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  • Stunning it watch. The Masters usually delivers.

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    • Old Gym Pantz is so bored on CBS right now. After gushing about the Masters for 4 days, he has this assignment. He just wants to go home and shag his young lady. Lovely.

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      • As a casual golf fan, watching the top 5 players of today go through so many highs and lows provides me a greater appreciation of what Tiger Woods was able to accomplish. For about a 10 year stretch Tiger was pretty much a lock to at least make the cut and be worth a follow over the week. But with this current group of top players, Spieth, McIlroy, Day, etc., it seems as if every couple of weeks or so they’re missing the cut or going several tournaments in a row without shooting a single round under par.

        It seems like every time we anoint one of the new guys as “the next Tiger” their performance tapers off and they hit a rough patch.

        I don’t mean this to be a knock on those guys, because golf is an incredibly difficult sport, but it’s just a reminder of just how special Woods was. To be that good for that long was an incredible feat.

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        • Tiger is indeed a rare talent, and was fun to watch. But I think I'd still place Nicholas and Palmer ahead of him. Today's golfers have a huge advantage in equipment. Both in the clubs and the golf balls they use. But if you look at their avg scores, they're pretty comparable. I wonder what a guy like Nicholas could have done with today's titanium clubs with their oversize sweet spots and the more reactive balls.

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          • Originally posted by NoDak View Post
            Tiger is indeed a rare talent, and was fun to watch. But I think I'd still place Nicholas and Palmer ahead of him. Today's golfers have a huge advantage in equipment. Both in the clubs and the golf balls they use. But if you look at their avg scores, they're pretty comparable. I wonder what a guy like Nicholas could have done with today's titanium clubs with their oversize sweet spots and the more reactive balls.
            I just want the stats, okay. Just the stats, and that's all.

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            • Originally posted by NoDak View Post
              Tiger is indeed a rare talent, and was fun to watch. But I think I'd still place Nicholas and Palmer ahead of him. Today's golfers have a huge advantage in equipment. Both in the clubs and the golf balls they use. But if you look at their avg scores, they're pretty comparable. I wonder what a guy like Nicholas could have done with today's titanium clubs with their oversize sweet spots and the more reactive balls.
              i actually had this conversation a while ago. Have golfers gotten worse since Nicholas and Palmer? Or have there been rule changes or course changes to make today's game tougher? With today's technology, players should be beating scores from 40 years ago.

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              • The equipment is better today and the current group of young pros are more fitness oriented. The courses have been redesigned to the extent that they can be and the distances have been increased for the drives. All that said, the short game is how to evaluate and compare players of different eras. That's where the scoring is most affected. Bunker saves and birdies are the skill tests.
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                • Originally posted by L.T. Fan View Post
                  The equipment is better today and the current group of young pros are more fitness oriented. The courses have been redesigned to the extent that they can be and the distances have been increased for the drives. All that said, the short game is how to evaluate and compare players of different eras. That's where the scoring is most affected. Bunker saves and birdies are the skill tests.
                  This is absolutely true, you can out drive someone by 100yds and still lose the hole and most advances have been towards distance and the courses have made up for it with ease. I don't see anyone who can break Nicklaus record because he was that good for so long and the field is that much more competitive. Tiger had a shot because he was that good, but his own fame made golf so popular that the field is just to competitive to dominate like he did.
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                  • Holy shit...Furyk just shot a 58.

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                    • Originally posted by Carp View Post
                      Holy shit...Furyk just shot a 58.
                      Has he started on 10 yet?
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                      • Such a rare talent

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                          • Is anyone following the Masters? I'm surprised at how quiet it's been in here.

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                            • Did anyone see the crowd following Tiger up to the 18th green today as he won the Tour Championship? That was something else.

                              Hes a remarkable athlete. I hope his back can stay together for a few more years.

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                              • Originally posted by Sheik View Post
                                Did anyone see the crowd following Tiger up to the 18th green today as he won the Tour Championship? That was something else.

                                He’s a remarkable athlete. I hope his back can stay together for a few more years.
                                I won’t. After some of my vertebrae were fused it virtually ended my golf.
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