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Mighty Whites 2008
15 Nov 18 22:28
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Thought I would create a thread for the golf forum massive to post names of golfers who seem to just fall off the cliff.

Anthony Kim is the obvious one but others I can think of include

Victor Dubisson
Bo Van Pelt
David Lynn (think he got injured and then quit)

I see Brandon Todd on the leaderboard this week for the first time in ages presume he has just been playing poorly

any others ...
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Report THEMONEYSHOT November 15, 2018 10:59 PM GMT
Tim Clark, Matty Goggin, Ryo Ishikawa....

Golf bettors who disappeared : Mr Meagi Sad
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 15, 2018 11:10 PM GMT
Golf bettors who some wish disappeared : lewisham ranger Tongue OutWhoops
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 15, 2018 11:21 PM GMT
https://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/features/the-game/11-golfers-who-have-changed...
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 15, 2018 11:24 PM GMT
From 2006-2008, Trevor Immelman won two times on the PGA Tour, including the 2008 Masters and ranked as high as 13th in the Official Golf World Rankings.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 15, 2018 11:26 PM GMT
Mike Weir after his 2003 Masters victory ?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 15, 2018 11:28 PM GMT
Used to be a Aussie guy called ADAM on tour ?
Report lewisham ranger November 15, 2018 11:42 PM GMT
I got the impression that victor the terrible suffered from mental problems. always seemed incredibly introverted for a golfer. some of them are quite reclusive of course but maybe he found dealing with the media and so on an intolerable burden?

or maybe he's just had injury issues.

but you're right mighty it's a fascinating concept that some of these sportsmen just seem to disappear off the radar.
Report lewisham ranger November 15, 2018 11:44 PM GMT
http://www.bunkered.co.uk/golf-news/what-has-happened-to-victor-dubuisson
Report lewisham ranger November 15, 2018 11:48 PM GMT
https://www.nationalclubgolfer.com/news/what-happened-to-2014-ryder-cup-star-victor-dubuisson/

that article goes more into the story.

some people just lose their motivation. they do it from an early age, like kim and dubuisson, and then perhaps they grow to resent the game, and wish to do something else in life....
Report Mighty Whites 2008 November 16, 2018 12:44 AM GMT
Dubuisson reportedly had a troubled back childhood and has a few issues he is scheduled to play in Hong Kong next week.

I suppose golfers are like the rest of society and all have their own demons heard Eddie Pepperell a few weeks ago saying he withdrew from the French open three weeks before the open because he couldn't face getting out of bed and going - a month later he had a second in scotland top 10 at the open and has gone on to good things.

Weir and Immelman just lost their form and still play when they can especially weir who turns up all over the place.

I was thinking more of the player who just vanishes often for no apparent reason.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 November 16, 2018 12:44 AM GMT
golf bettors are also a good shout money

I wonder if eddie the eagle still punts and checks in on here
Report lewisham ranger November 16, 2018 10:53 PM GMT
I was thinking more of the player who just vanishes often for no apparent reason.

but I think the reason is obvious- they fall out of love with the game. otherwise it would make sense to carry on, they can make far more from golf than they can from a regular job.

bobby fischer in chess is a famous example of someone who just disappeared from the map for twenty years.
Report Total Bosman November 16, 2018 11:42 PM GMT
There are so many guys that they can disappear for ages without even being noticed - Stadler was out for ages and I only really realised he was gone now he's played a few events.

One that came to mind is Jeff Overton, turns out he's had a hellish time of it but even as a Ryder Cup player what's been happening has barely attracted a mention.

http://www.bunkered.co.uk/golf-news/what-has-happened-to-jeff-overton
Report bobweenit November 17, 2018 10:50 AM GMT
Whatever happened to Heinz Guardian !
Report Total Bosman November 17, 2018 4:42 PM GMT
If we're hunting for lost forumites, surely abitofinterest has to put in an appearance if old Three Sticks gets it done this weekend.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 November 17, 2018 4:56 PM GMT
Good article on Jeff Overton

