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Founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, The Memorial has become the centerpiece of the Nicklaus Family's tireless efforts in support of children's healthcare. For 46 years and counting, the event has raised nearly $60,000,000 for charity.  How many of you knew that Roger Maltbie was the inaugural winner in 1976? Jack won it twice in 1977 and 1984.

John Rahm returns as the defending champion - and seems due for another tour win. But he'll have plenty of top level challengers looking to hoist that hardware.  While I hope one of my FTx team can be that person (and that my slackers start pulling their weight), I'm thinking it is going to be a Justin Thomas returns to form week.  Who are you picking?

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I've been picking Thomas and Morikawa for a few weeks now. Hopefully one of them pull through. It'll be interesting to see who handles the changes Jack made to the course. 

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Personally I would really like to see Spieth rebound from the Sunday letdown.  But, I'm reading how much effort Jack Nicklaus put into renovating the place to stand up better to the professional game, which means Bryson will win!  🤣

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On 5/30/2021 at 10:15 PM, fixyurdivot said:

Founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, The Memorial has become the centerpiece of the Nicklaus Family's tireless efforts in support of children's healthcare. For 46 years and counting, the event has raised nearly $60,000,000 for charity.  How many of you knew that Roger Maltbie was the inaugural winner in 1976? Jack won it twice in 1977 and 1984.

John Rahm returns as the defending champion - and seems due for another tour win. But he'll have plenty of top level challengers looking to hoist that hardware.  While I hope one of my FTx team can be that person (and that my slackers start pulling their weight), I'm thinking it is going to be a Justin Thomas returns to form week.  Who are you picking?

The First Look: the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

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32 minutes ago, JeremyD said:

It'll be interesting to see who handles the changes Jack made to the course. 

My image of Jack revamping the course...

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I went to the Memorial today. Followed JT, Ricky and Rory for 5 holes as they played their back nine practice round together. 

Lots of changes to the course! Also, only 20k patrons allowed each day which meant virtually nobody around the players compared to past years. 

We had clubhouse passes and "mistakenly" stumbled into the players lounge. Bryson was sitting there eating lunch 10 feet away and about 10 other players were also in there taking it easy. If you ever get into the clubhouse at MVGC, I highly suggest their milkshakes.  

Oh......Dufner was coaching Speith on how to hit a cut on the range. Very odd to say the least. 

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Looking forward to The Memorial.  Always one I try to watch as I enjoy the course and it's a good field.  We went about 7/8 years ago and had a great time.  A lot of tight tee shots, deep rough and tall trees to maneuver around if you aren't hitting fairways. 

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It's time for Rickie to come out of his funk.  

I also think Patrick Reed will contend.  

I'm picking Viktor Hovland.

Where is Matthew Wolfe this year??  With Anthony Kim?

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With such a deep field it will be tough and a well deserved win by anyone who does come out on top. 
My picks will be Morikawa and Finau.
Not so much a sleeper but Conners to come out strong and be there at the end. 
Really wish Wolff was able to come back and play, but whether it is injury or personal seems like this is a lost season for the young guy. 

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...what can't Steph Curry do?

Getting a "wow" from a PGA player is nothing to laugh at.

 

 

 

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Still rooting for Thomas, Hovland and Fowler, and wifey secretly for Rory, but I'm happy to see almost any of the pros win - whoever has their A game over the next 4 days. The Memorial is one of my favorite tournaments every year, and this year we have the renovations to look forward to as well. Wunderbar!

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Went to the tournament today with my wife.  Finally talked into going with me, and it was cloudy and misty.  we had fun watching Finau, but Kutcher just fell apart in front of us.  Not very pretty.  He eventually WD during the lightning delay.  While we were all standing under the shelter of the clubhouse gift shop, I Saw B. Todd, just standing there talking to people like he was a spectator. Eventually my wife had enough and we left.  Always nice to roam around that place.

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Let's NOT go back to last year's 1st round of the Memorial.  Let's head out to the US Women's Open that you are going to head out to in 25 minutes anyway!!  

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The more I watch pro golf the more I am amazed at one particular skill most all of them have that most amateurs do not... and that would be the ability to hit shots out of thick ruff with both carry control and accuracy.  It's simply boggles my noggin.  Rory just hit out of ankle deep grass, on a slight downhill lie, from 150 yards, over the pond protecting the green, and leaves it 10 ft. from the cup. Yea, I just don't see that much in my golf sphere.

Much like long approach bunker shots, it's simply a shot situation we don't get opportunities to practice much if at all.  Maybe more ranges should add some thick grass and sand stations 👍.

 

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Who are you and what have you done with Rickie?

Rickie Fowler admits he had trouble seeing objects from 150 yards out

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9 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Who are you and what have you done with Rickie?

Rickie Fowler admits he had trouble seeing objects from 150 yards out

Gotta be the shades.   Phil starts wearing shades and becomes oldest winner of PGA championship.   Ricky starts wearing shades and is playing great in the Memorial.    How many people are going to start wearing shades while playing?

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12 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Gotta be the shades.   Phil starts wearing shades and becomes oldest winner of PGA championship.   Ricky starts wearing shades and is playing great in the Memorial.    How many people are going to start wearing shades while playing?

I thought I read somewhere he was having vision problems ? 

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I thought I read somewhere he was having vision problems ? 

I think both started wearing them due to vision problems.    I still think its gotta be the shades. 

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Nolan220 said:

I thought I read somewhere he was having vision problems ? 

That's what I read as well.  

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

The more I watch pro golf the more I am amazed at one particular skill most all of them have that most amateurs do not... and that would be the ability to hit shots out of thick ruff with both carry control and accuracy.  It's simply boggles my noggin.  Rory just hit out of ankle deep grass, on a slight downhill lie, from 150 yards, over the pond protecting the green, and leaves it 10 ft. from the cup. Yea, I just don't see that much in my golf sphere.

Much like long approach bunker shots, it's simply a shot situation we don't get opportunities to practice much if at all.  Maybe more ranges should add some thick grass and sand stations 👍.

 

So true. Played a course recently that I knew had a practice bunker and I showed up over an hour early so I could practice since no one has them. Even better a course near where I grew up had a while sorry game area with pouches and bunkers up to about 60 yards. Wish I had used it more.

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