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  1. Figures, the week I'm drawn heavily into the world cup and make hasty picks rather than look closely at the tournament is the best one I get...there is a lesson in there, probably....
  2. PGA announced yesterday that the tour is coming back to Michigan next year, and I for one couldn't be more excited. Detroit Golf Club is the expected venue, a Donald Ross design that I have seen but never been able to play, its a beautiful course but am curious what, if any, changes will be needed to make it a proper test for tour players. Currently looks like this will be played at the end of June 2019, not sure if this will even be a blip on anyone else's radar yet, but I live in the Metro Detroit area and am already counting down the days to see this tournament live. https://w
  3. Thats pretty much what I read as well, which doesn't seem to make any sense to me, these are the best of the best players in the world and he thinks they are all going to play worse because they are playing together? I can't imagine any scenario where the best players in the world playing together should drive each others performance DOWN...I could only see them picking up their game to compete directly against the other marquee players Is there somehow a difference if they were playing together on the weekend they'd be picking up their game? It just sounds like Rory making excuses, whi
  4. I'm not sure I understand his argument... He seems to be saying that since they are playing together Thursday and Friday they won't play together on the weekend when it matters. That logic would imply they can't all succeed together early on... But I feel like it's a more common instance that when one guy in the group plays well other guys pick up their game too. In the end, it's obviously good for TV and viewing early in the week, I just don't see it as any more likely that the top guys would get grouped together on the weekend if they played in different groups before the cut.
  5. its all a matter of perspective. i know i am a good enough golfer to hit just about any shot needed on a golf course from almost any situation. However, my delusion would be thinking that I'm going to do it with one attempt every single time in a round. I KNOW I'm going to mishit the occasional ball, or occasionally three putt from too close, or sometimes take multiple swings to get out of a bunker. But at the same time, I'm also occasionally going to sink a long birdie putt, or chip in to save par, or something good. I judge myself based on both If you want an interesting experiment
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    Pro AMs

    @carl3 I don't want to highjack your topic but I'm curious how a PGA pro performed at the CC @ Muirfield? As a kid I grew up living on this course, my house backed up to the 8th tee...I don't recall anyone famous playing there when I lived there although as a kid I may have just been oblivious, but am curious how it compared difficulty-wise for a professional compared to something like Muirfield Village
  7. this doesn't actually seem that difficult if unlimited mulligans is the only requirement. the 5 hour time limit changes everything, but his original statement makes this absurdly easy if it was actually unlimited mulligans without a time limit. Disclaimer - I don't know the golf course that well, so if there is something like a 280 yard carry required at any point that would take me out. But otherwise: -Hit drives until you're in the fairway -Hit approaches until you hit the green -Putt 20-30 times if you need to until it goes in Even on long par 4's if I can't re
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    Aaron Wise

    he jumped up to 66 in the OWGR with the win, so he still has a decent shot to make this year's US Open - needs to climb to Top 60 by June 11 That said, its hard to say what this will turn into. I think we are a very long ways away from talking Ryder Cup...compare him to someone like Patton Kizzire - he has won twice this year and then sort of fell flat, and don't think he's in much of a Ryder Cup conversation. I always like to see young guys do well, always looking for the next star, but as impressive as he was this week he still has a long way to go.
  9. very interesting course...no trees, no water, and pretty much no rough. good opportunity for players to increase their fairways hit percentage....i can't decide if I like the course or not, but I'll certainly be watching as much as I'm able to, at the very least its interesting seeing the Tour on a new course. i've seen it called a "second shot" course, so pretty much everything will be decided by the approach into the green. Not sure what the wind looks like in Texas for the next four days, but that will be significant in scoring, and could play a big part if it only impacts the mornin
  10. I was not alive when this event happened but believe this is the one my dad told me about, and unless I'm mistaken on the 17th at Sawgrass where he eventually carded a 66, he did eventually use his putter for the entire hole and putted around and up the walkway to reach the green...after hitting 2 dozen balls in the water or so
  11. It all comes down to whether you think you'd get use from the 3W. It sounds like you took it out due to never using it. If you have a reliable distance club off the tee that isn't driver, what would your 3W be used for? Not looking for an actual answer, just a question to ask yourself, because from your original post it sounds like very little if anything at all, and you'd just put it in because you feel like you're not supposed to have the gap after your driver, but if it works for you then keep it out. Personally I like having more flexibility around the green than off the tee
  12. Ah yes, when the club hits the ground too early there must be something wrong with the club....people are funny, absolutely refuse to accept they're doing something wrong even though the only way the club could get to the ground was a result of his swing. That said, I certainly wouldn't say there is anything wrong with your scenario and for sure good etiquette, but definitely a big difference between approaching someone to ask for help vs. approaching them to give them advice. If that scenario had begun with you seeing him having issues and approaching on your own, I think it goes very
  13. Is there more to it? it sounds like in the event of a tie whoever is still there gets the spot. Ties can't be uncommon at all for a qualifier, so why leave?
  14. I would look at who is in the field, but that said I don't know where to get this info. Does anyone know if there is a list somewhere of who is in each qualifier? Even for not going to watch I'd be interested in tracking how the PGA guys do that don't automatically qualify and are going through the local qualifiers. Anyone know which PGA guys are playing in which local qualifiying tournaments?
  15. 3 rounds over the weekend, 95, 90, 90. My general target is trying to break 90, but can't complain for the most part. Shanked an approach into the water on my last hole of the last round to finish with a triple bogey, something in the 80's felt certain there until I did that. My goal for the year was a round under 85, and I feel like I'm close very early, just need to keep some consistency and drop the disaster holes
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