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.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.
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.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…
Some of his extended thoughts, after the MemorialInteresting, thanks. I'm just genuinely curious why a guy like that--with a baby at home--hadn't already been vaccinated.
Rahm played spectacularly down the stretch and is a deserving champion. Could not disagree more about the rest of this.Whatever, Rahm might be a meathead, an anti-vaxxer, both, neither - none of it really matters. He played good golf today and won. Congrats!
I should note that this was from an interview before the US Open."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.''
Final round pressure in a US Open often causes the kind of results we saw today, so this was not surprising.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?
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.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…
Its worth reading the whole insane rambling denial of the reality that he hit some pretty bad shots."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."
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."
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):DeChambeau had the lead at the turn and he's not in the top 15.
Which is impressive after the collective "WHO?!" when he won The Open.Oosty is halfway to completing a 2nd lap of the runner up grand slam
2012 Masters (lost to Bubba in a playoff)
2015 US Open
2015 Open (lost playoff to Zach Johnson)
2017 PGA Championship
2021 PGA Championship
2021 US Open
Never really blows it but just can’t seem to get over the hump.
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.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.