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In response to: Tiger Rules, but KJ's Fat Grip Caught Our Attention

I know more and more people will expect for your new article,so just do what you have done!
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In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

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.
PermalinkPermalink 01/02/08 @ 21:31

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

mike guintard [Visitor]
Rory,
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.

Mike
PermalinkPermalink 12/21/07 @ 14:46

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Sammy O'Banion [Visitor]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 12/18/07 @ 19:17

In response to: Tiger- A DADDY! Wow.

Jessi [Visitor]
I have never liked golf until my friend taught me a little about it. I have suddenly found an interest in golf and especially Tiger Woods. I was shocked to hear that he was a father. I'm really happy for him :)
PermalinkPermalink 11/01/07 @ 20:57

In response to: Super Stroke Grip Leads Choi to Victory at ATT National

Mike C [Visitor]
Tried a friends putter with the Super Stroke Grip and immediately felt relaxed with it. Ordered one and put it on a Yes Tracy. I'm draining 6 footers and feel confident over longer putts. I'm not a rookie or into fads; I've been playing for 50 years and carry a 6 handicap. I'll be ordering more grips soon. Try one.
PermalinkPermalink 09/05/07 @ 10:26

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

4real [Visitor]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/26/07 @ 11:06

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Mike Harvey [Visitor]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/11/07 @ 22:54

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Stacey [Visitor]
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".
PermalinkPermalink 08/11/07 @ 14:45

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

The Big Old Afrikaner [Visitor]
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
PermalinkPermalink 08/09/07 @ 06:02

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

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!
PermalinkPermalink 08/08/07 @ 18:16

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

merrin [Visitor]
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
PermalinkPermalink 08/08/07 @ 15:04

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

joe cool [Visitor]
DO NOT DISS THE TIGER OR YOU WILL SUFFER!!!
PermalinkPermalink 08/08/07 @ 14:29

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Joe Cool [Visitor]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/08/07 @ 14:26

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

John Fischer [Visitor]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/08/07 @ 13:21

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Lou Orazio [Visitor]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/07 @ 16:13

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Shanks [Member]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/07 @ 13:28

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

putt4par [Visitor]
Damn typo. that should read trashed.
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/07 @ 10:31

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

putt4par [Visitor]
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.

PermalinkPermalink 08/07/07 @ 10:30

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

John Osbourne [Visitor]
Trash talk - you get two shots. After a while it just looks pathetic.
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/07 @ 10:27

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
Hey, I'll take 9 shots! Come and get a piece of this! Com'on, bring it on!
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/07 @ 07:18

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

CB MAXWELL [Member]
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!
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/07 @ 00:06

In response to: Tiger Woods smackdown of Rory Sabbatini

Ron Mon [Member]
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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/07 @ 22:29

In response to: Mob Takes a Pass on Rigging Open

CB MAXWELL [Member]
My apology to all those Italian, Sicilian and Jewish. Satire is never easy. Booger, take your meds.
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/07 @ 11:54

In response to: Mob Takes a Pass on Rigging Open

Ron Mon [Member]
As a card-carrying member of the Sicilian ethnic pride of New York state, I question the use of "Guido" as referring to anything other than Italians in general. No true Italian/Sicilian would use the term to refer to a mobster. Perhaps in Cali, they are not quite so familiar with the true connotation(s) of the term.

The fix was in! Didn't you see the new bridge over the Barry Burn? They put it in the night before, just so Padraig could bounce over it (well, almost.) Upon further examination, the flagstick that Sergio hit was found to be 1/8 of 1/8 of an inch thicker than the other 17. Finally, the gorse bush that Romero hit on the back nine (causing the first dub) was actually a chia pet on high-octane fertilizer. The anti-hispanic fix was in.
PermalinkPermalink 07/23/07 @ 23:06

In response to: Mob Takes a Pass on Rigging Open

Booger [Visitor]
Secret "Guido"? What's the matter, too afraid to
write secret "Kike"? Up yours, Maxwell.
PermalinkPermalink 07/23/07 @ 22:41

In response to: Mob Takes a Pass on Rigging Open

Judge Smails [Visitor]
The problem with Michael Vick is that he's a ghetto lowlife. 'Nough said.
PermalinkPermalink 07/23/07 @ 14:14

In response to: Super Stroke Grip Leads Choi to Victory at ATT National

ron creten [Visitor]
Great question on the flat side forward. The USGA has approved the Super Stroke Grip as compling to regulations as long as the grip can not be changed during play. You can have the flat side left, right or forward.
Ron Creten, President of Stroke Solutions, maker of the SuperStroke Grip.
From the horses mouth as they say, CB.
PermalinkPermalink 07/10/07 @ 20:24

In response to: Super Stroke Grip Leads Choi to Victory at ATT National

2under [Visitor]
I was thinking about that grip over the weekend.

