Smylee Kaufman tracker

Pat du GolfPat du Golf Members Posts: 553 ✭✭
Can he get out of the basement of the leaderboard?

Another miss cut

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  • oz dee ceeoz dee cee Members Posts: 505 ✭✭✭✭✭
    His stats are woeful... all of them. Feel for the guy. I’ve made way more money than him this year! 😆
  • hrmgolf72hrmgolf72 hrmgolf Members Posts: 90 ✭✭
    he could either be the comeback story everyone loves or well never hear his name again
  • Pat du GolfPat du Golf Members Posts: 553 ✭✭
    I was fortunate to be in his group two years ago.

    Although he is very talented ball striker, one single bad shot or putt derails his round very quickly.

    He is his own WORST critic.

    On one hole, He pulled a tee shot, lost a ball and double putt......

    he wasn’t the same player for the next 16 holes..... frowning all morning, etc....

    As an outsider, I felt for him.

    He will be an HOF If he can balance his emotion on the course...... ton of talents

    My opinion

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  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,889 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm sorry but I don't care how mentally strong Smylie gets, he will never be a HOF'er.
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    Trying to rebuild your game on tour must just be an awful feeling.
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  • RDDRDD Charter Members Posts: 257 ✭✭✭✭


    Trying to rebuild your game on tour must just be an awful feeling.
    It is
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,715 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    RDD wrote:



    Trying to rebuild your game on tour must just be an awful feeling.
    It is




    Go on.
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  • RDDRDD Charter Members Posts: 257 ✭✭✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    RDD wrote:



    Trying to rebuild your game on tour must just be an awful feeling.
    It is




    Go on.
    My game slipped out of my control last 18 months of my tour career. Helpless feeling.

    Maybe he’ll come back...
  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers Posts: 7,403 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I'm sorry but I don't care how mentally strong Smylie gets, he will never be a HOF'er.




    15 missed cuts total..11 straight missed cuts..dead last in SG total and tee to green...just in a slump man
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,715 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    RDD wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    RDD wrote:



    Trying to rebuild your game on tour must just be an awful feeling.
    It is




    Go on.
    My game slipped out of my control last 18 months of my tour career. Helpless feeling.

    Maybe he'll come back...




    What do you say his chances are (based on your experience)?
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,474 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 25, 2018 #12
    Krt22 wrote:



    I'm sorry but I don't care how mentally strong Smylie gets, he will never be a HOF'er.




    15 missed cuts total..11 straight missed cuts..dead last in SG total and tee to green...just in a slump man
    Starting on the PGA Tour in the 2015-2016 season after getting his card including this week Smylie has played in 72 tour events. He made the cut in his first 8 starts (5 in 2015/ 3 in 2016). Since then he has missed the cut in 38 of his next 64 starts. That's more than a slump.
  • RDDRDD Charter Members Posts: 257 ✭✭✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    RDD wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    RDD wrote:



    Trying to rebuild your game on tour must just be an awful feeling.
    It is




    Go on.
    My game slipped out of my control last 18 months of my tour career. Helpless feeling.

    Maybe he'll come back...




    What do you say his chances are (based on your experience)?
    Given his youth, I’d say chances are good. Just as long as he doesn’t change his swing constantly looking for a cure
  • BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5 Members Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    oz dee cee wrote:


    His stats are woeful... all of them. Feel for the guy. I’ve made way more money than him this year! 😆


    According to PGA tour he's made 201K YTD... If you've made way more I'm impressed.
  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,641 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I think the Smylie Tracker is an attractive position if available. 2 days per week, weekends off.
  • Thug HunterThug Hunter Members Posts: 2,615 ✭✭
    Who is Smylie Kaufman? Is he that doofus that was hanging out with two big PGA stars on that Spring Break trip a couple years ago?
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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers Posts: 7,403 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    oz dee cee wrote:


    His stats are woeful... all of them. Feel for the guy. I've made way more money than him this year! ��


    According to PGA tour he's made 201K YTD... If you've made way more I'm impressed.




    Nice passive personal finance brag indeed!
  • bucky316bucky316 Members Posts: 789 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smylie is determined to be the next Derek Ernst
  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,641 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Who is Smylie Kaufman? Is he that doofus that was hanging out with two big PGA stars on that Spring Break trip a couple years ago?




    You are thinking of Rickie Fowler.











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  • Rob G 89Rob G 89 Members Posts: 849 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It’s unfortunate that struggling players can’t go down web or euro tour to at least be competitive. He is just playing to play and use up his exemption.
  • mjen43mjen43 Members Posts: 979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 25, 2018 #21
    Rob G 89 wrote:


    It's unfortunate that struggling players can't go down web or euro tour to at least be competitive. He is just playing to play and use up his exemption.




