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Plus his name is a verb.

FL woods Rocco.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:43 AM
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Golf blogging doesn't count unless it's Unf or Ogged, but nice try.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:07 AM
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To quote from the Authorized Biography,
"Unf has a 24 handicap and once made par at the 18th hole at Pebble Beach."


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:12 AM
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no, no, we must encourage this sort of thing.

Ben w-lfs-n should post more about wine, too.

It's unclear where the corporate finance blogging will come from, though. maybe they should recruit that Dsquared guy.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:13 AM
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Root for Mediate. He's less of a robot than Woods, by far. Plus, his caddie isn't as dickish as Steve Williams.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:16 AM
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I used to hate robo-Woods, but now I kind of dig him. The golf course LOOKS good my golf swing FEELS good I LIKE my chances.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:18 AM
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What a lousy tiebreaker format. They should each get a bucket of balls and drive at each other at 50 paces. Last one standing wins.


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:26 AM
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No, I love the 18 hole playoff-- sudden death is lame, as we saw at the Players this year.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:29 AM
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6: I used to hate robo-Woods s/b I used to robo-hate Woods.

I find myself rooting for Woods, but it is not a considered position, just the emotional stance I find myself taking. (I am a marginal fan of the sport, although I am trying to understand why I found myself compelled to annoy everyone in the car by scanning the AM band yesterday during a 2-hour drive during the critical finshing holes in an attempt to find coverage of the Open. Golf on the radio—Wow! Did you hear that shot? But Father's Day I guess, annoying dad behavior forgiven.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:43 AM
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I'm not talking abut sudden death, just injury or unconsciousness.


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:43 AM
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Woods vs. Mediate in the Octagon: Mediate has some back problems, but Woods has the bum knee. Prediction: Woods tries to take the fight to the ground to use his superior upper-body strength and to protect his left leg from kicks.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:54 AM
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Plus his name is a verb.

Is there not a "Jimmy" or a "Josh" on the tour?


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:59 AM
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Or "Roger"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:08 AM
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Last names, you doofuses.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:10 AM
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Between this and the swipple, looks like I'll be getting loads of work done today.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:10 AM
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Buckle, Couch, Crane


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:15 AM
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8: Sudden death would have been fine, if it had not been played on a gimmicky hole where one shot would end the tournament (the 17th hole is fine in stroke play, but in match play [which SD is], it is a horrible hole). I'm a huge fan of the three hole playoff - doable the same day, a chance to recover from a bad hole (though not a horrific hole vis a vis Phil manboobs Mickelson).


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:18 AM
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Three-hole is fine.* I don't like SD even on non-gimmick holes but that 17th par three thing was so lame. As for Mickelson, it was like he was doing a bad Mickelson impersonation. Weird.

*Save it, Sifu, that magical night we spent together must remain out of the public eye.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:22 AM
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Did y'all see Rocco's peace sign belt buckle? It clearly means that:

People who care about world peace should root for Mediate.

People who care about fashion should root for Woods.

Also, shouldn't there be some sort of pun revolving around tigers, woods, rocks, and mediation?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:27 AM
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Yeah, that belt buckle crossed the line. Also drew attention to Rocco's unfortunately high belt and his "no, seriously, I am a professional athlete" shape.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:36 AM
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So it WAS a peace symbol -- I need HDTV.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:46 AM
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Those who are at work -- how are you following this?


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 9:56 AM
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22: MSNBC website - they are carrying it live.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 10:24 AM
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23: Thanks!


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 10:31 AM
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I support Mediate not just because his family name is a verb, but because of the particular verb it is.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 10:36 AM
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Looks like the third hole will be a two-shot swing. What a nasty lie in the trap.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 10:36 AM
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You want to avoid hitting the ball three fairways over when playing against Tiger, I'd think.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 11:02 AM
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The MSNBC video wasn't synced with audio, which was annoying, so now I'm enjoying the RTE liveblogging.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 11:49 AM
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28: And is delayed by a minute or minutes? (maybe just my connection) I was seeing the updated score on another site after 8 holes when it looked like they were still lining up their putts.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:10 PM
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Liveblog here. Sounds like Woods is in good shape.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:22 PM
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Ah, but Rocco picks up a stroke on 11. Damn. Woods seems so erratic from the tee this tournament, but he's got tremendous mental game.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:30 PM
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He just drove into a bunker.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:31 PM
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30: Yeah, found it, wish that guy what put the hole # in his posts as I try to catch up after being away for a bit. F..ing work.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:32 PM
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Dammit.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:33 PM
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29: Yes, I'm also having the same issue. The audio seems to be live, while the video is off by at least a hole, I think.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:34 PM
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Props to Mediate for keeping himself together.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:34 PM
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tremendous mental game.

