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grasbunkers
Apr 7, 2010, 06:02 PM
Hard to imagine anyone rooting for Tiger to win the masters?
or is it?

P25
Apr 7, 2010, 06:04 PM
Not really - I'm sure there will be many who are rooting for him. I hope he does well. I didn't pick him in my pool though, so I am not necessarily rooting for him to win. :D

moneyjism
Apr 7, 2010, 06:19 PM
People already are rooting for him during the practice rounds right, I think that pretty much sums up this thread.

Albert Hacker
Apr 7, 2010, 06:23 PM
I always root for TW to lose, even before this BS all came down like a rain of ****... I'm certainly not going to change now.

Ger63
Apr 7, 2010, 06:24 PM
It is hard to imagine, but lets face it, there are a lot of fan boys out there that still worship Tiger.

grasbunkers
Apr 7, 2010, 06:33 PM
i guess people are taking this too seriously

lol

AverageJoe
Apr 7, 2010, 06:50 PM
how many players are in the field? 144?

There are 143 players I will root for before Tiger. It's easy to root for Tiger and his return alone in a practice round, but when it's the 18th hole of the final round, I would have to assume people will root against.

pix40
Apr 7, 2010, 06:52 PM
I will be rooting for him to win!!

Go Tiger!!

tomahawktim
Apr 7, 2010, 07:11 PM
...Go Tiger!!

That's what Elin said.

WILL
Apr 7, 2010, 07:38 PM
I will be rooting for him to win!!

Go Tiger!!


+1 .....

Samick
Apr 7, 2010, 07:43 PM
Just another number in the field to me...not rooting for, or against him.

Bellyhungry
Apr 7, 2010, 07:46 PM
I will be rooting for Tiger and Weirsy.

cobbie_90
Apr 7, 2010, 08:03 PM
why would you not cheer for the guy .... he's one of if not the best golfers of all time .... could careless about his personal life. im just glad to see him golfing again and hope he comes back better then ever

golf nut
Apr 7, 2010, 08:05 PM
yea man it is hard to imagine i guess it will be easy to pick out the ****** bags in the crowd

Could you explain this remark?

foxprowork
Apr 7, 2010, 08:11 PM
I would love to see TIGER win few more majors...

bat1983
Apr 7, 2010, 09:32 PM
Could you explain this remark?

yea man it is hard to imagine i guess it will be easy to pick out the ****** bags in the crowd

I think grasbunker meant that everyone who roots for Tiger is a d-bag. At least that's what how I read into it. Maybe the poster can explain further.

As for rooting for Tiger, I'll root for the underdog. If Tiger is behind and making a Sunday charge then it'll be him, but I think I would rather it be Weir making the Sunday comeback instead of Tiger. Maybe lefty can find the magic one more time.

woody
Apr 7, 2010, 09:36 PM
I'm with Tiger. I think he came clean with the interviews. I'm very interested in his course demeaner - and hope he appreciates the fans and smiles - a lot! :D

leftintherough
Apr 7, 2010, 09:37 PM
Lets go ERNIE !!!!!!!

Ger63
Apr 7, 2010, 09:55 PM
why would you not cheer for the guy .... he's one of if not the best golfers of all time .... could careless about his personal life. im just glad to see him golfing again and hope he comes back better then ever

For some people character matters, it's as simple as that.

bing23
Apr 7, 2010, 09:56 PM
why would you not cheer for the guy .... he's one of if not the best golfers of all time .... could careless about his personal life. im just glad to see him golfing again and hope he comes back better then ever


im with him.... hope he crushes the field too.

Weirfan
Apr 7, 2010, 09:56 PM
From what I have read thus far it has been very different crowd around Tiger in the 2 practice rounds.