    They can. Lanto Griffin did it this week and is in 2nd place right now. Stephan Jaeger did it two weeks ago and won. Happens all the time.



    Smiley's problem is bigger than that though. If he could go down to the NCAA he wouldn't even be competitive there, in current form.
  • ShilgyShilgy PhoenixMembers Posts: 11,837 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 27, 2018 #22
    mjen43 wrote:

    Rob G 89 wrote:


    It's unfortunate that struggling players can't go down web or euro tour to at least be competitive. He is just playing to play and use up his exemption.




    They can. Lanto Griffin did it this week and is in 2nd place right now. Stephan Jaeger did it two weeks ago and won. Happens all the time.



    Smiley's problem is bigger than that though. If he could go down to the NCAA he wouldn't even be competitive there, in current form.
    Except it's a confidence thing. A guy like Kaufman goes to the web tour and feels he's better than those guys because he's a tour player. In reality you need to shoot the same scores to do well on the web as on the regular tour. The big tour is deeper and the players are more consistent but the winning scores would likely not be much lower if the top players played the web.com.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,474 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 26, 2018 #23
    mjen43 wrote:


    They can. Lanto Griffin did it this week and is in 2nd place right now. Stephan Jaeger did it two weeks ago and won. Happens all the time.
    Except if you are eligible for the current PGA Tour event based on your priority ranking you can not play down to the Web.com event in the same week. This week Jaeger was 13th alternate at Colonial. Griffin wasn't even listed on the alternate list by the PGA Tour. He ranks below Jaeger out of his playing category. Two weeks back at the Players Jaeger didn't even make the alternate list. Jaeger and Griffin had no choice. Smylie is ranked high enough that he can not play down due to his win during the 2015-2016 wrap around season. Tour exempt category 9. Jaeger/Griffin are in exempt category 26.



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  • fly787fly787 Las Vegas, Nevada and EuropeMembers Posts: 133 ✭✭✭
    If we are tracking him I believe he is at the beach this weekend...
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,474 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 26, 2018 #25
    Rob G 89 wrote:


    He is just playing to play and use up his exemption.
    As are many others. Why wouldn't you if you are exempt on the PGA Tour and can't play down to the Web.com tour? As for the Euro Tour he won't get any appearance fees to play there, considering his name, world ranking and difficulty breaking 80, and why go there if it won't help you stay exempt on the PGA Tour?
  • OutBackHackOutBackHack Members Posts: 956 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mjen43 wrote:

    Rob G 89 wrote:


    It's unfortunate that struggling players can't go down web or euro tour to at least be competitive. He is just playing to play and use up his exemption.




    They can. Lanto Griffin did it this week and is in 2nd place right now. Stephan Jaeger did it two weeks ago and won. Happens all the time.



    Smiley's problem is bigger than that though. If he could go down to the NCAA he wouldn't even be competitive there, in current form.




    Lanto and Steve would not have gone near those 2 Web events if they were eligible to play in the PGA events the same week. It happens because that week player x doesn't have good enough status to get him the the Tour event.

    No one ever plays for $550k instead of $7 Mil. ..never.
  • EKELLYEKELLY Members Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry, but it's the p***y factor, plain and simple......
  • IvyguyIvyguy Members Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The problem is now it's in his head even more so.



    Every time he plays poorly, he breaks out the shovel and digs himself a bigger hole. It's tough to be around guys (rickie, Jordan and justin) that have found success and confidence and he keeps sliding.



    Maybe trying and wanting too much/hard
  • Rob G 89Rob G 89 Members Posts: 849 ✭✭✭✭✭
    grm24 wrote:

    Rob G 89 wrote:


    He is just playing to play and use up his exemption.
    As are many others. Why wouldn't you if you are exempt on the PGA Tour and can't play down to the Web.com tour? As for the Euro Tour he won't get any appearance fees to play there, considering his name, world ranking and difficulty breaking 80, and why go there if it won't help you stay exempt on the PGA Tour?


    Based on what I read and heard from players on tv, they should be playing a limited schedule based on courses they feel they will do good and be well rested. Beau Hossler said he won’t play more then 3 weeks in a row and he is way young. My favorite player Tommy Gainey did the same thing played too much and flamed out.
  • EKELLYEKELLY Members Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Not ALL the guys that come out hot stay hot! The list is long. They're long gone, people just haven't realized it yet!
  • jonsnowjonsnow GeorgiaMembers Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭✭✭✭



    Who is Smylie Kaufman? Is he that doofus that was hanging out with two big PGA stars on that Spring Break trip a couple years ago?




    You are thinking of Rickie Fowler.











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