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In response to: Johnny Miller right on with his comments about Tiger Woods, the formerly presumptive Grand Slam winner

shaun shaw [Visitor]
i have a lot of respect for his accomplishments but his constant criticism of every players golf swing is annoying. i know he has a bad back, so do i . but he talks such a good game he should be able to play in a wheelchair and compete with tiger, there are better commentators . i wonder how many kids he has helped with immense knowledge of golf
singed shaun
PermalinkPermalink 06/19/10 @ 17:24

In response to: I hate "golf communities"

Andrew Birrell [Visitor]
During my time in South Africa a lot of Golf Communities sprung up which were called Golf Estates. One of the reasons for this is that many golfers were worried about the growing security issue both when at home and playing golf. So the answer was to build these golf estates that eventually became isolated communities that did not represent South Africa as a hole. When playing them as a reviewer it is important to understand what the purpose of the developer was. What I found is that the ones built in the existing residential areas were very tight and the houses became a part of the course whereas the ones built in rural areas had extra space to keep the houses away from the course. But often when playing you got a feeling of tunnel vision on the tighter ones and many balls ended up in the houses or were protected by unsightly golf nets.
PermalinkPermalink 06/10/10 @ 23:32

In response to: Book it: Jack Nicklaus' major record safe from Tiger Woods

Bedlam [Visitor]
If you want to read some other comparisons of Tiger and Jack, check this out:

http://www.deepintosports.com/2009/04/08/tiger-woods-jack-nicklaus-best-golfer-ever/
PermalinkPermalink 02/17/10 @ 09:01

In response to: 2008 PGA Merchandise Show: The bad

Not As Cynical As This Guy [Visitor]
As far as the Pocket BC goes... a towel is easier to carry around on the greens than a small 3" x 1.5" piece of wet vinyl? And what else do you have in YOUR pockets? Are you trying to keep the clear so you can reach something else?
PermalinkPermalink 09/16/09 @ 17:57

In response to: Who's No. 1? Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods

pat [Visitor]
Tiger is the best by a landslide. Don't believe me?? Ask Jack. He said so himself....Note to Scott Tucker...Tyson lost his belt in 1990 to a nobody and went to jail for most of the early 90's. Check your time-line.
PermalinkPermalink 09/15/09 @ 15:10

In response to: Who's No. 1? Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods

moses holloway [Visitor]
This is not much to talk about because some of the player( jack) for one has already have stayed that WOODS is the best he have every seen CASE OVER. JACK wouldn,t LIE
PermalinkPermalink 09/15/09 @ 12:52

In response to: Who's No. 1? Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods

David [Visitor]
For the early part of his career Jack had to win to support his family. Tiger was a multi-millionaire before he teed up his first ball. I think Jack had much more pressure on him.
PermalinkPermalink 09/15/09 @ 12:44

In response to: It's the "BRITISH Open," not "The Open"

Matthew Soucy [Visitor]
Tim, as an American and avid enthusiast
of gold, the Open Championship is the
accurate form of address of this historic
championship. Accordingly, to European
periodicals that refer to the major golf
event contested annually in Augusta, GA, it
is The Masters tournament, not the "American
Masters" tournament. I've read that in
print on the continent.

PermalinkPermalink 04/07/09 @ 11:07

In response to: John Daly: smoke 'em if you got 'em

william spaulding [Visitor]
big john is a breath of fresh air to the every day golfer, and is still a pro.
PermalinkPermalink 02/13/09 @ 19:19

In response to: Sour economy means cutback on new golf courses

Wendy (UK) [Visitor]
What are you up to, you reprobate?

(Hope all OK?)

