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2018 PGA Championship (Master Thread)


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#1 manku

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:48 AM

Someone had to start it...

I don't even have any hunches this week...which is a good thing for my wallet!

Edited by manku, 06 August 2018 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:36 PM

from st. louis, played the course recently.. its long, not overly tight, rough will be deep... lotta holes set up for a righty draw or left fade.  think bubba, JT, potentially Rose and Mcilroy

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:12 PM

THE GREENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I blame the USGA
swing is irrelevant, score is everything

just say NO.... to practice swings

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:15 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 06 August 2018 - 02:12 PM, said:

THE GREENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.golfdige...urnt-and-patchy

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I blame the USGA


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:17 PM

tee times

https://www.pga.com/...nship/tee-times




When is the appropriate time to start complaining about the lack of tv on Thursday and Friday mornings? And will we need four to six separate threads about it?

swing is irrelevant, score is everything

just say NO.... to practice swings

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:25 PM

I have a question- why does TNT get the broadcast for the PGA Thursday and Friday every year? Other than these two rounds do they air any golf at all?

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:33 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 06 August 2018 - 02:12 PM, said:

THE GREENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.golfdige...urnt-and-patchy

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I blame the USGA
I would not be happy to play on greens that looked like that.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:15 PM

View Postcbutcher1547, on 06 August 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

I have a question- why does TNT get the broadcast for the PGA Thursday and Friday every year? Other than these two rounds do they air any golf at all?

Tradition? They won the bid for them I guess.

Only golf TNT shows all year. They don't do a horrible job and I like Ernie Johnson. Plus I'm sure they are using the CBS-owned camera crew and most of their TV people.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:17 PM

Watching Live From now and they are saying we won't see much fire in this course. They have bent greens and with the really hot summer they are thin and suffering. Not going to cut them until the tournament rounds begin. That sucks!

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:20 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 06 August 2018 - 02:12 PM, said:

THE GREENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.golfdige...urnt-and-patchy

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I blame the USGA

Will happen to bentgrass greens when it's 95-100* for a summer no matter how much water you put on them, no matter if the course is closed for months before the tournament, and no matter the operating budget. Will be interesting to see the green speeds during the tournament. The PGA has already said they won't be running their normal PGA Championship speeds.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:21 PM

View PostBig Ben, on 06 August 2018 - 06:17 PM, said:

Watching Live From now and they are saying we won't see much fire in this course. They have bent greens and with the really hot summer they are thin and suffering. Not going to cut them until the tournament rounds begin. That sucks!

Slow greens can be as difficult as fast greens to putt on because the players aren't used to that. Now the approaches will be a lot easier, especially due to the rain that is coming.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:42 PM

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:48 PM

What a gorgeous course!

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

there are enough optimal turfs out there to negate the need to have bent greens anywhere in the south, for any reason ... unless you are a pretentious set who closes the "golf club" from may to october ... :ban:

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:55 PM

(Master Thread) ... I like how that rolls off the tongue.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

OWGR Events Page  --- Toggle "SoF" (Field Strength) -- so that the highest such ranked event is at the top, followed by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. such ranked events in descending order.

The 100th edition of the PGA Championship currently has an OWGR SoF (Field Strength) rating of 920, which puts the event at the top spot in 2018, followed by (Top Five such ranked events) the 147th Open Championship (902), the U.S. Open (855), Players Championship (854), the Masters Tournament (794), and WGC-Bridgestone (751).

The PGA Championship's 920 SoF rating may change before the first round of play depending on withdrawals, so the tournament's claim to "Number One" is not yet a sure thing.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:00 PM

greens will be lookin' like the top of Tigers head.    Posted Image
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:08 PM

Good grief!  Didn't even know it was this week.  Time flies.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:14 PM

I think the guys are going to demolish this course this week...

Rory was at the range for 4.5 hours working on his swing today.  TW was a no show.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 06 August 2018 - 08:14 PM, said:

I think the guys are going to demolish this course this week...

Rory was at the range for 4.5 hours working on his swing today.  TW was a no show.

Tiger was there.  Started at 6am and was off the course before I got there at 8:30.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:27 PM

Watching Live From the PGA Championship on Golf Channel, they showed approach shots "splatting" on the greens.  Target golf this week, folks.

Bellerive may be an attractive course in some areas, but to my eye it is bland and uninteresting.

When the course and conditions are not up to snuff, it's a roll of the dice.  We may see someone like Charley Hoffman win this thing.  (sorry, Charley :)) Hopefully, some of the big guns will play well.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:30 PM

Although he is having a dreadful year, Jordan Spieth is going for the career Grand Slam this week.  Wouldn't that be something?

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:31 PM

View PostPGArox, on 06 August 2018 - 09:30 PM, said:

Although he is having a dreadful year, Jordan Spieth is going for the career Grand Slam this week.  Wouldn't that be something?

He's shown that he doesn't even need to be firing on all cylinders in order to contend.  Wouldn't surprise me to see him in the mix on Sunday.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:33 PM

View Post2putttom, on 06 August 2018 - 08:00 PM, said:

greens will be lookin' like the top of Tigers head. Posted Image

Take it back you son of a b****, take it back!
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:34 PM

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:36 PM

View Postebrasmus21, on 06 August 2018 - 09:33 PM, said:

View Post2putttom, on 06 August 2018 - 08:00 PM, said:

greens will be lookin' like the top of Tigers head. Posted Image

Take it back you son of a b****, take it back!
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:39 PM

I'm picking Spieth.   He seems to be able to overcome more than most.  Probably received just enough needling from JT to push him over the edge!

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:56 PM

View Posttiderider, on 06 August 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

there are enough optimal turfs out there to negate the need to have bent greens anywhere in the south, for any reason ... unless you are a pretentious set who closes the "golf club" from may to october ... :ban:

St Louis is in the transition zone. If they used bermuda, they would be green and growing for 3 months.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:30 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 06 August 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

tee times

https://www.pga.com/...nship/tee-times




When is the appropriate time to start complaining about the lack of tv on Thursday and Friday mornings? And will we need four to six separate threads about it?

right .......

now

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:32 PM

View Post2putttom, on 06 August 2018 - 08:00 PM, said:

greens will be lookin' like the top of Tigers head. Posted Image

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