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Discussion in 'General Sports' started by TFP, Jan 2, 2018.
Tournament of Champions starts Thursday!
Love watching Kapalua at night during the dead of winter. Hope!
It can be additional fun to watch if you drink every time the broadcast team says "Moloka'i."
Tiger is playing Torrey and Riviera:
Gotta love Kapalua. Vegas took a driver on a 400 yard par 4 downhill downwind and drove it through the green. Then took driver uphill into the wind on a 290 yard par 4 and couldn’t reach the green.
DJ almost holed out on the 382 yard par 4.
Bones is making his return to caddying. Will caddie for JT at the Sony.
DJ hit it to two inches from 433 yards. Just drove another par 4.
2nd day in a row he’s eagled that par 4.
He's on fire right now
Gross coverage on Golf Channel thanks to a strike by the cameramen and technicians walking off the course before the round
It's basically unwatchable.
Is this what's going on here? Yeah, it's bad
I was watching without noise. That explains it. And it is was difficult to watch.
And so it begins for Jason Day. Pro-am only WD. Bad look, IMO.
Guys do it all the time.
Don’t they just play the Pro AM with celebrities and generic (very) rich people?
No. A lot of times its employees of varying levels of sponsors. My dad played in the Western Open Pro-Am several times because Amstel or Heineken was a major sponsor and, while he's a generic white guy, I wouldn't put him in the (very) rich category. Of course, it depends on the tournament but not every participant is some special person.
I could be misreading him, but I took CL’s comment to be more ‘who gives a shit?’ As in it’s like a silly season round, it’s not anything competitive or even a practice round, it’s just glad handing.
Not that bluntly, but yea.
Re: Pro-Ams, apparently there is a change coming to the format that should make some pros very happy. Rather than requiring the biggest names in the field to play 18 holes, several tournaments are going to a 9/9 format, where a different pro will take over the group at the turn. Apparently this is already an established model on the LPGA Tour and works very well.
I am psyched for this weekend and the season ahead. Two really fun events going on with a very strong field also playing the Dubai Desert Classic and some really low scores to start. I am a total Rory fan-boy, so thrilled so see him off to a good start this year and seemingly healthy and eager to regain his stature by playing a ton leading up to Augusta. Meanwhile, Tommy Fleetwood looked awesome last week in Abu Dhabi and I love him to win a major this year and possibly move into the Top 5 conversation. With the emergence of Rahm and so many other good players, we could see some really fun battles and all leading up to a potentially epic Ryder Cup, especially if Tiger gets it going, too.
It was a good week for the Euro Ryder Cup team...Rahm, Sergio and Fleetwood all winning and Rory looking strong. Should be a great year leading up to the Cup.
Tiger’s off at 1:40 EST today.
without having to do any research.....which course today will be easier and boast lower scores?
South is always harder if I am remembering correctly
That's correct, South is the tougher course.
They each only place the North once and they really need to score.
That must be why someone on the north course called Tom Lovelady is -4 through 6.
Tiger’s +1 through 4. Looks good and more importantly, healthy.
This was a good one:
Tiger barely misses an ace on 16. That would have been something.
I missed the Tiger slumping his shoulders and dropping the club after swings thing. The variation where he looks down and away then points wide right is my personal favorite though. Bonus points if muttering "ugh, Tiiiger."
Even par 72 for Tiger. Ball striking a bit rusty but solid round nonetheless. Looked like the same guy that played in the Bahamas- smooth swing, bombing drives.
Longest putt he made was four feet. Either stuffed it or hit it to 20-30.
come on now!!
Tiger has a lot of work to do if he's going to make the cut. Jon Rahm's ball striking is a thing of beauty.
Got one back with a lengthy putt on 1. Fighting the driver today. Cut will likely be -1.
Interesting that the North is playing less than 1/2 shot easier than the South this year.
Crazy good flop shot from Tiger on 6. He’s got it back to E, needs a birdie coming in to play the weekend. 9 is a par 5.
Looks like the cut is pretty solid at -1
Good leaderboard too. Rahm with the chance for back-to-back and reach #1, Day charging, Phil and others lurking. Finau looking to break through, Palmer off major medical...Torrey always seems to produce one of the best early season tournaments each year.
Another good chip by Tiger on 7 should get him on the right side of the cut.
Bogey on 8, needs to birdie the par 5 9th to play the weekend. High drama!
And Tiger bogeys 8 to get back on the wrong side of the cut. Has to birdie the par 5 9th.
Tiger needs some magic here, because his drive was very wayward on 18. But it's a Par 5 so he has a chance at making the cut. He bogeyed 17.
Classic bogey, bogey, eagle for Phil
VERY long two putt for Tiger to make the cut.
Phenomenal putt by Tiger.
Even more classic, then follows up the eagle by driving into the hazard. Considering playing out of it.
Phil never ceases to entertain.
I can’t fucking stand him.
Tiger looks pretty good today. He's nailing some putts. Still a bit messy off the tee, though, but that's always been an issue for him in recent years. That said, his swing looks tremendous, healthy and strong. He's not favoring anything.
And on cue, he hits a drive 40 miles left.