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2020 PGA Championship, Harding Park discussion

Discussion in 'Golf Tournament Talk' started by ualtim, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Just realized that limey Brit is an Arizona State University guy. Now I like him even more. :cool:
     
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    bdcrowe ST Homeland Security

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    I was scratching my head too Even asked my wife if I heard it right.
     
  3. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Yeah I had to look it up. He got his mom's light skin, but he's definitely African-American from his dad's side.

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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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  5. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    You read that right, Greg. Forks up, Sparky!
     
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    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    I knew that, but he is 25% AA, and looks white, so how the hell could he ever have experienced "racism" ? It's bullshit.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I’ve often thought the PGA to be right up there with the Masters for excitement. I think they do a great job setting up the course. Harding Park was cool but it was a bombers course.

    I struggle with the US Open. I know they want to protect pat and all but man sometimes it’s just brutal watching it, especially the last 3-4 years. Too many gaffes with course set up. I like the way the other 3 set up the course. Set the pins, make it harder than a normal event and lets see what they can do. The USGA is more concerned with protecting par than running a great event.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You’re gonna hate hearing this but even Tiger at 80% or whatever he is is still better than 75% of the rest of the guys on tour. Also Tiger at 80% moves the needle 100000 times more than any other player on tour. He’s generational and we are seeing the last of his kind for awhile.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    ^^^this
     
  10. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Wow. "How the hell could a mixed race family experience racism" isn't as good of a take as you seem to think it is.

    Before you reply, think about that for a few minutes.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    For me, The Open and The Masters tie for first, US Open fairly far behind, PGA last. And again, really can't define why, it's just how I've always felt. The Open with bad weather (think Tom Watson) might be some of the finest golf ever played on the planet.
     
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    Yeah, I thought about it, and I wasn't talking about a mixed race family, and neither was CBS. They were talking about Champ, who nobody would ever know or care that he is "mixed race" as you call it and AA as CBS calls it.

    The whole concept of "race" is obselete and should be abolished by law. And don't lecture me.
     
  13. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    The best major is the Waste Management Phoenix Open. AKA The People's Major.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    The question, though, is.... Why would anyone in their right mind want to travel to the boring State of Arizona to watch a golf tourney??:D:D
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Because it's a dry heat.
     
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    Even in January.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Masters>Open Championship>The Players Championship>PGA>US Open



    Masters=Great Course, great action, and always drama.

    Open Championship=Great courses, no gimmicks on course setup, scores dictated by strategy/weather not the R&A

    The Players=Great Course, great set of finishing holes, strongest field in golf.

    PGA=usually great courses, Course is not set up to protect par/make pros look foolish, usually good risk/reward holes which make it an entertaining watch.

    US Open= Great courses, but often compromised by course setup. Basically have to play safe to have a chance.
     
  18. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Not in Feb. Weather is perfect. Now? Not so much.
     
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    I’ve never rooted harder for a player than I did for Watson in the British when he lost in a playoff to Cink. I’ll give the British credit, no other major would you see a 59 year old be able to compete. Norman has a run too when he was older. That’s pretty exciting. The length of the other majors takes those guys out of it. Sadly their putting took them out of it too.
     
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