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  1. I'm not really sure what your big hangup with this is. The Ryder Cup is a team event (and an exhibition with no money on the line mind you). Do you not cheer when your favorite football/soccer team's opponent misses a penalty kick? More importantly, how do you distinguish between it being okay to cheer when Rory misses a putt, causing the Americans to win the hole, vs. the ball going into the water and effectively losing the hole? There are definitely some things that were over the line (profanities, yelling during routine, etc.) but cheering a ball in the water? A biiiiiiiiiigggg re
    7 points
  2. Worst part about wearing a hat all the time is that horrible tan line you see from the players when they take it off. I had the same thing when worked construction and had to wear a hardhat and safety glasses, I hated it. I do still wear a hat more often than not while golfing but not nearly often as I used to. I have a feeling that others were correct about that P.J. Willett article being some of the fuel for the bad behavior of the fans, but one of the commentators also had a interesting insight as well. He noted that not everyone in attendance were "golf fans" some were simply "sports
    3 points
  3. Yesterday, I came close to an Ace as the ball tracked towards the hole, did a little dance with the pin and ended up 18" below the hole. My Sweetheart also played in the afternoon, as it was the Ladies' Closing Day. She gets home hours later and I ask if she had fun golfing and proceed to tell her about my almost miracle on the fourth hole. She the pulls out her phone and shows me a picture of her standing next to the same hole with the ball only four inches from the hole.
    3 points
  4. The big tie at 18 for the two veterans was the best ending ever for that match. I'd give the lean to Reed/McIlroy for the best batch of the day, especially that front nine, just freaking WOW. And Pieters - what a freak of nature - GREAT week for that kid. I wish the other team would stay out after the closing ceremonies and party publicly with the winning team. I said it two years ago and still feel that way. It is, in the end, a giant exhibition event. Instead of marching off stage - march over to the other half and start opening bottles.
    2 points
  5. While watching them play at our club, I commented to a friend " The Greatest Match ever in RC" as Phil and Serge halved yet another hole on 17. Seconds later, my friend said "they just made the same comment on TV" which I didn't quite catch at the time. But, it was the best match I have ever watch and most likely may be remembered by many.
    2 points
  6. Jordan - He's grown up a ton in the last 2 years. His frustrations were kept in check a LOT longer than last time. Cripes - he's still just a youngster. Yesterday's matches were incredible, such good golf the entire time. I was up late on the DVR, trying not see notifications so I'd not see the results.
    2 points
  7. Poulter has fueled himself off the American fans chants and boos for many years, Rory did it as well, though in a bit more obnoxious way than Poulter did. Watching the Sergio / Phil match yesterday, the fans were very gracious towards Sergio, they cheered louder for Phil, cheered slightly when Sergio missed but also cheered him when he made a good shot. Rory and Willett got the worst from the American fans, Rory because of his actions on the course and Willett because of his brothers words. Rory rose to the occasion and played well. I would have lost a lot of money on the Reed match a
    2 points
  8. ^Wow, what a disingenuous prick. He attempts to denounce the comments to save face prior to the tournament, then goes on to play like crap (like he's been doing ever since the Masters) and blame it on the fans. I wish every international player that feels this way would stop accepting the better paychecks and lifestyle that come with playing on the US tour. Better yet, I truly hope that American fans stop supporting with their $$ anyone that feels this way. You want to see US golf fans- go to Augusta National. You want to see US sports fans- go to the Ryder Cup. Anything done or said
    2 points
  9. Danny Willett Tweet I condemn any fans that shouted, moved or did anything intentional pre-shot to affect the European team and any profanity or slurs tossed at them any time. I fully support the cheering of bad shots, balls going in the water and missed putts as well as chanting "USA". Seems Danny Willett should have left well enough alone as most would forget the stupid comments his brother made and cheer him on in the next season but this comment demonstrates Danny is doubling down on his brothers comments. At least he can play on the Euro Tour, he may win a few more there
    2 points
  10. Because I'd like to think you're cheering your team winning a hole, not the fact the putt was missed. You think it's fair game in the RC, that's fine, I disagree and hope France 2018 is supported by the home crowd much as it was in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. That's all I'll say on this because I really should be talking about the golf, which was really spectacular at times. Just watching some highlights, that Mickelson/ Garcia match has to be one of the finest in RC history.
    2 points
  11. I sincerely think that Rory's headache on Saturday may have been due to him not wearing a hat the whole day. The sun can do a number on you. He played fantastic. You act as if there a zero rude fans in Europe. This is not the case. I don't like the rude fans here either. But let's not pretend there aren't any across the pond.
    2 points
  12. First of all a bit of history. Hybrid-type clubs didn't suddenly emerge in the early 2000s. The forerunner was the Bulldog, a hickory-era club with about 30* loft, a small face about two golfballs wide, and a short shaft. During the 1970s came the arrival of trouble clubs, which looked like FWs but had higher lofts and sole configurations designed to cut through rough. The Stan Thompson v-sole Ginty was a more famous one. Also, the first-generation TaylorMade Raylors has sole rails to help flush balls out of the rough in the 1990s. Then, hybrids came on strong starting about 20
    2 points
  13. I really hope more golf fans start embracing Reed; the dude is a serious gamer and I really don't think he's nearly as bad of a guy as people like to think. He made a stupid comment three years ago (I can only imagine the dumb stuff I would have said as a rich and hugely talented 23 year old) but I think it's time people move on from that.
