That was one of the greatest final days play that I've ever seen! Hinako Shibuno wins on her major debut at 20 years old in her first tournament outside of Japan. Just incredible play and smiling all the way round every round. Salas played a great final round and was unlucky not to make a play off. Also Jin Young Ko only 2 shots off the winning score which would have been her third major victory this year, she is such an incredible player especially on Sundays.
Wish I could emulate Shibuno's swing but given that she's double jointed and her left arms bends the wrong way at address and takeaway I've got no chance.
― oscar bravo, Monday, 5 August 2019 10:39 (ten months ago) link
iyo how long before they can run a proper mixed tournament with more or less equal chances? thinking short (by men's standards) but difficult holes etc. or is it just as stupid to compare men's and women's golf as it is for other sports
― imago, Monday, 5 August 2019 11:37 (ten months ago) link
They had an event this year. I think it was either in Jordan or omam, I'm not sure. It was for ladies european tour players, senior European tour players and challenge tour ( level below regularEuropean tour). They did some equations based on average drive length of the respective tours and determined the tee boxes accordingly. A challenge tour guy won iirc but a woman was second and the top 20 had plenty of each grouping. The Australian LPGA/euro event at the start of the season has 2 separate events equal prize money same course where the groupings are alternate, 3 women tee off then 3 men etc. I think Celine Bouiter won the women's section.
Not sure how feasible the Jordan event is going forward cos there will always be arguments about how equal the hole length is etc. Would like to see a high profile mixed doubles event on the PGA or European tour though for sure.
― oscar bravo, Monday, 5 August 2019 13:19 (ten months ago) link
Would like to know how much of the prize money for the Open comes from the TV rights, because now that the R&A runs the British Open for women it should sell the rights as a package with the men's and split the prize money equally, but I would guess they would argue that the prize fund comes from additional sources too.
― oscar bravo, Monday, 5 August 2019 13:23 (ten months ago) link
wife and i were sitting at a bar eating lunch and caught the last two holes by chance. we were both chuckling at shibuno's (very charming) goofiness, like literally joking about how she was acting like she had never been in a big tournament before i googled her and found out....she had never been in a big tournament. then she turned out to be a stone cold assassin on that winning 20-footer. what an awesome story.
― call all destroyer, Monday, 5 August 2019 15:46 (ten months ago) link
hideki has p much eliminated the pause at the top of his backswing...my world is all askew.
jordan's swing is looking way better with the driver compared to the last 2 years.
brooks on his 'rivalry' with rory - "there is no rivalry. rory hasn't won a major since i've been on tour". Ouch.
― oscar bravo, Friday, 18 October 2019 06:31 (seven months ago) link
at pga tour event in japan tiger starts with 3 straight bogeys, reels off 9 birdies in next 15 to lead at -6.
his iron swing is a thing of beauty.
― oscar bravo, Thursday, 24 October 2019 05:53 (seven months ago) link
exciting finish at the presidents cup
― dynamicinterface, Sunday, 15 December 2019 03:39 (five months ago) link
Thinking of that game Trump had with Nicklaus and Tiger, most welcome.
― clemenza, Saturday, 16 May 2020 00:12 (three weeks ago) link