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Title: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on January 11, 2021, 02:17:34 PM
R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers has said Donald Trump owned Turnberry will not stage any tournaments in the foreseeable future, good.
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Post by: UK Redsox on January 11, 2021, 02:29:04 PM
2020 PGA looks like it'll be moved as well

I think that getting kicked off Twitter and shunned by organised Golf will hit Trump harder than the threat of impeachment.
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Post by: dcdavecollett on January 12, 2021, 12:47:31 AM
...or imprisonment!
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Post by: Villa Lew on January 20, 2021, 12:42:23 PM
Tiger Woods has put his season on hold after having back surgery for the 5th time in his career. He is expected to be fit in time for the Masters in April.
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Post by: Villa Lew on January 24, 2021, 01:28:04 PM
Great start to the season for Tyrrell Hatton winning The Abu Dhabi Championship by 4 shots, his 6th European Tour victory.
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on January 30, 2021, 11:54:59 PM
Patrick Reed in being a cheating bastard shocker once more!

Tried to claim his ball had embedded and no one had seen it bounce. Now whilst keeping in mind that Reed decided to move his ball before the rules official had seen it, and claiming that amongst his fellow players a volunteer had told him he hadn't seen it bounce, despite the video footage showing no one within about 100 yards of where it bounced, this is such fucking bullshit.

There is zero chance his ball was embedded. He just had an awful lie in the rough. How does a ball embed on a soft 2nd bounce in thick lush grass?
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Post by: Villa Lew on January 31, 2021, 01:32:48 PM
Agree 100% about Reed how he got away with that I'll never know, he's managed to make himself even more unpopular now, which is pretty hard to do.

On a brighter note, good win for Paul Casey at the Dubai Classic winning by 4 strokes. Wonder if he can at last win a major this year, came very close last year at the PGA.

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Post by: Villa Lew on February 07, 2021, 08:52:14 PM
World no 1 Justin Johnson wins The Saudi International by 2 shots, good effort from Justin Rose joint 2nd.
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Post by: Villa Lew on February 08, 2021, 01:15:15 PM
Brooks Koepka wins the Phoenix Open with a closing round of 65, it's his first PGA tour title since been out injured for sometime, during which he had major surgery on his knee. Good tournament for Jordan Spieth finishing joint 4th, which included a 3rd round of 61, maybe he might be making a long awaited comeback.
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Post by: Villa Lew on February 10, 2021, 12:56:25 PM
I see the great Annika Sorenstam, winner of 10 majors, is making a return, aged 50 and after 13 years since she retired from the game. She will be playing in the next LPGA event at Florida in a couple of weeks.
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Post by: Villa Lew on February 15, 2021, 12:58:07 PM
Daniel Berger won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by 2 shots, Jordan Spieth had another good tournament being in contention for the 2nd week running finishing joint 3rd, which is good having been nowhere near a leaderboard for a few years. Paul Casey finished the top Brit in joint fifth, he's having a good season with one win already.
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Post by: Villa Lew on February 22, 2021, 02:32:41 PM
Max Homa won his 2nd PGA title beating Tony Finau in a play off at the Genesis Invitational a tournament hosted by Tiger. Matt Fitzpatrick was in a good position going into the final round, but never made a challenge finishing 5 shots off the winner. The TV broadcaster asked Woods if he would be playing in the Masters, which starts 6 weeks Thursday, his reply was he hoped to, all depends on the condition of his back, after yet another operation on it.
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Post by: manic-road on February 23, 2021, 08:08:52 PM
Just seen that Tiger Woods has been in a car crash, looks like he may have a bad injury.
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Post by: Villa Lew on March 01, 2021, 10:56:25 AM
Collin Morikawa wins the WGC Workday Championship in Florida by 3 shots with a very impressive finishing total of 18 under. Only 24 the PGA Champion looks to have a great future ahead of him. After missing the cut last week, much better from Rory finishing joint 6th.
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Post by: Villa Lew on March 08, 2021, 11:10:23 AM
Great effort from Lee Westwood in finishing 2nd 1 behind Bryson DeChambeau in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida. Another good tournament from Jordan Spieth joint 4th, not so good for Rory, after leading in the 1st round, ended up joint 10th.
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on March 08, 2021, 01:37:44 PM
DeChambeau really irks me. He had a right moan about the bunkers last night, and all I could think was "what a prick".

