1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby aiguille » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:01 pm

Just watched the first 30 mins...Wonderful stuff, love the look and feel of the movie. Great to see the players being interviewed like that, I am getting goosebumps just watching, let alone Trevino!
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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby robbo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:58 pm

I think there's a different level of "anticipation" by the viewer on the tee shots. These cats really go after their drives but it seems soooooo much riskier when you see the clubhead size!

They show that clip of Arnie losing one of his Opens with that snap-hook drive on 18(?)......you couldn't curve a modern ball with a modern driver that much if you tried! Yet these guys faced that possibility on every tee!!!!!
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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby robbo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:58 pm

Isn't there some irony in the fact that the first airing in this thread of such a classic tournament is the same day of the W-M Phoenix Open? I bet they spent over 50% of today's air-time with cameras trained on the tournament's "famous" 16th hole.
At what point does this alleged "phenomenom" of a hole run it's course? I mean it was fun to watch the first 500 times but surely when Tiger aced it many moons ago (14 years.... is that possible?) the mystique of that hole hit it's peak. Jarrod Lyle jars it today and the reaction of he and the crowd was awkward at best.

I found it more fun to watch guys rifling long irons into the 2nd at Shinnecock. Probably just me. ;)

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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby bentshaft » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:51 pm

that was really great---I enjoyed very much...I couldn't remember who won, so it was like seeing it for the first time

thanks

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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:03 pm

Well, if you don't know who won.... enjoy it all the more, just like seeing a classic film from the golden age of cinema for the first time. The first time you see it.. it's fresh and new for you.

Twomasters,

How long was the course playing when you teed it up there? Do you remember? Was there talk about it playing the same as in 86 or did they lengthen it out some?

It must have been exciting to have been right in the thick of things going into the weekend. It's great to have your thoughts on the course. I was hoping to get Sam Randolph's take on it as he was playing in the 86 version, and I think he made the cut.
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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby twomasters » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:37 pm

I am going to watch that video in it's entirety and see what length the holes were and see what clubs they said they were hitting in. That will help me remember it all. It was an awesome driving course when I played it. Greens were fair, not overly fast, a couple of elevated greens like 9,10 and 11. A few elevated tees, most holes had some sort of shape to them. I played it with persimmon that year and didn't have a problem with the length. From memory the only truly long par 4 was the 6th which was drive 2 iron or 3 iron over a pond near the front somewhere. And the 9th played long as a par 4 because the second shot was way up a hill towards the clubhouse. I will have to watch to refresh my head about it all. The wind played a factor as it is right on the tip of Long Island and not much in the way to stop the wind. It was truly like playing a Scottish links course but with US Open rough
I think I was doing well during the saturday round also, probably even or 1 under for the day after 10 holes...then I frigging 4 putted the plateau green par 3 11th in the wind and lost my thoughts after that...
This will be fun to watch. I remember getting up early in Aust to watch it especially with Norman in the lead but don't remember how it all transpired in the end l being so long ago. I do think at one point there may have been like 7 players tied during the final day until the winner holed a trap shot and sealed the deal late in the round (16th?) as the others fell away...or something like that
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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby BomGolf222 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:12 pm

I couldn't get the video to load fully today as the wireless was spotty for some reason. I got up to the part where they were interviewing Trevino- they don't make them like that anymore. It cracked me up that he wasn't calling for the crowd to be calm or fairer to Norman- ever the competitor looking for the edge. I'm not sure you'd hear that kind of honesty out of a player these days, everyone has to say the right thing, it's so boring.
I'm looking forward to hearing Two's insights about the course..
Cheers for putting up the video- great stuff....
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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby Steb » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:09 pm

Lee does crack me up--so natural on camera, it's like it's all been rehearsed.
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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:47 pm

The opening hour of this tournament is pretty amazing. Watson birdies to get back to plus 3 and on the board with Nicklaus just a shot back of that. Trevino, Greg Norman, Sutton, Tway, Watkins, Floyd, Crenshaw and Payne Stuart, it's really anyone's to win.

Trevino's iron play is just stellar out of the shoot, and rifling a 2 iron into #2, just great to watch. On the forth hole that is 408, it's driver 6 iron, and that swing from DTL is so flush. What a thing of beauty. Knocking it down a bit to keep it under the wind.

Crenshaw rolling it great as usual, birdieing 4 in a row before giving one back after a pulled iron.. which it seems he would do at times with such an upright swing.

It was commented that Floyd might have been hitting a 7 iron from 140 on the 4rth. Payne Stuart starting off 3-3-3 and making a move.

The commentators mentioning how great it is to see such an old course stand the test of time. It's nice to see they used to care about such things.
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Re: 1986 US Open Full Final Round Coverage

Postby twomasters » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:26 am

I dug out my yardage book from the 1995 US Open....unfortunately it doesn't have the yardages I had into holes or clubs used....but I may post it for people interested in seeing a tour caddie yardage book.

The yardage in 1995 was 6921 yards...I found online that in 2004 the yardage was 6996 yards....not sure what it was in 1986

Here are a few pics of Shinnecock Hills...a beautiful layout

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