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2020 US Open Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Golf Tournament Talk' started by TEA Time, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Agreed. He’s just him and doesn’t care what anybody thinks! In many ways so is Bryson. Like them or not, gotta respect them for that!
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Idk if it’s the way the course is setup, the tech advances in clubs and balls over the last 20 years, physical conditioning or just plain that these guys are that good.

    This is Winged Foot, one of the supposed 3 hardest US Open courses in the country. In 2006 Lefty hit I think 2 fairways and shot 74in the final round, the winning score was +5. I’m not normally one of the “protect par” guys, but this is the US Open. I’d go so far as to say the US Open hasn’t looked like the U mS Open for at least 5 years. Maybe except Pebble.

    I’ll be curious to see how the final round goes. And if the winning score is under par, how much crap we’ll hear.
     
  3. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    I am not a protect par guy, either, I would prefer to see more scoring. Winged foot is playing tough for 99% of the field, it’s just a couple of guys defying the USGA by doing something that should not be possible. Let see if it is sustainable today.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    50 f#€¥!ng fans at the US Open and we still get the baa baa booie guy showing up and ruining the audio. :mad:
     
  5. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I lean to the other side. Don't watch the NBA because having a game where over 100 points is regular thing doesn't seem like a realistic sport. I despise those tourneys where the winning score is 20 under par. McIlroy just hit a 373 yard drive. If the equipment and conditioning 400 yard drives common, tighten up the courses where there is some challenge. Wolfe just hit a pitching wedge to a 170 yard par 3. Have the greens hard or undulating where there is some challenge.
    I spent much of the 60's and 70's chasing around dirt track events. We would go to races on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Had good tracks within an hour's drive from where we lived. You wanted the guy you disliked to crash into the wall or roll coming out of a turn. You wanted the track a little slippery where there was a spin out or two. I want a "spin out" or two with professional golfers!!!
     
  6. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Why is Oosthuizen wearing blue? Shouldn't he be dressed in brown with that UPS patch on his shirt? Blue is USPS. Blasphemy!!!!
     
  7. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Looks like the Professor Bryson is teaching school today. One heck of a drive at 16.

    Are you guys going to be able to handle it if Bryson wins the Open?
     
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  8. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I predict a massive spike in single length irons sales.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Those are not going to let you hit the ball like Bryson. Absolutely ridiculous how he and Wolff played this Open out of the rough. This is something Tiger and Phil could not master, he could change the game of golf doing what he is doing.
     
  10. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I predict a massive spike in HGH sales. :>)
     
  11. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Danny Lee 6-putted the 18th hole on Thursday and then WD. o_O
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I've got that shot!!!!
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    That green is an elephant graveyard. I doubt I could put a ball on the green and have it stay, let alone putt on it.
     
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    bdcrowe ST Homeland Security

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    That was a mental breakdown of massive proportions.
     
  15. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    100% but won't stop people from jumping on the bandwagon.
     
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    bdcrowe ST Homeland Security

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    DJ let me down. I missed out on a really cool coffee mug because of that good for nutin'... He's dead to me now.
     
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