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Postby Orlando Penguin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:45 am

That’s a 10 for Tiger on 12.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:32 pm

Three into Rae's Creek. Crazy.

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Postby King Colby » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:09 pm

Not Brysons fault he couldn't hit a fairway. A lot of unforseen things happened to him that caused it. Just ask him.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:35 pm

Made himself dizzy by crunching too many numbers and testing too many drivers.

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Postby meow » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:58 pm

That’s a 10 for Tiger on 12.
One of us! One of us!

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Postby willeyeam » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:03 pm

I can't wait to see Dustin playing as a past champ in 30 years and just giving zero f***s

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:33 pm


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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:44 pm

Same. What a feeling that must be.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:24 pm

Didn't get a chance to sit in on this winner interview as I thought I might try to make the drive home but ultimately decided against that. So I didn't get to hear what DJ had to say about his win. The tears he shed on the putting green in the CBS interview show just how much this one means to him. All of those nightmares from majors past (Whistling Straits, the Pebble Beach meltdown, OB at Royal St. George's, etc) are out the door now. If winning the US Open just got the major monkey off his back, this Masters victory cements his HOF resume. He might just be hitting his peak now. He is playing Mayakoba in a couple of weeks so it'll be interesting to see if he keeps the run going that he's been on since the 80-80 at Memorial and the WD at 3M.

Some other fun and interesting factoids mined over the last few hours:

--Money won by DJ in calendar year 2020 -- $23,954,307 (4 wins, 3 runner-ups, FedExCup win)
--DJ's 20-under is the most under par in any major and takes the Masters scoring record by 2.
--DJ's 5-shot margin is the most since Tiger won by a million in 1997
--Im & Smith's -15 is the best Masters score without winning (they would have been in at least a playoff in all but 7 Masters -- 65, 76, 97, 01, 10, 15, 20)
--Cam Smith is the first EVER to shoot in the 60's in all four rounds of a Masters
--Tiger Woods's 10 on 12 was his first double-digit score in a PGA Tour event as a professional (23,789 holes)
--Bernhard Langer's driving distance this week -- 259.6 (dead last). Bryson DeChambeau's this week -- 323.9 (first). Today's score -- Bernie 71, Bryson 73. This week's score -- Bernie -3, Bryson -2
--Rory shot 75 in the first round and then averaged 67.33 in the final 3 rounds. Had he just stayed with that average in the first round, this day might have been a lot more entertaining. And he gets to come back in 5 months and get asked about going for the career Slam again. I wonder if he's getting sick of being asked about it.

It was pretty damn surreal watching this Masters without fans. But it gave me the unique opportunity of walking the back 9 with the featured groups on Thursday and being about 15 yards from the 12th tee as Tiger was hitting. Last year, I got to see Augusta National around sunset with nobody around and it was truly a time of reflection of all the history that has taken place on those grounds. Today, there were maybe 400 people around the 18th green as DJ finished up and as they left and we were milling around to see if we were going to interview DJ's caddy/brother, it again was time for that reflection. It's certainly a place like no other out there.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:05 am

Great post OP.

I know scoring conditions were good, but do you think the lack of fans is a big reason for the lower scores? I feel like playing the game with thousands of patrons on the course and surrounding the fairway has to play on nerves quite a bit. Could just be a coincidence though.

Cam Smith was indeed impressive.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:16 am

Take a look at the 2015 leaderboard. Spieth won at -18, two runner-ups finished at -14, nine total players were -9 or better. This year, DJ wins at -20, two runner-ups finished at -15, twelve total players were -9 or better. I don’t think a lack of crowd had much to do with it. The weather this year was more than ideal for scoring. What’s interesting is that the wind really kicked up at the end of the day and had it not been for football and this was a 5:00 finish, that back 9 could have been a real roller coaster.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:29 am

Good point. I forgot how low they were in 2015.

Bring back the persimmon drivers.

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:21 am

I blame the weather for the low scoring more than anything else. I'd like to see a tournament ball for the tour

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Postby Gaucho » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:08 pm

I had no idea DJ's future wife is Wayne Gretzky's daughter.

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Postby Gaucho » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:09 pm

For that matter, I had no idea Wayne had a daughter. Why would I care.

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:10 pm

Oh gaucho. You may care if you followed her instagram

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Postby Gaucho » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:12 pm

Well, I did a quick Google image search and found myself caring.

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Postby King Colby » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:36 pm

DJ is pretty much universally liked, right?

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:30 pm

I love that Koepka responded to this right before he teed off on Sunday :lol:


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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:34 pm

Also, as much attention as Tiger's misadventures on 12 got, this is damned impressive. Talk about putting a hole behind you.


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Postby Gaucho » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:44 pm

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Postby King Colby » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:45 pm

I love that Koepka responded to this right before he teed off on Sunday :lol:

Hes trying to slide into the DMs. And really can you blame him?

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:55 pm

I love Paige

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Postby dodint » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:18 pm



That damn wind.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:31 pm

DJ is pretty much universally liked, right?
He is. He's very quiet and just goes about his business. I think he learned some hard lessons from the suspension he got a couple of years ago and he's just let the golf game do the talking. Rory said that he made sure to play his practice rounds with DJ hoping that the easygoing demeanor would rub off on him. Rory was quoted as saying that DJ's attitude on the course might be the best anyone all-time has had. He truly doesn't let anything bother him. He gets dinged on a rules violation at Whistling Straits -- he takes the lump and moves on. He 3-putts to lose at Chambers Bay -- it rolls off his back and he's ready to go 'take care' of Paulina. I think the emotion we saw out of DJ in the Balionis interview will endear him a lot more to players and fans.

BTW, on that Tiger 10 -- I heard this morning that there were a couple of betting sites that had 150-1 and 200-1 odds on Tiger making a 10 at the Masters. Considering that he had never made a 10 anywhere in his professional career, that's an impressive hit.

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