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Tiger Woods is done... Hate to say it but the back is toast

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Sad day to say it, but Tiger Woods is toast. He's done. He'll never be the same. There, I've admitted it, finally. After the news came out today, I can admit it to myself that my favorite golfer I've ever seen life and in person is truly done. His back has become his nemesis. And his weight training, while revolutionizing the game, has become his downfall. Reports recently came out that he can't even sit down comfortably, drives with his seat fully reclined, etc. When the back goes, the game goes. And for his sake, I hope he has the foresight to not return to competitive golf. Even if he gets feeling back and the pain subsides or disappears, there's no reason to risk reinjury. He has 2 young children and for his sake, I hope he hangs em up and enjoys raising them. Sad day, but all eras come to an end. And being the second best golfer of all time is nothing to sneeze at.

 

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/if-you-were-counting-on-a-miraculous-tiger-woods-return-its-not-happening-anytime-soon

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Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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The reporter, Robert Lusetich and the agent, Mark Steinberg, are having a Twitter snit.   The agent has Tiger's financial interests, the reporter, he reports., who, why, what, where, etc. 

 

I usually believe the person who has the least to lose money-wise, that would be the reporter.  The agent and his client could lose a lot.

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Respectfully,
DHUCK WHOOKER

 

 

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Btw, the reporter wasn't the first with the story. Secret Tour Pro was, and he's hit pretty much every equipment sponsor change this offseason before they were announced


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Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I would say that it is a combination of the weight training and the violence of his golf swing in general. When I was growing up in the game the reverse c was the thing. Now my Dad was not only a golf pro but had been an athletic trainer at one time. He told me that that reverse c was going to cause problems and look at the long list with reverse c players that had problems. Now Tiger never did an extreme reverse c but something else my old man told me was that a violent golf swing would cause injuries down the road. Look at how Tiger used to snap that left leg and knee problems resulted.


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Tiger who?


We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Back problems and surgeries are no joke. I've seen it. But, I'm not throwing away Tiger's return yet. Common advice from my father growing up was believe half of what you see and a quarter of what you hear. Until I hear it from the man himself that he's done, I put no weight on any of this.

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DLIII and Notah say otherwise.......


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I'm not going to hit any likes here because this is a reality that dawned on me before the five iron through the window or the back. Like Sneed, Palmer and Watson it was the putter that failed him first. Everything else has obscured that.

 

I'm not going to hit any likes because this is one of four or five Mount Rushmore players and certainly one of the two unanimous ones. I've been blessed to watch both Jack and Tiger and honestly I don't know which was better. Jack was more of a machine, Tiger more of an artist and both could finish because they holed their putts when they needed to.

 

Im going to be controversial and more so because Jack was my favorite golfer perhaps even favorite athlete of all time. Tiger did more for the game than Jack. The dollars that people play for today are Tiger related. The number of great young players are Tiger related and the boom that golf experienced was so Tiger related that his decline as a player and his personal issues have brought along with them a decline in the number of people playing the Sport. Sure there are other factors but Tiger made golf cool and then suddenly not.

 

Tiger at his peak was Arnie and Jack combined. It's a shame that his putter gave out like Arnie's and his back was far worse than Jack's.

 

Good thread Rookie, I'm glad to get that off my chest. When are you coming to Flirida so that we can raise a glass to the fallen Champion?

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I'm not going to hit any likes here because this is a reality that dawned on me before the five iron through the window or the back. Like Sneed, Palmer and Watson it was the putter that failed him first. Everything else has obscured that.

 

I'm not going to hit any likes because this is one of four or five Mount Rushmore players and certainly one of the two unanimous ones. I've been blessed to watch both Jack and Tiger and honestly I don't know which was better. Jack was more of a machine, Tiger more of an artist and both could finish because they holed their putts when they needed to.

 

Im going to be controversial and more so because Jack was my favorite golfer perhaps even favorite athlete of all time. Tiger did more for the game than Jack. The dollars that people play for today are Tiger related. The number of great young players are Tiger related and the boom that golf experienced was so Tiger related that his decline as a player and his personal issues have brought along with them a decline in the number of people playing the Sport. Sure there are other factors but Tiger made golf cool and then suddenly not.

 

Tiger at his peak was Arnie and Jack combined. It's a shame that his putter gave out like Arnie's and his back was far worse than Jack's.

 

Good thread Rookie, I'm glad to get that off my chest. When are you coming to Flirida so that we can raise a glass to the fallen Champion?

 

I'll hit the like button for ya....  great post Rev

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Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
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Back problems and surgeries are no joke. I've seen it. But, I'm not throwing away Tiger's return yet. Common advice from my father growing up was believe half of what you see and a quarter of what you hear. Until I hear it from the man himself that he's done, I put no weight on any of this.

 

Agreed, I had a micro discectomy (L4-L5 region) 3 years ago myself.  It was about 7 to 8 months before I was able to play again. But, it took almost a year and half before I was completely pain free riding In a golf cart, big bumps were torture, like someone sticking a pin in your back. 

I hope he comes back, he is still draws the largest crowds to the PGA events and I am a big fan of his.


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With all due respect Rex coming back and playing recreational golf once a week is not the same as the daily grind of the PGA. More at accomplishment on your part BTW.

 

And then Tiger would still have the putter issue and the fact that he's lost his mental edge. It's too big of an ask even for him.


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Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

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EVNRoll ER 5

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and this:  bit.ly/1QcqJRq 

 

Secret Tour Pro......... hahahahahaha

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5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

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Glad to hear he's making progress.

I still believe in a comeback! :D

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Put this in your pipe and smoke it! Tweeted by TW minutes ago.

https://mobile.twitter.com/tigerwoods/status/702492113188032512

 

 

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I feel like this is a very Tiger-esque response. Although there is no way to prove that isn't an old video I suppose. Hopefully he is progressing well. I would like to see some more decent golf from him. Even if he doesn't have the old magic anymore he could help the game if he was a top 15 or 20 player.


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I feel like this is a very Tiger-esque response. Although there is no way to prove that isn't an old video I suppose. 

 

If you look at his shoes you can see they look like his older style models but with the updated free style sole

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FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

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If you look at his shoes you can see they look like his older style models but with the updated free style sole

 

Good Catch .......

 

IF you look at the screen it says TW_2_24_16,  coincidence ???????


Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

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If you look at his shoes you can see they look like his older style models but with the updated free style sole

 

Leave it to Theoo to notice a dudes shoes.

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Leave it to Theoo to notice a dudes shoes.

 

Its what I do


Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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