Will he win, finish in the top 10, make the cut? Four months of rust is hard to overcome. Big muscles should work fine, but those little yippy ones can kill ya. My call is: Tiger makes the cut and shoots +3 for 4 rounds and finishes in 18th place.
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This isn't an Open course, it's Augusta, and you have to favor him. He's played every conceivable shot numerous times and it's very muscle memory friendly.
I have no idea how he's feeling or how many rounds he's played in the last two months. But this layout is for mashers who can putt and if has a resonable stroke going he should do well. Tee to green I see no problems.
Tiger remains one of my favorite athletes of all time, and I can "forgive" him for being a sleaze-bag, but this kind of thing really turns me off:
<<...When Tiger Woods plays the Masters, people will realize he hasn't changed at all within the confines of a golf course. Not that he should, necessarily, given his astounding track record in the game, but he has a don't-touch-me approach to the media that falls somewhere between arrogance, insecurity and cowardice. I saw a lot of Jim Murray, the great L.A. Times columnist, at work during his prime years. He was so revered within the athletes' community, superstars felt honored to be interviewed by him. That's how it is in golf with Dan Jenkins, the unquestioned master of humor, historical perspective and getting a feel for someone. Jenkins recently recalled that he once made an effort to get to know Woods over dinner, even if Tiger wanted everything off the record - and the closest he ever got was a message from Woods' agent: "We have nothing to gain."...>>
It's pretty obvious the sport? of golf needs Tiger Woods. I think he'll be a little off for a few tournaments. Then as time goes on and golf fans start to forget, it'll be like old times. Not unlike the Michael Vick situation.
I hope the best for Tiger and want to see him do well. I was a little turned off in his interview by his talk regarding sponsors and trying to win them back. If your as rich as Tiger, does it really matter if you ever did a single endorsement again in your life?
Tiger Woods treats his audience like his bimbos. Increasingly, his public remorse over his sex scandals seems merely calculated to make it easier for him to step back on the golf course at Augusta National. As Woods prepares to play in his first major since he wrecked his car and his image, he sounds about as sincere as he did in those text messages suggesting, "You're the only one." Who does he take us for?
I guess I'm a total sap, because when he was asked what his father would have thought of all this (prev i'view), he had a genuine hurt look on his face. I really do think he understands how badly he effed up, and wants to PROVE that there is more so his persona than the facade he's built. I believe he IS contrite now, after rehab.
But did anyone else notice the part about his wife? I think she's GONE, and his focus will be on his kids.
I find it quite interesting that she's still itchy about his statements in a press conference that is a month old. That's over and done. He doesn't have to worry about trying to be Superman anymore in the eyes of the public; just be a man. Anyway, I always knew he'd make the Masters his first tournament upon his return, so it was no surprise to me. Why is it a surprise to everyone else?
No surprise to me. I admire his golfing skills but have never thought much of him as a person or role model so nothing has changed. While not condoning his pecadillos, it is really none of my business. The only person he has to resolve his problems with is his wife. The rest of us should just butt out.
lonewolf wrote:No surprise to me. I admire his golfing skills but have never thought much of him as a person or role model so nothing has changed. While not condoning his pecadillos, it is really none of my business. The only person he has to resolve his problems with is his wife. The rest of us should just butt out.
I agree completely. All this analysis nonsense, about Woods acknowledging his 'fans' etc. Who cares?
Interesting discussion on Nike's new ad on the Golf Channel yesterday. Earl's voice and Tiger's expression . . . very, very . . . eerie. Is it a commercial rip-off of a voyeuristic nature, or Nike trying to come to grips with its commitment to him? Very interesting ploy. Not sure HOW I feel about it.
<<....you remembered how his father, Earl, publicly characterized the 20-year-old Tiger back in 1996:
"He will transcend this game and bring to the world a humanitarianism which has never been known before. I know that I was personally selected by God himself to nurture this young man. Tiger will do more than any other man in history to change the course of humanity."
Turns out the plan fell a little bit short. Turns out that Tiger is one of the colossal phonies of our time, nothing at all like the man portrayed by his family, handlers, sponsors and Web site....>>
"Turns out that Tiger is one of the colossal phonies of our time,..."
Say again? What an idiot. Woods is a golfer, and not some dickhead politician, a number of whom I could name but won't, who babbles on about 'family values' and then dumps their wife at the soonest opportunity. In some cases more than once.
As lonewolf said this is between Mr. and Mrs. Woods.