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Well, Patrick Cantlay is most hyped for this week, I believe, and he is not disappointing. -8 through 11 holes right now. Always an interesting event with the AM’s joining in. Other big topic is how will Speith do after last week? Off to a reasonable start. 

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They had something on the Golf Channel last night that Jim Nantz announced from a golf cart from Ken Venturi.   There were three groups of celebrity ams that played.  Alfonso Ribeiro seems to have a good game as does Larry Fitzgerald.   It's easy to get too much of Bill Murray.

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I caught a few minutes of a lead-up to the AT&T on the Golf Channel last night.  The gal anchor said Pebble Beach was expensive but she had played it once.  Said she ran out of golf balls and had to buy more at the turn.  There is no turn at Pebble... the 9th and 10th holes are about two miles from the pro shop.  That was a strange statement...

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3 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Said she ran out of golf balls and had to buy more at the turn.  There is no turn at Pebble...

Maybe an enterprising 9 year-old kid on his bike with a backpack full of ProV1 sleeves? :-D

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4 hours ago, phillyk said:

Well, Patrick Cantlay is most hyped for this week, I believe, and he is not disappointing. -8 through 11 holes right now. Always an interesting event with the AM’s joining in. Other big topic is how will Speith do after last week? Off to a reasonable start. 

I took Cantlay in my One-n-Done league (nothing brave about taking the top ranked player, I know)

...my heart said Spieth - and I might regret it.

Go Spieth!

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6 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

ISaid she ran out of golf balls and had to buy more at the turn.  There is no turn at Pebble... 

Maybe a scuba diver set up a stall on the beach. :-)

 

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I get excited for this tournament every year because I like watching Pebble and its neighbors.  Then they spend too much time showing the celebrities and big wigs stink at golf and interviewing them and I stop watching.

This year should be a nice change of pace. 🙂

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18 minutes ago, Golfingdad said:

I get excited for this tournament every year because I like watching Pebble and its neighbors.  Then they spend too much time showing the celebrities and big wigs stink at golf and interviewing them and I stop watching.

This year should be a nice change of pace. 🙂

Agree. They are following the Spyglass rounds better too.

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I notice this is true of last week as well as today; the cameras seem to have way more trouble picking up the golf balls than in the past.  Perhaps this is Covid related?  Are they running more cameras remotely or using fewer spotters or what?  Very frequently (basically all 3 in the last group just now on 11) they switch to the camera at the landing spot and it’s just kinda panning and not seeing anything.

Anyways - nice to see Jordan playing well for a scone straight week.

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On 2/11/2021 at 2:54 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

I caught a few minutes of a lead-up to the AT&T on the Golf Channel last night.  The gal anchor said Pebble Beach was expensive but she had played it once.  Said she ran out of golf balls and had to buy more at the turn.  There is no turn at Pebble... the 9th and 10th holes are about two miles from the pro shop.  That was a strange statement...

Actually, Pebble does have a "turn", in the original sense of the word in fact.  If my history is correct, the original links courses usually had hole 9 at the farthest point on the course, then you "turned" to come back and play the 2nd 9 holes - kinda like Pebble. Over the years, the "turn" has come to mean the point between hole 9 and 10 regardless of where that point was - even though at most courses that's back at the clubhouse.

To your point though, yeah it would be hard to get balls at hole #10 on Pebble, unless maybe there's a snack and equipment shop there.  I do see some kind of structure there on Google Earth...

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26 minutes ago, sacm3bill said:

Actually, Pebble does have a "turn", in the original sense of the word in fact.  If my history is correct, the original links courses usually had hole 9 at the farthest point on the course, then you "turned" to come back and play the 2nd 9 holes - kinda like Pebble. Over the years, the "turn" has come to mean the point between hole 9 and 10 regardless of where that point was - even though at most courses that's back at the clubhouse.

To your point though, yeah it would be hard to get balls at hole #10 on Pebble, unless maybe there's a snack and equipment shop there.  I do see some kind of structure there on Google Earth...

Come to think of it, when I played there several years ago there was a small snack stand up in the trees to the left of the 10th tee.  Candy bars, chips and life-saving double gin & tonics.  Perhaps they also sold golf balls.

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37 minutes ago, sacm3bill said:

Actually, Pebble does have a "turn", in the original sense of the word in fact.  If my history is correct, the original links courses usually had hole 9 at the farthest point on the course, then you "turned" to come back and play the 2nd 9 holes

Makes sense to me.  I’ve always assumed this is why the traditional heading on all scorecards for your front nine score column was “out” and your back score was “in.”

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I’m certainly enjoying the lack of wasted camera time on ridiculous celebrities. But I don’t understand why we have to watch non-golfers talk. They keep the play going on the side during commercials, who are paying for the time, yet we have to stop play to watch some guest or announcers chat. They wanna run their ball-washers fine, but keep the cameras on the golf.

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Nice broadcast this year, only professional swings, beautiful camera shots, and no focus on celebrities. I don't miss them at all. Too bad many of the top names have skipped this event and are playing elsewhere.

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32 minutes ago, jsgolfer said:

Is there anyone else,  who can't stand watching Berger putt, he drives me crazy with his putting routine.  

Jim Furyk in his prime... aaarggg...

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