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Seamus Power - PGA Tour Winner 2021



  • Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ goldenmick

    @kowloonkev - Totally bizarre comment. You sound like one of those people who watch golf once a year for the masters and are an expert for that week. 

    I think the bizarre comment is yours.

    I expressed my opinion, and you've got yours. As I've said previously, I'd like nothing more than to be proved wrong.

    It may have escaped your attention but this is a thread for general comments about Seamus Power the golfer - not the Seamus Power Appreciation Society where he's lauded like a demigod by one and all.

    As for your comment about my watching golf once a year... for your information I've played the game for almost 50 years. I played off a 4 handicap for a long, long time, albeit many years ago (although these days you can put a 1 in front of that).

    Unlike you, I would think, I've actually played at Augusta as a members guest when I was in the States on business. It was and still is a beast of a course, and that day I had by far and away my worst round of golf in almost 50 years, shooting 29 over par.

    I might add that I make a massive second income from specialising in gambling (I call it investments) purely on golf tournaments and NFL American Football. Just last week I backed Chad Ramey who won the Corales Championship at 50/1. So I do know just a little of what I'm talking about.

    @kowloonkev I'm wondering what are the signs of those who are completely out of their depth

    Apart from playing for the first time ever on a monster of a course, Seamus has to contend with massive raucous and partisan crowds the like of which he will never have encountered before. Add to that a competition field which will contain all of the world's top golfers, unlike most tournaments where a fair chunk are missing, and those with good course experience will have a great advantage. I also believe his nerves will be somewhat affected by the occasion which will result in even minor miscalculations being grossly exaggerated on a course such as Augusta.

    Of course I wish him the best of luck. I really like the guy and I've wagered on him in several tournaments this season. But I wager with my head not my heart... and my head tells me I wont be laying money on him for this tournament. That's not being unpatriotic, it's called common sense.

    Now you can have your opinion, and I may disagree. But I'm certainly not going to make some massive issue out of it as you have.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,198 ✭✭✭ abff

  • Registered Users Posts: 825 ✭✭✭ OEP

    You're of course entitled to your opinion but "completely" out of his depth is a bit disparaging, and a strange comment to make. Whilst he has never played in a major and nothing close to The Masters, your strength of field comment is misplaced as The Player's has a stronger, and bigger, field which he has placed well at.

    Making the cut should be considered a good week for him, and I think if he can avoid any disastrous holes in his first round he could do quite well. His approach play is generally very good, which is probably the most important thing here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 917 ✭✭✭ dublin49

    I would be under the impression he normally gets a good return from par 5's and thats crucial at Augusta

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  • Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ goldenmick

    The greenside angles are notorious on the first two par 5's, and water comes into play at the two on the back nine where a precision approach is imperative. All four par 5's are reachable in two by better players but accuracy is key.

    I certainly think Seamus has the tools to do himself proud but my gut feeling is that it will all prove too much for him on his first visit.

    The battle for him, mind wise, will be the front nine on the first day. Come out of that reasonably unscathed and it will settle the nerves a little and hopefully set him up for a decent Masters debut.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,020 ✭✭✭ kowloonkev

    Ever tried writing fantasy novels I'd say you'd give Tolkien a run for his money.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Exactly

    Practice rounds will be crucial for Seamus this week, not to over practice but more so who he plays with and what tips he can pick up on certain holes that are specific to Augusta. I'm sure he has a game or two lined up with his Irish brothers who will show him the ropes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,042 ✭✭✭ blue note

    The pressure is actually off him this week in my view. I think the pressure was far higher to qualify for it and he got through that. To me it looks like he can relax now a little and enjoy it.

    I'm obviously not saying that he should limit his ambitions in any way. He's a form player going into it. I've no doubt that he'd be sensible in an interview in talking about what he hopes to get from the tournament, but I also have no doubt that in private he hopes to win it. I'll be watching it hoping he can get a top 10 or something though. Becoming the first ever winner on his debut sounds like a stretch, but being close at the end wouldn't be crazy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 825 ✭✭✭ OEP

    Harrington has said there'll be at least one Irish practice round, probably more

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  • Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ goldenmick

    My opinion differing from yours and my small achievements in life obviously get your hackles up, so you effectively call me a liar.

    What a sad man. The size of the chip on your shoulder must weigh you down in life. Trolls will do as trolls do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,020 ✭✭✭ kowloonkev

    Everyone knows that those who give it 'the big one' and take any opportunity to brag about their "achievements" on online forums are not to be taken seriously. That is forum 101. Are you new to the internet?

