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post #235 of 250

Just watched the final 4 holes on PVR (I turned it off earlier for BBQ with wife and kids, PVRs are awesome!) and I'm super stoked about Rory. He is hitting that driver like it's a Titleist!! If he brings that game to the table next week, LOOK OUT!

 

It's still hard to absorb that the kid's got three legs of a career Grand Slam at 25 years of age. What the hell?? 

post #236 of 250

This may have been mentioned, and I know that Jim Nantz pointed it out at least once today, but I've found it fascinating each time they've shown the overhead, that basically every hole on the course (save for 2, he said) runs the same direction.  Maybe it's not, but that seems pretty unusual to me.  Of course you have your links courses that run straight out and then straight back, but this isn't a links course; just a boatload of parallel holes. ;)

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This may have been mentioned, and I know that Jim Nantz pointed it out at least once today, but I've found it fascinating each time they've shown the overhead, that basically every hole on the course (save for 2, he said) runs the same direction.  Maybe it's not, but that seems pretty unusual to me.  Of course you have your links courses that run straight out and then straight back, but this isn't a links course; just a boatload of parallel holes. ;)

Huh? :hmm:

 

I don't think that's right. You would have ridiculous walks between tees no? 

 

I found this online, is it incorrect?

 

http://course.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/course/course/firestoneccsouthc/aerial.htm#

post #238 of 250
It's a zig-zag! The first green is next to the second tee and the second green is next to the third tee and so on. 😜
Edited by RJH999 - 8/4/14 at 1:56am
post #239 of 250
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This may have been mentioned, and I know that Jim Nantz pointed it out at least once today, but I've found it fascinating each time they've shown the overhead, that basically every hole on the course (save for 2, he said) runs the same direction.  Maybe it's not, but that seems pretty unusual to me.  Of course you have your links courses that run straight out and then straight back, but this isn't a links course; just a boatload of parallel holes. ;)

 

 

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It's a zig-zag! The first green is next to the second tee and the second tee is next to the third tee and so on. 😜

Wait a minute, are you guys just ****ing with me?

post #240 of 250
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Wait a minute, are you guys just ****ing with me?
Hahaha...I don't think so..? 😉
post #241 of 250
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Huh? b5_confused.gif

I don't think that's right. You would have ridiculous walks between tees no? 

I found this online, is it incorrect?

http://course.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/course/course/firestoneccsouthc/aerial.htm#
Yeah, that's right. All holes in that picture except 5 and 6 run north-south.
post #242 of 250
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Huh? b5_confused.gif

I don't think that's right. You would have ridiculous walks between tees no? 

I found this online, is it incorrect?

http://course.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/course/course/firestoneccsouthc/aerial.htm#
Yeah, that's right. All holes in that picture except 5 and 6 run north-south.

Oh, maybe this is just a semantics thing. With the exception of 5 and 6 roughly half the holes run north-south and the other half run south-north. For some reason I thought you were saying all the holes ran in the SAME direction, i.e. north-south, which was why I was so confused, because that would be...dumb.

post #243 of 250
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Oh, maybe this is just a semantics thing. With the exception of 5 and 6 roughly half the holes run north-south and the other half run south-north. For some reason I thought you were saying all the holes ran in the SAME direction, i.e. north-south, which was why I was so confused, because that would be...dumb.


Same here. I pictured them all lined up in a straight line and couldn't imagine how that would work. :-P

 

Maybe if you're around the north pole and the 18th green just reaches the 1st tee.

post #244 of 250
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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.

 



It all depends on his desire. Tiger had a goal, 18 majors, and he was relentless in pursuing it for many years. He's still relentless but his body is not cooperating.

I like how Rory goes about it, he doesn't have a goal in mind. He's at 3 now and wants to get to 4, when he gets there, he'll want to get to 5. That's a good way to look at it but I wonder if at some point he becomes satisfied, like with 8, and decides to start taking it easy, focusing on the family, etc.

I hope he can keep his passion for the next 15 years. If so, I think he can reach double digits, for sure. He sure is fun to watch, but I don't think we'll see another Tiger for some time yet.
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It all depends on his desire. Tiger had a goal, 18 majors, and he was relentless in pursuing it for many years. He's still relentless but his body is not cooperating.

I like how Rory goes about it, he doesn't have a goal in mind. He's at 3 now and wants to get to 4, when he gets there, he'll want to get to 5. That's a good way to look at it but I wonder if at some point he becomes satisfied, like with 8, and decides to start taking it easy, focusing on the family, etc.

I hope he can keep his passion for the next 15 years. If so, I think he can reach double digits, for sure. He sure is fun to watch, but I don't think we'll see another Tiger for some time yet.

Rory and Tiger are both very successful golfers but outwardly they are very different.  Tiger comes across as a strong Type A personality, where are Rory is more Type B externally.  Tiger always seem intense where as Rory usually seems relaxed.

 

I really enjoyed watching Rory play yesterday as he seemed so in control of his emotions and his swing.  He appears to play effortlessly and while he may react to a bad break, it's never in the angry, violent manner Tiger or Bubba does.  It will be interesting to see if he has the internal intensity to drive himself to chase Tiger and Jack's major record or if it even means that much to him.

post #246 of 250
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It all depends on his desire. Tiger had a goal, 18 majors, and he was relentless in pursuing it for many years. He's still relentless but his body is not cooperating.

I like how Rory goes about it, he doesn't have a goal in mind. He's at 3 now and wants to get to 4, when he gets there, he'll want to get to 5. That's a good way to look at it but I wonder if at some point he becomes satisfied, like with 8, and decides to start taking it easy, focusing on the family, etc.

I hope he can keep his passion for the next 15 years. If so, I think he can reach double digits, for sure. He sure is fun to watch, but I don't think we'll see another Tiger for some time yet.


Did he have that goal as he started out, or after winning multiple majors and realizing he could actually do it? Rory has won a few, got many years left. Maybe he's got a goal to beat Tiger, or Jack, or maybe he will at some point.

post #247 of 250
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Did he have that goal as he started out, or after winning multiple majors and realizing he could actually do it? Rory has won a few, got many years left. Maybe he's got a goal to beat Tiger, or Jack, or maybe he will at some point.
In interviews I've heard him characterize it this way. I'd guess when he started he probably had a goal to win "multiple" majors. As he gets closer to double digits (if he does), I could see his goals start to change a bit towards chasing others but for now, he's content to just "get the next one," which I think is a healthy way to move ahead.
post #248 of 250

I was talking about Tiger. When did he start thinking about chasing down Jack?

 

Also, Rory can have goals without telling everyone.

post #249 of 250
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I was talking about Tiger. When did he start thinking about chasing down Jack?

 

 

Probably right after kindergarten. 

post #250 of 250
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Probably right after kindergarten. 
Yes, close. It's well documented that Tiger had that record in sight from his teens.
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