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Suzann Pettersen has withdrawn from Solheim cup team. She has been replaced by Catriona Matthew. 

 

For more on Solheim Cup: 

 

http://www.tonyslpgareport.com/2017/08/solheim-cup-preview-can-team-usa.html

 

That's kind of a late withdrawal for this event. I wonder what the US thinks of this after what happened at the last one.  This is probably the only LPGA event I'll watch from beginning to end.  Most of them I'll watch a little here and there, but I like the team aspect of the game, so I'll definitely be tuned into this.  I do, however, wish the US would dial it down a little on the patriotic gear.  While I'm a patriotic person myself, I think they go a little overboard.   

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Tony, it looks like the course is being set up for length with it being nearly 200-400 yards longer than the average tour stop. Looking at the stats on the LPGA website, the US team has three of the top ten on tour in average distance and Europe's highest (now with Pettersen out) is Mel Reid at 15. My question, is this a smart set-up by Inkster and the LPGA to turn this place into a bombers paradise and exploit that length advantage?

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Tony, it looks like the course is being set up for length with it being nearly 200-400 yards longer than the average tour stop. Looking at the stats on the LPGA website, the US team has three of the top ten on tour in average distance and Europe's highest (now with Pettersen out) is Mel Reid at 15. My question, is this a smart set-up by Inkster and the LPGA to turn this place into a bombers paradise and exploit that length advantage?

I wouldn't read too much into the yardage that is posted by the LPGA. It always seems higher than what it actually is. Yes, if it is set up as a "bombers course" it should be a big advantage to Team USA.

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Looking forward to this years Solheim Cup. Susan Patterson will be a big loss for Europe this year with her experience in the event.

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Anyone know why Pettersen withdrew? She's one of my favorites...

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Anyone know why Pettersen withdrew? She's one of my favorites...

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Stacy gagged with that putt on 18. :(

 

Go USA!

 

 

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Great job team USA - loved seeing the Brittanys together again.

 

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I turned it off in the middle of the afternoon matches. Is it just me or was Europe's play worse than regular tour events? Putting like crap, chipping 10m over de pin, hitting 3 flop shots short, eagle putt barely making it into the green, etc.

 

USA deserved to win those fourballs.

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I turned it off in the middle of the afternoon matches. Is it just me or was Europe's play worse than regular tour events? Putting like crap, chipping 10m over de pin, hitting 3 flop shots short, eagle putt barely making it into the green, etc.

 

USA deserved to win those fourballs.

The rough looks extreme for an LPGA event. Perhaps that's bothering the Euros?

 

 

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Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Crappy play all around this morning.  Bad chips; poor putting.

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The rough looks extreme for an LPGA event. Perhaps that's bothering the Euros?

 

 

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I don't know about that, but I would assume that the golf elite can handle all kinds of course conditions.

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Watched a little bit of each days play. For a Team event I never saw any player get help reading a putt. Kinda surprised they didn't get s second set of eyes on critical putts.

 

 

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The B's are on fire!

 

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