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Woods kicked to curb, then kicked around [R1 loss in match play event]
cbs sports ^ | February 23, 2011 | cbs sports

Posted on 02/23/2011 5:45:40 PM PST by ejdrapes

Woods kicked to curb, then kicked around

MARANA, Ariz. -- The last time he played, Tiger Woods committed an act on television that made some folks want to cover their eyes.

This time, sensitive types could well have covered their ears.

Moments after he lost a first-round match for only the second time in 10 trips to the Accenture Match Play Championship, Woods uttered a vulgarity to describe both his game and state of mind.

Asked where he was in the yearlong process of rebuilding his sliding game, Woods looked Golf Channel/NBC reporter Roger Maltbie in the eye and said, "Pissed. That's where I'm at right now."

After a back-and-forth fight with Thomas Bjorn, Woods made a clutch 8-footer on the 18th hole to extend the match, then shoved his 3-wood tee shot on the first extra hole into the desert, where his next shot failed to extricate the ball from a thorny bush. Woods eventually conceded the match on the green.

"I was trying to hit a ball in play," he said. "The fairway is what, 200 yards wide? That's very disappointing."

The three-time Accenture champion lost in the first round only once before, to Peter O'Malley, in 2002.

"I had the momentum going to the 19th hole and I blew it," Woods said dejectedly.

Woods hadn't played in the event since 2009, when he was making his first start after having reconstructive knee surgery. He was bounced in the second round by Tim Clark. Bjorn confirmed the obvious, admitting it wasn't particularly pretty on either front.

"You didn't know who was going to hit a bad shot next," the Dane said.

We used to always assume it would be the other guy. Not anymore.

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Loved. McIlroy's subtle dig. Tiger needs to play more if he wants to find the winners circle. Obviously what he's doing on the range isn't translating to competitive rounds of golf. He should play the Honda Classic next week. But he probably won't because he thinks it's beneath him to play schedules other players do.

I have to LOL at some in the media who are pushing this 'just wait, he'll dominate again' meme. He might win a few more majors, but as far as dominating? Doubtful. The fear factor plays a big part in dominating. In the past Tiger knew he would beat his opponents. So did his opponents. He knew that more than likely they would fold (especially on final Sunday). They knew he knew this. Which added even more pressure. It's not like that any more. Guys don't fear him. When they're paired with him they believe they can best him on the day. Their confidence is bolstered, his is deflated. I don't see him ever getting back the fear factor he once had. Oh sure the Golf Channel wants you to believe he wins again and it's back to domination but I don't buy it.

1 posted on 02/23/2011 5:45:44 PM PST by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

Looks like all those women really were for his golf game.


2 posted on 02/23/2011 5:50:57 PM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: ejdrapes

Theres always the Nationwide Tour.


3 posted on 02/23/2011 5:52:56 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: ejdrapes

at what point do they start calling him eldrick? have to start winning if you want to be called tiger


4 posted on 02/23/2011 5:52:56 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: ejdrapes
Woods hadn't played in the event since 2009, when he was making his first start after having reconstructive knee surgery.

Maybe he became used to the pain killers.

5 posted on 02/23/2011 5:53:34 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: ejdrapes

It will always be in the back of their mind.


6 posted on 02/23/2011 5:57:53 PM PST by mdittmar (i)
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To: svcw

Like Sheen, he is only successful when he is partying like an animal.


7 posted on 02/23/2011 5:59:13 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: ejdrapes
"I had the momentum going to the 19th hole and I blew it," Woods said dejectedly.

I saw that interview. He was far more angry than dejected. In fact, the first thing he told the interviewer after walking off the last green was "I'm pissed." I only watched a few holes on the back nine, so I'm not sure if he hurled any of his usual expletives today while banging his clubs into the ground. ...or if he spit on any greens.

8 posted on 02/23/2011 6:00:18 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: ejdrapes

All I know is what I see, and Woods’ muscle is not as thick as it was before the scandal hit. Why is that? I’m not making any accusations, but I know I’m looking at a thinner, weaker Tiger Woods.


