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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?
Wow. Don't normally jump in the political arena, but I'll bite. If you take the Clintons as a couple versus Donald Trump - I think it's pretty easy that Donald has a shorter list of despicable things than those two. And Trump acknowledges who he is. Also you said "shady" but not illegal with the casinos; guess it depends on what you call shady.

Over their careers the Clintons did several things that would absolutely put the average citizen or politician in federal prison - and got away with it.

So an admitted "less than perfect" conservative or a big time hypocritical liberal. Easy choice.
 
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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.
Absolutely. Now there is both a golfer AND a person to admire.


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Tiger is probably the best golfer to ever stand upright, but he was never an ambassador for the game like Palmer, Nicklaus or Player. He was all about Tiger and didn't give his time signing autographs, etc. He was the best player, but very self absorbed.

Regarding yesterday, name another time when a player, not in the lead, shoots a mere 2 under and wins on Sunday. He got very lucky yesterday that a very good field came back to him.
 
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I’m once again reminded how black and white things always have to be. You either hate him or love him. I’m not crazy about Tiger Woods and don’t see any way he ever catches Nicklaus, but it’s good seeing him (seemingly) get his life and golf game back together.
 
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Tiger is probably the best golfer to ever stand upright, but he was never an ambassador for the game like Palmer, Nicklaus or Player. He was all about Tiger and didn't give his time signing autographs, etc. He was the best player, but very self absorbed.

Regarding yesterday, name another time when a player, not in the lead, shoots a mere 2 under and wins on Sunday. He got very lucky yesterday that a very good field came back to him.
That was the point of my earlier comment (your second paragraph). On the 12th alone, 4 of the top five went double bogey and all Tiger had to do was clear the creek which he did. He also improved his driving accuracy by close to 15 points compared to his last year's stats. Steady play with no mistakes while those around him fell apart. Molinari was the biggest surprise to me as he won The Open last year so he has had experience with leading a major. The others tried to one-up each other, got in trouble and Woods just played steady. Four days of steady
 
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I’m once again reminded how black and white things always have to be. You either hate him or love him. I’m not crazy about Tiger Woods and don’t see any way he ever catches Nicklaus, but it’s good seeing him (seemingly) get his life and golf game back together.
For the past five years, I told myself that too, but I am not so sure anymore. He has that M5 warped face driver dialed in and he hit 57 greens in regulation, two better than the next closest.,....rarely in trouble. The lack of this mindset, stacking the team with long ball hitters who are not very accurate, is why the US gets their ass kicked in the Ryder Cup.
 
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I'm not a huge Tiger fan, but he did the same thing for golf Arnie did in the 1960's, he brought the game to a whole population. Tiger isn't as personable or lovable as Arnie, but he's been every bit as big. That's counting in his jerk factor.
 

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Aug 11, 2011
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What is he going to be upset about?
He's been going on and on for years about how Tiger Woods will never win another major. The intro to his radio show even has a clip of him saying that. Stupid prediction to begin with. But what makes it funny is Traber always "gives it up to himself" about being right about everything.
And he didn't win just any major, it was the Masters

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If you've watched Tiger recently, you see a completely different Tiger compared to his prime days. He is acknowledging the fans, talking and joking with other golfers during the round, not dropping f bombs, has his kids around and seems to be in an all around better mindset. You could see the mad respect he still has with the other golfers as he was entering the clubhouse after his round Sunday. The years of struggling and getting passed over probably humbled him.
 

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Tiger is probably the best golfer to ever stand upright, but he was never an ambassador for the game like Palmer, Nicklaus or Player. He was all about Tiger and didn't give his time signing autographs, etc. He was the best player, but very self absorbed.

Regarding yesterday, name another time when a player, not in the lead, shoots a mere 2 under and wins on Sunday. He got very lucky yesterday that a very good field came back to him.
I think it's pretty obvious that the version of Tiger you don't care for isn't the same guy today. People can change for the better. He seems pretty humble now. He had a massive fall from grace and one of the most epic comebacks. I don't know how anyone can't appreciate what he did on Sunday. And, btw....... luck factors into all championship runs, in all sports.............
 
