Casey sets clubhouse lead at Masters
12/11/2020 | sport | golf | 226
Paul Casey holds the clubhouse lead at seven under par after day one of the Masters closes with half the field still to complete their rounds.
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12/11/2020 23:33:59 11 8
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Rory ain't winning it.
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13/11/2020 13:39:33 0 0
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only 9 off the lead at the moment!
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KR
12/11/2020 23:39:04 3 2
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Excellent effort by Casey today. Hopefully the course dries out and makes it more treacherous as it usually is. Woods is in the hunt to match Jack Nicklaus' record of 6 Augusta wins and going by today's play I have a sneaky feeling he might well do it. It will be interesting to see how day 2 plays out with the pins and conditions. It might well benefit the early starters.
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12/11/2020 23:40:35 3 3
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Loser since 1966.

Haven’t even read your post yet and yet I KNOW it’s irrelevant and pointless.

I will watch the highlights now and then comment once I am actually informed. Incredible new way of thinking for those that have that capacity.
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13/11/2020 00:28:19 1 0
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S'ok mate, that trolling t*s*p*t's post has already been removed, to general signs of relief!
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12/11/2020 23:47:56 3 13
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Rory already SEVEN back after just NINE holes lol.
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12/11/2020 23:50:36 4 1
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Yip 54 to go.
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13/11/2020 03:20:47 4 2
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Casey finished his round before Rory even finished his front 9. The late starters tend to be behind the early clubhouse leader... Have you ever watched a golf tournament?
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12/11/2020 23:47:56 3 13
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Rory already SEVEN back after just NINE holes lol.
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12/11/2020 23:50:36 4 1
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Yip 54 to go.
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13/11/2020 00:04:17 2 7
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Not for McIlroy there isn't lol.
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12/11/2020 23:50:36 4 1
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Yip 54 to go.
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13/11/2020 00:04:17 2 7
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Not for McIlroy there isn't lol.
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13/11/2020 04:33:35 9 2
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Good morning Leslie.
Is there any chance that you are going to grow up some time?
Imagine a (grown man)? who feels compelled to put lol at the end of every tedious and negative and disparaging sentence.
Hard to imagine that innit? lol
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13/11/2020 00:08:50 32 4
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Rory was hungry when young. Ditto Jordan Spieth. Both prodigious talents who now have so much dosh their early drive has disappeared. Can't say I blame them really - $100 million plus in the bank, life must be good.

Goes to show how dedicated to winning were the Jacks of the world, not to mention Tiger.
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13/11/2020 03:19:11 3 9
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That's a bit of an uncharitable assessment. There's a problem with Spieth's driver, not his drive. He keeps grinding it out on the PGA tour even though his results are nothing like they used to be.
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13/11/2020 07:30:55 4 5
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Nonsense. Rory is still hungry to win the masters. He needs it for the grand slam. His life has changed considerably, now married with a kid. Listen to interviews, he is passionate for golf and still hungry as ever. Rorys problem is that he always has a high score in his 4 day event. He struggles to minimise mistakes. That is why he hasn’t won a major in so long. And talent on the field is high!
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KP
13/11/2020 00:17:53 1 2
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Have we got tee off times for the ones who have to finish their rounds?
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13/11/2020 00:25:57 15 2
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I am just a touched perplexed by the absence off one T Woods in the leader board as reported here by the BBC. If my maths hasn't let me down, a round of 68 gives a -4 score, yet he is not listed! It can't be because part of the article is about him - they wouldn't put P Casey on there if that was the case?! Also I am sad that golf has not followed other sports in allowing freeview live coverage.??
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13/11/2020 01:25:17 5 8
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Yeah that’s a big mistook given that they’re usually fawning over him. Thomas is looking up for it. I expect a USA 1,2,3.
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12/11/2020 23:40:35 3 3
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Loser since 1966.

Haven’t even read your post yet and yet I KNOW it’s irrelevant and pointless.

I will watch the highlights now and then comment once I am actually informed. Incredible new way of thinking for those that have that capacity.
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13/11/2020 00:28:19 1 0
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S'ok mate, that trolling t*s*p*t's post has already been removed, to general signs of relief!
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13/11/2020 00:31:57 4 1
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I'd love him to win this and his best is easily good enough. Problem for Casey is that you don't see that best every day and most often his tournaments get marred with a poor or middling round or maybe two. Lets just hope it doesn't happen this time.
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13/11/2020 00:52:49 2 2
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Just watching BBC highlights and a bunker shot on 7 by Mickelson which I still don’t believe - what a place this is - it will get harder though - heart says Westwood - head says Thomas - wallet says Fritelli - three more days to look forward to
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13/11/2020 00:58:07 10 22
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Westwood said “it could have been a 63 or 64”.

It wasn’t though was it Lee. It was a 68.

Weak mentally, won’t ever win a major.

