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2019 Masters running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    As great as this was, I think Nicklaus in '86 remains the most iconic Masters moment and victory. That one just came out of nowhere and had so much magic to it on that front, in addition to it being the last big hurrah for Nicklaus. He was never really in contention until the back nine on Sunday and then won it by setting a course record.
    Tiger was in contention most of the way here. There was a lot of "can he really do it?" buzz going in, but not the same sort of "Did that really just happen!?" disbelief that comes with a performance like Nicklaus had.
     
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  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think media today is such though that there is so much pre-hype - Who is gonna win? That pretty much every golfer is mentioned ahead of a tournament. We spend more time talking about what "might" happen than we do what did happen.
     
  3. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    @JC - am I wrong or have you posted here that Tiger would never win a Major again?
     
  4. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Agreed, completely.
     
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I will freely admit that when he started up again in the winter of 2018, I didn't think Woods would make it through a full season, let alone win another major. That doesn't make me dumb, just someone who played the injury percentages. It makes him truly great for shoving the percentages up my (and many others') ass.
     
  6. Shelbyville Manhattan

    Shelbyville Manhattan Active Member

    The circumstances of their automobile accidents are a tad different.

     
  7. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    I didn’t realize there is not that much of an age distance between Tiger now and Jack in 86.

    I’m sure it’s been mentioned, but I was assuming Jack was over 50.

    I think Jack in 86 was more surprising. Just look at the way they played 16, which is the iconic shot for each round.

    Jack played it short and the ball drifted back to the hole. Tiger still has enough strength in his swing to draw an iron back off the top slope. Now I don’t know what the weather conditions were in 86, but the final day scoring was good.

    Tiger still has some power in that swing. He’s not outdriving everyone by 30 yards anymore, but he’s still right there in driving distance.
     
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I doubt it. I said he wouldn’t be as dominant again and that people were overreacting when he had a few good rounds.
     
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    This is some serious bullshit. He went out and won the tournament, why did they not crumble when he was in contention last year?
     
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  10. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    It was classic Tiger in the sense that he hit a few great shots but really was able to get no drama pars over and over again (along with a no drama 5 when he needed bogey on 18)
     
  11. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    I don’t have the time, but I’m 95% sure you said he would never win a major again
     
  12. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Lol. It’s okay. You hate the guy.
     
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