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Well, they're out and playing as scheduled and should get another 3 hours in before the next possibility of weather delay. This is going to be a wild ride on tee times and inconsistent playing conditions - favoring some and penalizing others.  Even better than normal time to be a consistent FIR player given the lift, clean, and place rules 👍.

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15 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Well, they're out and playing as scheduled and should get another 3 hours in before the next possibility of weather delay. This is going to be a wild ride on tee times and inconsistent playing conditions - favoring some and penalizing others.  Even better than normal time to be a consistent FIR player given the lift, clean, and place rules 👍.

For sure.  It is soggy out there right now!

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39 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Well, they're out and playing as scheduled and should get another 3 hours in before the next possibility of weather delay. This is going to be a wild ride on tee times and inconsistent playing conditions - favoring some and penalizing others.  Even better than normal time to be a consistent FIR player given the lift, clean, and place rules 👍.

The guys playing now are at a big disadvantage as the will be playing rounds 1 and 2 in what seems to be the worst of the weather.  

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

The guys playing now are at a big disadvantage as the will be playing rounds 1 and 2 in what seems to be the worst of the weather.  

Agreed...play suspended.

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Looking more and more like a Monday finish. Anyone know what the #17 rinsed ball count is?  I'm still amazed there was only one yesterday - even with the new retention barrier.  Not a single player missed landing on terra-firma... that's pretty rare.

Well heck, seeing as play will be suspended until around 1600, I've decided to go brave the inclement weather here and hone my windy conditions skills. 😬

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On 3/11/2022 at 12:16 PM, fixyurdivot said:

 Anyone know what the #17 rinsed ball count is? 

 

Watching the coverage now and the count is going up quickly.  

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17 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Watching the coverage now and the count is going up quickly.  

Me too.  I think they said #17 is currently playing at bogey.  Horschel just rinsed one and likely to make a 5 😬. Fleetwood and the guys who went early and finished early look to be getting a big advantage weather-wise. Today's rounds will be particularly fun to watch and see how they make adjustments. It will be a day of "stingers" and "knock-downs" I suspect.

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6 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Me too.  I think they said #17 is currently playing at bogey.  Horschel just rinsed one and likely to make a 5 😬. Fleetwood and the guys who went early and finished early look to be getting a big advantage weather-wise. Today's rounds will be particularly fun to watch and see how they make adjustments. It will be a day of "stingers" and "knock-downs" I suspect.

I read that 5 of the first 9 players were in the water. 

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1 minute ago, cnosil said:

I read that 5 of the first 9 players were in the water. 

Yup.  Xman just carded a QB and JT a DB on 18. Rory hits driver + 3i and comes up short on 18, but gets a par. This is going to be entertaining... well, at least for us watching 😆.

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North wind sounds like absolute torture.  17 and 18 into the teeth...no thank you...

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What a day, 15-25 gusting to 40 mph at Sawgrass! If I heard the announcers right, they said 14 of the first 15 players went in the water on #17. Jeeeeeez…

[edit: I think my wife misheard that, but lots of players are going in the water on #16, #17 and #18…]

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Koepka was laughing hysterically as his ball came up well short/right into the drink. It is nuts.

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18 minutes ago, Hobert said:

Koepka was laughing hysterically as his ball came up well short/right into the drink. It is nuts.

I wasn't laughing... he's on my starting squad and went from likely making the cut to chasing down Chez Reave for the worst score 😐.  This events winner will, perhaps more so than anytime I can recall, be heavily influenced by the players R1 starting tee time. 

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I suspect Brooks and a handful of others have muttered something under their breath (not PG rated) and simply thrown in the towel.  The post round interviews and/or Twitter comments may be as entertaining as the play itself. 😆

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Just now, fixyurdivot said:

I suspect Brooks and a handful of others have muttered something under their breath (not PG rated) and simply thrown in the towel.  The post round interviews and/or Twitter comments may be as entertaining as the play itself. 😆

I suspect Jordan and Xander are part of the handful of others... How was I to know I should start Sepp over Rory (and others)?

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It is fun to watch how they all cope with the wind. JT’s post round interview was a good insight, you have to be way more creative to deal with that much wind - and he managed a 69. I’m looking forward to seeing it finish, it’s unfortunate how cut up rounds and starting times are, but there’s no easy way to deal with weather. I’m still too stupid to understand the times…

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I like to watch how they cope with the wind.  There is some luck involved with how the gusts come through when the shot is in the air, but it really shows the importance of being able to control the flight of the ball.  

 

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Wowza!! Cam Smith just duck hooked his tee shot on 18, I haven't seen a ball flight like that since watching my ball do that last summer lol

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ACE on 17!!  Lowry

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Lowry's Ace on 17 was awesome! (Especially because he is on my team)

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