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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #4860 on: April 17, 2018, 10:04:30 AM »
Why would Gerry McIlroy mark his opponents ball? Or be allowed to? This is ridiculous. It just doesn't happen.

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« Reply #4861 on: April 17, 2018, 10:09:54 AM »
did I say Gerry did,

the bankroller did..........

Gerry just acted his normal vicarious father routine........

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« Reply #4862 on: April 17, 2018, 10:10:42 AM »
Can't compare them.

Rory is a superb golfer but tiger was phenomenal. If memory serves me right he used to be as short as 3/1 to win golf tournaments. And this with a field of 160 players. Mental

He was much lower than that, I backed him in the Masters, 2005 or 2006 & he was 6/4. Which I think was a record - he didnít win !
Yeah. I also remember one year at the start of The Open, the rest of the field was 9/4.  Tiger won it!

Yeah was the same year I think, at Hoylake
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« Reply #4863 on: April 17, 2018, 10:32:04 AM »
Can't compare them.

Rory is a superb golfer but tiger was phenomenal. If memory serves me right he used to be as short as 3/1 to win golf tournaments. And this with a field of 160 players. Mental

He was much lower than that, I backed him in the Masters, 2005 or 2006 & he was 6/4. Which I think was a record - he didnít win !
Yeah. I also remember one year at the start of The Open, the rest of the field was 9/4.  Tiger won it!

Yeah was the same year I think, at Hoylake

Did anyone ever dominate golf like Tiger did over quite a few years, the number of consecutive cuts made is scary isnt it.

plenty of domination in a sport for maybe a season or 2 seasons but for so long was truly amazing...........

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« Reply #4864 on: April 17, 2018, 11:55:03 AM »
Cant understand howour wee Rors is still compared to Tiger. Nowhere near his ability or drive. To be fair both are dicks, but Tiger is a more talented dick.

Is anybody comparing them anymore? I don't think there is really any question about the fact Tiger is way better. Having said that he has 14 years on him so Rory has a bit of time to win more but I don' think we'll say anything like Tiger again.

I think people forget just how good Woods was, 14 majors yes but 79 tournament wins and a stat I only came across a couple of years ago. He went 7 years without missing a cut, ridiculous..........

I heard Butch Harmon on the radio before the Masters, he was comparing Spieth and Woods.  He stated that Spieth, at 24 years of age, has missed more cuts than Woods has in his entire career.
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« Reply #4865 on: April 17, 2018, 12:14:24 PM »
some stat when using one of the top in the world as the benchmark against isnt it. Golf more enjoyable mow with more live contenders whether that means overall standard is higher or the same is a moot point

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« Reply #4866 on: April 17, 2018, 12:17:41 PM »
Round the time of Tiger's peak, almost every bookie had a separate pricing section called "Without Tiger Woods" or something.  It was crazy how dominant he was.

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« Reply #4867 on: April 17, 2018, 02:31:08 PM »
i know that the metric commonly used is majors won, but I'm not sure that provides an accurate reflection of just how good Tiger was...
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« Reply #4868 on: April 17, 2018, 02:41:23 PM »
It was crazy how dominant he was in such a competitive sport hence why in my opinion he is the greatest sportsman ever

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« Reply #4869 on: April 17, 2018, 02:48:29 PM »
It was crazy how dominant he was in such a competitive sport hence why in my opinion he is the greatest sportsman ever

Period.      ;)

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« Reply #4870 on: April 17, 2018, 02:48:52 PM »
think i read somewhere that up to the point of his melt-down etc he had won more Majors than missed cuts.

On Rory, can i ask why people are not allowed to Dis -like him?

Do people have to like him because hes from Norn Ireland?

EDIT - should have read dis-like
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