Tiger won't beat Jack's record

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  1. jiml

    jiml Supporting Member

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    82 and a missed cut last week, early withdraw today. Back doesn't look healthy, rock solid short game is shaky.

    Body can't handle the stress of swinging that hard anymore, yips on chips....

    Its kinda weird watching him struggle.
     
  2. Ches

    Ches Supporting Member

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    He's not the player he used to be, that's for sure. Really a shame. I hope he can learn to swing within his physical limitations and still be competitive.
     
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    I'm not sure he was ever going to break Jack's record, personal problems and health issues aside. Even if none of that happened, that was still going to be a monumental task.

    IMO, of course.
     
  4. John Coloccia

    John Coloccia Cold Supporting Member

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    Tiger still has had an amazing career to this point. Just goes to show how good Jack really was.
     
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    Exactly. :aok
     
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    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    The story of Tiger Woods, from a child to present, is incredible. The rise and fall.

    Similarly, Alex Rodriquez.
     
  7. lp_bruce

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    Hard to say, but had he stayed healthy and completely in the game (no personal issues), I think it's very likely he would have already at least tied the record. He had 14 at the age of 32 and had won 4 in the previous three years. winning another four since mid-2008 would certainly be very possible.

    But it's hard to say. And now that he's 39, another four is unlikely.

    Peace,
     
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    he needs to bring back the wild women.


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  9. Craig Walker

    Craig Walker WHO DAT!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep, he's done.

    I thought he'd get back to the top, but his body is breaking down, and with it his confidence.
     
  10. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    It would not surprise me if he were to retire. It was an awesome experience seeing him in his prime, that's for sure.
     
  11. guitarfish

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    Quick, what's the most monumental, history-making shot ever made in golf?

    Answer - Elin Nordegren's nine iron to Tiger's face. Before that shot, Tiger was, well Tiger. After that, he can't the hole with a flashlight. I thought it might take him a couple years to bounce back to his old championship playing. But it's been what, 6 years? He's starting to become a punchline.
     
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    Sure would have been fun to see Jack and Tiger both at the top of their game at a Masters. I'd give the very slight edge to Jack cuz he was the best pressure putter I have ever seen.
     
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    That's pretty harsh, man.
     
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    I give it 6 months max before he retires. He just can't physically do it anymore. I'm not sure that those who aren't golfers realize the toll taking hundreds of swings a day has on your body after 30 years. Add injuries to the mix and it has a compound effect.
     
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    Ya, I'll second that.
     
  16. Pat Healy

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    I think he would have broken Jack's record had he not gotten married. That's not an indictment of marriage or of his ex-wife, but an observation of Tiger's complete unsuitability to be married. I can't imagine what a mental toll it must have taken to maintain a double life over a long period time. Being the world's top golfer, running Tiger Woods Inc., and being a devoted husband and father would be hard enough. Add in all the deception and overhead that comes with screwing a stripper in every town, and a crash is inevitable. Had he stayed single, he could have been laser-focused on golf, blown off steam with the strippers, and broken the record before the serious physical problems set in.
     
  17. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Then again, he may have had more distractions being single. When you're running free without a governor, you can get into all kinds of trouble. :drink
     
  18. Belmont

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    doesn't matter really, he made his point in golf.
    the field is so much better now, not to take anything away from Jack.
     
  19. guitarfish

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    Well, I am a Tiger fan, so it really pains me to say it. I would've loved to see him beat Jack's record. But now, winning just one more major seems to be a fantasy. I hope I'm wrong.
     
  20. Nickstrtcstr

    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    All that swing tweaking really was detrimental to him. Too bad too, he could have owned the record books.
     

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