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post #199 of 685
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Originally Posted by k14 View Post

Only 1 sleep to go, although probably be a fairly restless night if the forecast has any credibility to it! Going to try get there by 6:30 and try watch the groups go off on the back 9. Really want to see those guys hit driver, hard to know which hole will be best bet to see that. 18 will be a given, should be good to watch there.

I envy you.

 

Hope the weather cooperates. I'm sticking with my Luke Donald pick. I know he'll struggle on some of the longer holes, but I'm guessing so will the majority of the field. I'm still thinking single digits under par will win. 

post #200 of 685

Just wait until the Derecho makes it there.... things will only get worse. Much worse. I can't find the forecast now, but they're saying if this thing moves into the PA area (which it most likely will) by Friday/Saturday, that the course may not even be playable at all for this tournament. Who the hell knows what is going to happen...

post #201 of 685
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Anyway, I really hope the weather works out in some way. I cannot stand Monday golf on TV, let alone thinking about all the people getting screwed out of watching a Sunday final in person, on top of having a Major final on Monday! Hell, for some it's a bucket list item that they have been looking forward to. Golf finals belong on Sunday, period. Hopefully it gets done.

 

I hope it works out too.  My wife is super pissed that I am going to miss my first fathers day for the Open, but like you said, this is probably a once in a life time event for me.  I am so excited to go and I have a meeting in Cheltenham on Monday, so i am starting my excuses early, just in case, lol.

post #202 of 685

The weather forecast for Merion does not look good. I wouldn't be surprised to see tomorrow's round being called fairly early in the day. It's unfortunate. I'm ready to stop talking US Open and start watching the US Open. 

post #203 of 685
I've spent the last 4.5 hours watching this. Goosebumps abound.
post #204 of 685
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Originally Posted by phan52 View Post

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Rather than attend the Past Champions dinner, Ernie Els chose to attend an affair with SAP. Priorities.

If a certain 3 time winner did this he would be sliced and diced by the media and golf discussion boards everywhere.

post #205 of 685
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I've spent the last 4.5 hours watching this. Goosebumps abound.

 

The Monday playoff happened to be the same day I was required to show up for jury duty.  At the beginning of each group's arrival (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), they play an instructional video for the potential jurors.  I arrived in the morning group and watched it, then later the administrators turned on some movie channel.  Eventually some folks convinced the lady to change it to golf, once it came on.  It played throughout the day, and it was awesome watching the playoff.

 

So, it just so happens that most of the group was still in the administration area watching the tournament when the afternoon group shows up.  Tiger and Rocco are on the 18th tee of the playoff round, and Tiger needs to make up a stroke on the final hole.  Literally seconds after Rocco tees off, the video cuts out, and the instructional video starts to play over it.  At first everybody was shocked when the feed cut out, and then it turned to outrage that they turned on the instructional video for the afternoon group which had just arrived.  A riot nearly broke out as several people were shouting at the lady to turn golf back on and play the video afterwards.  She wouldn't do it, and some people were incredibly frustrated by it (as was I).  

 

Eventually, after like 15 minutes of that incredibly annoying video, the feed comes back on, and if I remember correctly, Tiger was in the fairway of the sudden death hole, and the crowd roared in excitement as not only was the golf back on, but that meant Tiger had birdied the 18th to force a sudden death playoff.  Then we got to see the finish, eventually.  I'll never forget how that played out.

post #206 of 685

The weather is really bad. This could really effect the outcome of this championship. Kinda like sometimes at the Open when you have no chance if you're on the wrong end of the draw. 

post #207 of 685
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Originally Posted by Zwick View Post

The weather is really bad. This could really effect the outcome of this championship. Kinda like sometimes at the Open when you have no chance if you're on the wrong end of the draw. 

 

Yea this stinks. 

post #208 of 685

Hmm, Colsaerts must have holed out from the fairway.  An early par 4 eagle!  Nice.

post #209 of 685

Coetzee albatross'd the par 5 2nd.

post #210 of 685

Or espn's scoreboard just forgot how to do math

post #211 of 685

i heard that keegan bradleys group (phil and stricker) got put on the clock already...

post #212 of 685

Well, we got POUNDED here in NE Ohio last night and it's still pretty nasty this morning. It's very "doom and gloom" out, solid gray skies with no definition in the clouds, very foggy, 74° and misty. Supposedly we're getting hit again throughout most of today with a clearing overnight.

I only mention this because the storms are moving in line from NE Ohio to Merion, so hopefully Friday and Saturday work out well. As for today, I am not thinking we will see much golf.

post #213 of 685

Roger Tambellini's scorecard looks more like one of mine...

post #214 of 685
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post

Well, we got POUNDED here in NE Ohio last night and it's still pretty nasty this morning. It's very "doom and gloom" out, solid gray skies with no definition in the clouds, very foggy, 74° and misty. Supposedly we're getting hit again throughout most of today with a clearing overnight.

I only mention this because the storms are moving in line from NE Ohio to Merion, so hopefully Friday and Saturday work out well. As for today, I am not thinking we will see much golf.


It was black when I woke up this morning...at 7. Black

post #215 of 685
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post

Well, we got POUNDED here in NE Ohio last night and it's still pretty nasty this morning. It's very "doom and gloom" out, solid gray skies with no definition in the clouds, very foggy, 74° and misty. Supposedly we're getting hit again throughout most of today with a clearing overnight.

I only mention this because the storms are moving in line from NE Ohio to Merion, so hopefully Friday and Saturday work out well. As for today, I am not thinking we will see much golf.

 

I'm hoping it clears up and dries out. I was supposed to hit Mallard Creek last night, but we cancelled because of the rain. Trying to go tonight.

post #216 of 685
It's supposed to be nice over the weekend at least. I am going Saturday so I'm not sure how that'll work if today is a wash. My tickets would still be good for Saturday right?
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