He's great to watch though and the way he's transformed his game is unreal.
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Post by: Villa Lew on March 13, 2021, 11:22:46 PM
Lee Westwood leads the Players by 2 shots from DeChambeau going into the final round, tomorrow should be good.
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on March 14, 2021, 03:22:41 PM
Should be great to watch. Westwood is playing perhaps as good a standard of golf as he has in his whole career. What I like particularly is how relaxed he looks. Just enjoying it.
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on March 14, 2021, 10:30:25 PM
Westwood let down by his tee shots today, which are usually so reliable. Thomas played brilliantly over the weekend to edge it.
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Post by: Villa Lew on March 15, 2021, 01:00:32 PM
Yes Westwood's driving was poor, I think he hit 6 out 14 fairways and it was often his putting that saved him. He did say afterwards he was feeling tired and age was catching up on him, 48 next month. Nevertheless finishing 2nd was a great effort.
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Post by: Villa Lew on March 25, 2021, 10:31:13 AM
Great win for Ian Poulter thrashing Rory 6 and 5 in the WGC Match Play Championship, as for Rory his new coach Pete Cowen has got a lot of work ahead of him to get the Irishman back to his best. Big surprise of the day was DeChambeau losing.
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Post by: OzVilla on April 02, 2021, 09:56:57 PM
Gearing up for The Masters next week. Best tournament of the year by far.
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Post by: Villa Lew on April 05, 2021, 10:52:15 AM
Great win for Jordan Spieth at the Texas Open, his first victory since the 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale, can he do it again at The Masters, it's possible. Good tournament also for Matt Wallace, finishing 3rd.
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Post by: OzVilla on April 06, 2021, 07:33:40 AM
I absolutely love Masters week. If I could attend just one sporting event (non Villa related) it'd be this.

Sounds like the biggest issues for Brooks Koepka will be actually walking the course.  Had a knee op just 3 weeks ago and Augusta is one of the more challenging courses to walk as it's so undulating.

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Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 07, 2021, 07:41:17 PM
I absolutely love Masters week. If I could attend just one sporting event (non Villa related) it'd be this.

Two of my colleagues went in 2019 for the Saturday and Sunday courtesy of the auditors. Big golf fans so enjoyed it but I sensed they thought it would be even better.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 07, 2021, 07:42:18 PM
Maybe should have gone with the driver. https://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/56668821
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Post by: Villa Lew on April 08, 2021, 11:06:44 AM
Masters odds

Johnson 9/1, DeChambeau, Spieth, and Thomas 11/1, Rahm 12, Rory 18, Cantlay 20, Schauffele 22, Koepka 28.

Johnson not in great form at the moment, if I had to go for a winner probably go for Thomas, sadly an English winner seems very unlikely Casey the best bet at 35/1. Koepka is playing despite having surgery on a dislocated kneecap only 3 weeks ago, I would have thought he would do well to complete the first 9 holes, let alone winning the tournament.

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Post by: sid1964 on April 09, 2021, 07:02:47 AM
I am not a massive golf fan, never played the sport, but I do enjoy watching the Majors with the Masters being my favourite golf tournament

I think the Norwegian (i think that is where he is from, cant remember his name) is going to be a very special player in the next few years and win a lot of tournaments.

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Post by: OzVilla on April 09, 2021, 07:30:17 AM
I am not a massive golf fan, never played the sport, but I do enjoy watching the Majors with the Masters being my favourite golf tournament

I think the Norwegian (i think that is where he is from, cant remember his name) is going to be a very special player in the next few years and win a lot of tournaments.



