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2019 Houston Open

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  • Railroading13Railroading13 NebraskaMembers  707WRX Points: 168Handicap: 2Posts: 707 Golden Tee
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    There is no one at this tournament. Most Korn Ferry events have bigger or at least equal crowds

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    Really like Lanto Griffin to win this week. My buddy caddies for him and they've been pretty consistent since the KFT finals

    LFG!!!! One more round like today and he'll do it

    Great call after 54 holes.
    With that said it's crazy the winner of this event gets the full 500 fedex points (just 100 less than the Masters)..The PGA still needs to do some tweeking on the fedex point calculations. Too bad they can't tie it into SOF.

    i posted that on thursday afternoon.....

    Yep I saw you called that on Thursday. I just meant you had the 54 hole leader.
    Looks like Lanto has a 5 footer to win the tournament. Nice call!

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  • Creedo77Creedo77 Members  934WRX Points: 215Posts: 934 Golden Tee
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    Ah man what a win for Lanto and my boy Chris Nash!!!! cha chinnnnnng

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  • Mick DouglasMick Douglas Members  334WRX Points: 74Posts: 334 Greens
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    Nice to see Cink playing well this week and I see he's in the field for the Open De France next week on the Euro Tour... tournament has gone from a $7m Rolex event to a standard one and sadly the strength of the field resembles that.

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  • DrivingChampDrivingChamp Members  359WRX Points: 133Posts: 359 Greens
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    Sad and pathetic to see what has happened to the Houston Open

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  • flushemflushem Members  2158WRX Points: 449Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,158 Platinum Tees
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    yes pretty lame and sad. Even my fantasy group had no enthusiasm at all.

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers  2891WRX Points: 409Posts: 2,891 Titanium Tees
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    I had friends there today who seemed to be having a great time.

    I didn't bother going; rather play a round for the same price it was to watch today and just watch on TV, still great watching pros play a course you have played a few times.

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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members  6344WRX Points: 3,249Handicap: 10.8Posts: 6,344 Titanium Tees
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    The field may have had less ranking points than Rickie Fowler's wedding, but there are still great stories out there.

    winner Lanto Griffin https://www.pgatour.com/news/2019/10/13/lanto-griffin-incredible-journey-leads-to-emotional-first-pga-tour-win-houston-open.html

    runner up Scott Harrington https://www.golfdigest.com/story/the-dream-that-cancer-couldnt-stop-on-scott-and-jenn-harrington-the-feel-good-story-of-the-golf-season

    Yes Sungjae "No Weeks Off" Im went home to Korea and won from 7 shots back in the final round.

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4810WRX Points: 1,882Posts: 4,810 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Darth Putter said:

    The field may have had less ranking points than Rickie Fowler's wedding, but there are still great stories out there.

    LOL! That's funny.

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  • burnsniperburnsniper Members  630WRX Points: 145Posts: 630 Golden Tee
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    Go Lanto!!!!! Great to see a member of my high school golf team (we did not overlap) and the Country Club I grew up playing nab a win on the PGA Tour!

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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6329WRX Points: 1,763Handicap: 3Posts: 6,329 Titanium Tees
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    Now that I am older, I like it when older guys make it out on Tour. Lanto Griffin coming from obscurity to winning for the first time on the PGA Tour at 31 is the kind of motivation that I need.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4966WRX Points: 736Posts: 4,966 Titanium Tees
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    Found out yesterday while playing with a buddy of mine that his son got in on a sponsors exemption. Unfortunately missed the cut. It was his first PGA Tour event. He’s been playing on the PGA Tour China this year, and finished high enough on their order of merit to qualify for second stage of KF Tour Q-school.

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  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members  1435WRX Points: 452Posts: 1,435 Platinum Tees
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    These events are actually pretty cool. When the Lanto's of the world win, it's life changing.

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  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62 Members  2347WRX Points: 326Handicap: 15Posts: 2,347 Platinum Tees
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    I wasn’t even the least bit tempted to go out there this week. Wonder if moving to Memorial will change peoples perception of the October event?

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9551WRX Points: 3,174Posts: 9,551 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @chigolfer1 said:

    These events are actually pretty cool. When the Lanto's of the world win, it's life changing.

    Agreed, as much as I like the top 20 guys slug it out, it's just as fun to watch the journeymen/emerging players make a name for themselves. Gutsy T2 for Harrington as well, his personal life very much mirror's my own so inspiring to see him persevere.

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  • ND2005ND2005 Members  289WRX Points: 78Posts: 289 Greens
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    On -, @Lagavulin62 said:

    I wasn’t even the least bit tempted to go out there this week. Wonder if moving to Memorial will change peoples perception of the October event?

    I'm hoping Crane can pull some strings and convince some star players to sign on.

    This year was a complete dud turnout wise (both players and fans).

    Losing the april date was just tragic. October is terrible for golf - too many competing sporting events so fans aren't as engaged/likely to attend.

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  • mankumanku Members  913WRX Points: 307Posts: 913 Golden Tee
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    I like to see life changing wins on the tour more than anything...a close second is when one of the greats wins.

    What bores me is watching someone like Kuchar winning...a very solid player, who has made a fortune, yet inspires no real passion as a golf fan. Like watching someone print money.

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  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members  1435WRX Points: 452Posts: 1,435 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @manku said:

    I like to see life changing wins on the tour more than anything...a close second is when one of the greats wins.

    What bores me is watching someone like Kuchar winning...a very solid player, who has made a fortune, yet inspires no real passion as a golf fan. Like watching someone print money.

    Agreed and nothing against Kuchar in particular but that's a good example

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    On -, @burnsniper said:

    Go Lanto!!!!! Great to see a member of my high school golf team (we did not overlap) and the Country Club I grew up playing nab a win on the PGA Tour!

    Lanto has a great story that everyone should hear. My son takes lessons from Steve at RCC and BCC is one of my sons favorite courses to play.

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  • burnsniperburnsniper Members  630WRX Points: 145Posts: 630 Golden Tee
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    On -, @DMess18 said:

    On -, @burnsniper said:

    Go Lanto!!!!! Great to see a member of my high school golf team (we did not overlap) and the Country Club I grew up playing nab a win on the PGA Tour!

    Lanto has a great story that everyone should hear. My son takes lessons from Steve at RCC and BCC is one of my sons favorite courses to play.

    Steve’s a great guy and excellent teacher!

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  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62 Members  2347WRX Points: 326Handicap: 15Posts: 2,347 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @ND2005 said:

    On -, @Lagavulin62 said:

    I wasn’t even the least bit tempted to go out there this week. Wonder if moving to Memorial will change peoples perception of the October event?

    I'm hoping Crane can pull some strings and convince some star players to sign on.

    This year was a complete dud turnout wise (both players and fans).

    Losing the april date was just tragic. October is terrible for golf - too many competing sporting events so fans aren't as engaged/likely to attend.

    Texas/Oklahoma, Astros in playoffs, not really the best weather, and like you said, mini tour and a few has been pros. Recipe for a snooze fest, which I think it was. Parking at Memorial will be a nightmare. Even the novelty of seeing the redesigned course I don't think will encourage many to burden themselves with Houston traffic and then a shuttle drive to the course. This tournament is cooked.

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  • lc1342lc1342 Members  320WRX Points: 60Handicap: 12Posts: 320 Greens
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    I know this is a 2019 thread but the Houston Open for 2020 is official for November 9th through the 15th. A little later from last year. Guessing it’s after the Asian swing?

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