Tiger Watch


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About time…

So Tiger finally decided to tee it up again after his much discussed knee injury and subsequent surgery and rehab this coming week at the WGC Accenture Match Play at [really lame course] in [golf suburb], Arizona. Well, you’re going to get a smorgasbord of discussion on this so I figured we might as well get it done in one shot. (more…)

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So, by now, we’ve pretty much narrowed the tourney’s Tiger is coming back to three: Match Play, the CA at Doral or Arnie’s event at Bay Hill.  I know I’m leaving out the Honda, the PODS Transitions (wtf?) and the Shell Houston Open, but he wouldn’t play these events if the PGA allowed appearance fee money (actually…nevermind, I’m gonna save that topic) so why even bother.  The three above are the only ones he’s coming to, like it or not, so lets take a look at where I’d come back if I were Tiger.

Match Play: This has been the hot rumor for Tiger’s return, something I don’t really see happening.  What does he have to gain by playing a bunch of schmucks in a highly volatile format at a course that will do nothing to prepare him for the regular season?  Sure, he has the best chance of winning here because he doesn’t need to score well against a field, just against one guy, but still…why bother?

Sure, he’ll have the reasonably warm weather, the dry air and flat course that will protect his knee, but aren’t we a little past that?  Shouldn’t he be TESTING it?  And while the format will be the easiest to get through, how does that prepare you for a season’s worth of stroke play?  It doesn’t.  And Match Play, the event, not the style, is terrible and needs to be moved ASAP.  Tiger showing up will just keep it in ‘zona forever, which sucks.  So while we all want to see him back, I hope it isn’t here. (more…)

It is no secret. Just as Spence is a huge fan of AK’s game and Sergio’s looks, I am a fan of everything TW…even his caddy (and his wife. Tiger’s not Stevie’s).

I know that he already gets a lot an un-godly amount of attention from every media outlet…if he’s playing or not. Whether you like it or not, one of the biggest stories of the 2009 Tour is Tiger’s return. He has become the golf version of the Yankees and Duke basketball (also a fan- hate the Yankees though). Everyone is anticipating his return. The haters are hoping that he falls flat on his face. The others are anxioulsy awaiting his return to the top. Personally I think it is scary to think that he could return better and stronger than ever. He could be “video game” good. For what is worth, I shot a 47 on TW 2008 for the PSP.

Even at 2 years old, Tiger was better than half of the field and would’ve finished under par at Kapalua. Of course, that means he would’ve had to win a tourny at age 1.

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