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post #271 of 1034
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Maybe someone can help me here. Does the USGA intentionally try to have fun with the pairings?

 

They have Kevin Stadler, De Jonge, and Shane Lowry all in the same group. (All plus size fellas)

They have youngins playing together, and old timers playing together too, I have to think it's intentional.


yes, they do.  apparently a tradition of some sort.  some whining about it this year, though

 

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/jason-sobel/usgas-heavyweights-group-causing-minor-stir/

post #272 of 1034
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Originally Posted by 3putter View Post
 

Maybe someone can help me here. Does the USGA intentionally try to have fun with the pairings?

 

 

Yes.

 

They also have Mickelson and Justin Rose in the same group.

post #273 of 1034

That's a mighty small drop zone Dustin Johnson played out of. I hope they don't use that every day, especially if other golfers are going to blast it like DJ just did.

post #274 of 1034
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Anyone who's bet on Mr Watson for this tournament must be getting a tad anxious. I didn't expect this course to suit his game, but he's started as if even he thinks he can't win.

 

Usually when you come out pessimistic about a golf course, the golf course will get you back. I think Watson should just play his game and stay aggressive instead of trying to hit irons off the tee. DJ's hitting woods off the tee and it's suiting him well so far.

post #275 of 1034

Ouch, robbed on that chip shot

post #276 of 1034

Ok, the US Open (watching Thurs/Fri on ESPN) is officially ruined.

 

Chris Berman.

 

He's the worst.  Knows nothing about golf or the players. Enough said.

post #277 of 1034
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yes, they do.  apparently a tradition of some sort.  some whining about it this year, though

 

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/jason-sobel/usgas-heavyweights-group-causing-minor-stir/

 

 

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Yes.

 

They also have Mickelson and Justin Rose in the same group.

Thanks, guys.

 

Edit: I don't get the connection between Phil and Rose though...apart from being the reigning Open and US Open champs. Is that it?

post #278 of 1034
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Thanks, guys.

Edit: I don't get the connection between Phil and Rose though...apart from being the reigning Open and US Open champs. Is that it?

Phil was runner up to Rose at the U.S. Open last year.
post #279 of 1034
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Thanks, guys.

Edit: I don't get the connection between Phil and Rose though...apart from being the reigning Open and US Open champs. Is that it?
More or less. Also Fitzpatrick, the reigning US Amateur champion, is playing with them. The USGA doesn't have stock pairings as other majors do, but that combination of champions isn't uncommon.
post #280 of 1034

Newbie here. I have played it when it was wall to wall grass and it was beautiful and tough. I think the redesign looks spectacular. But I also believe it makes it much easier for the top players in the world. Really borderline deserving  of a US Open. Especially if they still want to protect their deserved reputation of the "toughest Major in golf". Their is no way these native areas compare to 6 inch US open rough. Will this be like the pheonix open where they are allowed to be jerks on # 16 but it is frond upon anywhere else. Will Pinehurst be the only US Open venue aloud to have a easier setup? Oh well change is inevitable I guess.

post #281 of 1034
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Phil was runner up to Rose at the U.S. Open last year.

 

Yep thx for clarifying 

post #282 of 1034
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Phil was runner up to Rose at the U.S. Open last year.

 

 

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More or less. Also Fitzpatrick, the reigning US Amateur champion, is playing with them. The USGA doesn't have stock pairings as other majors do, but that combination of champions isn't uncommon.

 

Thanks

post #283 of 1034

Don't want to get put in the fat grouping? Here's a suggestion - don't be fat.

Speaking of fat, did Jason Dufner gain more weight? Dude is carrying quite the belly...
post #284 of 1034

502 yd par 4? I mean, I can reach that in 2 sometimes, but jeeze that's long for a par 4.

post #285 of 1034

Good segment by Jimmy Roberts on David Gossett just now (NBC). Very interesting how his swing deteriorated after a swing change, when his budding career looked so promising. He's back in the US Open this year after years in the wilderness. Good overview here: http://espn.go.com/golf/usopen14/story/_/id/11038133/david-gossett-seeks-career-revival-us-open-golf

 

His coach is same as Payne Stewart's. Caddie same as Johnny Miller's.  At any rate, David seems like a great guy with an amazingly positive attitude. I'll cheer him on.

post #286 of 1034
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Don't want to get put in the fat grouping? Here's a suggestion - don't be fat.

Speaking of fat, did Jason Dufner gain more weight? Dude is carrying quite the belly...

Um... I don't think thats how that works. There shouldn't be a "fat" group in the first place. 

post #287 of 1034
Ooh, Casey. I have £10 on you at 110-1. You go, Paul.
post #288 of 1034

Phil made a great decision by using the claw grip this week. I didn't see him blow the ball past hole not one time today. If he missed, they were tap ins.

 

Phil's driving was also great. He might just win this thing!

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