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2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational


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Attending college and getting drunk, you?

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?  He's 19 years old....Competed at the Bridgestone till Sunday and has 11 wins on the Japan Tour....Shot 58 last year.

What were you doing at 19?



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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper

One would have thought that Congressional was an ideal course for American golfers to shine, and the only Americans in the top ten were Robert Garrigus and Kevin Chappell. Fowler was the only American with a chance to win at Firestone, and the other two Americans in the top ten (Zach Johnson and David Toms) were two guys you wouldn't think would do well on this kind of layout. It's not a good sign for the USA brigade in Atlanta, since Congressional, Firestone, and Atlanta Athletic Club are three very similar courses.

Strangely enough, there were plenty of American flags on the leaderboard at Royal St. George's. Go figure.



So unpredictable.  I actually wasn't that surprised with Zach Johnson and David Toms doing ok.  Luke Donald too.  They both hit the ball straight and putt well.  That course was SOOO narrow.  The big hitters were all playing from under trees the entire time.   That course actually reminds me a lot of colonial in Fort Worth.

I can't remeber the last time I saw a tournament from Atlanta Athletic Club, but I'm guessing with the 1920's on the logo it's going to be tight fairways, no elevated greens, and side by side holes like Colonial or Firestone.  Is that right?

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Originally Posted by cajuntexan00

So unpredictable.  I actually wasn't that surprised with Zach Johnson and David Toms doing ok.  Luke Donald too.  They both hit the ball straight and putt well.  That course was SOOO narrow.  The big hitters were all playing from under trees the entire time.   That course actually reminds me a lot of colonial in Fort Worth.

I can't remeber the last time I saw a tournament from Atlanta Athletic Club, but I'm guessing with the 1920's on the logo it's going to be tight fairways, no elevated greens, and side by side holes like Colonial or Firestone.  Is that right?

AAC's home used to be East Lake, where the Tour Championship will be held next month. Robert Trent Jones designed the club's two new courses overlooking the Chattahoochee River in the late 1960s. It's closest contemporary is likely Hazeltine in Minnesota, which hosted the PGA two years ago, was built by Jones around the same time, and shares its background of an urban club relocating to a suburban site better suited to hosting major tournaments.

There are elevation changes, but mostly because of a gentle slope toward the river. The fairways are narrow, with landing zones pinched by bunkers and/or pine trees. The signature holes are 15, a long par 3 with a pond guarding the right side (where David Toms made a hole-in-one at the PGA decade ago), and 18, a par 5 for the members which will play as a long par 4 with an approach over water (where Toms laid up, pitched, and putted for par to secure victory).

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