US Open 2015

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  1. TDVegas, Jun 21, 2015

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    I thought maybe they were playing the tournament overseas...like Scotland. I had 5 golfers--my closest was Kuchar. Looked like an extremely challenging course. I can only assume the burnt out look was on purpose. Don't they get like a bazillion inches of rain in the Northwest?
     
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  2. Onautopilot, Jun 21, 2015

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    Yep The course was designed like that, fairly new one, typical British links course in Tacoma....doesn't rain quite as much as Seattle, and north of there. Crazy finish, I really feel sorry for Dustin Johnson, 3 putting the last hole to lose by 1 stroke, and he lost another major because he grounded a club in a hazard...snake bit.
     
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  3. Harley, Jun 21, 2015

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    Jordan Speith :)
     
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  4. TDVegas, Jun 21, 2015

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    He was "money" the entire tournament. I figured he was going to sink the 10 footer and win. Never did I think 3 putt. I actually enjoyed watching the challenge of the course.
     
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  5. rudeboy99, Jun 21, 2015

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    What an odd appearing course, particularly located in the (rainsoaked) Pacific Northwest.
     
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  6. TDVegas, Jun 21, 2015

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    I enjoyed the fact that it was an extremely difficult course. What I didn't like was, even with HDTV...the contrast was terrible. Very difficult to follow the ball against the tan colored (burnt) fairways and background.
     
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  7. basicstrategy777, Jun 22, 2015

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    It was an interesting course but , for sure, not a course on which to hold a the country's championship. I can assure you, it will never host another major championship.

    DJ's last putt is one he will ever forget as long as he lives. Hopefully, it will help him in some way. It was a shame it had to end that way with JS pretty much backing into the win. I don't think winning that way is quite as satisfying. An 18 hole payoff betwen those 2 would have been great. 20 days till the Open.

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  8. Harley, Jun 22, 2015

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    The challenge of playing on greens that are not perfect was an excellent contrast IMO to the normal perfect greens these golfers are spoiled to playing on.
     
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  9. basicstrategy777, Jun 22, 2015

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    imperfect greens may be the reason DJ missed a 3 foot put.......that is unfortunate. you want skill, not luck, to determine the best.

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  10. Harley, Jun 22, 2015

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    Nay ... anyone can line up a 3-foot putt with a perfect lay ... it takes skill to make a putt with imperfect greens
     
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    Everyone in the tournament had to putt the same greens. Speith had a 2 shot lead with two holes to play, but 3 putted the 17th. If he had lost, he could have said the same thing about the greens, that Johnson dealt with. I still hated to see that happen to him, especially after him losing a major because of a club grounding ruling a couple years ago. But he is good, he will win his share of the big ones. Speith is riding a "lucky streak" right now, you can be the best, but with other great golfers and conditions, you need luck too!
     
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  12. TDVegas, Jun 22, 2015

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    I think he wanted to win it outright so bad on his first putt that he wasn't even contemplating about putt 2....it's winning mentality but it bit him. Once I saw it go past, I knew it was trouble. All eyes were on him with extended family. Huge let down.
     
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    Although no longer a golfer of any sort (never had much skill), I've played Oakmont a few times. Open will be there next year.

    What is interesting at this course is that they slow down the green speeds significantly from their norm in order to comply with the USGA's rules on the matter
     
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  14. basicstrategy777, Jun 22, 2015

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    I agree with every word you wrote.

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    I am not a golfer but enjoy watching it. Courses like that where you land your shot in a good place but it rolls forever is a joke. Feel bad for him- made 2 great drives to go for the win.He is not a great putter - the birdie putt was just bad. He will be back. I also hate grandstands!
     
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  17. betwthelines, Jun 23, 2015

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    i am not a painter but enjoy watching it dry...
    tom "home runs are sometimes boring" p
    -g. geist: whatta bout the boards on the patio?
    --tom p: yes, i enjoy watching them warp
    ---g. geist:
    ----tom p:
     
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