Golf - classic or dud

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Dud, obviously. I mean, there's no player interaction for a start.

DV, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

new boring middleclass social climber answers

DV, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Sorry I'm going to stick up for golf. Golf is CLASSIC! Golf on TV is soothing and pleasant to watch, reminds me of Sunday afternoons as a child watching it with my parents, loads of days at the Irish Open drinking beer and lying around in the sun.

Playing golf is something I won't do till I'm a good bit older but it is the best activity for people as they get older. Very social, not too strenuous, lots of dinners/drinking sessions. I love golf on BBC, Alex Hay is such a polite and good humoured man. There's no sport left on TV with as little glitz as Golf right down to the commentators.

Ah golf.....I even love the rippling applause and the noise when they hit the ball

Ronan, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

The stupidest "sport" ever created, and that's saying a lot. It was probably one of Momus's ancestors that created as a grand art prank on the upper classes.

Nicole, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Peter Allis = satan.

Andrew L, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Golf is great, what other sports enable men to wear pastel shades?

davel, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link


its just great, can't explain why exactly, its perfectly sedate to watch, but things do sort of coalesce into being. as for playing, i have to make do with the occasional round of pitch and putt

gareth, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

It's not the golf so much as the sodding golf courses that I mind. Firstly they encourage murder as bodies are always being found on golf courses (well not always but sometimes. Occasionally). Secondly they take up land that could be used for better things. Where I grew up in leafy Bucks it was golf courses a-go-go for all the middle aged commuter men and they put one on top of the pick your own strawberries farm where I used to stuff my face and get sunburnt as a child. Then when I was living in Spain at the povvy end of the Costa del Sol there were severe water shortages so we had no water from 8pm onwards and if you forgot to fill a bath / bucket before you went out you were stuffed but OH LOOK just outside town is the swanky golf course they had some big competition on a few years back and they are sprinklering that all hours of the day grrr. OK so they need them for the tourist euro but still it's irritating.

Rant over.

Emma, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

''Peter Allis = satan.''

am sad i am missing the open (already missed wimbledon and the eng sri lanka test series) but the good thing abt missing the open is not hearing Peter allis' 'commentary'. It's just torture really.

Julio Desouza, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Grew up a bit of a golf nut in the very early eighties -- still think Tom Watson's amazing chip shot in the US Open on the seventeenth hole ranks up there as a Great Moment. But this fascination could well be due to location -- my grandparents lived in Pebble Beach, home of some of the best courses in the States or anywhere, and where that particular Open was held that year. My parents live in Carmel now literally within walking distance from the beach where you can see some of the courses, and seeing the courses and the whole setting is for me just part of home, a nostalgia-of-the-present I can't and won't deny. Don't follow it now beyond knowing Woods is predominant and Els his closest rival (I gather), and I think the urge to create courses in absurdly impractical locations is sad on any number of levels. But visiting Scotland made me appreciate why it was created there and so popular -- plenty of lush greenery, plenty of good space for courses. So why not?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I'll tell you why not! Cos golf courses ruin the natural lush greenery with their horrible landscaping and prevent people who aren't stomping around in silly jumpers from enjoying the countryside!

Emma, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Emma is OTM here. Silly jumpers + vast amounts of environmental degradation = double dud.

RickyT, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Are you referring to Scotland or England here? (I'm not being snarky, I'm honestly curious -- I was under the impression that most of the Scottish courses have been around for many a moon anyway, so they're the landscape by default now.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm not sure that most of the courses in Scotland *are* that old, and there's been a big explosion in golf course construction in England over the last twenty years or so. The area round my parents house in Yorkshire is covered with the damn things, many of them having replaced the few bits of uncultivated land that remained in the area.

RickyT, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Golf = men in pastel diamond knit tank tops = Classic

davel, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I think golf evolved in scotland as a way of using naturally occuring coastal scrub land.

