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Selena Roberts: Tiger won't catch Nicklaus

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by broadway joe, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    She says Tiger won't get the five majors he needs to break Nicklaus' record. At 33, Tiger won't win five more majors the rest of his career? I'm far from a golf expert so correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a ridiculous prediction, is it not?

  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    As I have said on many other threads, Tiger really needs to get two majors next year when the "Tiger rota" is set up (Augusta, Pebble and St. Andrews), or he's in real trouble re: 19 pro majors.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    As I was reading it I was thinking, outing alert, Simon is Selena Roberts.

    The stat I think she should have mentioned is that Nicklaus was 38 when he won his 15th. So Tiger could go majorless for the next four years, win the Masters at 38 and still be at Jack's pace.

    And Jack took up golf at age 10 so that means he has a better shot at longevity than Tiger? I'm not sure Tiger's rounds between the ages of 2 and 10 are going to be affecting him when he's 38. Maybe the knees keep being problems, but that doesn't have anything to do with him being a child prodigy.

    He doesn't win by 10 shots in majors, but he's also in almost every major the last few years, unlike his early years when it was a victory or fairly far back.

    And he still takes flack for dumping Harmon? He won eight majors between 07 and 02. Got rid of Butch, went majorless for a few years. But...he then won six titles between 05 and half of 2008. He's somehow managed all right without him.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Not a bad column - she backs up her opinion with some anecdotal evidence. But Tiger wins at least one major this year if his putting was decent. I think the shape he is in makes it more likely Tiger does it. I don't see is body breaking down anytime soon.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    tiger will win 25 when all is said an done. maybe more. he's got, what, 25 more good years left? he's built like a tank, is in great shape and just wants to win. it's his entire reason for living. hell, he might win 30.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Somehow I doubt it's his entire reason for living.

    If it is, though, his priorities are seriously out of whack.

  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Not even going to waste the time it takes to read that column. No chance he doesn't break the record. Zippy!

    As for winning 25 or 30? Maybe not, but definitely 20.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    You forgot the blue font.
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Bless you, my child.

    Elin is smoking hot.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That we are even discussing this = Selena wins.
  11. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Selena is wrong.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Well okay then.
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