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He hasn't win a major since he got off the juice. It's amazing how the roids can help an athlete so much, but at the same time tears up his body. Canseco, Bonds, Tiger...the list goes on. Back in the mid 2000's his biceps looked like they were pumped with air...unfortunately he was ruining his legs.
I'm not a Tiger hater so don't go crazy on me. Just keepin it real.
I'm sorry but that is stupid.
Tiger should have won the Masters but his bad luck with hitting the flag stick and taking the penalty was the difference.
They also finished "Tiger-Proofing" the Masters by 2006. He hasn't won it since then. They essentially made the course much more difficult for a person with his style to win. And yet he still should have won last weekend.
He will win a major soon. Don't worry.
interesting - wonder why he still has been dominate on the tour? winning 3 out of the last 5 tourneys entered?
He won the 1997 Masters by 12 strokes. There was no way he was on the "juice" then.
I was down there over the weekend. I have watched Tiger now for almost 14 years. First saw him up real close down in Houston at the Woodlands where the top money winners were competing at the end of the season. This was some years back. My first impression was that he was long fairly lean but the best conditioned golfer I had ever saw. This was before the injuries.
A few years later at Congressional I was in the clubhouse with the players. My friend was one of the top USGA Rules Officials before he passed so that is how I gained access. Tiger had really bulked up in those couple of years since I had saw him. His arms were really huge and thighs the same way. It was really a huge difference.
This past weekend he has changed again. He still looks very fit but not near as muscular as when I saw him in D.C.
I don't know what the deal is. Tiger is beyond a world class athlete so I would think he has access to the best money can buy. His knees are not the best and to stay in the form necessary to compete like he does takes a great work ethic which I for one second would not doubt he has. I just hope he stays within the rules and if he goes past Jack, then great. I don't think Gary Player would have come out a few years back and say what he did if there wasn't things going on.
I believe other players, seeing how far their bodies were behind Tiger started taking short cuts. I don't know what Tiger did or is or is not doing. I just hope it is all legal and within the policies of the sport for him and all the other guys.
Apparently PED's only help in nom-majors. That's the only logical conclusion if you buy the '"he's off the juice and that's why he lost" nonsense.
Did the guy ever use the stuff? Don't know. Wouldn't shock me. But I tend to blame his recent struggles on health, a swing change and a major life upheaval of his own doing.
All of that has lead to a guy that isn't as good as he used to be. Still the best in the world but not a guy that can win a major with his B- game like he once could.
OP continues to look more and more like a first ballot hall of Shamer.
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I do think it is appropriate to consider whether he has used steroids. His frame has definitely changed. I think the real issue with Tiger is his inability to come from behind to win. He has NEVER done that in a major. That, to me, is troubling. He seems like a front-runner. That might keep him from breaking the majors record. Also, I don't think he intimidates as much as he used to.
This post was edited by lmn2413 12 months ago
So, what you are saying is Tiger can't win unless the course "favors" his game. Strange indeed.
So, the difference in him winning a major and finishing in the top 5 is juice? Despite the fact that he has won multiple tournaments with similar competition?
Yea right! LOL
IMO he needs a strong African-American woman in his life, she would keep his ass on the straight and narrow. He keeps hanging round these soft young blonde women, and he's losing his edge. "Get out there and make some damn money Tiger! Yo baby needs some shoes!
I think he definitely used the juice. I don't think it helped him win. I don't know why he used the juice, but he definitely did. You don't need juice to golf.
People's physical build do not change like Tiger's did naturally, they just don't. I don't know why he did them, but he did.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
probably because folks called him "Erkle" in college.
My personal theory is he used them when he hurt his back. He was at the top of his game before the injury and recovery time from his injury was going to take some time and set him back. Coincidentally this is about the same time he started cheating on his wife and was "bulking up". PGA doesn't have a strong testing program for ped's if I'm not mistaken so it would be easy for him to get away with that.
I'm not your greatest Tiger fan but do appreciate his ability to command the game. He can still play the game very well but believe he is now not the intimidator he once was. I consider him to be a great player who can win at any moment but not every time.
