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By far the weakest major is the US Open and The Players should replace it.
I always felt that the British Open was the one most unlike any other major...most of the locations don't look like the normal PGA locations...plus torrential downpours and monsoon winds are always a possibility...very strange major tournament
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I still want to see Tiger win a major but there's nothing that can restore the damage he did playing a round of golf with the disgusting one.
Not much consequence at this point, apart from maybe a quad on 17 today.

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I always felt that the British Open was the one most unlike any other major...most of the locations don't look like the normal PGA locations...plus torrential downpours and monsoon winds are always a possibility...very strange major tournament
Golf is an international game. It's important that at least one major be played outside the U.S., don't you think?

Me, I love the British Open. It forces players to execute a variety of different shots in unfamiliar conditions. It tests their mettle in a way American manicured spa-courses just don't. The U.S. Open does much the same thing. The goal is to identify the best player. No point in making it so easy on 'em any dang fool can win. I want the best guy to win. And if they have to suffer trials & tribulations whilst doing it, then all the better.
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I always felt that the British Open was the one most unlike any other major...most of the locations don't look like the normal PGA locations...plus torrential downpours and monsoon winds are always a possibility...very strange major tournament
The Open Championship is acquired taste, much like Single Malt.

A good portion of golfers who venture to UK & ireland come back with new perspective about links golf and The Open Championship.

PGA Championship was the one most bandied about for replacement, though those cries have died down, for two primary reasons. 1. Choosing better golf courses. 2. Reducing the amount of club pros playing in the event. That number needs to be further reduced. IMO

I'm happy with the existing four majors. The Players had its shot at inclusion. That's done.

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Golf is an international game. It's important that at least one major be played outside the U.S., don't you think?

Me, I love the British Open. It forces players to execute a variety of different shots in unfamiliar conditions. It tests their mettle in a way American manicured spa-courses just don't. The U.S. Open does much the same thing. The goal is to identify the best player. No point in making it so easy on 'em any dang fool can win. I want the best guy to win. And if they have to suffer trials & tribulations whilst doing it, then all the better.
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The Open Championship is acquired taste, much like Single Malt.

A good portion of golfers who venture to UK & ireland come back with new perspective about links golf and The Open Championship.

PGA Championship was the one most bandied about for replacement, though those cries have died down, for two primary reasons. 1. Choosing better golf courses. 2. Reducing the amount of club pros playing in the event. That number needs to be further reduced. IMO

I'm happy with the existing four majors. The Players had its shot at inclusion. That's done.
I don't mind that a major is held outside the USA...my issue is the locations are very strange and it almost requires a bit of luck to grind out a win...almost desert-like locations at times...
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By far the weakest major is the US Open and The Players should replace it.
I have a problem with USGA's money-grabbing qualifying attempts by almost 10,000 golfers each year...filling about half the field. The qualifying number of these Walter Mittys needs reduction.

That said, US Open and The Open Championship are the two best majors. IMO


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I don't mind that a major is held outside the USA...my issue is the locations are very strange and it almost requires a bit of luck to grind out a win...almost desert-like locations at times...
As with the Robin Williams golf monologue, oversimplification in my view. But why not try links golf for yourself.

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As with the Robin Williams golf monologue, oversimplification in my view. But why not try links golf for yourself.
next time I'm in Scotland I'll try and find a partner to play some links golf...I've never been to Scotland so it might be awhile
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next time I'm in Scotland I'll try and find a partner to play some links golf...I've never been to Scotland so it might be awhile
Going over there and playing some of those classic British Open links courses, especially St. Andrews, is on my bucket list. One day...
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next time I'm in Scotland I'll try and find a partner to play some links golf...I've never been to Scotland so it might be awhile
Good. Note that they have parkland (trees) courses, also, so make sure it's a links course for your experiment. You'll have fun. Enjoy.

FWIW in-between a parkland and links course is heathland. Sunningdale (Old) and Woodhall Spa in England are prominent in that regard.

