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Old 07-26-2018, 09:47 PM
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In your opinion, which is better - McMahon's pair of -16's? Or McBeth's -18?

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Old 07-26-2018, 11:09 PM
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It's hard to forget the putt on 18 by Paul.

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Old 07-27-2018, 10:39 AM
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-18 by Paul. Not even close really. Back to back -16 is an incredible physical feat, but it didn't require the mental anguish that going for a perfect round had.

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Old 07-27-2018, 01:55 PM
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IMHO the back to back pair of -16s is more difficult. not only did he break the course record at the time, but he did it twice in a row. he now shares the record with the 2 best disc golfers in the world, but he did it twice......in a row.

Not downplaying the -18 by Mcbeth and I would never ask him to try to do it twice in a row to validate it, but people would be going just as nuts if not more if it was Mcbeth getting two -16s in a row. I think we live in an amazing time for disc golf and I am so pumped to watch Eagle take his place amongst the greats. I think it will be either Eagle x1 or Mcbeth x5 by the end of the year.

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Didn't see back to back -16s on ESPN...just saying.

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True. I thought he tied Eagle for course record also at Konopiste, but it was Wysocki and Lizotte.

I still think back to back -16's is better

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It's hard to forget the putt on 18 by Paul.
As if the round didn't have enough drama already! If Paul told me he threw it short purposefully just to have a tough putt I'd consider believing it.

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I know the ratings don't agree, but I'm much more impressed by McBeth's 10-under at Idlewild than those other two rounds.

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18 down is more impressive, I think. The closer you get to perfect, the harder each stroke gets. There is a bigger difference between 14 down and 18 down than there is between 6 and 10 down.

Also, let's not forget Wysocki, whose final found at the Utah Open was rated 1106, just a fraction below McBeth's 1108.

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I know the ratings don't agree, but I'm much more impressed by McBeth's 10-under at Idlewild than those other two rounds.
Last years winning score at Idlewild was -18 for three rounds with no storms so yeah, the -10 is an amazing round.

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