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2014-08-03 10:18:57 PM  
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2014-08-03 11:19:56 PM  
Amazing how his back hurts ever time he starts sucking ass.
 
2014-08-03 11:22:37 PM  
Eh. Repetitive stress injuries suck. Counterpoint: Tiger is rich as fark and, unlike you, won't have to suffer through 60 hour work weeks forever and ever. Conclusion: fark him.
 
2014-08-03 11:28:50 PM  
Someone help me understand.

I'm no expert on golf.  The only golf I play is with a cheap set of clubs I got second handed, and I only play the cheap city courses.

I've seen old dudes pushing 60 years old play every day without stopping for injury.  I understand he has to walk the course but its not like he's carrying his bag himself.  How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?
 
2014-08-03 11:31:03 PM  
When will Tiger beat Jack's record?
Will Tiger beat Jack's record?
When will Tiger win another major?
Will Tiger win another major?

Will Tiger win another golf tournament?
 
2014-08-03 11:31:17 PM  
ESPN keeps trying to push the 'he'll be back soon, no really, look out, Jack Nicklaus' narrative.

I've seen enough to come to the conclusion that Tiger's not coming back. That tree was the end of him. He's, as of today, 200th on the goddamned money list. Through six events played, he has made $108,275 this year.

Meanwhile, Bernhard Langer has made $234,000 playing one event and sits in 180th.
 
2014-08-03 11:47:01 PM  
His career is pretty much over, at least as a top player. And that's really sad. I enjoyed golf so much more when he was at his peak.
 
2014-08-04 12:05:56 AM  
Part of it is that he changed the game so much that he himself is no longer competitive.  The courses slowly got "Tiger-proofed" and the increase in money created a flood of new tech and young players.
 
2014-08-04 12:33:51 AM  
I'm no golf expert, but maybe if he stopped trying to do The Stanky Leg while he shot, his back wouldn't hurt so much.img.fark.net
 
2014-08-04 01:17:44 AM  
Gosling: ESPN keeps trying to push the 'he'll be back soon, no really, look out, Jack Nicklaus' narrative.

It's ESPN being ESPN. It's no different than the blanket coverage they gave about where Favre was going to play and updates about Tim Tebow every 10 minutes. Of course, the Golf Channel is even worse, it's gotten to the point where I'm sick of hearing about Tiger Woods. No, ESPN/Golf Channel/CBS/NBC/ABC, if Tiger is, say, 49th and 14 shots out of the lead, doing 5 minutes of analysis on every hole (sorry) isn't interesting, it's just sad and desperate.

I get it, the casual viewer who only knows Tiger and Mickelson and maybe someone like Bubba Watson won't tune in, but golf has had downtimes before, especially after Nicklaus, Palmer and Player had their runs finish > Tiger came along. It'll become a niche thing again and that's not a bad thing. There's some really good players on tour now like McIlroy, Watson, Bradley, Fowler and others, it's still interesting to watch for people who are golf fans, not Tiger fans who watch golf.
 
2014-08-04 01:35:45 AM  

ZM Punk: Someone help me understand.

I'm no expert on golf.  The only golf I play is with a cheap set of clubs I got second handed, and I only play the cheap city courses.

I've seen old dudes pushing 60 years old play every day without stopping for injury.  I understand he has to walk the course but its not like he's carrying his bag himself.  How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?


Well, compared to the old dudes, Tiger's swing is a shade more powerful, which means he's putting more stress on his body. You don't hit 315 yard drives with an 85mph swing.
Also, Tiger most likely practises every day, hitting hundreds of balls, and has been doing this since he was little. That tends to come back to bite you in the end.

Anyway, I was surprised he came back as early as he did. When I had back surgery in my early twenties, I couldn't do anything strenuous for about 6 months afterwards.
 
2014-08-04 01:46:39 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Part of it is that he changed the game so much that he himself is no longer competitive.  The courses slowly got "Tiger-proofed" and the increase in money created a flood of new tech and young players.


When Tiger first went pro he was 2nd in driving distance behind John Daly. Last year he was 49th.
 
2014-08-04 01:53:06 AM  

ZM Punk: Someone help me understand.

 How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?



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2014-08-04 07:25:00 AM  

ZM Punk: Someone help me understand.

I'm no expert on golf.  The only golf I play is with a cheap set of clubs I got second handed, and I only play the cheap city courses.

I've seen old dudes pushing 60 years old play every day without stopping for injury.  I understand he has to walk the course but its not like he's carrying his bag himself.  How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?


60-year-olds get to use carts, and they may not play "every" day, certainly not competitively.  But you raise a good point.  And I doubt you'll see anyone at an established media organization ask the questions, because they fear being denied access...

...But the pattern of his body breaking down so significantly and so often?  With the way he was always so athletic and put ridiculously more effort into working out and being in shape to compete (at a sport where beer guts aren't uncommon)?  If this were another sport - say, baseball - there would be a very specific allegation levied by somebody.