Victor Hovland, yes he's going to be a top player. He'll be in the Ryder Cup team later this year.
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Post by: OzVilla on April 09, 2021, 07:34:36 AM
Fantastic round of 65 from Justin Rose. He got a bit fortunate with the wind dying off in the arvo but he barely missed a putt and played smart. The bombers like Johnson and Bryson just found themselves out of position constantly. 

Greens look absolutely treacherous too - over 13 on the stimp, that's seriously quick. I've played on some fast greens in Oz that were maybe 10 or 11 so 13+ would be like putting on glass. 
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Post by: Villa Lew on April 09, 2021, 10:18:02 AM
Yeah superb from Rose especially after he was 2 over after 7, sadly a round of 76 from Rory, knowing him he'll probably shoot something in the 60s in 2nd round.
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Post by: N'ZMAV on April 09, 2021, 05:35:32 PM
I had Rose each way at 80/1
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Post by: aldridgeboy on April 11, 2021, 02:06:02 AM
You know your getting old , when you scan down the leaderboard of the Masters at round 3, and don’t recognise many names.
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Post by: OzVilla on April 11, 2021, 11:16:35 AM
This is wide open. Looks like it’ll be a first time winner but a 4 shot lead going into the final round usually gives that player an 80% chance of winning. But this is The Masters and no Japanese golfer has ever won a major let alone a Green Jacket. That’s a lot of pressure to handle. Forecast is warm and dry so expect first day conditions again. It’s wide open still.
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Post by: Villa Lew on April 11, 2021, 11:24:42 AM
Some superb iron play from Matsuyama on the back nine gives him a 4 shot lead, can't remember him ever been in contention for a Major, so today's gonna be interesting to see if he can take the pressure. Despite rarely hitting a green in regulation, Rose still managed to scramble a par 72, hopefully he can find his 1st round form today.
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Post by: Villa Lew on April 12, 2021, 09:38:40 AM
Just when it looked like Schauffele may catch Matsuyama, he had a triple bogey on the 16th, and in the end the Japanese golfer won by one shot. Fair play to Maysuyama, that was a great achievement. Rose finished 7th and well done to Scottish golfer Robert MacIntyre finishing joint 12th, which means he gets an invite next year.
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Post by: OzVilla on April 12, 2021, 12:43:31 PM
Other than that run on the back 9 in the first round Rose shot +4 I think. Putter went cold too. All a bit of an anti climax really.
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Post by: Villa Lew on May 03, 2021, 10:11:41 AM
Good performance by Norwegian Viktor Hovland finishing 3rd in Florida, might be a good each way bet for the USPGA starting 2 weeks on Thursday. Not great from the Brits, Poulter, Casey and Knox were the best all finishing joint 21st.
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Post by: Villa Lew on May 10, 2021, 11:05:40 AM
Well I didn't see that coming, Rory wins for the first time in 18 months with victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, winning by one shot with a final round of 68. Nearly cocked it up on the final par 4 hole, leading by 2 hit a wayward drive, took a drop, then from a poor lie hit a superb 3rd onto the green and finished it off with 2 putts.

So it's gonna be interesting now to see how he performs in the PGA in 10 days time, bookies already got him as favourite at 10/1.
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Post by: Villa Lew on May 12, 2021, 12:10:31 PM
British Masters starts today at The Belfry, the European Tour were hoping the government would allow 2,000 to attend the event, but were declined, despite the fact there'll be 20,000 at the Cup Final on Saturday, doesn't make a lot of sense.
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Post by: Villa Lew on May 16, 2021, 10:51:34 AM
Well done Englishman Richard Bland at the age of 48 at his 478 attempt he wins for the first time on the European Tour.
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Post by: UK Redsox on May 17, 2021, 10:15:13 AM
Well done Englishman Richard Bland at the age of 48 at his 478 attempt he wins for the first time on the European Tour.