Genuinely sad to see and hear Peter Alliss visibly and audibly declining. One of the few old school sports broadcasters left. Will miss his unabashed xenophobia, rampant sexism, and casual racism when he eventually has to put the mic down.
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13/11/2020 01:28:12 9 2
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Me, too. The only commentator who entertains/entertained. Tired of the ever more twee chatter of the craven generation.
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13/11/2020 01:54:59 2 1
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I think before you sound off - you could provide a very very brief resume of your golfing achievements ??
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13/11/2020 03:22:57 6 1
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44 more professional wins than you...how mentally strong do you have to be to sound off behind a keyboard?
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ME
13/11/2020 01:02:06 7 5
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Augusta looks beautiful in autumn. Would love to see Tiger win a 6th or one of the old guard pick up a 1st. I don't mind long hitting as long as a bad/greedy shot is punished - how did BdeC shoot 70 when he hit so many stinkers? And re Freeview - Beeb used to be great at live golf - it was 1 of the sports that stayed put the longest - before R&A sold out to Sky. Looking forward to tomorrow.
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13/11/2020 02:01:44 4 4
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"...I don't mind long hitting as long as a bad/greedy shot is punished - how did BdeC shoot 70 when he hit so many stinkers?..."

Erm? Because long bad/greedy shots are not punished. BdeC squeezes all the elegance out of the game.
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13/11/2020 09:17:41 2 0
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I agree, keep OB rules the same. Make 50 yards into the trees or stupidly big misses OB at championship courses.

He'd have posted a horrific score then.
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13/11/2020 00:25:57 15 2
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I am just a touched perplexed by the absence off one T Woods in the leader board as reported here by the BBC. If my maths hasn't let me down, a round of 68 gives a -4 score, yet he is not listed! It can't be because part of the article is about him - they wouldn't put P Casey on there if that was the case?! Also I am sad that golf has not followed other sports in allowing freeview live coverage.??
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13/11/2020 01:25:17 5 8
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Yeah that’s a big mistook given that they’re usually fawning over him. Thomas is looking up for it. I expect a USA 1,2,3.
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13/11/2020 14:01:47 0 0
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Fawning over the defending champion? Outrageous!
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13/11/2020 00:58:07 10 22
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Westwood said “it could have been a 63 or 64”.

It wasn’t though was it Lee. It was a 68.

Weak mentally, won’t ever win a major.

Genuinely sad to see and hear Peter Alliss visibly and audibly declining. One of the few old school sports broadcasters left. Will miss his unabashed xenophobia, rampant sexism, and casual racism when he eventually has to put the mic down.
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13/11/2020 01:28:12 9 2
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Me, too. The only commentator who entertains/entertained. Tired of the ever more twee chatter of the craven generation.
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13/11/2020 01:48:40 2 1
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What bbc coverage will there be this year?
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13/11/2020 08:02:37 2 1
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Hardly any. I bet they've still flown the gravy train out there though
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13/11/2020 08:02:46 1 1
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License fee well spent.
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13/11/2020 00:58:07 10 22
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Westwood said “it could have been a 63 or 64”.

It wasn’t though was it Lee. It was a 68.

Weak mentally, won’t ever win a major.

Genuinely sad to see and hear Peter Alliss visibly and audibly declining. One of the few old school sports broadcasters left. Will miss his unabashed xenophobia, rampant sexism, and casual racism when he eventually has to put the mic down.
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13/11/2020 01:54:59 2 1
bbc
I think before you sound off - you could provide a very very brief resume of your golfing achievements ??
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ME
13/11/2020 01:02:06 7 5
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Augusta looks beautiful in autumn. Would love to see Tiger win a 6th or one of the old guard pick up a 1st. I don't mind long hitting as long as a bad/greedy shot is punished - how did BdeC shoot 70 when he hit so many stinkers? And re Freeview - Beeb used to be great at live golf - it was 1 of the sports that stayed put the longest - before R&A sold out to Sky. Looking forward to tomorrow.
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13/11/2020 02:01:44 4 4
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"...I don't mind long hitting as long as a bad/greedy shot is punished - how did BdeC shoot 70 when he hit so many stinkers?..."

Erm? Because long bad/greedy shots are not punished. BdeC squeezes all the elegance out of the game.
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13/11/2020 08:16:15 3 0
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Nope - it was because of the softness of the course. Punching it out of trees? Far easier when if your 5 yards offline it won’t bounce n roll 30 yards in the wrong direction.

Trust me - Winged Foot was an aberration as a) the rough wasn’t as severe as normal b) his putting was on fire for the week.

His wedge game isn’t good enough to win The Masters. There, I’ve said it.
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13/11/2020 00:08:50 32 4
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Rory was hungry when young. Ditto Jordan Spieth. Both prodigious talents who now have so much dosh their early drive has disappeared. Can't say I blame them really - $100 million plus in the bank, life must be good.

Goes to show how dedicated to winning were the Jacks of the world, not to mention Tiger.
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13/11/2020 03:19:11 3 9
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That's a bit of an uncharitable assessment. There's a problem with Spieth's driver, not his drive. He keeps grinding it out on the PGA tour even though his results are nothing like they used to be.
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12/11/2020 23:47:56 3 13
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Rory already SEVEN back after just NINE holes lol.
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13/11/2020 03:20:47 4 2
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Casey finished his round before Rory even finished his front 9. The late starters tend to be behind the early clubhouse leader... Have you ever watched a golf tournament?
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13/11/2020 15:18:31 0 0
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And now he's 10 back. Perhaps he should retire and take up a spot with Sky as a commentator lol.
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13/11/2020 00:58:07 10 22
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Westwood said “it could have been a 63 or 64”.

