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Date: 23 Apr 2007 19:40:22
From: WW
Subject: EDS Byron Nelson Championship.....no Tiger again
When the hell is Tiger going to play again? I didn't see his name on
the roster

http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/leaderboard/2007/19





 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 11:57:48
From: berg
Subject: Re: EDS Byron Nelson Championship.....no Tiger again
On Apr 25, 8:41 am, "warren montgomery"
<wamontgom...@worldnet.att.net > wrote:
> >>> Jack Nicklaus, the so-called greatest ever and the saviour of golf
> >>> averaged about 17 tour events per year. Why hold Tiger to any greater
> >>> standard?
>
> >> How many events were there to play in back then? In other words, what
> >> percentage of the total PGA events per year was 17, and what is Tiger's
> >> percentage? That's the only fair comparison if there has to be one.
>
> > The number of official events wasn't much different back then. There may
> > have been 5 fewer, but that's about it.
>
> > The big difference is in how many were televised.
>
> > Randy
>
> Thanks for reminding me of this one. It's certainly my impression that you
> saw more top players playing 20 years ago than you do now, but you are right
> that back then there was a lot less TV coverage so nobody had to watch the
> second string slug it out in the swampland open. I'm sure the growth of
> golf tours around the world and the money that allows top pros to afford to
> play anywhere they want makes a bit of a difference too. We ought to be
> taking a closer look at some of these events, since Tiger, Phil, Ernie, etc.
> aren't getting any younger, but it's not easy sometimes getting excited
> about these events.
>
> --
> Warren Montgomery (wamontgom...@att.net)http://home.att.net/~wamontgomery

well even without tiger im looking forward to watching this. should be
some fine golf. the early coverage is just starting in a few minutes.
golf channel has early coverage today and tomorrow. should be great.



 
Date: 25 Apr 2007 00:39:49
From: Joe User
Subject: Re: EDS Byron Nelson Championship.....no Tiger again
On Mon, 23 Apr 2007 21:05:25 -0700, glfnaz wrote:

> "WW" <dirtymm@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:1177382422.413894.150450@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>> When the hell is Tiger going to play again? I didn't see his name on
>> the roster
>>
>> http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/leaderboard/2007/19
>>
>>
> Jack Nicklaus, the so-called greatest ever and the saviour of golf
> averaged about 17 tour events per year. Why hold Tiger to any greater
> standard?

How many events were there to play in back then? In other words, what
percentage of the total PGA events per year was 17, and what is Tiger's
percentage? That's the only fair comparison if there has to be one.


  
Date: 24 Apr 2007 21:47:39
From: \R&B\
Subject: Re: EDS Byron Nelson Championship.....no Tiger again
"Joe User" <juser@play.com > wrote in message
news:pan.2007.04.25.00.36.30@play.com...
> On Mon, 23 Apr 2007 21:05:25 -0700, glfnaz wrote:
>
>> "WW" <dirtymm@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:1177382422.413894.150450@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>>> When the hell is Tiger going to play again? I didn't see his name on
>>> the roster
>>>
>>> http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/leaderboard/2007/19
>>>
>>>
>> Jack Nicklaus, the so-called greatest ever and the saviour of golf
>> averaged about 17 tour events per year. Why hold Tiger to any greater
>> standard?
>
> How many events were there to play in back then? In other words, what
> percentage of the total PGA events per year was 17, and what is Tiger's
> percentage? That's the only fair comparison if there has to be one.


The number of official events wasn't much different back then. There may
have been 5 fewer, but that's about it.

The big difference is in how many were televised.

Randy




   
Date: 25 Apr 2007 07:41:40
From: warren montgomery
Subject: Re: EDS Byron Nelson Championship.....no Tiger again
>>> Jack Nicklaus, the so-called greatest ever and the saviour of golf
>>> averaged about 17 tour events per year. Why hold Tiger to any greater
>>> standard?
>>
>> How many events were there to play in back then? In other words, what
>> percentage of the total PGA events per year was 17, and what is Tiger's
>> percentage? That's the only fair comparison if there has to be one.
>
>
> The number of official events wasn't much different back then. There may
> have been 5 fewer, but that's about it.
>
> The big difference is in how many were televised.
>
> Randy
Thanks for reminding me of this one. It's certainly my impression that you
saw more top players playing 20 years ago than you do now, but you are right
that back then there was a lot less TV coverage so nobody had to watch the
second string slug it out in the swampland open. I'm sure the growth of
golf tours around the world and the money that allows top pros to afford to
play anywhere they want makes a bit of a difference too. We ought to be
taking a closer look at some of these events, since Tiger, Phil, Ernie, etc.
aren't getting any younger, but it's not easy sometimes getting excited
about these events.

--
Warren Montgomery (wamontgomery@att.net)
http://home.att.net/~wamontgomery




 
Date: 23 Apr 2007 21:05:25
From: glfnaz
Subject: Re: EDS Byron Nelson Championship.....no Tiger again

"WW" <dirtymm@msn.com > wrote in message
news:1177382422.413894.150450@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> When the hell is Tiger going to play again? I didn't see his name on
> the roster
>
> http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/leaderboard/2007/19
>

Jack Nicklaus, the so-called greatest ever and the saviour of golf averaged
about 17 tour events per year. Why hold Tiger to any greater standard?




 
Date: 23 Apr 2007 22:54:22
From: Matt
Subject: Re: EDS Byron Nelson Championship.....no Tiger again

"WW" <dirtymm@msn.com > wrote in message
news:1177382422.413894.150450@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> When the hell is Tiger going to play again? I didn't see his name on
> the roster
>
> http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/leaderboard/2007/19
>

His next scheduled start is the Players Championship. Wouldn't be shocked
to see him at Wachovia though.