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section125 : 6/15/2017 9:10 am
Did a search and did not see a US Open thread.

Rumors that the course will be 7700 yards. I hope the USGA doesn't trick up the course with that length, with high rough and narrow fairways combined with rock hard greens.

I normally dislike the US Open set ups and it is my least favorite of the Majors because of the ridiculous set ups. I know they want to really push the players so that all aspects of their game is tested - length, accuracy, shot shaping and short game. But I think they get a bit over zealous.

So even though DJ has been a bit off since getting hurt at the Masters, he has to be the favorite. Jason Day and Rory McIlroy have not been consistently good this year. Phil is out. John Rahm may be a dark horse with his length. Adam Scott has trouble putting for 4 days.

I'm at a loss for a clear favorite except for DJ.

Who do you have?
I think it's Rickie's turn  
YAJ2112 : 6/15/2017 9:14 am : link
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Henrik Stenson perhaps?  
The_Boss : 6/15/2017 9:16 am : link
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Erin Hills  
Jim in Fairfax : 6/15/2017 9:18 am : link
The rough is extremely punishing here. But the fairways are much more generous than most Opens.
Is there live streaming available on-line,  
batman11 : 6/15/2017 9:22 am : link
similar to the Masters coverage?
RE: Is there live streaming available on-line,  
Jim in Fairfax : 6/15/2017 9:25 am : link
In comment 13500684 batman11 said:
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similar to the Masters coverage?

usopen.com
RE: Is there live streaming available on-line,  
section125 : 6/15/2017 9:26 am : link
In comment 13500684 batman11 said:
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similar to the Masters coverage?


Did a quick search and found this...
US Open Streaming CBS Sports - ( New Window )
Live streaming is at  
batman11 : 6/15/2017 9:27 am : link
usopen.com.
Sorry, thanks for the info.  
batman11 : 6/15/2017 9:28 am : link
. Enjoy!
Draftkings  
EliIsEliteX2 : 6/15/2017 9:28 am : link
Paid the entry fee into Draftkings contest yesterday and totally forgot to pick my lineup.....I'm such a moron

Watch out for Brooks Koepka this week. Could be a nice surprise
I like Bubba Watson at Erin Hills.  
Section331 : 6/15/2017 9:31 am : link
A long course that favors big hitters, and is well-suited to lefties.
RE: Draftkings  
section125 : 6/15/2017 9:31 am : link
In comment 13500692 EliIsEliteX2 said:
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Paid the entry fee into Draftkings contest yesterday and totally forgot to pick my lineup.....I'm such a moron

Watch out for Brooks Koepka this week. Could be a nice surprise


At least you didn't pick the wrong players!

Can you go back in and amend?
RE: I like Bubba Watson at Erin Hills.  
section125 : 6/15/2017 9:32 am : link
In comment 13500693 Section331 said:
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A long course that favors big hitters, and is well-suited to lefties.


Thought about Bubba who I like. But his game has been off, although he looked decent a couple weeks ago.
RE: RE: Draftkings  
YAJ2112 : 6/15/2017 9:36 am : link
In comment 13500694 section125 said:
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In comment 13500692 EliIsEliteX2 said:


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Paid the entry fee into Draftkings contest yesterday and totally forgot to pick my lineup.....I'm such a moron

Watch out for Brooks Koepka this week. Could be a nice surprise



At least you didn't pick the wrong players!

Can you go back in and amend?


Lineups lock in golf once the tournament starts.
Rahm wouldn't really be a dark horse. He's got....  
Crispino : 6/15/2017 9:42 am : link
7 top 10 finishes already, and is one of the favorites according to Vegas sports books. He and Fowler are being bet on more than anyone else.

I'm gonna take a flyer on Thomas Pieters. Another up and coming European who showed his talent under pressure in the Ryder Cup.
RE: Rahm wouldn't really be a dark horse. He's got....  
section125 : 6/15/2017 9:49 am : link
In comment 13500706 Crispino said:
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7 top 10 finishes already, and is one of the favorites according to Vegas sports books. He and Fowler are being bet on more than anyone else.

I'm gonna take a flyer on Thomas Pieters. Another up and coming European who showed his talent under pressure in the Ryder Cup.


Good choices. Fowler has played well recently and Pieters and Stenson have a big game.

Rahm, can get sloppy, but I really like his game.
Jordan Spieth...  
KingBlue : 6/15/2017 9:50 am : link
He will contend. I root for the usual suspects...DJ, Ricky, Jason, Rory and Jason Day. I am pulling for Jordan Spieth to capture another major.
RE: RE: Draftkings  
EliIsEliteX2 : 6/15/2017 9:59 am : link
In comment 13500694 section125 said:
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In comment 13500692 EliIsEliteX2 said:


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Paid the entry fee into Draftkings contest yesterday and totally forgot to pick my lineup.....I'm such a moron

Watch out for Brooks Koepka this week. Could be a nice surprise



At least you didn't pick the wrong players!

Can you go back in and amend?


Nope! Once the contest starts all entries are locked. Basically took $33 and flushed it down the toilet. Oh well.....if this is my biggest mistake in life, I'll be happy.
RE: RE: RE: Draftkings  
section125 : 6/15/2017 10:03 am : link
In comment 13500740 EliIsEliteX2 said:
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In comment 13500692 EliIsEliteX2 said:


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Paid the entry fee into Draftkings contest yesterday and totally forgot to pick my lineup.....I'm such a moron

Watch out for Brooks Koepka this week. Could be a nice surprise



At least you didn't pick the wrong players!

Can you go back in and amend?



