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Post by Duke of Hazards » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 pm

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Post by Duke of Hazards » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:38 pm

Takeaways from 2 days at the Genesis Open:

It's (still) all about Tiger
I've attended this tournament maybe 5 times now. This year, it was different. Tiger draws lots of non-golf fans. Like people that know little to nothing about golf came out just to see him. Tiger's group was predictably a nightmare to follow. Rory's presence didn't help. Probably 1/2 of the people at the course were following Tiger's group on Friday. The DJ/Scott/Bubba probably had another 1/4 and then everyone else was scattered around the course. We had to setup 4 holes in advance to get a decent spot to see him. This affected the groups that play in front of him (much larger crowds). Tiger dominated conversation and no one else was even close.

Huge disparity in crowds
Even name guys like Furyk and Kaymer had basically no one following them. The crowds were restricted to just a few groups. Most of the journeymen, unless they happen to be placed in group just before a marquis group (or in Tiger's case, 3-4 groups in front) play in relative obscurity, not much different than guys at a muni, because only their family and friends are watching, except for the few stationary designated viewing areas/grandstands.

Drunk ass douches
Unavoidable. Guys at the ropes flapping their gums and cracking (or at least attempting to) wise at the players as they passed by. A rare couple were actually funny, the vast majority not. Just loud and obnoxious.
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Post by GBOGEY » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:34 pm

I know a lot of people don't like him, but Bubba is absolutely amazing with that driver. The way he hits it high and long, low and running, big curves is truly a unique talent. The announcers said he doesn't like to hit irons or FW off the tee and then he proceeded to bunt his driver safely down the course. I'm in awe.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:57 pm

GBOGEY wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:34 pm
I know a lot of people don't like him, but Bubba is absolutely amazing with that driver. The way he hits it high and long, low and running, big curves is truly a unique talent. The announcers said he doesn't like to hit irons or FW off the tee and then he proceeded to bunt his driver safely down the course. I'm in awe.
I enjoyed watching Bubba this week. Maybe he's a wack dude or whatever but he more than makes up for it with his golf. His shotmaking stands alone, so does his clubface control.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:59 pm

Meanwhile the world #1 took a tumble down the leaderboard on Sunday and once again, nobody really notices! It really is the post-Tiger era.
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Post by Duke of Hazards » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:04 pm

Lol. Drat -I botched that up. Oh well, the moment's over.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:54 am

I may have watched a collective 30 minutes of golf since 1/1/2018. And 20 of those minutes were watching Tiger make the cut in San Diego.
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Post by jfurr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:40 pm

Duke of Hazards wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Attended Friday and Sat rounds at the Genesis Open.

Will post some pics soon.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfUFJPiFBrq/

My son is on the far left (fedora).
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:55 pm

Tiger currently T18 after one round at the Honder Classic :banana

Nice buffer against the cutline which will no doubt be useful tomorrow :puke
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Post by Duke of Hazards » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:02 pm

In it to win it.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:45 pm

Wow E is T11 currently.

Looks like a major championship broke out in south Florida.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:56 pm

Woods'ses's 1-over 71 today moves him up 7 spots on the leaderboard to currently T14. Just four shots back going into the weekend and looking more or less like a, you know, PGA Tour caliber golfer. Bunch of no-names near the lead. Should be interesting at the very least.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:20 pm

Actual dialogue from a commercial on CBS PGA TOUR broadcast today:

"I thought I was managing my moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease.

But something was missing.

Me."


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Post by jasonfish11 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:49 pm

Wie wins
Mickelson wins

If tiger wins next week it will be like looking a decade into the past.
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:17 pm

Good for Phil. These days I pull for the old guys. I was rooting for him all the way.

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Post by sjduffers » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:02 pm

Indeed, it was lots of fun to watch the old guy win. Props to JT for that eagle on the 72th hole, after a monster weekend: that was incredible!
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:58 pm

If this keeps up, I may need to watch some golf now and again.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:42 pm

Damnit. I like watching Phil play, his game is one of the all-time greats. I don't care about seeing him win though. He is a total asshole after all. The insider trading stuff really soured me on the guy. Anyone who's set for life and still resorts to cheating in finances just to eke out a few hundred more grand is obscene, and lost up their own butthole. People like Phil should just be grateful for capitalism. Call me a socialist but I just think if you are set for life you should then spend maybe a little more energy trying to give back than squeezing out every last illegitimate drop possible.

What's more, it used to satisfy me as Tiger Tard that Phil's last win in 2013 actually happened before Tiger's last. In other words for all Tiger's troubles in the last five years, at least he could say he was still a more recent winner on tour than Phil. :bawl

I am not down with Michelle Wie either. I am not sure that she is a nice person. Anytime she manages to pinch off a win, all kinds of shit gets blown out of proportion. The LPGA website lead article actually called it "A Win for The History Books" :fuckall People get so annoying. And for what. At least Tiger Tards can rationalize their stupidity with a long history of actual thrills delivered. What has Michelle Wie done for you as a viewer? Five whole wins, in like thirteen years. :fuckall
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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:13 am

Phil's a big tipper. It's well documented that he takes good care of the staff everywhere he plays. That's good enough for me.

Michelle, I'm glad she is back in the mix. Hope it continues. I enjoy watching her...and her outfits. :heynow

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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:27 am

Well, Tiger's never been investigated by the Feds. That's good enough for me. :nope
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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:33 am

I dont personally know any of them so I cant comment on how "good" of a person they are.

That being said I can't stand Phill for the simple fact that the coverage of him is always about how he's an amazing "escape" artist. Why doesn't anyone ever ask "why the hell was he there in the first place."

Also after going to Augusta and seeing the plaque he has for his pine straw shot, I really wasn't that impressed. It was a clear shot off a relatively flat lie. It's just a matter of keeping your footing and hitting the ball cleanly. Dont get me wrong that isn't super easy or anything, but I still didn't find it plaque worthy. After seeing the tilt of the FW on that hole I'm more impressed with anyone who hits a cut (right hander) into that green from the FW. Hell from the pine straw that he had I figured I'm more likely to be on the green than from the same distance in the FW on that hole. It's amazing how much banking there is in the FW.
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 am

jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:33 am
I dont personally know any of them so I cant comment on how "good" of a person they are.
You can still comment on what an asshole they are though.
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:54 am

legitimatebeef wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 am
jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:33 am
I dont personally know any of them so I cant comment on how "good" of a person they are.
You can still comment on what an asshole they are though.
Thank god I was thinking I'd have to be neutral.

In that case they are huge assholes, every single one of them. I doubt there is a good bone in the body of any professional golfer. Screw them all, even Arnie and his "charismatic" nature...what too soon?
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:07 am

Arnie was the real deal. So, yes, too soon. Actually, NEVER. (Though I realize you were saying it in jest.) After stories I have heard from regular Joe's who have met him (and I know more than a few personally), I can never, ever say a negative word about Arnie.

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