Put those Jamaican cocktails down and get back here, please.
PermalinkPermalink 12/29/08 @ 14:22

In response to: Tiger Woods the architect isn't exactly doing his part, yet, to help make golf affordable for the masses

M. Taylor [Visitor]
I don't see anyone criticizng Sergio Garcia for the courses he is already building even though he is no legend. I think Tiger will do the right thing eventually. In the meantime, the work of his Foundation is much more important than building golf courses. What the learning centre is giving kids will last them a lifetime.
PermalinkPermalink 12/01/08 @ 12:36

In response to: Tiger Woods: "I'll be ready for the Masters"

vtspapa [Visitor]
It is ridiculous to say that
Tiger cannot win four more majors,
when he won one with a broken leg
I guarantee you Jack's record
will be gone earliest 2010 latest
2012.

Winning is about mental and no
one can match a written off Tiger
Please dont forget Torrey Pines

What has happened is that rather
that 24-27 majors, he will be in
the 19-24 major range
PermalinkPermalink 11/02/08 @ 13:26

In response to: Sour economy means cutback on new golf courses

Tim McDonald [Member]
Wow. This comment actually makes good sense. It's cogent, apparently well thought-out and I'll even say it's well-written.

Someone has taken over Ron Mon's brain.
PermalinkPermalink 10/30/08 @ 07:18

In response to: Sour economy means cutback on new golf courses

Ron Mon [Member]
Fortunately a number of the old clubs are revisiting their original plans and making a return to the initial layout. Many of the top and mid-level golf architects have a bustling business in refurbishing, master plans, and revitilazation. It's nice to see trees being cut down and grass growing in places where over-zealous greens committeemen put up arbor in the hopes of "improving" the course. From Oakmont to Highland Links, timber is tumbling and vistas are opening up again.
PermalinkPermalink 10/29/08 @ 21:58

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

Tim McDonald [Member]
good point
PermalinkPermalink 10/28/08 @ 17:24

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

BV [Visitor]
Well, Tim, they DO say that feeling is the SECOND thing you lose! rotfl
PermalinkPermalink 10/28/08 @ 12:16

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

Tim McDonald [Member]
Uh, that's my point. I'm HERE and I can't FEEL the excitement
PermalinkPermalink 10/27/08 @ 16:31

In response to: Mangrove Bay an excellent muni in St. Petersburg, Florida

BV [Visitor]
Since it's about 12 blocks from my house, I play here a lot, as well as the 9-hole couse up front. Both are very well maintained for a public course, and are inexpensive enough to play 36 in one day w/o getting a Fannie Mae loan. Thanks for the review.
PermalinkPermalink 10/27/08 @ 15:28

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

BV [Visitor]
Timmie Mac.....just go, OK? As a CURRENT resident of St Pete (and one that's UNDER 50...) we have lots of excellent nightlife - blues clubs, waterfront bars, and OH...a baseball team playing in the World Series! ;)
PermalinkPermalink 10/27/08 @ 15:25

In response to: Tiger Woods: "I'll be ready for the Masters"

Judge Smails [Visitor]
OK, that makes sense. What is interesting is that, regardless of Woods' prospects, this has really thrown a monkey wrench into his career. Prior to this injury, it really seemed as if he was peaking, and he is in the midst of those prime golf years (30-35). So, in the least, this certainly is a tremendous setback.

I still think the idea that he won't have the capacity to win numerous majors is untenable. His work ethic and what he possesses between his ears won't change. Again, Nicklaus contended for the Masters at age 58 while limping around on a bad hip. And he and Woods are cut from the same stone; champions like them are always able to apply themselves and find a way to win.
PermalinkPermalink 10/25/08 @ 11:16

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

Chris Baldwin [Member]
People don't like to think about those things when it involves their great grandparents. That's an image we can all live without.
PermalinkPermalink 10/23/08 @ 19:46

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

Tim McDonald [Member]
When I moved away from St. Pete, a great deal of the fun and sex appeal left with me.

I cut a swath through this town, and I think we all know what I'm talking about.



PermalinkPermalink 10/23/08 @ 18:32

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

Chris Baldwin [Member]
The fact that you lived in St. Pete for five years isn't going to exactly change it's image, Old Mac. Good job finding that group of young, hipster 70-year-olds to have those wild bingo times with though.