/After everything we've seen in sports, especially Lance, it wouldn't surprise me
 
2014-08-04 08:00:32 AM  
He's done.  Hope that truck stop skank was worth it.  Golf Gods are quick to anger.
 
2014-08-04 08:04:16 AM  

UNC_Samurai: ZM Punk: Someone help me understand.

I'm no expert on golf.  The only golf I play is with a cheap set of clubs I got second handed, and I only play the cheap city courses.

I've seen old dudes pushing 60 years old play every day without stopping for injury.  I understand he has to walk the course but its not like he's carrying his bag himself.  How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?

60-year-olds get to use carts, and they may not play "every" day, certainly not competitively.  But you raise a good point.  And I doubt you'll see anyone at an established media organization ask the questions, because they fear being denied access...

...But the pattern of his body breaking down so significantly and so often?  With the way he was always so athletic and put ridiculously more effort into working out and being in shape to compete (at a sport where beer guts aren't uncommon)?  If this were another sport - say, baseball - there would be a very specific allegation levied by somebody.

/After everything we've seen in sports, especially Lance, it wouldn't surprise me


That said, a casual player isn't stressing their body with near the repetitiveness and intensity that a pro does, and a correctly executed golf swing is a rather unnatural motion. Something which you very well might expect to generate the same physical modes of failure one sees from Woods.
 
2014-08-04 08:17:58 AM  
Can't believe he's still ranked so high when he sucks balls. He didn't even make the cut for his own tournament at Congressional.
 
2014-08-04 08:20:49 AM  
I'm still disappointed we couldn't get a Dustin Johnson thread.

That's a much more fun topic than washed up Tiger.
 
2014-08-04 08:57:59 AM  

Triumph: When will Tiger beat Jack's record?
Will Tiger beat Jack's record?
When will Tiger win another major?
Will Tiger win another major?
Will Tiger win another golf tournament?


c2.thejournal.ie
 
2014-08-04 09:39:03 AM  
Tiger pulls out of a waitress at Denny's
 
2014-08-04 09:48:52 AM  

ZM Punk: Someone help me understand.

I'm no expert on golf.  The only golf I play is with a cheap set of clubs I got second handed, and I only play the cheap city courses.

I've seen old dudes pushing 60 years old play every day without stopping for injury.  I understand he has to walk the course but its not like he's carrying his bag himself.  How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?


Pretty much what the others said.  I have seen him drop a seven iron on the green from 200 yards.  That's some serious power, torque, and stress on the body (back, shoulders, knees).  Couple that with daily drills and practice (repetitive motion injury) and something has to give.  Once you fark up your back it's a long road to recovery.

If I recall correctly, he also decided to retool his swing around 2002 or so because he could already feel the effects of his current swing and knew if he wanted a long career he would have to change a few things.

I really hope he takes it easy now and comes back at a less aggressive pace.  It really is fun to watch him play, love him or hate him.
 
2014-08-04 09:55:00 AM  
fatalvenom: I'm still disappointed we couldn't get a Dustin Johnson thread. That's a much more fun topic than washed up Tiger

This. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! that Johnson didn't really hurt himself lifting a jet ski, but instead used up one of his three strikes by getting busted again. Plus, sleeping with the wives of fellow tour players isn't really great form either.
 
2014-08-04 10:02:05 AM  

AxL sANe: ZM Punk: Someone help me understand.

I'm no expert on golf.  The only golf I play is with a cheap set of clubs I got second handed, and I only play the cheap city courses.

I've seen old dudes pushing 60 years old play every day without stopping for injury.  I understand he has to walk the course but its not like he's carrying his bag himself.  How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?

Pretty much what the others said.  I have seen him drop a seven iron on the green from 200 yards.  That's some serious power, torque, and stress on the body (back, shoulders, knees).  Couple that with daily drills and practice (repetitive motion injury) and something has to give.  Once you fark up your back it's a long road to recovery.

If I recall correctly, he also decided to retool his swing around 2002 or so because he could already feel the effects of his current swing and knew if he wanted a long career he would have to change a few things.

I really hope he takes it easy now and comes back at a less aggressive pace.  It really is fun to watch him play, love him or hate him.


I was having fun watching him play yesterday because I was laughing hysterically the whole time.

Ball right into the water *plop!*
Ball into the spectators "AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
Ball into the hot dog concession stand "HEY, YOU ALMOST HIT MY WIENER!"
Drops ball on grass by bunker.....it rolls into the bunker
Drops by on grass by bunker a second time.....it rolls into the bunker a second time
I was loving it.

He curses loudly, he ignores the fans when they applaud him. F*ck him.
 
2014-08-04 10:03:25 AM  

Henry Holland: fatalvenom: I'm still disappointed we couldn't get a Dustin Johnson thread. That's a much more fun topic than washed up Tiger

This. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! that Johnson didn't really hurt himself lifting a jet ski, but instead used up one of his three strikes by getting busted again. Plus, sleeping with the wives of fellow tour players isn't really great form either.