9 posted on 02/23/2011 6:01:05 PM PST by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: NoLibZone

Does golf do drug tests?

I always thought Tiggy bulked up like an NFL safety on steroids.


10 posted on 02/23/2011 6:01:05 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: ejdrapes

I agree he needs to play more and I don’t understand him not playing in the Honda. You would think someone on an image rehabilitation tour would want to engratiate the locals and take part. He does live here now. I know his kids are living at “Rocking Horse” (a property he bought and developed for his Mom in Jupiter) and attending The Benjamin School. I assume he’s on Jupiter Island unless he’s still whoring around Orlando.

If you live 20 minutes from the tournament, you should take part. Especially considering the charities involved mostly have the name Nicklaus attached to them.


11 posted on 02/23/2011 6:04:21 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: nascarnation
Well maybe not THIS much, lol


12 posted on 02/23/2011 6:04:56 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: ejdrapes

He will never regain any respect, he will always be tainted by his past. IMO, it shows in his game,


13 posted on 02/23/2011 6:05:57 PM PST by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: beckett
Yeah I've noticed that too. He doesn't seem to be as bulky as he used to be. But maybe that's intentional. You don't need to be built like a linebacker to win golf tournaments.
14 posted on 02/23/2011 6:08:17 PM PST by ejdrapes (Some on the Right have jumped the shark over Egypt)
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To: ejdrapes
But he probably won't because he thinks it's beneath him to play schedules other players do.

That's complete BS and you know it. Woods plays the majors just like every else and he picks and chooses the other tournaments based on appearance fees just like all the others.........His schedule for this year is approx. 17 tour events, just like everyone else........

As for their appearance (Woods and Mickelson) at the Abu Dhabi, they both received well over a million dollars just for showing up.............

The top golfers today are at such a point in their career that they can easily make more money in appearance fees than from the purses in the tournaments. That being said, it's only the purses they win that determines their overall standings in the PGA so they have to plan their schedules accordingly......

15 posted on 02/23/2011 6:31:40 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: ejdrapes
Woods will never return to his previous glory. He had a swing that put more pressure on his left knee than any player I have ever seen. All the force he generated from the incredible clubhead speed was absorbed by his knee. I feel certain changes were necessary to keep him from having to go under the knife again.

He is trying to unlearn a lifetime of technique. Don't think he can do it. And frankly there is no way I could care less. I was fortunate in my youth tournament days to have met both Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Both had more class in their little toe that Woods has in his hole body. TW is Rex Caldwell with silver.

16 posted on 02/23/2011 6:35:44 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: ejdrapes

Woods has been a non-factpr ever since his relationship with the blood-doper doctor in Canada was exposed. Coincidence?

Yeah, sure it is.


17 posted on 02/23/2011 6:36:46 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Hot Tabasco
Not quite as cynical as ej. but do believe that the majors are Woods’ main focus. He want to be the leader in total majors. What is left for him to play for???
18 posted on 02/23/2011 6:38:30 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: ejdrapes
How soon the American people forget. If this man never hit another golf ball for the rest of his life, he would still be one of the best golfers to ever live on Planet Earth. Give it a rest. I'm sure none of us have ever screwed up in life.
19 posted on 02/23/2011 6:40:04 PM PST by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: ejdrapes
I think it all goes back to his treatment at that clinic when they cured him of his attraction to women. Now that he never looks at or thinks about women, he has nothing to look forward to after a long day.

I doubt that anything can be done, though, because the cure is usually permanent and irreversible.

20 posted on 02/23/2011 6:45:46 PM PST by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Walts Ice Pick
the cure is usually permanent and irreversible

Only if your therapist is Lorena Bobbit.

21 posted on 02/23/2011 6:50:54 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: fish hawk
How soon the American people forget. If this man never hit another golf ball for the rest of his life, he would still be one of the best golfers to ever live on Planet Earth. Give it a rest. I'm sure none of us have ever screwed up in life.

