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  1. I would like to see Kokrak get the victory. It's been a good battle between these two guys.
  2. Vijay must be in the 2nd category, because it's definitely not a money issue for him.
  3. Spieth must be cussing quite a bit. The audio keeps cutting out right when he's reacting to poor shots.
  4. Paul Azinger said it years ago when Rory was about to win the 2014 Open in dominant fashion. “He’s an ordinary kid who is blessed with extraordinary golf talent.” I think that fits very well with your analysis.
  5. I did not come up with that comparison myself. The CBS people made a big deal of it on the TV broadcast. Now if you want a pro comparison, the cut streaks to start pro career is a good place of comparison. Tiger had 25 and Morikawa was 2nd on this list with 22.
  6. Tiger's 29th start was the 1997 Masters. Morikawa's 29th start was this week. That includes PGA Tour starts during their amateur careers. Nicklaus won the PGA Championship at age 23 and so did Tiger. Morikawa just did it at the same age. Who knows where it's heading, but I think the kid's ballstriking and course management is built to compete in the majors for a long time.
  7. Morikawa is 23 and doing stuff at this age that Tiger/Nicklaus were doing at a similar age. Koepka was a late bloomer and has been amazing in his late 20's. He's now past age 30. It will be interesting to see what happens with Morikawa. I think he will be a problem for Koepka and everyone else in golf over the next 15-20 years. His accuracy with the ballstriking is no joke. And he's already showing serious clutch factor at a young age.
  8. Koepka has been on an incredible run in the majors the last few years. But majors are not everything. If he put in the same effort at the regular events that he does at majors, he might not have the same amount of wins in the majors. It takes a ton of energy to win any event on the high level pro golf tours. That's what was incredible with Nicklaus & Woods. They showed up ready to win every single tournament they played and both ended up with 70+ wins. That means putting your mind & body through the stress of contending every week, instead of the "save energy" approach that Koepka is using in the regular events. It works for him in the majors and that's awesome. But it will be a bit of a black mark on his record if he finishes his career with 8-10 majors and barely any regular wins. Watch out for Morikawa too. He could be a big problem for Koepka moving forward. Collin is only 23 years old with incredible ballstriking/accuracy. He will keep getting better as he gains more experience.
  9. The tone of it was absolutely intended as a put-down towards all the guys. Age 23 Morikawa just might end up with a better career than Koepka, which is the hilarious thing about those comments. Nicklaus & Tiger never spouted off like that to their peers. They let their sticks do the talking. Golf gods gave Brooks a pretty serious piece of humble pie today. It seems he didn't take it very well judging by his refusal to speak to media.
  10. Agreed. Feels like Morikawa's golf swing is built a lot better to hold up over time. He does not need miracle scrambling to put up good scores. When he does have the A game on his putting/scrambling, he is gonna be extremely difficult to beat. The ballstriking is rock solid.
  11. Saturday night he pretty much trashed everyone on the leaderboard, including his "friend" Dustin Johnson. Check out the scores today... 64 by Morikawa 66 by Casey 68 by Dustin 65 by Wolff 66 by Day 66 by Bryson 66 by Finau 68 by Scheffler 67 by Rose 67 by Xander 67 by Dahmen ...74 by Koepka after talking smack about the guys above.
  12. Honestly I'm surprised Morikawa is not completely dominating the tournament. #1 in fairway accuracy, #1 in putting, and we know he's one of the best iron players in the field every week. Given his putting and driving stats this week, the rest of the field is pretty fortunate that he was not able to separate himself on the scoreboard until the very end of the tournament.
  13. Golf gods did not appreciate the arrogance last night. Now here's a funny thought. Morikawa is a heck of a player who could be a big time winner over the next 20 years. What if he ends up with more majors than Koepka?
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