How Would You Set Up The US Open Course?

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  • PGAroxPGArox Members Posts: 10,288 ✭✭
    edited Jun 17, 2017 #32
    dlygrisse wrote:

    baaron008 wrote:


    Par is just a number. It's all relative, and the winner is the winner whether at -15 under or +5 over. There is a reason these guys are all on tour: they are +++ handicap and can play under pressure.




    I disagree. Par is a psychological barrier, and it messes with your head if you are weak mentally. Pressure is relative, if the course is set up difficult the pressure of winning a major becomes greater if you aren't on your game. The cream rises to the top when scores are high and par is difficult. Last year was a perfect example, DJ had the talent and belief, Oakmont is the perfect US Open venue. The US Open should test all aspects of your game, physical and mental.




    Good response. These people who go on and on about par being just a number, and the lowest score wins, blah, blah, blah ... they are focusing only on one small aspect of the competition.



    There are psychological implications in the setup of major championship courses and the relative values of pars and bogeys.
  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,433 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    PGArox wrote:

    dlygrisse wrote:

    baaron008 wrote:


    Par is just a number. It's all relative, and the winner is the winner whether at -15 under or +5 over. There is a reason these guys are all on tour: they are +++ handicap and can play under pressure.




    I disagree. Par is a psychological barrier, and it messes with your head if you are weak mentally. Pressure is relative, if the course is set up difficult the pressure of winning a major becomes greater if you aren't on your game. The cream rises to the top when scores are high and par is difficult. Last year was a perfect example, DJ had the talent and belief, Oakmont is the perfect US Open venue. The US Open should test all aspects of your game, physical and mental.




    Good response. These people who go on and on about par being just a number, and the lowest score wins, blah, blah, blah ... they are focusing only on one small aspect of the competition.



    There are psychological implications in the setup of major championship courses and the relative values of pars and bogeys.




    Not to mention playing under pressure. No matter whether you are a tour player or not, most of them can't handle US Open pressure. Maybe on Thursday but Sunday is a different kind of pressure. That why Tiger was Tiger. He dealt with it better than anyone since Jack. Charley Hoffman isn't Tiger. Sorry Charley. ��

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  • SadTromboneSadTrombone . Members Posts: 6,781 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    1) Call Oakmont and say, "Hey we'd like to come out and bring 156 of our best friends to play a little tournament, does that work for you?"



    2) Let them set the course up the way they do for member play.



    3) Relax 51 weeks out of the year.



    Enjoy your US Open.
  • EmperorPenguinEmperorPenguin Members Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    This is ridiculous. A 63?! Kudos to Justin Thomas for a superb round on moving day, but a 63 is utterly embarrassing for the USGA. I am looking at the leader board and I can see over forty golfers under par. Really? I hate to say this, but the USGA seriously pucked up in this tournament. Fairways are too wide and the runoff areas around the green are not a problem for too many golfers.



    This is not our national championship, but a PGA Tour event.
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 5,364 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    No par 5s and no fairways
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings

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