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Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email
It is easy to be sympathatic,charitable and generous when you know you are better.
05/15/07 @ 07:51
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
O'Hair hit a great shot, just pulled the wrong club. Mickelson also said in his interview immediately afterward that the wind changed just as O'Hair hit that fateful shot. Regardless, I'm with Mickelson on this one. He was 2 back and needed birdie. If he wanted to win there was no choice but to take the risk. Had he not gotten that big hop on his third shot and made 4 or 5 in stead of 7, nobody would question that decision at all.
05/15/07 @ 08:01
Comment from: Marc [Visitor] Email
I disagree. He didn't need to go for the flag at 17. You still have the 18th hole, and Lefty can easily double bogey that hole (Hello, remember the 06 US Open?).

You put the ball on the green at 17 at give yourself a put at it. You don't make the put, you still have 18 and a chance. Anything can happen.

I love Sean O'Hair as a player (I played in many mini tour events with him), but I disagree with his decision there. Nevertheless, this kid will be back in contention soon.
05/15/07 @ 08:53
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
The question is this: If winning is the goal, what do the percentages dictate? What course of action would maximize the chances of victory? In that case, going for the pin on 17 is the answer.

The fact is that had he played it safe, he most likely would have walked to the 18th still two strokes behind, and the 18th isn't the birdie opportunity the 17th is. He had a short club in his hands (should have been a wedge), which the pros can hit dead straight most of the time. Moreover, he had already seen Mickelson hit the green and thus knew that the latter was assured of par on that hole. Also, remember that in most situations the pros would shoot at a flag with a wedge; it was only different on that hole because the penalty for an errant shot is so severe.

Lastly, you have to ask what your goal is; if maximizing your paycheck is the goal, then such an action would not accord with the percentages. However, if winning is the goal, it's the prudent thing to do.

O'Hair said that he "wasn't playing for second place." I like his attitude.
05/15/07 @ 11:39
Comment from: easy recipes [Visitor]
Well, this should be printed and trown from airplanes over major cities.
12/27/10 @ 19:09
Comment from: pregnancy diets [Visitor]
Thumbs up for energy invested in making all of this.
12/28/10 @ 08:19

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