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Woods seems lost with no way out (The Curse of Eldrick?)
Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 7, 2010 | TIM DAHLBERG

Posted on 08/08/2010 9:56:24 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

The revelations that once seemed to come daily have now largely stopped. No more mistresses have stepped forward, and no more apologies are necessary.

Nine months after the secret world of Tiger Woods was laid bare, even the tabloids and celebrity websites seem to have lost interest. The only real questions left are how much his wife will get in a divorce and when she will get it.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: lpga; lpgasuicide; suicide; tigerwoods
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Will Tiger ever be able to shake off the Curse of Eldrick? Only the Golf gods know.
1 posted on 08/08/2010 9:56:27 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

He really doesn’t need any more money.

But obviously his ego needs to be fed.

Perhaps his buddy Baraq could appoint him to a cabinet post (Minister of Sports?) or Ambassador to Kenya?


2 posted on 08/08/2010 9:59:32 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: PJ-Comix

He looks like an Eldrick with that goatee or whatever it is.


3 posted on 08/08/2010 10:00:07 AM PDT by Krankor (What a field day for the heat. A thousand people in the street)
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To: PJ-Comix
Tiger needs a name change. How about:

Petrified Wood

4 posted on 08/08/2010 10:00:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: PJ-Comix

I was watching the Bridgestone yesterday and I was thinking several things:

1) It’s great to see a tournament where it’s not all Tiger, all the time.

2) When they showed the montage of Tiger’s bad day, I felt kind of sorry for him.

3) Then, I was thinking - what if this is just a ploy (making such a complete mess of things) to get us feeling sorry for him and rooting for him again. The reason I thought this was because every part of his game is crap. If nothing else, he could slow down and take his time on the shots. Instead, he is hacking around. His drives stink. His green shots are amateurish. His putts are woeful.

(Sorry to sound so cynical, but rich people pay a lot of semi-rich people to manipulate us at every turn.)


5 posted on 08/08/2010 10:02:57 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: PJ-Comix
Tiger who?

Nothing useful has been done by,
or said about this person,
except as a morality play,
pure advertising greed,
or naked self interest

Waste of Bandwidth
Next story...

6 posted on 08/08/2010 10:04:03 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: nascarnation
He really doesn’t need any more money.

Actually he needs money now more than ever. $100 million to Elin. Plus making payments for all his pre-curse days toys are expensive. Think his big yacht doesn't require a big chunk of change just for upkeep? Meanwhile his endorsement money has pretty much dried up.

7 posted on 08/08/2010 10:06:45 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Irreverence is not to be confused with irrelevance)
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To: PJ-Comix

Tiger’s career will come down to this:
During his Heyday he was known for his dedication - he was at the course before any other players arrived, and he was still on the range when all the other players had left after a round. The man literally practiced 8-10 hours a day, in addition to 4 hours on the golf course.

he was the best because he made himself the best.

contrast that to this year, and particularly this season - Woods showed up at Firestone about an hour before his tee time each day, hit a few balls, played (loosly speaking) his round, and then goes directly to his car and leaves.

He is not practicing at all. His mind is not on golf, it is on his divorce. I doubt he will do anything at all this season.

BUT, the key will be next year - One of two things will happen once the divorce is final:
1. Tiger will throw it in and say to hell with it, and either retire or continue to hack the ball around just living on his past
2. he will use golf as his escape, and will become the hours a day practicer he was — if that happens he will have an unbelievable comeback.


8 posted on 08/08/2010 10:07:16 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Alas, poor Eldrick!

“I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite earning power, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne Golf on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorr’d in its imagination he is!”


9 posted on 08/08/2010 10:10:51 AM PDT by mikrofon (Where be his jibes now?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Sporting Wood?


10 posted on 08/08/2010 10:11:02 AM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: mikrofon

très excellent


11 posted on 08/08/2010 10:12:46 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: PJ-Comix

Curse of Eldrick? No. More like the curse of DICK....Tiger’s Dick.


12 posted on 08/08/2010 10:13:03 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: mikrofon
I see "The Curse of Eldrick" as the first Golf opera. Those whom the Golf gods make mighty, they must destroy.

Paging Andrew Lloyd Webber!

13 posted on 08/08/2010 10:17:11 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Irreverence is not to be confused with irrelevance)
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To: Sacajaweau
Tiger needs a name change. How about: Petrified Wood

I like Tiger Woody.

14 posted on 08/08/2010 10:19:56 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
This kind of says it all about Tiger's game.

