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letswastemoney
02-03-2017, 04:21 PM
Tiger withdrew again at the Dubai Desert Classic. Is he done for good without any more wins?

Inner Dirt
02-03-2017, 05:11 PM
I think he gets injured more than most NFL players.

LottaKash
02-03-2017, 06:21 PM
Totally irrelevant now...

I used to love watching him play...

Now, he plays like an amateur...

I think he should hang it up...

Me personally, I don't give a hoot any longer...

Right of passage..

cj
02-03-2017, 08:27 PM
He's been done for a while now.

burnsy
02-04-2017, 10:08 AM
Its a game of, how many years can the media beat a dead horse? He's been done for a while now. Its like the magic word or carat stick for golf and the ratings. "If we say Tiger woods, people watch and listen whether he plays or not." Even when he does, he might as well of stayed home. He may win some minor tournaments but he's probably done in the major ones.

I swear, no other sport could get away with this, if you can't perform in a matter of months, you are pretty much out. They've been milking this cow for years now.

Time is undefeated, when an athlete is done they are done. People seem to think these people are not mortals and its a case of heavy non acknowledgement. "oh wait til next month, hell be back." :lol: Like doing what they do is like walking around the block.

Lemon Drop Husker
02-04-2017, 11:08 AM
Tiger Woods is the greatest player of my lifetime. And that is coming from a childhood Jack Nicklaus fan.

I'll watch Tiger shoot an 80, as it is more entertaining to me than the other 120+ players on the tour right now regardless of what they shoot.

MutuelClerk
02-04-2017, 11:16 AM
I still think Jack was the greatest golfer ever. Tiger during his run was the most dominant. His body gave out on him. What used to be his greatest strength was his mind. Now it seems to be a major flaw. With his body giving out and being a mental midget now on the course. Yeah he's done. Hope he proves me wrong.

AxleLode
02-04-2017, 11:41 AM
Still believe but would I bet on it.No

upthecreek
02-04-2017, 11:51 AM
With golf or hookers and porn stars? :lol:

Lemon Drop Husker
02-04-2017, 12:05 PM
I still think Jack was the greatest golfer ever. Tiger during his run was the most dominant. His body gave out on him. What used to be his greatest strength was his mind. Now it seems to be a major flaw. With his body giving out and being a mental midget now on the course. Yeah he's done. Hope he proves me wrong.

Tiger's biggest problem was the sex scandal.

He went from being the overbearing crowd favorite in every tournament he entered, and then overnight he turned into the dreaded enemy of everybody.

In a 1 man sport, that is tough to take from a mental perspective. I can't even imaging going from being adored and cheered relentlessly by everybody, to being the guy that steps on every tee with shouts from the crowd in a cursive and negative nature.

Confidence is everything in golf; and that completely shattered him. The physical issues were going to happen due to how he swung and played golf, the mental side, however, has been more of a problem IMO.

AndyC
02-04-2017, 01:00 PM
I still think Jack was the greatest golfer ever. Tiger during his run was the most dominant. His body gave out on him. What used to be his greatest strength was his mind. Now it seems to be a major flaw. With his body giving out and being a mental midget now on the course. Yeah he's done. Hope he proves me wrong.

From a statistical analysis Tiger's record compared to Jack's is better except for the majors. At 41 Jack had won 70 times out of 386 tournaments (18%) while Tiger has won 79 times out of 315 tournaments (25%). Jack had 17 majors to Tiger's 14.

Jack went on to play 200 more tournaments while winning 3 more times capped off by the incredible 1986 Masters.

If Tiger is physically able to play 200 more tournaments, I would bet that he will win at least 3 times.

Jess Hawsen Arown
02-04-2017, 01:01 PM
Tiger Woods is the greatest player of my lifetime. And that is coming from a childhood Jack Nicklaus fan.

I'll watch Tiger shoot an 80, as it is more entertaining to me than the other 120+ players on the tour right now regardless of what they shoot.

