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post #217 of 250
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Every round!

Because SOLLOG says so!

post #218 of 250
Looks like a match, now. Sergio looking impressively resilient under what can only be described as an assault from probably the best golfer in the world, at the moment.
post #219 of 250
Marc Leishman's having a tough hole. And to add insult to injury, a squirrel is running on the green.
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post #221 of 250
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squirrel
Yes.
post #222 of 250

Pays well to play well at the Bridgestone going into the PGA...both Dufner and McIlroy (the last two PGA champs) finished in the top-5 at the Bridgestone. In 2011, Keegan was actually winning in the 3rd round but had a rough last day. So if you're on form this week, you've gotta like your chances. If you're off form, it could be a long week.

post #223 of 250
RM is looking strong!!
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'Grats to Rory.
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Congrats to the number one player in the world.
post #226 of 250
Congrats to Rory. Awesome tournament.
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Congrats Rory! New Number 1 in the World!

post #228 of 250

Was great to see Rory hang around until today and then take the lead over Sergio.  I kind of felt bad for Sergio, those Nike guys keep giving him fits.

post #229 of 250
If Rory is going to hit the driver like that he is going to be tough to beat. I never thought he was the next Tiger-like superstar but now I'm not so sure. Could be.
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I kind of feel for Sergio. But really he is much richer than I could ever dream of. However, didn't he finish second in a couple tournaments that Tiger won? Now he is finishing second to Rory. He has to be frustrated I would imagine. 

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If Rory is going to hit the driver like that he is going to be tough to beat. I never thought he was the next Tiger-like superstar but now I'm not so sure. Could be.

 

I'm thinking somewhere between Tiger's peak, and somebody like Nick Price's peak.  About six year ago or so my friend and I had a debate and I said he has 6-8 major win talent.  Well, he's 25, and has three. Maybe I estimated too low.  I think he can get to double digits, and that's a pretty remarkable career, and would put him on the short list of all-time greats.  

 

Do you think he'll be better/have a better career than say, Tom Watson?

 

EDIT--I said Nick Price and not somebody like Phil Mickelson because Price had a short run of being clearly the best player in the world.  Even though Phil is a superior player and has had a better career, he's never had that stretch, because of Tiger.

post #232 of 250
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I kind of feel for Sergio. But really he is much richer than I could ever dream of. However, didn't he finish second in a couple tournaments that Tiger won? Now he is finishing second to Rory. He has to be frustrated I would imagine. 

 

I don't feel bad for Sergio but I can see where he could be supremely frustrated at the results of his career.  When he was 19 and challenging Tiger at the PGA, with all his junior success, he probably pictured that by his current age, he'd have six, seven majors.  A couple player of the year awards.  A good time spent as the number one player in the world.  Fifty plus international victories.  He's not even close to that.  He must wonder what the hell went wrong.

 

I generally think he's okay but he spends enough time acting like a sulky teenager that he kills any sympathy I might have for him.

post #233 of 250
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Originally Posted by Aguirre View Post

 

I'm thinking somewhere between Tiger's peak, and somebody like Nick Price's peak.  About six year ago or so my friend and I had a debate and I said he has 6-8 major win talent.  Well, he's 25, and has three. Maybe I estimated too low.  I think he can get to double digits, and that's a pretty remarkable career, and would put him on the short list of all-time greats.  

 

Do you think he'll be better/have a better career than say, Tom Watson?

 

EDIT--I said Nick Price and not somebody like Phil Mickelson because Price had a short run of being clearly the best player in the world.  Even though Phil is a superior player and has had a better career, he's never had that stretch, because of Tiger.

 



I usually don't predict much of anything out of my control but from what I'm seeing right now his stock is rising pretty fast.

Odds are that he won't keep hitting the ball quite that well but if he does the other guys better tighen up their jocks or he'll make them look like stable ponies against a thoroughbred.
post #234 of 250

I remember the first time I was really wowed by Rory.  It was at Quail Hollow in 2010.  He eagled a Par 5 on the back nine with a stunning 2nd shot.  It was something like 235, with a downhill lie to an uphill green and he smoked a 5-iron with a swing so balanced, so pure, and so perfect that it ended up 6 feet from the hole or so.  

 

I may have some of those details wrong but I'm sure a lot of you remember the shot.

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