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Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
Anthony, I've seen better road rally courses than the nightmare they call Oakmont.

I'm sure the suit and blazer set of the USGA is appropraitly proud of that convoluted torture maze.

I was always under the impression that golf was a game to be enjoyed by everyone, including professional golfers.

Judging by the number of sticks I watched being flunk at bags and/or caddies, I'd say there was little enjoyment amongst the players on any of the four days of "Nightmare Oakmont."
2007-06-18 @ 20:32
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
I had 25 missed three-feet putts today in my 100 holes of golf. It could have been a bit better, I felt. In spite of the critics, it was the best-putting 100 hole round I've had this year.

Do runners enjoy a marathon? Probably not. Do triathletes relish the ironman? Doubtful. Do cyclists revel in the physical pleasure of the Tour or the Giro? Heavens, no. The US Open brings golfers closer to the athletic, closer to the warrior, closer to the edge. For that reason, it's a great tournament. It places callouses on the oiled hands of the pillowed.
2007-06-18 @ 22:07
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
But it's the gentlemans game, n'est-ce pas?
Gentlemen never break a sweat, always appear to slide through any troubles with the least resistance, right?

Well, there was certainly lots of sweat, tons of resistance and some very short tempers.
All in all, if your vision of the US Open is the norm, then they were all winners.

But from where I was sitting, I would have to believe the only true winner was the Nightmare course. Oh, and those self satisfied kooks in the natty blue blazers and vests.
2007-06-18 @ 22:59
Comment from: Anthony Urquhart [Visitor] Email
We shall have to agree to differ then RonMon. When I'm watching a marathon I know to expect athletes in agony (that's one reason I never watch marathons). But when I watch golf it's not to see calluses spreading across players' less than tiny hands. It's to witness exciting, aggressive shot-making. Yup, I'm an out-and-out birdie fancier. (Does that make me a Dirty Old Man I wonder?)
2007-06-19 @ 03:34

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