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post #415 of 1034
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A 65 or 66 is out there if one of these guys now can get hot. Given kaymer's talent I have a hard time seeing him coming back to the pack too much. Hes not Gil Morgan or Ricky Barnes. Someone is gonna have to meet him at least half way to have a chance.

I agree, if someone at -1 or -2 can come out with a 65/66 in the afternoon, the weekend will become much more interesting. A four stroke lead going into the weekend at the US Open can be spoiled. 

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I was going to multi-quote the Results Prediction contest Thread with all the "What are you guys thinking, no way the final score will be like -3, -4 or -8 even" comments and just chuckle a bit.  But it's locked of course...

 

We now know it's certainly possible.

 

But I'm still early to be poking at it - anything can happen in the next two days...

 

(Kaymer could melt down 8 or 9 strokes and the course could tighten up considerably,.....then someone can quote this post and chuckle...:-\)

 

 

 

maybe Graham could make a run, he's out of the box and safely got that first Par 5 out of the way

post #417 of 1034

Didn't someone tell Kaymer that this is is a frickin US Open?! I call for a drug screen. :-)

post #418 of 1034
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post

Didn't someone tell Kaymer that this is is a frickin US Open?! I call for a drug screen. a1_smile.gif
Somebody better test that water bottle he's been drinking from. We don't want golf turning into the next baseball!
post #419 of 1034
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Didn't someone tell Kaymer that this is is a frickin US Open?! I call for a drug screen. a1_smile.gif

Someone tell the USGA this is the US Open. Too many guys shooting at the flag and sticking shots. I think guys are starting to adjust to the fact this course is not as hard as they thought it would be and birdies are starting to pile up here.
post #420 of 1034
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Someone tell the USGA this is the US Open. Too many guys shooting at the flag and sticking shots. I think guys are starting to adjust to the fact this course is not as hard as they thought it would be and birdies are starting to pile up here.
This feels more like the PGA Championship, especially without the thick rough
post #421 of 1034
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Someone tell the USGA this is the US Open. Too many guys shooting at the flag and sticking shots. I think guys are starting to adjust to the fact this course is not as hard as they thought it would be and birdies are starting to pile up here.

Well, we're half-way through the second round and the players tied for second place are on -2. That doesn't sound to me like the course is set up too easy.
post #422 of 1034
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Well, we're half-way through the second round and the players tied for second place are on -2. That doesn't sound to me like the course is set up too easy.

I agree. Just because one guy is having an astounding first two days doesn't mean the course is set up too easy. Kaymer is plain and simply playing out of his ass and in my own opinion, has no where to go but down. I could absolutely be wrong and he could maintain a score well under par, but I don't see him flirting with -10 by Sunday.

post #423 of 1034
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Well, we're half-way through the second round and the players tied for second place are on -2. That doesn't sound to me like the course is set up too easy.

 

agree - one or three players usually do have a stand out tournament.  the question is usually if it maintains long enough for a final standout score or just one or two incredible days....So Kaymer is already on the list for a cool run regardless of how he finishes

 

 

Adam Scott made a nice run today

post #424 of 1034
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Well, we're half-way through the second round and the players tied for second place are on -2. That doesn't sound to me like the course is set up too easy.

I think the scoring is out there though. One of the reasons why I don't think scoring is better is because this is a completely different course they saw in practice rounds. Some are beginning to figure out you can be more aggressive than you think. Kaymer figured that out late yesterday.

Also 15 guys are under par. That's a lot or the 2nd round of an Open. There were 16 under par through 2 rounds in 2011.
post #425 of 1034
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Well, we're half-way through the second round and the players tied for second place are on -2. That doesn't sound to me like the course is set up too easy.
That's what I'm thinking. Kaymer seems to be playing in a different dimension.
post #426 of 1034
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I agree. Just because one guy is having an astounding first two days doesn't mean the course is set up too easy. Kaymer is plain and simply playing out of his ass and in my own opinion, has no where to go but down. I could absolutely be wrong and he could maintain a score well under par, but I don't see him flirting with -10 by Sunday.

I agree. Look no further than the 1992 US Open at Pebble Beach where during the 3rd Dr. Gil Morgan became the first player to reach double digits under par in the history of the US Open and eventually got it to -12.  He ended up the tournament at +5 while the eventual winner, Tom Kite, finished at -3.

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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post
 

I agree. Just because one guy is having an astounding first two days doesn't mean the course is set up too easy. Kaymer is plain and simply playing out of his ass and in my own opinion, has no where to go but down. I could absolutely be wrong and he could maintain a score well under par, but I don't see him flirting with -10 by Sunday.

I agree. Look no further than the 1992 US Open at Pebble Beach where during the 3rd Dr. Gil Morgan became the first player to reach double digits under par in the history of the US Open and eventually got it to -12.  He ended up the tournament at +5 while the eventual winner, Tom Kite, finished at -3.


Martin Kaymer is not Gil Morgan. But trust me, I'm hoping he implodes.
post #428 of 1034
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post


Martin Kaymer is not Gil Morgan. But trust me, I'm hoping he implodes.


Time to call this guy?

post #429 of 1034
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Time to call this guy?

Not again Shooter! If Martin Kaymer was at -2, this US Open would be a lot more interesting, as there is about 8000 guys at -2,-1, and E
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Time to call this guy?

He better skip straight to the car, because they'd throw him immediately out if he just did what he did at the tournament with Bob Hope.
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I'm really hoping Kaymer collapses, because if he does this tournament gets so much more watchable
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I'm really hoping Kaymer collapses, because if he does this tournament gets so much more watchable

Call The US Border Patrol and tell them there is an illegal at Pinehurst.

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