Jordan Plays Horrible Horseshoe in 2-Under

Jordan  gets it done!

Proves shotmaker skills by winning at Colonial!

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Will Jordan establish his shotmaker’s cred this weekend?  That birdie of No. 5 makes me think Jordon figured out his swing.  Have you ever seen what is on the right side of the No. 5 fairway?

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Anirban eagles No. 1.  Late start, won’t finish tonight.

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Update of my Make Me Pay commitments…

  • Every Rory or Jordan major win: $100
  • Rory and/or Jordan winning Grand Slam (individually or combined):  $600 bonus, bringing total to $1000 [no chance]
  • Every Rory sanctioned win over four: $50 [currently has 1]
  • Every Jordan sanctioned win over four: $50 [currently has 1]

The best chance is Rory or Jordan winning a major, although should Jordan win this weekend, that last one starts to look like more of a factor.

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36 Responses to Jordan Plays Horrible Horseshoe in 2-Under

  1. Ken says:

    Jordan at -12 thru 12, solo lead. Like to see him close this out.

  2. Jaybird77 says:

    Jordan is hitting it all over the lot….but he’s also finding a way to get it on the green, or at least close, and making a bunch of putts.

    Seems I’ve seen this kiind of game before.

  3. Jaybird77 says:

    Ryan Palmer is a member of Colonial. It’d be kind of cool to see a member win on his home track as that doesn’t happen very often.

  4. Ken says:

    Jordan seems to be evolving into the new Mickelson. Never know what to expect off the tee. Short game atoning for a lot of sin.

    • Jaybird77 says:

      I know Mr. Lanny hates to hear it but this is exactly how Tiger won all the events he did. Didn’t really care where it went off the tee. Figure out how to get it on or by the green and then make putts. That’s exactly what Jordan is doing.

      If Jordan wins, it’ll give him “shot makers cred”. What a load of bullshit.

      Drive for show, putt for dough. That’s the name of the game.

      • Ken says:

        Thing is though, Woods in his prime hit it so far that it often didn’t matter. 8 iron from the rough is often easier than 5 from the fairway. Jordan is longer than some give him credit for, kind of smeaky long. But he doesn’t have the sort of power that playing with Woods or Mickelson accuracy is going to always work.

      • Ken says:

        Seems like the wild bombers like Woods are almost a thing of the past. Now you have guys who crush it and hit it dead straight: DJ, Day, Rory.

      • Jaybird77 says:

        Jordan will never be the “shot maker” Lanny wants to claim he is, but that doesn’t matter, one iota. Dude can putt, and at the end of the day, putting covers a lot of faults and that’s all that matters.

      • lannyh says:

        2006 is calling. They want their golf commentary back.

  5. Jaybird77 says:

    Golf is golf so this idea of “shot maker” is a complete load of bullshit. The name of the game is “get it in the hole”. There are no pictures. Just numbers on a card. Doesn’t matter how you get it in the hole, just get it in the hole. Jordan hit it all over the lot this week, but he was top 5 in putting….that’s what matters.

    • lannyh says:

      It’s not how, it’s how many? Gee, how original.

      What is your problem? Jordan just became the youngest 8-time winner or whatever in like 85 years or somesuch.

      And for decades, people have said a player proves his shotmakers cred by winning at Riviera or Colonial.

      • Jaybird77 says:

        And their all idiots. You listen to current commentary and some of the so called best ball strikers have never won Colonial or Riveria. Conversely, some “no names” have won both.

        At the end of the day, it’s not about ball striking….it’s about getting it in the hole. Doesn’t matter how.

      • lannyh says:

        It matters how if you want to be considered a great alongside Hogan, Palmer, and Nicklaus. And now Spieth. It’s an exclusive club. There are other clubs for ‘roided ball jackers.

      • Jaybird77 says:

        Never mind that it took Jordan more than twice as many events to win 8 as it did Tiger.

      • lannyh says:

        You watched today’s tournament through your decade-old Tiger eyes? That’s so cute.

      • Ken says:

        The record speaks for itself. Jordan has won more before age 23 than Woods did.

