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Scott Rushing
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Inconsistencies

Man Jordan Spieth has had some up and down rounds of golf this year.  Thursday I think he had what, 6-8 FIR and less GIR?  But still shot 2 under .   he's definitely had what I'd say was a disappointing season as far as tee shots go. Maybe it's the trying to find more distance and his timings off.    And then you add in Jimmy Walker or Ricky Fowler, too other that had been pretty routinely on the leader board the last couple seasons.  Don't see them much at the top these days.   Jason Day is about the most consistent from last year to this year.

But it's been fun to see some of the other guys building some momentum, like McGirt, Lingmerth. 

Justin Thomas hits it a long was for such a small guy.  340 yards drives yesterday.

 

DON
Going for more distance can be BAD

It's alway hard to get more distance off the tee that your swing does NOT have. Trying to find more speed can RUIN a good swing about as fast as anything. It all comes down to finding the speed without losing the Timing. Lost the timing and it's a CRAP shoot as to when the ball will end up. Gaining even 10 more yards is HARD to do when your are hitting the ball as far as Jordan is, so it's NOT a good idea to give up fairways hit for a few more yards. I think Jim Furyk just proved my point when he was 55 yards behind DJ at the US Open and still managed to finish in a tie for second. He did it by hitting Fairways and Greens. As long as Jordan is off the tee, he does NOT need the added distance to win. He needs to go back to finding the fairways and let the rest of his game carry him to the top of the leader board again.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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From Golf.com and by Marika Washchyshyn...

Jordan Spieth says he is embracing a more silent approach to toughening his mental game at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Spieth, who shot rounds of 68, 71 and 71 at Firestone Country Club, says he's going to cut down the chatter with caddie Michael Greller after each shot, which, though largely present during his rise to the top of the game, has added to his slow play and put him on the clock repeatedly over the past year. The 22-year-old was flagged for slow play at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January, and twice at the 2016 Masters. He was warned at the U.S. Open, and has drawn criticism a handful of other times for slowing down the pace of tournament play.

"I told Michael before the round, I'm going to start the rest of this year to be a lot stronger mentally than I have been and just not dwell in conversation on each shot," Spieth told the Akron Beacon Journal. "I'm trying to speed up my process, as well, and I think we did that, too."

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Scott Rushing
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That's interesting.  Earlier

That's interesting.  Earlier in the year, I thought he was slow too, but not from all the talking - which maybe they don't show in TV - but more so from all the regripping and regripping and fidgetting he was doing in his pre-shot routine.  He seems to take forever on some shots getting settled. 

Didn't know he was put on the clock...even at the Masters..

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DON
Does the PGA tour keep track

Does the PGA tour keep track of how LONG a round of gold takes on tour??? I would think it's rather long when you consider how GOOD the tour guys and gals play. I would think the average amatuer golfer would play a lot slower due to hitting more shots than the pros, but I don't think it works out that way. IT would be real easy for the PGA to keep track of playing time, since each pairing has a known starting time, so it would be simple to check what time they finisk the last hole and do the math. Common sense would dictate that a golfer that plays at par or less would play faster than a guy that is lucky to break 100 most times out.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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I'm sure they do but at the

I'm sure they do but at the same time, lots of guys have to wait on the people in front of them, so might be hard to track exactly how long a round would have taken. 

But tour guys are slow.  We tend to not spend as much time reading putts as they do.  And they play from a lot longer distances than we do.  I expect we'd still take as long or longer playing their course setups.

But some of them get up there, assess the shot and then go.  Other's seem to agnoize over every detail...

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DON
All true Scott, but think of

All true Scott, but think of how much time the average amatuer spends looking for his or her ball when they hit it into the rough off the tee, and then look at how on Tour there are guys standing on both side of each fairway with no other job then to watch the ball and then stick a flag in the ground by the ball. just so the tour guy does NOT have to spend itme finding it. This happens all the time, and it saves the tour guys lots of time each round.

Don

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