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PostSubject: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:29 am

"ROUND 4: AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM
February 12 2012
7:00 PM
Putting dooms Woods in final round

Tiger Woods took 31 putts on his way to shooting 75 Sunday at Pebble Beach.
Complete coverage of Woods-Mickelson pairing
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tiger Woods has had his share of historic moments at Pebble Beach. Sunday, he had another one — albeit one he’d like to forget.
Trailing by four entering the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Woods shot a 3-over 75 to finish in a tie for 15th and nine shots back of winner Phil Mickelson. It was the 30th time the two had been paired together, and Mickelson bested Woods by 11 shots in the final round — by far the most the two have been separated by when playing together.
For Woods, it came down to putting. He missed five putts from inside 5 feet, including a couple from tap-in distance.
In all, Woods had 31 putts.
“I just could not get comfortable where I could get to see my line,” Woods said. “I missed a ton of short putts.
“It was frustrating. I was looking for 2-3 under though the first six or seven holes and Phil is the one who got off to that start.”
Mickelson caught and then passed Woods with three birdies and an eagle through his first six holes. He never looked back.
Woods, meanwhile, never had a chance. He missed a birdie from 5 feet on the par-5 second, where the ball never touched the hole, then again on the short par-3 seventh, where his putt from 2 feet lipped out. Back-to-back bogeys followed with Woods again missing from 5 feet on No. 8 and from just inside 10 feet on No. 9 after he failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker.
There was a glimmer of hope on the par-3 12th, where Woods holed out for birdie from the bunker after Mickelson sent a flop shot 30 feet past the hole. But Mickelson squashed it with the lengthy par save.
“I thought I had a chance to get up there in the middle of the round and instead I went the other way,” Woods said."


So TW couldn't putt, couldn't hit proper iron shots or simply collapsed. Over the past few tournaments starting from the Australian Open, he is consistent in that he collapsed at the 4th round of all those tournament, except the unofficial tournament.

Personally, I think it's his mental side that gave way.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:37 am

TW can change to Belly putter,maybe better for him...hehe.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:38 am

Kengnam wrote:
TW can change to Belly putter,maybe better for him...hehe.
Right now he BELLY angry with himself.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:53 am

Maybe he's trying too hard...
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:13 pm

I think everything is mental

Heard over the commentator that Phil plays better when he is pitted against TW.

TW maybe too over excited. You know....wanting to get even or "kill" Phil but instead paid a dear price.

I noticed that Phil M is a streak Golfer. He plays well when his first tee shot goes well.
And play bad if his tee shot goes wrong.

plus I am sure Butch Harmon have given him tips to play better
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:23 pm

It was a day where Phil played exceptional golf and Tiger played forgettable golf. I am sure all of us have days like either one of them.

Some days everything seems to click together, and some days nothing in the golf bag seems to be working right.

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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:38 pm

I think the main point is Phil got his wife and family to support him. TW is the other way round.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:35 pm

It is debatable whether for an adult, having a family (supportive or otherwise) contributes to having a better golf game or performing better in competition.

That being said, golf is just golf, life is more important.

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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:53 pm

TDO wrote:
I think the main point is Phil got his wife and family to support him. TW is the other way round.

So to say, its a mental block on yr abv quote. Laughing
Missed crucial putts n w no family support Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:57 pm

Derek wrote:
It is debatable whether for an adult, having a family (supportive or otherwise) contributes to having a better golf game or performing better in competition.

That being said, golf is just golf, life is more important.

IMHO that's for sure. If family is supportive you will most likely play better. If family is not supportive, do you dare to play even social golf? Even if you dare, do you think you enjoy the game without family support. Scoring well is another issue. Important things is you are able to play the game stress-free.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:21 pm

What'a wrong with TW? Just ask Sean Foley bah.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:44 pm

wrong 'wife'..... maybe should marry a Betti.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:32 pm

I think it's more in his head than anywhere else. Faced with his arch-nemesis he has put himself under a lot of pressure..
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:43 pm

Actually he's done pretty well, being in contention for the last two tournaments.
Just one good final round away from a tour win.

It's only bcoz the standard he's set against is well, the old tiger.
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:59 pm

After being the number 1 for so long, there is no way it's a skill or lack of....


Must be mental,,,,one shall push, but when one push too much, things sometime don come as desired
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PostSubject: Re: Putting Woes or Mental Block   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:07 pm

TDO wrote:
Derek wrote:
It is debatable whether for an adult, having a family (supportive or otherwise) contributes to having a better golf game or performing better in competition.

That being said, golf is just golf, life is more important.

IMHO that's for sure. If family is supportive you will most likely play better. If family is not supportive, do you dare to play even social golf? Even if you dare, do you think you enjoy the game without family support. Scoring well is another issue. Important things is you are able to play the game stress-free.

I totally agreed with you bro. When my wife gave me a "black face" when I told her I am going to play golf. I will sure to play badly. If she said " ok, enjoy yourself". that is the day when I win tournament .. hehehe Laughing
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