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mvmac last won the day on January 24

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  1. mvmac

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    68 yesterday. Played the par 5's in -5, had a silly 3-putt bogey from 20ft but overall solid round. Unfortunately lost $10 😛
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    Steve Stricker, U.S. Ryder Cup Captain 2020

    And don't forget him winning six straight USGA championships as an am/junior.
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    Kuchar Pays Caddie $5k, Is Shamed, Pays $50k

    Talked to a Japan tour player today and this topic came up. He said when he brings a caddie to a tournament the standard deal is $1,200 for the week and 10-7-5. 10% for a win, 7% for a top 20 and 5% for making the cut. If he uses a local caddie he pays them the local rate. I've seen a lot of people saying Ortiz should have been paid the 120K on social media.
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    What'd You Shoot Today?

    72, pretty happy with it, wet and windy today, course played tough.
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    What'd You Shoot Today?

    72 last week at TPC Summerlin from the TPC tees (6400) in maybe one of the coldest conditions I've ever played in. 71 today back home, hit 15 greens. Missed four birdie putts within 5ft and got a bad break where I drove it into a bunker and it plugged in the lip (made bogey). Not bad for the range being closed and only getting to practice once this week and not much last week either. This was my drive on 15, and it wasn't like it was a high fade, solid medium flight draw.
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    Kuchar Pays Caddie $5k, Is Shamed, Pays $50k

    Yeah it was a dumb move PR wise to not be very generous with the bonus. Can't really compare the usual rate with that week with Ortiz, completely different situations. John Wood is there for him every minute of every week, scouting the course beforehand, getting yardages, mapping greens and paying for his own travel. They can also act as emotional "support" and the good ones figure out when to give it and when to hold back. Ortiz is nowhere close to building up that "sweat equity" to earn 10%. If I was John Wood I would have been very insulted if my guy paid a temp caddy 120K.
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    Kuchar Pays Caddie $5k, Is Shamed, Pays $50k

    I said that because he won and it he might have avoided the situation if he paid him 15-20K. Mostly agree and I think that's a problem. This is my issue with the whole thing is how people make judgements about others based on their income thinking what they would do with their money based on their current lifestyle. My wife and I have good friends that are worth as much or even more than Kuchar, several thousand dollars is still seen as a lot of money to them. It's a big deal to them when we pay for a meal/entertainment because their other friends never pick up the check. People in that position are often take for granted even by people in their inner circle. You don't know what other expenses Kuchar has or how many people he's supporting. @Vinsk you know this but Kuchar isn't taking home the 1.3M, half goes to taxes, then he's got his swing coach, agent, traveling expenses. Still a lot of money but it's gets divided up quick.
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    Kuchar Pays Caddie $5k, Is Shamed, Pays $50k

    Whether Kuchar can afford it or not is completely irrelevant, he basically hired a guy to carry his bag for a week. I certainly think he could have been more generous but not 50K and definitely not the 10% his regular caddie would receive. This should have never become public in the first place. Too bad he caved but it was the best move to end it, move on and keep his sponsors happy.
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    2019 Newport Cup

    Thanks for starting the thread @iacas Looking forward to seeing the submissions and captaining another West Coast team 😎 👍
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    X-Factor Linked to Back Pain

    Shocker, right? 😀 I'm obviously biased that I prefer more of a pivot that has some freedom with the lower body but I'll play devil's advocate a bit. This article is ok, they really only focus on Tiger and assume the back pain is due to the swing. Would be better to look at a much larger number of players and divide them into "restrictive pivots" and "unrestrictive pivots" and see if there is any correlation. I think any kind of swing is going to put strain on the back, especially if you do it thousands and thousands of times at high speeds. Couple things I want to point out. Regardless of pivot style, the hips and shoulders don't turn the same amount on the backswing but it's generally not something you have to think about, just the way we're built. There is also an x-factor stretch that happens in transition, again not something you can conscious "do". 'X-factor' golf swing linked to back pain Going for a supercharged swing could play havoc with your back, according to spine surgeons.
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    My Swing (iacas)

    As good as it gets 👍
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    What'd You Shoot Today?

    69, three birdies, no bogeys. Hit 14 greens, gave myself a lot of good chances and even though I didn't make anything, I hit a lot of good putts. One birdie was a two-putt, and the other two were up and downs to gimme range on par 5's. One three-putt for par but it was from 60ft. I should also point out that the last couple weeks we've been playing lift, clean and place through the green since it's been raining/wet.
  13. It seems like a reaction to the bad press? According to the wording of the ruling I think he was taking his stance, even though he backed away.
  14. Just amazed at how bad some pros can be at knowing the rules. It's part of their jobs. I will admit I haven't paid close attention to this rule because I rarely use a caddie and have never used a caddy to line up. When I saw the McCarthy video I thought it was a grey area but with the details @iacasprovided, it's clear he did violate the rule. Basically there is no reason a caddie should be behind the player close to their line of play.

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