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Tiger Woods wins 4th title of year

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- A weekend filled with sharp words between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia came down to one last showdown Sunday in The Players Championship, this one staged across the water in a tiny, terrifying section of the TPC Sawgrass.

    Tied for the lead with two holes to play, Woods kept his shots on land and made two pars.

    Garcia hit three balls into the water for a quadruple-bogey-double-bogey finish.

    If there was special satisfaction in beating Garcia again, Woods kept that to himself. What mattered was having a chance to win, closing it out like he does so often, and capturing the richest prize on the PGA Tour for the first time in a dozen years.

    "We just go out there and play," Woods said. "I had an opportunity to win the golf tournament when I was tied for the lead today, and I thought I handled the situation well and really played well today when I really needed to. And that's something I'm excited about it."

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/...-tiger-woods-wins-sergio-garcia-stumbles-late
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Woods won due Sergio's best "Tin Cup" impression :lmao:
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I watched the last few holes between Tiger and Garcia...

    How in the world did Garcia pitch it three times into the water to lose the co-lead?

    And I felt bad for Linmerth dude, because he had the best chance to force a playoff and he bogeyed the hole. I was kinda rooting for him.
  4. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I imagine Linmerth was feeling the pressure at that point.

    As for Garcia, he was probably still ticked off at Woods and he let that get to him, trying for the perfect shot to beat him yet dunked them in the drink.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I knew Sergio was going to try to win it on 17 before he ever made the shot.

    He took direct aim at the pin instead of playing to center green in doing that he gave himself no room for mistake and it cost him.
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Like everyone else, I hate some of the choices Tiger has made.

    But man, he is a lot of fun to watch.
  7. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    Vonn got tiger back on his game!
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was awesome that he went for it, need more players like him.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think being smart is the better play. On a par 3 and tied all he needed to do was par the hole and go to 18 with a chance to win or tie and take it to a playoff. 17 at Sawgrass is not the place you want to take a big chance. Sergio ego got the best of him and because he can't seem to control that, it has prevented him from winning any majors.
  10. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    no doubt your right but I don't want to spend time indoors watching golf to see guys playing smart, I want to see guys going for it.
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe from that perspective but from the players view if you plan on winning, smart plays a big part in it. Just like when Phil lost the US open, leading by 2 on the final hole and he hits driver and puts it in the water. All he needed to do was hit a safe shot down the middle, hell he could have used a 3 wood or long iron make par of bogie and win the thing, instead he goes brain dead and loses it.

    Sergio was too busy trying to show up Woods that he handed the tournament to Woods when the better play was to not risk it on a hole that was killing contenders. Sawgrass 17 is not the place to go for it
  12. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/marshal-says-tiger-woods-lied-about-sergio-shot-2013-5

    A Golf Official Says Tiger Woods Lied About Distracting Sergio Garcia During A Shot

    When he was asked about it, Tiger said it was all big misunderstanding. He told reporters:

    "The marshal told me he already hit so I pulled the club and was getting ready to play my shot, and then I hear his comments afterward. Not really surprising that he's complaining about something."

    But in an interview with Michael Bamberger of Sports Illustrated, two separate marshals say that that conversation never happened.

    John North, who was standing over Tiger's ball at the time, told SI:

    "Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing to him. I was disappointed to hear him make those remarks. We’re there to help the players and enhance the experience of the fans. He was saying what was good for him. It lacked character."

    Another marshal, Gary Anderson, added, "He didn’t ask us nothing, and we didn’t say nothing. We’re told not to talk to the players."

    They are both accusing Tiger of lying here, North explicitly so.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/marshal-says-tiger-woods-lied-about-sergio-shot-2013-5#ixzz2THOjQr3p
  13. jimmy40

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    I remember Phil slicing a drive off a tent on the final hole of the US Open leading by one, I don't remember the water thing. As far as Sergio who are you to say what is smart for him? He probably wanted no part of a playoff with Tiger so he went for it on 17. Problem is he took the wrong club. Tiger pulled the hell out of his shot on 17 it's not like he was trying to play safe either.
  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I understand golf and I understand that hole at Sawgrass had already sunk the hopes of others who were around the top of the leader board.

    Stupid gets you beat and he was stupid for taking the chance, you want prove he put 2 in the drink and ended up with a fricken 7. You think that is smart golf, well then you have no clue.

    Does not take a rocket scientist to figure it out Einstein

    Then again it is just another indicator why Sergio has not won a fricken Major

    Every guy on the tour has the talent the champions have brains as well.
  15. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    /\ ---This.

    Phil screwed-up because his pig-headiness over using a driver when a 3-wood or even a long iron would have won him that tourney.

    He admitted it at the post-round presser, has since changed his style of play somewhat, and is a better player for it now IMO.

    I don't think you do in this case. I think jimmy's correct in that he wanted no part of a PO. Plus, he'd birdied the 17th on day 4 of that tourney, when that cup is always in that position, something like 3 of the last 4 times.

    He simply under-clubbed, and missed putting that ball in the perfect spot for that hole by a yard.

    They talked about why re-hitting from the tee was not altogether the wrong play as opposed to the drop-zone. It had to do with the undulations in the green and the stats of making a double bogie from the DZ as opposed to the tee.

    Once he'd gone into the hazard, his ONLY option was to bear down, and try the same shot again, hoping to come away w/ a 4, and then having the opportunity to possibly make a bird on 18 to hopefully tie Woods.
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    With both players at -13 and Tiger walking off with a Par it was foolish he did not have to do it. He still had 18 and a playoff is better than being stupid. The pin on the far right with the slope going down to the water had already nailed a few before Sergio. As for under clubbing what 2 times in a row? Then he really is stupid. You don't win doing what Sergio did and that is why he does not win Majors on the tour. On the hardest courses vs the top players in the world you can't play stupid
  17. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Tiger Woods is a POS.

    He treats people like crap everywhere he goes.

    He treats fans like crap at events.

    He treats people that work for him like crap.

    Why anyone would ever root for him is beyond me. :bang2:
  18. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    he is only judged on how many majors he wins, even Eldrick admits that, wake me when the cablanasian wins another
  19. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Yeah I do not understand those who are all high and mighty morally on this board who worship the ground he walks on. However, I don't care about what he does with chicks, hell almost everyone here would do a lot of what he does/did if we had the money, fame and ability to pull them in.

    However, he is also just not a nice man. He is mean, nasty, rude and from what I understand a real POS. No one on tour likes him. That is reason enough to hate him.
  20. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    To me, the bigger story is the drop on 14. That drop on 14 was probably 200 yards off in his favor. Seems like that was improper but nothing has really been said about it.

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