Arena The PGA Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Zaz, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    It is on as we speak. And it suddenly got very interesting, indeed.
  2. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Indeed. Kenny Perry still in the lead, but Tiger and Phil are both 6 under today and only 1 back. Perry's still got 7 holes to go, though.

    EDIT: Campbell birdies #12 to move to -10 and one back as well.
  3. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    Phil has missed three very makeable puts on the back nine, two for birdie and one for eagle, that will probably cost him the tournament.
  4. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not a fan of Phil, I have to say.
  5. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    Talk about an anticlimactic ending for this pair.
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Still a great day for them, despite combining for +3 over the last two holes.
  7. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    This is getting down to the wire. Close ever so close.
  8. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Perry leading by 2, but he did just have a poor chip shot. And did I hear the announcers correctly in saying that if he holds on, he would be the oldest Masters champion?

    EDIT: and we have a playoff!
  9. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    What a clutch chip by Perry on the first playoff hole.

    Now we're going to playoff #2.
  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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  11. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Great job by Cabrera, though I feel bad for Perry after he bogeyed the final two holes in regulation and the final playoff hole.
  12. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    He was like that French guy at the British Open...Jean vander Velde (sp?)
  13. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    This was a meltdown, certainly, but not of the same caliber as Van de Velde's blowing a 3-stroke lead in the final hole in '99. Still, Perry's got to be feeling pretty upset with himself.
  14. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    No kidding.

    I hope they had a green jacket from Mr. Big and Mr. Tall.
  15. Alan_Shearer Jedi Knight

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    It's a shame that Perry didn't win. Also a shame that Woods and Phil didn't finish strong.
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, a five-way playoff would be great...
  17. Alan_Shearer Jedi Knight

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    Finishing strong doesn't mean they would have been part of a playoff. It just means that they would have been a factor while the leaders were playing their final holes. Due to their collapse, they weren't. For me it really deflated the excitement.
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    I love seeing Tiger make a charge.
  19. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    The US. Open is scheduled for Bethpage Black this year...in June. A monster course.
  20. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yea, i remember the last time the open was there. two people under par in the end unless i'm misremembering. considering the caliber of players in that, numbers like that are obscene.

    :snoopy
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Nearly everybody struggled. Except Tiger, of course.
  22. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    The US Open is by far my least-favorite major. It lacks the beauty and pageantry of the masters, the uniqueness and history of the British, and the culmination of the season of the PGA. Not to mention, when I watch Golf, I want to watch the players hit amazing shots and shoot amazing scores. If I want to watch guys consistently hitting it out of the rough and the hazards, I'll go to the neighborhood course and shoot some myself. It seems as if they always ratchet up the difficulty a bit too much in the US Open, and that just removes a bit of the appeal for me.

    Except, of course, when it's at Pebble Beach, the third best course in the world.
  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    The US Open definitely prefers the insanely tough courses, and I really don't understand why. Some of those courses are almost ridiculous in how difficult they are.
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    PGA is my least favorite. No idea why it is considered a major except out of habit.
  25. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    uh... not strictly true. he was hitting it out of the rough more often than not. and he was going farther out into it than most.

    :snoopy