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2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

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For the discussion of Tiger's 15th major victory!

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15 minutes ago, iacas said:

For the discussion of Tiger's 15th major victory!

No man it will be site of Phil's first US Open Victory! 😉....at least I can always hope. 

On another note looks like I would play that first hole by hitting driver left of the first fairway bunker...bet that rough is narly on both sides though...

Looks like its best to miss that green short rather than long...at least for me. 

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Really looking forward to the US Open; Shinnecock is a great old historic course, probably my favorite course in the current rotation.

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I figure Corey Pavin has about as much of a chance as Tiger does!

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1 hour ago, Buckeyebowman said:

I figure Corey Pavin has about as much of a chance as Tiger does!

Booooooooo!

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Can’t wait for this one! The depth of these tournaments is getting so stacked. Such a long list of high potentials along with the lurking young ones who can fire a low score at any moment. I’m thinking Day or DJ.

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2 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

8 days to sectional qualifying (except Japan, where it was completed last week)
Link so you can follow along
http://www.usopen.com/qualifying/sectional.html

I plan on going to the sectionals, weather permitting. Hopefully will post vids and pics here.

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On ‎5‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 9:00 PM, Vinsk said:

Booooooooo!

I hadn't heard he was playing, but a Happy Gilmore trot off the first tee would be an added bonus.

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I see that we have some forum members whose index would meet the 1.4 or less criteria required to try and qualify for the U.S. Open.  Anyone attempting this currently (or for prior events)?  I see on the U.S. Open website that 500 of 8537 advanced from local events to sectionals which are shown to be "in progress".  But it also shows 80 of 156 qualified … a bit confusing :hmm:

https://www.thoughtco.com/how-can-i-qualify-to-play-in-the-us-open-1564677

http://www.usopen.com/qualifying/sectional.html

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4 minutes ago, fishgolf said:

I see that we have some forum members whose index would meet the 1.4 or less criteria required to try and qualify for the U.S. Open.  Anyone attempting this currently (or for prior events)?  I see on the U.S. Open website that 500 of 8537 advanced from local events to sectionals which are shown to be "in progress".  But it also shows 80 of 156 qualified … a bit confusing :hmm:

https://www.thoughtco.com/how-can-i-qualify-to-play-in-the-us-open-1564677

http://www.usopen.com/qualifying/sectional.html

I missed Sectionals by 2 strokes this year.  I summarized my round here, if you or anyone is interested.

June 4th is the day for Sectional Qualifying this year.  I'm not sure how many of the 500 move on, but its not many.

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3 minutes ago, phillyk said:

I missed Sectionals by 2 strokes this year.  I summarized my round here, if you or anyone is interested.

June 4th is the day for Sectional Qualifying this year.  I'm not sure how many of the 500 move on, but its not many.

That's cool.  I definitely go check out your thread on that experience.  I see you are in WA.  We lived there for 30 years.  What courses do you like to play?  North Shore, Ft. Lewis, Auburn, and McChord were my regulars. 

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Hoping they bring back the “bite” the US Open used to have. Last year looked more like the John Deere than the US Open and early word is they’re widening the fairways and are gonna be more cautious with the greens. Shinnecock can be a real challenge if set up right, but it can also be pussycat if they set it up wrong. 

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38 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

Hoping they bring back the “bite” the US Open used to have. Last year looked more like the John Deere than the US Open and early word is they’re widening the fairways and are gonna be more cautious with the greens. Shinnecock can be a real challenge if set up right, but it can also be pussycat if they set it up wrong. 

I was just thinking after your first sentence, "But the fairways will be skinny-ish while being very firm and fast."  I guess if they are widening them, well shucks. 

With their moisture meters, they can more easily judge green conditions and set them up better (should be 100% better than the previous open there).  I was just hoping they'd keep fairways skinny and force golfers to be cautious.  The wider it is, the easier for the big sticks to come out and blast away without fear of rolling through somewhere.

US Open related: A member at my course who also is a member at Chambers Bay told me they are considering closing the course this winter to turn their remaining 15 greens to full poa annua (3 greens have already been turned).  They've been over-seeding their fairways with poa as well, so soon enough it should be a real and playable test, should they decide to go back.

17 hours ago, fishgolf said:

That's cool.  I definitely go check out your thread on that experience.  I see you are in WA.  We lived there for 30 years.  What courses do you like to play?  North Shore, Ft. Lewis, Auburn, and McChord were my regulars. 

I live in the northern half of the I5 corridor, so I play mostly around Mount Vernon and Bellingham.

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