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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:23 am

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Hole 18 par 4 344

It all comes down to this hole.

Gmac, hybrid, finds the fairway but rolls to the right 1st cut.

Furyk, iron (disciplined course management), rolls about 3-4 foot past Gmac's ball, also in the first cut.

Gmac's approach finds the green safely, past the pin.

But Furyk finds left bunker, semi buried. Ouch!

Furyk unlikely to birdie from there.

Gmac has a long downhill birdie putt to get to playoff.

If not, it's Webb Simpson's victory.

Furyk shanks his bunker shot into another bunker. He's gone, sadly.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:23 am

Webb Simpson +1
Michael Thompson +2

J Furyk +2 (still playing last hole)
GMac +2 (Ditto)
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:24 am

Lee36328 wrote:
Lee36328 wrote:
Lee36328 wrote:
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Hole 18 par 4 344

It all comes down to this hole.

Gmac, hybrid, finds the fairway but rolls to the right 1st cut.

Furyk, iron (disciplined course management), rolls about 3-4 foot past Gmac's ball, also in the first cut.

Gmac's approach finds the green safely, past the pin.

But Furyk finds left bunker, semi buried. Ouch!

Furyk unlikely to birdie from there.

Gmac has a long downhill birdie putt to get to playoff.

If not, it's Webb Simpson's victory.

Furyk shanks his bunker shot into another bunker. He's gone, sadly.

Furyk out from the 2nd bunker, should be able to make the bogey putt.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:25 am

Lee36328 wrote:
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Hole 18 par 4 344

It all comes down to this hole.

Gmac, hybrid, finds the fairway but rolls to the right 1st cut.

Furyk, iron (disciplined course management), rolls about 3-4 foot past Gmac's ball, also in the first cut.

Gmac's approach finds the green safely, past the pin.

But Furyk finds left bunker, semi buried. Ouch!

Furyk unlikely to birdie from there.

Gmac has a long downhill birdie putt to get to playoff.

If not, it's Webb Simpson's victory.

Gmac faces a downhill, left to right, 24 foot putt to force play off....

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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:26 am

Lee36328 wrote:
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Lee36328 wrote:
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Hole 18 par 4 344

It all comes down to this hole.

Gmac, hybrid, finds the fairway but rolls to the right 1st cut.

Furyk, iron (disciplined course management), rolls about 3-4 foot past Gmac's ball, also in the first cut.

Gmac's approach finds the green safely, past the pin.

But Furyk finds left bunker, semi buried. Ouch!

Furyk unlikely to birdie from there.

Gmac has a long downhill birdie putt to get to playoff.

If not, it's Webb Simpson's victory.

Gmac faces a downhill, left to right, 24 foot putt to force play off....


He misses left!

Webb Simpson is the 2012 US Open Champion.

He looks stunned in the waiting room, his wife too.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:27 am

Lee36328 wrote:
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Hole 18 par 4 344

It all comes down to this hole.

Gmac, hybrid, finds the fairway but rolls to the right 1st cut.

Furyk, iron (disciplined course management), rolls about 3-4 foot past Gmac's ball, also in the first cut.

Gmac's approach finds the green safely, past the pin.

But Furyk finds left bunker, semi buried. Ouch!

Furyk unlikely to birdie from there.

Gmac has a long downhill birdie putt to get to playoff.

If not, it's Webb Simpson's victory.

Gmac faces a downhill, left to right, 24 foot putt to force play off....


He misses left!

Webb Simpson is the 2012 US Open Champion.

He looks stunned in the waiting room, his wife too.

Slowly it dawns on him and his wife, and they hug. What a nice scene.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:30 am

Gmac makes the par putt.

Furyk makes the bogey putt.

Final outcome.

1 Simpson +1
T2 Gmac +2
T2 Thompson +2
T4 Furyk +3
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:32 am

Round 4: U.S. Open
June 17 2012

10:27 pm Simpson wins U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO — Webb Simpson posted his second consecutive 68, sat down with his wife and waited for someone to catch him.

It never happened.

Simpson had to sweat out Graeme McDowell’s birdie attempt at the 72nd hole before he could celebrate winning the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club.

