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Title: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on April 11, 2019, 11:59:25 AM
Love the Masters one of my favourite sporting events of the year.

Latest betting

Rory 8, Johnson 12, Rose 14, Fowler 16, Woods 16, Rahm 18, Thomas 18

Going for Justin Thomas, best Brit  Tommy Fleetwood

Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Rotterdam on April 12, 2019, 08:31:40 AM
Rahm, Rickie and JR for me.
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Post by: Villa Lew on April 14, 2019, 09:21:08 AM
Final round should be good, looking like a battle between Woods and Molinari, Woods putting was superb yesterday and Molinari hasn't dropped a shot since Thursday. Can't rule out Finau or Koepka. Early start today as bad weather is expected later, leaders tee off at 2.20 pm BST
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on April 14, 2019, 01:37:32 PM
Molinari would win me £284 so I'm fully expecting an implosion today!

It's been a brilliant masters so far. Lots of great players still in with a chance. If you are within 4 shots going down the back nine on masters sunday then you have a chance.

If Moli can't get over the line, then I would love to see Poulter don the green jacket. Would be thoroughly deserved personal glory after years of Ryder Cup brilliance.
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on April 14, 2019, 06:54:15 PM
Looking like Tiger has it in the bag now. Played well and has taken advantage of some outrageous luck at times today.

Molinari decides to completely choke for the 1st time in years. Only fucking player over par amongst anyone with even an iota of a chance going into the final round. Someone has obviously informed him about my bet. 
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Post by: SoccerHQ on April 14, 2019, 07:15:15 PM
Not a huge fan of Tiger Woods but simply have to respect this achievement.

I did always think he'd come back and win one more major, he came close last year a few times. Doubt he'll beat the Nicklaus record though.
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Post by: UK Redsox on April 14, 2019, 07:16:28 PM
Fecking hell, Eldrick is going to win this
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Post by: UK Redsox on April 14, 2019, 07:30:51 PM
.....and so he does. I never thought that heíd win another Major
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on April 14, 2019, 07:36:32 PM
Great effort from him. Played the big moments brilliantly, took advantage of his good fortune and utilised the crowd perfectly. Bet he thought he would have to shoot lower than 70 to win today. Bigger picture, to get back from where he was a few years ago, to being able to compete in and win majors against a field far stronger than in his heyday is a remarkable achievement.

Molinari blew it on the 12th hole, as many have on Masters Sunday. With a 2 shot lead, the line of shot he chose was pure insanity. He never recovered mentally from that shot.

Why he didn't just play the simple shot to the middle of the green and take his 2 putt is beyond me. Would have been extremely difficult for the field to catch him from there.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on April 14, 2019, 08:03:29 PM
Well done Tiger one of the great sporting comebacks, interesting to see now how he will perform in the rest of the majors this year. His target has always been to beat Nicklaus' record of 18 majors, he's on 15 now, as long as he can stay fit, must have a pretty good chance of doing it.
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Post by: KRS on April 14, 2019, 08:21:53 PM
Great. We're never going to hear the end of this. Even when he was playing shite, Sky would always cover him as if he was the only golf player in the world...that will now be ramped up a few hundred times. Oh well...he's allegedly done some bad things, been through loads of personal shite throughout his lifetimes, fought threw injury after injury...and now he's won the Masters again. I suppose some would call that redemption.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: taylorsworkrate on April 14, 2019, 08:26:31 PM
Well done Tiger one of the great sporting comebacks, interesting to see now how he will perform in the rest of the majors this year. His target has always been to beat Nicklaus' record of 18 majors, he's on 15 now, as long as he can stay fit, must have a pretty good chance of doing it.

I'd say he has got a chance.

