Tiger Woods: Mr. Inbetween At 102nd PGA Championship - Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Rory literally put Brooks in his place.

    What this brings me back to is that alleged fight between the bash bro’s at that failed American Ryder cup (I know which one?).

    Lerner said last night he thought brooks and DJ were friends but it
    seems the two haven’t been as friendly as they once were.
    Brooks seems to not want friends on tour in general, which might help at select moments, but seems overall counterproductive.

    Brooks really won big when he was letting his clubs do the talking. So much so no one cared what he had to say. Now This whole big talk phase has come with a lot more attention for Brooks but less big wins.

    Rory has been talkative himself lately, which is great. But his W Column has been relatively quiet itself.

    Both these guys are awesome to hear talk; but the fact is both are way better when their sticks do the talking.

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      Tom Edrington

      A really nice lady in my neighborhood adores Rory, but as my sister told me: “Rory will let you down every time.” Even Lucy (our neighbor), told me today: “I think your sister is right, Rory really let me down…”

      Love that butter fade Collin hits off the tee….it works, literally, everywhere….I know a guy with 18 majors who did pretty good with a nice tee ball fade.

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    baxter cepeda

    Tiger was mr. choke in between on this one.

    We always talk about how guys whom choke on Sunday get an unfair wrap considering how many guys choke it away in the first 9 holes of 72 hole events.

    Tiger choked the more rare 36 middle holes this week. The worst part is he did this making basically one mistake; not releasing the darn putter. It’s what I saw and what the more credible guys on tv kept saying. But why?

    Tiger practiced his tail off on the putting green, which is where i believe was his mistake. You can hate drill and one hand practice all day. But the problem is That day tiger spent practicing on the putting green he should have been doing the same thing on the course.

    Tiger was the most fooled player on the greens by a mile. This was a lost opportunity. Tiger could have won this thing if he just studied those darn actual competition greens more (not the practice area).

    The release issue would not have been as big an issue imo if tiger knew the reads on the course better. Bad reads led to really bad all around putting for the 2 in between days.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: The leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old……….

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        baxter cepeda

        Some truth to that.
        But how quickly people forget tigers recent accomplishments; mainly the masters. He was the man at the presidents cup.
        He just had a bad week at Harding Park, specifically on the greens but looked good overall. Why tiger has always stunk on slower greens is beyond me. It just means you can hit it harder.
        # tiger Far from done


          Tom Edrington

          Put him on greens he hasn’t seen in a while and he has trouble reading them, had Joe LaCava helping read every putt during practice rounds.


            baxter cepeda

            It happens to tiger on some courses. Riviera comes to mind.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Don’t see Tiger doing much the rest of the season; Not sure what Augusta National will look like in November but it could be chilly…..not good for Eldrick’s body…

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    baxter cepeda

    *gate drill (not hate drill. -sorry).

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