I watched some of this. Great for Bland after 20+ years on tour
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Post by: Villa Lew on May 20, 2021, 01:07:00 PM
2nd major of the season starts today at Kiawah Island. Following his recent win Rory is joint favourite with Rahm at 12/1, Johnston and Spieth 16s, DeChambeau and Thomas 18s, Schauffele and Hovland 20s. Best English bet is Casey at 35s.
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Post by: Villa Lew on May 23, 2021, 10:13:13 AM
So Mickelson leads by one, can the old man do it and become the oldest Major winner at 50. Would love to see it happen, but Koepka is only one shot behind and must be the favourite, looking forward to tonight.
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Post by: Villa Lew on May 24, 2021, 12:16:09 AM
He's done it, the oldest Major Champion, fantastic scenes at the end, well done Phil.
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Post by: OzVilla on May 24, 2021, 12:50:21 AM
Absolutely brilliant performance and one for the oldies. If Oosthuizen had putted like he normally does it might have been different. Great theatre though.
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Post by: UK Redsox on May 24, 2021, 12:12:32 PM
I'd been quite enjoying watching golf on TV when there were no crowds.

US spectators make it just about unwatchable
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Post by: Villa Lew on June 06, 2021, 10:25:16 AM
Jon Rahm withdraws from Jack's tournament in Ohio having tested positive for Covid, he was leading by 6 shots after the 3rd round.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on June 08, 2021, 03:27:27 AM
Jon Rahm withdraws from Jack's tournament in Ohio having tested positive for Covid, he was leading by 6 shots after the 3rd round.

He was forced to withdraw because he tested positive. The utterly stupid thing though is that he isn’t fully vaccinated. And he’s had months to get fully vaccinated. And the PGA rules are that if you’re not fully vaccinated you will get tested daily during the week of an event. So his reluctance/laziness/obstinance whatever it was led to him essentially missing out on the winners prize of $1.2M. He held a 6 shot lead and he literally tossed that money away.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on June 08, 2021, 03:28:37 AM
I'd been quite enjoying watching golf on TV when there were no crowds.

US spectators make it just about unwatchable

They truly are the most obnoxious fans and ruin golf as a spectator experience.
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Post by: Villa Lew on June 17, 2021, 10:16:17 AM
The great summer of sport continues with the US Open starting today at Torrey Pines. Can old man Phil do it again, if you fancy a bet he's 70/1. Rahm is the favourite at 9s, Johnson, Koepka and Dechambeau all 18, McIlroy and Spieth 20, Morikawa and Thomas  22. Hatton and Casey are the best English bets at 45/1.
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Post by: PGW on June 17, 2021, 10:50:49 AM
The great summer of sport continues with the US Open starting today at Torrey Pines. Can old man Phil do it again, if you fancy a bet he's 70/1. Rahm is the favourite at 9s, Johnson, Koepka and Dechambeau all 18, McIlroy and Spieth 20, Morikawa and Thomas  22. Hatton and Casey are the best English bets at 45/1.
I've been backing Shane Lowry of late and he never fails to win me cash, as always seems to finish in top 11. Not huge amounts admittedly but usually enough to cover my outlay on other punts. He's only 33/1 on Skybet now , come in loads for what i got previously...gutted.
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Post by: Villa Lew on June 21, 2021, 09:45:24 AM
Well done John Rahm a superb victory, finishing with a great up and down from the bunker at the final hole for a 67, winning by one shot from Oosthuizen. First Spanish player to win the US Open, he paid a nice tribute to Seve at the end.

My money was on DeChambeau at the turn, but he had a disastrous back nine 44, which included a 7 and 8. McIlroy and Casey were the best Brits finishing joint 7th.

