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Tiger Woods had a bad round today and finished third in the British Open. Third is good, but we notice Woods seems to collapse a lot on the final day of tournaments. Why is it he plays well for three days and washes out on the fourth? Can someone explain?

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  1. Stan

    I think Woods has an incurable disease?. Has too..the man was polite and warm with the crows following him. He tipped his hat and smiled at a guy who shouted something of support..and at the 18th,he looked happier than I have seen since the mid 2000′s.
    Maybe Woods is taking stock with his life, Maybe he appreciates those still-there crowds before they fade away as his talent fades.
    Its not Tiger to smile without winning.

    July 22nd, 2012 11:29 am

  2. Stan

    Crowd,I meant..and a few crows is possible I guess.

    July 22nd, 2012 11:30 am

  3. Stan

    Yahoo sports did a big headline “Ernie Els astonishing finish wins the Open”..so you click on the link to read the story. And it goes like this: “Ernie Els wins Open”. That’s it, that’s all it said!
    You’ve started a trend Lowell.

    ps. A poster called it Yahoo’s most accurate story yet..lol.

    July 22nd, 2012 12:25 pm

  4. Steve

    Cougars too, Stan. As for Woods final round collapses, without getting too kumbaya, it’s karma. After all the years of arrogance, he’s finally getting his comeuppance.

    July 22nd, 2012 12:39 pm

  5. Lo Sbandato

    You think entirely too much is written about Jeremy Lin, but then you write about Tiger freakin’ Woods and his failure in the quaint and silly hobby of golf?

    A true cynic might say it has a least a little to do with the college choices of the individuals named above, but I’d like to think you’re not so petty. I would hope that you’re sharp enough to realize golf is not a sport and should be reported in the Lifestyle section, but alas, it seems it is not so.

    July 22nd, 2012 1:11 pm

  6. Dennis

    Only Els and Colsaerts played well. Everyone else played bogy golf. So relative to most of the players Woods did fine. He had one hole where he hit a triple bogy because of a poor decision. Other wise he might have contended.

    July 22nd, 2012 3:42 pm

  7. Dave T

    3 wins this year at events that typically have strong fields. And now a third at The Open Championship at 3 under par when only 8 players in a field of 156 finished under par. He leads the money list, scoring average and FedEx points race. For many players this would be a great if not career year, but he is different and has set the bar higher. Olympic did not set up well for him and he made some pretty serious mental errors at the Open. Plus if he makes any number of putts it is a different story. Congrats to Ernie Els, he persevered, missed a ton of putts and found a way to win and is back exempt to the majors again, which is great for golf. And don’t be surprised to see Woods contend again at the PGA next month. No other player has the ability to adat his game and contend, week, after week, after week.

    July 22nd, 2012 8:34 pm

  8. Johnc

    Woods has been having problems with his short irons. He used to hit shots that landed all over the flag. Now he swings so hard with the short iron clubs that he has trouble controlling the distance . ..he needs to lighten up with the overcooked approach.

    July 23rd, 2012 4:08 am

  9. Streetglide

    Negative engrams according to Tom Cruise…

    July 23rd, 2012 9:19 am

  10. lameduck

    And the golf gods said, on the fourth day he rested.

    July 23rd, 2012 9:22 am

  11. Dave T

    Woods moved to the #2 Ranked player in the world, leads money list, and the FedEx Cup points, plays in two weeks at another course that he has owned, Firestone CC, with no cut, then the PGA where I bet he will again contend. And if it is extremely hot at humid for the PGA, which is possible, being South Carolina in August, you have to like his odds of simply outlasting his competition. Then the FedEx Cup, with some courses he has played well at before (Bethpage Black, TPC Boston and Eastlake), so likely he plays 3 if not 4 of those events to hone his game. As he continues to improve, I like his chances this year, but more so next year when he will likely be even more in command of his game. That is kind of scary.

    Kudos to Els, well done and congrats, you have earned it and really put in your time and work. And now no need to worry about your invitation to Augusta next spring, it is already printed.

    July 23rd, 2012 2:29 pm

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