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Missed the cut after shooting 66 in the first round at the Byron Nelson.

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Too bad. I want him to do well.

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On the flip side, Mike Weir is in a tie for second place. a1_smile.gif
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The sad thing about Duval, is that he didn't seem to really enjoy what he had when he was good. When he won the British Open, he felt kind of let down. He expected to feel more. I don't know if it was just injuries, or lack of motivation that hurt him, but it seems like the game has passed him by.
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As a relative golf newbie, I've noticed there seems to be a pattern with the older guys - Phil, Duvall, even Tiger of late ... they all are capable of one or two stellar rounds, but can't seem to put 4 of them together ... CONSISTENTLY.        

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As a relative golf newbie, I've noticed there seems to be a pattern with the older guys - Phil, Duvall, even Tiger of late ... they all are capable of one or two stellar rounds, but can't seem to put 4 of them together ... CONSISTENTLY.        

Not sure how old you are @inthehole , but as a +50 guy, I can see why the older players have trouble.  I can feel great today and like I was hit by a truck tomorrow without knowing what caused the soreness.  I am sure the aches and pains catch up with these players too.  That is why the Champions Tour is only three rounds.

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Not sure how old you are @inthehole , but as a +50 guy, I can see why the older players have trouble.  I can feel great today and like I was hit by a truck tomorrow without knowing what caused the soreness.  I am sure the aches and pains catch up with these players too.  That is why the Champions Tour is only three rounds.


What he said and as time goes on the good days get fewer.  You got to be tough to get old. 

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As a relative golf newbie, I've noticed there seems to be a pattern with the older guys - Phil, Duvall, even Tiger of late ... they all are capable of one or two stellar rounds, but can't seem to put 4 of them together ... CONSISTENTLY.        

I followed him around two holes on the second day, and he played pretty well. There was just a whole bunch of big and tall young kids on the field able to hit far past the positions he hit. A couple par 4 were over 500 yards. It's a long way from the tee box to the green, and most of them were at length in two shots. For an older golfer, shooting a 7100 yard par 70 course is already pretty stellar. Putting was also tough.

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Missed the cut after shooting 66 in the first round at the Byron Nelson.
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Too bad. I want him to do well.

I was rooting for David for a bit, but got tired walking (our group was getting tired of walking so much), so we followed Gary Woodland, Keegan Bradley and Matt Kuchar for a bit. They were playing awesome. It got kind of boring for the holes we followed them. They even made it from the trees on the 18th, which was kind of neat to watch. These guys hit really far.
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Not sure how old you are @inthehole
 , but as a +50 guy, I can see why the older players have trouble.  I can feel great today and like I was hit by a truck tomorrow without knowing what caused the soreness.  I am sure the aches and pains catch up with these players too.  That is why the Champions Tour is only three rounds.

Our group was getting tired just following them. The champions tour (Toshiba Classic) was easier to follow, shorter holes.





All in all, it is fun watching these guys play, but I think I'm not yet ready to be a spectator. I still prefer to play. Mostly, I was looking with awe at the length of the holes and the length and accuracy of the drives and approach shots.

The length of these guys makes me believe more of the posters who say they hit 300 yards. These guys hit even 10% farther than those claims with their professional 114 mph properly controlled swings.
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As a relative golf newbie, I've noticed there seems to be a pattern with the older guys - Phil, Duvall, even Tiger of late ... they all are capable of one or two stellar rounds, but can't seem to put 4 of them together ... CONSISTENTLY.       

Not sure how old you are @inthehole , but as a +50 guy, I can see why the older players have trouble.  I can feel great today and like I was hit by a truck tomorrow without knowing what caused the soreness.  I am sure the aches and pains catch up with these players too.  That is why the Champions Tour is only three rounds.

 

I'm 49, and can definitely relate.     My back and knees wouldn't allow me to walk the course 4 days straight, no less swing a golf club for 4 days.

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I'm 49, and can definitely relate.     My back and knees wouldn't allow me to walk the course 4 days straight, no less swing a golf club for 4 days.

 



Ya'll are depressing me. LOL

I honestly didn't feel much of an age factor other than needing a longer recovery time after workouts until the last year or two (I'm 58).

Now fifteen minute breaks ain't what they used to be for the first time. a2_wink.gif
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Wow all these people saying "for an old guy" and "Davids an older golfer" lol.  He's younger than Phil... and Phil is still hitting it out there with the rest of them.  Duval had a bad arm injury that almost forced him to withdraw before his first round he said it was hurting so bad.  That's probably what caused him to play poorly and miss the cut.  It really was a shame, if he can make a few putts he'll get some exemptions into tournaments.  It'd be a real shame if he can't earn his card back this year, he already said if he doesn't earn his card back he'll walk away from the game.

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Wow all these people saying "for an old guy" and "Davids an older golfer" lol.  He's younger than Phil... and Phil is still hitting it out there with the rest of them.  Duval had a bad arm injury that almost forced him to withdraw before his first round he said it was hurting so bad.  That's probably what caused him to play poorly and miss the cut.  It really was a shame, if he can make a few putts he'll get some exemptions into tournaments.  It'd be a real shame if he can't earn his card back this year, he already said if he doesn't earn his card back he'll walk away from the game.


 



Doesn't sound like a guy that's very hungry and it's harder to beat people (at anything) that are hungry when you are not.

It would be human nature for a lot of those guys to lose a little bit of hunger as they get in their 40s or 50s and get fairly comfortable.
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well its also hard to play well when you only get a start every 2-3 weeks. He can only get into fields on sponsor exemptions or tournament director invitations
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