They then started creating artificial coastal scrubland all over the world.

apparently American golf courses are more "artificial" than Irish & Scottish ones, and there is some pressure on courses over here to become less natural so as to appeal to yankee dollar.

but whatever, it's all golf = all boring middle class men off playing their boring game and cosying up to the boss over a few gin and tonics and then drink driving home.

DV, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Ronans answer is my answer as well. Classic. Having a golf course around sure beats having a soccer pitch, baseball diamond, basketball court etc etc around.

The fact that there is no player interaction only increases the enjoyment of the game for me. Sublime and no jock0's around to spoil your day.

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

As a matter of fact I shall be hitting the links (as we say) Saturday afternoon.

golfing with the boss=dud, which is why almost nobody does it.

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I hate golf. Last Sunday whilst walking in the park talking to my mother and aunt whilst taking our dogs round a park that boarders on a golf course, a very rude old man starting telling us to be quiet as he wanted to tee off. Git. So, we just talked more loudly (we weren't shouting in the first place). So, anyway golf courses are evil. It is all fun shouting "skin" is you hear a golfer shout "fore".

jel --, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Tiger's petulant bitching at the photographers is by itself sufficient proof of ultimate dud-ness. Two words for all golfers, squatting to line up their putts as a reverential hush falls over the gallery: SWING BATTER!!

briania, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Golf = hawaiian shirts. DO keep up! Classic obv.

Jeff W, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

leave us golfers alone!!! you can have your extreme in your face lets eat a gallon of high fructose corn syrup while we make funny faces sports. we just want to be left alone!!!

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Golf itself=neither classic or dud.

My husband streaking across golf courses at sunrise in the early 70's=classic.

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

He has defiled the game I love. I weep.

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm with Mark Twain ("a good walk spoiled"). Dull, badly-dressed people playing a boring sport that has been dominated by upper class WASPs.

Martin Skidmore, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I'll be hitting the links on Sunday. Can't stand to watch the sport on T.V. but enjoy playing. Plus it makes a great drinking game when your playing with your friends.

Chris, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I openly challenge Tiger Woods to a fight -- anywhere, anytime. Golf is the worst.

Kris, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

how can a sport you essentially play by yourself be dominated by anybody (upper middle class WASPs or whoever)?

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Golf = classic. Tiger = Super-Classic.

Dan Perry, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Golf-Huge amounts of land cleared out so that people can hit a ball around-D

Miniture Golf- A good time for druken teenagers on a Saturday Night. Watch where your standing at the ramp over water hole, I was hit with a flying ball and got a bruised collar bone. It was funny till the booze wore off...

brg30, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

'Peter Allis = Satan' = the strangest and silliest statement I've ever seen; I can hardly think of anyone harder to despise. The man is a god.

Classic Allis - Hay exchange from yesterday;

Allis (lamenting Seve's withdrawal due to being rubbish now): 'I'm afraid there aren't too many things you get better at as you get older'.

Hay: 'Sweeping?'.

Ally C, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I don't know their names but.

today they showed a bunch of CLIPS together [highlights, perhaps] with some krazy 'dance' music over the top.

one commentator: is that the sort of music you like to dance to?

another commentator: no, actually. I'm more of a gavotte-merchant.

I have an inkling that the another one was allis. if so: AllyC is OTM.

RJG, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

ben wright's comments about women's breasts getting in the way of their swing was pretty classic. i like how another name for the mullet is 'lpga'.

keith, Saturday, 20 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Bah Peter Allis is a 19th hole saloon bar reactionary sexist BORE who thinks that the 'little woman' shld never be allowed near a golf course and who in interviews makes dull and predictable comments abt the 'menace' of political correctness (which just means he can't tell his racist jokes anymore...)

Andrew L, Sunday, 21 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Golf is classic because Jesper Parnevik plays it.

Ally, Sunday, 21 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes the land is all "ruined". Of course!

