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So is Tiger woods done or what?

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between his dad, his injuries, his divorce and his pecker, I'm thinking he's had a few distraction lately!

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He's still undoubtedly the most talented golfer in the world. It's going to take him longer than most expected to regain his confidence, but it's not like he needs to start all over again. With time he'll be back and I think he still breaks Jack's record.

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Tiger's 'serenity' sounds like insanity

Posted on: February 10, 2011 10:59 am

Edited on: February 10, 2011 12:41 pmScore: 111

If you thought Tiger Woods was being overpaid this week merely to play in Dubai, sit down and duct-tape yourself to your chair.

For Woods, who is being paid a reported $3 million to play this week in the Dubai Desert Classic as part of a multi-year contract that was signed before his well-chronicled sex scandal of last year, that's chump change.

The Arabian Business Journal, which claimed it had seen actual documents and contracts, says Woods was paid $55 million before he even touched a shovel or drafting pencil as part of a design and promotional deal for a now-defunct course he supposedly designed in Dubai.

Nobody at IMG is denying it. The U.K. paper the Guardian asked his agent, Mark Steinberg, if he wanted to comment on the staggering figures contained in the report, and Steinberg declined.

For the sake of comparison, for an established architect like Jack Nicklaus, a $2 million fee is considered at the high end of the scale as compensation for designing a new course.

The Al Ruwaya project, as it was dubbed, was doomed from the start, a casualty of the real estate bust that has seen property values drop by 50 percent in the Dubai area. Last week, the developer of the Woods project pulled the plug and said the half-dozen holes that were completed -- no homes were ever erected -- would likely be allowed to return to a natural desert state.

Insert joke here: Al Ruwaya translates to "serenity," and for Woods' bank account, that has certainly been the case.

Gee, hard to believe that a once cash-rich region that forked over this type of money to a player who has never completed an actual course design would now be struggling financially. huh?

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Yes i read that today. And I'm wondering if tiger has gotten to the point where he doesn't need to ever win again to be absurdly rich.

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he could probably divorce the help a couple more times and still be ok

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i sure as hell hope so. less coverage of boring sport to watch = more coverage of not boring sports to watch.

note that i didn't say it was a boring game to play, just boring as hell to watch.

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i sure as hell hope so. less coverage of boring sport to watch = more coverage of not boring sports to watch.

note that i didn't say it was a boring game to play, just boring as hell to watch.

Not me. If tiger is in contention on a Sunday I'm interested. If it is major I am clearing the day out.

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maybe...some...but if your head ain't in it...you're screwed

This is the answer.... he's reached a point in his life where golf wasn't the most important thing in his life.... it'll take some time for him to get it back. I have no doubt that he will at some point...

i like tiger! alas, i do hate golf though. id rather cut grass with scissors but anyways.

The exact opposite of my opinion... I've never liked Tiger and I love golf. He has always been an ass on the course.

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Tiger doesn't need to win again to be absurdly rich. He's already that. But he's also an extreme competitor. I don't think his days of winning majors have passed him, by any means. I wouldn't be surprised to see him win a major or even 2 this season.

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El Tigre shot a bogey-free 66 round today. Pretty solid :lol:

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