'McIlroy needs precision to win Masters'
09/11/2020 | sport | golf | 305
Three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo wonders whether Rory McIlroy lacks the precision to win at Augusta but says there is much to admire about Bryson DeChambeau's rise.
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09/11/2020 07:25:33 7 13
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Another bottle job by mr arrogant overrated Bored. Can’t the bbc talk about someone else!!!
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09/11/2020 09:18:07 9 1
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Not surprised to see that your drivel is not just confined to the rugby forums. Someone should teach you how to construct a sentence.
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09/11/2020 07:36:59 6 15
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McIlroy McIlroy Woods McIlroy McIlroy McIlroy Woods McIlroy McIlroy Woods.

I'm pretty sure if you check Iain that there are other golfers playing too.

Lazy journalism.
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09/11/2020 07:59:16 12 4
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And yet you still comment. You do know that they write articles that will get read, get reactions don’t you? And you’ve just contributed to that? Laughable.
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09/11/2020 08:52:28 4 2
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I’m pretty sure Woods doesn’t feature in the article.

Lazy comment Mr Seedy.
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09/11/2020 07:36:59 6 15
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McIlroy McIlroy Woods McIlroy McIlroy McIlroy Woods McIlroy McIlroy Woods.

I'm pretty sure if you check Iain that there are other golfers playing too.

Lazy journalism.
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09/11/2020 07:59:16 12 4
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And yet you still comment. You do know that they write articles that will get read, get reactions don’t you? And you’ve just contributed to that? Laughable.
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09/11/2020 08:01:10 8 8
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Personally hoping BDC misses the cut and finds out Augusta National is a course you can’t spray your way around off the tee. He’ll have success at courses that allows for that and gets stupidly hot with the putter like he did at the US Open. But he isn’t going to win a bunch like Tiger did.
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09/11/2020 16:31:58 2 0
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BDC just won the US Open - not too sure they're played on courses you can "spray your way round off the tee"
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09/11/2020 17:07:29 0 0
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Why not?
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09/11/2020 08:04:31 34 11
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There should be a HYS about Robert McIntyre's win ... that was fantastic from the young fella ... Britains best young player ... :-)))
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09/11/2020 08:49:32 11 53
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What a lot of rubbish. He won against a bunch of non entities in the most ridiculous format which did not reward the best golfer over the 4 days.

I would be embarrassed to count that as a tournament victory.
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09/11/2020 19:24:33 1 0
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Indeed!
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09/11/2020 08:04:31 34 11
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There should be a HYS about Robert McIntyre's win ... that was fantastic from the young fella ... Britains best young player ... :-)))
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09/11/2020 08:49:32 11 53
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What a lot of rubbish. He won against a bunch of non entities in the most ridiculous format which did not reward the best golfer over the 4 days.

I would be embarrassed to count that as a tournament victory.
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09/11/2020 09:11:07 20 3
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You'd be embarrassed to count a professional victory in the current circumstances Leslie?

That's quite a statement!!

I can't wait to see your performance at Augusta on Thursday Leslie, I'll be looking out for your name hotshot.
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09/11/2020 09:43:05 19 3
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What utter garbage. They all teed it up on Friday knowing the format. Also he played the last 5 in 3 under, knowing he needed to do it. A win is a win. Grow up.
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09/11/2020 10:46:14 9 0
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"non entities" !!!

Of course you could beat them with ease.
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09/11/2020 12:02:13 4 0
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A bit like The Tour Championship then really with the best golfer for the week finishing 3rd. DJ will be embarrassed having that 'W' on his record when he didn't shoot the lowest score over the four days.
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09/11/2020 19:27:48 4 0
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I'd like to see Mcintyre take his three iron of your nose you pompous clown. I bet you play of a '54' handicap. I guess I'd be sad too if my parents had named me Leslie.
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09/11/2020 19:55:04 0 0
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A win is a win. Everybody knew the format at the beginning and it wasn't as if it was cut to 36 or 54 holes which can be dodgy to count as a proper victory. Also , it is not always the best player over the whole event who wins matchplay tournaments. We should celebrate good young players rather than knock them for something out with their control
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10/11/2020 09:46:49 0 1
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The only embarrassment is you.
McIntyre played in a tournament under rules and format apicable to all who participated and he emerged the winner. He therefore deserves the associated recognition and to be treated like any other winner!
In any case this win in his second season as a PGA Tour Pro is just a continuation of the amazing progress he has made.
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09/11/2020 08:49:53 4 14
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As for the Masters. Anyone but Mac or Woods.
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09/11/2020 07:36:59 6 15
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McIlroy McIlroy Woods McIlroy McIlroy McIlroy Woods McIlroy McIlroy Woods.

I'm pretty sure if you check Iain that there are other golfers playing too.

Lazy journalism.
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09/11/2020 08:52:28 4 2
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I’m pretty sure Woods doesn’t feature in the article.

Lazy comment Mr Seedy.
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09/11/2020 08:49:32 11 53
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What a lot of rubbish. He won against a bunch of non entities in the most ridiculous format which did not reward the best golfer over the 4 days.

I would be embarrassed to count that as a tournament victory.
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09/11/2020 09:11:07 20 3
bbc
You'd be embarrassed to count a professional victory in the current circumstances Leslie?

That's quite a statement!!

I can't wait to see your performance at Augusta on Thursday Leslie, I'll be looking out for your name hotshot.
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09/11/2020 19:25:01 1 0
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lol, exactly
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09/11/2020 09:11:50 1 1
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Johnson and Koepka finished well in Houston. Just the right time to hit a bit of form.
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09/11/2020 09:15:28 5 5
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weeman to leslie thornton comments are very misguided, McIntyre was probably the best over 4 days anyway. non entities! ???
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09/11/2020 10:22:34 3 4
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The American unknown Veerman was the best golfer of the week.
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09/11/2020 09:16:41 7 6
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Looking forward to the Masters, not sure I'm looking forward to BDC driving 400yd par fours or hitting wedges to par fives. I don't think it is good for the game. Plus I find his mannerisms annoying, he is arrogant and sometimes rude. Golf is supposed to be a game of skill, not brute force.

Jack Nicklaus once said "Long hitting never won a golf tournament." Well, it's getting closer Jack.
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09/11/2020 10:00:53 4 1
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Jack was right, you have to have all the game working and especially the short game and putting. I don't know what the negative fuss is about BDC, he's not the longest hitter and in the last major Wolff often outdrove him in the last round. It's good that there are characters like BDC and Wolff with their different approaches though.
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09/11/2020 07:25:33 7 13
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Another bottle job by mr arrogant overrated Bored. Can’t the bbc talk about someone else!!!
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09/11/2020 09:18:07 9 1
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Not surprised to see that your drivel is not just confined to the rugby forums. Someone should teach you how to construct a sentence.
???? How do you like those apples! Rory borey will bottle job it again. Keopka/Bryson or J Thomas will win! Period! Removed
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09/11/2020 09:23:04 20 6
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It was great seeing young Robert Macintyre win in the Cyprus Showdown, how refreshing to see a new kid on the block playing some sparkling golf under pressure. Ok not the strongest field and a unique formula.

All said and done, he is a star in the making and will win many tournaments.
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09/11/2020 09:52:30 8 6
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Star in the making is a little OTT, 24 years old and only 1 win. Nevertheless, he's off and running now so we'll see
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09/11/2020 10:18:46 5 7
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He won't. As anyone who knows anything about golf could tell you.

