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Our President being a prick (amongst other things) doesn’t preclude Tiger from retaining his prick status.

Just being a great golfer means little to me about the quality of the individual.


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No , it doesn’t preclude Tiger. Still, I’m not sure one of the hose two hasn’t matured. But, hearsay is as good as the real thing.
Especially when the hearsay isn’t hearsay. That is if you can take the former President of the PGA at his word.


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Nov 27, 2007
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I'm going to be sure to tune into the Sports Animal tomorrow at 2pm to hear Traber take it on the chin. It's going to be comical. Especially when Craig Humpreys will be sure to call in. I remember when Traber also predicted that OSU would never win a big 12 championship in football.
My thoughts exactly. Get ready for 1 of 2 things.
1. The spin: “You yardbirds calling in don’t listen, I never said he wouldn’t win another major, I said he wouldn’t win another major without the weather moving up the tee times which puts more pressure on other golfers.
2: The hit and run: “I give it up to the man, he proved me wrong. By the way, the thunder manage what the players say and they can only get away with it because they are in a small market, I promise you.”
 
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I am a great fan of Tiger's ability and his mental approach to the game which won it for him this year. He played steady, smart, and did not make mistakes while those around him did. The only thing I have against Tiger is the swarm of idiots that follow him who could not tell you a PW from a driver and yell stupid crap after each swing. Tiger is great for bringing out fans. Wish it could be fans that were great. In many respects, they remind me of OU fans. Nothing worthwhile in their life so they grasp onto a proven winner like they are somehow responsible for the success.
 

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I am a great fan of Tiger's ability and his mental approach to the game which won it for him this year. He played steady, smart, and did not make mistakes while those around him did. The only thing I have against Tiger is the swarm of idiots that follow him who could not tell you a PW from a driver and yell stupid crap after each swing. Tiger is great for bringing out fans. Wish it could be fans that were great. In many respects, they remind me of OU fans. Nothing worthwhile in their life so they grasp onto a proven winner like they are somehow responsible for the success.
Absolutely agree with all of this... He really raised the level of competition in pro golf though. A lot of these great younger golfers play because they loved watching Tiger.
 
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With so many good guys on tour, I see no reason to be a fan of a pitiful human that’s a great golfer.


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What makes Tiger a pitiful human?

And yes, obviously root for Pokes first. Then I have a few others. But I'm glad Tiger won over Koepka.
As I’ve posted above, lots of stories about how bad he’s treated fans, club pros and other players over the years. Not to mention his personal life behavior. I understand how some people can ignore those things, I can’t.


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As I’ve posted above, lots of stories about how bad he’s treated fans, club pros and other players over the years. Not to mention his personal life behavior. I understand how some people can ignore those things, I can’t.


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What about his personal life is so disgusting?
It’s hard to fathom you wouldn’t know if you follow golf at all.


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It’s hard to fathom you wouldn’t know if you follow golf at all.


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I'm just asking specifically what you find disgusting about his personal life.

I know about his issues.

I also know about casting stones. And forgiveness. Hard to believe you follow Christ if you don't.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/sports/chronology-of-the-tiger-woods-scandal/article4313560/

All the above + all the reported use of cocktail steroids + on course behavior + multitude of stories of rude and obnoxious behavior towards fans, players and club personnel = not a very likable person.

And give me a break about the forgiveness crap. There’s plenty of really good guys to pull for on tour who are actually good role models. Why would I just ignore what I personally find reprehensible?


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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/sports/chronology-of-the-tiger-woods-scandal/article4313560/

All the above + all the reported use of cocktail steroids + on course behavior + multitude of stories of rude and obnoxious behavior towards fans, players and club personnel = not a very likable person.

And give me a break about the forgiveness crap. There’s plenty of really good guys to pull for on tour who are actually good role models. Why would I just ignore what I personally find reprehensible?


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I mean you voted for Donald Trump in spite of him admittedly hiring hookers, grabbing women by the crotch, conducting very shady business practices with his hotels and casinos... So you can ignore it enough for some things just not trivial things like golf?
 
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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/sports/chronology-of-the-tiger-woods-scandal/article4313560/

All the above + all the reported use of cocktail steroids + on course behavior + multitude of stories of rude and obnoxious behavior towards fans, players and club personnel = not a very likable person.

And give me a break about the forgiveness crap. There’s plenty of really good guys to pull for on tour who are actually good role models. Why would I just ignore what I personally find reprehensible?


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I mean you voted for Donald Trump in spite of him admittedly hiring hookers, grabbing women by the crotch, conducting very shady business practices with his hotels and casinos... So you can ignore it enough for some things just not trivial things like golf?
In a lot of ways, Donald Trump is more pathetic than Tiger. I had two basic choices for Pres - both pitiful humans. In retrospect, I’m not sure the other one wouldn’t have been better. Nonetheless, I have dozens and dozens of choices of who to root for on the links. Like I said, there are many good role models on tour. Tiger is at the bottom of that list.


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Oct 22, 2008
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I imagine if the entire PGA lived Tiger’s life, you’d dislike them as well. It’s easy to be nice to fans, club pros, and fellow players when they aren’t hounding you 24/7. I’m pro-Tiger. I think he’s grown up and matured quite a bit over the past 10+ years. I suspect I’m a tad bit more of a forgiving person than Gumby though.
 
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I enjoy witnessing greatness. Tiger is probably the greatest ever do it. Now he has a real chance of ending up with the most Majors of any golfer all time. IDK how anyone can't be rooting for this. It's amazing for the game of golf. All this garbage of not rooting for him because of personal decisions is ridic. Try being immortalized as a god across the world by your early 20s and living a normal life. The dudes entire life and perception was destroyed in 09. Since then he has been ripped apart by injuries, surguries, and post rehad issues with the drugs the doctors prescribed him to get back on his feet. He has been humbled a TON in the last ten years. It's quite easy to throw stones from the sidelines.
 
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I enjoy witnessing greatness. Tiger is probably the greatest ever do it. Now he has a real chance of ending up with the most Majors of any golfer all time. IDK how anyone can't be rooting for this. It's amazing for the game of golf. All this garbage of not rooting for him because of personal decisions is ridic. Try being immortalized as a god across the world by your early 20s and living a normal life. The dudes entire life and perception was destroyed in 09. Since then he has been ripped apart by injuries, surguries, and post rehad issues with the drugs the doctors prescribed him to get back on his feet. He has been humbled a TON in the last ten years. It's quite easy to throw stones from the sidelines.
Showing my age, but I am still a Nicklaus fan first and foremost so I would prefer Jack to retain the title.