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NFT: Phil leads at pebble beach......

thrunthrublue : 2/10/2019 8:13 pm
Still some gas in the tank @ almost 48......playing lights out as the sun is setting, will have to play a few holes in the coldness of early morning to win his 5th at pebble.....mid round featured a biblical like hail storm, great day up north’s!
Yeah, Paul Casey kind of  
section125 : 2/10/2019 8:18 pm : link
folded. Stallings with a great round - in at -15, two shots off.

Phil had 3 birdie putts early that he just missed at 5, 6 and 7. Since then putting like a mad man. His short irons best I have seen in a few years.
Off to a good start this year  
weeg in the bronx : 2/10/2019 8:23 pm : link
Masters can't come soon enough
Up 3 with 4 to go...  
dep026 : 2/10/2019 8:31 pm : link
Hope he hangs on. This will follow up a runner up in opening tourney.

Great start to the year for Phil. Hope he can get that one last major.
Ha ha Phil wanted to play  
section125 : 2/10/2019 8:58 pm : link
on and Casey wanted to stop because of the diminished light.
Two holes to finish in the morning.
Interesting finish  
Stufftherun : 2/10/2019 9:13 pm : link
to the day with Phil sprinting to each tee box as the sun went down. The conversation between the officials, Casey and Phil as to whether or not to continue was also interesting.
How about Casey not finishing the 15th  
Jints in Carolina : 2/10/2019 9:44 pm : link
so he could have fresh greens tomorrow?

Everyone else finished.
Phil 6 under through 16  
Rick in Dallas : 2/11/2019 12:45 am : link
Putter is absolutely on fire on tough PB greens
RE: How about Casey not finishing the 15th  
section125 : 2/11/2019 6:54 am : link
In comment 14292779 Jints in Carolina said:
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so he could have fresh greens tomorrow?

Everyone else finished.


PIA, but don't blame him. He made 1 putt in last 6 holes. Hey he is trying to win. Phil was hot, he wasn't. If he misses the putt at 16(not 15) he is 4 back with two to go. Also he and his amateur partner were leading by 1. So he is actually playing for 2.
BTW, I have never seen a 13 handicap make the shots Colleran was making yesterday (and apparently all week). Those were crappy conditions and he was inside the pros on approach shots a few holes they showed.
Colleran was incredible. couldn't believe the shots he was making  
Jints in Carolina : 2/11/2019 7:38 am : link
The reason I asked about not finishing 16 was because my dad texted me and said that was BS....but I chalk that up to being a grump.
RE: Colleran was incredible. couldn't believe the shots he was making  
section125 : 2/11/2019 7:53 am : link
In comment 14292904 Jints in Carolina said:
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The reason I asked about not finishing 16 was because my dad texted me and said that was BS....but I chalk that up to being a grump.


My index runs 10.6 to 13.1, so I'm about what he purports to be. Yes I can shoot high 70s, but to put 4 rounds together at that pace in those conditions in competition is virtually impossible for that handicap. Now if he is a good putter, with Casey and Colleran's caddie reading the putts, he may be saving around 3 or 4 shots per round making putts he normally would not make.
I also don't know what yardage they are playing - my guess 6000 to 6200 for the amateurs.
Just color me skeptical.
I hope Phil chokes  
jlukes : 2/11/2019 8:30 am : link
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RE: I hope Phil chokes  
Jints in Carolina : 2/11/2019 8:35 am : link
In comment 14292937 jlukes said:
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and why is that
He's a huge phoney  
jlukes : 2/11/2019 8:50 am : link
There's no one in the game more full of himself than Phil. Phil being a man of the people is one of the biggest shams in professional sports. He'll do anything for a buck.

There's a reason his nickname is FIGJAM
Meh..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/11/2019 9:04 am : link
most of the pro golfers are gigantic assholes.

The young guys are cocky as hell and the old guard are really bad at morals. Patrick Reed doesn't speak to his family and is a really difficult dude to get along with.

There's really only about 3 current "top" golfers who get a lot of praise for their character - Jordan Spieth, Ricky Fowler and Bubba Watson.

And Watson doesn't have many friends across the pond, as he pissed off a lot of people on the European tour a few years back complaining about course conditions, security and how well the tournaments are organized.

Not many of these guys are going to come off great. Most have been used to being catered to by people their entire lives and have been immersed in the country club set from the time they had a club in their hands.