He might be a multiple Challenge Tour winner though as he bounces between the tours over the next 20 years.
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09/11/2020 08:49:32 11 53
bbc
What a lot of rubbish. He won against a bunch of non entities in the most ridiculous format which did not reward the best golfer over the 4 days.

I would be embarrassed to count that as a tournament victory.
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09/11/2020 09:43:05 19 3
bbc
What utter garbage. They all teed it up on Friday knowing the format. Also he played the last 5 in 3 under, knowing he needed to do it. A win is a win. Grow up.
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09/11/2020 10:14:26 2 20
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Wow! 5 holes in 3 under! What a streak of golf!! Absolutely unheard of for someone to do that!! What a star!

Get real. The course was an absolute gimme and proper pros would have gone round it in about 35 under for the week. The European Tour is now basically at the level of the Challenge Tour and is producing winners deserving of that level, such as Shinkwin and MacIntyre over the last week.
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09/11/2020 09:49:56 15 0
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It is going to amazing, hoping for a European winner
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09/11/2020 17:27:14 3 6
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It is going to be amazing.

Unlikely the winner will be a little Irishman.
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09/11/2020 09:23:04 20 6
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It was great seeing young Robert Macintyre win in the Cyprus Showdown, how refreshing to see a new kid on the block playing some sparkling golf under pressure. Ok not the strongest field and a unique formula.

All said and done, he is a star in the making and will win many tournaments.
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09/11/2020 09:52:30 8 6
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Star in the making is a little OTT, 24 years old and only 1 win. Nevertheless, he's off and running now so we'll see
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09/11/2020 13:42:52 3 0
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He only turned professional three years ago(2017) and earned his European Tour Card in 2018. Prior to that he started playing serious amateur golf when he was 18 after getting injured playing his first sport of shinty. Pretty impressive for six years.
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09/11/2020 09:54:50 3 3
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Personally, I think Hatton has more of a chance than McIlroy. Really looking forward to it though.
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09/11/2020 10:15:25 2 2
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Take that to the bookie's then. You can get 28-1 on Hatton, only 14's on Rory.

Not much value at the top end, 8/1 on BDC, similar on DJ and Rahm.

Need to scroll down to the likes of Hatton, cantlay, reed etc. in the 20's before the odds look attractive.
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09/11/2020 09:18:07 9 1
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Not surprised to see that your drivel is not just confined to the rugby forums. Someone should teach you how to construct a sentence.
???? How do you like those apples! Rory borey will bottle job it again. Keopka/Bryson or J Thomas will win! Period! Removed
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09/11/2020 10:07:53 4 1
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Such a sad way of looking at things, that if someone doesn't win then they must have bottled it. By that logic almost the entire field at the Masters will "bottle" it. Tired drivel.
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09/11/2020 09:58:32 7 9
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McIlroy was at his peak before his injury playing football. Since when he has been in steady decline and is nowhere near the player he once was. He is still capable of a great round of golf, but lacks the consistency and discipline of a 4 round tournament, which is why, in my opinion, his days of winning majors are over...
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09/11/2020 10:05:46 7 1
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Tad harsh, last year McIIroy won four tournaments if I'm correct, including the Player's Championship and the FedEx!

He's more than a one trip pony.
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09/11/2020 10:12:16 7 0
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Rory has made a lot of stupid mistakes in his career, creating unnecessary distractions for himself, but breaking his ankle playing football with his mates the week before the Open, when he was playing brilliantly, was peak stupidity. I love watching him play, love seeing him win, but Christ he says and does some stupid things.
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09/11/2020 10:20:48 2 2
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I'd agree with that. Was the Open not at St Andrews that year where he'd have been a massive favourite to win.
He's never looked like winning anything since but the media seem to have missed this point.
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09/11/2020 10:28:20 2 3
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Maybe he should change to international football. Ireland looked dreadful against Norway recently, twice.
1:5 at home.

Come on DeChambeau, Reed, Dustin and Justin and of course Tyrrell and his marvellous hoodies.

How's Woodsy' s back?
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09/11/2020 09:16:41 7 6
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Looking forward to the Masters, not sure I'm looking forward to BDC driving 400yd par fours or hitting wedges to par fives. I don't think it is good for the game. Plus I find his mannerisms annoying, he is arrogant and sometimes rude. Golf is supposed to be a game of skill, not brute force.

Jack Nicklaus once said "Long hitting never won a golf tournament." Well, it's getting closer Jack.
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09/11/2020 10:00:53 4 1
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Jack was right, you have to have all the game working and especially the short game and putting. I don't know what the negative fuss is about BDC, he's not the longest hitter and in the last major Wolff often outdrove him in the last round. It's good that there are characters like BDC and Wolff with their different approaches though.
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09/11/2020 14:28:11 0 0
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Probably because he is so slow and never gets called for it by officials.
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09/11/2020 10:00:59 7 7
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More biased reporting by Iain Carter.

How many McIlroy items do you need?

Carters articles need to have a tag line at the bottom "Other golfers are available" to give some sence of impartiallity.
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09/11/2020 10:39:51 11 7
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What a tedious comment. Check out Carter's columns and you will hardly find any on McIlroy since lockdown, until this one. Look at the breadth of topics and players you'll get a better sense that he knows "other golfers are available". In the week McIlroy goes again for the career grand slam, what's wrong with hearing the views of our greatest golfer at the Masters??
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09/11/2020 09:58:32 7 9
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McIlroy was at his peak before his injury playing football. Since when he has been in steady decline and is nowhere near the player he once was. He is still capable of a great round of golf, but lacks the consistency and discipline of a 4 round tournament, which is why, in my opinion, his days of winning majors are over...
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09/11/2020 10:05:46 7 1
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Tad harsh, last year McIIroy won four tournaments if I'm correct, including the Player's Championship and the FedEx!

