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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,215
    The best part of winning this...he gets to play with tiger woods in the masters. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,703
    First relatively pain free round for me in four months yesterday!
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Awesome!  That had to give you some hope. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,703
    edited August 19
    Awesome!  That had to give you some hope. 
    Yeah. 50 on the front but rallied for a 44 on the back 9, including a par on 18 which is a fucking monster of a par 5. Actually should've birdied it but  the face of my pitching wedge came flying off during the round and I was between clubs on my approach shot. So I hit a 9 flush about 15 yards past the green. Nice up and down but if I had my pitch......oh well. Gotta get it fixed. 

     I'll take a 94 after a 3 week layoff. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    I never get mad if I flush a shot long.  Breaking a 100 after a layoff with an injury is pretty, pretty good. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,215
    Sounds like he’s picking himself
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Sounds like he’s picking himself

    If this was the Ryder Cup it would be a terrible mistake.  But since the Presidents Cup isn't competitive it makes sense from a ratings/promotion aspect. 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,333
    Great day at Medinah yesterday.  Such a beautiful course.  Everything was great except all of the Tiger bros.  What a complete circus....grown men running around and jumping up and down acting like complete assholes.  It's a pretty sad scene.  Followed the Koepka/Rory/Reed group for a few holes on the back 9...it's amazing to watch these guys do it in person.


    See????? This is what I’m saying.

    Tiger bros. :lol:
    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
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Been a month since I have golfed.  The best three week or so stretch of weather too and not one swing.  Work sucks.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,702
    Been a month since I have golfed.  The best three week or so stretch of weather too and not one swing.  Work sucks.
    That’s the worst. I’ve been there. Work has been kicking my ass too, but luckily I’ve been getting out on the weekends.  Playing once a week on average is about the best I can do these days. Hoping to get a solid 2 more months of play in the Midwest. 
  • ponytdponytd NashvillePosts: 557
    Shot 79 a couple of weeks ago after about a month off. Tied for me best round ever and only 2nd time I've broken 80. Got brought back down to earth the next week when I shot 91 at a much tougher course. Don't get to play as much as I used to or would like, but it's been good for me. I'm much more consistent now and been shooting low 80's pretty regularly
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,215
    So I love the set up of this tournament. Staggered leaderboard for $15 million?! Hell yeah over the math that needed to be done in past years 

    Also, these assholes are playing for $15 million 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,268
    So I love the set up of this tournament. Staggered leaderboard for $15 million?! Hell yeah over the math that needed to be done in past years 

    Also, these assholes are playing for $15 million 
    Last place gets 400K!!  This is just silly money.  10M difference between 1st and 2nd place is crazy.  Should be fun to watch this weekend.
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Well, going into the final round you have the two best players this year in the top 2 spots.  
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    edited August 25

    Wow, three players within two shots of winning $15M with 9 holes to go.  I might need to watch this.   

    It would be great to see Rory win.  What is great about sports is seeing the athletes overcome obstacles and disappointments.  Can Rory win on Sunday with the game's best player one behind and for the biggest prize x8 in golf?  Maybe he'll retire to live his best life.  Who knows. 

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  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,308
    Rory wants it
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    I leave work to watch the back nine and now a four shot lead.  Bummer.  Wanted a closer finish.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Xander is not a closer.  
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,215
    Generally enjoyed the tournament but tough to get excited about the 2nd richest player in the game winning a cash grab. I was pulling for Xander 
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,026
    Generally enjoyed the tournament but tough to get excited about the 2nd richest player in the game winning a cash grab. I was pulling for Xander 
    Agreed. I think this is where the PGA got it wrong. The tournament becomes more about winning the money than winning an actual event. That's not what viewers want to see.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,703
    Happy for Rory. Putting really improved this year. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Rory said he played 6 out of 7 weeks.  How are you going to get players to play those three playoff weeks in a row without throwing a lot of cash at them?   The sport has 4 majors a year, the players, 3 WGC's, Jack's tournament, Ryder Cup/Pres Cup/Olympics, etc.... While a cash grab, whether they are playing for the title or the money they are still playing hard.  We ended up with the best and most consistent players of the year battling on the back nine.  A rematch of Rory vs. Koepka with all of Rory's sunday woes in his head.  I think it played out great except that no one challenged Rory on the back nine. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,703
    Rory said he played 6 out of 7 weeks.  How are you going to get players to play those three playoff weeks in a row without throwing a lot of cash at them?   The sport has 4 majors a year, the players, 3 WGC's, Jack's tournament, Ryder Cup/Pres Cup/Olympics, etc.... While a cash grab, whether they are playing for the title or the money they are still playing hard.  We ended up with the best and most consistent players of the year battling on the back nine.  A rematch of Rory vs. Koepka with all of Rory's sunday woes in his head.  I think it played out great except that no one challenged Rory on the back nine. 
    Yeah they're professional golfers. They make an insane amount of money. The is new to people? I thought it was great this year. 