If you listen to the Jim Nelford and Corey Warren interview on TSN they say that it was the quietest practice rounds that Tiger has ever played and there was almost an eerie silence

No Go Tiger, and Freddie garnished more cheers than Tiger

I think Billy Payne's lambasting of Tiger calling him invisible and such really caught many including his highness off guard....what was supposed to be a comfy atmosphere at Augusta for Tiger is reportedly got not so comfy with the Augusta National cristcisms and the overly stoic crowd.

perhaps that will change tomorrow?

davecanuck416
Apr 7, 2010, 10:03 PM
didn't read what anyone else had to say yet, but i am rooting for tiger. weir is my #1 for obvious reasons but tiger ranks a close second. the pgatour, from an economic/financial perspective, could use it.

swingpure
Apr 7, 2010, 10:25 PM
I will be rooting for Tiger and Weirsy.

+1 .....

mike83
Apr 7, 2010, 10:32 PM
Hard to imagine anyone rooting for Tiger to win the masters?
or is it?

I usually root against Tiger, but the media circus has really turned a lot of people into Tiger sympathizers. I would really get a kick out of seeing the reaction of feminist activists and people with sudden high moral standards.

mrvelani
Apr 7, 2010, 10:43 PM
Cheering for Tiger, Weir and Paddy.

goleafsgo5
Apr 8, 2010, 06:59 AM
I hope he wins!

Andru
Apr 8, 2010, 07:37 AM
Hard to imagine anyone rooting for Tiger to win the masters?
or is it?
I'll be rooting for him. Why is that so hard to believe? You don't believe in giving people a second chance? Or do you think once you mess up, they should be branded for life?

he didn't do anything to me personally. It's up to Elin and his kids to forgive him.

Bern
Apr 8, 2010, 09:43 AM
I am not rooting for him but I'm certainly not rooting against him. God knows I love watching him golf when he is on a tear.

guitarman
Apr 8, 2010, 10:09 AM
I'm rooting for Tiger. Unless he ends up head to head with Mickelson.

Samick
Apr 8, 2010, 10:10 AM
I'm rooting for Tiger. Unless he ends up head to head with Mickelson.

Thats not allowed, you gotta pick a side!! :p

guitarman
Apr 8, 2010, 10:12 AM
Thats not allowed, you gotta pick a side!! :p


Ok then it will have to be Phil:p
But I want it known I'm not a Tiger hater:D

Samick
Apr 8, 2010, 10:18 AM
Ok then it will have to be Phil:p
But I want it known I'm not a Tiger hater:D

I'm not either....just couldnt be bothered with the guy one way or the other...I've been that way before all this load of crap started.

just123123
Apr 8, 2010, 05:26 PM
TIGER.....WOW!

mpare
Apr 8, 2010, 08:21 PM
I would never root against him or anyone else for that matter. However, the geriatric leader board has me pulling for Freddie and Tom I doubt they can keep posting those numbers, but it'll be magic for as long as they do.

As for Tiger, he appeared more composed than I've seen him for a long time. More importantly, he was hitting the driver and his irons (for the most part) beautifully. The man can play golf and that is all I care about when I'm watching a tournament. Were it otherwise, over the years I would have missed out on some great golf. For instance, I might never have paid attention to Hogan, who was a real curmudgeon.

Dano Twoface
Apr 8, 2010, 09:15 PM
i am rooting for golf to be played....................................
enough with the story already, oh my head hurts
every story is about his comeback
he slept around woooopeeeeeedeeee doo

role model? nope i want my kid to look up to me, my dad and my friends
i want to be her role model, not some athlete

just let him play
and let's move on!!!!

he played great today under the pressure
but i always like the underdog
and
Freddie!!!!!!!!

TourIQ
Apr 8, 2010, 10:03 PM
I'm rooting for 2 of my favorites - Phil and Freddie - ok with either winning :cool:

makeitseven
Apr 9, 2010, 07:33 AM
I do not route for tiger. I feel this wat not because of his personal life or the choices he has made, not because of his actions on the course but because he has the personality of a stump. Ditto for Phil.

moommen
Apr 9, 2010, 07:53 AM
Tom Watson FTW!!!!

peddletothemeddle
Apr 9, 2010, 08:06 AM
I will be cheering for Tiger and Weir!!

JeremyC
Apr 9, 2010, 09:23 AM
Rooting for him. I don't really care what he's done in his personal life, I think he's still an amazing golf player. His abilities & talent is what I admire.