He's more than a one trip pony.
???? How do you like those apples! Rory borey will bottle job it again. Keopka/Bryson or J Thomas will win! Period! Removed
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09/11/2020 10:07:53 4 1
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Such a sad way of looking at things, that if someone doesn't win then they must have bottled it. By that logic almost the entire field at the Masters will "bottle" it. Tired drivel.
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09/11/2020 10:11:44 3 4
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Notorious bottler, lost this major when leading by 4 in the last round! Shot an 80 at another major when in contention. He hit everything including the car park! Lol
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09/11/2020 10:07:53 4 1
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Such a sad way of looking at things, that if someone doesn't win then they must have bottled it. By that logic almost the entire field at the Masters will "bottle" it. Tired drivel.
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09/11/2020 10:11:44 3 4
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Notorious bottler, lost this major when leading by 4 in the last round! Shot an 80 at another major when in contention. He hit everything including the car park! Lol
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09/11/2020 12:13:45 2 3
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It was superb to watch. I thought he was going to burst into tears at one point. Absolutely hilarious.
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09/11/2020 10:12:12 14 4
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Bryson definitely has his own game plan. But it is tedious after a while. More than half the clubs in his bag barely used. Longer irons into greens always had a huge bearing on any tournament. His problem though is going to be maintaining fitness/ avoiding injury with all that strain on the body and as he ages. That whole game plan goes up in smoke when injuries start to happen.
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09/11/2020 10:19:00 15 1
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If he can keep it in play for 4 days while leathering it off the tee, he will be hard to beat. Once you go offline at Augusta, it's down to luck ... you can get away with murder on one wild drive, or be completely screwed on the next. If he misses as many fairways as he did at the US Open I can't see him winning, he will be in trees and water instead of 3 inch rough.
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09/11/2020 18:41:47 0 0
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That is an interesting surmise. Bryson 'drives' himself to ruin. Poetic.
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09/11/2020 09:58:32 7 9
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McIlroy was at his peak before his injury playing football. Since when he has been in steady decline and is nowhere near the player he once was. He is still capable of a great round of golf, but lacks the consistency and discipline of a 4 round tournament, which is why, in my opinion, his days of winning majors are over...
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09/11/2020 10:12:16 7 0
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Rory has made a lot of stupid mistakes in his career, creating unnecessary distractions for himself, but breaking his ankle playing football with his mates the week before the Open, when he was playing brilliantly, was peak stupidity. I love watching him play, love seeing him win, but Christ he says and does some stupid things.
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09/11/2020 09:43:05 19 3
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What utter garbage. They all teed it up on Friday knowing the format. Also he played the last 5 in 3 under, knowing he needed to do it. A win is a win. Grow up.
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09/11/2020 10:14:26 2 20
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Wow! 5 holes in 3 under! What a streak of golf!! Absolutely unheard of for someone to do that!! What a star!

Get real. The course was an absolute gimme and proper pros would have gone round it in about 35 under for the week. The European Tour is now basically at the level of the Challenge Tour and is producing winners deserving of that level, such as Shinkwin and MacIntyre over the last week.
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09/11/2020 10:34:17 13 2
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Liking your own comments Leslie?

How do you explain his finish of 6th at the 2019 Open then?

Popcorn out for this one.................
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09/11/2020 09:54:50 3 3
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Personally, I think Hatton has more of a chance than McIlroy. Really looking forward to it though.
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09/11/2020 10:15:25 2 2
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Take that to the bookie's then. You can get 28-1 on Hatton, only 14's on Rory.

Not much value at the top end, 8/1 on BDC, similar on DJ and Rahm.

Need to scroll down to the likes of Hatton, cantlay, reed etc. in the 20's before the odds look attractive.
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09/11/2020 10:19:38 1 0
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I might have a few quid on him, that will put the mockers on him!
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09/11/2020 10:24:13 2 3
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Brooks K has hot form just at the right time. Silly to avoid him. Steer clear of the bottler and save your money.
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09/11/2020 09:23:04 20 6
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It was great seeing young Robert Macintyre win in the Cyprus Showdown, how refreshing to see a new kid on the block playing some sparkling golf under pressure. Ok not the strongest field and a unique formula.

All said and done, he is a star in the making and will win many tournaments.
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09/11/2020 10:18:46 5 7
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He won't. As anyone who knows anything about golf could tell you.

He might be a multiple Challenge Tour winner though as he bounces between the tours over the next 20 years.
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09/11/2020 12:07:28 5 1
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You have been banging on about I’m saying he will never win anything. You could at least hold your hand up and say well done now that he has proved you wrong.
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09/11/2020 14:07:36 1 1
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First full year on the European Circuit with limited invitations he averaged below 70 and earned more than 2.4 million euros. Also two second places one fourth,one sixth and two other top ten places.A flash in the pan? Don't think so.
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09/11/2020 10:12:12 14 4
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Bryson definitely has his own game plan. But it is tedious after a while. More than half the clubs in his bag barely used. Longer irons into greens always had a huge bearing on any tournament. His problem though is going to be maintaining fitness/ avoiding injury with all that strain on the body and as he ages. That whole game plan goes up in smoke when injuries start to happen.
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09/11/2020 10:19:00 15 1
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If he can keep it in play for 4 days while leathering it off the tee, he will be hard to beat. Once you go offline at Augusta, it's down to luck ... you can get away with murder on one wild drive, or be completely screwed on the next. If he misses as many fairways as he did at the US Open I can't see him winning, he will be in trees and water instead of 3 inch rough.
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09/11/2020 10:15:25 2 2
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Take that to the bookie's then. You can get 28-1 on Hatton, only 14's on Rory.

Not much value at the top end, 8/1 on BDC, similar on DJ and Rahm.

Need to scroll down to the likes of Hatton, cantlay, reed etc. in the 20's before the odds look attractive.
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09/11/2020 10:19:38 1 0
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I might have a few quid on him, that will put the mockers on him!
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09/11/2020 09:58:32 7 9
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McIlroy was at his peak before his injury playing football. Since when he has been in steady decline and is nowhere near the player he once was. He is still capable of a great round of golf, but lacks the consistency and discipline of a 4 round tournament, which is why, in my opinion, his days of winning majors are over...
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09/11/2020 10:20:48 2 2
bbc
I'd agree with that. Was the Open not at St Andrews that year where he'd have been a massive favourite to win.
He's never looked like winning anything since but the media seem to have missed this point.
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09/11/2020 09:15:28 5 5
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weeman to leslie thornton comments are very misguided, McIntyre was probably the best over 4 days anyway. non entities! ???
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09/11/2020 10:22:34 3 4
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The American unknown Veerman was the best golfer of the week.
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09/11/2020 10:15:25 2 2
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Take that to the bookie's then. You can get 28-1 on Hatton, only 14's on Rory.

Not much value at the top end, 8/1 on BDC, similar on DJ and Rahm.

Need to scroll down to the likes of Hatton, cantlay, reed etc. in the 20's before the odds look attractive.
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09/11/2020 10:24:13 2 3
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Brooks K has hot form just at the right time. Silly to avoid him. Steer clear of the bottler and save your money.
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09/11/2020 09:58:32 7 9
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McIlroy was at his peak before his injury playing football. Since when he has been in steady decline and is nowhere near the player he once was. He is still capable of a great round of golf, but lacks the consistency and discipline of a 4 round tournament, which is why, in my opinion, his days of winning majors are over...
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09/11/2020 10:28:20 2 3
bbc
Maybe he should change to international football. Ireland looked dreadful against Norway recently, twice.
1:5 at home.

Come on DeChambeau, Reed, Dustin and Justin and of course Tyrrell and his marvellous hoodies.

How's Woodsy' s back?
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09/11/2020 10:14:26 2 20
bbc
Wow! 5 holes in 3 under! What a streak of golf!! Absolutely unheard of for someone to do that!! What a star!

Get real. The course was an absolute gimme and proper pros would have gone round it in about 35 under for the week. The European Tour is now basically at the level of the Challenge Tour and is producing winners deserving of that level, such as Shinkwin and MacIntyre over the last week.
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09/11/2020 10:34:17 13 2
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Liking your own comments Leslie?

How do you explain his finish of 6th at the 2019 Open then?

Popcorn out for this one.................
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09/11/2020 10:45:34 3 8
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The one where he got in early before the weather turned nasty, you mean?

