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post #109 of 1528
The Aussies certainly are having a good year on the PGA. Is that 4 wins now?!
I'd love to see a Brit win this week (totally unbiased) but I can't see it.
post #110 of 1528
Thread Starter 

This from @The_Masters "For everyone’s safety, we have asked patrons to clear the grounds and take shelter accordingly."

post #111 of 1528
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This from @The_Masters "For everyone’s safety, we have asked patrons to clear the grounds and take shelter accordingly."
It's not the weather, though, as you may expect ... But rather, Phil Mickelson is just starting his practice round. ;)
post #112 of 1528
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It's not the weather, though, as you may expect ... But rather, Phil Mickelson is just starting his practice round. ;)

They should hand out hardhats then!

post #113 of 1528

Due to inclement weather, they have closed the gates and will not reopen today. Purchasers of Monday Practice Round tickets will get refunds and be guaranteed an opportunity to buy Practice Round tickets for 2015.

 

Here is the interesting part. What happens to the people who bought these tickets on the secondary market? I'll bet that a lot of the people who had the opportunity to buy the Practic Round tickets sold them on the secondary market for a huge profit ( I did it myself a few years back).

post #114 of 1528

The good news about the bad weather is this is the only day it is forecast to be bad. The rest of the week looks perfect. Of course, forecasts change so knock on wood....but at least for now, according to weather.com, looks like a great week.

post #115 of 1528
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Due to inclement weather, they have closed the gates and will not reopen today. Purchasers of Monday Practice Round tickets will get refunds and be guaranteed an opportunity to buy Practice Round tickets for 2015.

 

Here is the interesting part. What happens to the people who bought these tickets on the secondary market? I'll bet that a lot of the people who had the opportunity to buy the Practic Round tickets sold them on the secondary market for a huge profit ( I did it myself a few years back).

That sucks ... there was a guy here on TST who said he got tickets for today, wasn't there??  (I couldn't find the thread, maybe he just posted in this thread a ways back.)

post #116 of 1528
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Originally Posted by phan52 View Post
 

Due to inclement weather, they have closed the gates and will not reopen today. Purchasers of Monday Practice Round tickets will get refunds and be guaranteed an opportunity to buy Practice Round tickets for 2015.

 

Here is the interesting part. What happens to the people who bought these tickets on the secondary market? I'll bet that a lot of the people who had the opportunity to buy the Practic Round tickets sold them on the secondary market for a huge profit ( I did it myself a few years back).

 

That's a good point. At least the ticket holders will get something back. 

post #117 of 1528

The weather here in Augusta SUCKS today.  Weather.com is telling me that it's 58 degrees, but it feels like 40.  It's supposed to be great the rest of the week.  Rain today was probably a blessing, because it's been pretty dry.

post #118 of 1528
I just watched the "Stadler" interview, father and son playing together in the masters is pretty awesome. I'm fortunate enough to play with my father often, but couldn't imagine playing in an event of this magnitude. They both said it will not effect them on an emotional/mental level.... Whattya think??
post #119 of 1528
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The weather here in Augusta SUCKS today.  Weather.com is telling me that it's 58 degrees, but it feels like 40.  It's supposed to be great the rest of the week.  Rain today was probably a blessing, because it's been pretty dry.

 

How many days are you there?

post #120 of 1528
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How many days are you there?

 

114 days.

 

I'm not here for the tournament, I'm at Fort Gordon for temporary duty.  I tried to get a ticket--missed the lottery, and not willing to pay $500.  I might go trolling for exit badges one of the days.

post #121 of 1528
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114 days.

 

I'm not here for the tournament, I'm at Fort Gordon for temporary duty.  I tried to get a ticket--missed the lottery, and not willing to pay $500.  I might go trolling for exit badges one of the days.

Saw a sign today inside the gates that said badges needed to be scanned to allow re-entry. I'm wondering if the practice round badge is still valid for re-sale and usable if they weren't properly re-scanned on exit.  You might want to make sure that whoever you buy from had it done.  Wasn't like that few years ago - used to head out there about 2 pm if I didn't have a badge and usually got in for $20. Even getting a few hours was worth it, imo.

 

 I was stationed at DDEAMC and would always put in for Thursdays for the Ft Gordon lottery and usually got a badge - and got there as early as possible and was one of the last "patrons" on the grounds. Couldn't get enough of the grounds -  fortunate also to get practice round badges for most days that I was stationed there (two x 3 yr assignments).  Good golf in the area (Gordon Lakes, Jones Creek, Forrest Hills, Cedar Creek, Goshen - even the public courses like Augusta GC (The Patch) and Aiken's city course were fun to play - as well as so many of the courses in SC (Hickory Knob, Pineridge, Persimmon Hill). Makes me want to return to the area.

post #122 of 1528

Flipping to golf channel...saw some guys hitting on the range at sunset in cold steady rain.  Which made me wonder something.  Why would they be out hitting balls in cold rain when the rest of the week is going to have near-perfect weather?  It's not like missing a few buckets on one afternoon is going to ruin your swing.  I know that when I play in the rain I tend to shorten and slow my swing, which isn't a motion they'll need to practice for this event.

 

I'm sure it means nothing, but that's what came to mind.

post #123 of 1528
post #124 of 1528
I've just had a little punt.
Got Dufner to win. He hasn't been at his best lately but he is a cool customer and I fancy him to have a good week.
Patrick Reed to finish in the top 5. Too much of a difficult course for an amateur to win but he'll give it a good shot.
post #125 of 1528
Amazing stat from Chamblee: only 7 different lefties have played The Masters since 2003. 3 of those 7 players have won 5 of those 11 tourneys.
post #126 of 1528
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Amazing stat from Chamblee: only 7 different lefties have played The Masters since 2003. 3 of those 7 players have won 5 of those 11 tourneys.

 

Interesting.  Hypothesis:  scoring on the par-5s is key, both to overall scoring potential and intimidation factor on the second nine.  3 of the 4 par-5s require moving the ball right-to-left, and if you can hit that shot high and soft (i.e. a fade shot) then you'll have a slight advantage.

 

(That said, I don't think Weir would have won if it hadn't been so wet and sloppy in 2003.  He doesn't hit the ball high, and he primarily hits a draw.  The course was so wet that year that traj and shape didn't matter as much.)

 

More likely it's just a statistical coincidence, but that's an interesting fact.

 


 

Shamble just said "Tiger is the oldest 38-year old golfer in the history of the game."  Apparently Shamble has never heard of a man named Ben Hogan.

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