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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Has anyone any immediate fancies for US Open already ? I know it is early but now could be a good time to get a decent price. My neighbours friend backed Bubba for Masters ages before at 100/1 (lucky him !) by playing early.

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th The US Open takes place on the Number 2 course at Pinehurst this year and it may not be the most spectacular on the eye, but it is sure to be a very tough test for all of these golfers this week. It is no Augusta or Pebble Beach when it comes to it's looks, there are no real features like lakes, dyke's, islands etc and it also is quite a flat course so looking from the outside it may not seem that attractive. If you are looking for paradise you are looking in the wrong place, this is pure hard hitting golf at Pinehurst and is not for the faint hearted. Big seperated trees line the sides of the fairways which are a very luscious dark green colour. There is sand everywhere here and there is little to no rough, so the big hitters are going to be hitting it hard this week. Instead of the rough there are big sand waste areas so having a good sand game is vital this week. I have left last years champion Justin Rose off of my shortlist simply because it is so so difficult to win two US Open's back to back. On top of that, his game at the moment is not quite as good as it was last year either and at around 28/1 he offers no value. Curtis Strange was the last to win back to back in 1988/89. The Shortlist Bubba Watson - 5 Points @ 21 Betfair This course is going to be right up Bubba's street this week as he has the licence to smack the ball as hard as he can and not worry TOO much about where it ends up. This course is mainly made up of either fairway or sand waste areas so you would be very unlucky if you were to get into serious bother off the tee. Bubba has already had a fantastic 2014 after winning the US Masters for a second time. He showed no signs of his old nervous ways when he battled on bravely at the end to hold onto the green jacket yet again. If you look at the players on tour at the moment, I would think Bubba at this moment in time is the best player in the world, but that is a personal opinion of course. Lee Westwood - 5 Points @ 50 Betfair I have been impressed with Lee's game in the bigger tournaments so far this season. Tee to green he is very very solid and as always it is the dreaded putter that has left him down on occasion. He is long off the tee which is a big advantage here and the fact he is such a top iron player could make all the difference this week as he is not looking for birdies, he is looking for Pars. It could well turn out that Level Par wins this major so the player that keeps grinding out those pars could be the man that wins. He performed brilliantly in the Masters where he finished 7th and he also finished 6th in The Players so his game is coming along very nicely. Bill Haas - 3 Points @ 100 Betfair Bill played really nicely at the Memorial and that is the perfect warm up coming into this tournament with his final score of -8 after four hard rounds. He performed with real credit in The Masters already this year with a 20th place finish and he will no doubt gain plenty of encouragement from that. He has been ultra consistent this year, he has not missed 1 cut as of yet from 17 events, but he did withdraw after Round 1 of the Heritage. He is still seeking his first win of 2014 but he is hitting the ball so beautifully at the moment that for me he has to be within a few shots of the lead at the very worst going into Sunday. Shane Lowry - 3 Points @ 150 Betfair I might be a tad sentimental being Irish here but Shane is on the crest of a wave at the moment. He played so well at Wentworth in the BMW Championship a couple of weeks ago, finishing an agonising 2nd behind Rory McIlroy to pick up a cheque for over half a million euro, his biggest payday yet. He then went on and qualified for the US Open very comfortably and he comes into this with nothing to lose and everything to gain, so no pressure will be on him. He hits a big ball off the tee which is of vital importance here and he has such soft hands around the greens. He is also putting brilliantly at the moment and although he is an outsider, I would not rule him out at all this week. Thongchai Jaidee - 2 Points @ 220 Betfair The Thai superstar won the Nordea Masters only last week so he will be coming into this with nothing to lose and with a big bit of confidence. I don't expect him to win this week but I think there are trade possibilities with him the way he is playing at the moment. He finished T37 in The Masters already this year which was a very creditable performance on such a tough course. He is not terribly long off the tee which could be his downfall but he is very tidy around the greens which is another trait you need to look for this week. Angel Cabrera - 2 Points @ 220 Betfair Angel is usually fancied for the Masters but he didn't perform well at all in his favourite tournament this year, missing the cut after two poor rounds of 78 and 74. He normally performs well at that event and I personally think he will be wounded after that terrible showing. Hopefully that will have built up a bit of anger inside of the Argentinian and will give him the motivation to come here and have a right go this weekend. It is very hard to figure Angel out, there is no doubt he is a very talented player but it seems he only puts it in when he feels like it. He did win this tournament in 2007 however and I am going to give him another chance to show what he can do.