How do you explain his performances since then in majors, and any other event with a decent field tbh? Should I get the popcorn out?
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09/11/2020 10:34:46 28 3
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Shrink the fairways to 5-10 yards wide at 300-400 yards and let the grass grow naturally next to it, should do the trick .
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09/11/2020 12:03:47 40 1
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I have no problem if someone can hit the ball a mile and keep it on the fairway. I’m more interested in what the downside is if they miss. Trees, water and knee high rough, or 2 inches of fluff masquerading as rough.
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09/11/2020 13:24:50 5 1
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But why make golf the only sport that penalises athleticism - surely there's a better way? And it's not just the big guys - McIlroy and Justin Thomas are short, light guys but still massive from the tee. All you'd achieve is these guys hitting 3 irons to 280 and never missing fairways. I don't pretend to have the answers but just penalising the best athletes can't be the way forwards
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09/11/2020 14:14:13 2 1
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It made no difference to Bryson at the US Open, as he had the power to flip wedges out of the very thick rough and onto the green!
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09/11/2020 10:36:32 1 4
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Brooks K has hit form again. Would be my pick now. For an E/W value punt its got to be Shane Lowry and Jason Day. You heard it her 1st folks! Step right up and collect your money next Monday.
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09/11/2020 10:00:59 7 7
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More biased reporting by Iain Carter.

How many McIlroy items do you need?

Carters articles need to have a tag line at the bottom "Other golfers are available" to give some sence of impartiallity.
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09/11/2020 10:39:51 11 7
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What a tedious comment. Check out Carter's columns and you will hardly find any on McIlroy since lockdown, until this one. Look at the breadth of topics and players you'll get a better sense that he knows "other golfers are available". In the week McIlroy goes again for the career grand slam, what's wrong with hearing the views of our greatest golfer at the Masters??
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09/11/2020 14:44:30 0 0
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I think he is confusing Carter with the idiot from the Telegraph Corrigan, talk about sycophancy
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09/11/2020 10:34:17 13 2
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Liking your own comments Leslie?

How do you explain his finish of 6th at the 2019 Open then?

Popcorn out for this one.................
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09/11/2020 10:45:34 3 8
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The one where he got in early before the weather turned nasty, you mean?

How do you explain his performances since then in majors, and any other event with a decent field tbh? Should I get the popcorn out?
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09/11/2020 11:17:31 11 2
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Well that's you finished, you lose.

You simply don't have a clue what you are talking about so goodbye.

McIntyre has played in 3 majors in total and he made the cut in the other two (U.S Open and PGA) so well done for a young golfer starting out.

You on the other hand should be challenging Nicklaus' record for the amount of twaddle you are spouting.

Cheerio wee man.
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09/11/2020 08:49:32 11 53
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What a lot of rubbish. He won against a bunch of non entities in the most ridiculous format which did not reward the best golfer over the 4 days.

I would be embarrassed to count that as a tournament victory.
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09/11/2020 10:46:14 9 0
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"non entities" !!!

Of course you could beat them with ease.
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09/11/2020 11:00:49 3 10
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Of course not, it would be close but I think it would go down to the 16th or 17th before I prevailed lol.
In all seriousness, that field was made up of players who are essentially club pro level. Good players in the grand scheme of things? Yes.
Good players in the context of top level professional golf? No they are miles off it.
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09/11/2020 10:46:59 4 0
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the Masters has a history of players not expected to win then winning . But no mntion of the playing conditions as compared to april, temp, rain, wind, course, is it playing long or short? Will be interesting to see the course without the public and all that goes with that although the on course roars on Sunday will be missed.

Schauffle would be my pick . Or Fowler/Finau
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09/11/2020 12:09:17 14 0
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Fowler is a busted flush I feel. Same age as Rory and touted to be as big a success and yet Rory is the one who gets hammered for 'underachieving' . Go figure.

On a personal note it would be nice for the lad to win one but i'd much prefer to see Westwood do that (yea I know, he has two hopes...Bob and none)
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09/11/2020 20:10:17 0 1
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A rainy week is forecast. The potential is there for some storm delays.
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09/11/2020 10:58:28 0 10
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Lot's of excitement prior to another Major Championship.

I am guessing that excitement will vanish by COP Friday.

As usual
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09/11/2020 10:46:14 9 0
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"non entities" !!!

Of course you could beat them with ease.
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09/11/2020 11:00:49 3 10
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Of course not, it would be close but I think it would go down to the 16th or 17th before I prevailed lol.
In all seriousness, that field was made up of players who are essentially club pro level. Good players in the grand scheme of things? Yes.
Good players in the context of top level professional golf? No they are miles off it.
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09/11/2020 10:45:34 3 8
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The one where he got in early before the weather turned nasty, you mean?

How do you explain his performances since then in majors, and any other event with a decent field tbh? Should I get the popcorn out?
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09/11/2020 11:17:31 11 2
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Well that's you finished, you lose.

You simply don't have a clue what you are talking about so goodbye.

McIntyre has played in 3 majors in total and he made the cut in the other two (U.S Open and PGA) so well done for a young golfer starting out.

You on the other hand should be challenging Nicklaus' record for the amount of twaddle you are spouting.

Cheerio wee man.
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09/11/2020 11:54:14 3 6
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MacIntyre is a dud. Deal with it. He won a tournament that means nothing. Absolutely zero. It wouldn't even create a ripple in the golfing world. I doubt if most golf fans even knew a tournament was being played in Cyprus.
He will never win a regulation tour event that contains even a single player within the top 50 of the world rankings.
You can take that to the bank.
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09/11/2020 11:17:31 11 2
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Well that's you finished, you lose.

You simply don't have a clue what you are talking about so goodbye.

McIntyre has played in 3 majors in total and he made the cut in the other two (U.S Open and PGA) so well done for a young golfer starting out.

You on the other hand should be challenging Nicklaus' record for the amount of twaddle you are spouting.

Cheerio wee man.
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09/11/2020 11:54:14 3 6
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MacIntyre is a dud. Deal with it. He won a tournament that means nothing. Absolutely zero. It wouldn't even create a ripple in the golfing world. I doubt if most golf fans even knew a tournament was being played in Cyprus.
He will never win a regulation tour event that contains even a single player within the top 50 of the world rankings.
You can take that to the bank.
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09/11/2020 12:25:07 5 1
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He's a dud? Jeezo!

He's been a pro for 2 years and in that time went from 600th in the world to 60th. That's not a bad start in my mind for a young golfer.

Sorry, but your torn-faced diatribe is starting to build up a picture you that you probably don't want plastered all over social media.

Have you had your Snickers today? Have a nice wee lie down and come back a better person.
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09/11/2020 17:16:42 8 0
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Leslie - I'm not in the habit of replying in debates like this but I'm disgusted at your description. Whilst it's entirely possible that Robert may never scale the greatest heights he has shown plenty of promise that makes myself and many others believe that he just might do so. To use language like 'he's a dud' and 'absolute zero' is not only insulting and unworthy; it is clearly inaccurate.
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09/11/2020 11:56:36 16 3
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Quality golf attire from Faldo in the pic!! ??, but glad to see he hasn't jumped on the bandwagon to bash Bryson and his pursuit of greater distance.

