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ScouseJohnny last won the day on April 2

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  1. ScouseJohnny

    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    That's a fair point.
  2. ScouseJohnny

    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    Coming to this story a bit late (the first weeks of the semester are crazy). I don't understand why on earth he picked Sergio over Russell Knox. I appreciate 19-11-7 is a respectable record. But balanced against that is the fact he's getting on a bit, is temperamental, and is horribly out of form. Knox has had a good season, and performed very well at Le Golf National only a few weeks ago. I think a beer or two might have been opened by US team members when the Euro picks were announced. Because I think Poulter's best Ryder Cup years are likely well behind him, too.
  3. ScouseJohnny

    Need Some Advice on Playing Golf With Higher Handicappers

    I have played golf with 28 handicaps who played to their handicap and respected golf etiquette perfectly. I have also played with quite a few single figure handicap arseholes. Sometimes, there's nothing worse than being paired with a "good golfer" when he's "just having a bad day." It makes you wish you'd been paired with a 28 handicap instead...
  4. Is there any distinction, in terms of assumption of risk, between what might be termed reasonable, anticipated events for attending a sporting venue, and ones that are not foreseeable? In other words, being hit by a stray golf ball seems to be an entirely reasonable accident when choosing to attend a golf tournament. A player smashing his club in rage, injuring a spectator in the process, is a little different.
  5. ScouseJohnny

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Ah, the old school of golf.
  6. ScouseJohnny

    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    And that young guy is intriguing. One of the interesting attributes to the "strength of field" discussion is that the quality of the field has improved so much over the decades, that outliers - remarkable players operating far, far above the rest of the field, like Tiger - are going to be extremely unusual. Of the seemingly most-talked about major winners post-2008, Rory is, as some kindly call it, "streaky." At present, he seems to be playing well, but just can't get back to where he was earlier this decade. Spieth has an interesting quantity of vulnerability which we never saw in Tiger or Jack - Mr. Willett can thank this for odd situation for his annual trip to Augusta for the rest of his career. Mickelson is like a '90s golfer who managed to have an incredibly long career and picked up his majors over a long period of time, so he's almost excluded from this analysis - he never dominated like an outlier, just kept on plugging away and doing well - besides which, this is about young guys, not ones almost ready for the Champions' Tour. Bubba can turn it on at the Master's every so often, but he'll never win a different major and I suspect he'll never win another Master's, either. DJ and Day are arguably far behind the number of majors that many expected of them, at this point in their careers. The likes of Rickie have yet to get one. Sergio got his and I wonder if that's the last we'll really see of him. And then there's this rather strange young man, Koepka, who's a fascinating study in sports psychology. Never showed any hint of choking yesterday in an environment where 99% of the people at the course were desperate for a 1986 moment for Tiger. Unassuming, sufficiently sanguine about his moment in the sun that he couldn't care less if the final putt of the competition was hit by the guy who came in third. It's like he's won three majors without anyone really noticing. Of all the possible outliers for this generation, I find him the most fascinating.
  7. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    Now that, I have to admire. Just tap in the winning putt with as much emotion a though he was putting for third in a midweek stableford.
  8. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    I'm sad this competition is moving to May. It has had a nice feel to it this year, a pleasing footnote for 2018's majors. It will feel strange with the final major of the year being the British.
  9. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    And that's that.
  10. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    So glad I get to watch Lefty goofily shilling for Callaway golf balls at this tense moment.
  11. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    Come on Tiger, nail it to the pin. Bugger.
  12. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    Tuning in after a frustrating day of having to do things and not watch golf. Yeah, I haven't seen anything like this since 1986. First thing I saw/heard was the applause for Scott and Koepka as they teed off on 14 - which was polite and courteous but a bit muted. And now I see why...
  13. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    I have no grudge against Kisner, good luck to the guy. Where I do agree with you: I'd be very pleased to see Rickie make his breakthrough this weekend.
  14. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    A guy with precisely one fewer tour wins than Rickie Fowler. OK, so he's a decent journeyman. Right now he looks to be making a good fist of his opportunity to play in this year's PGA.
  15. ScouseJohnny

    2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive

    If the course is there for the taking, why isn't your guy tearing it to pieces? Perhaps Tiger or Rory will, this afternoon. In the meantime, fair play to Woodland and Kisner.

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