      • lannyh says:

        Jordan has won more before age 23 than the sui generis never-seen-before and never-will-see-again golfer? Say it ain’t so!

      • Jaybird77 says:

        I choose to look at it differently. Tiger won 8 event in something like 12 months. It has taken Jordan 4 years to win 8 times.

      • lannyh says:

        Get help. Woods hasn’t won a major in a decade. He fell short of Jack. And Sam Snead. And his wins and reputation are tainted. And he’s all you think about. You are a glutton for punishment.

        Seriously, friend, it’s time to move on. We can’t even praise another golfer without you getting all negative. Whoever said I was the most person in the world — uh, at worst I’m the second-most negative.

      • Jaybird77 says:

        It’s not ALL I think about. I just keep things in perspective. Jordan has 8 wins in 4 years on tour while Tiger had something like 30 wins in 4 years on tour. I don’t care about age like some do. To me, it’s, “how long have you been out there?”.

        Besides, a healthy Jason Day will kick Jordan’s ass all over the golf course.

      • lannyh says:

        No one gives a shit about Woods. Time to move on.

      • Ken says:

        Woods wasn’t good enough to play the tour as young as Spieth did. Spieth was the first teenager since around 1930 to win on tour.

  6. Jaybird77 says:

    By Lanny Logic, Jordan Spieth has now proved that he is the greatest golfer of all time. Better than Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Hogan, and Jones, among others like Sneed.

    • lannyh says:

      Nicklaus and Hogan and Palmer, uh, they all won at Colonial. Hogan won about a million times between Colonial and Riviera.

    • Ken says:

      As with the RBC in Hilton Head, Woods always avoided Colonial. Fairways far too tight for his liking.

      • Jaybird77 says:

        For Woods, that seems kind of silly, given that during his prime he could have played that course with a 2-iron off the tee. Seems as much as anything, he avoided it because it’s not considered one of the premier events.

      • lannyh says:

        Yeah, right. And the L.A. Open, too.

        Dude, seriously, get over your Woods infatuation. You’re a damn full-grown man! It’s okay to admit your hero was overhyped.

        Jordan Effing Spieth wins another tournament, and is about to meet up with last-time out winners Rory and Day, and you STILL whine about Woods.

      • lannyh says:

        Woods played well on wide-open “hit as hard as you can there’s no trouble” courses. No shot-making skills to speak of. A one-trick pony that won a lot on long, wide-open courses.

    • Jaybird77 says:

      Did you watch the event this weekend? Jordan missed fairway after fairway…..then found a way to get it to the green and make putts. That’s exactly what Tiger did his whole career.

      I’m not trying to get stuck on Tiger. I’m just sick of people talking about Jordan (or Rory or Jason) as if they are somehow light years ahead of what Tiger did.

      Sure, Tiger’s done, and these guys are the here and now, but, 79 and 14 shouldn’t be discarded as if it didn’t happen.

      • lannyh says:

        Right, you’re not “trying” to get stuck on Woods. You don’t have to. That’s your natural state.

        Woods never won at Colonial, yet Woods was “the first thing you thought of”? Yeah, that’s logical.

        If you think Jordan gets too much coverage, tough. He’s AHEAD of Woods’s pace on everything. Repeat: everything. And let me assure you, he’s not getting 1/1o the media coverage Woods got. If you don’t like golf any more, find Mr. Peabody and borrow his Wayback machine.

        Look, these trolling yay-Tiger-boo-Tiger discussions were boring five years ago, and they are just as boring now. If you are bored, broaden your perspective and start following politics; there is plenty to discuss there that is happening THIS year.

  7. lannyh says:

    Nice tourney for Anirban, T-6.

    Anyone else notice the announcer saying, as the camera was ground level behind Jordan putting on an early green… “This is inside left.” The ball starts well right and breaks left, completely missing the hole. These American announcers need to learn to Just Shut Up.

    • Jaybird77 says:

      I thought I heard them say somewhere along the broadcast that Anirban recently took up resident’s in Floriday (or some where in the states) so he wasn’t flying all the time from India.

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