Hatton seems to be the best chance for an English winner. Some very solid performances on the PGA tour this year. Molinari to surprise a few after finally finding his game again at the weekend? Good e/w bet I would have thought.
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09/11/2020 13:45:54 2 4
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The Pringle range was awful wasn't it....and their price!
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09/11/2020 14:47:14 1 0
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Hàtton only wins big tournaments. Nice flaw to have
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09/11/2020 21:57:44 0 0
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Tommy Fleetwood has the game needs the luck
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10/11/2020 08:40:50 0 0
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Agree that Hatton has got a chance, but getting bored with the petty rants out on the course. Going to put a couple of shekels each way on Cantlay.
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09/11/2020 08:49:32 11 53
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What a lot of rubbish. He won against a bunch of non entities in the most ridiculous format which did not reward the best golfer over the 4 days.

I would be embarrassed to count that as a tournament victory.
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09/11/2020 12:02:13 4 0
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A bit like The Tour Championship then really with the best golfer for the week finishing 3rd. DJ will be embarrassed having that 'W' on his record when he didn't shoot the lowest score over the four days.
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09/11/2020 12:12:30 1 3
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It's nothing like that as you well know.
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09/11/2020 10:34:46 28 3
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Shrink the fairways to 5-10 yards wide at 300-400 yards and let the grass grow naturally next to it, should do the trick .
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09/11/2020 12:03:47 40 1
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I have no problem if someone can hit the ball a mile and keep it on the fairway. I’m more interested in what the downside is if they miss. Trees, water and knee high rough, or 2 inches of fluff masquerading as rough.
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09/11/2020 10:18:46 5 7
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He won't. As anyone who knows anything about golf could tell you.

He might be a multiple Challenge Tour winner though as he bounces between the tours over the next 20 years.
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09/11/2020 12:07:28 5 1
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You have been banging on about I’m saying he will never win anything. You could at least hold your hand up and say well done now that he has proved you wrong.
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09/11/2020 12:10:05 4 6
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Yes well done for winning an event where he wasn't even the best golfer in a laughably poor field over the 4 days.
If that merits praise then the game should be stopped.
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09/11/2020 12:32:49 2 1
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To be fair, Leslie has got a point, not exactly a strong field was it? Well done for winning, but let's not go all "next star in the making" just yet
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09/11/2020 14:08:45 2 3
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Agree Jimmy. He is a seriously good player. Future Masters winner and a leftie to boot.
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09/11/2020 12:08:39 8 9
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Faldo sold out his soul to the Yanks and if you listen to him nowadays he tends to suck up to the PGA Tour so much it makes me sick.

Over there in New Biden Land the Dollar is king as shown by the latest moves on betting on golf.

A Dechambeau victory in the Masters would be disastrous for World Golf, though I'm sure the brash Yanks would prefer brute force to finesse in golf.
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09/11/2020 15:09:19 1 0
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We have been betting on golf here for decades
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09/11/2020 10:46:59 4 0
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the Masters has a history of players not expected to win then winning . But no mntion of the playing conditions as compared to april, temp, rain, wind, course, is it playing long or short? Will be interesting to see the course without the public and all that goes with that although the on course roars on Sunday will be missed.

Schauffle would be my pick . Or Fowler/Finau
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09/11/2020 12:09:17 14 0
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Fowler is a busted flush I feel. Same age as Rory and touted to be as big a success and yet Rory is the one who gets hammered for 'underachieving' . Go figure.

On a personal note it would be nice for the lad to win one but i'd much prefer to see Westwood do that (yea I know, he has two hopes...Bob and none)
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09/11/2020 12:17:55 0 1
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Westwood, whilst deserved perhaps, has the same flaw as Poulter; far too prone to a poor round in 4, and this year 4 rounds in the 60's will be needed I think. But there again a small field with half the usual number pegging it up who knows.
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09/11/2020 13:03:43 3 0
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Yeah, a Westy win would be a great way to cap an unbelievable career. Normally you'd think that Augusta was the least likely place for this to happen due to his average putting, but in November maybe the greens will be slower.......Betfair have him at 90-1 and are paying out on 10 places E/W - just sayin'!! Agree re Fowler & McIlroy - neither can seem to avoid at least one bad round
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09/11/2020 12:07:28 5 1
bbc
You have been banging on about I’m saying he will never win anything. You could at least hold your hand up and say well done now that he has proved you wrong.
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09/11/2020 12:10:05 4 6
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Yes well done for winning an event where he wasn't even the best golfer in a laughably poor field over the 4 days.
If that merits praise then the game should be stopped.
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09/11/2020 12:02:13 4 0
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A bit like The Tour Championship then really with the best golfer for the week finishing 3rd. DJ will be embarrassed having that 'W' on his record when he didn't shoot the lowest score over the four days.
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09/11/2020 12:12:30 1 3
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It's nothing like that as you well know.
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09/11/2020 10:11:44 3 4
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Notorious bottler, lost this major when leading by 4 in the last round! Shot an 80 at another major when in contention. He hit everything including the car park! Lol
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09/11/2020 12:13:45 2 3
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It was superb to watch. I thought he was going to burst into tears at one point. Absolutely hilarious.
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09/11/2020 17:40:30 2 0
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And still the greatest player in the last ten years, now that was superb to watch, absolutely magnificent.
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09/11/2020 12:14:18 12 14
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DeChambeauis ruining golf. Power is not the way and Nick should know. It is losing all the skill in the game and that was the way golf should be played skill. All the modern ways has ruined the game and I have been playing over 60 years. As for McIlroy he is now a has been. He has the money but cannot concentrate on 4 rounds of golf.
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09/11/2020 13:32:50 14 3
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Agree DeChambeau is bad for golf, but only for his slow play. There's nothing wrong with power or with using science to push the boundaries - and golf cannot be the only sport to penalise good athletes or intelligence. So let's see if he can hit it 350 and keep it straight if he's on a 20 second clock. If he can, then he deserves all the success he gets (until his back gives up the ghost)
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09/11/2020 13:44:33 1 0
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The object is to get the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible, if he has a way of doing that then that's his way. May not be attractive or entertaining but has to be respected?
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09/11/2020 16:32:15 1 0
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His short play and putting is also exceptionally good.
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09/11/2020 16:38:05 1 1
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A bit harsh to describe McIlroy as a has been. Does this also apply to Speith, in your opinion?
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09/11/2020 12:09:17 14 0
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Fowler is a busted flush I feel. Same age as Rory and touted to be as big a success and yet Rory is the one who gets hammered for 'underachieving' . Go figure.

On a personal note it would be nice for the lad to win one but i'd much prefer to see Westwood do that (yea I know, he has two hopes...Bob and none)
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09/11/2020 12:17:55 0 1
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Westwood, whilst deserved perhaps, has the same flaw as Poulter; far too prone to a poor round in 4, and this year 4 rounds in the 60's will be needed I think. But there again a small field with half the usual number pegging it up who knows.
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09/11/2020 12:25:09 0 0
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Wouldn't disagree there. We all know his Achilles heel has been his putting under pressure. Unlike Poulter whose irons has often been the issue....now if only they could have combined the best of both players. One for the fantasy XBOX player!!
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09/11/2020 12:29:43 4 0
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By the way four rounds in the 60's would be history making as I believe in the 80+ editions of the tournament that feat has never been achieved.
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09/11/2020 11:54:14 3 6
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MacIntyre is a dud. Deal with it. He won a tournament that means nothing. Absolutely zero. It wouldn't even create a ripple in the golfing world. I doubt if most golf fans even knew a tournament was being played in Cyprus.
He will never win a regulation tour event that contains even a single player within the top 50 of the world rankings.
You can take that to the bank.
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09/11/2020 12:25:07 5 1
bbc
He's a dud? Jeezo!

