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On 3/15/2024 at 1:33 PM, jxdama said:

Back to the same  ol easy  peasy this week. If a sand trap isnt a  penalty why are they even on a  course?

Just an FYI.  Sand Traps are not "Penalty Areas", that is why there is no penalty stroke for going in one.

For the pros they tend to be very solid in playing out of the sand and that is why they often they can still get up & down out of a greenside bunker but there are times the bunkers make that up & down really hard.  I've seen players forced to play away from the hole.  That is a "Cost" to being in a bunker, just not a "Penalty".

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5 minutes ago, StuM said:

Just an FYI.  Sand Traps are not "Penalty Areas", that is why there is no penalty stroke for going in one.

For the pros they tend to be very solid in playing out of the sand and that is why they often they can still get up & down out of a greenside bunker but there are times the bunkers make that up & down really hard.  I've seen players forced to play away from the hole.  That is a "Cost" to being in a bunker, just not a "Penalty".

Not that I want to or need to "defend" him and his takes, but he said "penalty" not "penalty area."

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

Not that I want to or need to "defend" him and his takes, but he said "penalty" not "penalty area."

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Jus wonderin

In a stroke play tournament that goes into a playoff, and it's sudden death, and it becomes obvious that the hole has been lost, and therefore the tournament has been lost - just like what happened in today's tournament - can the losing player concede before the hole has been completed?

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1 hour ago, colin007 said:

Jus wonderin

In a stroke play tournament that goes into a playoff, and it's sudden death, and it becomes obvious that the hole has been lost, and therefore the tournament has been lost - just like what happened in today's tournament - can the losing player concede before the hole has been completed?

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1 hour ago, colin007 said:

Jus wonderin

In a stroke play tournament that goes into a playoff, and it's sudden death, and it becomes obvious that the hole has been lost, and therefore the tournament has been lost - just like what happened in today's tournament - can the losing player concede before the hole has been completed?

Yeah, they can. They can basically "DQ" themselves from the playoff.

But stranger things have happened. What if Akshay's caddie put another club in the bag or something? It's not like Denny was making a 12. He made double.

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12 hours ago, colin007 said:

Jus wonderin

In a stroke play tournament that goes into a playoff, and it's sudden death, and it becomes obvious that the hole has been lost, and therefore the tournament has been lost - just like what happened in today's tournament - can the losing player concede before the hole has been completed?

Even if its allowed under the Rules of Golf (it is), its possible there's some type of "punishment" in the PGA Tour rules.  That wouldn't be strokes or DQ, but there could be fines, or a note on the player's "permanent record".  But really, why would a player do that, short of some kind of severe injury?

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13 hours ago, colin007 said:

Jus wonderin

In a stroke play tournament that goes into a playoff, and it's sudden death, and it becomes obvious that the hole has been lost, and therefore the tournament has been lost - just like what happened in today's tournament - can the losing player concede before the hole has been completed?

I think in a situation where you know you've lost the playoff, the thing to do is start working the excuse angle. Something like, "my glutes weren't firing", or flu like symptoms came on. Plus I think it would be embarrassing to quit even if you had no chance. I think it would hurt your career or at least your reputation more than losing the playoff.  Denny McCarthy put on a hell of a fight on the back nine. 

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One thing  the PGA can do if they want more ratings  is  have the  playoffs  be  match play.

Same dumb schtick since joining.

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Nelly Korda $300,000 LPGA

Dean Burmester $4 milion LIV

Anthony Kim DFL $50,000 LIV

 

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11 hours ago, jxdama said:

One thing  the PGA can do if they want more ratings  is  have the  playoffs  be  match play.

They basically are. They're sudden victory. This comment makes no sense.


Oh, you said "the" playoffs… whatever, man. I thought you meant "playoffs" because we just had one at the Valero.

It's the PGA Tour, also, not the PGA.

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9 hours ago, snapfade said:

Akshay Bahtia $1.6 million PGAT

Nelly Korda $300,000 LPGA

Dean Burmester $4 milion LIV

Anthony Kim DFL $50,000 LIV

 

They're all make what a human can live on to lead a very opulent life style. 

What are you saying? Seems like you packed a few different comparisons there. PGA vs. LPGA (Inequality), PGA vs. LIV (Retarded money that's hard to ignore?). Maybe something else. 

I will say this upfront: Shits gotta mean something and make you happy at a core level. Money notwithstanding. I really am not virtue signalling at all. 

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27 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

They're all make what a human can live on to lead a very opulent life style. 

What are you saying? Seems like you packed a few different comparisons there. PGA vs. LPGA (Inequality), PGA vs. LIV (Retarded money that's hard to ignore?). Maybe something else. 

I will say this upfront: Shits gotta mean something and make you happy at a core level. Money notwithstanding. I really am not virtue signalling at all. 

Saying nothing, just showing the money spread. 

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21 minutes ago, snapfade said:

Saying nothing, just showing the money spread. 

Fair enough bro.

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On 4/8/2024 at 8:20 AM, DaveP043 said:

 But really, why would a player do that, short of some kind of severe injury?

Why? Maybe a situation like this? I would've turned to Tigs, stuck my hand out and said "Congrats" and then walked off. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Zeph said:
 

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I might be remembering wrong, having a Mandela Effect, but I believe Curtis Strange was referred to as ‘The Postman’ well before Poulter. 

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