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US Open Golf

Post by CrosspoolClarets » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:09 am

A reminder for those with Sky that the US Open golf starts today at the notoriously difficult West Course at Winged Foot. Only ever had 1 under par winner in 6 previous US Opens.

Bryson DeChambeau says he is going to overpower the course. That’s one to get the popcorn out for, I suspect there will only be one winner of that battle and it won’t be him. He’ll win the occasional minor tournament with that approach. That’s all.

My pick - Dustin Johnson. Seems to be hitting it long and straight.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:15 am

Backed 2 each way 1st 11 with skybet

Schauffele 12/1
Finau 28/1

Also done a 72 hole match bet double

Thomas to beat McIIroy 4/5
D Johnson to beat Rahm 8/11

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by ralphc » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:16 am

Collin Morikawa for me at 22/1. Opposite of Bryson with his fairway accuracy which is what will be required at Winged Foot.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by tiger76 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Hard to see past DJ if he carries on his present form. From a Brit POV Fleetwood should go well, but the only winner at Winged Foot is usually the course, mind you these are the best players in the world, so it's only fair their skills should be tested.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by tiger76 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:58 pm

McIlroy going along nicely -3, and just 1 off the lead, Morikawa & Woods picking up useful birdies on the 9th, both at +1.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by HuncoatClaret » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:11 pm

Done Daniel Berger e/w

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by jrgbfc » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:13 pm

Got a fiver each way on Fleetwood at 35s. I wonder if fatherhood will help Mcllroy relax a bit when it comes to the majors?

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by tiger76 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:00 pm

The course is biting back today, shots being shipped left, right & centre, Reed and DeChambeau tied for the lead on -3.

Lee Westwood is in the clubhouse on +3, if this gusty weather continues he might not be too far from the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by CrosspoolClarets » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:06 pm

So far I made a mess of my prediction with DeShambles but there is time yet.

I desperately hope there is too much grace in the game for the biggest muscles to dictate who wins on even this style of course. Or alternatively, maybe I’m just envious because I’m not a long driver.....

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by Local cricketer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:32 pm

CrosspoolClarets wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:06 pm
So far I made a mess of my prediction with DeShambles but there is time yet.

I desperately hope there is too much grace in the game for the biggest muscles to dictate who wins on even this style of course. Or alternatively, maybe I’m just envious because I’m not a long driver.....
Yes crosspool I've always imagined your a man with more finesse around the green than power of the tee
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Re: US Open Golf

Post by CrosspoolClarets » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:34 pm

Local cricketer wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:32 pm
Yes crosspool I've always imagined your a man with more finesse around the green than power of the tee
Nope, not that either :D

I do like a nice flop shot though
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Re: US Open Golf

Post by tybfc » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:54 pm

HuncoatClaret wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Done Daniel Berger e/w
You should have put him on the BBQ after backing him in the USPGA.

He is currently holding onto joint 38th by the skin of his teeth with 3 to play tonight.

Hope you have a kind bookie paying out e/w 1-50 :oops:

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by jrgbfc » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:12 pm

Hoping anyone but Dechambeau wins it now.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by Cheshireclaret » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:10 pm

jrgbfc wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Hoping anyone but Dechambeau wins it now.
He really is an odious character. The utter bovine excrement a few weeks ago with red ants and the way he haves as if he’s owed a major - not for me Bryson.

Before DJ’s troubles he had a similar air, but I think that was more about media hype than anything else. DJ has come back as a much more muted and rounded player and I’ve grown to really like him.

I can’t see Dechambeau every achieving that.

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Post by exilecanada » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:36 pm

Finally USGA got a course set-up right! Long rough, no tricked up greens, although time of year has made a difference. Winged Foot is showing it's teeth. As for DeChambeau, he is an arrogant pr**k, one thing in his favour is his swing is based on Moe Norman, arguably the most pure ball striker ever, a native of my town, Kitchener, Ontario. It'll be interesting to see how Matthew Wolff's nerves hold up in Sunday's round. One guy I hope doesn't win is Patrick Reed, can't stand the guy.

