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2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Discussion Thread

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6 minutes ago, Chilli Dipper said:

63 Watch!

I wish NBC was broadcasting. Johnny Miller would be churning like Amish butter at the thought of Koepka breaking his record.

He'd find some way to discreetly, passively hint that his 63 was better than someone else's 62. 

HOLD THE DOOR!

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Just now, nevets88 said:

He'd find some way to discreetly, passively hint that his 63 was better than someone else's 62. 

Oh c'mon.

First, he doesn't talk about it as much as people say. Second, it may have been the single greatest round in modern major history. Top three isn't even really a debate off the top of my head.

It was a huge deal. Especially given what happened in 1974. :-)

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4 minutes ago, iacas said:

Oh c'mon.

First, he doesn't talk about it as much as people say. Second, it may have been the single greatest round in modern major history. Top three isn't even really a debate off the top of my head.

It was a huge deal. Especially given what happened in 1974. :-)

I agree it's an amazing round, he doesn't talk about it as much as people say, it's just the guy has a real case of [I'm my biggest fan]-itis, but all then all those player turned announcers are, so I guess par is the course. Norman was probably the worst.

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I think most of us are expecting Lowry to come back a bit but the guy is a tough competitor. So much can happen with how firm the course is going to play. Think there's going to be a lot of fluctuating on the leaderboard. I'd like to see DJ win but I wouldn't be disappointed if guys like Landry or DeChambeau pulled out the upset.

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Stupidly good drive. He needs to hit that club more today, it was the pulled 6 irons that cost him yesterday.

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9 minutes ago, atb5079 said:

My lord Dustin. All day please, all day.

That was nuts. His talent is stupid.

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Just now, pumaAttack said:

Lowry is 1st and 2nd in putting and short game this week.

Please explain again how important long game is... :whistle:

In fairness, when you combine that with his 22nd and 28th for driving and approach, that'd explain it! It's not like he's been rubbish off the tee...

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2 minutes ago, pumaAttack said:

Lowry is 1st and 2nd in putting and short game this week.

Please explain again how important long game is... :whistle:

So do you agree with Azinger when he just said about the dumbest thing I've ever heard ...

"Everybody makes the same amount of tee shots and the same amount of second shots so the only way to separate yourself is around the green."

Good lord is that idiotic.

Joe Buck and the rest of them need to talk more just so Azinger will have less opportunity to say more dumb shit.

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3 minutes ago, pumaAttack said:

Lowry is 1st and 2nd in putting and short game this week.

Please explain again how important long game is... :whistle:

Please educate yourself and stop with the stupid comments.

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Have to say, I really like the fact that there are holes where the players are taking 6 iron layups. Just goes to show the hole is well-designed when there's that variety of options.

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