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Fore please! Running Masters thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Best golf week of the year is upon us. And with women members now at Augusta!

    The usual plotlines. Good to see Rory find a bit of his game the past couple of days. Tiger's got three wins on courses he dominates. Of course, after his rout in 1997, the King thought he'd win as many as Jack and Arnie -- combined. Yet, it's been eight years since El Tigre has donned the green jacket -- the miracle chip-in on 16 and beating Chris DiMarco in a playoff.

    A Rory-Tiger-Phil masterpiece theater on Sunday would be outstanding.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I'm looking forward to seven straight days of AP leads about Tiger and Rory.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  4. I'm looking for reporters justifying taking a free round of golf at Augusta.
  5. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    Shouldn't we just transform the Final Four thread into the Masters thread since CBS does?
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Tiger won an amazing 4 times between '97-'05 and none since. I believe he kind of lost his power advantage for a while but seems to have harnessed it now and reestablished an edge. However, it all comes back to putting. He's got to be saying "thank you Steve (not you Stevie)".

    Is Wie close to qualifying yet? Thought that was her goal.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Nah, it comes back to driving the ball for Woods. Always. He's gotta drive the ball really well for least three rounds because he doesn't have the ability to stop and spin the holy shit out of the ball on Augusta greens like he used to unless he's good off the tee.

    Tiger wins his majors on Friday and Saturday. It has been very hard since the knee rebuild to put two good Friday-Saturday rounds together.
  8. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Tiger hasn't won since '05 and obviously the course changes made it tougher for him to dominate like he did from 97-05, but worth noting that since that victory he's finished T3, T2, 2, T6, T4, T4 T40. So it's not like he's been far off. And agree with Alma, those Saturdays were always when he either solidified a lead or put himself in front. Last year it wasn't even really weekend collapses in the majors -- it was Saturday.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The two main elements of victory at Augusta are 1. Putting (same as every tournament, but it's harder to do there) and 2. Putting the drive in the fairway on the par 5s so you can go for the green in two. It is notable how many Masters were won with clutch eagles (or in one case, a double-eagle).
    Woods putted lights out in his last two wins, but predicting putting makes handicapping greyhound races look easy.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Can anyone imagine what what the news cycle will look like if he wins? And what about if he wins going away?
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I think there is a board full of people who easily can imagine that.
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    This is the one week of the year where Nantzy can deserve to act like the baddest sumamabitch on the planet.

    Call the Final Four one weekend, the Masters the next.
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