2 Burst results for "Colin Bryson"
"colin bryson" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"I think shows you what the us has prioritised in courses and in and This isn't necessarily a critique right now but is it going to be different next year brookline in massachusetts. I don't know. I think brookline is winged foot esque in some ways. I've never played the course and are played wingfield. Either though so you can see the courses that they go to and how they set it up and the difference between the fairway and the rough is prioritized and that has led to a certain type of golf. Yeah and i think we should probably expect that to continue It's funny the the main difference between this leaderboard and wing foots leaderboard. Was you know the final six to ten holes today. Because that's when some of the names that you mentioned suddenly vanished from the leaderboard midway through the front nine suddenly was i mean it was an all time great leaderboard there'd been a lot of grousing about torrey pines being boring or the the tournament. Kind of not living up to the hype but then suddenly it all got really good and then it got really crazy Bryson finished tied for twenty sixth ready to talk about that Like the implosion suddenly. It isn't anomaly but yeah but there are a few different anomalous feeling things that all kind of happened at once Really vanished wolfe vanished. Bryson extra I dunno got crazy. And i don't know if i honestly can't figure out the the combination of factors that made it that way if it's pressure if its course conditions if there was just yeah i i don't know like why did guys suddenly in the last five groups only one guy shot under par on the back nine. That was jon rahm. Only one other guy shot even par. That was louis bryson shot forty four other dudes. You know shot in the forties Russell henley lost it. Mackenzie hughes lost it. He shot forty. one. I don't know like i guess i should be on the answering it. I was out here watching it and and it was like just guys couldn't do basic things. They couldn't lay up into the fairway on the thirteenth hole. Everyone walked off with double bogeys. They were shanking chip shots more colin bryson each hit cold shank with a wedge in their hand And i guess it's just the you know the combination of being at the end of a really hard week. The course was getting tougher and firmer The pressure was ramping up. I can't completely add it all up. But it was pretty thrilling to watch and it made john rome's survival seen that much better. Yeah well into be fair. The back nine did play according to par a full stroke harder than the front. We've whatever that is worth. I don't know i think those holes twelve thirteen eleven.
"colin bryson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The top of this leader board is filled with a lot of young Um up and coming players. Um uh, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Shipley, Colin Morikawa, Max Homa. But Jon Rahm is sort of maybe the the the elite tier of this sort of younger group. Um, thoughts on his chances. If he's going to play like he did sort of the end of round two here, he seems maybe like the runaway favorite here. I like his chances. I mean, Yeah. You mentioned a hole in one on the 16th hole coming in, and he follows it up with a birdie. So he goes in now with a two shot lead on another young guy, Patrick Cantlie, but Rahm, If you probably said to me, like, tell me the elite golfers or the quote. Current best players that haven't won a major. I think I'm starting with John Rum and the reason that I think you have to like his chances as well. He's the defending champion. He won their last year. So he obviously knows how to win in the course. Now they've done some renovation since so it's not totally exactly the same, but I mean, he obviously feels comfortable playing here. You mentioned Mark our last year. When Covid stopped all sports and then golf was kind of. I think you know all I should say, the first kind of major sport to come back. They actually played two events here back to back at Muirfield Village. It's Jack Nicklaus course where he hosts. And Markawasi the first week and then Rahm, the traditional memorial event, the second week of the 21 LAT last year, So he's officially defending champion but no surprised to see more columns. Who is a PGA champion, a major champion and then Rahm, but Rahm's swing To me. It's so compact. It's a swing that if you're a guy that maybe thinks like, Oh, I'm a little older or can't bring the club all the way back. He gives you a little bit of hope. Hope like Look. Jon Rahm swings very compact it comparably to others that hit as a mile on tour. He barely brings the club back. And he doesn't even have that huge sweeping follow through, like, hold the pose, like all the way, but it's very compact. It's it's a simple swing, but it's super effective and he obviously It's playing so well this weekend, So yeah, I think to answer your question. I think he's definitely the favorite going into the weekend with a two shot lead. So, Brian, um I don't know if you saw I think it was golf Digest, Uh and it was on instagram. They sort of went through each hole, Um, with jack clothes and talked a little bit about the changes that this course has made since the last time this tournament was played. And, you know, I think that All in all the courses definitely playing slightly more difficult, But is there any any changes to the course that maybe are notable to you? I know they changed a lot of