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Old 09-04-2019, 02:04 PM
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So it would have been the 3rd major tournament in Eureka this year? Yeah nothing against the courses, but no thanks. It’ll be neat to see Charlotte course(s) with some good coverage.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:33 PM
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The Emporia courses are good, but this is a smart move. People can get burnt out watching the same courses too often. Personally the Peoria courses are starting to get old to me too...

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Old 09-04-2019, 02:43 PM
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Whoops it was Lake Eureka in Peoria. Not Emporia, Kansas…

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Whoops it was Lake Eureka in Peoria. Not Emporia, Kansas…

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I was actually watching the show Eureka last night. Imagine if those scientists from Global Dynamics made a disc haha!
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:15 PM
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Whoops it was Lake Eureka in Peoria. Not Emporia, Kansas…

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Still applies to Emporia if you include Jr Worlds.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:03 PM
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Still applies to Emporia if you include Jr Worlds.
I know it's a Major, but is it really a major event in terms of viewership?

The only thing that got me excited about the prospects of the tour finale being in Emporia was that they were going to play Jones Gold. That's a course no one has seen on video (to my knowledge), so it would not have been a matter of "same old, same old".

But Hornet's Nest is a fun course to play and should be a fun one to watch. Hopefully the changes end up being a net positive overall for the tour.

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Old 09-04-2019, 09:37 PM
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The thing I am miffed about is the change in format. I thought it added an interesting caveat for both strategy and challenge with the 4 card winners + wild cards every round.

It made for a big tournament with a slightly different type of pressure than they others.

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Old 09-04-2019, 09:59 PM
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The thing I am miffed about is the change in format. I thought it added an interesting caveat for both strategy and challenge with the 4 card winners + wild cards every round.

It made for a big tournament with a slightly different type of pressure than they others.
I like the change because it rewards good play rather than simply luck of the draw. If the format is stroke play, you should reward the players who shoot the best scores, not the ones who happened to land in the right group. Save the notion of head to head play for match play.

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I like the change because it rewards good play rather than simply luck of the draw. If the format is stroke play, you should reward the players who shoot the best scores, not the ones who happened to land in the right group. Save the notion of head to head play for match play.
I say, save the straight-up stroke play for......well, just about everything else.

I liked the fact that they were doing something different, something with a little more excitement, something more intriguing for spectators. I believe that was part of the point: not just build another tour of tournaments, but trying to draw more spectators. I'm not sure the format they used was the right something else, but at least it was a stab.

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Old 09-04-2019, 10:41 PM
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They could just cut the bottom 70% or so of the field each day and restart the counter the next day. It still keeps every round exciting as each pro knows that any soft round and they are out. Sometimes stroke play can get a bit boring; deep cuts keeps the action hot.

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