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galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭

no azaleas, no fans, yet i'm still so giddy i can't sleep

should be a very surreal, very bizarre Masters (College GameDay is even going to set up shop at ANGC on Saturday), but at the end of the day it's still a tradition unlike any other

who will win this unprecedented tournament is anyone's guess, and that's what's going to make it so epic

a stab certain to be wrong................Webb Simpson for the win

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  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 12, 2020 7:24AM

    Nothing like getting it started only to have it suspended before anyone can finish their second hole. Is Bryson using the 48" driver? I never saw confirmation one way or the other.

    ETA: Give me some shares of DJ, he looked to shake off the COVID rust last week and should be in prime shape.

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Webb is looking good right now, Tiger lurking two back.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 5,164 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll pick Reed,Thomas.

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  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Somebody forgot to let Augusta's web development team know that there would be people starting on the back 9 this year ...

    What a mess.

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    62-yr-old Larry Mize with a 2-under 70

    wish I could properly explain to those who have no concept of golf just how unreal that is

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @galaxy27 said:
    62-yr-old Larry Mize with a 2-under 70

    wish I could properly explain to those who have no concept of golf just how unreal that is

    Yep, definitely would have expected more of a Couples/JMO/Lyle type score.

  • AC000000AC000000 Posts: 187 ✭✭✭

    @LarkinCollector said:
    Nothing like getting it started only to have it suspended before anyone can finish their second hole. Is Bryson using the 48" driver? I never saw confirmation one way or the other.

    I heard he wasn’t; it apparently takes a lot of energy to swing that driver to get the most out of it. And he was concerned that swinging that over four days could diminish his stamina and energy especially on Sunday when it’s going to be most important.

  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 9,040 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @galaxy27 said:
    62-yr-old Larry Mize with a 2-under 70

    wish I could properly explain to those who have no concept of golf just how unreal that is

    we have been over this before it shouldn't take more than 1 swat per hole , especially now with the covid they shut the windmill down

  • DarinDarin Posts: 4,038 ✭✭✭✭

    Wish the leaders would be posted here, interested enough to open this thread to see who is
    winning but not interested enough to find out myself.
    Quite the dilemma.



  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AC000000 said:

    @LarkinCollector said:
    Nothing like getting it started only to have it suspended before anyone can finish their second hole. Is Bryson using the 48" driver? I never saw confirmation one way or the other.

    I heard he wasn’t; it apparently takes a lot of energy to swing that driver to get the most out of it. And he was concerned that swinging that over four days could diminish his stamina and energy especially on Sunday when it’s going to be most important.

    Yeah, finally caught on the broadcast that he'd stepped back to the 45",

    @Darin said:
    Wish the leaders would be posted here, interested enough to open this thread to see who is
    winning but not interested enough to find out myself.
    Quite the dilemma.

    I would have posted, but they didn't even finish round one yesterday after the weather delay early. Current top 10 and ties with some still wrapping up after an early start this morning ...

    POS NAME TOTAL THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
    T1 * Paul Casey -7 F -7 65 65
    T1 * Dylan Frittelli -7 6* -7 52 52
    T3 Justin Thomas -6 15 -6 55 55
    T3 Sungjae Im -6 14 -6 50 50
    T5 * Webb Simpson -5 F -5 67 67
    T5 Xander Schauffele -5 F -5 67 67
    T5 Justin Rose -5 14 -5 51 51
    T8 * Hideki Matsuyama -4 F -4 68 68
    T8 Lee Westwood -4 F -4 68 68
    T8 * Louis Oosthuizen -4 F -4 68 68
    T8 * Patrick Reed -4 F -4 68 68
    T8 * Tiger Woods -4 F -4 68 68
    T8 Dustin Johnson -4 14 -4 52 52
    T8 Cameron Champ -4 14 -4 52 52

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 3,282 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some good scores being shot by some big names.

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thisistheshow said:
    Some good scores being shot by some big names.

    Agreed.

    Not sure I'll catch it exactly between R1 & R2, so here's the latest with a couple guys still wrapping up 18. DJ moves up to T1, Langer in the top 10 at 63 years old :o

    T1 * Paul Casey -7 F -7 65 65
    T1 Dustin Johnson -7 F -7 65 65
    T1 * Dylan Frittelli -7 F -7 65 65
    T4 Justin Thomas -6 F -6 66 66
    T4 Sungjae Im -6 17 -6 62 62
    T6 * Webb Simpson -5 F -5 67 67
    T6 Xander Schauffele -5 F -5 67 67
    T6 * Cameron Smith -5 F -5 67 67
    T6 Justin Rose -5 17 -5 63 63
    T10 * Hideki Matsuyama -4 F -4 68 68
    T10 Lee Westwood -4 F -4 68 68
    T10 * Louis Oosthuizen -4 F -4 68 68
    T10 * Patrick Reed -4 F -4 68 68
    T10 * Tiger Woods -4 F -4 68 68
    T10 Abraham Ancer -4 F -4 68 68
    T10 * Bernhard Langer -4 F -4 68 68
    T10 Cameron Champ -4 17 -4 64 64

    JT, Webb, and Reed calls all still looking good too.

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 3,282 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know that it is great for golf and for viewership if Tiger is still in it on a Saturday.

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Caught it before R2 starts and going through top 20 to show that Phil is still in it too w/Finau, Rahm, and my extreme longshot Jazz ...