Only 24 days to the return of The Open, can't wait.
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Post by: Villa Lew on June 28, 2021, 12:48:52 PM
Viktor Hovland , a player who I reckon has a great future, won the BMW International at Munich, his first victory on the European tour, has twice won on the PGA tour. Looking forward to seeing him at the Open and also the Ryder Cup. Good performances from Englishmen Andy Sullivan and Sam Horsfield both finishing joint 5th.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 08, 2021, 11:18:52 AM
After an absence of 2 years The Open returns in 7 days, countdown starts today.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 09, 2021, 10:20:40 AM
6 days
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 10, 2021, 10:04:57 AM
5 days
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 11, 2021, 09:05:16 AM
4 days
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 12, 2021, 10:14:42 AM
3 days
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 13, 2021, 12:44:31 PM
2 days
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 14, 2021, 01:35:39 PM
Less than 24 hours to the start of the 149th Open, the oldest major, and as much as I love the Masters, imho the best of the Grand Slams. Venue is Royal St George's, Sandwich, where last time it was held there in 2011, it was won by Darren Clarke, who proved to be a very popular winner. Prior to that it was held in 2003, when Ben Curtis won, which turned out to be one of the biggest upsets in Open history, also in 85, Sandy Lyle famously won his first major there.

If you reckon defending Champion Shane Lowry will win odds are 35/1, hasn't won since his Portrush victory 2 years ago, but he did finish a creditable joint 4th in this years PGA Championship.

Rory is the best British hope, but as always the question is can he put 4 good rounds together, on current form that look's doubtful. The last Englishman to win it was Faldo 29 years ago, a Scotsman has won it since then, Paul Lawrie in 99. Sadly I can't see an English win this year.

Who's going to win the Claret Jug, if I was a betting man, I'd probably have a few pennies on Jordan Spieth, has returned to form this year. Unsurprisingly Jon Rahm is the favourite after his US Open win.

Rahm 8/1, Koepka 16, Spieth and Schaffele 18, McIlroy and Thomas 20, Johnson 22, Hovland and Hatton 30, DeChambeau 33.





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Post by: Villa Lew on July 15, 2021, 11:31:00 AM
So they allow 65k into Wembley, but only 32k into the Open, makes no sense at all.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 15, 2021, 02:19:18 PM
DeChambeau only hit 4 fairways, so to finish on 1 over, is about as good as he could expect. Good round from Spieth 5 under, only 1 shot dropped.
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Post by: UK Redsox on July 15, 2021, 06:07:23 PM
Looks like you’d need a scythe to get out of some of the rough.

Love to see DeChambeau and Koepka play together on the weekend, just to see if one of them whacks the other up side the head with a six iron.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 15, 2021, 07:49:36 PM
Yeah that would be fun. Mickelson just finished with an 80, at least he was consistent 40 out 40 in.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 15, 2021, 08:21:07 PM
Oosthuizen leads with a superb 64, a man in form, finished 2nd in the US Open, only 1 behind Rahm. Good to see 5 Englishmen, Sullivan, Willett, Senior, Rose and Fleetwood, just 3 off the lead.

It was great to see the crowds back, at the start at 6.35, the stands around the first tee were almost full, it's been a long wait for golf fans.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 16, 2021, 11:37:44 AM
Morikawa looking good 4 under for his front 9.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 16, 2021, 08:24:33 PM
Some cracking golf played, especially from Oosthuizen, leading, with lowest 36 hole score in Open history, Morikawa 2 behind, with Spieth a further shot back, looking good for the weekend.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 17, 2021, 01:51:31 PM
Nick Faldo the last Englishman to win the Open 29 years ago, Tony Jacklin the last Englishman to win the Open in England 52 years ago. These records look safe, unless Sullivan, Casey, Willett or Rose do something pretty special over today and tomorrow.
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Post by: UK Redsox on July 17, 2021, 02:30:30 PM
Good first nine from Rory, which looked to be setting up a round in the low 60s

Unfortunately he’s playing like me on the back nine.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 17, 2021, 04:25:01 PM
Eagle 2 for Danny Willett, you don't see too many of those!
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 17, 2021, 08:28:53 PM
Oosthuizen leading by one from Morikawa with Spieth a further 2 shots back. A bogey, bogey finish from Spieth is not what I was expecting, his missed putt on the last was a shocker. If anyone is going to make a charge it's probably going to be Rahm, but that's looking very doubtful.

