U.S. Open

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    Tiger is nine strokes back going into the final round. I don't think he can pull it off. What surprises me the most is that Mickelson is playing so well considering everything that has gone on in his life lately.

     
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    tiger has been way off the mark this week
    and Barnes seemed to get every break possible
    lucky bounces and such
     
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    Better than normal conditions had more to do with it than luck. Greens with a speed rating of 10, 11, and 12 rather than the 14 that the field was expecting. Every shot stuck.

    Barnes will fold under the pressure of the 4th round though. I see Mickelson getting aggressive and making a charge early in the front nine.
     
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    "stuck" is the right word
    LOL
    balls were sinking into the ground instead of bouncing
     
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    Go phil go!!!!
     
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    sad...just plain sad....like watching paint dry....golfers....
     
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    why is it when tiger was winning it was skill...etc..now its luck....but i dont know enough about golf to even be on this thread...but why do you think tiger is doing so poorly...his knee?
     
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    Really, if you don't play the game, why would you want to watch it. Most golf fans are people that actually participate in the game rather than couch potatoes that watch others play, they can relate to what the players are trying to do. No one pretends that it is suppose to be entertainment for those that don't play it.

    I find team sports more boring than watching paint dry, there isn't any individual accountability. Every great former team athlete that takes up golf claims it is much harder than anything they have done in their own sports. What makes it so much harder is the same thing that makes it boring to action fans, each shot gives the player plenty of time to think about the many ways they can screw it up, each shot has the pressure of a batter at the plate with the game on the line. If you can't think your way around the course over 4 days you don't have a prayer. If your swing timing is off a millisecond you also don't have a prayer.

    Tiger's timing was off this week and because he is such a great player and thinker he was still able to come within 5 strokes of winning the tournament with a total of 280 strokes for the four days. The golf course they were playing, a par 70, would have the typical amateur player scoring in the hundreds. The greens are faster than a pool table with undulations making them very hard to putt on. Anyone that has played a course like that has an understanding of what it takes to play at the level these guys play at.
     
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    Bones...Golf is the only game where the player is responsible for his own score keeping. If he cheats...which is easy to do... it is on his conscience.

    Golf is also a sport in which once in a blue moon one can get it together and hit a shot "just as good as Tiger". I do feel like I've "done something" when I put a ball a foot from the cup from 175 yards.
     
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    Arnold Palmer once said that Golf is the only game that you do not have to be good at to enjoy. I tend to agree.
     

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