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post #73 of 685
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

I cannot wait for this thing to get underway...

 

Well, with the St. Jude officially over...

 

U.S. OPEN WEEK IS HERE!

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Pumped to get this thing going!
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Well, with the St. Jude officially over...

U.S. OPEN WEEK IS HERE!

WOOT WOOT!!!
post #76 of 685

Call me crazy but I like Furyk's chances. Grew up in the area, solid (although disappointing last couple of holes) at last year's US Open and a game that is suitable for this style of course. 9 consecutive cuts made including a T3 in Texas and T7 in Tampa Bay. I bet $10 on him at 40-1 odds. 

post #77 of 685

I'm for the Spaniard, and i don't mean Sergio.  The old man, Jimenez, plays great on short courses so he has a good shot.  If he is entered. 

post #78 of 685

For folks not from the area who may have been watching weather forecasts, while we had a ton of rain this past Friday it was dry the past two days and the course looks sensational already. Small chance of stray thundershowers during the week, but also a chance it stays dry which would be fantastic.

 

Getting ready for the world to descend upon Haverford Twp. a1_smile.gif

post #79 of 685

Eric, awesome photos in the thread starter. Thanks for placing my favorite short par 4 up top. That is one fantastic golf hole.
 

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Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post

The fairways look ridiculously hard to hit (very small width)... I hope the greens hold shots from the rough...  If not, we could all be seeing a tournament where even par wins on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Trust me, if the course is dry most of the the greens will not hold balls hit from the rough. Not if those approach shots fly to the green. A few greens might hold short irons that hit in front, but don't be shocked that balls played from the rough turn quite easily into bogeys. All of this assumes a dry course.

 

If the course gets wet the pros may kill it, but if its dry the pros will be surprised how defensive they must play.

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post


Lol! I'm playing there on Monday! When I told some people about those back tees they were egging me to play them. Pretty sure that would be torture though, so I think I'm gonna stick with the 7200 tees, which are still longer than anything I've ever played!

As far as the open goes ... I don't care if they have to hit driver 4 times or 14 (making them hit driver on a par 3 is a joke, IMO), as long as the course doesn't play like the bob hope classic, and keeps people fighting for pars ill enjoy it.

 

 

 

 

Golfingdad, the pros will not be hitting driver at any of the par 3's at Merion. #9 and #17 are long, but they play downhill. The average pro can reach with a long iron. #3 requires the longest club to reach, but still a hybrid or fairway metal at most for this field of players.

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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Well, with the St. Jude officially over...

U.S. OPEN WEEK IS HERE!

YEAH MON. a1_smile.gif
post #83 of 685

I'm preparing to be working in the rain some tomorrow. The good thing is that it is supposed to be clear Wednesday through Sunday.

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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

Also the British Open...ish group: Sergio Garcia, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington.

Won't be much chit chat in that group, Harrington and Sergio aren't best buds from what I hear and read. 

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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

Won't be much chit chat in that group, Harrington and Sergio aren't best buds from what I hear and read. 

 

I will be interested to see a bit of that group between shots as I always think that Stewart Cink seems quite jovial on course as does Harrington and occasionally Garcia but Padraig and Garcia are far from buddies so could be an awkward grouping
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raining hard again as I type. calling for showers on and off all day today and T-storms possible for the next 2 days. IF that happens it will be a birdie-fest for the first few rounds. Thursday on out looks clean for weather.

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Originally Posted by Lefty-Golfer View Post

raining hard again as I type. calling for showers on and off all day today and T-storms possible for the next 2 days. IF that happens it will be a birdie-fest for the first few rounds. Thursday on out looks clean for weather.

 

It will be interesting to see how quickly they can firm up the course once the bulk of the rain moves through late on Wednesday, common sense would suggests that it will be by saturday but you never know and it could get firmer by friday's afternoon starters, surely if -7 or better leads after Friday then the pins will be tucked in all weekend and they will keep the course as dry as sensibly possible
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Originally Posted by Lefty-Golfer View Post

raining hard again as I type. calling for showers on and off all day today and T-storms possible for the next 2 days. IF that happens it will be a birdie-fest for the first few rounds. Thursday on out looks clean for weather.

 

Also, will the rain only serve to make the last 6 holes even harder and longer and the rough juicier and lush
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

Won't be much chit chat in that group, Harrington and Sergio aren't best buds from what I hear and read. 

 

Sergio isn't buddies with too many people…

 

And they have some extra holes prepared on the other course if a few holes flood at Merion. Unprecedented, almost, but they're prepared. I hope it doesn't come to that though.

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No good news from Merion:
 

The horn has blown here at . We will keep you up to date as things develop.

 

 

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