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US Open Live Thread (Sunday)
USGA ^ | 6-15-13 | N/A

Posted on 06/16/2013 9:31:47 AM PDT by FlJoePa

Today's Pairings

Scoreboard


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: golf; merion; usga
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Looks like the greens are a little quicker. Should be an epic day at an epic venue. Nice piece on Francis Ouimet on now.

Happy Fathers day to all out there - especially mine, who realized that I could never hit a curve ball and make it to the show like he did. He nudged me to golf and it's been a big part of my life ever since.

Rooting for Phil, but rooting for Merion as well. Show some teeth old girl!

1 posted on 06/16/2013 9:31:47 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

I don’t think this issue will be settled until tomorrow..


2 posted on 06/16/2013 9:34:21 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: FlJoePa

Rooting for Stricker here. Reputedly one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. His short game rival Phils which is why they’re both at the top at Merion.


3 posted on 06/16/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: FlJoePa

Go Phil!


4 posted on 06/16/2013 9:35:03 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: All

Awesome hole in one! Like a bloop hit in baseball - it’s a line drive in the box score!


5 posted on 06/16/2013 9:36:54 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there.

Thanks for the thread and the links, makes it easy for reference.

Go Phil!


6 posted on 06/16/2013 9:40:58 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Happy fathers day!


7 posted on 06/16/2013 9:41:41 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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Off to a special start already! Great reaction by Shawn Stefani after his hole in one on #17:

short video of his reaction

8 posted on 06/16/2013 9:46:52 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Tiger triple bogies the 2nd....Yippee!!I really can’t stand him....


9 posted on 06/16/2013 10:05:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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NBC is really starting to piss me off. Show the damn golf course! Enough already...


10 posted on 06/16/2013 10:06:25 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Do you watch NBC’s Olympic coverage ? It’s not about the contest, it’s about NBC and their horrible commentators.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 10:17:32 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: All
Here's video of Shawn Stefani's hole-in-one on #17 from a few minutes ago:

deadspin link

12 posted on 06/16/2013 10:31:25 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

What is so weird..one of the finishing holes (17th?) has NO gallery...


13 posted on 06/16/2013 10:54:37 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: ken5050

Els with a birdie-birdie start! Yes! Put up a number and sit back and watch Ernie!


14 posted on 06/16/2013 10:56:54 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: ken5050

Actually it’s 16. Just no place to put anyone.


15 posted on 06/16/2013 10:57:20 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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I know...but it's odd...

BTW..I suspect that Sergio is determined to shoot a lower number than Tiger..did you see him yesterday?..THREE consecutive out of bounds...

It would make Sergio's day..

16 posted on 06/16/2013 11:03:16 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: FlJoePa
There's a very good chance of heavy rain late this afternoon up there..Day or Horschel could have a good round today..and then it might get interesting for those behind them..

The amateur, Kim..had an amazing round yesterday..he should turn pro..

17 posted on 06/16/2013 11:06:24 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: FlJoePa

It’s rarely mentioned in polite company, but this is the one week each year when the USGA gets to tell the PGA to, well..go “piss up a flagstick..”


18 posted on 06/16/2013 11:12:53 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: ken5050

Not a fan of either the PGA Tour or the PGA of America. Especially the latter.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

I was watching the live stream this morning from the US Open web site. Tiger, missing puts and fairways, and I think I saw him spit on the second or third green. I don’t think he’s peed or dumped in any of the cups..., yet.

Is a gob of spit considered a loose impediment?


20 posted on 06/16/2013 11:19:37 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: ken5050

For the pairs following Tiger Woods, a little rain would be a blessing. Washing away some of the gobs of spit might help the ball roll better.


21 posted on 06/16/2013 11:27:02 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: PA-RIVER

Another saving grace..we’re spared endless images of Lindsey Vonn..


22 posted on 06/16/2013 11:30:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: FlJoePa; All

So, who’s having a WORSE week..Obama or Tiger?


23 posted on 06/16/2013 11:30:49 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: PA-RIVER

I remember a long time ago Lance Ten Broeck - then a player, now a caddy - got pissed at the stuffed shirts at Augusta and spit out a wad of skoal on the 18th green. Lance was a decent guy. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer though.


