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Red Dog
06-13-12, 09:23 AM
Facts and figures for the 112th U.S. Open golf championship:

Dates: June 14-17

Site: The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, CA

The course: The Lake Course was designed in 1924 by Willie Watson and Sam Whiting, and then Whiting redesigned it three years later because of significant storm damage. Its main characteristics are sloping, tree-lined fairways as the property works its way down toward Lake Merced. There is only one fairway bunker on the entire course, at the par-4 sixth. There have been minimal renovations over the years, except for a new hole created for the par-3 eighth that now plays 200 yards and was moved to the right. Hundreds of trees have been removed, opening views down toward Lake Merced.

Length: 7,170 yards

Par: 34-36-70

Cut: Top 60 and ties after 36 holes.

Playoff, if necessary: 18 holes of stroke play on June 18.

Field: 156 players

Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2011)

Defending champion: Rory McIlroy

Last year: Rory McIlroy shattered the U.S. Open scoring record during a soft week at Congressional. He went 35 holes before making his first bogey and became the first player to reach 13-under par until a double bogey to end his second round. No matter. The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland built an eight-shot lead going into the final round and closed with a 69 for a 16-under 268 and an eight-shot win. The 268 broke the 72-hole record by four shots. His 16 under was four better than the record Tiger Woods set at Pebble Beach in 2000. He set or tied seven scoring records for the week.

Last time at Olympic Club: Lee Janzen overcame a five-shot deficit against Payne Stewart and closed with a 2-under 68 for a two-shot victory. Janzen got a huge break in the final round when his ball, stuck in a tree on the fifth hole, was dislodged as Janzen was headed back to the tee to play his third shot. It was his second U.S. Open title.

U.S. Open champions at Olympic Club: Jack Fleck (1955), Billy Casper (1966), Scott Simpson (1987), Lee Janzen (1998).

Television schedule:

Thursday, June 14 (first round)
Noon-3 p.m.: ESPN
3-5 p.m.: NBC
5-10 p.m.: ESPN

Friday, June 15 (second round)
Noon-3 p.m.: ESPN
3-5 p.m.: NBC
5-10 p.m.: ESPN

Saturday, June 16 (third round)
4-10 p.m.: NBC

Sunday, June 17 (final round)
4-10:30 p.m.: NBC

Monday, June 18 (playoff, if necessary)
Noon-2 p.m.: ESPN
2 p.m.-conclusion: NBC


Thursday/Friday tee times:
http://espn.go.com/golf/usopen12/story/_/id/7969359/tee-times-2012-us-open

coli
06-13-12, 09:31 AM
The last two times the US Open was held here Lee Janzen won in 1998 and Scott Simpson won in 1987, so don't expect a big name to win this week. This course sets up well (like most US Open setups) for players who hit is straight and isn't any advantage for all the big hitters on tour.

Interested to see how it does in primetime on Sunday night against the NBA finals.

astrochimp
06-13-12, 09:32 AM
It's Luke Donald's time.

Red Dog
06-13-12, 09:32 AM
Odds (YMMV):

Tiger Woods 6/1
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Lee Westwood 12/1
Luke Donald 12/1
Field (Any Other Golfers) 12/1
Phil Mickelson 15/1
Rickie Fowler 25/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1
Matt Kuchar 25/1
Jason Dufner 25/1
Hunter Mahan 30/1
Jim Furyk 30/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Adam Scott 30/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 50/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Jason Day 50/1
Keegan Bradley 50/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Peter Hanson 60/1
Jonathan Byrd 60/1
Nick Watney 60/1
Graeme McDowell 60/1
Webb Simpson 60/1
Ernie Els 60/1
Padraig Harrington 60/1
Ian Poulter 60/1
Bill Haas 80/1
Francesco Molinari 80/1
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
Martin Laird 100/1
John Senden 100/1
KJ Choi 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 100/1
David Toms 100/1
Carl Pettersson 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 125/1
Ben Crane 125/1
Matteo Manassero 125/1
Tim Clark 125/1
Retief Goosen 125/1
Kevin Na 125/1
Charles Howell III 125/1
Mark Wilson 150/1
Robert Karlsson 150/1
Robert Garrigus 150/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 150/1
Vijay Singh 150/1
Angel Cabrera 150/1
YE Yang 150/1
Gary Woodland 150/1
Kyle Stanley 150/1
Thomas Bjorn 150/1
Alvaro Quiros 150/1
Ryo Ishikawa 150/1
Trevor Immelman 150/1
Stewart Cink 150/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 200/1
Kyung-Tae Kim 200/1
Sang-Moon Bae 200/1
Patrick Cantlay 200/1
Lucas Glover 200/1
Anders Hansen 250/1
Simon Dyson 250/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 250/1
Robert Rock 250/1
Kevin Chappell 300/1
Chez Reavie 500/1
Olin Browne 1000/1
Michael Campbell 1000/1

