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12 hours ago, 3PuttLefty said:

Did I hear the announcers  correctly? Bryson’s driver is 5 degrees????


If NBC says it, then it’s almost guaranteed to be false. This week I loved seeing NBC Gold’s new WITB graphic of Rory’s setup: 

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They show the graphic and then the clueless Chantel reads it, and the broadcast team just keeps on rolling right along as if they 1. won’t correct the incorrect graphic; 2. won’t correct the Chantelle; 3. Are ignorant of it..

 

Who knows. Alls I know is Rory’s putter change is a headliner this week, and my prestige NBC Gold membership is really starting to disappoint me - technically speaking with the RoKu app which crashes left and right, and production wise with unskippable ads and amateurishness hit or miss broadcast teams. 

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I love this tournament... and if u get sick of Arnie tributes then get off wrx...  

Watching yesterday on dvr.  The thing that strikes me is that , I am not pleased that fans are back.   They do not add to the viewing experience at all.  The number of tools I’ve already heard yelling

Tiger won 4 Majors in a row, man.   Bryson has 9 wins in his whole career.   Tiger won 9 times in one year.   You’re talking about Tiger Woods now.      

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11 hours ago, ThinkingPlus said:

He's just a small irritant.

Yesterday anytime they went to any of those "feature" pieces I just flipped back to GC for the LPGA coverage for a few minutes till it passed - like a little indigestion.

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14 hours ago, Hawkeye77 said:

His wedge play was just bad.

 

I'm torn between Spieth and Westy tomorrow and hoping it's a fun watch - those that tuned in late found out the second hole can be pretty exciting.

It's an enduring mystery how a guy with that much talent and skill level can have one component of his game be so consistently mediocre-to-awful.  Heck even his putting has ebbs and flows.  His stroke looks pretty good right now and IMO it always looks better when he goes with the Soto/Newport style putter.  But man, he's got to get some help for the wedge game.

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1 hour ago, OBbogey5 said:

Someone’s gotta say it. Lee Westwood is a big boy and ultra successful.. but...... I’ll wager he does not win this, because - choke, from the shortest club in the bag straight up the club measuring device tool til we get to the driver. ....He will choke with every and all clubs in the bag. Not gonna win. Not gonna happen. No. 

It may not happen, but he was just fine with the putter cementing his Euro Tour title last year.  His strokes gained putting on the ET isn't bad at all this year, better than Fleetwood and driving stats good as well - he's playing well.  Not sure it was crying out to be said, but he'll be a pretty popular champion if he wins today.

 

Should be fun to watch if he's in the mix for the entire round.

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56 minutes ago, the bishop said:

It's an enduring mystery how a guy with that much talent and skill level can have one component of his game be so consistently mediocre-to-awful.  Heck even his putting has ebbs and flows.  His stroke looks pretty good right now and IMO it always looks better when he goes with the Soto/Newport style putter.  But man, he's got to get some help for the wedge game.

 

Just saying . . . if Dustin Johnson can figure out the wedge game . . .

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Grumpy said:

Yeah, wind is howling. Agree that this will be fun. 

 

I'm kinda upset tbh 'cause I just raked all the leaves in my yard and now more are falling with this high wind.

 

...but yes, fun for golf.

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3 hours ago, Holy Moses said:

They have as much poa on the greens as Pebble. Hopefully the new greens are better.

Sure and they should be. Poa gets a bad name and very very rarely is a turf stand 100 percent free of contaminants. But yes lately the poa was encroaching a little bit more than I am sure they liked, but it was still magnificent surfaces to putt and play on.

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4 hours ago, Hawkeye77 said:

Looks like those with a reasonable chance will start teeing off around lunch time here in the Midwest. 

 

Yesterday was such an enjoyable watch.

 

I'm interested @BNGL ---- leaving aside comparisons to other courses, I know you have real life experience with this one among many others.  I don't find the course boring on TV and I've never played it, but it does seem to have some teeth and not in a tricked up USGA kind of way, and players need to find fairways and be precise with their irons.  Sam Saunders predicted -15 for a winning score, maybe it will get there but haven't looked at the weather, but it seems the course has yielded plenty of birdies for many without getting out of hand.

 

Haha, that was like a Gary Williams question!

 

So here it is, what are your thoughts on how the course is faring this week?  And what are its limitations as you see them?  Thanks!

I think the course is faring well this week as it usually does. The cut line is never really that low nor is it extremely high. I have caught some early round coverage this morning and geez these greens are firming up. I do not want to say its going to get outta hand but its going to get to the edge I think. Suns out, wind is up, humidity will be dropping so that means ET is really high today. (ET is short for evapotranspiration which is a measure of how much moisture is leaving the surface and the plant of which sunlight, wind, humidity, temperature are factors). So that means thing will be firming up. 

 

It is just a solid golf course you don't have to trick it up because the rough and tour firmness are enough. The time of the year its held also help contribute to tougher conditions, usually cooler and breezier. 

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Should be a great final round today. Pulling for Speith, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. Westwood would be fine. Good story for those of us that are his age. But, just as with any week on tour, the thought remains the same... Anyone but Bryson

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Just now, 80sFredriksson said:

Hatton in a great mood 😁

Dude gets hot QUICK!!😂

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2 minutes ago, JermWRX said:

Dude gets hot QUICK!!😂

 

He needs to cool down with an Arnold Palmer - which I can confidently state is a mix of lemonade and iced tea after hearing it thus described for the fifty-eighth time this week.

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