He's been a pro for 2 years and in that time went from 600th in the world to 60th. That's not a bad start in my mind for a young golfer.

Sorry, but your torn-faced diatribe is starting to build up a picture you that you probably don't want plastered all over social media.

Have you had your Snickers today? Have a nice wee lie down and come back a better person.
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09/11/2020 12:46:11 1 7
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There are players his age and with no more experience challenging and winning majors and so far all he's won is the equivalent of the Outer Hebrides open.
If you aren't up there by your mid 20s these days then it aint happening. And for 'Bob' it aint ever going to happen my friend.
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09/11/2020 12:17:55 0 1
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Westwood, whilst deserved perhaps, has the same flaw as Poulter; far too prone to a poor round in 4, and this year 4 rounds in the 60's will be needed I think. But there again a small field with half the usual number pegging it up who knows.
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09/11/2020 12:25:09 0 0
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Wouldn't disagree there. We all know his Achilles heel has been his putting under pressure. Unlike Poulter whose irons has often been the issue....now if only they could have combined the best of both players. One for the fantasy XBOX player!!
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09/11/2020 12:17:55 0 1
bbc
Westwood, whilst deserved perhaps, has the same flaw as Poulter; far too prone to a poor round in 4, and this year 4 rounds in the 60's will be needed I think. But there again a small field with half the usual number pegging it up who knows.
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09/11/2020 12:29:43 4 0
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By the way four rounds in the 60's would be history making as I believe in the 80+ editions of the tournament that feat has never been achieved.
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09/11/2020 12:07:28 5 1
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You have been banging on about I’m saying he will never win anything. You could at least hold your hand up and say well done now that he has proved you wrong.
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09/11/2020 12:32:49 2 1
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To be fair, Leslie has got a point, not exactly a strong field was it? Well done for winning, but let's not go all "next star in the making" just yet
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09/11/2020 12:25:07 5 1
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He's a dud? Jeezo!

He's been a pro for 2 years and in that time went from 600th in the world to 60th. That's not a bad start in my mind for a young golfer.

Sorry, but your torn-faced diatribe is starting to build up a picture you that you probably don't want plastered all over social media.

Have you had your Snickers today? Have a nice wee lie down and come back a better person.
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09/11/2020 12:46:11 1 7
bbc
There are players his age and with no more experience challenging and winning majors and so far all he's won is the equivalent of the Outer Hebrides open.
If you aren't up there by your mid 20s these days then it aint happening. And for 'Bob' it aint ever going to happen my friend.
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09/11/2020 13:09:02 5 0
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hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, you're a funny guy!

It's golf, not bloody well women's gymnastics we are talking about. Golfers have the longest careers in sport.

You truly do write an exceptional amount of nonsense.

Maybe someone has stole your phone and is pranking you.

'Wait til Leslie see's all the crap we've written in his name on the BBC'

Til next time joker......
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09/11/2020 12:56:46 2 3
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Rory has lost the bottle and his body language only gives opponents encouragement. There are too many players out there that will just blow Rory and the course away. Off the shorter hitters an each way on Hatton is sound.
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09/11/2020 12:09:17 14 0
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Fowler is a busted flush I feel. Same age as Rory and touted to be as big a success and yet Rory is the one who gets hammered for 'underachieving' . Go figure.

On a personal note it would be nice for the lad to win one but i'd much prefer to see Westwood do that (yea I know, he has two hopes...Bob and none)
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09/11/2020 13:03:43 3 0
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Yeah, a Westy win would be a great way to cap an unbelievable career. Normally you'd think that Augusta was the least likely place for this to happen due to his average putting, but in November maybe the greens will be slower.......Betfair have him at 90-1 and are paying out on 10 places E/W - just sayin'!! Agree re Fowler & McIlroy - neither can seem to avoid at least one bad round
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09/11/2020 13:58:16 0 0
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Not a bad e/w bet at 90/1 ??. Indeed at least he's in it and we can but dream.

Not sure about the green speeds as they can dry them out but anything less than 12 on the stimp would be a help!!
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09/11/2020 12:46:11 1 7
bbc
There are players his age and with no more experience challenging and winning majors and so far all he's won is the equivalent of the Outer Hebrides open.
If you aren't up there by your mid 20s these days then it aint happening. And for 'Bob' it aint ever going to happen my friend.
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09/11/2020 13:09:02 5 0
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hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, you're a funny guy!

It's golf, not bloody well women's gymnastics we are talking about. Golfers have the longest careers in sport.

You truly do write an exceptional amount of nonsense.

Maybe someone has stole your phone and is pranking you.

'Wait til Leslie see's all the crap we've written in his name on the BBC'

Til next time joker......
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09/11/2020 13:15:20 7 0
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someone with a beard a baseball cap and a lorra lorra logos will win
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09/11/2020 14:48:38 8 0
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ha ha ha ! Just hope that its not a player that considers acceptable on course etiquette is to spit ; takes an age over each shot and consults with a greensbook ad infinitum. Great opportunity for the golf rulers to deal with these issues and put on an event the golfing world will watch.
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09/11/2020 13:22:25 5 1
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Apart from the obvious economic considerations, surely the answer is just to have a specification for the size and tolerance of a club's sweet spot.
To be a profession, surely the idea is to see who is technically able to the best over 4 days, along with shot selection and feel around the green.

Smaller sweet spots and severer penalties for hitting on the heal and toe?!
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09/11/2020 10:34:46 28 3
bbc
Shrink the fairways to 5-10 yards wide at 300-400 yards and let the grass grow naturally next to it, should do the trick .
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09/11/2020 13:24:50 5 1
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But why make golf the only sport that penalises athleticism - surely there's a better way? And it's not just the big guys - McIlroy and Justin Thomas are short, light guys but still massive from the tee. All you'd achieve is these guys hitting 3 irons to 280 and never missing fairways. I don't pretend to have the answers but just penalising the best athletes can't be the way forwards
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09/11/2020 15:58:40 2 2
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It's not a question of penalising athleticism, though. As with tennis; more power from the racquets, bigger sweet spots meaning less inaccuracy; it's tech that has been slowly eroding the importance of skill & touch, and granting a premium to power.

The idea of lower tee heights is an interesting one, but I wonder how they'd police it!
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09/11/2020 16:00:27 2 0
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But they would then have to hit a 5 Iron to a rock hard sloping green rather than PW. There are guys out there that can hit driver 290 as accurately as the long guys can hit a 2 Iron.
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09/11/2020 13:26:00 1 22
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Would not pay much attention to what Faldo says as he has been the worst Ryder Cup captain of the modern era. He may have won 6 majors but he did not do it with the likes of DJ, Speith etc in the modern era.
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09/11/2020 14:05:30 11 0
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To heck with Tigers majors then. He didn't do it with the likes of Jack and Arnie....
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09/11/2020 14:14:22 2 0
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I agree he wasn't a good captain but I think there were more than a few decent players around in those days
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09/11/2020 14:41:30 2 0
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He was a rubbish captain and should never have been picked but to write his whole career off because of it is absolute piffle.
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09/11/2020 14:49:55 2 0
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I love you logic, Ryder Cup captain good, 6 time major winner bad, buffoon
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09/11/2020 14:54:09 4 0
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Err Seve, Norman, Woosnam, Lyle, O'Meara, Pavin, Kite....I could go on.

