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Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

Posted on: March 26, 2011 7:26 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2011 7:27 pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- This time, at a track where he has enjoyed nearly unparalleled success, when Tiger Woods stepped on the gas, something different happened.

He went into reverse.

Woods began the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in a tie for 10th, and when it started slipping away on Saturday, he began aggressively flag-hunting on the back nine and everything went down the drain.

If not into a greenside lake, where sloppy approaches on the 13th and 16th both drowned, leading to a 2-over 74 that dropped him into a tailspin at T29. He's 10 shots behind leader Martin Laird of Scotland.

"I made a few mistakes out there," he said. "There was a point in the round I had to get more aggressive on 13 and paid the price for it. I figured I needed to shoot 3- or 4-under, and backfired on me a little bit."

More like exploded. The six-time Bay Hill champion made a double-bogey six that completely derailed a round that, for laqck of a better term, had at least been entertaining. Woods had four pars, three bogeys and eagle and a birdie on his front nine, and was still T12 after the eighth hole.

But like most of his other tournaments in the past year, he was unable to sustain much of anything. He repeatedly hit lackluster shots from the middle of the fairway, dumping green-light approaches into bunkers or water.

"I feel like I'm swinging well," he said. "If I do it right, I can hit some pretty good shots. Just today was kind of a ... mixed bag."

He hit another ball in the water on the 16th when his foot slipped on a shot from a fairway bunker, leading to a bogey on the easiest hole on the course. His 74 matched his highest score ever in the third round at Bay Hill, where he won his two most recent starts, in 2008-09.

"Tee to green it wasn't that bad," he said. "But two bad swings, put the ball in the water and that's three shots and a couple missed putts; a round that should have been under par easily ended up over par."

He might have low-balled it a tad. The bad shots, as has often been the case this year, were eyebrow-raising. He had a 157-yard shot from the middle of the fifth fairway and yanked it 20 yards left into a greenside bunker for a scuffling bogey. He flubbed a chip shot on the eighth hole.

On the ninth tee, he let his driver fly after hitting a scorching hook into trees. On the 11th hole, he had 152 yards to the flag and hung out a wedge, leaving it 33 feet from the hole. Then there was there was 118-yard wedge from the fairway he dunked on the 13th, leading to a double-bogey. He's 0-for-5 in sand saves for the week.

He did, however, hit 10 of 14 fairways, equalling the combined total of his first two rounds.

Woods was left hoping the winds would kick up in the final round, which has been forecast, and that he might be able to scratch out a good round when others are struggling in the elements.

"Hopefully the wind blows tomorrow," he said, "and I can post a good one and I can get a little momentum going into Augusta."

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Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

Hey, Truth1234: No one thinks TW should quit playing because he isn't competitive right now, only that at 35, he isn't likely to regain the dominance he once enjoyed.  Once again this week, he threw in one good (not great) round of 68 to go alongside three par+ rounds...72. 73, 74.  That isn't going to get it done, and it is his pattern right now.  It takes a real optimist to think he will somehow turn it all around for the Masters.  Not that he can't do it, but it's very unlikely.



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: March 27, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

Man, reading the comments on here, I wish I were as perfect as everyone else.  Somehow we forgot he is human.  I guess if Tiger is done, so is Phil.  Same average stats, same score.  No wins in forever.  Maybe they should both quit because all you guys think they are finished?



Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 11:30 am
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

To all the media members and Tiggers few remaining supporters. HE IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!. He is no longer hungry nor competitive or is golf his priority. He has 2 kids, an ex wife, and way too much money to care about golf anymore. NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE TIGER AND GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: March 27, 2011 7:19 am
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

Tiger may win a few more,but their are too many young cats that are hungry for wins for him to be a Major factor anymore.
All the records will last a little longer.



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 12:55 am
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

Tiger can't even handle the pressure of the THIRD round right now.  He hasn't played a good third round this year.  How bad is he going to choke if he manages to somehow get near the lead on a Sunday?






Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

And by the way, you're saying that "sex with that many women" is somehow an evil thing in and of itself? You didn't mention the infidelity part of it, so I'm just wondering whether it's only envy on your part.
Woods is a self-absorbed scumbag...wife and two kids and hitting every woman he sees more solidly than he could his driver over the last couple of years.

Reprehensible human being and it's finally caught up with him and now the public knows...






Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

anyone who WAS surprised by Tiger's collapse is what I meant, duh...



Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

Well, I'm definitely envious he had sex with all those women. Let's tell it like it is. But only an idiot does that while married. Hope it was all worth $100 million and getting to see his kids 50% of the time. 
"Only fools believe in karma"? Wow. I guess there are A LOT of fools out there. "45% of murders are unsolved"? Wow. Do you just make this crap up as you go along? Maybe karma isn't getting caught for the crime. Maybe karma is dying of throat cancer 5 years later. Who knows?
With all that BS out of the way, let's talk some sense here. The fact of the matter is anyone who wasn't surprised Tiger shot in the 70s today is either not paying attention or truly delusional. Dude is completely inconsistent now. He is Phil Mickelson, basically. Notice how he and Phil seem to always be around each other way down the leaderboard? No coincidence. They are both capable of winning, but neither have the consistency to be top players anymore. Tiger is young enough that maybe he can get some of that back, but he will never be dominant again. There simply are better players out there now.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

And by the way, you're saying that "sex with that many women" is somehow an evil thing in and of itself? You didn't mention the infidelity part of it, so I'm just wondering whether it's only envy on your part.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Tiger proves that cats can't swim, dunks two

Only fools believe in "karma". And the only time you hear about it is, of course, when something happens. If nothing at all happens to the person supposedly deserving "karma", then you will never hear about how nothing happened. See how it works? Mostly, nothing happens. For example, even with law enforcement actively working to ensure "karma" is served, 45% of murders are never solved. So, like ventriloquists' dummies with a hand inside your head, you parrot "karma" every time a "bad guy" (from you point of view) gets "what's coming to him". But Mubarak will never stand trial for all he did, and neither will Kadhafi, and yet you will never hear anyone say: "non-karma!" That's just how it is.


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