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    Tiger's Back

    There's another golf thread somewhere but this story may deserve a second.

    I was very skeptical that Tiger would ever get his game back, but after watching his swing the last few weeks, I think he's back in the mix of the best 20 or so players in the world at this time. He's a different player now, more humble one would think, and what magic he still possesses is yet to be seen, but many good players find a good groove in their late 40's and if Tiger does this, he still could win a bunch of tournaments.

    The media, of course, is going crazy in anticipation, but fortunately Tiger is not only used to this but seems to love the attention. It's hard to believe that he's already the favorite to win at Augusta, considering how many good players there are now. Will they wilt before the glory of Tiger like they used to? I think not. The wins are going to be much harder to come by at this stage of his career, even if he gets his game back.
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    He already recorded the fastest swing speed on the tour this year. I'd say his back is feeling good.

    Still has got the short game down but missing a lot of putts. I didn't think the putter would be the weakest part of his game right now.
    Warm feelings guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    He already recorded the fastest swing speed on the tour this year. I'd say his back is feeling good.

    Still has got the short game down but missing a lot of putts. I didn't think the putter would be the weakest part of his game right now.
    I don't trust that clubhead speed record BS, nor should he. It means nothing for players at that level. He should refuse to talk or think about it. If his back feels good, that's all that matters. Now hit fairways and greens.

    It will be interesting to see if he still has the Sunday magic or not. If not, it could be really fun watching him re-learn. I would personally rather see him as one of several top tier players than being better than everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin View Post
    I don't trust that clubhead speed record BS, nor should he. It means nothing for players at that level. He should refuse to talk or think about it. If his back feels good, that's all that matters. Now hit fairways and greens.

    It will be interesting to see if he still has the Sunday magic or not. If not, it could be really fun watching him re-learn. I would personally rather see him as one of several top tier players than being better than everyone else.
    That putt he made on 17 last Sunday was some of the old magic. His irons seems strong he is just a little off on the tee which was kind of always his thing. Shorter courses will be great for him because that 2 iron is deadly.
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    I didn’t think he get back to competitive. This is surprising to me. Good for golf though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapate50 View Post
    I didn’t think he get back to competitive. This is surprising to me. Good for golf though
    Same. Thought he was pretty much done mentally after the wife thing.

    He's looked a lot better these last two weeks, but still curious to see what he does in a major again. Thankfully his hot play is close to Augusta where he knows that course just about as good as anyone.
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    He doesn't look nearly as big as he has in the past.
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    Tiger is on the leaderboard late on Sunday afternoon in a big tournament. Much respect.
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    Not so well here at the Open. Then again, most of the field had a hard time with the horrendous conditions set by the USGA.

    I don't know if Tiger is going to be doing well at the Open, since he's never really had a good showing at Carnoustie in previous tries.
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    Tiger is leading at The Open.
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    Shortlived. But still. Do it Tiger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever Fredi View Post
    Tiger is leading at The Open.
    He looks like the Champion out there. Now to see if he can hold it together down the stretch.
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    Those two bad holes there the difference for Tiger here.

    Molinari 36 holes without a bogey.
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    Jean Van de Velde has been avenged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin View Post
    Jean Van de Velde has been avenged.
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    Tiger is washed up.

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    Too many short putts on the back 9.

    If he even gets one or two of those for birdies he's right next to Brooks. Was so frustrating to see him racking up so many pars after hitting so many solid drives and approaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever Fredi View Post
    Too many short putts on the back 9.

    If he even gets one or two of those for birdies he's right next to Brooks. Was so frustrating to see him racking up so many pars after hitting so many solid drives and approaches.
    He shoots well on the fronts, then cant get anything going on the back 9's.

    If he birdies the 17th, he's 2-3 back heading into Sunday. Very frustrating when he's leaving himself makeable birdies.

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    Soooo close. Brooks itz just solid as a rock
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    Unbelievable finish for Tiger! It seemed like Brooks gave Tiger the cold shoulder when he was congratulating him.

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