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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 09:51 AM

I Predict pro-golf will allow carts to accommodate Tiger Woods.

Every course has em, why bother the tradition if it counts out the sport's Master?

Just spouting off about something I know nothing about.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 09:54 AM

1. It would be interesting how the game of golf will make the necessary adjustments

to open the sport up to handicapped people.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 09:56 AM

3. Golf has been open to the handicapped longer than other sports

It may someday improve access for more disabilities

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 09:55 AM

2. Legs are an integral part of an effective golf swing

IOW- if he ever plays competitively again... he’ll be able to walk the course first.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 09:58 AM

4. He'll be doing good just to walk again.



Sadly, his pro career is over.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:04 AM

6. It's my understanding he has fractures,

not spinal injuries. If true, he'll walk when he heals. Whether he plays again is another issue.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:09 AM

8. I sawa graphic that gave an idea of the breaks. It's pretty catastrophic.

Of course, it's just intended to give a basic idea of where damage occurred, and how it can be mitigated.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:54 AM

12. Tibula

Saw this pic too, not sure if I trust something that invented a new bone on it.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:57 AM

13. Your eyes are SO much sharper than mine

I think I was overcome by the horror of what I was seeing. I've never broken a major bone, so I really have no idea of how one heals and how much time and effort goes into the healing.

That being said, this also pretty much follows the reports I've HEARD, as well, typo or not.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:36 AM

11. But he already has a bad back. And the leg injuries will aggravate the back problems.

The casts, boots, walker, cane, etc that he will be using for months are horrible for the back.
And the knees.

And we don't know if the accident itself did any damage to the back.
They had to take care of the most pressing injuries first.

Yes he will walk again, at some point.
But not sure if he will play world class golf again.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:03 AM

5. Casey Martin, a handicapped golfer, sued the PGA Tour under Disabilities Act for the use of a cart.

The Tour said no. Martin won in SCOTUS.

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:09 AM

7. Martin was crushed on the course

Recently, John Daly was permitted to use a cart at Bethpage Black which is a course that doesn't allow carts. The course doesn't have cart paths and it's actually harder to navigate with a cart.

He lost, too.

Walking is part of the sport of golf. If you ride, you're missing the exercise and the peacefulness of the game.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 12:06 PM

15. "Walking is part of the sport of golf"

That's hilarious.

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Response to kcr (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 12:10 PM

16. Really?

I challenge you to walk a course, say Bethpage Black, with its elevation changes for nearly 7 miles while carrying your bag of clubs weighing 15-20 pounds. Then on the 18th hole, you have to make four precise shots to finish your round.

If you think my comment is "hilarious," then you clearly don't know anything about golf.

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:10 AM

9. Interesting. Did he ride while others walked or?

So the issue may be mute if Tiger needs a cart.

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:16 AM

10. Thank you, I was trying to remember his name

I was annoyed by the responses of some other golfers, claiming he somehow had a competitive advantage if he was allowed to ride a cart. But then golf has always attracted wealthy, self-absorbed people, so maybe it shouldn’t have been surprising.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:49 AM

14. Your characterization of golf is belied by my decades on the golf course

Most golfers are not rich.

Most golf is played on public courses that cost $30-$50 a round. That translates to about $10/hour for exercise and 5 hours in a lovely park. Most golfers paid a few hundred bucks for their clubs. Go to any public course on a Saturday morning and you'll find people from all walks of life lined up to play. It's quite egalitarian.

Self-absorbed? That's a bit harsh but the game requires one to focus on one's golf swing.

Sorry you were "annoyed" that Martin was given an advantage by riding in a cart when other players had to walk but consider this: A 7,000 yard golf course is somewhere between a 5- and 7-mile walk during which one has to make 70-90 precision golf shots. By the time you're playing the final holes, you're tired but you still have to make nearly perfect shots. Do you really think it's a fair game if one player HAS to walk but another gets to ride? How in the world is that a level playing field?

Have you ever played the game? it is one of the great equalizers because players don't care about anything other than can you hit the ball. It doesn't matter if you've got money, the latest equipment or the coolest clothes. You can either play or not. Trust me, some ot the best golfers I've played with are no richer than you or I.

Casey Martin won his case is court but lost his shit on the course. He's hardly a hero.

Tiger has been finished for some time now. When he won his 15th major at the Masters a few years ago, people said, "He's back!" What they didn't consider is that of golf's 4 majors, the Masters is probably the easiest. This is because the field of players is small, many of the competitors are older and they always play the same course. It is arguably one of the greatest championships in all of sports but it's not the most difficult.

What this means is that Tiger could not once again win the U.S. Open or the PGA Championship. He might contend at the Open Championship (British Open) but he probably couldn't win there, either.

Kindly reconsider you stereotypical attitude about golf. It's a great sport and your perception is not borne out by what's really going on.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 12:30 PM

17. Woods is 2-3 years away from competing professionally again...

and there's no way he would go out there in a cart or want them to change the rules for him. Rarely has he ever had a "me first" attitude about golf.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 01:40 PM

19. They Won't

He broke the talus.
He'll be lucky to have range of motion for walking.
The turn onto the right side won't be the same.
And after he's done with rehab & PT, his competitive days will be over.

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