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What A Finish For Tiger On Friday!

Written by Bobby Lopez


Posted on April 08 2011

What A Finish For Tiger On Friday!

I’m down in Ft. Lauderdale today and boy, has this place gone down hill. I turned on the radio and heard a show in some Haitian creole patua language.  If you’re going to have a show in South Florida, for Pete’s sakes SPEAK SPANISH!!!!!

Gang…what Tiger did today…that’s as good as it gets when it come to “grinding.”  Grinding is what tour golfers call it when you keep fighting in spite of all the less than perfect circumstances and overcoming less than perfect shots.

Out side of the great shot Tiger hit on 16, (one of the only holes he didn’t make birdie) he made chicken salad out of you know what and seemed to make birdies in spite of his ball striking performance.  That’s why Tiger was and is so good.  Nicklaus was the same way.

Golf is a game of misses.  Question is…how do you make the best out of your misses.  You’ve got to have the short game.  You have to have a very positive mental attitude and a keep understanding for how the ball will react on the putting surface.

Tiger’s recovery shot on 18 was fantastic considering it was in the rough which makes it more difficult to spin the golf ball.  He was smart enough to play the “cut” shot and not risk hitting a branch on the tree in front of him, even though he probably could have hit it under the tree with no problem at all.

Question is…can he keep this up tomorrow or will he find his rhythm and hit the ball pure.  Here’s what makes golf such a challenging game.  He might hit it great tomorrow and possibly not score as well!  That’s golf.

What a game!