I think it's more yelling that Paulina is a coke-queen.
 
2014-08-04 10:04:01 AM  
Err...telling.
 
2014-08-04 11:27:58 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: UNC_Samurai: ZM Punk: Someone help me understand.

I'm no expert on golf.  The only golf I play is with a cheap set of clubs I got second handed, and I only play the cheap city courses.

I've seen old dudes pushing 60 years old play every day without stopping for injury.  I understand he has to walk the course but its not like he's carrying his bag himself.  How exactly can a relatively young guy hurt himself so bad playing golf he has to quit?

60-year-olds get to use carts, and they may not play "every" day, certainly not competitively.  But you raise a good point.  And I doubt you'll see anyone at an established media organization ask the questions, because they fear being denied access...

...But the pattern of his body breaking down so significantly and so often?  With the way he was always so athletic and put ridiculously more effort into working out and being in shape to compete (at a sport where beer guts aren't uncommon)?  If this were another sport - say, baseball - there would be a very specific allegation levied by somebody.

/After everything we've seen in sports, especially Lance, it wouldn't surprise me

That said, a casual player isn't stressing their body with near the repetitiveness and intensity that a pro does, and a correctly executed golf swing is a rather unnatural motion. Something which you very well might expect to generate the same physical modes of failure one sees from Woods.


quarterbacks in football get non-contact lower back injuries, throwing elbow, non-contact shoulder damage, nerve damage, non-contact knee damage, etc. as well, pitchers also get throwing elbow from too much repetition, a lot of basketball players are getting knee and shin damage from too much use as well

sports are always kind of unnatural and repetition - while necessary - can be a double-edged sword, and it seems like the ones that last the longest are either naturally gifted or know when not to push their limits
 
2014-08-04 12:18:08 PM  

Gosling: ESPN keeps trying to push the 'he'll be back soon, no really, look out, Jack Nicklaus' narrative.

I've seen enough to come to the conclusion that Tiger's not coming back. That tree was the end of him. He's, as of today, 200th on the goddamned money list. Through six events played, he has made $108,275 this year.

Meanwhile, Bernhard Langer has made $234,000 playing one event and sits in 180th.


Ha! Tiger and I have made the same amount of money so far this year. Of course, the past 10 years are a different story.
 
2014-08-04 12:56:43 PM  

DubyaHater: Gosling: ESPN keeps trying to push the 'he'll be back soon, no really, look out, Jack Nicklaus' narrative.

I've seen enough to come to the conclusion that Tiger's not coming back. That tree was the end of him. He's, as of today, 200th on the goddamned money list. Through six events played, he has made $108,275 this year.

Meanwhile, Bernhard Langer has made $234,000 playing one event and sits in 180th.

Ha! Tiger and I have made the same amount of money so far this year. Of course, the past 10 years are a different story.



Somehow I doubt your $108k is piggybacking on tens of millions in endorsements.
 
2014-08-04 02:41:57 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Triumph: When will Tiger beat Jack's record?
Will Tiger beat Jack's record?
When will Tiger win another major?
Will Tiger win another major?
Will Tiger win another golf tournament?

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Exactly! Everywhere he goes as he passes the gallery, someone gives him that knowing look & then The Song starts playing.

He  might win another tournament, but he'll never win another major.
 
2014-08-04 03:25:23 PM  
He will always be the king of swinging and cheatin.
 
2014-08-04 03:59:44 PM  
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2014-08-04 04:49:01 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: He's done.  Hope that truck stop skank was worth it.  Golf Gods are quick to anger.


Yep - you said it brother. Those golf gods are really really lightning quick. Like just as soon as possible after you make over a billion dollars and win a gazillion golf tournaments while banging scores of floozies for years and years those golf gods will turn on you. Faster than a downhill putt at augusta I tell ya'....
 
2014-08-04 05:50:25 PM  
(Sarcasm off)Good insight from everyone thanks. I know any repetitive activity will wear you down, I just have never heard many other golfers quitin the middle of a round like him. Again I just casually follow play and follow the sport.(Sarcasm on)Why haven't we heard of him getting hurt mid stroke when he was battling his Sex addiction?
 
2014-08-04 06:29:35 PM  

ZM Punk: (Sarcasm off)Good insight from everyone thanks. I know any repetitive activity will wear you down, I just have never heard many other golfers quitin the middle of a round like him. Again I just casually follow play and follow the sport.(Sarcasm on)Why haven't we heard of him getting hurt mid stroke when he was battling his Sex addiction?


You mean like in 2008 when he won the US Open with a broken leg? Like that?
 
2014-08-04 06:30:54 PM  
No one else on the tour is even remotely interesting to watch. They're golf automatons. The only other interesting character just got suspended.
 
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