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post #199 of 213
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Originally Posted by Derek02 View Post
 

That was a great pick on his part, but given the emphasis placed on abiding by the rules (for all the prior contests as well), I would think he'd be DQ'd for not having 3 picks.....just saying.

 

Not a violation worthy of a DQ....instead, Erik assessed a two-stroke penalty....he still won.

 

 

Congtats Valley.......very, very nice work!

post #200 of 213
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Originally Posted by Derek02 View Post
 

That was a great pick on his part, but given the emphasis placed on abiding by the rules (for all the prior contests as well), I would think he'd be DQ'd for not having 3 picks.....just saying.

 

The Rules are there to protect people from others gaining an advantage, and to determine the winner.

 

He only hurt himself by not listing the second and third choices, and gained no advantage.

 

Just like someone listing "Fowler -4" or something - if there's only one Fowler in the field, we know who he is talking about. Those people are DQed if there are two "Fowler"s because we can't know who they mean, so they have an "advantage" of playing both. That's why the rules state that you should list their full name. It's for identification purposes in case people share last names (or first names, I suppose, if Bubba Watson and Bubba Dickerson both qualify or something…).

post #201 of 213
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

Valleygolfer is so badass, he doesn't need to abide by this rule "Your answer must also include a 2nd and 3rd choice"

:dance:

It was my Chuck Norris moment... Everybody gets one. It is like your 15 minutes of fame...

 

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Originally Posted by Wansteadimp View Post
 

Is quid slang for dollars as well? Never heard an American use it in normal conversation, only when trying to fit-in in London.

I have been watching a show called "Wheeler Dealers", and I was just referencing him when I said "quid"... Entertaining show, if you like cars. Plus I get to learn some of the British slang...

post #202 of 213
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Originally Posted by BallStriker View Post
 

 

Not a violation worthy of a DQ....instead, Erik assessed a two-stroke penalty....he still won.

 

 

Congtats Valley.......very, very nice work!

Actually, if he was assessed a two stroke penalty, I would have won :-).

post #203 of 213
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Originally Posted by Elvisliveson View Post
 

Actually, if he was assessed a two stroke penalty, I would have won :-).

 

My bad...thought you had Kaymer at -6 and he had -9....could be wrong.

 

Nice pick for you in any event (I came in 2nd last year when Scott won the Masters....dammit).

post #204 of 213
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Originally Posted by BallStriker View Post
 

 

My bad...thought you had Kaymer at -6 and he had -9....could be wrong.

 

Nice pick for you in any event (I came in 2nd last year when Scott won the Masters....dammit).

No, you were right. It was my bad. I was thinking as if the penalty would have been assessed on Kaymer. And it's not even cocktail hour yet!

post #205 of 213
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

The Rules are there to protect people from others gaining an advantage, and to determine the winner.

 

He only hurt himself by not listing the second and third choices, and gained no advantage.

 

Just like someone listing "Fowler -4" or something - if there's only one Fowler in the field, we know who he is talking about. Those people are DQed if there are two "Fowler"s because we can't know who they mean, so they have an "advantage" of playing both. That's why the rules state that you should list their full name. It's for identification purposes in case people share last names (or first names, I suppose, if Bubba Watson and Bubba Dickerson both qualify or something…).

 

Fair enough.  I'm not salty about it.  I had no chance of winning anyway.  I just thought it was an interesting point that Crim brought up.

post #206 of 213

Duffner's the only one with the 'quid', which of course is the gob of tobacco he sucks on.

 

And hey, is there no contest or prize for the ladies' US Open?  How about a 4 hybrid or 7 wood?

 

My picks

 

Ko at minus 6

Wie at minus 5

Inbee Park at minus 4 

post #207 of 213
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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post

Duffner's the only one with the 'quid', which of course is the gob of tobacco he sucks on.

Dumb question, I've been to the UK a couple times but always brought enough dip with me. Can you buy chew or dip anywhere in the UK?
post #208 of 213
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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post
 

Duffner's the only one with the 'quid', which of course is the gob of tobacco he sucks on.

 

And hey, is there no contest or prize for the ladies' US Open?  How about a 4 hybrid or 7 wood?

 

My picks

 

Ko at minus 6

Wie at minus 5

Inbee Park at minus 4

I like the idea of a contest, but your second and third choices are sure to be picked to win by others, thus nullifying them.

 

Contest or not, following the guidlines for the men's contest, my picks are

 

Stacey Lewis -6

Jessica Korda -5

Natalie Gulbis-4

post #209 of 213
There's no contest for this week's Open, but I'll submit choices just the same, for bragging rights I guess.

Michelle Wie, -4
Ai Miyazato, -4
Cheyenne Woods -3
post #210 of 213
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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post

Duffner's the only one with the 'quid', which of course is the gob of tobacco he sucks on.

And hey, is there no contest or prize for the ladies' US Open?  How about a 4 hybrid or 7 wood?

My picks

Ko at minus 6
Wie at minus 5
Inbee Park at minus 4 
You win a sleeve of used pink precepts...
post #211 of 213
Hee Young Park -2. I think I love you.
post #212 of 213

I'm picking team USA - winner at -3

Pressel

Creamer

Gulbis

 

I almost picked team

Jang

Kang

Yang

 

adding to the prize sock & golf gloves in matching pink, green & baby blue

post #213 of 213

I think the winner is the little Lucy Li-  For 11 the girl has been amazing and more impressive has been the way she has handled herself and her outlook on golf.... I think we could all learn something.  Super impressive- very smart, well mannered, and humble...  I'm a fan...  Our goal should always be to have fun

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