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th I agree with Aidy about Shane Lowry being in good shape at present and i think he has a squeak of winning a major in his career and was tempted to have a e/w bet @ 150 for this but i feel if he is to win a Major its likely to be the British Open and he is currently 150/1 to win it this year which IMHO is absolutely massive as he is hitting form at the right time and plays Irish and British courses very well so i have had an e/w dig on him in that. As for this major i have again backed Rickie Fowler he did well in the masters although ultimately came up a bit short but i do think there is a major in him and i am more than happy to have a e/w play on him at 100/1 1/4 1-6 which i got with SJ earlier today thats gone but still 90"s in places which imo is still way too big. Also had a e/w 1-6 33/1 on big hitter Dustin Johnson who flatters to deceive at times but the course is sure to suit and one of these day it may all click for the big hitting yank in a major but he will have to hold his nerve if he gets himself in a good position. Martin Kaymer is starting to get back to the form he was in a few years ago and could well be on the premises this week and at 40's is a fair e/w price. Also have backed Ror's at different odds all looks in place for him to go very close. First round leader Rory McIlroy 20/1 e/w SJ Dustin Johnson 40/1 e/w Bet 365 Martin Kaymer 50/1 e/w SJ Rickie Fowler 80/1 e/w SJ

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th What do you guys reckon to these four? Scott, Kuchar, Furyk and Matsuyama? I'm no golf expert but love watching the majors and have just started playing (badly) myself. I would appreciate any opinions you may have on these 4 guys. Cheers

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Good luck all! From what I can see this is a course that will suit those with excellent and creative short games. If you're a bomber you're also at an advantage and driving distance I suspect will matter more than accuracy as there is no rough. Might not have a shot if you miss but Rory's said the fairways are decently wide (35-40 yards) and it will be less penal to miss the fairway than on other US Open courses. As such, I've focused on guys who can bomb it who also have decent short games: Phil Mickelson @ 21 Betfair Form wise he's a write off but his record at Pinehurst #2 is strong and in terms of set up this course is perfect for him. He was in contention last Saturday which was promising and given the way the course sets up I just can't resist him. No Top 10's this year is a worry though. Bubba Watson @ 21 Betfair Is having a stellar year and like Phil this course should suit him very well as he's the longest driver in the field and has great imagination with his shots. Short game skills will be needed and I think this is probably where Bubba lets himself down at times but with a Par 70 over 7500 yards I'm willing to bet the winner is going to be long off the tee. Dustin Johnson @ 36 Betfair Another whose short game can let him down at times but like Bubba is massive off the tee and has been hitting a lot of greens this year. Has been in contention a number of times in majors and I think his distance is a big advantage. Victor Dubuisson @ 110 Betfair The Frenchman was super impressive in Turkey last year and showed his wares again this year when finishing runner up to Jason Day in the WGC matchplay. He's very long off the tee and also has an exquisite short game. Both of these qualities were on display in the recent Nordea Masters where he lost in a playoff. He led the field in driving that week (Quiros was among those playing) and showed excellent touch around the greens. From a value perspective my absolute favourite bet of this event. JB Holmes @ 150 Betfair Also Top 10 Finish @ 13.5 Betfair JB has made a successful return from injury this year, capped by winning the Wells Fargo, an event that is often claimed by players with a rich US Open pedigree. He ranked inside the Top 10 for key stats in that event and what I also like is not just his distance but his trajectory off the tee. It is rumoured the weather will be quite bad this week and if the course gets very wet Holmes' high ball flight is going to give him a massive distance advantage as he relies a lot less on ball roll to get his distance than what some of the other bombers do.

