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post #145 of 1034
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Originally Posted by linkster423 View Post
 

This is the "give Phil a last good shot" Open. Reminds of the Open at Pebble Beach that Watson won. It was late in his career and, like Phil, Tom spent little time in the fairway off the tee and relied on a brilliant 100 yard and in game. Best short game I ever saw. Tom, like Phil today, couldn't hit a straight drive and couldn't deal with the thick 6-8 inch rough at typical US Opens. But the Open committee decided to cut down all the rough at PB and Tom took advantage.

 

Phil will be in the hunt and if his short putting holds up this will be his big chance. 

Its the strange thing about Watson's career, that US Open at the end of his career was won when he was 33, it was the 31st win of his 39 PGA wins, his career just hit a wall after the 1984 British Open where he lost to Seve.

post #146 of 1034

Everyone please visit this post, read through it, and post your own answers to the questions in the comments on the article:

 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/thrash_talk/2014_united_states_open_staff_preview

 

Thanks!

post #147 of 1034
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Everyone please visit this post, read through it, and post your own answers to the questions in the comments on the article:

 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/thrash_talk/2014_united_states_open_staff_preview

 

Thanks!


Did Roy McAvoy qualify?

 

I believe he did... with a 7 iron. ;-)

post #148 of 1034
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Did Roy McAvoy qualify?

 

I believe he did... with a 7 iron. ;-)

I like his chances at No. 2 - sets up much better for his game than all the water at Kingwood Country Club.

post #149 of 1034
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Everyone please visit this post, read through it, and post your own answers to the questions in the comments on the article:

 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/thrash_talk/2014_united_states_open_staff_preview

 

Thanks!

Done.  (Not as thorough as Matt, though ;))

post #150 of 1034

This just in...

 

Phil is going with the claw grip.

post #151 of 1034

I would really like to see Phil pull this off. My heart says Phil, but my head says someone like Zach Johnson. No pin-seeking, just hit it in the middle of the green and go from there.

post #152 of 1034
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I would really like to see Phil pull this off.

Ditto here.  That would make for a pretty amazing Sunday, if you ask me. :beer:

post #153 of 1034

I know everyone's got a different opinion, but after watching TGC's State of the Game episode, I'm going to miss NBC doing the US Open. I think they've done an amazing job the last 20 years with it and they have great talent. I think Hicks and Miller are awesome, and I love Maltbie, Rolfing and Koch. I just don't know if Fox can do as good a job.

post #154 of 1034
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Originally Posted by phan52 View Post
 

I would really like to see Phil pull this off. My heart says Phil, but my head says someone like Zach Johnson. No pin-seeking, just hit it in the middle of the green and go from there.

I agree, I hope Phil can pull it off, however my gut feeling is he really hasn't demonstrated this spring. My gut says Jason Day will prevail.

post #155 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Spitfisher View Post
 

I agree, I hope Phil can pull it off, however my gut feeling is he really hasn't demonstrated this spring. My gut says Jason Day will prevail.

That's an impressive gut you got there.  All mine keeps saying is "Hey ***hole, why did you eat that second donut?!?!?!" :-P

post #156 of 1034

I dunno if I mentioned this before, but I'm gonna miss NBC's US Open music. Not a big listener of Yanni, but it fits the US Open pretty good. It's the right balance of martialness and pomp. I'm guessing Fox is gonna have some kind over the top blaring soundtrack.

 

 

post #157 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

That's an impressive gut you got there.  All mine keeps saying is "Hey ***hole, why did you eat that second donut?!?!?!" :-P


Mmmm... Donut... :drool:

 

My gut tells me that Phil will take this for the emotional win.

 

Or it could be bad pizza working it's way through.

post #158 of 1034
Sorry much bigger than a thought. Too excited. Will try later to make it smaller. Not very good at some things on the computer. So go Phil yay, lol.
post #159 of 1034
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Originally Posted by whatwoodtigerdo View Post
 

 

This is NC. I live in Charlotte and from May until about September this is what the forecast looks like everyday. It may not even rain. Or may just be little spurts. 

 

The outlook has changed in the last 24 hours....highest chances of rain are late in the day Sat & Sun - Thursday looks better.

 

post #160 of 1034
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post
 

This just in...

 

Phil is going with the claw grip.

 

Old news, he already announced this at his press conference on Tuesday.

post #161 of 1034

Only concern with afternoon thunderstorms is what happened at Bethpage in '02, Baltusrol in '05 and Sawgrass this past year.....it becomes a race against sunset if there's a delay. Officials hate to push tee times up an hour for TV reasons. Hopefully if there is a thunderstorm Sunday, it's a quickie like the one in Bethpage in '02.

post #162 of 1034
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Old news, he already announced this at his press conference on Tuesday.


It was news to me to me at least.

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