From a write up of his round on Friday:

Tiger Woods blew his drive on his final hole of the day deep into the gallery and the trees, punched out short of the green and found that his ball had come to rest near a large metal sewer grate. Eau, the aroma.

...

Making his eighth start of the season, Woods is backpedaling, not making progress. He has found an astounding eight of 28 fairways and one of his first 10 on Friday. Mind you, this at a venue where he has never finished worse than T4.

He whacked a young spectator with one wild tee shot on his front nine. Later in the round, somebody inside the ropes passed gas so loudly -- it was a player or caddie -- that it could be heard in the gallery.

15 posted on 08/08/2010 10:21:58 AM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: PJ-Comix
"...Curse of Eldrick?" Nope. It's called karma. =.=
16 posted on 08/08/2010 10:22:00 AM PDT by cranked
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

You’re a great writer, PJ — maybe you should do the screenplay?

(And get a certain “Parsodist” to select the songs & lyrics ;)


17 posted on 08/08/2010 10:22:36 AM PDT by mikrofon (Fandom of the Operas)
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To: PJ-Comix

I hear Tiger and Algore will start their own pro-am tour.


18 posted on 08/08/2010 10:26:27 AM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: commish; PJ-Comix; nascarnation; Krankor; Sacajaweau; chickadee; HangnJudge

The commentators on the yahoo.com page include those who take note of the fact that he ain’t practicing anymore. At least one accuses him of being a painkiller addict, and another one states that this bursting skyrocket/self-destruct phenomenon is common to all parent-pushed, child-prodigy athletes. He’s been nothing but a golf-playing robot since his early teens.

And of course there are all those yahoos who say he just needs to start hooking up again.

He could retire and make like Bruce Jenner—ie. doing just about anything and everything—from driving racecars, starring in goofy movies, doing infomercials, celebrity appearances, sports commentating, judging pet shows, lending his name to various commercial ventures (and starting a few serious companies as well)...etc. Not to marrying several times and having plenty of showbiz brat kids.

But then again, he already blew up his most precious possession, his good name, so that’s all out.

So he can either make like O.J. Simpson or get his head back together and get back into the game.


19 posted on 08/08/2010 10:27:08 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Sacajaweau

Just “Woody” will suffice.


20 posted on 08/08/2010 10:27:34 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: commish

Tiger needs to be the ball. Be the ball, Tiger, be the ball.


21 posted on 08/08/2010 10:30:29 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: chickadee

I agree. I think he is vying for sympathy. I don’t think you can lose all of that natural talent so quickly and completely. He will probably come out and win at the PGA and then there will be a whole new Tiger Woods story.


22 posted on 08/08/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT by BruCru (I think, therefore I am conservative!)
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To: mikrofon
You’re a great writer, PJ — maybe you should do the screenplay?

I'm just not that much into golf to spend much time on it. You know what sport really fascinates me nowadays? Kite surfing. Would definitely love to give that a try. I talked to a guy who gives kite surfing lessons the other day and he said its not that hard to learn.

23 posted on 08/08/2010 10:33:42 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Irreverence is not to be confused with irrelevance)
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To: centurion316
Tiger needs to be the ball. Be the ball, Tiger, be the ball.

You sound like the Golf Yoda.

24 posted on 08/08/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Irreverence is not to be confused with irrelevance)
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To: PJ-Comix

El Dick


25 posted on 08/08/2010 10:36:24 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: PJ-Comix

Tiger would have not problem putting it in if they’d put hair around the hole.


26 posted on 08/08/2010 10:38:41 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Aside from his carefully scripted “apology”, has Tiger ever sought redemption? I think he needs a little Jesus in his life. Things would be just fine then.

He needs prayers.


27 posted on 08/08/2010 10:39:57 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe he should carry the Golf Yoda’s bag for awhile or, if he’s not available, then perhaps the Dali Lama. Then he will have that going for him.


28 posted on 08/08/2010 10:41:15 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: PJ-Comix

The press never cared about his mistresses - that story was forced on them. Tiger’s a liberal - they’ll go back to covering for him.


29 posted on 08/08/2010 10:41:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Asked for ZIP? Give 82224 - Lost Springs,Wy - most sparsely populated in country. Freeper:SamAdams)
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30 posted on 08/08/2010 10:41:31 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: PJ-Comix

While there are many angles to the Tiger Woods story. The one I find most interesting is trying to understand what is going on in Tigers head. Wealthy and well known to princely proportions, he has been shamed, humiliated and humbled so very publicly.

Yet in his role as sports God, he must continue to perform in the intense spotlight of the professional golf tournament, where the flinch of every muscle is photographed, measured and recorded. Under that spotlight he must try to not let us know his inner struggles.

