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Cracking the Code
April 27, 1998
Ever wonder what the guys on the Tour really mean by those familiar phrases they keep spouting? Here's a guide.
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April 27, 1998

Cracking The Code

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Ever wonder what the guys on the Tour really mean by those familiar phrases they keep spouting? Here's a guide.

Tour talk: "He's a great ball striker."

Translation: He can't putt.

Tour talk: "He's a grinder."

Translation: I've got headcovers with more talent.

Tour talk: "The course might be a bit severe."

Translation: I shot 80 on this %$#!*&%! goat track.

Tour talk: "With the putter, he's one of the greats.

Translation: With the driver, he hits it like Mahatma Gandhi.

Tour talk: "Great swing-it's amazing he hasn't done better out here.

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