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pokerplyr80 07-23-2017 07:15 PM

Open Championship
 
Did anyone else watch this today? A truly remarkable finish by Spieth when it looked like he was about to give another major away. 5 under in 4 holes, 14-17, to win. One for the ages.

JCC 07-23-2017 07:30 PM

Historic and clutch performance, to be sure. One of 8 golfers to ever win a Masters, US and British Open. On his way to being an all-time great!

Peter_Spaeth 07-23-2017 10:09 PM

He was only one shot down, I wouldn't rank it with some of the incredible Sunday back 9 comebacks I have seen like Nicklaus at the 86 Masters for example and I am sure there are many more just not recalling them at this moment.

pokerplyr80 07-23-2017 10:34 PM

Yes it certainly wasn't the greatest comeback in the history of golf. But given the context of what happened in the Masters and losing a 3 shot lead made it very impressive, to me. 13 could have been much worse, but a bogey was salvaged. Then birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie.

That 4 hole stretch to win a major is the stuff legends are made of.

Peter_Spaeth 07-23-2017 10:40 PM

Yeah it was a great performance, not suggesting otherwise. And yeah sometimes saving bogey is just as important as that birdie putt.

Peter_Spaeth 07-23-2017 10:45 PM

Arnie was 7 shots back at the start of the final round of the 1960 US Open lol. Insane.

pokerplyr80 07-23-2017 11:02 PM

That is amazing. Probably took a few guys playing less than their best, along with a heck of a round from Arnold. Sounds like a fun one to watch on a classic sports network.

I think when his career is over Spieth will be right up there with guys like Palmer, Nicklaus, and Woods. And this performance will be on the career highlight reel.

Peter_Spaeth 07-23-2017 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by pokerplyr80 (Post 1683673)
That is amazing. Probably took a few guys playing less than their best, along with a heck of a round from Arnold. Sounds like a fun one to watch on a classic sports network.

I think when his career is over Spieth will be right up there with guys like Palmer, Nicklaus, and Woods. And this performance will be on the career highlight reel.

A couple of those guys were named Nicklaus and Hogan. The thing is he won by 2 so it was a 9 shot swing. He hit the turn in 30.

I think there was a British Open winner who came back from 10 down will have to look it up.

pokerplyr80 07-23-2017 11:22 PM

I just read up on it. Nicklaus was an amateur and had the lead mid round but faded. They had it on the top 10 memorable majors. Along with the 66 US open in which Palmer had a 7 shot lead with 9 to play and lost to Billy Casper in a playoff.

This one may not make the top 10 list, but I will remember it.

Peter_Spaeth 07-23-2017 11:44 PM

Check out the 1986 Masters. Nicklaus shot a 30 on the back 9. I forget how many shots he was behind at the turn but it was at least several. And, he was 46.


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