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What the H was Jason Day thinking?
LyinLewis
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You can't win a major on a Saturday but you sure can lose one. What the heck was Jason Day thinking on 18. Sitting -4 for the tournament and he sprays the tee shot right. Fine take your punishment, hit a clean shot back to the fairway and see if you can get up and down.
Nope! Day aims down the treeline with seemingly zero shot and proves that heroics aren't always rewarded. He cards an 8 on the hole, falls back to Even and says goodbye to glories last opportunity.

Wow!
Don Freeman
Professional Champion
 
# 1    8/12/2017 9:41:36 PM   
It's his right to do as he pleases, despite what anyone else thinks.

I never tried to outsmart my school principal.........

just sayin'...........


# 2    8/12/2017 10:23:39 PM   
He had two thoughts.
1) Hold my beer.
2) I got this.


Mongo68
Legend
 
# 3    8/13/2017 7:14:30 AM   
Meanwhile, Matsuyama's caddie had to wake him up from his nap when it was finally his turn again.


cogolfer1
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# 4    8/13/2017 8:37:15 AM   

Meanwhile, Matsuyama's caddie had to wake him up from his nap when it was finally his turn again.


So, Hideki finally got to understand what it's like for people playing with him to wait an hour before they get to play.

As long as Matsuyama doesn't win tomorrow I'll be content.


JayPet
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# 5    8/13/2017 11:43:29 AM   
Course management is where most tournaments can be won or lost. I'm not in the business to 2nd guess a Pro who is much better than me and living in the moment, my college golf coach gave us the best advice that I lived by... "never follow up a bad shot with a stupid shot."

I'm gonna agree on this one; he lost the tourney on 18.


Mongo68
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# 6    8/13/2017 12:15:10 PM   

"never follow up a bad shot with a stupid shot."


Can't agree more with this. I remember you saying this in conversation a few years back and it stuck with me. It makes so much sense. Why compound your problems by piling on more? Take your lump and move on. I attribute my past 16 rounds of non-ESC adjusted scores to this mentality. Why try to punch a lower percentage shot through 100 yards of trees hoping to leave 50 yards into the green when you could punch back out sideways to the fairway and hit 150 into the green? I realize it wasn't a 150 yard shot but then again Day probably hits 4 clubs longer than most of us anyway.


# 7    8/13/2017 12:27:57 PM   


"never follow up a bad shot with a stupid shot."


Can't agree more with this. I remember you saying this in conversation a few years back and it stuck with me. It makes so much sense. Why compound your problems by piling on more? Take you lump and move on. I attribute my past 16 rounds on non-ESC adjusted scores to this mentality. Why try to punch a lower percentage shot through 100 yards of trees hoping to leave 50 yards into the green when you could punch back out sideways to the fairway and hit 150 into the green? I realize it wasn't a 150 yard shot but then again Day probably hits 4 clubs longer than most of us anyway.


Ditto

https://www.ushandicap.com/golf-handic..

Holes 2, 3, 6, 9, and 17 I got in trouble off the tee. Each time I simple advanced the ball into the fairway as far as I safely could. Each of those bad 1st shots only cost me one stroke each and I shot a career round by keeping double or worse off the card.


Mongo68
Legend
 
# 8    8/13/2017 12:38:26 PM   



"never follow up a bad shot with a stupid shot."


Can't agree more with this. I remember you saying this in conversation a few years back and it stuck with me. It makes so much sense. Why compound your problems by piling on more? Take your lump and move on. I attribute my past 16 rounds of non-ESC adjusted scores to this mentality. Why try to punch a lower percentage shot through 100 yards of trees hoping to leave 50 yards into the green when you could punch back out sideways to the fairway and hit 150 into the green? I realize it wasn't a 150 yard shot but then again Day probably hits 4 clubs longer than most of us anyway.


Ditto

https://www.ushandicap.com/golf-handic..

Holes 2, 3, 6, 9, and 17 I got in trouble off the tee. Each time I simple advanced the ball into the fairway as far as I safely could. Each of those bad 1st shots only cost me one stroke each and I shot a career round by keeping double or worse off the card.


Vince has found awesomeness. I'm struggling to hold onto it.


# 9    8/13/2017 1:06:55 PM   




"never follow up a bad shot with a stupid shot."


Can't agree more with this. I remember you saying this in conversation a few years back and it stuck with me. It makes so much sense. Why compound your problems by piling on more? Take your lump and move on. I attribute my past 16 rounds of non-ESC adjusted scores to this mentality. Why try to punch a lower percentage shot through 100 yards of trees hoping to leave 50 yards into the green when you could punch back out sideways to the fairway and hit 150 into the green? I realize it wasn't a 150 yard shot but then again Day probably hits 4 clubs longer than most of us anyway.


Ditto

https://www.ushandicap.com/golf-handic..

Holes 2, 3, 6, 9, and 17 I got in trouble off the tee. Each time I simple advanced the ball into the fairway as far as I safely could. Each of those bad 1st shots only cost me one stroke each and I shot a career round by keeping double or worse off the card.


Vince has found awesomeness. I'm struggling to hold onto it.


Not awesomeness, just wisdom. I used to take that shot. I still will, but only if I can clearly see the shot in my head and have no doubts.


HIGH_LANDER
Legend
 
# 10    8/13/2017 7:07:34 PM   

Course management is where most tournaments can be won or lost. I'm not in the business to 2nd guess a Pro who is much better than me and living in the moment, my college golf coach gave us the best advice that I lived by... "never follow up a bad shot with a stupid shot."

I'm gonna agree on this one; he lost the tourney on 18.


I, like that advice. I, totally agree. But I, did take the shot through the Tree's. and I, was lucky enough that the ball finish on the fringe. took my Par and walk away with a Smile. will I, do it again, maybe, maybe not.
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