2023 Mizuho Americas Open Jun 4, 2023 5:20:00 GMT
Post by haneymademedoit on Jun 4, 2023 5:20:00 GMT
On the surface, ferrying the players to and from NYC looks like a luxury, until you see the evening rush hour traffic in Jersey City, then the ferries are a necessity! Driving to the shuttle parking was no problem ... I left at 6 AM and it took 1 & 15 minutes (only because I'm a cheapskate and didn't get on the NJ Tnpk until exit 13). But, getting out the was the nightmare I feared. First, the shuttle bus (luxury coach, not a school bus) took the back way to the lot by going through downtown Jersey City, ugh ... took forever. Then from the lot, what do I do? Making a left turn out of that lot when Jersey Ave. is snarled is impossible. So, I turned right and crawled into JC, then gambled and turned left on a main street ... it worked out, I later saw a Tnpk sign and followed it to go south starting at exit 14 C, phew!
Phil, you are so aligned with my traffic and tolls strategy! When I lived in Philly and we wanted to go 'down the shore' then we would always go to Cape May, because it was the least crowded of the south Jersey shore towns. Everyone was going to AC or Wildwoods or somewhere in between. Now do a Google Maps directions search for Philly to Cape May. The recommended route is AC Expy to Garden State Pkwy, with the disclaimer, "This route has tolls." I never put my car on either of those toll roads. NJ 55 to NJ 47 to NJ 347 and just when it appears that there's no choice but the GS Pkwy, US 9 to NJ 109, over the Canal Bridge and I'm in Cape May, paying zero tolls.
If anyone is in the Midwest and needs to get from Detroit to Cleveland or even all the way to Pennsylvania or NYC without tolls, or vice versa, let me know and I'll explain how to avoid the Ohio and Pennsylvania Turnpikes!
I suppose that I should briefly comment on the Mizuho round 3 since this is a golf discussion board. Rose Zhang is looking great, what a debut to her professional career. Now please, LPGA and GC and media, don't continue to smother her with relentless pressure like you did and continue to do with Lexi. (Maybe I should not have included LPGA considering they don't seem to have a photo of her on their site yet... give them time.) Jin Young fell back a bit and Lydia completely collapsed with a 77, looks like "I'm picking Ko, there's two of them" was not a good prediction. I praised Marina Alex yesterday for making the cut, she made par Saturday to stay T35. Here's a trivia question, since the 2020 season, that's 3+ years at this point, which golfer has more LPGA tour wins, Marina Alex or Lexi Thompson? Ok, another question, which of the two of them made more cuts in the 2022 season? Yes, I know, I'm cherry-picking statistics, Lexi did earn much more money. While I'm doing that, who has more LPGA wins since 2019, Cheyenne Knight or Lexi Thompson? (Hint, it's a tie...)
No predictions for Sunday so that I don't embarrass myself. Two sisters T6 within 5 strokes, possible but not likely. Kupcho still in the same position, an American who doesn't seem to get attention, at least she has sponsors which Lilia Vu and Angel Yin could also use. Never count out the Thais! (Thitikul) and one of these weeks, Ashok is going to come out on top, India today is where Thailand was 10 years ago? Clearly ROK is the top Asian country, who's next? Japan or Thailand, it's not clear. China next then India is up and coming. My opinion, yours may differ.