2021 US Open- Torrey Pines

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Amazing that Rahm came back from the Covid debacle at the Memorial to win the US Open. That's some high quality grit right there.

I'm psyched for him. He's legit.
 

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Phil photobombing the “check in on Rahm” coverage is very on brand.
They're close. Rahm stayed to congratulate Phil at the end of the PGA; he's returning the favor.

And frigging great karma after the Memorial
 

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Never really blows it but just can’t seem to get over the hump.
 
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heavyde050

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Amazing that Rahm came back from the Covid debacle at the Memorial to win the US Open. That's some high quality grit right there.

I'm psyched for him. He's legit.
Yeah, I am happy he won. I was upset when he cost me in the fantasy league at the Memorial. He did really play well today. Really strong performance and bounce back at the U.S. Open.
 

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A few years back, Rahm was a bit immature but I am glad to see where he has come to today. Really happy for him and easy to root for.
 

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Whatever, Rahm might be a meathead, an anti-vaxxer, both, neither - none of it really matters. He played good golf today and won. Congrats!

My biggest question is what was different about today that made this interesting to watch? Obviously there is the pressure but it felt like guys were getting beaten up. Just riskier play trying to jockey for first? Rough finally grew out? Trickier pin positions?

Really this US Open was a yawn fest until Today. Also the televised coverage was bad and the USGA should be ashamed of letting NBC bully them off primetime for fucking olympic swimming trials…
 

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Whatever, Rahm might be a meathead, an anti-vaxxer, both, neither - none of it really matters. He played good golf today and won. Congrats!

My biggest question is what was different about today that made this interesting to watch? Obviously there is the pressure but it felt like guys were getting beaten up. Just riskier play trying to jockey for first? Rough finally grew out? Trickier pin positions?

Really this US Open was a yawn fest until Today. Also the televised coverage was bad and the USGA should be ashamed of letting NBC bully them off primetime for fucking olympic swimming trials…
I don’t think I have to describe it as obvious, but the obvious answer is that any contest of any type is more compelling, thrilling and entertaining when the competition is close.

Agreed that NBC sucked so much, but the finish was exciting, and so was some of the movement on the board yesterday.

Not sure if you’re relentlessly having sex with this chicken because you disagree with the typical USGA setup.

Also hope you didn’t need those Bryson-hater tears for sustenance.
 

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NBC only has the US Open back after Fox bailed on its 12-year deal last year. Yes, they suck, but too many commercials are the true annoyance. The Masters biggest contribution to sports is limited commercial interruption.
2021 isn’t normally an Olympic year and trials weren’t expected as a prime time conflict and they wouldn’t have been if Fox didn’t bail.

https://golf.com/news/nbc-broadcast-us-open-fox-out/
 

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"I didn't get off the rails at all. It's golf," DeChambeau said. "People will say I did this or did that, and it's just golf. I've had plenty of times where I hit it way worse than today and I won. It's just one of those things where I didn't have the right breaks happen at the right time. I could have easily gotten to 7-, 8-under today."
 

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Whatever, Rahm might be a meathead, an anti-vaxxer, both, neither - none of it really matters. He played good golf today and won. Congrats!
Rahm played spectacularly down the stretch and is a deserving champion. Could not disagree more about the rest of this.

The media made it seem as if the Memorial withdrawal was a "fiasco" that was inflicted on Rahm, when the truth is that it was his own irresponsibility that reached up and bit him. Far from "not mattering," there is a lesson there that the media is desperately trying to ignore. Which is interesting, since Rahm himself gets it.

"Looking back on it, yeah, I guess I wish I would have [gotten vaccinated] earlier, but thinking on scheduling purposes and having the PGA and defending Memorial, I was just - to be honest, it wasn't in my mind,'' Rahm said, according to ESPN. "I'm not going to lie, I was trying to just get ready for a golf tournament. If I had done it a few days earlier, probably we wouldn't be having these conversations right now. It is what it is. We move on.''
I should note that this was from an interview before the US Open.

My biggest question is what was different about today that made this interesting to watch? Obviously there is the pressure but it felt like guys were getting beaten up. Just riskier play trying to jockey for first? Rough finally grew out? Trickier pin positions?
Final round pressure in a US Open often causes the kind of results we saw today, so this was not surprising.