Ronan, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

walter benjamin to thread!!

mark s, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

AllyC is, as he so often is, bang OTM.

and the end of the open yesterday was rather thrilling

chris, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Commentary during a lull in yesterday's final round (which, contrary to most, I found infinitely less entertainng than when the leaders were shedding shots like confetti in Saturday's gale in front of no spectators whatsoever):

Allis: A mention to Mrs [x] who's just about recovered now from the shock of the burglary. I hope they catch the culprits soon.
Hay: Terrible. [Proceeds to say something about appropriate capital punishment to apply when they are caught]
Allis: Ooh no, surely a bit of flogging first. So the punishment lasts longer.
Hay: Oh yes, of course.

Jeff W, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Lehman Vaginal Overload, "Pin High (Parnevik's Panda Remix)"

Cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 19 July 2003 12:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Ronan909: the american dudes are like "hi sam, you've got a tan"
z3mk0: "yes well done beverley you were right"
thegardencentre: american commentators are like that for every sport though
thegardencentre: in fact ther news too
Ronan909: yeah zemko, and everytime someone wins and the wife comes on camera he goes
"now you can have that new kitchen love"
thegardencentre: "and a difficult genocide in central africa pete"
z3mk0: haha
*************: that's pretty OTM
Ronan909: he's said it at least three times
thegardencentre: "yes, a tricky situation for the malawians lesley"
*************: "that's right bob"
Ronan909: seve ballesteros was a great commentator
Ronan909: when he did it
Ronan909: is he on again this time
z3mk0: yesterday they werre discussing wind pattertsn and one said "he's talkign out his isobarse"
Ronan909: haha
cozenyo: haha
z3mk0: i was shocked!
thegardencentre: "1500 a day dead dave, the strike rate is rising"
Ronan909: it is so great, the best hangover tv ever
cozenyo: PARTAY tv
Ronan909: "war in iraq, wrap up warm folks"
thegardencentre: COMEDOWN TV
thegardencentre: HANGOVER TV
thegardencentre: PARTAAAAY TV
Ronan909: payne stewart
Ronan909: i miss him
thegardencentre: yea:-(
*************: "too bad about the fire that killed 15, ted"
z3mk0: bring the payne
Ronan909: haha
thegardencentre: too bad i fucked your wife pacey
Ronan909: FORE!
*************: :-)

gareth (gareth), Saturday, 19 July 2003 12:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Ronan909: people should shout fore at raves
Ronan909: and wear golf clothes
*************: hahaha
cozenyo: you don;t?
*************: walk around with golf clubs
Ronan909: i do now
z3mk0: glow clubs
*************: and tee off
thegardencentre: peopel should weaer plus fours at raves
Ronan909: tee up on stage
Ronan909: plus 4s as in
Ronan909: turn up the pitch
thegardencentre: haha, i notice ed is being markedly silent!!!;-)
cozenyo: ian woosnam's so weird
Ronan909: you wave them at the dj
z3mk0: the big raver pants are already in effect!
z3mk0: kinda
*************: you use the clubs to adjust the lighting
Ronan909: people do wear golf visers
Ronan909: already
z3mk0: when i go raving i take a caddy
thegardencentre: there is a photo of me in a gold visor winging its way towards ilx
Ronan909: i have visions of homelands with 10000 people all in cheque trousers and sleeveless pringle sweaters
z3mk0: in a little buggy
thegardencentre: i need a new caddy
thegardencentre: my last one got uppity
z3mk0: and he hands me diff drugs and water and stuff
*************: david thomas from pere ubu/rftt uses his cane as a weapon... it's a little frightening
Ronan909: "i reckon you need to take the white mitsubishi this time zemko"
Ronan909: "the next hour could be tricky, have a pint"
thegardencentre: hah, this is a challenging rotterdam track, caddy hand me another half wrap of whizz, the bpm is realy high on this one
z3mk0: and waits patiently in the revving car while i dance in fornt of him
Ronan909: i fired my caddy after i passed out one time
Ronan909: he gave me a 7 iron when i needed some vodka
Ronan909: "a challenging rotterdam track"
*************: i'm going to open a club called "caddyshack"
thegardencentre: caddyshack is the best film ever!"
thegardencentre: apart from caddyshack 2

gareth (gareth), Saturday, 19 July 2003 12:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Tiger Woods should drink farm cider.

Cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 19 July 2003 14:01 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm not sure if i want to know whether ILx chat transcripts are real or not. ah, mystery.

i hit golf balls this week. i have more natural ability at it than most other things that involve hitting balls. fun. and v. satisfying when you actually get it up in the air and far away. though i usually don't get quite as much distance as others. dunno if that's a strength thing or a technique thing (or the stella i had?). not too much exercise if you're just driving, though.

(we never heard of Africa in America, btw. TS: chatty, bubbleheaded non-news v. snide content.)

gabbneb (gabbneb), Saturday, 19 July 2003 15:52 (seventeen years ago) link

doesn't Tolkien say that one of Bilbo Baggins's ancestors was the inventor of golf?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Saturday, 19 July 2003 15:52 (seventeen years ago) link

dud for land and water-use issues alone. have any of you been to Arizona? it's fucking horrifying.

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Saturday, 19 July 2003 16:09 (seventeen years ago) link

as an AZ resident I can attest to that and then some

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Saturday, 19 July 2003 16:20 (seventeen years ago) link

ten months pass...

I've started playing again recently too and my handicaps gone down from a 14 to about an 11/10 - played ardeer and carded an 84 (an unecessary 7 [!!!], and three unecessary 6s) but shoulda been a 79. that is playing to handicap I guess (it was 14) but I reckon markers would have given me the 7 and 6s as 5s (taking into account the rest of my card.)

I love golf.

soft hands!

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:22 (sixteen years ago) link

talk about golf.

do you like it? do you play? are you watching wentworth? will you play golf with me?

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:27 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd love to play some golf! But I need to work on my 1) putting 2) short game and 3) long game. And by "work on" I mean "gain even minimal competency."

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I suspect we all know that this is the only good spectator

Mooving day at the @DDFIrishOpen 🐮#DDFIrishOpen

— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) September 26, 2020

seumas milm (gyac), Sunday, 27 September 2020 14:02 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

So happy to watch Sei Young Kim win her first major today, the Women's PGA. Was probably the best currently active player without one. Put on an absolute clinic today with a 63 in the final group holding off a charging Inbee Park ( a legend herself). Love her aggressive flag hunting game.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 11 October 2020 20:20 (six months ago) link

four weeks pass...

From pond to pin! Rahm skips to a hole-in-one on No. 16 at #themasters

— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 10, 2020

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:53 (five months ago) link


Spottie, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:55 (five months ago) link

um, what the fuck

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 19:13 (five months ago) link

He had a hole in one at #4 the day before as well!

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 22:19 (five months ago) link

boo. featured group coverage at masters for first time ever, looking fwd to ten hours of golf and play gets suspended after 5 mins and may not restart for another 4 hours.

oscar bravo, Thursday, 12 November 2020 12:40 (five months ago) link

Westwood 4 under thru 8 and leading! lol just birdied the 9th as well. get em LJ!!

tiger about to go 3 under. course really soft, scores v low. prefer it when the greens are fast but with no fans some.of the camera angles and shots are new to me and great.

oscar bravo, Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:48 (five months ago) link

Oh Lee. You tease

imago, Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:55 (five months ago) link

Very shocking to update the golf leaderboard and see those scores. Imagine if he has a consistent tournament!

Rickie tee update: 7:26 GMT

tangenttangent, Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:59 (five months ago) link

Everyone did a nice job today. A v low-scoring round. I've got to wonder how the silence could be positively impacting the psychological game. Casey sounding sort of rapturous when he was describing the atmosphere to one interviewer. Rickie on -3.

tangenttangent, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:42 (five months ago) link

yah. excellent day's play. rickie has been terrible all year so nice to see him turn it around. if anywhere could revitalise a player I thought it would be Augusta and spieth but not so far, jordy now #80 in the world!

matthew wolff played a couple of exquisite chip shots and his major record so far is played 2 finished 4th and 2nd.

as always rooting for hideki who has really upped his fashion game in 2020 with his shoes/shirt combos.

oscar bravo, Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:09 (five months ago) link

hoping hideki does it this time. or finau. couple guys who havent broken through yet.

