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2014 U.S. Open running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Did not see one started ... I blame Tiger.
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    There'd be more excitement if anyone thought Phil could win, but nobody does.
  3. NFL-Solomon

    NFL-Solomon New Member

    The women get higher ratings. Shorter skirts and marginally shorter leg hair, I guess.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If Phil or Sergio are sniffing the leaderboard Sunday, I'm in.

    Otherwise, bogey golf is godawful to watch.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I feel exactly the opposite way. When these guys can't just go fairway, spin wedge to eight feet, putt, they're also playing more interesting shots.
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I'm with you. I love watching these guys have to pull off shots they never have to even think about in most weeks.

    That said, it bothers me when someone hits a shot that lands in what should be a safe part of the green only to watch it wind up in no-man's land.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    It's been a terrible year on the PGA Tour. Woods is out for the bulk of the season. Mickelson missed the cut at both The Masters and The Players. Rory McIlroy has been inconsistent at best.

    Other than Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer, the winner's list is a bunch of names most casual fans have never heard of.

    I'm predicting a first-time major winner, perhaps another Michael Campbell (who won at Pinehurst in 2005). Someone outside of the top 30.
  8. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    While Phil winning would complete an amazing feat (lifetime GS); something very recently unfathomable given his prior title as Best Player Never to Have Won a Major, his dreadful putting gives him almost zero chance.

    What would be fun to watch is whether Speith can make a run, as in the Masters, or some other big name, (Rory, Johnson) makes a run.

    More likely, someone like Mahan or Kuchar finally gets the magic trophy then recedes back into the background for the rest of his career.

    What's cool to me is that the women come in next week for their US Open.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Golf Channel, which is OK with the sound off, had a graphic with an interesting stat. It is well-known Phil has the most second place finishes in Open history with six. But who are the runner-up runners-up?
    The answers, tied with four apiece, are Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Not a bad list to be on.
  10. Of those guys, only won is without a trophy.
    Even without an Open win, Phil is in good company.
  11. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    What's anyone think of the course changes? I like the look of the waste areas, even if it seems like a copycat of Whistling Straights. Still, I think the look is appropriate considering the surrounding terrain.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    But, when Mickelson is around, smaller boobs.
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