It wasn’t though was it Lee. It was a 68.

Weak mentally, won’t ever win a major.

Genuinely sad to see and hear Peter Alliss visibly and audibly declining. One of the few old school sports broadcasters left. Will miss his unabashed xenophobia, rampant sexism, and casual racism when he eventually has to put the mic down.
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13/11/2020 03:22:57 6 1
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44 more professional wins than you...how mentally strong do you have to be to sound off behind a keyboard?
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13/11/2020 08:12:45 0 3
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Seriously? Sound off?? It’s a comments board, those are my comments.

Anyway, if you insist... so in 1994 I won a junior putt putt tournament at butlins. The following year I tried pitch and putt, liked it a lot. Been to the driving range a few times after work. Um, that’s about it.

Btw try using different expressions. It must take up a lot of your time coming up with new usernames.
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13/11/2020 03:40:48 14 5
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Skys coverage as always is disappointing the only saving grace is when Butch Harmon is in the commentary box.
This American led ‘marquee’ following is ridiculous, cameras are on every hole yet we only see the exploits of the few.
Love to see Casey go all the way but there’s a long way to go!.
Think Cantlay is a decent e/w bet.
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13/11/2020 06:05:47 17 0
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I am surprised that Harmon can commentate with his co-commentators so far up his backside.
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13/11/2020 07:32:10 13 2
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Another sky basher. Sky do golf better than anyone and have mastered it over the years. The first half of the day focuses on two groups only because of TV scheduling contracts. Live play on the rest of the field can continue on the second half of the day.

Yesterday they covered most of the field I think so maybe you had the red button group focused coverage
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13/11/2020 09:58:29 2 0
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Quite enjoyed the commentary tbh....Dougherty is pretty good, better than in thought he would be when he started
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13/11/2020 12:28:10 1 0
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Go to MASTERS.COM for free to view of every shot played without the commentary!
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13/11/2020 04:02:37 35 2
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Hopefully the media fawning over Dechambeau before the tournament will prove to be misguided.

Golf has, and never will be, just about power. Yes it helps, but to win at Augusta you have to be the best putter first and foremost.

While a 400 yard carry blows my mind, in every tournament Bryson has won his putter has been crucial. If he doesn’t putt well over the next 3 days he won’t get close.
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Bob
13/11/2020 07:08:58 15 5
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I agee. And the people callig for his head because they don't like how far he can drive are just embaressing.
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13/11/2020 08:44:30 2 0
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Go have a look at the stats and see how many times the putting leader has won The Masters. Like any course, you need to be good in every area.
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13/11/2020 13:56:05 0 0
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I have literally seen 0 "fawning" articles, rather I've seen articles analysing his increased driving distance, and whether that will prove as useful in Augusta. Not all reporting on him is "fawning", just because you don't like the guy/the amount of reporting.
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13/11/2020 00:04:17 2 7
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Not for McIlroy there isn't lol.
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13/11/2020 04:33:35 9 2
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Good morning Leslie.
Is there any chance that you are going to grow up some time?
Imagine a (grown man)? who feels compelled to put lol at the end of every tedious and negative and disparaging sentence.
Hard to imagine that innit? lol
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13/11/2020 07:50:11 3 0
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It’s because they hate on Rory as they don’t have much of a life of their own. Studies have been done that show if someone has a fixation and can’t stop trolling one person then they have severe self esteem and general issues with a lack of outputs in their life.
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13/11/2020 05:44:28 0 30
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Whoever wins this year won't be winning the Master's. There simply isn't the right conditions for it to be a true Master's comptetion.
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Bob
13/11/2020 07:10:59 6 0
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But they will be winning the Masters. Don't cry.
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13/11/2020 03:40:48 14 5
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Skys coverage as always is disappointing the only saving grace is when Butch Harmon is in the commentary box.
This American led ‘marquee’ following is ridiculous, cameras are on every hole yet we only see the exploits of the few.
Love to see Casey go all the way but there’s a long way to go!.
Think Cantlay is a decent e/w bet.
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13/11/2020 06:05:47 17 0
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I am surprised that Harmon can commentate with his co-commentators so far up his backside.
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13/11/2020 06:13:22 7 1
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Why is there no mention of Tommy Fleetwood in the report.
Not even scores of selected others?
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13/11/2020 06:35:36 10 3
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UPG Thanks, was just thinking the same.
So much for our national broadcaster covering Home Nations involvement.
Even if "One Of Our Own" is having a torrid time, surely we want to hear about it?
Endless articles about Bryson isn't coverage it's third rate lazy journalism.
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13/11/2020 10:09:32 1 0
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Must make space for McIlroy of course, why do you ask?
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13/11/2020 06:19:32 3 0
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Rahm good first round after a shaky start. Will be up there come Sunday evening
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13/11/2020 06:13:22 7 1
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Why is there no mention of Tommy Fleetwood in the report.
Not even scores of selected others?
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13/11/2020 06:35:36 10 3
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UPG Thanks, was just thinking the same.
So much for our national broadcaster covering Home Nations involvement.
Even if "One Of Our Own" is having a torrid time, surely we want to hear about it?
Endless articles about Bryson isn't coverage it's third rate lazy journalism.
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13/11/2020 14:00:37 0 0
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"Endless articles" hahaha
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13/11/2020 04:02:37 35 2
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Hopefully the media fawning over Dechambeau before the tournament will prove to be misguided.

