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    Three things you won’t hear in commentary…
    “Padraig only has to take double-bogey or less to win it again…”
    “Go on Monty…he’s rolling back the years”
    “Daly looks fit and well, nice trousers too”

    Three things you (sadly) will hear in commentary…
    “Greg really is a credit to the game (snore)…”
    “All these officials are unpaid you know – and what a marvellous job they do”
    “Just a word about my old mucker Bert, the captain at Sevenoaks GC. Now, he’s had his varicose veins done and is recovering in hospital..etc etc etc”

    The Cristiano Ronaldo narcissism award
    Anthony Kim, Ian Poulter

    The When-push-comes-to-shove-they’ll-****-it-up award
    Lee Westwood, Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald

    Bad Haircuts
    Miguel-Angel Jimenez, Ken Brown

    Man most likely to “do a Jean Van der Velde”
    Kenny Perry

    Humourless Gits
    Retief Goosen, Henrik Stensen

    “Legends” who will shoot 84’s and generally clutter up the field
    Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo

    Stupid names
    Boo Weekly, Brandt Snedeker, Gaganjeet Bullar, Fred Hed

    They’re not actually dead – they’re here this week
    Mark Calcavecchia, Paul Broadhurst, Tom Lehman, Paul Lawrie, Mark O’Meara

    Hat’s off to…
    Boylesports for betting E/W the first eight.

    …and finally, a value bet:
    must be Ross Fisher at 45-1

    Mike

    #239801
    SwallowCottage
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    Good stuff Mike except that you’ve got it completely wrong about Henrik Stenson who is renowned for his good sense of humour.

    Also hope you are wrong about Sergio as I’ve backed him but you probably aren’t.

    #239811
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    Hat’s off to…


    Boylesports for betting E/W the first eight.

    According to Irish forum on BF, they knocked back a €25 each-way bet at 33/1!

    …and finally, a value bet:


    must be Ross Fisher at 45-1

    Unless his wife has their kid!

    Come on Todd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #239818
    cormack15
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    Quote – Legends” who will shoot 84’s and generally clutter up the field
    Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo

    1 T WATSON 18 -5
    T2 J SENDEN 18 -4
    T2 S STRICKER 18 -4
    T2 D HOWELL 12 -4
    T5 M CALCAVECCHIA 18 -3
    T5 M O’MEARA 18 -3
    T5 V SINGH 17 -3
    T5 L WESTWOOD 14 -3

    :roll:

    #239833
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    Tom Watson – I bow, scrape and genuflect in your general direction!

    What a man.

    (Next month – Arnold Palmer captures the USPGA in a play-off with Sam Snead).

    Mike

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    First green this afternoon, Ian Poulter is about to putt – he’s wearing a union jack patterned waistcoat over red and blue tartan trousers.

    After about ten seconds of silence, Sam Torrance quietly says ‘please do not adjust your set’.

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    Good stuff Mike except that you’ve got it completely wrong about Henrik Stenson who is renowned for his good sense of humour.

    Not when I tried to photograph him at the Belfry a good few years back. Mind he was about +15 and through his backswing at the time!!

    Mike

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    cormack15
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    If Tom Watson can win this today it won’t just be the greatest golfing achievement of all time – it’ll be the greatest SPORTING achievement ever too.

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    Neil Watson
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    Im not a huge Golf fan but i have been enjoying watching the Open as it is on the telly and you do get a full days action for £60 which is the admission price according to the website.

    I dont understand why the crowd aplaud like crazy when someone Tees off at a hole, I mean you dont clap when a pass is done at a football match do you!

    #240148
    Nathan Hughes
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    I dont understand why the crowd aplaud like crazy when someone Tees off at a hole, I mean you dont clap when a pass is done at a football match do you!

    Depends how good the pass is. I’m sure they clapped Beckham everytime he touched the ball.

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    #240154
    Goldikova
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    Tom Tom Tom, you threw it away me old son. Too long off the fairway at 18, then down in three. Deary me. :(

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    “Legends” who will shoot 84’s and generally clutter up the field
    Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo

    Having spent a lifetime making such idiotic predictions, I’ve never wanted one to be shoved down my throat so much as this!!

    What a chance you had Tom – such a shame. Painful to watch the play-off.

    Mike

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    davidbrady
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    Felt sorry for Westwood as well – he bravely went for the birdie at the last presuming that Watson would make a 4 – as it turned out Westwood could have lagged it up, taken his par and gotten into the playoff at -2

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