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Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Phil Mickelson, who needs only the U.S. Open to complete the career grand slam, is skipping this year's event to attend his daughter's graduation. That makes sense, you say. But it's her HIGH SCHOOL graduation. I didn't even go to my own high school graduation. Skip the U.S. Open when she graduates from college, not high school. Have some respect for yourself when you're head of a famous wealthy family jfc.


http://www.usopen.com/

As for the course, it's not your typical U.S. Open layout and players are already complaining about it.





Air Times (ET)
Fox is trying to bolster their failing (SAD!) Fox Business and Fox Sports 1 channels by moving their ESPN First Take knockoff, Undisputed with Skip and Shannon, and their money honeys Maria Bartiromo and Liz Claman to Erin Hills for the week.

Thu/Fri: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fox Sports 1; 6 - 9 p.m. Fox
Sat/Sun: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fox

Streaming of featured groups on USOpen.com and iOS/Android will be available 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thu/Fri and 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sat/Sun.


Marquee Tee Times (ET)
8:51 a.m. / 2:36 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm
9:35 a.m. / 3:20 p.m. – Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson
2:36 p.m. / 8:51 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia
2:47 p.m. / 9:02 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen
3:09 p.m. / 9:24 a.m. – Jason Day, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy


Odds
Dustin Johnson 7/1
Rory McIlroy 12/1
Jason Day 14/1
Jordan Spieth 14/1
Jon Rahm 20/1
Rickie Fowler 20/1
Adam Scott 25/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Henrik Stenson 33/1
Hideki Matsuyama 33/1
Justin Thomas 33/1


Betting Pool
Pick an available player who hasn't won a major in the last 3 years. Best finisher gets a dozen balls or from everyone else.

Josh Lyman: Duf Daddy
DJExile: Rickie Fowler
shyduck: Adam Scott
Keyser_Soze: Justin Thomas
Kameh: Justin Rose
Bilirubin: Lee Westwood
daslog: Jon Rahm
Shrapnig: Hideki Matsuyama
EnsGDT: Bill Haas
Douchebag: Steve Stricker
Frank Viola: Pat Perez
mattfl: Bubba Watson

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2017 around 15:23

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Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




I have a sneaking suspicion that Justin Rose or Matt Kuchar will win our pool.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Bilirubin posted:

Dammit, was going to pick Kuchar.

Gimme Ryan Palmer then.

(I know next to nothing about pro golf)

E. scratch that. Lee Westwood. I have a feeling.
You can pick Kuchar. I didn't choose him.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Douchebag posted:

I'll take Stricker for this.

Even though I think Sergio wins.
I like the Stricker pick. Home game, #1 in fairways. Length will be an issue but it always is for Stricker.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Phil has decided to not play. Which is dumb because the fairways are literally 60 yds wide and his finishes since The Masters are T18, T41, T29, T22, and 9.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Do I switch my pick to JB Holmes now???

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Keyser_Soze posted:

Can I switch to Justin Thomas please?
Done. If anyone wants Rickie Fowler, you have 2 hours to claim him.

Also...
https://twitter.com/DJohnsonPGA/sta...149645420298241

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2017 around 10:13

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




DJExile posted:

I picked rickie
LOL not sure how I got you confused with Keyser_Soze. Your usernames are nothing alike.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




EnsGDT posted:

I hate him but gimme Poulter cause y'all picked the guys I want already
Poulter appears to not actually be in the field so pick a replacement quickly! I guess the fairest thing is you can pick anyone who hasn't teed off.

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2017 around 13:05

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Featured group coverage is live!

Fowler, Matsuyama, and Rahm are teeing off 10: http://www.usopen.com/watch/live.html

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Kameh posted:

Josh Lyman, or any other tech goon,

I'm at work trying to stream coverage on my laptop. Personal laptop, connected to work wifi. Website will load but video won't play. Tried Chrome and Edge.

However, my personal phone connected to the same work wifi will play it in browser (Chrome). What gives? How do I remedy this?
Could be something crazy like a port being blocked, but the logical first guess would be some kind of Adblocker.

Try an Incognito window.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




mattfl posted:

Is it too late for me to pick my main man Bubba? Totally forgot about this thread.
Bubba has not yet teed off so I'm putting you down.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Rickie has sniped it on 10 and 11 so far.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Kameh posted:

Incognito mode didn't work, neither did pausing my Adblocker.

