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Golf - 2018 U.S. Open @ Shinnecock Hills

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by acccrow, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. acccrow

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    I imagine that it has to be difficult to be Scott Gregory today.

    When you start out +18 through the first fourteen holes on Day 1, it's gotta take some mental toughness just to finish, knowing that whatever you do on Friday, you're already done for the week.
     
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    I'm really hoping for a Dustin Johnson victory this weekend... I love it when his wife Paulina joins him in her fantastic outfits!!!
     
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    OK, perv. lol
     
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    Hey, a new record. Three posts before somebody mentioned Tiger.
     
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    Wow did it ever play tough today hopefully they'll ease up on the pin locations and the wind will die down.....not a big fan of even par winning a golf tourney
     
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    Sometimes I kind of like it when I see this and say "THAT LOOKS LIKE MY SHOT!!!!"
     
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    I've never fixated on score relative to par. Everyone's playing the same course. And I'd far prefer a slugfest on a great old stallion like Shinnecock than another 35-under snooze fest on some condo alley in La Quinta.

    I caught some of the pressers and read several transcripts, and there wasn't much whining. That says something.
     
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    I enjoyed Chamblee's rambling rationalization -- the yips, the yips were overcome!!!! -- as to how Tiger is the greatest comeback story not only in golf but likely all of sports.

    Hmmm, Ben Hogan ate a bus and Niki Lauda was turned into a briquet.
     
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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Tiger will be more of a comeback story when he comes back. Right now, he's more or less hanging around. Yes, impressive that he got this far. And yes, Ken, you did get me to bite. :)

    Far as what course, one that offers options in how players approach a hole and in how they recover from trouble make watching a tourney more interesting. Par doesn't mean a whole lot to these guys on some courses under some conditions. I like it when it's a challenge to break par, but yet not so bad as to call course conditions into question too much.
     
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    I don't like to see guys hit a perfect shot, and it rolls off of the green. I don't like seeing them have to sweat over a two foot putt, either.
     
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    Seeing guys chip, putt and pitch from similar locations around the greens tells all. And look at the number of shots deflected by a false front or side when a player didn't hit it nuts-on that did NOT end up in a bunker. That little bit of fuzz the USGA left next to many closely mown areas was an admission that they fucked up in 2004. As for other conditions, the greens appeared to spike up in the afternoon but, hey, that happens, and it's why the field is inverted.
     
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    I could be mis-remembering but weren't there drought-like conditions at that tournament? I thought I'd remembered the grass looking burned and commentary that it was playing incredibly/unfairly fast.
     
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    It wasn't drought, it was the nastier-then USGA pushing conditions too far. But it looked like drought.
     
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    The guys would say the shot wasn't perfect. Not being able to flag hunt is not a bad set up. That's why there are more than 40 tournaments on the larger PGA Tour calendar, with most playing out like the John Deere classic. Special. You must not like Augusta then with all the "unfair" results from not hitting a 9-iron to a two-blanket patch of green.
     
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    If you want to punish a guy for hitting in the rough, fine. I have no problem with that. But, when a guy hits the green, he ought to have a putt. The USGA gets a boner over making these setups a joke.

    I don't neccesaraly enjoy watching the luckiest guy win.
     
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    You know what they say, luck is preparation. Hell, Carnoustie next month is gonna spin your bunny.
     
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    Azinger is so sharp. He needs more tourneys.
     
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    English golf is English golf. This shit is Putt Putt with no windmill.
     
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    Different strokes. Don't worry, perfect-golf PGA Tour sameness returns next week.
     
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    I think with the wind it has made some holes almost impossible but, they are the best. Some take the challenge as just that and others are whiners that piss and moan and their scores reflect that. The US Open is always the ultimate challenge! That is okay, nice to see that you don’t always get to shoot -20 for a tournament.