PermalinkPermalink 10/23/08 @ 18:10

In response to: Tiger Woods: "I'll be ready for the Masters"

Tim McDonald [Member]
No backtracking. I still maintain Woods won't break it.

No one can say what will happen in the future, post-Woods. I'm just not saying it will NEVER be broken. Someone will come along some day to break it.

PermalinkPermalink 10/23/08 @ 14:57

In response to: Tiger Woods: "I'll be ready for the Masters"

Judge Smails [Visitor]
Nicklaus' record is safe for the foreseeable future now? It seems like you're backtracking a bit, Tim.

Actually, though, as I said last time, it's safe because of the unrest we're going to experience during the next eight years. Heck, in 2012 Tigger could be hunkered down on his yacht in the middle of the Atlantic trying to dodge nuclear fallout. And you might really need that hairpiece.
PermalinkPermalink 10/23/08 @ 13:57

In response to: Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

Donna Guillaume [Visitor]
Or maybe they're at work today! It's not a holiday. The median age in St. Petersburg is mid-30s and dropping. And, besides, many fans live miles away and drive a long way to get to the game.
PermalinkPermalink 10/23/08 @ 12:47

In response to: Tiger Woods: "I'll be ready for the Masters"

Wendy (UK) [Visitor]
Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb.
PermalinkPermalink 10/22/08 @ 14:31

In response to: Book it: Jack Nicklaus' major record safe from Tiger Woods

Ivory Rubin [Visitor]
Well ACL, Tim McDonald, it seems you may have finally gotten it right in your denouncements of Tiger Woods. A less than perfect left knee + a loss of confidence= no more majors for Mr. Woods!! Oh, but wait Tim...isn't Tiger Woods the same supremely confident young man who, on a left knee with a torn ACL and a double stress fracture endured 91 holes of pain to win the 2008 U.S. Open? Wow!! That took a lot os confidence, patience, and skill...didn't it? But, as usual, you're always right!!
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/08 @ 15:17

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

BV [Visitor]
Assuming he HAD any of course! ;)
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/08 @ 14:08

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

BV [Visitor]
Just thinking cynically - how much 'exposure' and 'publicity' has Mr Pecora generated for just the cost of filing a civil suit???

For what it's worth - I'd give Timmy Mac's left nut to play Winged Foot - even 17 holes.
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/08 @ 14:07

In response to: Book it: Jack Nicklaus' major record safe from Tiger Woods

M. Taylor [Visitor]
BV [Visitor] - please note that I am over 60 years old and quite happy with the Medical Insurance system in Canada. Have also had a child who had leukemia when he was 11 years old and is thankfully still alive now in his 20s due to excellent medical care received, and I did not have to sell my house (now paid for without interest rate being tax deductible) to get him excellent medical care. Do not believe all the nonsense you hear about the medical care in Canada. A few of the very rich do travel to the US to pay out of their pockets, but all Canadians have at least basic coverage for a minimal deduction. Again, do not believe all you are told about the medical system in Canada. You are being sold down the drain by companies who want to make money off your illnesses.
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/08 @ 10:27

In response to: Book it: Jack Nicklaus' major record safe from Tiger Woods

M. Taylor [Visitor]
Tim
I find some of your analysis amusing. Why? Because even though Tiger has not played since the US Open, he still is second on the US PGA Tour money list playing six tournaments only. Some golfers did step up to the plate (i.e. most notably VJ Singh, Kenny Perry, AK, Camilio V. and Padraig -although aside from the two majors, he is struggling a bit) but none consistently. So they have almost given Tiger time to regroup and be back to challenge them in mid-February 2009 possibly. At least Tiger seems to be following his surgeons' orders because he wants to play competitively for at least another FIVE years so his kids (Sam and the soon-to-be little Tiger/Tigress) can witness him winning a few more tournaments. If that is not enough MOTIVATION for Tiger, nothing else will. I might be one of the few that will not be counting Tiger out - don't forget that until he is 65 he can still play in the British Open and the Masters. I do believe he should be able to win a few more of those if he focuses intently on those two tournaments. God willing, he will return to competitive golf at least 50 to 75% healed.
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/08 @ 10:20

