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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Tiger must have purred loudly as Mickelson's hammer missed the coffin-sealing nails on more than one occasion. Putts that The Woods makes to seal opponent's doom missed the hole entirely when struck by the Son of Mickel. Tiger truly is an endangered species, one that self-spawns once every three-four generations.
2008-02-18 @ 09:07
Comment from: jan [Visitor] Email
Like he purred when Phil beat him in Boston.....BANG!
2008-02-18 @ 12:38
Comment from: Belhaven [Visitor] Email
Surely you mean Jeff Quinney? Seems to me that Phil only missed two putts that he SHOULD have made - par putt on 15 and birdie putt on 8.

Tiger purring? You mean about how he could never get the job done at Riviera (which is probably why he doesn't play anymore).
2008-02-18 @ 15:22
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Punter,

How many tournaments has Tiger won, where he
hasn't necessarily done anything spectacular, yet
others "melt-down" around him? Plenty. It happened
at Dubai, just very recently. Did you watch Ernie melt
down? Yet we're not lambasting Tiger, are we?

Phil played his game. Quinney made some long putts
which kept him in the match. Anyone watching knew he
wouldn't be able to keep that up. Phil, I suspect, knoew
it as well.

He didn't have to do anything spectacular. Quinney did
all the work for him.
2008-02-19 @ 09:54
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
2under,

Punter and others have a way of looking at practically the same set of circumstances surrounding Tiger in one event and Phil ion another, and arriving at two diametrically opposed conclusions.

If Tiger were to shoot a spectacular round on Friday and vaulted into a four-shot lead, something he has done many times, and then played somewhat cautios and safe golf to maintain his lead and eventually win the tournament, Punter et al would say that Tiger showed his class and his guts by holding safe his only pursuer. And this despite that pursuer making a whole string of unlikely putts AND scoring a hole-in-one. And they would be quite correct in that analysis.

But when Phil does exactly that, somehow according to these guys, Phil was lucky and undeserving.

Two weeks ago, when Phil made up four strokes in the final round to tie J.B.Holmes and get into a playoff, none of these fellows thought much of it.

When Phil lost in sudden death, these folks saw fit to say that Phil "choked" in the playoff, while saying nothing about J.B's spectacular birdies on eighteen, once in regulation and again in the playoff for the victory. But no matter. If Phil had won in that playoff, he would have been "lucky" according to Punter and the boys.

Alex USMC 1969-73 Semper Fideles
2008-02-19 @ 11:21
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Alex,

I took a break from this site for awhile. Seems
like nothing has changed. I look down the headlines
on these blogs, and they all seem ridiculously
contrarian, for the sake of being ridiculously
contrarian. When I scan the titles and see that
Mr. McDonald believes the LPGA has more "guts" than
the PGA, it almost makes me laugh.

Maybe we should start our own blog.
2008-02-20 @ 05:48
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
2under,

The latest absurdity these guys are spouting is that Woods might actually win every tournament and every match he enters this year.

They must surely realize that that will never happen, but they rant on as though there is a possibility that it might.
2008-02-20 @ 08:29
Comment from: 2under [Visitor] Email
Alex,

Interesting to watch yesterday - Holmes spit the bit.

If it happens to Phil, it was "given" to him.

If it happens to Tiger, he "intimidated" them...
2008-02-21 @ 06:46

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