Ernie Blows Three Shot Lead

stevelockie

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I love the big man, but his capitulation on the final hole today is proof (if proof were needed) that he'll never get close to toppling Tiger as No. 1!
 
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Age, dodgy knee and too many second places means Ernie's long shining star is slowly but surely starting to fade.
Those 3 majors seem a long time ago now.
 

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i thought his final wedge shot may have been enough to force a play off - the putt wasn’t even close though - did he give in??

Makes me feel better about my 8 (on our par 5 4th) on Saturday :D
 

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I remember reading an article (I think it was in GM a few years ago) written by a guy who said you should never bet on Ernie because he's thrown away so many tournaments that anyone who backs him regularly must have torn all their hair out by now. It was 1999 and Ernie had just blown the Doral Open after nearly putting an 8 iron in the water on the last and failing to get up and down for par to get into a play off. In fact he double bogied after fluffing a chip and then failing to get up and down with the next one. The writer said that the only reason Ernie had won 2 US Opens at the time was that the players he beat were even bigger chokers than himself. I think that's not fair though. He's had plenty of great victories and even though there's been the odd blip (remember Jarrod Moseley?), he's still a quality player.
 

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The big easy nickname may not only apply to his swing?

I feel he will have difficulty even getting to number 2 in the world don't mind number one.

Great player on the way down?
 
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