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Kingellesar

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May 2, 2005
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The police report is pretty mental.

Ends with the fact the police officers trousers were damaged beyond repair, estimated value $80. Trouble is, the police report doesn’t seem to align with the media reporters who saw it happen.

Do all police officers have bodycam?
 

14/04/91

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The police report is pretty mental.

Ends with the fact the police officers trousers were damaged beyond repair, estimated value $80. Trouble is, the police report doesn’t seem to align with the media reporters who saw it happen.

Do all police officers have bodycam?

So being the States the officer will sue Scheffler for about $120m
 

Pink_Floyd

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jazz15c

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Luckily a packed leaderboard made it an interesting Sunday, in spite of a terrible major championship course. The elite players figured out how to play this type of golf many years ago, and the boring, slope-less, dartboard greens and thick rough (which seemed to stop the ball rolling into actual hazards!) made it a doddle. Hate seeing 20 under win any tournament, let alone a major!

Bring on the US Open; at least that course normally tests these guys (we'll forget about LACC last year)
 

spurs mental

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Luckily a packed leaderboard made it an interesting Sunday, in spite of a terrible major championship course. The elite players figured out how to play this type of golf many years ago, and the boring, slope-less, dartboard greens and thick rough (which seemed to stop the ball rolling into actual hazards!) made it a doddle. Hate seeing 20 under win any tournament, let alone a major!

Bring on the US Open; at least that course normally tests these guys (we'll forget about LACC last year)
Pinehurst and Troon are two great major courses. They should really separate the men from the boys.

I fancy Lowry for Troon
 

HNIM

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Luckily a packed leaderboard made it an interesting Sunday, in spite of a terrible major championship course. The elite players figured out how to play this type of golf many years ago, and the boring, slope-less, dartboard greens and thick rough (which seemed to stop the ball rolling into actual hazards!) made it a doddle. Hate seeing 20 under win any tournament, let alone a major!

Bring on the US Open; at least that course normally tests these guys (we'll forget about LACC last year)
That's unfair, I think. The number of balls in fairways that were loaded with mud was testament to how much rain that course took in the previous week. The greens were so soft the pros could go at pins with impunity. Look no farther than Tosti hitting driver on the par-4 13th on Sunday, landing it on the island green and still getting it to stop 10 feet from the hole.

I agree about Pinehurst, though. I've been to every Open there (as well as the Women's Opens at Pine Needles) and it's always hard and fast. At one of them we got caught in a massive thunderstorm and sheltered in a covered area at the back of the driving range. The range is bowl-shaped and over the course of a couple of hours it filled to several feet deep with runoff. We came back the next day and it was bone dry. The sandy soil there drains incredibly well.
 

jazz15c

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That's unfair, I think. The number of balls in fairways that were loaded with mud was testament to how much rain that course took in the previous week. The greens were so soft the pros could go at pins with impunity. Look no farther than Tosti hitting driver on the par-4 13th on Sunday, landing it on the island green and still getting it to stop 10 feet from the hole.

I agree about Pinehurst, though. I've been to every Open there (as well as the Women's Opens at Pine Needles) and it's always hard and fast. At one of them we got caught in a massive thunderstorm and sheltered in a covered area at the back of the driving range. The range is bowl-shaped and over the course of a couple of hours it filled to several feet deep with runoff. We came back the next day and it was bone dry. The sandy soil there drains incredibly well.
Yeah they're gonna have Pinehurst No.2 running firm and fast, both fairways and greens, it's gonna promote shot-shaping with the elite ball strikers rising to the top. IF (big IF) Scheffler doesn't piss it, someone like a Homa or a Fleetwood might grab their first one here.
 

fortworthspur

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The absolute state of american police. Jumped up, power tripping jobsworths.


From the ESPN journalist who witnessed it, Scheffler assumed it was a security blockade he had the right to go around in a PGA marked car. He stopped as soon as he realised what happened, was calm and didn't resist and they slap 4 charges on him!

The whole point of being a good law enforcement officer is reading and understanding a situation and trying to diffuse problems rather than create mythical charges out of nowhere to make a point. If this same circumstance happened in London for example you can bet even the useless Met Police would be rational, calm and not arrest him on 4 charges over a misunderstanding. American policing is utterly broken.
In the name of equal justice I applaud a rich white guy getting rousted by the cops.
 

Bluto Blutarsky

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Always amazed at how many players have no freaking clue about the rules.
Not sure if you are talking about the video above - but I suspect that is a regular four-some that exists to do nothing other than give each other crap - and have a standing rule that they have to play every ball as it lies - even in casual water.
 

cwy21

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I live near Raleigh so not terribly far from Pinehurst. This week looks very dry and sunny so things might only get worse.
 
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