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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:42 PM

Tiger Woods Wins Dramatic 2019 Masters for His 1st Major Win in Over 10 Years

Source: CNN

The greatest comeback story in golf history is complete, and Tiger Woods has a green jacket to prove it.

Woods shot a two-under 70 in Sunday's final round of the 2019 Masters Tournament, defeating Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele by one stroke to win his fifth championship at Augusta National. It's Woods' first major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open and his first green jacket since 2005.

Woods' 15 majors overall puts him within three of Jack Nicklaus on the all-time list. He is the second-oldest Masters winner in history, behind only Nicklaus' 1986 masterpiece.

Not only did Tiger win the Masters, he did so in a way he never has before in a major tournament: playing from behind. Woods entered the day two strokes behind Francesco Molinari, who finished tied for fifth place after falling apart on the back nine.

Read more: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2831315-tiger-woods-wins-dramatic-2019-masters-for-his-1st-major-win-in-over-10-years?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial



It is a little late, but since it seems it has not been put in Late Breaking News I posted a link. I thought this story was big enough to be placed in Late Breaking News.

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Reply Tiger Woods Wins Dramatic 2019 Masters for His 1st Major Win in Over 10 Years (Original post)
erpowers Apr 14 OP
hlthe2b Apr 14 #1
PJMcK Apr 14 #3
cstanleytech Apr 14 #12
hlthe2b Apr 14 #16
cstanleytech Apr 14 #21
MicaelS Apr 14 #25
cstanleytech Apr 14 #27
Maxheader Apr 14 #2
An American Clusterf Apr 14 #4
at140 Apr 14 #13
jmowreader Apr 14 #23
watoos Apr 14 #28
An American Clusterf Apr 14 #29
Rural_Progressive Apr 14 #5
aggiesal Apr 14 #6
hlthe2b Apr 14 #7
at140 Apr 14 #14
hlthe2b Apr 14 #17
at140 Apr 14 #18
Journeyman Apr 14 #19
at140 Apr 14 #20
Rural_Progressive Apr 14 #24
at140 Apr 14 #26
ripcord Apr 14 #8
VarryOn Apr 14 #9
at140 Apr 14 #15
iluvtennis Apr 14 #10
CentralMass Apr 14 #11
Name removed Apr 14 #22
JohnnyRingo Apr 15 #30

Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:48 PM

1. I think it is phenomenal (and yeah, I know he plays with Trump) but I was still rooting for him.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:19 PM

3. Tiger played with Bush, Clinton and Obama, too (n/t)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:43 PM

12. I think it is phenomenal that the damn Masters is finally over because I hate it.

I hate the traffic and I detest the arrogance of many of the people who attended and act like we should bow down and show our gratitude for them gracing us with their presence here.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:48 PM

16. and THAT is why Colorado is the only state to turn down an Olympics once awarded...

Big events can bring prestige and $$ to a community, but the price is paid by those who live there... (though I rather enjoyed the 2008 DNC in Denver).

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:10 PM

21. Frankly the Masters is not worth it as all it really does is cause the people that rely on living

in the local hotels (thankfully I am not one of those people) to be evicted so the hotels can jack up their rates during the Masters and every year the local government does the same song and dance that they will look into it but they never do anything.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:47 PM

25. By that logic..

No major events should occur anywhere because of the disruption to local people. Is that what you are saying?

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:08 PM

27. Not at all, if the infrastructure can support it then local events are great but in this area they

are on average 20+ years behind on improving it enough to properly support such a large event as the Masters.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:12 PM

2. Loses the ties to stumpy and he becomes a real winner...



imho..

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:21 PM

4. Relax, This IS News

 

Considering all the racist insinuations and the self-righteous pronouncements the man's had to endure since that fateful Thanksgiving, this redemptive story is a big "FUCK YOU" to the haters and hypocrites!

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Response to An American Clusterf (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:44 PM

13. All thousands of people in the gallery at Masters were

cheering wildly for Tiger as he walked up on the 18th green with 2 stroke lead. But all I saw was white faces in the gallery! I guess Master's tournament is expensive to attend. Only the privileged and rich can afford to buy tickets.

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Response to at140 (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:39 PM

23. Compared to most events these days, the Masters is reasonably priced

They have a ticket lottery.

https://www.pga.com/events/masters/how-get-tickets-masters-2019

Ignoring for a second that you still have to get to Augusta, Georgia...

Practice round tickets: $75 per person
Daily tournament tickets: $115 per person (per day)

This would be your vacation, but what would be almost-affordable is to get a hotel room and rental car in Columbia, SC (70 miles from Augusta National) for you and the spouse/SO, do one day on the course and watch the other three days at a sports bar.

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Response to An American Clusterf (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:11 PM

28. Being able to play golf doesn't make someone a nice person.

I rooted for Arnie and Tom Watson and then Tiger, until I found out that Tiger was no Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus.

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Response to watoos (Reply #28)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:26 PM

29. I don't watch Woods to see him be "nice"

 

Nor am I interested in how much of a "family man" he is or isn't. I watch Tiger to see him hit the dimpled ball into the tin cup.

