Will USGA make it 'Carnival Golf' this year?

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Will USGA make it 'Carnival Golf' this year?

Post by bulls9999 on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:52 am

Although they said they are keeping a close eye on things, from what I've already seen, i'm waiting for the giant clown, the big windmill, and the mouse hole with tube leading to another level to be placed on the course.

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https://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/watch-shinnecocks-18th-green-so-slick-and-its-monday/
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Post by dortt on Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:11 pm

it wasn't carnival golf in 2004. A frigging rock kept Phil from shooting under par.

Goosen played like a total weekend hack or he would have shot 60 the way he putted that Sunday. Goosen hit several shanks and only hit 6 greens. He somehow shot 71.

The course was very playable that Sunday in 2004. Not the USGAs fault that the players went full retard shooting at flags they shouldnt have been shooting at. Also, the players tried to play target golf on a links course

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Post by bulls9999 on Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:11 am

So you haven't already seen the videos already of balls dropped on the greens and rolling 30 yards and more off the green? ….that caddies were bouncing golf balls on the greens that were bouncing over their heads. Don't know what it takes for you to call it Carnival Golf, but it looks like it's getting their already.
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Post by dortt on Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:31 am

I've seen them.

Phil won at Murifield with very similar conditions. Final round was easier due to cloud cover not letting it be baked out that day.

Rain is expected today. That should give a day of softer conditions. But remember, there was a 3 hour delay the first round in 2004. In 2002, we had that torrential rain at bethpage. Long Island being sand based, means the course will dry out extremely quickly.

Putting surfaces on a links course should be running in the mid teens. If they are faster than 2004, it is up to the players themselves to adjust. Phil showed in 2004 that 7 could be parred, just hit into the bunker. Swallow your pride

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Post by bulls9999 on Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:00 am

I saw a video of Phil in that bunker and there was a pebble, but it was seemingly out of the way, not entirely behind the ball (unless it wasn't that exact hole/day, but I think they were showing it for that impression).

Yea, lots of sand. I spent 3 years in long island (went to school at C.W. Post in Greenvale) and went all over... several trips to Montauk point lighthouse, Port Jefferson, Fire Island (didn't know it was a gay community, lol....stuck there until the next ferry came 4 hrs later :-), various southern beaches in the Jones Beach stretch, fishing/snorkling in the intracoastal waterway... (not to mention all the jaunts to NYC)….that was a carefree time. Yes, sandy base and constant breeze that close to the water with low humidity should dry things out fast.

dortt wrote:I've seen them.

Phil won at Murifield with very similar conditions. Final round was easier due to cloud cover not letting it be baked out that day.

Rain is expected today. That should give a day of softer conditions. But remember, there was a 3 hour delay the first round in 2004. In 2002, we had that torrential rain at bethpage. Long Island being sand based, means the course will dry out extremely quickly.

Putting surfaces on a links course should be running in the mid teens. If they are faster than 2004, it is up to the players themselves to adjust. Phil showed in 2004 that 7 could be parred, just hit into the bunker. Swallow your pride
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Post by dortt on Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:48 pm

wind gusts over 25 mph tomorrow

They did get rain and the USGA applied a little water to the greens

In other words, given the sandy soil, they will be running around 16 tomorrow, instead of the 18+ they were running on Monday when the ball would roll 30 yards off many greens after being dropped

Mike Davis has warned that balls will be moving on the greens tomorrow

https://golfweek.com/2018/06/13/high-wind-forecast-for-u-s-open-round-1-prompts-usga-course-setup-audibles/

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Post by bulls9999 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:44 am

Well, Phil goes out early, hopefully before they dry out even more.
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