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I'm 40 and had the same surgery as Tiger 5 years ago. It took me a full year to get my game to its level before surgery. I occasionally experience the spasms as well and then it's 6 weeks of stretching and rehab. It happens randomly. Not associated with more or less physical activity.

 

That being said, I don't need to perform at an elite level. So yes, he's done.

 

 

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wow interesting yup back injuries serious stuff - play well man

 

 

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Yes...back problems are nothing to sneeze at.  Evidently he cannot get his back to cooperate enough to practice and play -- and that is with the best trainers and medical minds around.  The strain his

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I don't see how he can put it back together, but he looks worn out and old. I think with a swing he can't trust and no confidence, he's going to fall on the back thing. It's better then saying I have no confidence or I have no trust in my swing.

 

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Yep, sadly he was done sometime ago.

Would be nothing better then to see him win another or 2, but would be a surprise too. There is alot to this whole tiger thing that went on if you could see it from the shop. Howell III did a practice round at our course his second year out. Slow day and I went with him showing him the lines, fixing divots, and keeping quiet. He was on his way if anyone remembers. Little guy could crush it then. So anyway I kept tabs on him and real quick like he's pals with Tiger. Now Tiger is 'struggling' and his long time pal Howell was asked and gave comment to it, as a close friend... Well, Tiger is off the course and Howell is showing well again even at this late stage after a loooong time floundering. And my point is these guys are good from the start. Really good and when the head or something to the head gets in the way, in a big way, some become mere mortals.

 

Tiger was positioned to sell golf to a new generation for a lot of reasons. Number 1 being he had the game to back it up from the start, and did. Phenom is exactly what he was but the good old american way of doing biz descended on him like a swarm. And in the end Tiger made his choice to get on that train and take that ride to and fro and it showed across the board.

The train wont stop, yet, and Perez called it as far as what is going on today.

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I think that no one knows but Tiger. I'd love to see him come back and just be competitive. Having back problems myself, I understand how hard it is. Playing on the pro level has to be that much more troublesome with a bad back.

 

I don't bother myself with Tiger's off course, personal life/behavior. I love/d watching Tiger the golfer. I hope to see a little more of him in the future. Hell... he's just a young pup at 41.

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He's not done. I refuse to give up on the only guy that is still on tour that makes every hole he is on feel like the 16th at the stadium course. I also can't give up on him when he got so many people interested/back into golf. He may not have the power he once had but there are plenty of guys on tour that are doing well who.....(if tiger could keep it in the fairway and putt).....couldn't keep up with Tiger except maybe on their best day. He can fix his direction problem and you can be 100 years old and still swing a putter. I just hope he deals with the demons in his head and gets a better swing coach. Mr. Harmon come back! You may be Tigers only hope!?!?

 

 

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He can make a reasonable attempt to come back if he listens to Rocco and makes his final swing change to a swing that doesn't stress his back.  It can be done, but if he doesn't choose to make the transition, he won't be a factor anymore.  Too many good players without injuries to compete against.

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He's not done. I refuse to give up on the only guy that is still on tour that makes every hole he is on feel like the 16th at the stadium course. I also can't give up on him when he got so many people interested/back into golf. He may not have the power he once had but there are plenty of guys on tour that are doing well who.....(if tiger could keep it in the fairway and putt).....couldn't keep up with Tiger except maybe on their best day. He can fix his direction problem and you can be 100 years old and still swing a putter. I just hope he deals with the demons in his head and gets a better swing coach. Mr. Harmon come back! You may be Tigers only hope!?!?

 

 

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Tiger hit it 50yards by guys when he 1st came out on tour and was best putter and short game player now bulky putter and he is avg to med avg long not a good combo with these young kids. Tiger had a hell of run crazy some of the stuff he did best 4 days of golf ever US Open Pebble 2000 unreal. Lightning in a bottle for a round or two but 4 good rounds and a W hard for me to picture

 

 

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I am so confused as to whether he is or not. From all the reports it seemed like he was and then he shows up to GMA and is bouncing around like a kid. No idea what is true right now

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I am in need of Tiger's same back surgery. It is debilitating pain when it acts up. Almost makes me baby my swing on purpose. I can relate to the pain part 100%, you never know when it is going to show up, and when it does, you literally stay horizontal like he said. He had an amazing run, changed the game for every golfer in the universe and for that I thank him. Done or not, he is the reason golf isn't dead.