Golf has, and never will be, just about power. Yes it helps, but to win at Augusta you have to be the best putter first and foremost.

While a 400 yard carry blows my mind, in every tournament Bryson has won his putter has been crucial. If he doesn’t putt well over the next 3 days he won’t get close.
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Bob
13/11/2020 07:08:58 15 5
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I agee. And the people callig for his head because they don't like how far he can drive are just embaressing.
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13/11/2020 07:15:18 10 5
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Bob, so is bad spelling!
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13/11/2020 12:30:56 2 0
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I personally don't like the big hitters. I prefer those with the finesse of being able to place their ball accurately. But at the end of the day, golf is a game of getting your ball in the hole no matter who you do it
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13/11/2020 05:44:28 0 30
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Whoever wins this year won't be winning the Master's. There simply isn't the right conditions for it to be a true Master's comptetion.
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Bob
13/11/2020 07:10:59 6 0
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But they will be winning the Masters. Don't cry.
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13/11/2020 07:13:59 9 2
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How good to see such a magnificent tournament, such great players, played in serenity, without thousands of sycophants and chocolate bar munchers filling the screens; peaceful, skilful, beautiful course! Great!
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13/11/2020 07:14:09 27 0
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Brilliant Casey performance with five birdies and an eagle to hold a two shot lead. His approach play and short game was excellent and he looked really smooth with the club. The big banger DeChambeau got a lesson of finesse versus brute force. Westwood and Rahm had good rounds and are going to be in the mix. The time wasting from DeChambeau needs to be dealt with 6 hours for a round of golf!
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13/11/2020 11:19:57 3 0
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course was playing so easy if you hit it straight. 0.5 stroke penalty for each excessive time taken. Day and De Chambeau shooting 80 every round.
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Bob
13/11/2020 07:08:58 15 5
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I agee. And the people callig for his head because they don't like how far he can drive are just embaressing.
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13/11/2020 07:15:18 10 5
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Bob, so is bad spelling!
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Bob
13/11/2020 08:31:58 5 0
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Yes that's clearly how i think it should be spelt, good one.
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13/11/2020 07:17:41 11 0
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Would be interesting to hear from these pros if people feel their game improved or not without the crowds. Not sure they can be honest about it, but I will bet some love the quieter Masters!
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13/11/2020 07:26:48 4 6
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The speed Sarah Stirk speaks she should try commentating on horse racing. She would probably know more about it as well.
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13/11/2020 07:45:54 13 2
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She’s a 7 handicap. And would probably embarrass you on the golf course.
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13/11/2020 09:53:34 0 0
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It's what the producers want. If you find the speed of presentation uncomfortable (I do), write to Sky and ask them to calm down.
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13/11/2020 00:08:50 32 4
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Rory was hungry when young. Ditto Jordan Spieth. Both prodigious talents who now have so much dosh their early drive has disappeared. Can't say I blame them really - $100 million plus in the bank, life must be good.

Goes to show how dedicated to winning were the Jacks of the world, not to mention Tiger.
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13/11/2020 07:30:55 4 5
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Nonsense. Rory is still hungry to win the masters. He needs it for the grand slam. His life has changed considerably, now married with a kid. Listen to interviews, he is passionate for golf and still hungry as ever. Rorys problem is that he always has a high score in his 4 day event. He struggles to minimise mistakes. That is why he hasn’t won a major in so long. And talent on the field is high!
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13/11/2020 03:40:48 14 5
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Skys coverage as always is disappointing the only saving grace is when Butch Harmon is in the commentary box.
This American led ‘marquee’ following is ridiculous, cameras are on every hole yet we only see the exploits of the few.
Love to see Casey go all the way but there’s a long way to go!.
Think Cantlay is a decent e/w bet.
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13/11/2020 07:32:10 13 2
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Another sky basher. Sky do golf better than anyone and have mastered it over the years. The first half of the day focuses on two groups only because of TV scheduling contracts. Live play on the rest of the field can continue on the second half of the day.