Different eras, each era has it's greats
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09/11/2020 16:06:09 1 0
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Thanks I will make sure to listen to you in the future instead of Nick Faldo
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09/11/2020 16:38:39 0 0
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How true, Faldo only had to compete with Norman, Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Seve to name but a few. Jack has 18 majors, Watson 8, Seve 5. Compare that to DJ (1) & Speith (3). So no real comparison
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09/11/2020 20:07:04 1 4
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Correct. Faldo has literally nothing to say that's worth listening to. When he comes on air the golf goes off in my house.
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09/11/2020 12:14:18 12 14
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DeChambeauis ruining golf. Power is not the way and Nick should know. It is losing all the skill in the game and that was the way golf should be played skill. All the modern ways has ruined the game and I have been playing over 60 years. As for McIlroy he is now a has been. He has the money but cannot concentrate on 4 rounds of golf.
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09/11/2020 13:32:50 14 3
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Agree DeChambeau is bad for golf, but only for his slow play. There's nothing wrong with power or with using science to push the boundaries - and golf cannot be the only sport to penalise good athletes or intelligence. So let's see if he can hit it 350 and keep it straight if he's on a 20 second clock. If he can, then he deserves all the success he gets (until his back gives up the ghost)
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09/11/2020 09:52:30 8 6
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Star in the making is a little OTT, 24 years old and only 1 win. Nevertheless, he's off and running now so we'll see
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09/11/2020 13:42:52 3 0
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He only turned professional three years ago(2017) and earned his European Tour Card in 2018. Prior to that he started playing serious amateur golf when he was 18 after getting injured playing his first sport of shinty. Pretty impressive for six years.
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09/11/2020 13:52:54 2 1
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Oh I'm not denying hes a talented golfer, just that it's a bit too soon to be calling him the next star.....but good luck to him.
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09/11/2020 12:14:18 12 14
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DeChambeauis ruining golf. Power is not the way and Nick should know. It is losing all the skill in the game and that was the way golf should be played skill. All the modern ways has ruined the game and I have been playing over 60 years. As for McIlroy he is now a has been. He has the money but cannot concentrate on 4 rounds of golf.
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09/11/2020 13:44:33 1 0
bbc
The object is to get the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible, if he has a way of doing that then that's his way. May not be attractive or entertaining but has to be respected?
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09/11/2020 11:56:36 16 3
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Quality golf attire from Faldo in the pic!! ??, but glad to see he hasn't jumped on the bandwagon to bash Bryson and his pursuit of greater distance.

Hatton seems to be the best chance for an English winner. Some very solid performances on the PGA tour this year. Molinari to surprise a few after finally finding his game again at the weekend? Good e/w bet I would have thought.
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09/11/2020 13:45:54 2 4
bbc
The Pringle range was awful wasn't it....and their price!
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09/11/2020 13:54:42 0 0
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Indeed. Perhaps only Poulters gear surpassing it for outrageous price and style !!
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09/11/2020 17:10:31 0 0
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Nice crisps though.
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09/11/2020 13:42:52 3 0
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He only turned professional three years ago(2017) and earned his European Tour Card in 2018. Prior to that he started playing serious amateur golf when he was 18 after getting injured playing his first sport of shinty. Pretty impressive for six years.
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09/11/2020 13:52:54 2 1
bbc
Oh I'm not denying hes a talented golfer, just that it's a bit too soon to be calling him the next star.....but good luck to him.
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09/11/2020 13:53:15 6 10
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Boring Flado trying to seem interesting. Of course a DeChambeau win would be bad for golf. Who wants to see muscle overpowering skill. For the vast majority gaining 70 yards by muscling up is not possible and it further distances pro golf from amateur golf and kills great classic golf courses too.
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09/11/2020 14:02:10 1 0
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I totally agree that a lot of cracking courses losing out now because of the distance. I'd still like to see them put on say, Gleneagles Kings, just to see how they play it / score.
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09/11/2020 14:51:14 0 0
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Yep I can't play footie like Harry Kane, but that doesn't bother me either
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09/11/2020 16:48:48 0 0
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I agree. Nicklaus said he won so many because of his control of long irons. We need to get back to that.
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09/11/2020 13:45:54 2 4
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The Pringle range was awful wasn't it....and their price!
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09/11/2020 13:54:42 0 0
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Indeed. Perhaps only Poulters gear surpassing it for outrageous price and style !!
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09/11/2020 13:03:43 3 0
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Yeah, a Westy win would be a great way to cap an unbelievable career. Normally you'd think that Augusta was the least likely place for this to happen due to his average putting, but in November maybe the greens will be slower.......Betfair have him at 90-1 and are paying out on 10 places E/W - just sayin'!! Agree re Fowler & McIlroy - neither can seem to avoid at least one bad round
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09/11/2020 13:58:16 0 0
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Not a bad e/w bet at 90/1 ??. Indeed at least he's in it and we can but dream.

Not sure about the green speeds as they can dry them out but anything less than 12 on the stimp would be a help!!
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09/11/2020 14:00:24 0 0
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This article says the Masters was in August!

Surely we already know who the winner was then???
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09/11/2020 13:53:15 6 10
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Boring Flado trying to seem interesting. Of course a DeChambeau win would be bad for golf. Who wants to see muscle overpowering skill. For the vast majority gaining 70 yards by muscling up is not possible and it further distances pro golf from amateur golf and kills great classic golf courses too.
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09/11/2020 14:02:10 1 0
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I totally agree that a lot of cracking courses losing out now because of the distance. I'd still like to see them put on say, Gleneagles Kings, just to see how they play it / score.
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09/11/2020 13:26:00 1 22
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Would not pay much attention to what Faldo says as he has been the worst Ryder Cup captain of the modern era. He may have won 6 majors but he did not do it with the likes of DJ, Speith etc in the modern era.
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09/11/2020 14:05:30 11 0
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To heck with Tigers majors then. He didn't do it with the likes of Jack and Arnie....
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09/11/2020 10:18:46 5 7
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He won't. As anyone who knows anything about golf could tell you.

He might be a multiple Challenge Tour winner though as he bounces between the tours over the next 20 years.
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09/11/2020 14:07:36 1 1
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First full year on the European Circuit with limited invitations he averaged below 70 and earned more than 2.4 million euros. Also two second places one fourth,one sixth and two other top ten places.A flash in the pan? Don't think so.
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09/11/2020 12:07:28 5 1
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You have been banging on about I’m saying he will never win anything. You could at least hold your hand up and say well done now that he has proved you wrong.
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09/11/2020 14:08:45 2 3
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Agree Jimmy. He is a seriously good player. Future Masters winner and a leftie to boot.
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09/11/2020 14:58:06 4 3
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Is that the Hebrides Masters you're talking about?