Briny Baird record money without a win hasn't teed it up in nearly 5 years due to a bad back
Report Total Bosman November 17, 2018 5:14 PM GMT
Having a look down the PGA all-time list, couple of PGA winners who seem to have vanished:  Ryuji Imada, Nathan Green.  Green playing this week in Australia but doesn't seem to play abroad anywhere, Imada disappeared off the face of the earth.
Report saxon farm November 18, 2018 10:12 AM GMT
Anthony Kim
Report GoBallistic November 18, 2018 12:47 PM GMT
Hunter Mahon was World #4 a few years back
Report england_v_south_afri November 18, 2018 4:39 PM GMT
Mike Weir is a great shout. He was a class act in his day. Then disappeared.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 18, 2018 5:09 PM GMT
Mind you Glenn Miller was a class act too .............. then he disappeared.
Report frames November 18, 2018 5:24 PM GMT
Mike Wier ,how about Len Mattice who I'm fairly sure went 2/5 during Wiers Masters win.
Report saxon farm November 18, 2018 8:39 PM GMT
Chris Dimarco
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 18, 2018 11:22 PM GMT
The RSM GROUP (Tax, Audit and Advisory Management Consulting) sponsor this weeks Sea Island PGA TOUR event.
Team RSM features PGA TOUR players Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson, Davis Love III, Chris Kirk and Dru Love and European Tour players Andy Sullivan, Paul Lawrie, Paul Waring and Hinrich Arkenau.
Report the bloob November 27, 2018 9:36 PM GMT
a couple from yesteryear are Bill Rogers and Ian Baker-Finch, both won the Open and then totally fell apart
Report kincsem December 9, 2018 6:08 PM GMT
Smylie Kaufman.
Who?  A shot off the lead in the 2015 US Masters after three rounds.
In the last round started par, birdie, then dropped 10 shots in the last 16 holes, Willett picked up 5 shots over that stretch.
Report NORTH BERWICK December 10, 2018 7:41 PM GMT
Michael Campbell seemed to go to pieces after a big win.
Report NORTH BERWICK December 10, 2018 7:46 PM GMT
Matteo Manasero hacking about at 600 in the world after a great start to his pro career. Luke Donald gone to pot. I get the impression whats done these two is they just cant compete with the big hitters.
Report Kelly January 7, 2019 3:21 PM GMT
Bid hitters and comfort zones .  Too easy nowadays if you get to top 100 , just turn up and go through the motions .  Big difference from around 1950 when the winner of the Open got around £350 .  Wouldn't even buy a modest new car then .
Report TCat January 8, 2019 3:46 PM GMT
David Duval
Report HeinzGuderian January 8, 2019 5:35 PM GMT
Aul Anthony Kim done me a good turn a few years back, winning the tournament just before the Masters.
If I remember correctly, him and Sabbatini nearly came to blows on the tee of a particular tournament.
I wish the lad well.
Report bigH January 8, 2019 7:05 PM GMT
Jesper Parnevik
Report FRANKIETHETORY January 8, 2019 9:15 PM GMT
Rory McIlroy on a Sunday
Report the.mad.dog.man January 10, 2019 8:01 PM GMT
bill rogers
Report lewisham ranger January 10, 2019 9:55 PM GMT
Jordan Spieth?
Report eyeball January 14, 2019 1:18 AM GMT
notah begay
Report 1st time poster January 14, 2019 10:55 AM GMT
julian dicks. Laugh
Report bobweenit January 15, 2019 6:23 PM GMT

Jan 8, 2019 -- 11:35AM, HeinzGuderian wrote:


Aul Anthony Kim done me a good turn a few years back, winning the tournament just before the Masters.If I remember correctly, him and Sabbatini nearly came to blows on the tee of a particular tournament.I wish the lad well.


fook me it's good olde Nazi loving Heinz! Where you been hiding me old mucker!