Simpson, who broke through on the PGA TOUR last season with his first two wins, finished at 1 over.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:33 am

mloy wrote:
Great updates Lee! Thank you.

My pleasure.

It was not the anticipated outcome, but interesting nonetheless.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:35 am

Final scores.

POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST SCORING TO PAR ROUNDS TOTAL
TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4

1 7 Webb Simpson +1 F -2 72 73 68 68 281
T2 16 Michael Thompson +2 F -3 66 75 74 67 282
T2 1 Graeme McDowell +2 F +3 69 72 68 73 282
T4 14 David Toms +3 F -2 69 70 76 68 283
T4 14 Padraig Harrington +3 F -2 74 70 71 68 283
T4 4 John Peterson +3 F E 71 70 72 70 283
T4 4 Jason Dufner +3 F E 72 71 70 70 283
T4 3 Jim Furyk +3 F +4 70 69 70 74 283
9 5 Ernie Els +4 F +2 75 69 68 72 284
T10 8 Casey Wittenberg +5 F E 71 77 67 70 285
T10 4 Retief Goosen +5 F +1 75 70 69 71 285
T10 2 Kevin Chappell +5 F +2 74 71 68 72 285
T10 2 John Senden +5 F +2 72 73 68 72 285
T10 6 Lee Westwood +5 F +3 73 72 67 73 285
T15 17 K.J. Choi +6 F -1 73 70 74 69 286
T15 17 Steve Stricker +6 F -1 76 68 73 69 286
T15 12 Adam Scott +6 F E 76 70 70 70 286
T15 3 Aaron Watkins +6 F +1 72 71 72 71 286
T15 1 Martin Kaymer +6 F +2 74 71 69 72 286
T15 12 Fredrik Jacobson +6 F +5 72 71 68 75 286
T21 11 Nick Watney +7 F E 69 75 73 70 287
T21 11 Jordan Spieth (a) +7 F E 74 74 69 70 287
T21 6 Raphael Jacquelin +7 F +1 72 71 73 71 287
T21 3 Justin Rose +7 F +2 69 75 71 72 287
T21 7 Tiger Woods +7 F +3 69 70 75 73 287
T21 17 Blake Adams +7 F +5 72 70 70 75 287
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:40 am

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Lee, please keep the report coming until the end. I hope there be a play off. I am boarding to fly now and cannot watch Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

For you, no pbm bro. Have a good flight.

Hope you got all that from the plane, Pak. It was a nail biting thriller till the end. Too bad no play off.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:46 am

Webb Simpson clinches the 112th US Open! Congrats!

Simpson sat patiently at the clubhouse for someone to catch him but no one did ... The initial leaders faltered at the mercy of the treacherous Olympic course.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:52 am

Looking at the favorites struggling, the course must have been super tough
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:06 am

Congrats W.Simpson n Titleist! cheers santa farao jocolor geek
This course has showed tat golf re tough even at professional level. pale
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:36 am

does anyone know where to get the map of this course? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:37 am

think sud have la. try googling
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:39 am

ok can thanks got it..
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:27 pm

Congrats to yet another first time Major winner!

Sigh, disappointing Tiger.. i guess if he were to aim to play Par each hole he would have won it.... i guess he is not really "back" after all... Let's hope he grabs at least one of the remaining majors
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:13 pm

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Congrats to yet another first time Major winner!

Sigh, disappointing Tiger.. i guess if he were to aim to play Par each hole he would have won it.... i guess he is not really "back" after all... Let's hope he grabs at least one of the remaining majors

I think he is still not the old Tiger yet albeit he has displayed glimpses of the old formidable Tiger occasionally ... Someone in the USPGA industry quoted that he will never be the same old Tiger after recovering from his knee operation and the infamous scandal ... Unfortunately ... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:35 pm

Greme misread the last putt which breaks from right to left or else it will be a playoff. I was really hoping that he made the putt. Afterall, I prefer that he wins than Webb. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:40 pm

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Final scores.

POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST SCORING TO PAR ROUNDS TOTAL
TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4

1 7 Webb Simpson +1 F -2 72 73 68 68 281
T2 16 Michael Thompson +2 F -3 66 75 74 67 282
T2 1 Graeme McDowell +2 F +3 69 72 68 73 282
T4 14 David Toms +3 F -2 69 70 76 68 283
T4 14 Padraig Harrington +3 F -2 74 70 71 68 283
T4 4 John Peterson +3 F E 71 70 72 70 283
T4 4 Jason Dufner +3 F E 72 71 70 70 283
T4 3 Jim Furyk +3 F +4 70 69 70 74 283
9 5 Ernie Els +4 F +2 75 69 68 72 284
T10 8 Casey Wittenberg +5 F E 71 77 67 70 285
T10 4 Retief Goosen +5 F +1 75 70 69 71 285
T10 2 Kevin Chappell +5 F +2 74 71 68 72 285
T10 2 John Senden +5 F +2 72 73 68 72 285
T10 6 Lee Westwood +5 F +3 73 72 67 73 285
T15 17 K.J. Choi +6 F -1 73 70 74 69 286
T15 17 Steve Stricker +6 F -1 76 68 73 69 286
T15 12 Adam Scott +6 F E 76 70 70 70 286
T15 3 Aaron Watkins +6 F +1 72 71 72 71 286
T15 1 Martin Kaymer +6 F +2 74 71 69 72 286
T15 12 Fredrik Jacobson +6 F +5 72 71 68 75 286
T21 11 Nick Watney +7 F E 69 75 73 70 287
T21 11 Jordan Spieth (a) +7 F E 74 74 69 70 287
T21 6 Raphael Jacquelin +7 F +1 72 71 73 71 287
T21 3 Justin Rose +7 F +2 69 75 71 72 287
T21 7 Tiger Woods +7 F +3 69 70 75 73 287
T21 17 Blake Adams +7 F +5 72 70 70 75 287

Lee,
THANKS FOR THE GREAT & EXCITING UPDATES!
Catching up on the US Open action after EURO12!
Great commentary... someone must have a job for you to do this!
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:55 pm

Lee, my thanks to you too, greatly appreciated here...although I was very distracted by your updates at work this morning, and almost made a mistake! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:21 pm

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Lee, please keep the report coming until the end. I hope there be a play off. I am boarding to fly now and cannot watch Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

For you, no pbm bro. Have a good flight.

Hope you got all that from the plane, Pak. It was a nail biting thriller till the end. Too bad no play off.

Lee,

Thanks for the updated and I have just checked into Hotel. I am watching the reply by ESPN now when Seden just finished his hole 18 , When Jim is still leading at even Very Happy

well done for Simpson but sure would like to see a play off with Mcdowell though.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:31 pm

What Tiger says during interview

Tiger Woods (Flash)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Score 287, 7 over

Q. Thursday and Friday you looked like your vintage self and yet this weekend you struggled. What do you attribute it to?

TIGER WOODS: Yesterday I was just a touch off. As I explained to you yesterday, I just happened to get those half clubs all day. Never got the speed of the greens yesterday as well.

But today was different. I felt great on the greens, had the perfect speed all day and unfortunately just got off to such an awful start. And tried coming in, but I was too far out.

Q. Your back nine was great. But the front nine really was tough?

TIGER WOODS: The first six, I just didn't play well at all. I just could never get anything going positively and I missed the ball in the wrong side a couple times and that's all it takes.

Q. What do you take away from the week?

TIGER WOODS: There's a lot of positives this week. Hit the ball really well. Unfortunately I just didn't have the speed of the greens until today.

But overall I'm ‑‑ the way I struck the golf ball, the way I controlled it all week is something that's very positive going forward and if I just would have just hung in there little bit better yesterday and missed it on the correct side a couple times then I would have been in a better position going into today.

Q. As well as you've been striking the ball was, when you look at it now were Thursday and Friday a little bit of a tease because you got a taste of being where you are used to being and whatnot and just not being able to close it. Was it a little bit of a tease for you?

TIGER WOODS: I wouldn't look at it like that at all. I hit the ball very well the first two days, and as I said yesterday I was just a fraction off just a couple yards here and there and that's all it takes. I had so many balls that landed in the fairway that went into the rough.

But if they were just shaped maybe another yard or two they would have held and been in the first cut. That makes a big difference going into these greens and especially as firm as they got yesterday, they're not as firm today, obviously with some marine layer coming in, but yesterday it was close.

