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    • DonkeyHunter

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      Shipped one over 370 yards…CARRY…during his practice round today. Says he wants to hit 200mph ball speed in a tourney.

      His stock yardages with everything in his bag this year is insane.

      I mean, if he can dial in his wedges and short irons, he’s going to win a major this year.

    • Anonymous

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      do we have a video of his swing?

      The comments

      “that is just ridiculous”

      “did it hit the ground yet”

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    • tampaspicer

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      I watched a little of the tournament on Sunday. It was nice to see live again. I honestly didn’t know they were playing live again until I saw it channel surfing.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      I watched a little of the tournament on Sunday. It was nice to see live again. I honestly didn’t know they were playing live again until I saw it channel surfing.

      Yeah.

      They’ve been up and running for a few weeks.

      This weekend’s tourney will be the 3rd one played.

      Condensed schedule and only 10 weeks til the FedEx Cup playoffs.

      So, you’ll see more marquee names weekly.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Thursday and a Friday featured group:

      DeChambeau
      Phil
      Rory

      Absolute bombers.

    • tampaspicer

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      If I’m home I will check them out.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      If I’m home I will check them out.

      Yeah. Should be an entertaining group to watch over the next few days.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      A graphic from yesterday’s round.

      Insane!

    • Anonymous

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      His game reminds me a lot of mine!

      Oh wait. He didn’t sink it in the lake?

      Never mind

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Thursday and a Friday featured group:

      DeChambeau
      Phil
      Rory

      Absolute bombers.

      DeChambeau -5 in the first round.
      Phil -6
      Rory – 7

      Some low numbers to start.

    • Biggs3535

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      A graphic from yesterday’s round.

      Insane!

      198 mph?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Sweet Geebus…

    • DonkeyHunter

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      A graphic from yesterday’s round.

      Insane!

      198 mph?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Sweet Geebus…

      Yeah.

      That’s a freaking insane number.

      I wonder how long his body can maintain a swing like this.

    • Anonymous

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      Am I right that he’s an example of someone who puts a heavy emphasis on strength training as a way to overpower courses?

      If so, is this the way of the future as opposed to say the shot shaping, iron play putter, like Spieth?

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Am I right that he’s an example of someone who puts a heavy emphasis on strength training as a way to overpower courses?

      If so, is this the way of the future as opposed to say the shot shaping, iron play putter, like Spieth?

      Yeah.

      But, he’s more or less admitted that this is simply an experiment. If you follow him, you’ll know he’s a math whiz and takes that approach to the game.

      But, as you’ve seen with the first 2 tourneys since restarting, the courses didn’t allow it.

      So, he’ll have to be able to switch gears.

    • Anonymous

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      I don’t know much about him so I will watch and read. I see your earlier comment about short game. I guess if he can combine the two and the moneyball approach it could be interesting

    • Anonymous

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      This wasn’t on the tv where I was but I see he’s 4 or 5 strokes back, I think?

      Any comment on how the bombing strategy worked? I took a quick look for his Safire card and it’s pretty vanilla, not big numbers no eagles?

    • DonkeyHunter

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      He’s currently in 5th place at 5 strokes back.

      The three leaders shot 61, 61, and 63 respectively.

      So, Bryson will have to shoot 62 or better IMO to have a chance, as I think weather overnight softened the course.

      From what I saw, he had some big issues with distance control with his wedges and short irons.

    • Anonymous

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      So, just generally speaking, isn’t this fairly common:

      “From what I saw, he had some big issues with distance control with his wedges and short irons.”

      In other words, so of the swing attributes that add distance (eg flatter founder swing, high swing speed) are also at odds with traditionally good short play (eg steeper, cut style swing)

      Not sure that was his issue but maybe?

      Look forward to watching today

    • Anonymous

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      They are showing the highlights now

      Interesting discussion about whether a PGA professional can succeed with the math/science approach because it leads to disappointment with a good survival round. They are referencing how he was angry with his 65 because of its deviation from the stats.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      He’s certainly a “one-off” regarding his approach to the game.

      He’s actually referred to himself as a “casino” or the “house” in a recent interview. Citing his heavy play schedule, and factoring how many under-par rounds he squeezes in throughout mass play equating to house odds…blah, blah, blah.

      Honestly, I think his short iron/wedge problems are more a product of lack of playing time with them after a drastic weight/strength gain-swing change.

      Should be something he could get cleaned up within a month.

    • Anonymous

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      DJ playing well

    • DonkeyHunter

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      DJ playing well

      It’s his to lose.

