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2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Discussion Thread

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2 minutes ago, David in FL said:

What horrible thing did I do in a prior life that I'm now having to listen to Micheal Breed as an analyst?  Ugh!   :~(

LET'S DO THIS!!!

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11 minutes ago, David in FL said:

What horrible thing did I do in a prior life that I'm now having to listen to Micheal Breed as an analyst?  Ugh!   :~(

Lol.  I had to turn it off anyway just before he came on...just my luck.  Breed is ok in moderation...small, small doses.  :-)

I like what I see so far.  Course looks fair but difficult with the greens a bit firmer and faster than you normally see in a PGA Championship.

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18 minutes ago, JetFan1983 said:

The "Green Mile" thing is already annoying. 

Agreed. It doesn't even seem that long or special... IMO, this is.

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I will be out there tomorrow.  Can't wait!  Haven't seen anything today  due to meetings.

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Phil's game is definitely starting to look his age. Kind of sad, but I think his 'window' is probably shut.

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42 minutes ago, skydog said:

Phil's game is definitely starting to look his age. Kind of sad, but I think his 'window' is probably shut.

I agree. He looks so late with the driver...

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The big problem with the PGA Championship, with the exception of the bigger technology package, is that it often feels less like a major than an extended version of the Quicken Loans National. The PGA Championship has a great field – arguably the best of the year – but its stature is lessened by the way it is presented on TV. It’s difficult for a tournament to feel like a major when the network has a commercial break after every four or five shots.

http://golfweek.com/2017/08/10/tv-blog-cbs-technology-carries-the-day-except-when-it-doesnt/

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4 hours ago, skydog said:

Phil's game is definitely starting to look his age. Kind of sad, but I think his 'window' is probably shut.

Agree. Seems Phil can still have good ball striking ...but just seems he makes so many bogeys. Even when he gets hot...he neutralizes it with bogeys.

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9 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

Just catching up on broadcast from earlier today.  IBF says the greens are difficult to read.

:hmm:

I'll speak from experience here...not at Quail Hollow mind you.  Those types of greens (Champion Bermuda), I have found, are sometimes not easy to read.  They've put that strain of grass in a few places down here and it's really, really nice and you can speed the greens up in the summer which you can't do down south with bent without risk of damaging the greens.  Problem is that subtle breaks are hard to read.  Those 5-12 footers that look straight or might have a slight bit of turn are difficult.  Sometimes I'd rather have one that had more, and obvious, break.

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9 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

Just catching up on broadcast from earlier today.  IBF says the greens are difficult to read.

:hmm:

Not sure about that, but a number of players look like they're really afraid of some of the downhill putts - there were way more :hmm: moments with putts than I think I've ever seen in a round with people missing six footers by about a foot wide...

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27 minutes ago, NCGolfer said:

I'll speak from experience here...not at Quail Hollow mind you.  Those types of greens (Champion Bermuda), I have found, are sometimes not easy to read.  They've put that strain of grass in a few places down here and it's really, really nice and you can speed the greens up in the summer which you can't do down south with bent without risk of damaging the greens.  Problem is that subtle breaks are hard to read.  Those 5-12 footers that look straight or might have a slight bit of turn are difficult.  Sometimes I'd rather have one that had more, and obvious, break.

I don't think it's the grass. All very subtly almost flat greens are hard to read.

At higher stimps that is.

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9 minutes ago, iacas said:

I don't think it's the grass. All very subtly almost flat greens are hard to read.

At higher stimps that is.

Agreed.  Your point is valid...but my experience in the past few years tells me they are harder to read.  I struggled at #2 and a couple other courses with this grass.  It might be that it looks a lot different and it throws me off.

Would favor someone doing AimPoint.  ;-)

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