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After all of the lousy weather we have had, the weather could be the real upset winner in this tournament.

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Looking absolutely beautiful out at Shinnecock.  

Would love to see Phil finally exorcise his demons, but I think Rose wins if his performance this year so far and play at Merion are any indication.

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On 6/11/2018 at 10:19 AM, Rainshadow said:

After all of the lousy weather we have had, the weather could be the real upset winner in this tournament.

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Ironically, they’ve missed out on a lot of the rain we’ve seen in the past 4-6 weeks. They seem to save their big events for winters these days. 

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3 hours ago, Parsley said:

Ironically, they’ve missed out on a lot of the rain we’ve seen in the past 4-6 weeks. They seem to save their big events for winters these days. 

It will be very windy no matter what. It usually is up there.

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15 hours ago, Parsley said:

Ironically, they’ve missed out on a lot of the rain we’ve seen in the past 4-6 weeks. They seem to save their big events for winters these days. 

Yeah I thought about that after I posted that sentence; you are right.  Look at the difference in precip the last 30 days:

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1 hour ago, Rainshadow said:

Yeah I thought about that after I posted that sentence; you are right.  Look at the difference in precip the last 30 days:

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This graphic is not at all surprising for anyone living in the Chesapeake Bay basin.

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11 hours ago, Rainshadow said:

Yeah I thought about that after I posted that sentence; you are right.  Look at the difference in precip the last 30 days:

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Everytime I've whined to my family about 1-2" rain events here all I've heard is "eh, not so bad here". Then I realized those highs to the north and lack of convection holding up well to the immediate coast has kept them drier. 

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Wow...absolutely BRUTAL out there.  Jordan Spieth and Mickelson at +6 through 13, McIlroy at +10 with Jason Day.  Day was a sexy pick, and he's out of contention already.

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Of the good players that haven't blown themselves out of the water, early trends looks like a DJ/ Rose classic.

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This course absolutely devoured people today. Let’s see if the wind dying down tomorrow let’s some people jump back in the mix. 

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3 hours ago, irishbri74 said:

This course absolutely devoured people today. Let’s see if the wind dying down tomorrow let’s some people jump back in the mix. 

I hope so; I don't find tournaments like this much fun to watch.

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8 hours ago, Rainshadow said:

I hope so; I don't find tournaments like this much fun to watch.

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I knew the wind would be a factor, but I didn't think the greens would be that dry.

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31 minutes ago, cbelke said:

I knew the wind would be a factor, but I didn't think the greens would be that dry.

They had a Sunday color to them already.  The USGA should stop getting their shorts in a knot about defending par; it is not a surprise that yesterday was windy and that Shinnecock would always be on the windier side.

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42 minutes ago, Rainshadow said:

They had a Sunday color to them already.  The USGA should stop getting their shorts in a knot about defending par; it is not a surprise that yesterday was windy and that Shinnecock would always be on the windier side.

Greens were only 11 on the stimp yesterday & that's actually pretty tame for U.S. Open standards so would assume that was in response to the forecasted wind. Down side is when you let the poa grow out a little it gets choppy. Appears to me aside from a couple of debatable pins positions the USGA did a very good job with the setup. Now if they're watering greens in between pairings SUN we'll revisit.

Last thing I'm a fan of are these Open's in which the players labor for par however for 1 round yesterday was a necessary bloodletting. Overall they're been killing the courses this year including the Players so the dose of reality was probably required. Was happy that the vast majority of players didn't bellyache about the setup, I think Jordan was the only one that went off. You know what Jack used to say about the players whining about the course.

 

 

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Surprised to see it misting up there this am. Slopes on the greens look very tricky.

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Interestingly, the vast majority of the golfers had very good things to say about the USGA setup.  They've said it was fair, and while a few of the pin placements were extremely challenging, it wasn't punitive.  The wind just ate them alive.

DJ playing just incredible golf right now.  Starting to look like he may run away with this tournament unless Rose or Stenson can make a run. I'm not sold on anyone else in that group truly challenging, including Poulter.

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8 hours ago, colonel_kurtz said:

Greens were only 11 on the stimp yesterday & that's actually pretty tame for U.S. Open standards so would assume that was in response to the forecasted wind. Down side is when you let the poa grow out a little it gets choppy. Appears to me aside from a couple of debatable pins positions the USGA did a very good job with the setup. Now if they're watering greens in between pairings SUN we'll revisit.

Last thing I'm a fan of are these Open's in which the players labor for par however for 1 round yesterday was a necessary bloodletting. Overall they're been killing the courses this year including the Players so the dose of reality was probably required. Was happy that the vast majority of players didn't bellyache about the setup, I think Jordan was the only one that went off. You know what Jack used to say about the players whining about the course.

 

 

Hard to believe it was 11 based on the look. I guess it was the poa/bent "look". Jordan is no stranger to whining.

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7 minutes ago, Harbourton said:

I think this will be a DJ Justin Rose throw down.

DJ sure has the right mind set. 

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