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#91 Hawk

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

cheater!!

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

Like the Brady "tuck rule," this will now be known as the Tiger rule.

"If, in the minds of the rules officials, Tiger Woods violates a rule that would, under any circumstances for any other player on the Tour result in a disqualification, we have the authority to change the rules and keep him in the tournament to keep TV ratings up and ensure more profits."

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

I don't care about the rule, what blows my mind is that someone watching TV was allowed to call in and get this whole thing started. It needs to be kept on the course.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

It's entertaining watching the Tiger haters stumble over themselves in anger.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

I don't care about the rule, what blows my mind is that someone watching TV was allowed to call in and get this whole thing started. It needs to be kept on the course.


This has been an issue for 30 years, as its happened many times before.

It's entertaining watching the Tiger haters stumble over themselves in anger.


I am not a Tiger fan, and I have never liked the DQ rule... But its the rule. I think the Rules Committee abused the spirit of the new "TV" rule in this particular case as it wasn't a problem that was only visible on video... Such as when the ball barely moves or the club touches something in a hazard.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

So what is the new TV rule exactly?

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

http://www.businessi...-masters-2013-4

Found it

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:14 PM

This has been an issue for 30 years, as its happened many times before.



I am not a Tiger fan, and I have never liked the DQ rule... But its the rule. I think the Rules Committee abused the spirit of the new "TV" rule in this particular case as it wasn't a problem that was only visible on video... Such as when the ball barely moves or the club touches something in a hazard.


I agree with BrooklynBully. This business of fans calling in is baffling. Never heard of it in any major sport. If this were any other golfer I question whether we would be hearing all this endless uproar. People let their personal distaste for a player fuel a fire that shouldn't exist. We see this in other sports regularly as well.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

TV viewers have cost players tournaments in the past- Camillo Villegas was DQ'd as a result of a phone call in 2011.

In the case of the latest-this Tiger thing- had a caller not made the call, he would have been DQ'd for signing an incorrect score card. Only by virtue of that call did rules officials begin looking at the incident.

It's not a question of Tiger-hating as much as it is changing the rules of the game to accommodate the almighty TV dollar. Football and NCAA basketball timeouts are governed by TV. Masters tournament has their own rules committee and does not have the USGA or the PGA rules committees involved. Therefore, they feel they can change the rules of golf to suit their tournament, which benefits their TV ratings and their profitability.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

If you can afford it, the Quail Hollow tournament is one of the best events this city has to offer. May is a spectacular month to be a Charlotte resident.

The scenery at Quail Hollow is phenomenal - and I AIN'T talking about the trees and golf course.


Fantastic tournament.

I make at least two rounds out of the four every year. My employer was one of the two initial sponsors, so we have a nice hook up.

Free tix....clubhouse access....room in the clubhouse with great food and open bar all day....get to do lunch with several if the golfers.

Going Fri and Sun this year.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

They said that the competition committee had already reviewed the drop prior to Tigers TV interview with ESPN, but after he said he intentionally backed up two yards, they reviewed it again and assessed the penalty.

Beautiful weather there today, I so enjoy this weekend.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

They said that the competition committee had already reviewed the drop prior to Tigers TV interview with ESPN, but after he said he intentionally backed up two yards, they reviewed it again and assessed the penalty.

Beautiful weather there today, I so enjoy this weekend.


You should park yourself in the bleachers at Amen Corner...best views on the course.

I have doesn't many a round of the Masters there in prior years.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

You should park yourself in the bleachers at Amen Corner...best views on the course.

I have doesn't many a round of the Masters there in prior years.


The last 3 times I went we sat on the ropes at 11 green.

It's beyond awesome.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

I agree with BrooklynBully. This business of fans calling in is baffling. Never heard of it in any major sport. If this were any other golfer I question whether we would be hearing all this endless uproar. People let their personal distaste for a player fuel a fire that shouldn't exist. We see this in other sports regularly as well.


It's just because it's Tiger. Between the bounce off the pole and the 2 stroker he's 4 strokes back from where he would be anyway so you can figure he's done.

Sadly Freddy is falling apart today.
Furyk or Snedeker need to step up as I don't want to see Cabrera steal this tournament.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

I like Cabrera, he's a trip... Love how fast he plays.


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