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  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 2,408
    Played Mickelson National today. Lefty’s brand new course (opened in June) just west of Calgary. Letting the public play for a while before it becomes fully private. Wide fairways with tough bunkers and really tricky greens. The hope is that the Canadian Open will be played here in the future (which would be awesome). 

    Here is a pic of 17, tough par 3.  Crazy Green. Rockies in the distance.

    That's a beautiful looking course. What's the distance on that hole? It looks lengthy at first but then when I blow the picture up it looks really short....
    It has to mature... but they have done a great job moulding the prairie land with a bunch of soil excavated for a man-made lake in a nearby residential development called Harmony. It’s a par 3. I think I hit a 9-iron or wedge so it was 165 slightly downhill. The par 3s were not long on the course, but there is plenty of trouble if you don’t hit the dance floor lol. 
    “We’re keepin it loose, maybe not Grateful Dead loose... but like Rolling Stones loose”
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,621
    How about Brendon Todd....this dude has been near the top of the leaderboard at just about every tournament lately.  2 years ago he was outside of the top 2,000 in world rankings and about to retire.  Got himself together, won twice in the fall and now back in the top 50.  Awesome story.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,950
    Bryson is the worst.  That is all.

    bryson > eldrick
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 37,609
    Come on Tiger. Been putting poorly all year...
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    Wouldn’t want it week in and week out but I enjoy seeing a course like this with no fans. Seeing it like we would see it 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    edited August 8
    This is fucking awesome edit: meant to post the actual article. The article is great 

    https://twitter.com/alanshipnuck/status/1291916209529577473?s=21
    Post edited by Cliffy6745 on
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,950
    Wobbie said:
    SF is incredibly fucked up.....but it’s also incredibly gorgeous. great place to drink and catch a giants game.
    Have you ever played Harding?

    I have not but my buddy up there tells me he’s played HP “400-500 times” :tired_face:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,950
    DJ has damn near grown his beard back in this round.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    Brooks going after DJ is amazing. Tomorrow should be fun 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,386
    Brooks going after DJ is amazing. Tomorrow should be fun 
    Talking shit in the post round interview too. Said “he’s only won one time” or something like that. Big league golf tomorrow 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    Let's go!  Pretty pumped for this evening.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    bbiggs said:
    Brooks going after DJ is amazing. Tomorrow should be fun 
    Talking shit in the post round interview too. Said “he’s only won one time” or something like that. Big league golf tomorrow 
    Yeah, that is what I was talking about.  Basically blew up the media's best friends narrative...

  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    For the record, I think I am pulling for DJ to close it out, especially after the Brooks trash talk
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,386
    For the record, I think I am pulling for DJ to close it out, especially after the Brooks trash talk
    He doesn’t have a good 54 hole lead track record in majors. I like DJ but not overly confident he’ll pull it off. Champ can’t be overlooked. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    bbiggs said:
    For the record, I think I am pulling for DJ to close it out, especially after the Brooks trash talk
    He doesn’t have a good 54 hole lead track record in majors. I like DJ but not overly confident he’ll pull it off. Champ can’t be overlooked. 
    Nope, but when he's good he is as good as anyone on the planet.  My rooting interests are something along the lines of DJ>Brooks>Morikawa (can't see it with that putter)...then probably Berger/Fleetwood/Finau then way down the line is Day. Basically anyone but Bryson and Rose.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    edited August 9
    Ummmm...the other thing I learned this week was that the US Am is being played and televised and it is being played at Bandon this week.  Holy f'ing hell.  How is this not bigger?
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,386
    Ummmm...the other thing I learned this week was that the US Am is being played and televised and it is being played at Bandon this week.  Holy f'ing hell.  How is this not bigger?
    Wow. Had no idea. Bandon tops my list for golf trip destinations. On par with pebble for a much more reasonable price. 
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 13,916
    For the record, I think I am pulling for DJ to close it out
    Same here. He’s taken some tough beats in majors on the past. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,194
    This doesn’t feel like a major.  
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,386
    This doesn’t feel like a major.  
    No crowd is a game changer. Favors the guys that haven’t been there before. 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,194
    edited August 9
    Honestly I enjoy the Players Championship more than the PGA.  They should trade places.  Players replaces the PGA.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    This doesn’t feel like a major.  
    Disagree. Solid leaderboard. Beautiful and new course. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    bbiggs said:
    Ummmm...the other thing I learned this week was that the US Am is being played and televised and it is being played at Bandon this week.  Holy f'ing hell.  How is this not bigger?
    Wow. Had no idea. Bandon tops my list for golf trip destinations. On par with pebble for a much more reasonable price. 
    Definitely. And they have that sheep ranch now too. I’m not good enough for the strategy of it anymore though. But the Am is one of the best things of the year, similar to this love seeing the empty courses at times. Bandon at that which I have never seen.
    lets go 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    Honestly I enjoy the Players Championship more than the PGA.  They should trade places.  Players replaces the PGA.
    Hard disagree 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    6 way tie. This could be something 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,194
    Excited to see Bandon as well.  Bucket list for sure.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    edited August 9
    DJ! What a putt
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    edited August 9
    Brooks can’t talk shit then come out here like this. His two nemesis (plural?) are ahead of him
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,381
    Brooks can’t talk shit then come out here like this. His two nemesis (plural?) are ahead of him
    Nemeses? Lol

    Shot -1 in my weekly Sunday tournament. Lost by 1, damn it. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,634
    bflynn1 said:
    Brooks can’t talk shit then come out here like this. His two nemesis (plural?) are ahead of him
    Nemeses? Lol

    Shot -1 in my weekly Sunday tournament. Lost by 1, damn it. 
    Haha yes...I assume at least. At the shore house and had a few beers in the pool today. Lol. 

    This course is as visually pretty as almost any course in the country. Top 10 or 15 for sure 
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