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Tiger vs Phil - The Match

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by TFP, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    I've seen half a hole and this is already awesome. Tiger birdies 12 to go 1up, and then on the par 3 13th, Tiger bets him $300,000 on closest to the pin, Tiger hits it to 15 feet (213 yard hole) and Phil stuffs one inside of it at 9 feet or so.
     
  2. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    PhilTalk is the best part of this.
     
  3. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    I actually think this is a strike against it.
     
  4. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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  5. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tuning in for the spectacle now that it is free. Thanks for the info fellas!
     
  6. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Is it just me or is the pace really slow?
     
  7. Clears Cleaver

    Clears Cleaver Lil' Bill SoSH Member

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    this is bad golf
     
  8. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tiger had a 12 foot putt for birdie on a 630 yard hole. Not horrendous. Phil's flop shot wasn't good, however. But it's not bad golf. It's just golf.
     
  9. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Go Phil go.
     
  10. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yup. Almost nothing exciting has happened all day. Wonder if Phil closes it out here would they play 18 for a few mil, or would that be too interesting??

    Good timing haha
     
  11. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  12. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    no he didn't
     
  13. Freddy Linn

    Freddy Linn Member SoSH Member

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    That was sweet.
     
  14. Ale Xander

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  15. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    I will always love Tiger fucking Woods.
     
  16. Clears Cleaver

    Clears Cleaver Lil' Bill SoSH Member

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    that's what it feels like to steal $9M from someone
     
  17. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    What is this 'special' 95 yard hole for the OT?
     
  18. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    great game in Blacksburg
     
  19. Freddy Linn

    Freddy Linn Member SoSH Member

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  20. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Sudden death, right?

    I have stuff to watch

    Celtics
    Bruins
    Okie Moonshine
    Wazzou Wash
     
  21. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    A lot of these fancy courses will have a short par 3 19th holes to settle bets.
     
  22. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Ahhhh. The munis usually dont I guess
     
  23. Clears Cleaver

    Clears Cleaver Lil' Bill SoSH Member

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    "let's go play"
     
  24. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tiger had that.
     
  25. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Where we goin?!
     
  26. Clears Cleaver

    Clears Cleaver Lil' Bill SoSH Member

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    that was an AWFUL putt!!!
     
  27. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Were they encouraged to make the OT hole?
     
  28. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Don't take out anyone's eye please.
     
  29. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    this is never gonna end
     
  30. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    They want to make the shot to win not rely on the other guy missing
     
  31. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Do they putt through a windmill next?
     
  32. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    That was pretty fucking cool
     
  33. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    These guys decided to split the $9mil weeks ago
     
  34. shawnrbu

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    Before the ink on the contract was dry.
     
  35. djbayko

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    I don't know man. These guys are competitive and each thinks they can beat the other. And they're rich as fuck. I'd actually be surprised if they agreed to this.

    The problem with them conceding all of these putts is that one of them eventually needs to make a good shot.
     
  36. PayrodsFirstClutchHit

    PayrodsFirstClutchHit Member SoSH Member

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    Give them both a bucket and see who can jar one first.
     
  37. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Well, there's the two good shots. Only problem is they are both so good, they should both make birdie.
     
  38. Freddy Linn

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    That was like Watson at the Open.
     
  39. PayrodsFirstClutchHit

    PayrodsFirstClutchHit Member SoSH Member

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    Rock paper scissors if Phil misses.
     
  40. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Nope!

    go Phil go!!!!!
     
  41. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    "you didn't see them make anything" HAHA
     
  42. steveluck7

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    Anyone else have to pay an extra $6 to watch the end? My PPV cut out at 8. Had to buy the Jim Gaffigan special to see the last 2 putts
     
  43. Scott Cooper's Grand Slam

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    I’m sorry. The match was eventually free on Bleacher Report Live. I watched the last four holes. I’m not a regular golf watcher, but in my uninformed opinion this was a disaster. They got a dramatic ending, but the golf was bad. The broadcast infrastructure failed.

    They might try this again, but yikes.
     
  44. Koji’s Slider

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    Things that would have made this better:

    1. Venue: play it in Scottsdale, with all those drunk fans.

    2. It has to be on CBS, or Golf Channel. Someone with the knowhow. As a soccer fan, I know how shit Bleacher Report is.

    3. Have it be the top four in the world.
     
  45. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Basically, like the old Skins Games with the top four?

    I'm a huge golf fan, and a huge Tiger fan, and this fell flat even for me. Frankly, I just don't think it works anymore because of the fortunes and celebrity status these guys already have. We know when we're watching that it doesn't really mean anything to them. You can see the difference between this and a Major Championship. Bottom line, there are more than enough great golf tournaments and intense moments during the golf season, no reason to force some other golf entertainment down our throats that could never live up to that stuff anyway.
     
  46. cshea

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    Comcast is apparently issuing a refund on this due to the streaming failure and B/R just having it out there for free.



    I watched on DVR last night.

    - The broadcast was underwhelming. I had higher hopes. They hyped the drones, but barely used them. I think the only live drone shot was a Tiger putt on 15 or 16. They were used to show the hole, which is done on every other golf broadcast. Shane Bacon seemed useless, just repeating the challenges that we all heard the players say. Gulbis must’ve gotten lost or something after the pre-game because I don’t ever remember hearing from her again. Pat Perez was awesome, he’s got a future in this.

    - They players mic’d up was OK. I enjoyed the player-caddie conversations the most. The Tiger/Phil conversations felt scripted (Sam Jackson! How cool!). Jacobsen and Clarke talked over them too much though, especially down the stretch when the players turned up the competitive juices.

    - The actual golf kinda stunk, but we did get that Tiger chip-in, and the closest to the pin exchange on that long par 3. Those moments were cool. It seems like they set the course up for scoring, but it just didn’t happen. There’s not much you can do about that, the players just have to make shots and putts. Did Tiger or Phil make anything outside 10 feet? Pins seemed getable and in spots with backstops and side boards they could use to get it close. It wasn’t too long and the rough was barely rough. It didn’t feel like Tiger really gave a shit until the back 9. He wasn’t grinding over some shots he normally would, IMO.

    - Turning the practice green and 18 green into a pitch and putt to finish it felt a bit hokey. Maybe the logistics for lighting up 18 were too much or impossible but that would’ve been better IMO.
     
    #96 cshea, Nov 24, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2018
  47. mauidano

    mauidano Mai Tais for everyone! SoSH Member

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    So the only winner here was Mickelson. No money made on PPV. The golf and coverage was underwhelming. Much ado about very little for the hype.
     
  48. mostman

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    We watched this. There needed to be way more side action. I was bummed they weren’t making prop bets on just about every shot. “I’ll bet you 50k I can get up and down from here.”

    If this happens again, it needs to be with some players that will actually talk and enjoy themselves. This oddly felt as if each guy actually needed the 9m and was laser focused on winning it.
     
  49. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    True. Fowler v. Bubba would be much better.
     
  50. cshea

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    There was word going around today that the Tour put a limit on the side action.
     

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