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  1. Don Wassall

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    Mickelson is in great position after two rounds. '03 champ Mike Weir may be a factor.


    The Caste media brushed off Woods' first round, still ready to proclaim him the winner, but he has a real uphill task now at seven shots back. A Caste clown in the local paper wrote this after the first round: "The bottom line seems to be Woods intimidates other players. You don't need to be in graduate school to figure that out. One look at the muscular Woods, striding down the fairway, was enough to intimidate three Zach Johnsons should they have the nerve to look."


    Woods' hulkingand thuggish caddyis a scarier sight than His Lordship. [​IMG] Go Phil, make it three green jackets in five years!
     
  2. Bart

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    That comment by the Caste clown is just soooo stupid.Why would a touring pro be afraid of Tiger Woods? Theseare golfers not cage fighters. They don't beat up each other, they play a game.
     
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    I think some of these guys can get psyched out, but it's from the pressure, not what the other golfers look like.

    I was listening to Jim Rome and Jerry West talk, and Jerry started to slobber on Woods, calling him the best athlete he's ever seen in any sport. This is NBA great Jerry West we're talking about here, not some gay sportswriter with a crush. It was sickening.
     
  4. jaxvid

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    I wouldn't count Tiger out yet. Two rounds left to go and plenty of chokers ahead of him.
     
  5. Van_Slyke_CF

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    I agree with jaxvid. If Tiger is within 5 strokes heading into the final round, he will have a good chance of winning it.

    Let`s see what Phil and some of the others are made of.
     
  6. Bart

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    Ratz! I tuned in just in time to watch Phil badly miss a two footer.It didn't get any better after that. War Immelman!
     
  7. Poacher

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    The final day. Immelman is playing well and his highness is six shots back. Let's see what happens.
     
  8. GWTJ

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    Considering Tiger is winless when trailing after three rounds in a Major, I don't see how his chances are good to win on Sunday.

    Anything can happen but I don't see Tiger winning. Losing may actually take the pressure off of him and help him at the remaining Majors. It's gotta be tough to have people always telling you that you're a lock for the Grand Slam before it even begins.

    It was tough seeing Phil Mickelson struggle at the end yesterday. He was in great position to be at -7 or -8, but he had a meltdown after one bad break.

    Anyone else notice that the top golfers yesterday all looked to be in great shape. Casey looked like he's been in the gym a lot.

    They also looked like a mentally tough group as well. Edited by: GWTJ
     
  9. Poacher

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    This is the real impact of Woods on golf. His success has caused many golfers to improve their physical fitness.

    Still waiting for the great influx of non-white golfers he was supposed to draw to the game.
     
  10. Don Wassall

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    Well, Woods stoked the media frenzy himself when he was quoted as saying winning all four majors this year was "easily within reason."


    You're right about Mickelson's meltdown after his third shot on the par five 8th hit the flagstick and bounced back near the fringe of the green. Instead of a sure birdie he ended up three putting for a bogey and his body language after thatwas almost like he was pouting. Guess in his mind he saw his round and tournament following a certain script and then he couldn't handle it when there was an unexpecteddeviation from it.


    Strange, because on the first hole of the first round he was about as lucky as you can get when he used a putter from the edge of the woods and rammed home a ball that otherwise would have been at least 60 feet past the hole. Other than the second round though his game has been a little off this year, especially his touch. The announcers were speculating that this is because of all the weight training he's been doing. Although Phil will never look "cut," he is extremely strong, another golfer affected by Woods' conditioning.


    It'sup to the young turks this year to hold off Woods. The big names fell back yesterday. All the wind predicted for today could be the wild card as Augusta requires precision shots like no other course.
     
  11. Poacher

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    Well done Trevor Immelman!
     
  12. Don Wassall

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    That's one tough and talented South African. Great to see.


    I guess I'm just a sentimental fool but I love the way CBS and The Masters team up to cover this tournament. It just oozes class and tradition. If only the media could aspire to such standards the rest of the time.
     
