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Official U.S. Open Thread
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:07:29 am »

We're less than 48 hours away!  Great field; great course.  And Tiger too!

I hope par wins and not some ridiculous number on either side of par - too easy like Erin Hills last year or too ridiculous like Shinnecock last time it was there or Winged Foot any number of years.  Here's hoping the USGA gets the set up right and makes it extremely difficult but not over the edge.

Who ya got?  I'll take Raffie Cabrera-Bello.  Great putter and playing well.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 10:34:33 am »

Jason Day wins the US Open. Big Cat finishes top 20. The coverage triggers several in this thread.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 12:39:28 pm »

Dustin Johnson is going to be hard to beat.  Rory is playing pretty well but needs to get out of the pattern of starting slowly every tournament.  And...I think the guy who has finished in the top four the last two times the Open has been at Shinnecock will be right there, too.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 12:44:56 pm »

Dustin Johnson is going to be hard to beat.  Rory is playing pretty well but needs to get out of the pattern of starting slowly every tournament.  And...I think the guy who has finished in the top four the last two times the Open has been at Shinnecock will be right there, too.

Jeff Maggert?
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 12:54:50 pm »

I'm going with Rickie Fowler. He's due a major.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 03:23:41 pm »

Jeff Maggert?

 :)   He's no Bernhard Langer, that's for sure..
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 07:11:19 pm »

Jeff Maggert?

Well I'll be a...I didn't realize Maggert finished top four both times.

Actually I was thinking of the other guy, Mickelson.
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EastexHawg

Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 10:12:41 pm »

Tiger will not contend.  I won't be surprised if he misses the cut.  He will try to muscle up to keep up with Dustin and Justin Thomas off the tee and be a frequent visitor to U.S. Open rough. 

If he tries hitting stingers all week he may succeed in making the cut, but he's not going to have a chance to win that way.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 11:14:05 pm »

Tiger will not contend.  I won't be surprised if he misses the cut.  He will try to muscle up to keep up with Dustin and Justin Thomas off the tee and be a frequent visitor to U.S. Open rough. 

If he tries hitting stingers all week he may succeed in making the cut, but he's not going to have a chance to win that way.

I agree.  Userpick and I were arguing about this the other day.

I sure do hope he’s right.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 06:31:44 am »

I agree.  Userpick and I were arguing about this the other day.

Who ended up making breakfast?
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 11:13:35 am »

Justin Thomas. Just a hunch.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 09:48:54 pm »

I got brandt snedeker to win at 100-1
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2018, 09:51:37 pm »

Phil. Book it. 8)
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 07:00:40 am »


I hope par wins and not some ridiculous number on either side of par - too easy like Erin Hills last year or too ridiculous like Shinnecock last time it was there or Winged Foot any number of years.  Here's hoping the USGA gets the set up right and makes it extremely difficult but not over the edge.


Phil tees off at 7:02 our time.  We'll have good idea how it's been set up in a couple hours. 
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 08:27:24 am »

Phil tees off at 7:02 our time.  We'll have good idea how it's been set up in a couple hours. 

Either Phil, Rory, and Jordan Spieth are all playing terribly or the course is brutally hard with today's setup and conditions.  After four holes Phil is 3 over...and has the lowest score in the group.  Rory is headed for at least double bogey and Spieth has a 40 footer for par on 14.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2018, 08:29:01 am »

This is brutal.

Also, whoever the announcer is that just coined the term ďover-scientifickingĒ should be taken out back and put out of his misery.

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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 08:36:00 am »

It's a bloodbath.  Through five holes Mickelson is +3, Spieth is +5, and McIlroy is +6.  Phil just made a par on 14 that felt like I was watching a birdie after all the awful holes played.  That 14th hole is 516 yards long, par four, and the fairway looked like one strip mowed with my 46 inch cut Craftsman in a sea of almost knee high fescue.

I think all of these guys have to fight off the feeling that their U.S. Opens are over after five holes.  74 or 75 probably isn't going to shoot anyone out of the tournament today.  150 may make the cut.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2018, 08:38:46 am »

It's a bloodbath.  Through five holes Mickelson is +3, Spieth is +5, and McIlroy is +6.  Phil just made a par on 14 that felt like I was watching a birdie after all the awful holes played.  That 14th hole is 516 yards long, par four, and the fairway looked like one strip mowed with my 46 inch cut Craftsman in a sea of almost knee high fescue.

I think all of these guys have to fight off the feeling that their U.S. Opens are over after five holes.  74 or 75 probably isn't going to shoot anyone out of the tournament today.  150 may make the cut.

I love it.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2018, 08:43:13 am »

150 may be top 25. Iím digging this course. Hit it in the fairway and hit the middle of the green and youíre gonna be fine. Miss the fairway or green by a few feet and youíre ok in that first cut. Miss either by a few yards and youíre like Phil, asking ďis there any rule that says I can move some of this grass so that I can see my ball while Iím swinging?Ē
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2018, 08:45:06 am »

The guys who start pressing and hitting drivers on every hole trying to make up strokes better hope they are as straight off the tee as Calvin Peete.  Spieth has done it and striped it two out of three times.  Good thing, too, because hitting it in the long grass looks like an almost certain bogey...or double...or triple.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2018, 08:48:04 am »

The guys who start pressing and hitting drivers on every hole trying to make up strokes better hope they are as straight off the tee as Calvin Peete.  Spieth has done it and striped it two out of three times.  Good thing, too, because hitting it in the long grass looks like an almost certain bogey...or double...or triple.
Is Angel Cabrera in this field?

