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  1. Poulter is definitely getting picked if he doesn't qualify automatically. If Stenson has shaken off his injury he'll be on the team too. Lots of rookies on the European team so Sergio and Casey will probably be the other two picks. I'm still hoping Pieters can catch fire in the last few weeks of the season and give Bjorn a reason to pick him but that's probably asking too much.
  2. Bryson blowing off a journeyman who just got his first win on tour after 17 years and 285 starts. On the plus side he did make the commentator Mark Roe look like a complete idiot (not that he needs any help).
  3. Ding ding ding we have a winner. Molinari has added 20 yards to his average drive and has gone from 153rd to 52nd on tour in distance. We've seen plenty of players try to add distance and have their game fall apart but Molinari has done it without sacrificing accuracy. As long and straight as he is he only needs to putt okay to contend. He will be a top 10 player for years to come.
  4. Rory will be fine if he wins 4 more (including a green jacket) maybe. If he doesn't win another he'll be bitterly disappointed and will go down as a huge underachiever. The good news for him is that he nearly just won an Open with his B game on a baked out golf course (conditions that don't usually favour him).
  5. You do know FM has a swoosh on his shirt , right ? The reason he's boring is because that long iron he hit was around 215 or so with a touch of run. A 5 iron for most. You can do anything you want. But a 5ft 4 Italian with no smile isn't going to be anything but boring. And I admire the guy and have watched him for years in European play. He hits it so straight because he's short armed , upright and doesn't hit it extremely far. Like Corey Pavin. Nothing exciting there. All that said the right guy won. Just wasn't exciting. See. I'm being converted on the ball roll back theory.
  6. What tournament were you watching this week? On the one I was watching I saw some guys trying to carry bunkers with driver while other guys were laying up short with irons. I saw several different par 4's being driven by different players on different days depending on the wind and par 5s that went from being easily gettable in two to being hard to hit in 3. I also saw a leaderboard stacked with many the world's best ballstrikers, eventually won by one of the worst putters on the PGA tour. As great as the Masters is, nearly everyone hits the same shot on every hole, every year. There's neve
  7. You do know FM has a swoosh on his shirt , right ? The reason he's boring is because that long iron he hit was around 215 or so with a touch of run. A 5 iron for most. You can do anything you want. But a 5ft 4 Italian with no smile isn't going to be anything but boring. And I admire the guy and have watched him for years in European play. He hits it so straight because he's short armed , upright and doesn't hit it extremely far. Like Corey Pavin. Nothing exciting there. All that said the right guy won. Just wasn't exciting. See. I'm being converted on the ball roll back theory.
  8. Enjoyed that as much as any final round I can remember. Kudos to the guys setting up the course, they got the leaderboard, the drama and the shotmaking they deserved without it ever feeling contrived.
  9. I'd actually pick RCB, though it's close between him and Fitzpatrick, If I recall correctly MF has won more in the last two years but maybe lacks the fire and chemistry RCB would have with Sergio and some other European players. I don't think Olesen is there yet. Still too inconsistent and unpredictable. I'd take Knox over him for sure. Yeah fair enough, I guess I'm just pulling for Olesen because of his potential. RCB did play very well in 2016 and would give Europe a nice little Spanish armada. Knox makes sense too, the guy can definitely putt under pressure!
  10. As of now I think Bjorn's first three picks are Garcia, Poulter and Stenson. The fourth spot is a toss up between Fitzpatrick, RCB and Olesen. I'd like to see Olesen maintain his form and get a place as I think he has the highest ceiling of the 3, better yet Pieters could make a charge but that's probably asking too much.
  11. At least Rory has started being relevant again on Sundays at majors, which he hasn't really been since 2014. If he can tighten up his wedge game he only needs to putt average to win. Jordan's putting has fallen off a cliff, it might return, but it might not. What I do know is that Sunday's are much more exciting when both these guys are in the mix.
  12. A game? Both Rory and Reed stank on the back 9 at Hazeltine after the fireworks of the front 9 and were clearly out of gas having played all four matches the first 2 days. The guys who really bought their A games to the singles were Phil and Sergio.
  13. Rory putted like a god on the baked out greens at Bay Hill and his putting was great on the first two days here. Rory might not get the job done tomorrow but mark my words he will be one the best putters on tour this year. nah... all honeymoons end in a couple weeks.... Bad take after bad take my friend. Especially for hating Rory for playing up on 18 at the 2014 PGA, as if any other golfer in the history of the game would have declined the opportunity once it was offered. Nevermind the huge favour he did to TV, volunteers, spectators and everyone else by finishing it on Sunday.
  14. No, people would still call it lucky. Spieth catches crap on here all the time because his swing isn't pretty even though he's statistically one of the best ballstrikers on the planet. 3rd on Tour in strokes gained tee to green this year. You'd never know it reading many of the comments here. In Rory's case, he probably knows he was fortunate to shoot that score today. I referenced a couple of examples of that with Tiger (2008 U.S. Open) and Phil (2006 U.S. Open). Phil threw it away on the 72nd hole but his lead was a miracle in the first place. So I'm sure Rory will do everything in his pow
  15. Rory putted like a god on the baked out greens at Bay Hill and his putting was great on the first two days here. Rory might not get the job done tomorrow but mark my words he will be one the best putters on tour this year.
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