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MaineRed
04-03-2007, 11:29 PM
The Rules:

Pick 5 golfers playing in the 2007 Masters.

Relation to par scores from players who make the cut will be tabulated to determine a winner. You want to pick people who will make it to the weekend.

Not sure how this will catch on but I thought I'd throw it out there. I know we have a lot of golfers here. We usually do something like this at my club for the other majors but not the Masters. They have tiered list they hand out and you have to pick one guy from each list. Anyways here is a list of Masters entrants. All the big names will be there:

http://www.waggleroom.com/story/2007/3/26/194818/857

I'll be back with my five.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-03-2007, 11:34 PM
I don't know any more golf than what I hear in highlights on sportscenter, but I like doing things like these.

With that said, my 5: Appleby, Furyk, DiMarco, Woods, Vijay Singh

MaineRed
04-03-2007, 11:36 PM
Henrik Stenson
Tiger Woods
Aaron Baddely
Trevor Immelman
Ernie Els

Highlifeman21
04-03-2007, 11:54 PM
Els
Woods
Couples
Goosen
Garcia

1st 5 off the top of my head

Jpup
04-04-2007, 03:18 AM
Tiger
Phil
Vijay
Ernie
Retief

Hoosier Red
04-04-2007, 09:42 AM
Woods, Mickelson, Toms, Stenson, Baddely

I liked your picks Maine Red and had to steal Baddely.

RFS62
04-04-2007, 09:46 AM
JPup beat me to it.

Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Vijay Singh
Ernie Els
Retief Goosen

SunDeck
04-04-2007, 10:00 AM
Woods
Singh
Els
Couples
Scott

Redhook
04-04-2007, 10:01 AM
Tiger
Phil
Vijay
A. Scott
Stenson

dabvu2498
04-04-2007, 10:02 AM
Nobody's picking Charles Coody or Bob Goalby? Shameful...

I'll go with Tiger, Niclas Fasth, Chuck Howell III, Adam Scott, Jose Maria O.

Red Leader
04-04-2007, 10:21 AM
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Retief Goosen, Jose Maria Olazabal

For teh win!!

texasdave
04-04-2007, 10:26 AM
I'll go with:
Tiger Woods
Adam Scott
Padraig Harrington
Phil Mickelson
Charles Howell III

HotCorner
04-04-2007, 10:30 AM
Woods
Mickelson
Weir
Love
Els

rotnoid
04-04-2007, 12:30 PM
Tiger, Mike Weir, Olazabal, Mickelson, Goosen

Puffy
04-04-2007, 12:59 PM
Tiger
Phil
Toms
Goosen
Charles Howell, III

Razor Shines
04-04-2007, 01:08 PM
Tiger Woods
Paul Casey
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Davis Love III (I think he has the talent, if he can just get it together for four days)

MaineRed
04-04-2007, 01:28 PM
Tiger
Phil
Toms
Goosen
Howell

David or Charles Howell?

Probably Charles but need to make sure.

Red Leader
04-04-2007, 01:28 PM
David or Charles?

Or Thurston B. :dunno:

Puffy
04-04-2007, 01:36 PM
I fixed it.

Cyclone792
04-04-2007, 01:38 PM
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Vijay Singh
Sergio Garcia

Razor Shines
04-04-2007, 01:39 PM
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Vijay Singh
Sergio Garcia

I wouldn't want to be in the group behind him.

texasdave
04-04-2007, 01:41 PM
The rules should read pick 4 players to go along with Tiger. :)

Razor Shines
04-04-2007, 01:46 PM
The rules should read pick 4 players to go along with Tiger. :)

Actually the rules should be pick Tiger or 4 other players.

Highlifeman21
04-04-2007, 02:55 PM
I just want Philly Mick to admit that he's a horrible ball-striker and needs 2 drivers in his bag. One to help him hit it left, and another to help him hit it right. Real men only need 1 Phil, real men only need 1.

Granted, I'm jealous that he has a Green Jacket, but I still can't stand the guy. When I met him, without a shadow of a doubt, the rudest Tour Pro I've ever met. Just makes my blood pressure boost thinking about it.

And I guarantee all those kids can't be his. He's not home enough to make all those babies.

I wonder if Amy's got a UPS or FedEx lover on the side.

