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2017 PGA Tour

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by TFP, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    I thought that at first, and then after re-reading the quote, I think they're clearly still on speaking terms. Here's the quote:

    "I'm blaming him for nothing,'' Day said of Swatton. "The last couple of weeks were tough. I never wanted it to turn into a toxic relationship, where he's taken me from where I was as a 12-year-old kid to where I am today and I'm not talking to him anymore.''

    I think he's saying he didn't want it to get to the point where they are no longer speaking. I mean, the guy is staying on as his swing coach. Swatton basically stepped into the role of Jason's father after his real father died when he was 12, and I think most pro athletes (especially golfers) go through this with their father's at some point, where they have to finally "move on" from their father-as-coach relationship and become their own man/woman. I think it just happened a bit later on for Day than it has for many others. At least, I really hope that's the case here, and they aren't deep sixing what has been a really important and special relationship for both of them.
     
  2. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Yeah, I know people around here think of Day as a drama queen but this is unfortunate to see when you consider the personal trials he has gone through. I think he gets too much shit, personally, but that's a side point.

    I'm glad to hear he's keeping him on in some capacity, as he obviously is more than a caddie in his life.

    The selfish gawker side of me wants to know the details of these kinds of break ups, but it's neither here nor there and especially someone so central to his life it's good to see him still have a father figure in his life after what he went through growing up.
     
  3. Average Reds

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    I agree with you - at first glance I took his quote to mean that they were not speaking currently, and looking at it again I think he means that he does not want their relationship to get to the point.

    Day has had a very tough year and seems overwhelmed at the moment. It would be nice if he could regain his form as a top player, but there are more important things in his life now and hopefully he'll tend to those first.
     
  4. cshea

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    Rob's quest through the playoffs continues today. -1 through 8 at the Boise Open. Looks like a birdie fest, leader is at -9 and 20 players are -4 or better.
     
  5. Dernells Casket n Flagon

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    Looks like Rob got in on that action. Currently sitting tied for 10th (with 8 others!) at -5 through 16 holes.
     
  6. cshea

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    Birdie on 18 to shoot 65. T4, great start.
     
  7. BigMike

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    What a fantastic back 9 today

    way too many members of my fantasy team on that leaderboard. (Ishakowa, DH Lee, Headley, I think I might have had Ernst and Putnam at one time)
     
  8. Deathofthebambino

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    Yeah, Rob went 30 on the back nine to get to -6. Unfortunately, it looks like one of those courses where you're going to need to be -20 or something to be in the top 10 when it ends. That said, it's nice to see guys like Uihlein and Armour up there in the top 3. They finished 1, 2 last week, so they already have their cards locked up. If Rob can't get a top 5 or whatever, I'd rather have it be filled with guys who either have their cards already, or who have already made enough money in the playoffs to guarantee a card. The top 20 right now has 10 guys who got their cards in the regular season, and when you add in Uihlein and Armour, that's 12 of the top 20 that are irrelevant to Rob's chances. Rob comes in at 7th, and a top 10, maybe even a top 20, may be enough to get him his card, even if he misses the cuts in the last two events. Three days to Glory.
     
  9. bostonbeerbelly

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    Based on the past few years prize earnings from this 4 weekend (3 last year) - I think a top 20 will do it. He hit 17/18 GiR which is amazing. I'd love to see him be able to play the last two with no pressure. 3 more day!
     
  10. The Napkin

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    He's in at -3 for the day, -9 overall and currently tied for 4th. Lotta people still out there though.
     
  11. cshea

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    Bogey free 68 today, Rob's in at -9 and currently T4. He'll probably drop a bit with the afternoon guys going out, but obviously in a great position headed to the weekend. Guaranteed a paycheck.
     
  12. cshea

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    Day just aced 17 at the BMW. Guess the caddie change worked, he'a got a 3-shot lead.
     
  13. thehitcat

    thehitcat Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Any idea on the cut line for the AB Open? Curious who will be left. Sorry just saw it. Projected to be -2 at present.
     
  14. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    I've always said how much I love him.
     
