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  • Garce
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Originally posted by Ezekiel38:
That is such bs...Molinarri and Tiger were TIED when the former hit the tree and into the water on 15. If it doesn't hit the tree Molinari likely pars 15 while Tiger birdied it so Woods up 1. Then Tiger hit it perfect on 16 to within 4 feet for a birdie while Molinari w another par. Tiger up 2 going to 17 over Molinarri EVEN IF THE BALL DIDN'T HIT THE ACORN.

Try again.

How can you say it likely would have been a par? You have no idea what it likely would have been.
[ Edited by Garce on Apr 15, 2019 at 12:21 PM ]
  • Jiks
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All I know is that s**t like that happens all the time in golf. Luck is a part of the game.
Molinari folded like a deck of cards. All best golfers nipping at the leaderboard trying to force a playoff Tiger handled the pressure and was absolutely dialed in. Im surprised everyone is surprised. You can lose your back but you don't lose ice in your veins you're born with that. Once he got healthy it was only a matter of time. Guy was competing for majors last year and won tour champ? He was bubbling up to the top for a year now. So epic
Originally posted by Garce:
Originally posted by Ezekiel38:
That is such bs...Molinarri and Tiger were TIED when the former hit the tree and into the water on 15. If it doesn't hit the tree Molinari likely pars 15 while Tiger birdied it so Woods up 1. Then Tiger hit it perfect on 16 to within 4 feet for a birdie while Molinari w another par. Tiger up 2 going to 17 over Molinarri EVEN IF THE BALL DIDN'T HIT THE ACORN.

Try again.

How can you say it likely would have been a par? You have no idea what it likely would have been.

He had laid up to where he was before he hit the tree on his third shot and that shot was at a difficult angle and distance. Even if he birdied he is still down 1 going into 17 after Tiger birdied 16. So to say Tiger won because of that shot is absurd. It would have still gone down to the finish. ANd it's Molinari's fault for laying up in a terrible spot where a tree was in his way.
Originally posted by Ezekiel38:
Originally posted by Garce:
Originally posted by Ezekiel38:
That is such bs...Molinarri and Tiger were TIED when the former hit the tree and into the water on 15. If it doesn't hit the tree Molinari likely pars 15 while Tiger birdied it so Woods up 1. Then Tiger hit it perfect on 16 to within 4 feet for a birdie while Molinari w another par. Tiger up 2 going to 17 over Molinarri EVEN IF THE BALL DIDN'T HIT THE ACORN.

Try again.

How can you say it likely would have been a par? You have no idea what it likely would have been.

He had laid up to where he was before he hit the tree on his third shot and that shot was at a difficult angle and distance. Even if he birdied he is still down 1 going into 17 after Tiger birdied 16. So to say Tiger won because of that shot is absurd. It would have still gone down to the finish. ANd it's Molinari's fault for laying up in a terrible spot where a tree was in his way.

Woods played the par game on Sunday and won. Everyone else was trying to go for the killshot.
  • Garce
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Originally posted by Ezekiel38:
He had laid up to where he was before he hit the tree on his third shot and that shot was at a difficult angle and distance. Even if he birdied he is still down 1 going into 17 after Tiger birdied 16. So to say Tiger won because of that shot is absurd. It would have still gone down to the finish. ANd it's Molinari's fault for laying up in a terrible spot where a tree was in his way.

Outside the two holes, Molinari was a machine out there and was outplaying everyone up to that point. Molinari hitting the acorn effectively put him out of the running.

It wasnt the reason Tiger won, I never said that. I said he was fortunate Molinari faultered because of how good he was playing the rest of the tournament.

The margin of error is very slim, the competition is as good as it ever has been. I was supporting NinerJohns opinion that he will likely not tie Nicklaus due to the competition being so deep.


People are so defensive on Tiger it's hilarious.
Originally posted by Garce:
Originally posted by Ezekiel38:
He had laid up to where he was before he hit the tree on his third shot and that shot was at a difficult angle and distance. Even if he birdied he is still down 1 going into 17 after Tiger birdied 16. So to say Tiger won because of that shot is absurd. It would have still gone down to the finish. ANd it's Molinari's fault for laying up in a terrible spot where a tree was in his way.

Outside the two holes, Molinari was a machine out there and was outplaying everyone up to that point. Molinari hitting the acorn effectively put him out of the running.

It wasnt the reason Tiger won, I never said that. I said he was fortunate Molinari faultered because of how good he was playing the rest of the tournament.

The margin of error is very slim, the competition is as good as it ever has been. I was supporting NinerJohns opinion that he will likely not tie Nicklaus due to the competition being so deep.

People are so defensive on Tiger it's hilarious.

No. I'm just allergic to bs statements like "The gap has closed, IT TOOK A BALL HITTING AN ACORN FOR HIM TO WIN. Thats the margin of error."

I was simply correcting that comment. That's a false statement. The ball doesn't hit the tree and that does not mean Molinari wins at all. Woods is still going to 17 up at least 1 and very likely 2 over Molinari even if he doesn't hit the tree. And yes I agree Molinari was lights out up to number 12. It was so annoying lol....he wouldn't miss an damn putt. Was infuriating.

Not disagreeing that the margin of error is very slim. Of course it is.
[ Edited by Ezekiel38 on Apr 15, 2019 at 1:46 PM ]
Joe LaCava, Tiger's caddie, was interviewed.

Originally posted by Jiks:
All I know is that s**t like that happens all the time in golf. Luck is a part of the game.

People like Garce want to just point out the 2 shots in the water by Molanari and say Tiger was lucky. The thing is.. its 72 holes of golf over 4 days and there isnt a golfer out there that doesnt have both good and bad luck on just about every round. As it was pointed out in here by a poster, if Tiger hadnt missed several pretty easy putts in the earlier rounds he could have easily have had the lead.

Another point... Molinari hit a terrible drive on 15, a bad lay up. and a 3rd shot where the tree shouldnt have come into play. Would he have birdied the hole if his ball didnt hit the tree? Maybe. Just like he might have eagled the hole if he hadnt hit 3 terrible shots.

Like I said before, Tiger played the best and deserved the win. Not because he was luckier than anyone else but because he had ZERO penalty strokes, no balls in the water, and didnt choke.
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Didn't realize Nike had this ready after Tiger won. Pretty cool.

Hell of a final round by woodland wow
Originally posted by bayarealuv:
Hell of a final round by woodland wow

And great putt to close it out
Originally posted by DaManRathman:
Originally posted by bayarealuv:
Hell of a final round by woodland wow

And great putt to close it out

Yes but the key shot was the chip from the green on 17. Talk about a tough shot under pressure. WOW. I would have putted in and likely 4 putted the green. lol I was nervous just watching that.

Very happy for Woodland. I always like to see a guy who has never won a major come through in the clutch.
Brooks Koepka has finished 1st (3) or 2nd (2) in 5 of the last 6 majors. Its the greatest run since Tiger won 5 of 6 in 99-00. It is so interesting how this guy goes from a very good golfer in the regular events to an all time great in the majors.
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