Yesterday they covered most of the field I think so maybe you had the red button group focused coverage
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13/11/2020 07:44:55 5 12
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You have no clue what you are talking about. Sky Sports golf is absolutely atrocious.
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13/11/2020 07:35:11 2 0
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DeChambeau at -1 which by his own reckoning is +4....
good day’s play all in all. The earlier starters especially had some great conditions for low scores
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13/11/2020 07:37:22 7 14
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What a calamity from the bottler Borey Mc! Missed a sitter 3 foot putt yesterday, what a bottler!!! Needs to buck up his ideas fast or he is packing his bags later ?? , too much money to bother anymore! It’s bad when the likes of B Langer is beating you on the course and the man is double boreys age lol that says it all ??
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13/11/2020 07:44:50 12 3
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Bottling it? He’s played 9 holes. Just a pathetic troll. Langer is also “beating” 70 other players. Might as well put the green jacket on Casey with your educated, trolling logic. Back to your mums basement for you.
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13/11/2020 08:19:50 4 1
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Boring boring bod.
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13/11/2020 12:03:05 1 0
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So what about your tips of Koepka, Spieth and Lowry all over par at present presumably they have bottled it also. Yet hypocritically you havent mentioned them.
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13/11/2020 07:37:22 7 14
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What a calamity from the bottler Borey Mc! Missed a sitter 3 foot putt yesterday, what a bottler!!! Needs to buck up his ideas fast or he is packing his bags later ?? , too much money to bother anymore! It’s bad when the likes of B Langer is beating you on the course and the man is double boreys age lol that says it all ??
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13/11/2020 07:44:50 12 3
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Bottling it? He’s played 9 holes. Just a pathetic troll. Langer is also “beating” 70 other players. Might as well put the green jacket on Casey with your educated, trolling logic. Back to your mums basement for you.
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13/11/2020 07:52:25 0 5
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The bottler is going home!
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13/11/2020 07:59:47 6 2
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BOD has previous Billy.
His comments are now filtered into a holding area before being checked and only then allowed on.
BOD will likely end up the same as "Scouser since 1966", from the football threads, in having his account suspended and/or blocked.
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13/11/2020 08:29:51 2 6
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Missing from 3 feet on wet slow greens is bottling it, actually.

Oh well, never mind, what a shame ??
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13/11/2020 07:32:10 13 2
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Another sky basher. Sky do golf better than anyone and have mastered it over the years. The first half of the day focuses on two groups only because of TV scheduling contracts. Live play on the rest of the field can continue on the second half of the day.

Yesterday they covered most of the field I think so maybe you had the red button group focused coverage
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13/11/2020 07:44:55 5 12
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You have no clue what you are talking about. Sky Sports golf is absolutely atrocious.
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13/11/2020 07:50:47 12 1
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Sky Sports Golf should be renamed to Sky Sports Adverts.... but give them some credit, they do show a few mins of the golf every 10 mins...
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13/11/2020 08:25:26 4 0
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Which broadcaster do you recommend then?
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13/11/2020 11:06:43 0 0
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Maybe you don't know what you're talking about? The coverage is better on Sky than the outdated BBC (apart from Ken Brown - who has been on sky recently anyway).
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13/11/2020 11:37:42 3 0
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Why do they not have a clue what they are talking about?

Surely something like this is subjective - they are perfectly entitled to say that they like it just as you are perfectly entitled to say that you think its atrocious.
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13/11/2020 07:26:48 4 6
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The speed Sarah Stirk speaks she should try commentating on horse racing. She would probably know more about it as well.
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13/11/2020 07:45:54 13 2
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She’s a 7 handicap. And would probably embarrass you on the golf course.
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13/11/2020 08:58:28 3 2
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Wow 7 handicapper eh? What a world beater ??
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13/11/2020 09:21:29 2 4
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If you are impressed with her 7 handicap then you are going to remove your cap when I tell you mine.

Please don't tell me you are a standard club hacker?

If you are then put your heels together when you talk golf with me.
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13/11/2020 09:55:33 1 1
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You're probably right. Having to give six shots and wear ear plugs would be a bit difficult.
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13/11/2020 04:33:35 9 2
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Good morning Leslie.
Is there any chance that you are going to grow up some time?
Imagine a (grown man)? who feels compelled to put lol at the end of every tedious and negative and disparaging sentence.
Hard to imagine that innit? lol
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13/11/2020 07:50:11 3 0
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It’s because they hate on Rory as they don’t have much of a life of their own. Studies have been done that show if someone has a fixation and can’t stop trolling one person then they have severe self esteem and general issues with a lack of outputs in their life.
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13/11/2020 08:05:13 3 0
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True Billy.
Just desperate attention seekers.
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13/11/2020 07:44:55 5 12
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You have no clue what you are talking about. Sky Sports golf is absolutely atrocious.
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13/11/2020 07:50:47 12 1
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Sky Sports Golf should be renamed to Sky Sports Adverts.... but give them some credit, they do show a few mins of the golf every 10 mins...
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13/11/2020 07:44:50 12 3
bbc
Bottling it? He’s played 9 holes. Just a pathetic troll. Langer is also “beating” 70 other players. Might as well put the green jacket on Casey with your educated, trolling logic. Back to your mums basement for you.
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13/11/2020 07:52:25 0 5
bbc
The bottler is going home!
Removed
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13/11/2020 07:57:35 3 19
bbc
I hope Dechambeau doing well. I hope he wins. At last Golf can claim to be a sport as having an element of physical prowess is becoming important. When Ian Woosnam played he was 23 stone. John Daly 24 stone and Colin Montgomerie, lovely chap though he is rocked up at over 30 stone at times.
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sjl
13/11/2020 08:14:37 8 0
bbc
Hmm. I'm sure you've been told a million times not to exaggerate.
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13/11/2020 08:42:53 0 0
bbc
Monty was only 30 stone?
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TGP
13/11/2020 09:13:07 1 0
bbc
Funniest comment I've read for ages. Truly hope you weren't being serious.
95
13/11/2020 09:47:40 0 0
bbc
Tell us, is your IQ greater than your weight ?
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13/11/2020 07:44:50 12 3
bbc
Bottling it? He’s played 9 holes. Just a pathetic troll. Langer is also “beating” 70 other players. Might as well put the green jacket on Casey with your educated, trolling logic. Back to your mums basement for you.
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13/11/2020 07:59:47 6 2
bbc
BOD has previous Billy.
His comments are now filtered into a holding area before being checked and only then allowed on.
BOD will likely end up the same as "Scouser since 1966", from the football threads, in having his account suspended and/or blocked.
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13/11/2020 08:04:51 2 6
bbc
Oh dear truth hurts about the bottler
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13/11/2020 08:01:35 2 1
bbc
I really enjoy the Masters, its a familiar pattern every year the Europeans go out strong, are right in the mix coming into the last day then fall away.