[/end Mickelson rant]

Red Leader
04-04-2007, 03:02 PM
And I guarantee all those kids can't be his. He's not home enough to make all those babies.

I wonder if Amy's got a UPS or FedEx lover on the side.

[/end Mickelson rant]

Ouch, man. Ouch.

He must have really been an ass in person. :laugh:

MaineRed
04-04-2007, 07:14 PM
Cyclone: Tiger, Mickelson, Els, Singh, Garcia

Puffy: Tiger, Mickelson, Toms, Goosen, CHowell

RazorS: Tiger, Casey, Mickelson, Els, Love

rotnoid: Tiger, Weir, Olazabal, Mickelson, Goosen

Hot Corner: Tiger, Mickelson, Wier, Els, Love

texasdave: Tiger, Scott, Harrington, Mickelson, CHowell

Red Leader: Tiger, Mickelson, Scott, Goosen, Olazabal

dabvu: Tiger, Fasth, CHowell, Scott, Olazabal

Redhook: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Scott, Stenson

Sundeck: Tiger, Singh, Els, Couples, Scott

Highlifeman: Els, Tiger, Couples, Goosen, Scott

Jpup: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Els, Goosen

RFS62: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Els, Goosen

HoosierRed: Tiger, Mickelson, Toms, Stenson, Baddely

MaineRed: Tiger, Stenson, Immelman, Baddely, Els

HHFreel Woods, Appleby, Furyk, DiMarco, Singh

paintmered Tiger, Olazabal, Howell, Mickelson, Scott

Let me know if there are any mistakes.

paintmered
04-04-2007, 07:17 PM
Tiger, Olazabel, Chucky Three-Sticks, Adam Scott, Lefty.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-04-2007, 07:25 PM
Cyclone: Tiger, Mickelson, Els, Singh, Garcia

Puffy: Tiger, Mickelson, Toms, Goosen, CHowell

RazorS: Tiger, Casey, Mickelson, Els, Love

rotnoid: Tiger, Weir, Olazabal, Mickelson, Goosen

Hot Corner: Tiger, Mickelson, Wier, Els, Love

texasdave: Tiger, Scott, Harrington, Mickelson, CHowell

Red Leader: Tiger, Mickelson, Scott, Goosen, Olazabal

dabvu: Tiger, Fasth, CHowell, Scott, Olazabal

Redhook: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Scott, Stenson

Sundeck: Tiger, Singh, Els, Couples, Scott

Highlifeman: Els, Tiger, Couples, Goosen, Scott

Jpup: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Els, Goosen

RFS62: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Els, Goosen

HoosierRed: Tiger, Mickelson, Toms, Stenson, Baddely

MaineRed: Tiger, Stenson, Immelman, Baddely, Els

Let me know if there are any mistakes.

I'm not on that list! lol

Appleby, Furyk, DiMarco, Woods, Vijay Singh

texasdave
04-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Cyclone: Tiger, Mickelson, Els, Singh, Garcia

Puffy: Tiger, Mickelson, Toms, Goosen, CHowell

RazorS: Tiger, Casey, Mickelson, Els, Love

rotnoid: Tiger, Weir, Olazabal, Mickelson, Goosen

Hot Corner: Tiger, Mickelson, Wier, Els, Love

texasdave: Tiger, Scott, Harrington, Mickelson, CHowell

Red Leader: Tiger, Mickelson, Scott, Goosen, Olazabal

dabvu: Tiger, Fasth, CHowell, Scott, Olazabal

Redhook: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Scott, Stenson

Sundeck: Tiger, Singh, Els, Couples, Scott

Highlifeman: Els, Tiger, Couples, Goosen, Scott

Jpup: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Els, Goosen

RFS62: Tiger, Mickelson, Singh, Els, Goosen

HoosierRed: Tiger, Mickelson, Toms, Stenson, Baddely

MaineRed: Tiger, Stenson, Immelman, Baddely, Els

Let me know if there are any mistakes.

Nope, it looks like everybody picked Tiger. :D

rotnoid
04-05-2007, 05:49 PM
Tiger just dropped a GD and an SOB on the live feed. whoops.

RFS62
04-05-2007, 06:16 PM
Tiger just dropped a GD and an SOB on the live feed. whoops.

