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Tiger's effect on golf

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by TEA Time, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Masters 2014 purse: Bubba Watson takes home $1.62 million in prize money. While it's customary to play for a $1M-plus winner's check every week now on the PGA Tour, the cash earned on Sunday at the Masters is, as usual, secondary.
     
  2. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Well, if Tiger makes it to the Masters, this will be what he's wearing.

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  3. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    That's a lot of clothes for two days of golf.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    He won't play any practice rounds?
     
  5. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    He wears overalls for practice rounds.
     
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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Oh ok right
     
  7. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! Did he play a part, no question! I think how large of one may be debatable.
     
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    Can say one thing, someone picks out great clothes for him!
     
  9. jhmeg2

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    But Arnie wasn't bang'n truck stop lot lizards
     
  10. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    How do you know?
     
  11. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    It wouldn't surprise me if Arnie and even Jack had an indiscretion or two in their lifetime.
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is what sucks in today's society. People years ago may have thought the same things, but there was no audience for their opinions. Even if you do things the right way in today's world, there is a stage for everyone to put their opinions out to the world.
     
  13. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    My point being that I could care less. I watch Tiger for golf. I don't get my morals from him or anything else on TV. I often hear, Tiger is great but he cheated on his wife. Like he's the first to ever do it.

    I'm 36 and by far the biggest stories, other than 9/11, have been sex scandals. First Clinton/Lewinsky. That was all that was in the news at the time. Radio, TV and print. Internet was still fairly new than, no Facebook or Twitter. Then the Tiger scandal. 5 years later and people still bring it up.
     
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    I like golf for golf. There are good players and great players... I don't care what any of them do off the course. If they all smoke Crack together in the parking lot beforehand, great. If not, my put is not gonna change its course based on their actions. What they do has no effect on my game.
     
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    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

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    One of the effects Tiger has had on golf is the same effect MJ did on basketball. Just raising the bar way higher and changing the game to the point where people had to step up or step off. He made "golfers" become "athletes". I contend that the average basketball player now is the equal or better than a lot of yester-year's real good players. That's because of Michael Jordan. Same deal in golf with Tiger.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    He'd better leave the Friday, Saturday, Sunday outfit in the suitcase. He'll be chunking chips, grabbing his back and limping by Thursday afternoon..............he can fly home in the same outfit.
     
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    I might sound like a Tiger Fan bois by saying this (but I'm not). I believe one effect is Tiger has made many golf fans lazy. By that I mean, tiger was that good and he won so regularly, golf fans came to think that that was to be expected. I always said that Tiger was a freak, the likes of which we may not see again.
     
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    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

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    Fan boy.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah, I bet he wears red and black every Sunday.
     
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