For what it's worth, can see the scroll bar below the video for a split second before the entire viewing window goes black.
That sounds like an codec issue. Is this the link you're trying? http://www.usopen.com/watch/live/pl...#!5472115728001

You know how Windows Firewall will pop up a warning when you launch a new program about allowing it internet access with 2 checkboxes, one for private (home) and one for public (work, etc.)? Because you're at work, that could be causing issues.

I guess you could always try Firefox.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Rickie sniped it AGAIN on 12.

mattfl posted:

These announcers are horrible
One does not simply end up on internet-only coverage.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




DJ, Spieth, and Kaymer's group is live: http://www.usopen.com/watch/live/pl...#!5472126485001

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




DJExile posted:

Hot Take:

Joe Buck isn't nearly as bad as people want to think he is.
When even Troy Aikman, walking human concussion, is making fun of you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRCZZ52yGlE

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Fowler -2 thru 3.

I chose... poorly?

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Kameh posted:

Brad Faxon is excellent for player insight, but that's almost a pre-requisite for any player who steps into the booth.
Does... Brandel Chamblee count?

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




The sound levels are hugely different between the 2 featured group streams.

Fox is amateur hour.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Dufner had to take an unplayable in the fescue off 15 green. You idiot!

DJ's group got a cart ride from 10 green to 11 teen. Don't think Fowler's group did.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




There may be a Jennifer Lawrence-level actress who uses the name Gooch for hotel reservations.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




EnsGDT posted:

Wait, is Poulter not even in this? God dammit I was in such a hurry with work. I can't find his name on the leaderboard.

As of right this moment, Bill Haas has not teed off yet for his first round, so I would like to switch to him, please!
You are in for Bill Haas.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




EnsGDT posted:

I *just* noticed your post telling me Poulter wasn't in the field hahaha. God drat west coast time difference!

Thank you
Oosthuizen would also be a decent pick considering how he played at Chambers Bay. Good results since the Masters too.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Kameh posted:

Rahm putts off the green and I jizz in my pants.

If he 3 putts (e: he just did), is it a 2 putt or 3 putt?

Wow, he's steaming rn.
The stats will show he only made 2 strokes on the green.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




DJ with a 7 on a par 5

edit: lol missed the fairway with an iron on the next hole.

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2017 around 15:12

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Fox constantly apologizing for no audio from impact, no audio from walking commentator.

Where's the shot tracer every hole you fucks?!

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




"This isn’t the first time that Amanda’s academic career as impacted Phil’s U.S. Open campaigns. In 2013, Golf Week reported that Phil flew from Pennsylvania, where the Open was taking place, to California the day before the tournament started for Amanda’s middle school graduation. He then flew back to the course for tee time."

I didn't even know middle school graduation was a thing.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Hand Row posted:

Woah the blimp started on fire and dudes parachuted out.
I thought you were trolling but

https://twitter.com/msiggyy/status/875387281426841602

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Baby Boomers and Gen Xers ruined everything.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




The afternoon featured groups are pretty great:

Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott
Jason Day, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy

mattfl posted:

Just realized I could do this lol

Feature group 1/group 2/fox broadcast


I'm the fidget spinner.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




I don't get fidget spinners.

I've never held one.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




What in the hell is Rickie Fowler doing???

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




mattfl posted:

Tearing the gently caress outta the course

edit: He also has a new girlfriend, so maybe that's helping too
LOLWUT he's dating Allison Stokke now?

If you somehow don't remember who she is...

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Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Dufner is dead to me. 16 pars, 2 doubles, +4.

edit: Rickie's group played in 5:15. Not too bad under U.S. Open conditions.

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2017 around 18:07

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Sergio just striped it off 1.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Sergio eagles 1. Calendar slam incoming

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




gently caress!

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Dufner's 76 has killed my interest in watching until Sunday.

I think, going forward, it might make sense to prohibit picking of people in the top 10 of the world golf rankings. Nobody cares if you want to pick Danny Willett but Rory is going to become "available" if he doesn't win a major this year.

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Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Adam Scott should unironically start putting with his LW.

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