 

 

Edit: I couldn't imagine being a professional athlete in any sport with back problems. Once its injured it never goes away.

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Yep, sadly he was done sometime ago.

Would be nothing better then to see him win another or 2, but would be a surprise too. There is alot to this whole tiger thing that went on if you could see it from the shop. Howell III did a practice round at our course his second year out. Slow day and I went with him showing him the lines, fixing divots, and keeping quiet. He was on his way if anyone remembers. Little guy could crush it then. So anyway I kept tabs on him and real quick like he's pals with Tiger. Now Tiger is 'struggling' and his long time pal Howell was asked and gave comment to it, as a close friend... Well, Tiger is off the course and Howell is showing well again even at this late stage after a loooong time floundering. And my point is these guys are good from the start. Really good and when the head or something to the head gets in the way, in a big way, some become mere mortals.

 

Tiger was positioned to sell golf to a new generation for a lot of reasons. Number 1 being he had the game to back it up from the start, and did. Phenom is exactly what he was but the good old american way of doing biz descended on him like a swarm. And in the end Tiger made his choice to get on that train and take that ride to and fro and it showed across the board.

The train wont stop, yet, and Perez called it as far as what is going on today.

prez is a knucklehead period Im a so so Tiger fan - but ask any of the pros that have half a brain and they all say we have Tiger to Thank for million plus 1st place checks every week

 

 

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I am a big Jack fan.  That part of me roots against Tiger.  Having said that I hate to see a talent as miraculous as his fade from relevance.  So I guess I hope he wins again (just no more majors) and dominates on the senior tour.

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Bowed out of the Masters.... [emoji52]

 

 

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Thought this was an April fools joke but all the major sites are carrying it as well as his own website. Hate to see the guy with so much talent go out like that.

 

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Thought this was an April fools joke but all the major sites are carrying it as well as his own website. Hate to see the guy with so much talent go out like that.

 

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Yes...back problems are nothing to sneeze at.  Evidently he cannot get his back to cooperate enough to practice and play -- and that is with the best trainers and medical minds around.  The strain his workouts and 100% swinging put on his back have taken their toll.  Who would have thought that all that working out was bad...but evidently he was doing the wrong things.

 

I don't think we will ever see him be competitive again.  Too much else to do and when these guys cannot compete at the same level, they usually walk away.  Too much pride...

 

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I think it's important to note, Tiger hasn't won a major since June 2008. My 9 year old daughter was 5 months old!

 

Tiger had a good year in 2013 and was the sentimental player of the year despite his own assessment of it being a "wasted year" because he didn't win a major.

 

Outside of that 2013 season, has Tiger even been relevant in the game since November 2009? If your answer is yes, then he has been done for a long time now.

 

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I hope he isn't done. I understand how it is annoying to hear about Tiger. But, it's because he's the guy that built the monster, so to speak.

 

All the guys in the past; Jack, Arnold, Gary P., Trevino, Snead, etc.... were great, no doubt. I'll even concede that Jack was the greatest of all time, but Tiger brought golf to the masses. Tiger is why golf is cool. Tiger is why there so many talented young players on tour that can win on any given day. Tiger built the monster!

 

I think he can be competitive again. I don't think he can regain what he once was. He has to come to terms with his age and physical limitations if he really wants to be competitive again. He's "only" 40. He just has to figure out how to play in the here and now with the way his body is.

 

Henrik Stenson is 40, and Sergio is as well. They both compete fairly well!

 

I don't look for much out of Tiger this year. I think it will take longer to get it all sorted out.

Arnold made golf cool in 1960's Tiger made PGA Tour into Money machine - guys today should thank tig corp america really really came in to sponsor these events

 

 

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I don't claim to be an expert in any sense but I'm inclined to say he's done however I know he'll never stop trying so I'll say I think he's done being relevant as far as leaderboards are concerned. Back surgery and sports are a terrible combo, much less 3 of them but you never know, I've been wrong before.

 

 

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