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  1. 1 hour ago, Herkimer said:

    He's a disappointment because he hasn't continued to be dominant.  

    Rory also hasn't won a major since 2014. Another reason why he's a disappointment.

    I would be curious if anyone has met Koepka and can tell us that he exhibited arrogant behavior to them personally.  An overabundance of confidence in a press conference does not necessarily translate to arrogant behavior on a personal level.  

  2. Koepka has a confidence in himself that no one has had since Tiger.  And, like Tiger, he will back it up.   This tournament is over and it's very very exciting to watch.  Golf needs a second Tiger Woods ( just like it needed a second Jack Nicklaus) and now we have it.  Golf courses are closing all over the place and homes are being built on that land and that recreational area is gone forever, and that is a crime.  

  3. 1 hour ago, saevel25 said:

    ..... Woodland only has 3 PGA tour wins at the age of 34. That isn't great. ....




    You said it much better than I did.  When he first came on tour, I expected much more from him.  Now I'm even more curious to see how he does this week.

  4. Agreed.  He's done better than I thought.  I watch a lot of golf and I just haven't recalled seeing him a lot.  And when he first came on tour, I expected greater things from him.  

    6 hours ago, iacas said:


    There are many PGA touring pros who are great golfers but yet struggle to keep their card.  

  5. 1 minute ago, pganapathy said:

    Let me get this straight.  The bar is responsible because he decided to drive.  If he had taken a cab home, and then on the way decided to stop for a swim in the ocean, and then drowned, would the bar still be responsible.  Or is the bar responsible for anything that happens to a patron after he leaves the bar having had a drink.

    Another point, in the case of a take-away, the bar/outlet is not responsible for anything the patron does, correct.  In that case, why was McDonalds sued for that idiotic lady who kept a cup of coffee between her thighs and burned herself. 

    This is exactly what I mean by selective responsibility.  McD has money so sue them.

    Totally illogical and a sue anybody who has money culture

    I think I agree with you.  And I certainly agree with you about the idiotic McDonald's case.  So McDonald's was forced to serve lukewarm coffee because of that idiot lady?  You can see what kind of society we'll end up with.  A 2-drink maximum for anyone out for dinner and lukewarm coffee so patrons won't spill some and burn themselves. 

  6. Just now, JeepXJ98 said:

    So wait...is it luck or skill? Because if it’s luck then the skill of the putter doesn’t have anything to do with it.

    There's no contradiction in what I said, I don't believe.  A skilled putter will get luckier and make longer putts because he's a skilled reader of putts.  

  7. I'd hate to own and bar or restaurant and have to hire a bartender and have to judge whether he would be able to know when to stop serving a customer.  And what if one night he got lax or misjudged how drunk a customer was.  So now I'M going to get sued even though I wasn't there?  Does Tiger bear any responsibility in this death.  I'd hate to think that he did.  And an overly cautious bartender could kill my business.  I don't know about these lawsuits, unless it's an extremely obvious situation.  Isn't there a slippery slope in situations like this?  And what about this:  Suppose I'm sitting there and I see the guy is drunk.  Would I be responsible for not taking his keys away?  As a patron, wouldn't I be responsible for letting this drunk get into his car?  Couldn't I be sued for letting this drunk get into his car?  After all, I saw him stagger out of the place and get into his car.  How much responsibility should I bear?

  8. I totally agree that there is some luck in making a very long putt, just as there's a lot of luck in making a hole-in-one.  Too many variables.  However, a fair putter would never have such luck.  The skilled putter will have the chance at being lucky.  Tiger was so skilled as a putter that he seemed to get lucky a lot.

  9. 4 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

    It was. But first, Lee is only one stroke back. And again, Koepka got 4 strokes outta good luck.

    Some skill to his putting, too.  Let's see what happens tomorrow.

    Just now, iacas said:

    Spieth won some majors quickly. So did Rory. Padraig Harrington had a good run.

    All great players.  Rory is a disappointment.  Spieth never had the power.  He had the putting.  I was very high on DeChambeau after he won the U.S. Amateur and was top College player in the same year.  I figured he'd be dominant.  That hasn't happened even though he's won a bunch quickly.  But now I see a difference with Koepka and he proved it to me today.  I could be jumping the gun, no question.

  10. 1 minute ago, iacas said:

    He hasn't won this event yet. It's one round.

    But what a round it was.  I'm also taking into account the majors he's won so quickly.  I'm also taking into account the pressure that was on him today to perform well.  I also just love his game and the way he plays, swings and strikes the ball.  So darned impressive.  He's got a good head on his shoulders, too.  Well, let's see how he fares tomorrow.

  11. It is my opinion that Koepka will be the dominant golfer for the next 5 to 10 years.  He'll be #1 in the world very soon and he'll hold that spot, too.  He had a lot of pressure on him today and his play was spectacular.

  12. 4 hours ago, iacas said:

    As has been pointed out multiple times, it's a sponsor's exemption, and it seems to have worked. Many, many more people talked about the event than they would have without Tony Romo playing in it.

    He's done okay in some U.S. Open qualifying, IIRC. The U.S. Am is a college player's game, though.

    True.  And those college kids (many of them) play like pros.

  13. On 4/24/2019 at 1:16 PM, iacas said:


    Plenty - and by that I mean many, many, many people - disliked Tiger Woods. They got on him about spitting on the golf course. They called him out every time he swore. The forums were full of racists Tiger haters.

    And… I never cared about his personal life. I wasn't lied to, because I didn't give a shit about what he was doing personally. I enjoyed watching him play golf. That's where it started and ended with me, and with most rational people.

    Disliking Tiger makes one a racist?  Is Jesper Parnevik a racist for disliking Tiger?  Is it not possible to dislike Tiger for reasons other than race?  Why jump to such an ugly conclusion?

  14. 3 hours ago, chspeed said:

    Interesting NYT article about Patrick Reed, his relationship with his family, and his "villain" status. Nothing really new, but a good summary.


    The defending Masters champion is estranged from his parents. They live six miles from Augusta National. His father keeps showing up at...


    If you don't talk to your father and mother, I think it says more about your father and mother than it does about you.  I think his father is a bum for showing up and disturbing his son.  If he loved his son, he wouldn't follow him around. He'd watch him on TV.  I couldn't imagine not talking to my mother and father.  Patrick definitely has "issues," but I believe those "issues" are due to how he was raised and bad parental skills. 


  15. I remember Doug Ford gettlng a lot of flack for continuing to play every year while in his 80's.  I recall people saying that he was taking someone's spot.  Based on what I'm reading here, that wasn't true at all, so I don't know why they were saying it.  I think it's a great tradition to have past winners play.  This tournament is very very special and that's one of the reasons. 

  16. 7 hours ago, AmenCorner said:

    Oh shoot man. The Experience closed? Greg Norman course if I recall. That place was really neat. I didn't get to play but did go up to check out that hole with the huge drop. I believe that was #16? Biggest drop I've ever seen from a tee to fairway. 

    That being said, it was a bit of an anomaly. Being up in the hills of Lanai with no Ocean in sight. Shame that it closed. 

    Course I learned to play at, American Golf Club. Driving range, pitch and putt, and executive all gone. Also, Oak Tree in Tamarac. Great course, underrated, and difficult. Unfortunately got caught up in the great recession. Was going to be a part of a Four Seasons development that never happened. 

    Polo Trace in Delray getting carved up too. Front 9 there was special. 

    I played Polo Trace many times. Great course.  I was shocked when I heard that they closed. Very depressing, as I mentioned.  

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