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    Tiger -8 ( -3 for today's round) after 10 holes, tied for the lead in the Valspar Tournament. . .coverage on NBC.

    Have to wonder if seeing Lefty win last week stoked Eldrick's competitive fire. . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Tiger -8 ( -3 for today's round) after 10 holes, tied for the lead in the Valspar Tournament. . .coverage on NBC.

    Have to wonder if seeing Lefty win last week stoked Eldrick's competitive fire. . .
    How will the new swing hold up under Sunday pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by former1dog View Post
    How will the new swing hold up under Sunday pressure?
    We'll find out today. He's in the penultimate pairing this afternoon, playing with his buddy Grant Snedeker, who was along for the ride yesterday when Woods shot a solid 4 under par 67 that could have been even lower ( he burned the edge of the cup with at least three birdie putts while I watched the broadcast ). He's only one shot out of the lead.

    There are some really good sticks within 4 shots ( Rose, Reed, Palmer ) who might write their own story. . .

    After the SEC game ( Kentucky - Tennessee ) I 'll will be switching to NBC's golf coverage. Could be exciting viewing if Tiger is still in contention when the back 9 starts around 12:45 PST.


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    TW shot a 70 and finished 1 stroke behind Paul Casey who shot a 65. TW hit it well but missed some makeable putts. He rolled in a 44 footer for a bird on 17 but he parred 18. Quite a performance after a spinal fusion. TW is back. The Masters is only 3 weeks away.

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    The green jackets are licking their chops. . .


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    From ESPN:

    Third-round coverage on Saturday of the event by NBC delivered a 3.26 overnight rating, the highest third round on any broadcast network since the 2006 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The final round had a 5.1 overnight rating on NBC, the highest non-major PGA Tour broadcast since the 2013 Players Championship.

    And those who didn't watch on TV got their fix elsewhere. On Saturday, nearly 5.5 million minutes were streamed on Golf Channel and NBC Sports digital networks, up more than 600 percent compared to the Saturday of the same event last year. The Valspar saw 27.2 million minutes streamed across Golf Channel / NBC Sports' digital platforms, which made it the most-streamed PGA Tour event ever for the network, according to Adobe Analytics.
    http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...ods-contention


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    Tiger shot a -4 68 in the first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He had 6 birdies and 1 double bogey after hitting his drive OB. He is 1 shot back.

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    Woods three shots behind with 7 holes to play. . .


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    Tiger bogeyed 16 and 17 to shoot a 69.

    Rory shot a -8 64 to win. Let the talk of the career grand slam begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by former1dog View Post
    How will the new swing hold up under Sunday pressure?
    ROOOAAAAARRRR !!!!!

    And imagine how it'll be once he figures out the Driver ...

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    Tiger wins the Tour Championship, his 80th win. Justin Rose wins the FedEx Cup.

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    Athletically there are very few things a 40 year old can do as well as a twenty something and golf and especially putting is not one of them..... I remember when Jack won his last major and that was pretty much the end.....

    I doubt Tiger will have another tourney that he putts like that..... I don't think he made a 3 putt nor did he have a lip out...…. and he barely brought it home....but...... he did.... and good for him but I am skeptical he will win again... those kids are good and there are a lot of them that you have to beat in a full field.

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    Vijay Singh won 22 times after he turned 40. . .Kenny Perry won 10 times after he was 40. . .Woods is 42. I think he's got a great chance to pass Sam Snead's PGA record of 82 wins. . .catching Nicklaus' record of 18 professional majors seems unlikely.

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    A different time.....Tiger is a very inconsistent driver, either with a Nike or a Escalade.....

    I think there were about a half dozen players over 40 who won a tourney this year and I don't believe any of them won more than one.

    I doubt any of them will win next year.....maybe Woods....Phil is nearing 50...

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    Tiger's had 7 top-10s this year as well. Clearly he isn't what he once was, but there's still something left in the tank.
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    The crowd was amazing in their support and I imagine the ratings were also exceptional....I know I watched the whole last round and that is the first time I have done that in years.... opinions vary.... but I think he is the GOAT...

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    4 back surgeries and walking 72 holes is amazing let alone swinging a club.

    IMO when athletes build bodies lifting weights they put so much stress on infrastructure things can break.

    the speed and torque of golf swing is violent and add muscle recipe for trouble IMO.

    good to see Tiger back....really good for the game of golf
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