RE: Masters April 17, 2008, 2:05 pm

by Evil B
Just checked, apparently the results aren't official. They're waiting for Tiger to make his charge and take over first place. Then they'll stop play.
New rule for next year. The tournament will be contested over 4 rounds, unless Tiger isn't winning, in which case a full field sudden death playoff will commence until Tiger is atop the leader board.

MASTERS NEEDS EXCITEMENT April 15, 2008, 6:56 pm

by Topflite Bill
I totally agree with this story. It also proves to me that Tiger Woods is NOT the greatest golfer of all time. He's at the right place at the right time. He'll get a bunch more wins.
Yes. He's a great golfer. However, he has no "great" golfers around him. Plus, I question his ability to turn it on when behind in a major on Sunday. He could have had this Masters easily. I think he "chokes" when behind on Sundays. He hasn't learned from Jack, Arnie, Lee, Tom, and many more "GREATS" on how to come from a real tiger/champion would.
And, as far as CBS goes, Jim Nantz and bunch can put you to sleep faster than Ambien. BORING! BORING! BORING!

Re: April 15, 2008, 8:25 pm

RE: MASTERS NEEDS EXCITEMENT April 15, 2008, 8:25 pm

by Tom Hicks
Bob Jones' plan was that Augusta National would have no rough and a minimum of bunkers. The challenge would lie in the necessity of positioning tee shots well, in order to be able to make an effective approach to that day's pin positions. Rough is inherently unfair, because it brings in a huge element of luck. Now the course has rough everywhere and it's a hundred miles long. Other than its spectacular beauty it's just another course. Paradoxically, length benefits the short to medium hitting pluggers.Jones did not intend the 13th and 15th to be layup holes. He considered them par 4.5s, where a decision was required to go or not go, and which would reward excellent shots. That's why we had winners like Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer - generally among the best around, and great theatre.
Now there appears toe be rough
hit seconds to the right portion of the green for managing diabolical pin positions. of placing tee shots wehitting tee shots to the right positions to be able , also that it would not be of a length that put it out of the reach of handic designed

Master's April 15, 2008, 5:23 pm

by Geoffrey Perkins
That Woods did not win is a happy hour and I celebrated with a bottle of very expensive (and excellent)bordeaux.
If Woods is not leading, all are tongue tied and speak of previous shots, from where he hit a similar shot two years nauseaum - especially, Jim Nantz: Oh God! Save me from this imbecile.
CBS crew is a farce, especially the moronic Ian Baker-Finch with his horrid, effected Aussie accent: the man has been in USA for almost 25 yrs. yet his phony pronunciation grates on my nerves and the nerves of many club members (at my club). Turf him.
The Master's is (still) a driver and excellent putting but the damned media has turned it into a circus of rhetoric that honeys the air.

RE: Master's April 20, 2008, 3:26 pm

by clj
I think the word you are looking for is "affected", but I would rather listen to him than almost any american in the tower. His pronunciation is proper and correct. It may grate you and your friends but there are many american accents that are hard to understand and I don't think those people who use them are moronic. It doesn't matter how long you live in a country after you spend the first 10 years of your life in your country of birth. Just listen to "Ahnold", David Feherty of Nick Faldo. Mute your TV if you don't like the commentators!

masters April 15, 2008, 5:07 pm

by Gary
We could do without your comment about Mickelson, but you are correct. By attempting to "Tiger Proof" the course, they have made Augusta like a US Open venue. Some of the hole locations insured that there would be no heroics, just survival by the eventual winner. 5 hours of torture for the players, and very painful for the viewers- or is it "patrons?"

RE: masters April 17, 2008, 1:25 pm

by chauncy
I agree! Five hours with only 43 players on the course and all but one of them playing in twosomes is ridiculous. If I backed off a putt 6 times, like Jim Furyk, I would be left behind by the rest of my group and wouldn't be playing with them again. Where is the "tightening up" on speed of play? Wind or no wind golf should be played in 4 hours or less.

The Masters April 15, 2008, 3:24 pm

by Tom
The hushed, gushed commentary makes me want to throw up...Augusta and the tournament is legend and tradition, but enough already!

Sunday at the Masters April 15, 2008, 2:45 pm

by paduan
RE: It's not Immelman's fault Woods forgot to bring his putter this week, or that Phil Mickelson has yet to pick up a copy of "The Idiot's Guide to Course Management in a Major."
Sorry to mess with's fabled tradition of not letting facts get in the way but for the record, Mickelson averaged one yard less off the tee than Immelman and hit as many greens as the winner but needed 121 putts to Immelman's 112. Woods hit one less green than both of them and took 120 putts. Oh, and Mickelson has twice as many Masters wins in the last five events as either Immelman or Woods.

Masters PGA Pro's? April 15, 2008, 1:38 pm

by Bill Guard
PGA Players are becoming just that.....players, not competitors.
It isn't just the pitiful example they displayed at the masters but it seems to get worse with each week's TV tounament. It is like a buudy, buddy take your turn now, I'll lay back. Tournamnet is not what these things have become. It was talked about a lot last year at my two clubs and this year it has continued.
If I just go out and play my game I know I can probably earn a million.....that's the problem..become laszy and spoilesd, who says "go out and compete", other than Tiger, once in awhile.


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