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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,417
    Wow, doesn't get any of the prize money.  I think he'll be okay though.  I just can't get too excited for young golfers as I see them as country club kids with rich parents.     
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,300
     I just can't get too excited for young golfers as I see them as country club kids with rich parents.     
    isn’t that how  mostly all the older golfers started out, too?
    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
    Denver 22
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,417
    Wobbie said:
     I just can't get too excited for young golfers as I see them as country club kids with rich parents.     
    isn’t that how  mostly all the older golfers started out, too?
    Eventually life comes along and hits ya with a dose of reality.  
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,569
    https://youtu.be/FAlbmd5UdzA?si=4DTVBK0SP-f5-dE0

    This is incredible. I walked it for the crump cup once. Have been trying to again but it’s been closed to the public since the pandemic and doesn’t sound like the public aspect is coming back.

    My main takeaways were the scale, the biggest golf property I’ve ever been on and it’s borderline fucking impossible and wouldn’t be fun for someone like me to play. No business.  That par 3th was one of the most intimidating tee shots I’ve ever seen. An incredible place. Seems like we’ll get to see some of it in the coming years 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,417
    edited February 6
    So Wyndham Clark chose his legacy over LIV.   That's quite a bet.  Good for him I guess. The tour is littered with one or two time major winners that are quickly forgotten.  Money isn't everything, but an average tour legacy vs.  $$$$.....tough call.

    To me:    
    (1 Major win + $100,000,000) > (3 Major wins + 20,000,000)
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,705
    https://youtu.be/FAlbmd5UdzA?si=4DTVBK0SP-f5-dE0

    This is incredible. I walked it for the crump cup once. Have been trying to again but it’s been closed to the public since the pandemic and doesn’t sound like the public aspect is coming back.

    My main takeaways were the scale, the biggest golf property I’ve ever been on and it’s borderline fucking impossible and wouldn’t be fun for someone like me to play. No business.  That par 3th was one of the most intimidating tee shots I’ve ever seen. An incredible place. Seems like we’ll get to see some of it in the coming years 

    Every shot on that course looks terrifying.  I'd be lucky to break 125.  I think it's hosting the Curtis cup in 10 years or something like that.

    Was just down in Florida for a few days playing golf.  Did 72 holes in 3 days.  Loved every minute of it....but now back to my simulator league and 2-3 more months of indoor golf.  Bummer.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 46,964
    So Wyndham Clark chose his legacy over LIV.   That's quite a bet.  Good for him I guess. The tour is littered with one or two time major winners that are quickly forgotten.  Money isn't everything, but an average tour legacy vs.  $$$$.....tough call.

    To me:    
    (1 Major win + $100,000,000) > (3 Major wins + 20,000,000)
    He has won three times now in the last year. I know I am a bigger fan after reading that quote. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 46,964
    Played for the first time in almost three months yesterday. I think this might be the longest layoff I've had since I started playing...and it showed.

    I got a lot of work to do before my league starts up in a couple months. 
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,705
    That was quite a shank by Tiger on 18 yesterday.  And like every golfer he already had a built in excuse.  It was a back spasm!
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,417
    edited February 16
    That was quite a shank by Tiger on 18 yesterday.  And like every golfer he already had a built in excuse.  It was a back spasm!
    I have about 30 back spasms every round.  Only happens on the golf course. Weird. 

    It is still amazing to me that he can go shoot 1 over still on a PGA track with the injuries he has and the lack of preparation.  
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,300
    Hmmmm….eldrick is “sick” when he’s 15 strokes off the lead.
    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
    Denver 22
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 46,964
    Wobbie said:
    Hmmmm….eldrick is “sick” when he’s 15 strokes off the lead.
    They took him to the hospital man
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,417
    Wobbie said:
    Hmmmm….eldrick is “sick” when he’s 15 strokes off the lead.
    They took him to the hospital man
    Yeah, the dude hosted the tournament and is clearly going way beyond what most would do in his situation.  His problems are self-created, but at least he is trying and not just becoming a worthless dopehead staying at home spending the money.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,300
    anthony kim?
    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
    Denver 22
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 46,964
    Wobbie said:
    anthony kim?
    Yeah who gives a shit. Guy will shoot in the 80's and still be playing in the weekend. Liv baby!
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 16,691
    edited February 27
    A more interesting LIV-related development is Joaquin Niemann getting a special invite to the Masters. He had a recent win on the European Tour and a recent LIV win. Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen and Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune also received invites. This is the first time since 2008 there have been three "special invites." 

    Ridley's quote on the invites...

    “The Masters Tournament has a long-standing tradition of inviting leading international players who are not otherwise qualified. Today’s announcement represents the Tournament’s continued commitment towards developing interest in the game of golf across the world. We look forward to welcoming each player to Augusta National this spring.”
    2000: Camden 1, 2003: Philly, State College, Camden 1, MSG 2, Hershey, 2004: Reading, 2005: Philly, 2006: Camden 1, 2, East Rutherford 1, 2007: Lollapalooza, 2008: Camden 1, Washington D.C., MSG 1, 2, 2009: Philly 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010: Bristol, MSG 2, 2011: PJ20 1, 2, 2012: Made In America, 2013: Brooklyn 2, Philly 2, 2014: Denver, 2015: Global Citizen Festival, 2016: Philly 2, Fenway 1, 2018: Fenway 1, 2, 2021: Sea. Hear. Now. 2022: Camden

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    http://wegotshit.blogspot.com
  • Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,705
    Wobbie said:
    anthony kim?
    Good for him.  Hasn't played professionally in 12 years and gets a shitload of money to go play on an exhibition tour.  He was a lot of fun back in the day.  Him absolutely crushing Sergio in the Ryder Cup in 08 is one of my favorite golf memories ever.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,417
    Age catches up to us.  Not surprised he chose LIV.   When he doesn’t play to make money from insurance, seems like he would seek out the option with the most money.
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