Red Dog
06-13-12, 09:36 AM
Some 14 year old qualified for this. Youngest ever to play in an Open. I might have to see what kind of bets are offered on his play. ;)

starman9000
06-13-12, 10:30 AM
I liked Rick Reilly's column the other day about the excuses guys make that lie about their handicap to get into the qualifiers:

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/page/USOpen-Reilly/bad-lies-us-open-qualifying

classicman2
06-13-12, 11:32 AM
Which one plays tight courses well?

If Goosen has played enough to be sharp (he takes other things more seriously) - he's a real threat, especially at 125-1, IMHO.

shizawn
06-13-12, 01:40 PM
I heard on the radio a couple mornings ago that cell phones are banned from the event.

My favorite pairing: K. J. Choi, Y. E. Yang, K. T. Kim

coli
06-13-12, 01:50 PM
I heard on the radio a couple mornings ago that cell phones are banned from the event.


It's a shame that this is even an issue. If people in our society had any manners and just put the damned things on vibrate whenever they go in a public place (it takes about 3 seconds), we wouldn't even have to talk about it.

Autotelik
06-14-12, 12:11 AM
Are cell phones banned from all golf events? The only other events I've been to were at Harding Park (President's Cup a few years back, and the Amex Championship a bit earlier than that) and cell phones were banned too. They do search, and they will send you away if you have a phone. So I assumed it was like that for ALL golf tournaments. Not a big deal for me, but it makes it a bit tricky to meet up with some friends at the course.

devilshalo
06-14-12, 03:41 PM
Bubba and Moobs are just stinking up the course so far.

whoopdido
06-14-12, 04:12 PM
Hopefully Moobs is still mentally fatigued, so he'll stomp home sometime tonight.

Red Dog
06-14-12, 04:19 PM
He can't blame cell phones. Manboobs and Bubba did as shitty as I expected for this course. :lol:

Tiger's 69 is a surprise. He's tied for 2nd. NBC suits must be dancing.

Some dude I never heard of (Michael Thompson) shot a 66 - he had only 22 putts. That's pretty damn good.

starman9000
06-14-12, 05:12 PM
Wow, Chris Berman sounds like shit.

classicman2
06-14-12, 05:22 PM
I must be mistaken. I thought I saw water on the course. I only watched 10 minutes or so on television. They must have added water since Jantzen won the open at Olympic Club.

starman9000
06-14-12, 05:28 PM
You know things aren't going well when you are getting carted around.

Thrush
06-14-12, 06:20 PM
Wow, Chris Berman sounds like shit.

This has been the case for quite some time.

whoopdido
06-14-12, 07:46 PM
This has been the case for quite some time.

Yeah he's a joke. He's decent with football but has no business within a mile of a golf tournament.

astrochimp
06-14-12, 10:08 PM
It's Luke Donald's time.

Or not :lol:

Arpeggi
06-14-12, 10:59 PM
22 putts is ridiculous.

starman9000
06-15-12, 12:00 AM
Yeah he's a joke. He's decent with football but has no business within a mile of a golf tournament.

I wasn't even talking about his shtick, just that his voice itself sounds horrible. Did he get sick, or is that just from years of screaming?


Regardless, I can't think of much of a worse fit for a golf tournament.

