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Enjoyed watching it yesterday, that course is awesome and I've never seen anything like it.  Fox was a big disappointment in my eyes.  The broadcasters were weak and boring, not that they didn't know their stuff but they lacked golf broadcasting skills and polish.  Like him or not Johnny Miller IMO is one of the best color commentators, Gregg Norman didn't come close with his analysis.  Joe Buck was equally as poor in the anchor. They could have done a better job with the graphics too, using the shot tracker more than I normally see was a nice touch.

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When I tuned in, my first thought was that this is what golf will look like when you can't water the course.  I'm still not sold on fairways and greens that look like they are suffering from some dreadful disease, but it does look like a challenging layout. 

 

Fox Sports?  All I can say is pitiful. 

 

Of course, there is also the train wreck of a game Tiger Woods has been putting together lately.  I've never seen such a collapse and it is starting to look like nothing is going to turn it around.  The swing mechanics are completely FUBAR, and I don't think its physical at this point.

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It is still a great event.

 

And the putting is fantastic.

 

How those guys put like they do is amazing.

 

Like going on the water and nailing a big lady on every cast while making it look easy.

 

Come on Rory Mcllroy! You got to like the guy. What a breath of fresh air in a "stuck up" sport.

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It is a shame that the guys that played early got to put on smooth greens and the guys in the afternoon had to play bumpy greens

 

i still think that close to even par will win this golf tournament

 

This course is only one bad swing from a triple coming up

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Love the tough coarse...FOX...well they need work.  Like the smiles coming from TIger....not sure if he's done or not but his track record shows he's been there.

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When I tuned in, my first thought was that this is what golf will look like when you can't water the course.  I'm still not sold on fairways and greens that look like they are suffering from some dreadful disease, but it does look like a challenging layout. 

 

Fox Sports?  All I can say is pitiful. 

 

Of course, there is also the train wreck of a game Tiger Woods has been putting together lately.  I've never seen such a collapse and it is starting to look like nothing is going to turn it around.  The swing mechanics are completely FUBAR, and I don't think its physical at this point.

 

 

I completely agree with the train wreck of Tiger. I don't know if it's physical, mental or what, but he has lost his swing and confidence. Was interesting to watch his wedge go further than the ball though...

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it is in his head

 

he is playing golf swing instead of golf

 

i was watching him chip and his swing consultant comes over and shows him video

 

it is a chip shot for gods sake

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At first I thought the course was piece of crap, then I watched them play.  Tom Terrific's explanation of the course made a lot of sense.  Once I became aware of all the elevation changes, the greens, I could see the lack of US Open type rough wasn't needed to make this a tough track.  Hate to walk it especially carrying my bag.

 

Any man that has won 14 majors, many World Golf Champion events and about 80 tournaments in total knows exactly what he's doing wrong.  The man knows how to play golf, he's too stubborn to play, thinks tinkering with his swing is the answer.  Blind man can see his problem, he over swings wanting that power, each time it's a push to the right or pull to the left.  All he has to do is play within himself, just too stubborn to do it.  Hate to say it but unless he comes to his senses, he's done.

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nothing is as soothing as the sound of Jim Nantz commentating on golf....  but Johnny Miller does bring some color to the conversations that's for sure

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Interesting weekend and plenty of highs and lows to finish the tourney.  Kudos to Mr. Spieth for a great run in the majors, but without a doubt, Jason Day earned a ton of my respect to play the way he did suffering with vertigo.  If I was Dustin Johnson, I don't think I would have slept very well last night or for the next week or two for that matter.

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Spieth proved he can play down the stretch, Johnson proved he can't yet.  I was really pulling for Jason Day, he's a tough competitor and will win a major one day.

The lowest point was Fox, I thought they were terrible.   Having 4 people in the booth was overkill that IMO didn't work, they spent more time talking between them than analyzing. Corey Pavin did an admirable job.   The course was great, the USGA took the crowd out of it, too far from the action.  Didn't much care flip flopping #18 as both a par 4 and par 5.

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Spieth proved he can play down the stretch, Johnson proved he can't yet.  I was really pulling for Jason Day, he's a tough competitor and will win a major one day.

The lowest point was Fox, I thought they were terrible.   Having 4 people in the booth was overkill that IMO didn't work, they spent more time talking between them than analyzing. Corey Pavin did an admirable job.   The course was great, the USGA took the crowd out of it, too far from the action.  Didn't much care flip flopping #18 as both a par 4 and par 5.

 

I don't get the flip flopping either.  In fact, it doesn't matter if they call a hole a par one or a par ten, the only thing that matters at the end of the day is the total number of strokes made by a golfer without regard to what is "par for the course".

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I don't get the flip flopping either.  In fact, it doesn't matter if they call a hole a par one or a par ten, the only thing that matters at the end of the day is the total number of strokes made by a golfer without regard to what is "par for the course".

 

 

I agree. In an event like this, you aren't playing against the course, but the others competitors out there. No real need to go off of "par". Count strokes and go. 

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The complaint was the landing area as a part 4 with the tee up. The green is designed to be played as a part 5,par 4 greens usally have a different size and shape

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