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I am familiar with Chimera as we live up the road in Lake Las Vegas and have played there 50 times or so over the years. Chimera is a good course with moderate level of difficulty, several par 4s are fairly short. Many of the greens are up on a plateau. Good people and course is well maintained. Driving range is the shits...
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Old 05-11-2022, 04:13 PM   #322
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Our foursome all in the 70s today. Perfect Nashville weather, and a few birdies.
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Looks like the PGA Tour put the hammer down by not allowing any releases to the first tournament in London next month for the new LIV golf league. Will be curious to see which players go anyways and risk losing their membership on the PGA Tour. Lots of money being handed out, has to be tempting. Seems like a few older well known European players are committed to LIV, no big surprise there, not really sure where the European Tour stands. Pretty sure lawyers will be getting involved but that's usually very time consuming.
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I don't see the business model of the LIV being sustainable for the sole reason it won't garner much attention. Yes it may buy the Saudis some much needed short lived respectability but if you want to watch a bunch of old has beens and second tier players, there is always the Seniors and Korn Ferry.
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Got to practice my walking scorer skills (ha!) with Jordan Speith and Dustin Johnson at the PGA practice rounds. They were very loose and having fun. Jordan provided a ton of autographs, although the requests were endless
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Got to practice my walking scorer skills (ha!) with Jordan Speith and Dustin Johnson at the PGA practice rounds. They were very loose and having fun. Jordan provided a ton of autographs, although the requests were endless
It's been a while but I've been a walking scorer several times at the PGA Tour Q-school finals, back when they were playing for spots on the PGA Tour. I enjoyed it, definitely get an up close view of the action that you don't get as a spectator.
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And in other news looks like Norman may be on his way out of the LIV CEO job soon, or so rumors have it.

OK sports fans, who is going to win the PGA this weekend ?
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And in other news looks like Norman may be on his way out of the LIV CEO job soon, or so rumors have it.

OK sports fans, who is going to win the PGA this weekend ?
At this point I agree with Rory. Tired of hearing about it, everyone (players) should make their choice and get on with it - come what may. I won’t watch LIV period.
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JUSTIN THOMAS!!!

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JUSTIN THOMAS!!!

From 7 back, amazing.
JT is one of my favorite players, congrats to him. His shot on the second play off hole was so great.
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Well it's official, Phil has gone over to the dark side.
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Well it's official, Phil has gone over to the dark side.
Along with DJ and Rickie. I could care less about LIV, and it's sad to see PGA pros defect to a startup league funded by the Saudis - all about the money and willing to overlook anything/everything else. Mostly has beens and no names.
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Along with DJ and Rickie. I could care less about LIV, and it's sad to see PGA pros defect to a startup league funded by the Saudis - all about the money and willing to overlook anything/everything else. Mostly has beens and no names.
And Kevin Na. I agree, its going to be mostly has-beens and no-names and will not be the best golfers on the planet. It'll die out in a couple years.
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And Kevin Na. I agree, its going to be mostly has-beens and no-names and will not be the best golfers on the planet. It'll die out in a couple years.
That's an interesting take. Tiger is now firmly in the has been group but gets most eyes on TV. Phil always gets eyeballs as well. Na has actually made 28 million dollars on the tour. In fact PGA has turned very elitist with certain favorite golfers they promote. I'm looking for Patrick Reed to jump ship as PGA and golf tv talk down about him constantly. Bryson is being mentioned frequently.
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That's an interesting take. Tiger is now firmly in the has been group but gets most eyes on TV. Phil always gets eyeballs as well. Na has actually made 28 million dollars on the tour. In fact PGA has turned very elitist with certain favorite golfers they promote. I'm looking for Patrick Reed to jump ship as PGA and golf tv talk down about him constantly. Bryson is being mentioned frequently.
I'm not a big Tiger fan but you can't equate Tiger to anyone else, he's not just another "has been" - he was a transformational player, maybe the most ever so far. Phil wasn't even close to Tiger's impact even back when people only knew Phil's well crafted persona (now they know a lot more), no one has ever attracted crowds like Tiger.
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it's going to be interesting to see if DJ is allowed into Presidents cup. Was just on ESPN Golf standings section. No DJ in Prez standings but is in Ryder cup standing.....
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it's going to be interesting to see if DJ is allowed into Presidents cup. Was just on ESPN Golf standings section. No DJ in Prez standings but is in Ryder cup standing.....
Both of those things are made up TV crap anyway. Players are forced to act like they care because it's draped in "patriotism " You have to be in the in group as well, Bubba and Patrick Reed are living proof
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it's going to be interesting to see if DJ is allowed into Presidents cup. Was just on ESPN Golf standings section. No DJ in Prez standings but is in Ryder cup standing.....
I don't think we know yet, but that doesn't stop the talking heads from speculating.
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Both of those things are made up TV crap anyway. Players are forced to act like they care because it's draped in "patriotism " You have to be in the in group as well, Bubba and Patrick Reed are living proof
ya i understand the major buildup for these two events. I still love to watch, every two years isn't bad....
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... no one has ever attracted crowds like Tiger.
+1 I've seen it personally. We were at a rare Monday finish to the Farmers about 10 years ago and DW and I went since we were in the area. We camped out at one of the holes and watched various groups going through. When Tiger played that hole there was a proverbial sea of people coming up the hole and relatively quiet before and after Tiger.
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