Originally Posted by TJBam
I remember him hitting into trouble more than once, but it may have been stemmed from the same shot.
Just saying, when there is $ and the show on the line, seems like he would be able to step up. But he is much better than myself of course and it is tough that he played so well and it came down to one dumb hole.
Like was mentioned before, Brent would've slaughtered her if they played a full 18 IMO.
Brent probably would have won with a full 18, as he only had one bad hole, a couple so-so holes, and one good hole. I believe if they played full 18-hole, multiple day match play events, Brent and Jay would prove to be the best golfers.
However, it should be noted that you are correct, and Brent has hit into trouble several times, but has been saved by the open layout and the fact that they play more par 5 holes than anything else (seriously, is nobody else annoyed by the fact that they played a par 3, two par 5s and only one par 4 for the four hole matches?). However, he typically finished all of those holes positively. In this case, though, that bad hole was an incredibly bad hole. While most people here for some reason become revisionist historians when it comes to Brent's game, he put it into perspective himself after he was eliminated...you just can't hit that bad of a shot from 90 yards...especially when you are as good as he is.
Originally Posted by newtogolf
Matt and Jay had a tough match but Jay was not prepared for the pressure and Matt was, that was the difference in my opinion.
I believe I nearly called that (except I had Jay losing to Brent in the final due to Brent being battle-tested). I think they were the best two players on the show (along with Stephanie), and I believe if all of the golfers played 3-4 18 hole rounds, those 2 (plus stephanie) would have come out on top. But this is the format, and Brent got beat fair and square. So did Jay, but I knew that tee shot on that last par 4 would determine the winner. I may have hit iron off that tee. Those trees equal death.