The Memorial

Discussion in 'Golf' started by Carolina Speed, May 31, 2019.

  1. Carolina Speed

    Carolina Speed Master

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    I didn't comment very much during the PGA so I thought update everyone on The Memorial/Jack Nicklaus'
    Tournament. There's some very important things going on. First, after the second round there's a 3 way lead for first:
    T1 Merritt, -9
    T1 Lee, -9
    T1 Kaymer. -9
    In fourth all by himself is Jordan Spieth,
    4. Spieth -8
    Spieth continuing to show his grit and toughness in what the media keeps calling a slump. I believe a weaker player would have succombed! Although Spieth hasn't won since the 2017 British Open it's not like he just fell the end of the earth. Plenty of distractions during the last year to year and a half such as, his bout with mononucleosis and his recent marraige. Not to mention a swing change. I guess I like to make excuses for Spieth, however to his credit, he's never made any excuses except to trust in what he's doing.
    Spieth is not all the way back to his 2015 form as the media keeps beating in the ground, but who in golf history has ever had a year like he did. Two Major wins and two top 3's in the other two at the age of 21!
    I'm really hoping for a Spieth win this week, BTW, this is by no means a weak field either. Rose, Fowler, and Scott are in the field with the likes of Day, McIlroy, Mickelson, Thomas, and Kuchar all missing the cut.
    On another note. It will be a long time before we stop hearing about Woods as if I had to tell anyone. Now Woods will be covered first in every tournament until he ties and or breaks Sam Snead's 82 wins. Woods sits at 81 and after each round no matter whose winning which he hasn't, the coverage will start with Woods trying to tie Snead. Even if he breaks Snead's record, there will be non-stop coverage of him and his pursuit of Nicklaus' 18 Majors.
    T33. Woods -2.
     
  2. booth

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    I see that Tiger was pretty happy that his ex-swing coach Hank Haney was suspended from Sirius Radio for comments he made about the LPGA Tour. I read the transcript from the show and all he said was that he couldn't name 5 players on the ladies tour and the winner of the Women's Open name would probably be name Lee. He was not suspended by Sirius Radio but by the PGA Tour. Tiger claims Haney deserves the suspension because Haney meant what he said. How he knew what a person was thinking when they said it is pretty incredible. It's Tiger revenge for Haney letting him go when he started having his problems. CS I am with you about Spieth. I just hope he is not in the final group Sunday seems like he gets a little tight.
     
  3. Carolina Speed

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    booth, Spieth is not leading. He's in a tie for 3rd going into the final round and 4 shots behind leader Martin Kaymer. Not sure he can make up 4 shots unless Kaymer somehow stumbles which I would not wish on him. However, I'm still hoping for a Spieth win. If not it should give him momentum going into the US Open at Pebble Beach.
    1. Kaymer, -15
    2. Scott, -13
    T3. Spieth, -11
    T3. Matsuyama, -11
    T3. Cantlay, -11
    I would think the winner tomorrow will come from one of these 5 players.
     

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