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Looking forward to this Open, not only to see what the USGA does with the course and how it plays but because I checked this off my bucket list in 2012 - stayed just off the 18th green.   Shot 87 missed birdie on 18 by 1/2 inch...

I'll also be watching to to see what Beast Keopka does, would luv to see Tiger hoist the trophy too...

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I remember the first time we went to the Monterey Wine Festival and stayed in Carmel by the Sea. 
Considering the time change, I was waking up before first light. So, I'd throw on sweats and go for a walk. We were staying at the La Playa on Ocean Ave., so I just walked down the road to the beach, turned right, and kept hiking. I came to a spot where I couldn't walk the beach anymore, but there was a path leading up the hillside to an open area that looked like a golf course. When I got up top I realized that I was standing behind the 10th green at Pebble Beach! 

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4 minutes ago, Buckeyebowman said:

I remember the first time we went to the Monterey Wine Festival and stayed in Carmel by the Sea. 
Considering the time change, I was waking up before first light. So, I'd throw on sweats and go for a walk. We were staying at the La Playa on Ocean Ave., so I just walked down the road to the beach, turned right, and kept hiking. I came to a spot where I couldn't walk the beach anymore, but there was a path leading up the hillside to an open area that looked like a golf course. When I got up top I realized that I was standing behind the 10th green at Pebble Beach! 

So you walked up the hill side right next to Gene Hackman's house. Was my forgotten gin and tonic still sitting on the back fringe of that hole?

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11 minutes ago, Wally Fairway said:

Cool weather for the US Open

Thur  61/52 9mph 10%
Fri 60/53 11mph 10%
Sat 59/53 11mph 10%
Sun 60/53 11mph 10%

source: weather.com

I was there in 2010 and remember freezing my rear off in the second round. It was cold, damp and dreary. Warmed up a little Saturday and Sunday but was not warm. Never warm there.

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It's usually always cold in Pebble Beach no matter what time of the year.  Often it's cloudy or foggy to boot.

I played Pebble in late June in 2015.  It was cold, cloudy and damp for the first couple of days playing cypress point and spyglass, then on the third day when we played Pebble Beach, the sun came out and it was nice. 

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Tiger posted in a practice round yesterday that the course is soft and the rough is nasty and troublesome.

Listening to some early reports, sounds a lot like Merion in 2013 in which the fairways are very narrow and the rough is brutal. Going back to the way US Opens used to be designed. Mark Rolfing just said it’s the thickest rough he’s ever seen around the greens.

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Think Fleetwood and Tiger will be in contention on sunday, but Koepka will win.

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@iacas I really like the hole by hole video by the USGA, which you posted.
But looking at the info, those are a month old so the rough is much tamer in the flyovers than we are likely to see this week on the course.

 

jump to 14:10 to see some of the course (I think today), 40:00 showing some of the rough around the green

 

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Win golf for a foursome at Forest Dunes - pick the US Open winner (winning score is the tie-breaker)

https://www.facebook.com/fdunes/photos/a.10151588936560592/10156268637225592/?type=3&theater&notif_t=page_post_reaction&notif_id=1560170265693950

 

 

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4 hours ago, MacDutch said:

Think Fleetwood and Tiger will be in contention

Fleetwood is overrated! 😄

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38 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

Koepka -9!

-9? Damn I don’t think the score will be that low. Thinking closer to Even. Only three total players have broken par in the last 3 Opens here (Tiger, Kite, Sluman).

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5 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

-9? Damn I don’t think the score will be that low. Thinking closer to Even. Only three total players have broken par in the last 3 Opens here (Tiger, Kite, Sluman).

Dang, I forgot Sluman was under par in '92.  

The other fun stat about Tiger's dominating win in 2000:  he finished at -12, but second place was a tie at three over.  He got to double digits under par, so rare in a U.S. Open, no one else finished under par at all.  Must have been unreal to witness as it happened.

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