    I don't mind someone saying that this year on his debut at the masters he may struggle, but to word it as "completely out of his depth" suggests he doesn't belong there and never will. Seamus is on a long journey and despite struggles along the way has always found the required solutions and there is no evidence that he can't find what is required to play well at Augusta.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭ Ottoman_1000

    Another man that has had a great 12 months. I wonder what happens to someone who has trodded along most of his professional life on various tours and now it all seems to click at 49 years old. Its great to see, but I wonder does he ever think where was this game he has now 20 years ago!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,284 ✭✭✭ The Big Easy

    He's probably finally relaxed and accepted the game he's got. That can be fairly revelatory especially for a golfer. Golf is strewn with those who fell by the wayside trying to become something they weren't.

    Some of the longest competing pros are the ones who realised pretty quickly what they could and couldn't do.

    Some other golfers for whom it came together later on are the like of Kenny Perry and MA Jimenez. Those two just accepted their nice sweeping draw and got on with it.

    I'm still puzzled by Kaymer's slip into mediocrity. Some have put it down to trying to develop a draw for Augusta, not sure if that's what it is, but many who try to reinvent themselves in golf lose themselves completely in the process.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭ Ottoman_1000

    Yes there is definitely something in that. Even at our mere amateur level, you come across very good golfers who always want more out of their game instead of just enjoying the fact that they can hit the ball better than most people at their club and enjoy what they have.

    As for Kaymer, I'm with you. I never fully bought the idea his game went to pot because of this proposed swing change. If you ever looked at him play at his peak he well able to work the ball both ways. It was an amazing fall really looking at it. It would be like predicting that John Rham will be ranked close to 200th in the world in 5 years time...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭ Motivator

    Kaymer’s head went after what happened in Abu Dhabi. Mentally that absolutely destroyed him and he never recovered which is a shame, he was some player on his day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,112 ✭✭✭ Widdensushi

    Seamus seems excited about it anyway......

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,284 ✭✭✭ The Big Easy

    Nice few quotes from Seamus, talking about some of the things I was mentioning, accepting his limitations and knowing what he's good at and not trying to do or be something he can't.

    Certainly not teeing it up to miss the cut, talking about getting himself into position to challenge and win the tournament on Sunday, 90 man field as he says, so why not?!

    Certainly the attitude you need, also talks about being nervous on the first in the practice round with no one around, so remains to be seen how he'll deal with the inevitable nerves.

    I'll be watching anyway and wish him all the best, fantastic story and ride for him the last year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,797 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye

    You'd expect Seamus to make the cut but to also make mistakes that rookies do there.

    Here's hoping he has a good week and a top 30 finish would be a great achievement first time up at Augusta.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 8WP

    What event was that and who are the three who are not playing The Masters this week?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,439 ✭✭✭ Mysterypunter

    12:24 local time tee off on Thursday with Patrick Reed and Lucas Herbert

  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭ Scrabbel

  • Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ goldenmick

    @kowloonkev - Everyone knows that those who give it 'the big one' and take any opportunity to brag about their "achievements" on online forums are not to be taken seriously. That is forum 101. Are you new to the internet?


    If I'd wanted to give it "the big one" or brag about "achievements" I could have said I'd played off scratch and I regularly play all the Open courses, or some such thing... as opposed to my truthfully saying I once long ago played off four, and my only time in America I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to play Augusta as a guest - and embarrassed myself with +29.

    You're a sad case if you've got nothing better to do than attack someone for simply voicing their opinion about Seamus' chances this week, and then resorting to calling them a liar because their reply made you feel inadequate.

    You're an arrogant, sad person who thinks only his opinion counts.

    Must be a nightmare living in your house, and you're probably billy no-mates anyway with that large festering chip on your shoulder.

    No doubt you'll come back with some other snide remark, but carry on showing yourself up as a complete fool to other Boards users.

  • Registered Users Posts: 908 ✭✭✭ billy3sheets

    Nice article by Conor Neville summarizing Seamus's career

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,608 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan

    I think he'll definitely make the cut and then after that who knows, not sure he could win it but well capable of a top 10, in typical masters fashion key will be to just stick around long enough.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,198 ✭✭✭ abff

    Nice photo. Rory is instantly recognisable. I presume that’s Seamus on the left and Shane next to him wearing glasses. I doubt they would have believed you if you had told them back then that one day all three of them would be playing in the Masters.