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Day 1 Stats:Going For the Green:64% of the fieldScoring average 4.56Laying Up:36% of the fieldScoring average 5.003 Eagles36 Birdies33 Pars11 Bogeys3 Double Bogey +Scoring Average: 4.7209Historical Average: 4.77
Will Augusta recognize that the rain has turned 13 into a boring 3 shot hole and move the tee up for the final round or has that tee been eliminated?
Interesting that even with the added length we had more birdies and eagles this year, and a lower average score. The average score for the rounds was 73.95 last year vs. 72.99 this year, so the whole course played a bit easier which may have something to do with it.
Quote from: JLahrman on April 09, 2023, 09:58:23 PMInteresting that even with the added length we had more birdies and eagles this year, and a lower average score. The average score for the rounds was 73.95 last year vs. 72.99 this year, so the whole course played a bit easier which may have something to do with it.The weather was quite a bit different this year than last year, IIRC.
I thought it was better (and would be at the new length) if the fw were wider, at least around 300 (it could narrow at 335 as far as I am concerned) so that playing the left side near the creek shortened the shot, and playing safe out to the right merely added some distance on the sharp dogleg. Again, according to the yardage book, a 300 yard tee shot leaves 196 to the green from the left and 219 from the right edge. If it was wider, a shot from the old right edge after a 300 yard drive might be as high as 240-45, which could be a tweener, and more exciting than a pitch out. Yes, the narrow fw is a better test of tee shot accuracy.
As much as I like Spieth, I canít follow him in real time because he takes too much time evaluating every conceivable aspect of a shot. For a game focused on quickening the pace, Jordan sets a bad example. I just attended a big college tournament where the average round was over 5 hours.