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Old 06-21-2015, 06:21 PM   #21
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I couldn't believe that Tiger chili-dipped a fairway wood on the 18th in the first round... I can do that!
A local sportscaster here in the metromess said the other night "I've being practicing for years to be able to play like Tiger Woods, now I can"
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:16 PM   #22
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I agree about the complaining. But visually to me I prefer the green scenery for golf. The part that probably annoys me the most right or wrong is I can't see a transition from fairway to green. Many Open Championships across the pond have more contrast between fairway and greens visually on tv than here.


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Me also... and they had a shot from up high that showed the whole course looked like a brown dead spot with green around it... so it is not like there couldn't be green if they wanted... then again, maybe they were trees and the grass was just as brown...
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:34 PM   #23
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Wow, what an exciting finish.

Chambers Bay doesn't look like a traditional course, but it sure was fun to watch.

The USGA says they are committed to "sustainability". I read where last years site, Pinehurst 2, now uses almost 70% less water than it did before its "updating" a few years ago.

USGA President Tom O'Toole said that water is the biggest issue facing golf going forward.

I guess brown is the new green.


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US Open, Chambers Bay

Felt kind of bad for DJ. I just knew he was going to miss that second putt. He had great restraint and class after 3 jacking. I would have pulled a Happy Gilmore threw my club and looked to put a beat down on Bob Barker.


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+1 While I wanted Spieth to win I would have preferred that DJ make the birdie putt and we get to see these two going mano-a-mano for 18 holes on Monday. DJ's putting was a bit suspect all afternoon, and I was surprised that he let the eagle attempt slide by so far.

On to St. Andrews... go Jordan!
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All in all a pretty exciting finish. I also feel for DJ, that's gotta hurt, blowing an eagle putt for the win and then missing the putt coming back for the tie. Congrats to Jordan.
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Nobody can certainly route against Jordan, but the upcoming Open Championship is the only major a geezer has a chance to win. Always nice to see a name like Norman, Watson, or Clarke up there competing as has been in recent past.


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I was there on Sat. Very challenging course to watch golf. We ended up camping on 11 and watching a lot of bogeys.
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My friend and I went down there about a year ago. I played very little golf in my life, but did a lot of caddying in my junior high and high school days. I thought that this was perhaps the ugliest golf course ever designed, Friend had a walking problem but I walked much of the course. It would be a great place to use a walking or jogging program for fitness.

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There's not a number high enough to reflect the score I'd make on that course...
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I don't normally watch golf but I wanted to watch this since it was basically in my back yard AND the caddy (Michael Greller) for Jordan Spieth was my daughters 5th grade teacher. I think he is making a little more as a caddy than a teacher--but he is a damn good teacher too!

I was with my wife at a sports bar and it was interesting to see that last shot get an audible gasp from the bar---never would have guessed that for a golf game.
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The bitching has begun and I think it is legit.
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There's not a number high enough to reflect the score I'd make on that course...
After walking the course, I'd probably fire a 110 from the tips, with a caddie.
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talked to a chambers bay caddie on sat, who purported to have 2000 loops out there under his belt- he said the course was in the worst shape it's ever been since he started there

they stopped watering and it didn't rain for 9 days - course was parched and the greens died, well except for the poe


course is just flat out brutal and very penal - you miss a shot by half a yard you could roll 50 yards into the fescue
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I remember Palmer bitching about US Open greens 40 years ago. One thing to remember is that all the pros in the Open are playing the same greens. They also bitch about the greens at Augusta from time to time.

The Open is a tourney that is notoriously hard since the courses chosen are either pretty hard or they get "tricked up" a few weeks before the event. Pin placement is also known to be in the hardest places and vairies from day to day.

I played Pebble Beach in late May one year that was to be the Open that year and course management was letting the rough get very tall and mowing the fairways down to be only 24 (?) yards wide.
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More courses need to go "all in" on sustainable grasses. The mixture on the greens was the real issue.

But as for the players, really, this is nothing new. John Daly lost his mind in 1999. Recall: Daly snaps at USGA over Pinehurst's conditions

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More courses need to go "all in" on sustainable grasses. The mixture on the greens was the real issue.

But as for the players, really, this is nothing new. John Daly lost his mind in 1999. Recall: Daly snaps at USGA over Pinehurst's conditions

But Daly was complaining about the pin placements not the condition of the greens. I saw a putt from Brandt Snedeker yesterday that hit something on the green as it was rolling towards the cup and popped straight up in the air about 10 feet from the hole. It looked like some of those guys were trying to putt on a gravel driveway.

It was actually painful watching just trying to figure out if the ball was actually on the green!

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It was actually painful watching just trying to figure out if the ball was actually on the green!

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I have never played golf, but i enjoy watching it. I thought this tournament was fun to watch, partly because it was unpredictable. If some unknown, lucky upstart player had won, I might credit the players' concerns about the greens affecting quality of play and rewarding "the lucky." But, the guy who just won the Masters prevailed, so, clearly, the exceptionally good players know how to rise above even the worst of conditions. And the others can whinge on social media.
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Ian Poulter posted a tweet apologizing to the people that spent their hard earned money to buy tickets to the tournament!

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