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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. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

    I totally agree that par is irrelevant (except when I make eagle). The biggest problem at Augusta isn’t the overall score, but the challenge of certain holes and shots - particularly the approaches on 13 and 15. They just aren’t as daunting in the modern game.

    That being said, Augusta almost always produces a compelling tournament. I don’t think any other course in professional golf has so many holes with such a variance in scoring. On 13 and 15 anything from 3-7 is in play. 12 can be birdied or othered. Players can get aggressive on 16 and 17 if they are behind. 18 isn’t a remarkable hole we’ve seen birdies to win and bogeys to lose, and neither is a shock. When a player cards a 32 or so on the back to win, he has played great golf on an exacting course. That’s about as exciting as it gets.

    Augusta will surrender low scores, but it’s never easy.
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  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Or get rid of the second cut, mow the fairways in the opposite direction of the tees again and turn the place into a racetrack that can only be slowed by a deluge. You'll get miles-long drives but the errant ones will go deep into trouble. And even then, just make peace with low scores. These guys are too darned good.
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  3. Noholesinone

    Noholesinone Well-Known Member

    The club’s Tweet says, “beginning with the 2020 Masters ...” and so I take that to mean this is not a one-time deal.
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  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Anyone know if they're gonna bring in fake crowd noise along with the fake bird noise?
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  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    If you're broadcasting from a tower off the green, how awkward is it to raise your voice for an eagle or birdie when there's no one there?
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  6. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Jon Rahm, goofing off during today's practice round:

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  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Holy crap!!
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  9. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    More like this.........

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  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    It's those Handcrafted Handhelds that get you in trouble.
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Lee Elder is an honorary starter with Jack and Gary this year; great step by ANGC.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2020
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  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    That's next year.
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