In response to: Tiger Woods: Let's have a little more honesty

M. Taylor [Visitor]
I will agree with the comment from Brooklyn posted at 15:28 asking why Norman, Nicklaus and Palmer are not being held to the same standard as others are asking of Tiger Woods. They have been designing courses for years all over the world (inlcuding now India, China, Dubai, and remote parts yet unknown). Tiger has THREE projects in his fledgling career of golf course designer and he is being "wrapped on the knuckles" right, left and centre. Is Mr. McDonald aware that Ernile Els, Sergio Garcia, VJ Singh, Adam Scott, Davis Love III, Coling Montgomerie, BEN WRIGHT (golf commentator) - I could go on and on- are designing golf courses all over the world and have been making MONEY from all this (or are they working for FREE)? I have been watching Tiger grow up under a microscope before our very eyes (I am over 60 years old) and find that he is basically as honest as one can be in pulic without being "tarred and feathered by media and fans alike" for putting his proverbial "foot in his mouth". I have no reason to believe that he is not being honest when he comments on comfort and the safety of his children and family members as priorities. Speaking as a mother, I have found Tiger to be a basically honest individual. Why should he not make comfort and safety a priority even if he has money? Money is not an issue for Tiger as it is for most people - and by the way, he worked hard to earn his money and deserves it - so he does not have to speak about the obvious. Also, as one blogger noted, it would be rather CRASS to do so. I know today's society is a bit different, but there are certain things/issues that was not trown around in conversations without seeming to be bragging and boasting.
Luckily, Tiger is not in the business of impressing Mr. McDonald so that is a good thing. Tiger has maintained the strength of character to not "twist in the wind" to please everyone and that is a good trait. Keep it up Tiger and God bless. Mr. McDonald, please do some research on the other golfers and write that Jack, Arnold, Gary Player, Ernie Els, Greg Norman (who also is in the business of wines, beef, turf building) are just doing this out of the goodness of their hearts and not for the MONEY.
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/08 @ 09:52

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

golfgirl [Visitor]
I'm playing Winged Foot next week. Minus the one hole, which really doesn't bother me that much.

The guy must be such a idiot though.
PermalinkPermalink 10/17/08 @ 23:57

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

Tim McDonald [Member]
My blood sugar is fine, it's these damn cataracts that are driving me nuts. That's why I wear sunglasses the size of a badger.

Also, I fell and broke my hip.


PermalinkPermalink 10/17/08 @ 17:10

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

Shanks [Member]
That's like buying a house next to an airstrip then complaining about the noise. Bill Engvall should go over to Pecora's house and say "here's your sign". Idiot.
PermalinkPermalink 10/17/08 @ 12:55

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

Judge Smails [Visitor]
Tim,

Is it true that you'll be taking Wilfred Brimley's place in that diabetes commercial?
PermalinkPermalink 10/17/08 @ 12:11

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

Tim McDonald [Member]
Chris, we all know by now that you can be bought by any two-bit "celebrity" who gives you the time of day.

I'm trying to bring the truth and the light to readers, while you are simply star-struck by people you've seen on TV.

Yeah, Trump handles things "1-on-1." As long as he has his entourage to back him up.

You'll have to pardon me, now. I have to go put in my teeth and my hairpiece.
PermalinkPermalink 10/17/08 @ 08:05

In response to: Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

Chris Baldwin [Member]
Your blogs are getting so predictable, Old Mac. You're starting to make more flubs from old age than even McCain.

This is the Tim McDonald doctrine: Anything Tiger Woods or Donald Trump does is wrong.

It's not like Trump said he was going to visit the guy in the way a New Jersey mobster visits someone. He's going to sweet talk him, commiserate and reach a solution everyone can live with. Trump tries to handle things with 1-on-1 interaction rather than making every little thing go to court.