Q. Is how you played on Thursday and Friday ‑‑ do you consider that you have reached the goal with what you and Shaun were working on. Is that the goal that we saw right there?

TIGER WOODS: I'm excited about the consistency of it. How well I hit the ball all week, really. I didn't really miss it that badly this week. The misses were just a fraction off, which is great. That's what we want to have happen. And this golf course is just so demanding that a fraction off you pay a price.

Q. Tiger as difficult as the first six holes are, how does that get into your head throughout this tournament?

TIGER WOODS: It's tough starting out, you know that if you can play them even par for the week you're going to pick up a bunch of shots. Not too many guys I think are going to be at even par for the week those first six holes.

But today was interesting. They made it pretty easy coming in, starting at 14. They moved the tee up at 14 so you could turn it around the corner and drive it down to the bottom. 15's pretty accessible pin, and 16's weird. I mean, Casey and I were talking about that today. We never heard all week from the USGA that they were going to move the tee up there.

They said it was going to be 602 and 675 and we come out there today and it's 575. And I thought I swiped it off the tee and end up in the fairway and Casey hit his shot and he was a little angry at himself that he hit it in the left rough and it was right down the middle of the fairway. So it's an interesting setup there.

Q. What did you hit on the third tee for that tee shot at 3 that led to the double?

TIGER WOODS: I hit 6‑iron.

Q. Can you talk about the rest that have hole. Things really went south there?

TIGER WOODS: I had a bad lie and couldn't go after the flag. I was trying to put the ball 15 feet left of the hole and I bottomed out too much on that slope and then just shot it out over the green.

Q. When you look back at this week will you look back as this as an opportunity that got away from you?

TIGER WOODS: Boy, you could say that of a lot of tournaments, can't you?

Q. But this is a U.S. Open.

TIGER WOODS: Well, you can say that about a lot of tournaments. Finished close in Major Championships before, so I had a chance this week and I'll get after it in another week at in DC.
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PostSubject: Re: US Open 2012   Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:33 pm

What Graeme McDowell says interview


Q. Your emotions?

GRAEME McDOWELL: There's a mixture of emotions inside me right now. Obviously disappointment, deflation, pride. But mostly just frustration, just because I hit three fairways today. That's the U.S. Open. You're not supposed to do that. You're supposed to hit it in some fairways. And that was the key today really for me.

Not like I drove the ball awful. I just seemed to hit it in the semi rough all day long. And big turning point today was the jumper that I got on 9 from the semi.

The missed fairway on 14, where I hit another, actually hit a quality shot in there and it caught the front corner of the game and probably saw one of the thickest lies I saw all week and I make bogey there and there were really big turning points in my round. But just pride, the way I hung in. The way I birdied 11 and 12 and the putt I made on 17 and just to give myself half a chance on 18, really.

Because again, I missed that fairway by a foot and my ball's sitting down in the right semi I have no control to that front pin and I probably hit it about as close as I possibly could. And that putt, it was weird, because I hit that putt in practice and it bumped left and it moved right of the hole and I just didn't do that today.

But it was a nice opportunity, one that I would obviously desperately love to have holed. But Webb's a great champion and what a great weekend's work for him, 68, 68, taking nothing away from him. He should be very proud of himself.

Q. Jim Furyk was saying that it's tougher obviously at times to get a taste of the honey and rather than just not contend at all. Is that the case as well?

GRAEME McDOWELL: Yeah, this is sort of a new experience for me, I suppose, finishing second at a Major Championship. I would rather have tried and failed than have never tried at all. I think someone fairly familiar must said that. But no, yeah, I'm disappointed right now.

But the way Jim did it, to play as well as he did and then just to kind of not get the job done coming in that's more disappointing for him. I guess that the way I did it, I got off to a slow start and kind of battled back, so I guess I feel a little better.

I'm sure my disappointment is not as much as his disappointment is right now, but we're both very disappointed. Jim played some quality golf today. 16 was a real conundrum of a tee shot. It's, you bump that tee forward 97 yards and it's a bit like 10 at Augusta, unless you can shape that ball, 40, 50 yards from right‑to‑left with a driver I'm not sure what you do off that tee.

