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2021 US OPEN Torrey Pines, LA JOLLA, Calif

  • 14-06-2021 2:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty


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    The fairways and rough are mostly kikuyu, the greens poa annua. Devlin’s Billabong, the large bowl of soup fronting the 18th green, is still the only water hazard (other than the Pacific Ocean). The 387-yard second hole is still the only par 4 under 400 yards.

    Additionally, the picturesque, 195-yard third hole, which plays downhill into the prevailing wind, is still the signature par 3. With multiple teeing areas and wind directions, it can call for anything from a pitching wedge to a long iron.

    As in ’08, the dogleg-right sixth hole, which plays as a 560-yard par 5 during the Farmers Insurance Open, will be converted to a 515-yard par 4.

    The easiest hole in ’08 was the 568-yard, par-5 18th (4.79 average), the site of the do-or-die Woods’ putt, and Dan Hicks’ call: “Expect anything different?” Expect it to be the easiest this time around, as well.

    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/us-open-2021-top-100-golfers-ranked-torrey-pines-south

    Selection from above that I think could win.
    29. Shane Lowry
    28. Marc Leishman
    26. Jason Kokrak
    25. Max Homa
    15. Jordan Spieth
    13. Patrick Reed
    12. Xander Schauffele
    11. Will Zalatoris
    10. Viktor Hovland
    8. Bryson DeChambeau
    7. Tony Finau
    3. Jon Rahm
    2. Collin Morikawa
    1. Brooks Koepka

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  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Cody OHare


    Worlds dullest Golf Course.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty


    I wouldn't say no to a round


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭ Motivator


    When Patrick Reed won the Travellers earlier in the season, the commentators said he spent his entire practice rounds that week playing US Open golf. He won that tournament by 5 shots. He loves the poa annua greens and loves the course. I always thought a US Open would suit him because he’s a dog, he just never gives in and he just hangs around the leaderboard. I don’t think there’s a better grinder on the PGA tour than him. I haven’t been as confident about a player’s chances in a major since Woods in his prime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,896 ✭✭✭ Deeper Blue


    Motivator wrote: »
    When Patrick Reed won the Travellers earlier in the season, the commentators said he spent his entire practice rounds that week playing US Open golf. He won that tournament by 5 shots. He loves the poa annua greens and loves the course. I always thought a US Open would suit him because he’s a dog, he just never gives in and he just hangs around the leaderboard. I don’t think there’s a better grinder on the PGA tour than him. I haven’t been as confident about a player’s chances in a major since Woods in his prime.

    I really, really hope you're wrong


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭ Motivator


    I really, really hope you're wrong

    Like him or loathe him, he’s some player and has the short game to tackle Torrey Pines. I’d much rather Reed compared to Koepka, who is fast becoming the most unlikeable player of any era and not just the current, or that other clown DeChambeau.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭ Grey Fox


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    Surely the most iconic fist pump in history.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,129 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    Will it be won over par ? Like some US open courses. Last year it was expected to be won over par but Bryson had other thoughts


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭ Motivator


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    Will it be won over par ? Like some US open courses. Last year it was expected to be won over par but Bryson had other thoughts

    If the rough is anything to go by, it’s going to be some slog. Poulter put up a video today of his ball in the rough literally 3 foot from the green. The ball was invisible, he had to put the camera down about 6 inches above the ball so it could be seen.

    The greens and fairways will be as fast and firm as you’ll see anywhere so it should be a great test.


  • Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭ Grey Fox


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    Will it be won over par ? Like some US open courses. Last year it was expected to be won over par but Bryson had other thoughts
    Unless its a Shinnecock '04 type farce situation, par will be broken.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Brooks Koepka in ominously good form early doors. 3 under through 9 and tied at the top. He probably having a point to prove against his critics one would suspect. A two time US Open champion so knows how to get the job done.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ Xander10


    how much delayed are the tee times?

    looks like i will be in bed before my main interests start


  • Registered Users Posts: 544 ✭✭✭ bamayang


    Xander10 wrote: »
    how much delayed are the tee times?

    looks like i will be in bed before my main interests start

    Why are they so late?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ Xander10


    bamayang wrote: »
    Why are they so late?

    fog


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,793 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Xander10 wrote: »
    fog

    And an 8 hour time difference, will be a late night Sunday night.


    IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: "In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom"

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,316 ✭✭✭ Ivefoundgod


    And an 8 hour time difference, will be a late night Sunday night.

    We're actually lucky this time, expected to be done and dusted by 1am our time. The main channel in the US (NBC I think?) have prior commitments to show Olympics qualifying in the USA so the golf is starting earlier.


  • Registered Users Posts: 419 ✭✭ ElisaAtWar


    Fantastic looking golf course. Never seen so many par 4's over 5 hundred yards. And the par 5s are enormous. At the same time the secondary rough is brutal. Great to see Shane hanging in there. Can see cut levels at +6 or +,7. Had thought Harrington was close to qualifying. What happened there?. As for golf swings Wolff has a shocking swing, it's nearly as bad as mine, but clearly more effective 😀


  • Registered Users Posts: 419 ✭✭ ElisaAtWar


    Plus 1 for Shane ain't shabby. Gwan Shane


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,316 ✭✭✭ Ivefoundgod


    ElisaAtWar wrote: »
    Fantastic looking golf course. Never seen so many par 4's over 5 hundred yards. And the par 5s are enormous. At the same time the secondary rough is brutal. Great to see Shane hanging in there. Can see cut levels at +6 or +,7. Had thought Harrington was close to qualifying. What happened there?. As for golf swings Wolff has a shocking swing, it's nearly as bad as mine, but clearly more effective ��

    Harrington was in a playoff to qualify with something like 8 others, including Rickie Fowler. I believe an amateur holed out from the fairway to win it. Not sure who the guy is though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 544 ✭✭✭ bamayang


    Very enjoyable coverage so far. Good lot of different players being shown, and not having to watch anyone line up a shot or putt for 2 minutes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 419 ✭✭ ElisaAtWar


    bamayang wrote: »
    Very enjoyable coverage so far. Good lot of different players being shown, and not having to watch anyone line up a shot or putt for 2 minutes.

    not one reference to Lowry in his 18 holes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    ElisaAtWar wrote: »
    not one reference to Lowry in his 18 holes

    They showed a few of his shots at the start of the round. Americans don't want to watch Lowry!


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,083 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    Some round from Louis, could get to -5 if the greens are receptive as he has a par 5 to play.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Inspirational stuff from 48 year old Richard Bland co leading the US Open. Playing some beautiful golf from tee to green and holing putts too. Just shows what a victory (last month's British Masters at the Belfry) can do for confidence and belief in your ability.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,784 ✭✭✭ Degag


    Inspirational stuff from 48 year old Richard Bland co leading the US Open. Playing some beautiful golf from tee to green and holing putts too. Just shows what a victory (last month's British Masters at the Belfry) can do for confidence and belief in your ability.

    Had a look for the craic and he's no where near the top when looking at winning odds despite being joint leader, which generally is slightly odd. Would be great if he could continue though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,896 ✭✭✭ Deeper Blue


    Great performance by Bland so far, hopefully he can keep it up and get into one of the later groups tomorrow


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,793 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Bryson on the charge, brooks look out.


    IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: "In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom"

    Irish Proclamation



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    Bryson on the charge, brooks look out.

    Not sure I want them paired together over the final two days. Not sure any other player would be shown then


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,793 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Not sure I want them paired together over the final two days. Not sure any other player would be shown then

    Hopefully we can get them into a ring and they can sort it out.


    IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: "In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom"

    Irish Proclamation



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,793 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Great performance by Bland so far, hopefully he can keep it up and get into one of the later groups tomorrow

    Was delighted when he finally got the win on the European, playing great stuff so far.


    IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: "In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom"

    Irish Proclamation



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,129 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    Imagine bland winning after taking so long to win on the European tour!


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