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39 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

Kind of weird, I feel no compunction to attend this, I went when the last USO was held here and to Shinnecock last year. Should go at least one day though, not every day a Major is in your backyard, but just not feeling it.

I sort of feel this way about the whole tournament. It doesn't feel like a major week. Combination of it being the PGA (my least favorite major) and it being earlier than normal for the 2nd major. Normally, when the US Open rolls around, I'm chomping at the bit for another major.

Another factor is that there is no way this major will come close to this year's Masters. I guess unless Tiger wins. He won't, though.

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He holds course records at courses he's never played..... Sharks have a week named for him...

Not gonna see this on tv or streaming.  

Bethpage Black begins with B and ends with K.  It was fairly obvious in retrospect.  

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On 5/3/2019 at 7:06 PM, onthehunt526 said:

🤨 Well it's not in upstate NY but if it was at Oak Hill again it might snow... Not even a joke.

Bethpage as a par-70 is tough. There is only so much you can do to make the course yield a couple more birdies. I assume moving the tee up at 13 will be an option, as well as the front left pin at 14. But other than that you really can't do much, even moving the tee up at 6 doesn't make it drivable. I expect somewhere around 4 to 6 under to win. Not that a 63 or 64 is out of the question at the Black. But tearing it up is out of the question.

Well thats not always true. Its all about pin placement there. I played in the Met Open there like 10 years ago and though the overall scores were pretty high from what i remember, there were still guys shooting 67-68. Even on that level of play. 

4 is a easy hole for the pros and 13 is getable also even if its stretched all the way back.  2,9,14 and 18 are also good birdie holes. 

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After the master i´m also not ready yet for another big tournament.

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2 hours ago, DeadMan said:

Another factor is that there is no way this major will come close to this year's Masters. I guess unless Tiger wins. He won't, though.

paging @colin007!

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I won’t say Tiger won’t win, but of the three remaining majors this year, this would be the one I’d probably least expect him to win. Even though he’s got a good record at Bethpage, he’ll be coming in rusty, it’s a really long course and he doesn’t have the same length he used to and it’s just so darn hard to win two majors in a row. Won’t say he won’t win....I just wouldn’t bet on it. I do think he’ll be ready for Pebble, though. There I would bet him.

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1 hour ago, Shindig said:

He's won two majors in a row five times though.  :-) 

Still don’t make it easy haha Especially now that he’s 43.

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8 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Tiger’s gonna be in your backyard and you’re not feeling it? Hide that from @colin007.

Yeah, that's just foolish talking

5 hours ago, dennyjones said:

paging @colin007!

 

3 hours ago, Shindig said:

He's won two majors in a row five times though.  :-) 

That's just another stat in an incredible list of stats

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4 hours ago, ChrisP said:

he doesn’t have the same length he used to a

He’s pretty damn close isn’t he?

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9 hours ago, colin007 said:

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Dammitall @colin007 - you owe me a new monitor, because this one has diet coke all over it

 

I will say there is no reason Tiger can't win, there is a reason he is the (betting) favorite - but he doesn't have the course knowledge advantage at BPB that he has from years of playing ANGC, but he can certainly win (at least as of 10 days before the event starts)

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19 hours ago, ChrisP said:

I won’t say Tiger won’t win, but of the three remaining majors this year, this would be the one I’d probably least expect him to win. Even though he’s got a good record at Bethpage, he’ll be coming in rusty, it’s a really long course and he doesn’t have the same length he used to and it’s just so darn hard to win two majors in a row. Won’t say he won’t win....I just wouldn’t bet on it. I do think he’ll be ready for Pebble, though. There I would bet him.

He's averaging around 300 yards, exactly the same as he did in the 2000's. 2005 and 2006 were exceptions where he drove it a bit longer, but other than that it's always been right around 300.

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19 minutes ago, Zeph said:

He's averaging around 300 yards, exactly the same as he did in the 2000's. 2005 and 2006 were exceptions where he drove it a bit longer, but other than that it's always been right around 300.

You’re right. It’s more that other players are longer now and courses are longer so it seems like he’s hitting it less though he’s not. It’s forced him to be more strategic which works a lot in tournaments like The Masters and other majors. PGA may be a bomb fest but US Open and British will be more about strategy.

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I'm actually pretty excited about it.  The 2002 US Open at BPB was the first golf tournament I watched on TV back in high school.  My uncle and this tournament (Tiger really) got me into this crazy game.  Loved playing this course on TW PGA Tour games as well. 

Off topic, but since then, I've been to Augusta once, followed Tiger at the 2008 Tour Championship, been to St. Andrews, played all the Disney courses (Tiger won there twice), and played Chambers Bay right before 2015 Open (it was beautiful when my wife and I went; shame what happened afterward).

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1 hour ago, Zeph said:

He's averaging around 300 yards, exactly the same as he did in the 2000's. 2005 and 2006 were exceptions where he drove it a bit longer, but other than that it's always been right around 300.

Agreed. He's probably just as long with his irons as Brooks, DJ, or Rory. 

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Just now, onthehunt526 said:

Agreed. He's probably just as long with his irons as Brooks, DJ, or Rory. 

Yeah. And Rory not a threat.

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Just now, Vinsk said:

Yeah. And Rory not a threat.

Agreed Rory is not a threat. Tiger plays weaker lofts than all of them as well. 

If Tiger drives it reasonably well, can hit his irons like Augusta, and putts reasonably well, he'll be right there for #16.

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