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Actually. I believe that the longer he waits, the more civil the crowd will be. And depends on the tournament too. If he comes back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, that's a LOT different than coming back at the Phoenix Open. At the Master's, there will be NO heckling. People will get booted... seriously. I've been there, and people are so kind to each other.. it's the way the world should treat each other.

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Actually. I believe that the longer he waits, the more civil the crowd will be. And depends on the tournament too. If he comes back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, that's a LOT different than coming back at the Phoenix Open. At the Master's, there will be NO heckling. People will get booted... seriously. I've been there, and people are so kind to each other.. it's the way the world should treat each other.

the 16th at Phoenix would have been a bloodbath in the stands. IS there any more speculation as to when he will be back?

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It's all just getting very boring. I hope he wins a major so to put it to bed. (That sort of came out wrong.....)

NIce with that.

Me, I just want him to play.

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I really hope that Tiger plays at Bay Hill, but I don't really follow the article's logic. I understand that Stricker and Tiger are friends, but Tiger is friends with other guys on tour who have played other events. Maybe I'm just missing something.

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Am I the only one who thought "Stricker is playing, cool."

Like his game too.

 

Yes. B)

 

Stricker does nothing for me. I respect the fact that he was great, got busted down, and is now back at the very top of the game, but I just can't get excited about him. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I worked with a guy from Wisconsin who looked and sounded like Stricker and was a huge Stricker fan, and we did not agree about a single thing, golf or otherwise, so I felt compelled to dislike Stricker because of him.

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Yes. B)

 

Stricker does nothing for me. I respect the fact that he was great, got busted down, and is now back at the very top of the game, but I just can't get excited about him. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I worked with a guy from Wisconsin who looked and sounded like Stricker and was a huge Stricker fan, and we did not agree about a single thing, golf or otherwise, so I felt compelled to dislike Stricker because of him.

This seems completely justified to me. Sometimes it is just wrong. My mom never forgave Jasper for the hat. Don't think she ever watched him hit a ball. Always looking at his hat...

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I LOVE the hat. That's the kind of thing more guys need (and the tour needs): less blending in, more unique stuff. Look at Ryan Moore: instantly recognizable because of the way he dresses. Jesper: you see the hat, you know who it is.

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So I'm gonna weigh in here...

I tune in to watch Tiger Woods to see what crazy thing he is going to do with a golf ball. See the 1996 US AM, 1997 Masters, 2000 entire season, ect.... I do not tune in to watch how he parents his children, or interacts with his wife. Those things are none of my business. I will never but a Nike produce because Tiger is a Nike guy, and I don't drink Gatoraid because he used to be a spokesman. He is a marvelous golfer, and really fun to watch. I just want to see him play. That's it. I would hate to be his kid, or wife, but count me in as a fan.

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So I'm gonna weigh in here...

I tune in to watch Tiger Woods to see what crazy thing he is going to do with a golf ball. See the 1996 US AM, 1997 Masters, 2000 entire season, ect.... I do not tune in to watch how he parents his children, or interacts with his wife. Those things are none of my business. I will never but a Nike produce because Tiger is a Nike guy, and I don't drink Gatoraid because he used to be a spokesman. He is a marvelous golfer, and really fun to watch. I just want to see him play. That's it. I would hate to be his kid, or wife, but count me in as a fan.

 

Well said, my thoughts exactly.

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So I'm gonna weigh in here...

I tune in to watch Tiger Woods to see what crazy thing he is going to do with a golf ball. See the 1996 US AM, 1997 Masters, 2000 entire season, ect.... I do not tune in to watch how he parents his children, or interacts with his wife. Those things are none of my business. I will never but a Nike produce because Tiger is a Nike guy, and I don't drink Gatoraid because he used to be a spokesman. He is a marvelous golfer, and really fun to watch. I just want to see him play. That's it. I would hate to be his kid, or wife, but count me in as a fan.

 

Agreed 100%

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I LOVE the hat. That's the kind of thing more guys need (and the tour needs): less blending in, more unique stuff. Look at Ryan Moore: instantly recognizable because of the way he dresses. Jesper: you see the hat, you know who it is.

Hat was good for me too. Not real sure what the issue was... Added some character to the tour.

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Well said, my thoughts exactly.

 

Putting the impact to the industry aside, I agree with you. We all just want to see the man play golf.

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I've actually lost some interest in seeing him play.

 

I like when good things happen to good people, and all this Tiger mess has dampened my Tiger enthusiasm. I was kinda neutral on him before -- seeing both the good and bad in him, but this had kinda tipped the scales for me now.

 

If he comes out a new man, both on and off the course, that will change.

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I've actually lost some interest in seeing him play.

 

I like when good things happen to good people, and all this Tiger mess has dampened my Tiger enthusiasm. I was kinda neutral on him before -- seeing both the good and bad in him, but this had kinda tipped the scales for me now.

 

If he comes out a new man, both on and off the course, that will change.

 

I think this is fair. My only objection would be: who can you say definitively is a good guy? We all thought Tiger was a good guy and we were wrong. With all the scandals (steroids, crimes, etc) in every sport, it's hard to put a lot of faith in an athlete. I still believe in what Sir Charles said, "I am not a role model. Athletes are not role models."

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I've actually lost some interest in seeing him play.

 

I like when good things happen to good people, and all this Tiger mess has dampened my Tiger enthusiasm. I was kinda neutral on him before -- seeing both the good and bad in him, but this had kinda tipped the scales for me now.

 

If he comes out a new man, both on and off the course, that will change.

 

That's a good way to put it. He need to earn respect.

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I think this is fair. My only objection would be: who can you say definitively is a good guy? We all thought Tiger was a good guy and we were wrong. With all the scandals (steroids, crimes, etc) in every sport, it's hard to put a lot of faith in an athlete. I still believe in what Sir Charles said, "I am not a role model. Athletes are not role models."

 

I never thought he was a particularly good guy.

 

There are guys out there that have the reputation for being good guys.....I'd say guys like Phil, Brad Faxon, Steve Stricker, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman, and others.

 

And I don't care what anyone says -- professional athlete's are role models in certain aspects....and that's part of the reason they get paid so much money. Hey...if you want to make sponsor money by promoting products, then you've put yourself in a role model position. Can't say "buy this product because I say so"...then turn around and say "don't look to me" --- can't have it both ways.

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I never thought he was a particularly good guy.

 

There are guys out there that have the reputation for being good guys.....I'd say guys like Phil, Brad Faxon, Steve Stricker, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman, and others.

 

And I don't care what anyone says -- professional athlete's are role models in certain aspects....and that's part of the reason they get paid so much money. Hey...if you want to make sponsor money by promoting products, then you've put yourself in a role model position. Can't say "buy this product because I say so"...then turn around and say "don't look to me" --- can't have it both ways.

 

 

Professional athletes ARE role models to many people, but I guess my point is that they shouldn't be. On that same point, they are paid a lot because, you are right, people look up to them, I just don't think they should. In terms of the hypocrisy that you point to at the end, I don't know that I agree that it's hypocritical at all. If I endorse something it's because A) they're paying me (and no one turns down money) and B ) I think it's a good product (hopefully). I don't think that means that I sign away my right/privilege to have some privacy or conduct myself in the way that I choose. Now if my behavior negatively impacts my image, my sponsor can drop me, that's their right.

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