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1 hour ago, Darkfrog said:

Is it just me, or do the greens look browner than they have in the past?

I agree that the course is fine as it is. IMO, the reachability of the par-5 holes at Augusta National makes them more interesting. On 13 and 15, there are plenty of things that can go wrong too, which makes them exciting to watch.

I was just getting ready to say something about how brown the greens look. They look more like US Open greens. 

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How can you not root for Viktor Hovland?

Are you guys watching this kid scramble? He's hit it all over the place, but he can grind like nobody. 

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Classic annoying leaderboard ....Simpson, Leishman, Matsuyama. Pure bores who always come around in Majors...then fizzle. Hopefully they’ll disappear. 

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Some of the top guys not having a great start.

Lee, Day and Rory +5

Bryson, Koepka +2. Bryson seems to be more in the woods and weeds than he’d like.

I haven’t seen much yet, but how are they coping with the greens?

Terrible start for Hovland, but he’s fought back and scrambled around. Getting in at +1 would be fine.

Those predicting winning score of -15 or better needs to get something going.

Rory hit his own dad with a shot at the seventh. 😅

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2 minutes ago, Zeph said:

Those predicting winning score of -15 or better needs to get something going

Easy killer....it’s halfway on Thursday. Lol.

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13 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Classic annoying leaderboard ....Simpson, Leishman, Matsuyama. Pure bores who always come around in Majors...then fizzle. Hopefully they’ll disappear. 

Hey I’ve got money on Simpson😠

 

3 hours ago, iacas said:

The par doesn't really matter. And the more players learn about strategy, the closer how much it matters gets to zero.

+1

And it’s already a monster of a course at 7475yds.

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24 minutes ago, Sandy Divot said:

I was just getting ready to say something about how brown the greens look. They look more like US Open greens. 

Here in Michigan we have had one of the more milder, drier end of winter into spring that I can remember. I haven't followed Georgia's weather, but wouldn't be surprised if it were similar. I remember playing in March with many comments on how dry the course was, almost like in the heat of the summer dryness.

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20 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Classic annoying leaderboard ....Simpson, Leishman, Matsuyama. Pure bores who always come around in Majors...then fizzle. Hopefully they’ll disappear. 

Don’t forget Reed. He’s even won here before.

I hope Phil The Thrill can stay up there. He’s always fun.

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16 minutes ago, Beastie said:

+1

And it’s already a monster of a course at 7475yds.

They said thirteen's scoring average is 4.3. So clearly the guys take that hole apart relative to the others, but at the same time, that does add some pressure on everyone to collect birdies there. Par is essentially bogey as you're giving up 0.7 strokes per round, historically. 

 

Edit: I still really like the hole of course. I think it's a nice reward for the field after navigating 10-11-12 and to a lesser extent, 9. 

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I wonder if @iacas would allow me to change my vote to Patrick Reed? :whistle:

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52 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Classic annoying leaderboard ....Simpson, Leishman, Matsuyama. Pure bores who always come around in Majors...then fizzle. Hopefully they’ll disappear. 

Woah, woah, woah, Matsuyama is one of the guys I drafted in our office pool. 

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

Classic annoying leaderboard ....Simpson, Leishman, Matsuyama. Pure bores who always come around in Majors...then fizzle. Hopefully they’ll disappear. 

Add Justin Rose in the mix too. I'm actually a Rose fan though, so I don't mind.

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20 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

Poor Kuch

Love it...lol. Kuch needs a little ass-handing here and there.

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Rose is 6 under for his last 6 holes. Spieth hacking, hacking it on 9

3 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Love it...lol. Kuch needs a little ass-handing here and there.

He’s on for level 5’s on the back nine!

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