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    U.S. Open

    I am thrilled to see what happens this weekend. Last year watching Rory smash the field was great, and if Tiger plays as well as he did at Memorial it should be quite entertaining.



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    Re: U.S. Open

    I am hoping that this years Open is better then last years. Watching Rory lap the field was boring as hell. Teeing off in the final round with an 8 shot lead builds up no suspense. I would love to see 7 or 8 guys with a shot to win this thing heading to the back 9 on Sunday. If Tiger misses the cut that would be a huge bonus. I wouldn't mind seeing Mickeltits miss the cut as well.

    Go Bubba!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    I am hoping that this years Open is better then last years. Watching Rory lap the field was boring as hell. Teeing off in the final round with an 8 shot lead builds up no suspense. I would love to see 7 or 8 guys with a shot to win this thing heading to the back 9 on Sunday. If Tiger misses the cut that would be a huge bonus. I wouldn't mind seeing Mickeltits miss the cut as well.

    Go Bubba!
    Tiger and Phil make golf what golf is. No one else touches them for driving ratings and getting people to watch. Golf is at it's best when Tiger/Phil is/are in the final pairings Sunday. No one else on tour touches their popularity. No average person cares to see Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, and Rory McIlroy as the only people competing for the major and those are the top 3 players in the world (I think?).



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    Re: U.S. Open

    watching The Golf Ch this morning, it sounds like the USGA did all it could to make sure last year doesn't happen this year. nothing they can do if someone plays out of their *** again though. I did enjoy the highlights of Phil three-putting from 6-ft and another of him being stupid and blowing up 18 when he needed par to win or at worst a bogey for a playoff.



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    Re: U.S. Open

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Tiger and Phil make golf what golf is. No one else touches them for driving ratings and getting people to watch. Golf is at it's best when Tiger/Phil is/are in the final pairings Sunday. No one else on tour touches their popularity. No average person cares to see Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, and Rory McIlroy as the only people competing for the major and those are the top 3 players in the world (I think?).

    This. by far




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    Re: U.S. Open

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Tiger and Phil make golf what golf is. No one else touches them for driving ratings and getting people to watch. Golf is at it's best when Tiger/Phil is/are in the final pairings Sunday. No one else on tour touches their popularity. No average person cares to see Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, and Rory McIlroy as the only people competing for the major and those are the top 3 players in the world (I think?).
    Bubba Watson gets quite a bit of attention. There are plenty of excellent young players like Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, and Rory McIlroy that people want to see. Nothing quite like flipping on the tv to watch golf and the only guy they show is Tiger although he is 10 shots off the lead and has no chance to contend for the win. Now that is brutal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    Bubba Watson gets quite a bit of attention. There are plenty of excellent young players like Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, and Rory McIlroy that people want to see. Nothing quite like flipping on the tv to watch golf and the only guy they show is Tiger although he is 10 shots off the lead and has no chance to contend for the win. Now that is brutal.
    Golf doesn't need the four people who care about Bubba, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, etc. Golf suffers when Tiger especially isn't in the hunt. There is no story line that interests the fringe fan when no-names (see: anyone basically not named Tiger or Phil on the tour) are all at the top of the leaderboard. Now throw Tiger at the top of the leaderboard with those names and magically viewership skyrockets. No fringe fans care to see Louis Oosthuizen or Rory McIlroy win without having to go shot for shot against Tiger on Sunday.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Golf doesn't need the four people who care about Bubba, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, etc. Golf suffers when Tiger especially isn't in the hunt. There is no story line that interests the fringe fan when no-names (see: anyone basically not named Tiger or Phil on the tour) are all at the top of the leaderboard. Now throw Tiger at the top of the leaderboard with those names and magically viewership skyrockets. No fringe fans care to see Louis Oosthuizen or Rory McIlroy win without having to go shot for shot against Tiger on Sunday.
    Golf doesn't cater to the fringe fan. Golf is golf. If Tiger or Phil can't get into contention then there is no reason for CBS or NBC to show every single shot they hit.... particularly when they could be showing players that are outplaying them these days on a regular basis. There is a reason fringe fans only follow Tiger and Phil.... because they don't know anything about golf. Most of them couldn't tell you who Bill Haas is.... last years Fed Ex Cup winner. They couldn't tell you who Webb Simpson is... a guy who probably had one of the best stretches of golf last season of any player on tour (He finished 16th or better in 13 of the 15 events he played in from June 1st through December 4th including 2 wins and a loss in a playoff). They couldn't tell you who Jason Dufner is... a guy who just won 2 tournaments in a month and finished 2nd in a third event.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    Golf doesn't cater to the fringe fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    If Tiger or Phil can't get into contention then there is no reason for CBS or NBC to show every single shot they hit....particularly when they could be showing players that are outplaying them these days on a regular basis.
    Reread these please. You directly contradict yourself.

    I can assure you the PGA prefers to have money coming through the doors. Golf needs Tiger and Phil to make them money.



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    I like playing golf and I like watching the tournaments when they have the big names, it doesnt have to be a major. Not really a big fan of anyone but i just like to see an American win.

    I have been kind of a Dufner fan from the day he got second in the PGA last year. I think its because of his "no big deal attitude". He hits a crappy shot and doesnt get worked up. He'll fix it with his next shot. If he hits a great shot he just gives a little wave and strolls up to his ball like hes walking in the park.



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    Does anyone else hate when Boomer does golf? Awful commentary.


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    Dufner is the man. Really coming up the ranks fast, and he always looks so chilled out. I think he's the only player I've seen recently who throws in chew while he plays.



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    Re: U.S. Open

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Reread these please. You directly contradict yourself.

    I can assure you the PGA prefers to have money coming through the doors. Golf needs Tiger and Phil to make them money.
    I didn't know the sport of golf is run by CBS or NBC. Like I said... golf is golf. A game in which getting around a course in the fewest strokes is the only thing that matters. When you see the PGA Tour commercials they don't focus on Tiger and Phil. Why? Because there is a large group of young players (the new generation) of players that are whipping Tiger and Phil's *** on a regular basis. Those are the guys the PGA Tour is branding around now. Tiger and Phil used to be the top players on tour but that simply isn't the case anymore. They have been passed by now and not just by 1 or 2 guys but by a dozen or more.



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    So how long till Kevin Na blows up? Leading right now.


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    Re: U.S. Open

    Quote Originally Posted by Sighclone Fan View Post
    Dufner is the man. Really coming up the ranks fast, and he always looks so chilled out. I think he's the only player I've seen recently who throws in chew while he plays.
    **** that dude, I'll never root for anyone who went to Auburn.



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