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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
I think that people are a wee bit zealous in their labeling of Rory and co. as "punks," etc. He didn't say anything off-color, nor insult Tiger's family, nor suggest that Tiger himself is, say, insufficient in any way. Just because no one has planted the seed of doubt in Tiger's mind and survived, does not mean that it will not eventually work. Smack talking in pro golf does not compare to true smack talking, and it is worthless to compare the fairway with the hardcourt with the street.
08/06/07 @ 22:29
Comment from: CB MAXWELL [Member] Email
Come on Ron...he was a wreck out there...he couldn't have beaten Tiger if Tiger broke his Driver and 5 iron. 9 shots bro. 9 shots. Give me 9 shots, I could beat YOU!
08/07/07 @ 00:06
Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
Hey, I'll take 9 shots! Come and get a piece of this! Com'on, bring it on!
08/07/07 @ 07:18
Comment from: John Osbourne [Visitor]
Trash talk - you get two shots. After a while it just looks pathetic.
08/07/07 @ 10:27
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
The difference between Sabbatini and Ames comes down to this,

Ames trash talked him, got beaten.
His comment was: well, I trash talked him and he trashe me at which point Ames laughed and walked away.

Sabbatini on the other hand... Swearing at the gallery? Lets just say the Stepehen Ames showed a whole lot more class than Sabbatini did.

Tiger? Class all the way, no trash talk, just take out the sticks and talk from there.

08/07/07 @ 10:30
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
Damn typo. that should read trashed.
08/07/07 @ 10:31
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Good article, CB. Sounds like you and I were raised the same way - try to play with class. All of the pre-round talk from Sabbatini sounded as if he was trying to convince himself that he could beat Tiger. Now, if he would've just said something like "if I play well, I believe I can beat Tiger", that would've been okay. But you've got to acknowledge the mountain you're trying to climb, at least internally. Otherwise you're just lying to yourself and will never reach your goals. The best attribute that all of the greats have is the ability to be brutally honest about their game as well as their opponents. It shapes everything from what to work on and how to play either an opponent or the course.
08/07/07 @ 13:28
Comment from: Lou Orazio [Visitor] Email
You hit it right on the head. Especially calling Sabatini a punk. Look what he did with the golfer that was playing to slow for his liking in a PGA event a couple years ago. These guys have to stop whining and realize this might be the grewatest individual to ever play the game and enjoy the ride.
08/07/07 @ 16:13
Comment from: John Fischer [Visitor] Email
When Bob Jones wrote, "A good part of the game is played between the ears; meaning that judgment, based on thought and experience, is often as important as mechanical skill," Jones must have foreseen Tiger.
08/08/07 @ 13:21
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Ron Mon...Ron MOn!!!

Sabbatini is from South Africa !!! Doesn't that ring a bell of what has been going on in that country forever?????!!!!! Wake up and come back to reality. During the post tournament interview, Sabbatini never gave Tiger credit for kicking his ass. He mentioned that HE did not perform as HE would have liked...besides, TIGER made several "miracle shots" to beat him. Well, those miracle shots would have happened if Sabbatini made them.
08/08/07 @ 14:26
Comment from: joe cool [Visitor] Email
08/08/07 @ 14:29
Comment from: merrin [Visitor] Email
I totally agree CB.
The tour needs personality, but Rory might be harming himself than helping himself. Even if he had beat Tiger, or if he does beat him at the PGA, his comments felt way too silly.

I totally understand having confidence in your abilities, but theres no need to rate other players 'beat-ability'. Ultimately you are you biggest competition in golf
08/08/07 @ 15:04
Comment from: Joe Uncool [Visitor]
And Tiger is from the USA !!! Doesn't that ring a bell of what has been going on in that country forever ???? Talk about a big pot calling a little kettle black!
08/08/07 @ 18:16
Comment from: The Big Old Afrikaner [Visitor] Email
That's it joe uncool... and for joe cool mate dont evan
try to label us south africans mate about something your daddy taught you or whatever which u obviously know nothing about... ok
08/09/07 @ 06:02
Comment from: Stacey [Visitor] Email
If I'm not mistaken, in their pre-game interviews,
Verplank understood that you don't talk "trash" to
Tiger. He said he hoped Tiger didn't "mistake him
for Rory" today. Ogilvy obviously didn't get the
memo and I believe that he just hinted that Tiger
is beatable by those close in the field.
Well, Geoff, "keep hope alive".
08/11/07 @ 14:45
Comment from: Mike Harvey [Visitor] Email
You are right. At work we use Tiger as the model; no big talk, just big performance. Preparation, preparation, preparation and then execution. Rory is an idiot with a big ass mouth.
08/11/07 @ 22:54
Comment from: 4real [Visitor] Email
Tiger is the #1 player, no question. But on any given day he can be beaten...as history shows that.

Why is it so wrong for golvers to talk little trash when in others like boxing it's almost a must? It's the spirit of competition. It makes as wanting to see who win.

O, and yes, RS comes from South Africa so do others like Gary Player, Ernie, Retief ..... Don't through Apartheid in Rory's face, its before his time and he also has nothing to do with the current reverse discrimination.
08/26/07 @ 11:06
Comment from: Sammy O'Banion [Visitor] Email
Later on in life Tiger Woods records will speak for themselves and most likely it will be hard to find anyone who will remember how to spell Sabatini much less recall his lack of greatness.
The name Woods, Nicklaus, Palmer, Sneed, Jones, Player and Watson and Sabatini ? I think not.
12/18/07 @ 19:17
Comment from: mike guintard [Visitor] Email
you could not caddy for Tiger, much less compete with him on his level.
Grow up and just play your game..You may do well on the senior tour.

12/21/07 @ 14:46
Comment from: Bob [Visitor]
Senior Tour? How about LPGA Tour! Rory, you couldn't even interview Tiger Woods. Tiger could beat you in a round of golf if he used only a croquet mallet.
01/02/08 @ 21:31

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