He does that all the time. F Bombs too.

paintmered
04-05-2007, 06:21 PM
He does that all the time. F Bombs too.

He dropped a string of a solid bakers dozen during the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach after hooking his teeshot into the Pacific on 18.

MaineRed
04-06-2007, 08:45 AM
He does that all the time. F Bombs too.

Tiger is the worst role model of any top athlete at the top of his sport in the world. After his round he told Bill Mcatee that he was going to go break a few things to prepare for Friday's round.

I picked him, but I can't stand him and hope like heck he shoots 79 and misses the cut. I just don't like his antics. He gets in a sand trap, swings, sees it going awry and then the next thing you know he is doubled over with sand in his eye. I've never seen anyone else do this, but with Tiger it happens ALL the time. Is there something he does that makes the sand fly up into his eye on bad shots that other players aren't doing?

Also, despite hardly being the only guy having his picture taken, Tiger blames bad shots on cameramen more than the rest of the field combined. He also seems to be bothered by insects more than anyone else. There is always theatre on TV with Tiger and the latest knat that is after him. He backs off more shots due to bugs than the rest of the field combined it seems.

I edited the list to add HHFreel and paintmered. Thanks guys.

HoosierRed's pick of David Toms is the best selection so far.

Red Leader
04-06-2007, 09:47 AM
HoosierRed's pick of David Toms is the best selection so far.

To be fair, Puffy also picked David Toms.

On Tiger Woods, I love the guy. His dedication, his competitiveness, his work ethic, his talent, his incredible creativity, and his incredible shot making. He's a phenom. It's not very often that you get to watch a player play a game at that high of a level that posesses all of the above. I'm glad I get to watch him play.

RFS62
04-06-2007, 05:52 PM
To be fair, Puffy also picked David Toms.

On Tiger Woods, I love the guy. His dedication, his competitiveness, his work ethic, his talent, his incredible creativity, and his incredible shot making. He's a phenom. It's not very often that you get to watch a player play a game at that high of a level that posesses all of the above. I'm glad I get to watch him play.



Me too.

Razor Shines
04-06-2007, 06:06 PM
Tiger is the worst role model of any top athlete at the top of his sport in the world. After his round he told Bill Mcatee that he was going to go break a few things to prepare for Friday's round.

I picked him, but I can't stand him and hope like heck he shoots 79 and misses the cut. I just don't like his antics. He gets in a sand trap, swings, sees it going awry and then the next thing you know he is doubled over with sand in his eye. I've never seen anyone else do this, but with Tiger it happens ALL the time. Is there something he does that makes the sand fly up into his eye on bad shots that other players aren't doing?

Also, despite hardly being the only guy having his picture taken, Tiger blames bad shots on cameramen more than the rest of the field combined. He also seems to be bothered by insects more than anyone else. There is always theatre on TV with Tiger and the latest knat that is after him. He backs off more shots due to bugs than the rest of the field combined it seems.

I edited the list to add HHFreel and paintmered. Thanks guys.

HoosierRed's pick of David Toms is the best selection so far.

Wow. I didn't read this earlier. It doesn't bother me that you think that about Tiger, but I don't really understand it and couldn't disagree more. I liked golf before Tiger, but there wasn't really anybody that I rooted for, maybe Davis Love III. I think small things bother him more than anyone else because he is able to focus more on small things in his game more than anyone else. Not that he tries harder than anyone else, but I don't think anyone else on tour has any where near the mental game that Tiger has. I think obviously he has a physical advantage over everybody else in the field, but I think his mental advantage over everyone else is even bigger.

My brother hates Tiger too and we've round and round for years and I still don't understand why he hates him either. Just one of those things I guess.

Razor Shines
04-06-2007, 06:14 PM
To be fair, Puffy also picked David Toms.

On Tiger Woods, I love the guy. His dedication, his competitiveness, his work ethic, his talent, his incredible creativity, and his incredible shot making. He's a phenom. It's not very often that you get to watch a player play a game at that high of a level that posesses all of the above. I'm glad I get to watch him play.

Yeah I really love his "killer instinct", how if he's got a lead going into the weekend everybody else might as well see how much 2nd place pays. I love how he trounced Stephen Ames 9 and 8 last year after Ames said something about Woods being off his game. I like that in any athlete, I think Jr. has that quality more so probably when he played in Seattle though.

