SDSU Womens Team Trick Shots

Feb 23 2015

Very clever…

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Exit Tiger, limping. Martin Vousden on recent events.

Feb 22 2015

Thought for the Day:
Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened

With a whimper, not a bang
Considering that one of the most important attributes for any sports person is that of timing, almost none of the greats get the timing of their retirement right. In golf, there are only two who quit while they were ahead and it now looks odds on that Tiger Woods will not join them. When he limped out of the Farmers Insurance Open, no longer able to swing a club and barely, it appeared, able to walk, it signified the end of a great career. A terse statement on his website which said that he was withdrawing from tournament golf for the foreseeable future has been updated with one saying he will return and added: ‘I am committed to getting back to the pinnacle of my game.’ The number of people who think that this is possible seems to start and end with one.

Some years ago that wise and prescient American writer Dan Jenkins said of Tiger’s ambition to beat Jack’s record of 18 majors: ‘The only things that can stop him are a bad marriage or injury.’ Never one to do things by half, Tiger has succumbed to both.

One of the many attributes Tiger has shown in his career, and initially the most exciting element of his game, was the ferocious, almost savage intensity with which he attacked the ball, especially with a driver in his hand. It was thrilling to watch and the results were so often of a quality that would take your breath away. But that same violence has proved to be the man’s undoing and a body that has been pushed beyond reasonable limits for many years now is just giving up. Tiger is only 39 but he famously (more…)

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