24 posted on 06/16/2013 11:32:07 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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Go Phil! A one-shot lead is the barest of leads. We’ll see if (1) anyone in the earlier groups can put any pressure on him and (2) whether or not he can avoid a meltdown like in 2006 at Winged Foot. I think Horschel is someone to watch out for...


25 posted on 06/16/2013 11:44:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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I think Jason Day is to be watched as well. Tremendous talent.


26 posted on 06/16/2013 11:48:39 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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What’s with this “while we’re young” crap? What an arrogant campaign. That’s going to to encourage more people to play golf?

Yeah why don’t you make the courses easier, high speed golf carts and timers on all holes. That’s what we want. pffff.

They left out “under God” in the pledge?

I tuned in for GOLF, not yacking, not history or pontification. While we’re young guys! Go Phil!

Happy Father’s Day all.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 12:17:05 PM PDT by mom.mom
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Sheesh - I run to the Publix and all hell breaks loose!


28 posted on 06/16/2013 12:41:32 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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I think Merion has answered any questions as to whether or not it is difficult enough to host an Open. This is like watching a 10 car pileup on the interstate. Now the wind is blowing - as if it wasn’t hard enough.


29 posted on 06/16/2013 12:57:03 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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Uh oh. Phil just took a double!? Hard to overcome that...


30 posted on 06/16/2013 1:10:23 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FlJoePa

Stricker off to a rocky start. He shanked a shot on the second. I have never seen a pro do that in a major..


31 posted on 06/16/2013 1:11:48 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: FlJoePa

Will we have a playoff tomorrow???


32 posted on 06/16/2013 1:12:01 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Anyone know if there is a golf ping list? I’m lost without Baynative...


33 posted on 06/16/2013 1:12:50 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Kid Shelleen

Open nerves...


34 posted on 06/16/2013 1:13:26 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FlJoePa

Don’t know sorry....


35 posted on 06/16/2013 1:14:27 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Everybody is folding up big-time. Phil’s not dead yet.


36 posted on 06/16/2013 1:14:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: FlJoePa

I’m enjoying the tournament. It’s nice to have at least one tournament where par could win. I see nothing ridiculous or unfair about this course at all. It seems to reward accuracy, putting and mental toughness.


37 posted on 06/16/2013 1:17:38 PM PDT by wrcase
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To quote Vince Lombardi: “What the hell’s going on out there?!”


38 posted on 06/16/2013 1:19:06 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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Well, maybe it’s just me, but I think a 530-yard par 4 is “ridiculous” — even for these guys.


39 posted on 06/16/2013 1:20:48 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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All backing up. The course is playing tough and nerves are taut. No more cliches!


40 posted on 06/16/2013 1:21:37 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus

Phil back to even - that’s a good recovery!


41 posted on 06/16/2013 1:23:52 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FlJoePa

Anyone know if there is a golf ping list?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3006759/posts?page=2#2

Click the posters name and scroll down the homepage.....


42 posted on 06/16/2013 1:26:18 PM PDT by deport
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To: Cincinatus

Well, they have the equipment to handle it. They just aren’t doing it.

Phil just hit it in the creek again. Sheesh.


43 posted on 06/16/2013 1:26:31 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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But they make it up with the chip-n-putt 13th. They also have 5 sub 400 yd par 4s. These guys all can handle long par 4s. Doesn’t Augusta have some very long par 4s?


44 posted on 06/16/2013 1:28:13 PM PDT by wrcase
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Merion blood bath ping


45 posted on 06/16/2013 1:31:32 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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I heard yesterday that the field stroke average on 18 this week was 4.7. To me, that's a pretty clear indicator that it should really be a par 5.

When Ben Hogan played his famous 1-iron 2nd shot at 18 back in 1950, the hole measured 458 yards, tough and difficult, but fair.

46 posted on 06/16/2013 1:32:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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Well, they were also playing with wound balls and persimmon woods. Huge difference, no?


47 posted on 06/16/2013 1:37:30 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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Distance means nothing to these guys. The only way to keep scoring high is to keep the fairways narrow, the rough high, pin placements tough, and greens lightning fast.


48 posted on 06/16/2013 1:39:38 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Sure. I just don’t know that it’s a 70 yard difference.


49 posted on 06/16/2013 1:40:04 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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that's a pretty clear indicator that it should really be a par 5.

I hear you but I think Mickelson hit a 270 yard fairway wood there yesterday.
50 posted on 06/16/2013 1:43:43 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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