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Sunday, April 14, 2019

His hope for another major left for dead by most of golf, Tiger Woods won The Masters Sunday afternoon. It's the 43-year-old's 15th major and first since 2008. It is his first win at a major where he trailed entering the final day. He was still trailing Francesco Molinari by 2 shots after 11. The catalog of iconic father-son moments after a Woods triumph now includes this boisterous hug of his son Charlie, who is 10 and never had a chance before to see him win like this.

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Security guard was trying to throw Woods off of his play, the Masters is rigged! /s

Good to see Woods get his power back. He's current T6, with -6 while the leading group is -7, he just has to outlast the others and keep up his play.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-04-13 01:00 PM | Reply

Awesome to see him back in form.

#2 | Posted by hoser at 2019-04-13 08:11 PM | Reply

I'll take the field for $1,000 Alex.

#3 | Posted by 88120rob at 2019-04-13 08:20 PM | Reply

This thread's article only reported the standings after day two, which was Friday. After today's round, Tiger now sits tied for second, only two strokes behind the leader. He's playing a very consistent game, scoring 70, 68 and 67 for three rounds. Tomorrow could be a real test of his comeback effort, and doing it at the Masters just makes it that much more significant to say nothing of spectacular.

BTW, I used to work with Tiger's mother when she was a computer operator at our MCAUTO (McDonnell Douglas Automation) facility in Cypress, CA, which incidentally was located across the street from the Navy golf course where young Tiger first learned to play.

For an update of the leader-board and a site where you'll be able to track the score in realtime for tomorrow, the final day of play (weather permitting), go to:

www.augusta.com

OCU

#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-13 10:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Woods, Finau, and Molinari tee off at 9:20 Sun morning as the last group in an effort to get ahead of the weather. Should be a good finish at the Masters.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-13 10:44 PM | Reply

I told my friend today: Instead of Breakfast at Wimbledon, Breakfast at the Masters!

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-13 11:00 PM | Reply

"Set your alarms: You don't want to miss breakfast at Augusta with Tiger"

www.espn.com

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-13 11:29 PM | Reply

I wish that Donald Trump would play some golf. He works too hard.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-14 08:23 AM | Reply

Greatest comeback in sports history in the works this weekend. Scandal, divorce, rehab, four surgeries, a decade long winning drought. all in the public eye with every effort being critiqued and criticized by media and fans alike...this is historic. Final grouping about to be under way, let's see how these guys do when the old Tiger is staring them in the face.

#9 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-04-14 08:54 AM | Reply

Tiger scrambles out of trouble on the second... also like the old Tiger.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-14 10:06 AM | Reply

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Scandal, divorce,

We were talking about this in the office last week... would it have been a scandal if he was a bachelor? According to online articles, his body count is well over 200, but sources indicate that all those occasions were consensual as there were never reports of sexual harassment or assault like some other athletes.

If Tiger was unmarried...would we have ever read about how much he plays the field, off of the field?

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-04-14 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

... would it have been a scandal if he was a bachelor?

No, because not cheating on your wife is not newsworthy.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-04-14 10:32 AM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

it wasn't about Tiger, per se, it was about a MARRIED rich guy, with a beautiful wife and kid, who was a liar and a cheat

#13 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-14 10:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"If Tiger was unmarried...would we have ever read about how much he plays the field, off of the field?"

No, it was because he was married with kids, and his image as a wonderful family man had been overhyped. Women who didn't like golf liked Tiger because of all the stories surrounding his family life, including with his father, but when the stories of his infidelity came out, those women identified with his cheated-on wife.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-14 10:58 AM | Reply

One supposes that Tiger Woods, as a racial barrier breaker, should have been more like MLK... or as a hero to some more like JFK.... oh, wait.

All have fallen short.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-14 01:11 PM | Reply

Tiger is currently tied for first.

www.augusta.com

OCU

#16 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-14 01:36 PM | Reply

Tiger now holds the lead all by himself.

OCU

#17 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-14 01:43 PM | Reply

Outright lead for Tiger. -13

#18 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-04-14 01:45 PM | Reply

Two hole in ones today on this 16th already.

#19 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-04-14 01:45 PM | Reply

This will be a new record of 15 years between Green Jackets for Tiger, beating Gary Player's 14 year gap.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-14 02:12 PM | Reply

Bet he sees some blonde hottie in the gallery flashing her thong and chokes the final two holes.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 02:15 PM | Reply

It's Tiger's to lose going into the 18th hole.

