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  1. Wally Fairway

    LPGA's Lincicome will play in PGA Event in July

    FWIW - no sports shows are talking about the opposite event, as The Open sucks up all the air time for golf this week. However I would think there will at least be some mention of Lincicome playing in a PGA event. As far as who "deserves" or earns the sponsors exemption, that is an easy one to answer - anyone the sponsor wants to invite. Many times it is a local top amateur, like Tiger or Jordan back in their am days, but if you want to earn your spot in the field then you should talk about Monday qualifiers. Sponsors exemptions are not about finding the best player available, or one who best has a chance to win, or make the cut.
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    2018 U.S. Open OWGR Field Strength Ranking is BLANK - Why?

    This is what is says on The Open page for Hossler, although I'm not sure what that means Although it sounds like they treated that finish as if it was part of the USA qualifying series
  3. Wally Fairway

    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    Pairings and tee times posted https://www.theopen.com/TeeTimes#!/R1
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    2018 John Deere Classic

    I'm not making a Scottish Open thread - so I'll put here Patrick Reed needs three swings to get out of a pot bunker https://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/reed-needs-three-swings-pot-bunker-scotland/
  5. Wally Fairway

    Closed Courses You Formerly Played

    I'd heard Texas National had closed, I played there quite a bit in the early 80's. It wasn't a great track, but it was someplace we could always get a couple of tee times and Bob Payne (club pro and maybe part owner) was a great guy. I saw Charlie Sifford there a couple of times, chomping on a cigar and telling great stories. Waterwood outside Huntsville also closed, although I've heard that some of the owners are trying to keep it playable. That was a challenging track, but it struggled to find player support. I'm pretty sure that Walnut Hills has closed now, the guy who purchased it a couple of years ago wants bulldoze it and put in high density housing. The nearby residents are fighting it as best they can, but the course is no longer being maintained. And from my hometown, the was a 9-holer called Sparrow Hawk, that expanded to 18 after I moved away. And parts of that land are now commercial property, mostly car dealerships, but you can still see a little bit of the course if you were to drive by.
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    2018 John Deere Classic

    Steven Bowditch goes to twitter to find a caddie for the week And he picks a kid who is turning 17 on Friday (look at his timeline for the storyline) If this kid can get Bowditch playing the weekend then he deserves a bonus. Here is his OWGR summary
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    Rolling Balls Yield More Aces

    I don't know anything about getting a hole-in-one, but then I've only been playing for about 40 years. So maybe I'll still get a chance to test this theory.
  8. Wally Fairway

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

    Strength of filed be damned, IMO, anyone who goes by 18 >14 really needs to go back and look at Hagen (and other players from earlier eras). Sure Hagen "only" won 11 major titles. First you need to add 3 or 4 to his total in consideration of WWI cancelling 9 majors during the prime of his career; so that makes his total 15, and then you need to add 1/3 in recognition that the Masters didn't exists until after he'd won his last major. So that makes his total 20 "equivalent" majors to compare to the modern totals of 18 and 14. But in all honesty anyone standing solely on the 18 > 14 argument is really wanting to hang on to their image of Jack or to not wanting to recognize Tiger for his greatness and all that he has accomplished.
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    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    Weather looks to be fairly cool and dry, not much rain in the forecast this week or next. So the course should be dried out, and the ball will surely run out. And while I was looking I found a site with the tide forecast https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Carnoustie/tides/latest make sure your caddy has those in the bag, as you'd like to know how it will affect your shot if you have to play out of the Barry Burn
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    Strength and Depth of Field in Jack's Day and Tiger's Day

    Looks like I was wrong - so you agree that the fields are deeper and deeper than they used to be, that Tiger is the most dominant and Jack played longer. Now we can move along to other big issues ..... like cold fusion & climate change
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    Strength and Depth of Field in Jack's Day and Tiger's Day

    I find this thread hilarious - because people keep making the same points, as if the other side is ever going to acknowledge that the other may have a valid argument. For the record, I think it is disingenuous to compare careers as Tiger is still playing and you are including the last 15 years (over 50 major starts) where Jack was more of an ambassador for the game. Like in 2000, his last year to start all 4 majors at 60 years old. But it makes the numbers seem to support your argument so keep on fighting the good fight. Couple of things that are easy to state and support: - Professional golf tour keeps getting deeper and deeper fields, both on the PGA tour and the European tour. Both tours have what are basically minor league tours that help develop players from around the world. As evidence of this the current OWGR lists over 900 players who have earned over 5 points, and glancing at the list almost all those players have played in over 30 events over the past 2 years. - Tiger had the most dominant period that any golfer has ever had and Jack has had a longer career (though again I feel the need to point out to some that Tigers career is not over) Carry on with your discussions, as no concessions will be made by either side in the ongoing discussion as this thread is now with in 300 pages of the GOAT thread
  12. Wally Fairway

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Firestone would be a nice addition to Tigers schedule, but what the tour is likely hoping for is that he plays well enough to play at East Lake. That would mean playing 5 out of 6 weeks (6 out of 7, if he qualifies to play Firestone) ...... and then off to France for the Ryder Cup. So if he make the field for WGC Firestone, does anyone get worried about Tiger playing too many tournaments? Looking at the end of year schedule, it is a good thing they are retooling the event placement in future years
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    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    no big deal, I thought maybe I was misremembering that there was already a thread And G-Mac withdraws from the qualifier
  14. Wally Fairway

    2019 Masters Lottery

    A disappointment like no other
  15. I would post this in the Carnoustie Open Championship thread ... but it's gone
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