Nope! Once the contest starts all entries are locked. Basically took $33 and flushed it down the toilet. Oh well.....if this is my biggest mistake in life, I'll be happy.


Sorry to hear that.
My top 5 picks  
Old Dirty : 6/15/2017 11:29 am : link
Jason Day - he seemed to be getting his short game back two weeks ago.

Rory McIlroy - Beautiful long hitter who should be used to playing this type of course.

Ricky Fowler - another long hitter that's playing pretty well recently.

John Rahm - seems to be near the top week in & out.

DJ - long hitter with great accuracy. Perfect combo for this course.
1st look at the course.  
section125 : 6/15/2017 11:30 am : link
Wide open, no trees. Very wide fairways, 3 foot fescue rough.. Playing 7841 yds(iirc) today. Rained this week so greens are not as quick as expected. Looks more like "British" Open course than a US Open course.

Looks to be more than fair by USGA standards for the Open.
Rahm is already +4 through 9  
YAJ2112 : 6/15/2017 11:30 am : link
DJ +3 thru 6
Rickie  
fireitup77 : 6/15/2017 12:01 pm : link
-6
Fowler at -6 thru 11.  
section125 : 6/15/2017 12:02 pm : link
Fleetwood -5, Reed and Harman -4..

632 par 5 - players going 3 wwod, 3 wood to reach. Unreal.
They used drivers off the tee on that one  
beatrixkiddo : 6/15/2017 12:05 pm : link
but still on the green or just off in two on a 630+ yard par 5 is ridiculous.
RE: They used drivers off the tee on that one  
Jim in Fairfax : 6/15/2017 12:08 pm : link
In comment 13500914 beatrixkiddo said:
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but still on the green or just off in two on a 630+ yard par 5 is ridiculous.


This is why we have 7700 yard courses now. Technology has made traditional lengths too easy. Really like to see some restrictions on the ball
RE: They used drivers off the tee on that one  
section125 : 6/15/2017 12:30 pm : link
In comment 13500914 beatrixkiddo said:
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but still on the green or just off in two on a 630+ yard par 5 is ridiculous.


Fowler and Reed did 3 wood - 3 wood. Even Spieth just hit a 3 wood 324. Probably caught the downhill slope. Crazy long.
Tough day for the blimp.  
Mad Mike : 6/15/2017 12:31 pm : link
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RE: RE: They used drivers off the tee on that one  
section125 : 6/15/2017 12:32 pm : link
In comment 13500920 Jim in Fairfax said:
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but still on the green or just off in two on a 630+ yard par 5 is ridiculous.



This is why we have 7700 yard courses now. Technology has made traditional lengths too easy. Really like to see some restrictions on the ball


I know clubs(especially drivers) are regulated for length. Did not know balls are not...
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Ron Johnson 30 : 6/15/2017 1:04 pm : link
The Associated Press‏Verified account @AP 57s58 seconds ago
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BREAKING: Operator says a blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down, condition of the pilot who parachuted out uncertain.
RE: .  
section125 : 6/15/2017 1:22 pm : link
In comment 13500995 Ron Johnson 30 said:
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The Associated Press‏Verified account @AP 57s58 seconds ago
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BREAKING: Operator says a blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down, condition of the pilot who parachuted out uncertain.


Wild. Private blimp??
Blimp crash - ( New Window )
Oh the humanity  
NNJ Tom : 6/15/2017 1:25 pm : link
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Fowler -7 (65)  
section125 : 6/15/2017 2:06 pm : link
in 1st round.

Had a birdie putt to finish, but a little strong.
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Pete in MD : 6/15/2017 2:14 pm : link
In comment 13501015 section125 said:
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In comment 13500995 Ron Johnson 30 said:


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The Associated Press‏Verified account @AP 57s58 seconds ago
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BREAKING: Operator says a blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down, condition of the pilot who parachuted out uncertain.



Wild. Private blimp?? Blimp crash - ( New Window )


The pilot appears to be ok.
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The blimp crashed in an open field about half a mile away from the course. Its pilot did not sustain serious injuries and is expected to be OK, a representative from AirSign -- the owners of the blimp -- told Fox News.
How  
mitch300 : 6/15/2017 3:02 pm : link
do you parachute out of a blimp? It's not that high up. Must be some sort of static line.
RE: How  
Mad Mike : 6/15/2017 3:03 pm : link
In comment 13501126 mitch300 said:
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do you parachute out of a blimp? It's not that high up. Must be some sort of static line.

It sounds like that part was a false report.
Yeah  
Ron Johnson 30 : 6/15/2017 3:19 pm : link
it didn't fall out of the sky.
Still amazes me...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/16/2017 3:54 pm : link
that after he US Open interviews a few years ago and demonstrating little talent since then, Holly Sonders continues to have a role in the broadcasts.

I guess having huge tits with a butter face gets rewarded.
RE: Draftkings  
Stan in LA : 6/19/2017 12:54 pm : link
In comment 13500692 EliIsEliteX2 said:
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Paid the entry fee into Draftkings contest yesterday and totally forgot to pick my lineup.....I'm such a moron

Watch out for Brooks Koepka this week. Could be a nice surprise


Now you REALLY should have picked your lineup...
RE: RE: Draftkings  
YAJ2112 : 6/19/2017 1:19 pm : link
In comment 13503869 Stan in LA said:
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In comment 13500692 EliIsEliteX2 said:


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Paid the entry fee into Draftkings contest yesterday and totally forgot to pick my lineup.....I'm such a moron

Watch out for Brooks Koepka this week. Could be a nice surprise



Now you REALLY should have picked your lineup...


I had Koepka and Fowler as my two high priced guys and did pretty well.
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