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View Poll Results: How many professional major wins will Tiger end up with (currently has 14)?
14 - no more wins 14 10.85%
15 - one more than now 7 5.43%
16 - only two more 14 10.85%
17 - so close but not quite 12 9.30%
18 - ties Jack 11 8.53%
19 - GOAT 16 12.40%
20 or more 55 42.64%
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:39 PM   #126
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Re: Tiger Woods Career From Here

That is very true. Every time he hits a simple recovery to 6 ft people go nuts. But stuff comes to mind like his Masters chip-in, or that hook from the bunker of the wrong hole around trees to the green in the '08 US Open (inside rocco's ball even iirc)...off that bum knee. That stuff is insanity.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:22 PM   #127
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My God, this so much. It is amazing how retarded people are when over-hyping this type of shot.
I think something like 263 different players or so were referred to as the GOAT at some point or another in NFL game threads last year. I'm pretty sure it has less to do with people actually thinking Tiger is the only golfer ever capable of hitting that shot and more to do with just being excited in real time and having some fun on the forum.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #128
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Who said this was confined to the forum?

Don't you watch it on TV? How many replays do we have to watch of the shot?
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:40 PM   #129
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I'm always amazed how knee jerk (get it knee jerk) all of these reactions are. Jack basically was not a threat to win a PGA tour event after 1978. He won only five more times, three of them were majors.

Tiger may never be able to dominate the tour or stay healthy for a whole year again. But if he can get himself on form four times in the next 15 years he can break Jack's record.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:40 PM   #130
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Who said this was confined to the forum?

Don't you watch it on TV? How many replays do we have to watch of the shot?
Oh, well I would think that's kind of standard since Tiger brings in the ratings. Casual fan loves him some Tigahhhhh.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:59 PM   #131
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I'm always amazed how knee jerk (get it knee jerk) all of these reactions are. Jack basically was not a threat to win a PGA tour event after 1978. He won only five more times, three of them were majors.

Tiger may never be able to dominate the tour or stay healthy for a whole year again. But if he can get himself on form four times in the next 15 years he can break Jack's record.

Lets see him win one tournament again first.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:26 PM   #132
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Look, Tiger himself has established Jack's professional major record as the benchmark for GOATness. I think there are arguments to be made for Tiger if he doesn't get there, but that's all they will be - arguments. It won't be cut and dried. Though Tiger has made up some ground on Jack's number of 2nd place finishes in majors over the last few years, so he's got that going for him.
Right, like I said - if we're measuring GOAT status by 18 majors, Tiger may or may not get there and Jack would still be considered the GOAT. However, if we apply simple logic that Tiger has played and dominated in a day in age where competition was much tougher than what Jack had to deal with it gets harder to discredit what he's done in comparison.

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And until AND IF he recovers his putting stroke consistently, which is the real reason he won so much - and there's no guarantee he will - he doesn't deserve to be a favorite to win any more majors. His putter bailed him out for well over a decade, now some of his strokes are downright balky. It derailed Tom Watson's career around Tiger's current age, no reason it can't happen to him as well.
This is pretty much spot-on. His ball-striking really has not been very good post-'08 injury and his putter isn't there to bail him out anymore. Just look at what happened on the back 9 at Augusta this past year - he was red hot on the front side before reverting right back to the yips.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:05 PM   #133
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Lets see him win one tournament again first.
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But if he doesn't win until he binks a major two years from now does everyone hop on his bandwagon again?
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #134
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Rory will win every major for the next two years. Better shot maker.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #135
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Fields are deeper now but fewer studs. That's the consensus amongst experts anyway.

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I don't know how you can objectively prove this, but it doesn't really make sense. golfers (like other athletes) now have access to far better training, more training year round, better fitness, better equipment, etc etc and on top of that more people are playing than ever before.

it stands to reason that rising above all this is much harder for any one person to do than it used to be. so while it might look like there are fewer studs, anybody who is winning money consistency is a stud on a level with most of the older guys.

that doesn't mean Padraig = Jack but he probably gets underrated historically
This. It's easier to be a "stud" when the fields are weaker. The mini-tours are loaded with players who dominated junior golf.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:27 PM   #136
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Well, I still think it's too hard to differentiate between Tiger winning 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5, etc. It's easier to approximate when they are grouped more broadly.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:29 PM   #137
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Obtuse poasting itt
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #138
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Is Tiger playing in the British Open this year?
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #139
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I just texted him and will let you know when he responds.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #140
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I just texted him and will let you know when he responds.
Hopefully you have TigerText
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #141
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I just texted him and will let you know when he responds.
Didn't know you were one of the broads he ****ed behind Elin's back.

Didn't know you were a broad, for that matter.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:50 PM   #142
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I'm not a broad, I stole your mom's phone and his number was on it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:28 PM   #143
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #144
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I just texted him and will let you know when he responds.
Get Andres Gonzales to tweet him for you.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #145
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Well, I still think it's too hard to differentiate between Tiger winning 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5, etc. It's easier to approximate when they are grouped more broadly.
I meant, if it is unlikely he passes Jack--as in, a small %--then it is even more unlikely he passes 20 and that remaining at 14 could be the most likely group, or 15 in that he still is a good player and ought eek out a win sometime. Depends how much worse he is a year from now obv. Could be a lock to remain at 14. May have a punchers chance at 15 let's say. Each win would be exponentially more difficult if he has greatly declined though, right? Er, not from 16 to 17 but from 15 to 17 for instance. Not sure if I'm making sense.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:47 PM   #146
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Every time he has gone through a swing change he has struggled, then figured everything out and won a string of majors. Obv this goes way deeper than a swing change, but if he figures his game out enough to win one major, he may very well win 3-4 more after that too.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:28 AM   #147
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Rory's majors from 2009 to today:
20, 10, 47, 3, cut, cut, 3, 3, 15, 1

Tiger's majors from 2009 to today:
6, 6, cut, 2, 4, 4, 23, 28, 4, DNP
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:42 AM   #148
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I'm not a broad, I stole your mom's phone and his number was on it.
The master. Well played.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:51 AM   #149
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must...hold....back.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:31 AM   #150
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He hasn't been the same since he stopped ****ing that string of hooker-knockoffs of his wife.
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