No more 18 hole playoffs at the US Open

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    No more 18 hole playoffs at the US Open

    Figured this was coming.

    USGA ditching 18-hole playoff for U.S. Open - Golf Digest

    Personally, I would've preferred a 3 hole playoff. But, I like that it's not immediate sudden death.
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    Good.

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    TV ruins everything.

    I love replays. One of the coolest things in sport. Who needs overtime? Let’s just come back and do it again.

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    This is awful. The 18 hole playoff made the U.S. Open unique.

    And a 2 hole aggregate? That's also ridiculous. It needs to be three holes at least (or do four like the British Open).

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    Honestly I’m not a fan of the change. I’d love to see another Tiger/ Rocco US Open like we had in 08. That was golf at its most compelling. 2 golfers on the course. The entire gallery lining every single hole, Tiger playing on 1 leg. I feel like the USGA is robbing us of that possibility again.

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    This is a BIG deal...over 100 years of tradition gone just like that. I don't like only two holes. But the leaders start the final round so late now (3pm or after) I think they are afraid that there is not enough light to guarantee 3 or 4 holes of sunlight. I always liked that the US Open was different and had an 18 hole playoff. I get it though that it inconveniences a lot of people by making them come back on Monday to finish.

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    Never understood why golf had one tournament with different rules. But its golf, nobody really cares anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Never understood why golf had one tournament with different rules. But its golf, nobody really cares anymore.
    The British Open (sorry...The Open) has a 4-hole playoff
    The PGA Championship has a 3-hole playoff
    The Masters goes immediately to sudden death

    So, it's not like the US Open has changed to conform to any of the other majors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Never understood why golf had one tournament with different rules. But its golf, nobody really cares anymore.
    Ehh I think more people still care than you think and I think golf is actually gaining some popularity with younger people again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Ehh I think more people still care than you think and I think golf is actually gaining some popularity with younger people again.
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE golf and hope it does not get any more popular again. It is MUCH easier to get weekend morning tee times now than it was 10-20 years ago. It also helps keep prices down at quality public courses...just sayin

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