You have to give props to Nicklaus and Palmer for being on top for so long. If time frame was irrelevant, I would put Johnny Miller up there -- the shortest reigning greatest player every. :eek:

Lemon Drop Husker
02-04-2017, 01:18 PM
You have to give props to Nicklaus and Palmer for being on top for so long. If time frame was irrelevant, I would put Johnny Miller up there -- the shortest reigning greatest player every. :eek:

Definitely.

Palmer will always be the King, and Nicklaus is....well, Nicklaus.

On the flip side, golf has exploded incredibly in talent since the mid-80s. Not in just America, but more importantly on an international level. There are so many more great players outside of the states than we ever saw before the mid-80s.

Did Palmer or Nicklaus ever face a Faldo, or a Norman, or a Sergio, or a McIlroy, or an Els, or a Day, or a Stenson, or a Scott, or a Matsuyama, or a Rose?

The fields are so much deeper and better than they have ever been. Nicklaus and Palmer never faced the type of players and talent that we see today, or that Tiger faced in his heydey.

pondman
02-06-2017, 06:06 PM
He personally has stated his best games are in the past. Will only play with old men.

Valuist
02-13-2017, 03:19 PM
I think he gets injured more than most NFL players.

Steroids will do that.

letswastemoney
02-16-2017, 02:05 AM
He had to "withdraw" from his scheduled press conference today (as host of the Genesis Open at Riviera). Disappointing.

tucker6
02-16-2017, 09:23 AM
Tiger Woods is the greatest player of my lifetime. And that is coming from a childhood Jack Nicklaus fan.

I'll watch Tiger shoot an 80, as it is more entertaining to me than the other 120+ players on the tour right now regardless of what they shoot.
co-sign on everything you said

tucker6
02-16-2017, 09:34 AM
You have to give props to Nicklaus and Palmer for being on top for so long. If time frame was irrelevant, I would put Johnny Miller up there -- the shortest reigning greatest player every. :eek:
I love Arnie, but your memory is a little fuzzy. Palmer was never on top "for so long". He won his first major in 1958 and his last in 1964. His best years were 1960-63. Better than Johnny Miller by far, but less so than Watson, Woods, and Nicklaus.

First to last major (in years)

Nicklaus (24 years) - 17 majors
Woods (11 years) - 14
Watson (8 years) - 8
Palmer (6 years) - 7

I would also say that Nicklaus, Woods, and Watson were the best on Tour for a longer period than Palmer. Not cutting on Palmer at all, as he is top 5-7 all time, but he just doesn't compare to the other three, who are top 5 themselves. JMO

Steve 'StatMan'
02-16-2017, 01:21 PM
He does what he does. If he wins another one some, great for him. If not, oh well. It's his and his sponsors dime.

Marshall Bennett
02-16-2017, 06:54 PM
During his prime he was way better than Nicklaus or Palmer during theirs. The competition also was far and away better.
Many people dislike Tiger by judging his personality as well as his golf game. Whether you like him or not, he ignited the sport of golf. TV ratings rose, and after Tiger they fell. If nothing else, his age will prevent him being his former self on the course. I do believe if he returns healthy, he'll win again. :)

AndyC
02-16-2017, 08:43 PM
I love Arnie, but your memory is a little fuzzy. Palmer was never on top "for so long". He won his first major in 1958 and his last in 1964. His best years were 1960-63. Better than Johnny Miller by far, but less so than Watson, Woods, and Nicklaus.