America could use a lot more of that approach - not less.

PermalinkPermalink 10/16/08 @ 23:51

In response to: Super golf deals at Super Clubs in Jamaica

Right! And a bad Oldsmobile was named after them. Those machetes are a lot cooler than those cars were...
PermalinkPermalink 10/16/08 @ 22:57

In response to: Super golf deals at Super Clubs in Jamaica

Tim McDonald [Member]
Yeah, I have one from Trinidad. Over there,they call them "cutlasses."

I like that.

Cutlass.
PermalinkPermalink 10/16/08 @ 16:19

In response to: Super golf deals at Super Clubs in Jamaica

But I hate tourist areas and resorts (when not working). I still have a sugarcane machete I bought in Jamaica in a local market outside of Montego Bay where I was the only non-Jamaican for miles around. The resorts were boring in comparison.
PermalinkPermalink 10/16/08 @ 16:00

In response to: Show your patriotism: Support new oil-fueled European Tour

Tim McDonald [Member]
Typical conservative. Thinks he knows everything there is to know and to hell with everybody else.

No room in your mean, little, reptilian brain to consider anything else.



PermalinkPermalink 10/15/08 @ 21:16

In response to: Show your patriotism: Support new oil-fueled European Tour

BV [Visitor]
Tim, we are not going to see eye-to-eye on drilling for oil either directly offshore of the US or in Alaska. I'm totally in favor of both. Aren't you aware that MEXICO, CANADA, and CHINA are currently drilling in the Gulf Of Mexico outside our territorial waters? Do you think the CHINESE care more about the Gulf's environment than AMERICAN drillers would???? Until you folks wake up to the reality of the situation, you should probably content yourself with some actual research.....and be quiet.

BV
PermalinkPermalink 10/15/08 @ 13:53

In response to: Show your patriotism: Support new oil-fueled European Tour

Tim McDonald [Member]
BV, I have a feeling you WOULD miss me. I think deep down, you agree with most of what I say.
PermalinkPermalink 10/15/08 @ 12:37

In response to: Tiger Woods: Let's have a little more honesty

Tim McDonald [Member]
Great information Moises, I'll check it out and thanks for the tip.

Brooklyn -- I can't speak for the other guys, but maybe it has something to do with the fact Woods has made more money off golf than anyone in the history of the world.

PermalinkPermalink 10/15/08 @ 12:34

In response to: Tiger Woods: Let's have a little more honesty

Moisés Santos-Mena [Visitor]
Check this page:
http://www.pristinebajahomes.com/UnionTrib.html

Do you understand the concept of Cultural Landscape? Heritage? Public Interest? It´s like building a golf course in Stone Henge, Yosemite, Big Sur or the Grand Canyon...
PermalinkPermalink 10/14/08 @ 17:44

In response to: Tiger Woods: Let's have a little more honesty

Brooklyn [Visitor]
Just curious, why don't you guys hold Norman, Nicklaus and Palmer to the same standard? They design courses; have been for several years.
PermalinkPermalink 10/14/08 @ 15:28

In response to: Super golf deals at Super Clubs in Jamaica

Tim McDonald [Member]
I lived in Kingston, Jamaica a while back, working for the AP, and it was pretty rough.

The resort areas go through periodic crime waves. They've recently increased security in Montego Bay, where I am now, to combat rising crime.

They're also installing closed circuit cameras in other areas of the country.

Still, if you stick to the tourist areas and the resorts, you'll be OK.

PermalinkPermalink 10/14/08 @ 15:06

In response to: Tiger Woods: Let's have a little more honesty

Brandon Tucker [Member]
I'm not saying it has to be THIS project but it would be nice to see in Tiger's first 20 projects, some kind of goodwill, muni-type course. Pete Dye designs courses for $1 sometimes.
PermalinkPermalink 10/13/08 @ 22:30

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