What I would say, is that the overall standard of the field now is infinitely better than it was in Woods pomp, so he'll need to probably keep improving (as daft as that may sound)
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: OzVilla on April 14, 2019, 10:57:35 PM
The beauty of golf at the moment is there is Atleast a dozen players capable of winning these tournaments. Most have won majors now too. To have Tiger back winning is a brilliant sporting and life story.
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Post by: Rotterdam on April 15, 2019, 11:13:11 AM
What a great day of entertainment. Congrats to Tiger, well deserved and great for golf.
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Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 15, 2019, 03:40:38 PM
I don't understand. Tiger Woods chucks his career away by nobbing other women than his own wife, crashing cars whilst pissed and off his tits on drugs but he's a hero because he doesn't do that any more?

Joey Barton for Bells manager of the month anyone?
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Rotterdam on April 15, 2019, 06:05:11 PM
And that's why it is such an achievement Chico.
 Previously I wasn't a huge TW fan, but he's overcome a lot and is now competing against 'athletes' like Brooks, DJ and Rory. To win another major 15 years after his last is phenomenal.
Sky this morning were a bit sycophantic mind.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on May 16, 2019, 11:45:54 AM
2nd Major of the year starts today, US PGA has been moved from August to May. Looking at the betting, Johnson and Koepka both 10 - 1, Rory and Tiger 12, Rahm 16, Fowler 18, Rose 20. Played at Bethpage, New York.

Can Tiger do it again? Unlikely he has not played since his Masters win and whereas he fairly regularly strayed off the fairway at Augusta and got away with it, on this course he will almost certainly be punished. Having said that you can't rule him out.

Going for Koepka to win.
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Post by: usav on May 16, 2019, 07:50:50 PM
Going for Koepka to win.

Seems like a good pick, so far.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on May 20, 2019, 08:59:46 AM
Started getting exciting, when Koepka had a meltdown and his lead was cut to 2, then Johnson had a meltdown. Great effort from Matt Wallace, finishing joint 3rd, looks a good prospect.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on June 13, 2019, 08:42:13 AM
US Open starts today at Pebble Beach. Rory was back to his best last week, winning the tournament with a 61 on the last day. Hopefully he hasn't peaked too soon. Woods also had a good tournament a couple of weeks and can't be ruled out, other favourites Johnson, Koepka and Spieth, and Cantlay a good outside bet.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on June 16, 2019, 10:12:47 AM
Looking forward to tonight, with Rose just 1 off the lead, Koepka and Rory also in contention. Finishing in the early hours, so hope I can keep awake, 10 pm is a late night for me these days.  :)
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: usav on June 17, 2019, 03:44:34 AM
Fairly comfortable for Woodland in the end.  Rose just didnít play well today at all.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on June 17, 2019, 09:22:44 AM
Yes Rose was a big disappointment, faded badly on the back 9. Well done Gary Woodland, didn't buckle under the pressure from Koepka and finished superbly, with a great chip on the 17th to save his par and a downhill birdie putt on the last.
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Post by: Jon Crofts on June 17, 2019, 12:49:37 PM
And that's why it is such an achievement Chico.
 Previously I wasn't a huge TW fan, but he's overcome a lot and is now competing against 'athletes' like Brooks, DJ and Rory. To win another major 15 years after his last is phenomenal.
Sky this morning were a bit sycophantic mind.

Still irks me to this day that people talk of Woods' win as the greatest ever sporting comeback, even the stupid orange twat has said same.

What utter bollocks.

Having the last rites read to you on 1 August 1976.
(https://i.ibb.co/64ZDKNN/1-Crash-of-World-Champion-Niki-Lauda-1976.jpg) (https://ibb.co/64ZDKNN)

Racing again 40 days later.
(https://i.ibb.co/pJ5LbS4/0-PAY-The-Austrian-Formula-1-racing-driver-Niki-Lauda-with-scarred-face-bandaged-head-and-burn-wounds-on.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pJ5LbS4)

Tiger Woods can fuck off.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: taylorsworkrate on June 17, 2019, 01:03:26 PM
Rose didn't play well all week to be honest. His putting was insanely good for the first three days and masked his poor ball striking. His putting faltered on Sunday.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: usav on June 17, 2019, 02:49:05 PM
Rose didn't play well all week to be honest. His putting was insanely good for the first three days and masked his poor ball striking. His putting faltered on Sunday.
Agree.  He was a club length short on almost every par 4/5.  Either needs to fire his caddy or realise he canít hit as far as he used to!
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on July 17, 2019, 06:28:55 PM
The Open returns to Northern Ireland for the first time for 68 years, when it was won by Englishman, Max Faulkner and before you ask, no I don't remember it!

