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Post by DougE » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:39 am

Was very disappointed for Lee. Oh well, I guess the $1.6M he took home (on top of the 1.2M from last week) will make it sting a little less for him and his (relatively) new wife.

I'll root for him again at the Masters. He often plays pretty well there, though I think Jordan Spieth is my first favorite.

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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:26 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:06 am
I was a viewer yesterday. I was pulling for "Westy", also. I don't follow golf closely enough but Justin Thomas strikes me as a one dimensional athlete whose family paved (and pushed) his way to golf success. A country clubber. No reason to dislike him but hard to get excited by his success.
Haha, this I feel will be the story of golf for the foreseeable. Love it or leave it. The hardscrabble stories might exist here or there, but I think they are few. Tony Finau is one that comes to mind lately. The overwhelming majority come from country clubs. Not that there's anything wrong with that I guess. Tiger really set an impossible standard for golf as entertainment.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:28 am

I watched most of yesterday. Turned off in disgust before it ended. Lee Westwood's (and others') swings breaking down under pressure. Hate to see it.
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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:21 pm

Enjoyed Bryson's topper off the tee though. Too bad the TV viewer doesn't get to see more such misfires. I believe that showing more tops and chunks would actually benefit the ratings. It's obvious these professionals are very, very good at swinging golf clubs, we all get it; mythologizing them is completely unnecessary. Then again the PGA TOUR is highly insecure, they are the ones who actually used the phrase "these guys are good" as their official trademarked slogan.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:01 am

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Post by DougE » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:07 am

That was painful to watch. (And relatable :facepalm )

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Post by CeeBee » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:17 am

Been there.
Tee it up!

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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:06 pm

I tuned in today for a tiny bit and Rickie's struggles have become a black cloud. They mention it every time he's onscreen. Almost like they are secretly jolly about it. Perhaps now Mr Fowler is paying some toll for all the money and attention thrown his way early on.
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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:09 am

The black cloud over young Jordan has lifted. I will miss goofing on his struggles.
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Post by DougE » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:20 am

There's always Ricki. We know how much you love him.

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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat May 22, 2021 9:43 am

Phil Mickelson leads after two rounds at the 2021 Professional Golfers Association Championship. Sarcastically rooting for him, just think it will be funny when an old person finally wins one of these so-called major tournaments.
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Post by DougE » Sat May 22, 2021 11:12 am

Watched it all day yesterday and have it on again now on ESPN. Enjoyed seeing them all struggle a little. Tough course, and the wind hasn't even been that bad....yet.

I will be rooting for Phil, but NOT sarcastically. Always pulling for the old guy. Any old guy, not just Phil.

Would like to see Jordan get back in it, too.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat May 22, 2021 12:27 pm

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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat May 22, 2021 5:44 pm

Wow, they are using rangefinders out there just like us jackasses. Eventually they will wear shorts and crack open beers mid-round, is my prediction.
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Post by DougE » Sun May 23, 2021 8:31 pm

Quite a scene on the 18th.
Like it or not, Beef, Phil is much loved. He made the finish exciting. Proud of the old man.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon May 24, 2021 1:56 pm

Wow did that really happen? Feels weird already, waking up to this new world order, in which Phil is now the focal point of golf for the foreseeable future. He will receive the Tiger treatment now. Wall to wall coverage, blimp shots of him driving to and from the course, Phil Tracker accounts on twitter and so on. I am glad for him. And also glad that I divested emotionally from pro golf a while ago.
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Post by DougE » Tue May 25, 2021 9:19 am

Love this, even though I don't care for Brooks or Bryson.


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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri May 28, 2021 2:54 pm

Can't believe I am saying this but maybe Champions Tour golf is more my speed these days. Now that players I like and respect (such as Stricker and Choi, two names on the leaderboard right now) have been put out to pasture, I might watch some. The presentation of senior golf is way less obnoxious, more about the actual golf and less about like, stupid nonsense.
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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:43 pm

Interesting tidbit I came across while reading about US Open qualifying. @jfurr

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/31 ... inch-spots

Wilson Furr made it to his first U.S. Open when he least expected it. He played poorly while trying to qualify for the PGA Tour event this week at Congaree in South Carolina. He was an alternate for the U.S. Open qualifier at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head and thought about not even showing up. It was a good thing he did. Four players withdrew, and Furr had a tee time.

@jfurr Is this guy related to you? In any case, congrats to @wfurr
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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:04 am

Can't help but feel that Phil (Mickelson) deep down inside regrets winning the 2021 PGA Championship. Because 1) he already won that trophy and B) winning it again most likely killed any chance of his winning this US Open. Because it is miraculous enough that a 50yo wins a major golf championship. Winning two consecutively at age 51? That seems beyond the realm of even the most wishful of thinkers.

You saw how quickly he lost his cool with camera-snapping fans yesterday. Phil usually never loses his cool in such a way. But that reaction is consistent with somebody who hates his chances here. I think he is trying super hard this week but it is futile, the tank is simply empty.
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Post by DougE » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:14 pm

THAT was one fantastic 8-hole sudden death playoff at the Travelers. Was rooting for Kramer, but neither deserved to lose.

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The Open Championship

Post by DougE » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:30 am

Wow. It's been 5 days since the latest golf-related post from anyone on this site, so I'll try again to get a discussion going. I realize no one here wants to hear about me and my ongoing battle with injury, which has kept me off the course for over a month with little, if any, progress in recovery. So, I'll spare you any more on that subject, today. Nor does it seem as if anyone else's personal golf experiences, occasionally notated in these forums, make enough of a difference to get more than a simple passing response, at best from anyone here. So how bout we discuss something everyone who gives two shits about the game can relate to;

The Open Championship.

The cut has been made. So, who are you rooting for to close it out? And, who do you NOT want to win?

I have many players who, if they were to win, would satisfy me, but Jordan Spieth would be most exciting for me.
Rory McIlroy or Jon Rahm would very much so, too.

Louie Oosthuizen, Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson or Tony Finau are all okay in my book, as well, if none of my first three can do it.

Though, at this point very unlikely, Justin Thomas at +2 and Ricky Fowler at +4 would also be amazing.

I DO NOT WANT Brooks Koepka to even come close and will be rooting hard against him. I used to like him, but his behavior over the past year has turned me 180* away from him. He may be a phenomenal player, but he's classless IMO.

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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by DougE » Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:03 pm

I guess no one is watching. :(

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Re: 2021 PGA TOUR

Post by DougE » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:23 pm

Well, at least Koepka didn't win. Collin deserved it. He is a fantastic ballstriker. I'd celebrate more, but there's no one here to celebrate with. So, see ya.

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