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Old 10-08-2019, 06:05 PM
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Didn't Brian Earhart play a tournament this year with a broken toe?
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:39 PM
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Didn't Brian Earhart play a tournament this year with a broken toe?
Yep, WACO
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:06 PM
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In 2017 I sprained my ankle in an odd way on the 3rd hole of a 42 hole 1 day tournament. I finished without making it worse. I didn't play great and could have walked off, but I didn't because it was relatively safe and I was there to compete. Anecdotal? yes - but I'm sure lots of people have done the same thing.

It's possible for him too, right? Especially since he didnt hurt it on a driving motion, he may not have had pain when he was throwing, maybe only when putting. I don't need to speculate, and it's not as if Paul has a history of getting hurt and dropping tournaments. It's happened but not like it's a normal occurrence.
^^This. Athletes play hurt all the time if it isnt debilitating. No man wants to be "soft". I come home all the time with serious back pain, or a muscle tweak, etc, but I dont call off work and I sure dont miss a round of golf, and I'm not getting paid to do it.

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Old 10-08-2019, 09:35 PM
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I can't fault athletes that okay through the pain. I can't fault athletes who don't. Most athletes know what they can/can't play through.

After USDGC, I'm pretty sure he has a damned good idea of how this injury is (and isn't) affecting his game. He hasn't had a performance like that is... hell if I know. But that performance wasn't remotely reflective of his typical showing.

I don't see the point in him "toughing it out" simply to turn in another lackluster performance where he basically isn't competing anywhere near the level he's normally capable of... just to say "he played."

If there's any chance playing might delay or prolong his recovery, then he's smart to shut it down. The sooner he gets back to form, the better off the Pro Tour will be.

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Old 10-08-2019, 09:45 PM
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He apparently re-injured it on a circle's edge putt on the very first hole of the tournament. Not really sure how playing 4 more rounds on a long course that requires a lot of full power drives "active rest." Maybe walking a couple miles the next few days would count as "active rest."
Two different ways of moving the ankle. You and I can't know without knowing his exact injury.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:57 PM
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I can't fault athletes that okay play through the pain.
I can't fault athletes who don't. Most athletes know what they can/can't play through.

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Old 10-09-2019, 12:23 AM
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Kinda surprised he didn’t just drop out of it was bothering him that badly. Certainly playing the whole USDGC didn’t help his ankle injury any.
You should have seen the gallery following both his card, and Paige Pierce's, on the final day. Bigger than some lead card NT galleries. It was pretty impressive.

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Old 10-10-2019, 05:11 PM
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I am one of those people who think Paul is obviously, painfully obviously, better than Climo ever was...

I still think he played awful and made an excuse after the fact. At no point anywhere did he indicate he was injured. No limp, no wincing, no ankle brace. Just bad throws. Not even great putting by his standard. I sort of have to call BS on the injury.

My opinion is he got in a funk, didn't think he would play well for the next event or two, decided to protect his 1060.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:23 PM
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My opinion is he got in a funk, didn't think he would play well for the next event or two, decided to protect his 1060.
You know ratings from usdgc don't count right?

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Old 10-10-2019, 05:32 PM
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You know ratings from usdgc don't count right?
Yes I do. I was refering to his getting in a funk and not feeling like he could play well the next event or two.

If I thought USDGC counted my statement wouldn't have made any sense.

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