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post #901 of 1528
One thing about the swing of Reed and Watson. It looks like their lead knee isn't going to give them any problems in the long run compared to a more conventional swing.
post #902 of 1528
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Originally Posted by eich41 View Post
 

One other interesting observation.  The media's obsession with TW has completely overshadowed Jordan Spieth's explosion on the PGA Tour.  He has certainly gotten some love, but more in the context of "He's a good young player".  If he pulls this off today, TW's start would pale in comparison to what Spieth has done prior to being able to buy a beer to celebrate a victory.

 

 

Um....Tiger happened to be a little older when he turned PRO.  His Amateur record blows away Spieth...and that was before his 21st birthday.   Tiger won 2 of his 3 tournaments he played.   He won his first Major by 12 strokes in his like 9th event ever on tour.   Like many other good players.....they are trying to push him as the "next Tiger".   He is not.   He will not drive TV ratings and Golf "needle".   

post #903 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Mr.Scarface View Post
 

Um....Tiger happened to be a little older when he turned PRO.  His Amateur record blows away Spieth...and that was before his 21st birthday.   Tiger won 2 of his 3 tournaments he played.   He won his first Major by 12 strokes in his like 9th event ever on tour.   Like many other good players.....they are trying to push him as the "next Tiger".   He is not.   He will not drive TV ratings and Golf "needle".   

 

That's all a good counter-point.

 

Youngest ever (if he wins, which is obviously not a guarantee)… but what'd he do before it? What will he do after it?

post #904 of 1528
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Originally Posted by eich41 View Post
 

One other interesting observation.  The media's obsession with TW has completely overshadowed Jordan Spieth's explosion on the PGA Tour.  He has certainly gotten some love, but more in the context of "He's a good young player".  If he pulls this off today, TW's start would pale in comparison to what Spieth has done prior to being able to buy a beer to celebrate a victory.

 

My rooting interests for today in order:

 

Kuchar

Spieth

Fowler/Jimenez

Blixt

 

 

I'd love to see Freddie pull it off, but he's just too far back.

 

Has Spieth really "exploded?" He's only won once. Granted he's been a consistent contender over the past year, but he hasn't got the resume that's even close to Tiger at a young age. Like mentioned above, Tiger won 3 US Amateurs and won his first major by 12 strokes.

 

Now, if Spieth wins today, he'll get his love. Young guns like McIlroy and Fowler will get put on the backburner, Tiger's name will be put aside and this kid will be put front and center in the golf world. Will be interesting to see how he handles it if that were to happen.

post #905 of 1528

Alot of people have short memories about alot of players.  Just cause a guy like Mcilroy isn't winning or a guy like Speith has a chance to win, doesn't mean one is now washed up and the other is the next Tiger.  Rory will be just fine, and so will Speith.  Neither are anywhere near Tiger imo.

post #906 of 1528

@iacas or @jamo

 

Is there a live chat planned for the final round?

post #907 of 1528

two eagles on 13th so far (Schnedeker/Lyle)...........maybe predictive of fireworks later this afternoon......?

post #908 of 1528

I just saw some interview footage from Rory after being beat by the marker and all I can say is, Rory is a great kid with an awesome attitude. Definitely my favourite young gun. Instead of getting pissy he actually said the marker (didn't catch his name) was a great putter with a lot of knowledge of the greens and that he (Rory) could learn a lot from him. How good of an attitude is that??? Wow.

post #909 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post

two eagles on 13th so far (Schnedeker/Lyle)...........maybe predictive of fireworks later this afternoon......?
Looking at the scoreboard as a whole, there aren't many players in red figures for the day, and no one has made a big move up in the standings. That would suggest risk is outweighing the rewards of aggressive play in today's conditions.

Spieth has recorded rounds of 71-70-70 so far in this tournament. The last player to win the Masters without a round in the 60s was Larry Mize in 1987.
post #910 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

@iacas or @jamo

 

Is there a live chat planned for the final round?

 

It's in this thread

post #911 of 1528
This is the 20th time I've heard the "17" thing this morning and it's as stupid as ever.
post #912 of 1528

Come on Freddie!

post #913 of 1528

Why is Adam Scott going backwards?  I really thought he'd rally today.

post #914 of 1528
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

Come on Freddie!

That would be awesome. I think it's pretty unlikely but, damn, that would be cool!

post #915 of 1528
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Come on Freddie!

Birdie-birdie start.
post #916 of 1528

Let's go KOOCH!!!!!!

 

Edit* Yuck. 

 

I wonder if that little hover move is starting to hurt his game? Seems like it would get all his weight back on his heels. Very odd move.

post #917 of 1528

Fowler with a birdie to start.

post #918 of 1528
Birdie for Fowler. Do it Rickie!
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