Thrush
06-15-12, 02:07 AM
Regardless, I can't think of much of a worse fit for a golf tournament.

Might as well have Dick Vitale announce an Equestrian event.

coli
06-15-12, 07:03 AM
Regardless, I can't think of much of a worse fit for a golf tournament.

It's annoying when Berman talks during a guys backswing, "Back...Back...Back.." ;)

It's amazing how ESPN can just ruin any sport. :(

Red Dog
06-15-12, 08:56 AM
Might as well have Dick Vitale announce an Equestrian event.

Now I'd watch that. :lol:

whoopdido
06-15-12, 10:20 AM
Say what you want about the snooty blue bloods at Augusta, but I love, LOVE, LOOOOOOOOVE the fact that they don't allow Berman anywhere near Augusta National during Masters week.

Like I said, his schtick is fine for football...although extremely annoying after all these years, but the man simply has no business commentating on a golf tournament. Unlike Nantz and Tirico, who are professionals in my opinion, Berman is a one trick pony that caters to the lowest common denominator. It's great that Augusta won't let him do his schtick there.

bdshort
06-15-12, 12:14 PM
I saw Berman on the air before round coverage started so I promptly turned to DirecTvs coverage of Woods/Watson/Mickelson - while I wasn't watching Euro 2012... Was he commentating during play as well? I heard him doing it a few years ago and yeah, his voice is not a very good match for golf!

whoopdido
06-15-12, 12:49 PM
I saw Berman on the air before round coverage started so I promptly turned to DirecTvs coverage of Woods/Watson/Mickelson - while I wasn't watching Euro 2012... Was he commentating during play as well? I heard him doing it a few years ago and yeah, his voice is not a very good match for golf!

To be fair, he really doesn't say that much, or at least he didn't say much yesterday. He leaves most of the "golf talk" to the other announcers. He introduces the Met Life Blimp and does most of the fluff pieces, but thankfully he really doesn't do much actual golf commentary. Honestly, he's probably fine in that role just as long as he leaves the actual commentary to people that know what they're talking about.

Red Dog
06-15-12, 05:15 PM
Didn't take long for Tiger to 'move' into the lead today.

Red Dog
06-15-12, 05:51 PM
An Amatuer tied for the lead.

starman9000
06-15-12, 05:57 PM
Yeah, that kid is hitting well.

starman9000
06-15-12, 05:58 PM
Brutal luck for Tiger on the lip. Yikes.

Red Dog
06-15-12, 06:00 PM
That's one of the most awkward shots you can get.

starman9000
06-15-12, 06:03 PM
Nice recovery. Thompson looks done.

starman9000
06-15-12, 06:28 PM
My best club when I was 17 was the foot wedge. :(

Red Dog
06-15-12, 06:34 PM
An Amatuer tied for the lead.

Outright lead. -eek-

bdshort
06-15-12, 06:35 PM
Not too many high schoolers get to tell their friends they got to be in the lead at the US Open! Wow!

astrochimp
06-15-12, 06:47 PM
Not too many high schoolers get to tell their friends they got to be in the lead at the US Open! Wow!

Yeah. Maybe hes the only guy out there who doesn't realize how difficult this course is.

whoopdido
06-15-12, 06:58 PM
Could you imagine being 17 years old and playing with Tiger Woods in the third round of the US Open? It could happen. If they end up playing together Tiger should just tell the kid a bunch of whore stories. It's hard to play golf with a boner.

Red Dog
06-15-12, 07:01 PM
And his mom is a MILF.

whoopdido
06-15-12, 07:01 PM
Hey now. Check that. Tiger should just bang the 17 year old's mom. Hard to play golf when Tiger is balls deep in your mom.

whoopdido
06-15-12, 07:02 PM
And his mom is a MILF.

Pretty sad that we're both watching golf and posting on a message board at the same time. :)

davidh777
06-15-12, 07:12 PM
And his mom is a MILF.

Tiger's?

