Tiger Woods, 2017 vintage

orraloon
orraloon Posts: 12,527
edited June 2017 in The cake stop
I'm aware the man has had issues, but... Whatever is going on he ain't looking swell.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40087317

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  • verylonglegs
    verylonglegs Posts: 3,944
    That's just the face of a man who's been out on an all night bender and needs to get to sleep.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,865
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,254
    Same as the 2009 vintage. Apparently.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Well, he hasn't been any good at driving for ages now, see......
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    He looks wrecked on the video. Priory next...God...Miraculous comeback...Book/Oprah...
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,289
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.

    Andy Schleck?
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,254
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.

    Andy Schleck?
    Some have hypothesis as to why that downfall occurred.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Omar Little
    Omar Little Posts: 2,010
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.


    Good article about his fall from grace here

    http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/ ... oods-death
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    PBlakeney wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.

    Andy Schleck?
    Some have hypothesis as to why that downfall occurred.

    And the hypothesis is, pray tell.

    We know his brother was a doper, thought Andy was semi-clean.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 71,631
    PBlakeney wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.

    Andy Schleck?
    Some have hypothesis as to why that downfall occurred.

    And the hypothesis is, pray tell.

    We know his brother was a doper, thought Andy was semi-clean.

    Mainly around weight loss IIRC.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    PBlakeney wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.

    Andy Schleck?
    Some have hypothesis as to why that downfall occurred.

    And the hypothesis is, pray tell.

    We know his brother was a doper, thought Andy was semi-clean.

    Mainly around weight loss IIRC.

    Elaboration?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 71,631
    The drugs he took were less around blood boosting, since in that period you could get bust for that (and plenty did), but instead were fat strippers that take off the fat and keep the lean muscle.

    Lots of rumours floating around 2009-2011 about how skinny the brothers were turning up to races. 1.82cm and 65kilos, sometimes lower, is chuffing low.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 71,631
    To illustrate.

    file.php?id=20517&sid=3500cee8c8ba6d81defd8ca6eac0990a&mode=view
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    To illustrate.

    file.php?id=20517&sid=3500cee8c8ba6d81defd8ca6eac0990a&mode=view

    Bloody hell - he's skeletal. Worse than Rasmussen I reckon.

    Thank you - never knew that.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,795
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.

    David Duval
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • shortfall
    shortfall Posts: 3,288
    Ian Baker Finch. Obviously not in the same league as Woods but went from winning a major to a complete collapse of his game almost overnight. Most of his problems (like Tiger) were in his own head and although Woods has suffered physical problems with his back and knee, it's hard to see his spectacular fall is anything other than his own fault. So, so sad to see him almost a shambling wreck during his DUI. It's hard to see him ever recovering his game to the point where he'll compete for a major again but I hope he can find some kind of peace in his life and a role in the game of golf.
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    When Nick Faldo beat Greg Norman in 96 Augusta. Norman was never quite the same again, such a crushing turn around.
  • city_boy
    city_boy Posts: 1,616
    Is it just me or does anyone think the American Police's public release of the videos of Tiger's arrest somewhat distasteful and out of order?
    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Mind you it was pretty tasteless that he cheated on his wife with multiple mistresses. He earned hundreds of millions as a result of media sponsorship, act an arseh0le they can take it away too. Especially as Golf is a clean image sport.
  • ben@31
    ben@31 Posts: 2,327
    PBlakeney wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    I can't think of any sportsperson whose form crashed so spectacularly and quickly. In a predominantly skill based sport form can come and go but to go from utter dominance to hacking around hoping to make the cut and failing is another thing.

    Andy Schleck?
    Some have hypothesis as to why that downfall occurred.

    ""That American cyclist"" came to my mind. Too good to be true 1999 - 2005 (before stripped of titles). Then in 2010 he came 23rd in the TdF and then retired.

    Did he try it clean then and realise he couldn't do it?

    Same with Marco Pantani.
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