Spottie, Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:24 (five months ago) link

larry mize! -2!

greatest swing of all time

Spottie, Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:49 (five months ago) link

oh man, larry mize! haven’t thought about him in ages. that’s awesome.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:51 (five months ago) link

pulling for westwood, but i kinda expect brysonbot to have a dominant day tomorrow

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 November 2020 02:01 (five months ago) link

langer 4 under thru 13 holes! love when the old boys show up the youngsters round this course

Rory almost broke shot tracer such was the severity of his duck hook off 13

sungjae im owner of the slowest takeaway since inbee park currently at 5 under

oscar bravo, Friday, 13 November 2020 13:26 (five months ago) link

as always rooting for hideki who has really upped his fashion game in 2020 with his shoes/shirt combos.

Strong agree

tangenttangent, Friday, 13 November 2020 23:38 (five months ago) link

bryson finishes bogey-bogey to possibly miss the cut.
rahm joins the logjam at -9.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 14 November 2020 14:00 (five months ago) link

Near flawless golf from DJ today. Shot making, decision making, putting. Everything totally on point.
Cam Smith with back to back insane up and downs on 16 and 17, the one on 17 wasn' t even from the correct fairway.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 14 November 2020 22:30 (five months ago) link

This chi chi fit is the goat golf fit

Chi Chi Rodriguez and his caddie at Augusta in 1975.

— GOLFTV (@GOLFTV) November 13, 2020

Spottie, Sunday, 15 November 2020 04:49 (five months ago) link

tiger with a 10(ten) at the 12th.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:53 (five months ago) link

dj's driving a little off today. hope he can 2 putt #8 for a birdie and right the ship.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:55 (five months ago) link

lol at bryson dechambeau

||||||||, Sunday, 15 November 2020 17:09 (five months ago) link

rough weekend for the big golf boy.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 15 November 2020 17:56 (five months ago) link

Im's languorous approach with a 6-iron is mad! Such a fragmented swing. Very exciting though - really hope he can make it happen!

tangenttangent, Sunday, 15 November 2020 18:40 (five months ago) link

tiger followed his ten by birdieing 5 of his last 6 holes because of course he did. never really rooted for him but by god he tries on every single shot whatever his score is.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 15 November 2020 18:48 (five months ago) link

Yes, that was an impressive turnaround. This was also the most psychologically solid I’ve seen McIlroy in ages - normally seems like he is seething internally.

Insane showing from Cameron Smith - all four rounds under par! DJ is a machine. Very happy for young Im.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 15 November 2020 19:43 (five months ago) link

*under 70...

tangenttangent, Sunday, 15 November 2020 20:03 (five months ago) link

cam smith made birdies and pars from some insane places, love to see it.

Im's chip at 15 was incredible.

happy for DJ he was great this week and for the last 3 months tbh.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 15 November 2020 20:08 (five months ago) link

smith probably gave the best non-winning performance in augusta history

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Sunday, 15 November 2020 20:11 (five months ago) link

Did I read that no one has ever posted four rounds in the 60s before at Augusta?

Michael Jones, Sunday, 15 November 2020 21:57 (five months ago) link

Yeah that's right Michael.

Insane to think that when tiger posted -18 in '97 the next best score was -6!

Love sungjae Im. Remember his first year on tour when joel dahmen's caddie tweeted after they played with sungjae that in his 14 years caddieing on the tour Im was the best rookie he had ever seen bar none.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 15 November 2020 22:26 (five months ago) link

And Tiger went out in 40 on the Thursday in '97... -22 for the last 63 holes! I remember thinking Montgomerie was going to reel him in after round 2. Hilariously wrong. Strange that Tom Kite was runner-up. Another era. That would be like Federer overlapping with Connors or something.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 15 November 2020 22:41 (five months ago) link

ha ha yes. was watching '97 masters the other day and was taken aback to see that it was faldo putting the jacket on tiger and then remembering that faldo's comeback vs Norman was only the previous year so it wasn't as if tiger came on the scene when faldo was years and years past his prime, he came on the scene when faldo was still good enough to win majors! but as you say it seems like another era altogether.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 15 November 2020 22:50 (five months ago) link

three months pass...


oscar bravo, Saturday, 6 March 2021 18:29 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

I was four weeks early but SPIETH!!!!!!!! for real this time.

