tiger3 "Bangin' Sluts and Sinkin Putts"

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Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that his highly anticipated return to competitive golf will come April 8th at The Masters. The four-time Masters champion will end his four-month hiatus prompted by his admission to extramarital affairs. Michael and Tony discuss Tiger’s return and his chances next month at Augusta.

Felger: “For Tiger it’s about bangin sluts and sinkin’ putts.”


Felger: “Tiger is one of those guys where if he wants it and he has to have it then he’s going to take it. If he changes his mentality off the golf course then how isn’t his mentality on the golf course going to change? It’s about banging sluts and sinking putts for Tiger and that’s it. Until he’s doing those two things he won’t be back mentally. If he doesn’t care about his family and is going to keep doing the same old song and dance then he will come roaring back at Augusta. If he legitimately cares about his wife and kids and changing as person there is no way he can fully be recovered from what he’s been through this quickly. If you change how you’re wired as a person then that changes you as a golfer.”

Mazz: “Didn’t you just know he was going to come back for The Masters? There was no way he was going to miss a Major Championship because to him it’s all about Jack’s record. Tiger grew up with a great appreciation for the history of the game. This was a well orchestrated campaign for Tiger to make his return at Augusta. If Tiger struggles out of the gate and then starts to win tournaments people are going to wonder what he’s doing on the side to lead to the success. He’s going to have the doubters and people will have second thoughts as to whether or not he’s actually changed his ways. Has he genuinely changed as a person? It seems that he has or at least we all hope so.”

The Collin-tary: Tiger Woods has won 71 PGA Tour events and 14 Major Championships. However, the 2010 Masters is arguably the most important golf tournament of his career. April 8th is Tiger’s chance to prove to the world, and more importantly himself, that he is still the greatest golfer of all-time.
       For the first time in his career, Woods is realizing that he needs golf as much as it needs him. He has paid a dear price for his “transgressions”, and knows the quickest way to move on with his life is to win tournaments. Tiger plays well when battling adversity, but plays his best when he has something to prove. He will be a highly motivated, extremely angry, and downright ferocious competitor in 2010.
       When Woods arrives on the first tee at Augusta National he will be a man on a mission. He is now ready to step out of the limelight, face his past, and move on from it. Woods will return to golf refocused and more motivated than ever to silence his critics. Tiger-like roars from the gallery will once again be heard around Amen Corner come Sunday at Augusta.
       I have covered Woods at the 2007 & 2009 Deutsche Bank Championships as well as numerous other tournaments in 2008 while working for the PGA Tour. One thing I took from my experience was that when Tiger Woods steps between the ropes, the next shot is all that matters. Tiger’s unparalleled focus coupled with his world class talent will help him return to the leader board sooner rather than later.

Comments (8)
  1. Big Syd says:

    Wow. That’s “gettin after it”.

    Talk about, “jaw jacking”.

    It’s not official until Michael Felger repeats it 5,000 times.

  2. Big Stunnah says:

    Tiger is a fraud – Don”t try and apologize when you are only sorry that you got caught. You don’t care and your emotionless press conference proved it….way to try and get back at Accenture….and now disrespecting Arnie…Lets hope you have STD’s

  3. Bob says:

    I don’t think Tiger can win the Masters without having played an event before hand. How is he ever preparing to play a major? Chipping and putting at his local course? But I don’t think it will take him long to get back into the swing of things and winning tournaments this summer.

  4. Tman says:

    Tiger is all about himself. Which is fine…the media is around him and glorifies him for apologizing for cheating on his wife. Let the man play golf and shut up. You don’t need to be a good person to be good at sports.

  5. Bob says:

    Tiger is a huge fraud. He chose the masters to make his comeback because he knows if anybody in the crowd makes a wise crack or sarcastic comment they will be shown the gate. As far as his wife is concerned she is an idiot for staying with him. Nicklaus’s record is more important to him than his own wife and family.

  6. Tim says:

    Tiger never took an absence from golf. He only plays like 3 tournaments before the Masters anyway. So for ESPN to say today it’s been a 144-day layoff is a crock. And if he really cared about being a good person, husband, or father he would take real time off. Skip the Masters and it will really send a message to people that you are willing to make sacrifices. He hasn’t sacrificed a thing. “Returning” at the Masters is just another selfish way for Tiger to have it be all about him. All he cares about is his records. And to all the people defending him and saying ‘hey you don’t need to be a good person to be a good golfer’, well that’s true. But you do to be a good role model who’s face is plastered all over just about every product and media outlet imaginable. He hasn’t changed. Don’t drink the kool-aid.

  7. chris says:

    not about tiger, but what is tim wakefields role?

  8. Effie Brewer says:

    Heh I’m literally the first comment to this incredible post?!

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