    They should continue to tweak the format a bit, though. If you win a major, I think that should automatically qualify you for the tour championship. Reed winning the Northern Trust counted more than Tiger winning the Masters? That doesn't seem right. 


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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Rory said he played 6 out of 7 weeks.  How are you going to get players to play those three playoff weeks in a row without throwing a lot of cash at them?   The sport has 4 majors a year, the players, 3 WGC's, Jack's tournament, Ryder Cup/Pres Cup/Olympics, etc.... While a cash grab, whether they are playing for the title or the money they are still playing hard.  We ended up with the best and most consistent players of the year battling on the back nine.  A rematch of Rory vs. Koepka with all of Rory's sunday woes in his head.  I think it played out great except that no one challenged Rory on the back nine. 
    Yeah they're professional golfers. They make an insane amount of money. The is new to people? I thought it was great this year. 

    They should continue to tweak the format a bit, though. If you win a major, I think that should automatically qualify you for the tour championship. Reed winning the Northern Trust counted more than Tiger winning the Masters? That doesn't seem right. 


    Yeah, I agree majors should get you into the tour championship (Tiger for sure would have taken the first week off). 

    I don't mind the Northern Trust mattering more than the Masters.  The last three tournaments are the playoffs.  Playoff games should mean more. 

  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,703
    Rory said he played 6 out of 7 weeks.  How are you going to get players to play those three playoff weeks in a row without throwing a lot of cash at them?   The sport has 4 majors a year, the players, 3 WGC's, Jack's tournament, Ryder Cup/Pres Cup/Olympics, etc.... While a cash grab, whether they are playing for the title or the money they are still playing hard.  We ended up with the best and most consistent players of the year battling on the back nine.  A rematch of Rory vs. Koepka with all of Rory's sunday woes in his head.  I think it played out great except that no one challenged Rory on the back nine. 
    Yeah they're professional golfers. They make an insane amount of money. The is new to people? I thought it was great this year. 

    They should continue to tweak the format a bit, though. If you win a major, I think that should automatically qualify you for the tour championship. Reed winning the Northern Trust counted more than Tiger winning the Masters? That doesn't seem right. 


    Yeah, I agree majors should get you into the tour championship (Tiger for sure would have taken the first week off). 

    I don't mind the Northern Trust mattering more than the Masters.  The last three tournaments are the playoffs.  Playoff games should mean more. 

    That would be okay to me if a major was an automatic qualifier...
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Played golf for the first time in about a month.   Felt so good to be back out there.  Took a few holes to get comfortable and had plenty of 7's on the card but that is what match play is for so still a lot of fun. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,215
    Rory said he played 6 out of 7 weeks.  How are you going to get players to play those three playoff weeks in a row without throwing a lot of cash at them?   The sport has 4 majors a year, the players, 3 WGC's, Jack's tournament, Ryder Cup/Pres Cup/Olympics, etc.... While a cash grab, whether they are playing for the title or the money they are still playing hard.  We ended up with the best and most consistent players of the year battling on the back nine.  A rematch of Rory vs. Koepka with all of Rory's sunday woes in his head.  I think it played out great except that no one challenged Rory on the back nine. 
    Yeah they're professional golfers. They make an insane amount of money. The is new to people? I thought it was great this year. 

    They should continue to tweak the format a bit, though. If you win a major, I think that should automatically qualify you for the tour championship. Reed winning the Northern Trust counted more than Tiger winning the Masters? That doesn't seem right. 


    But it's just tough to care about a meaningless tournament with a limited field where the only thing that matters is the money.  Hard for me to get excited about Rory winning $15 mil.  I would be significantly more excited if Rory won a tournament that would impact his career legacy.

    If Chez or Kokrak won life changing money, that's another story and I'd be excited.


  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,215
    And as noted, I enjoyed the tournament.  Watched more of it than I have watched of any golf since the British.  When it ended it just felt unsatisfying. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,703
    Played golf for the first time in about a month.   Felt so good to be back out there.  Took a few holes to get comfortable and had plenty of 7's on the card but that is what match play is for so still a lot of fun. 
    It is the best.

    Assuming the back is in working order, hoping to play at least twice this weekend.

    Took Thursday and Friday off to complete the ol' Five Day'er as any good American should...
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,960
    Hit ‘me straight!  Sounds like a nice five day stretch.

     My back was definitely tight the next day.  Getting old.  I thought being lazy for 10 years would help on wear and tear. Apparently not.
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