PS: I see you're a Steelers fan. How's Big Ben doing these days?

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:23 PM

5. Apparently that's what we honor in this society

A person who can hit a small white ball with a club and get it to fall in a hole with the fewest number of swings is given adulation, honors, incredible riches and lots of news time. The true heroes, who spend their lifetimes making real differences in peoples' lives, well they can get fired, receive no recognition, go to their graves dirt poor and never be recognized in any meaningful way.

Goes a long way to explaining why our society is in the situation it's in currently.

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Response to Rural_Progressive (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:37 PM

6. No it doesn't ...

One has nothing to do with the other.

Athletic endeavors is entertainment.
There is a lot of money in all entertainment.

Entertainment has always garnered the majority of the adulation's
associated in whichever form the entertainment comes in, for
5,000 to 10,000 years. This is not a symptom of our current society.

"... true heroes, who spend their lifetimes making real differences in peoples' lives ..."

Unfortunately, does not get sponsorship for the public to view their heroics, thus
the hero's don't make anywhere near what entertainers make.

Sorry to say, it will always be that way, like it or not.

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Response to Rural_Progressive (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:41 PM

7. Get a grip.. I have never played golf in my life nor am I interested. This is about ACHIEVEMENT

and especially doing so against the odds-late in ones' career. We honor that. And no, I could care less about a small white ball.

One hopes that DUers and other caring people can hold multiple concerns in their attention span--concerns which drive both their politics and efforts. Taking time to celebrate an accomplishment that doesn't rise to the level of a Nobel Peace prize or Presidential Medal of Honor is fine, too. The greatest people in history did not spend every second of every day fighting "the good fight"--just having it as their focus or at least A focus.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:46 PM

14. I have played golf for 60 years,

played full time for 20 years since retirement. Tiger Woods is the best golfer I have seen in action.

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Response to at140 (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:49 PM

17. Sure.. My point is that one doesn't have to like or play the game to appreciate the achievement.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:57 PM

18. Very True...I admired Michael Jordan even though

I can't sink anything through the hoops. I lived in Chicago during all those years Bulls were winning mainly because of Jordan & Pippin & Rodman. Was lots of fun & excitement.

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Response to Rural_Progressive (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:18 PM

19. Not to belittle anyone's contributions, but golf generates a tremendous amount of revenue . . .

not just for the venue and players but for the larger community as well.

This year, it's estimated the Masters Tournament will generate about $115 million in revenue for the Tournament and the Venue alone. Throughout the Augusta, Georgia area, the Masters will bring in over $120 million in additional revenue for the community -- hotels, restaurants, other entertainment. On top of this, there's the untold impact the tournament will have for sponsoring corporations and the golf industry as a whole, which will ripple throughout local economies nationwide, both in increased product sales and tourism to golf courses throughout the country.

Given the size of its economic impact, I'm not surprised at all that those with a stake in its success do everything they can to promote it in every way possible.

Unfortunately, few teachers or EMT techs, electrical linemen or water treatment operators, have as immediate, or directly ascertainable impact on their community as sportsmen and entertainers. So though the "true heroes" receive their share of recognition within their limited circles, the lion's share of adulation and honors go to the flashier producers.

As for the money, why shouldn't the individuals involved get their fair share of what they produce. It's what I advocate on a daily basis for every laborer in the market -- a wage in line with their contribution to the process, whatever that may be for them.


https://www.golfdigest.com/story/the-masters-finances-ron-sirak

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Response to Rural_Progressive (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:42 PM

20. You do not want ordinary people to have some fun in life

by watching super talented golfers hit shots which we duffers can not even dream of hitting?
There is enough misery in everyone's life. And what we ordinary folks have in spare time deserve to spend doing things which are fun and enjoyable. Otherwise we would suffer depression. I feel no guilt in admiring Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, The Williams sisters (tennis) and supporting their sport in which they possess superhuman talent.

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Response to at140 (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:43 PM

24. You mean I don't want people to actually think

about the horror show that is closing around them and actually do something about it instead of escaping from reality.

Yeah, I can see what my mistake is now. Thanks.

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Response to Rural_Progressive (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:07 PM

26. Try living on $20/hour wage in a big city....

It is indeed a dreary life no matter how you look at it. So yes, a small escape from reality is a welcome divergence, especially being a sports fan which is not known to harm one's health.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:08 PM

8. I'm glad, he was due for something good to happen

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:12 PM

9. I loved how the crowd chanted..

"TIGER! TIGER! TIGER!" as he was coming off the green. It was like everyone was pulling for him in the end.

I'm not a golfer, but I could help getting wrapped up in the last couple hours. Great story!

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:47 PM

15. There was no display of racism in the gallery.

Tiger is admired by almost all true golfers.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:23 PM

10. After multiple back surgeries over the last several years & being counted out, the win was FANTASTIC

Bravo Tiger, Bravo.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:30 PM

11. It was an epic win. Good fir Tiger.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:38 AM

30. Despite handicaps...


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