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post #1 of 52
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Here's the new thread, and a starter topic:

What ball do you currently play, and what ball are you intrigued to try?

Going first, I'm currently shooting Maxfli A3's, but I'd like to try the Nike Ignite next season. The A3 is pretty straight for me, and has excellent distance, but I'm not convinced that it is soft enough from 50 yards in to bite consistantly. The Ignite is marketed as a distance ball with sticking ability. Anybody tried these?
post #2 of 52
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Originally Posted by Jim Kelly
Anybody tried these?
Nope. I play Maxflies too, but my game is too horrid for the ball to make any difference whatsoever. Someday, when I can strike the ball well....
post #3 of 52

I dug this up instead of starting a new one.  Masters Weekend.

 

Phil is making a run.  Couples is staying in the hunt with 2 birdies in the middle.  Tiger is proving what a baby he is when things don't go his way.  Rory McILroy his having his shitty round Saturday intead of Sunday.

 

I don't think Tiger will ever catch Jack.  He's just a really good golfer now instead of great.  That and injuries.

 

Wish Couples didn't bomb early.  He's 4 back and there are alot of golfers ahead of him.

post #4 of 52

Today was a very exciting day for golf.  I've always been a big Phil fan, never really a Tiger guy.  LOVED the balls it took to make that flop shot. 

post #5 of 52

Triple Bogey for Phil should cost him the Green jacket.  Woods is +3 for the day, +6 overall. 

post #6 of 52

Intense finish.  Watson was always a favorite for me, and behind Phil he was my second choice.  Phil absolutely fucked himself with that triple, it was hard to watch.  Oh and Louis's Albatross was HOT.

post #7 of 52

Only someone from Milton/Bagdad, Florida would be named Bubba, and then win the fricken golf tournament. It's been on aaaaaall day here. 

post #8 of 52

Well I would prefer Nite Ignite, love to play with that ball. Try it.

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post #9 of 52

I can't believe how impossible they made this U.S.Open course.  It's annoying.  I don't need see all negative scores, bu the course needs to be fair.  Winneris the one who canrecover te best from the shitty course. 

 

Phil was +16  and Tiger fell off the leader board fast.

post #10 of 52

That's sort of the US Open's thing.  Under par is supposed to win the thing, and many times even par (or above) has.

post #11 of 52

I know but i think it sucks.  No excitement at the end.  Just a grind for the 4 days.

post #12 of 52

You've got four guys within a shot of the leader in the clubhouse.  Where the scores are is irrelevant.

post #13 of 52
I agree it's better to have a tournament where the emphasis is more on shot making than shot missing, but since most tournaments aren't like this, as a change of pace it's not bad. Disaster lurking around every corner is kinda fun for such a big championship.
post #14 of 52

So many first time winners in majors is kind of boring though, huh?

post #15 of 52

EPIC choke by team USA.  Tiger almost had a shot at being the hero.

post #16 of 52

And you have the other guys out on the course trying to get to the clubhouse as fast as possible.  And missing on the way.
 

post #17 of 52

Masters time.  Day 2 and Tiger shares the lead.

 

Can't see Couples lasting all weekend. 

 

as of now 13 players at -3 or better and 23 under par. 

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Costas also says Ford gives an Oscar caliber performance so he maybe going senile.

 

TV watcher cost Tiger 2 strokes.  Ouch.

post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post

TV watcher cost Tiger 2 strokes.  Ouch.

 

As a result of a shot that, if it'd been one inch to the right or to the left, would have missed the flag, not bounced into the water, and settled in for an easy birdie putt.

 

Essentially Tiger hit a great shot and it cost him four strokes.  Golf gods laugh.

 

I kinda hope he comes back with a vengeance these last two rounds, though.  It would be an amazing story if he won after something like that.

post #21 of 52

He really needs the Masters win but he's not know for his comeback wins.  He's done it but he's mostly a frontrunner.  I have a feeling it will be a while before he wins another Major. 

post #22 of 52
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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post

He really needs the Masters win but he's not know for his comeback wins.  He's done it but he's mostly a frontrunner.  I have a feeling it will be a while before he wins another Major. 

 

I think he's back to being the best player in the world.  It's just there's not really a particularly noticeable gap between him and the rest of the great players now.  He could win a major at any time, but he's not going to be winning one out of every three or four like he did at his best.

post #23 of 52

I agree with that for the most part.  He's number 1 because he's consistantly good.  But he needs to be great to get the major.  And I don't know if he has that in him anymore.  It's just odd to not see him on top the leaderboard at a major after day 2.  And like you said the gap has closed.  and while guys like Roy McIlroy have been inconsisent there are enough of guys like him that there are always 5 or 6 of them who play their best at a major.

 

It's gotta be in his head.  Maybe getting rid of his people(caddie/coaches) from his past was a big mistake.

 

He's 6 back already on Sunday thru 6 so I doubt he'll make it.  The Aussie's are making their run.

post #24 of 52

I'm rooting for one of the Aussies.  Or maybe Cabrera to win a third major.  Anybody but Brandt Snedeker.  I just can't root for somebody named Brandt Snedeker.

post #25 of 52

CLUTCH SHOT!

 

That Argentinian Pope must have been praying hard.

post #26 of 52

What an exciting end to the Masters. I don't watch much golf, but that was great.

post #27 of 52

Merion won the U.S. Open but they had to give it to a golfer so Justin Rose took it. 

