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Old 06-12-2014, 05:43 AM
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I think Mickelson is going for broke hitting driver on every hole he can.

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That course is a friggin Goat Ranch.

Cannot believe the PGA is happy about it.


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That course is a friggin Goat Ranch.

Cannot believe the PGA is happy about it.


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The course was originally designed as a links course. That is the way she should look.

Makes you think from the tee, would I rather have a 140 yd shot to the green from hardpan dirt or 170 yd shot from fluffy green grass.

Going to be fun to see how the US guys play. The Brits should have an advantage. We will see.

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If a tree falls in the forest, and Tiger is not around to listen - does it matter?
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Originally Posted by aFORDable View Post
The course was originally designed as a links course. That is the way she should look.

Makes you think from the tee, would I rather have a 140 yd shot to the green from hardpan dirt or 170 yd shot from fluffy green grass.

Going to be fun to see how the US guys play. The Brits should have an advantage. We will see.
That course is in shit shape, links or not.




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I like it. I'll be there Sunday.
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That course is in shit shape, links or not.




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Yes. The fairways and greens look like crap and I'm a local. I have no problem with the removal of the rough though.

Those greens are the devil (as quite a few players have found so far)
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That course is in shit shape, links or not.




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It's hard to watch but I guess they achieved the "look" they wanted......Or we ran out all the illegal immigrants
Ugly ass coarse either way.
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Took Pop down yesterday, we elected to walk the course while he hung out on #13. Hot & dusty out there.
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Just got back from watching the final round there. I was at Pinehurst for the '99 and '05 Opens. Course looks like crap, I don't like it at all. I think those "natural" areas they put in place of rough introduce too much luck into the equation.
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They better turn on the sprinklers or the ladies will be in for a miserable 4 days. A +4 score wins the ladies if they keep it dry.
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I guess I'm in the minority because I like the natural areas. The fairways look awful though.

It was funny when Johnny Miller was saying the course wasn't hard enough because they were getting good lies out of the natural areas but then complaining because the greens were too difficult. Takes more skill to land it on those greens and make it stick than it does hacking back into the fairway from six inches of rough.
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It was fun to watch... well kinda.... Kaymer dominated the course and made it look easy while all the others struggled.

I did find it really unappealing to watch on TV. i don't mind the lack of rough but it looked like they only watered about a 10 yard wide swath down the center of the fairways and 50% of the fairways looked dead.
Augusta>>>>>>>>>>Pinehrst
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Augusta>>>>>>>>>>USGA
FTFY. If I'm not mistaken the USGA takes over the course for several weeks prior to the tournament start.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
FTFY. If I'm not mistaken the USGA takes over the course for several weeks prior to the tournament start.
Yes, the USGA takes over all golf course maintenance a few weeks prior to the tournament. But they start dictating course conditions several years before the tournament. It was their call to pull up all the rough and replace it with those natural areas.

I've been to three US Opens and a PGA. On the plus side, the fairways were quite a bit wider than I've seen at previous tournaments, so you see a lot more guys pulling out drivers. The had some really cool holes set up including two par 4's that could be driven and a par 5 that could be hit in 2 (we were in the grandstands on #5 and watched Paul Casey's near double-eagle lip out of the hole). But that cabbage stuff along the fairways was inconsistent, and not difficult enough in most cases.

They're gonna need to shave off at least 1,000 yards and play it as a par 72 for the ladies. Most of the men couldn't reach the uphill, into the wind, 526 par 4 fourth hole.
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It was HOT and DUSTY there on Sunday. Walked around with my son for the first nine or so. Then watched Kaymer and Fowler play one then tee off for # two. Grabbed a burger and a couple of beers and made our way to the grandstand at #18. Watched Mickleson finish and then then set there for the completion of the open. Pretty nice all in all .
As far as the course I was good with it. The USGA has said they wanted courses to be "greener" and not use so much water and fewer chemicals. I'd say that #2 is right on track with that vision.
Hell I've played courses that were rougher than #2 , and I've played some damn fine ones too. Keep it in the fairway and get on the green and it really doesn't matter what the rest looks like.........
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