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False Hope In Tiger’s Return’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup

Golf is back to entertaining again thanks to the new crop of stars (and last weekend’s Ryder Cup) but the game still needs Tiger Woods. The PGA product was at its best when Tiger Woods was Tiger Woods, and the only thing that’ll get it back to what it once was, is a comeback from its biggest star.

Any chance of that highly-anticipated comeback is long gone, though, right? Tiger’s done, right? He’s blown every opportunity to do it. It’s over, right?

Wait just a minute.

Yesterday, Jesper Parnevik poured a tall order of false hope in my Tiger cup when he raved about Tiger’s game in an interview with Golf Digest. Parnevik recently played a round with Tiger down in Florida and this is what he had to say about the afternoon:

“I see Tiger at the Medalist. We talk and have played nine holes together…By the way, he’s been hitting a lot of balls, and he’s hitting it great. He’s pounding it a mile and flushing everything. On the range, at least, his trajectory and ball flight are like the Tiger we knew 15 years ago. Comebacks are never a sure thing, but something tells me his might be spectacular.”

Uh oh! UH OH! SPECTACULAR???? HE’S COMING BACK!!!!

Tiger is eyeing a return at the Safeway Open out in Napa next week in the first event of the 2016-17 season. LET’S. GO.

 

Stephen Johnson leads SEC in fumbles, focused on holding onto the football.

Eddie Gran said the staff is doing all they can to get Stephen Johnson to hold onto the football. Johnson now has an astounding six fumbles in only four games played this year, three of which came against Alabama, and that has to stop, now.

“I’m not gonna beat a dead horse,” Gran said after Tuesday’s practice. “He knows the deal. He can’t do it anymore. It’s unacceptable. That’s the deal. So we’re gonna keep coaching it and coaching it hard and he’s gotta handle it. He’s gotta take care of the rock.”

Johnson’s six fumbles is the second highest total by one individual in all of college football and ranks first in the SEC.

We’ll hear from Mark Stoops, D.J. Eliot and the defense today.

First, Mark Stoops will make his brief weekly appearance on the SEC teleconference. We’ll get you a recap of that once it is over.

Then, D.J. Eliot and select members of the defense will take questions following today’s practice later this evening.

Nick Richards to visit for Big Blue Madness.

Adam Zagoria confirmed the news that Nick Richards will take another look at the University of Kentucky, on an unofficial visit to Big Blue Madness. Richards is expected to be the first to jump on a commitment to UK and a second trip in less than a month proves his interest is high. However, he will visit other schools as he guaranteed he will follow through with planned trips to Arizona and Syracuse.

South Carolina’s Frank Martin murdered a spider during a press conference.

Why would anyone in their right mind, even a spider, mess with Frank Martin? That man is terrifying.

What do we think of the new HBO show?

Anyone had a chance to check out Westworld yet? I gave that one and Luke Cage for a run last night. I think Westworld is going to be good but I’ll leave Luke Cage to everyone else. It lost me when it mentioned Rick Pitino in the beginning of the first episode.

Speaking of good television…

Watch the full episode of last night’s Hey Kentucky!

Mary Jo Perino co-hosted last night’s edition of Hey Kentucky! with Matt Jones. See the entire episode below:

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Woo’s bit at ScareFest is the best five minutes of TV you’ll see all week.

I’d like to take a moment to congratulate my man Evan Daniels.

I’m a couple days late on this, but I’d like to give a big congrats to Evan Daniels as he’s been named the new College Basketball Insider for Fox Sports and FS1. Evan will keep his responsibilities with Scout.com as well, which means I’m never paying for a drink or a meal anytime I’m around him again. Congrats, Evan!

I’m excited to get back on KSR radio this morning.

I’ve missed you guys. It’s been a whole week since I was on the airwaves, keeping Matt off Ryan’s back and talking about three men in blue aprons showing up at my door. Talk to you here in a bit!

Oh, and we’ll be taping a new KSR Football Podcast today, too.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for False Hope In Tiger’s Return’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup



  1. ClutchCargo
    9:26 am October 5, 2016 Permalink

    Not holding my breath on a Tiger comeback. Tons of players hit the ball a mile and with accuracy. I’ll have to see what his short game is like before I start believing the hype, because that’s where he lost all of his edge. That, and “the field” isn’t intimidated by him like they were years ago.

    It would have been more awesome if Frank Martin had given the spider one of his evil death stares until it rolled over dead.



  2. semcgregor
    9:28 am October 5, 2016 Permalink

    Westworld definitely has my attention. I also really liked Luke Cage, but I can understand where those who don’t follow the Marvel Universe can find it confusing, especially if you didn’t watch Jessica Jones where Luke Cage was introduced. Last summer, me and my roommate started watching all of the movies/tv shows in chronological order and it made SO much more sense. In case anyone is interested, here’s the order https://www.cnet.com/how-to/marvel-cinematic-universe-timeline-avengers/

    Sorry for geeking out – Go CATS!



  3. Josh Juckett
    9:47 am October 5, 2016 Permalink


  4. Catkelly
    10:00 am October 5, 2016 Permalink

    Tiger is history. Move on. Not really sure one of the most obnoxious, vulgar players ever was the hey day of golf. He tolerated (poorly) the fans to get his ego massaged which apparently you were willing to do.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      10:09 am October 5, 2016 Permalink

      Trump ’16!!! Make America Great Again!!!



    • Catsby80
      10:56 am October 5, 2016 Permalink

      Whether you want to accept it or not, Tiger made golf cool. He expanded the viewership of golf and he also increased the amount of people who play the game now. Sure he has his own personal problems, but that has no bearing on his impact on the game. I, for one, am hoping he at least can be competitive and make a few runs at some tournaments. There was nothing better than tuning in on a Sunday with Tiger being about 3 shots down at the beginning of the day and watching him make a roaring comeback (no pun intended).



    • Beavis
      5:43 pm October 5, 2016 Permalink

      Or watching him fold like a cheap umbrella. And by the way, Tiger did not make golf cool. Give me a break.



  5. Sentient Third Eye
    10:02 am October 5, 2016 Permalink

    The Marvel Netflix shows are great. They have room to allow characters to be explored so they are not basically cardboard cutouts like most (not all) of the movie characters are. Daredevil is the best thing Marvel has brought to film or TV.



  6. The Original WTF Guy
    11:36 am October 5, 2016 Permalink

    What were those black things below the picture of Paulina? Some sort of symbols…not sure, I couldn’t really concentrate on them…oh, those were *words*!! 🙂 Paulina rules!!



  7. Kes
    5:32 pm October 5, 2016 Permalink

    Golf DOES NOT need Woods. He is a flake.