Congratulations to the winner. I find it totally unreal that anyone could shoot a 52 at Pebble beach with out cheating. I guess winning is more important than integrity. All of you jerks that have learned how to cheat this game should be disqualified. Anyone that shoots under 59 should prove their game is legit. Congratulations again on learning how to cheat the game. How does it feel , what did you accomplish . Not a damn thing . Other than to show us you know how to cheat.
I appreciate what you are saying but I also acknowledge going low... real low is a distinct possibility. Some have played “hundreds” or maybe even “thousands” of rounds; have come to know the courses and the greens like the back of their hand.
I would imagine it also helps to have the best or near best equipment in your bag. I have watched the youtube vids of some of the “WGT savants” who hit approach shot after approach shot and most of them stop on a dime... a few feet from the cup.
I have decent equipment but consistently find, I can have “166” to the hole... hit a mid-iron, with full back spin, “165,” below the hole; only to have the ball roll 30+ feet past the hole... (elevation does not matter).
I am resigned to the fact... 3.5 precision ain’t cutting it on tournament speed greens.
So... as far as this U.S. Open Qualifier is concerned, I have played a few rounds with no expectations of challenging the WGT course record. Playing for fun and experience works for me at this stage of the game. 😀