Reminded me of the old "Tiger Shark" grips. Very large, takes "wrist" out of the stroke.

Question: Is is legal to reposition the flat of the grip? I was under the impression that the rules stated you must have the flat of the grip positioned toward the thumbs.

Any rules junkie want to check that out?
PermalinkPermalink 07/10/07 @ 18:00

In response to: Super Stroke Grip Leads Choi to Victory at ATT National

Same logic as grips in all clubs:

Bigger grip, less hand rotation, more fades/slices.
Thinner grip, more hand rotation, more draws/hooks.
PermalinkPermalink 07/10/07 @ 10:47

In response to: Super Stroke Grip Leads Choi to Victory at ATT National

Judge Smails [Visitor]
That's interesting and makes sense. As a former tennis professional, I know that the thicker the grip, the more wrist action is minimized. I may obtain one myself.

Thanks for the information.
PermalinkPermalink 07/09/07 @ 22:45

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

Ron Mon [Member]
I remember a cool song in the 1970s about Muhammad ... It went "Muhammad, Muhammad Ali, he floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee; Muhammad, the black superman, he calls to the other guy, I'm aaaa-aaaaa-liiiii, catch me if you can." You couldn't dance to it, but you could bounce to it.

How many of us are born with a great heart? As Johnny Clegg and Savukka sing, "I'm searching for the spirit of the great heart, to hold and keep me dry, I'm searching for the spirit of the great heart, under African skies..." Wie has lived a charmed life, born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She has not suffered the racism that Tiger did in SoCal, when he could not play certain courses. She attended a privileged, private school, while Tiger went public (ever read the great book by his high school coach?) The injuries just might be her emotional challenge to her heart. I hope that she finds her own self amid the entourage, and reclaims her potential.
PermalinkPermalink 06/24/07 @ 10:44

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

Booger [Visitor]
Why would anyone want to be like Ali?
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 12:07

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

CB MAXWELL [Member]
Jim C,
I didn't address Ali's ban or the reasons as it wasn't relevant to the point relating to the heart of a Champion. And I would agree with you that BS argued before the Supreme Court is more important historically than Ms. Wie's or any athletes comments might be. But Wie's lack of awareness regarding her true place in the game, and her total lack of authenticity or ethics is my issue with her as it relates to her potential for accomplishment in a game that requires mental toughness, honest courage, and an ability to compete under pressure...all of which she has shown a distinct lack of this past year or so.

As for "cash cow" and Ali making more money boxing...as you point out, during the ban, he made nothing, so he would have made "more" as a soldier.
PermalinkPermalink 06/12/07 @ 17:45

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

Jim C [Visitor]
CB

You never explained why Ali was banned from boxing, nor why he was reinstated. He said no to the draft. He was convicted, banned from boing, appealed his conviction, and finally had his conviction overturned by the Supreme Court. The Court accepted Ali's argument that as a Moslem who did not believe in any wars except for Moslem Holy War, he was essentially no different than a total pacifist. You can argue that the ruling had the effect of correcting an injustice that had been done to Ali, but the reversal of his conviction and his reinstatement in boxing was based upon some monumental BS, and I think that monumental BS argued before and accepted by the Supreme Court is a lot more serious than a teenagers comments in a press conference.

And as far as cash cow is concerned, don't you think Ali was paid a lot more as a boxer than he would have been paid as a soldier.


PermalinkPermalink 06/12/07 @ 17:11

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

CB MAXWELL [Member]
Take note; from Oakmont...
It is stifling difficult, to the point of walking off and feeling like you’ve got 12 rounds with Ali,’’ Paul Goydos said.
PermalinkPermalink 06/12/07 @ 17:02

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

Art [Visitor]
I would definately take Ali's Brain and heart over Michelle's And Jim C's brain and heart anytime.
Jim C's Mother must have told him he's the greatest and he believe's it
PermalinkPermalink 06/11/07 @ 02:26

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

CB MAXWELL [Member]
What I find fascinating about this "blog business" is that there are so many people out there, who can completely miss a point, and try to make one that doesn't exist. And thank you Jim C for "getting it." And yes, the point was "the hearts of champions."