And Fowler is basically Phil's little brother....  
dep026 : 2/11/2019 9:36 am : link
who cares if Phil enjoys money and likes to bet? He isnt throwing any tourneys or cheating.

And the FIGJAM is hysterical. Who cares if he things that? Hes one of the 10 greatest golfers ever. He deserves to think that.
RE: Meh..  
The_Boss : 2/11/2019 9:55 am : link
In comment 14292954 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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most of the pro golfers are gigantic assholes.

The young guys are cocky as hell and the old guard are really bad at morals. Patrick Reed doesn't speak to his family and is a really difficult dude to get along with.

There's really only about 3 current "top" golfers who get a lot of praise for their character - Jordan Spieth, Ricky Fowler and Bubba Watson.

And Watson doesn't have many friends across the pond, as he pissed off a lot of people on the European tour a few years back complaining about course conditions, security and how well the tournaments are organized.

Not many of these guys are going to come off great. Most have been used to being catered to by people their entire lives and have been immersed in the country club set from the time they had a club in their hands.


Regarding Reed:
One of the members at the country club where I work knows Reed and his brother in law caddy personally. The perception is he’s a cock. And I believe it. But according to the member, he’s really a great guy if you’re close to him. His brother owns a house off one of the holes at the course where they hold the Travelers every year in CT. Reed and his bro in law show up once a tourney at night for a BBQ dinner. So I guess there is another side of Reed.
RE: He's a huge phoney  
fireitup77 : 2/11/2019 10:18 am : link
In comment 14292943 jlukes said:
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There's no one in the game more full of himself than Phil. Phil being a man of the people is one of the biggest shams in professional sports. He'll do anything for a buck.

There's a reason his nickname is FIGJAM


Jlukes....So you hate Phil because he has a big ego? But love Tiger with all of his issues?

Now if you told me you hated him because the bet he won on the Ravens-Giants super bowl I could get behind you.

I'm finally feeling a bit better. Hopping I can get out on the course soon. Let's tee it up soon.
Phil  
TyreeHelmet : 2/11/2019 10:25 am : link
What time does he tee off today?
RE: Phil  
dep026 : 2/11/2019 10:26 am : link
In comment 14293097 TyreeHelmet said:
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What time does he tee off today?


11
RE: Phil  
Jints in Carolina : 2/11/2019 10:26 am : link
In comment 14293097 TyreeHelmet said:
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What time does he tee off today?


I think they said 11 AM Eastern.
RE: RE: He's a huge phoney  
jlukes : 2/11/2019 10:50 am : link
In comment 14293082 fireitup77 said:
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In comment 14292943 jlukes said:


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There's no one in the game more full of himself than Phil. Phil being a man of the people is one of the biggest shams in professional sports. He'll do anything for a buck.

There's a reason his nickname is FIGJAM



Jlukes....So you hate Phil because he has a big ego? But love Tiger with all of his issues?

Now if you told me you hated him because the bet he won on the Ravens-Giants super bowl I could get behind you.

I'm finally feeling a bit better. Hopping I can get out on the course soon. Let's tee it up soon.


Oh Tiger was a Douche too, but at least he and the media didn't make him out to by some sort of loveable man of the people.

So great to hear you are feeling better - would love to tee it up with you this spring
Phil puts tee shot within 15 feet  
dep026 : 2/11/2019 11:06 am : link
maybe even 10. Looking to make this stress free as possible.
RE: Phil puts tee shot within 15 feet  
The 12th Man : 2/11/2019 11:41 am : link
In comment 14293165 dep026 said:
[quote] maybe even 10. Looking to make this stress free as possible. [/quote

Good for him that he got it done. Only one major he has never won, which is the US Open and it is being played on the same course he just crushed. That would be awesome to see him do it.
Phil is one of the most entertainng athletes on the planet  
since1925 : 2/11/2019 12:38 pm : link
He goes from elite to hot mess fast enough to give you whiplash. Then he hits it from out of bounds to two feet. Then he puts five iron in a tree. It's never dull. No shot is too difficult for him and no shot is too easy.

Besides everybody has good and bad to their personality. Was Beethovan a good guy? Derek Jeter used to give gift baskets to his one night stands. Good or bad? Classy or cheesy? Phil acts nice enough. On the course, he is must see TV.

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