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    baxter cepeda

    If it’s down wind he should do it. And he probably shouldn’t be the only one trying at this point.
    It’s funny how bryson used crazy speeds as excuses now but then gives some specific timetable for fixing it. Seems like a lot of talk. The whole bryson distance thing is getting a little old at this point.
    I’m sorry but that course bryson won the us open is no longer what people think it is; it proved too vulnerable to bombers.

    Is it just me or Wolf and Bryson haven’t done much since they looked so strong bomb and gouging at that usga event?

    Bryson’s current game is a very strong in some courses and very vulnerable on others. Arnie’s place is designed for bombers. But a bomber in constant transition is no way to succeed consistently.

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      Tom Edrington

      Bryson tried twice during Wednesday practice round, wind didn’t help, would need a pretty good wind to try….it’s too easy for him to play it safe and have all of 100 yards in for his second to the par five….if the tee shot comes up short, it’s like an OB shot…..too much risk

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        baxter cepeda

        Some are saying if bryson drives this hole it will be the final straw for rules changes.

        I don’t think so because if there ever was a par 5 that a gutsy bomber can and should drive it on it’s this one.

        It’s arguable a drive-able par 5 should be a part of more courses; especially in Florida.

        how cool would it be if this hole was closer to the finish?

        Then again; if Bryson is in contention Sunday he may go for it once; and if he fails he may cut his losses and play more conservative.

        Every course should have a hole or 2 for bombers to make up ground distinguishing themselves from timid bombers or long hitters; for long from to separate from timid or average hitters ; and so on…just not every hole. They key is that players crash and burn more often than not.

        It is possible this hole does all that better than any.

        Like 13 at Augusta or 10 at riviera; added distance would likely not improve the hole; which makes it a template hole.

        Even if the rules guys dial back distance the Palmer family should still keep this great hole potentially driveable for a select, borderline crazy few. Imo.


          Tom Edrington

          Bryson is starting to realize he needs to be more strategic and less “distance-obsessed”…..witness by his 67 on day one at Bay Hill…..wasn’t trying to drive it 400 yards, dialing back works…

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