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Not the best tournament for me. Liked the look of Aberg, but I had already picked him 3 times, needed him to have a poor one being one of the most selected. That will drop me a few hundred spots overall. Benching my high scorers a couple if times didn't help either.

Bit of a break until January now at least. One less weekly alarm for 6 weeks or so.
 
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Reasonable tournament for me, and had Aberg, but left 30+ points on the bench over the last 2 rounds, so could have been better. Still happy to close the gap at the top to less than 80.
 
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Reasonable tournament for me, and had Aberg, but left 30+ points on the bench over the last 2 rounds, so could have been better. Still happy to close the gap at the top to less than 80.
Good tournament Frosty, you're gaining fast on Ironhawk, I'm looking forward to the season proper where there'll be alot more big names to choose from.
 
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What do we all think of the proposed golf ball roll back?

I find it amusing to hear commentators,who are far more tired to the equipment companies than they acknowledge, getting all wound up about it.

I think it's a good thing. The current golf ball has benefitted the pros and their access to personalised equipment far more than it has the regular amateur, so I expect that it won't be significantly noticeable to regular golfers. And then we get the benefits of shorter courses that aren't forced to artificially lengthen every second hole to meet some made up "championship" requirement.

Benefits of shorter courses
- Quicker rounds
- Better design as can't just make a hole _long_ to add challenge
- (and this is the big one) Money. Golf is expensive. Maintaining golf courses is expensive. Making golf cheaper, and hence more accessible, is a massive win for everyone. (As well as staving off all of the protests about land for housing and parks etc)

Bring it on. Golf isn't meant to be _easy_

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What do we all think of the proposed golf ball roll back?

I find it amusing to hear commentators,who are far more tired to the equipment companies than they acknowledge, getting all wound up about it.

I think it's a good thing. The current golf ball has benefitted the pros and their access to personalised equipment far more than it has the regular amateur, so I expect that it won't be significantly noticeable to regular golfers. And then we get the benefits of shorter courses that aren't forced to artificially lengthen every second hole to meet some made up "championship" requirement.

Benefits of shorter courses
- Quicker rounds
- Better design as can't just make a hole _long_ to add challenge
- (and this is the big one) Money. Golf is expensive. Maintaining golf courses is expensive. Making golf cheaper, and hence more accessible, is a massive win for everyone. (As well as staving off all of the protests about land for housing and parks etc)

Bring it on. Golf isn't meant to be _easy_

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I don't mind it, it'll make all us regular people feel a bit less inadequate compared to the pros who average 270 metre drives, I'm pretty happy if I can get it to 200 :LOL:...and straight
 
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Took a gamble on Cam Davis on field over Viktor as my emergency

Oh well
It'd be easy to pick all the most popular picked players each week, but then it'd be like hardly playing at all, kudos for taking a bit of a gamble.
Still a decent round score, he could bounce back in round 2.
 
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In my infinite wisdom I decided not to start Scottie Scheffler for rounds one and two, just for round 3 and 4
Left a few points on the bench there, hoping my wildcard Jordan Speith can get it done in the final round and get me the weekly win.
Ludvig Aberg doesn't seem to like Hawaii very much, god wouldn't you just love to be able to play that course though?
Looks awesome, there's always Playstation I guess.
 
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Terrible week in spite of having some decent players. Hade Aberg on field and Morikawa on bench for first 3 rounds. Top 93% really don't much good!
 
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