PGA Tour 2017-2018

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Justin Thomas won the final WGC event to be held at the fabled Firestone course in Akron yesterday, pulling away to an easy victory. It was his third win of the season, on top of five last year. He's up to 9 career wins already, meaning he now ranks 15th in Tour wins among active players at the very young age of 25! He's an amazing talent, right up there with Jordan Spieth. Justin defends his PGA title this week at Bellerive Golf Course outside St. Louis.
     
  2. Westside

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    Just check out BSPN web site. It is unreal how BSPN still to this day tries to foist Wood's "past" greatness on us in 2018. It is laughable. BSPN is so wretched
     
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    BSPN is the National Enquirer of sports programming. Pure, unadulterated propaganda. The 99 44/100 bovine fertilizer network.

    May it burn in hell; and it will...
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    Much like Brooks Koepka, yet another tremendous young White talent who has emerged is Bryson DeChambeau. He's won two tournaments this year, is likely to be named an alternate to the U.S. Ryder Cup team, and currently leads the FedEx Cup standings as the Tour is now in the midst of the FedEx Cup playoffs (DeChambeau currently leads the Dell Technologies Championship, the second of the four consecutive playoff tournaments). Bryson is a 24 year old athletic, good looking kid from California who has a unique style and also a unique way of playing. He's highly intelligent. To give an idea of how he plays, out of laziness I'll quote Wikipedia:

    "All of DeChambeau's irons and wedges[14] are cut to exactly the same length: 37.5 inches (0.953 m). Their lie and bounce angle are also the same; only the lofts are different. As well as the single length concept, his clubs are unusual for their extremely upright lie angle. [15] In addition, DeChambeau keeps the club on the same plane throughout his swing and does not turn his wrists during his swing.[16] In 2011, at the suggestion of his instructor Mike Schy, DeChambeau switched to JumboMax Grips, the largest grips commercially available. The larger grips allow DeChambeau to hold the grips in his palms and not his fingers."

    Yet Bryson remains virtually unknown, as the media and DWFs have renewed their endless love affair with a 42 year old player who hasn't won a major in a decade. He still receives polite applause from galleries at best. He's got so much going for him that he'll probably be another of those White athletes who are widely despised when he does become well known. But he has lots of talent, which will soon propel Bryson DeChambeau to be one of the biggest stars on the PGA Tour.
     
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  5. Don Wassall

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    DeChambeau wins the Dell Technologies Championship, giving him back to back wins in the first two weeks of the FedEx Cup playoffs, three wins in his past nine tournaments, and he's now ranked in the top ten in the world rankings, all at the age of 24.
     
  6. Carolina Speed

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    Right Don. Yet another great talent on the tour! Was playing golf today myself and was able to watch DeChambeau in the clubhouse after finishing my round. I shot 85 BTW.
    I've said in the past the only way we're going to stop hearing all the Tiger talk is for someone to come along and win as many or more Majors than Woods. However, it seems like that's going to be almost impossible with all the talent out there now. I thought maybe McIlroy, 4, then Spieth 3, Johnson, Koepka 3, Thomas. Now with DeChambeau on the scene, it looks as though the Majors will be split between all these talented players over the next several years. I believe Spieth still has a shot to win 10, but it's going to be very difficult.
    It would have been interesting to have had all this talent around when Tiger was in his prime. I don't think he would have won 14 Majors.

    The current talent reminds me of the Nicklaus years, Nicklaus, Watson, Palmer, Player, Ballesteros, Trevino, Miller, Floyd, etc.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    I agree, but the talent now is so much deeper than before, much deeper than during the Nicklaus era and even Woods' era. As long as the top ten or fifteen stars win most of the majors I'll be happy. Woods was an outlier and I can't see anyone getting close to his 14 majors, but who knows what can happen. Rory McIlroy looked like a good choice a few years ago but he's now stymied. Same with Day and Spieth to a degree. All I know is that I enjoy the heck out of following golf these days, in spite of the regime's ever-lasting over the top gay love for Woods.

    CS, congrats on the 85! I've only played twice this year so far but managed an 89 a few weeks back.
     

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