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What do you guys reckon to these four? Scott' date=' Kuchar, Furyk and Matsuyama? I'm no golf expert but love watching the majors and have just started playing (badly) myself. I would appreciate any opinions you may have on these 4 guys. Cheers[/quote'] Scott - If he plays to his best he won't be out of the Top 5. Kuchar - Top 10 machine Furyk - A legend, great player, but not sure if he is long enough off the tee for this course Matsuyama - Hits a long ball, great up and coming talent. I couldn't rule any of the 4 out CPO, I would say the most likely winner of the 4 is Kuchar, but that is personal opinion.

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Aidy and Ted have already given good write ups and I like the look of their picks. For what it's worth the below is just my opinion on this year's second Major: I think this year's US Open is incredibly open and that makes it very difficult to predict. The following are going to be pretty essential around Pinehurst: 1. Length 2. High Scrambling stats 3. Previous form in Majors, in particular US and British Opens 4. Luck Addressing point 1, if a player is relatively short off the tee, I would forget about them this week. This is going to be a course where length is going to be an advantage (7,500 yards). There's not a lot of rough in this new layout so big hitters will be able to have a go with their driver in order to get into the A1 positions. We all know that Par 5 performance is an essential statistic for every tournament but even more so here because it's going to be a tough course, and par 5's need to be taken advantage of. Point 2; Scrambling is another statistic that is important most weeks, but even more so here. There's going to be many holes where par is a very decent score. Typically US Open courses are set up very tough, so many players will have relatively low GIR stats compared to most weeks on the PGA tour. The ability to get up and down, walk away with par and not take yourself out of the tournament with a high score is going to be important here, so I would focus quite a lot on guys who do well in scrambling. Point 3; If a player doesn't have too much form in any previous US Opens, I would think hard before backing them. If I felt strongly enough about someone who didn't have previous US Open form, I would possibly still include them, but if you look back over previous years, a lot of the same names appear in the top 10/top 25. I guess there are certain players who are well suited to US Open layouts which require a considerable amount of patience. I would also look at players who do well on links courses, so the Open Championship leaderboards from the past few years might be of interest. Almost every player who has been interviewed about Pinehurst has mentioned its similarity to British style links courses and I thought that was quite interesting. If you search Youtube, there's a lot of videos from the current players talking about the course. Point 4; This year, more than any other, will require a considerable amount of luck in my opinion. It will be luck that will determine if you've got a shot into the green after missing the fairway. It could be a matter of inches that will determine if you need to lay up or if you can go for it. Again, I would advise people to watch those videos on Youtube where the likes of Furyk, Mahan and McDowell mention this point. The weather is also going to be a big factor at this year's US Open. Thunderstorms are due on Thursday and Friday according to the most recent forecast with sunshine at the weekend. Depending on tee times and delays, some of these guys might get a very different layout compared to others. If the course softens up, length becomes an even bigger factor. So, having said all that, below are my selections for this week. I'm always stuck on whether or not to just go with the one guy or to spread my stake across a few. The temptation is there to always have a few runners to cheer for, so that's what I'm going to do again: Dustin Johnson @ 38 Betfair I had to decide on Johnson or Bubba Watson. Both are 1 and 2 respectively for driving distance average on the PGA Tour. I've went for Johnson because he has a slightly better US Open record. He led after three rounds back in 2010 and did reasonably well in 2011 and 2013 (2012 missed cut). His game seems to be coming together. It's been a bit of an up and down season for him and that can be reflected in individual rounds as well. It's not been uncommon to see him eagle and birdie plenty of holes recently, but somewhat more worrying has been the few double bogeys that creep into his game now and again. Last week's St. Jude classic was a perfect example. He had 3 days of very good steady golf (Days 1, 2 and 4). But the third day started with a couple of double bogeys which took him out of contention completely. I'm hoping that his three top 25 finishes in his last four on tour are a good omen and he puts his driving to good use this week. Bubba obviously has every chance, but my main concern with him is his scrambling ability here and his recent US Open record isn't spectacular. Charl Schwartzel @ 65 Betfair Often overlooked, but a very consistent player. The 2011 Masters Champion has the following results in his past 4 starts in the U.S: T8, T11, T48 and T12. His recent record for the U.S Open is also very steady: 14, T38, T9, T16. He averages 297 yards off the tee and his scrambling percentage is reasonably impressive at around 60%. The only negative was his recent appearance at Wentworth where he had a 75 followed by a shocking 78. That would have been enough to put me off picking him, but he's bounced back well since his return to the PGA Tour. The value might have went out of this pick a little because he was available at bigger prices last week (around 75 on Betfair) so it might be worth waiting until Wednesday or Thursday morning when everyone piles on the favourites and guys like Schwartzel might drift in the market. Rickie Fowler @ 95 Betfair He had a good finish last week at the St. Jude Classic. He finished in the top 10 at last year's U.S Open and seems to have the right mentality for Major Championships despite him being only 25 years old. He has similar driving distance and scrambling stats to Schwartzel at just under 300 yards and around 60% respectively. His price is around 94-1 on Betfair and that seems fair to me. He might be a little inspired after seeing his good friend, Ben Crane win last week. Jamie Donaldson @ 150 Betfair He's only had one appearance at the U.S Open. It came last year and he finished in a respectable 32nd place. He averages around 293 yards from the tee on the European Tour, but his most impressive statistic is his scrambling. He ranks 3rd overall on the European Tour for scrambling at 64%. I was quite surprised at how short some of the European Tour players were for the U.S Open but I'll take Donaldson at those prices. I think he has the right mentality to make an impression at this year's U.S Open. I think he would benefit from conditions being relatively difficult. If the winning score is near or around level par, I don't think Donaldson will be too far away. So those are my picks. I'm not investing too much this week as it is a notoriously difficult Major to get right, but hopefully one or two of the above will give me a run for my money. Good luck with your picks!

