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@ Don247, 85 & 86:You're right, Tiger doesn't owe anything to golf. I just hope he's not too stubborn - as he usually is - and walks away. I'd love to see him at Birkdale in the summer, but I don't see how he can walk the hills of Augusta right now.As for DJ, I could see him having a long stay as #1. He's always been good - everyone could see that! Can he dominate....?
@75 and 77Regarding DJ (... dumb as a box of rocks), Paul Casey hit the nail right on the head: "Everybody loves that strokes gained statistic - strokes gained: driving, strokes gained: putting. Nobody ever talks about strokes gained: mentally, strokes gained: attitude. Strokes gained: attitude, he’s probably number one. He’s just got it." DJ's always looking forward - to birdie the next
@ 74 Matt1878TWRegarding the "horizontal" TW, hopefully he'll be able to "pick up his bed" and (maybe) his clubs in the future, but not to hack around (to everyone's embarrassment) like in the other ill-fated comebacks. Retire gracefully and no one will question him. Plus, as a Captain's Assistant to "Strick" at the Presidents' Cup, he can recalibrate/burnish up his "man-of-the-people" image
42. Posted by QuickQandA My mistake 22 title for Mcilroy.About Westwood, I agree that winning a major doesn't make you a great champion, equally not winning one in over twenty years and never winning a WGC event in fifty six goes also means you can never be described as a great golfer, nowhere near great in fact.
Isn't he the one who likes a bit of bugle?
British golf clubs are generally their own worst enemy. "Etiquette" and "Protocol" were fine traditional bastions to insist on in the previous century, but this century appears to be all about the "now". Until playing the game becomes a more immediate experience it will not attract the modern youth, especially those without any prior contact with the sport. Too many quick alternatives.
Golf should be more popular - 6 different World No.1s in the past 5 years, makes it more interesting than the Tiger Years. Shame it's sold its soul to Sky and the Middle East, at the expense of the proper, traditional golfing nations. Participation at a 30 year low - thanks to the above.
Any tournament that doesn't have Tiger playing just isn't valid. How can anyone call themselves a worthy winner if Tiger is not in the field? Golf depends on Tiger to survive.
Lee W should try a shot of dopamine, or horse stimulants.
DJ at 7-1 with bookmakers. Very tempting especially each-way first 6 places. He is playing superbly. And he appears to be virtually unflappable. There are two types of effective mind-sets for golf; the steel-trap (Tiger Woods) and the cavernous vacuum (Sandy Lyle). Either is ideal, the middle ground is where the rest of us live and consequently struggle. DJ is wonderfully vacant.
quality golfer DJ, now he's added some finesse to his game he looks the real deal......still wish they'd make courses shorter but a lot more penalising, deep bunkers, more water, deeper rough etc and a lot more risk and reward holes.......these are the best golfers on the planet so lets test them....
@Don247: Yeah, quite a few at Firestone, for sure. But, he won plenty of others of these WGC's elsewhere.I like Dustin - he's in a good place now with Gretzky!!
@ Don247:I just hope 'my boy' doesn't try and carry on if he can't - his legacy is secure.He's in the conversation as one of the greatest ever.
@71 Matt1878TW This snippet from PGA Tour should please you: "Johnson ... joins Tiger Woods (18) as the only player with four or more WGC victories. Johnson’s WGC victories came at the HSBC Champions (2013), the Mexico Championship (2015), the Bridgestone Invitational (2016) and the Mexico Championship (2017)."I'm sure a real TW fanboy could list those 18 wins off the top of his head.
@69 Matt1878TWQuote from the Guardian after Rd 3: "Westwood proved his competitive fires still burn brightly with a 66 which moves him to minus nine. Westwood holds the record for WGC appearances with 56 but is seeking a maiden victory, which is now within view."Well, we all know how that ended up ... catastrophically as usual!
@ #70: That's because we're talking about two jokers, right!
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