2014 5:02:26 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: jwalsh07

IS there such a thing as pain that doesn’t involve the nerves?


33 posted on 08/04/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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