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Let’s also keep in perspective that the majority of LiV players are irrelevant. I would say 99%. DJ didn’t compete. Phil knows Augusta. He followed that up with not competing. Cam Smith?

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1 minute ago, jmanbooyaa said:

Let’s also keep in perspective that the majority of LiV players are irrelevant. I would say 99%. DJ didn’t compete. Phil knows Augusta. He followed that up with not competing. Cam Smith?

Truth be told 95% of all pro golfers are irrelevant, except when they go on a heater and win a tournament or two in a row.  Most of the PGA pros probably win under 5 big tournaments in their careers and winning a major is very difficult indeed.  So it is just the law of averages that LIV players being relevant in a major is a small number.  Look at this major and maybe 5 people in the entire field had a chance to realistically win it.  And you then see guys like Rory and Rahm were never really in with a chance so expecting many LIV players to compete is unrealistic.

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You got some players that play well over years and win tournaments, but never manage to win a major. Then there’s Koepka with 18 professional wins, 9 on the PGA Tour and 5 of them majors.

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Yeah, dude, no.

If that was the case you’d be on Tour and winning things. Not a lot but you’d be out there.

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7 minutes ago, iacas said:

Yeah, dude, no.

If that was the case you’d be on Tour and winning things. Not a lot but you’d be out there.

And if I had a better mental game I'd be on the tour. 🤪

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Found this on Twitter, but reposting it here. Block's strokes gained in every PGA Tour/Major he's played. Not very good.

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No surprise the 2023 PGA Championship was his best performance in his career:

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The strokes gained putting was fifth overall in the field. Looks like he's capable of getting very hot with that club.

But yea... world class everywhere but driving? Not so much. In his defense, believing crazy shit like that maybe helps mitigate the nerves you otherwise would feel in big time events. So I can't say I'm surprised he's thinking this way, even if it's totally wrong. 

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5 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

And if I had a better mental game I'd be on the tour. 🤪

Dude! It’s all about putting.

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57 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

 

And then he opened his mouth...

I respect Block's confidence, but yeah, kind of blunts a great story.

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1 hour ago, GolfLug said:

 

And then he opened his mouth...

Open mouth, insert foot.

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Too bad Bob didn’t politely inform him that a lot of tour players aren’t as long as Rory and they can destroy him out there. 

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23 minutes ago, jxdama said:

Koepka is feared. Best  in golf right  now.

Who fears him?  I’m pretty sure most people think he’s whiny and weak after his Netflix showing.
 

If anything, BK fears a broken Tiger (2019 Masters) and 50 year old Mickelson (2021 PGA Championship).

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44 minutes ago, Denny Bang Bang said:

Who fears him?  I’m pretty sure most people think he’s whiny and weak after his Netflix showing.

If anything, BK fears a broken Tiger (2019 Masters) and 50 year old Mickelson (2021 PGA Championship).

He's won more majors than anyone else playing who isn't named Tiger or Phil.

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Block going from being the humble guy to saying that is a Reed move. Disappointing. Dead last after Thursday, which I’m not terribly surprised by. 

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1 hour ago, Denny Bang Bang said:

Who fears him?  I’m pretty sure most people think he’s whiny and weak after his Netflix showing.
 

If anything, BK fears a broken Tiger (2019 Masters) and 50 year old Mickelson (2021 PGA Championship).

Ok, respected if you would prefer. Like, highly respected. He was right there at the Masters too. It doesn't matter how whiny or douchebagy he is, it's not a stretch to think there's bit of a phenomenon at work here with this guy and majors. And he probably is dumb enough to not understand how he does it himself. But it's uncanny. If I see him in the rear view mirror on a Sunday afternoon at one I would probably yip a 4-footer or two from just the thought of it. 

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