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Old 08-23-2019, 05:19 PM
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:41 PM
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:44 PM
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:47 PM
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It's exactly like the tennis majors also. Great tennis players are measured by the number of grand slam championships they've won -- not by being the #1 player for the year. It's nice to be both, but having the title of the World Champion is big (even though it's just one event) is huge, as is having the title of the US Champion. By the same token, there will be a day when the US Champion is not an American, but by winning the USDGC you earn that title.
The Tennis point structure makes it very very difficult for someone who hasn't wont at least one or more majors in the given year to be ranked #1.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:09 PM
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The Tennis point structure makes it very very difficult for someone who hasn't wont at least one or more majors in the given year to be ranked #1.
UH... not really. There have been multiple cases of players reaching the #1 ranking and holding it for many weeks, sometimes years before winning a major and in some cases without EVER having won a tennis major. Twice on the men's side (Lendl, Rios) and seven on the women's side (Clijsters, Mauresmo, Jankovic, Safina, Wozniacki, Ka.Pliskova, and Halep)
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UH... not really. There have been multiple cases of players reaching the #1 ranking and holding it for many weeks, sometimes years before winning a major and in some cases without EVER having won a tennis major. Twice on the men's side (Lendl, Rios) and seven on the women's side (Clijsters, Mauresmo, Jankovic, Safina, Wozniacki, Ka.Pliskova, and Halep)
Multiple cases? Two cases...on the men's side...and kiinda two more. That being said IT IS incredibly difficult and extremely rare to be World #1 and not win a major. Women's tennis is a different animal and doesn't have a place being compared to men's stats. There are no cases in which someone held world #1 for years in a row without winning a major.

Jimmy Connors - Ended year as world #1 with no majors
John McEnroe - Ended year as world #1 with no majors
Marcelo Rios - 6 weeks at #1 - Did not end year as world #1
Lendl - was the #1 seed at a major without being world #1 overall...He then won the French Open in the following year and became the world #1.

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This might be an odd question but i will give it a try.

We see 3 players in the top 6 on the FPO side beeing non Americans. . but all Americans on the MPO side

So my odd question is, Do players like Eveliina, Henna and Kristin play alot with the MPO players in Europe?
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This might be an odd question but i will give it a try.

We see 3 players in the top 6 on the FPO side beeing non Americans. . but all Americans on the MPO side

So my odd question is, Do players like Eveliina, Henna and Kristin play alot with the MPO players in Europe?
On one of the podcasts they mentioned either Eveliina or Henna talking about how there usually aren't women's tees when they play in Europe, everyone just plays from the same tee. So I don't know if they are playing with MPO, but they are playing the same exact course quite often.
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On one of the podcasts they mentioned either Eveliina or Henna talking about how there usually aren't women's tees when they play in Europe, everyone just plays from the same tee. So I don't know if they are playing with MPO, but they are playing the same exact course quite often.
That's typically the same case at 95% of tournaments in the States too, so I'm not sure there's necessarily any kind of advantage gained from it. The trend of FPO playing different tees from MPO has mainly come about as more of the big tournaments (Majors/NTs/DGPTs) are being played on true Gold level courses. If the tournament isn't being played on a Gold course, there's not much reason to having the women play a different set of tees from the men. In many cases, the longest tees/pins on a given course are more appropriate for FPO than MPO to begin with.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:52 PM
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There are several short vids up on Terry Miller's channel from the distance comp at worlds...

https://www.youtube.com/user/thediscgolfguy/videos
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