the sizing of the greens. Some of where the tee boxes are starting. So maybe you get a clearer shot. Um at the green, but then they I know on a couple of holes, they sort of made the green skinnier and longer, So they give you more space to miss. But good luck if you've got you know a 30 or 40 ft putt trying to save par so that some of the changes on this course of certainly made it, I think maybe even a step up from what it's been playing in years past. Yeah, And I think what you'll see with these changes, especially around the green is the pros showing you why they're the best in the world because there's more opportunity for creativity. Think for a long time. And you know whether you want a credit or or say shame on the USDA for doing this the U. S open set up with a lot of like, okay. If you miss it by one inch, the ball is going to roll all the way back down. Or if your one ft long you're going to end up in 10 ft of rough, let's all around the green. Now you're seeing a lot of different kind of areas around greens, and I think you're also seeing it. Trend with local courses to here in western New York, where it's not just okay, here's a green and we're going to surround it with a whole bunch of heavy rough. You're seeing different styling in terms of the contour of the green. Maybe since Mon areas either to the side during the front where you can, maybe hey, I could putt from here. I can do a bump and run from here. I could like even hit like a hybrid from here. You know, kind of that little bump putt sort of shot. And the fact that the greens as you said, a different challenge Now with the way that they've redone, some of them, I think it it allows these guys to be a little bit more creative. The tee box thing you mentioned more risk reward. Think for those that have played a local course. Of course. Like Glen Oak. They cleared out some trees. Why would they do that? There's some aesthetic reasons to do that, Um, for your eyes. But the whole point of That course design was for you to see the hazard and then make a decision and then obviously try to make the shot. So you know if you're seeing that trend at, of course around western New York, Yes. Taking down trees sometimes helps. The health of the grass or helps the green if it's close, or us gets more wind or more sun, which allows everything to maybe dry out quicker things like that. But You to see the hazard for you to be able to make that decision. Uh, that risk reward sort of peace into it, I think makes golf a little bit more fun that way for everybody playing it, So I think that's probably what also Jack Nicholas and his team was figuring out with How can we make this course that's already amazing, even better, and kind of bring back some more creative ways of having guys hit golf shot. So listen, Brian, I would be the dumbest dude in America not to at least ask you about this whole Brooks and Bryce and I don't Calling it a feud, I think is is maybe a disservice to what it actually is. It feels Don't know. It feels awesome for the game of golf. I mean, People that are drawn to the sport for the game itself. You know, there are traditionalists that I'll say like this isn't really anything to me. This isn't really winning me over. This is an entertainment. But there are a lot of young people that this sport maybe in years past hasn't really reached that hand out to right and and and trying to grow this sport. Um and and and create the popularity around the young players that exist in this game. Because there are tons of I mean, I mentioned in the top five alone. There are guys that are, you know that don't have majors that are sort of sitting on the precipice that are ranked in the top five in the world that are players that are becoming household names, and then you sort of have this thing that I think is bringing young fans to the sport. In a way that maybe this sport hasn't been able to reach them in the past, and I know, you know, maybe it seems a little silly or a little childish, and we're seeing, you know, reports about, you know, fans getting thrown out of the tournament for Colin Bryson Brooksie on the course. Whatever I find it incredibly entertaining as a fan of both players, Um, I think it's super fun. I just It's something unique to the game of golf. We haven't quite seen since. Like what Sergio and Tiger or you know, Tiger and Phil for a little while. We're this way. It was kind of a fun, playful, back and forth. This feels still fairly playful. I I wonder if it gets into something a little bit more serious. But even if it doesn't, and if this is all we get, I feel like it's it's entertaining, and it's bringing a new kind of fan to the game. Sure, Yeah. You know? Trying to create that rivalry for Tiger was what the golf world and us in the media tried to do forever. And, you know, we look back at it and say it really wasn't fair to anybody to say Oh, this is the guy to go up against tiger like Bill might have been it. Phil definitely had the charisma to do it and the popularity and you know all the The swagger that would go with it. In fact, probably right now, even though they're both passed their peak, and I know Mickelson just won a major, but Phil Tiger dynamic now is probably the best it's ever been in their career. And it's because there's a lot of playfulness and Mickelson talking smack and tiger shaking his head at Mickelson talking, you know, so Hidden bombs, all that sort of fun, But these two guys that you're mentioning here, Brooks Up to and Bryson to shamble. They are.