A word for the young Scot Robert McIntyre finished with a 65, the best round of the day.

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Post by: Villa Lew on July 18, 2021, 03:21:20 PM
McIlroy finishes level par, yet another disappointing major.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 18, 2021, 03:36:26 PM
Good front nine from Lowry, is he gonna make a charge?
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 18, 2021, 03:58:48 PM
Superb 65 from Koepka, but 8 under won't be good enough.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 18, 2021, 04:11:03 PM
Eagle from Spieth, certainly stopped the rot, back in contention.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 18, 2021, 05:06:26 PM
MacIntyre finishes with a 67, looks a very good prospect.
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Post by: UK Redsox on July 18, 2021, 05:37:45 PM
Rahm putting some pressure on here
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Post by: UK Redsox on July 18, 2021, 06:30:40 PM
Must admit that hearing Nick Faldo quoting Frankie Goes to Hollywood lyrics as the players walk up the 18th, was not something I expected
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Post by: Flamingo Lane on July 18, 2021, 06:41:29 PM
My interest in golf extends to watching days 3 and 4 of the British Open on TV, being one of the events that defines summer.  What a great round round of golf that was, and of sporting prowess, by the young man Morikawa.  So calm, so solid, so assured.  Fantastic.
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Post by: Villa Lew on July 18, 2021, 06:48:23 PM
Yeah brilliant performance, seemed to have no nerves at all, and this was his first Open. At the age of 24, looks like he's gonna win many more majors.

Really enjoyed the 4 days, St Andrews next year for the 150th celebration.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 21, 2021, 10:22:26 AM
I see Jordan Spieth had consecutive eagles in his round yesterday, in all my years of playing the game, I haven't even had one eagle on my scorecard, but I have had a hole in one.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 22, 2021, 07:19:47 PM
Anna Nordqvist wins the Open at Carnoustie, great effort from Georgia Hall finishing one behind and a brilliant effort from Scottish amateur Louise Duncan finishing joint 10th,
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Post by: UK Redsox on August 22, 2021, 08:08:53 PM
Anna Nordqvist wins the Open at Carnoustie, great effort from Georgia Hall finishing one behind and a brilliant effort from Scottish amateur Louise Duncan finishing joint 10th,

I watched a bit of this over the past few days. Duncan is quite a talent
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 30, 2021, 09:17:56 AM
Patrick Cantlay wins the BMW Championship, after a thrilling 6 hole play off with Bryson DeChambeau.
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Post by: Villa Lew on September 05, 2021, 11:26:35 PM
Patrick Cantlay wins the Fedex Cup after 1 shot victory over John Rahm, picking up the small amount of $15m.

In the Solheim Cup Europe lead 9-7, but the USA are nearly always very strong in the singles, so it looks like being a tight finish.
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Post by: Villa Lew on September 06, 2021, 11:15:14 PM
Fantastic win for the Europeans, against all the odds, winning on US soil for only the second time and without having any of their fans. Special mention for Leona Maguire 4 1/2 points, which is a record for a rookie.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 06, 2021, 11:24:04 PM
Don't often watch women's golf but enjoyed the end of that. Tennis and golf making up a bit for the disastrous cricket today.
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Post by: Kevin Dawson on September 12, 2021, 06:53:30 PM
Ryder Cup wildcards......obvious 3 for me....Poulter, Garcia and Rose
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Post by: Lsvilla on September 12, 2021, 07:00:47 PM
Ryder Cup wildcards......obvious 3 for me....Poulter, Garcia and Rose
Surely with an Irish captain Shane Lowry has to be a pic ?
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Post by: Kevin Dawson on September 12, 2021, 07:02:21 PM
Yes, he just might go with Lowry,  But in place of who?
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Post by: Kevin Dawson on September 12, 2021, 07:40:37 PM
Rose......a bit unlucky
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Post by: Villa Lew on September 13, 2021, 10:34:43 AM
Yeah tough on Rose, I see 8 of the world's top 10 are in the US team, which gives you an idea of the challenge Europe face, at least in John Rahm, we do have the number 1.
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Post by: aev on September 13, 2021, 11:46:48 AM
Rose......a bit unlucky

Didn't he support us, before changing to Chelsea?