    2 points
  14. Match play. An occasional blow-up hole hurts much less in match than in stroke play. And, it's easier to stay focused on the round if I'm playing against one person rather than 60.
    2 points
  15. So, I was out playing and had to deal with extremely rude behavior from another player in a group behind me. My round began fairly well despite poorly playing the first hole and I went on to par both the second and third holes and I should have at least made par on the fourth. A poor wedge shot cost me a shot however My swing began to break down on the fifth and by the par three sixth I was really struggling. I ended up hitting a ball out of bounds and topping another. A player from a group behind me, playing the fifth hole mind you, decided to come up and stand on the fringe of the sixth gre
    1 point
  16. Next time, take out your phone, walk up somewhat close to him (maybe 20' or so), and take a picture. Make it really obvious. You'd be amazed how many people simply back down when you "threaten" to photograph them. I've used it in several potentially confrontational situations, and it works like a charm.
    1 point
  17. Similar situation happened to a friend and myself. We just told the other guys to play through, and we would play behind them. Solved the problem.
    1 point
  18. Man, I totally feel like way less of an asshole compared to how that guy treated you.
    1 point
  19. Basically they are made to replace long irons and benefit golfers by having fairway wood like characteristics. Lower center of gravity, hotter faces, larger heads, more forgiveness. They are designed to launch higher than a typical long iron but lower than a 7 wood. Some irons are more "driving iron" like (Callaway Apex Utility) others are similar to fairway woods (Bobby Jones, TaylorMade M2) and others are in between (PING G, Callaway Apex, TaylorMade M1).
    1 point
  20. At Brora GC, a little north of Dornoch, there are wires surrounding each green to keep the livestock off.: http://golfnook.com/Brora.htm
    1 point
  21. I went to the northwest of the Republic of Ireland (Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo) this past June, and I'd highly recommend that area. It was uncrowded, friendly, and has some outstanding golf courses. I haven't been to Northern Ireland, but that's on my list. I've been to Dornoch twice, Royal Dornoch is still my favorite golf course, of all I've played.
    1 point
  22. I was rooting for Sergio to sink the putt. I think sprained my shoulder fist pumping during that round...
    1 point
  23. I was referring to the Sergio / Phil match and whenever they cut to them, the fans were pretty gracious and seemed to appreciate the performance of both golfers but obviously favored Phil being he was playing for the home team. Sorry but I'm not feeling bad for Willett, his brother is an idiot and put Danny in the cross hairs with his poor attempt at "satire". While Willett backed away from his brothers piece, he had to know there would be some residual effect from the fans. He can be bitter but the tweet he sent out demonstrated his words prior to Friday were just damage control
    1 point
  24. That's a choker? I thought it was a regular sized necklace and that Patty is just....well, you know....
    1 point
  25. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree...especially when it is just one branch...
    1 point
  26. One thing I think has contributed to Spieth's struggles (relatively speaking) this year, is simply burn out. He plays a REALLY full schedule. By my count, he's had about 3 weeks off this year, two of which were spent on the Bro-cation heard round the world. Outside of that he's played every week including a trip to Asia. I know he's young, but that still turns into a grind and can affect your overall performance.
    1 point
  27. The Euro press hour after the ceremony was funny, light hearted and gracious. Seems like they have/will move on quickly. Now IMHO, they have been dominant so long and losing one doesn't sting as bad maybe. They haven't experienced the gut wrenching despair of the US team after the 2014 loss. OTOH, if US had lost this one, I think PM would have taken to fishing in the Great Lakes for the remainder of his days. Glad we won for dignity's sake, what with the task force and all. Much is being made about the fan/player exchanges. Now profanities, name-calling (turd??...really??..lol!) a
    1 point
  28. So then complain about those incidents, but all you've whined about is someone cheering a ball in the water? Again, please try to illustrate how you distinguish between cheering for a ball in the water which causes someone to lose a hole, or cheering a missed putt which causes someone to lose a hole? As I pointed out above, there were some things that crossed the line of acceptable behavior, but cheering a ball in the water is a big reach...
    1 point
  29. I'm pretty sure they could pay you to use their clubs There are a lot of really smart people out there who may have some fantastic ideas and concepts but simply don't have the resources to make them reality. You never know, there may actually be a really nice club as a result of this show. Yeah, I saw a few in the preview that were headscratchingly bad, but of course they show those to generate interest in tuning in.