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    some shaky moments, but basically a comfortable victory.
    where's the tiger "intimidation" factor? not much in evidence on Trevor's last two holes.
     
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    I calculate the field at 45 americans and 49 international players. An international player won.

    No idea how this compares to previous years. I figure competitive golf is slowly becoming more popular worldwide, and hence more competitive. But many major sports nations are still sending zero people into the game.

    It does not help that golf has, by far, the largest and most expensive playing surface, making it so that billions of people cannot get exposed to the game.

    There were about 10 australians and 9 south africans in the tournament, reminding me of swimming, where the small white nations have been competitive with a huge united states filled with soft, flabby couch potatoes.
     
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    Send ALL the emails you can to every ESPN network you're able to reach, and tell them ,in no uncertain terms, to not only eat,but CHOKE,on their own Politically
    Correct/Marxist/Communist(Read:ANTI-WHITE)Propaganda FECES.

    For days and days,leading up to the start,same old story: they were vomiting their same,predictable-as-clockwork Tiger Woods propaganda,in which they exuded the same old expectation that their beloved Tiger was going to win, period. When it came to The Other Players,they would coyly ask the usual "Is there anyone else who could possibly win?" question,list a name or two, then,back to their Leftist circle jerk about Tiger.
     
  16. Van_Slyke_CF

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    Nevada said:

    "There were about 10 australians and 9 south africans in the tournament, reminding me of swimming, where the small white nations have been competitive with a huge united states filled with soft, flabby couch potatoes."

    Oh, yes, Nevada, all South Africans and Australians are athletic studs and Americans are nothing but a bunch of lardbutt couch potatoes.

    Not from what I`ve seen of Aussies and South Africans in my years overseas. There are plenty of lardbutts in their countries, too. The U.S. is bad to be sure, but don`t go thinking that Aussies and SAs are all like people from an old Men At Work song. Anyway, I don`t see how the general population, obesity/metabolic syndrome, has anything to do with this topic, swimming or golf.

    The United States continues to have so many of the world`s dominant swimmers. Simply because the two countries you mention have had some great individuals in recent years should not be taken as a sign that the U.S. is doing worse in international swimming. Quite the contrary, if you pay attention.

    I have no problem with foreigners competing so well on the PGA Tour, including the majors. If they win, so be it. I like to see the best in all sports. We don`t always see that in some sports in the U.S. in recent decades because of racial discrimination against whites.

    Hopefully Tiger Woods won`t be fitted for another green jacket for many years.

    Yeah, and once again, where are all the young black players that Tiger was supposed to bring to the game?

    Congratulations, Trevor Immelman, on your Masters victory! Edited by: Van_Slyke_CF
     
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    Big time Congrats to Trevor immelman! [​IMG]

    We talk a lot here about the differences in cultures around the world and the differences in races around the world. Yesterday, Trevor Immelman represented the very best of white culture. His toughness overcoming surgery in December, his mental toughness down the stretch, his humble nature in victory and his strong family support were on display for millions to see and applaud.

    I am disappointed that Tiger ended up in 2nd place. It allowed the media outlets to post headlines like, "Immelman holds off Tiger" and other disingenuous story lines. From day one, Tiger was never in it. The water shot on 16 by Immelman may have made the last two holes interesting for the fans, but it was Trevor all the way and Tiger knew it.

    I hope Immelman continues to improve and be a force. At 28 years old he can make some noise for a while.
     
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    Van Slyke, I think what Nevada was trying to say is that Australia and white South Africans have more of a sporting mentality than the average white American. This is probably largely down to Americas sporting stereotypes that make a lot of white Americans not bother with sport which Aussie and SA doesn't have (mental barriers). Australia is probably the best sporting nation in the world in relation to it's population (20 million est) and you have to remember that white South Africans only number around 4-5 million these days with around another 1-2 million around the world who generally opt to play for their country of residence. However Australia apparently has the second highest rate of obesity in the world so you are right there Van Slyke. I'm half South African and I I've been there many a time, so I can tell you from my own experience that white South Africans are extremely sport orientated and for that matter produce many talented sports athletes. They would have world class tennis players if the government would actually give the SA tennis association some funds! Instead they probably give it to fund Mugabes regime.

