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  1. You always have the right to decline a press because there are always guys who will buy their way out and eventually win a hole.
  2. I think this is the best clarification. A bet over a number of holes can be pressed. A hole by hole bet cannot be pressed - the proper term is raising the stakes.
  3. Before I get into this, all bets have been settled and paid, but we had a heated discussion after the round yesterday concerning how betting on the course works. I think anyone who bets regularly agrees that a bet accepted is to be paid, but this arose around a disagreement on what was being accepted. In general, betting between two individuals/teams are on a per-hole basis (e.g. $10 a hole) or a bet that occurs over a series of holes (e.g. a Nassau, COD, etc.). For something like a Nassau, we can all agree that you can press, creating a new bet for the remaining holes. The re
  4. I think it's a relic - with the globalization of the game, the best players want to play against the best competition week in and week out (which, incidentally, comes with the most money). The top European players probably think it's an annoyance to have to compete there to make it to the Ryder Cup (unless they're one of the top 5 Euros in the world rankings) so you generally see guy play a tourney or two in their home country out of tradition, the Scottish open before The Open Champioship, and any end of year things in The Race to Dubai if they are in the running. It's better tha
  5. I'm trying to figure out how this would play considering my normal group plays with handicaps from 8-21. With full handicaps, it seems pretty easy to play safe and not make a double, so starting the points at par and playing off the low man might be a better option, which is one suggestion.
  6. Always looking for new gambling games on the course - we mostly play Las Vegas, Quota, Skins, Closest to the Pin - and came across Let It Ride. Has anyone played it? Players earn points for making a bogey or better on a hole. A typical point distribution would be 5 for a bogey, 15 for a par, 30 for a birdie and 60 for an eagle (better groups can start with par as the first point-eligible score). After earning points on a hole, the player has the option of banking the amount or “letting it ride,” meaning the point total can still grow on subsequent holes. The point totals double
  7. In order to prove it we'd need to know holes on Tour that played as Par 4's one year and as Par 5's in another year. Or similar lenght holes might do as well as long as they weren't too different in layout. Best I can come up with is data from 2018-19 on the 20 Most Difficult holes and the 20 Easiest Holes The hardest holes (primarily Par 4s) played an average of 0.34 over par or to a 4.34 average. The 20 easiest holes, all Par 5s played 0.67 under par, or an average around 4.33. So what does that tell us? To the pros, hard par 4's play almost the exact
  8. He left the tip for the hostess.
  9. This US Open is going to have a big asterisk if Wolff wins - dude has never played a major with a crowd and hasn't even really looked into the history of the US Open. I don't think you can truly understand the weight of winning a major unless you're doing it in front of those crowds, hearing roars as others make a move and need to respond. Glad golf is back, but majors aren't deserving of the same place on the mantle until fans are back.
  10. Playing in it next week and wondering what was in the gift bag? I think last year was a leather scoredcard holder and some other stuff.
  11. Phil Mickelson - nobody has missed more 4 footers.
  12. Phil might pull of a random tournament, but reading a recounting of the 2006 US Open and his meltdown on 18, he still doesn't get it. After hitting 2 fairways all day, he still thinks his drive wasn't the issue and it was that he didn't execute on his second shot, trying to hit a cut around a tree with a 3 iron from the rough (albeit a clean lie). Dude just had to hit 3-iron, 4-iron to the green, 2 putt and walk away with a win. Worst case, a tie and a playoff where he could completely reset. Never count him out, though. He never thought he'd win The Open, and he solved that
  13. Can I make the case that maybe those weren't that tough of a putt? Both DJ's and Rahm's putts got to the top of the hill and fed directly to the cup like a funnel.
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