#1

So the last major of the year starts on Thursday (9th Aug). There is a good course overview here. They say that there is no other course in the US that is affected by the wind as much so obviously will suit players who are good in those conditions.

Tiger is the favorite as per usual but considering the form Jim Furyk is in lately, it would be hard to ignore him @ 50-1.

Trampas Registered User
#2

wind should be blowing so players who can play in the wind should be peoples picks

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sunbabe08 Registered User
#3

well Keegan bradley is in good shape with his defense next week, he just won bridgestone!!!! great win.

RikkFlair Registered User
#4

Can't wait to see Kiawah Island. The 1991 Ryder Cup was just about the time I got into golf as a young lad. Langers missed putt had me in tears

I have vague recollections of the bunkers not being played as regular bunkers (sandy waste areas, so you can ground your club). Dustin Johnson take note!

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#5

Bradley definitely looking in great shape. Some meltdown by Jim - hope he doesn't carry it with him this week.

Good to see McIlroy showing some form again also. Harrington knows his way around Kiawah Island too.

#6

Good preview video on sky below. Course looks fantastic. Hardest ranked course in the US off the back sticks. Really hope the wind blows so we get a good show.

http://www1.skysports.com/uspga/video

#7

Fans of WGT will know all about this place!

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MisterAnarchy Registered User
#8

SnowDrifts said:
Hardest ranked course in the US off the back sticks.


7,676 yards off the back,that is long .

pauldoo Registered User
#9

MisterAnarchy said:
7,676 yards off the back,that is long .


i think they were saying on sky that they will alternate which holes are off the the very back tees so the course wont play to its full distance any of the days.

Had a look at the website

http://www.kiawahresort.com/golf/the-ocean-course/hole-by-hole-review/

course looks brilliant!

Prob my least favourite major, but really looking forward to it all the same. Would be good to see the PGA move around the world. The other 3 cant be moved really

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#10

Well I haven't particularly enjoyed any of the majors this year so maybe this one will surprise me.

Aidric Registered User
#12

A very challenging course, should make for good viewing over the 4 days.

I'm going for McDowell & Oosthuizen e/w, both solidly good this year and performed well in this seasons majors (missed cut at the US Open for Oosthuizen aside).

#13

Has anyone heard a detailed forecast for the weekend? Accuweather says possible thunderstorms each day but the winds are not due to be high.

saintastic Registered User
#14

SnowDrifts said:
Has anyone heard a detailed forecast for the weekend? Accuweather says possible thunderstorms each day but the winds are not due to be high.


This is correct. I listened to the William Hill Golf Betting Podcast last night (fantastic podcast) and they said that it will actually be quite calm compared to normal i.e. 5-15mph winds for the tournament.

I also checked the weather today and it seems to be correct.

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GreeBo Registered User
#15

Per the charter all betting posts should be in the betting thread

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