Red Dog
06-15-12, 09:10 PM
My god, Berman is annoying. I thought he was just the 'host' but he's been anchoring this. Where is Tirico?

astrochimp
06-15-12, 09:15 PM
Hey now. Check that. Tiger should just bang the 17 year old's mom. Hard to play golf when Tiger is balls deep in your mom.

:lol:

Autotelik
06-15-12, 09:48 PM
Hmmmm that hill on the 18th looks like a good place to camp out on Sunday.

Thrush
06-15-12, 10:33 PM
My god, Berman is annoying. I thought he was just the 'host' but he's been anchoring this. Where is Tirico?

Tirico has been headlining the morning coverage. They roll Berman out of his sarcophagus for the afternoon coverage.

Arpeggi
06-16-12, 01:26 AM
Rick Reilly's bullshit fluff pieces kill the espn coverage. Fuck that hipster.

whoopdido
06-16-12, 03:25 AM
Rick Reilly's bullshit fluff pieces kill the espn coverage. Fuck that hipster.

Pretty much everything and everybody, except Tirico, kills ESPN's coverage. I really hate that network and try my best to never watch it. Any company that would voluntarily employ Skip Bayless is automatically on my shit list.

Nefarious
06-16-12, 09:28 AM
I like Scott Van Pelt. He's there and knows what he's talking about.

Red Dog
06-16-12, 10:16 AM
Yeah - Van Pelt is good. He used to work for Golf Channel a long time ago.

Red Dog
06-16-12, 10:19 AM
3rd round tee times:
http://aol.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2012-06-16/us-open-golf-2012-tee-times-tiger-woods-leaderboard-saturday-round-3-pairings

Tiger doesn't tee off until 6:05p ET.

starman9000
06-16-12, 10:34 AM
Yeah, it's going to feel strange watching golf at night. If Tiger is in contention tomorrow it will be interesting to see how it shapes up against the NBA ratings.

mcnabb
06-16-12, 11:46 AM
Rick Reilly's bullshit fluff pieces kill the espn coverage. Fuck that hipster.

I saw Rick Reilly on yesterday and its just another person I disdain who is employed by ESPN. It amazes how this company is so successful and I pray for the day when another network can marginalize them so they don't have the monopoly on all our sports.

I tune in Monday Night Football and Gruden is ruining that telecast, I tune in the NBA Finals and VanGundy and Doris Burke(sideline) are ruining that telecast. I tune in the US Open and Berman is doing his schtick that was cool when I was a teenager in the mid 80's!

I hate that network with a passion!

whoopdido
06-16-12, 03:45 PM
Yeah, it's going to feel strange watching golf at night. If Tiger is in contention tomorrow it will be interesting to see how it shapes up against the NBA ratings.

Anyone know if the US Open went up against the NBA back in 2008? That would have been the last time Tiger was in contention in prime time.

Dave99
06-16-12, 07:22 PM
nobody can put today.. and :lol: at the guy laying up on the 298 yard par 4.

astrochimp
06-16-12, 08:56 PM
Nice ace by John Peterson on the 13th :up:

Furyk looking solid and steady on top of the board.

starman9000
06-16-12, 09:21 PM
Great finish by the kid.

starman9000
06-16-12, 10:06 PM
Nice putt by Furyk to get back under. Going to be a great Sunday.

Obey The D
06-16-12, 10:18 PM
That Tiger chip shot looked like something I'd do on the course.

classicman2
06-16-12, 10:27 PM
Tiger returns to his old self - 5 over for the day.

whoopdido
06-16-12, 10:30 PM
Really surprising performance by Tiger. Really thought he'd play better than that. I don't necessarily think he's "back" but I thought he might be past his funk he's been in lately. Definitely didn't expect him to play so poorly.

classicman2
06-16-12, 10:51 PM
I didn't expect him to play well the first day or the second day. As Red Dog said on the first page of this thread - this course doesn't set-up well for Woods.

Arpeggi
06-17-12, 09:29 AM
I'm rooting for Westwood.

astrochimp
06-17-12, 10:02 AM
I'm rooting for Westwood.

