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post #361 of 1034

If he keeps rolling, it may force some of the later guys to be aggressive, and with the greens getting faster that could be a bad thing.

 

Course still just does not have that bite to it. This is not Pinehurst. Just too many birdies going on here.

post #362 of 1034
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If he keeps rolling, it may force some of the later guys to be aggressive, and with the greens getting faster that could be a bad thing.

Course still just does not have that bite to it. This is not Pinehurst. Just too many birdies going on here.

Well, maybe. But he's the only one taking it apart, and he's putting as if he's made some sort of deal with the Devil. And although I don't know much about the North Carolina climate, I'm guessing the course can only get faster?
post #363 of 1034
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Well, maybe. But he's the only one taking it apart, and he's putting as if he's made some sort of deal with the Devil. And although I don't know much about the North Carolina climate, I'm guessing the course can only get faster?

 

He is one of the few guys in the field that I would say has "runaway potential." I hope he doesn't, but Kaymer has the talent to run away from the field. He's got that much talent. Let's hope for some bogeys, but it could just as easily go the other way around.

post #364 of 1034

Can I change my pick to Kaymer -18  :cry: 

post #365 of 1034
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Let's hope for some bogeys, but it could just as easily go the other way around.

QFT. Another tremendous putt, 8 under.
post #366 of 1034

It's going to really make it hard for the afternoon guys now because if they say -10 or -11 out there, all of a sudden you think got to be aggressive.

 

What's scary is Kaymer -8 and holes 1-5 which are coming are very easy. He could tear this thing apart.

post #367 of 1034
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I picked him to win at -9 a2_wink.gif

I would score a set of winn grips and new driver.
You're kinda lookin like a genius right now...
post #368 of 1034

Cracks me up when an F bomb is dropped. Dufner's caddie quoted as saying the rake job in the bunker and Dufner's lie was "F'ing gross..". Announcer: "Dufner's caddie saying the rake job was no good. ....Said a bad word there and we apologize for that."

post #369 of 1034

Saw part of the 1st round last night on the dvr and saw someone blast out of a bunker looking like they almost needed a rope to get to where the ball was, good shot.

 

I'd really like to play this course some day, it would be a blast.  Literally a blast because I'd be hitting from the sandy brush field a bunch (can't really call it the rough, more like a sagebrush farm field).

 

And hopefully my picks in the giveaway make the cut. Would be nice to see Cink make a run for it.

post #370 of 1034
I like Kaymer, but a 6-shot lead? Ugh.

Mahan and Donaldson just played each other's golf balls. d2_doh.gif
post #371 of 1034
Here's a thought, how many frickin guys need to be inside the ropes following this group? Must be 20, right up their butts. That's gotta be disconcerting.
post #372 of 1034
That was weird seeing both guys walk back and drop.

How many dropped shots for the group in one hole? I wonder what the record is.
post #373 of 1034
If kaymer gets through two with a par, he'll be sniffing -10. Holes 3 and 5 are the easiest on the course. This could get 2011 ugly guys
post #374 of 1034
Playing the wrong balls off the fairway? In the US Open? How does that happen?
post #375 of 1034
Many have gotten off to hot starts at the US Open. Few have been able to keep it up over four days. This tournament is littered with the shattered hopes of golfers who could not adjust as the course started to show its hand.

That said, Kaymer's aiming for the center of the green, and making his par putts. If he can continue doing what he's doing, he's going to have a nice lead going into the weekend.
post #376 of 1034
That was cold announcers. Not a bunch of brain surgeons, this group.

Along with the USGA putting Stadler, DeJonge and Lowry in a group.

Mean spirited, ya'll. Let's be nice, m'okay?
post #377 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

Many have gotten off to hot starts at the US Open. Few have been able to keep it up over four days. This tournament is littered with the shattered hopes of golfers who could not adjust as the course started to show its hand.

That said, Kaymer's aiming for the center of the green, and making his par putts. If he can continue doing what he's doing, he's going to have a nice lead going into the weekend.

 

The elite players are more likely to keep it going, like McIlroy and Tiger did. The Gil Morgans and Ricky Barnes' couldn't because they simply didn't have the talent.

 

If I were to guess, I'd say Kaymer is more likely to keep this going because I put him closer to that elite class. To me, he's one of the best in the world right now. I think he's got the tools to hit the gas pedal and run. I hope i'm jinxing him because I don't want to be bored to death this weekend, but I can definitely see it happening.

post #378 of 1034
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

That was cold announcers. Not a bunch of brain surgeons, this group.

Along with the USGA putting Stadler, DeJonge and Lowry in a group.

Mean spirited, ya'll. Let's be nice, m'okay?

The announcers were referring to themselves, vis-a-vis their butchering of the pronunciation of Andes Etchevarria's name.
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