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post #289 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post
 

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!


Sweet!!!

 

Added: But then again, it is Phil.

post #290 of 1034

C'mon guys, these greens are too receptive. I want carnage!!!!

post #291 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post

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!

I only saw one putt, on 9 - looked like he had a knee-knocker coming back. But, based on his score, yes, it was a good decision. Would love to see him put it all together this weekend...
post #292 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post
 

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

Phil said he hit the fairway every time he used driver. It was only when he tried to be less aggressive that he put himself into the natural grass areas. Go figure.

post #293 of 1034
Thread Starter 

Fran Quinn would have been a great 3rd pick for the prediction contest

post #294 of 1034
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Um... I don't think thats how that works. There shouldn't be a "fat" group in the first place. 

Meh... I don't think it's that big of a deal.
post #295 of 1034
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Originally Posted by 3putter View Post
 

C'mon guys, these greens are too receptive. I want carnage!!!!

 

This isn't going to be Oakmont or Winged Foot this week, but at the same time it won't be Congressional or Bethpage '09. Like I said earlier in this thread, if you go back to the first round of the '99 Open at Pinehurst, the scores are very similar. As the week goes on, they'll all gather around Even Par.

post #296 of 1034
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Originally Posted by 3putter View Post
 

 

 

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?

 

It's a US Open tradition that the defending champion is paired with the British Open champ and U.S. Amateur champ. They've been doing that pairing since as long as I've been alive. Once in a while the US Amateur Champ can't play and they substitute them because they turned pro (which cancels out their automatic exemption).

post #297 of 1034
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post

This isn't going to be Oakmont or Winged Foot this week, but at the same time it won't be Congressional or Bethpage '09. Like I said earlier in this thread, if you go back to the first round of the '99 Open at Pinehurst, the scores are very similar. As the week goes on, they'll all gather around Even Par.

Viewing from the other side of the pond, I'm finding it very entertaining. Not the stereotypical US Open course, plenty of scope for getting into trouble but also for getting yourself out if it by hitting imaginative shots. A proper golf course asking good questions of very good players.
post #298 of 1034
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
 

As the week goes on, they'll all gather around Even Par.

 

Agree, as was mentioned earlier, they put some more water on the greens today. Conditions were pretty dry yesterday because they were expecting a storm to come in and nothing happened, so they had to soften things a bit.

post #299 of 1034

This thing is clearly Snedeker's to lose. 

post #300 of 1034
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Originally Posted by whatwoodtigerdo View Post
 

This thing is clearly Snedeker's to lose. 

 

He's not even leading among the morning half of the field… ?

post #301 of 1034
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Originally Posted by whatwoodtigerdo View Post

This thing is clearly Snedeker's to lose. 

Did I miss a few days?
post #302 of 1034
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

He's not even leading among the morning half of the field… ?

 

Yeah 3 bogeys and a double will do that to someone. 6 birdies keeps them in it. He will learn from it. 

 

Probably had a bad hot dog at the turn or something.

post #303 of 1034

Here was the leaderboard at the end of the 1999 US Open first round. Like I said, very similar scoring conditions, and yet only one player broke par that year:

 

Duval -3

Mickelson -3

Mayfair --3

Goydos -3

Berganio -2

Daly -2

Stewart -2

Woods -2

Yokoo -2

15 guys tied at -1

post #304 of 1034
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
 

Here was the leaderboard at the end of the 1999 US Open first round. Like I said, very similar scoring conditions, and yet only one player broke par that year:

 

Duval -3

Mickelson -3

Mayfair --3

Goydos -3

Berganio -2

Daly -2

Stewart -2

Woods -2

Yokoo -2

15 guys tied at -1

 

Good stuff

post #305 of 1034
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Originally Posted by whatwoodtigerdo View Post
 

This thing is clearly Snedeker's to lose. 

Yep. A couple more pars and it's his. A certainty. Almost.

Unless Badds stops making triples to go with his 5 birdies per round

post #306 of 1034

Adam Scott might be the shocker of the day. Really thought he was going to take advantage of the softer conditions today.

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