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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue May 26, 2020 1:24 pm

I remember that Masters, and Tiger's tee off. The entire world was watching, literally every single person's tongue wagging. I was so nervous, but Tiger bombed it down the middle.
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Post by Duke of Hazards » Tue May 26, 2020 5:38 pm

I watched most of it. My favorite moment:

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:03 am

Returns this week. I may actually tune in this weekend, depending on the Mitten's weather.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:25 pm

Watched the last couple holes and players Saturday. Pulling a bit for Harold Varner III. It can't be easy being the only black guy on tour other than Tiger. Of course, he has probably somewhat gotten used to being in "the only" position. I knw I feel out of place a bit when surrounded by Asian, Black and/or Hispanic people.

Jordan Spieth has reappeared, too. He seems too twitchy for me to be on his team.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:47 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Watched the last couple holes and players Saturday. Pulling a bit for Harold Varner III. It can't be easy being the only black guy on tour other than Tiger. Of course, he has probably somewhat gotten used to being in "the only" position. I knw I feel out of place a bit when surrounded by Asian, Black and/or Hispanic people.

Jordan Spieth has reappeared, too. He seems too twitchy for me to be on his team.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:49 am

Seriously though. I tuned in a bit to check out Jordan. I saw him leave a shortish birdie putt short. I think trying to win again makes him nervous. He can still shoot good rounds but appears to get woozy whenever he gets in contention now.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:30 pm

This is going to be a weird year; I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that there is no Open Championship, the PGA is back in August, the U.S. Open is September and the Masters in November, two weeks before Thanksgiving.

I seriously doubt there will be a Ryder Cup. No galleries? No singing? No insults being hurled? That just would not be a Ryder Cup experience.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:38 pm

Ryder Cup is obviously about fans front and center in the modern era. However it started as a pure rivalry did it not. It was like, this beautiful, tremendous, perfect rivalry. Those guys really wanted to prove who was better at golf, and were probably sort of mean and nasty to each other too. I get that the current teams will feel lost without the usual hooligan atmosphere, but they ought to consider honoring the original spirit and contesting the stupid thing regardless. Last I checked golf can still be a lot of fun even without the hordes of people cheering for you.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:41 am

It is supposed to be hot & humid this weekend in the Mitten. I have no firm plans other than to pickup some "free" wood chips from the City's composting site. Father's Day will likely entail my participation in some Facetime event, sigh, probably at the best time for sneaking out to play golf on Sunday.

So, looks like I may be watching the PGA's Poulan Weedeater Cashway Superstore Invitational Sunday afternoon. I better get some beer!!!
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:24 pm

Nick Watney has the 'rona.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Phil, Phil, Phil. One just had to know he couldn't hang on to the lead. But +1 today? Sigh. :facepalm
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Post by GBOGEY » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:42 pm

I always struggle with the birdie fest tournaments. The players are impressive but what does that say about the course, or at least the course compared to these guys distances. I will say that this course looked more interesting than your typical TPC course.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:50 am

Yes, River Highlands looked a little more traditional New England. There was a small "gallery" from the surrounding homes. Several times one could hear a few cheers.
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Post by DougE » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:10 am

GBOGEY wrote:
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I always struggle with the birdie fest tournaments. The players are impressive but what does that say about the course, or at least the course compared to these guys distances. I will say that this course looked more interesting than your typical TPC course.
I've walked TPC River Highlands during a number of Travelers Championships that I attended when I lived in CT. It is actually a very interesting course with a lot of course management needed to score well. Always wanted to play there, but never got the opportunity.

I did not watch a single stroke of the event this year on TV. My enthusiasm for fan-less golf is quite low right now. (Actually, for golf in general, but that's a different thread.) I forgot about all the homes surrounding River Highlands and the built-in (albeit far-off) gallery that comes with it. I'm kind of disappointed I did not tune in now.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:37 am

I think the enthusiasm for TV golf was simmering down well before the pandemic. Of the two big draws in golf one is now a part-timer and the other is officially past the "best by" date. The whole comcast/so-called Golf Channel downsizing says a lot IMO. TV golf generally sucks. Sucking is part of its tradition. Tiger made people forget about that for a couple decades. Let's face it golf is niche entertainment best serving those people who play golf recreationally and feel like being lazy in front of the TV and possibly dozing off.
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Post by DougE » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 pm

I hope the LPGA coverage is not abandoned. I miss the girls. Really enjoyed watching them. I could go for a little girl golf right about now. Might cheer me up.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:55 pm

DougE wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 pm
I hope the LPGA coverage is not abandoned. I miss the girls. Really enjoyed watching them. I could go for a little girl golf right about now. Might cheer me up.
If you are open to ethnic people I would recommend KLPGA. It just might scratch the itch.

http://aqstream.com/sbsg/SBS-Golf-Stream-2

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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:06 pm

Not even going to bother with a link but the Fox Network is about to bail on their USGA contract. They've had enough of this thankless, low ratings crap, probably. NBC will attempt to pick up the pieces. As I mentioned before I think golf on TV is losing its shine and becoming an ultraboring show again. In the prime Tiger years, every tournament of the season benefited from his heat, even the ones he never played. As Tiger piled up the wins and marched toward all-time greatness, that success elevated the significance of any and all PGA TOUR wins, made the general stakes seem higher. Nowadays people still love their Tiger but feels more like a one-man show. I certainly won't be buying any golf-on-TV stocks anytime soon.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:41 pm

Live, from the COVID Motor City, the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The leaderboard at the midpoint reads like a veritable "Who's Who That?"
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:36 pm

It's weird, even in a world with no baseball or basketball, regular old PGA TOUR golf is still not that appealing. And we are some hardcore golf enthusiasts. I don't mean to be harsh by the way. It's nobody's fault, just the natural ebb and flow of the universe. And it's not all bad, with golf back on the tube we can make weekend afternoon naps great again.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:47 pm

There is another Bryson DeChambeau commotion happening. Not even going to dignify it with a link. The whole thing sucks, not because DeChambeau is some ultra douche or whatever, but because it's all phony cooked up bullshit aimed at improving viewership. Everything negative I've ever heard about DeChambeau rings hollow. I suspect it is an attempt at contriving a pro wrestling villain dynamic, to make the sport seem more entertaining. He is the only top young player willing to stick out so he and the tour are trying to make some sort of detestable character out of him. No thanks.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:11 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:30 pm
...I seriously doubt there will be a Ryder Cup. No galleries? No singing? No insults being hurled? That just would not be a Ryder Cup experience.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/golf/r ... i=BB15ms5q

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Post by Duke of Hazards » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:23 pm

DeChambeau was exciting to watch this past tournament. His massive distance advantage and liberal use of the big stick is quite the spectacle. I'm not fond of him being a little bitch about the camera guy filming his bunker tantrum though, and being worried about his 'brand'. Major turnoff.
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