    T1 Paul Casey -7 2:19 pm 65 65
    T1 Dylan Frittelli -7 10:25 am 65 65
    T1 * Dustin Johnson -7 10:25 am 65 65
    T4 * Justin Thomas -6 10:14 am 66 66
    T4 * Sungjae Im -6 10:47 am 66 66
    T6 * Xander Schauffele -5 2:19 pm 67 67
    T6 * Justin Rose -5 10:36 am 67 67
    T6 Webb Simpson -5 1:46 pm 67 67
    T6 Cameron Smith -5 10:03 am 67 67
    T10 Patrick Reed -4 2:19 pm 68 68
    T10 * Cameron Champ -4 10:36 am 68 68
    T10 Tiger Woods -4 2:30 pm 68 68
    T10 Bernhard Langer -4 10:14 am 68 68
    T10 Hideki Matsuyama -4 1:46 pm 68 68
    T10 * Lee Westwood -4 2:08 pm 68 68
    T10 Louis Oosthuizen -4 2:08 pm 68 68
    T10 * Abraham Ancer -4 9:52 am 68 68
    T18 * Phil Mickelson -3 9:52 am 69 69
    T18 Tony Finau -3 2:19 pm 69 69
    T18 * John Augenstein -3 9:41 am 69 69
    T18 * Jazz Janewattananond -3 1:46 pm 69 69
    T18 Jon Rahm -3 2:08 pm 69 69
    T18 Christiaan Bezuidenhout -3 10:14 am 69 69
    T18 * Matt Wallace -3 2:52 pm 69 69

    Kevin Na has the dubious distinction of being the first player to hit every green in regulation and still shoot over par with an opening round 73.

    @thisistheshow said:
    I know that it is great for golf and for viewership if Tiger is still in it on a Saturday.

    Absolutely, and the -4 ties for the lowest Tiger opening round at Augusta. That was back in 1997 when he went on to win by 12 strokes.

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63-yr-old Bernhard Langer is currently tied for 28th and thus will make the cut

    wish I could properly explain to those who have no concept of golf just how unreal that is

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A little nod to Seve ...

    "Kevin, can you explain that four putt?"
    "I miss. I miss. I miss. I make."

    Mize and Bryson have some work to do to make the cut. R2 cut short by darkness again for some, but it's shaping up to be an exciting weekend with a lot of big names near the top of the leaderboard ...

    POS NAME TOTAL THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
    T1 * Abraham Ancer -9 F -5 68 67 135
    T1 Cameron Smith -9 F -4 67 68 135
    T1 * Justin Thomas -9 F -3 66 69 135
    T1 * Dustin Johnson -9 F -2 65 70 135
    T5 * Patrick Cantlay -8 F -6 70 66 136
    T5 * Sungjae Im -8 F -2 66 70 136
    T5 Hideki Matsuyama -8 15 -4 68 57 125
    T5 Jon Rahm -8 12 -5 69 42 111
    T9 Louis Oosthuizen -7 12 -3 68 44 112
    T9 * C.T. Pan -7 7* -5 70 58 128
    T9 * Justin Rose -7 F -2 67 70 137
    T9 Tommy Fleetwood -7 F -6 71 66 137
    T9 * Danny Willett -7 F -6 71 66 137
    T14 Sebastian Munoz -6 F -4 70 68 138
    T14 Dylan Frittelli -6 F +1 65 73 138
    T14 Patrick Reed -6 10 -2 68 38 106
    T14 Paul Casey -6 10 +1 65 41 106
    T18 * Phil Mickelson -5 F -2 69 70 139
    T18 * Brooks Koepka -5 F -3 70 69 139
    T18 * Charles Howell III -5 6* -4 71 55 126
    T18 * Xander Schauffele -5 2* E 67 45 112
    T22 Tiger Woods -4 9 E 68 36 104
    T22 * Jazz Janewattananond -4 6* -1 69 58 127
    T22 Marc Leishman -4 14 -2 70 54 124
    T22 Billy Horschel -4 F -2 70 70 140
    T22 * Rickie Fowler -4 F -2 70 70 140

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    unless larry legend pulls another rabbit out of his hat, i don't think he's going to live to play another 36. but he's still going to end up ahead of a number of guys who probably hit it 50-60 yards farther off the box, so that's still quite a feat

    bryson caught a horrendous break on 3 today which ended up costing him as many as 4 shots. any other year and that never happens.

    my pick faded a bit today, but he's got 4-5 feet for eagle to start his day tomorrow. dunks that and he's back in the conversation.

    i know it's still early, but looking at the leaderboard as it stands gives me goosebumps. so good. i'll be firing up the keurig at 6:20 baby

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 3,282 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 13, 2020 5:12PM

    Looks like Langer made the cut. I am definitely a fan, so I like it.

    Edit to add: looks like a competitive weekend ahead.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 5,164 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looking forward to Sat./Sun. action.

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 5,164 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @galaxy27 said:

    Another record Tiger will have to chase.

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  • 2dueces2dueces Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Langer tore up the Champions tour for years. The courses are a bit shorter, the greens not as fast but still this guy can play. Congratulations

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  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ETA: Give me some shares of DJ, he looked to shake off the COVID rust last week and should be in prime shape.

    i know we've got 18 left, but this prediction appears to be on point

  • estangestang Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭

    Great tournament. Happy for DJ. He's a fantastic player & I wouldn't be surprised if he won another 4 to 8 majors in the next eight years, since he's only 36.

    His golf swing & temperament are in a company of an all-time great.

    I have 11 uncut / un-separated SI for Kids golf cards of his that I bought for another player on it. His 2012 Upper Deck SP cards are hot right now...

    Enjoy your collection!
    Erik
  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 5,164 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only 5 months until the next Masters. Looking forward to it.

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  • Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 1,415 ✭✭✭

    Congrats to DJ, COVID survivor.

    Success is like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you get tired. You quit when the gorilla gets tired!
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