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Tiger rallies for win No. 73 at Memorial
With a string of late birdies, Tiger Woods won the Memorial and tied Jack Nicklaus for second on the all-time PGA Tour win list with No. 73.
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Tiger's Memorial win rekindles magic
Tiger Woods' flair for the dramatic might have been misplaced these past few years, but it clearly was not lost forever. His 73rd PGA Tour win Sunday at the Memorial tied him with Jack Nicklaus for second all time, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Tiger on the 16, Jack Nicklaus called it the "gutsiest shot he has ever seen.'
Tiger Woods was at his best Sunday at the Memorial. He hit nearly every shot just the way he wanted, worked the gallery into a frenzy with one last charge over the final hour and left everyone buzzing -- especially Jack Nicklaus -- with a shot they will t
He's won two tournaments this year on courses he's dominated during his career.
You can hate Tiger all you want, but if you weren't impressed with his performance, specifically down the stretch today, then I really don't know what to say to you. Yes, he's dominated these tournaments in the past, but two wins is a lot more than what he's done the past two years.
Tiger's lie on 16 was very similar to the Bama player's on 18 today. The Bama dude whiffed!
Jack won his last Major at age 46. Which was his 18th. Four years ago Tiger won his 14th. He is due a Major anytime now. I do not believe how soon he wins his next Major will determine whether he ties or even beats Jack. I believe if he gets the next two in the next three years he will tie or pass Jack. I am a huge Jack fan. I do not want tiger to pass Jack, but if he does jack will still be the greatest.
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Jack also finished second 19 times to 6 second place finishes of Tiger's. Look at the names. Jack had much greater competition than Tiger. I can appreciate Tiger for how good he is, but for me it's Jack!
We could go in circles about this topic. Greater names in Jack's day? Yes, but the field is much more competitive now and you have a true global game that includes asia. You could say Phil, Els, Donald, Westwood, Furyk, Choi, Scott, Louie...and that is leaving off some great field names plus not including the young guys who can really play.
Have you ever hit a wound balata ball with a blade? Ever putt on bumpy greens? Ever hit off turf that would make a goat rancher proud? The game back then was much tougher. From equipment to course management, today's version is a completely different and sterile experience than in Jack's day. Hell, you can't even smoke on many courses
I used blades when I first started playing. The skill it takes to hit those accurately is impressive as they are not forgiving at all and i stunk at it. Different world altogether with todays equipment. Jack was the best ever. I wont root against Tiger but I certainly won't root for him.
Agreed on all points but in any tournament/year everyone plays under same rules/condidtions, so its relative to its time. We could go in circles, those guys never played against a world field that had access to everything we have access to in the US. An entire field that plays golf for a living vs going home to a job or to a club to be a pro and give lessons...Fairways 20 yards wide, greens rolling at 11-14...it's relative to its time. Same conversation is had when folks mention best MLB player of all time, different times, different landscape from field and pool of players.
I was an Arnie fan
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Tiger's Niece Earns Spot in U.S. Women's Open
Tiger Woods' niece, Cheyenne Woods, qualified for the U.S. Women's Open on Thursday.
Technology has helped and hurt the game IMO. No question in my mind that today's fields are far deeper than in Jack's day. Simple numbers argument and the game is much more global.
Tiger has won three times in the last 7 months on courses he loves and feels comfortable on. Until yesterday I had yet to seem him be completely comfortable with his golf swing. He didn't really miss a shot. He really didn't make many putts and still won by two. We saw some magic return. His chipping is still far from good but you can tell he's working on that.
Tiger is one sorry ass human being but he is capable of doing things on a golf course that nobody else can and so I watch and root for those things.
He was one of the greatest to play the game. He is now JAG.
You Tiger lovers get back with me in two weeks.
The problem with that logic is you will not be able to stand at the mountain top and beat your chest until his playing days are over. Two weeks from now proves nothing.
Laughable. You don't have to be a Tiger lover to recognize talent. If he's a JAG, what is Rory? He's already missed more cuts than Tiger has for a career spanning 16 years.
If there was a Mount Rushmore for golf, Tiger would be on it. The only question is who do you carve first, Tiger or Jack? Right now I would say Jack because he has more majors, if Tiger ties the major total then I would say Tiger is best ever. My question with Tiger is can he play his game long enough to win the majors? Considering the nature of golf, it is hard to describe someones game as violent but that seems like the best way to describe his swing. I think that the physical break downs he has had the last couple of years have been a direct result of how he plays.
Right now the question for me is can he pull back just a little to preserve his health? If he plays at 90 or 95% in terms of power, there is not a doubt in my mind that he can still win tournaments.
Today, he is the Michael Jordan of golf... when Jordan was a Washington Wizard. He will have more average tournaments in his future than he will great ones. I'm not denying he had one either the greatest or second greatest golf careers ever, but I don't see any evidence that he will return to greatness.
One thing I did notice this weekend was that he seemed more relaxed and I have to wonder...
Was his success this weekend a bi-product of his attitude, or was his attitude a result of his not struggling?
I doubt anyone ever plays at the level of greatness that Tiger has everyone questioning if he'll return to. Nobody has done it previous and nobody will do it after. Jack never played at the level Tiger did. Does he still own more majors? Of course and until Tiger passes him, Jack is the best ever. But he never had a run like Tiger. Tiger is still ahead of his pace......
Tiger is the best man. I could care less how many women he slept with, his talent is second to none on the golf course. I give him the nod over Jack. Jack played slower than Kevin Na.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
well slow play is a good reason to knock him down a peg.
Honest opinion from those who think Tiger played better competition.
Are there better golfers today than those?
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