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DirtyMagic97

PGA Championship at Oak Hill CC

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Well, it's already time for the last major of the season.  PGA Championship tees off tomorrow at 7:10am.  Tiger is the favorite, of course.  Phil isn't far behind.  I will take the field against Tiger + Phil this weekend.

 

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Tiger made some comments last week about the condition of the course.  Wasn't happy with the speed of the greens.  General consensus is that the course is in amazing condition now.

 

 

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Looking forward to this. I am rooting for tiger because of the storyline. This is one he can win, is playing great and he needs to get past 14 if he is going to make a run at the record.

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I'm rooting for a Tiger-Phil showdown on Sunday. Yea, I know. Me and everyone else.

 

Golf has just been in a bit of a lull lately, and having those two going at each other would do wonders for ratings.

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Can't wait to watch some of this.

 

I'm looking to see if Phil can continue his "laidback" style of play and keep that putter hot.

 

And if Tiger's putter is going to make it's way here this week.

 

Should be a good one.

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Anti Tiger here. ( Was for him early on but his arrogance turned me off).  I am a Phil fan....so I loved The Open!!  Would be so cool for him to get this one too.  He seems to be a genuinely good guy.  If not Phil's week, I will pick a good guy from the weekend leader board to pull for.  But Phil......let's go!!!!!!

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 He seems to be a genuinely good guy.  

 

Phil is great to watch and he has a great smile and demeanor.

 

But it is widely known that he has historically been one of the biggest a-holes on the tour

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Couldn't get any better for golf than to have a Phil/Tiger pairing in the Final group Sunday.

 

Win/Win.

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I have a weird feeling it will be Snedeker or Z. Johnson, but the leader board will be stacked come Sunday.

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I've got Sneds and Matt Kuchar.

 

...and how does Phil have "a great demeanor" but is "one of the biggest a-holes on the tour..." seems a little contradictory. I first met him some 20 years ago and have crossed paths many times since. He always remembers me and he's never been anything but cordial, nice, genuine, so I'm not sure where you're getting that unless you're considering his competitive nature (he's not out there to finish second) and his willingness to share his opinion.

 

Phil has opinions, so if you don't want his answer, don't ask, because he doesn't shy away from them.

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I've got Sneds and Matt Kuchar.

 

...and how does Phil have "a great demeanor" but is "one of the biggest a-holes on the tour..." seems a little contradictory. I first met him some 20 years ago and have crossed paths many times since. He always remembers me and he's never been anything but cordial, nice, genuine, so I'm not sure where you're getting that unless you're considering his competitive nature (he's not out there to finish second) and his willingness to share his opinion.

 

Phil has opinions, so if you don't want his answer, don't ask, because he doesn't shy away from them.

 

It has been said that he is great to the fans, but an asshole to the other guys on tour. Basically the reason no one ever really speaks to Phil at the course. He has been called fake on several occasions. I don't know how true any of it is, but that's some stuff that has been said over the years.

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I've got Sneds and Matt Kuchar.

 

...and how does Phil have "a great demeanor" but is "one of the biggest a-holes on the tour..." seems a little contradictory. 

 

Here is an article where he is named one of the biggest jerks in sports. His camera demeanor makes him a fan favorite. There are lots of articles out there where his peers seem to despise him. Stuart Appleby called him a fake.

So great demeanor and a-hole on tour are not contradictory.

Glad he is nice to you.

 

http://www.worldgolf.com/blogs/alan.katz/2006/02/03/beaver_cleaver_knows_why_gq_hates_phil_m

 

The article says Phil doesn’t have a single friend among the players on the PGA Tour, and yet he’s one of the most popular players with the fans. How can we explain the contradiction?

To understand in the most efficient way, I went back to Jennifer Mario’s column on author John Feinstein. The author of “A Good Walk Spoiled” nails Phil’s personality with two words: Eddie Haskell.

Readers of a certain age will recall that in the late 1950s and early 60s, Eddie was a supporting character in the popular TV series “Leave it to Beaver.” Eddie was the funniest character on the show, probably because he was an archetype that everyone in the television audience instantly recognized from their own lives. He was that snooty little brat we all loved to hate. An unctuous brown-noser when the parents were around, he showed his true self – sarcastic, mean, conniving and self-congratulatory – when only kids were present.

Eddie was so vivid in his phoniness that Ken Osmond, the actor who played Eddie, never had much of a career after the series was canceled and ended up working as a cop. Nobody could look at the guy without thinking of Eddie Haskell. By the time he’d reached middle age Osmond was consigned to autograph shows and B-movies like “Dead Women in Lingerie” (1991). Hope nothing like that happens to Phil.

 

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It seems to me he gets along great with Keegan Bradley (Ryder Cup) and he seems to get along with Hunter Mahan.  I don't hear a lot about players getting along with Tiger either. 

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