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Old 08-19-2019, 02:15 PM
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Once that 3 stroke swing happened on 5 I thought we were going to see a serious momentum switch, but Paul just kept the pedal down. Ricky did all he could. These 2 guys are true champions. They have Michael Jordan level focus and it's unbelievable to see.
This is my big takeaway from last weekend as well. I'm one of those who has never really been convinced by the idea of disc golf having a single tournament that crowns a 'world champion." But events like last weekend are changing my mind. There is something about all the players knowing what is at stake that just makes it special. Disc golf is better for having it.

I've always been drawn to the analytical side of sports, so when people start talking about things like "grit" and "intangibles," I usually tune out. But man, there is something about the players who have won championships; especially multiple championships, like Paul and Ricky have. Paige Pierce, too. There is this sense of inevitability that, no matter what, they're going to be in the mix at the end. Both of these guys have done that countless times. They have an extra gear the rest of the field can't match. I don't think the edge is physical so much as mental. They are so mentally tough and can bounce back from bad shots/holes.

These guys may be rivals, but they are both lucky to have each other. They push each other to heights they probably wouldn't get to otherwise. And we're lucky as fans to get to watch it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:23 PM
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Did anybody else find the back 9 at Eureka to be kinda boring to watch. Loved all of Northwood but watching the back 9 of Eureka to me just got old.
I find most of Eureka rather boring. Not that it isn't difficult, just that it's boring.
Reminds me of carnival putt-putt, through the bridge, play the baseball field, up to the water tower and shimmy around the lake. It wouldn't surprise me to see a big clowns mouth triple mando in the future.

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Old 08-19-2019, 02:47 PM
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I tend to root against Paul but I appreciate him. It's astonishing how good he is.

I thought five rounds felt about right but maybe six is better if your are going to play two courses. I'm curious what would have happened if they had to play Northwood Gold again.

Can't believe Ricky shot -11 and -14 for the one stroke loss. And watching those rounds - he left some strokes out there.

Too bad about that final round for Emerson. He's really got a lot of unique shots with the various overstable molds he throws.

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Old 08-19-2019, 02:48 PM
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It's Illinois, there should be an Abe Lincoln head mando, clown makeup optional.

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Old 08-19-2019, 02:49 PM
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Another good stadbit (stat-tidbit), nice! Who was the highest rated to miss it?
Chandler Fry, 1020 rated, finished 155th at +33.
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:53 PM
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I played Brewster’s Ridge last week from the Blues, and Northwoods seemed like at a different level of challenge entirely. I checked out all the gold tees at BR to just take the gold layout for each hole in and confirm that version of the hole was not for me, and Northwoods seemed to have 1) narrower fairways and 2) more directional changes in the fairways on par 4s and 5s.

Probably a poorly-researched comparison, and yet I couldn’t help but think that while watching the Jomez rounds.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:18 PM
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I for one would love to see worlds go back to playing more then 5 rounds. Right now it really isnt much different then any other big tournament. Or at least bring back the final 9 or something. Worlds just doesnt feel like the premier event in disc golf anymore to me.

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Old 08-19-2019, 03:31 PM
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I for one would love to see worlds go back to playing more then 5 rounds. Right now it really isnt much different then any other big tournament. Or at least bring back the final 9 or something. Worlds just doesnt feel like the premier event in disc golf anymore to me.
Agreed.
5 is better than 4 rounds, but 6 or more would be even better.

I also understand that part of being a champion is being able to adjust and adapt to the conditions that you are given, but giving them more rounds allows the cream to rise to the top.

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Old 08-19-2019, 03:34 PM
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Agreed.
5 is better than 4 rounds, but 6 or more would be even better.

I also understand that part of being a champion is being able to adjust and adapt to the conditions that you are given, but giving them more rounds allows the cream to rise to the top.
8 of the top 10 rated players in the tournament finished in the top 9 with first and second being the cream of the cream.

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Old 08-19-2019, 03:50 PM
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8 of the top 10 rated players in the tournament finished in the top 9 with first and second being the cream of the cream.
That is very true but to me Worlds just isnt the same anymore with so few rounds. Id like to see at least one multiple round day, days where the men start in the morning. Something that tests the players more. Idk, maybe im a minority here with that thought.

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