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Comment from: RonMon [Visitor]
You are nuts, Tim. Phil charged AWAY from everyone else. Tiger began his charge, buthad too much ground to make up, thanks to Mickelson's charge. There have always been a select few golfers throughout history capable of making such a charge. You cannot expect everyone to do it!!
04/10/06 @ 09:13
Comment from: Mitch [Visitor]
It certainly wasn't as exciting as the last couple of Masters, but it was still great to watch. I was surprised at how many putts everyone was missing on Sunday. If Tiger and Freddy made a few of those short ones, that they usually make, it would have been a tremendous finish. Maybe the most exciting ever, but you cannot blame Phil for everyone else's missed putts. I like when the players interact. They look like regular guys, and not robots like Tiger, Vijay and Retief can be.
04/10/06 @ 10:42
Comment from: David [Visitor]
What can I say? Phil Mickelson is a changed man - he plays smart, doesn't choke, AND wins majors. Phil fully deserved the victory as he was the best player that week. Well done, Phil!

I still hate him though.

Was it just me, or did it seem that Tiger's mind was just not on the golf? The fully focused Tiger would never just fade like that on the final nine holes of a major championship.

(I think his mind kept wandering back to California where his ailing father is residing.)
04/10/06 @ 11:31
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
David, Tiger FADED on the final nine holes? Golly, he birdied four of the final six holes! What tournament were you watching? Some of you folks expect too much of Tiger. As good as he is, even Tiger doesn't win 'em all. He scored his lowest round of the tournament on Sunday. He finished T3rd in an elite field. If Tiger never wins another major or even another tournament, which is quite possible although not probable, it will be because some players defeated him and not because he faded. He's the consummate professional, the all-time best grinder, he never quits, and he definitely doesn't FADE.
04/10/06 @ 14:28
Comment from: danny [Visitor]
it wasn't boring for me---it was painful. Painful to watch an evil bastard like Phil Mickelson win the best golf tournament in the world---again. I think it's no coincidence that he won a day after JJ Redick won the Wooden award, because I'm sure both have sold their souls to the devil. A great day for Beelzebub, but awful for the rest of us.
04/10/06 @ 15:21
Comment from: Lester Hinson [Visitor]
You sound like most rational, intelligent Americans the morning after the last two presidential elections.
04/10/06 @ 15:35
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
danny, Please explain yourself. What are you talking about? Why would anyone say that Phil is "an evil bastard?" And JJ Redick, too? Is that supposed to be some sort of inside joke? Lester Hinson, you seem to know what he means. Clue me in if you can.
04/10/06 @ 15:50
Comment from: David [Visitor]
Danny, I found it hard to watch as well. Painful stuff.

Alex, Tiger did fade. Otherwise he would've won. All other things being equal, Phil Mickelson can't hold a candle to Tiger. No one can, really.
04/10/06 @ 16:58
Comment from: David [Visitor]
Oh, another thing. Tim is right; this Masters was not entertaining.

But the 2005 Masters, well, that was pure theatre.
04/10/06 @ 17:05
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Well, David, if you call four birdies in the final six holes fading, I guess it's a matter of semantics. Woods has by far the best win percentage in all events of anybody now active on tour. Yet even he is not batting .250 in wins. Tiger was six strokes back with six holes to play. If he had made the two eagle putts, that still wouldn't have been enough. Woods birdied three of the last four holes. What, in your opinion, should he have done or could he have done,to prevent his FADING at the end of the Masters'?
04/10/06 @ 18:26
Comment from: David [Visitor]
Alex, it was already over by then. He faded.
04/11/06 @ 03:31
Comment from: charle [Visitor]
I guess you are thinking of basketball or football. Trash talking, waving things in the crowd to distract the players, maybe a fight will break out on the 18th. As the camera's zoom in on someone getting their head spit open with a putter would boost ratings. Yeah! Guys like you really go for that stuff don't you. Golf is a gentlemens game, not street thugs. If you like violence, Follow a violent sport, and leave golf alone.
04/11/06 @ 13:49
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
David, as I said, it's a matter of semantics. You originally stated that Tiger faded in the final nine holes. Then you said it was already over by then. If Woods faded, so did every other player in the field. Tim Clark pitched in for birdie on 18. Some fade. Tiger birdied on 18. Another fade. Phil bogeyed 18, but according to your way of thinking, that was a sweep to victory. Incidentally David, why would you say that you "hate" Phil? From all accounts he is an all-around nice guy, loyal and accommodating to his fans and supporters, a good husband to his wife, and a good father to his children, as well as a world-class golfer, hardly deserving of hatred from anyone. And danny even thinks he's an "evil bastard" who has sold his soul to the devil. What's with you guys?
04/11/06 @ 15:34
Comment from: F. X. [Visitor]
Augusta National has lost the ability to tempt golfers to get into trouble as well as to tempt golfers in trouble from attempting the spectacular to get out of trouble. The open, largely treeless, roughless course with tricky greens the main defense of par is what created so many thrilling Masters. Yesterday's boring tactical march to victory by one of the game's established elite is only the first of many such Sundays. I bet Bobby Jones and Alistar MacKenzie are furious; looking at the Neilson ratings I bet the advertisers are too.
04/11/06 @ 16:06

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