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Old 06-09-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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It's finally here. I can't wait. So much history at this course.

Merion Golf Club - East Course





Here's an awesome video showing all the changes they made to the course for the open. Also so some nice info on the history of the course, facilities and even maintenance. They've narrowed many of the fairways and shaved some bunker edges close to the fairways so that balls will roll into the sand.


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Old 06-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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It is going to be a good test since nobody has played it before under these conditions Too bad I'm not going to see much since I'm taking a week long vacation. I already stated my picks but since this is the official thread I'll put them up again. Tiger wins easily is my prediction. My two other guys are GMAC and Tim Clark.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that with all this rain Rory's 72 hole score is going down. This rain can make it goofy enough that they field will have to play a couple holes on a different course due alto some washing out. I don't know if enough rain has fallen for that yet. Adam Scott said in his interview that scores are going to be low and course ripe for birdies.

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I already stated my picks but since this is the official thread I'll put them up again. Tiger wins easily is my prediction. My two other guys are GMAC and Tim Clark.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that with all this rain Rory's 72 hole score is going down.
Good takes all around.


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Old 06-20-2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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Well I was wrong but I was also man enough to make predictions BEFORE day 1. I only saw part of the first round and part on saturday as I have been in Cabo for a week. Tiger definately isn't the same player he once was.
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Well I was wrong but I was also man enough to make predictions BEFORE day 1. I only saw part of the first round and part on saturday as I have been in Cabo for a week. Tiger definately isn't the same player he once was.
There was something going on with his left hand or wrist. No one ever really said what the issue was. He also missed more putts than I've ever seen him miss.
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There was something going on with his left hand or wrist. No one ever really said what the issue was. He also missed more putts than I've ever seen him miss.
Well I was excited to watch the final round. There were 20 of us that were going to watch the back nine on the same channel where we watched day 3. We showed up and they couldn't find it anywhere. It seems like the channels change in mexico frequently. We had to watch the bottomline on ESPN deportes.
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There was something going on with his left hand or wrist. No one ever really said what the issue was. He also missed more putts than I've ever seen him miss.
It was his left elbow. He injured it at the Players.
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It is going to be a good test since nobody has played it before under these conditions Too bad I'm not going to see much since I'm taking a week long vacation. I already stated my picks but since this is the official thread I'll put them up again. Tiger wins easily is my prediction. My two other guys are GMAC and Tim Clark.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that with all this rain Rory's 72 hole score is going down. This rain can make it goofy enough that they field will have to play a couple holes on a different course due alto some washing out. I don't know if enough rain has fallen for that yet. Adam Scott said in his interview that scores are going to be low and course ripe for birdies.
Well your man Tiger didn't destroy this course after all. Nobody did. Just Rose won.........but did he? I say Merion was the winner.
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Just Rose won.........but did he? I say Merion was the winner.
I gotta agree with that. The course won this weekend. Just setup brutal on an already tough course.

This years was only about 200 yards less than last year with a ridiculious 149 slope rating. That doesn't even factor in all the blind shots, brutal rough, close OBs, and narrow fairways. Today's pro golfer just doesn't have the ball moving ability the old guys had, IMO. Some do, but most don't. The ball and equipment are just different.

Many, many people said the pro's would destroy this course. They weren't in the tourney though.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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I'm gonna say this is the year Phil doesn't finish 2nd place, he gets it done. The man has more 2nd place finishes in a US Open then anybody in the history of the game. Bottom line is he plays this tournament very well most of the time. He's got the amazing short game to get out of trouble around these really small greens with all the scrub rough around the bunkers. And with not having to hit driver as much as you would on a longer course, I think that really helps his chances.

Now the big question is, should I take that to Vegas? I did call the Scott win at the Masters and I was kicking myself for not throwing down $100.
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Now the big question is, should I take that to Vegas? I did call the Scott win at the Masters and I was kicking myself for not throwing down $100.
Very unlikely to pick two winners of the 4 majors in my experience but you can't win if you don't play. It only counts if you throw money down on it.
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Very unlikely to pick two winners of the 4 majors in my experience but you can't win if you don't play. It only counts if you throw money down on it.
I think I might throw $50 down on Phil and $50 down on Jason Day. It will make watching it that much more fun, haha.
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I think I might throw $50 down on Phil and $50 down on Jason Day. It will make watching it that much more fun, haha.
You can't win if you don't bet. My biggest cash in was Phil's second masters. The problem for me was I had some bucks on Couples that would of paid big time had he won it. They were paired together in the final group of round 4 that year.
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Scott, Tiger, and Rory Thursday and Friday.... cool beans
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Scott, Tiger, and Rory Thursday and Friday.... cool beans
And Rory said he's hitting 7 drivers off the tee. So, obviously with how much they lengthened it plus the wet conditions and the ball not rolling out on the fairways, guys are hitting more drivers then we thought.
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I hope Sergio eats the bones ..............
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I'm goin Dufner Tiger or Day.

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Looks like weather is going to ruin this tourney. There's 2 holes that will be completely submerged under water. Meanwhile the weather out west here is perfect. Gonna be no golf this week
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Tim Clark played back nine first at 2 under. He should shoot a good front 9 now.
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I don't like golf, but a kid from my HT is in the open. I hope he kicks ass.
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I don't like golf, but a kid from my HT is in the open. I hope he kicks ass.
This isn't the most prestigious Major
It's not the oldest
But it's the most brutal course setup IMO
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Then it will be a good test for him!
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Second rain delay today. I didn't get to catch any coverage today. I think Phil landed there at 4 am this morning eastern and tee'd off at 7ish. Looking forward to the replay.

My picks were:

Day
Kuchar
Cabrera

I had to pick two more in our draft:

Zack Johnson
Dustin Johnson

Phil was omitted from the draft since we'd all pull for him if he's in the hunt.
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Oh yeah, had a gut feeling about Phil.
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