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6 hours ago, HJJ003 said:

Now I’m ready for the Open Championship!!

They just played it!! The British Open is next month 😎

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So you don't believe the Open got there (United Kingdom) first and other Opens need to indicate their country in front of the word "Open"?

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4 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

So you don't believe the Open got there (United Kingdom) first and other Opens need to indicate their country in front of the word "Open"?

Did you not see the 😎?

But yeah, Murica!!! 😋

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Just now, colin007 said:

Did you not see the 😎?

But yeah, Murica!!! 😋

I thought you were just showing off your new pair of sunglasses...

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Just now, Double Mocha Man said:

I thought you were just showing off your new pair of sunglasses...

Nah, it's just that people calling it "The Open" grate on me like Ohio State players calling it "THE Ohio State University". It's a *me* problem 

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1 minute ago, colin007 said:

Nah, it's just that people calling it "The Open" grate on me like Ohio State players calling it "THE Ohio State University". It's a *me* problem 

I'm going to go with my response being THE Post...  😁

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42 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I once had a similar shot on a par 3.  I was on the green and had to wedge over the corner of a sand trap to get it close to the hole.  Used a high bounce, wide-soled wedge but, nevertheless, took a divot out of the putting surface.  Seems like a golf course architect wouldn't design a hole like this.

Which begs the question: Is this a one-putt or two-putt?  I made the 3 footer off the wedge shot.

Shots from on the putting surface go into the books as putts, regardless of club.  Shots from off aren't, even with a putter.

Plenty of golf courses where hitting the green at one part makes it tough to roll the ball to other pin positions.  Hole 6 at Riviera comes to mind too, and I think TPC San Antonio #17 is similar.  Non-pros playing probably shouldn't be allowed to hit a non-putter from the putting surface. 

16 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

So you don't believe the Open got there (United Kingdom) first and other Opens need to indicate their country in front of the word "Open"?

Kindly remind me what is printed on each trophy.

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10 minutes ago, colin007 said:

Nah, it's just that people calling it "The Open" grate on me like Ohio State players calling it "THE Ohio State University". It's a *me* problem 

Or ‘OSU’..that’s clearly Oklahoma State.

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11 minutes ago, Shindig said:

Shots from on the putting surface go into the books as putts, regardless of club.  Shots from off aren't, even with a putter.

Plenty of golf courses where hitting the green at one part makes it tough to roll the ball to other pin positions.  Hole 6 at Riviera comes to mind too, and I think TPC San Antonio #17 is similar.  Non-pros playing probably shouldn't be allowed to hit a non-putter from the putting surface. 

Kindly remind me what is printed on each trophy.

... a lot of words but my name is not on either trophy.

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1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Used a high bounce, wide-soled wedge but, nevertheless, took a divot out of the putting surface.

Uh oh.  Too steep of angle of attack.  You get those clean crisp short game shots with a good shallow AoA.  Really helps with the spin.

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1 hour ago, Shindig said:

Non-pros playing probably shouldn't be allowed to hit a non-putter from the putting surface.

Why? I’d still do less damage than Sergio.

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1 minute ago, Vinsk said:

Why? I’d still do less damage than Sergio.

Good point Vinsk.  Thinking poor Sergio has become somewhat irrelevant.  As for me I am not going to let the design of the green, nor pin placement, dictate that I putt away from the hole.

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6 hours ago, ChrisP said:

Interesting that the last two champions at Pebble Beach were McDowell and Woodland. McDowell was ranked #33 in the world when he edged Greg Havret and Woodland #25. Between those two wins at other venues you've got McIlroy, Rose, Kaymer, Simpson, Koepka, Spieth, and DJ, all future Hall-of-Famers (yes, I think Simpson will have a resume good enough when all is said and done to get in). Perhaps Pebble brings in more of the underdog winner? You had a few more big underdog names in contention than usual with Reavie and Hadley in the last few groups. Could just be a total coincidence, too. 

Also, really concerned that this is the "new" U.S. Open. Lightening up on the difficulty to try and make players more happy. Gore being brought in to try and get players' opinions and make changes based on their recommendations. Heard some guys this morning on radio say in their talks with USGA officials that the US Open is going to try and make the US Open more player-happy in the future. T

It did not look easy to me.  Approach shots too short. That high grass wreaked havoc on those who got in it and holes 8-13 beat them up pretty good. The winning score was less than the last five pro-ams there so the course played tougher with better talent.

I think the USGA screwed up Shinnecock,  but got Pebble Beach right.    

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

Why? I’d still do less damage than Sergio.

Good answer, and a correct one, but I bet Sergio could pitch from on a green without leaving a divot if he needed to do so.

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Don't say that to Benny Beaver...

Or Brutus Buckeye! There's the crux of the matter. TOSU does not want to be confused with any other OSU's! I'm a fan of TOSU and think it's a small worry. Their football program is successful while the others have had a moment here and there.

BTW, I refer to "our" open as "The U.S. Open", and refer to the open across the pond the "The Open Championship"! After all, when it was created, it was THE only one around! 

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7 minutes ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Or Brutus Buckeye! There's the crux of the matter. TOSU does not want to be confused with any other OSU's! I'm a fan of TOSU and think it's a small worry. Their football program is successful while the others have had a moment here and there.

BTW, I refer to "our" open as "The U.S. Open", and refer to the open across the pond the "The Open Championship"! After all, when it was created, it was THE only one around! 

I graduated from UNC.  I always hear, "Oh, North Carolina."  Nope, University of Northern Colorado.

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