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Dustin Johnson EW 35/1 (BetVic/Coral) Just going with one bet this year and like the look of Dustin Johnson on this modified course. With no rough it will play into the hands of those long off the tee but they will also need a short game and a bit of creativity for those sandy lies and patchy run off points. Johnson has the game to win without doubt but can throw the odd wobbly round in which is a worry but he's made 5 cuts out of the last six Opens and nothing seems to bother him pressure wise which has to be a major plus. He's in fair form at the moment with three top 25's in his last four events and quite simply is a decent value bet in an open event and he's double the price of Mickelson, McIlroy and Scott who are too shoot in my opinion for a test like this.

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Dustin Johnson EW 35/1 (BetVic/Coral) Just going with one bet this year and like the look of Dustin Johnson on this modified course. With no rough it will play into the hands of those long off the tee but they will also need a short game and a bit of creativity for those sandy lies and patchy run off points. Johnson has the game to win without doubt but can throw the odd wobbly round in which is a worry but he's made 5 cuts out of the last six Opens and nothing seems to bother him pressure wise which has to be a major plus. He's in fair form at the moment with three top 25's in his last four events and quite simply is a decent value bet in an open event and he's double the price of Mickelson, McIlroy and Scott who are too shoot in my opinion for a test like this.
I am normally very against Dustin, but this course should be right up his street.. Grip it and rip it. Fairways are 30-40 yards wide, so plenty of room for error.. He will be hitting 7 irons into greens where some people are hitting woods/hybrids.. He is also quite a big price, think he was only 20/1 - 25/1 for the masters? Good luck mate.

