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I really hope that either the fairways are tighter than it looks on the videos or that the camera angle distorts the width... I would love for us not to see a repeat of last year's where (although I get that Koepka played brilliantly), it just felt like a case of just playing sensible golf. Completely understand that the US Open rewards patience, but it should force you into a few errors as well by just playing phenomenally tough - those videos make it look like a very nice course, but one the pros will eat up.

That said, can't wait - always love the first three majors of the year and this has me excited.

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This is kind of neat...each of the top 9 finishers had a final score (over par) that was equivalent to their finishing position:    

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

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Watching the Women's USO, have to admit, the theme song that Fox uses for Men's and Women's events is growing on me. 

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6 hours ago, nevets88 said:

Holed in from 250 during qualifier practice round. You might need to fullscreen to see the ball.

 

Awesome! So cool you caught that live!

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11 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Awesome! So cool you caught that live!

Not me, just reposting from reddit, wish I saw that.

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Forecast a little far out but looks like it’s gonna be pretty dry the next 10 Days there. Temps in the 60s, sunny, no humidity. Recipe is there for fast fairways and greens. We’ll see if the USGA lets it get fast or they water the course down.

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On ‎6‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 10:22 AM, nevets88 said:

Here's a list of who made it through sectionals.

 

 

There were a lot of recognizable pros that qualified in Columbus and Memphis. I'm curious as to whether they chose the course because they like the course, or if there was another reason.  Are the number of qualification spots determined by the number of entrants at that site, or are they predetermined?

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14 minutes ago, djfajt71 said:

There were a lot of recognizable pros that qualified in Columbus and Memphis. I'm curious as to whether they chose the course because they like the course, or if there was another reason.  Are the number of qualification spots determined by the number of entrants at that site, or are they predetermined?

The Columbus one is always popular because some guys that played in The Memorial just stay there and play the qualifying the next day.

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Was surprised not to see Goosen get special exemption. Two-time former champ who mastered that course last time it was there. He failed to qualify so he is out. 

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3 hours ago, klineka said:

The Columbus one is always popular because some guys that played in The Memorial just stay there and play the qualifying the next day.

Makes total sense, thanks!

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Tee times are out. I thought I might try watch a bit of Justin Thomas or DJ. They are playing together. With Tiger. I guess I'm not going to see much of them. But I may try.

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Intriguing Thurs/Fri pairings:

Justin,Dustin,Woods (as mentioned);  Stenson,Scott, Kaymer;  Els,Stricker,Furyk;  Garcia,Rahm,Cabrera Bello;  Matsuyama,Leishman,Fowler;  McIlroy,Spieth,Mickelson;  Oosthuizen,Walker,Rose

 

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Finau, List and Watson, that's gonna be fun. Bring your binoculars and earplugs.

Ten bucks someone calls Garcia, Rahm and Bello, "The Spanish Armada".

Fleetwood, Noren, Molinari - the exceptional Euros.

ZJ, Schwartzel, Reed - The Masters group.

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