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post #127 of 369
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Originally Posted by BallStriker View Post

Tiger shoots anything under par tomorrow and he is just fine......not convinced the lead will lower than -5 at end of day tomorrow.....but i've been wrong so many times before
35 players broke par in the first round. By comparison, only five players ended their first rounds under par at Merion earlier this year, and 20 players were under par after 18 holes at Muirfield. It's hard to dismiss Furyk and Scott's 65s as outliers when that many players were also posting scores in the 60s.
post #128 of 369

Course played easier today because of rain.  If it dries up, scores won't be as low as they were today.  Tiger didn't play badly, but I don't agree with his self-assessment that he played well.  Tiger is teeing off pretty late (well after Scott and right in front of Furyk) so he'll know what score he's going to need to close the gap.  

 

Not sure Furyk has enough 5 Hour Energy to keep him in Top 10 come Sunday.  Scott and Kuchar are his biggest threats at this point.       

post #129 of 369
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

Because Phil's driver is basically a 2-wood. And Phil won't win this tournament either. He got away with it at the Open because you can hit an iron 300 yards down those fairways.

He's not carrying that club. He's using a 3 wood.

post #130 of 369

Shorty, what's the ultimate difference between a 2 wood and 3 wood? Who decides what to name these low loft clubs? You? 

post #131 of 369
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

Adam Scott: -5

Jason Dufner: -2

Tiger Woods: +1

 

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Lot of golf to be played.

 

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Shorty, what's the ultimate difference between a 2 wood and 3 wood? Who decides what to name these low loft clubs? You? 

 

The point is he's carrying the same type of club as Tiger.

 

General responses:

1) The winning score may very well be -5. The weather yesterday was a bit of an anomaly. It probably won't go much lower. Look at the history of almost any modern major - there are low first-round scores. There are some low second-round scores but rarely by the same guys as the first round. Then the field starts to tighten up as guys in 10-30 shoot some good scores, but guys in 1-20 shoot some average scores. I expect Scott and Furyk to shoot around -2 today, and then a pair of 71s on the weekend.

 

2) Tiger didn't seem to play well. Nine greens in regulation is not playing well, never mind whatever he said afterwards. BUT it's important that he feels he played well, of course, especially at this point in the tournament.

 

3) Lee's doing his usual thing. Adam Scott's seemingly been on every major leaderboard for the past three years. Surprised to see Paul Casey on the board. The other names will likely fade - Miguel, Hearn, Garrigus, Piercy. I don't think we'll have a Micheel moment again.

post #132 of 369
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Just checked the hourly forecast. It's supposed to rain until about noon or 1 o'clock. That's not to say the afternoon will have it easier because rain isn't really a big deal for PGA Tour pros with professional caddies, but, still…

 

And Day, Piercy, and Westwood are tied for the lead with Scott and Furyk now.

post #133 of 369
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Just checked the hourly forecast. It's supposed to rain until about noon or 1 o'clock. That's not to say the afternoon will have it easier because rain isn't really a big deal for PGA Tour pros with professional caddies, but, still…

And Day, Piercy, and Westwood are tied for the lead with Scott and Furyk now.
Wave at us do we can see you on the morning drive :)))

Was nice to see Phil greet and shake hands with the volunteers after his putting practice.
post #134 of 369
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

Course played easier today because of rain.  If it dries up, scores won't be as low as they were today.  Tiger didn't play badly, but I don't agree with his self-assessment that he played well.  Tiger is teeing off pretty late (well after Scott and right in front of Furyk) so he'll know what score he's going to need to close the gap.  

 

Not sure Furyk has enough 5 Hour Energy to keep him in Top 10 come Sunday.  Scott and Kuchar are his biggest threats at this point.       

 

I am a huge Furyk fan, which makes his ability to melt down with the lead in big tournaments especially painful to me.  I'd love to see him pull it off this week.

 

US Open 2012 duck hooks into the woods on 16 with the lead to lose to Webb Simpson

Bridgestone 2012 double bogeys on 72nd hole with the lead to lose to Keegan Bradley

post #135 of 369
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Lot of golf to be played.


The point is he's carrying the same type of club as Tiger.

General responses:
1) The winning score may very well be -5. The weather yesterday was a bit of an anomaly. It probably won't go much lower. Look at the history of almost any modern major - there are low first-round scores. There are some low second-round scores but rarely by the same guys as the first round. Then the field starts to tighten up as guys in 10-30 shoot some good scores, but guys in 1-20 shoot some average scores. I expect Scott and Furyk to shoot around -2 today, and then a pair of 71s on the weekend.

2) Tiger didn't seem to play well. Nine greens in regulation is not playing well, never mind whatever he said afterwards. BUT it's important that he feels he played well, of course, especially at this point in the tournament.

3) Lee's doing his usual thing. Adam Scott's seemingly been on every major leaderboard for the past three years. Surprised to see Paul Casey on the board. The other names will likely fade - Miguel, Hearn, Garrigus, Piercy. I don't think we'll have a Micheel moment again.

4) Angel Cabrera is +11. a2_wink.gif
post #136 of 369
There goes my second pick..... a4_sad.gif
post #137 of 369
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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post

Shorty, what's the ultimate difference between a 2 wood and 3 wood? Who decides what to name these low loft clubs? You? 

Commentator says Phil is using the Phrankenwood 

post #138 of 369

Scott and Westwood are costing me money. a3_biggrin.gif

 

I need a new wedge...if Scott and Westwood could fall back some and Day can par everything the rest of the weekend..my Day -5 prediction would get me some new wedges. Otherwise I'll have to go spend money on some this weekend. a1_smile.gif

post #139 of 369
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Scott and Westwood are costing me money. a3_biggrin.gif


I need a new wedge...if Scott and Westwood could fall back some and Day can par everything the rest of the weekend..my Day -5 prediction would get me some new wedges. Otherwise I'll have to go spend money on some this weekend. a1_smile.gif
Wish Canadians could be in on the contest lol.

Day, Westwood and Scott are looking strong. It's funny how many times we say that each major.
post #140 of 369

If either:

 

- Kaymer

- Mahan

- G-Mac

- Keegan

 

 

... win, then i'm off out to buy a new set of irons a3_biggrin.gif

post #141 of 369
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4) Angel Cabrera is +11. a2_wink.gif

 

So, that means 63 and 66 for the next two days, right? 

 

T3 on Sunday?

post #142 of 369

Adam Scott is looking really solid. One thing I love about the PGA so far...just like the Masters, US OPen and British....the leaderboard is stacked with world class names again. Yeah, you have a few new names up there like Hearn and Piercy, but once again we have another major with big names stalking the top. Good to see.

post #143 of 369
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4) Angel Cabrera is +11. a2_wink.gif

 

Cabrera only competes when greens are lightning fast. He is terrible on slow greens, and the rain is making them as slow as can be.

post #144 of 369
Thread Starter 

The featured group is playing fairly well. Scott could easily be -4 on the day. Phil's not playing particularly well but is getting a good bit out of his round. Rose is also shaky but getting a good bit out of his round.

 

Tiger's moved up 14 spots or so waiting to play, but if he wants to win, he likely needs to finish the day under par for the tournament. 67 or 68 will leave him in a good position going into Saturday. Odds of it happening? 1 in 3.

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