I was gonna root for him but I figure I'll give him a chance :lol:

davidh777
06-17-12, 01:22 PM
My guess is that Tiger recovers enough to finish two or three shots back.

classicman2
06-17-12, 02:24 PM
Don't take that guess to the bank. ;)

davidh777
06-17-12, 02:39 PM
Don't take that guess to the bank. ;)

:lol: He does that, though--drop out of contention then make it look respectable in the end. I guess he can't take the pressure like he used to. :)

classicman2
06-17-12, 02:44 PM
This is a very difficult course - one of the most difficult I've ever seen. I wouldn't be surprised if the winning score is 1 or 2 over par.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 04:45 PM
It will be interesting to see if someone who tees off well before the last groups can post a reasonably 'low' number and get into the clubhouse at around +2 or +3. For example, Choi is putting together a decent round so far.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 04:55 PM
It looks like a links British Open out there today.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 05:11 PM
A 532 yard par-4 1st hole. :lol:

tommyp007
06-17-12, 05:27 PM
Tiger starts Bogey...Bogey..DOUBLE Bogey.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 05:34 PM
That's pretty much what you have to do to get a par on 1. :lol:

Red Dog
06-17-12, 05:49 PM
Could be worse for Tiger....he could be Manboobs. I didn't even know he made the cut. :lol:

davidh777
06-17-12, 05:51 PM
My guess is that Tiger recovers enough to finish two or three shots back.

Good thing I didn't put money on it :lol:

Red Dog
06-17-12, 06:04 PM
So much for Choi posting a number. Doubles 13.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 06:10 PM
Michael Thompson is playing great.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 06:50 PM
Look out for Paddy.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 07:26 PM
Wow. Eagle on a par-4 for Ernie.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 07:59 PM
It will be interesting to see if someone who tees off well before the last groups can post a reasonably 'low' number and get into the clubhouse at around +2 or +3. For example, Choi is putting together a decent round so far.

Michael Thompson is playing great.

Looks like he'll be the guy.

Obey The D
06-17-12, 08:14 PM
You should be able to legally assault every douchebag at a PGA event that's screams, "GET IN THE HOLE!".

Pharoh
06-17-12, 08:29 PM
Hoping for a Furyk win, but it almost doesn't matter. The asshole's meltdown this weekend is more than enough.

starman9000
06-17-12, 08:48 PM
I wouldn't mind Ernie pulling this off. I like Furyk but this sponsor drives me crazy.

classicman2
06-17-12, 08:57 PM
I agree. I would like to see Els win. He looks like a real veteran. He's got jowls now; and, he's put on a few pounds. ;) He use to have a hell of a good short game.

The Dude
06-17-12, 08:59 PM
Downtown from Furyk! Wow!

Red Dog
06-17-12, 09:02 PM
2 awesome putts.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 09:12 PM
+2 is looking good....as I thought it might.

starman9000
06-17-12, 09:21 PM
Thompson looks done.

Nice call moran!

Red Dog
06-17-12, 09:41 PM
Furyk might have just lost it.

starman9000
06-17-12, 09:44 PM
Crowd control: "Simmer down folks." :lol:

Wasn't expecting that shot from Furyk at all.

wendersfan
06-17-12, 09:44 PM
Wow. I can't remember the last time I hit a 3 wood that badly.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 09:48 PM
Furyk is really fucked now. That was a great shot by Simpson.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 09:52 PM
Game over. I can't believe Furyk melted down on a 3-wood.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 10:20 PM
So I lose on Furyk 33-1 to win. Ugh. -ohbfrank- What a choker.

Obey The D
06-17-12, 10:21 PM
Apparently Furyk's sponsor should rename itself 4 hour energy.

whoopdido
06-17-12, 10:24 PM
So I couldn't watch the last few holes (long story) but what happened? Not that it's necessarily a gimme birdie, especially being the 71st hole but why didn't Furyk birdie 17? Shouldn't have been more than about a 4 iron into that green.

Sorry about the 33-1. That would have been nice.

Pharoh
06-17-12, 10:25 PM
Noonan!

Red Dog
06-17-12, 10:28 PM
Phew. At least I did hit on McDowell as Top Irish player at +425. He needed that last putt to beat Paddy Harrington. His birdie-attempt putt was awful.