I struggle to play two rounds in a row so understand how tough it is.

Rose goes quietly about his business inthink he will finish best of the Europeans
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13/11/2020 01:48:40 2 1
bbc
What bbc coverage will there be this year?
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13/11/2020 08:02:37 2 1
bbc
Hardly any. I bet they've still flown the gravy train out there though
18
13/11/2020 01:48:40 2 1
bbc
What bbc coverage will there be this year?
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13/11/2020 08:02:46 1 1
bbc
License fee well spent.
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13/11/2020 07:59:47 6 2
bbc
BOD has previous Billy.
His comments are now filtered into a holding area before being checked and only then allowed on.
BOD will likely end up the same as "Scouser since 1966", from the football threads, in having his account suspended and/or blocked.
55
13/11/2020 08:04:51 2 6
bbc
Oh dear truth hurts about the bottler
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13/11/2020 07:50:11 3 0
bbc
It’s because they hate on Rory as they don’t have much of a life of their own. Studies have been done that show if someone has a fixation and can’t stop trolling one person then they have severe self esteem and general issues with a lack of outputs in their life.
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13/11/2020 08:05:13 3 0
bbc
True Billy.
Just desperate attention seekers.
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13/11/2020 08:11:00 12 4
bbc
DeChambeau round in 70 after claiming that Augusta was only a par 67 for him, three over par then.
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13/11/2020 09:02:15 17 1
bbc
Yeah. He did remarkably well to get it back to level after 9, given how bad his early tee shots were. Got lucky in the trees a few times and dug out some very good saves.

I wish the trees at my course were that forgiving, 50 yards off line and the players can find it, can see the fairways and they have a swing. At my course if you go that far offline you can kiss it goodbye.
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tom
13/11/2020 11:04:33 1 0
bbc
Yes he played quite poorly for his recent standards (a 3 over style performance) and still managed -2, exactly the point he was making
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13/11/2020 08:11:10 3 8
bbc
“It’s like throwing darts” - what did you expect after the course had quite literally flooded? Be interesting to see how it plays over the weekend, as sub air will be working its magic. If they’re still soft then some of the pins could be pretty tasty. Thought Woods was almost flawless, rhythm looked great. Was rather happy with BDC “tripled” the 12th.
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13/11/2020 08:19:44 2 6
bbc
Alot of hating and aggression from you today.

There's more to golf than MAC matey.

Chin up and enjoy a great Major.
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13/11/2020 10:33:00 3 1
bbc
If you mean by ‘tripled’ he took 3 strokes, then fine, but he made a par on the 12th. You clearly know nothing about the game so why come on this page?
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13/11/2020 03:22:57 6 1
bbc
44 more professional wins than you...how mentally strong do you have to be to sound off behind a keyboard?
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13/11/2020 08:12:45 0 3
bbc
Seriously? Sound off?? It’s a comments board, those are my comments.

Anyway, if you insist... so in 1994 I won a junior putt putt tournament at butlins. The following year I tried pitch and putt, liked it a lot. Been to the driving range a few times after work. Um, that’s about it.

Btw try using different expressions. It must take up a lot of your time coming up with new usernames.
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13/11/2020 11:52:53 1 0
bbc
In other words, you have no idea. Thanks for admitting it.

And sorry for using the same phrase as the previous commenter. I guess it was subconsciously in my head because I read it shortly before my comment.

Don't flatter yourself thinking you're important enough for people to make up new accounts just to respond to your inane comments.
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13/11/2020 07:57:35 3 19
bbc
I hope Dechambeau doing well. I hope he wins. At last Golf can claim to be a sport as having an element of physical prowess is becoming important. When Ian Woosnam played he was 23 stone. John Daly 24 stone and Colin Montgomerie, lovely chap though he is rocked up at over 30 stone at times.
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sjl
13/11/2020 08:14:37 8 0
bbc
Hmm. I'm sure you've been told a million times not to exaggerate.
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13/11/2020 02:01:44 4 4
bbc
"...I don't mind long hitting as long as a bad/greedy shot is punished - how did BdeC shoot 70 when he hit so many stinkers?..."

Erm? Because long bad/greedy shots are not punished. BdeC squeezes all the elegance out of the game.
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13/11/2020 08:16:15 3 0
bbc
Nope - it was because of the softness of the course. Punching it out of trees? Far easier when if your 5 yards offline it won’t bounce n roll 30 yards in the wrong direction.

