The Golf Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by tototoner, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. tototoner

    tototoner SC Supporter

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    looks like McIlroy out of The Open at St Andrews next week with ankle injury

    Such a shame
     
  2. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    Ruptured ankle ligaments don't heal in 9 days. Can't see him playing the Open.
     
  3. tototoner

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    no chance, back Spieth now before its confirmed
     
  4. tototoner

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    Backed oosthuizen (22/1) and lowry (33/1)ew

    7 places with PP
     
  5. KAISERwells

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    I'm on Fowler eachway 16/1
     
  6. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    I was thinking of having a punt on Donald at 100-1. But I didn't so he's safe.


    Not so Tiger. 2 bogeys to start. Not good.
     
  7. stonecolddeanaustin

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    I'm on Spieth, D Johnson and Fowler, all EW at various stakes.

    The course is getting hammered so far. Looking like a good time to be out now with the wind expected to pick up a little towards the end of the day and rain expected tomorrow morning.
     
  8. spurs mental

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    Casey E/W at 50-1 and Wiesberger E/W at 80/1.

    Course bit back in the afternoon when the wind got up. Should be some interesting scores tomorrow with the wind set to continue.

    Also, look out for Paul Dunne, young amateur from here in Ireland. I actually played with him in schools competition about 10 years ago, he would have been about 13/14 at the time, I shot a great round of 79, he shot 62.....
     
  9. Gbspurs

    Gbspurs Gatekeeper for debates, King of the plonkers

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    Those odds are terrible. Don't think I would back Fowler at 166-1. I normally back Stenson for the majors. One day I'll get a return!!!
     
  10. tototoner

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    Day 2 play suspended due to weather
     
  11. stonecolddeanaustin

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    I don't think they're that bad. Obviously you wouldn't back him now at that price but it didn't look too bad at the start of the tournament. He just won the Scottish open a week ago and placed in something like four majors in a row barely a year ago. He finishes top 7 and your trebling your money near enough
     
  12. tototoner

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    Play again suspended, this time due to high winds

    Cutting greens was a mistake this morning also, slow greens better than no greens
     
  13. spurs mental

    spurs mental Well-Known Member

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    This is going be a Monday finish.
     
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  14. gushayes11

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    Turning into a bit of a shambles. A few of the big names are furious at being made to play when the winds were nearly 50 mph. The betting will be interesting now, I can see someone coming from way back to contend this.
     
  15. spurs mental

    spurs mental Well-Known Member

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    Awww do they not like playing in the wind? Poor sods. I for one think pro golfers get it too easy. They get called in when it rains, don't play in gusty conditions and play perfectly manicured courses every week. I'd send them out, see what they are really made of.
     
  16. WhiteStripe

    WhiteStripe Legen - wait for it - dary

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    It's the fact the balls were moving on the greens. That's what makes it unplayable. If you address your ball on the green and it moves you are liable for a penalty stroke. Wind or no wind.
     
  17. Mr.D

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    Incorrect. New rule was passed after 2010. You can address your ball with no penalty if it moves.
     
  18. Mr.D

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    The modern player is too precious. And there's too much money at stake. Also they shouldn't have cut the greens. Tough if the players like quick greens. They shouldn't be telling the r&a how to set up the course.
     
  19. WhiteStripe

    WhiteStripe Legen - wait for it - dary

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    Pretty sure the ruling still requires judgement for each individual case. It's hardly practical to potentially have a ruling judged at each players ball address. This is the reason they suspended. Not whinging players.
     
  20. WhiteStripe

    WhiteStripe Legen - wait for it - dary

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    Agree with this though.
     

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