I'm not sure if I agree there would be much of a difference who wins with or without spectators. Haven't both BAD and Wolff won regular events before the lockdown?
With all due respect to how hard announcing is, Dan Hicks was just too repetitive and talky, even with the bits of WF he knew because he's a member. I would have liked to have heard the names of all the holes, like for ANGC.
Also the young uns' talking on their phone walking to the first tee, like I'm sure the olds do that too. Working the youth angle a bit too hard.
If Wolff won, you would have seen people imitating his swing on the range, BAD, I dunno, people going into traction trying to swing as hard as they can?
I missed this 6 putt by Danny Lee.
And this little gem from Sabbatini.
Love his commitment, self-confidence, and most aspects of his game once he finally commits to the shot, steps in, and pulls the trigger. OTOH, the excessive discussions, calculations, over-analysis, second guessing of yardages and percentages, recalculating, etc. on almost every shot have huge potential to negatively impact the game at all levels. It's not so much his method, but the constant TV coverage of it! Really wish they would only cover him when he's actually ready to step in and hit the shot...the same goes for everyone on the green who takes forever to line up a putt!
My best shot this week has to be the knockdown 8I I nearly holed on Saturday. Par 5, third shot. I had about 125 to the pin, which would normally be choking down slightly on a 9I for me, but there was a pretty strong headwind, so I figured a 9I would balloon up in the air and fall way short.
So I choked down on the 8I. If my normal, fast and hard swing is 100%, I swung at about 75%. I hit it perfectly, and the ball took off at exactly the trajectory I imagined it would, right at the pin. It pitched down about five feet short, bit hard and stopped six inches past the hole. Thing is, I’ve never practiced that shot, so I’m thrilled about it.
Another contender for best shot of the week was on the 17th hole on Wednesday. I bombed one over the fairway bunkers, which require a 230-yard carry to clear, and I cleared them by probably ten yards. That’s one of my best drives.
The announcers were one of the biggest reasons that I was turned off to Spieth. They were so falling over themselves complimenting him before he had actually achieved anything that it really turned me off to him which is no fault of his but that over the top fawning just makes me aghast and that's how I react.
I applaud Bryson for what he accomplished this weak but the announcers were talking about him as if he were superman and as though it was mystifying how he accomplished what he did. I already wasn't partial to him so they pretty much turned me off even more to him.