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Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Chris,

Don't be surprised if the sports media come up with a new tack, something like "that was a match play event, Woods still has a streak going in medal play."

Anything to stir up controversy. On a local news channel yesterday, a sportecaster said that "Woods failed in his latest attempt to re-write the record books." What?

Someone should tell all such folks that although Woods is a star of the first magnitude and the gutsiest "grinder" out there, he holds no "records" on the PGA tour. He may well set a few before he hangs them up, but he still has a long way to go
2007-02-24 @ 08:19
Comment from: David [Visitor] Email
Yes, Tiger still boasts 7 victories out of his last 7 PGA Tour medal play tournaments.. dear god, such tomfoolery ;)
2007-02-24 @ 09:21
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
Tiger's streak is far from over, we'll still hear about it plenty, "Byron didn't play in any match plays during his streak..."
2007-02-24 @ 09:29
Comment from: David [Visitor] Email
"Byron didn't play in any match plays during his streak..."

That's what I was thinking.. and it's true. But Byron's real achievement was not of winning 11 PGA Tour medal play tournaments in a row, but of winning 11 consecutive tournaments of any type, any tour, no gaps. You know this, of course. However, in this sense, Tiger is still in the game.. but is it really the same? Nahh.

Tiger has, in my opinion, even shown embarassment when asked about his half-assed 'streak.' I think his greatest fear is that the uneducated golf fan will believe that he has in fact overturned Nelson's streak (this is assuming that he were to win his next four medal tournaments).
2007-02-24 @ 09:42
Comment from: Bill [Visitor] Email
OMG SHUT THE F*** UP people You dont have anything To bitch about so you bitch about This. What he did was Still a big accomplishment
2007-02-24 @ 20:10
Comment from: Jordan [Visitor] Email
I've never understood the Tiger backlash here with the streak. If you knew anything of Nelson's streak the you would want to dump on it to. Nelson had flat feet so he didn't go to the War, which led to a significantly weaker playing field. There wasn't as much money to be made back then so many players who would be on Tour today and making a living decided to remain amateurs. In addition, many of Nelson's "Victories" came in team match play events where he would be paired with another player. If tiger was competing in similar circumstnaces today the "legitimacy" of his streak would be slammed. Give the guy a break he entered 7 PGA events and won all of them. Just because the media has so far been unable to properly classify that acheivment into terms that they are able to articulate is not an excuse for self important know it all articles.
2007-02-25 @ 00:40
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Jordan,

I haven't noticed anybody posting here saying anything derogatory about Woods or his string of seven PGA wins. Quite to the contrary, as a matter of fact.

Chris, myself and others are merely commenting on the incessant hyping of a dubious potential "record."

As a further example of this hyping, the Golf Channel announcers have repeatedly trumpeted how Nick O'Hern ended Woods' quest for the record.

They seem to think that it was inevitable that Tiger would have won his next three matches in the Accenture, as well as his next FIVE PGA events for 12 in a row.

As RonMon has said, it is impossible to compare acrross the years and generations. Woods doesn't need any crowing about faux records. But don't expect the sports media to back off on this sort of thing.


2007-02-25 @ 12:49
Comment from: Oliver Sudden [Visitor] Email
If winning 8 straight events counting the Target isn't a streak what is ? And who could believe anyone could do it in this day and age ? I often wonder what motivates people to criticize Tiger, or maybe you're just criticizing the media. This week the media is saying Stenson or Ogilvy may be able to challenge Tiger. Ogilvy won the U.S. Open because he had no idea he was in contention so I discount that win somewhat, sort of like Kite's win. Other than that he has one medal play win. Whoopee. Here the truth, Woods is number 1 by a mile and if anyone is going to challenge him he ain't playing right now.
2007-02-25 @ 14:47
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Oliver Sudden,you mused,

---"maybe you're just criticizing the media---"

Now you've got it!
2007-02-25 @ 16:15
Comment from: Johnny Brann [Visitor] Email
What a stupid article. This writer must want attention. He should write for the funny pages.
2007-02-25 @ 23:29
Comment from: David [Visitor] Email
Okay, I didn't know Byron's streak included match-play titles. Also, I think his streak is degraded a little by the fact that many players were at war, but in the past when I've mentioned this, I'm verbally attacked. So this time I just didn't bother playing that card.

Another thing - I forgot Tiger's streak included the Target World Challenge.. this isn't an official event.

I have no doubt Tiger is the best player of all time (he is the best by a LARGE MARGIN right now), and that he WILL beat the most important record of them all - Jack's 18 major victories.

Oh yeah, and Oliver Sudden.. I think you'd have to be pretty stupid to try and degrade a U.S. Open win.
2007-02-26 @ 03:14
Comment from: Ray J. Annis [Visitor] Email
I, too, don't understand why anyone would dis anything Tiger does. No matter any "streak" he may or may not be on, he wins consistantly, doing in one year what ittakes a career for anyone else to even approach. And I defy anyone to even guesstimate what he alone has done for the business side for professional golf, raising money awards, increasing tv ratings, increasing charitable giving, creating the 1st tee program-on and on!!! If you have to dis some one, no professional golfer deserves it more than PHIL Milkelson, the ultimate choke player (more often than not). But leave Tiger alone!
2007-02-27 @ 01:19
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Ray J. Annis,

I don't know why I bother, but once more and for the final time, no one here is finding fault with Woods, his game or his good works and charity.

The only complaint here is how the sport media had cooked up a story on a faux "streak." Woods doesn't need any ersatz streaks to cement his position. His play speaks for itself.

And Ray J., a helpful hint: Try proofreading your posts. Improved spelling, grammar, and usage would make your furure posts more understandable.
2007-02-27 @ 08:49
Comment from: I don't know anything about golf... [Visitor] Email
I don't know anything about golf...so this might be just a usual thing in the world of golf because no one else is pointing this out. Is it just me? or is there anybody else who finds this article offending and rude? This guy actually feel joy for someone not achieving something greater? I just got interested in golf because I heard it's the sports for gentlemen; doesn't look that way so far.
2007-02-27 @ 10:35
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
I don't know,

You lost me there, pal.

To what exactly are you referring?
2007-02-27 @ 12:05
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Like most golfers, I have great respect for Mr. Nelson. But that streak of 11 should be stricken from the books. It came in the midst of an all-out war in which most promising golfers (along with millions of other Allied soldiers and civilians) were being shot at, bombed, killed, and maimed. Nelson was none too proud of it. Don't know why sportswriters still carry on about that embarrassing-accident of a so-called streak.
2007-03-03 @ 17:56
Comment from: Jack [Visitor] Email
Alex....Tiger may be the greatest golfer of all time,but
you're definately the biggest fool of all time.

You are obviously one of those people that hates for
no particular reason... except that someone is better
than you are at a particular endeaver.

Hate is synonomous with fear...what are you so afraid of?
2007-03-07 @ 14:54
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Jack,

Whatever happened to your spell check?

Pal, I don't hate anybody.

Where you arrived at that notion is a mystery to me.

I am moderately afraid that you might teach your children your version of the English language.


2007-03-09 @ 08:16
Comment from: Hannity [Visitor] Email
alex...is your head still up your ass?
where's your old buddy smalls? you guys still stroking each other's putters?
2007-03-31 @ 01:19

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