Pharoh
06-17-12, 10:29 PM
Phew. At least I did hit on McDowell as Top Irish player at +425. He needed that last putt to beat Paddy Harrington. His birdie-attempt putt was awful.

:lol:

At the bet on the top Irish finisher.

starman9000
06-17-12, 10:31 PM
:lol:

Red Dog
06-17-12, 10:31 PM
:lol:

At the bet on the top Irish finisher.

Hey. It was a great bet. McCutIlroy was -225. :lol: I thought it was easy money. It wasn't easy, but it paid.

Pharoh
06-17-12, 10:37 PM
Hey. It was a great bet. McCutIlroy was -225. :lol: I thought it was easy money. It wasn't easy, but it paid.

So it was. Congrats.

starman9000
06-17-12, 10:42 PM
Bob Costas thinks that Arnie Palmer connection is way more interesting than it is...that was just awkward, especially with Billy Casper there.

astrochimp
06-17-12, 10:42 PM
Only caught parts of it as I was out and about all of the day but in what I did see, I didn't see anyone making any shots to take it. I guess Webb and his bible buddy Bubba can sit around now and take about Jesus and how they won a major.

Red Dog
06-17-12, 10:48 PM
Only caught parts of it as I was out and about all of the day but in what I did see, I didn't see anyone making any shots to take it. I guess Webb and his bible buddy Bubba can sit around now and take about Jesus and how they won a major.

You didn't miss anything. Webb played steady - he didn't really do anything special on the back 9 and was sitting in the clubhouse for almost an hour. Furyk slowly melted his lead away.

Autotelik
06-18-12, 12:39 AM
Pretty much sat at the 3rd, 8th, then stood around the 18th green's hillside for the entire day. Didn't see a lot of great shots. Padraig's birdie at the 8th was nice. Almost impossible to get any view of the 18th green had i not gotten there 2 hours before the last group. Not sure i would pay to see it again. Went to experience it, but almost $150 for a basic ticket for that kind of golf isn't that awesome of a deal. It was just hard to follow the coverage because there were not a lot of scoreboards around

davidh777
06-18-12, 03:39 AM
I think this is why I remain a casual fan of golf.

While I was way off on my Tiger prediction :lol:, I also had zero confidence in Furyk's holding the lead. Nothing against Furyk, who I know as a solid pro and a decent guy, but it seems like any "name" player holding a lead toward the end is going to find a way to slide behind some no-name winner. Everyone loves a Cinderella, but not when it's a Cinderella every time. If I actually played the game, I'd have a better appreciation of the shot-making etc. But it doesn't give me a sense that I'm watching the best players in the world--just a huge pack of guys who are good enough to earn a living but don't really deserve any kind of special attention.

Again, only a casual fan so I could be way off but it keeps me from following the sport more closely.

davidh777
06-18-12, 04:20 AM
Watched the ESPN replay of the last few holes. Sad to say, there is some entertainment value in watching guys implode at the end, but I'd rather watch someone making great shots to win rather than sitting in the locker room waiting for others to lose.

coli
06-18-12, 06:31 AM
Watched the ESPN replay of the last few holes. Sad to say, there is some entertainment value in watching guys implode at the end, but I'd rather watch someone making great shots to win rather than sitting in the locker room waiting for others to lose.

I totally understand that view, and thats why each major is different in that respect. The Master is all about scoring on the back 9 on Sunday for the entertainment value. The US Open is about who is the last man standing, and its almost like watching a 10-7 Football game. The British Open is all about the elements and how the players cope with it each day. The PGA is sort of a hybrid of all the majors as it has no real signature selling point to a fan.


This is what I wrote last week before the US Open started, and that is probably why its not as popular as the Masters to the casual fan:
The last two times the US Open was held here Lee Janzen won in 1998 and Scott Simpson won in 1987, so don't expect a big name to win this week. This course sets up well (like most US Open setups) for players who hit is straight and isn't any advantage for all the big hitters on tour.


