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Golf: Sir Nick On Tiger And His Club-Kicking

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Sir Nick Faldo commenting on Tiger’s club-kicking episode at the 16th hole and other unacceptable actions at Augusta said, "I think we can officially say Tiger Woods has lost his game...and his mind."

Emily Kay refers to @BleacherReport who wrote, "It’s the best contact he’s made all day." While @Kevinhaime asks "I wonder if [Sean] Foley will review video of kick.” And Emily writes “One thing was certain, on a day when the golfer formerly known as Tiger Woods was nowhere to be seen, the shell of the former No. 1was thankful for the 10-shot rule that kept him in the tourney and gave him an outside shot of rebounding and capturing his fifth green jacket.”

Bubba’s wedge shot at the play-off’s second hole is one we’ll be watching for years to come. As well as Louis’ double-eagle but for sheer guts and skill the shot of the event was Phil’s, “…”flop shot from behind the green at 15 was fraught with disaster in the hands of lesser men -- from a thin lie, to a fast green sloping away from him, with water on the other side. No one else would have considered attempting it.”

John Strege quotes Sir Nick, "He has to think that's not the option, but saying that, that means Phil will go for it." And quoting David Feherty, “No one hits that shot. No one. If this doesn't make every hair on your body stand up you need therapy. Nobody but Mickelson even thinks about trying a shot like that."

G-Mac said on Twitter, "That shot Mickelson just hit was a joke. I can't tell you how good that was. #flopperfection"

I’ve never been a big fan of Bubba but now I’m a changed man. I had been backing Louis but when Bubba played that unforgettable wedge shot I acknowledged he deserved to win and consequently my admiration. More’s the pity we won’t see much of him in Europe since the European climate and cuisine don’t suit his tastes. So I’ll have to settle for watching him on the USPGA events. Except of course the Open and although there’s not many trees at Royal Lytham and St Annes, no doubt Bubba will do his best to impress the fans with his shot-making skills.

Here’s the link to Emily and John
Quote of the day
"Tomorrow morning the headlines, I think, will be dominated by a 52-year-old man who has never changed his golf swing and a 36-year-old man who changes his golf swing more than Cher changes outfits at one of her concerts." – Brandel Chamblee, on Fred Couples and Tiger Woods heading into the weekend at the Masters. – From Quotes of the Week at the Golf Channel

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