First to last major (in years)

Nicklaus (24 years) - 17 majors
Woods (11 years) - 14
Watson (8 years) - 8
Palmer (6 years) - 7

I would also say that Nicklaus, Woods, and Watson were the best on Tour for a longer period than Palmer. Not cutting on Palmer at all, as he is top 5-7 all time, but he just doesn't compare to the other three, who are top 5 themselves. JMO

For not being on top for so long he amassed 62 PGA wins vs Watson's 39. That's a mere 23 more wins than Watson. Winning 23 times on the PGA tour puts you in the HOF.

buzzy
03-11-2017, 07:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRCjJi_uDp8

withdrew from Palmer invitational...will we see him again???

in his prime
one of the longest hitters... he also had finesse around the greens ..IN MAJORS ... above link is one of the best golf shots i've seen

letswastemoney
03-13-2017, 11:46 AM
If he skips Augusta, I'd say it looks bleak he will ever show up anywhere again. If he shows up at Augusta though...maybe his plan will be to only play the majors?

He can play the Masters for life.

The U.S. Open is trickier. His exemption runs out afer next year.

He can play the British Open until he's 65.

I don't remember the PGA Championship rule...thinking it's exemption for life, but I forget.

Tee
03-14-2017, 08:40 AM
If he skips Augusta, I'd say it looks bleak he will ever show up anywhere again. If he shows up at Augusta though...maybe his plan will be to only play the majors?

He can play the Masters for life.

The U.S. Open is trickier. His exemption runs out afer next year.

He can play the British Open until he's 65.

I don't remember the PGA Championship rule...thinking it's exemption for life, but I forget.

The Open Championship is age 60 or under - PGA Championship is for life.

tucker6
03-14-2017, 09:26 AM
For not being on top for so long he amassed 62 PGA wins vs Watson's 39. That's a mere 23 more wins than Watson. Winning 23 times on the PGA tour puts you in the HOF.

sorry, just saw this post. In the era Arnie played in, with more limited fields (mainly white American country clubbers), amassing win totals was far easier than even 20 years later and certainly 50 years later. There were no tours other than the PGA. Even the Euro Tour didn't begin until 1984. Extremely few foreigners played in the USA outside the majors back in the day. Granted, Arnie got his wins fair and square, but if I go by the eye test, I'm taking Watson. He was a much steadier golfer in most areas compared to Arnie. He just happened to be up against Jack and Johnny and a few foreigners during his heydey. Again, that makes what Tiger did even more impressive. He competed with the world's best each week, not just each major.

letswastemoney
03-30-2017, 10:25 PM
MASTERS PREDICTIONS

I think Tiger Woods will play.

With that said, I'm predicting something around 75-75 for him if he tries. I have no hope of at least two good rounds.

Lemon Drop Husker
03-30-2017, 10:50 PM
MASTERS PREDICTIONS

I think Tiger Woods will play.

With that said, I'm predicting something around 75-75 for him if he tries. I have no hope of at least two good rounds.

Doesn't sound like it.

He doesn't want to show up and shoot 80. :pout:

l'd still watch him shoot 80.

dlivery
03-30-2017, 11:05 PM
G-D was on my side when this ball went in:popcorn:

letswastemoney
03-31-2017, 10:12 PM
It's official he's not playing the Masters. Sad.

buzzy
04-01-2017, 09:46 PM
letswastemoney
It's official he's not playing the Masters. Sad.




agree, hope he get's healthy

Lemon Drop Husker
04-02-2017, 12:23 AM
It's official he's not playing the Masters. Sad.

I guess he couldn't even last 5 minutes on the range in his last "out".

Hard to believe it is the 20 year anniversary of his 1st major, and Masters victory in which he captured the entire world.

Almost seems like yesterday to me. :(

Rise Over Run
05-29-2017, 01:06 PM
Looks like Tiger Woods is BAC!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/29/us/tiger-woods-arrested-dui/

horses4courses
05-29-2017, 01:56 PM
Looks like Tiger Woods is BAC!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/29/us/tiger-woods-arrested-dui/

What's the over/under on this getting it's own thread.....5 minutes?
Tiger is so beloved around here........:pound:

Poor guy doesn't seem to have the best luck on holiday weekends......:(

barahona44
05-29-2017, 04:16 PM
Looks like Tiger is going to need Rogaine in the not very distant future.