Fk him.
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Post by: Nev on September 13, 2021, 11:52:26 AM
Rose......a bit unlucky

Didn't he support us, before changing to Chelsea?

Fk him.

I'm glad someone else remembers, every time I bring it up I'm met with blank looks.
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Post by: UK Redsox on September 20, 2021, 01:07:42 PM
An interesting subject, but not much detail in this article

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/20/golf-anthony-kim-ryder-cup-usa
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Post by: Aldridge Villa on September 23, 2021, 10:13:15 PM
What a repulsive first 10 minutes for the Ryder Cup opening ceremony, totally over egged.
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Post by: KNVillan on September 24, 2021, 04:07:32 PM
Can Team Europe please start!….currently 3-1 down.
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Post by: Nev on September 24, 2021, 06:11:28 PM
Some disappointing performances first up from Europe but equally the Yanks were playing some sparkling stuff.
Hopefully the boorish behaviour of the crowd will help inspire us.

I predict 5-3 down after today.
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Post by: Steve67 on September 24, 2021, 09:25:12 PM
The American crowd really are an ungracious bunch of ****** aren't they?
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Post by: taylorsworkrate on September 25, 2021, 01:09:11 AM
Its a very strong American team and its always going to be tough playing away from home. Its made all the more tough when the majority of the European team have been in mediocre to poor form leading into the event.

Putting is always key in a Ryder Cup. However, I cannot recall a day when the disparity of the quality of it between the teams has been as strong as it was today. USA pretty much holed everything whereas the Europeans missed so so many makeable putts. You also have to question the decision to play Rory in the afternoon and not Sergio. Rory was woeful in the morning, whereas Sergio played very well.

At this point I think it could be an extremely embarrassing scoreline for Europe come Sunday evening. They dont have the players in form to turn around the tide against an American team playing so well.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Nev on September 25, 2021, 07:58:56 AM
I agree there needs to be an extraordinary turn around today but looking at the foursomes I just can't see anything other than one point from the top match.

I didn't think there was that much between the sides until the greens but that's where yesterday was won by the US. Brilliant putting from the likes of Johnson and Finua.

A word on the Captain, he looked slightly nervous and unsure when interviewed after the first shots yesterday and even at this stage perhaps the wrong choice. Nice man, great golfer, no captain.

Oh to be proven wrong.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Aldridge Villa on September 25, 2021, 08:51:20 AM
Surprised Fleetwood hasn’t got a look in any of the foursomes. Oh well, easy to be captain from the armchair !
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on September 25, 2021, 10:11:11 AM
The papers are saying Dire Straits, which sums it up perfectly. To have any chance, we need to win 5-3 today, but far more likely to be another 6-2. Only Rahm, Hatton, Fleetwood and Hovland have come out with any credit. The decision to leave Rose out, is even more baffling now.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on September 25, 2021, 04:49:24 PM
Great shot from Casey, blind 100 yard wedge shot goes in, Casey and Hatton were 4 down, now just 1 down.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Nev on September 25, 2021, 05:05:12 PM
We're still missing the simplest of puts though. It's infuriating .
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Proposition Joe on September 25, 2021, 06:01:12 PM
Shame that Hovland and Wiesberger let that lead slip.

But just looking at the names on the US team compared with Europe's, I can't remember such a lopsided Ryder Cup. Is Rahm the only one that's been anywhere in the Majors this year?
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Nev on September 25, 2021, 06:11:14 PM
I agree there needs to be an extraordinary turn around today but looking at the foursomes I just can't see anything other than one point from the top match.

Oh to be proven wrong.

I wasn't.

