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Fore please: Azaleas, dogwoods and foliage, the 2020 Masters thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Give it time, someone will go lower. These guys are so crazy good, playing with space-age equipment on pristine courses. And most of those courses have virtually no defense. Add in benign conditions and fugeddaboutit. Three months ago, DJ won the Northern Trust by 11 shots at THIRTY UNDER.
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Asterisks aren't real and records are empirical. He deserves the record because he set the record.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It's just a record. As far as I can tell, nobody in the top echelon of golf really cares about low score records because they're all aware of how much conditions determine low scores. When DJ blew away TPC Norton (not that tough a track for those guys, for us yes) he had a 60 in one round and made pars on a few real birdie holes down the stretch as the announcers babbled about him shooting 57. Asked afterwards if he was thinking about setting that record, DJ replied, "not really."
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  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Well, not at Norton. Certainly at Augusta he's thinking about it.

    It's a number. (I've argued under par here for years.) Played in a one-off year seven months from when it's normally played. It's a bit of of an asterisk, but it's still a green jacket and in five, 10, 20, 50 years, no one will say, "Yeah, butttttttt" like they will about the Dodgers.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The 2020 baseball season was as if they had a Masters that ended at the 27th hole.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    And they won't about the Dodgers, either. They won the title in 1981, a strike season. Anyone see an asterisk beside that one?
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  7. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Well-Known Member

    That is a very good point.
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    Did we ever determine if this was the Masters we didn't need since it was just going to be a nondescript college tournament?
  9. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Other than it was played in November, why isn't this a record?

    Played at Augusta

    Played against course conditions that fluctuate day-to-day and year-to-year

    Played against the pressure of playing against the best of the game

    Played against pin placements set up by the guys who always set it up

    In a sport where it is physically impossible to recreate every little detail every year, why didn't he set the record?
  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely a record.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Any question to DJ that includes "were you thinking about ... ?" is not going to get a very deep answer.
  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I was not at but heard about the Masters where the CBS announcer on one hole where golfer X was facing a tough shot said, "what is going through Golfer X's mind right now?" and Mark Whicker responded "how about a 20 mile an hour gust of wind."
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