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Old 08-16-15, 04:20 PM
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I know there are only a few fans on here, but amazing things are happening in the sport. Names like Woods, Mickelson, Clarke, and Furyk are being replaced by Day, Rose, Spieth, and Mcclroy.

Jason Day just won the the PGA Championship on a tough course with a 20 under. No modern Major has had that low a score...ever. It's like the Cubs winning the World Series. Or a hitting a home run in every at bat in a game. Or every pass is a touchdown.

I haven't shot a round in 20 yrs since my shoulders and knees blew out, but I still like to watch. My first shot ever on a real course (not putt-putt) was a Command best ball outing. I showed up late so met my team on the green. 30 ft downhill putt that dropped right in. What a feeling!
 
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Old 08-16-15, 04:49 PM
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I'm not a golfer nor am I a fan but it's not strange that younger names replace the old timers. I was once told by someone much older, 'If you start a game with 6 balls & have none left by the 3rd hole, it's time to quit that game.' I agreed.
 
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Old 08-16-15, 05:01 PM
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Had to watch how the real players do it after my morning round today. Front nine worst I've ever shot, back nine better than average for me.

I have a standing bet with my tow buddy about Tiger. I bet him $10 (about 4 or 5 years ago) that Tiger would not match Nicklaus' 18 majors (he needs 4). Should have bet him a hundred. I love Tiger, but he has lost it and every year another couple of young guns shows up in addition to the ones already on tour that Vic named.

I didn't lose 6 balls by the 3rd this morning, but I certainly lost that many on the front nine before getting my act together.
 
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Old 08-16-15, 05:18 PM
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Pulpo, it's not just that new names come on the scene, of course that happens...it's just such a sea change. It used to be that in Palmer's, Nicholas', and Woods' heydays, they were the dominant players and everyone else was mostly playing for second. They were just expected to win if they were on their game.

Now any of 4-6 or more young (relatively) guys are in the mix.

TG, I agree, you should have bet more looking back. In his prime though, I'd never have taken your bet. Tiger was a phenom (I saw him on the Carson show) and except for his personal troubles and injuries, I think he would have done it. I don't think anyone has ever been ranked #1 as long as he was?

I never lost any balls, they never went far enough to lose sight...lol. I could never keep my head down so almost everything was a worm burner. I was a good chipper and putter, but a good drive was rare.
 
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Old 08-17-15, 04:23 AM
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Yeah, my two best clubs are my pitching wedge and putter. One of our biggest problems is the course we play most (par 60) does not have a driving range, so we're going out cold from the 1st tee. Sometimes takes the whole front nine to get in rhythm.
 
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Old 08-17-15, 05:21 AM
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Never played, but have always enjoyed watching. I think one of the big issues today is the microscope they have to play under. The more successful anyone becomes the closer their every move is dissected. The idea that fans are now calling in rule violations and then the officials go and review all of the videos from every source drives me crazy. Then the paparazzi life they fall into once they win somewhere, it's definitely a new world.

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the scenery is beautiful, I just hit the driving range for anger therapy, health insurance doesn't cover it, but a $5 copay is pretty darn good. If I were on a real course, with the way I hook and slice, I wouldn't be exactly surprised if I hit balls onto a different hole.
 
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