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Fascinating week at Pinehurst Number 2 this week as the course changes and the weather are just so difficult to read. Personally I think the course is so difficult that this won't be a Congressional even if there is plenty of rain. Most of the focus has been on the renovations including the additional 400 yards of potential yardage, but one thing remains unchanged from previous 1999 and 2005 renewals. The greens are nigh on impossible to approach and hold. The course is playing firm and fast and some rain will soften the greens for short periods of time, but it's fascinating to understand that Stewart and Campbell won with sub 60% Greens in Regulation numbers. It's also imperative to understand that if there is considerable amounts of rain through Thursday to Saturday the USGA via Mike Davis will be quite content to move some tees forward to keep the course as fair as possible. For me the rare mix of an exceptional long approach game in tandem with a sharp short game will be the key this week. Those that can land the ball softly from a height will have a distinct advantage as will those that can bump and run from spots forward of the green. I can't speak for his mental fortitude but Sergio Garcia has a great shot this week at virtually double the price he was at for Augusta.

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Tournament preview: 2pts ew B.Watson to win US Open 20/1 Stan James (1/4 1-6) Bubba Watson isn’t a man you’d look at in a normal US Open but this has to be his best chance of winning his home open. His length will be a massive asset. Hitting 6,7 or 8 irons into greens that others are hitting 3,4 and 5 irons into is a massive advantage and if he can find the fairways he is going to take a lot of beating this week. Watson is one of the form players on the PGA Tour this year and ranks sixth in Greens in Regulation and second in bogey avoidance, both big stats this week. He has scored well on tough courses all year so his power off the tee combined with his touch approaching and around the greens make him a massive contender in this tournament. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/us-open-betting-bubba-watson-can-blast-his-way-to-victory-at-pinehurst

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Top ROW preview: 2pts ew J.Day Top Rest of the World player 7/1 Bet365 (1/5 1-4) Jason Day chased home Rory McIlroy in this tournament in 2011 and he was second to Justin Rose last year too so this is clearly a time of year that he peaks in and I expect him to put up a very strong challenge this week. I’ve heard this course described as similar to Royal Melbourne which should suit Day nicely. To get near the flags on these greens you need a high ball flight which Day has and as we saw in the Accenture Matchplay earlier in the year Day has a wonderful short game. It takes him a while to play each shot but he’s rarely out of position when he’s playing them and he can top the international board this week. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/us-open-betting-jason-day-can-go-close-at-pinehurst-this-week

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Top Continental European preview: 2pts ew V.Dubuisson Top Continental European 12/1 Skybet (1/5 1-4) The best value in this market lies with a man who has really broken through in the last 12 months in Frenchman Victor Dubuisson. Any concerns we had about Dubuisson’s competitive edge after a short spell on the sidelines with injury were dispelled when he was only edged out in a playoff on his return to tournament golf in the Nordea Masters recently. In tough conditions he was sixth in GIRs that week which bodes well here. Anyone who watched the Accenture Matchplay will know this bloke has a short game which is in a different league to many and that is definitely a positive this week. Dubuisson has shown he has the game for big events. He outgunned Rose, Woods, Stenson and Poulter to win in Turkey last year and only had Stenson and Poulter ahead of him in Dubai the following week. Throw in his Matchplay run and this is a guy for the big occasion. 12/1 looks very big to me here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/us-open-betting-victor-dubuisson-looks-a-standout-pick-as-the-top-continental-european

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Top Swede preview: 3pts J.Blixt Top Swedish Player 5/2 Stan James For me this market is a match between Stenson and Blixt and I’ll take the latter as a bit of value. He isn’t without a chance this week in all fairness because he has a stunning short game and with the lack of rough around the course he can make enough shots even from the waste land if his driver isn’t on song. He is a man for the big events with top five finishes in the last two majors as well as a strong challenge in the BMW PGA last month. 5/2 to beat Stenson which is how I see this market looks decent enough to me. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/us-open-betting-jonas-blixt-the-value-for-top-swede

