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Bellerive hosted the 1965 US Open, won by Gary Player, as well as the 1992 PGA Championship, won by Nick Price, along with many other tournaments of national significance.

 

Just curious what makes Bellerive "bleh" and "very underwhelming" to you?

 

Simple, Parkland style golf, long par 4's, nothing memorable about the layout in my opinion. If you're having the 100th of something, it should be on a course that brings memories and history with it. 100th US Open, Pebble Beach, 100th Open, Royal Birkdale (my second favorite course in the rota), 100th PGA, Bellerive? It doesn't fit. Just because a course has champions with names doesn't make it good or interesting.

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Simple, Parkland style golf, long par 4's, nothing memorable about the layout in my opinion. If you're having the 100th of something, it should be on a course that brings memories and history with it. 100th US Open, Pebble Beach, 100th Open, Royal Birkdale (my second favorite course in the rota), 100th PGA, Bellerive? It doesn't fit. Just because a course has champions with names doesn't make it good or interesting.

I think Whistling Straights would have been a good venue for the 100th.

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I think Whistling Straights would have been a good venue for the 100th.

 

Not a bad choice, I was thinking just move Bethpage up. PGA was founded in NYS, 100th should be here. However, two majors in NYS in a year isn't great and we're getting the 105th PGA at Oak Hill plus the 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage... which will be a spectacle onto itself.

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Sure, let's just move all future majors to New York and New Jersey.  Those are the only areas where there are worthy golf courses anyway.  We'll play Winged Foot every year, and Baltusrol every other year.  And if you can figure out a way to get them to play a PGA at Pine Valley, I'm all for it.

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Sure, let's just move all future majors to New York and New Jersey.  Those are the only areas where there are worthy golf courses anyway.  We'll play Winged Foot every year, and Baltusrol every other year.  And if you can figure out a way to get them to play a PGA at Pine Valley, I'm all for it.

 

I don't think you understood my point, so I guess I can make it clearer. I believe that in honor of this being a landmark event it would be nice if they had hosted it in the spot where the PGA was founded, nothing more, nothing less. It would be a nice circular way to celebrate the founding of the PGA.

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Can't wait until Bethpage next year. First time I am actually looking forward to the PGA.

 

 

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The PGA Championship is certainly not the equal of the other majors, but it is a major that has a history of first-time major winners. I kind of like that.

 

Koepka ruined my prediction at the beginning of the year. I predicted that all four majors this year would be won by first-time major winners.

 

This year it will be Tiger, Tiger, and Tiger with a bunch of Spieth winning the career grand slam. Someone will fly under the radar to snatch it. Hope it's Rickie or Kuch.

It's time for either one to get a win.

 

 

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It's time for either one to get a win.

 

 

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I will pick Rickie. I think it is finally his time.

For a sleeper pick, I like Neiman to finish well or maybe breakthrough with a major.

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Well after this performance... I wouldn't put it past JT to have a repeat.

 

When is the last time there were repeat winners of different majors?

They mentioned it during The Open Championship when Spieth was leading after three rounds. I don't remember when it was. But it wasn't as long ago as you think.

 

Maybe the yeara Harrington won back to back, Tiger won the Masters those two years ?

 

 

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They mentioned it during The Open Championship when Spieth was leading after three rounds. I don't remember when it was. But it wasn't as long ago as you think.

 

Maybe the yeara Harrington won back to back, Tiger won the Masters those two years ?

 

 

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Well obviously I blew that one. Unless you consider 1928/29 not long ago. Ha.

 

Just looked it up Walter Hagen won The Open Championship and Leo Diegel won the PGA both years for his only 2 Majors. Hagens were his 10th and 11th his final two.

 

 

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I will do some research about the course, and The Who's who at the PGA Championship and post in here later. Only 3 and a half weeks left till tee off.

 

Since we are down to 3 days, I figured it was time to share this comprehensive architecture and strategy flyover of Bellerive.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTpwPXhv6Q4

 

The bird's-eye view provides additional perspective on what players are facing during the event and could theoretically help you organize a winning Wilson #SpyStaffSlam PGA Championship roster.

 

I highly recommend my fellow Spies carve out 14 minutes for this informative PGA production.

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You don't think Fleetwood and his locks have a chance?

 

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