JustRalph
05-29-2017, 04:21 PM
Looks like Tiger Woods is BAC!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/29/us/tiger-woods-arrested-dui/

Great post.....pun.........👍

HalvOnHorseracing
05-30-2017, 11:46 AM
Looks like Tiger is going to need Rogaine in the not very distant future.

I believe the future is now.

MONEY
05-30-2017, 11:59 AM
Looks like Tiger Woods is BAC!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/29/us/tiger-woods-arrested-dui/
Not drunk.
His breath test results were .000, the affidavit stated.

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-n-palm-beach-county/jupiter/golfer-tiger-woods-arrested-on-dui-charges-in-jupiter?utm_content=buffer02902&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Greyfox
05-30-2017, 12:26 PM
Not drunk.




Not drunk from alcohol, but under the influence of some drug, prescription or otherwise and a danger to others on the road.

PaceAdvantage
05-30-2017, 12:41 PM
He should count his lucky stars he didn't fall asleep WHILE driving and smash himself into a tree or another vehicle head-on...

tucker6
05-30-2017, 01:01 PM
People having a bad drug reaction happens every day in many jurisdictions. Most people give the benefit of the doubt in these cases. Isn't Tiger entitled to the same sympathy by us?

cj
05-30-2017, 01:06 PM
Guy has had a lot of surgeries and surely taken a bunch of pain killers. I hope he didn't get addicted.

HoofedInTheChest
05-30-2017, 01:12 PM
Guy has had a lot of surgeries and surely taken a bunch of pain killers. I hope he didn't get addicted.

That was my initial reaction, especially with back injuries, there's a lot of pain involved.

Robert Fischer
05-30-2017, 01:27 PM
He loves to get high as Mike Jackson with pain pills and benzos

but

i wish to stress

ALCOHOL WAS NOT INVOLVED

this was a surprise 'drug interaction'

and the poor guy has had 4 back surgeries




We all screw up sometimes, but we don't all have a great media team behind us.

PaceAdvantage
05-30-2017, 01:35 PM
He loves to get high as Mike Jackson with pain pills and benzosWait...what?!?

BaffertsWig
05-30-2017, 03:00 PM
He loves to get high as Mike Jackson with pain pills and benzos


What are you talking about? Michael Jackson's been sober for almost 8 years now.

Robert Fischer
05-30-2017, 03:14 PM
What are you talking about? Michael Jackson's been sober for almost 8 years now.

He's been on good behavior, as well.

JustRalph
05-30-2017, 03:29 PM
Vicodin. Plain warning on Vicodin. Don't drive.

Guilty as charged!

jimmyb
05-30-2017, 03:53 PM
This article was dated in 2009. Same same.

"According to reports, when he was initially taken to hospital his wife handed police two empty pill bottles that had contained the powerful painkiller Vicodin and the sleeping pill Ambien. He was listed as a suspected "overdose" on admission to hospital".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/tigerwoods/6764344/Tiger-Woods-continues-his-descent-with-drug-overdose-suspicions.html

Marshall Bennett
05-30-2017, 06:23 PM
Stupid mistake. He didn't hurt anybody. Others of his stature have done far worse and survived. Most it seems would rather have Tiger nailed to a cross.
I believe many have a problem dealing with his high degree of early success.
Jeff Gordon to a lesser extent was treated similarly in his sport. His behavior was nearly flawless at the height of success. People hated him none the less. Tiger faces a tougher battle. He's been a bad boy also. He'll mostly be judged not by his talent and success in golf, but by the mistakes he's made as an ordinary human.

PaceAdvantage
05-30-2017, 06:34 PM
He didn't hurt anybody.Only because he was LUCKY. It could have been a complete and senseless tragedy had he passed out WHILE driving...they found him ASLEEP with the car running in the middle of the road.

He's lucky he didn't slam head-on into a car full of kids...worst case...or a tree.

098poi
05-30-2017, 06:39 PM
Only because he was LUCKY. It could have been a complete and senseless tragedy had he passed out WHILE driving...they found him ASLEEP with the car running in the middle of the road.

