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You feel the pressure at every inch of your body. Having to play with the nerves in that setting has to be unreal. It's amazing that Tiger thrives in it
This post was edited by Beast 512 14 months ago
The Last Word
Woods wins Players | Nail-bite
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – "Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.
Woods ended a weekend of verbal sparring with Garcia by doing what he does best -- closing out tournaments, even if he let this one turn into a tense duel over the final hour at the TPC Sawgrass. Tied with Garcia with two holes to play, Woods won by finding land on the last two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70."
Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.
53 for 57 with the lead, or share of the lead after 54 holes. Or 92.98%.
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And his winning % when dropping at least 20 yards farther down the course than he should have?
Cheater. Great golfer, to be sure, but a cheater. After seeing the aerial view on that shot, I don't think I will ever be convinced he really thought he was ever clear of the water.
Well, unless he has a TV monitor with him to see what they saw and is given all kinds of time to analyze where the ball crossed and when and so on, they can only rely on each other. So, if the people on the ground all say "right there", then that's where it is. After he hit his shot, he turned away, so he didn't know where it crossed. His playing partner and the marshalls said it crossed there, not Tiger. He is asking them where it crossed and they directed him to that spot. Do I think it was the wrong spot? Yep, I sure do based on the camera angles and stuff, but the people on the ground were sure it was correct, so they played it from there and life goes on. You don't have to like it and its obvious your guy didn't win. Truth be told, I hope they were all in on the "cheating" and get away with it just to make you mad....LOL. You obviously have something against him.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
So his playing parter was helping him cheat then in your opinion? Because all four people (Tiger, his caddie, Wittenberg, his caddie) agreed on the spot of Tiger's drop.
Direct quote from Wittenberg: "I saw it perfectly from the tee," Wittenberg said. "I told him exactly where I thought it crossed, and we all agreed. ... I told him I thought it crossed on the corner of the bunker right where he took his drop, and it's all good."
And another: "Yes, for sure, there is no doubt, guys," he said. "The ball crossed where he dropped."
And the official ruling: "Without definitive evidence, the point where Woods' ball last crossed the lateral water hazard is determined through best judgment by Woods and his fellow competitor," the statement read. "If that point later proves to be a wrong point (through television or other means), the player is not penalized by Rule 26-1 given the fact that a competitor would risk incurring a penalty every time he makes an honest judgment as to the point where his ball last crosses a water-hazard margin and that judgment subsequently proves incorrect (Decision 26-1/17)."
So stop being a butthurt Tiger hater and get over it. He didn't cheat.
Woods watched the ball for several seconds to see it to zenith and start its downward arc. He's played golf for 30+ years. He knows a ball doesn't suddenly take a right angle 250 yards out. There is no way in hell he can honestly think that ball was ever over land past the hazard marker. He and his caddy both knew he had no business dropping that far up.
Did it affect the outcome? Probably not. He double-bogeyed the hole anyway and won by 2 strokes, thanks to Garcia f'ing up the 17th (and deservedly so for running his mouth so much) and the Swedish guy missing the putt on the same hole.
Still . . . cheater. Leap to his defense all you want.
Notice the rule speaks of honest judgment.
Watch the tee shot. Watch Tiger watching the tee shot (not immediately dropping his head, but watching it to get a very good read on what it is doing). Watch the aerial shot showing the flight of the ball.
Now try to tell me that guy didn't know that ball was never over land.
I don't think it caused him to win the tournament, as I explained in response to bruthaman, but there's no way you can convince me that was an exercise of honest judgment on his part.
Golf always brings the lulz
Elitist white people love arguing inane rules. It's hilarious. Some shit never changes no matter how much technology and the world around us change.
So your then assuming that Wittenberg is in on his cheating here, when it would clearly benefit him to see him play from farther back and possibly take an extra stroke to finish the hole.
The aerial shot is hardly conclusive proof, the best view flight of the ball is and will always be from behind from the tee, which is not provided. All four people in the group saw it and agreed on the spot, including an NBC analyst who was directly behind Tiger.
Just to piss you off, I hope your right and nothing changes. I hope Wittenburg helped him. I know all of that isn't true, but youre going to hate on Tiger even if Jesus or Allah or Budah himself told him to drop there. Did you critique the dozens of other shots that went into the drink on all four days or only Tigers?
In Tigers defense, if your competitor is telling you that's where it went, that's where it went. No need for Witt to help him. Your butthurt may require medical attention BTW.
Your beef is with Wittenburg, his caddie and the Marshalls. They all agreed.
Actually, I think it's all funny.
You lose. Now wait until the U.S. Open to self gratify yourself again.
No, I don't. I'm still laughing.
Oh, amateurs! The game always looks so easy to us.
It was great to hear all of the 30-something handicappers wax poetic about the advantage Tiger took by dropping the ball two yards further than his original shot at the Masters. Because as the weekend golfer knows with certainty, it's always so much easier to hit a shot further from the hole because of our inherent, precision distance control.
It's equally great to hear those same 30-something handicappers insisting that Tiger's shot from a side-hill lie with his feet significantly below the ball was clearly the preferable play over a potentially flatter lie 20 yards back.
Golf is apparently a lot like coaching - just as easy as those hacks make it look on the picture box.
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Lots of hate for the guy. Lots of eyes looking to question every move.......and he still makes people choke and hit balls in the water three times on the last hole.....LOL. I cant wait for the US Open.
He has some Mo
So What If Tiger Woods Told a Little White Lie?
a lie is a lie....
From Yahoo! Sports: COMMENTARY | Amid the seemingly daily brewing political scandals in Washington involving the Obama administration, the oft-asked questions from the Right are: What did President Obama know, and when did he know it?
Or did he lie? http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/9277505/tiger-woods-tpc-flap-course-marshals-dispute-first-account-report-says
Still, I think Whitlock addresses the situation best:
You call Tiger Woods vs. Sergio Garcia a feud? Time to turn in your man card, FOXSports.coms Jason Whitlock says. Tiger-Sergio feud shows how wussification of sports is complete
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