I agree with you. I will of course watch the Champions' Tour, but for me its the last on the list. It even ranks below the Korn Ferry Tour, Euros, and college golf.
Yep, I goofed that up. He did say "World Rankings" but he mentioned he doesn't watch the LPGA because among other reasons there aren't enough Americans. So, I just glanced at my Yahoo Sports ap on my phone which has the money list for the LPGA. Again, it doesn't matter. If you want more Americans, you want more Americans.
For me, country of origin makes no difference.
As it relates to caring about the Champions' Tour, I wonder if the same metric would apply to the Champions' tour in terms of Americans in it. Would it be less interesting for @NM Golf if there were more Bernhard Langers, Ernie Els, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Retief Goosens, Rod Pamplings But there were fewer Scott Parels, Brett Quigleys, Fred Couples and Jim Furyks.
At a cursory glance it looks like about 15 of the top 25 on the Champions Tour are Americans. (I didn't actually count) But if the number dropped to 8 would that be too few?
If the number went up to 20 or so would that make more folks follow the Champions tour?
Does an American have to be number 1 for people to care about the Champions Tour? Did all that time with Bernhard Langer as number 1 money winner hurt the tour's interest here in the US?
Sounds like you might want to go with more of a specialty shot, such as a flop. I only just learned the proper technique for these last weekend, but it is something I'm working on getting confident with as I do see some value in being able to hit it when the situation arises.
I appreciate your advice and help, this shot is a challenge for me and I am not figuring it out. Your insight on club selection and how you hit the ball is appreciated.
Ball has nestled into the thick, like real thick grass just past the fringe. It maybe 3" to 6" into the thick stuff. The shot is downhill with the cup at the legal 8' from the edge of the green so you very little green to work with. Due to the quality of the rough and how thick it is more times then not the grass is wet, especially when it is a early morning round. Later in the day this thick near PGA quality type rough will dry out but still the grass really maintains the moisture. Then also the green speed has picked up.
These greens roll exceptionally well, they are very fast. At one time at a 12.5 stimpmeter reading. They have brought the speed down a tich, like between a 11 & 12 now. But if you find your line these greens roll so true that it you can trust them.
Very thick rough, ball is nestled down, you can see it. Probably 6" deep
The fringe is like 12"
8' of green to work with
Downhill on fast greens, after the cup is a lot of down hill so if you hit it to firm you will be in a very long up hill putt that is more then likely a 2 putt now.
I am at work and will be checking back from time to time so sorry for any delays in responding
Pretty happy with the Penguins game 2. The PP looks a little bit lost at times, but I'm left wondering if that is a trend that we'll see from a lot of teams? I wouldn't be surprised if the average PP percentage is a bit lower than usual across the league.
Also, it's scary playing a goalie that is playing as well as Price.
There are a handful of players who were in their mid-30s when I began watching golf who are just now qualifying for the Champions Tour. In theory, I can watch them compete against a field of other players like them. Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson are in this set.
I don't really know my preference order behind the PGA Tour. There's a Champions Tour event that, most years, is near to where I moved about a year ago. It wasn't held this year I think. I do plan to go, and I also have planned several years to go to an LPGA event near my parents. It hasn't happened.
I guess the answer is, I say I care about CT more than I really do.