OCU

#22 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-14 02:18 PM | Reply

THAT'S IT!

OCU

#23 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-14 02:30 PM | Reply

TIGER EFFIN WOODS!!!

#24 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-04-14 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You can't help but feel great for his comeback from adversity and doubt. Great win.

#25 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-14 02:34 PM | Reply

Woo Hoo!

One of the greatest comebacks in sports ever. Two years ago his back was fused and no one thought he would ever play again, much less win a Masters. Congrats to him.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-14 02:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Bet he sees some blonde hottie in the gallery flashing her thong and chokes the final two holes.

Safe bet that his pipestress girlfriend was watching him like a hawk.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-14 02:36 PM | Reply

That was really cool. I'm very happy for him.

#28 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-14 02:41 PM | Reply

He'll probably go to the White House and the Left will go back to hating him.

#29 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 02:45 PM | Reply

This is as impressive as Ali's comeback.

#30 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-04-14 02:46 PM | Reply

Just have got to love a comeback kid!

comeback-kid. Noun. (plural comeback kids) A person who repeatedly demonstrates the propensity to overcome downturns or periods of bad publicity, and rebound to victory or popularity.
Comeback-kid dictionary definition | comeback-kid defined
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#31 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-04-14 02:49 PM | Reply

TIGER EFFIN WOODS!!!

POSTED BY GAVASTER AT 2019-04-14 02:32 PM | REPLY

Hookers eff Tiger's wood.

#32 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-04-14 02:55 PM | Reply

"He'll probably go to the White House and the Left will go back to hating him."

He plays golf with Trump quite often. One of the most recent times:

President Donald Trump playing golf with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus
February 2, 2019 12:21 pm

golfweek.com

I'll be the party ------. It's great comeback story, sure, but I wanted Molinari to win.

#33 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-14 03:10 PM | Reply

Alternate title: "Self-absorbed, lecherous millionaire wins a golf game, with his ridiculously large prize money paid by all of us in high automobile and insurance prices."

#34 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-04-14 03:18 PM | Reply

While I understand he is probably the greatest golfer of all time....

Why do so many that don't play golf like him? I don't understand the fascination.

I rarely play golf, and other than Tiger (because of all this notoriety) I couldn't tell you a pro golfers name.

#35 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 03:32 PM | Reply

I rarely play golf, and other than Tiger (because of all this notoriety) I couldn't tell you a pro golfers name.

#35 | Posted by AndreaMackris

That's because you live in a tiny bubble that only feeds you crazy, right wing -------.

#36 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-04-14 03:34 PM | Reply

This is what Tiger winning reminds me of ..
twitter.com

#37 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 03:35 PM | Reply

That's because you live in a tiny bubble that only feeds you crazy, right wing -------.

#36 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

What does politics have to do with Golf?

Are you saying poor people play golf?

Or are you in the bubble?

#38 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 03:36 PM | Reply

He'll probably go to the White House and the Left will go back to hating him.

The bloated child rapist and his klansman father had to be forced by the government into renting apartments to folks who look like Tiger. MAGA!!!!

#39 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-04-14 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This to me is more amazing than Tigers victory...
twitter.com

#40 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 03:44 PM | Reply

Or are you in the bubble?

#38 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Based on your posting history, you don't come across as very informed about anything except right wing crazy -------. No desire to understand nuance of national issues beyond superficial right wing talking points. You lie with consistency when facts, which more often than not dispute your easily debunked BS talking points, are so easy to obtain.

#41 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-14 03:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- Why do so many that don't play golf like him? I don't understand the fascination.

Maybe because like a Hank Aaron or a Muhammad Ali, he broke the race barrier ... well, except for at your club. He hasn't been outspoken about it as those two, but actions count.

btw, Dulli blames this win on Antifa.

#42 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-14 03:49 PM | Reply

you don't come across as very informed about anything except right wing crazy -------.

Look at your own post in this thread AU.

You claim I live in some "right-wing" bubble, yet you can't even explain how it connects to golf (a rich mans game), it appears, and I didn't know this, that Tiger plays golf with Trump.

Somehow me not really caring about Tiger is RightWing.... its absurdly hilarous.

