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Tiger Woods off to a winning start

by HammertimeVilla (U2247882) 25 January 2011
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Tiger's first tournament of the year is in his favorite course in the world, If he plays anywhere near he did at the Chevron he'll win by 5 shots

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posted Jan 26, 2011

Simba, then you and i will have to disagree. In my opinion the rankings are produced on about as sensible a system as can be devised whereby players are rewarded for finishing highly, the more important the event the more the points. LW is top of that ranking. Therefore is the best player in the world 'currently'.
I do appreciate you could put arguments forward for Kaymer, MacDowell and a few others but then we're talking different levels of 'currently'. I think 2 years is a decent set period and over that period LW is the main man.
He may not have won masses but that doesn't mean he is not the best.
I've said this before but if 4 guys go out and play 6 rounds of golf. Guys A, B and C win 2 rounds each and guy D finishes 2nd in all 6 of them. Which is the best player? I would say guy D.

FYI this discussion may have gone more smoothly had you not seen fit to call me dense

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comment by NedB-H (U6666144)

posted Jan 26, 2011

The onest answer to that is, there probably isn't a "best player in the world now". We've been flattered by years of Tiger dominance into expecting there to be one dominant player in the world of golf. Most of the time there isn't, there's a group of guys with not much to choose between them, and anyone who wants to outright say that one of them is the best is sticking their neck out a long way. That's where we are at the moment. But if you absolutely have to have a "best in the world currently", and it's not immediately obvious who it is, the rankings are as good a way as any of finding one.


It really is a pointless debate though. Sport's about winning things, not looking good in mathematical formulae. Roll on the majors, when we can enjoy golf competition instead of golf stat-attacks.

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posted Jan 26, 2011

Simba likes to call people "dense" or "idiots" or "numbnuts" (whatever that means). He is one of those people who like to use the anonymity of a forum to be rude to people with impunity just because they disagree with him. He should try to show more respect.

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posted Jan 26, 2011

Fair point Ned.

Your final paragraph depends how you look at it though. Is sport about winning things, or is sport about being the best? Because golf is one of those sports where those two aren't necessarily always the same thing

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comment by SimbaW (U14712325)

posted Jan 26, 2011

golferHH,

Someone has to point out the obvious to you.;)

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comment by ilokid (U8469420)

posted Jan 28, 2011

John Daly, finishing at -5, must surely paint the proper picture for Woods.

The media continues to clutch at straws in trying to drum up excitement about Woods.

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posted Jan 28, 2011

Ilokid - Be assured the media will drum up any reason they can get any interest in TW ... he's their ratings mule. It's simply good business.

Look for JD to crash and burn shortly.

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comment by SimbaW (U14712325)

posted Jan 28, 2011

Maybe it's because of people like you keep on logging onto Websites to talk about him.

It's called public interest! It's called ratings!

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comment by SimbaW (U14712325)

posted Jan 28, 2011

I have sense that JD is bit different this year. I think he really needs the ca$h. He will do okay, making a few cuts and maybe a top ten.

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posted Jan 30, 2011

Well, I only have oe thing to say to Tiger after his interview monologue statements .... <doh>

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