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  1. I do remember that! We all saw the ball take this crazy bounce left - seemingly out of thin air. It wasn't until I found the ball with a huge red paint stain on it that I realized what had happened. That was the first and last time I had ever seen that. I'm honestly surprised it doesn't happen more often.
  2. Fortunately I have never encountered an example of blatant cheating in the handful of competitive tournaments I've played in. The closest I've ever come was in our club championship a few years back, and even then, I'm not 100% convinced it was an act of cheating. It occurred during the second round of our 3-round championship. My marker and I were among the leaders after day 1 and were playing in the last group. Unfortunately, the day was not going well for either of us, and we both carded relatively poor scores on the front 9. On 10, our bad play continued as we both made double bogey 7's on the par 5 hole. As were are walking off the green, my marker came up to me and said "we both got a 6 there, right?" Something about the tone of his question struck me as odd - like he was little too eager to ask the question. I just responded that I was pretty sure we had both taken a 7, but that he should go back over his strokes to confirm. He took a second, agreed to a 7 and nothing came of it again. And in fairness to him, there is a slight chance he really thought we had both bogeyed. But if I had to place a bet, my guess is that he was trying to shave a stroke.
  3. Agree with all of this. And I will simply add to say that it is interesting to me how the mentality on all sides changes when you go from a public course to a private club. As an example, if I invite a buddy out to join me for a weekend round of golf, it is assumed that we will each pay for our own rounds. There is no discussion, no debate, no surprise. That is the norm. But if I join a private club and I want to play with that same (non-member) buddy, the expectation seemingly becomes that I will pay for his round. There is something a little quirky about that idea, I'm not quite sure what to make of it, and I'm sure there are some country club members that resent it. So yeah, to avoid any misunderstandings, I basically agree with everything David said above.
  4. The Lee comment was in poor taste. But I think his general point is correct. The LPGA has a problem and I don't see how they overcome it. The girls don't hit the ball a long way, and the tour is basically devoid of interesting personalities. Both of those things are extremely limiting factors in terms of developing fan interest and support. @Vinsk I'm not sure what changes he could suggest that would help to remedy the two things I mentioned above. It bothers me somewhat that it seems taboo to talk about the fact that the LPGA is fundamentally less compelling than the PGA. Haney crossed the line by alluding to race in a clumsy manner, so he is probably going to take more scorn than he really deserves. But the overall sentiment is correct as far as I can tell.
  5. @iacas thank you for the detailed reply. I’ll have to give some thought to what you posted.
  6. It really doesn’t though. At its core, the calculation tells us that an excellent round shot on a very difficult course is less impressive than an identical round on a very easy course. Now I’m open to learning something I hadn’t thought about before and I did a google search in good faith on the topic. But I didn’t find anything that changed my mind. In fact, a few of the top hits were articles that criticized the USGA for this backwards calculation. That said, if there is a specific article or link you are referring to, I would be open to reading it.
  7. Perfect example of how counter-intuitive the handicapping system is for plus handicaps. If slope had the same impact on an under par round as it did for one over par, Koepka's differential would have been something like +20. Really, slope shouldn't be factored in at all when you get below par, but it's OT for this thread. Kudos to Brooks for an awesome round.
  8. Romo finished with a 76-74 - 8 over par performance. He finished tied with JJ Henry, ahead of 4 others who completed both rounds and 3 guys who withdrew. He didn't quite hit the lofty "72 or better" prediction I had set for him, but I would call it a pretty respectable showing nonetheless. And an interesting stat - Romo was actually 5- under on the par 5's, while going 13 over on the par 3's & 4's!
  9. Starting out strong. I'm not a big gambler, but I was curious to see what some of the betting sites had predicted for Romo. One of them had the over/under on his first round at 75.5. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't check earlier. I would have been willing to wager a modest sum on the "under" there.
  10. The scores in this event tend to be pretty low compared to the typical tour stops. He could easily go 72-78, or something similar, and finish in the bottom 5. I think last year, the cut was 4-under par. With that said, I would still consider a single round of 72 under tour conditions to be pretty damn impressive. To clarify, when I said "lowest" round, I meant the better of his two rounds. So it sounds like you should have voted for the 73-77 option.
  11. Tony Romo is playing the AT&T Byron Nelson on a sponsor's exemption this week. It will be his 3rd professional event. His prior 2 exemptions were in the Domincan Republic and I believe he low round ever was a 77. Not exactly a stellar performance from someone that seems to hold onto aspirations that he can compete against the big boys. The Byron Nelson will be hosted on Romo's home course, and by all accounts, he has been spending a lot of time working on his game recently. Both of those things work to his advantage. I feel a little crazy saying it, but I think he's going to go low at least one of the days, and finish with a round at 72 or better. The guy is clearly an elite athlete, and his prior woes at the Dominican events were mostly putting related. His ball-striking was actually pretty solid. On greens that he knows well, I think he's got at least one low round in him.
  12. C'mon man, think about what you are saying here. The majority of posts on any given message board involve hypothetical discussions. Do you think the Jack/Tiger debate can be proven with certainty? Does that not mean we can't discuss and debate these things? The comment that because it can't be proven, it shouldn't be debated is almost too ridiculous to address. And for the record, there are several studies that illustrate performance deteriorates under pressure for most people. I will try to dig them up when I have a bit more time. Some of the findings are pretty conclusive, if you care to research them.
  13. Some will perform better, true. But most people will perform worse. There are some people whose performance improves under extreme pressure. But they are outliers. Your typical golfer would very likely shoot worse than his average score under those conditions. Why is the question pointless? It's a hypothetical, but it seems to be pretty pertinent to the topic in question.
  14. I haven't used Game golf in awhile, but my average putts per round was somewhere around 31-32 when I was keeping stats. Most decent players are likely in a similar range. 36 putts is a bad putting round. 39 is just brutal. I don't remember my GIR that day, but it was enough to reasonably shoot somewhere in the 70's with average putting.
  15. Not to get caught up in semantics but striking it perfectly ain't gonna happen for the pros, let alone guys that are posting about golf on a message board. That said, it is absolutely possible to strike it well above your average and score poorly. I recently shot an 84 with 39 putts (41 if you counted putts from the fringe). I hit the ball great, but it was a brutally disappointing round. Fair enough. I feel completely opposite, but to each their own. Out of curiosity, is the majority of your golf casual rounds as opposed to competitive rounds? I think that may drive a big part of one's perspective.
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