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1 minute ago, fixyurdivot said:

Then strategically change some long distance rough to bone dry, hard as concrete dirt areas (free of patrons), with slope that sends balls bounding into knee high shrubs.  If you can bomb it straight, no downside, if you can't... start developing "the hack" shot.

water hazards at the 320 mark 10 yards to the right and left of the fairway. 

bryson, dj, brooks, rory, rahm, finau, and bubba will spend the whole week swimming. 😂😂

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Well, I’ve gained 10 pounds and working on a degree in Biblical studies... pretty much the same. 😂😂

You have no idea how happy this post makes me. There are always two sides to a story. It’s why I don’t root based on so-called character - we can’t know these guys for real unless we happen too. I

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Announcers slobbering over Bryson's driving but he was actually only 7th in driving distance for the week.

He won because he was top 3 in strokes gained off the tee, approaches, and around the green (18th in putting).
Meaning he won because of a solid all-around game, not because of his driving.


(But he's still a huge Trumper, so screw that guy).

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Bryson is a smart guy.  I'm sure he realized that he had to improve his distance off the tee to compete with the big dogs.  Then when he got to Wing Foot, he realized that all players were going to be missing fairways, so he planned to play the course the way he always does, and let the cards fall as they may.  I'm impressed that he stuck with his plan all four days.  He knew that he could hit balls out of the rough with wedges better than others further back with longer clubs.  I also think his clubs with those JumboMax grips helped him dig the ball out of that rough better than anyone could with regular grips.  Oh yeah... he also putted really well.

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Bryson is a smart guy.  I'm sure he realized that he had to improve his distance off the tee to compete with the big dogs.  Then when he got to Wing Foot, he realized that all players were going to be missing fairways, so he planned to play the course the way he always does, and let the cards fall as they may.  I'm impressed that he stuck with his plan all four days.  He knew that he could hit balls out of the rough with wedges better than others further back with longer clubs.  I also think his clubs with those JumboMax grips helped him dig the ball out of that rough better than anyone could with regular grips.  Oh yeah... he also putted really well.

I agree he played well - but I still don't like him. He's one of three golfers I'd never want to play with or have a beer with; Bryson, Sergio and Rham.


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24 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:


I agree he played well - but I still don't like him. He's one of three golfers I'd never want to play with or have a beer with; Bryson, Sergio and Rham.
 

I think we will be seeing a lot of Bryson winning tournaments over the next several years.  I like the way he analyzes the courses and his game and uses his talent to his advantage.  I guess it's the science we have in common.  Please don't dislike me too!!  😬

I don't know Bryson, and I won't pass judgement.  I know many pros, and I have to say that there are many more pros that have attitudes I don't care for than ones I do.  Most times what they do on the course is not what they do off the course, and it goes both ways.

But... I'd have a beer with Bryson, then maybe I'll know him.

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11 hours ago, Kenny B said:

  Please don't dislike me too!!  😬

Not to worry, I'm an analytical guy myself so we're all good!   It's the temperament/attitude that I dislike about all three. Maybe that's why I prefer watching LPGA. Last weekend, I saw Danielle Kang mouth the words F***, as she hit a bad shot. She still had a smile and went about her way without banging her club into the green. 

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I will admit, I find it a bit refreshing that the most talked about golfer in the world at the moment, wasn't a "country club kid" growing up.  Maybe that speaks more to my own perspective, having grown up in such a way that sacrifices were a daily obstacle.  Does mom pay the utility bill or buy bologna, cheese and bread to feed us for the next few days?  If we're fortunate, mayo will be on sale and we can splurge!

Golf is a sport that comes with certain stereotypes and preconceived notions.  It's nice to see someone come along and turn those stereotypes on their head.  "Perspective" is something in short supply around the world right now!

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12 hours ago, tony@CIC said:


I agree he played well - but I still don't like him. He's one of three golfers I'd never want to play with or have a beer with; Bryson, Sergio and Rham.


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Most of the people who don’t care for Bryson don’t care about his length, it’s how poorly he’s treated others. I disliked him long before he began his physical changes. There are only two players I don’t know want to see win, Bryson and Sergio. That said, Bryson clearly outplayed the field at Winged Foot and earned the win. But he’s still a d***. Maybe he’ll grow up some day.

