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Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka will face off in exactly the kind of prizefight setting the golf world has been begging for.

Couple of thirsty boys quenching their thirst a bit.


Just one question… 12 holes?

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Does anyone else think that the entire "feud" was a long-range marketing plan for just this kind of silly-season event?  Or maybe these two knuckle-draggers aren't smart enough to come up with a plan like this on their own, I don't know.

Interesting decision for 12 holes, rather than 9 or 18.  Are they fitting it between two other events, or did someone decide that the viewers' attention spans are best suited for 2 to 2.5 hours?  Jeepers, I sure hope that two guys playing match play can get 12 holes done in 2 hours or less, but I'd never want to guarantee it.

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1 minute ago, DaveP043 said:

Interesting decision for 12 holes, rather than 9 or 18.  Are they fitting it between two other events, or did someone decide that the viewers' attention spans are best suited for 2 to 2.5 hours?  Jeepers, I sure hope that two guys playing match play can get 12 holes done in 2 hours or less, but I'd never want to guarantee it.

That's as many holes as Bryson can play in five hours, so… they had to cut it off somewhere.

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I know this presented as a grudge match or whatever, but I don't think Brooks and Bryson are compelling enough for me to watch for even 9 holes. I mean neither of them have the personality or screen presence to make this must watch, and even though Tiger vs. Phil was boring (IMO), at least they are living legends of the game.

I'll probably still tune in, and hope they prove me wrong, but my expectations are low.

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16 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Interesting decision for 12 holes, rather than 9 or 18. 

This way the losing party can claim it wasn’t an official 18 hole match and that given the extra 6 holes, they could’ve pulled off the win & that this was simply an exhibition. 

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1 minute ago, Darkfrog said:

I know this presented as a grudge match or whatever, but I don't think Brooks and Bryson are compelling enough for me to watch for even 9 holes. I mean neither of them have the personality or screen presence to make this must watch, and even though Tiger vs. Phil was boring (IMO), at least they are living legends of the game.

I'll probably still tune in, and hope they prove me wrong, but my expectations are low.

As a long time advocate of 12 holes becoming the standard I applaud that decision. You just have to know that the course will be set up for Bryson. 

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2 hours ago, woodzie264 said:

This way the losing party can claim it wasn’t an official 18 hole match and that given the extra 6 holes, they could’ve pulled off the win & that this was simply an exhibition. 

Perhaps the loser will need to be reminded that a "round" is 18 holes or fewer as defined by the Committee.  There's no such thing as an "official" 18 hole match.

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1 hour ago, Bucks said:

Because Bryson is the media star du jour with the potential of bringing additional millions in revenue to the PGA tour.

And Brooks is chopped liver?

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40 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Perhaps the loser will need to be reminded that a "round" is 18 holes or fewer as defined by the Committee.  There's no such thing as an "official" 18 hole match.

Or just me 

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

And Brooks is chopped liver?

I didn't say nor imply that. However the fact that Bryson moves the needle more than Brooks can't be denied.

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7 minutes ago, Bucks said:

I didn't say nor imply that. However the fact that Bryson moves the needle more than Brooks can't be denied.

So much so they’d set the course up for Bryson? That’s more than a stretch.

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