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Old 06-15-2017, 12:32 PM   #26
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Re: 2016-2017 PGA Tour Thread

so i see Jon Rahm is a little b1tch
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:33 PM   #27
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This is stupid
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:38 PM   #28
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Eh, tournament not delivering. -20 is going to win a US Open.
I don't think the course could possibly play easier than it's playing today.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:45 PM   #29
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really like hole #2
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #30
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I don't think the course could possibly play easier than it's playing today.
yep. course is wet. and wind will be down this week. i'm enjoying it. lol @ the complainers.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #31
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Re: 2016-2017 PGA Tour Thread

Dustin Johnson is playing this course the way I did, spraying it into the fescue on every hole and struggling. May have given me a false idea about how tough it was.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:53 PM   #32
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Eh, tournament not delivering. -20 is going to win a US Open.
Maybe -10 but not -20. Worst case Mike Davis will hand out a bunch of random penalties to the leaders on Sunday to keep the winning score from getting too low.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:57 PM   #33
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hot damn Holly Sonders
Holly Sonders is not hot and not good at her job

All the work she's had done is obvious which is a turn off and I don't think she's even 30 and looks in her 40's. You can have her.

Patience guys the Open will show its head.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:00 PM   #34
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Re: 2016-2017 PGA Tour Thread

Current longest consecutive U.S. Open starts streaks:

Ernie Els - 25

Jim Furyk - 22

Sergio Garcia - 18
Angel Cabrera

* Phil was on a 23 tournament streak.

* Also, this is the first major since the '94 Masters that doesn't have Tiger or Phil in the field.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:01 PM   #35
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Re: 2016-2017 PGA Tour Thread

would be sick if El Pato took this thing
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:06 PM   #36
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Holly Sonders is not hot and not good at her job

All the work she's had done is obvious which is a turn off and I don't think she's even 30 and looks in her 40's. You can have her.

Patience guys the Open will show its head.
would love that opportunity. she hot.

1st group took 5 hrs 13 mins to complete their rounds (USGA has a target time of 4 hrs and 57 mins).
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:14 PM   #37
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Re: 2016-2017 PGA Tour Thread



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these Ken Brown segments have been pretty damn good.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:24 PM   #38
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

Split off the last page of p0sts to create this thread. Not a lot of heart on display in this forum.

Have played Erin Hills twice. The hysteria this week serves as a reminder that it's a 24 hour news cycle and they'll talk about anything which might fill it. Rory is certainly more right than Kevin Na. There are miles between the high fescue and it's pretty damned far from unfair.

The other LOL-worthy thing is talking about what a tough walk it is. Not really. There are hills (not a surprise given the name of the course) and there are occasionally decent distances from green to tee but nothing which warrants discussion.

Then there is the OMG fourteen holes have blind shots!11!!!!1 Perhaps only in the most strictly defined way.

Things which should be talked about are the bizarre, occasionally tiny bunkers, or the bizarre history of the course, or what happened when the US Amateur was played here in 2011.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:34 PM   #39
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

I came looking to watch some hard golf like a proper us open not this -6 ****
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:41 PM   #40
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

Probably posted it in my previous trip report but I generally like the course. One main nit is the layout. 14 holes play east / west, holes 2-8 and 12-18. Just a lot of out and back.

Anyway, holes to watch.

#2. It's probably a bit early in the round for a driveable par-4 but this could easily be set up that way. If they go for the green it's a blind shot to a very small green, but there isn't much danger around the green so many will probably consider it worth the risk.

#9. This hole seems to be getting a lot of press, and it should. It's a b.itch of a little hole and I think in three tries (hit a second ball last year) I missed the green badly each time. There's not much to hit, and if they short-side themselves they're screwed.

#10. The only hole which plays to the north. I think this was originally a par-5. Whatever it is it's one goddamned hard hole. Very long forced carry to an uphill fairway. Two tiered green which is fairly easy if you're on the proper level.

#14. This may be the most interesting hole on the course, if not the best. Apparently the fall-off on the right side of the green may be too severe for the speed of the greens and it falls way off to a collection area, so this hole may have more controversy than kudos. Too bad. It's a long double-dogleg par-5 which is all carry on the 2nd shot but there is room both long and left. It's also one of only two holes with a water hazard (#1 being the other) which runs down the right side.

#15. The other short par-4 on the course which can be made driveable without moving it up to the ladies' tees. It's the exact opposite of #2 in that the green is visible but it's also well-protected. This is the hole where the US Amateur turned when one of the players (Kelly Kraft?) had the wrong layup yardage as he and his caddie were referencing the wrong teebox. He hit it in the fairway bunker, lost the hole and his lead, and lost the event a couple holes later.

#18. Hopefully set up to a distance which entices players to have a go. Even though the second shot is all carry there is also a large bailout area to the right which should result in a pretty straightforward pitch and putt. Haven't had the displeasure of hitting it into the large, deep collection area behind this green but it's suppose to be no good.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:51 PM   #41
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

thx for hole breakdown tuq. early on, #2 is my fave hole.

little rickie golfing his ball
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:59 PM   #42
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

International Players with Multiple U.S. Open Wins (all-time):

Retief Goosen - RSA (2001, 2004)

Ernie Els - RSA (1994, 1997)

Alex Smith - Scotland (1906, 1910)

Willie Anderson - Scotland (1901, 1903-05)
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:16 PM   #43
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

lol at the mile long walk to the scoring tent (from #9 green).
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:43 PM   #44
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

If Rory can finally putt with this new stick then gg field.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:18 PM   #45
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these Ken Brown segments have been pretty damn good.
Danny Willett is becoming the new Mike Weir.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:21 PM   #46
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

You have to wonder what is going on when Rory and Day, two of the longest on tour are playing a hole so drastically different as they just played the 4th. Rory hit Driver and Day hit some sort of 2i hybrid. Someone's play is not optimal.

Ha just realized Rose hit #3wood on that hole and none of them hit the green. Day and Rose went over from the fairway and Rory fell short hitting from the rough. So you can use whatever you want and none of it works obv.

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Old 06-15-2017, 04:46 PM   #47
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Re: The 117th United States Golfing Open - Erin Hills

That 252 yard par 3 6th is awesome. At least the green is massive.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:51 PM   #48
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I'll bet there is going to be a quite a swing between the morning and afternoons groups. Probably 2+ shots.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:16 PM   #49
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Na with some elite usage of social media earlier this week. Tricked them into setting it up easier and is now -4 thru 11.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:21 PM   #50
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Lol Na at -4 after whining
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