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14 hours ago, tony@CIC said:


I agree he played well - but I still don't like him. He's one of three golfers I'd never want to play with or have a beer with; Bryson, Sergio and Rham.


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I think Poulter, Montgomerie, Sergio and a few others are asshats at times, but I'd play a round and have a beer with anyone before deciding not to a second time. I've had a fair number of folks surprise me over the years. 

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15 hours ago, tony@CIC said:


I agree he played well - but I still don't like him. He's one of three golfers I'd never want to play with or have a beer with; Bryson, Sergio and Rham.


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I am a fan. I have been for a while. I love that he does things his way. I think he is really really misunderstood. I think he is trying too hard to be smooth in interviews but just comes across silly. He played the best this week and he won. Everyone talks about his distance but he was 7th this week in total distance.

 

Any way. I am a fan..

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3 hours ago, sixcat said:

I will admit, I find it a bit refreshing that the most talked about golfer in the world at the moment, wasn't a "country club kid" growing up.  Maybe that speaks more to my own perspective, having grown up in such a way that sacrifices were a daily obstacle.  Does mom pay the utility bill or buy bologna, cheese and bread to feed us for the next few days?  If we're fortunate, mayo will be on sale and we can splurge!

Golf is a sport that comes with certain stereotypes and preconceived notions.  It's nice to see someone come along and turn those stereotypes on their head.  "Perspective" is something in short supply around the world right now!

While you are correct, Bryson did have a great advantage growing up in golf that a lot of people don't get. His dad is a PGA professional, good guy and good golfer, but a little weird too. When John was GM at Dragonfly Bryson was out there all the time. Also allowed him to work with Mike Schy all the time and my guess is at little to no cost. Not a "country club" kid but some certain advantages. 

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While you are correct, Bryson did have a great advantage growing up in golf that a lot of people don't get. His dad is a PGA professional, good guy and good golfer, but a little weird too. When John was GM at Dragonfly Bryson was out there all the time. Also allowed him to work with Mike Schy all the time and my guess is at little to no cost. Not a "country club" kid but some certain advantages. 

Beginning at the 3:40 mark.

 

 

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Beginning at the 3:40 mark.

 

 

I don't doubt that at all! I know the money you don't make working in the golf business. 

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56 minutes ago, THEZIPR23 said:

I don't doubt that at all! I know the money you don't make working in the golf business. 

Couple that with the cost of living in California..........

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11 minutes ago, FrogginBullfish said:

Mike Davis is stepping down as CEO of the USGA at the end of 2021...

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/mike-davis-to-step-down-as-USGA-CEO-at-end-of-2021

Light at the end of the tunnel.........2021 is already looking brighter than the shitshow that has been 2020!

 

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10 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

Not to worry, I'm an analytical guy myself so we're all good!   It's the temperament/attitude that I dislike about all three. Maybe that's why I prefer watching LPGA. Last weekend, I saw Danielle Kang mouth the words F***, as she hit a bad shot. She still had a smile and went about her way without banging her club into the green. 

I think everyone mellows with age.  I'm mellow... sometimes!!  LOL

However, there are some asshats on the Champions Tour!!

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6 hours ago, FrogginBullfish said:

Mike Davis is stepping down as CEO of the USGA at the end of 2021...

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/mike-davis-to-step-down-as-USGA-CEO-at-end-of-2021

Two immediate thoughts I have.  First, he dosen't want to deal with the distance debate and changes at the rules & equipment level.  Second, guess what he plans to do with his spare time... course design... so he'll take care of the distance thing indirectly 🤣.

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Mike Davis as a golf course designer. This is the first course during his tenure that the USGA hasn’t screwed up during the US Open, and that was probably because it was so late in the year.


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On 9/22/2020 at 2:25 PM, sixcat said:

Light at the end of the tunnel.........2021 is already looking brighter than the shitshow that has been 2020!

I don't have any opinion on Mike Davis.

But I'm not sure what they could have done much better - Covid-19 was the overriding shitshow.

23 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

First, he doesn't want to deal with the distance debate and changes at the rules & equipment level.

Is there a consensus on what should be done ? None that I've ever seen. It looks like a choice between a couple of really bad "solutions" and lots of people are going to be VERY unhappy no matter which one they choose, if any. Doing nothing (and curbing further equipment related distance gains) is probably the path of least resistance...and probably the reason no one has 'dealt' with the 'issue.'

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