Does that mean that he doesn't seem troubled by his own fuckups, or what?

How's my man Mediate doing? Note that his last name is also an adjective.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:35 PM
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15: I'm with w-lfs-n 100%. And "Rocco" doesn't immediately sound like a mediated name. It sounds like an immediate, unmediated name.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:36 PM
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37: I mean that a lot of golfers, even pros, would have a tough time keeping it together after, e.g., the terrible start yesterday. So even with his knee bothering him and the inaccuracy off the tee, he's able to put together good rounds.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:38 PM
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I think of a Rocco as being like a brutish Marlon Brando type, in A Streetcar Named Desire or a Mafia movie. Raw experience right there.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 12:38 PM
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What a monster playoff this is. Sweet.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:05 PM
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And we're all square after 14.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:11 PM
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Geeeeeez what a shot.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:19 PM
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Looks like the MSNBC video and audio are not synced.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:20 PM
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44: Oops. I mean, are NOW synced.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:20 PM
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What a putt.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:21 PM
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I can't believe you've made me have a rooting interest in golf.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:22 PM
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I honestly don't know who to root for.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:22 PM
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What a horrible putt.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:23 PM
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Oh, wow. Intense!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:25 PM
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Sifu, is the joke here that you're not really paying attention to the playoff at all, and are instead just randomly spouting off?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:37 PM
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He's going to have trouble getting out of that one.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:43 PM
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Even for Tiger, that was a pretty impressive putt.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:43 PM
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I just don't see using a seven iron in tht situation.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:44 PM
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Rocco was really lucky to hole that one, but it still counts.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:45 PM
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Tiger's drive was a thing of beauty.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:45 PM
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Lucky bounce there.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:45 PM
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He's going to have to pick up his game if he expects to get back into it.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:46 PM
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Even when he's not at his best, Tiger still is a formidable golfer.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:47 PM
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Is anyone commenting actually watching at this point?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:50 PM
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I thought it was pretty unsportsmanlike of Woods to threaten that other golfer like that.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:50 PM
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Well, MSNBC's on-line feed is now audio only for me, so no, I'm not watching; just listening.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:52 PM
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Wow. It's go time.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:54 PM
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Mediate the totality, Rocco.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:56 PM
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I've got the audio and the RTE blog. Damn video.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:57 PM
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65: Same here.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 1:59 PM
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usopen.com has video, working fine for me.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:00 PM
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Actually, the MSNBC video *is* working -- at about 2 frames per minute. :)


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:01 PM
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52 to 59 are quite funny.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:02 PM
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The audio on MSNBC's not so great either at the moment; this is one of those things where TV IS a lot better than the internet.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:02 PM
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What happens if they're tied after 18?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:05 PM
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MMA.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:07 PM
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Tiger's putt is long enough to be clutch, huh? Damn.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:08 PM
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This is pretty amazing.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:10 PM
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71: sudden death play, dunno which hole.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:11 PM
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And my audio feed picks this moment to get clunky. Birdie putt on 18 for Woods...


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:11 PM
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Wow, SD. Sometimes working at home rocks.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:11 PM
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HOT


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:11 PM
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Wow! Did you see that?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:12 PM
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MMA!


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:12 PM
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Whoever wins, it was a great match.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:12 PM
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75--7th I think.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:12 PM
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7-8-18, repeat as necessary? I think.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:13 PM
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I expect to see a lot of Rocco in the future.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:13 PM
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MMA.

I presume they keep the bags of clubs?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:14 PM
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Does golf have doping rules?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:15 PM
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7, 8 and 18 in that order, apparently.

How great is Johnny Miller?


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:15 PM
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84: I kinda doubt he'll return to dancing at the Cheetah after this, John.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:15 PM
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Tiger feels that a sex change operation could extend is career by ten years or more.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:15 PM
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His Swedish girlfriend is cool with that. She's a nihilist.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:16 PM
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Does the low score win or the high score?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:17 PM
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If the holes were bigger and you got rid of the various obstructions, the game would be more fun for everyone.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:17 PM
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Doesn't matter - they'll always have the same score.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:18 PM
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Can't you go troll the white people, John?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:18 PM
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Sounds like Rocco is screwed.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:23 PM
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Yes, very.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:23 PM
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Did you ever decide who you are rooting for, Labs? It's nearly impossible to interpret your comments without knowing.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:25 PM
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Now's a bad time to say Woods, I know, but I sided with Witnessing History over One Brief Moment of Greatness.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:26 PM
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Kobe would have won the MMA contest to decide the U.S. Open winner.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:32 PM
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Unfortunate, that.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:32 PM
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Wow.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:35 PM
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Shame to end on missed putts, but wow.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:38 PM
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Kobe missed his putt.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:39 PM
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Ok, I'm buying a Buick.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 2:44 PM
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