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post #55 of 130
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post
 

Lefty being carted off the course w/ an "oblique muscle injury"......you folks who only watch the PGA tour when Lefty or TW are entered better 1) find some other golfers to root for or 2) find something else to do on your weekends other than watch PGA golf on the HDTV.    TW and Lefty aren't getting any younger and are breaking down, unfortunately.

Wow. 

post #56 of 130

Can you imagine a Masters without Tiger AND Phil? CBS would be on suicide watch. For those who love parity, you're getting it this year. Unfortunately, I am taking the opposite approach and find this year boring so far at best.

post #57 of 130
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
 

Can you imagine a Masters without Tiger AND Phil? CBS would be on suicide watch. For those who love parity, you're getting it this year. Unfortunately, I am taking the opposite approach and find this year boring so far at best.

I agree. I think both Tiger and Phil will end up playing though.

post #58 of 130

Do you guys think Bowditch can hang on to this lead? Kuchar the real danger. Perez could be bridesmaid again it seems.

 

Bad news on Phil.

post #59 of 130
I doubt he's gonna sleep much tonight......
post #60 of 130

Some of his driving was looking shakier than a boy scout's knees at a NAMBLA convention....

post #61 of 130
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Originally Posted by TheKewTour View Post
 

Do you guys think Bowditch can hang on to this lead? Kuchar the real danger. Perez could be bridesmaid again it seems.

 

Bad news on Phil.

 

 

i think Kuch is gonna catch him, just my gut feeling.

post #62 of 130
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Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post
 

 

 

i think Kuch is gonna catch him, just my gut feeling.

We'll see if Bowditch can handle the pressure of being in the final group on Sunday.  I don't think it will help Bowditch or Kuchar that they will have Loupe in their group.  I was getting anxiety just watching his pre-shot routine.

 

Scary thought:  Loupe, Bradley and Na in the same group.

post #63 of 130
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

We'll see if Bowditch can handle the pressure of being in the final group on Sunday.  I don't think it will help Bowditch or Kuchar that they will have Loupe in their group.  I was getting anxiety just watching his pre-shot routine.

 

Scary thought:  Loupe, Bradley and Na in the same group.

 

 

LOL..I agree re: Loupe. I'd rather watch Keegan, and that's sayin something..lol

post #64 of 130
Seriously, something has got to be done. One of these players needs to man up and confront these slow pokes and tell them to hurry the eff up or they're being left behind. Like literally, they will move on to the next hole without them.
post #65 of 130
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

Seriously, something has got to be done. One of these players needs to man up and confront these slow pokes and tell them to hurry the eff up or they're being left behind. Like literally, they will move on to the next hole without them.


It's getting to be an every week thing on the golf telecasts. Na, Bradley, JB Holmes, now this Loupe with the slow play. Very annoying to try

to watch.

 

I couldn't imagine having to play a round of golf with a guy going through all that before every swing.

post #66 of 130
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Originally Posted by RH31 View Post
 


It's getting to be an every week thing on the golf telecasts. Na, Bradley, JB Holmes, now this Loupe with the slow play. Very annoying to try

to watch.

 

I couldn't imagine having to play a round of golf with a guy going through all that before every swing.

 


If ONLY there were a rule governing the pace of play, then perhaps something could be done. But Finchem is just a powerless victim here, as he has no ability to assign, I dunno, penalty shots on people who fall off the clock.  If only!

But in all seriousness, I don't have a problem with guys taking some time to discuss a shot.  I get it: these are very, very difficult shots and there is a lot to consider.  But when they then take 7 or 8 practice swings and then back off the ball twice, it's too much.  Pick your shot, grab a club, and hit the damn ball.

post #67 of 130
They'll put in a shot clock once Tiger retires.
post #68 of 130
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

They'll put in a shot clock once Tiger retires.

Gratuitous shot at Tiger - QUICK @everyone drink a beer! 

 

This is an awesome game! :beer:  We should play every sunday.

post #69 of 130
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

Gratuitous shot at Tiger - QUICK @everyone drink a beer! 

This is an awesome game! c2_beer.gif   We should play every sunday.
That wasn't meant to be a shot. It was meant to be a joke. a3_biggrin.gif

But there also is some truth to it. Once Tiger retires, they'll have to do something to spice up the game or their ratings will plummet.
post #70 of 130
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Originally Posted by ztexz View Post
 

But in all seriousness, I don't have a problem with guys taking some time to discuss a shot.  I get it: these are very, very difficult shots and there is a lot to consider.  But when they then take 7 or 8 practice swings and then back off the ball twice, it's too much.  Pick your shot, grab a club, and hit the damn ball.

I agree, I have no issue with the pro and caddie discussing club selection and shot shape but once that's decided go hit the ball.   Loupe takes at least 7 practice swings every shot, that's at least 550 swings per round, he must be exhausted after a round.

post #71 of 130
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

I agree, I have no issue with the pro and caddie discussing club selection and shot shape but once that's decided go hit the ball.   Loupe takes at least 7 practice swings every shot, that's at least 550 swings per round, he must be exhausted after a round.

Ha ha! I haven't watched him play (thankfully). :loco:

 

Too bad golf doesn't have some kind of a balk rule after the second practice swing where a playing partner can consider him balking and go ahead and hit their own shot.

 

There was a guy in our group yesterday (when we were playing in a hurricane) that drove me nuts standing over the ball like a statue for 10 seconds before every shot. I'm thinking, Hell I'm cold, wet, and sick of this wind. Hit the damned ball so we can get out of here.

post #72 of 130

Loupe just addressed the ball 4 times.  Each time, he took at least 2 practice swings, and sometimes 3.  By my count, he took a total of 10 practice swings.

 

He then fanned it into a sand trap.

 

This is ridiculous.  I'm not sure I can watch this nonsense.  

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