Had I wished to make a differentiation between "the sweet science, or the noble art" and grand ol' tradition, I would have pointed out that Tiger, after smoking the field in his first Master's victory at Augusta, didn't pop out of the signing of his card, jump on the ropes, and yell..."I am the Greatest!" The press did it for him. And without using Ali as my metaphorical champion, I would have had such fun alliteration in my headline.
PermalinkPermalink 06/10/07 @ 20:20

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

Jay [Visitor]
Maybe Jim C listened to Floyd's 'brain damage'--while being high--too many times ?
PermalinkPermalink 06/10/07 @ 19:50

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

InTheBunker [Visitor]
Jim C, you are, without question, the most detached person patrolling these pages. I strongly encourage you to take a course in reading comprehension because more often than not, you just don't get it. Let me help you.

The point being made is NOT a comparison of golf to boxing, but a look at the charactersitics of being a champion. In this case, the writer chose a boxer. I know it's a complicated thought process for you to grasp.


PermalinkPermalink 06/10/07 @ 18:51

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

Jim C [Visitor]
I would hope that there will never be another Muhammed Ali--and I would think you would have more respect for golf than to compare it to the barbaric spectacle that left Muhammed Ali brain damaged.
PermalinkPermalink 06/10/07 @ 17:29

In response to: Michelle Wie ain't no Ali

Jim C [Visitor]
I would hope that there will never be another Muhammed Ali--and I would think you would have more respect for golf than to compare it to the barbaric spectacle that left Muhammed Ali brain damaged.
PermalinkPermalink 06/10/07 @ 17:28

In response to: Golf Magazine Testing?

Dave Berner & I discussed this very issue on the This Week at TravelGolf.com podcast about 5-6 weeks ago, after tthe Gof Digest Hotlist came out.

I think part of it is the advertising, plus part of it is confirmatory bias. Translation: people perceive certain equipment performs as they expect it will perform.

Keep an eye out for my upcoming review of the Cleveland HiBore XL driver, where I'll mention something else about the Gofl Mag testing.
PermalinkPermalink 04/22/07 @ 21:02

In response to: Golf Magazine Testing?

Bruce Stasch [Member]
Is this really a surprise? It's a case of knowing where your bread is buttered. If Golf Magazine trashed the latest offerings of the big equipment manufacturers, what's the likelyhood that those advertisers may reduce their advertising dollars in that magazine? Very likely. I'm sure the marketing folks at Callaway, Ping and TaylorMade have very long memories and remember those slights made by a magazine.
PermalinkPermalink 04/22/07 @ 16:07

In response to: Cover the Masters, Rob a Bank for Expenses

CB MAXWELL [Member]
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
PermalinkPermalink 04/03/07 @ 22:54

In response to: Cover the Masters, Rob a Bank for Expenses

Russell Edens [Visitor]
It will be hard to use the expression 'you were robbed' on the golf course again after this one.

If he were alive, what do you think Bobby Jones would say to Tiger as he heads into the Masters being favored 2.5 to 1?


Dancin' Dogg Shot Making Simulator is proudly dedicated to, Bobby Jones’ teacher, Steward Kiltie Maiden.

PermalinkPermalink 04/03/07 @ 17:48

In response to: Double Bogey Causes Millions of Remotes to Switch Channels

Trevor Stevens [Visitor]
Cheering for all these flashes of brilliance is a waste of time. They are nothing but a footnote in the history of golf.

BTW, can someone confirm to me if TGC broadcast their thursday and friday round on HD?
PermalinkPermalink 03/20/07 @ 15:33

In response to: Double Bogey Causes Millions of Remotes to Switch Channels

Booger [Visitor]
Cheering for Rocco is also a painless procedure.
PermalinkPermalink 03/19/07 @ 20:32

In response to: Double Bogey Causes Millions of Remotes to Switch Channels

John D [Visitor]
Real golf fans did not pick up their remotes to surf aimlessly through channels. Rather we cheered Vijay on to victory!!!
PermalinkPermalink 03/19/07 @ 19:42

In response to: Double Bogey Causes Millions of Remotes to Switch Channels

sid [Visitor]
Hey Alex,

The interesting truth is, expecting Tiger to win every time would be unrealistic.

Nevertheless, I don't like to see him pouting. Remember that there are lot of
kids watching, and they should understand that it's ok to have a bad day.

As I said before, I am a Tiger-card-carrying person. He is the best!

Sorry for the misunderstanding Alex.
PermalinkPermalink 03/19/07 @ 17:27
 
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