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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #920 on: February 23, 2021, 08:23:30 pm »
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Injuries are not considered life-threatening. Currently undergoing surgery on leg injuries. Local police source said the initial report from the scene of the accident indicated the possibility of multiple leg fractures. #TigerWoods #golf
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #921 on: February 23, 2021, 08:28:06 pm »
Hope he took out the extra insurance on the rental car... ;)
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #922 on: February 23, 2021, 08:34:50 pm »
Hope he took out the extra insurance on the rental car... ;)


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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #923 on: February 23, 2021, 08:34:58 pm »
Always was an erratic driver.

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #924 on: February 23, 2021, 08:45:25 pm »
You'd think this would be the end of his career, but clearly he cannot let go and you are a long time retired and I don't think he's ever been able to get his head around that fact.


Best wishes to Tiger, hopefully it isn't as bad as it looks like it could've been and hearing it isn't life-threatening is a big bonus. Leg fractures are bad of course but if you look at that photo of the wreck you instantly think it would be fatal.

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #925 on: February 23, 2021, 08:47:03 pm »
You'd think this would be the end of his career, but clearly he cannot let go and you are a long time retired and I don't think he's ever been able to get his head around that fact.


Best wishes to Tiger, hopefully it isn't as bad as it looks like it could've been and hearing it isn't life-threatening is a big bonus. Leg fractures are bad of course but if you look at that photo of the wreck you instantly think it would be fatal.

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #926 on: February 23, 2021, 09:21:26 pm »
I'm not interested in golf but I wondered why this thread kept getting bumped. I just saw on the news what's happened. Bloody hell, that looked bad. I hope he makes a full recovery.

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #927 on: February 23, 2021, 10:04:55 pm »
Thats not going to do his recovery from back surgery any good at all.
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #928 on: February 23, 2021, 10:05:39 pm »
I have just seen the news. Hope he is okay. Looks like a bad one
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #929 on: February 23, 2021, 10:07:28 pm »
It seems as though he was awake and alert when the first responders arrived, and his driver door was on the side against the floor and he had to be taken out through the windshield.


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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #930 on: February 23, 2021, 10:31:48 pm »
Multiple compound fractures. Can't see him ever playing again competitively.

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #931 on: February 23, 2021, 10:54:58 pm »
Multiple compound fractures...
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #932 on: Yesterday at 12:15:08 am »
Multiple compound fractures. Can't see him ever playing again competitively.

The Man won a US Open on one leg....he'll play again.


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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #933 on: Yesterday at 02:17:45 am »
I have a sinking feeling that he drove off that edge intentionally.

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #934 on: Yesterday at 08:48:36 am »
You don't think 250-300 spread out over 8-10 years for clubs and 20-30 to play maybe twice a month is accessible in this day and age? Have you seen how much it costs to go to the cinema?

I think its probably more accessible than it maybe was, but still not majorly. I think there's a lot of families who couldnt afford a £300 outlay on some clubs for a kid regardless of how long they'd last, plus £30 a couple of times a month to go to a course to play plus travel, balls etc and then better and better clubs and equipment and fees if they do get good at it. Like DS says you can just go down the park with any old trainers and an old football and have a game for a few hours.

Awful to hear about Tiger. Think its pretty wrong to start speculating about a car crash though.
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #935 on: Yesterday at 10:03:34 am »
I have a sinking feeling that he drove off that edge intentionally.

You know, my Mum said the same thing while watching the news. You just don't know. It seems as though the car saved his life, a new big SUV that cushioned the impact with how its designed and the airbags too.

The reports on his injuries are not good for an athlete. If he was 30 I'd say yeah, give him a year and he'll be back. Can't see it this time, but there is no quit in the man. He's perilously close to the all the time win record and once the dust settles you know he'll think that 'if Hogan could do it over 70 years ago, I can do it now.'



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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #936 on: Yesterday at 10:24:40 am »
My mind went to Hogan as well as while he was a younger man when it happened Hogan recovered to a point he could win again. Its a setback that's for sure but a life or death moment like this may allow him to focus on what is really important in life. That may mean him concentrating on his family and business off the golf course but he will hit the rehab gym as hard as his body will allow. We will see if he can get back to the pro tour but he may be thankful he can just walk again when it could have been a lot worse.
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #937 on: Yesterday at 10:24:47 am »
I have a sinking feeling that he drove off that edge intentionally.

it was a slice of good fortune that he wasn't killed

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #938 on: Yesterday at 10:55:23 am »
You know, my Mum said the same thing while watching the news. You just don't know. It seems as though the car saved his life, a new big SUV that cushioned the impact with how its designed and the airbags too.