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Fun sidenote: The Big 12 women's golf championship at Broken Arrow's The Golf Club of Oklahoma was ongoing during the final round of The Masters. From Guerin Emig...

The 35 Big 12 competitors were all busy with round one Sunday when Woods won his 15th major championship, his first in 11 years. That didn’t keep the outburst of joy from rippling 925 miles from Augusta, Georgia, to Broken Arrow.

“One of my teammates was watching him play,” Oklahoma State’s Sara Camarena said. “At the turn I asked her, ‘How did it end up?’ She told me Tiger won and I literally got chills. I teared up a little. It was insane. He’s such an inspiration.”

Camarena is from Mexico City. She grew up golfing with an uncle who had Tiger Woods posters. She wound up idolizing Woods, Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam.

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The goosebumps hadn’t worn off Monday.

“I woke up this morning and was looking through social media about the Masters,” said Lianna Bailey, the OSU golfer tied for fifth place heading into Tuesday’s final round, seven shots behind Laisne, “and it almost felt like it didn’t happen.”

Bailey is from Leicester, England. Her dad is a golf pro. The Baileys would take what they could from Woods’ game as Lianna Bailey discovered the sport growing up.

“I loved watching him navigate around the golf course,” she said.
Through two rounds, OSU is third, behind Texas and Baylor.
 

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Please be true!



Who in the heck is this guy named Traber everyone keeps talking about? I didn’t know, although I do now....

Let me tell you what I learned tonight during my not-so-pleasant encounter with him from his front porch last evening.

I own a small business in Edmond in which I place giant greetings in peoples yards to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, babies, and just about any other occasion you can think of. I’m in the business of staking joy, sharing positivity and spreading Smiles for Miles. It’s an amazing, fun, and very rewarding job.

Just after the Master’s win on Sunday, I received an order to celebrate an amazing and historical golfing comeback with some former neighbors of mine. The order was to say “Tiger Wins! Roar!!” I thought this was just awesome! I’ve always thought Tiger Woods was amazing, despite his fall from grace over the past 2 decades. I put a lot of thought into this setup since it was for someone in my old neighborhood. I wanted it to be adorable for what I thought was a genuine celebration. Even the neighbors across the street came out and told me they thought the greeting was fantastic. Little did I know, this setup was meant to be a prank. Now I’m caught in the middle and he’s taking his anger out on me and my small business.

Mr. Traber is apparently SO bitter over this he is refusing to give back the rented sign inventory used in his yard, worth over $400. The things he said to me and the way he treated me was awful. He said, “You’re not getting your property back because it was put on MY property and I didn’t want it here in the first place! Sue me if you want! I’ll sue you too!” What? I never brought up suing anyone, he did. How was I supposed to know this greeting was gonna be such a mess? He said that was my problem. He then arrogantly asked me, “Did you not do your research on whose yard you were putting that sign in?” No, sir, I don’t research the tenants of every single address on the Leonard Sullivan County Assessor’s website to see “whose” yard I’m planning on staking joy and spreading joy to. Why would I? Orders are generally supposed to be a surprise. The customer fills out a disclaimer stating they have permission from the homeowner if the greeting is placed in a yard that’s not their own. I have put out hundreds and hundreds of signs in peoples yards and I have never, not once, known it to be received in any way other than the fun, joyous, and celebratory manner in which it was meant to be.

Even if I did know “who” he was, I wouldn’t have ever thought he would knowingly conceal stolen property with the malicious intent of “teaching me a lesson” (his words) because I unknowingly struck a chord deep inside his feelers box.

I simply want my property back. Stop being a turd to the person who unknowingly got caught in the middle of a prank gone wrong. You’re deflecting your anger on me.

I guess I have learned a lesson alright. I’ve learned this guy named James Traber, who apparently is some sports & radio personality, is a real stand up guy who bullies innocent small businesses because he can. Way to go, buddy! Thanks for being a great neighbor with good character.