Will a bust of Dr Galea be next to Tiger's bust in the PGA hall of fame?

22 posted on 02/23/2011 7:42:42 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: Frantzie

Tiger needs to head to Canada soon, only 6 weeks before the Masters


23 posted on 02/23/2011 7:44:10 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Only if your therapist is Lorena Bobbit.

She'll never be much of a golfer because of her tendency to slice.

24 posted on 02/23/2011 7:46:13 PM PST by Ken H
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She'll never be much of a golfer because of her tendency to slice.

Very clever! LOL!

25 posted on 02/23/2011 7:54:49 PM PST by lonestar
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To: ejdrapes

Younger and longer guys like 21 year old McIlroy are one reason why Tiger is fading fast. I get so sick on the fan boy media because they fawn over him like they fawn over Obama.

I see Phil won today and the Stewart Cink Ian Poulter match was supposedly a good one.


26 posted on 02/23/2011 9:29:06 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: nascarnation

They started testing a week after he split to get his knee rebuilt. Something about all that was fishy. He was connected to that Canadian “doctor” who is well known in the juicer/steroids world.

I think he is now Jason Giambi. Giambi crushed the ball when he was on the juice. He confessed, stayed in baseball but lost most of his power and was/is a so so player. Once he stopped the roids - he lost a lot of that muscle mass. Tiger still has the steroid fits of rage though.


27 posted on 02/23/2011 9:33:32 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: beckett
All I know is what I see, and Woods’ muscle is not as thick as it was before the scandal hit. Why is that? I’m not making any accusations, but I know I’m looking at a thinner, weaker Tiger Woods.

bingo.... we have a winner in the REAL meltdown of the Tiger. It's a lot easier to hit a 7 iron 180 than a 5 iron. It's also nice to get a little help with your "recovery", which is what steroids really provide.

Funny how he had to go to Canada to find an orthopedic surgeon and rehabilitative specialist that just happens to be the favorite destination for many NFL players as well.

It was NOT against the PGA tour's regulations to use performance enhancing drugs till recently.

28 posted on 02/23/2011 9:43:51 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Yeah right Tiger fan boy. He plays in Australia at the end of the year to get appearance money and plays against Aussie club pros. Sort of like getting a past their prime boxer to roll drunks in the ring.

Tiger is a POS. He got his a*s kicked last week in Dubai by the Spanish bull Alvaro Quiros. The Spaniard is about 40 yards past Tiger off the tee.

Realistically - Tiger is no longer in the top 15 or maybe top 20 anymore.

29 posted on 02/23/2011 9:44:39 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: PaleoBob
Bingo - we have a winner. The PGA had heart failure when that happened. They knew the jig was up. Don't be surprised if they don't let him go back on the sauce.
30 posted on 02/23/2011 9:46:41 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: fish hawk

BS. Jack was better and so was Ben Hogan. Hogan’s body was destroyed when his car was hit head on by a Greyhound bus and he came back and still won majors.


31 posted on 02/23/2011 10:25:10 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids

LOL! If Phil plays like he played last year - he will be tough to beat. I watched it on the computer cause I dumped TV. Phil’s iron and wedge shots were out of this world.


32 posted on 02/23/2011 10:27:15 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Dick Vomer

Also I think with steroid he was fresh on Sunday while other guys were a little tired because you bounce back faster. Also the roid forearms increased control of the shots.

He is not even that long anymore and I think it is like Giambi was a home run hitter then off the juice he tried to be a base hit hitter.

Tiger is not that long now. 21 yr old McIlroy is longer and he is only about 5’9 1/2” and is fairly slight. He uses tempo and club head speed. Te bombers like Watson, DJ, Quiros and even Phil are a lot longer now too.


33 posted on 02/23/2011 10:37:48 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Frantzie
I guess you didn't see the: “ONE of the best”. I didn't say THE best. Although he is in the top five.
34 posted on 02/24/2011 12:08:29 AM PST by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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