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    I think 14 was a bit much at times over the weekend, it shouldn't be THAT ridiculous. Today it was fair though. Disappointing day for me because i'm a huge Phil fan today, but his putter was just dead all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    I think 14 was a bit much at times over the weekend, it shouldn't be THAT ridiculous. Today it was fair though. Disappointing day for me because i'm a huge Phil fan today, but his putter was just dead all day.
    Yeah there are mixed views about 14. It is absurd, but at the sametime it has always been this way. Like 17 which is equally absurd. It is a tradition thing. The best players can make special things happen at these impossible holes. Jack in 1972 at 17 hitting a one iron, into the wind, hitting the flag, for a tap birdie to clinch it. Or Watson in 1982 holing a chip out of the rough (he doesn't hole that sucker he HAS to birdie to get it to a play off because it was rolling a long way down) on the 17th to get a cushion to beat Jack. Or even Tiger getting a 4 on the hole and confidence to give himself a chance yesterday. Those crazy holes make for magical moments by great players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    Yeah there are mixed views about 14. It is absurd, but at the sametime it has always been this way. Like 17 which is equally absurd. It is a tradition thing. The best players can make special things happen at these impossible holes. Jack in 1972 at 17 hitting a one iron, into the wind, hitting the flag, for a tap birdie to clinch it. Or Watson in 1982 holing a chip out of the rough (he doesn't hole that sucker he HAS to birdie to get it to a play off because it was rolling a long way down) on the 17th to get a cushion to beat Jack. Or even Tiger getting a 4 on the hole and confidence to give himself a chance yesterday. Those crazy holes make for magical moments by great players.
    I definitely understand what you're saying about magical moments on those holes, I really do, but at times it felt like it was either magical moment or bust, especially on I think it was Friday. There were like 15+ double bogeys or worse. The US Open is supposed to be a grind and produce bigger scores, but it's supposed to be over the course of a tournament/round. Obviously there's been a slight shift in the US Open since the new guy took over course set ups, with the rough not being nearly es penalizing as it used to be, opening the door for several big hitters like Ogilvy to win, but the course was playing more like a traditional US Open course then the last few years.
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