Report Vubiant January 18, 2019 6:46 PM GMT
Villegas ?
Report echobelly January 19, 2019 5:49 PM GMT
Joost Luiten seems to have disappeared. Mikko Ilonen seems to have dropped off the radar as well.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 19, 2019 6:45 PM GMT
LUITEN 3rd in ABU DHABI -15 69 68 71 65 for 273 and €384,690

hth
Report echobelly January 20, 2019 6:37 PM GMT

Jan 19, 2019 -- 12:45PM, Catch Me ifyoucan wrote:


LUITEN 3rd in ABU DHABI -15 69 68 71 65 for 273 and €384,690hth


Cheers for that, should really take more notice. Happy

Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 21, 2019 10:10 PM GMT
LUITEN 35/1 might be worth a cut this week (8th in 2016 in Dubai) Wink
Report Total Bosman February 20, 2019 3:37 PM GMT
Answers to an awful lot of "whatever happened to...." questions can be found in this weeks Puerto Rico field.
Report drive for show putt for dough February 20, 2019 6:41 PM GMT
Boo Weekly back on the web.com tour rehabbing after a couple of years out of action.

Puerto Rico seem to be struggling to fill the field as fast as an alternate is added they withdraw
Report lewisham ranger February 20, 2019 7:02 PM GMT
boo weekly recently had cancer.

bit of a hard life I reckon, he looks well into his fifties, but only 45 apparently.
Report ian merseyside February 21, 2019 10:23 AM GMT
I can't remember seeing Kevin Stadler or Bill Haas for a while.
Report loui February 21, 2019 3:23 PM GMT
Is it Chris Di Marco? Was challenging for majors regularly about 10 years ago then was abducted by aliens or something
Report Total Bosman February 21, 2019 3:49 PM GMT
Ian - Haas is still out there and has played 8 times this season but his game is gone it seems, couple of top 20s in the fall but nothing this year so far.  Stadler had a serious hand injury that kept him out for more or less 3 years, made a few starts the end of last year but nothing in 2019 so maybe a re-occurance as he is entitled to plenty of starts with his medical extension.
Report Total Bosman February 21, 2019 3:53 PM GMT
DiMarco got a bad back and didn't play much in his 40s.  Turned 50 last year though and has been sighted a couple of times on the Champions Tour.
Report jedi sophie February 21, 2019 4:02 PM GMT
Di Marco.
Should really have won a Masters.
The year of Tigers famous chip in on 16.it was basically his until that went in.

The Nike badge,the wobble,the slow fall in to cup.Excited

Unbelievable....
Report ian merseyside February 21, 2019 4:09 PM GMT
I think Di Marco finished top 3 at Hoylake when Tiger won....that's without checking!
Report loui February 21, 2019 5:48 PM GMT
Was up there all the time for a period Ian, don’t know if he’s on the senior circuit
Report Mighty Whites 2008 February 21, 2019 6:25 PM GMT
Stadler has had a long standing wrist injury he couldn't grip the club. He did make a comeback at the end of last year but hasn't been seen in 2019 - think he still has a medical extension.

Haas is just playing poorly

Di Marco is on the champions tour these days
Report loui February 22, 2019 11:32 AM GMT
Thanks mighty white
Report Total Bosman February 22, 2019 12:28 PM GMT
Brett Wetterich briefly appeared in the Puerto Rico field but didn't take his place, that's another sad tale.  Felt his wrist pop hitting a shot during a practise round at the US Open 2008, and that was basically that, was never properly able to come back, from Ryder Cup to absolutely nowhere with one swing of the club.

“We’re on the 13th hole, I’m right in the middle of the fairway and swung, and that was it,” he says. “I heard a pop in my wrist, and knew I was in trouble.” Wetterich had suffered a similar wrist injury earlier in his career and remembered the hand issues and complications that followed.

“I knew I was done.”
Report Happy Valley February 22, 2019 2:12 PM GMT
back in the day, steven richardson and paul way disappeared rapidly

