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I know if seems like the PGA just finished, but the US Open qualifying has already started.

Couple of links to start this discussion:
- the exemption list https://www.usopen.com/qualifying/exemptions.html
- the sectional list https://www.usopen.com/qualifying/sectional.html

The first qualifier was yesterday - https://www.usopen.com/qualifying/sectional/Dallas-texas.html#!&tab=results
With Brendon Todd & Nick Taylor being co-medalists at (-10), and Mike Weir getting a spot as well as Austin Eckroat (the only am to qualify yesterday)

General Topics - Tigers 16th major, Brooks goes back-back-back, Phil gets his career slam, DJ, Spieth, Molinari or maybe a first time major winner (Rickie, Rahm, Xander, Kuch,) - make your guess...

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Is famousdavis entering? If so, BK is toast.

In all seriousness, I’m looking forward to the US Open. I think Tiger will come in ready and Brooks is trying to make incredible history. No offense to Harrington or Strange, but he’s got a legit shot at a 3-peat just like Tiger did a few times in his attempts, although I don’t think Tiger ever really contended in any of his 3-peat tries. I’m just curious what Brooks’ strategy will be. Will he try to bomb it through some of the short doglegs like 3 and 11 or play it safe.

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12 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

Is famousdavis entering? If so, BK is toast.

In all seriousness, I’m looking forward to the US Open. I think Tiger will come in ready and Brooks is trying to make incredible history. No offense to Harrington or Strange, but he’s got a legit shot at a 3-peat just like Tiger did a few times in his attempts, although I don’t think Tiger ever really contended in any of his 3-peat tries. I’m just curious what Brooks’ strategy will be. Will he try to bomb it through some of the short doglegs like 3 and 11 or play it safe.

I don’t see BK hitting driver very often at PB.

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15 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

I don’t see BK hitting driver very often at PB.

Well he hit driver on a lot of holes others were hitting iron or 3-wood at Bethpage, like 1 and 6. And with his high ball flight he can take them over trees. He will try to probably drive 4 and 15. I think 3 he will go iron. Not sure how he will play 11.

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28 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

Well he hit driver on a lot of holes others were hitting iron or 3-wood at Bethpage, like 1 and 6. And with his high ball flight he can take them over trees. He will try to probably drive 4 and 15. I think 3 he will go iron. Not sure how he will play 11.

Well sure but those are long holes. PB will just be too short for him on many holes considering the risks.

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

Well sure but those are long holes. PB will just be too short for him on many holes considering the risks.

1 and 6 at Bethpage? They were short. He bombed it down there to have pitch shots for his second. Same with 11. He basically took driver on every hole, regardless.

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Well PB has 118 bunkers to BP 78 (and half of those don’t really factor in a PGA TOUR). The greens are much smaller at PB and there is plenty of ways to lose a ball. BP was mostly tight with rough. I just don’t think BK will gamble as much with driver at PB.

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3 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Well PB has 118 bunkers to BP 78 (and half of those don’t really factor in a PGA TOUR). The greens are much smaller at PB and there is plenty of ways to lose a ball. BP was mostly tight with rough. I just don’t think BK will gamble as much with driver at PB.

And there's water, more or less, on 9 of the holes.  Water on only one hole at Bethpage Black.

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2 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

And there's water, more or less, on 9 of the holes.  Water on only one hole at Bethpage Black.

And there were nearly no balls in the water all week.  I think I saw the count was three?

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I tried to look up Koepka's record at Pebble Beach at the AT&T tournaments.  Apparently he doesn't play in those.  Maybe he doesn't like pro/ams with the likes of Bill Murray.

5 minutes ago, Shindig said:

And there were nearly no balls in the water all week.  I think I saw the count was three?

Yes, that pond barely comes into play.  You'd have to hit a fat shot like the rest of us to plink one in the water.

 

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13 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I tried to look up Koepka's record at Pebble Beach at the AT&T tournaments.  Apparently he doesn't play in those.  Maybe he doesn't like pro/ams with the likes of Bill Murray.

 

A lot of guys hate the Pro Am because it takes forever to play a round of golf. Gotta have a lot of patience. I would play it just because it’s Pebble Beach. But I see why PGA guys skip it.

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25 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

A lot of guys hate the Pro Am because it takes forever to play a round of golf. Gotta have a lot of patience. I would play it just because it’s Pebble Beach. But I see why PGA guys skip it.

Maybe he would have to laugh it up a bit with his group. Dude don't laugh.

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13 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Maybe he would have to laugh it up a bit with his group. Dude don't laugh.

They could pair him with Robert Mueller.

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No need for Brooks to please the audience. He is here to win majors. The icy stare will help him do that on Pebble Beach. He’s my favourite.

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If Tiger's iron game is on and his back is healthy he has as good a chance as anyone at Pebble.  Bethpage Black did favor the stronger, younger guns but Pebble brings much more of the field into contention.  I would like to see Jordan pull out a win and get his game (and head) back in order.

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