    Anyways, well played Trevor, he's a top bloke and it's always good to see a white South African back in the worlds media attention for the 'right' reasons! However I'm dissapointed with the freefalling English assault of Rose, Casey, Westwood and Poulter! Sort it out!
     
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    I'm not really a golf fan (or player), but it's good to see a White golfer take the Masters and keep "Caste god" Tiger Woods from adding to the hype-machine.
     
  20. Bart

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    Poor Trevor, he doesn't have the brilliant, room brightening smile that all Blacks seem to possess. Last year the winner of the Masters was described as having a goofy grin, so I guess Trevor's is a tad better.


    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)â€â€￾Tiger Woods can forget about the Grand Slam for another year. And don't even bother bringing it up to the only guy at the moment with a chance.


    So, Trevor Immelman, think you can win the next three majors?


    "No, probably not," the South African replied, breaking into a toothy grin that blended quite nicely with that green jacket he was wearing Sunday evening.





    [​IMG]
     
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    It's always a good thing when Tiger Woods loses. That's a given. However, the play of almost all his white competitors was once again nothing to brag about. Every player on the board, except Immelman, totally collapsed down the stretch. Fortunately, Woods couldn't take advantage of it.

    What is really disappointing is the body language and visible demeanor of every white golfer out there; without an exception, they all appear lackadasical and never seem upset at themselves after a poor shot. Compare this to Woods, who wears an unbelievably intense expression all the time, and lets everyone know how dissatisfied he is when he makes the tiniest miscalculation. I think that's the biggest obvious difference between Woods and the rest of the PGA tour; they just don't seem to be putting out the same maximum effort on every shot, and they clearly don't seem to care like he does. Two of the worst at this are Mickelson and Els. Mickelson always appears sad and depressed when he messes up, and Els just kind of half- smiles and shrugs it off. That may be the right approach for casual golfers, but it doesn't serve you well when you're going up against someone as competitive as Woods.

    Finally, I don't see much evidence that the other golfers are working out at all. Mickelson has lost weight, but he still looks very soft. Els, like so many of his fellow golfers, is starting to sport a bit of the Raymond Floyd look. You know- undeniably a great golfer, but out of shape, with a country club-never worked a day in his life-aspect about him. While Woods obviously has never worked a day in his life, either, he doesn't have that look. Since the greatest golfer ever was probably Jack Nicklaus, and other non-athletic types like Billy Casper, Julius Boros, Craig Stadler, John Daly, etc., have been successful to varying degrees on the tour, I don't really think getting in better shape will make that much of a difference in anyone's golf game. It will, however, make it harder for the jock-sniffers in the media to keep drooling about Tiger's "bulging" muscles while they snicker at the other, less than fit golfers.

    But there I go again, ranting when I should be happy. It IS great that someone else won.
     
  22. GiovaniMarcon

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    I was listening to the radio on the way to the office this morning, and the reporter talked more about Woods' second place finish than the actual winner.

    Typical and not too suprising.

    Also, I agree that a muscular physique isn't so relevant in golf.

    I think the media just goes out of its way to heap accolades on Woods so that we can all still say something nice about him even if he doesn't actually win.

    Sort of like praising a fat chick for having a pleasing personality.
     
  23. Van_Slyke_CF

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    How can we be sure that Tiger Woods hasn`t been using PEDs the past few years? Was his swing the only thing that was "tinkered" with a few years ago after his game was on the skids? I don`t know how much of a difference steroids/HGH etc. would make in golf-club head speed perhaps-but I think Tiger looks a little too perfect now.

    Any thoughts?
     

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