Really hope Patty Tavatanakit holds on to win the major tonight as she played a wonderful round 3 of p breathtaking golf. Averaging 316 off the tee, and straight, p amazing. Shout out to Shanshan Feng in contention after not playing a tournament for 16 months and actually during that span not touching a club at all for over a year. Also loved her answer when asked about what she did do during quarantine in China - "Well got up in the morning and thought about what I was going to have for breakfast, and after breakfast what I was going to have for lunch, and after lunch thought about what I was going to have for dinner. That was it really."

oscar bravo, Sunday, 4 April 2021 22:18 (two weeks ago) link

If you're someone who consciously marks the passage of time, this won't be surprising. I must have shut that off when it comes to golf, though, because the inclusion of Sergio Garcia in the "old guys" category here (#7) is very disorienting.

I still remember that major (PGA?) where he was 20 or something and almost overtook Tiger with that amazing shot from the woods.

clemenza, Monday, 5 April 2021 13:11 (two weeks ago) link

stoked for the masters

think will win - patrick cantlay or justin thomas
hope will win - hideki or westwood or sungjae im
would hate to win - brooks

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 16:04 (one week ago) link

kim and matsuyama good early returns :)

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Thursday, 8 April 2021 17:06 (one week ago) link

Kim just snapped his putter in frustration, and is well in contention

Playing out the round using his 3 wood

your own personal qanon (darraghmac), Friday, 9 April 2021 20:54 (one week ago) link

his stroke with the 3 wood was so smooth on 16.

will zalatoris is legit. a top 25 machine considering he's still kinda a korn ferry tour player but results on the main tour have pushed him into the top 50 in the world in the meantime. his putting can be a bit iffy tho.

hope the greens on Saturday are more like
day one speed.

Rory just put a swing on it on #10 approach shot that looked like a 18 handicapper.

also SPIETH!!!!

oscar bravo, Friday, 9 April 2021 21:15 (one week ago) link

Lots of bad reads on greens

your own personal qanon (darraghmac), Friday, 9 April 2021 21:45 (one week ago) link

pulling hard for hideki, fascinating player

voodoo chili, Sunday, 11 April 2021 00:05 (one week ago) link

“I sat in my car looking at my cell phone.”

- Hideki Matsuyama on how he spent his 77-minute weather delay.

— Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood) April 10, 2021

voodoo chili, Sunday, 11 April 2021 00:06 (one week ago) link

hideki post rain delay was sublime. only downside is how nervous i'll be watching him tonight.

i love how despite having a press pack from japan following him around from tournament to tournament for the last ten years they only found out he was married with a kid about 3 years after his actual wedding.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 11 April 2021 10:24 (one week ago) link

Fingers crossed for Hideki this evening. Seems bizarre that, 40 years after Aoki's near-miss, Japan still hasn't produced a male major winner. But then I've never quite understood why the French don't dominate clay-court tennis (probably based on watching exchange students rallying for hours in the local park when I was a kid... like, can they all do that?), instead of just one Roland Garros men's singles champ since WW2.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:39 (one week ago) link

Well that was tighter than it needed to be but he got it done!

Xander really wet the bed on 16 he mighta been able to win it with a par and pressure

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 12 April 2021 00:27 (one week ago) link

fun final day even if hideki was never in real peril

call all destroyer, Monday, 12 April 2021 00:28 (one week ago) link

xander also went +4 over three holes before recovering for six straight birdies

weird day for him, but hideki deserves the win and i’m happy he pulled it out

voodoo chili, Monday, 12 April 2021 01:46 (one week ago) link

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