HU4ROLLZ comments are completely silly on the internet, but I'm sick and tired of the ****ing idiots here. I've got better things to than debate the finer points of a sport you buffoons will never understand at a high level. And ignorance is fine, no big deal, but you need to understand how ****ing stupid you really are.
While BO can be pretty pompous, he is correct (mostly). Clapping when someone puts in the water is not cool. Sergio whines. He isn't a rapist (like other sports). He didn't kill anyone (like other sports). He didn't head-hunt or take a knee out. He just whined. There's no reason to clap when someone hits a bad shot. You can clap at home. You can be happy inside, but there just isn't any reason to basically rub it in his face in person.
Obviously golf is called the gentleman's sport. While it's ridiculous to expect everyone to follow the behavior of the gentlemen of yesteryear, it's not too much to expect the fans to act with more class than most other sports. It's no different than tennis in that respect. Clapping for misses or poor shots are not good behavior in that sport either.
I've been critical of TW's closing in tournaments this year, and still think this weekend wasn't quite vintage, but was definitely better. The weather delay yesterday morning was good for him, was pretty shaky through first few holes. And then yesterday was just a little off as well, not as sharp as Thur/Fri. Shot on 14 was wtf obv and then shortsiding himself on 15 wasn't good either. But the two shots he hit on 18 were a really really good sign obviously, even if leaving the putt short was a little goofy. Think that was like his B game still, the A game hasn't been out for all 4 days yet. All in all, goat gonna goat.
The people complaining about the drop are lol. Especially those comparing it to Phil's. I know camera angles are hard to understand, but TW's ball started right and hooked, it wasn't a straight pull. Where he dropped was like 60 yards back from where the ball splashed, seems pretty reasonable for a big duck hook.
Lol Sergio and all, but I thought he was great in his interview after Sunday's round. Very gracious and honest.
Man, so sad I wasn't near a computer all weekend to chime in on this thread.
So sad to admit that I agree with a point that Brandel made on Live at the PLAYERS last night.
When talking about Sergio -- Brandel pointed out that we as fans and the experts in the industry always judge a player's potential by his physical stats and his swing. It's unfair. We SHOULD judge a player by all characteristics, including mental make-up and toughness. Sergio, for instance, just wasn't born with the calm that Tiger possesses and it ultimately hinders his ability to win. It's not necessarily choking, it's just who Sergio is.
With that said, what a helluva Championship. Tiger is even more must-watch TV the remainder of this season. He hit so many good putts this week that barely missed. I'm sure those will all come together in atleast one tournament this year and he wins by 8+
While BO can be pretty pompous, he is correct (mostly). Clapping when someone puts in the water is not cool.
Then why can't he post "those people clapping are not cool"?
Instead, he has to be an elitist prick for the eight thousandth time and post something that looks like this:
"You all laughing at those clapping at Sergio are ignorant, inbred idiots who have no respect for the history of the game or those of us who play it the right way."
Only his rant is like 4 times longer, just saying more of the same. His key points are always:
1) I am better than you.
2) I know more about golf than you.
3) I'm better at golf than you.
4) I define people by how good they are at golf.
5) I define class by how good people are at golf.
6) I read books about people who played golf 150 years ago and that makes me better than you.
7) I am better than this forum.
8) I should take my extensive golf knowledge, etiquette, and diplomacy to some other forum because you are not worthy of my posts.
Tiger still makes 6 regardless here though which is why talking about this is so ridiculous
Tiger turned away from the shot's progress in disgust and probably had little clue where it last crossed.
I doubt his good friend Sergio would have been as accommodating as Wittenberg over the drop.
According to shotlink it hit water 225 from the hole. From the blimp it clearly splashed at least 20, more like 25 feet away from land. he drops 251 away from the hole. Highly unlikely it could have last crossed over that point.
Rolfing's first account of the ball flight was clear that it did not cross where Tiger dropped it. And Rolfing watched it, not Tiger.
Although the blimp's view was at an angle and not directly overhead, what it does show is that the ball was not on an exaggerated hook path that could justify where Tiger dropped it.
This is not a discussion of "still makes a 6 so no difference", it is a discussion of why the proper drop was not taken, and why a lot of people bactracked and stopped conversing about it.
And this is not a Tiger thing. I expect the crew would have done the same thing with any player. It is a judgement call for which the player is responsible. And if his fellow competitor is fine with it, then no penalty can be assessed.
Roger, so all of this is a lie? Especially the bolded?
Mark Russell, the PGA Tour's vice president of competitions and a rules official who was involved in a recent dispute involving a Woods drop at the Masters, said his staff reviewed the situation and said, ultimately, you have to go with the player, his caddie and the other players in the group.
"They both saw it," Russell said of Woods and Wittenberg. "They're back there with a television commentator [NBC's Mark Rolfing], who basically agreed with them. He said he hit a high hook. The problem is on television, that area looked the same, and they thought he dropped up there where it splashed. He dropped it 60 yards back of that. The players had the view of it."