Trust me - Winged Foot was an aberration as a) the rough wasn’t as severe as normal b) his putting was on fire for the week.

His wedge game isn’t good enough to win The Masters. There, I’ve said it.
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13/11/2020 08:11:10 3 8
bbc
“It’s like throwing darts” - what did you expect after the course had quite literally flooded? Be interesting to see how it plays over the weekend, as sub air will be working its magic. If they’re still soft then some of the pins could be pretty tasty. Thought Woods was almost flawless, rhythm looked great. Was rather happy with BDC “tripled” the 12th.
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13/11/2020 08:19:44 2 6
bbc
Alot of hating and aggression from you today.

There's more to golf than MAC matey.

Chin up and enjoy a great Major.
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13/11/2020 08:36:02 4 0
bbc
I hope you do the same, enjoy the golf and drop the hatred. Great day 1, once it actually got going.
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13/11/2020 07:37:22 7 14
bbc
What a calamity from the bottler Borey Mc! Missed a sitter 3 foot putt yesterday, what a bottler!!! Needs to buck up his ideas fast or he is packing his bags later ?? , too much money to bother anymore! It’s bad when the likes of B Langer is beating you on the course and the man is double boreys age lol that says it all ??
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13/11/2020 08:19:50 4 1
bbc
Boring boring bod.
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13/11/2020 08:24:05 16 1
bbc
You mean someone else is playing besides Woods?
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13/11/2020 08:28:07 12 1
bbc
Yeah, but it’s alright, he features in every ad break.
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Bob
13/11/2020 11:12:30 4 1
bbc
Last years champion shouldn’t get coverage? Take you hate blinkers off pal, the view is lovely
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13/11/2020 11:17:11 3 1
bbc
Oh god, here we go. yawn.
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13/11/2020 13:58:34 0 0
bbc
Came to the comments to see if people were whining that Tiger Woods, defending champion and one of the greatest golfers of all time, was getting media coverage.
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13/11/2020 07:44:55 5 12
bbc
You have no clue what you are talking about. Sky Sports golf is absolutely atrocious.
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13/11/2020 08:25:26 4 0
bbc
Which broadcaster do you recommend then?
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13/11/2020 08:27:22 17 3
bbc
Great round from Casey, never looked under pressure or in trouble. Hope he can find another 3 days of that.
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13/11/2020 11:22:13 1 3
bbc
Usually chucks a 75 in there somewhere so that would rule him out. Strong finish for a top ten is best bet although unique fanless atmosphere will help the usual bottlers.
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13/11/2020 08:24:05 16 1
bbc
You mean someone else is playing besides Woods?
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13/11/2020 08:28:07 12 1
bbc
Yeah, but it’s alright, he features in every ad break.
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13/11/2020 07:44:50 12 3
bbc
Bottling it? He’s played 9 holes. Just a pathetic troll. Langer is also “beating” 70 other players. Might as well put the green jacket on Casey with your educated, trolling logic. Back to your mums basement for you.
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13/11/2020 08:29:51 2 6
bbc
Missing from 3 feet on wet slow greens is bottling it, actually.

Oh well, never mind, what a shame ??
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13/11/2020 09:49:33 2 0
bbc
Says a man who has *never* made a single mistake on a golf course. I know from long and painful experience that a missed short putt can have many different causes and influences.
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13/11/2020 07:15:18 10 5
bbc
Bob, so is bad spelling!
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Bob
13/11/2020 08:31:58 5 0
bbc
Yes that's clearly how i think it should be spelt, good one.
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13/11/2020 08:32:52 33 0
bbc
Langer hitting a 6 iron on a 160 yard hole and knocking it to about 4 feet was fantastic to see. Still possible to score without swinging out of your boots!
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13/11/2020 09:27:26 8 1
bbc
The people who win at Augusta are those who understand and execute course management. There's little to be gained by hitting the ball a long way and much to be lost by hitting it into the wrong places.
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13/11/2020 11:02:21 1 0
bbc
Agreed! Larry Mize averaged a little under 250yds off the tee. BDC averaged 340ish yds . Both went around in -2.
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13/11/2020 13:56:37 0 1
bbc
Probably because the greens were wetter, so they could slow the ball more easily.
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13/11/2020 08:19:44 2 6
bbc
Alot of hating and aggression from you today.

There's more to golf than MAC matey.

