MIZUNO

Post new topic Reply to topic
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Is Tiger now finished?

Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:35 am

Posted by Brattz


WD at the Dubai Desert Classic after an opening 77 and not even teeing it up on day 2 citing a back injury. If he is injured, for me he is finished because he can't ever play 4 days physically.
Titleist 915d3 10.5° - Diamana Blue S+ 60g
Titleist 915fd 15.0° - Diamana Blue S+ 70g
Mizuno MP-H4 3i - DG S300
Mizuno MP-25 4-PW - DG S300
Cleveland 588 RTX2.0 Forged 50°/10°,54°/10°,58°/10°
Cleveland SmartSq FBCSM 35"
Srixon Z-Star XV
Author Information
 

Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:49 pm
Posts: 319
Location: Derby, Derbyshire
HCP: 5.5 CONGU
Local club/country: Beeston Fields, England www.beestonfields.co.uk
Irons: Mizuno MP-25 4-PW
Driver: Titleist 915 D3 - Diamana S+ Blue 60S

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:09 am

Posted by OhBoy!


Tiger who?

I'm sceptical about the way he walks after a "spasm". I remember a similar limp I used to get off games in the 5th form. Didn't fool the games Master then and doesn't fool me now.
Author Information
 

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Posts: 1088
HCP: 7.7
Local club/country: Soft. South. Suburbia.
Irons: MP 53 5-PW Phoenix. Titleist SM6 50/54/58 deg.; Ray Cook SR 500
Driver: JPX 900 driver & 3 wood; CLK 19 & 22 deg.

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:51 am

Posted by RMM


OhBoy! wrote:

Tiger who?

I'm sceptical about the way he walks after a "spasm". I remember a similar limp I used to get off games in the 5th form. Didn't fool the games Master then and doesn't fool me now.


I do not understand why he played in Dubai (for us it would be for the Money, but for him??): He had to take a long and delayed flight from California with his delicate back, suffered from jet lag and had not found his rhythm for 2-4 days tournaments. Playing just US tournaments for the next few weeks might have been a smarter choice for such an experienced champ.
Author Information
 

Joined: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 219
Location: Switzerland
HCP: 17.8
Local club/country: Drei Thermen (Germany/France)
Irons: MP-68 DG-S300 3, Black Nickel 4 - PW / MP-T11 Black Nickel 50/52/54/56/58/60/64 / SC Newport 2.5
Driver: TM M1 430 9.5 Ahina / 910F 15 Kai'li / 910F 19 Kai'li

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:26 am

Posted by Logie


While it would be great for golf if Tiger was able to become competitive again, it looks highly unlikely that that will ever happen. His back is simply not up to it anymore after all the injuries and surgeries he has undergone over the past few years.

Reminds me a little of watching the struggle Seve for the last few years of his playing career.
Author Information
 

Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:53 am
Posts: 978
HCP: 17
Local club/country: Fleetwood GC/UK http://www.fleetwoodgolf.co.uk/
Irons: Mizuno MP Fli H4 3 & 4 Irons; MP64 5 - PW irons; MP T-10 52 & 58 deg wedges all with NS Pro 1150 G stiff shafts: MP650 22 degree hybrid regular Orochi shaft.
Driver: JPX 850 10.5 degrees: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC6.3 Stiff.

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:52 am

Posted by PaulBoy


Please stop now Tiger! - The media would rather watch him stinking up the place than watch some actual golf being played - Sad to see, much like my all time golf hero Seve when he tried to soldier on ... Paul
JPX900F 4-PW CTaperLite S
MP-T7 50* 54* 58*
M2 (2016) ProjectX Hzrdus Black 6.0
JPX900 3w & 5w Speeder 757s
MP650 19* Hybrid UST AxivCore
TM TP Collection "Juno" putter
Author Information
User avatar
 

Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:41 pm
Posts: 1776
HCP: 4.5
Local club/country: Guildford GC & New Forest GC
Irons: JPX900F 4-PW C Taper Lite S
Driver: M2 (2016) c/w ProjectX Hzrdus Black 6.0

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:34 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


While I certainly don't wish Tiger ill, I'm not sure it's a good idea for him to come back, but maybe for different reasons than some think. I hope he heals so he can enjoy life, but when he's not playing well or he withdraws, it's not good for golf in a general way.