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Going over there and playing some of those classic British Open links courses, especially St. Andrews, is on my bucket list. One day...
My bucket(s) would be for carrying the number of balls I'd need to play St. Andrews. Foul-weather conditions included, I'm not sure I could get below 200.
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My bucket(s) would be for carrying the number of balls I'd need to play St. Andrews. Foul-weather conditions included, I'm not sure I could get below 200.
The good news is that you probably wouldn't need all those balls. No woods or water hazards to lose them in. A bit of gorse, sure. But most of my lost balls come 30 yards deep in the forests thanks to my wayward persimmon driver (I'm a purist; so sue me).
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A bit of gorse, sure.
That's what I was thinking about. If you find your ball, good luck hitting it out of that mess. I'd probably break a wrist or dislocate a shoulder getting it out of there.

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That's what I was thinking about. If you find your ball, good luck hitting it out of that mess. I'd probably break a wrist or dislocate a shoulder getting it out of there.
Yeah, one time I was shipped home in full traction. "Easy on the landing!"

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That's what I was thinking about. If you find your ball, good luck hitting it out of that mess. I'd probably break a wrist or dislocate a shoulder getting it out of there.
Penalty strokes are your friend.
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Ain't that the truth. Makes me cringe, some of the low-percentage shots tour stars attempt. Trees don't budge.
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He used to be even more funny on golf coverage.Before Golf Channel stardom....And network neutering...
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That's what I was thinking about. If you find your ball, good luck hitting it out of that mess. I'd probably break a wrist or dislocate a shoulder getting it out of there.
Foot Mashie to the rescue. A wider “outsole lip” and practice will help you get your ball out of those deep bunkers.

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I Love Feherty!
He used to be even more funny on golf coverage.Before Golf Channel stardom....And network neutering...
There was a British Golf announcer (I think it was Henry Longhurst) that had quite the way with words. Some of his commentary quotes:

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good to see Rory get back in the win column...hopefully this is a sign that his game is back on track and he'll be collecting some more major titles
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The good news is that you probably wouldn't need all those balls. No woods or water hazards to lose them in. A bit of gorse, sure. But most of my lost balls come 30 yards deep in the forests thanks to my wayward persimmon driver (I'm a purist; so sue me).
And those gutta percha balls purists use are the devil to replace.
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And those gutta percha balls purists use are the devil to replace.
Actually, I have a bunch of old balata Titleists left over from the old days when I'd buy them in bulk. Hit one of those puppies with a persimmon driver and you've reached golf nirvana. The feel, the "click" sound, it's just unmatched by all his new high-falutin' technology. The problem with wound balls is that eventually the rubber bands break inside and they tend to go out of round, especially if you leave them in a place where they get subjected to temperature extremes. That won't happen with a Pro V1.
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Getting old isn't fun and I'm sure the balata sound is a thing in the past.

That "click" sound is now a "pfft".

The only thing old fogies are hitting these day's is a hit of a bottle of Geritol.

And when I go golfing these day's I have to load up on ibuprofen so I can hold the club in my hands.

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When they were getting down to the last 3 holes or so I was pulling for Jim Furyk. Gotta pull for the older guys when they get that close.

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I have always admired Jim Furyk. You look at that guy swinging and you have to say, “What’s that guy doing there?” Shear determination and perseverance must be a key to his skills. I was pulling for him the back nine. He had “the look,” but it was too tough a climb missing that one short putt. I would have relished seeing him in a playoff with the immensely more talented McIlroy.
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Actually, I have a bunch of old balata Titleists left over from the old days when I'd buy them in bulk. Hit one of those puppies with a persimmon driver and you've reached golf nirvana. The feel, the "click" sound, it's just unmatched by all his new high-falutin' technology. The problem with wound balls is that eventually the rubber bands break inside and they tend to go out of round, especially if you leave them in a place where they get subjected to temperature extremes. That won't happen with a Pro V1.
They cut like butter. I loved the smell of balata in the morning.

Japanese balls went oval after a few whacks, with many hackers not noticing.

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