2024 US Open - Pinehurst No. 2

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DJ seems like the first true LIV casualty. Completely faded from relevance. He said on the Netflix series he was going to give a shit this year and work hard but he's a complete non-factor.
 

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Not quite sure who the featured group announcers are but they might be blind.

"This looks like it's going to come up a bit short of the hole." - ball flies green

"This isn't on a very good line." - long putt strikes pin

Might be time to schedule that annual eye visit guys.
That sounds like a regular day for Notah Begay.
 

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Shot link TIO for Bryson. Ugh.

It’s basically the worse your shot is, the better the odds of ridiculous TIO. Put them in the middle of the fairway!
 

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And another TIO!

Edit: Make Shot like equipment like sprinkler heads. If it impacts your swing, 1-club length. Otherwise, play it as it lies. Bryson going from a foot from out of bounds with branch and free issues to clean lie and tap in birdie is stupid. They stick those things as far out of play as they can but it essentially rewards the shittiest of shots. At least Scottie still made bogey.
 
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Watching Peacock this morning. Anyone else find their video coverage - especially the approach shots - to be simply awful?

Example; I’m watching Scottie, Xander and Rory playing number 11. (Their second hole.) And the shots into the green seem to just disappear, in the sense that the glare from the green is such that you can’t even see the ball land unless the camera is following the ball the entire way.

Feels like I’m watching Shell’s Wonderful World
Of Golf from the 60s.
 

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Watching Peacock this morning. Anyone else find their video coverage - especially the approach shots - to be simply awful?

Example; I’m watching Scottie, Xander and Rory playing number 11. (Their second hole.) And the shots into the green seem to just disappear, in the sense that the glare from the green is such that you can’t even see the ball land unless the camera is following the ball the entire way.

Feels like I’m watching Shell’s Wonderful World
Of Golf from the 60s.
There are some holes where it's not great, the camera loses the ball so they zoom out and fit it after it lands. I don't know, it's mostly hand operated cameras from a dude in a crane. It's gotta be difficult to track a little ball moving over 100mph from far away and the sun blazing in your eyes.
 

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There are some holes where it's not great, the camera loses the ball so they zoom out and fit it after it lands. I don't know, it's mostly hand operated cameras from a dude in a crane. It's gotta be difficult to track a little ball moving over 100mph from far away and the sun blazing in your eyes.
Completely agree, but my assumption is that the infrastructure is the same for all the broadcasts, so there shouldn’t be a “quality” issue, which tells me that the issues I’m having are related to either the early-morning glare, poor streaming quality from Peacock or some combination of the two.
 

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Completely agree, but my assumption is that the infrastructure is the same for all the broadcasts, so there shouldn’t be a “quality” issue, which tells me that the issues I’m having are related to either the early-morning glare, poor streaming quality from Peacock or some combination of the two.
It's not every hole so I'm going with it mostly being the glare. I think the shot you were referencing were the 2nd shots coming in on 11 (Rory's in particular). They didn't have the same problem on 12.

Anyways, I think the carnage cravers are going to love today.
 

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I'm watching the featured group on the US Open website. Camera coverage is OK but the announcing team is brutal. They seem to feel like they need to fill every second with words and seem weirdly... anxious? about so many shots. They could do to pop a few edibles or something.
 

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It is only 9:15 am and the ball is rolling back like that for Scottie and Rory. Wait until the day warms up.
 

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It is only 9:15 am and the ball is rolling back like that for Scottie and Rory. Wait until the day warms up.
Not to mention they need to play in that 90+ heat. The field is coming way back today.

I think this course is hard. That’s my hot take
 

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Oh Homa …. Why why would you attempt that shot.

Scheffler is lost right now. Has no feel for these greens.
That was sort of the beauty of Pinehurst with both Rory and Scottie. They each missed the landing spot on their tee shots by like a foot, if not less and the ball rolled off the grean. Their chips had to get up over the false front. Miss short and the ball could end up back at their feet. Once the ball is up top, the green runs away. Scottie, I think mostly guarding against leaving it short, hit it slightly too hard and ended up 20 feet past the hole and almost in the bunker. Rory saw that, over corrected and baretly got it over the false front and had 10 feet for par.
 

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Wow, that shot by Xander on one looked perfect. One less ball rotation and it's an easy birdie. Instead? Off the green.
 

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Swing analysis of tee shot: "swinging slightly up on the driver like you're supposed to."

Average angle of attack on driver for PGA Tour pros is like -1.5 these days. Which isn't optimal for lower swing speeds (e.g., even the LPGA Tour) but like, these announcers should... know this?
 

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Swing analysis of tee shot: "swinging slightly up on the driver like you're supposed to."

Average angle of attack on driver for PGA Tour pros is like -1.5 these days. Which isn't optimal for lower swing speeds (e.g., even the LPGA Tour) but like, these announcers should... know this?
They mail it in. I'm convinced they don't really do any prep.

Notah was talking about Bryson laying up off the tee on a hole and he made a comment that laying up was showing Bryson's evolution and maturity because Bryson was showing restraint and making the "percentage play." Literally the reason Bryson did the whole bulk up thing and chased speed to bomb it is because...tha'ts the percentage play. More than anyone else out there, Bryson understands and builds his entire game around the percentage play. Just a ridiculous comment.

Then Koch (who I generally like) watched Spieth miss a putt and said "that's why he's not the Jordan of old." That's just a flat out lack of prep. Jordan stinks now because his ball striking has cratered (126th on Tour). His putting is above average (55th). He had memorable moments with the putter but Spieth's hey-day he was an elite iron player.
 

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Was the golf course ad they just showed a National ad? Or just an LA one? It was for a particular LA course, but one that may have a national reputation. Not one I was familiar with, like Belair and the others that host majors.
 

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Cantlay might be ejecting.

Edit: Has about 10 feet for double at 8. Missed the green long, chipped it back over the front, left his 4th short and it rolled back at his feet. Ludvig also just dumped it into bushes on 8.
 

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Tiger needs to run into a birdie. +5 will likely make the weekend but hard to see him not making a bogey the rest of the way. The bogey on 5 is a killer.

Edit: Bogey might be coming right now, bad approach on 12. This is the best he's looked physically but just doesn't have the reps to get sharp.