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Where do you even find the phone number to call in those supposed rules violations?

 

1-800-GETALIFE

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1-800-GETALIFE

Lol!!
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No streams this AM?

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Just saw something on TGC which may be good karma for Phil -

 

They showed the Hogan plaque from the point in the 18th fairway where he hit the famous one iron from in 1950. In 2005 Phil tapped Jack's plaque located in the 18th fairway at Baltusrol before he hit his approach shot and sealed the victory. Would be great to see a repeat of this on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

I'm rooting for Phil. Five runnerup finishes, some of them heartbreaking. Would be great to see him break through this year.

post #455 of 685
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All of the sports commentators kept saying leading up to the Open that Merion didn't stand a chance against modern equipment and modern players.

 

I've been wondering about that for a while, as regards these classic old courses, even if they have been tweaked here and there.

 

Let's see. 42 years ago Lee Trevino shot 70-72-69-69-68 to win, hitting persimmon, blades, and balata. 

 

With today's hi-tech equipment why aren't we seeing scores in the 50s?

 

Could it be that golf is still damned hard to play, and always will be?

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No streams this AM?

Just looked at starting times. Looks like the earliest time today is 12:28 eastern. Is that right?!
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


Just looked at starting times. Looks like the earliest time today is 12:28 eastern. Is that right?!

Yes

post #458 of 685
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Originally Posted by ScouseJohnny View Post

 

I've been wondering about that for a while, as regards these classic old courses, even if they have been tweaked here and there.

 

Let's see. 42 years ago Lee Trevino shot 70-72-69-69-68 to win, hitting persimmon, blades, and balata. 

 

With today's hi-tech equipment why aren't we seeing scores in the 50s?

 

Could it be that golf is still damned hard to play, and always will be?

I doubt if they tricked up ... er, toughened up the rough and narrowed the fairways as much as they did this year.

 

What's interesting is that after this Open, the "restored" Merion will close itself for wait ... wait ....        Restoration!!

 

From Geoff Shackelford:

 

 

But the real bombshell in the Merion conversation was dropped by Ill, who revealed after a discussion of Merion's decade long restoration (tree removal, bunker work, etc...) that following the 2013 U.S. Open, several of the "restored" bunkers--which were actually shifted to pinch landing areas on holes like 2, 15, 16--will be restored to their previous positions.

Also of note was Fazio's prediction that after this week, the world of golf will be having a "very different" debate about the ball because of his belief that Merion will show that a course under 7,000 yards is plenty relevant in today's game. Relevant, that is, until the restored landing area bunkers are unrestored.

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post #460 of 685
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

Where do you even find the phone number to call in those supposed rules violations?

 

Just FYI, they will NOT be able to get a message to Tiger for you.  

 

Sorry.

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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Just saw something on TGC which may be good karma for Phil -

 

They showed the Hogan plaque from the point in the 18th fairway where he hit the famous one iron from in 1950. In 2005 Phil tapped Jack's plaque located in the 18th fairway at Baltusrol before he hit his approach shot and sealed the victory. Would be great to see a repeat of this on Sunday.

 

I'm rooting for Phil. Five runnerup finishes, some of them heartbreaking. Would be great to see him break through this year.

Won't be the same with:

 

June 16, 2013

U.S. Open

Fourth Round

Fil Mickelson

Cavity Back Moldface Deep Impact 23º Hybrid

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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

Just FYI, they will NOT be able to get a message to Tiger for you.  

Sorry.


Sigh... My life sucks...
post #463 of 685
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Just saw something on TGC which may be good karma for Phil -

 

They showed the Hogan plaque from the point in the 18th fairway where he hit the famous one iron from in 1950. In 2005 Phil tapped Jack's plaque located in the 18th fairway at Baltusrol before he hit his approach shot and sealed the victory. Would be great to see a repeat of this on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

I'm rooting for Phil. Five runnerup finishes, some of them heartbreaking. Would be great to see him break through this year.

Just to make it interesting, they should make a rule that if you land on one of these plaques, you have to play it as it lies!

post #464 of 685
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

Sigh... My life sucks...

Even worse, at +4, Tiger is moving out of this U.S. Open

Stick a fork in him, he's done.
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Someone let me know when the Tiger Woods show is over. I'd like to see other golfers...
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Originally Posted by Onepingonly View Post

Someone let me know when the Tiger Woods show is over. I'd like to see other golfers...

What are you watching? They are not showing a lot of Tiger.

post #467 of 685
They need to show less Mahan. His outfit looks ridiculous.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Onepingonly View Post

Someone let me know when the Tiger Woods show is over. I'd like to see other golfers...

 

They're showing less now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a commercial break.

 

BTW, for tomorrow, everyone: http://thesandtrap.com/b/pga/2013_us_open_at_merion_live_chat .

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