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Scott Rushing
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US Open broadcast schedule

Set your DVR's folks..or schedule your vacation time..

TV Schedule

Thursday and Friday

FS1: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST; FOX: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Saturday

FOX: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST; FOX Deportes 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Sunday

FOX: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM EST; FOX Deportes 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Live Streaming Schedule

Thursday and Friday

FOXSportsGO.com: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST; USOpen.com: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM EST

Saturday

FOXSportsGO.com: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST; USOpen.com: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

Sunday

FOXSportsGO.com: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST; USOpen.com: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM EST

DON
Thanks Scott

I hope to get in a few hours of the coverage on the weekend. Not sure how much I'll watch or record Thursday and Friday night.

Don

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cac
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Great for us in the UK , the

Great for us in the UK , the late starts are just finishing as we are going to bed, great timing USA. Although I have on the odd occasion fell asleep before the 18th hole . CAC 

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I like getting up and having

I like getting up and having FS1 broadcast major golf at 8am ET...sweet!    Streamable as well apparently at USOpen.com..

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Loved all the TV coverage for

Loved all the TV coverage for the US Open this week.  Waking up to golf on Fox was great.  I wish the Master's did this.

Congrats to JD for puling out the win and getting the monkey off his back.  Didn't putt great this week, at one point was ranked like 134th in the field, but he hit the driver and iropns great and made enough putts to win.  Good job

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How was your host

How was your host broadcasters reaction to the ball moving on the 5th. Here in the UK they were very scathing toward the way they sorted the issue, very poor. How can you play the last 7 holes not knowing where you stand. Also the other players didn't know how far behind they were. Glad he won by 3 shots in the end so it didn't make more of an issue than it could have. I also had a £2 we bet @ 12-1 go paid for my losing bets. :-) CAC 

cac handed Geordie.

DON
real Good coverage here in Denver area

We have really good coverage here in Colorado. Lots of hours to watch. I watched a lot on Saturday and Sunday. I did NOT watch non-stip, but I did watch it at times and watched the finish, so that was fine. I did NOT care for the way the USGA handled the ball moving issue. YES, the ball did move, but NO it did NOT effect the putt that followed. So why a penallity for such a NON factor as the ball moving at most 1/4 of an inch??? Total nonsense at best and it could have been a BIG factor in the MIND of DJ. knowing it was under review. Not all golfers would have handled the pressure as well as he did and it could have cost a player to lose the OPEN. One of the commentators on TV stated that he did NOT think DJ was at fault and he should NOT have been given a penality. But they did give him a one stroke penality in the end and it could have been a huge issue if DJ had won by one instead of 4. I'm just glad DJ won the U.S. OPEN and now he can relax for a while and enjoy the win in a Major.

P.S.  Did I forget to mention that Paulina looks GREAT in WHITE ???

Don

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If that's dustbins wife then

If that's dustbins wife then I could imagine a few more colours she would look good in ;-) CAC 

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DON
Girl Friend

That was his Gilr Friend Paulina Gretsky, daughter of the hockey great Wayne Gretsky. I couldn't help noticing her pulling the hem of her white dress down half a dozen times so her butt was covered. Pretty short dress to ware to a golf event and be on TV. At least she has the body to go with the dress.

Don

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My wife commented on that

My wife commented on that dress pulling too, but I think that's par for the course with that one as she's always been a bit of an exhibitionist.  Actually they're a fitting couple because neither has exactly been known for making the best choices in life.  As long as Wayne can keep a bit of a leash on them they should be OK.

As far as the penalty and the way in which it was handled, that's just another epiode in what appears to be a never ending parade of missteps.  I guess we shouldn't be surprised by the convoluted nature of the decision when it was apparent that the rules expert was a lawyer by training based on the way he argued their case.  Why anyone would continue to support the USGA with annual dues is beyond me!

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I agree Cac and Don.  The way

I agree Cac and Don.  The way the USGA handled it was pretty poor I thought.   They have all the footage they needed to make their decision.  make your decision, go talk to Dustin, get his perspective, then finalize your decision and move ahead.   Now they're in the media saying they wish they had a 'mulligan' .  Give me a break.  Whoever decided to go about it that way should be talked too.  Hopefully it'll serve to change how they do things in the future.

Penalty-wise, I didn't like it.  The USGA is claiming that since Dustin grounded his club so closely to the ball for his practice swings, it's reasonable to assume that contributed to the ball moving.  Now in past, I understood the old rule to be that if you had not grounded your club, you were not at risk.  But this interpretation of the new rule suggests grounding even for practice putts NEAR THE BALL - even if  your intention is not to actually make a stroke - puts you at risk. 

So to me, I'd practice putt 5 ft away from my ball if I were on tour.  When asked by the media why do I do that, I'd say - borrowing a line from Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch - "So I won't get fined!". 

And yes, I did like the dress :)

 

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Is it your size Scott ;-) CAC

Is it your size Scott ;-) CAC 

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oh yeah......Ha!  

oh yeah......Ha!
 

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DON
If I remember the rules about

If I remember the rules about putting, you only "Address" the ball when you stand over the ball. NOT when you stand "near" the ball and take a practice stroke. So when DJ grounded his putter but was NOT in a "Address" position OVER the ball, he was NOT in his final address position, He was just making a practice stroke NEXT to the ball, and did NOT ground the club "Behind" the ball. So I don't see how thay could give him a penality for causing the ball to move by grounding the club at address. Bad Call if you ask me.

Don

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The two USGA officials who

The two USGA officials who were interviewed following the decision said that rule 18b had been "improved" by allowing for discretion versus the old rule where it was more black and white.  They repeatedly spoke about proximity and time lapse in justfying their decision versus the conclusion reached with the other player earlier in the tournament.

