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2018 The PLAYERS Championship

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Went to the Players yesterday for the first time. It was ridiculously hot and nearly passed out. But 17 at TPC is close to becoming 16 at Scottsdale. It's a place to drink. Unless you're actually around the hole watching, most people at that hole are college kids drinking and not paying much attention even to the golf. Kinda strange. But pretty cool atmosphere. And college girls yesterday were out of this world (I hope my wife doesn't read this).

Course set up way too easy right now. That's why you're seeing the scores you're seeing. I wish tourney officials for these bigger tournaments would grow the rough out and penalize these guys more and narrow the fairways some. If you're going hype up big championship, challenge these guys a little bit. There's no challenge this week.

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Tiger's starting to find something. -3 through 4.

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I think Tiger making these cuts and grinding just to play the weekends is a testament to just how good his mediocre game is compared to the rest of the tour.

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Damn Tiger on 63 watch today. Got some easy holes coming up. Should be able to get some birdies on 11 and 12.

That being said, as easy as the course is playing, 63-63 on the weekend still prolly not going to be good enough. Course is playing easier than Whistling Straits did a few years back.

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Screw that, Tigers on 59 watch. I saw him at Jacks tournament in his prime. Looked like an Outside Linebacker 🙂  

Kidding of course but what an absolute physical specimen for a golfer. Without looking it up he's probably 6' 180# but the way he carries himself you'd swear it's 6'3" and 230#. Walks upright instead of the usual hunched over shuffle that I'm sure most of us employ (I know I do). Just missed a bird on 13, 59 might be out unless hole outs or eagles some. Still, this is the Tiger we all knew was still there. Let's see if he can scare someone. 

Spieth right there too. Will the afternoon flight play so well? I doubt it. Harder greens, faster conditions, and more pressure. Morning guys know they have to go low. Afternoon guys play to not make a bogey. This one could get interesting RDN. 

Exciting to see Tiger and Spieth going crazy on this course. They'll lose some ground in the afternoon, but both have put themselves in position to have a chance. You can never count those two out unless they're cut. Otherwise they can throw miracle rounds together at any point. 

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It's just maddening....absolutely nothing for two days just digs him in such a deep hole.

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5 minutes ago, SmiterofPV1x said:

And.... bogey at 14. Of course. Now he's simply on course record watch. Ho hum day. 

I had to open my yap:)

BAN HIM!!!!

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They need to "Doral proof" this course a little bit. That course was yielding similar scores, then they made some changes, and the course got its bite back (and then they took it away). Seeing guys shoot 63s, 64s and 65s as easily as they have shouldn't happen. Takes some of the sting out of this tournament. Moving it to March will help bring some of the wind back, but they need to grow out the rough a bit more and narrow some of these fairways some more. Seems like rough is pretty non-existent this week.

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Ran out of steam with the bogey on 14. Should've had a birdie on 16. Still looking like his best round in a long time.

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Seems like Tiger can't get into the tournaments early. Plays some great practice rounds and gets flat when there are a ton of expectations on him early in the tournament. They write him off a little and he comes alive. Like to see him shake the early round complacency asap. 

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On ‎5‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 9:36 PM, MrGolfguy67 said:

I expect Woods to have a good week, he has a solid record here. 2 of his last 4 finishes at the Players are his win and an 8th place finish. 

Nice 65 today to jump into the top 10, that's more like what I expected.

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I don't like Webb Simpson. I don't like how his swing looks, and he's got a stupid looking face.

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