RFS62
04-06-2007, 06:16 PM
Watching Tiger now is like watching Willie Mays in his prime..... Secretariat..... Ali...

It's something special.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-06-2007, 06:21 PM
Wow. I didn't read this earlier. It doesn't bother me that you think that about Tiger, but I don't really understand it and couldn't disagree more. I liked golf before Tiger, but there wasn't really anybody that I rooted for, maybe Davis Love III. I think small things bother him more than anyone else because he is able to focus more on small things in his game more than anyone else. Not that he tries harder than anyone else, but I don't think anyone else on tour has any where near the mental game that Tiger has. I think obviously he has a physical advantage over everybody else in the field, but I think his mental advantage over everyone else is even bigger.

My brother hates Tiger too and we've round and round for years and I still don't understand why he hates him either. Just one of those things I guess.

A lot of people didn't like Michael Jordan in his prime either. Sometimes you just hate a guy for being too damn good at what he does.

MaineRed
04-07-2007, 09:18 AM
I wasn't slamming his mental game but no matter how hard he focuses I don't see why he has to say on national TV that the answer to a bad round is to go break stuff (this sets as poor an example as you can set) nor do I see how extreme mental focus forces you to get more sand in your eyes than the rest of the players combined. The guy constantly has something in his eye and it is NEVER after a good shot.

I'm not taking anything away from him. We had a thread here about the greatest player ever awhile ago and I backed Tiger. But I don't like him. He's an incredible player, but I don't like him. It has nothing to do with winning. I'm a Celtics fan but I loved Jordan. But I hated Isiah Thomas. Its not the winning, its the person and Tiger the person I don't like.

This thread has proved to me why when Tiger is playing I don't get to see anyone else ever hit a shot. Golf fans aren't watching, its Tiger fans.

Razor Shines
04-07-2007, 01:07 PM
I wasn't slamming his mental game but no matter how hard he focuses I don't see why he has to say on national TV that the answer to a bad round is to go break stuff (this sets as poor an example as you can set) nor do I see how extreme mental focus forces you to get more sand in your eyes than the rest of the players combined. The guy constantly has something in his eye and it is NEVER after a good shot.

I'm not taking anything away from him. We had a thread here about the greatest player ever awhile ago and I backed Tiger. But I don't like him. He's an incredible player, but I don't like him. It has nothing to do with winning. I'm a Celtics fan but I loved Jordan. But I hated Isiah Thomas. Its not the winning, its the person and Tiger the person I don't like.

This thread has proved to me why when Tiger is playing I don't get to see anyone else ever hit a shot. Golf fans aren't watching, its Tiger fans.

Actually I've seen him "get something in his eye" several times after great sand shots. And to your point of not getting to see other players, well maybe that's why it seems like Tiger gets something in his eye or stops because of a bug more often, just because we see so much more of him. I for one love that they show all of his shots, but yesterday you didn't see just Tiger. He was done playing by the time USA's coverage began.

RFS62
04-07-2007, 01:44 PM
The whole "getting something in your eye" thing has me confused. Are you suggesting that he acts like he got something in his eye to excuse a poor shot?

If that's what you mean, and I'm not completely sure it is, then you haven't been paying very close attention to his career.

I can't think of any golfer on the tour who would be less likely to make a lame excuse than Tiger.

Your obvious personal dislike for the guy is keeping you from appreciating one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Now go ahead and tell me why he's not an athlete.

Puffy
04-09-2007, 01:27 PM
who won? The pool, not the Masters.

Red Leader
04-09-2007, 01:31 PM
who won? The pool, not the Masters.

Not me. That's for sure.

texasdave
04-09-2007, 02:14 PM
I figured out the winner using one method. I am not sure if everyone will agree with it. I took the score for each player who made the cut in relation to par. E.G. - if you picked Tiger you got a +3. If a player did not make the cut they received a +22. The way I came up with this is the worst players picked by someone who played all four rounds were Fasth and Immelman at +21. Since the scores were all over par I did not feel anyone should be penalized more by picking someone who made the cut over picking someone who did not make the cut. Anyway, using this logic, this year's winner would be Puffy. :beerme: (God that was hard to type) The results are as follows and are unofficial since this is really MaineRed's puppy:

