2012 PGA Championship

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  1. Claimjumper

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    BSPN started the initial coverage like they do with every Major, they have a cute little poll at the bottom of the homepage, who will win Tiger or the Field, and the resounding consensus (70ish%) said the field

    Carl Pettersson leads after Round 1 with a 6 under 66, while the man with the room brightening smile sits 3 shots back

    2 top stories after day 1, imo
    -John Daly shoots a 4 under 68 and is 2 off the pace
    -the trend of the major winners faltering in subsequent majors continues. Webb Simpson is +7 through 15 and Bubba Watson is +1 after his round
     
  2. Carolina Speed

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    I would love to see John Daly steal Tiggers attention this weekend. He is quite possibly the only golfer in the world that could pull it off!
     
  3. bigunreal

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    Woods, once again, is right there at the top. Can we please have one major without this clown contending?

    The wind is wreaking havoc with every golfer except...the magic one. No one can make putts, but the media's favorite afflete just rolled in a very long birdie putt.

    It's all over but the shouting. The media has been salivating over this for four years.
    Again, only Woods can keep himself from winning.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    I just tuned in the third round as Woods missed a 3 foot birdie attempt on the third hole. But not to worry -- after Woods' wayward tee shot on the fourth, CBS had a recap of Tiger's first three holes in case I wasn't the only one who had missed any of his shots to that point.

    Woods then follows his wayward tee shot on the fourth with a wild swing and poor result, but it didn't prevent "Sir" Nick Faldo from cooing over Woods' athleticism in his usual I Idolize Tiger style.

    I think there are some other golfers still in the tournament besides Woods, but I'm not sure yet.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    Rory McIlroy is 5 under for the first seven holes and now has a two shot lead at -7. Woods is +2 for the day so far and is currently five back. Go Rory!

    The resilient Adam Scott is 4 under on the front nine and is tied for second. Would be nice to see him bounce back from his big-time fadeout at the British Open to win this one.
     
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    Eldrick was falling apart before the lightning while Rory was going strong. Wait and see...after they resume Tiger will have regained his form and Rory will go into meltdown mode.:icon_mad:
     
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    Yes it's truly nauseating having to see every shot Tigger makes! I was watching some of the second round Friday and 10 to 20 seconds after his tee shot I was watching his second shot into the green. Clearly his tee shot was on tape and then we were privilaged to his next shot.

    I was happy to see that TNT did cover John Daly quite a bit, but when switched over to CBS, it was all Tigger all the time.
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    I believe Woods is in 9th place. So even if McIlroy falters he still has a number of players to catch and pass. He's yet to make a comeback in a single major. The CM media loved to let everyone know how good Woods was with a 54 hole lead -- until that ended in 2009 when Y.E. Yang caught and passed him in the PGA and it's happened multiple times since -- but the fact that he's never mounted a comeback in a major is pretty amazing. I tuned in today when he was on the third hole and he hit one bad shot after another until the wimpy weather delay (it wasn't even raining and there was no nearby lightning and thunder when they called play but that's life in post-9/11 America) went into effect.

    There's about 27 holes to be played tomorrow, there's a great leader board and it should be another fantastic finish, as has happened at the previous three majors in 2012.
     
  9. Carolina Speed

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    McIlroy is now 7 under and the leader after 54 holes and Tiger is in a tie for 3rd at 3 under after 52 holes. Here's hoping McIlroy holds Tiger off!

    Tiger in trouble on 17!

    A win for McIlroy would give him 2 Majors at age 23. Maybe a chance for him to accomplish what Tiger has in Major Championships!
     
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    As Tiger bogeys 17 to fall to -2, you can just hear the disappointment in the analysts voices!

    If McIlroy holds on, he will be the youngest winner of the PGA ever at age 23 years and 3 months.
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    Rory's running away with it, up by 6 strokes with 6 holes left.
     
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    It's an epic collapse by McIlroy and a host of other White golfers, who are shaking in fear of the great one, who himself is having one of his trademark Sunday comebacks and is now headed for his 15th Major win. :biggrin:
     
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  13. Don Wassall

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    Only 8 more months until bigunreal declares after the first round of The Masters that the tournament is over because Woods is unbeatable and all the White golfers are intimidated and are about to collapse en masse. :laugh:
     
  14. Van_Slyke_CF

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    I'm so happy to see Tiger flop for three years running at the majors.

    And I really wish ESPN would go away. I'm sick and tired of seeing their "Developing Story" Tiger Woods...blah...blah every weekend, even when he's many shots back.
     
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    Never underestimate the power of negative thinking!!!
     
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    I stand corrected. Tigger hasn't won a major for four years. Hopefully that will extend to 14 years or so til he's ready for the Champions Tour.
     
  17. Don Wassall

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    McIlroy's play was truly brilliant today. He ends up winning by 8 strokes, the largest victory margin ever for the PGA. He has two majors at the age of 23, both 8 stroke runaway wins. Fantastic!
     
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    As his own personal pin-up boy (Eldrick “Tiger” Woods) failed to deliver a victory at a major PGA championship for the fourth straight golf season, Nick Faldo, the British analyst with a dark mahogany fetish, was experiencing unfathomable mourning. Despite his poor showing this weekend, ***-do praised his tanned crush endlessly, constantly attempting to remind the (presumably both white and drunken) viewer of the good old days when Tiger was, as he put it: “Supersonic, and twice as good as the rest of the field!” ***-do’s devotion to TiGirl runs so cavernously deep that during this tournament, he'd sometimes even refer to him as “Ti” or “Tig.”

    Unlike Miss Nicky, Tiger was actually handling his lame performance rather well, mostly mumbling curse words under his breath and lightly banging his clubs on the ground after poor shots. However, after missing an easy putt this afternoon, Faldo’s personal deity screamed out: “I can’t hit the goddamn ball!”

    Below is an image (probably framed, signed by Tiger, sealed with kiss by Tiger, and placed atop an alter in Faldo's mansion) of the single greatest instant of Faldo’s time on planet earth…

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    CAPTION: Fanatical Fiend, Faldo

    Congrats to McIlroy, let’s hope that he can continue such outstanding, dominating play come April 2013.
     
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