Betting McIlroy 8/1, Koepka 11, Rahm 14, Johnston 18, Woods 20, Rose 22, Cantlay 28.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Jon Crofts on July 18, 2019, 11:51:00 AM
Rory off to a terrible start.
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Post by: hilts_coolerking on July 18, 2019, 01:04:01 PM
Not as bad as David Duval.  Took 8 at the par 4 5th, and then 13 at the par 5 7th.  Currently 13 over after 10.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on July 18, 2019, 03:35:32 PM
Not as bad as David Duval.  Took 8 at the par 4 5th, and then 13 at the par 5 7th.  Currently 13 over after 10.

Finished with a 90, 19 over, why does he bother turning up, he's place could have gone to a promising young golfer.
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Post by: Ger Regan on July 20, 2019, 08:07:14 PM
Fantastic round from Lowry. I really hope he finishes the job, he seems like a really decent bloke.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 20, 2019, 08:25:23 PM
Yeah that's was superb, though hope he doesn't run away with it tomorrow, would like to see a close finish.
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Post by: dave shelley on July 20, 2019, 08:35:40 PM
It would be great to see him hold on tomorrow and win it, it really would.  A nice unassuming man.  If he doesn't then I hope it's either Fleetwood or Rose, I think the weather isn't promised great so who knows?
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 21, 2019, 06:23:39 PM
Pity no one made a challenge, but well done Shane Lowry that was a superb performance.
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Post by: hilts_coolerking on July 21, 2019, 06:31:14 PM
Bit of an anti-climax because Lowry never once looked like being caught.  Brilliant from him.

JB Holmes had a Duval-esque meltdown, shooting 87.  16 over par.
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on July 21, 2019, 06:40:59 PM
Bit of an anti-climax because Lowry never once looked like being caught.  Brilliant from him.

JB Holmes had a Duval-esque meltdown, shooting 87.  16 over par.

Fitting that an Irishman won it. Lowry's such a good player, I'm surprised he hasn't been in contention for majors more often.

Any bad day for JB Holmes is fine by me. His slow play is horrendous at times, and as someone who plays golf, slow play is a fucking wind up.
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Post by: Nev on July 21, 2019, 07:42:37 PM
An anti climax but I'm chuffed for Lowry.

The ceremony was brief though, what happened to the runners up and the leading amateur? Seems a shame that they're not part of it anymore.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on July 22, 2019, 02:20:06 PM
No amateur made the cut, so there was no silver medal this year.
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Post by: Villa Lew on September 15, 2019, 05:38:58 PM
Solheim Cup Suzann Pettersen holes the winning putt, giving Europe a 141/2 131/2 win over USA, great win.
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on September 15, 2019, 05:44:49 PM
Unreal. Missed most of the cricket this afternoon watching tbe golf. Well worth it.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2019, 05:49:33 PM
Just watched the last ten minutes, never seen women's golf before but enjoyed that. From losing the cup, to failing to regain it, to winning it, all in the space of a couple of minutes.
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Post by: Villa Lew on September 23, 2019, 01:42:09 PM
Good to see Danny Willett winning the PGA at Wentworth, after his disastrous slump in form following his Masters win in 2016, hopefully he is now on the way to better things.
Title: Re: Golf 2019
Post by: Villa Lew on October 28, 2019, 02:59:38 PM
Tiger Woods has won his 82nd PGA event, his first tournament since returning from yet another knee op. If he can keep fit, looks like he will be in contention to win more grand slams next year.
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Post by: usav on December 12, 2019, 01:19:50 PM
Surprised no mention of Patrick Reed - the cheating bastard.