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2nd post for 2nd question - couldn’t edit first post to remove response to question #2:


2. My dad doesn't golf, so I'll say my friends with kids need to improve in this stat as well. They're all terrible ball strikers.

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I think the key will be stokes gained approach.

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Question #1: Greens in regulation will the most important stat for players looking to win the US Open at Torrey Pines. I know the USGA can do crazy things with green speeds, but the greens at Torrey generally aren't too punitive, so I don't imagine there will be a ton of separation there. Keeping the ball out of the thick stuff and hitting accurate approaches will be the key.

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Yeah I did that, but it merged automatically. I guess I posted my answers too close together. Can one of the mods separate or do you want me to repost my second answer?

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11 hours ago, Big C said:

Yeah I did that, but it merged automatically. I guess I posted my answers too close together. Can one of the mods separate or do you want me to repost my second answer?

We can’t split one post.

I edited your first one for you.

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Question #2: My dad needs to improve his strokes gained - approach. For a 20 capper, he is pretty good off the tee and his putting and chipping are relatively solid. But for some reason, he really struggles to hit the green after a good drive. From 150 yards out, he might hit a GIR 1-2 times and he sprinkles in the occasional big miss (30 yard pull left) that really shouldn't happen with a short or mid iron. 

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  1. What stat will be most important for the players looking to win the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines?

in order to be putting for birdies, seems they do better from the fairway so my stat to win is fairways hit, or FIR. But they way some of these gays are hitting out of the rough maybe that stat will prove to be less important as Tim evokes on. 

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  1. What stat will be most important for the players looking to win the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines?

in order to be putting for birdies, seems they do better from the fairway so my stat to win is fairways hit, or FIR. But they way some of these gays are hitting out of the rough maybe that stat will prove to be less important as Tim evokes on. 

2. What stat does your father (hey, it's Father's Day soon!) (or child, if you're the father) need the most help with? If you don't have a father who plays golf or a child, answer the question about a friend who is a father or something!

We took my dads clubs out of the garage as kids but seems he never picked it up again. Playing partner biggest obstacle is getting up and down. Is there at stat for that, hitting near green then one chip and one putt. Well my partner would save a lot of strokes if that could be done more often. 
 

I don’t use social media but thanks for his cool contest. 
 

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On 6/10/2021 at 9:50 AM, iacas said:

What stat does your father (hey, it's Father's Day soon!) (or child, if you're the father) need the most help with? If you don't have a father who plays golf or a child, answer the question about a friend who is a father or something!

Tee to green. My daughter is only 6, so definitely safely advancing the golf ball as close to the hole as she can is important. But also, at this age--FUN.

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#2.  My son needs to improve SG off the tee.  He gets decent distance for a 17 year old (well 18 in a couple weeks) with an average Mevo carry distance of about 265 with some up to 285. When we play together he tends to lose focus and pulls or hooks his drives. He shot a 78 yesterday at Eagle Sticks on his first time to play the course.  It could have been a couple less if he controlled his driver yesterday.

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Second entry; this time for second question.  My father doesn't play and I don't have any children.  My mother's father played when he was alive and well, but that was before I had any interest in the game.  I initially wrote an entry about rounds played in the afterlife (and that'd be the stat: rounds played), but while I meant it as a serious statement, I had trouble phrasing it to not sound like a joke entry.

So here's the entry:  my good friend [name omitted] needs distance.  To some extent, he's the guy mentioned at one point in TST:  he won't hit it that far offline, and when he's within whatever an iron distance for him is, he's probably going to put it on the green, and once he's on the green, he'll likely be down within two putts.  

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Now that the US Open is over, One question for the “Stat Masters”, which stat was actually )or appears to be) the most significant for Rahn’s win?

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On 6/14/2021 at 7:00 PM, Big C said:

Question #1: Greens in regulation will the most important stat for players looking to win the US Open at Torrey Pines. I know the USGA can do crazy things with green speeds, but the greens at Torrey generally aren't too punitive, so I don't imagine there will be a ton of separation there. Keeping the ball out of the thick stuff and hitting accurate approaches will be the key.

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