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Rory lost to Jeff Knox. Again.


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#1 jackbauer

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

http://www.golf.com/...mpion-jeff-knox

Granted, he was giving him eight strokes, but still.

Off the top of my head, I can think of only about ten players I'd rather watch at The Masters than Knox.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:43 PM

He does play to a +2.2 or something like that so 8 strokes is a pretty large number.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:42 PM

I don't get why Rory felt he had to give him 8 strokes ... you would think the guy would have relished the chance play straight up lowest score - or better still, match-play against Rory. That would have been fun.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:54 PM

View PostBenHoganSlam1953, on 07 March 2018 - 06:42 PM, said:

I don't get why Rory felt he had to give him 8 strokes ... you would think the guy would have relished the chance play straight up lowest score - or better still, match-play against Rory. That would have been fun.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:03 PM

View PostBenHoganSlam1953, on 07 March 2018 - 06:42 PM, said:

I don't get why Rory felt he had to give him 8 strokes ... you would think the guy would have relished the chance play straight up lowest score - or better still, match-play against Rory. That would have been fun.

8 shots and Rory isn't really expected to win. If he plays really well, he beats him and that's great. If he loses, it's because of the 8 shots. Not much pressure involved.

Edited by Dave230, 07 March 2018 - 07:04 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:23 PM

"I go into the pro shop at Seminole and put stuff on my Dad's account."  Life is good for Gerry - former bartender who just happens to have a son who makes $20M a year in endorsements.

Edited by gvogel, 07 March 2018 - 07:23 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:25 PM

I wonder what the bet was.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:30 PM

8 strokes to a guy who has  beaten Tour pros while playing as a marker.  Hmmmmm.  Now there is some funny math.  I hear Tiger only gave 1 a side to MJ.  :D
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:32 PM

Rory lost the bet before a shot was hit.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:57 PM

View PostMidwestGolfBum, on 07 March 2018 - 05:43 PM, said:

He does play to a +2.2 or something like that so 8 strokes is a pretty large number.

Itís a suckers bet seeing how itís his home course and he has something like 1000  rounds there...

Edited by lowheel, 07 March 2018 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:19 PM

Seminole quote was pretty darn funny.

He was "forced" so guessing something good natured in all of it, maybe it was to balance out Gerry's side of the bet, maybe that was the losing end of some other fun bet down at Seminole.

How is Rosaforte not breaking the real story with all of his texting?

These guys operate in an alternate universe, lol.

Edited by Hawkeye77, 07 March 2018 - 08:19 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:57 PM

LOL yeah forced to give him 8 strokes.  I think there was some good natured ribbing involved to get there.  Basically Rory would have to be gunning for a score in the low 60s?  Maybe gave him more of a pressure situation though.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:12 PM

Why would Jeff give Rory 8 shots? I know it is Jeffs Home track and he beat Rory last time but that is crazy.

Edited by Llortamaisey, 07 March 2018 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:25 PM

View PostDavePelz4, on 07 March 2018 - 07:32 PM, said:

Rory lost the bet before a shot was hit.
Not the first time that kind of thing has happened
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:29 PM

"McIlroy acknowledged that he even made a trip to Augusta's pro shop, where he bought a new money clip"

Rofl. I didnt know the Augusta pro shop sold

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:38 PM

I think Rory still goes on to have the better career
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:38 PM

i dont know if he will at Augusta.... Knox is ahead as of now
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:46 PM

If he gave him 8 strokes, then he didn't beat him...

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:46 PM

Rory has more majors than Knox.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:57 PM

Knox has more money. Like old money

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:24 PM

View Postlinkerpan, on 07 March 2018 - 10:57 PM, said:

Knox has more money. Like old money

Knox be like,



Be usin a Krugerrand for a ball mark, yo ; )

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:37 AM

View PostMidwestGolfBum, on 07 March 2018 - 05:43 PM, said:

He does play to a +2.2 or something like that so 8 strokes is a pretty large number.

+2.2 is extremely good but still only the best 10 out of 20 scores. I still think an average score (adjusted to difficulty of a course) would be a better gauge of how a good a player is and how many strokes should be given in a match. To me, it would be better to match Rory's average scores at Augusta against Knox's average scores at Augusta to get a more accurate spread.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:04 AM

But how far can Knox hit his drive? GolfWRX far? :lol:

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:48 AM

View PostHawkeye77, on 07 March 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

Seminole quote was pretty darn funny.

He was "forced" so guessing something good natured in all of it, maybe it was to balance out Gerry's side of the bet, maybe that was the losing end of some other fun bet down at Seminole.

How is Rosaforte not breaking the real story with all of his texting?

These guys operate in an alternate universe, lol.

View Postgvogel, on 07 March 2018 - 07:23 PM, said:

"I go into the pro shop at Seminole and put stuff on my Dad's account."  Life is good for Gerry - former bartender who just happens to have a son who makes $20M a year in endorsements.

Love the Seminole quote.  Anybody who can go in the Seminole pro shop and not buy something is stronger than any of us.  Small square footage but the selection of merchandise and that logo are second to none.

Edited by sportingpc, 08 March 2018 - 10:32 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:10 AM

View Postgvogel, on 07 March 2018 - 07:23 PM, said:

"I go into the pro shop at Seminole and put stuff on my Dad's account."  Life is good for Gerry - former bartender who just happens to have a son who makes $20M a year in endorsements.

I bet it's the ball he uses

I'm kidding!


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:25 AM

Look up Knox's Ghin shows he is a current .05 with a low of +1.8.
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:47 AM

View PostDavePelz4, on 07 March 2018 - 07:32 PM, said:

Rory lost the bet before a shot was hit.

Now there is a prime example of the the wager being won or lost on the first tee.
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:50 AM

View PostBigSky59, on 07 March 2018 - 10:46 PM, said:

If he gave him 8 strokes, then he didn't beat him...

If there was a bet (and I'm sure there was if strokes were involved), then he did beat him on the bottom line.
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:26 AM

View PostMidwestGolfBum, on 07 March 2018 - 05:43 PM, said:

He does play to a +2.2 or something like that so 8 strokes is a pretty large number.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

View PostLlortamaisey, on 07 March 2018 - 09:12 PM, said:

Why would Jeff give Rory 8 shots? I know it is Jeffs Home track and he beat Rory last time but that is crazy.
how did you come to this decision?

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