Fuck it. 4 0 to us in the four balls!
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: UK Redsox on September 25, 2021, 07:23:55 PM
Anything short of 4-0 this afternoon and this is over.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Nev on September 25, 2021, 09:01:36 PM
We're making a fist of it at least.

If I was Harrington I'd keep reminding our players of those US antics on the 1st tee just before the four balls.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Proposition Joe on September 26, 2021, 08:17:49 PM
Looking grim. It is not unfeasable that Rory will be the only European to get a point today, let alone win.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Proposition Joe on September 26, 2021, 08:51:49 PM
Rahm getting hammered by Scheffler was a surprise, but I guess his shoulders were sore from carrying the team the first 2 days.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 26, 2021, 08:52:42 PM
This is a beating. We normally win this, what's happened?
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Nev on September 26, 2021, 09:01:56 PM
I've turned it off, too painful.
While the US thoroughly deserve the win I can't face watching their celebrations.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on September 26, 2021, 10:07:57 PM
The Postman still undefeated in singles, that's some record. Well done USA
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on October 18, 2021, 09:55:13 AM
Good to see Rory winning in Las Vegas his 20th PGA title and also a well done to Charley Hull winning in New York and Matt Fitzpatrick winning in Spain. So along with Cameron Norrie's win, that's 4 individual British sporting successes over the weekend, that doesn't happen too often.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on October 18, 2021, 10:12:25 AM
Good to see Rory winning in Las Vegas his 20th PGA title and also a well done to Charley Hull winning in New York and Matt Fitzpatrick winning in Spain. So along with Cameron Norrie's win, that's 4 individual British sporting successes over the weekend, that doesn't happen too often.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/rory-mcilroy-says-hell-stay-as-neutral-as-possible-when-representing-ireland-at-the-olympics-38961780.html  ;)
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: AV82EC on October 18, 2021, 10:28:26 AM
Good to see Rory winning in Las Vegas his 20th PGA title and also a well done to Charley Hull winning in New York and Matt Fitzpatrick winning in Spain. So along with Cameron Norrie's win, that's 4 individual British sporting successes over the weekend, that doesn't happen too often.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/rory-mcilroy-says-hell-stay-as-neutral-as-possible-when-representing-ireland-at-the-olympics-38961780.html  ;)

He’s Northern Irish, by the Greater Manchester calculation, we’re claiming it…😜
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Brazilian Villain on October 18, 2021, 12:32:56 PM
He’s Northern Irish, by the Greater Manchester calculation, we’re claiming it…😜

You're probably also claiming this Belfast lady as the UK's youngest granny (even if The Sun isn't). >:(
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/north-belfast-woman-still-holds-uks-youngest-gran-title-40955402.html
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: AV82EC on October 18, 2021, 12:41:41 PM
It’s as if the Specials never sang “Too much Too Young”. Still each to their own….
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on November 21, 2021, 01:07:20 PM
Collin Morikawa wins The DP World Championship in Dubai  by 3 shots and clinches The Race to Dubai title, expecting him to win at least one major next year, some player. A well done to Matt Fitzpatrick finishing joint 2nd and Robert MacIntyre joint 4th, not so good from overnight leader Rory finishing joint 6th with a closing round of 74.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on November 22, 2021, 12:28:33 PM
Tiger Woods posts video of him practising his swing following his car crash in February, which is the start on the long road to him playing again.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on November 30, 2021, 10:26:34 AM
Not unexpectedly Tiger has ruled out a return to full time golf, but will still play a few tour events. I think he may play The Masters, but I doubt whether he will appear at The Open again, which is sad.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on December 05, 2021, 09:40:46 PM
Leading by 5 shots overnight in the latest PGA event in the Bahamas, I was expecting a comfortable victory for Collin Morikawa, but no he had a disaster, finishing with a 76, but well done to Viktor Hovland winning with a final round of 66.
Title: Re: Golf 2021
Post by: Villa Lew on December 17, 2021, 10:07:54 PM
For the first time since his car crash in February, Tiger returns to competitive golf in Florida.
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