Tiger Dominates Again
By mustang6560 on 8/5/13

Tiger Woods won his record 8th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title at Firestone CC yesterday.


The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was over by Friday afternoon.

Tiger Woods opened birdie, eagle, birdie in the second round of the money-grab limited-field event, which started a "#59watch" hashtag on Twitter. The world number finished the front 5-under 30 and birdied his first four holes on the back to capture the golf world's collective attention.

With five holes left to play, Tiger only needed to birdie two holes to join the short 59 list. The feat seemed inevitable. But Tiger parred out to finish with a course record-tying 9-under-par 61, which opened an insurmountable lead over the field and officially turned the weekend at Firestone into a PGA Championship warm-up.

His victory Sunday might not have been a nail-biter, but it was impressive nonetheless. The win was his fifth of the season and eighth at the WGC-Bridgestone. Tiger only needs four more victories to pass Sam Snead (82) with the most career victories on the PGA Tour.

Alas, all five victories will be in vain if Tiger doesn't win the PGA Championship at Oak Hill this week. If Tiger goes another full season without a major championship victory, the golf commentators will continue to ask "What's wrong?" about Tiger's game.


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[ comments ]
C-4 says:
C'mon man....where my haters at????? 3 more to go!!!!!! El Tigre totally blew the field away like he was playing a practice round by himself.
8/5/13
 
mjaber says:
@C-4... This was a dominant win by the number 1 player in the world. I'm not necessarily a "hater", though I'm certainly not a Tiger fan. I have some things that I would like to see Tiger do, but due to the impressive nature of this win, I'm going to bring them up at another time. I don't see any reason to try to take away what was an impressive display against the best players in the world.
8/5/13
 
birdieXris says:
Tiger doesn't have the Major game anymore. He'll surpass the all time wins, but he doesn't have it in him to beat Jack's record.
8/5/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
^ ^ ^ I agree 100%. I didn't believe he'd win The Open & still don't for the PGA Championship. He's a different golfer in majors - he's proven it over & over for some time now.

But I'll be watching & routing for Donald again & Colsaerts.
8/5/13
 
GolfSmith7 says:
He'll pass Jack and I believe he'll win 15 this week. He's been relearning how to win. Now he won his first victory in blow fashion more of that to come.
8/5/13
 
falcon50driver says:
And as usual, I'll be betting on Phil, Adam and Zach in that order for the trifecta.
8/5/13
 
joe jones says:
Check the sports blogs or golf articles and you will see the snarky comments about Tiger. If the article is about Phil and doesn't even mention Woods some jerk will slam Tiger for one thing or another.Right now when he is easily the best on the tour all you hear is "but he hasn't one a major lately" Just think of the great players that have never even won one.Some of the comments can be written because of envy, ignorance or just plain bigotry. Oh! add another. Stupidity.
8/5/13
 
legitimatebeef says:
Joe jones speaks the truth people. There is way more to life than these four so-called "major tournaments". I would have a hard time categorically agreeing that Nicklaus is the GOAT based on his winning 18. Ben Hogan is easily like #3 all-time and he won "only" nine of them. Is Seve Ballesteros measure by his majors total? no way. Is Arnold Palmer? HELL NO

GO TIGER

BABABOOEY
8/6/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
@joe & beef
I agree with you but need to add some people dislike him due to his seemingly lack of personality and his off the field activities.

These shouldn't matter when judging his golfing, but some people can't separate the two.

I personaly like watching him play golf (and win) but other than that I dont give a crap about him.
8/6/13
 
Wes11point5 says:
Beef, I knew that was you I have been hearing on TV this year after every drive!

Please stop!
8/6/13
 
legitimatebeef says:
Jasonfish, I was talking strictly about the perceived significance of major championships.

How dare you bring sex and filth into this.
8/6/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
But if we include sex he gets to try and break bith Jack and Wilt Chamberlands records.
8/6/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
He had alot (ALOT) of love before The Open. More of the same for the PGA. I'll have to see it to believe it. I'm not going to try to call his next major. Eventually you'll be right - but who knows when he'll get it.
8/6/13
 
ToddRobb says:
I heard an interesting fact today, Tiger is exactly at the same point Jack was in his career in major wins. Being that Phil won the Open it's clear that golfers are going to play major championship golf much longer than they did 20 years ago. For anyone to think that Tiger won't break Jack's record is not being realistic about Tiger's abilities. He is clearly the best golfer on most weeks, if he has an average day for four days to beat him someone in the field will have to have an above average week to win. That is why he's won five times this year (so far). He is ranked 1st in scoring average but 135th in scoring average for the final round. He will absolutely get his edge back on Sundays and pass Jack by a wide margin.
8/6/13
 
C-4 says:
WHAT MORE CAN TIGER DO AS A GOLFER....REALLY...what else can he do for the game of golf.....can this guy catch a break???? once he wins another major..and he will...then what???
8/7/13
 
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