He's lucky he didn't slam head-on into a car full of kids...worst case...or a tree.



I agree 100%. This could have been a horrific tragedy. Thank God it wasn't and hopefully Tiger gets the message about self medicating. I wish him the best.

Valuist
05-30-2017, 07:52 PM
Vicodin. Plain warning on Vicodin. Don't drive.

Guilty as charged!

The label on Vicodin should say "don't take. Very nasty stuff that will f-ck you up".

ReplayRandall
05-30-2017, 07:57 PM
Crash and burn for Tiger dead ahead, just like Prince and Michael Jackson..:rip:

Rise Over Run
05-30-2017, 11:19 PM
https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes/status/869738248712724481

JustRalph
08-14-2017, 09:58 PM
http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/20344001/toxicology-report-shows-tiger-woods-had-vicodin-dilaudid-xanax-ambien-thc-system-dui-arrest

Some concoction

No wonder he passed out

Robert Fischer
08-17-2017, 11:12 PM
I was dead wrong.
He loves to get high with pain pills and 'ambien'. Not 'benzos'.

wiki(the trusted all-knowing truth source we can all quote w/ confidence) says: "Its hypnotic effects are similar to those of the benzodiazepine class of drugs." and "It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine compound of the imidazopyridine class[5] that increases the activity of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to GABAA receptors at the same location as benzodiazepines.[6] It is molecularly distinct from the classical benzodiazepine molecule and is classified as an imidazopyridine. Flumazenil, a benzodiazepine receptor antagonist, which is used for benzodiazepine overdose, can also reverse zolpidem's sedative/hypnotic and memory-impairing effects.[7][8]"

^^It was an innocent mistake. I wasn't trying to intentionally distort the comment I made about Woods, but I had mixed up slightly different medications that he abused.



He loves to get high as Mike Jackson with pain pills and benzos

but

i wish to stress

ALCOHOL WAS NOT INVOLVED

this was a surprise 'drug interaction'

and the poor guy has had 4 back surgeries




We all screw up sometimes, but we don't all have a great media team behind us.

Robert Fischer
08-17-2017, 11:19 PM
OOPS FORGOT HE ABUSED XANAX ...

Xanax is definitely a 'benzo'.

strike the apology from the record.


I was dead wrong.
He loves to get high with pain pills and 'ambien'. Not 'benzos'.

wiki(the trusted all-knowing truth source we can all quote w/ confidence) says: "Its hypnotic effects are similar to those of the benzodiazepine class of drugs." and "It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine compound of the imidazopyridine class[5] that increases the activity of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to GABAA receptors at the same location as benzodiazepines.[6] It is molecularly distinct from the classical benzodiazepine molecule and is classified as an imidazopyridine. Flumazenil, a benzodiazepine receptor antagonist, which is used for benzodiazepine overdose, can also reverse zolpidem's sedative/hypnotic and memory-impairing effects.[7][8]"

^^It was an innocent mistake. I wasn't trying to intentionally distort the comment I made about Woods, but I had mixed up slightly different medications that he abused.

delayjf
08-22-2017, 03:15 PM
During his prime he was way better than Nicklaus or Palmer during theirs. The competition also was far and away better.

Tiger was physically superior to the golfers of the Nicklaus, Palmer era. Which has carried over to the new generation of golfers.

Tiger's era also played with much better equipment (clubs / balls)

Jess Hawsen Arown
08-28-2017, 05:37 PM
The label on Vicodin should say "don't take. Very nasty stuff that will f-ck you up".

As with most drugs, the problem is that it affects different people, differently. This might cause the wrong people to underestimate its effects. I know I have a low tolerance for it and wouldn't dare drive a car under the influence.

I passed out HOURS after taking a second pill. The dentist who prescribed it for my root canal said I should have eaten something before taking it. "And you didn't tell me that before, because...?"