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Just call me the Nostradamus of Golf

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I have never been one to toot my own horn — but I sure as hell am tootin’ away this time — but I sure did predict Tiger’s win at the Buick Open on Sunday. No, I’m not talking about the previous post proclaiming he would win after moving to within four of the lead on Friday night.

No, I’m talking about the post a while back where I took a look at Tiger’s record after a missed cut. If history told us anything, Tiger was a sure bet going into the Buick.

Not only did he own multiple titles at the Michigan tour stop — he also owned a stellar winning percentage after missing a cut. Granted, it doesn’t happen very often, but this time around I’m definitely patting myself on the back for a job well done. I’m not right very often (just ask my wife), but this time around, boys and girls, I am the Nostradamus of Golf.

Aside from Tiger’s win, I found it interesting to hear him give this great quote after Sunday’s final round: “I’ve played golf all over the world and I’ve never seen a day like today before.” Consider for a second the type of events Tiger has won over the years and the moments he’s had. That, my friends, is the highest praise a tournament can receive. Even though the event went out on a high note, I think I speak for golf fans when I say it’s a shame to see such a great event become another casualty of a slumping economy.

On a side note: I found it really interesting that Tiger hit only 36- and 44-percent of his fairways on Saturday and Sunday – yet he managed to fire rounds of 65 and 69. He hits 64-percent of his fairways on Thursday and ends up shooting 1-under 71. I guess his comments about Thursday being one of the worst putting days he’s ever had on tour were spot-on.

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Written by Jonathan Wall

08/03/2009 at 6:46 pm

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