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09:58 AM ET 01.30 | According to Phil Mickelson, it's a more conservative approach that has him tied for the lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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January 30, 2011  10:03 AM ET

The opposite of Mr. Puma...

January 30, 2011  10:04 AM ET

Seriously, wake me when The Masters starts!

January 30, 2011  06:46 PM ET

He lost! Tiger non existent. Rickie looks like a hairy flamingo and we managed three posts before the spammers woke up!!

January 30, 2011  10:09 PM ET

A one sentence story. Awesome.

January 31, 2011  12:20 AM ET

Well, there ya go. He went conservative and lost by one stroke. Glad Bubba had a good day and what do you think of Johnny Vegas? He looked pretty composed and played great. I think we'll be hearing a lot ore about him.

January 31, 2011  07:28 AM ET

You notice that Wood's behavior hasn't changed in the least? He's still an immature little boy.

Slamming and throwing his clubs like the five year old that he is. And, storming out without talking to the press on Saturday.

And, none of the guys on CBS Sports said a thing when the Enfant Terrible threw his clubs or slammed them into the ground. What's the matter Nance or Faldo? Don't have enough guts to call him out? Two jellyfish announcers.

Woods isn't good for the sport. He's a pox on the sport.

January 31, 2011  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You notice that Wood's behavior hasn't changed in the least? He's still an immature little boy.Slamming and throwing his clubs like the five year old that he is. And, storming out without talking to the press on Saturday.And, none of the guys on CBS Sports said a thing when the Enfant Terrible threw his clubs or slammed them into the ground. What's the matter Nance or Faldo? Don't have enough guts to call him out? Two jellyfish announcers.Woods isn't good for the sport. He's a pox on the sport.

Is it wrong that i giggle watching Eldridge blow up on the back nine of day 4??

January 31, 2011  12:10 PM ET

CAN'T WAIT for Vegas to tear it up at TPC Scottsdale.

January 31, 2011  12:27 PM ET

Love to hear how Mickelson "lost". The guy took home over $600,000 yesterday. Only spectacular play by Watson kept Phil from winning and hoser Eldrick was 15 back. Hilarious.

January 31, 2011  01:45 PM ET

I'm still amazed that a guy who hit the fairway on so few of his drives was tops in greens in regulation. THAT is a serious example of being able to get out of trouble. Bubba earned it, no doubt. But Phil played a great round, as well.

And Tiger who?

January 31, 2011  09:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You notice that Wood's behavior hasn't changed in the least? He's still an immature little boy.Slamming and throwing his clubs like the five year old that he is. And, storming out without talking to the press on Saturday.And, none of the guys on CBS Sports said a thing when the Enfant Terrible threw his clubs or slammed them into the ground. What's the matter Nance or Faldo? Don't have enough guts to call him out? Two jellyfish announcers.Woods isn't good for the sport. He's a pox on the sport.

Tiger behaves like he's still good. He now seems to be ordinary and I'm starting to think Jack's record is pretty safe.

February 1, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Tiger behaves like he's still good. He now seems to be ordinary and I'm starting to think Jack's record is pretty safe.

Showboat has not been the same since he blew out his knee. Repair or no repair.

Everyone thinks he's a turd, well except CBS and TGC. They keep throwing him in our face.

It would be nice if there was an annoucer that would step up to the plate and call him out the next time he acts like a five year old.

Come on Faldo, show some guts. We'll probably have to wait for Johnny Miller.

February 1, 2011  10:04 AM ET

Okay interns, time to line up a new one.

February 1, 2011  10:15 AM ET

No story about the rookie saying Tiger mailed it in on the last round?

February 1, 2011  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Tiger behaves like he's still good. He now seems to be ordinary and I'm starting to think Jack's record is pretty safe.

I now agree that Jacks record is safe. The Tiger that won those was un touchable on a Sunday with the lead.This Tiger rarely has a lead on Sunday , and in recent times he has been run down on Sunday.He will get some wins but the glory days are past.

February 1, 2011  01:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Tiger behaves like he's still good. He now seems to be ordinary and I'm starting to think Jack's record is pretty safe.

I guess now that his hormones are in check he's become just ordinary.

February 1, 2011  08:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

I now agree that Jacks record is safe. The Tiger that won those was un touchable on a Sunday with the lead.This Tiger rarely has a lead on Sunday , and in recent times he has been run down on Sunday.He will get some wins but the glory days are past.

Yup and it's too bad because I really enjoyed his dominance as I enjoyed Gretzky's. Tiger unfortunately won't retire honorably, he will always be remember for being a world class horn dog. Nothing wrong with that, but do it when your single, not when you've committed to a wife and children. I now cheer for him to come in last. "Don't be a Tiger"!

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February 2, 2011  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Yup and it's too bad because I really enjoyed his dominance as I enjoyed Gretzky's. Tiger unfortunately won't retire honorably, he will always be remember for being a world class horn dog. Nothing wrong with that, but do it when your single, not when you've committed to a wife and children. I now cheer for him to come in last. "Don't be a Tiger"!

He wasted pretty much 2 golf season in an era now where youngwhipper snappers are training just as hard off the grass as he does.In years past one of Tigers edges was his training regime.Now he is older with a bad knee,and no longer do his competitors fear him.That is huge.Remember Mike Tyson,As soon as his opponents stopped being scared of him he fell off quickly.

 
February 2, 2011  05:27 PM ET
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He wasted pretty much 2 golf season in an era now where youngwhipper snappers are training just as hard off the grass as he does.In years past one of Tigers edges was his training regime.Now he is older with a bad knee,and no longer do his competitors fear him.That is huge.Remember Mike Tyson,As soon as his opponents stopped being scared of him he fell off quickly.

Good analogy. Opponents were bragging if they didn't get knocked out by Tyson when he was at his peak. You expect the body to break down over time with an athlete, even Woods. What surprises me is how much mental toughness he seems to have lost. He never mailed in a round before but his personal drive seems to have dropped off considerably.

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