Here's the thing, all I ever hear back from any of my, and other "right leaning" posters is ad hominen attacks.

Do you ever have anything of substance to say?

Other than hate.

#43 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 03:52 PM | Reply

#42 | POSTED BY CORKY

What race barrier?

There are other "races" that play golf with regularity even before Tiger.

#44 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 03:55 PM | Reply

He hasn't been outspoken about it as those two, but actions count.

This is an important point, from what I am reading ...

He considers himself "Cablinasian".

What do you see? You see an AfricanAmerican?
theundefeated.com

#45 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 03:57 PM | Reply

--There are other "races" that play golf with regularity even before Tiger.

Lee Trevino was one of the greats long before Woods showed up.

#46 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 04:01 PM | Reply

Mackris

Most of us know a few pro golfer's names.

Ya, look at my posting history. Most threads are politically oriented and I'm stating truth where you're spouting right wing, Fox News BS that's easily debunked over and over again. But you don't care.

As to nuance and your right wing BS bubble, for instance, you don't even seem to understand the simple fact that 40 years of tax cuts haven't led to economic growth, only more debt and a middle class who've been falling behind while the wealthiest of Americans have prospered.

And you're more than willing to ignore Republican hypocrisy over their vaunted 'moral values' as witnessed on a daily basis with the advent of the narcissistic, devoid of empathy, divisive, easily proven liar who is Trump. A guy more reminiscent of a third world dictator than any American president in history.

#47 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-14 04:24 PM | Reply

#39..

www.google.com

#48 | Posted by boaz at 2019-04-14 04:26 PM | Reply

47
Cut the hate crap and the thread hijack.

#49 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-04-14 04:59 PM | Reply

"As to nuance and your right wing BS bubble, for instance, you don't even seem to understand the simple fact that 40 years of tax cuts haven't led to economic growth, only more debt and a middle class who've been falling behind while the wealthiest of Americans have prospered."

#47 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY AT 2019-04-14 04:24 PM | FLAG: I guess the inference here is if the middle class had paid more in taxes they'd be better off??? Please do explain how that works.

#50 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-04-14 05:19 PM | Reply

Well say what you want about his private life but he certainly doesn't suffer from low T.

They say you really don't want to meet your heros.

Watched a doc on Steve McQueen the other day.

Christ Almighty

#51 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-04-14 06:11 PM | Reply

lmao... Dulli and Mattress, the white racist pairing made in Trump Heaven.

"Woods Tears Up Augusta and Tears Down Barriers
By LARRY DORMANAPRIL 14, 1997

It has been 50 years, almost to the day, since Jackie Robinson broke down the racial barriers in baseball. Now, a last vestige has fallen in golf, brought down in record fashion here in the middle of the Old South, by a young man of color.

Tiger Woods, 21, who is of African and Thai heritage, today became the youngest golfer in history to win the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club. In doing so he shattered myths and broke records and again altered the face of the game.

Woods's final round of 69 gave him a total score of 18-under-par 270, the lowest in the 61-year history of the event, breaking the record held jointly by Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd. His 12-stroke victory over Tom Kite, 47, was the widest margin ever in the Masters -- indeed, the widest in any major championship conducted in the United States -- and it made him the first man of African heritage to win a professional major championship.

This one, though, means the most to Woods, not merely for the remarkable way in which it was accomplished, but for its social significance. A black golfer did not play in the Masters until 1975. Augusta National had no black members until 1990 when Ron Townsend, a broadcasting executive, was admitted after a controversy over the lack of black members at Shoal Creek, where the P.G.A. Championship was played that year.

By winning today, Woods finished what other people had started.

''It means so much,'' Woods said. ''I'm the first, but I wasn't the pioneer. Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Teddy Rhodes, those guys paved the way for me to be here. I thank them. If it wasn't for them, I might not have had the chance to play here.''

Despite a stellar record, Sifford was never invited to play in the Masters. Elder was the first black man to play the event, in 1975. Rhodes never played on the PGA Tour because of a Caucasian-only rule that was not rescinded until 1960."

www.nytimes.com

Dulli has one of Lee Travino's grand kids in a cage as we speak. She's awaiting deportation to San Francisco.

#52 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-14 08:04 PM | Reply

There is absolutely nothing as boring as watching golf on television, although bowling ranks a close second.

