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Old 03-17-2019, 06:12 PM
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has there ever been a better game? Lifelong sport solely reliable on individual talent. If you have never played you cannot understand. Congrats to Rory on a fine performance and a $2.25 million payout
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:18 PM
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stupidest game of all time

and I guarantee you I've played more than most
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:29 PM
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I love that layout....so much can go wrong on 16, 17 and 18.

Rors stepped up and did what was needed to be done.

I started watchin back on Thursday, saw a little each day and spent the last three hours of the tournament watching the finish..

Who the hell is Pepperell...?? ! And the old man Furyk took home 1.35 mil for second place...
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Pepperell plays on the European tour and has had a few decent finishes in Majors the past couple of years. There is a funny story out there about him crediting a solid hangover for a great final round during last year's open championship.
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Ahhhh Furyk proof that anyone can play golf and win millions
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:40 PM
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I play much better now that I am older than when I did years ago...and can remember one of the best rounds I had ever played, I broke 90 for the first time, the day after a company Christmas party....

I didn't get home until the wee hours and had a hell of a headache. I think back and remember I was afraid of swinging too hard and grounding the club or my head was gonna split open...shoulda remembered that one..!
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I was disappointed yesterday that the guy standing on the bulkhead didn't go for it. WTF, hand your caddy your wallet and be the most downloaded golfer on the internet if your follow through got you wet.
Everyone would have forgotten about Rory by now.
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At 68 and just starting too play some after a 40 year hiatus, I suck at it! I do look forward to making a fool of my self at every opportunity I can, lol
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I’ve never played a game of golf in my life and if I ever get so lame and bored with life that you find me on a golf course, please someone put me out of my misery. I just don’t get it.
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George Carlin discusses golf. NSFW, obviously...


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Every golf course is a perfectly good waste several shooting ranges.

But, it can be a good game most people can play their entire lives. My dad loved golf. Me - I played a lot as a teenager until I got into the fumes - perfume and cars - chasing wimens and driving cars. After that, just never had time.

As a good friend of mine, whose father started CCNC used to say - you don't even suck until you have hit at least a million golf balls.

No two shots are ever the same. There is a TON of business conducted on a golf course, and or as part of a round of golf.

I do believe every kid should take a golf lessen and a tennis lessen, and at least learn to play. That way when all your friends go to play, you can at least participate and not feel like you have to bail cause you ain't got game. Doesn't mean you are going out on tour - most never even come close to that.
Now back to real sports - fishing.
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
I was disappointed yesterday that the guy standing on the bulkhead didn't go for it. WTF, hand your caddy your wallet and be the most downloaded golfer on the internet if your follow through got you wet.
Everyone would have forgotten about Rory by now.
That guy won 1.35 million dollars in this tournament. He won 10 million in FedEx a few years back plus another million for winning the last tourney that year. Furyk's doing OK. But I must admit I felt the same way at the time. Golf is a cruel mistress.

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Amazing game. Got invited to attend TPC for Thursday and Friday. First tourney for me. Amazing time. My view from our seats. Most of the day we walked around and late in the day we sat in the suite.

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Definitely one of my favorites - Robin Williams doing Golf
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I don't watch a lot of golf on TV but yesterday really held my interest.

Seems like the networks (at least NBC) have done a lot to speed up the game for the viewer. Anyone else notice that?
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I’ve never played a game of golf in my life and if I ever get so lame and bored with life that you find me on a golf course, please someone put me out of my misery. I just don’t get it.
...Says a guy who named himself "chillinthemost". SMFH
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Enjoy playing and winning a little money on the weekends every now and then. Have got my six yr old hitting it good, started when he was four. Can't pry a golf club out of his hands these days.
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There was an interesting interaction between Rahm and his caddy on that par 5.
Caddy (Adams?) is telling him to lay up - Rahm says he's going for it - dumps it in the water, effectively taking himself out of the tournament.
Fleetwood drown his ball on the same hole from a good fairway lie.
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Some of my greatest childhood memories revolve around golf, and not necessarily me playing it. The family sitting around the tv on championship sundays with my dad drooling over Fred Couples' swing and my mom drooling over Fred Couples' looks. Me riding around in the cart with my dad while he played. Visiting St. Andrews at a young age and remembering my brother and dad finishing their round there in damn near tears because of the significance and history of that course. Come college, I lived and breathed golf. Full time job at a course, I walked at least 9 holes every single day, went to at least a driving range 5 out of 7 days for a few years after college. Moved to the Keys and I haven't hit a ball in probably a decade. I'd rather fish/boat than golf nowadays.

But I still follow it and watch it on tv. I was rooting for Furyk yesterday. An incredible player who is proof that there's more than one way to swing a club.

For those that have never played and taken it seriously, you'll just never understand. And that's fine. But if there's ever a sport that can humble someone in mere seconds, it's golf. It taught me an incredible amount about myself. Patience, discipline, manners, respect, ego, practice, etc. The game truly changed me. And as mentioned in the first post, all of it lies solely with YOU. In your own head.

And the fact that it was a game that I could enjoy with my late grandfather well into his 80's makes it that much more special.
Maybe someday I'll pick up a club again.
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Some of my greatest childhood memories revolve around golf, and not necessarily me playing it. The family sitting around the tv on championship sundays with my dad drooling over Fred Couples' swing and my mom drooling over Fred Couples' looks. Me riding around in the cart with my dad while he played. Visiting St. Andrews at a young age and remembering my brother and dad finishing their round there in damn near tears because of the significance and history of that course. Come college, I lived and breathed golf. Full time job at a course, I walked at least 9 holes every single day, went to at least a driving range 5 out of 7 days for a few years after college. Moved to the Keys and I haven't hit a ball in probably a decade. I'd rather fish/boat than golf nowadays.

But I still follow it and watch it on tv. I was rooting for Furyk yesterday. An incredible player who is proof that there's more than one way to swing a club.

For those that have never played and taken it seriously, you'll just never understand. And that's fine. But if there's ever a sport that can humble someone in mere seconds, it's golf. It taught me an incredible amount about myself. Patience, discipline, manners, respect, ego, practice, etc. The game truly changed me. And as mentioned in the first post, all of it lies solely with YOU. In your own head.

And the fact that it was a game that I could enjoy with my late grandfather well into his 80's makes it that much more special.
Maybe someday I'll pick up a club again.
I think I've read where your Dad has passed, forgive me if I'm wrong but this is what I'm trying to teach my son about the game, if he competes and does well, all the better. One thing we will have done is spend some quality time together that we won't get back. (We mainly go when it's too windy to fish, which seems the norm around here the past couple summers)
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