Puffy: 36
rotnoid: 43
RedHook: 43
TexasDave: 44
RedLeader: 45
HHFreel: 46
Jpup: 47
RFS62: 47
HoosierRed: 48
HighLifeMan: 53
Razor Shines: 55
paintmered: 55
HotCorner: 58
SunDeck: 58
dabvu: 65
Cyclone792: 66
MaineRed: 74

If anyone is still unsure why there should be a penalty for picking players that did not make the cut simply look at it this way. Say you picked the top five players: Johnson, Goosen, Sabatini, Woods and Kelly. Your score would be 14. If there is no penalty then someone who picked Fred Couples and four other golfers that did not even make the cut would have a score of 13. It does not seem right that a person picking the top five loses out to a person picking number 30 and four others who did not make it to the weekend. That is how I see it. But, as stated earlier, this is MaineRed's doing so he can figure out any way he sees fit to pick the winner.

PS The attachment is the worksheet I used to figure out everyone's totals.
I think the numbers are correct. I apologize in advance if I left out anyone's picks or made a mistake on their score. On the attachment R2P = relative to par. P4PWMC = penalty for players who missed cut (22 per player)

Thanks.

Razor Shines
04-09-2007, 02:20 PM
I don't like it. Why don't you go back and come up with a formula that makes me the winner.

Red Leader
04-09-2007, 02:26 PM
Thanks for doing that legwork, texasdave. You did a nice job coming up with that formula, too, BTW. That makes a lot of sense. FWIW, I think a lot of other formulas would have penalized people MORE for a player missing a cut.

Congratulations, Puffy. :beerme:

Puffy
04-09-2007, 03:53 PM
This just proves one thing - Puffy truly is one of the greatest people alive today. Puffy is proud to be able to call Puffy the 2007 Masters Pool Champion. Puffy thanks no one but himself.

Red Leader
04-09-2007, 03:54 PM
Geeez, what a turd. :rolleyes:

texasdave
04-09-2007, 04:08 PM
This just proves one thing - Puffy truly is one of the greatest people alive today. Puffy is proud to be able to call Puffy the 2007 Masters Pool Champion. Puffy thanks no one but himself.

I just came up with a new method of figuring out the Masters Pool Champion. I think this way will be much better fairer. Not sure of the results just yet, but I do know who won't win. Hehe. Puffy's reign will be a short one indeed. :D

texasdave
04-09-2007, 04:11 PM
This just in. Puffy signed an incorrect card on his Masters Picks and has been disqualified. I hate when that happens.

Puffy
04-09-2007, 04:15 PM
Geeez, what a turd. :rolleyes:

Puffy senses jealousy. Puffy is too big a person to point this out though. Plus, Puffy and Rickey Henderson are busy colloborating on a book. Puffy has places to go.

texasdave
04-09-2007, 04:22 PM
Geeez, what a turd. :rolleyes:

That may help explain why he has started posting in 'turd' person. LOL

dabvu2498
04-09-2007, 04:45 PM
This just in. Puffy signed an incorrect card on his Masters Picks and has been disqualified. I hate when that happens.

Is Bob Goalby now the winner?

RFS62
04-09-2007, 09:59 PM
Is Bob Goalby now the winner?

Very nice pickup.

OldRightHander
04-12-2007, 04:13 PM
Am I the only one who saw the title of this thread and first thought that there was some big billiards tournament going on?

Red Leader
04-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Am I the only one who saw the title of this thread and first thought that there was some big billiards tournament going on?

Yep. 'fraid so. :laugh: :laugh:

MaineRed
04-12-2007, 04:48 PM
I'm fine with the results so long as the person who won had all five players make the cut. That should have been pointed out before. Losing players to the cut essentially eliminates you.

Puffy won by quite a bit using the formula that dave used (thanks dave) so I'm sure he would win no matter what. You could figure it just by using position as well. Tiger was 2nd, Goosen 2nd, etc, etc. Then just add those up and lowest total wins. I'm sure Puffy would win that way as well.

Congrats Puff.

rotnoid
04-12-2007, 11:09 PM
This just in. Puffy signed an incorrect card on his Masters Picks and has been disqualified. I hate when that happens.

So can I have the green jacket? No, never mind, you can keep it. I'll stick with first loser.

High five, Puffy.