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post #307 of 755
Bubba just hit a really idiotic tee shot at 7. He aims 45 degrees right of the target, and pulls it!
post #308 of 755
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

Bubba's driver off the deck on the long par 5 is fair indication of the quality of his golfing brain. 

 

Not to mention taking driver a few other holes where he had no chance to keep it in the fairway.  And how about using it on a 256 yard par 4 that he could probably reach with 3 other clubs in his bag.  He just wanted to show how far right he could start the ball I suppose.

 

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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post

Is anyone else having issues with the android app?

 

I only used it for a few holes while not at work, but it worked fine for me other than a few pauses.

 

Tiger just hit one of the worst bunker shots I've seen him make since 2010.

post #309 of 755
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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

Bubba just hit a really idiotic tee shot at 7. He aims 45 degrees right of the target, and pulls it!

His body language has been dreadful for the last 9 holes or so, and his club selection has mirrored that.
post #310 of 755
Damn this course is eating some really good players alive!!
post #311 of 755

Ya Phil and Bubba just didn't look like they were into it. But they had some conversations, that Tiger wasn't a part of.

 

Phil and Tiger only looked at each other once, and that was on their first tee (9th hole for them).

 

Gotta give it to Tiger though, he's playing well, with some great course management.

 

And I agree, this course is eating people alive right now.

post #312 of 755
Michael Thompson birdied his last hole of the day to reach 4-under. I think that's going to be the high-water mark for scores this week.
post #313 of 755

Bubba mailing it in.  Based on all his complaining about the course during his press conference, I didn't have high hopes for him this week.

 

Tiger continuing his awesome ball-striking from his last win.  I think he's really gotten this new swing down.

 

Some of these greens are ridiculous.  Props to Thompson for putting up a 66, crazy good.
 

post #314 of 755
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Originally Posted by darkhunter139 View Post

Damn this course is eating some really good players alive!!

 

Top 3 in the world rankings yet to tee off, though.  I'm really pulling for Westwood to win it if Tiger doesn't.  Curious to see how all three of them perform together.

post #315 of 755

Thompson really impressed me. Im betting he is 4 over tomorrow though, sending him to even par. Woods will play the course at -1 or -2 tomorrow, and take the lead into Saturday, where the rest of the field who takes risks trying to play catchup will hurt their round and then leave Tiger Woods with a US open to win or lose on his own.

 

It is absolutely nuts that this is a par 70 course. I doubt most of us here would break 100 from what I have seen so far.

post #316 of 755

Yeah Westwood and Tiger are probably striking the ball better than anyone else right now.  I really hate Westwood's swing though... effective but ugly
 

post #317 of 755

Yes, a lot of heavy hitters tee off in the afternoon: World top3, Dufner, Kayner, Justin Rose, Mahan, Kuchar, Stricker, Fowler, Oosthuizen plus many others.  It's a PM heavy order today.

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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

 

Top 3 in the world rankings yet to tee off, though.  I'm really pulling for Westwood to win it if Tiger doesn't.  Curious to see how all three of them perform together.

post #318 of 755
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Originally Posted by MSDOGS1976 View Post

Lot of natural talent, but not the brightest bulb on the planet.

 

Saying he has a lot of natural talent doesn't make it ok to call him stupid.  Being emotional doesn't make someone stupid either.  People think Bubba has "natural talent" because his backswing is long and he shapes shots a lot.  Talk about simple minded....  Plug the grey matter in because the problem space is more complicated than you think.

post #319 of 755

Agree, bunkerputt. Bubba was smart enough to win the Masters.

post #320 of 755

I don't think you can get to this level, while being an idiot. These guys are very talanted and very smart.

 

Have you heard? Breaking news alert: Ya it's kinda hard being a PGA Tour player.

post #321 of 755

Always good to see Mr. Toms in the mix......(shameless hometown plug) this type of event is right up his alley, but he doesn't play as well on bentgrass greens.

post #322 of 755
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Agree, bunkerputt. Bubba was smart enough to win the Masters.

Bubba's getting tired of stupid questions. Here's an exchange from his post-round interview:

"Q. How did your strategy of hitting bomb drivers work having shorter shots in?

BUBBA WATSON: I shot 8 over. So not very good.

Q. How does the rough play from with short irons? Is it manageable?

BUBBA WATSON: I shot 8 over, so not very good. You could answer these yourself."
post #323 of 755

Maybe not an idiot, but Bubba's pretty close to the idiot savant category. And this setup is far too brutal for that kind of approach.

post #324 of 755
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Originally Posted by brocks View Post


Bubba's getting tired of stupid questions. Here's an exchange from his post-round interview:
"Q. How did your strategy of hitting bomb drivers work having shorter shots in?
BUBBA WATSON: I shot 8 over. So not very good.
Q. How does the rough play from with short irons? Is it manageable?
BUBBA WATSON: I shot 8 over, so not very good. You could answer these yourself."

Q. How does the rough play from with short irons? Is it manageable?
BUBBA WATSON: I shot 8 over, so not very manageable FOR ME - but manageable for other players."

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