Once discretion comes into play you can do pretty much anything you want provided you can make a case for it which begs the question, why wasn't the decision of the walking official final?  That's the hell of it with instant replay.  We've all seen it time and again where calls are challenged and upheld or overturned based more on discretion than anything else with the discretion often being; don't undermine the official unless it's an obvious miss.

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Don, I don't disagree.  my

Don, I don't disagree.  my understanding of the rule was the same as yours.  I've seen situations BEFORE the latest round of rules changes, where if the player hadn't grounded his club to make his actual stroke, he wasn't penalized if the ball moved.  Now, it seems that's not the same.  They made it clear, his actions on his practice strokes were within the vicinity of the ball and therefore it was plausible he caused the ball to move...

If it were me, I'd practice putt away from the ball from now on...

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DON
Now the question will be HOW

Now the question will be HOW CLOSE is too close when you take a practice stroke??? Granted, DJ was VERY close to the ball when he took his practice stroke, but what exactly IS close to the ball according to the new rules??? Is 6 inches too close? Is 2 inches okay or not. You want to be farrly close to the ball so you can SEE the line and the distance of the putt, but what is TOO close and going to cause a problem if the ball moves??

And IF they said it was Plausable that DJ was at fault, and NOT Deffinite, then why the penality. If it was ONLY plausable, then it was also possible that he did NOT cause the ball to move and he should have NOT been penalized the one stroke.

Don

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DON
According to what I read, the

According to what I read, the ONLY way they could tell that the ball did in fact move, was by watching Instant Replay and watching the video in Super Slow Motion. With the naked eye it was NOT noticeable that the ball moved. So my question is this. Of the about 120 golfers that played 36 holes over the first two days of the event, was ALL of them video recorded for ALL shots to make sure NONE of the balls movee on EVERY shot?? My BET would be NO. And if only SOME of the golfers were videoed on SOME of the shots, then NONE of the video should be allowed to be used. If only some of them get filmed and NOT all of them on every shot, the the rules do NOT apply the same to all of the golfers. This it the same reason I do NOT believe that "Call In" complaints from TV viewers should be allowed to change the way a round is scored. NOT all golfers are followed by the TV cameras so it's NOT right to penalize the guys that are seen on TV and NOT everyone else.

Don

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scomac
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What you don't understand Don

What you don't understand Don is that the rule of law does not apply to how the rules of golf are applied.  As far as the USGA is concerned if there is a greater than 50% chance that the actions of the golfer affected the ball then a penalty applies.  There's no such thing as reasonable doubt.

Yes, you are right, not all golfers are on film.  But, that doesn't matter in the eyes of the USGA as they are more than willing to act on video review which will only really apply to the leading groups.  Essentailly it's two sets of rules depnding upon whether or not you are contending.  You'll be held to a stricter standard if you are.  If you are in the neighbourhood about the time the ball moves you could be held libel if the ball moves and you were in the midst of a practice stroke.  The way they are going about this is likely to encourage less honest play, not more.  I know that I wouldn't call a penalty on myself asuming that the cameras will be there to catch the deed.  They've already said that we don't trust you, so there's no need to aid them in marshalling.

As far as I'm concerned there's one simple solution to deal with the way things have been goin in the last few years.  If you disagree with the USGA on the way in which they are running golf, then stop supporting them by paying membership fees!  They really do nothing for the rank and file, preferring to spend the bulk of their efforts on high level amateurs and professionals.

DON
All good points Scomac. As

All good points Scomac. As for not supporting the USGA, I can honestly say that I have only been a paying member for ONE season. When I started playing golf it was mid August, and I signed up so I could get a handicap. Then when Janurary came around I was told my member had run out and I had to pay up again for the new calander year. No one told me when I signed up and paid my money that my member ship for for only the rest of the year and NOT 12 months like I assumed. So that was the LAST time I paid for a membership and it's the last time I had an offical handicap. I don't play in tourniments so I never bothered to re-join the USGA and I have no regrets other than I wasted my money that first time on a 4 month membership.

One of the things I notcied about this years US OPEN was how Long DJ was hitting the ball off the tee, about 30 yards OVER the average for the field, and how SHORT Jim Furyk hit the ball. Turns out Jim finished in a tie for second and he averaged 55 yards LESS off the tee than DJ did. Hard to believe he was that far behind off the tee and managed to finish in a tie for second place. He must of had one hell of a short game working for him all week. Jim was hardly ever mentioned in the live broadcast, so it was a big surprise to see his name moving up the leaderboard late on Sunday. So much for all the talk about the ball goes TOO far and the clubs are too hot and the equipment of today is reining the game. Way to go Jim Furyk, SHORT but STRAIGHT.

Don

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Furyk also can putt. 

Furyk also can putt.  According to the stats, Furyk was 30th in putting for the event and Dustin was 49th.  Over the course of 4 rounds, the differnce in their putting was about 3 shots.  And let's face it, Furyk doesn't hit driver as often as Dustin so he tends to find more fairways.   And Dustin had 4 3putts during the week to Furyk's 2. 

As for the USGA, Sco, you're right..if there's reasonable evidence the player caused it, he's guilty in their eyes.  But I did read one of his playing partners saw the ball had moved, because Dustin's "line" was in a different place.  But before he could bring it to their attention, Dustin called it himself.  With so many cameras out there now, someone's going to see it so just call it and deal with it.

Don, about how close is too close, I'd be at least a foot away for my practice strokes.  If nothing else, Hell, I've hit the ball before ON my practice stroke...So too close is never a good thing

 

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