simon dyson's deterioration similar and Nick Doughety is another classic
Report lewisham ranger February 22, 2019 9:13 PM GMT
luke Donald. world number one a few years ago, now a rare bird only sighted once a year at the rbc heritage.
Report Happy Valley February 23, 2019 4:24 AM GMT
had bad injury, was it wrist or hand?
Report raspberrybottom February 23, 2019 12:42 PM GMT
Chris Reilly or Riley? Young American player I used to like - just seemed to disappear....
Report kincsem March 28, 2019 3:44 PM GMT
I looked up Smylie Kaufman, a shot off the lead in the 2015 US masters after three rounds.
This week he is world number 921 in the OWGR.
20 missed cuts, 1 withdraw, and a 69th in his last 22 tournaments.
If you are playing that poorly it must be obvious to a teaching pro what needs to be fixed.
Report Total Bosman April 4, 2019 8:34 PM BST
Kaufman sighting, -2 through 5 in Texas.
Report Total Bosman April 4, 2019 8:52 PM BST
-4 through 7.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 5, 2019 8:54 PM BST
2010 PLAYERS & 2014 RBC Canadian Open Champion Tim Clark - been inactive for so long that he's no longer even in the OWG Rankings - 43yo last seen MC at the 2015-16 CareerBuilder 152 weeks ago. The South African, who now resides in Scottsdale, battled through an elbow injury during the 2014-15 season but still managed to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Report BonnieDday April 10, 2019 11:10 PM BST
Mr Lu and Bobby Clampett. Isao Aoki seemed to drop out fairly quickly too.
Report Hank Hill April 10, 2019 11:15 PM BST
David Lingmerth - was a time where he was a regular on the leaderboard and even took down Rose in a playoff if I recall correctly
Report Total Bosman September 25, 2019 5:24 PM BST
One from this thread popping up this week in the US, the return of Bo Van Pelt after 3 1/2 years out.
Report Vubiant September 29, 2019 5:39 PM BST
There was a time about 5/6 years ago when I thought Quiros , Romero and Villegas would become top line pros -  but they have not really blossomed.
Don't know whether it's due to loss of confidence ,injury or deficiencies in technique.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 September 30, 2019 6:31 PM BST
Good effort from Bo to make the cut after so long out. I see the baby walrus is also attempting a comeback.
Report Total Bosman October 1, 2019 1:11 PM BST
Delaet in this weeks field too.  If he's spent his two years out learning to putt watch out.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 24, 2019 11:03 PM BST
THEMONEYSHOT • November 15, 2018 10:59 PM GMT
Tim Clark, Matty Goggin, Ryo Ishikawa....
Golf bettors who disappeared : Mr Meagi


Back with a bang at the ZOZO this week in Japan - shoots -2, 68 (Gary Woodland and Ishikawa were the only two players to shoot bogey-free rounds).
Asked about Woods' score, Ryo summed it up nicely: "Hearing he finished at -6 actually gave me chills."


Meanwhile..... we have Golfers who just appear

Josh Hill enters the record books but misses out on the spondoolies!
Englishman Josh Hill entered the record books becoming the youngest player ever to win an Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) event with his two-stroke triumph in the Al Ain Open on the Mena Tour.  But sadly, as an amateur he couldn’t take home his £10,000 prize money.
Hill won the event aged 15 years, six months and 27 days breaking the record of Ryo Ishikawa as the youngest winner of an official OWGR event. 
Japan’s ‘Bashful Prince’ was 15 years and eight months when he won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup in May 2007. Devil
Report Reynard October 25, 2019 7:56 AM BST
Here's a reminder of one of golf's good guys who was lost so tragically 20 years ago today Sad

https://www.pgatour.com/long-form/2019/10/25/chelsea-stewart-letter-to-dad-p...
Report Reynard October 25, 2019 7:57 AM BST
https://www.pgatour.com/long-form/2019/10/25/chelsea-stewart-letter-to-dad-p...
Report Reynard October 25, 2019 7:59 AM BST
https://www.pgatour.com/long-form/2019/10/25/chelsea-stewart-letter-to-dad-p...
Report Reynard October 25, 2019 8:00 AM BST
ffs ! just add -dad-payne-stewart.html .

Failing that it's on the PGA Tour website .............
Report Mighty Whites 2008 October 29, 2019 10:15 AM GMT
If you want to be reminded of jorneyman golfers who you had forgotten about I suggest a quick look at the bermuda championship
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 3, 2019 11:01 PM GMT
Remember when Brendon Todd was almost a Ryder Cup pick...
...finished a career-best 27th in the 2014 FedEx Cup standings, after victory in Texas in May.
Then we almost forgot who Todd was...
Now Brendon's a PGA Tour winner again.
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