When he dropped off tour 16 months ago, attendance went down, as did tv ratings. While he was gone, the media turned their attention to other players and built up attendance and ratings all over again.

Now, with Tiger's return, the media is so focused no him again. Hopefully, if this is an injury and he has to leave the tour again, it won't affect attendance as much as in the past.

While he's not playing there this year, the tournament in Phoenix is an exception in that everything Waste Management and the Thunderbirds organization do reminds the public that golf exists primarily for charity. I don't think tournaments make that as perfectly clear as they should. I think too m any people think tournaments are for entertainment and for players to make a living. I know a lot of my nongolfing friends think that.

When attendance is down because one player isn't playing, money for charity goes down. In the case of Tiger, media attention that is so focused on him creates an even larger effect than if Dustin, Ricky, Jordan or Jason aren't playing that week.

Consider the situation here in Miami. The Doral tournament has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charity over it's long history. Because of Trump's comments during the campaign and debates, the tournament is being taken away from his course and a lot of local charities will suffer for it.

I think the PGA needs to manhandle the media to a certain extent. When they see something like Tiger's withdrawal and if it turns out to be more than a week long issue, they need to promote the tour and other players in a way that protects attendance for the sake of the charities they play for.
I've had a good day if I didn't fall out of the cart...
Author Information
User avatar
 

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:07 am
Posts: 2881
Location: Miami, Florida
HCP: Old Age
Local club/country: Public Courses
Irons: JPX-900 Hot Metal
Driver: JPX-900

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:36 pm

Posted by slash


Eldrip doesn't know when to say when.  As long as he has his manager Steiny the painful retirement will continue.

Image
Author Information
 

Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:18 am
Posts: 269
HCP: ear2ear
Local club/country: Canada
Irons: MP64 & MP R
Driver: ™ SuperTri v2

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:39 am

Posted by OhBoy!


Keep 'em coming, Slash. I never tire of your view of the golfing world. :)
Author Information
 

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Posts: 1088
HCP: 7.7
Local club/country: Soft. South. Suburbia.
Irons: MP 53 5-PW Phoenix. Titleist SM6 50/54/58 deg.; Ray Cook SR 500
Driver: JPX 900 driver & 3 wood; CLK 19 & 22 deg.

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:03 pm

Posted by Halebopp


He has pulled out of the Genesis Open and the Honda Classic.

It is very possible he is finished.
Swing DNA: 91/4/3/6/6

Driver: MP-650, 9.5, Orochi Red S
3&5 Wood: MP-650, Orochi Red S
3 Iron: MP-H5, KBS Tour S
4-PW: MP-4, KBS Tour S
50*: MP-T5, DG Wedge
55* & 59: W/S FG Tour PMP, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi C01H, BC4
Author Information
User avatar
 

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:06 am
Posts: 824
HCP: 9.5
Local club/country: Lakeside Golf Vammala, Finland
Irons: MP-H5/4
Driver: MP-650

Profile

Re: Is Tiger now finished?

Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Posted by trojan615


looking positively.. if doc said rest it, there is no way he would risk tweaking it before a Masters warm up...

I don't think the weather in the middle east helped his thought process....  he knew the score would be headlines and the conditions not mentioned
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." William Faulkner

"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble."
Samuel Johnson
Author Information
 

Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:52 pm
Posts: 408
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
HCP: 8.6
Local club/country: Brocket hall, Knebworth..
Irons: Mizuno - MP 5... 4- PW , DG X100 , 2 deg up, + 0.5
Driver: Titliest 915 D3. Whiteboard

Profile

Post new topic Reply to topic
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Jump to

Copyright Mizuno 2010

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.

{}