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th US Open, Outright Winner, all e/w paying 6 places. Graham Delaet, 100/1 BetVictor Graeme McDowell, 55/1 Paddy Power Patrick Reed, 125/1 Paddy Power Ian Poulter, 66/1 Paddy Power Graham DeLaet has played very well in his last two tournaments. He finished 14th at the the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the end of May. Before that he finished 7th in the Byron Nelson Championship. He has finished in the top ten 6 times this season from fifteen events and is having a very good season overall. His approach play is good which will be very important this weekend. He is long off the tee and accurate which will also help. Graeme McDowell played ok last week in the St Jude Classic finishing in 24th place, 3 under par. This season, he has 5 top ten finishes from just 10 tournaments on the PGA Tour. He has been in very good form all year but the only cut he missed was at the Masters. He is good off the tee and his short game is solid. The greens at Pinehurst are difficult to say the least but GMac is one of the best putters in golf and if he gets going he should do very well. Patrick Reed made it to the semi finals in the US Amateur Championship back in 2008 on this course. He won the Humana Challenge back in January and then won the WGC Cadillac Championship in March. He played well in the tournaments in between with 3 top twenty finishes from 4 events played. He has struggled since but he his wife was heavily pregnant and he said himself that he wasn't really focused but he is ready again. He made his comeback last week in the St Jude Classic and he missed the cut but his stats weren't bad considering he had a month off. His game will suit this course and with his tournament course experience he should hopefully be in the mix come Sunday evening. I'm a big fan of Poults. He played very well last week to finish 6th in the St Jude Classic. He definitely has the game to win a major and if he puts it all together this weekend, then this could be his time.

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th

I agree with Aidy about Shane Lowry being in good shape at present and i think he has a squeak of winning a major in his career and was tempted to have a e/w bet @ 150 for this but i feel if he is to win a Major its likely to be the British Open and he is currently 150/1 to win it this year which IMHO is absolutely massive as he is hitting form at the right time and plays Irish and British courses very well so i have had an e/w dig on him in that. As for this major i have again backed Rickie Fowler he did well in the masters although ultimately came up a bit short but i do think there is a major in him and i am more than happy to have a e/w play on him at 100/1 1/4 1-6 which i got with SJ earlier today thats gone but still 90"s in places which imo is still way too big. Also had a e/w 1-6 33/1 on big hitter Dustin Johnson who flatters to deceive at times but the course is sure to suit and one of these day it may all click for the big hitting yank in a major but he will have to hold his nerve if he gets himself in a good position. Martin Kaymer is starting to get back to the form he was in a few years ago and could well be on the premises this week and at 40's is a fair e/w price. Also have backed Ror's at different odds all looks in place for him to go very close. First round leader Rory McIlroy 20/1 e/w SJ Dustin Johnson 40/1 e/w Bet 365 Martin Kaymer 50/1 e/w SJ Rickie Fowler 80/1 e/w SJ
A good start for the thread as the big German Martin Kaymer is first round leader at a very tasty 50/1......early days but may be hard to peg back

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Fantastic call on Kaymer Ted. He won wire to wire at the Players so if anyone can do it then he can. I read the other day too a very high percentage of recent US Open winners were within 2 shots of the lead after Round 1. Based on that, he's home!

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Jordan Speith to win US Open without Kaymer 14/1 paddy power i feel that he is capable of producing a great round to get back in contention to win or come second as he has been very consistent this year and also he is good enough to win a major title

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Re: US Open > June 12th - 15th Can Kaymer be caught today? I'm hoping so as Fowler is one of many I have backed. I get the feeling Kaymer won't slip up again but I didn't think he would yesterday. Can't wait to watch it tonight... The greens are horrendous

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