 

Tiger finishes tied for 32nd with 8 golfers at +13.  He has to eventually win another Major, right?

post #28 of 52

Mickelson didn't play great, but other than that eagle, he really didn't get any breaks either.  I think I counted five or six putts that very well could have gone in from the end of the third round until somewhere in the second half of the final round.

post #29 of 52

Tiger has another shot.  2 off the lead on a tough course.  Old Tiger would be dominating this.  10 players from +2 to -1 so he has a bunch of competition.

post #30 of 52

Now 4 off the lead with back to back bogeys.  +4 for the day. 

 

When I see things like this it makes me thinks Tiger is done.  All set up for him to win and he chokes.  He'll win here and there but I just don't see the consistency and drive to get a major.

post #31 of 52

Gotta hand it to Lefty for pulling this one out after the choke job he did last time.

post #32 of 52
Yeah, for a guy whose legacy was almost certainly going to be defined by being a US Open choker and a distant second to Tiger Woods, he's really carved out a solid résumé in the majors now. If he can ever get a US Open his career will really be complete.
post #33 of 52

catching up on Golf.  Another Major and Tiger is just about done.  +1 and atleast 6 off the lead.  He can't putt for shit anymore.  That makes me think his majors are done untill further notice.

post #34 of 52
Back surgery for Tiger. So long ratings fot the Masters. For his sake it better fix him because if he wants to catch Jack then he is missing his prime time.
post #35 of 52

I don't see him catching Jack at this point.  There are just too many factors working against him.  The fact that the field is so wide open nowadays. That his body seems to be breaking down.  The apparent mental hurdle he has on the weekends lately.  Still, if he can break through and get one, I could see him getting another at some point.  And then he'd only be two away, so it would get people talking.  But at that point he'd likely be into his 40's.

 

Honestly I'd just be happy if he could get one more.  It's always a fun story line when a once elite player is able to recapture the magic one more time before he has to hang it up. 

post #36 of 52
I always thought Tiger had one or 2 more Majors in him but after withdrawing today I'm thnking maybe not. Injuries are piling up.

I'd say sit out the rest of the season and heal up but he already missed a year recovering so I'm not sure that will help.

I'd say it's time to retire but most guys play golf when they retire so that doesn't work.
post #37 of 52

One of the most fun majors in recent memory.  Phil came agonizingly close yet again. (Is he to double digits in second place finishes in the majors yet?)  He got unlucky on that bunker shot.  If that goes in he wins the tournament, and if it doesn't bounce out and roll so far he probably would have tied Rory.  And then he almost pitched in on 18, which would have been nuts.


 

I'm convinced Rory is mostly just getting hot at an opportune time.  Not that he won't win more majors, or isn't the most talented guy out there.  But I don't think he's going to consistently dominate the sport.  I bet he'll be a little more streaky.  Sort of somewhere in between Tiger and Phil, career-wise.  Which isn't a bad thing to be, obviously.

post #38 of 52
I think Rory will easily be better than Phil. He has 4 Majors to his 5. I think the announcers were going overboard with the Rory Era. He has to have 4 more over the next 2/3 years for that.

Phil is at 9 2nd place finishes according to wiki.

That eagle at 10 was great. Also loved how he wanted to haul ass at the end to win. Can't believe Phil was bitching about it.
post #39 of 52
Phil's greatest strength and weakness is his belief in himself. I bet he believed he could eagle the hole and put pressure on Rory's final shots. Ultimately Rory made a five, so I don't think it made a difference. I think he played the hole worse because of the cushion, rather than better. In the end Phil said all the right things, at least.

As to Rory having a better career than Phil, I think that's all but certain at this point, since we judge by the big tournaments. I don't know if he'll end up with 45 or 50 tournaments won. But he should have 8-10 majors. Thing is, Phil should as well. He's been incredibly unlucky in a few of those (granted, a few others he flat blew.)
post #40 of 52

Tiger is going to play the Masters.  I'm thinking he'll be lucky to make the cut.

post #41 of 52

Kind of stunned Tiger is still in it.  Then again even when bad he does well at The Masters.  Still 9 shot odd the lead and Spieth doesn't look to be slowing down.

post #42 of 52

It's a great leaderboard.  Too bad Spieth looks to be running away with it.

post #43 of 52

If Phil had gotten it to three (or even kept it at four) and been in the final group I'd give him a decent.  But this is probably too much.  Last year Spieth had the co-lead going into the final round and didn't play terribly... so i don't expect him to blow up the second time around.

post #44 of 52

Tiger Woods +3 thru 5 at the start of US Open.  I'm betting he'll grab his back and pull out soon.

post #45 of 52
As a Pacific Northwest resident, I would like to apologize for how ugly Chambers Bay looks.
post #46 of 52

+6 through 12.  138th/156. 

 

How does one get that bad after being so great in a sport where you can be good till your 40's?

post #47 of 52

2nd to last for Tiger.  I'd love to know the real story as to why.

post #48 of 52

The British Open is a joke. 

post #49 of 52

Spieth 1 back.  Hope he can pull it off so he can go for the Slam.  You want to replace Tiger that's a great start.

post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post

2nd to last for Tiger.  I'd love to know the real story as to why.

I think due to age and injury, and with the rise of the younger, more conditioned golfer he helped spawn, he's become just another guy on tour. When you combine that with a deterioration of his drive and focus, he simply can't compete.

It's funny, because he was always compared to Federer, but in the end he might end up being closer to Nadal. Both were physical specimens who played their respective games with a more taxing style than most of their competitors, and when their bodies began to break down they started losing their mental edge as well. Both seem destined to stay stuck on fourteen majors, in second place all-time.

So Spierh comes up just short. Disappointing, but we'll see if he can bounce back at the PGA, which should be without Rory,, and relatively pressure-free compared to what might've been. Three out of four in a year is about the most one could reasonably expect.
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