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Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:35 am

golf....a total horror show of a sport. all who follow it, let alone play it , are sub human.
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Re: US Open Golf

Post by CrosspoolClarets » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:40 am

Cheshireclaret wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:10 pm
He really is an odious character. The utter bovine excrement a few weeks ago with red ants and the way he haves as if he’s owed a major - not for me Bryson.

Before DJ’s troubles he had a similar air, but I think that was more about media hype than anything else. DJ has come back as a much more muted and rounded player and I’ve grown to really like him.

I can’t see Dechambeau every achieving that.
I agree about DeShambles.

I admire his science, I like how he was last on the range yesterday to get accurate wedge distances with the weather turning colder. But he’s cocky. He is all of a twitch stood over the ball. He cheats (red ants etc). He’s slow. He tries to bludgeon each shot. Basically, you play with him in the monthly medal, you’ll hate it.

Johnson, I had the lucky break of having a good chat with him in 2010 in St Andrews (the year Rory blew it with an 80+ and still finished third, a round I had a ringside seat for, following him all the way, it was the day they stopped play due to high winds). Johnson was a decent guy, a bit “yee hah” in that Bible Belt America kind of way (apologies to him if that is a bit of a sweeping statement). But I liked him, even though I never thought he had the mind of a half a dozen major winner. Very different to DeShambles.

To win - not Rory, like 2010 he has made a career of winning over 54 holes and having one bad round. Not Woolf. I can’t pick anyone who dances like Elvis on the tee. Probably Reed. Solid short game. Good mentality. A knob, but we can’t have everything.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by joey13 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:54 am

CrosspoolClarets wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:40 am
I agree about DeShambles.

I admire his science, I like how he was last on the range yesterday to get accurate wedge distances with the weather turning colder. But he’s cocky. He is all of a twitch stood over the ball. He cheats (red ants etc). He’s slow. He tries to bludgeon each shot. Basically, you play with him in the monthly medal, you’ll hate it.

Johnson, I had the lucky break of having a good chat with him in 2010 in St Andrews (the year Rory blew it with an 80+ and still finished third, a round I had a ringside seat for, following him all the way, it was the day they stopped play due to high winds). Johnson was a decent guy, a bit “yee hah” in that Bible Belt America kind of way (apologies to him if that is a bit of a sweeping statement). But I liked him, even though I never thought he had the mind of a half a dozen major winner. Very different to DeShambles.

To win - not Rory, like 2010 he has made a career of winning over 54 holes and having one bad round. Not Woolf. I can’t pick anyone who dances like Elvis on the tee. Probably Reed. Solid short game. Good mentality. A knob, but we can’t have everything.
Reed :o

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by icu81b4 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:56 pm

Louis Oosthuizen I reckon to win, I hope Bryson hits every tree on the course.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by Winstonswhite » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:49 pm

DeChambeau into an early lead I’ve noticed

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Post by icu81b4 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:10 pm

Hmmm Dechambeau looks pretty solid. I reckon they need to start rethinking how to set up these courses

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by Winstonswhite » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:37 pm

What are you talking about, he’ll win the occasional minor tournament that’s all.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by Gp8419 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:50 pm

I think the o.p needs to stick to the monthly medal that’s a great opening post told us the one that did win in a 100 plus field oops haha

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by exilecanada » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:51 pm

icu81b4 wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Hmmm Dechambeau looks pretty solid. I reckon they need to start rethinking how to set up these courses

Absolutely nothing wrong with the course set-up, long rough, tough greens. As in all majors, hitting fairways and greens is 'job one'. I'm not a DeChambeau fan, but the guy is so strong, hitting from deep rough doesn't seem to faze him. One thing I dislike is the greens books these guys carry, reading greens should be the players responsibility.

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Re: US Open Golf

Post by icu81b4 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:52 pm

exilecanada wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:51 pm
One thing I dislike is the greens books these guys carry, reading greens should be the players responsibility.
Yes, I agree with you completely, they should also remove the marshals, if they had to look for the balls that they boomed into the trees/long rough they may think twice before doing so.

Trouble is it would slow play down, and Bryson D is slow enough. Still it would make it interesting.

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