Ger63
Apr 9, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Woods has fallen from being the number one appealing active athlete in the U.S. in September 2009, dropping to a mediocre middle-of-the-pack position in the current study among the approximately 200 sports personalities measured in February 2010. These extraordinarily high negative scores are evident among females, as well as males, and importantly, among teens 12-17. Woods has experienced a three-fold increase in his negative scores among upper income and white-collar households -– those most likely to be playing golf and watching golf on TV.

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Richd
Apr 9, 2010, 09:33 PM
Canwest News Service - As Tiger Woods returns to the limelight — as a golfer — a new poll indicates most Canadians can see past the controversial actions in his personal life and let the highest-profile name in golf get back to fairways and putting greens.

The Ipsos Reid poll, conducted for Canwest News Service and Global Television, shows about two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadians believe the golf superstar “handled himself well” in the aftermath of his shocking sex scandal. An even higher percentage — 86 per cent — believe Woods should have the opportunity to move on privately and in his golf career. According to the poll, just 11 per cent feel Woods “does not deserve the opportunity” to move on.

Fully 30 per cent of Canadians are not prepared to let the scandal slip by the wayside and have “lost faith in Tiger Woods as a person and just can’t past what he’s done.”

The one-time endorsement darling and role model for young golfers has taken a significant hit in both areas since details of the scandal became clear in November and December 2009.

Some 57 per cent of Canadians said Woods should be able to re-establish himself as a role model, but nearly 40 per cent felt his tarnished reputation would prevent that from happening in the future.

A similar result came when respondents were asked about Woods’ potential to redeem some of the sponsorships that pulled in millions of dollars annually. A small majority — 55 per cent — believe “it is time that sponsors return to endorse him.” Some 37 per cent, however, felt lofty endorsements should not be returned to Woods, at least for now.

The telephone poll, which surveyed 1,003 adult Canadians between April 6-8, is considering accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Read it on Global News: Most Canadians ready to let Tiger Woods move on: Poll


http://news.globaltv.com/sports/Most+Canadians+ready+Tiger+move+Poll/2784475/story.html

tradernick
Apr 9, 2010, 10:49 PM
I usually root against Tiger, but the media circus has really turned a lot of people into Tiger sympathizers... people with sudden high moral standards.

Good point. This incident brought to the surface a lot of submerged hatred for the guy. Hmmm...I wonder why that is? I'll be rooting for him in every tournament he plays in until he ends his career because he's the best to ever play the game.

Sinogirl
Apr 10, 2010, 12:35 AM
I will be rooting for Tiger. He is and always has been a fantastic golfer.

His personal life should of been just that his personal life....but because he was the highest paid athlete all his dirt laundry was aired for the whole world to see!!!

Do you seriously not think that Jack or Arnie didn't have skeletons in their closest?

Today's technology of texting, emailing ,camera phones, cameras that can take pictures from miles away, put this in Arnie and Jack's days and who knows what may of surfaced!!!

I don't applaud him for what he did to his family but I will applaud him when I see he make an awsome golf shot, which he has made many times during the Masters!!

hogannut
Apr 10, 2010, 06:31 PM
I will be rooting for Tiger. He is and always has been a fantastic golfer.

His personal life should of been just that his personal life....but because he was the highest paid athlete all his dirt laundry was aired for the whole world to see!!!

Do you seriously not think that Jack or Arnie didn't have skeletons in their closest?

Today's technology of texting, emailing ,camera phones, cameras that can take pictures from miles away, put this in Arnie and Jack's days and who knows what may of surfaced!!!

I don't applaud him for what he did to his family but I will applaud him when I see he make an awsome golf shot, which he has made many times during the Masters!!

Yes......I do seriously think that both Palmer and Nicklaus don't have skeletons like this in their closet. I have seen many interviews with both of them and the way they talk about their wives.

The big difference between Tiger's marriage and Palmers and Nicklaus' is that Jack and ARnold actually loved and respected their wives and told the world as such. They have never to my knowledge ever said their marriages were done for business reasons.

