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I hope the interest in this thread isn't an indication of interest in the tournament this weekend or golf is probably in trouble. Yesterday was as good as golf gets in the post Tiger world.

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59 minutes ago, skydog said:

I hope the interest in this thread isn't an indication of interest in the tournament this weekend or golf is probably in trouble. Yesterday was as good as golf gets in the post Tiger world.

I recorded the final round, but I heard the hack-out rough (the golf course) and the two-man race wasn't all that compelling.

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

I recorded the final round, but I heard the hack-out rough (the golf course) and the two-man race wasn't all that compelling.

I'm surprised to hear that ...the course produced a great leaderboard all week which IMO is pretty telling of a good/fair course. And yesterday saw a duel between (arguably) the two biggest names in the sport right now.

Obviously TGC tends to overhype things a bit, but a decent article from them on yesterday http://www.golfchannel.com/news/rex-hoggard/dj-spieth-duel-good-it-gets

 

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

I recorded the final round, but I heard the hack-out rough (the golf course) and the two-man race wasn't all that compelling.

I (sadly) haven't watched much non-major tournaments in the past few years.  For what it's worth, I saw the second nine for Jordan and Dustin.  I had planned to keep it in the background but I found myself focusing on it instead.  How it compares to many other events in the past few years I don't know.

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7 hours ago, iacas said:

I recorded the final round, but I heard the hack-out rough (the golf course) and the two-man race wasn't all that compelling.

It was like match play for the last 9, I thought it was very entertaining.  This one was great to have recorded so as to use fast forward and skip forward.  Jordan was slow on almost all his shots, Dustin, although fast enough for his irons and woods, he was slow at reading putts.  And, there were a lot of advertisements.

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This is going to be unpopular, getting ready to duck, but I'm thinking about Augusta 2018. What happens in between the PGA and April next year is... eh. The only interesting thing to me now is developing players who have to potential to win majors in the coming years. And the mid am.

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1 hour ago, colin007 said:

Speef should be put on the clock from the first hole on.

He really does need to pick up the pace. I like him and all, but he's got to get better.

There were a couple times yesterday where it seemed liked DJ hit his approach shot less than five seconds after Spieth finished hitting. Maybe a passive aggressive way of telling Spieth to hurry up.

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On 8/28/2017 at 7:55 AM, skydog said:

I hope the interest in this thread isn't an indication of interest in the tournament this weekend or golf is probably in trouble. Yesterday was as good as golf gets in the post Tiger world.

Easily the most exciting end to a non major tournament this year, and both of them were hitting heroic shots/putts leading into the playoff.  I can't remember the last time I saw the top two guys sinking ~20 footers, do or die, back to back, to lead into a playoff. 

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I like how some players on twitter are so incredibly salty over the playoff hole selection favoring DJ. 

Quit yapping and hit the ball further.

Imo the playoff was very entertaining.

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3 minutes ago, Alx said:

I like how some players on twitter are so incredibly salty over the playoff hole selection favoring DJ. 

Quit yapping and hit the ball further.

Imo the playoff was very entertaining.

Aren't playoff holes typically already decided before the tournament starts? I could be wrong, I don't know that I've seen too many playoffs but they always seemed to know what the holes played would be well before the end of regulation play. Usually they replay 18 by default right?

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