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Running 2020 PGA Tour thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Your answer confirms to me all I need to know about the people who cover golf for a living.
  2. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member


    Is he related to Doris Day? [crossthread]
  3. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Most likely no career grand slam this week. Spieth shoots 73 and is currently at T101. But when you hit less than 30 percent of the fairways and only 50 percent of the greens, that's what's going to happen.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I worry that he's going to be the next David Duval.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Well, he's got two more majors than Duval, but yeah. He's really dropped off since the 2017 Open.
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    What kills me is at times you can still see what he can be when he plays with confidence. Not sure how and why he lost that belief.
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  8. rtse11

    rtse11 Active Member

    The fact that he can barely bend over to pick up his ball may have something to do with it
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I once was the executive producer on an entertainment news show that was hosted by a former beauty pageant winner, who happened to also be valedictorian of her university. She was considered a rising star in the business and by the time she joined my show, it was probably her 4th or 5th gig, and I'd noticed that she'd gone from the 24-year old host of a major network gig down to my little show in about 5 years. Then I found out why: damn could that woman not read a prompter or adlib when hosting solo to save her life.

    What's this got to do with Spieth? After coaching her up for weeks, and learning more about her background, I figured out that at each show she had an EP, a SP, a stage-manager and at the first 2-3 gigs she had independent consultants coaching her every move. And each one had a different technique. I told my boss, "she's like a pro golfer who started out hot but now can't sink a putt because he's hired too many coaches along the way. She won't relax and deliver how she wants to, she's stuck on hearing in the back of her mind all the advice she's gotten over the years..."

    I really do think that is what is troubling Spieth; he's got too many voices in his head before every shot.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. He has been frustrating to watch the past couple of years. Just when you think he gets going, he drops a double and it just seeps into his head. He certainly overthinks a lot. Back before his 2015-2017 run, he would describe himself as a mental midget. Somehow, he overcame that, especially in 2015 when he won two majors and was damn close in the other two. But somehow, that has gone away.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Completely agree. And I am reminded of what Rickey Henderson told Manny Ramirez in the batting cage one day in Toronto when both were with the Sox. "Now when you're going bad, a lot of people are going to try to make you think. And THAT's what's gonna fuck you up."
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  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Not Agasssi

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