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Sep 29, 2011
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Please be true!



Who in the heck is this guy named Traber everyone keeps talking about? I didn’t know, although I do now....

Let me tell you what I learned tonight during my not-so-pleasant encounter with him from his front porch last evening.

I own a small business in Edmond in which I place giant greetings in peoples yards to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, babies, and just about any other occasion you can think of. I’m in the business of staking joy, sharing positivity and spreading Smiles for Miles. It’s an amazing, fun, and very rewarding job.

Just after the Master’s win on Sunday, I received an order to celebrate an amazing and historical golfing comeback with some former neighbors of mine. The order was to say “Tiger Wins! Roar!!” I thought this was just awesome! I’ve always thought Tiger Woods was amazing, despite his fall from grace over the past 2 decades. I put a lot of thought into this setup since it was for someone in my old neighborhood. I wanted it to be adorable for what I thought was a genuine celebration. Even the neighbors across the street came out and told me they thought the greeting was fantastic. Little did I know, this setup was meant to be a prank. Now I’m caught in the middle and he’s taking his anger out on me and my small business.

Mr. Traber is apparently SO bitter over this he is refusing to give back the rented sign inventory used in his yard, worth over $400. The things he said to me and the way he treated me was awful. He said, “You’re not getting your property back because it was put on MY property and I didn’t want it here in the first place! Sue me if you want! I’ll sue you too!” What? I never brought up suing anyone, he did. How was I supposed to know this greeting was gonna be such a mess? He said that was my problem. He then arrogantly asked me, “Did you not do your research on whose yard you were putting that sign in?” No, sir, I don’t research the tenants of every single address on the Leonard Sullivan County Assessor’s website to see “whose” yard I’m planning on staking joy and spreading joy to. Why would I? Orders are generally supposed to be a surprise. The customer fills out a disclaimer stating they have permission from the homeowner if the greeting is placed in a yard that’s not their own. I have put out hundreds and hundreds of signs in peoples yards and I have never, not once, known it to be received in any way other than the fun, joyous, and celebratory manner in which it was meant to be.

Even if I did know “who” he was, I wouldn’t have ever thought he would knowingly conceal stolen property with the malicious intent of “teaching me a lesson” (his words) because I unknowingly struck a chord deep inside his feelers box.

I simply want my property back. Stop being a turd to the person who unknowingly got caught in the middle of a prank gone wrong. You’re deflecting your anger on me.

I guess I have learned a lesson alright. I’ve learned this guy named James Traber, who apparently is some sports & radio personality, is a real stand up guy who bullies innocent small businesses because he can. Way to go, buddy! Thanks for being a great neighbor with good character.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
You’re in either one of two situations.
1. You’re customer knows Traber and therefore should smooth things over. Or
2. Your customer doesn’t know Traber and should therefore man-up and go meet with him to take the heat for the prank. If this is the case, the customer did not have permission. It’s his problem to solve.


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From Guerin Emig: To peek inside Viktor Hovland's extraordinary Masters is to peek inside OSU's extraordinary player

STILLWATER — Twenty-one-year-old Viktor Hovland finished his first Masters on Sunday afternoon, the first Norwegian to play in the world’s most famous golf tournament, and was led to Firestone Cabin. Condoleezza Rice was there, and so Hovland watched Tiger Woods play the back nine with the former U.S. Secretary of State.

From Firestone it was on to Butler Cabin where, as the best-scoring amateur in the field, Hovland would take part in a nationally televised ceremony seated next to the defending Masters champion and the fella about to put on the green jacket as this year’s winner.

That fella was Woods, and he had just authored arguably the greatest comeback story in American sports history.

“They had us sitting in the chairs beforehand to make sure everything was ready,” Hovland said Thursday, “and Tiger just kind of quickly came in and tapped my back and said, ‘Hey, awesome playing. Congrats.’ I didn’t really know what to say. I was sitting down just kind of looking up. Yeah, that was definitely the most nervous I was the whole week.”