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  1. I skimmed the 200 Proofs the Earth is not a Spinning Ball. I'm ready to kill myself now.
  2. Because it's turtles all the way down! What? You don't need NASA or math or anything. You can fly or sail around the earth and thousands (millions?) of people have. They could all be lying. I guess that would be the conspiracy. Maybe the pilots are lying and they actually just took you to Chinatown and back.
  3. Here we go: Maybe the answer is all four player aren't average golfers. Although 1 low handicap and 3 average player still doesn't come out to 1 in 17 million. Perhaps the average foursome has 3.5 average players and 0.5 low handicappers or whatever it needs to be. You know, like the average family has two and a half kids. Definitely. But they didn't calculate it. They looked it up on a website and those were the odds the website provided.
  4. Since there one ball in the hole it might be harder to make the second because it could cause it to bounce out if you slam dunk it. Not sure if that's true. But that would make the odds longer rather than shorter.
  5. Almost, except you're missing the possibilities of aces by players (2,3), (2,4), and (3,4). So it's 6 in 144,000,000, not 3 in 144,000,000. So 1 in 24,000,000.
  6. Assuming it is 12000:1 for a hole in one, I believe they did the math wrong. It should be approximately 24,000,000:1 that two players make a hole in one. Approximating the probability of NOT making a hole in one as 1, it's 1/12000 * 1/12000 * 1 * 1 * 6. There are 6 combinations of two players who could do it.
  7. Wow. I'm just chiming in to say I'm surprised it's Callaway's position that you can ruin their clubs just because your "swing was too steep and you were hitting too many range balls." I thought cast clubs from good companies last more or less forever.
  8. Ok, just a silly hypothetical. What if you found and walked up to your ball in the fairway, but before you hit it nature called and you ducked behind a tree to relieve yourself. When you returned to where the ball was it was gone. Lost ball or something moved it when you turned your back? (It might have been one of your partners to punish you for your uncourteous slow play.)
  9. Wait, rules question. Everyone is saying lost ball penalty, but if you definitely saw where it came to a stop in the fairway then it was gone when you got there, isn't it virtually certain an outside agency moved it? Does this have to be played as a lost ball?
  10. Sorry if I'm digressing but I got a 13 the other month on 16 at the Stadium Course, PGA West. I had no penalty strokes and hit mostly solid shots. I just didn't know the hole and to avoid the two bunkers at all costs. 4 shots to get out of the fairway bunker with all bad lies. 5 shots to get out of the green side bunker till I had enough practice to learn to hit it 30 feet high. Gratuitous extra, sorry -- Island green 17 I lipped out the hole in one and tapped in my birdie.
  11. As long as you're cheating why didn't you just write down "3"?
  12. I dunno. I assume the 100 meter dash is a sport since it's in the olympics. But is it a game?
  13. What a smart idea! I hope the person who called this in was near a sports book to get in a bet against Lexi for the final round. I'll be watching the Masters like a hawk from Vegas just in case something like this happens again.
  14. Not to bury the headline, I voted A thanks to events transpired since the Hero. It's not surprising how many people are choosing B. It's a very tempting choice -- it doesn't look like he's recovering from his injuries so well but he obviously still has an interest in playing and has teed it up a couple times. However I think B is the least likely option. Ask yourself, what would keep him from doing something other than option A? Either his health doesn't allow him to swing freely enough to complete a tournament or he has to wait so long between tourneys to recover that the rust will keep him out of contention. The only way to even achieve B would be to overcome that and remain healthy enough to play. But if he DOES become healthy enough to play, and play many events per year, what would stop him from doing C or better? He is Tiger freaking Woods. What, do you still think he has the chipping yips? No, if he becomes healthy enough to play 4 majors per year and several events in between then he will be in contention many times. But again, I don't think that will happen.