  15. ezemerson

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    surprised he didnt hurt his back with that celebration
     
  16. BigMike

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    I mentioned on the BC thread, I will watch the first half of the BC/ND game but may end up focusing more on the Boise Open once it comes on at 5

    Lots of 65 out there on the course already today, so Rob is going to need a big round just to keep pace
     
  17. BigMike

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    Not a good day for our hero, drops a couple of strokes, and about 25 spots to the field
     
  18. Deathofthebambino

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    Yup, terrible day for Rob today. If it ended right now, he'd drop from 7th to 13th in the playoff standings, and we'd be right back to sphincter tightening time going into the last 2 events. Fortunately, he didn't shoot himself out of it today. A good day tomorrow, and he can easily jump back into the top 15 and lock up a top 25 in the playoffs. Big day tomorrow.
     
  19. BigMike

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    Women's tour is at Evian in the French Alps, somewhere on a mountainside. Final major of the year. They had to cancel the first round earlier in the week because the weather was so awful. They are playing right now in a playoff. Currently it is some sort of mix between hail, sleet, and torrential rain, plus 30 mph winds. There are huge puddles on the green as they are playing which they are trying to squeege. Absolutely amazing stuff to watch.

    It's over, Norquist wins it with a bogey on the playoff hole
     
  20. Deathofthebambino

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    Huge back nine in progress for Rob. He's -4 on the back, and -3 on the round, and now tied for 15th, heading into the 18th hole. A par here. Just a par. Please.
     
  21. Deathofthebambino

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    Sweet, showing a par on 18. As of now, he would be 8th in the playoffs as it currently stands. Going to be awfully hard for him not to finish in the top 25 with 2 events left. WOOHOO.
     
  22. Deathofthebambino

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    He stays in 7th position after 2 events. Not sure it's even possible for 18 guys to jump over him in the last two events, but let's not take any chances. Make the cut next week, earn some money, and gap this thing.
     
  23. ConigliarosPotential

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    It's not just about finishing in the top 25, though, right? Every spot matters now when it comes to making any given field next season - time to keep bringing it home and finish top 10 or even top 5.
     
  24. Deathofthebambino

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    Yup, was just talking to his brother about that. Obviously, the most important thing is to just get into the top 25, but yes, the higher up the list you get, the better your status. When he got his tour card a couple years ago, he was 25th in the playoffs, so he was literally the last guy on the PGA Tour to get his card, so if everyone wants to play a given week, he's out. I'd love to see him stay in the top 10 in the playoffs. 15 or so spots is a HUGE deal. Probably the difference in getting into 3-4 tournaments over the course of the season. He's playing really well. The first two days this week, he was paired with Chesson Hadley, who he had a two shot lead on after they finished playing. Hadley went on to win the tournament. There are some really good golfers in this thing, and he's holding his own.
     
  25. ezemerson

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    anyone else wish that these "playoff" courses were more difficult
     
  26. cshea

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    Rob opens the 3rd leg of the playoffs with a -2 68. Put him at T10 with the second wave about to tee off. Good start...

    As for the PGA playoffs, I don't really have a problem with the courses, but I'd like to see some tweaks to the format. I think match play would be cool. Maybe something like the Tour Championship is 36 or 54 holes of stroke play, then they cut everyone except the top 4 in the points standings. Then those 4 play match play for the $10 million. Rory vs Moore was a great entertainment last year, but it was a little weird that DJ's $10 million bonus was in the hands of Ryan Moore. I know DJ blew it and the answer is for him to play better, but that seemed a bit clunky. Put the $10 million in front of 2 or 4 players and have them go head-to-head. I think that could work.
     
  27. LogansDad

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    Oh, I like that idea. What about making it an 8 man match play, with the 1 and 2 seeds going in having and automatic berth, and the other 6 being the top 6 after Thursday/Friday. The 1/2 seeds could either be handled by letting them rest and be fresh for the weekend, or by having them play to get a feel for the course with the other 6 being filled by the top 6 who aren't them. I unabashedly love match play formats, though, so I might be crazy talking.
     
  28. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Match play would be awesome but I can't imagine the Tour would see the same revenue dollars from advertising. It would be really cool to see the final four playing together, match play, but you'd have a commercial break every five minutes. None of the match play events do very well ratings wise when they get down to the final groups.
     
  29. cshea

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    Yep, that's the problem. But one can wish.
     

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