If Tiger comes out hitting stingers he may shoot 67. If he comes out ripping driver he may shoot 87.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2018, 08:51:04 am »

Is Angel Cabrera in this field?

If Tiger comes out hitting stingers he may shoot 67. If he comes out ripping driver he may shoot 87.

The problem with playing it "safe" off the tee was demonstrated on the hole where Mickelson hit a long iron and had 215 to the hole.  Spieth hit a driver and had 167.  With the tiny areas you have to play to on a lot of these greens can you really afford to come in from 200 plus all day?
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2018, 08:51:41 am »

Iím loving this. Letís go Big Cat!!

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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2018, 08:59:23 am »

The problem with playing it "safe" off the tee was demonstrated on the hole where Mickelson hit a long iron and had 215 to the hole.  Spieth hit a driver and had 167.  With the tiny areas you have to play to on a lot of these greens can you really afford to come in from 200 plus all day?
Looks like a pick your poison week to me. Play it like he play the Ď06 British. Hope the long iron game is tight. Unless heís made a big change he just has too big of a miss with his driver too pull it very often on this course.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 09:00:29 am »

Joe buck is just insufferable.

Fox should split screen with holly sonders most of the time.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2018, 09:15:07 am »

If Poulter wins I may not watch golf the rest of the year.

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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2018, 09:20:22 am »

If Poulter wins I may not watch golf the rest of the year.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2018, 09:21:32 am »

Is anyone else having trouble with the live feed?  It stopped for me on both my PC and phone.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2018, 09:38:07 am »

Kuchar is looking good. A shotmaker who can putt.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2018, 09:41:50 am »

It's a bloodbath.  Through five holes Mickelson is +3, Spieth is +5, and McIlroy is +6.  Phil just made a par on 14 that felt like I was watching a birdie after all the awful holes played.  That 14th hole is 516 yards long, par four, and the fairway looked like one strip mowed with my 46 inch cut Craftsman in a sea of almost knee high fescue.

I think all of these guys have to fight off the feeling that their U.S. Opens are over after five holes.  74 or 75 probably isn't going to shoot anyone out of the tournament today.  150 may make the cut.

I bet if you replaced Philís place with Tiger youíd be saying the exact same thing.  Ha
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2018, 09:42:08 am »

Is anyone else having trouble with the live feed?  It stopped for me on both my PC and phone.

Same
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2018, 09:44:02 am »

Kuchar is looking good. A shotmaker who can putt.

I got kuch and z Johnson for too 10 for big plus money!!!  Letís go baby!
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2018, 09:44:28 am »

If Poulter wins I may not watch golf the rest of the year.

Agreed
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2018, 09:49:59 am »

Is anyone else having trouble with the live feed?  It stopped for me on both my PC and phone.
Iím watching it on Hulu and itís doing fine.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2018, 09:50:29 am »

You've got Phil and Jordan at +4 and Day and Rory at +6. 
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2018, 09:52:05 am »

I switched to the Fox feed and it's fine.

I heard last night that Raymond Floyd shot 75 in the first round when he won his Open at Shinnecock.
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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2018, 09:55:04 am »

Rory shot a smooth 42 on his opening 9. 
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2018, 09:56:27 am »

I think Phil is outsmarting himself with all the short clubs off the tee.  He had 233 into the 18th hole.  There is no way he should constantly have 40-50 yards farther to the hole than Spieth.
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« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2018, 10:03:34 am »

Iím watching it on Hulu and itís doing fine.

I have Hulu.  How do I watch on there?
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2018, 10:04:29 am »

Some guy named Scott Gregory is +18 through 14 holes and just made a 10 footer for triple.
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« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2018, 10:07:44 am »

Some guy named Scott Gregory is +18 through 14 holes and just made a 10 footer for triple.

Rory can catch him!  He's +9 through 10. 
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2018, 10:08:14 am »

I have Hulu.  How do I watch on there?
You gotta get the Hulu live tv add on. They have a deal where you get a week free. Once you get that do a search for FS1, and just watch that sumbitch.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2018, 10:19:30 am »

You gotta get the Hulu live tv add on. They have a deal where you get a week free. Once you get that do a search for FS1, and just watch that sumbitch.

Ah, I don't have the add on.  Thanks.
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« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2018, 10:28:52 am »

Ah, I don't have the add on.  Thanks.
Yeah, I just added it for this tourney. Iíll cancel it Monday. It has Fox and FS1, so Iím covered for this weekend. Since I cut Directv I gotta do some fancy footwork to watch sports!
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2018, 10:45:18 am »

When does the tournament start?
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2018, 10:46:37 am »

When does the tournament start?

12:47
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« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2018, 10:47:33 am »

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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2018, 10:54:46 am »

You'll be watching reruns of The Brady Bunch by 2:47.
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2018, 10:56:45 am »

You'll be watching reruns of The Brady Bunch by 2:47.

What exactly are you watching right now?
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Re: Official U.S. Open Thread
« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2018, 11:00:17 am »

You'll be watching reruns of The Brady Bunch by 2:47.

Here's a story...of a GOAT named Tiger...
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