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1 hour ago, iacas said:

Straight downwind and firm. They're also hitting 7-irons into par fours.

Yeah, the wind is obviously a major factor on some courses, so it’s not all about the yardage.

A Norwegian website wrote that a caddie on the course said shots could have an eight club difference if the wind is changing direction. Idk. what winds would cause an eight club difference and if that would apply to the PGA pros, but it’s of course a factor.

On days with little to no wind, the yardage is easier to compare to other courses, but it doesn’t take elevation into account either.

Oh well, it is what it is.

Great first round by Hovland. He seemed to have had a pretty good day of ballstriking.

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Our Asst. Pro - Larkin Gross just finished 4th in the PGA Professional Championship and will be teeing it up here, as one of the PGA Team of 20.   

Phil is the first AARP Major winner!

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I just saw Spieth use a rangefinder. Apparently they are allowed by the PGA.

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3 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I just saw Spieth use a rangefinder. Apparently they are allowed by the PGA.

I was just about to ask that, I just turned on the coverage and was wondering if they were going to take advantage of it

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Major championship history is being made at the PGA Championship. For the first time, pros are allowed to use rangefinders in competition. Here's why.


I guess I forgot about the announcement last February.

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I really like the espn coverage. David Duvall and Scott Van Pelt might be my favorites. Or maybe it’s because they aren’t on as much as CBS and NBC?

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3 hours ago, boogielicious said:

I’m playing along on the WGT Golf Game. I’m sitting-2 after the first round! It’s really cool to see the holes live. The game is pretty close.

But it was a better game before Top Golf bought them out.  I am really disatisfied with the new look.

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2 hours ago, boogielicious said:

I just saw Spieth use a rangefinder. Apparently they are allowed by the PGA.

Given where he sometimes hits it off the tee (still really like Jordan--I'm not hating!), I'd say the rangefinder may be very useful.

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The rare one stroke slow play penalty to John Catlin... Took 63 seconds to play second shot after a warning on an earlier hole.

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John Catlin was twice flagged for taking too much time to hit shots, and the second time cost him a one-stroke penalty

 

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5 minutes ago, iacas said:

Ya love to see it!

Yes and I hope they will apply it even-handedly.  (Charley Hoffman 4 minutes, 2nd shot on the 18th at Torrey)

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4 minutes ago, No Mulligans said:

Yes and I hope they will apply it even-handedly.  (Charley Hoffman 4 minutes, 2nd shot on the 18th at Torrey)

He wasn't on the clock at the time, right?

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3 minutes ago, iacas said:

He wasn't on the clock at the time, right?

I don't remember, he must not have been.  Do you have to be on the clock to get a penalty?  Four minutes!

It was a big moment, last hole, par 5, 2nd shot, needed an eagle to tie Jason Day.  Laid up but it ended in the rough.  He was one of the last groups if not the last group.

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1 minute ago, No Mulligans said:

I don't remember, he must not have been.  Do you have to be on the clock to get a penalty?  Four minutes!

Yes. Context matters.

Say you are out in a twosome and you're first off on Sunday. You're on 18 in 3:10, four holes ahead of the next group behind you. You take four minutes to play a tricky shot that will win $1k off your fellow competitor, who doesn't care.

You're well under your time par. You could say you "banked" some time to use up for a tougher shot.

Context matters.

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

Yes. Context matters.

Say you are out in a twosome and you're first off on Sunday. You're on 18 in 3:10, four holes ahead of the next group behind you. You take four minutes to play a tricky shot that will win $1k off your fellow competitor, who doesn't care.

You're well under your time par. You could say you "banked" some time to use up for a tougher shot.

Context matters.

Yes, context does matter.  Which is why the three slow groups in front of me this morning should have been penalized.

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23 hours ago, Zippo said:

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Bryson won't make the cut (or, since the cutline is the top 70 plus ties), he'll be at the very bottom of the cut if he makes it. I'll take Sam Burns for the win at -11.

So far, I could still be right with Bryson but my Burns pick is looking mighty iffy... Go Hovland!

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9 hours ago, Zippo said:

So far, I could still be right with Bryson but my Burns pick is looking mighty iffy... Go Hovland!

Burns withdrew. 😔

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2 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Burns withdrew. 😔

Arrrrrgh! What about the millions I bet on him!? He owes me...

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20 minutes ago, Zippo said:

Arrrrrgh! What about the millions I bet on him!? He owes me...

They will refund your money and bet it on the Kentucky Derby winner for you...

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