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    baxter cepeda

    Tiger will probably grab the bulk of the attention. But JT should be the favorite.
    Jt was very lucky.
    I was thinking everyone should hit it there, but then I saw he hit the cart path before going thru the tree and finally settling in the rough.
    Brooks stayed strong all week but that drive on 18 was so disappointing. Im actually not a big believer of these pull fades so many bombers play with because of this miss precisely. I find when the going gets tough the pull faders just pull quite often.
    Aside from luck Justin won because he can play a few different shots.

    Speaking of different shots Lefty added a few sublime short game shots this week. Soon my bunker shots, crazy flops, ‘Top Gun’ had it all Going. Phil looks great.

    Rickie Always looks great until he finds the inevitable, water. I’m jaded watching rickie. I feel he will eventually throw it away and that what he did again I wish rickie learned to take the foot off the pedal on those watery holes. Jack always talks about his strategies for such dangerous holes. Rickie is a sublime player but he makes too many dumb mistakes. So much so that I’m beginning to wonder if Fowler needs a caddie change more than anyone.

    Lucky for JTs caddie, jimmy, Bones is going back to tv so JJ will still have that magical bag of JTs. But if Jimmy continues to struggle with health, Bones and JT would win a lot of majors together. Listening to bones caddie…he really is the best. The perfect combination of great info/insight and calmness.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, thanks for your insights, they are spot-on as usual; Yes, Rickie lets his fans down all the time but hey, he’s still Rickie and everyone loves Rickie! With JT’s caddie, JJ, he’s not exactly a small guy and the heat isn’t good for overweight guys; Weather will be quite cool in ‘Frisco, highs 66 or so, lows 55, which begs the question can Tiger perform in cooler temps? Remains to be seen.

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        baxter cepeda

        I don’t know about tiger this week. Zozo reminds me of Hardin Park. I believe it was kinda cool there when tiger won. But that was then.
        Tiger went to college in the bay area, But that was way back when.
        My prediction is It can happen, which is better than the vast majority of guys in the field. But it’s hardly tiger vs the field; or even top 5 favorite status. Obviously the health questions make tiger a tricky pick.
        Lets just hope he can play healthy, which means he would be in contention. And we know what usually happens from there.
        With so many majors coming up in a short time frame, tiger critically needs his health.


          Tom Edrington

          First and foremost, that short game better be in order; I was surprised how poorly he putted in his last appearance at Memorial.

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        baxter cepeda

        But what is JT supposed to do ?
        call bones in off the bench on hot weeks he isn’t working for nbc? And his pops the weeks bones works?

        Bones looked tore up towards the end of his time with Phil, he struggled walking. After a nice Extended break from looping bones looks way healthier again.

        Like bones Jj may need more time to recover. if that is the case how easy or difficult would it be for bones to transition from nbc to doing what he does best?
        Clearly Not very hard at all.


          Tom Edrington

          Bones had double knee replacement surgery after his time with Phil that why he looked so bad; Bones had made a LOT of money; picked up a hefty check from JT; TV doesn’t pay chump change either.


            baxter cepeda

            Yea the Knees surgeries seems the main reason for lefty-bones split.

            I like bones on tv.
            But he is a legendary caddie.

            Maybe not someone of JT status but I could see players agreeing to give bones 20% for wins because his overall caddie game has that much to offer. Imo.

          2. Tom Edrington

            Bones is no spring chicken, does he want to be the next “Fluff”?

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