He can't even get in the field for the US Masters, let alone win the thing.
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09/11/2020 14:10:48 19 1
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Just been watching the Woods channel on Sky and it is only Monday.
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mc
09/11/2020 14:55:06 5 0
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had the xmas channel since september
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09/11/2020 16:52:56 2 1
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To Sky, Woods & McIlroy are the only 2 golfers in the World. Despite their one Major win between them in 6 years
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09/11/2020 10:34:46 28 3
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Shrink the fairways to 5-10 yards wide at 300-400 yards and let the grass grow naturally next to it, should do the trick .
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09/11/2020 14:14:13 2 1
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It made no difference to Bryson at the US Open, as he had the power to flip wedges out of the very thick rough and onto the green!
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09/11/2020 17:49:32 7 0
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It wasn't very thick rough, that's the problem. It was fluff compared to the rough at my home course during the summer.
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09/11/2020 13:26:00 1 22
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Would not pay much attention to what Faldo says as he has been the worst Ryder Cup captain of the modern era. He may have won 6 majors but he did not do it with the likes of DJ, Speith etc in the modern era.
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09/11/2020 14:14:22 2 0
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I agree he wasn't a good captain but I think there were more than a few decent players around in those days
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09/11/2020 10:00:53 4 1
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Jack was right, you have to have all the game working and especially the short game and putting. I don't know what the negative fuss is about BDC, he's not the longest hitter and in the last major Wolff often outdrove him in the last round. It's good that there are characters like BDC and Wolff with their different approaches though.
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09/11/2020 14:28:11 0 0
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Probably because he is so slow and never gets called for it by officials.
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09/11/2020 13:26:00 1 22
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Would not pay much attention to what Faldo says as he has been the worst Ryder Cup captain of the modern era. He may have won 6 majors but he did not do it with the likes of DJ, Speith etc in the modern era.
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09/11/2020 14:41:30 2 0
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He was a rubbish captain and should never have been picked but to write his whole career off because of it is absolute piffle.
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09/11/2020 10:39:51 11 7
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What a tedious comment. Check out Carter's columns and you will hardly find any on McIlroy since lockdown, until this one. Look at the breadth of topics and players you'll get a better sense that he knows "other golfers are available". In the week McIlroy goes again for the career grand slam, what's wrong with hearing the views of our greatest golfer at the Masters??
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09/11/2020 14:44:30 0 0
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I think he is confusing Carter with the idiot from the Telegraph Corrigan, talk about sycophancy
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09/11/2020 15:34:59 2 2
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So out of the three articles currently on the Golf page for the us major, one is about an american beef cake and the other two are about McIlroy.

How much more biased can the BBC and Iain Carter (BBC Golf Corespondant) be?
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09/11/2020 11:56:36 16 3
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Quality golf attire from Faldo in the pic!! ??, but glad to see he hasn't jumped on the bandwagon to bash Bryson and his pursuit of greater distance.

Hatton seems to be the best chance for an English winner. Some very solid performances on the PGA tour this year. Molinari to surprise a few after finally finding his game again at the weekend? Good e/w bet I would have thought.
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09/11/2020 14:47:14 1 0
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Hàtton only wins big tournaments. Nice flaw to have
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09/11/2020 15:44:10 0 0
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If he can keep his head together, on the greens particularly where he can get frustrated, he must be in with a decent shout. Same could be said for Rham as well perhaps.
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09/11/2020 13:15:20 7 0
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someone with a beard a baseball cap and a lorra lorra logos will win
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09/11/2020 14:48:38 8 0
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ha ha ha ! Just hope that its not a player that considers acceptable on course etiquette is to spit ; takes an age over each shot and consults with a greensbook ad infinitum. Great opportunity for the golf rulers to deal with these issues and put on an event the golfing world will watch.
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mc
09/11/2020 14:58:09 1 0
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and triple checking with his caddy-restrict caddy to just carry th eclubs please
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09/11/2020 13:26:00 1 22
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Would not pay much attention to what Faldo says as he has been the worst Ryder Cup captain of the modern era. He may have won 6 majors but he did not do it with the likes of DJ, Speith etc in the modern era.
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09/11/2020 14:49:55 2 0
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I love you logic, Ryder Cup captain good, 6 time major winner bad, buffoon
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09/11/2020 13:53:15 6 10
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Boring Flado trying to seem interesting. Of course a DeChambeau win would be bad for golf. Who wants to see muscle overpowering skill. For the vast majority gaining 70 yards by muscling up is not possible and it further distances pro golf from amateur golf and kills great classic golf courses too.
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09/11/2020 14:51:14 0 0
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Yep I can't play footie like Harry Kane, but that doesn't bother me either
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09/11/2020 13:26:00 1 22
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Would not pay much attention to what Faldo says as he has been the worst Ryder Cup captain of the modern era. He may have won 6 majors but he did not do it with the likes of DJ, Speith etc in the modern era.
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09/11/2020 14:54:09 4 0
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Err Seve, Norman, Woosnam, Lyle, O'Meara, Pavin, Kite....I could go on.

Different eras, each era has it's greats
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09/11/2020 14:10:48 19 1
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Just been watching the Woods channel on Sky and it is only Monday.
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mc
09/11/2020 14:55:06 5 0
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had the xmas channel since september
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09/11/2020 14:08:45 2 3
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Agree Jimmy. He is a seriously good player. Future Masters winner and a leftie to boot.
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09/11/2020 14:58:06 4 3
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Is that the Hebrides Masters you're talking about?

He can't even get in the field for the US Masters, let alone win the thing.
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09/11/2020 14:48:38 8 0
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ha ha ha ! Just hope that its not a player that considers acceptable on course etiquette is to spit ; takes an age over each shot and consults with a greensbook ad infinitum. Great opportunity for the golf rulers to deal with these issues and put on an event the golfing world will watch.
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mc
09/11/2020 14:58:09 1 0
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and triple checking with his caddy-restrict caddy to just carry th eclubs please
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09/11/2020 14:59:40 5 7
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If Borey concentrated more on his game instead of saying & doing stupid stuff he might win more. The guy loves the sound of his own voice. He admitted not that long ago that maybe he was not as good as he thought.1st honest words he has said in years.What is it now 7/8 years since his last major? Sorry he is nowhere near Tiger or Jack. Faldo has achieved more majors.The guy is a bottler period!!!
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09/11/2020 15:37:15 7 3
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1) He stated maybe he wasn't as good as he was. Totally different.
2) 6. Really not that hard to establish simple facts these days.
3) no one has ever stated he was near JN/Tiger. Who is?
4) X4 majors, X3 WGC, Players Champion, X2 Fed Ex, X2 Race to Dubai...yea some bottler he is
5) Faldo has won more majors. 1st honest words in your post.
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09/11/2020 15:04:28 26 0
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Before DeChambeau became the incredible bulk I have the one memory of Richard McEvoy winning the European Open 2018 and being dissed by his playing partner. One DeChambeau, with one of the most disgusting shows of petulance I have ever seen in professional golf. Never forgiven him for that.
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Ian
10/11/2020 11:25:15 10 0
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I have a couple of other "etiquette" issues with Bryson.

During one of the Middle East tournaments his playing partner was looking for his ball in the rough. Everyone in the group helping except for Bryson.

Trampled rough thoroughly before taking a drop in USA then abusive towards rules official.

Tour needs to punish behaviour like this based on TV evidence.
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09/11/2020 15:04:30 40 2
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DeChambeau may hit it a mile but still takes far too long with most shots
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09/11/2020 15:41:23 35 1
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Which is the real issue with him. Driving it long isn't the issue, particularly if he's straight with it so fair play to him, but speed of play needs to be dealt with. Its not just him either.