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  1. Thank You! BTW --- WRBL does have a METV sub-channel where the CBS feed could have been placed unblemished, but they didn't think of that option! Folks are racing a little hell on their Facebook page.
  2. 9:10 AM ET If you live in or near Columbus Georgia, WRBL TV-3's grossly over-talky weather guy is making Masters watching on a split screen one huge royal pain. If there's an online link to the CBS feed, -PLEASE POST- !!
  3. Well, that scenario is no more -- so, barring any unthinkables, the final group will be Molinari, Finau and Woods.
  4. If Brooks Koepka, currently -10, were to hole out his 2nd at 18 -AND- if Molanari finishes at least -12, Tiger Woods (-11) would be knocked out of tomorrow's final group, because Finau (-11) finished ahead of Woods.
  5. JUST ANNOUNCED -- by Masters Tournament Chairman Fred Ridley Early Sunday Start -- All groups off in Threesomes CBS on-air for the final round at 9:00 AM ET https://www.masters.com/en_US/news/articles/2019-04-13/finalround_tee_times_adjusted_due_to_weather.html?promo=siteAlert
  6. Least important bit of tournament information, but just in case someone wants to know ....
  7. Don't know if this has been posted already -- Augusta.com reports Ian Woosnam has announced that he's done as a Masters competitor. I'm guessing (mildly and wildly) that Larry Mize, Jose Maria Olazabal, Sandy Lyle and Fred Couples will follow suit -- maybe next year if not this year. As for ageless wonder Bernhard Langer -- who knows?
  8. Many here most likely know this already, but it is worth repeating ......... Over 20 years ago, then-CBS announcer Peter Oosterhuis observed that in certain situations a putt must be struck firmly enough to hold its line, and that a player must commit to making such a stroke. In the many decades of watching the Masters on TV, I can sometimes tell when a ball is struck that it won't go in, and it doesn't matter who the player is or how experienced they are. It is no surprise that this same sort of thing has happened a few times already this year. Expect a few more misses blending in with the makes this weekend.
  9. A great article from PGATOUR-Dot-Com on how Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw first met, and their relationship-friendship and respective careers since then. Article Link -- When Tom Kite Met Ben Crenshaw
  10. Congrats to Rory on a St. Paddy Win! Best regards to all others, but especially for Jim Furyk. Had he won, the rewards for him (especially at age 48) would've gone far beyond the $2.25 million 1st prize -- a five-season PGA Tour exemption thru 2023-24, plus invitations to all four Grand Slam majors thru 2021.
  11. According to the TV Times page at PGATour.Com, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT on NBC In informal (and by no means official) response to posters herein asking about player finishes and tee times assignments for 3rd and 4th round play, my personal understanding is that the priority order is as follows 1. Best score for 36 holes (for 3rd Rnd Tees) / 54 holes (for 4th Rnd Tees) 2. In case of ties for #1, best score for the particular round played. 3. In case of ties for #2, the player who completes the particular 18 holes the earliest. followed by 2nd earliest; 3rd earliest; and so on. It is possible that priority option 2 may not be used -- but I'm not sure.
  12. A brief bit of my 2 cents worth .... The Fed Ex Cup Points System -- while very flawed as it is currently administered -- nonetheless operates very much like official tournament prize money did when that was the exemption standard. With money then and points now, it is a matter of consistently compiling wins, Top 5's, Top 10's and Top 25's each season. The more times a player does this, the more likely he will be at or near the top of the standings by season's end. Otherwise, he is on the outside of any or all of these -- the Top 30 (Tour Championship), the Top 125 (playoffs and full exemption next season) or the Top 200 (Web.Com Finals). Back in the Money Days, the penalty for missing the cut (or else a withdrawal or disqualification) was no money earned. The same is true now for points. There is no need to even consider creating what would be a very confusing and convoluted penalty system. My two pennies are spent -- your turn now!
  13. An unusually large difference between the 1st place leader and anyone among the 2nd thru 30th places is always a possibility. However, with the way the PGA Tour is at present, this would not be a huge deal in most years. Furthermore, I have no problem if on a few occasions the Tour Championship and Fed Ex Cup winners are not the same person. One has to remember that the Tour Championship (at least up to now) is a mini-season championship by itself, offering nearly as many rewards as the Fed Ex title does. In winning the 2018 Tour Championship, Tiger Woods served up one of the best of all reasons why the occasional "two different winner" scenario is not necessarily a bad thing.
  14. Note to Iacas -- I am aware of the 2019 changes. As the text below suggests, I am not in favor of them. Congrats to Tiger Woods (Tour Championship) and Justin Rose (Fed Ex Cup) That's how it was in actual fact. Presented below are the final actual fact and alternative scenario Top 30 Fed Ex Cup finishers. From 6th place upwards, there are only minor differences of note. However, among the Top Five finishers, some dramatic differences occur, mainly with Tiger Woods, Billy Horschel and Justin Rose. Again the main points of the alternative scenario premise -- (1) NO pre-tourney reset of player points; (2) Based solely on the pre-tourney difference between 1st place (Bryson DeChambeau at 5,789) and 30th (Patton Kizzire at 1,432), a modified offering of Tour Championship points. (3) no adjustment of any player's score before, during or after the Tour Championship. The alternative scenario was no mere fiddling around with numbers. This was a carefully considered enterprise, reflecting my personal feelings concerning many aspects of the current (and future) Fed Ex Cup playoff format. Indeed, IMHO there's no need (and never has been) for a play-off series -PERIOD-!! If the PGA Tour had even given it serious thought back when the playoffs were first being proposed, it could have chosen to -- (1) Not have a play-off series, just a 12-month "wrap" period that concluded with the Tour Championship; (2) Have -ALL- official events offer only 1.0x value points (3) Base the Tour Championship point offerings on the difference in points earned-to-date between the 1st and 30th place Fed Ex Cup leaders.
  15. I won't disagree with you. Just to clarify the main part of what I think is wrong is that (1) the many scenarios are way too confusing for many in the public to properly figure out and (2) winning the Fed Ex Cup by the current method favors only a few of the Top 30 even if all in the field have some sort of chance. The alternative scenarios I offer here should be easier and straightforward for all concerned.
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