As has been stated (and yes many by me) most people are NOT bashing Tiger over the affairs, it is the purposeful on-going lying that happened over a 6 year period.

As I said on another thread......call my crazy but I just can't see either Arnold or Jack DP'ing, or golden showering porn stars and strippers, regardless of the media and technology.

Since Tiger's affairs are his personal business we should simply watch him play golf on TV, and stop talking about it.

I really don't care who wins as long as it is a good tournament. I'd love to see Lee Westwood, but Phil would be fine too. I think after round 3 my favourite pick would be Couples.....what a great story that would be.

hogannut
Apr 10, 2010, 06:42 PM
I would never root against him or anyone else for that matter. However, the geriatric leader board has me pulling for Freddie and Tom I doubt they can keep posting those numbers, but it'll be magic for as long as they do.

As for Tiger, he appeared more composed than I've seen him for a long time. More importantly, he was hitting the driver and his irons (for the most part) beautifully. The man can play golf and that is all I care about when I'm watching a tournament. Were it otherwise, over the years I would have missed out on some great golf. For instance, I might never have paid attention to Hogan, who was a real curmudgeon.

Watching HOgan would have been like watching grass grow, fairway, green, fairway, green......yawn!:eek:;) His total and complete focus on what he was doing could be compared to Tiger though, and probably Jack too.

There is no doubt Tiger can play, and has dominated the last decade, and for watching the tournament I agree that he should be allowed to play his game like everyone else.

THe little bit of Hogan footage that is around is from a Shell's Wonderful WOrld of Golf in the mid 60s. Hogan was well into his 50's at that point and played a match I think with Sam Sneed that day. Anyway, all HOgan did was hit 18 fairways and 18 greens that day. Not bad for a guy in his 50's with destroyed legs.

longirons
Apr 10, 2010, 08:47 PM
Hoganut.. didn't another tour pro tell an author a story about Arnold that went like this..

They were sharing a room which they often did... a man called asking for Arnold.. the other guy said 'he's not here right now' and the guy on the phone replied 'yeah I know.. becuase he's out with my wife.. you can tell him I'm coming to kill him tonight' (or something like that).. the other pros response was 'well please remember that mine is the bed next to the window'... Arnold was said to be really mad about it.. but I think the guy stuck by his story and hinted that it happened all the time..

Many many forums I've read talking about Tiger have someone saying something along the lines of 'from what I've heard Arnold had his share of the ladies' or something like that....

Do you really think where theres that much smoke theres no fire ?

hogannut
Apr 10, 2010, 08:59 PM
Hoganut.. didn't another tour pro tell an author a story about Arnold that went like this..

They were sharing a room which they often did... a man called asking for Arnold.. the other guy said 'he's not here right now' and the guy on the phone replied 'yeah I know.. becuase he's out with my wife.. you can tell him I'm coming to kill him tonight' (or something like that).. the other pros response was 'well please remember that mine is the bed next to the window'... Arnold was said to be really mad about it.. but I think the guy stuck by his story and hinted that it happened all the time..

Many many forums I've read talking about Tiger have someone saying something along the lines of 'from what I've heard Arnold had his share of the ladies' or something like that....

Do you really think where theres that much smoke theres no fire ?

Who can say for sure, just like no one can say for sure if TW was PED's 4 years ago. Guess TW will be hitting the cerimonial tee shot in the 2050 Masters then.

I personally have never heard anything about Arnold Palmer, not saying it isn't true because it would have happened 5 years before I was born.....and I'm old now!:eek:

I guess then it is a good thing for Palmer who also made more $ in endorsements than he ever made playing, and the biggest difference is Tiger got caught.

Richd
Apr 10, 2010, 09:02 PM
did you see tiger Signing autographs after his practice session this Evening? he was signing everything handed to him.

Chambokl
Apr 10, 2010, 09:57 PM
Funny thing today... I ask my wife if she wants to go to the grocery store immediately (around 1:30) or wait a bit later... she answers back "We better go immediately because Tiger is teeing off at 2:40" ...:):)