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  1. As a TV viewer, I prefer the Open and the Masters. Open courses tend to be seaside links and I like seeing top players dealing with a fundamentally different type of course. I like the Masters because of the year to year familiarity. Having a memory library of previous great/awful scores on Amen Corner, etc. I can't tell a PGA course from a US Open Course, frankly.
  2. The Dirty Dozen Ryder Cup party game. We can give each player a movie star avatar Here they are from Wiki. I'll start with Steve Stricker as Lee Marvin. Actor Role Notes Lee Marvin Major John Reisman Charles Bronson Joseph Wladislaw number 9: death by hanging Jim Brown Robert T. Jefferson number 3: death by hanging John Cassavetes Victor R. Franko number 11: death by hanging Trini Lopez J. Pedro Jimenez number 10: 20 years' hard labor Telly Savalas Archer J. Maggott number 8: death by hanging Donald Sutherland Vernon L. Pinkley number 2: 30 years' imprisonment Clint Walker Samson Posey number 1: death by hanging Tom Busby Milo Vladek number 6: 30 years' hard labor Ben Carruthers S. Glenn Gilpin number 4: 30 years' hard labor Stuart Cooper Roscoe Lever number 5: 20 years' imprisonment Colin Maitland Seth K. Sawyer number 7: 20 years' hard labor Al Mancini Tassos R. Bravos number 12: 20 years' hard labor
  3. Tiger was relatively skinny and flexible when he started on tour. Bulkier golfers, Tiger included, seem to succumb to injuries. If Tiger ever plays competitively again, would be an interesting prop bet if he or Brooks wins a next major first. Tiger should be competitive at Augusta for 5 more years. On a side note, back in winter after the car wreck I thought we might next see Tiger as an assistant captain in a golf cart for the Ryder Cup. If he is too [fill in the blank] to even do that, I am less optimistic that he will return as a competitive golfer. With his $$ his rehab program could relocate to Wisconsin for a week.
  4. I'm more confident he will catch up to Tiger on injuries, i don't see him even getting to 10 majors.
  5. Lots of chatter about various players being "snubbed" for ROTY, POTY, RC etc. makes me wonder if "snub" is the word du jour when someone doesn't get what they want. Sorta a reverse "awesome" kinda thing. A typical definition is "rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully." I don't think any of these players has actually been snubbed. They were in the mix but a credible alternate was chosen. If Tiger had been excluded from the Golf HOF that would be a real snub. .
  6. To the extent that golf has a tradition of self enforcement of rules and a measure of character, I think golf is at its core a morality contest within the context of a sporting match.
  7. If not for the 1986 Masters win, a generation of golfers would probably think of Jack the way we think of 1940's movie stars as those old guys from another time. At this point he is.
  8. I think more because of how he lost rather than some great affection for the tournament.
  9. I am more positive about Billy Horschel. Cross the pond and win a high profile tournament against some eventual European Ryder Cuppers. If SS needs a sub, I think BH has earned a spot. And his RC whine was pretty tame.
  10. If we assign points to the majors aligning with Jack's order (USO = 4; BO = 3; PGA = 2; M = 1) we get (4x4=16) + (3x3=9) + (5x2=10) + (6x1=6) = 41. Applying Jack's order to Tiger's major wins we get (3x4=12) + (3x3=9) + (4x2=8) + (5x1=5) = 34. Looking at modern era golfers, which I'm arbitrarily defining as TV era. In each case, the US Open and the British Open represent a smaller percentage of their respective major victories. In that light, Tom Watson's 5 Open championships is quite an accomplishment. I suspect with the Masters that the course either suits a player's game or it doesn't, so a winner may have an edge in subsequent years. The numbers are quite small so none of this is likely to be statistically valid.
  11. Hypothetical outcomes of pairing BK and BAD in team play... Fans quit calling out BAD because that would distract BK, and they are willing to cheer BAD if it helps BK. Fans ride BAD, and BK tells them to STFU because at least for the next 4 hrs he needs BAD to play lights out. Fans ride BAD, and BK lets him suffer. BK and BAD try to outdo each other and push each other to great match play and win. BK and BAD just play a normal match like 2 regular teammates. BK and BD try to screw each other and they lose 7 and 6.
  12. Masters gets the winner a free dinner for life and a very long exemption back. Plus networking with rich/famous folks outside of golf.
  13. I wonder how Jack would rank his 2 US Ams against the PGA and the Masters.
  14. If the RC is like a real war we are pretty f'd up from many angles. It's just a hyped up recurring golf match amongst friends.
  15. If the only criteria are great golfer and killer attitude they should just make TW captain for life.
  16. Been there a few times over 35 years. Wisconsin is generally like Michigan and Minnesota, except their NFL team has won a Super Bowl.
  17. The KSAs that make a great player don't necessarily make a great captain. Not sure why anyone wants the job, volunteer to get crapped on all day by second guessers. Winningest coaches in various sports are rarely HOF players, e.g. Scotty Bowman, Vince Lombardi, Bill Belichik, Chuck Noll, Nick Saban. HOFers or HOF candidates like Ted Williams and Gil Hodges didn't turn the Senators into World Series wonders.
  18. There would be about twice as many Americans than Europeans playing in the PGA tournament, so even by random chance we would expect more Americans among the top 10. Roughly 75 Americans and 37 Europeans played in the 2015 tournament. All 3 winners were not Americans. Finishing second in the RC is finishing last. Vijay Singh won in 2004 Martin Kaymer won in 2010 Jason Day won in 2015 So overall not sure what to conclude from past history at Whistling Straits.
  19. Now. Kids grown. Enough $$ to play. Scoring generally better.
  20. 2v2 scramble with friends. We are all hacks and lucky to break 90. Won 9 up and 71-83. Par 72. Strung together 3 birdies in row for a nice 2-3-4 stretch. The match just gets pressed after it has been technically won. So we won 6 presses.
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