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Old 04-08-2018, 09:32 PM
 
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Reed has won events though, couple DI national championship, and of course a Ryder Cup. I see him, especially after this week, as a legit talent/force in the game. You never know though..
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:36 PM
 
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This is the first golf tournament I have ever watched start to finish and really paid attention. Even when Tiger was tearing up the circuit, I only paid a little attention on Sunday and more often than not, just watched the highlights. I became interested to have something to talk about with my 90 year old dad.

Well, what an emotional 4 days! I woke up this morning and turned on the Golf channel first thing. I enjoyed the commentary (education) and was routing for Rory the same way I route for the Patriots or my favorite horse at the Kentucky Derby. At once, I was crushed when he missed the putt on the 2nd and was so disheartened the entire rest of the day. I had googled him, spent hours reading about him and was going to be his Number One Fan cheering for him in Florida!

How could what happened HAPPEN? I don't play golf, never have except when I would visit my dad in California and he would take me to his club and we fooled around on the practice putting area.

But getting back to what happened today? It seems to me that Rory played better yesterday under foul weather conditions and here comes Sunday, what looked to me to be a picture perfect day for golfing.

So I end the day rather sad. I'm going to do some reading up on Jordan and Rickie. By the time Jordan was on the 15th, I was googling and reading and routing for him and so hoped he would win. Then Rickie looked like he might be able to win IF Patrick screwed up (which I secretly hoped for).

I'm happy that this is going to be my new "hobby." I will probably never play but I am looking forward to conversations with my dad who prior to the match today shared with me that has been playing golf for 84 years! For the last decade he has played twice a week at the local club in California where he lives. I am sad that he can no longer play as his balance isn't doing well, but for 90 years old, I'm pretty impressed that he has been able to play as long as he has and I pray that I get the opportunity to get out to California at least one more time so we can go putting.

If there are any books or reading materials or anything you all could suggest I read to have topics or subjects to talk to him about or books he might like, please share.

Thanks all!

--Jules
Why not try the game yourself?

A lot of the greats (Nicklaus, Hogan, Palmer, et al) have written good books on the game and/or their swings. Google Nicklaus I know I have one or two of his books around here.
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:43 PM
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Funny how many were saying Rory would dominate when he won those majors a few years ago. Same for Speith, but they haven't won any since. Besides Nicklaus, Tiger is still the man until he retires.
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:48 PM
 
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Why not try the game yourself?

A lot of the greats (Nicklaus, Hogan, Palmer, et al) have written good books on the game and/or their swings. Google Nicklaus I know I have one or two of his books around here.
Thank you Kavalier! I appreciate the suggestion and I think I'll look for a book on Jack Nicklaus as my dad is in California. I want to send him a book and get a copy for myself so we can read it together.

Maybe someday I'll try the game. Right now I take care of my 90 year old mom full time. She has dementia and cannot be alone so consequently, I don't get out much unless it's taking her to appointments, the store, etc. But she too enjoys golf and we both enjoyed the weekend watching the Masters.

I am really surprised by how much I thoroughly enjoyed the last few days and the emotional roller coaster of today. I was truly heartbroken watching Rory fall apart, but I now know how I will be spending my weekends this summer and am thankful for my 70" TV

Thanks again

--Jules
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Old 04-09-2018, 02:31 AM
 
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It will be interesting to see what, if anything, Reed does next, over the next few years.

There are definitely those former Masters champs that win it and you never really hear anything much else from them: Charl Schwartzel, Trevor Immelman, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, etc. OK. maybe it's just the non-US Masters winners that seem to disappear!
good point - I don't like it when "one-hit-wonders" win majors - never have.
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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Reed has won events though, couple DI national championship, and of course a Ryder Cup. I see him, especially after this week, as a legit talent/force in the game. You never know though..
I like his confidence and to me it doesn't come across as being over the top. It'll be interesting to see if he can follow it up with more big titles in the coming years - it is very hard to project his future.

I'm trying to recall some of the golfers from the past - there were a few who were outspoken, opinionated - Lee Trevino maybe. Tommy Bolt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/s...lf/04bolt.html


I think golf has to have its villain. Sergio, Colin Montgomery have been there -
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:48 AM
 
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https://www.golfchannel.com/article/...ters-champion/

“Patrick is a bulldog – he’s used to being the underdog,” said his swing coach, Kevin Kirk. “It doesn’t bother him that people like him or unlike him. He thinks, I’m going to win this tournament whether you like it or not.”
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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Thank you Kavalier! I appreciate the suggestion and I think I'll look for a book on Jack Nicklaus as my dad is in California. I want to send him a book and get a copy for myself so we can read it together.

Maybe someday I'll try the game. Right now I take care of my 90 year old mom full time. She has dementia and cannot be alone so consequently, I don't get out much unless it's taking her to appointments, the store, etc. But she too enjoys golf and we both enjoyed the weekend watching the Masters.

I am really surprised by how much I thoroughly enjoyed the last few days and the emotional roller coaster of today. I was truly heartbroken watching Rory fall apart, but I now know how I will be spending my weekends this summer and am thankful for my 70" TV

Thanks again

--Jules

Check Goodwill books section. There is an unending selection of books there and usually should be able to find some good golf books as well.

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good point - I don't like it when "one-hit-wonders" win majors - never have.

Nor do I. Weir, Micheel, Immelman, Curtis, Hamilton, Willett, and the list goes on.


All they need is a good week and that's it.



That leaderboard yesterday, though?!? Wow...this is like a new era with a dozen legends now playing in the game and moving forward. There is just so much talent in the game right now. The next 5 years will be loaded with some great majors.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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I don't like it when "one-hit-wonders" win majors - never have.
They remind me of those dark horse thoroughbred horses that are entered into the Triple Crown races -- unexpectedly WIN -- and rarely, if ever, are heard from again!
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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Rickie was so close, what a great performance to go get that birdie on the last hole. Congrats to Reed, he earned it
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