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Agreed.. He putted out of his mind today and that's notbgonna happen three more times. You have to hit greens to have a chance and he didn't do that today but got away with it.
Obscurity on occasion finds itself near or leading early in a major with typically the cream rising to the top in the end. Michael Thompson will have a chance to buck the odds. Thompson fired a four under 66 and finds himself three adrift of an accomplished group lurking at -1 that includes former champs Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell. The set up at Olympic looks typical US Open tough as only six players finished in the red Thursday in ideal conditions.
You can't win the US Open the first day, but you can certainly lose it. Lefty, McIlroy, Bubba and Donald may have all done just that shooting 76, 77, 78, and 79 respectively. Of the quartet, IMO, Lefty has the best chance and proven resolve to bounce back. Gotta feeling old man even par may be looking good in the end if Thursday is any indication....
1... Michael Thompson.......-4 (66)
T2. Woods..........................-1 (69)
T2. McDowell......................-1 69)
T2. Toms............................-1 (69)
T2. Watney........................ -1 (69)
T2. J. Rose........................ -1 (69)
Full Leaderboard through one....
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by AmenCornerCock 22 months ago
People named Michael always choke, imo
So far so good for my pick. I got the first round score right with a 69. I could see McDowell and Tiger paired together on the weekend.
I think tomorrow will be a survival day. The key will be not to put up a big number or round. I still think the final score will be 5 or 6 under so tomorrow the key is to not shoot a high number. I think the eventually winner will be only 2 under after today.
Edit: Oops. Predicted a 70 not a 69. But still pretty close.
And i think Thompson shoot a 74 tomorrow to get to even par. I think the leader after round 2 will be -2. My guess is the Woods will shoot 2 over and be at +1 after the 2nd round which will be in shouting distance. McDowell will shoot +1 over to be at even par after 2 round.
This post was edited by Finnyusc 22 months ago
except for MJ
Then again if we're talking strickly golf, apparently he choked quite often accruing the gambling debt he refused to pay(ego) which many said led to his father's death.
But yea, you guys are too smart to take my bet on Thompson.
I'll be shocked if he top 20s
This post was edited by AmenCornerCock 22 months ago
Lot of big names are going to miss the cut. USGA randomly decided to get rid of the 10 stroke rule on the cut this week.
Rory at 9+ right now, Donald at 10+. Cut as of now if 5+ but that will definitely swell in the afternoon.
Major championship winners liter the leadeboard after two rounds. Toms, Woods and Furyk sit atop at -1 while McDowell lurks two back along with upstart first round leader Thompson. Mahan, Kuchar, and Duffner head a group at +3. Harrington, Els, Stricker, Garcia, Rose and Watney stand +4 while Westwood is still in it at +5. Lefty made the cut at +7.
The cut fell at +8. Notable trunk slammers included McIlroy, Bubba, D. Johnson and Donald.
Leaderboard after two...
T1. Furyk..........-1 (70-69)
T1. Woods........-1 (69-70)
T1. Toms..........-1 (69-70)
T4. McDowell...+1 (69-72)
T4. Colsaerts....+1 (72-69)
T4. Thompson..+1 (66-75)
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by AmenCornerCock 22 months ago
That leaderboard is looking pretty good for Tiger. I like his chances.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
In a day where the USGA set up Olympic as "moving day", some took advantage, one notable did not. Former champs Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk share the lead at -1. Jacobson made a move and is two back at one over. Also making moves were Els and Westwood shooting 68 and 67, respectively, and stand three back. Tiger Woods got off to a slow start and never got it going struggling to 75 and is five adrift.
T1. McDowell.....-1 (69-72-68)
T1. Furyk .......... -1 (70-69-70)
3....Freddie Jac.+1 (72-71-68)
Full leaderbaod after three...
What are the order of tiebreakers Amen.
My pick is looking good(even though I wouldnt mind a Furyk victory).
1 - 1st rd score
2 - 4rth rd score
Looks like you're the only guy with Graeme so it may not matter.
Dude looks relaxed and primed....
I actually answered my own question when I re read the rules. I was mainly asking in the event no one wins. I see that is by final score so that means I need a McDowell win if I want to pull a gamecock baseball team and win back to back titles.
yea, I still think even may be good enough...who knows
I'm glad no one took me up on the Williamson bet.
Dude can putt the eyes out of it and is holding up as of this typing.
Kind of pulling for Westwood at this stage to be honest, but damn what a crappy break...
In a US Open the USGA typically "tries" to set up the event where something around even par wins it. Mike Davis...goal accomplished.
This tourney had it's typical US Open carnage and nerve showing drama down the stretch. Webb Simpson shot 68-68 over the weekend, posted +1 early and watched the field crumble in the end to win the 2012 US Open. McDowell made a back nine charge but came up a shot short as did first round leader Michael Thompson who carded an impressive 67. Jim Furyk looked his typically rock steady self for much of the day but apprently ran out of 5 hour energy drink faltering down the stretch finishing two back.
Now to our winner. As we all know predicting winners in golf tourneys is a tough propostition especially with all the parity these days on the PGA Tour and it's rare we don't resort to the winning score and tie breakers to decide a contest winner. Not the case this time.
Congrats to KeepEmSeparated who correctly picked Webb Simpson!!!
1... Webb Simpson..+1 (72-73-68-68)
T2. McDowell.......... +2 (69-72-68-73)
T2. Thompson ........ +2 (66-75-74-67)
T4. Toms ................ +3 (69-70-76-68)
T4. Harrington ........ +3 (74-70-71-68)
T4. Peterson ........... +3 (71-70-72-70)
T4. Dufner .............. +3 (72-71-70-70)
T4. Furyk................. +3 (70-69-70-74)
Entire final Leaderboard....
Go figure. The one time I don't actually bet or there's not a prize involved, I'm the only one who picks the winner.
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