Real Life Fantasy Golf - Following Rob

Deathofthebambino

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The good news is that Victoria is not crazy long (although it is the longest course they play in the Finals). It plays 7,242 from the tips, so Rob can play there, but he needs to be in the fairways. Last week, he was #2 in driving accuracy through Saturday and went into Sunday with a 1 shot deficit, but then the wheels fell off when he missed fairways, including the disastrous par 5 16th when he missed the fairway, then missed the green, leading to a double.

If he hits fairways, he'll be fine. If he doesn't, we'll be biting our fingernails hoping either the guys currently ahead of him play really well, or the guys behind him play really shitty.
 

bostonbeerbelly

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Have we seen what he realistically needs to do to stay top 25? Will a top 30 do it? I know it is quite dependent on who plays well, but it seems like they were saying if he was top 12/13 before this week he would be secured.
 

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I haven’t seen anything official, but on the last page I guessed that a top 35 will no-doubt lock him in based on what the broadcast was saying last week.
 

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Dicey start with a double bogey on 2 but he’s picked up 2 birdies to get back to E through 6.

Edit: another birdie at 7, -1 now, we’re rolling. Nice bounce back.
 
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kenneycb

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And another birdie at either 8 or 9 and he's at -2 and T10 thru 10. Leader is at -6 with the morning groups at least halfway through their rounds. Former major champion Stewart Cink sitting DFL at +5 thru 8.
 

The Napkin

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coverage just started at 1 on the golf channel. will be on until 4.

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bostonbeerbelly

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All I wanted to see was him not play himself out of contention today. 2 horrible holes, but he is in fine shape after day 1.

Also just for reference some simple math - if he was one shot worse and tied with 20 others at 41st - he would be at spot 27. So he needs better than 41st with 20 others thats for sure.

Every shot is going to matter over the next three days, but first focus on tomorrow and make the cut.
 

The Needler

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Rob got a brief but complimentary mention from Max Homa and the No Laying Up guys on this week’s TrapDraw podcast. Basically, Max said he’s really, really good, and everyone said he’s the nicest guy.
 

The Napkin

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was able to punch back into the fairway but had 220ish left and put it off the green half buried in rough. Can still get up and down but lost birdie opp there.
 

The Napkin

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whoa, chipped in!
Hell of a birdie after all

chjipped isn't even the right word, was a full swing with a wedge. Will likely be a replay on the pga site at some point.
 

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Just a routine birdie there on the par 5
-Drive in to the crap right
-Advance the ball 100ish yards out out the garbage.
-Hit a nice shot from 230 in to the crap behind the green.
-Pitch it in
 

bostonbeerbelly

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I was coming back with one eye kinda closed not wanting to read the next update (reminded me of that par five hole last week where he turned a birdie into a double) - so glad to see the result. Please keep the updates coming!
 

BigMike

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What on earth was that?

208 yard par 3, and he didn't hit the ball halfway to the hole

And he did it again on his second shot, so he is still 30 yards short after 2 shots on a 3

Well he ends up with a 4, and it was as bad a 4 as you'll see a pro play
 
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The Napkin

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thin on the second and is still a long ways away. looks like he'll give it right back.

down on the far left corner of this picture:
 

The Napkin

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was in penalty area. playing 3rd shot. getting relief from the cart path. both drops rolled to path and is placing.
 

The Napkin

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Missed a 4 or 5 footer and doubled it, back to even. out of the 25 for now. cut looks to be -1 I think they said
 

BigMike

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He got very lucky on that chip in, because other than that he just played 3 of the ugliest holes you are ever going to see at this level
 

The Napkin

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that's it for tv coverage so scoreboard watching time I suppose
Someone must have made a bogie - latest update has him 25th.
 

BigMike

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4 holes left on the vutline. He did birdie three of these 4 yesterday, so he should feel good on them. Hopefully he can pick up a couple strokes on the way in
 

The Napkin

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looks like 7 is trouble too. 2 putts from the green and still not in. Gonna need a bit of a miracle on 8-9...
never mind, just updated to a par. Needs to go -1 on 8-9
 

bostonbeerbelly

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Didn’t we have a similar situation a year earlier with a hurricane coming through and they cancelled the fourth round or whole tournament or something and he just missed?