I'm two behind in the U.S. Open needing to make birdies and I'm hitting 2‑iron off a reach and par‑5 but that's kind of the way the course was this week. And putt I made on 17 was sweet, knowing that I to make it. Just missing that fairway on 18, that was disappointing. But that pin was pretty brutal on the last. It was tough to get it within 10 feet there.

Q. To be in one of the toughest tests of golf and to be out there and have an opportunity to make a putt on 18 that could put this thing into a playoff. I mean Graeme, you did lot right out there this week. So talk about that.

GRAEME McDOWELL: Yeah, yeah, I did a lot right. It's weird. This is a tough golf course. You can't yourself to hit 90 percent cut shots this week, and I did that fairly well. I controlled the flight of the ball well from left to right generally.

Toward the end of the week I was kind of over doing it. Any time I needed to hit a straight shot or a draw they didn't really exist to be honest with you. I couldn't do it. I was getting underneath everything. Working on that cut shot and mighty shots like the one on 17 there where you've got hit a hard draw down that left sigh I just don't have it because you're working on cut, cut, cut, all week long and the straight one's hard to hit.

But I'm just really didn't have much of an A game this week. I'm not sure you can have your A game on this golf course because it beats you up. The fairways are very elusive, the greens are rock hard, and it's a tough test of golf, the toughest and I don't think anyone had their A game this week it's impossible to do. So to compete as well as I did with my B plus game I'm very proud of myself.

Q. (Inaudible.)

GRAEME McDOWELL: Today has reinforced to me that I can compete and win more Major Championships. It's been a frustrating five or six weeks for me, but I know ‑‑ I it knew in my heart that my game was better than my results were showing and it was just great to come in this week, prepare, put it up there as a Major Championship, put it up there, try my best and compete.

I don't know what it is about these setups that I enjoy as much as I do, but they certainly do appeal to me. The tougher the golf course, the better for me. And happy with my preparation this week and happy with my execution in general.

Q. You talked a lot about your emotions yesterday and trying to keep the fear factor down and that sort of thing. Talk about today and the emotional part of today.

GRAEME McDOWELL: That's a big part of it. I didn't feel as good on the golf course as I felt yesterday. Yesterday I managed to shake off my fears and nerves and go out and really kind of get in great groove like that. Today was a struggle. Conditions were tougher, the ball wasn't flying very far, I just kind of the 3‑putt on 3 killed my momentum early. Followed that with a bogey on 5 and 6.

I mean, I was behind the eight ball early today. Everything from there was a fight, really. It didn't give me a chance to do all the things that I talked about after my round last night that I felt that I did well yesterday, feed off the crowd, enjoy get in a good groove, a good rhythm.

This golf course doesn't allow you to get in a rhythm and today was a grind, it was a slog, and I was just happy the way I hung in and made a few birdies.

Birdies on 11 and to follow Jim in on 12 was pretty cool. But the putt on 17 was nice and there's ‑‑ I hit enough quality shots this week to store in the memory banks and I'll be back.

Q. How did this Sunday compare to the one two years ago emotionally?

GRAEME McDOWELL: Very similar in many way, I suppose. Obviously I controlled most of the play on Sunday two years ago and today I kind of, I got out of position early, I fought my way back into it and then threw it away again and tried to get myself back into it again. The U.S. Open is ‑‑ my caddie made a great analogy ‑‑ it's like a really fast, scary roller coaster that you get on at the time and your not sure if you like it and it's kind of scary. But once it's done and you look back, you realize that you had a lot of fun and you would like to do it again, and that kind of sums up what it's like to compete on the big stage at a Major Championship.

So it hurts. You want it really badly, you practice so hard to be there and it hurts when you're there, but when it's all done you think back and you think, I would like to do that again and that kind of sums it up for me.

Q. Does it help you to believe in your self when you're going to be up against this type of challenge again to be able to go out there and gut it out and be so close, granted you want to win, but.

GRAEME McDOWELL: For sure. I think every finish, every second, third, fourth, any time you don't win you're disappointed, but I think, to have tried and failed, I think you learn so much from that. And I'll have learned a huge amount about today, about yesterday, and things that I can take away and pour back into my game and stay young, fit, healthy ‑‑ I won't stay young, stay fit and healthy and mentally tough and I'll have some more chances.
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