HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 826 times:
Well it appears that no one has started a thread about the greatest golf tournament on Earth yet, so I will. I would have started it sooner, but I'm in DFW having completed week 1 of 6 week dispater school, and my access to a computer/internet is very limited.
The weather has provided firm fast conditions that is making the new Augusta (a course I believe Bobby Jones would spit upon in disgust) the most difficult it has played since the major overhaul of 2002.
Poor Brett Wettrich hung tough the first couple of days until an ugly triple bogey on the 3rd hole this morning derailed his third round. Mickelson has posted +6 for three rounds and, amazing, still has a chance to win it. As I write this, Stuart Appelby (sporting a level 2 mullet) is our leader and the only fellow under par, and of course, the striped one is still hanging around, finished at +3 for the championship.
I'm jumping on Stuart's back the rest of the way. He has been up and down with his game since he lost his wife to the car accident back in 1998, and man is talented enough and I believe ready to win a major. Anyone want to wager on the chances of someone winning with an over par score, ala US Open?
Yegmaster From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 802 times:
I think over par will win as tomorrow's forecast is not much better than today's.
I'm pulling for Stuart or Padraig. Both deserve a major.
However, i'm afraid that Tiger will probably shoot a 70 or so and that will probably be enough.
Props to Zach Johnson on winning the green jacket.....he's proof positive that you don't need a be a bomber to win at Augusta. Knowing your capabilities, your strengths, and playing to those strengths is what wins tournaments. That, and finishing in the top ten in fairways hit, greens in regulation, and putting.
Btw, I figured you must have been away from a computer.....I knew you'd be all over the Masters
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 765 times:
He seems grateful for winning, I still wish Tiger won, but props to him. I think he will fall off the map for a while.
I loved that shot of Tiger's when he smashed his 5 iron and landed the ball on the ridge then the ball rolled back to the hole...Only Tiger has that luck/skill. If he would have hit the ball 5in longer it would not have rolled back.
HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 750 times:
Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 3): I started one on Thursday, but you can see how well it went over:
Sorry mate, I must've missed it scrolling through the history.
Quoting Yegmaster (Reply 2): And Zach Johnson takes the jacket home.
Good for him.
As glad as I am that someone not named Eldrick won this year, Zach freaking Johnson won?????? How????? The guy's golf swing is better suited for baseball (I've looked at it in slow-mo a dozen times and I can't figure out how it generates power or keeps the face square with any kind of consistency), and in all my years of watching golf, I would never bet on a guy with such a bent left wrist in his putting stroke as ever being a good putter (no teacher will ever teach a right handed putter to keep their hands closer to their right thigh at address). I'll give him credit though, he hit the shots that were needed, kept his nerves in check, and rightly won that green jacket. I still can't get over just how horrid the mechanics of his game are.
Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 3): Btw, I figured you must have been away from a computer.....I knew you'd be all over the Masters
The holy grail of golf? It's gonna take Armageddon to keep me away from the Masters.