      Plenty of buildup going into the last few holes.

      Rain delay could be a momentum killer.

    • Anonymous

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      Wheels came off or a bit but it all worked out.

      I followed him around for a bit at the Ryder Cup. Pretty amazing to see the shots from up close. He’s pretty amazing, but they all are.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Wheels came off or a bit but it all worked out.

      I followed him around for a bit at the Ryder Cup. Pretty amazing to see the shots from up close. He’s pretty amazing, but they all are.

      He definitely stepped up after that tee shot OB.

      He’s a blast to watch in person.

    • tampaspicer

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      Except for a few missed shots DJ was dialed in yesterday. Good win for him.

    • Anonymous

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      They said in the tv coverage yesterday that he is one of only a few “great” to have a win in every year, so this keeps the streak going.

      Fun to watch for sure

    • tampaspicer

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      Yeah he was of my favorites to watch.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Jesus…

    • Anonymous

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      Amazing and I love the comments under the tweet

      “is he mad at the golf ball?”

      Ha

    • DonkeyHunter

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      It’s absolutely insane speed and power.

      And, the people who are bashing him are forgetting something.

      He’s finished Top-10 in his last 4 appearances.

      If he dials in his putting and iron distant control…watch out.

    • tampaspicer

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      Yeah this isn’t something people are use to seeing.

    • Anonymous

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      For sure.

      As DH said if he can put it all together

    • DonkeyHunter

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      He shot 66 in the opening round and was one back.

      Just teed off for his 2nd round.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Quick stat:

      He played the Par 5’s at -4

      Par
      Birdie
      Birdie
      Eagle

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Only one shot back going into the weekend.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      For sure.

      As DH said if he can put it all together

      To put it in better perspective, he’s ranked #1 in driving distance for this current tournament. But, he’s dead last in proximity to the hole on approach shots in regulation.

      Very telling.

    • Anonymous

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      He is truly tech-focused. They are showing him warm up now on the green and he has a launch monitor for his putter

    • DonkeyHunter

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      He is truly tech-focused. They are showing him warm up now on the green and he has a launch monitor for his putter

      If I had to bet, it’s a Trackman device.

      I went to their booth at the PGA show in January. Tested out their putting tech and it was incredibly insightful.

    • Anonymous

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      Good call, DH

    • DonkeyHunter

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      What a PHENOMENAL final round today!

      First, give credit to Wolff. That kid is going to win a lot and rack up a few majors. To think, he’s only 21-years-old.

      Bryson brought it all week. The wedge he stuffed on 18 was just an example of what he’s really capable of if he can dial them in.

      He averaged 350.4 yards off the tee this week.

      350.4 freaking yards!

      His birdie on the Par-5 #17th was driver and an 8-iron from 218. 8-iron. Albeit, all of his irons are 5-iron length shafts. But, insane nonetheless.

      The scary thing is…he can still get better.

    • tampaspicer

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      You think Byron will have the same affect Tiger had on the game in regards to the length of tournament courses?

    • DonkeyHunter

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      You think Byron will have the same affect Tiger had on the game in regards to the length of tournament courses?

      Nah.

      Like I said decades ago with Tiger.

      Shorten and narrow the courses to level the playing field.

    • Anonymous

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      I didn’t get a chance to see the scores yesterday before I turned it on. When I did turn it on he was pulling a 300+ yard drive into the trees. He had to hit a run up shot from the rough that he left about 30-40 feet.

      I said to myself, “see this is why this cannot work . . he could’ve just hit a shorter drive in the fairway and then stick a nine iron closer than that.”

      As soon as I had that thought, they flashed the leader board. He was -21 and in the lead. LOL

      Shows you how much I know!!!!!

    • DonkeyHunter

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      I said to myself, “see this is why this cannot work . . he could’ve just hit a shorter drive in the fairway and then stick a nine iron closer than that.”

      That’s the crazy thing though. He’s pretty accurate considering how insanely long he’s hitting and how hard he’s going after every tee shot.

      He’s taken this week off, but it’s still a really good field.

      Would like to see Wolff bounce back with a good outing this week.

    • Anonymous

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      Wolff was really impressive

    • DonkeyHunter

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      Wolff was really impressive

      He most definitely was.

      He has some work to do on his irons, short game, and putting (as evidenced by his rankings); but there’s no doubt that the talent is there.

      And, that’s not even taking into account that he’s only 21 years of age.

    • DonkeyHunter

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      On top of taking that disastrous 10 on the 15th…there’s some video of him patting down the grass where he took a drop (which should be a 2 stroke penalty).

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