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Running 2013 Golf Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Small Town Guy, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    What a season this will be. Man. Rory looking to have a Tiger-in-2000 type season. Tiger trying, and probably failing, to gain on Jack. Young guns looking to break through at a major. The President's Cup!

    And it all kicked off in Abu Dhabi. Rory vs. Tiger. In the desert. It's on.

    And it's over.


    Rory looks horrible with his new Nike equipment; switched putters already. Tiger looks slightly less terrible but misses the cut after getting a 2-shot penalty.

    So, not the greatest way to start the year. But still should be a fun year. Rory's not scheduled to play again until Match Play. Tiger's at Torrey next week.
  2. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Certainly we assume McIlroy and Tiger got a nice appearance fee for their season debuts in Abu Dhabi. Think they'll give any of it back after missing the cut?
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Justice would say they'd give half back, but forget it. Read in the Guardian Woods got $3 million.
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Maybe Tiger could buy a rule book to read on the plane back to the U.S.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Not really what Nike had in mind.
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Tiger was at -2 on No. 9 yesterday and promptly topped his drive about 60 yds. Seriously. Just wow.


    He's a JAG now (just another guy); line him up with Lucas Glover/Kuchar/Watney and they'd have about the same chance to win a major this year.
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    So are we saying the same thing for Rory, who looked pathetic for two days?
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I was watching that live as it happened and I was like, "How's he getting a free drop there?"
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Well not me, Rory's got 2 majors the last 2 years. The equipment thing will get worked out; Phil went to Cally and won a few majors; Tiger left Titleist and he won I think 13 of his 14 majors with Nike gear.
  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I was only listening half-heartedly to the radio in the car this afternoon; did I hear that Rory already ditched his new putter for Round 2 in Abu Dhabi?
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Yes. He should have also ditched the utility club he used to duck hook a ball over the grandstand in the first round.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Rory hasn't made a lot of missteps in crafting his brand (ugh, I hate that term), but making a move like that after one round, two days after your big splash announcement? Not the way to start a new relationship.
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