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14-04-2019, 22:36   #31
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Its the sporting drama story of the century.
You just wont see anything more extraordinary for the rest of your lives.
For mastery of a sporting skill, competitive drive, and iron will to rise above the ordinary and be a superman, Tiger is it. We saw it today. All other sports human interest stories pale to nothing in comparison.
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What a comeback. I can't wait for the movie!
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Its the sporting drama story of the century.
You just wont see anything more extraordinary for the rest of your lives.
For mastery of a sporting skill, competitive drive, and iron will to rise above the ordinary and be a superman, Tiger is it. We saw it today. All other sports human interest stories pale to nothing in comparison.
Sorry this is ridiculous. He's not the only good sportsman in the world. Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Lebron James, Tom Brady etc. All excel in their professions too.

He's been a very good golfer for a the past year or so and was one of the favourites prior to the tournament started and so some of the hyperbole is nauseating.
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What a comeback. I can't wait for the movie!
Its certainly the greatest since a stone was found rolled away from in front of a tomb 2000 years ago, and there are concerns about the veracity of that one. No movie needed. The real thing was told in front of our eyes today.
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Sorry this is ridiculous. He's not the only good sportsman in the world. Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Lebron James, Tom Brady etc. All excel in their professions too.
Did they come back though.
The above are fine sports men, sure. But not of his level. Bradman is probably the only one in the history of sport that compares. And he had nothing of the comeback element that todays miracle has.
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You weren’t Tiger Woods then, and you’re not now
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Did they come back though.
The above are fine sports men, sure. But not of his level. Bradman is probably the only one in the history of sport that compares. And he had nothing of the comeback element that todays miracle has.
I don’t think any of the ones that were mentioned ever went away.
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Did they come back though.
The above are fine sports men, sure. But not of his level. Bradman is probably the only one in the history of sport that compares. And he had nothing of the comeback element that todays miracle has.
James Cracknell, man was on life support with a head injury in 2010 and last week he rowed in the Varsity race for Cambridge at 46 years of age.
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Gives every middle aged male in America the notion that they can turn things around if life has messed things up for them

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Did they come back though.
The above are fine sports men, sure. But not of his level. Bradman is probably the only one in the history of sport that compares. And he had nothing of the comeback element that todays miracle has.
Because they looked after themselves and didn't sleep around with other women during their primes.

I'm glad for Tiger Woods but its partly his own fault why he sank that low in the first place. He should've won a major a few years back when he was number 1 in the world in 2012/2013.

He still might win a few more yet.
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Because they looked after themselves and didn't sleep around with other women during their primes.
Very little to do with the fallow years actually, but people do jump to the association of the salacious and separation with his lack of wins.

He missed time due to injury in 2008 and 2011, but was generally very competitive, even still the most consistently competitive, from 2009 to 2013. 2014-2017 were the years truly missed to injury, where he underwent four surgeries including spinal fusion. Whether he would even live the rest of his life pain free, let alone swing a golf club, was unknown. Last year he came back, and was at the serious end of the last two majors of the year. In his 5th one on his return. He wins. Extraordinary.

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Very little to do with the fallow years actually, but people do jump to the association of the salacious and separation with his lack of wins.

He missed time due to injury in 2008 and 2011, but was generally very competitive, even still the most consistently competitive, from 2009 to 2013. 2014-2017 were the years truly missed to injury, where he underwent four surgeries including spinal fusion. Whether he would even live the rest of his life pain free, yet alone swing a golf club, was unknown. Last year he came back, and was at the serious end of the second two majors of the year. In his 5th one on his return. He wins. Extraordinary.
He's an exceptionally talented golfer. Form is temporary and class is permanent, so its not a surprise to me wins another major based on what I saw at the back end of last year. As long as his body holds up he knows he can win majors.

We don't need to act like its a news story equivalent of the moon landing.
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We don't need to act like its a news story equivalent of the moon landing.


Reading earlier posts there were a few landings on Tiger's moon

Great achievement. We all love a comeback story.
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Reading earlier posts there were a few landings on Tiger's moon
He’ll be in for a tongue lashing if he gets back into that sort of thing.
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He can have a few months now of hookers and getting his salad tossed.

He's earned it.
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