Really this US Open was a yawn fest until Today. Also the televised coverage was bad and the USGA should be ashamed of letting NBC bully them off primetime for fucking olympic swimming trials…
I know this was a common refrain in this thread and I just don't understand it. I like the venue a lot and it seemed like a very typical US Open to me.

The NBC coverage did suck.
 

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"I didn't get off the rails at all. It's golf," DeChambeau said. "People will say I did this or did that, and it's just golf. I've had plenty of times where I hit it way worse than today and I won. It's just one of those things where I didn't have the right breaks happen at the right time. I could have easily gotten to 7-, 8-under today."
Its worth reading the whole insane rambling denial of the reality that he hit some pretty bad shots.
https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/31677511/bryson-dechambeau-shoots-8-44-back-nine-ties-26th-us-open-had-bad-break-bad-break

Concludes with this:
DeChambeau said he wouldn't stew over the way he played the last eight holes for long.

"I don't even care," he said. "People think that -- I've changed a lot, attitude-wise and everything. It's frustrating in the moment when it's happening, but afterwards for me now, I don't really care as much. I've already won it."
 

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Between the Nets losing, the Sixers losing, that other LA team losing, and Bryson crashing and burning, this was one of my favorite sports weekends ever that didn't involve a local team. Bryson's may have been my favorite though. I just laughed and laughed and laughed, particularly given the fact that I played like shit yesterday, and still had a better back nine than Bryson.
 

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DeChambeau had the lead at the turn and he's not in the top 15.

Tremendous collapse.
That was some crazy sh*t there with DeC, but he has a ways to go to catch up with Dustin Johnson, although DJ's 3 notable collapses occurred over way fewer holes (in fact, single holes for the most part):

On this site, ranking the top 18 collapses in majors, DJ has 3 of the top 7:

#2. 2015 U.S. Open: At Chambers Bay in 2015, Dustin Johnson was left with a 12-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win the U.S. Open. He missed it, then missed the three-foot comebacker that would have forced a playoff, handing Jordan Spieth the trophy.

#5. 2010 PGA Championship: Needing a par on 18 to win his first major, Dustin Johnson failed to get up-and-down for the victory, but it seemed he still had a chance win in a playoff against Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson. But Johnson never made the playoff. On his second shot, he had unknowingly grounded his club in a bunker and was penalized two strokes after his round.

#7. 2010 U.S. Open: Starting the final round with a three-shot lead, Johnson, a two-time AT&T Pebble Beach winner, was in prime position to win his first major. But his chances ended quickly after a triple bogey on No. 2, followed by a double bogey on No. 3. Johnson shot an 82 to tie for eighth.
 

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Oosty is halfway to completing a 2nd lap of the runner up grand slam

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Never really blows it but just can’t seem to get over the hump.
Which is impressive after the collective "WHO?!" when he won The Open.
 

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Calling DJ's 3-putt in 2015 is a collapse doesn't feel right. He had a brutal downhill first putt for the win. Then he missed the come-backer. It happens. If you want to say he choked on the second putt, fine, maybe (I recall it not being the easist putt to read), but blowing a single shot doesn't feel like a collapse. Ditto for the 2010 PGA. He got hit with a 2-stroke penalty because the course has a nutty rule where sandy patches of the rough are considered bunkers.

His 2010 US Open final round performance was more what I would call a collapse. He had a 3-shot lead going into Sunday and shot 82. He started triple-double and went downhill from there.
 

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Calling DJ's 3-putt in 2015 is a collapse doesn't feel right. He had a brutal downhill first putt for the win. Then he missed the come-backer. It happens. If you want to say he choked on the second putt, fine, maybe (I recall it not being the easist putt to read), but blowing a single shot doesn't feel like a collapse. Ditto for the 2010 PGA. He got hit with a 2-stroke penalty because the course has a nutty rule where sandy patches of the rough are considered bunkers.

His 2010 US Open final round performance was more what I would call a collapse. He had a 3-shot lead going into Sunday and shot 82. He started triple-double and went downhill from there.
I've played both of those courses and totally agree. The penalty at WS was bullshit, it was impossible to tell without fans surrounding me. The greens at Chambers are tough and 18 is more undulating than you can tell on TV. He should have guaranteed the two putt, but you can't fault him for that.
 

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Also DJ’s drive and then 6 iron into 18 at Oakmont might be the 2 most impressive shots I’ve ever seen under pressure. Golf is weird.