Post by ethegolfman on May 17, 2019 14:40:59 GMT -7
Was going over the leaderboard and one of the things I like to do at all the majors (well, except the US Open which doesn't have a lifetime exemption) is check out some of the older past champions. Seemed to me like there were not nearly as many as I would have expected, certainly far fewer than you see at the Masters for example.
1980's - there are no champions from the 80's in the field. Compare that to the Masters where Mize, Langer and Lyle are still pegging it every year. Payne Stewart obviously passed away in 1999 (can't believe that was 20 years ago now), but even if he hadn't he would now be 62 and probably wouldn't have played. I clicked through the winners from the 80's and as near as I can tell the last champion from the 80's to have played in a PGA was Larry Nelson in 2011.
1990's - this is the one that shocked me. There are. . . . .2 winners from the 90's in the field, Daly and Tiger. That's it. Price, Azinger, Elk, Mark Brooks, DLII, Vijay - all of them passed on it. I can see it with the 1st 4, kind of surprised that DLII and Vijay didn't tee it up though.
2000's - the only guy missing from the list of 200's winners is David Toms.
fitz: Congrats Nrjyzr great shot!
May 19, 2019 0:35:30 GMT -7
hax: CONGRATS ED! that is awesome.
May 19, 2019 7:11:44 GMT -7
nrjyzr: most amazing part of the whole "ace experience"... I managed to actually hit my tee shot reasonably well on the next hole, which was #17. On #18, though, I fatted a 3 wood. LOL
May 20, 2019 5:31:33 GMT -7
uwhuskies: Congrats Ed! I admit I haven't been checking GEA at all lately. I just can't get comfortable with this new look. LOL!!!
May 20, 2019 7:52:14 GMT -7
anserman1: WOOOOOOOO nice one dude congrats
May 20, 2019 9:03:46 GMT -7
ericm007: Congrats!! Still waiting on my first at 56, been close a number of times, but no love after 30 years.
May 21, 2019 12:04:47 GMT -7
sparky: Congrats Ed! That makes 230,982 people that have made an ace before me. I have a spreadsheet.
May 21, 2019 12:05:30 GMT -7
mustanggolf: Nice shot ED... I am with UW on new format. Old dog used to old stuff...
May 21, 2019 12:30:53 GMT -7
anserman1: the old look was serious heinous you guys, adapt!
May 21, 2019 19:39:25 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Thanks dudes. And Sparky, well played. said with condolences, of course
May 22, 2019 4:40:21 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the format, I don't mind it. The biggest problem with the forum is the number of trolls that seem to be sanctioned. Not a fan.
May 22, 2019 4:42:04 GMT -7
anserman1: yeah, no idea why clubchamp gets to continue to exist, it's old and tired
May 22, 2019 5:04:34 GMT -7
Whatever: 90% of us are old and tired
May 23, 2019 4:27:45 GMT -7
jaime59: Club champ is a hoot. I'm glad he made the transition to the new site.
May 23, 2019 6:45:47 GMT -7