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Tuesday
Mar052013

Tracking Johnny's Flip Flop(s) On Anchoring

Masterful breakdown from Jaime Diaz in Golf World Monday on Johnny Miller's almost-daily position switches on the anchoring ban, with some of the switches depending on who is visiting the booth.

Look, many have waivered because it's a complex issue. But multiple positions in a week?

Can't wait for the U.S. Open when Johnny pats Mike Davis on the back for a job well done! Too bad NBC doesn't have the PGA so that Ted Bishop could get the same pat.

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Now that Johnny knows that someone is keeping score, he will actually think about the issue and stake a position, rather than shooting from the hip depending on the mood in the room.
He compressed it pretty good, huh, Rog?
03.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
Geez, all you have to do is merely broach the subject of putting, and he gets yippy all over again.
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillie
BTW, has anyone sought the anchoring position of the creepy guy who kisses his Overspin Putter? Oh, I bet he's a closet anchorer.
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillie
This is an easy putt, if he can read the grain.
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAZ
If anyone knows how to choke on and around greens...it's johnny. That Shell WWOG match against Jack at Olympic is a tragic comedy...they eventually stopped Johnny putting entirely or edited it out for the sake of mercy.

Yup...Johnny is sure to have many opinions on anchoring based on his current feel for the short stick. In the end, he's a golfer like the rest of us. We're all susceptible to changing our opinion based on whether our scores go down or up.
03.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
"Anchoring"...speaking of which, "Twentypercenters Scorecard" yesterday:

18 players, zero anchorers...so far, zero for 88

disclaimer: I did see two very suspicious longish putters sticking out of a couple of bags but the carts zoomed by so fast it was a blur :o)
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Bobby D, I go on an annual weekend outing in Michigan every September.

28 golfers, no long putters.

That gets us over 100 golfers with no long putters!!
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStiggy
Wowser
03.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
I think hes just going to play a little chunk and run on this one
03.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjack
I'd guess Johnny doesn't even consider it flip-flopping.
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPasaplayer
Pssssst, Johnny! It's not a legal stroke. Once you grasp that reality you wont have to keep brown nosing!
luckily for johnnie nobody actually listens to him...
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreg C
caught it two grooves low on the face
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
What is this Rog? Like about a one in four, one in five putt?

This is a real green light special, huh Gary?
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTighthead
It's tracking!
03.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
How much do you want to bet that the NBC brass pulled him aside and showed him how much the USGA relationship means to their bottom line. Toe the line, golf analyst!
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKS
Johnnycz, I remember that episode, Miller three jacked about 7 greens on the front nine and was literally hyper ventilating into his microphone and as much as I don't care for him you couldn't help but feel sorry for the guy.I've got a Johnny story, true because it happened to me when I was a kid, that would blow people away. Perhaps he's changed but he wasn't real nice to kids in the late 70's when he was on top of his game.
03.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterOl Harv
Miller had a 10 foot putt that he left 5 feet short during that Nicklaus match at Olympic.
03.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
Despite all of the posts, Johnny still had more talent in his little finger than anyone of the posters. All said and done, he played at a level few every even fathom. No scandals, no drinking or drug problem, no affairs, no cursing or club slamming.......guess all he could do was just flat out play! Envy is a horrible monster.
Pro from Dover, he really could play! You may not know it but he shot a 63 in the U.S. Open once!

I think most of these posts are said with great fondness. Sure is on my part. I'd love to shoot a 63 at my Muni.
03.6.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt H

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