Someone I heard the other day said it best...he is now Eldrick and no longer Tiger. Not saying he will not break the record we know he is after but will be a little more difficult. Knowing he is now not as young as he once was makes the task a little more daunting. The 2013 Masters is now behind us and would venture to say that if Tiger wins 1 Major this year, that is 3 opportunities missed and another year gone by. He is not getting any younger.
I hope he does break the record because I think it would be good for the game of golf. I use to hope he wouldn't but have come to a different thinking now.
I do believe he desperately wants it all back. Deep inside of him, he wants Elin and the kids back in his life and it is tearing him apart knowing he cannot have her now. That is playing an underlying theme in his mind that we cannot see and keeping him from getting to where he wants to go.
If he can release and let go and let it come naturally, he will get there. If he can go back to that young boy swing he had where he did not play positional golf but instinct and visualization, he would break the record.
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I think you nailed it. His intimidation factor is GONE.
That alone helped him win many a tourney.
This - at that level golf is 80-90% mental. Flexibility probably helps more than roids - unless the roids are being used to quickly recover from injury. Some I guess will always think the longer you can hit a golf ball the better, but that's primarily ignorance about what truly matters in pro golf, which is mostly between the ears.
As people have stated - a chain reaction has happened - Tiger lost it mentally for a bit, which gave the opening for other players to overcome the intimidation factor. That then led to Tiger knowing that he'd lost the intimidation factor...and so on and so on. Don't get me wrong - i'm sure he still believes he can win every week - but those guys aren't scared of him anymore plus he knows it - a double whammy mentally.
I'm sorry but this might be the most ignorant Tiger related post I've read...and there's no shortage of them. Debating if he juiced or not is fair although I personally believe he hasn't based on comparing what he's looked like IN PERSON over the years. Even as a skinny frosh at Stanford you could tell he had a very athletic frame. Hell, Bill Walsh said Tiger at that time was one of the strongest athletes pound for pound he'd seen. Add being a gym rat and just filling out over time...and you have what looks like in reality a taller than ave NFL corner and a slighter built one at that. Look, the guy is only a buck 85(maybe 190 at one time) and goes about 6' maybe 6' 1". His tiny ass waist makes him look bigger than what he really is in person. But to suggest a "perceived" bigger Tiger was the reason or even a significant reason he won majors is preposterous. The fact is this game is 90 percent mental. Once YE Yang broke the incredible streak of closing majors(14 for 14) coupled with "skankgate" and the pending divorce that came out shortly later it threw him for a mental loop of epic proportions and thus took away his biggest advantage over the field...his mental toughness. He's still not 100 percent mentally "back"....but is damn close and will win majors in the future.
This post was edited by AmenCornerCock 12 months ago
Well if he should have won ... how about if angel had made two holes in one. ...then we could say he would have won! Tiger should have been DQ' d.
I think most of this is just BS...when he was at Stanford he was reported to be the strongest athlete on campus...pound for pound...
Very good post....best I've seen yet.
I never wrote that. Don't make dumb assumptions. I said it is much more difficult for him to win the Masters now because they made changes to the course in DIRECT response to his game. I never said he couldn't win it; in fact, I said he should have won it.
Even so, Tiger is much more successful at courses that favor his game.
NO he should not have been DQ'd. The rule is too vague....."as near as possible to the spot you hit it from" Define "near". Almost every other rule gives you a club length...two club lengths from the hazard line or one club length from the cart path. But this rule does not. So is near, two inches, two feet, two yards? Also, if he knowingly broke the rules why would he admit it on camera? He felt the rule was near the spot you hit it. And by and normal definition he did just that.
What makes a post ignorant? You don't agree with it all? Tiger and steroids has been a rampant discussion subject for years. I didn't start it. He was small, grew to puffed up huge, and his body broke down. Not to mention he admits to working with convicted steroid provider, Dr. Anthony Galea.
I don't have proof but do have an opinion...I have no proof for Sosa, Bonds, etc. The fact that you are a Tiger fan doesn't make my post ignorant.
Google Tiger and steroids and take a look at all the articles, pictures, etc.
This post was edited by Gville Chicken 12 months ago
I'm sorry, but in my humble opinion, anyone who says he should have been DQ'd has a stick up their a$$. Even Nick Faldo changed his stance on the situation once he realized that the officials were the ones who screwed up.
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