BTW, did someone yell 'Yabba Dabba Do' when McDowell teed off on I believe it was the 15th or 16th hole?

Arpeggi
06-18-12, 08:27 AM
BTW, did someone yell 'Yabba Dabba Do' when McDowell teed off on I believe it was the 15th or 16th hole?


Yes, I heard the same too. That guy and the "get in the hole" guy and "filet mignon" guy need to be removed from the galleries.

whoopdido
06-18-12, 08:33 AM
I totally understand that view, and thats why each major is different in that respect. The Master is all about scoring on the back 9 on Sunday for the entertainment value. The US Open is about who is the last man standing, and its almost like watching a 10-7 Football game. The British Open is all about the elements and how the players cope with it each day. The PGA is sort of a hybrid of all the majors as it has no real signature selling point to a fan.


This is what I wrote last week before the US Open started, and that is probably why its not as popular as the Masters to the casual fan:
The last two times the US Open was held here Lee Janzen won in 1998 and Scott Simpson won in 1987, so don't expect a big name to win this week. This course sets up well (like most US Open setups) for players who hit is straight and isn't any advantage for all the big hitters on tour.


BTW, did someone yell 'Yabba Dabba Do' when McDowell teed off on I believe it was the 15th or 16th hole?

Maybe it was yabba dabba do but I could have swore I heard someone yell Baba Booey a couple times.

starman9000
06-18-12, 08:55 AM
Fess up Autotelik, you were the yeller weren't you?

classicman2
06-18-12, 11:42 AM
The U.S. Open may not be as popular as The Masters, but it is more of a test of golf than is The Masters. I've seen 2 Masters (the same guy won both times - who was it?) Hint: He wasn't a U.S. golfer.

I can't understand why it doesn't take at least 15 under par or better to win at Augusta. I guess it is the mystique of the place.

Is The PGA Championship held at Colonial in Fort Worth this year? If so, it will be a real test with 100+ temperatures and wind blowing 35 mph.

Autotelik
06-18-12, 11:55 AM
Fess up Autotelik, you were the yeller weren't you?

we considered doing "pull the trigger!" for Kevin Na, but not yabba dabba doo for McDowell

Noonan
06-18-12, 12:09 PM
Lackluster ending to a great tournament. Web had hardly any TV coverage except for his last few holes. I was hoping McDowell or Els would take it. That course is absolutely brutal.

davidh777
06-18-12, 12:55 PM
I totally understand that view, and thats why each major is different in that respect. The Master is all about scoring on the back 9 on Sunday for the entertainment value. The US Open is about who is the last man standing, and its almost like watching a 10-7 Football game. The British Open is all about the elements and how the players cope with it each day. The PGA is sort of a hybrid of all the majors as it has no real signature selling point to a fan.


This is what I wrote last week before the US Open started, and that is probably why its not as popular as the Masters to the casual fan:
The last two times the US Open was held here Lee Janzen won in 1998 and Scott Simpson won in 1987, so don't expect a big name to win this week. This course sets up well (like most US Open setups) for players who hit is straight and isn't any advantage for all the big hitters on tour.



It's a good point about the Open, proven by the scores. I still think, though, that any of the name players has as good a chance at missing the cut as winning. I guess that's why one of Tiger's more impressive achievements was not missing the cut for so long.

classicman2
06-18-12, 02:25 PM
Who will be the number 1 ranked player in the world?

whoopdido
06-18-12, 07:15 PM
Who will be the number 1 ranked player in the world?

Luke Donald still has a decent sized lead over McCutilroy

Calculon
06-18-12, 07:42 PM
I've seen 2 Masters (the same guy won both times - who was it?) Hint: He wasn't a U.S. golfer.

John Ball, Jr.?

classicman2
06-18-12, 08:01 PM
John Ball, Jr.?

Smart ass! :)

Nick Faldo - he actually won 3 Masters & a couple of U.S. Opens

whoopdido
06-18-12, 09:36 PM
Smart ass! :)

Nick Faldo - he actually won 3 Masters & a couple of U.S. Opens

I think you mean British Opens. He won 3 of those too.