Sunday Travelers Semi Live

J O R D A N    S P I E T H !

Moves to OWGR #2 (I think)

5:30 pm Update: Jordan’s Ball Wills Itself Into Hole!  Leads by One!

Why has the Internet become so incredibly awful?  I pull up the leaderboard to see today’s tee times.  It’s too early for them to be on the leaderboard itself, so I planned to take the tee time link from that page.  Only there isn’t one.  Not that I could find.  After several minutes of searching, I find it.  Then, when I go to the page, I find not a convenient 12-inch list of players and tee times, but page after page after page of player photos.  Because, of course, I’ve forgotten overnight what the players look like.

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Cleaning Up, Semi Live, Etc.

6:00 pm:  Can’t say I approve of Golf Channel booting the LPGA in order to cover the Travelers finale (that CBS jettisoned).  I’d rather see the Travelers, true, but it’s the wrong thing to do.

Okay, split screen is okay.  I can accept that.

  • I just took out the sidebar links for major tournament odds.  I wasn’t keeping them current, anyway.  These days everyone roughly knows what the odds are for any given player, so there’s not much demand for them.  At one time, people were interested in the routinely bizarre odds listed for Tiger Woods.
  • I plan to add a Make Me Pay link.  That way I can recall what I’m on the hook for regarding donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital instead of having to spend fifteen minutes doing website searches every time I wonder.
  • So Rory made the cut, and Jordan leads.  Might be a worthwhile weekend after all.  I had not even seen the field until Friday morning.  Nice surprise.
  • If you haven’t heard or read the Bob Dylan Nobel Laureate Lecture, it’s worth the time.  He did a good job.
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Sunday U.S. Open Semi Live Blog

7:45 pm Update:  Well, Koepka certainly wasn’t my favorite, but he played better than anyone else, that’s for sure.  And he paid his dues on the Euro Tours, so there’s no begrudging him this victory.  I thoroughly enjoyed the event, and I think it was in large part due to Fox’s coverage. Continue reading

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Saturday U.S. Open Semi Live Blog

7:25 Update: I don’t think playing with your “buddy” is ever good with the possible exception of Thursday and Friday.  I think playing with someone you don’t talk to, or feel the need to talk to, is best.  Well, now — thanks to Fleetwood on No. 18 — it doesn’t look Continue reading

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Friday U.S. Open Semi Live Blog

Evening Wrap

Would it be possible for an announcer in a post-round interview not to ask, “You have contended in a past major(s).  Will anything from that carry over to this tournament?” Continue reading

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Thursday U.S. Open Semi Live Blog

2:49 pm Update: I like the Fox coverage pretty darn well.  Good comment by Azinger about how learning to hook is the first step in becoming a good golfer.  I wish I’d have Continue reading

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Potluck Golf

I could not get into this week’s tournament whatsoever.  I pulled up the leaderboard this morning to have a gander.  Half-hearted is not a strong enough word for my near total Continue reading

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