With only 22 events played. Minimum points divisor is 40. His average points per event is higher than DJ and Rose by a fraction when using actual events played rather than the minimum divisor. He's very very back.Up to #13 in the OWGR now. Up more than 1,000 spots from earlier THIS YEAR
Yes. In his press conference, he was asked 2 questions that I think he kind of answered only in the professional sense. One was about what the “low point” was and the other was about how his dad would feel about this win.That was about as much fun and as amazing a scene as I’ve seen. The comeback to win again, the stage, the added excitement of Rose being one stroke away from giving him the whole damn thing; the scene at 18 was amazing and something I think I would have to choose if you gave me the option of being there for that or going to the Masters it’s be tough. That just seemed so...electric. The whole crowd chanting, him holding back tears, Horschel, Fowler, Rory, Rose giving him love after. Wow. I still need to digest that whole day. Just friggin amazing.
It's not quite meaningless. It might not be as meaningful as a guy grinding out a career, but 9 million dollars is 9 million dollars. If it was meaningless, Tiger would rip up the checks.Tiger is one of the few golfers on the Tour for whom the money is meaningless. It makes his comeback, and his play, pure in a way that amateur sports once were (or were supposed to be). He went through several back surgeries and regained his touch for the glory and the game. Good for him!
8.4 million dollars earned on the course this year.Where do you get that number? I thought it was $4.62M. For a guy with a net worth that is estimated to be about $750MM, I doubt that he's doing it for the money.
Something about him was different. It's hard to put into words but it just was.I agree with you Koufax. The same thought occurred to me last night as I rewatched the 18th and his pressers/interviews. For the first time, maybe ever, I thought we saw the genuine and raw Tiger and you could tell he was genuinely happy to be back and playing for the spirit of the game.
The money is absolutely meaningless to him.
This is true but kind of ignores the fact that about half of DJ's and Rose's points are heavily discounted because they're farther in the past. If you just count events played since he came back, they're both significantly higher in average points (~16 to Tiger's ~10).With only 22 events played. Minimum points divisor is 40. His average points per event is higher than DJ and Rose by a fraction when using actual events played rather than the minimum divisor. He's very very back.
They did it to speed up play around the green for the average player.I was going to cite Pelz and then clicked the link and saw it was exactly the excerpt from The Short Game Bible that I was thinking of. I doubt many do it, most don’t even leave in when they chip; Mickelson being cited there is notable as he was one of Pelz’s biggest pupils. It was one of the odder rule changes, I’m not even sure why they did it to be honest.
I misspoke. I know ‘why’ they did it, to your point. I don’t see it having the desired effect that you do. Now there’s going to be back and forth in groups on who wants it in or out. Most of the dozen or so guys I play with can’t even agree on chipping with it in they aren’t suddenly going to all go with leaving it in to putt. Ymmv.They did it to speed up play around the green for the average player.
It should have the desired effect.