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Deryck Griffith

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Deryck Griffith last won the day on August 26 2013

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  1. Without any hesitation, Johnny's round was better. And it isn't whining if you are 100% right. Plus, he was asked the question and gave his answer.
  2. Agreed. There isn't a single player on the PGA Tour (even those who haven't won) that should ever be labeled as not having talent as it is crazy to say that about anyone whom is the top 1% in his/her craft in the world.
  3. I'm excited about the tourney this week. I was looking at the players and there's going to be a great field competing this weekend which is always fun and will be at this tournament. As it pertains to Tiger, there are only two things that I am hoping for. 1. that he makes the cut and 2, that he gets through the tournament feeling good and healthy. Health is the imperative factor to anything Tiger does going forward in his career and if his back acts up again, that'll be it. So low expectations is going to be my approach with him during the early part of the season leading up to the ma
  4. I was disappointed with Jason's take on this matter. It kind of reminds me of when Rory said he didn't get into golf to grow the game. In both instances / comments, they are very singular and "all I care about is me" types of attitudes that really avoid the big picture. In the big picture, growing the game benefits PGA tour players as more people participating and watching the game live and on TV only helps the tour to gain more tournament sponsors (easier) and will continue to raise purses. This "attitude" that they live in a world that us "average Joe's" don't understand is poppy
  5. I think this is one of the best decisions Tiger has made to go along with some of the other good decisions he has made recently. The decision to not come back early was a good decision and this decision, to withdraw after realizing over the weekend while playing / practicing at Stanford that his game isn't "good enough" is also a good decision. No one has mentioned the fact that Tiger hasn't had the chance to religiously practice the last month due to the Ryder CUP and the Hurricane in FL (which is was he was playing in California). So it seems to me that he was "cramming it all in" the las
  6. I recently last minute cancelled on a wedding trip to the Caribbean due to the Zika virus. My travel agent and other agents I know all warned that the threats are absolutely legit. It was my call to make and I decided to not risk it (and others did the same thing). IIRC, Rory was one of the most vocal PGA Tour Pros on what a privilege and how much it would mean to him to compete in the Olympics. So to me, to go from that (complete enthusiasm) to now withdrawing tells me he's obtained further information on the risks. He more than likely weighed the options and probably said, "why even
  7. Personally, I feel this whole thing is less about the rule itself and more about the application of the rule by the USGA. If we agree that DJ did perform a rule infraction, and I'm sure the USGA had already made up their minds that they were going to apply it, then he should of been told on hole # 12 that the penalty will be applied so everything could be adjusted and changed; scoreboards, fox and their online leaderboard, PGA Tour radio and their reporting, my PGA Tour app, etc. . That would have prevented the lingering nature of this whole fiasco during the last part of the tournament and
  8. I have it in my mind that he should and would be out the entire year. I wonder if this maybe is a bit too early? He's got a tremendous medical / fitness team around him so I'm sure they are instructing / clearing him to do this and that team knows way more than me and most of us on this forums so how can I or anyone say it's too early. I just hope It isn't and well, would have voted to take all of 2016 off. We will see what happens I guess and I hope this time he's right because if he has another injury and they have to cut into that back again for a 4th time, his career (and maybe worst)
  9. Stats don't lie. You can even take if further. As of yesterday (04-03-2016) , of the Top 10 in strokes gained putting, only 2 are in the OWGR Top 20 (Day and Mickelson; Danny Willett doesn't count). The remaining 8 are as follows: Steve Stricker (1) Jaime Donaldson (2) Adam Hadwin (4) Kelly Kraft (5) Patton Kizzire (7) Brain Harman (8) Johnson Wagner (9) Russell Henley (10) Of the Top 20 in strokes gained putting, only 4 are in the top 20 of the OWGR. Yes, only 4 (Danny Willett excluded again). Here's how it looks: The 4 that are in the Top 20 of the OWGR:
  10. Protracer on every shot would be great. But if not on every shot, why can't they freaking "zoom in on the ball" from the back as it is hit. For example on the tee where the majority of the shots are from down the line, after the player hits the ball, they can absolutely zoom in on the ball as it is traveling towards the fairway from behind the ball vs. the BS white ball in blue sky shot that always happens. Zooming in behind the ball as it is moving away from the golfer creates WAY more perspective and is a much more realistic way of watching what is happening. I believe they do this a lot
  11. I also am for it If it is regulated based on temperature as that makes sense to me and is fair for the players as it freaking hot in the middle of summer for them out there. The only thing I would say is how it would look visually if some guys are wearing shorts and others aren't. There is visual consistency when everyone wearing pants and aesthetically makes sense on TV. But if some players are wearing shorts and others aren't, then that consistency from a visual aspect could be affected.
  12. Still scratching my head on the decision to pull driver on 17 with a 2 shot lead. 5iron into the fairway followed by a wedge and I'm sure he would of had a nice look for birdie and a guaranteed par. Aside from that, quite the entertaining finish. I was pulling for Rickie but am also happy for Matsuyama. His ball striking was superb and he earned it.
  13. Your putting stats will improve as soon as your ball striking improves. 3 putting is a lot less likely to happen when you are "striking" the ball closer to the hole vs. "striking" it poorly and leaving yourself longer putts which brings 3 putting into play. The same for your short game. When you are striking the ball better and you miss the green, a stronger ball striker will leave their shots closer to the green. Closer to the green equates to an easier executable chip and an easier executable chip equates a higher percentage chance chipping closer to the hole and being closer to th
  14. You are still conning yourself if you think short game is the #1 reason for not breaking 100.
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