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    Default Watch a 6-putt meltdown at the U.S. Open. He then withdrew.

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    Poor Danny Lee. Been there, done that. But never with TV cameras around.

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    Bad sportsmanship. Golf is a mental game and his mental game collapsed after the second bad put. You never withdraw. You play it through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Bad sportsmanship. Golf is a mental game and his mental game collapsed after the second bad put. You never withdraw. You play it through.
    Not sure about golf, but in many sports I think there's an appropriate time to concede and not risk injury in a battle you cannot win.
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    This is why I never took up golf.
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    Golf can be a mind ****. Blind rage crowds out sportsmanship. And it is blind rage at oneself.
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    Looks like bad sportsmanship to me. He deserved to miss that third putt, his execution was lackadaisical

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    That looks like my average back twelve pack......ummm, error, ..I meant back nine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Looks like bad sportsmanship to me.
    not sure about the usga, but there is penalty for withdrawing from a pga sanctioned event without a medical excuse

    john daly was infamous for racking up unsportsmanlike penalties during his career, he walked off alot of golf courses mad

    tiger did once, claimed back spasms, but it was a mental breakdown
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith
    Bad sportsmanship.
    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt
    Looks like bad sportsmanship to me.
    Maybe.

    I have always considered "sportsmanship" to be a concept that applies to one's behavior toward one's competitors. In this instance Danny Lee melted down and withdrew. He did not behave badly toward any of his fellow competitors. He simply became disgusted with himself and retired to try again at another place on another day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless
    not sure about the usga, but there is penalty for withdrawing from a pga santioned event without a medical excuse
    Danny Lee cited a wrist injury as his reason for withdrawing from the U.S. Open. Pure bullocks, of course. But I doubt the USGA will bother to sic their police on the poor guy.
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    Could be some cultural influence thrown in. As a Korean, he may have felt his poor putting placed him in a position of inability to win. So, to save face he may have purposefully flubbed those putts and subsequently withdrew, so as not to have to play on and face ( sorry) losing the match, and losing face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    Danny Lee cited a wrist injury as his reason for withdrawing from the U.S. Open. Pure bullocks, of course. But I doubt the USGA will bother to sic their police on the poor guy.
    probably hurt himself smashing his putter into his golf bag
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    I can believe The Scottish invented this game.
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    why do you think they invented whisky? duh. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
    I can believe The Scottish invented this game.
    Me too, speaking as someone who is 1/4 Scot/Irish.



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    Default Re: Watch a 6-putt meltdown at the U.S. Open. He then withdrew.

    If I actually post the video, it will be ban-worthy.

    But, this Robin Williams bit about how the Scots invented golf is worth watching.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03516xrCttg


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    I saw that years ago. Hilarious!
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    Default Re: Watch a 6-putt meltdown at the U.S. Open. He then withdrew.

    You never, never throw your club.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    Maybe.

    I have always considered "sportsmanship" to be a concept that applies to one's behavior toward one's competitors. In this instance Danny Lee melted down and withdrew. He did not behave badly toward any of his fellow competitors. He simply became disgusted with himself and retired to try again at another place on another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    Not sure about golf, but in many sports I think there's an appropriate time to concede and not risk injury in a battle you cannot win.
    I learned to play when I was ten. I am now sixty-four. What injury are you anticipating in a game of golf? What injury was he facing? Golf is not a battle. The only person you play against is yourself. That's the truth. Tournaments are a perversion of the game, and that's fine, but it is a game of character and mental discipline. You don't take your toys and go home.

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    Default Re: Watch a 6-putt meltdown at the U.S. Open. He then withdrew.

    back injuries are prevalent among veteran pro golfers
    wrist and knee injuries are not uncommon
    lots of repetitive stress injuries, especially hands, wrist, and thumb
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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