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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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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.
He rushed his comeback....He should have taken the entire year off.
I’m sure he’ll recover for next weeks PGA.
Agreed. We’ll see him again in February when he’s ready.
I think he listened too much to the networks begging him to return because f the sagging ratings.
This isn’t the first time by a long shot that he’s withdrawn when he’s way off the lead.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.
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’.
I wish this SOAP OPERA would just end.
Given that CBS has talked about nothing but Woods since signing on the air, it does make you wonder.
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!
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.
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.
They should never have a Live Mic around this Ass
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.
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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!
Not any more.
I thought he was withdrawing to make room for the Won.With all the time the Won spends golfing he should be pretty good!
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.
Maybe he had a hot date with a fast food clerk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :-}
How long has his comeback been - 3 years?
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.
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.
IS there such a thing as pain that doesn’t involve the nerves?
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