#53 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-14 08:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Despite a stellar record, Sifford was never invited to play in the Masters.

You know so little about the Masters, it has no color, no racial bounds, it is about rules to get invited and the rule is the top money earners in playing the game of golf get invited. Record doesn't count, it is playing certain events and earnings, that gets you the invite. Don't perform at the scheduled events you don't get invited. It's about golf performance, not race, not color, but pure performance through the year, that's why it is called the "MASTERS"

#54 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-04-14 09:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

www.golfdigest.com

#55 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-14 09:34 PM | Reply

•Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
•US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
•British Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
•PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
•Winners of The Players Championship (Three years)
•Current Olympic Gold Medalist (One year)
•Current US Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year) and the runner-up to the current US Amateur Champion
•Current British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year)
•Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
•Current Latin America Amateur Champion
•Current US Mid-Amateur Champion
•The first 12 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters Tournament
•The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's US Open Championship
•The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's British Open Championship
•The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's PGA Championship
•Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
•Those qualifying for the previous year's season-ending Tour Championship
•The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
•The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

The Masters Committee, at its discretion, also invites international players not otherwise qualified.www.augusta.com


Either perform at these events or you don't get invited.

#56 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-04-14 09:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Lee Trevino was one of the greats long before Woods showed up."

Tiger has always been in a league of his own. Or as Molinari put it: "It was golf on another planet.":

When Woods had his monster year in 2000, Francisco was starting his life as a university student. "He was not that much older than me, but he was the absolute idol for many of us -- he was Michael Jordan," Molinari said in a recent interview with GOLF.com. In other words, Woods played a game with which Molinari was unfamiliar. The young Italian was a pretty good amateur golfer who was getting better. Several years later, when he turned pro, Molinari signed with Nike, following Woods there. Nobody noticed.

When Woods dominated the U.S. Open at Pebble in 2000, Molinari noticed. He's one of the few people who can recall that Miguel Angel Jimenez, a sort of hero to many European golfers, finished in a tie for second that year, with Ernie Els. Woods finished 15 shots ahead of them. "It was ridiculous," Molinari said.

Then he saw it up-close, while wearing the heavy white polyester Augusta National caddie bib.

"To be there at Augusta [in 2006], to see him play from five yards away, was incredible," Molinari said in the interview. "The week before my brother won the U.S. Amateur, we never would have dreamed that a few months later we would be at Augusta National, paired with Tiger Woods. I was massively nervous, from the excitement. I was living a dream, walking the fairways of Augusta, looking at Tiger. He didn't play particularly well, but you could see he was completely different from everyone else. It was golf on another planet.

"He introduced himself on the first tee," Molinari said. "You laugh: ‘We know who you are.' After that, he was focused on his golf."


www.golf.com

#57 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-14 10:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Glad to see he's back from his hiatus with the barmaid

#58 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-04-14 11:09 PM | Reply

Does the PGA or the Masters test for PEDs?

I wonder if, or what, Tiger is cycling. He likely wasn't full natty when he was recovering from his injuries.

#59 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-04-14 11:23 PM | Reply

Update: the PGA does anti-doping tests:
www.usga.org
(PDF, section 4, page 25)

#60 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-04-14 11:26 PM | Reply

Williams and Carlin on golf
youtu.be

#61 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-04-15 12:53 AM | Reply

Not to take anything away from Tiger Woods, but he's actually a bit more Asian than African-American. His mother is from Thailand and his father was of mixed African-American, Chinese and some Native-American blood. When asked, Tiger describes his ethnicity as "Cablinasian" (a syllabic abbreviation he coined from

    Ca
ucasian,
    Bl
ack, American
    In
dian, and
    Asian
).

OCU

#62 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-15 10:42 AM | Reply

Sorry about the formatting of that last post, it seems I messed-up some of the HTML tags.

OCU

#63 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-15 10:44 AM | Reply

Lesson here is those blond chicks can drive a normal man crazy...

crazy good,,, for the first few hours... crazy bad for the rest of your life...

#64 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-04-15 12:53 PM | Reply

And someone won 2.5 million on an 85k bet on Tiger to win too.

#65 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-04-15 09:26 PM | Reply

Tiger wins the Masters and the Medal of Freedom for ••••ing golfing!

#66 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-04-16 11:02 AM | Reply

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