In his personal life he has fewer safe harbors. Every friend or acquaintance has to be suspect, a possible gold digger; future tell-all entrepreneur; or self promoting-hanger-on. Who is real...he must be asking himself. Who can he trust.

Can you imagine the calculations Tiger needs to make before enjoying the company of a new female friend.

The Tiger Woods Story is a modern day tragedy. The moral of the story is...character matters. Being honest, faithful, trust worthy, are sound principles that yeild healthy happy lives and peace of mind.


31 posted on 08/08/2010 10:43:54 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Rebelbase

Everything anyone needs to know about life can be found in Caddyshack.


32 posted on 08/08/2010 10:44:20 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

“If I kill all the golfers they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key.”


33 posted on 08/08/2010 10:49:51 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: PJ-Comix

He’s probably stopped using steroids because he doesn’t want to add that to his list of problems. Off of steroids he’s just like everybody else. Check to see if he’s still bulked up like he was, that’s one indicator. I’d be much more interested in the steroids side of the story than anything else.


34 posted on 08/08/2010 10:50:17 AM PDT by decisis
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To: decisis

By the way, does the fact that Tiger only does white women make him a racist?


35 posted on 08/08/2010 10:51:36 AM PDT by decisis
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Can you imagine the calculations Tiger needs to make before enjoying the company of a new female friend.

How much is this ho' going to charge me?

36 posted on 08/08/2010 10:55:33 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Irreverence is not to be confused with irrelevance)
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To: commish

Very good analysis.


37 posted on 08/08/2010 11:44:52 AM PDT by devere
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To: nascarnation

Hell, just name him ‘Golf Advisor’. Barack is literally playing a round every other week (42 rounds so far as of today).


38 posted on 08/08/2010 11:50:31 AM PDT by Textide
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To: decisis

One of his three legs is racist, the other two are mixed race.


39 posted on 08/08/2010 11:59:34 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: PJ-Comix

In his heyday, “Tiger” Woods even took in Rush Limbaugh, who once spent all three hours of his radio show praising Woods, which outraged many dittoheads. I’ll bet Rush is no longer much of a fan.


40 posted on 08/08/2010 12:00:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: PJ-Comix

I hope he NEVER wins another tournament.


41 posted on 08/08/2010 12:05:42 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: sinanju

Hey, just who are you calling a yahoo?!?

:-)


42 posted on 08/08/2010 12:12:04 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Is that old windbag still on the air ?


43 posted on 08/08/2010 12:33:44 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Dinah Lord

That’s class.


44 posted on 08/08/2010 12:40:46 PM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: al baby

Sayonara, al baby!


45 posted on 08/08/2010 1:02:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

What ?


46 posted on 08/08/2010 1:04:12 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: al baby
Is that old windbag still on the air ?

Why don't like Rush Limbaugh?

47 posted on 08/08/2010 1:28:57 PM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: PJ-Comix

Hell of a round today, +7 and finished tied for LAST.


48 posted on 08/08/2010 1:51:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: BruCru
I agree. I think he is vying for sympathy. I don’t think you can lose all of that natural talent so quickly and completely.

now we get to the crux of the matter my friend. "Natural". Why would Tiger go to the one sports medicine doctor in Canada when he has access to ANY of the best orthopedic and rehabilitative clinics in this country.

He not only went out of the country to Canada but to a guy that has a frequent flyer program for NFL players using his platelet infusion therapy and other means for rehab including HGH and testosterone.

So Tiger now can't get access to something that may have helped him in the past, the mind and the body aren't in synch so his game is going Dixie.

Look at his arms over the last 10 years and receding hairline. Kinda hard for a man to put on muscle mass after the age of 30. It can be done but the workouts and the diet have to be done in correlation to his playing schedule and the majors. Now let's see..... what can allow a person to work out very hard, shorten recovery times and put on muscle mass to allow for faster club head speed..... nope, not a 1 a day Vitamin or secret exercise... how about Testosterone and Growth Hormone. The PGA doesn't even test for that so it's like baseball before testing. You get a jacked up guy that cheats.

That is his curse I believe, he can't juice anymore and it's messing with his mind and body.... as well as his divorce.

Lots of the great golfers look like this..


49 posted on 08/08/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT by erman (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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Will Tiger ever be able to shake off the Curse of Eldrick?

Yes but he will never dominate as he once did. He should have listened to Brit Hume. He needs a religion where forgiveness and pennance go hand in hand.

50 posted on 08/08/2010 8:02:49 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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