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Right in the Lumberyard: The Golf Thread

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I admit to watching Golf from time to time. As is the case with most individual sports, I find it more interesting when there is the Tiger Woods type guy that everybody else is trying to beat, but I'll still get into certain events as long as there a few really good players in the mix.  For example, I enjoyed the Masters this year because Bubba Watson is fun to watch when he's on his game, and I'll go out of my way to watch the Ryder Cup (and the Solheim Cup as well.)

 

And on the topic of the Tiger Woods type guy, check out this awesome video of Jack Nicklaus shutting up Johnny Milller.

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Too bad NBC's last US Open for the foreseeable future was A) a blowout and B) Missing Tiger Woods. I'll miss Johnny Miller's blunt analysis. I'm not looking forward to Joe Buck botch another sport.

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I hate, hate, hate that the 11 year old child competed in the Women's US Open. All the media says everyone's "fallen in love" with the girl"...NOT! I find the inclusion of such a young girl exploitive by the parents, coaches and the media. The LPGA should be ashamed of themselves by trying to boost their numbers by pushing this young girl to compete.

Didn't we see the mess it caused with young girls in tennis years ago? Why can't we let children be children instead of using them for media and money?

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Amen Stafford and Stacy Lewis got her head handed to her for being honest. I'm so happy that Tiger Woods is coming back. I was so sick of the media's love affair with Phil Mickelson last week.

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It was really interesting listening to Tiger after yesterday's round. He always thinks he's close to being on top of his game. The putter was solid, he just needs to tweak the driver, or the driver was fine, he just needs to tweak the putter. 

 

Yesterday was the first time I heard him reaching for answers.

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It really was. That eagle McIlroy hit late might turn into one of the seminal moments in golf. 

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Exciting finish to the US Open! Ooof to Dustin Johnson on the 18th hole. I don't know about golf on FOX just yet...

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Aren't cameras allowed in the scoring trailer? It was kind of strange that the didn't have a reaction shot when Johnson missed the put.

 

Lupica's analogy of putting being like watching a kid roll a marble around in a bathtub was spot on.

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Aren't cameras allowed in the scoring trailer?

 

Way late, but no - I'm pretty sure they're not (and I'm kind of thankful for that). Kudos to Spieth for having the good sense to not celebrate his US Open victory too hard, at least publicly and in the immediate aftermath. He seems like a smart player with a good head on his shoulders. 

 

I'm interested to see what happens at THE Open next week, especially with Spieth on the hunt. It's hard to imagine McIlroy will play, which stinks. 

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It was so fun to watch two players who I really LIKE - as golfers and as humans (the little I know of them, at least) - down the stretch yesterday. Even though I'm a bit of a Spieth fangirl (I love how he processes everything out loud and STILL appears to have a phenomenally good head on his shoulders), I was so freaking excited to see Jason Day win. He's lovely. He's earned it. -20!

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I think people are making too much of the European women's refusal to concede the putt. Was it a jerk move? Yes. However, I can remember the Americans doing something similar years ago. Actually, the American duo conceded the European's putt and the American captain overruled them, forcing the putt. While some were upset, the Americans wrapped themselves in the rules. Now the shoe is on the other foot and they want to talk about sportsmanship? (To be fair, I am older so this may have happened before any of these women were even paying attention to the game.)

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Well, Augusta National may be run by a bunch of uptight, classist, racist, sexist assholes, but they have a hell of a golf course. Basically any score from 2-7 is in play on the back nine. This is what the USGA doesn't get, birdies are not the enemy. Congrats to Danny Willett, I'm pretty sure nobody had him in their Masters' pool.

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I'll be interested to see how the press handled Jordan Speith's meltdown, If that happened to Tiger' Woods the internet would meld down and he would never get a break.

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I'll be interested to see how the press handled Jordan Speith's meltdown, If that happened to Tiger' Woods the internet would meld down and he would never get a break.

 

He's not as famous as Tiger but in the coverage I've seen so far from ESPN, Golf Channel and British sources, it's more about how Spieth blew it, and oh yeah, Danny Willett won, his wife's due date was today, but OMG, can you believe that Spieth choke job? It's up there with Greg Norman and Van De Velde! Twitter brought lots of Tin Cup jokes and the Crying Jordan meme.

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I was afraid that Willett would get shortchanged. He was one of only two players all day yesterday who had no bogies. That ensured he would be there when Jordan had his horrible blow up.

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Well, it took about a decade, but Dustin Johnson is finally off that greatest to not win a major list. The man was facing a penalty, but chose to continue to play like a professional.  Probably helped but I doubt it meant much

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That shot of Paulina Greztky climbing the stairs to the clubhouse was. . *fans self*

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2016 has no mercy.

I obviously did not know Arnold Palmer, and he was reportedly getting quite sick, but it still sucks so bad to lose a legend.  Especially coming on the heels of 2016 snatching a young talent in Jose Fernandez yesterday.

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Saddened to hear about Palmer. Watching golf for the past 20 years, he was so big for the sport even if he was no longer playing it. I will miss his smile.

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4 hours ago, BitterApple said:

Palmer was such a classy guy, I'm truly sorry to hear he's passed.

It's sad, but it's not, you know? Other than the passing of his wife, the man led a pretty charmed 87 years.

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Wow, never thought I'd say this, but what an entertaining day of golf today! The level of play was impressive and I loved watching Reed and McIlroy feed off each other, especially on the 8th hole. Some of the fans crossed the line by some extremely rude comments to Rory. Root for your team with passion and enthusiasm but there's no need to taunt about past girlfriends or other rude comments. I thought Rory was gracious in his loss. That Mickelson-Garcia match was amazing too. And speaking of gracious, Bubba saying this was better than his two Masters wins and how happy he was to be a part of it was great. He got so emotional. I thought it looked like Tiger had lost a lot of weight. His face looked really thin or maybe it was the camera angle.

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The USGA is going to punish guys next year at Shinnecock after the way they manhandled this year's course.

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That half hour of watching Speith wander amongst the sponsor trucks and his caddy climb the hill is definitely on of the most boring yet eventually consequential moments I have seen in sports.

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Incredible comeback for TW.  I'm not the family golf fan but it was a great moment.

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5 hours ago, tessaray said:

Incredible comeback for TW.  I'm not the family golf fan but it was a great moment.

I agree. I watched the final round and I was invested. It was also pretty neat being able to say hey kids, watch this when I used to watch it with my Granddad. 

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