OT: The Open Rd 3

Submitted by MichiganFan1984 on July 21st, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Anyone watching? Weather is nice there. Woods and Michelson both out on course, both missing makeable putts. The more majors I watch, the more confident I am that neither will win another major. The competition is too good. Rose just finished with a 64 to get within two of the lead. Leaders tee off at 11am est. I’m rooting for Kuchar or Fleetwood to win. It could be anybody... a lot of good players within 4 shots of lead. Who you got? 

Comments

mGrowOld

July 21st, 2018 at 10:58 AM ^

Major tournament with Tiger making his first real move on the leaderboard in over a decade and three comments.

If anybody in MGoManagement needed proof for just how user unfriendly the new site is for posting on the side board here it is.

rob f

July 21st, 2018 at 11:18 AM ^

Just tuned in to the Open about 15 minutes ago to see some really interesting and intense jockeying for the lead.

6-way tie at the top, including Spieth and Eldrick?  That's about as good as it gets, especially looking at all the other names within a few strokes of the top!

MichiganFan1984

July 21st, 2018 at 11:53 AM ^

Woods lovers calm down. He started way earlier then the leaders. He will be at least 6 or 7 back to start tomorrow. He is playing well, but that par putt he missed is typical Woods in the last 10 years. 

JHumich

July 21st, 2018 at 12:15 PM ^

At least 6 or 7? Highly unlikely at this point.

The short game is always good. The driving was very good, and the putting was very good. Even the misses were good, except the first putt on 16. Good reads, great pace. Even with luck going against him, he's in with a 66 that very easily could have been a 62.

Whether your ignorance is sincere or willful, it's just plain inaccurate to say, "there's no difference here to how he's been playing."

If people who love golf and know what they saw today are "Woods lovers," then I suppose that just makes you a "Woods _____."

carolina blue

July 21st, 2018 at 8:23 PM ^

You’re welcome. You deserved it. You constantly say tiger is a has been with your criteria of “he hasn’t won recently” and to “take emotion out of it”. Fine. For comparison, tony finau, currently 10th in fedex cup, has 17/20 (85%) cuts, 13 top 25s (65%), 6 top tens (30%) including a 2nd, no wins. Tiger hasn’t played as many events and is thus further down rankings, but has made 9/11 (81%) cuts, 7 top 25s (64%) and 3 top 10s (27%) including a 2nd. Very comparable. Also keep in mind, if he finishes top 5 tomorrow (very likely) he gets inside top 50 in the world in just 12 tournaments played and qualifies for firestone. He will likely finish top 25 in world and fedex cup before the Season is over.

My question is: what would be your requirement to no longer consider him a has been? You seem to have this label permanently affixed to him. 

MichiganFan1984

July 21st, 2018 at 8:56 PM ^

To answer your question.... if he wins a major I will no longer call him a has been. This is Tiger freakin Woods, he is the greatest golfer of our generation....if he’s not winning majors he’s a has been. I don’t root against him or for him. I just don’t think he is close to being one of the current great golfers (top 10 I guess) and the media acts like he is cause they want a story. Comparing him to Finau is fine, but it’s not the same... nobody cares about Finau. If everyone is gonna prop up woods and the media is gonna slobber over him he needs to win a major. Period end of my opinion on him lol. 

MichiganFan1984

July 21st, 2018 at 9:15 PM ^

The standard is if he’s GREAT like your claiming he is and the media acts like he is, he would still be winning majors... if you can’t see that or you don’t agree that’s fine, it’s really not a hard concept... If Brady plays 3more years and goes 12-4 but can’t win a big playoff game is he still one of the current great qbs? I think not... people will say he needs to retire and he’s a has been (remember Brett Favre). I don’t think Woods sucks for the tenth time, sure he’s  playing well, but he’s not top 10 and he’s never winning another major. The competition is too good. Maybe lighten up on the insults it’s really not nice and uncalled for. 

WorldwideTJRob

July 21st, 2018 at 1:14 PM ^

But you are being a tad bit disingenuous by acting like he didn’t play well today or people need to calm down with their excitement. The guy shot a 66 which is one of the better rounds of the day. Name someone on the course who hasn’t missed a shot today? That’s not indicative of Tiger not having it anymore, more than it is the fact that he’s human. Speith is on 15 and unless he birdies out, chances are Woods will be less than 6 or 7 strokes off the pace.

ralphgoblue

July 21st, 2018 at 7:16 PM ^

Three weeks after Tiger won his last major,they started steroid test for pro athletes....

Of course Tigers "injuries" started popping up causing him to be a "weaker golfer"

You have to go all the way back to the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines to find Woods's last major victory .He has missed more than 50% of the cuts since Pros were tested,he only missed a couple cuts 1996-2008