    1 point
  30. I don't see anything wrong with that. That's a big shot that helps their team win. Are you afraid it will hurt the players feelings? Or do you just think golf is just for gentlemen who politely clap and on their best behavior at all times? So far, the worst thing I've seen is the guy telling rory to eat one, and even that's a pretty tame insult. I'm not saying it's acceptable, but it surprises me that Rory would stop and challenge the man to a fight. There's a lot of people saying that lines were crossed and the fans were bad, but id be interested to know what exactly th
    1 point
  31. My first and only eagle was on a 450 yard par 5. I accidentally cut the corner of the dog leg, leaving me a 200 yard second shot, so I hit a 5 wood to the green and made a 20 foot downhill putt with at least 2 feet of break. Two great shots followed by a 1 in 100 putt. My playing partners helped me line up the putt because we have a rule that first birdie or better buys the beer at the end of the round. What a thrill. It was on the 9th hole, so I went straight into the bar and announced that I had eagled the 9th hole. Everyone in the bar was very gracious about seeing this guy
    1 point
  32. I thought the same thing too. In the end it was very close. Props to Reed for elevating his game like that. He should do some team seminars in the ramp-up to France '18. As a supporter of team USA, even I find that chant a bit overused. I'd like to see a more creativity, but I guess it's an easy one to get everyone doing together. I was in favor of giving Rory the point too, but this is where match play is different, I guess. Reed showed real moxie in going toe-to-toe with a top dog. Classy concession on your part. I think your point about Darren having a jolly was a bi
    1 point
  33. My perspective was limited as I only watched the internet feed. I'll accept the word of the Euro players. I don't think Willett was quite on form coming in, but just the situation of his brother's article underscores to me how off-course distractions like that can impact play. I absolutely agree with no bs when players are hitting shots. That's unacceptable and credit to the MN fans for calling out the jerks who did it and captain Clarke for acknowledging that. I also agree on kicking spectators out who lob profanity / verbal abuse. A little taunting / mocking along the lines of the
    1 point
  34. Hardspoon, I knew that the captains don't control the pairings for the singles match. They post their starters - blindly. I also knew that the strongest (most successful) players would be front loaded at the beginning. The Euros had to, because they were behind. DL III and Reed knew this. Reed stepped up and took on the challenge. Reed is now the giant killer. He did it. I am so proud of him. And, I'll always be one of his fans. Forever. BTW - Snedeker won all of his matches. 3-0. Later, Reed asked RM, "when will we meet again"? Love it. This was Golf at it's best. I'm
    1 point
  35. Match play....... Cuz if you have a blow up hole from the start.... it's not going to kill your chances.... and with match play you will figure out your opponent usually within the first couple of holes....
    1 point
  36. Guess Sergio the no-hit wonder did well to halve with Phil, then. Look, I know this is dragging this off-topic, so I'll say this and then I'll stfu. I don't like seeing a "one hit wonder" tag applied to golfers who have won a major. The term comes from the music industry, where plenty of completely talentless, tuneless, vapid, soon-forgotten idiots have had a No 1 hit by virtue of marketing, autotune and slick production. I don't believe any golfer who has won a major is a "one hit wonder." If Mr. Willett never wins another golf tournament in his life, well, he still won a green jacket in
    1 point
  37. Before spending hundreds more $$ on golf clubs, how about spending $80 on a golf lesson? With your driver CHS of circa 100 MPH and carry distance, you have real potential - if you can get your swing harnessed. A lesson or two could help you get the wobbles out of your swing, trim needless strokes and improve your score. With your two-way misses and penchant for overswinging, improving your motion should be your next step.
    1 point
  38. Hahaha, I've been waiting for this! seriously, although a talented guy, I never knew Reed was capable of playing golf consistently to that standard, he was the man of the tournament, he earned all his points and I tip my hat to him and your team! congrats!
    1 point
  39. Oh, Phil! Sergio matches. Neither deserved to lose.
    1 point
  40. Wow! I really thought Rory would take something off Reed, but Reed was the man of the whole tournament, amazing golf I didn't realise he was capable of! also rookie pieters for eu was a class act and very impressive. the standard of golf from both teams were outstanding and it's been the best sporting event I've seen in quite a while, Unfortunately for me, it appears over now as far as EU are concerned, so congratulations USA, you deserve it!?
    1 point
  41. Koepka destroys Willett. 0-3 first RC for DWil...feel kinda bad for the guy given the circumstances but happy that it should shut up his idiot brother for awhile.
    1 point
  42. It will be interesting to see how Westwood chokes away a 2-up lead.
    1 point
  43. Haha - this is great. Love them laughing with each other about it, too. They look like they are genuinely having fun...great to watch.
    1 point
  44. I think the McIlroy - Reed match is fantastic. Loving the trade offs of bows, finger wags and shushes. Good stuff! lotta blue on that board. Small leads, but small leads can grow in a hurry.
    1 point
  45. I see it the exact opposite. Rory's come across as reactionary and petulant to me.
    1 point
  46. Decision 22/6 Competitor Requests That Ball in Position to Assist Him Not Be Lifted Q.In stroke play, B's ball lies just off the putting green. A's ball lies near the hole in a position to serve as a backstop for B's ball. B requests A not to lift his ball. Is such a request proper? A.No. If A and B agree not to lift a ball that might assist B, both players are disqualified under Rule 22-1
    1 point
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