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1 hour ago, leftybutnotPM said:

WGC events are even less relevant than regular PGATour events.

WGC events are a step above regular PGA Tour events.

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

WGC events are a step above regular PGA Tour events.

I was being ironic to a point. That was the way it's supposed to be, but who seriously gives a toss about them? It wouid be different if they took the "World" part of it seriously.

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22 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

I was being ironic to a point. That was the way it's supposed to be, but who seriously gives a toss about them? It wouid be different if they took the "World" part of it seriously.

Nope. I'm fully on the other side of this take.

They tried the WGCs in other places. The players didn't travel. The WGC Match Play that took place in… what… Australia went down to about #98 in the OWGR to fill the field of 64 when normally it doesn't get out of the 60s and often not below 65 or 66?

Majors > WGCs > Memorial/Arnold Palmer/Etc. > Regular PGA Tour event > Opposite Field event

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

Nope. I'm fully on the other side of this take.

They tried the WGCs in other places. The players didn't travel. The WGC Match Play that took place in… what… Australia went down to about #98 in the OWGR to fill the field of 64 when normally it doesn't get out of the 60s and often not below 65 or 66?

Majors > WGCs > Memorial/Arnold Palmer/Etc. > Regular PGA Tour event > Opposite Field event

Yes - I blame the players too, but this is why there needs to be a secondary tour which is truly international.

Where the WGCs lost me - and I'm not talking about money or OWGR points or perceived status - is the atmosphere free zone of the Matchplay when it was a pure knockout, with 2 guys playing on the last day and another two who wanted to be anywhere else. They tried to correct it with the group format, but I think the damage was done. And the way Rory and Tiger tanked this year makes the last couple of rounds a complete snoozefest. And.... the lacklustre winners in fields where up and coming hot players (probably for justifiable reasons)  can't be there. Wouldn't it have been great to have seen Morikawa, Wolff and Hovland playing this week? But..we digress from the OT. :-)

 

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1 minute ago, leftybutnotPM said:

Yes - I blame the players too, but this is why there needs to be a secondary tour which is truly international.

Nah.

OT for this topic, so… that's all I'll say about that here. Completely against your take on this one.

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If Koepka wins the St. Jude, you can all but give him the Player of the Year title again. One major, a WGC, and a top-4 finish in every major. Unless Woodland or Woods went on to win the Tour Championship, winning a couple of the playoff events, it should be all but wrapped up.

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Koepka won it and showed, in my opinion, class in his remarks about the St. Jude's Children's Hospital and to the young patient on the 18th hole. Kudos. And a nice payday!

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Brooks is just a beast. Absolutely crushing the field this year but somehow I just cant root for the guy. I dont hate him or anything but well, it is just different.

I were rooting for Rory but when I saw him pairing with BK I just thought to myself he had no freaking chance 😞

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On 7/27/2019 at 11:14 PM, iacas said:

Nope. I'm fully on the other side of this take.

They tried the WGCs in other places. The players didn't travel. The WGC Match Play that took place in… what… Australia went down to about #98 in the OWGR to fill the field of 64 when normally it doesn't get out of the 60s and often not below 65 or 66?

Majors > WGCs > Memorial/Arnold Palmer/Etc. > Regular PGA Tour event > Opposite Field event

Where do you put the Players and the FedEx playoff event/Tour Championship/Entire FedEx cup?

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2 minutes ago, ncates00 said:

Where do you put the Players and the FedEx playoff event/Tour Championship/Entire FedEx cup?

I think he just places them in the Memorial/AP/Etc.

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brooks-koepka-waves.jpg

Brooks Koepka had little time at the course before his tee time, but it didn't bother him. "I don't know why everyone else is in a panic."

 

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1 hour ago, mvmac said:
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Brooks Koepka had little time at the course before his tee time, but it didn't bother...

 

I’m actually surprised more players don’t do this. I always found to play better with just a short warm up and played worse when I warmed up 90 minutes or two hours prior to a round, especially where I live where it’s 90+ degrees every day in the summer. It’s good strategy to not wear yourself out too early in the heat.

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Koepka is in a zone of excellence now.  His ability to save par with the putter and make birdies when he needs to is what makes him the best right now.  He should be POY unless someone else runs the table at the fedex events.  

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Brooks is my hero, better then Captain America, harder then the Hulk, tougher then  Chuck Norris. Always rooting for him, except when Tiger is in the mix.

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I think the global path that Brooks took to the PGA has really helped to hone his mental toughness and maybe the chip he plays with.

I also have a feeling he takes greater pleasure in destroying some players who have a sense of entitlement or are hyped beyond their ability.  There is just this put-them-in-their place attitude, especially when paired together.  His cool demeanor and matter-of-fact approach has to totally demoralize some opponents.

This was a really interesting read...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/brooks-koepka-is-the-next-tiger-woods-2019-5

John

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20 hours ago, MacDutch said:

Brooks is my hero, better then Captain America, harder then the Hulk, tougher then  Chuck Norris. Always rooting for him, except when Tiger is in the mix.

See I think this is healthy for the pro tour, when people find a way to move past Tiger. I did it when Jordan was hot, and Tiger was absent from the tour. 
I'm not saying don't root for Tiger, but like @MacDutch it is a good thing to find a rooting interest on tour beyond the GOAT. 

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5 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

See I think this is healthy for the pro tour, when people find a way to move past Tiger. I did it when Jordan was hot, and Tiger was absent from the tour. 
I'm not saying don't root for Tiger, but like @MacDutch it is a good thing to find a rooting interest on tour beyond the GOAT. 

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I agree as a huge Tiger fan. I just can’t take to Brooks. He’s not a very charismatic guy and he’s not the dominant destroyer Tiger was ( can’t expect that.) I respect his talent but he’s just a bore. If he had the same drive for working on his game as he does going to a gym he could probably make a Tiger run. I certainly don’t have any ill sentiment toward him like I do Sergio I just think he’s a total dud on personality.

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