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Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

Posted on: May 27, 2011 6:01 pm
Edited on: May 27, 2011 6:01 pm
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As expected, Tiger Woods elected to take a pass at a place where he has had plenty of success over the years, the Memorial Tournament next week in Columbus, Ohio.

Woods has won the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event four times, but as he indicated earlier this week, it was doubtful he would play while trying to recover from a series of injury issues in his legs.

Woods on Tuesday described his chances of playing as "doubtful." He also indicated he hadn’t begun hitting balls in practice, had been walking on crutches and wearing a walking isolation boot on a foot in an attempt to recover from the maladies that prompted his exit from his last start after nine holes.

Interestingly, on his website, Woods lists his next start at the AT&T National, which his charity hosts. No mention of the U.S. Open in two weeks is made as far as his upcoming schedule, for whatever that's worth.

In another curious development, Rory Sabbatini withdrew from the Memorial on Tuesday, the tournament website noted in a posting with its list of commitments, prompting fast speculation that he has finally been suspended by the tour for two on-course meltdowns earlier this season.

Sabbatini entered, then withdrew, from Memorial.

Sabbatini was 10 over par through 15 holes at the Byron Nelson on Friday when the field list for Memorial was posted.

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Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:38 am
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

Like he needs your support,  Get a life. stud.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

@thebull19 -  You don't know your ass from second base.  Dr. Galea has never been found to administer PED's to ANY athlete.  The Galea/ Woods connestion has been thoroughly investigated by parties both private and public.  Herculean efforts have been made to connect Tiger to any PED's.  nothing has stuck.  Dr. Galea is a renowned expert at a blood-spinning technique – platelet-rich plasma therapy – to help speed post-surgery recovery.  He visited Tiger during his recovery from knee surgery to administer that therapy.  If Tiger Woods had a PRP procedure performed on his surgically reconstructed knee to help with tendonitis or painful inflammation (that commonly occurs after this type of surgery) it would be a very reasonable use of this technique as we understand it.  He has treated many high profile athletes who are recovering from various surgeries.  He was never proven to supply ANY athlete with ANY PED's.  Galea has used HGH himself for over 10 years, and he was found to be travelling with this controlled subatance.  No connection with any athlete has ever made in regard to steroids or HGH.  He used the blood spinning technique on a variety of athletes to speed their recovery from injuries/surgeries.  

Tiger never "took any shortcuts and cheated".  He won eight WORLD JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS when he was a kid.  I guess he was doping then too?  I guess he was doping when he won back to back to back US Amatuers.  I guess he was doping when he won three straight US Junior Amatuers.  Wake up dude.  Tiger is the greatest ever because of his unbelievable talent.  Not Steroids.  



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2011 11:03 am
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

It has nothing to do with the caddy or the swing coach.  It's all about Tiger's drug pushing Canadian doctor.  Tiger has won nothing since Dr Galea was found to be supplying HGH & roids to famous athletes. No coincidence. Tiger is as much of a fraud as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa & Roger Clemens.



Thank you Otter - I have made the same comments myself.  It has always been about the Majors and the sponsorship money and nothing else.  That's why he would only enter the same 10 tourneys every year - either the ones that paid him $2 mil to show, ones he knew he would win due to the weakness of the field or the Big 4.  He has no passion for the game, he's not like us duffers who would play it for free.  Or people like Jack or Arnie or Phil or Seve or Lee or the true 'masters' of the game who just have a fire for it and would never dishonor the game by cheating, roiding up.  Yes, his Doc busted 2-3 years ago.  Eldrick with the goose egg since then.  And now he is injured ALL THE TIME since then.  His body is finally reacting like that of a 35 year old who did not do the right thing for 10 years but took all the short cuts and cheated.  He does not have the make up to come back from this adversity - he was coddled and babied and had his ass kissed his whole life.  He does not have that intangible thing inside of him to fight back when the world is against him.  He is like a bully;  when you pop a bully in the mouth (like the new lions of the game are doing now and not just conceding tourneys to him) he wimpers and cowers in the corner and quits.  Like Eldrick since the 2008 US Open, without Dr. Galea.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

Gocawo: Woods may "return to form", but will not be able, at 35+, to "iron out the putter".   Nobody does that!  The yips set in during the mid-30s, no matter how well you strike the ball tee-to-green.  One has nothing to do with the other.  The only exception I can think of is Ben Hogan, and that mold has been broken for decades!  Good luck to Tiger in his now highly improbable quest to win 19 majors.  He will need it.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

I am seeing great golfers that I never knew existed.
You didn't know they existed for good reason: They aren't all that great.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 1:13 pm
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

Soon Tiger will enter only four tournaments a year.
Take a guess which four.



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 10:51 am
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

I agree.  In addition, I find it more pleasurable to watch golf on TV without the constant yammering about Woods. I am seeing great golfers tht I never knew existed. Was getting tired of the tiger fan club (announcers) rooting for him to win every week.



Since: Jan 14, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 9:16 am
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

It has nothing to do with the caddy or the swing coach.  It's all about Tiger's drug pushing Canadian doctor.  Tiger has won nothing since Dr Galea was found to be supplying HGH & roids to famous athletes. No coincidence. Tiger is as much of a fraud as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa & Roger Clemens.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2011 9:13 am
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

I think Tiger has got the best caddie in golf. I've been to a lot of touraments and because Tiger is a super star (He'll be back), it takes a buffer before and during the round to let Tiger concentrate. Steve does this well. Hope Tiger's body will let him return to form. He'll overcome the mental and mechanics rut and iron out the putter. If he never hits another golf ball, his record puts him and Jack as the two best golfers to ever play the game. Believe it or not, I'm not a Tiger fanatic, just think the game is more fun to watch with him in the mix.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 9:05 am
 

Woods, Sabbo to skip Memorial Tournament

I'm sure Tiger is devastated that you're not in his corner Tommy. Also, I'm not sure how having a rude caddie negatively impacts his golf game? He won most of his majors with Williams on the bag.



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