The reports on his injuries are not good for an athlete. If he was 30 I'd say yeah, give him a year and he'll be back. Can't see it this time, but there is no quit in the man. He's perilously close to the all the time win record and once the dust settles you know he'll think that 'if Hogan could do it over 70 years ago, I can do it now.'
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #939 on: Yesterday at 12:55:41 pm »
it was a slice of good fortune that he wasn't killed

IF it was a deliberate act, its a slice of good fortune he didn't kill an innocent member of the public, as he crossed the central reservation and was travelling at a high speed according to the Police reports


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« Reply #940 on: Yesterday at 01:22:21 pm »
IF it was a deliberate act, its a slice of good fortune he didn't kill an innocent member of the public, as he crossed the central reservation and was travelling at a high speed according to the Police reports
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #941 on: Yesterday at 01:24:12 pm »
I don’t think it’s massively ‘PC gone mad’ to suggest it’s maybe a little early to be joking about this
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #942 on: Yesterday at 01:26:57 pm »
Ankle sounds fucked. Multiple fractures and multiple pins
Also muscle detachment is not good

Shame really
His body has been through quite a lot, 4 back surgeries, busted leg. I’d say he’s probably done too much seal training in his life, but wtf do I know

Might be a long time out if his injuries are as bad as they say

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #943 on: Yesterday at 01:31:13 pm »
The Man won a US Open on one leg....he'll play again.

That was 13 years ago, before the ACL surgery, 5 back surgeries and now this. He’s 45 now and probably has the wear and tear on his body of someone decades older. Man’s been through hell physically, mentally and emotionally. I won’t rule him out making a comeback but it’s also definitely not a given that he’s back playing competitively on the PGA Tour.
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #944 on: Yesterday at 02:56:58 pm »
At the very least we can count him out for 2021.  He'll be 46 in 2022 - i don't think the record of sportsmen coming back from serious injuries in their mid 40's is all that encouraging. We can just hope that he can make a full enough recovery to enable him to live a normal, pain-free life. Let him enjoy playing with his kid on the course and helping him develop, rather than wondering if he can play 72 holes over 4 days of competition. 
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #945 on: Yesterday at 03:50:35 pm »
At the very least we can count him out for 2021.  He'll be 46 in 2022 - i don't think the record of sportsmen coming back from serious injuries in their mid 40's is all that encouraging. We can just hope that he can make a full enough recovery to enable him to live a normal, pain-free life. Let him enjoy playing with his kid on the course and helping him develop, rather than wondering if he can play 72 holes over 4 days of competition.

I agree with this. You could see how much fun he was having with Charlie when they played against the Thomases. Looked like he didn’t have a care in the world

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
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The accident occurred in the hilly Palos Verdes Peninsula south of Pacific Palisades at 7:12 a.m., according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department. The department gave the location as northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard near Blackhorse Drive. That section of Hawthorne is four lanes wide and fairly steep and Woods would have been going downhill at the time.Woods was driving a new Genesis GV80 crossover SUV, a vehicle loaded with safety features designed to mitigate damages in a crash. Genesis calls the suite of safety technology in the GV80 “our most advanced safety.”

“Not only do these features cover the full spectrum of potential hazards, they also come standard,” Genesis says on its consumer website.

Safety features available on the GV80 include: forward collision-avoidance assist, lane-change oncoming (which helps prevent head-on collisions with oncoming cars), and driver attention warning, which “issues visual and audio alerts when it senses you should stop and rest for safety’s sake.”

Preliminary published reports on the accident say Woods suffered compound fractures to both legs. The car rolled over and came to rest on its side. Woods was removed from the vehicle through the windshield. The GV80, like all cars sold in America, comes with both active and passive safety features that include forward crumple zones meant to protect front-seat drivers and passengers. The IIHS rated all three Genesis sedans—the G70, G80 and G90—as “Top Safety Picks” for 2020.
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #947 on: Yesterday at 06:15:21 pm »
I knew it was him.


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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #948 on: Yesterday at 07:21:17 pm »
 :lmao
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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #949 on: Yesterday at 07:35:36 pm »
I don’t think it’s massively ‘PC gone mad’ to suggest it’s maybe a little early to be joking about this
Quite... I’d be hopping mad if it were me..
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« Reply #950 on: Yesterday at 07:55:30 pm »
Quite... I’d be hopping mad if it were me..

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Re: Tiger Woods - Greatest Sportsman Ever?
« Reply #951 on: Yesterday at 09:25:06 pm »
Whoosh  :lmao

I'm not sure what's funny, you've got a troubled golfer off the back of more recent surgery and who also has a history of painkiller dependency. Stranger things have happened and celebrity or not he's only human.

It looks almost certain that he didn't do it deliberately but even if it is a bit below the belt to speculate, it isn't an outlandish idea. Nobody said aliens made him do it.