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  1. Yeah but the topic says “U.S. Open” not “major championship”. Take away 2011 and 2017 because those were non-traditional US Open conditions, how has Rory fared in US Opens? I think he has one great final round at Chambers Bay. Other than that, he hasn’t done well at all. I like Rory and think he is a great player, but he’s more made for slower greens and not much rough off the fairways. He’s one of the few players that would really suffer if every week was like Shinnecock and Oakmont.
  2. I don’t think some guys would be up there as high. I think Rory would drop a lot. He struggles with fast greens as shown by his US Open record. His one Open win came on slow greens. I think you’d see guys who do well on tough courses more up there. Of course it depends on if every week is set up like Shinnecock or you have a mix with some Erin Hills and Congresionala thrown in there.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    I would imagine it was because their group was the biggest draw. No disrespect to Berger or Finau, but I’m not sure they had 50 people following them. But for Koepka and DJ, I would imagine the crowd would be big for those two stars and big hitters. I would think Phil and Rickie would have one, too. I know when I helped at Valspar, they had a police officer with the Tiger group and also the McIlroy group.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Great Sunday but it looks like Koepka has this. He would have to Van de Velde the last hole.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    The only thing where par plays a role is the mental aspect. Feeling you made a par vs a bogey can change your mindset some. Other than that, it’s just about lowest score.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    With 15 and 16 gettable, Koepka can put a strangle hold on this thing.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    This 14th hole is crucial for Koepka. If he can get through with par, the last 4 holes aren’t playing that difficult Today and he may have the power to reach 16. Just as I say that, he screws up his tee shot.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Conditions getting tough out there. I think Fleetwood may win here.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    With wind down, DJ and Koepka prolly got the power to get to16 today. That could be a big factor once we get to that point.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Defintely a 4-way battle now. They set these pins up really easy so there’s a lot of birdie opps out there. Under par may win.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Geez Fleetwood a birdie away from 62 and maybe the trophy. +1 could be magic number.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    I thought the way they had it the first three days was fine. Only issue was some of the pin placements yesterday which were dicey. Other than that, whiners gonna whine. I love the ultimate test. Webb Simpson and Tommy Fleetwood making a run here.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Half the field almost under par today. You think the USGA over reacted just a little? Jesus.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    I agree with this. I love the test of the US Open. Without it, they'd lose their identity. The only part I hate is the players that whine and complain. I love Zach Johnson, but those were stupid comments yesterday. And then Nobilo and Chamblee added to the whining. David Duval at least stuck up for it saying he thought it was fair outside of a couple pin positions. I think the USGA does deserve heat for the pin position on 15 and I thought they should have given players more of a chance to go for 2 on 16, but the rest of the course played fine. The greens at the end of the day were starting to get a little goofy, like on 18, but it wasn't nearly as bad as '04. The wind blew pretty good yesterday. Newflash: It's tough to play in wind. Did you see the scores on Thursday? The next two years you've got really difficult courses that I hope the USGA keeps the test stern. You have Pebble next year which has had a total of 1 player break par combined in the last two U.S. Opens (Woods). And then you have Winged Foot where +6 was the winning score last time. And I agree about the draws being a thing of luck, but I don't know if I've ever seen a round where early players had it so much easier than later players when the weather conditions never changed other than the wind blowing 5mph more. The greens just went from British Open speed to U.S. Open speed in the matter of 3 hours. It was crazy.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    We’ll see what the conditions are like tomorrow for all the guys. I have a feeling the USGA is going to soak this course like crazy tonight and it’ll be super soft in the morning. Although with the humidity as low as it is there and breezes still up into the morning and a warm, sunny and extremely dry day tomorrow, I don’t know if they can keep this course saturated. This is the same conditions they got in ‘04 when the course baked out.

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