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post #31 of 54

 Things that surprised me today:

Tigers missed putts...(just not his usual putting)

Phil's A Game....He wasn't on his A game all day but he was on it more than I thought he would be.

Rocco appears to be going for a repeat, who'da thunk it!

 

 

Only one full round is done.......its anybody's game

post #32 of 54

Who the heck is Ricky Barnes????

post #33 of 54

one of the no names I was talking about.

post #34 of 54
Thread Starter 

Late start today, they will be playing on Monday. What amazes me with this scoring is not that Barnes is just -8, he is -8 on a 7400 yard par 70 course. In all fairness, with 500+ yard par 4's (although not all were set at 500+), this should be a par 72, if that was the case, he would be -12 after 36, that is redonkulous for U.S. Open golf.

 

Personally, I don't see HIM keeping this place, especially having all this time to <think> about "being the leader of the U.S. Open after 36 holes", but with the course continuing to play soft, most any of the other "names" that are under par have a serious chance. Monday will be every exciting. Not only would Tiger have to play perfect "Tiger Golf", which he can, but there are 30+ other people in front of him which would all have to play mediocre golf on a course that is playing easier than harder, which is unlikely.  

post #35 of 54

When was the last time a major saw these conditions?

post #36 of 54

I remember walking the course at Oak Hills in Rochester, NY and standing in mud. But the last two rounds got off on time and the course got faster, greens got harder. So, I'm sure there's been some trying times over the years TC but maybe not quite like this.

 

I really suspected the wet conditions would indeed even the playing field was shooting darts. Accurate drivers and good wedge players will have a hay day. The rough is always rough. Tiger is better on hard fast dry greens and fairways that allow roll.

 

This thing is far from over. 11 shots isn't impossible. Tiger doesn't have to shoot -12 the next two rounds to win. Barnes can shoot +4 today and +3 tomorrow and all Tiger has to do is go 6 under the next two rounds. we all know he's capable of that. There are others capable of winning also. Stricker, Furyk just a few. I said from the start i thought this could be a Cinderella Story. Maybe Barnes is that Cinderella. How about that Weaver kid and McElroy? I love watching those kids.

post #37 of 54

It looks like the ticket policy for this even has become a living document, changing as the weather does...

 

http://www.usopen.com/en_US/news/articles/2009-06-20/200906201245531073437.html 

post #38 of 54

Will the final round be on ESPM, Golf Channel, orn NBC tomorrow (weather permitting)? 

 

 

We need a popcorn emoticon that is also holding a remote control..

post #39 of 54

What a great deal to have been holding Thursday tickets.  Went from standing in the driving rain to being told they wouldn't get a rain check when play was suspended to being tickets to the final round instead of the opening round.  Now, the folks that had Sunday tickets are the ones that kind of got jipped some since they purchased tickets ti what they thought would be the final round.  I'm guessing there was an outbreak of unknown illnesses this morning across Long Island and surround areas.

 

If you lived out there and had Thursday tickets would you have called in sick this morning?

post #40 of 54
Thread Starter 

Who's is leading from ones who tee'd off on Thursday?  

post #41 of 54

Leaders are starting to choke.  Tiger's about to go one under

 

http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/leaderboard

post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Leaders are starting to choke.  Tiger's about to go one under

 

http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/leaderboard


first fist pump. 

post #43 of 54

The tail is turing, eh?

No matter where Tiger is on day two, you should never count him out.

I need more popcorn  

post #44 of 54

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

The tail is turing, eh?

No matter where Tiger is on day two, you should never count him out.

I need more popcorn for the playoff

Fixed it for you.

post #45 of 54

Trekchick, did you call it or what.

 

Running out of holes and there is Phil in the mix.  Good call!

post #46 of 54

right now, of the 8 at even or better, David Duval, Phil  and Tiger combined have not lost a stoke to par  today while the other 5 have given up about 11 stokes combined.

 

says something for having been there before eh??

post #47 of 54

 

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Who the heck is Ricky Barnes????

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lars View Post

one of the no names I was talking about.


I like him so far.  He did choke pretty bad, but didn't beat himself over it in the interview afterward  He seems very happy to just finish in the big money today and totally stoked to now be in the British Open.  He came across as a nice guy.

 

post #48 of 54

Tiger ran outta gas Glover was on his game  end of story

post #49 of 54

 

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Tiger ran outta gas Glover was on his game  end of story


Tiger was - 1 in the final round, Glover was +3 in the final round.  If being +3 is "on his game", and being -1 means "running out of gas" I guess that really is the story.

post #50 of 54

Who won ??

post #51 of 54
post #52 of 54

 

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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Trekchick, did you call it or what.

 

Running out of holes and there is Phil in the mix.  Good call!


 

No bragging but I think I called it. A no name would win and the conditions indeed even out the playing field.

 

I was kind of pulling for duval towards the end. Just because it was a great story. not quite as good as Michaelson's but great to see him back after all he's been through.

 

It was an awesome championship.

post #53 of 54

 Lars called it first,.....I hate to say it but every once in a while I have to say....

Lars was right!  There... I said it!

 

 

I'm waiting for the day that we can say, "mikewil is the no name who wins the Open or the masters or ....."

 

 

 

post #54 of 54

I win every night between 2 and 3 AM. Amazing how well you play in the land of nod!!!!

 

But it was so good to see DD play so well. Now that he is back into next years Masters an April trip to Georgia is in my mind!!!

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