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by D$ » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:28 pm
by swerb » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:40 pm
by peeker643 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:51 pm
by D$ » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:57 pm
by BDFD » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:13 pm
by FUDU » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:33 pm
by peeker643 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:15 pm
BDFD wrote:I'm bummed about JD's performance. Did he even try? He is by far my favorite golfer (Elk being #2) and that was rather disappointing.Yes, how about The Shark and Double D. It's great to see both those guys up there after day 2. Wouldn't it be something if one of them actually pulled it off? I used to hate on Duval when he was good (pre-Tiger) but now all I do is root for the guy.
The inaccessibility has deep roots. Considering the blows that Duval absorbed growing up, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he assumes a peekaboo stance when dealing with the outside world. When Duval was nine, bone marrow was extracted from his hips in an unsuccessful attempt to save the life of his 12-year-old brother, Brent, who had been stricken with aplastic anemia, a blood disorder. The trauma of losing their first child ravaged the marriage of Bob and Diane Duval, and David spent his adolescence in a dysfunctional family. The devastating effect that separation and a 1996 divorce had on his mother unsettled Duval. His father's subsequent remarriage compounded the pain. In the face of so much turmoil, Duval withdrew into himself. Rock is also an island.David doesn't remember very much about Brent. "Just little scenes, like flying a kite together or him sticking up for me in a group, or playing pool with him in the hospital," he says. "I think about him more in October, when his birthday comes up." David doesn't remember undergoing the operation that extracted the marrow. Within two weeks of the procedure, Brent suffered a graft-versus-host reaction that proved fatal."David had a lot of problems right after that," says his father. "He was just a kid, he loved Brent, and he really believed that it was his fault that it didn't work. He became more of a loner. He never lets people see his emotions, happy or sad. We have never really talked about Brent's death. It's always been tough for him to open up, and especially tough for him to trust."Told of his father's recollection that he suffered from guilt, David says, "It's hard to look back and say either way." Asked whether the experience had made it difficult for him to trust, he says, "I can't really answer that. It would be less than honest." His face impassive but his discomfort obvious, Duval closes the conversation. "I really don't remember what it's like to have a brother," he says. "It's like I've had two separate lives."
by Guest » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:08 am
FUDU wrote:First, I hate the fact they refer to this as "The Open", the U.S. Open is the real open.
by FUDU » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:13 am
Mitch wrote:FUDU wrote:First, I hate the fact they refer to this as "The Open", the U.S. Open is the real open.Sorry...this is where golf was invented, and they started this tournament in 1860.The U.S. Open started in 1895.The Brits win on that one.
by HoodooMan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:53 pm
by FUDU » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:58 am
by peeker643 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:50 pm
by peeker643 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:29 pm
by Guest » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:05 pm
by peeker643 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:39 pm
Mitch wrote:That five wood Padraig hit on 17 into that wind with that much pressure was one of the best non-Tiger shots I've seen in a long time.Bummer Norman couldn't hang on, it was a great story...but this wasn't a 1996 Masters choke job.Someone just needed four straight days of knowing how to play in those kind of conditions, plus the ability to hit those low punch shots, AND be able to putt in 35 mph cross winds.Damn...that would have been a lot of fun to see Tiger and Paddy go at it in the last group under these conditions.
by Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:29 am
by peeker643 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:35 am
by CTownPride » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:50 am
by Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:02 pm
by CTownPride » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:15 pm
Mitch wrote:Just when I thought Jim Rome could not be more irrelevant, he sticks his foot in his mouth last night.At the end of his show, he advocates removing the Open from the rotation of the Majors, saying that it should be The Players Championship or (are you freaking kidding?) The Wachovia.That might have been the worst showing of stupidity from anyone at E$PN not named Skip Bayless.
by Stu » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:44 am
by Stu » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:46 am
CTownPride wrote:Not that this implies no one likes the Open, but it's pretty surprising that it won't be on any major network.
by swerb » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:55 am
Mitch wrote:For the Open;2009 - Turnberry2010 - St. Andrews2011 - Sandwich2012 - Royal Lytham & St. AnnesUS Open:2009 - Bethpage Black2010 - Pebble Beach2011 - Congressional CC (MD)2012 - Olympic Club (SF)2013 - Merion (Admore, PA)2014 - Pinehurst #22015 - Chambers Bay (Univerisity Place, WA - new venue)PGA Championship:2009 - Hazeltine (MN)2010 - Whistling Straits (WI)2011 - Atlanta Athletic Club2012 - Kiawah Island Golf Course (SC)2013 - Oak Hill (NY)I might seriously have to start planning for 2010 at St. Andrews
by peeker643 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:00 am
Stu wrote:While replacing the Open with any other tournament would be a joke, I agree with Rome that the British Open does suck. I dont want to turn my TV at 7am in July to watch a bunch of wankers wearing thermals playing golf in 50 degree weather with 40 mph winds. I don't care if golf started there, thats not interesting to me.Give me 6" rough and greens as fast as car hoods over that crap any day.The PGA is lame too because its run by an association of professional golfers and won't let amateurs play.The Masters is solid, because of the exclusivity of the course, the fact that its run by a private organization, the history, and the television broadcast featuring limited commercials. The focus is on golf.The US Open of course is the best, because its open. They don't care if you're a driving range pro who's entry check is signed by a stripper, if you qualify, you're in.
by Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:34 am
Peeker643 wrote: Welcome to Augusta where the year is always 1940.The majors are the majors. Different tests, different styles, different courses, different tastes.
by swerb » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:35 am
by Stu » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:36 pm
Peeker643 wrote:Dude- Don't fuckin' get up at 7am and watch it then. Turn on the Greater Milwaukee Open. You can find it. Leave the Open to people who appreciate it and don't think it sucks.
by CTownPride » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:57 pm
by Stu » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:07 pm
by Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:21 pm
Stu wrote:i wonder what kind of impact norman had on the ratings. would they have been 20% down instead of only 14% had a story like norman not been involved?
by peeker643 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:31 pm
Mitch wrote:Stu wrote:i wonder what kind of impact norman had on the ratings. would they have been 20% down instead of only 14% had a story like norman not been involved?Guess we'll know for certain when it comes to the ratings for the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.
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