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WTF? Is he stretching or is he f**king his irons??


Ummm...yeah. I love my clubs, but dang.

post #182 of 1034

Ricky Fowler is wearing nickers. The guy never even heard of Payne Stewert until this year.

 

post #183 of 1034
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Ricky Fowler is wearing nickers. The guy never even heard of Payne Stewert until this year.


I've never heard of Payne Stewert until just now a2_wink.gif
post #184 of 1034

Sneds tearing it up this morning. Course not playing too tough so far. Guys throwing darts at the pins. Seems like the wider fairways are making things a bit easier. Lot of guys playing shots from the fairway.

post #185 of 1034
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Wow thats a crazy schedule. I hate ESPN, sometimes they take over everything. Mike Turico and Boomer are the worst golf announcers ever in the history of golf.

Boomer did the intro, and I was just praying that he wouldn't be on long. Van Pelt has taken over with Azinger, so all is well.

post #186 of 1034
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Boomer did the intro, and I was just praying that he wouldn't be on long. Van Pelt has taken over with Azinger, so all is well.

 

He'll be back. He usually does the 5pm telecast with Maltbie. Enjoy it because it's his last year doing it....Fox takes over next year.

post #187 of 1034
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He'll be back. He usually does the 5pm telecast with Maltbie. Enjoy it because it's his last year doing it....Fox takes over next year.

 

There is a god!!! Not that I like Fox any better, but get Berman the hell out of here.

post #188 of 1034
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He'll be back. He usually does the 5pm telecast with Maltbie. Enjoy it because it's his last year doing it....Fox takes over next year.

I hadn't heard this. Any leaks about who they'll use to commentate?
post #189 of 1034

C'mon, Rory. Gotta stop the bleeding. Bogey on 6 and 7, and not looking good on #8. (edit: 8/not 9... saved par on 8 with great putt from short-sided bottom of mounded green)

 

Justin Rose struggling as well, playing along with Mickelson and US Amateur champ, Fitzpatrick (who are both under par).

 

Overall, Curtis Strange is saying this course is playing as easy as it has all week. They expect it to get tougher as the week progresses.

post #190 of 1034

Im a little surprised at how much some of the greens have held this morning.  Some of them are throwing darts and they are staying there. We'll see how the afternoon shapes though.

post #191 of 1034
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There is a god!!! Not that I like Fox any better, but get Berman the hell out of here.

 

I don't mind Berman. He only does golf once a year so I can handle it. He's not as bad as he used to be. Fox is taking over the World Cup the next go around so it seems like they're taking everything from ESPN.

post #192 of 1034
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I hadn't heard this. Any leaks about who they'll use to commentate?

 

Buck and Norman are the main guys. I've heard rumors of Gus Johnson as another announcer which I hope are not true. If you think Berman is bad, Johnson is worse.

post #193 of 1034
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Remember, guys (at least those in the USA): because of the opening match of the World Cup, television coverage bounces around between channels in the afternoon. ESPN's coverage starts a 9:00 AM (all times Eastern) and stays on the air until 3:00 PM, when NBC takes over for the next two hours. At 5:00 PM, coverage shifts to ESPN2 for an hour; ESPN will pick up the broadcast at the end of the Brazil-Croatia match at 6:00 PM for the final hour of coverage.

To repeat (again, all times Eastern)...
9:00A-3:00P: ESPN
3:00-5:00P: NBC
5:00-6:00P: ESPN2
6:00-7:00P: ESPN
Thanks, i was getting a little confused by the crazy schedule, thought some were replays or something
post #194 of 1034
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Ricky Fowler is wearing nickers. The guy never even heard of Payne Stewert until this year.

He said he grew up watching him and was a fan. He was nearly 11 when Payne died.
post #195 of 1034

These morons on our local sports radio show were saying that this course looks like it's garbage. One guy said "They should have paid some locals to come out with garden hoses and water a few days in advance. This thing is burned out, ugly, weed infested and not manicured at all. Call it "natural beauty" if you want, I call it a cost-cutting excuse".

post #196 of 1034
@Wisguy would agree with them.
post #197 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post
 

These morons on our local sports radio show were saying that this course looks like it's garbage. One guy said "They should have paid some locals to come out with garden hoses and water a few days in advance. This thing is burned out, ugly, weed infested and not manicured at all. Call it "natural beauty" if you want, I call it a cost-cutting excuse".

 

Yea they have no clue what they are talking about. I am watching online, following Fitzpatrick, Phil, and Rose. The course looks spectacular. I've been down to Pinehurst to play some of the courses around the area. I can just imagine how it would be to stand on those tees and view that course. I love it. I really do like how the natural areas look. Actually I stood near 18th green about 2 months before this tournament, and was just amazed at how visually stunning the course looked. 

post #198 of 1034

I've noticed some brown spots around the greens where the grass is cut super low, but other than that I think it looks great. Very unique. I love watching the way the greens respond to shots just a few feet long or short. 

 

Edit: now that the cloud cover is gone, there is some discoloration on the fairways as well. 

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