Chin up and enjoy a great Major.
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13/11/2020 08:36:02 4 0
bbc
I hope you do the same, enjoy the golf and drop the hatred. Great day 1, once it actually got going.
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13/11/2020 08:40:28 46 2
bbc
Best thing about this Masters? The idiot who shouts 'in the hole' is not there. Permanent ban from every event please.
There are many of them, and the course nazis (sorry, stewards) at Augusta remove those that they can identify. Removed
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13/11/2020 11:13:04 3 0
bbc
I thought anyone that did that at the Masters was removed anyway? or am I wrong about that? either way I know the crowd are required to behave at Augusta. Unlike all the other events.
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13/11/2020 07:57:35 3 19
bbc
I hope Dechambeau doing well. I hope he wins. At last Golf can claim to be a sport as having an element of physical prowess is becoming important. When Ian Woosnam played he was 23 stone. John Daly 24 stone and Colin Montgomerie, lovely chap though he is rocked up at over 30 stone at times.
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13/11/2020 08:42:53 0 0
bbc
Monty was only 30 stone?
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13/11/2020 08:44:15 1 1
bbc
whilst a great watch still it wasn't like a masters tournament imo. Too easy to keep the ball on the green. Nothing anyone could do to prevent it after that rain, but i'm hoping it dried up now and we see some lightning greens the next 3 days
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13/11/2020 04:02:37 35 2
bbc
Hopefully the media fawning over Dechambeau before the tournament will prove to be misguided.

Golf has, and never will be, just about power. Yes it helps, but to win at Augusta you have to be the best putter first and foremost.

While a 400 yard carry blows my mind, in every tournament Bryson has won his putter has been crucial. If he doesn’t putt well over the next 3 days he won’t get close.
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13/11/2020 08:44:30 2 0
bbc
Go have a look at the stats and see how many times the putting leader has won The Masters. Like any course, you need to be good in every area.
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13/11/2020 08:51:38 11 0
bbc
So brilliant to see Tiger playing in a relaxed and pain free manner but come on the Europeans, especially the Brits and Irish
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Roy
13/11/2020 08:52:50 3 3
bbc
Lots of good puts being holed by various players then cut to Rory for a much needed 4 foot putt birdie. Knocks it 4 feet past. Not at the standard required unfortunately. Very frustrating, “drive for show putt for Doagh”.
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13/11/2020 08:58:20 5 2
bbc
Doagh? What’s that? As for putting, there’s a huge difference at Augusta between uphill and downhill putts. Bryson missed a short birdie putt on his very first hole, as you just can’t attack the downhill ones.

The sub air system will continue to speed up the greens now that the heavy rain has passed.
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13/11/2020 09:00:38 2 2
bbc
What the heck is Doagh? But thanks for your insight, play off around 23, I reckon, if at all.
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Roy
13/11/2020 08:52:50 3 3
bbc
Lots of good puts being holed by various players then cut to Rory for a much needed 4 foot putt birdie. Knocks it 4 feet past. Not at the standard required unfortunately. Very frustrating, “drive for show putt for Doagh”.
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13/11/2020 08:58:20 5 2
bbc
Doagh? What’s that? As for putting, there’s a huge difference at Augusta between uphill and downhill putts. Bryson missed a short birdie putt on his very first hole, as you just can’t attack the downhill ones.

The sub air system will continue to speed up the greens now that the heavy rain has passed.
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Roy
13/11/2020 11:38:44 0 2
bbc
Dough obviously. Point was he looks good on the tee box but not on the green.
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13/11/2020 12:20:28 0 1
bbc
I thought that this was a sports HYS not a spelling test - get a life! It was pretty obvious what Roy meant - unless you don't have the cerebral skill to work it out. There is a huge difference between uphill and downhill on any quick course - Augusta wasn't that quick yesterday. Why is that when anyone criticizes RM you get on your high horse? We are all welcome to our opinion.
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13/11/2020 07:45:54 13 2
bbc
She’s a 7 handicap. And would probably embarrass you on the golf course.
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13/11/2020 08:58:28 3 2
bbc
Wow 7 handicapper eh? What a world beater ??
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13/11/2020 08:59:50 7 1
bbc
There were a lot of mud balls. No preferred lies. Not sure about that decision. No green books though - how refreshing.
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13/11/2020 09:10:26 8 1
bbc
Yeah, not having green books is great. There’s such big breaks on so many of the greens, it’s great to have that down to knowledge skill and judgement rather than reading the answer in a book.

And hopefully less mud balls from this point forward, there were lots yesterday.
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13/11/2020 09:37:16 4 0
bbc
There was no decision. As some players had already started before the rain came they could not change to preferred lies
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13/11/2020 09:42:29 2 0
bbc
The official explanation on the lack of preferred lies was that as some players had already started their round before the deluge it would be unfair to allow preferred lies to those who followed. We may see preferred lies today, but if the sub-air system has been working all night the greens will be much firmer than they were during most of yesterday. Swings and roundabouts, but it evens out.
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13/11/2020 12:17:06 1 0
bbc
Made me chuckle that every time one of the top players did a bad swing then the commentators immediatelly cried 'must have been some mud on that ball'!
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Roy
13/11/2020 08:52:50 3 3
bbc
Lots of good puts being holed by various players then cut to Rory for a much needed 4 foot putt birdie. Knocks it 4 feet past. Not at the standard required unfortunately. Very frustrating, “drive for show putt for Doagh”.
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13/11/2020 09:00:38 2 2
bbc
What the heck is Doagh? But thanks for your insight, play off around 23, I reckon, if at all.
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13/11/2020 12:21:27 0 0
bbc
What a ridiculously banal comment!
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13/11/2020 08:11:00 12 4
bbc
DeChambeau round in 70 after claiming that Augusta was only a par 67 for him, three over par then.
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13/11/2020 09:02:15 17 1
bbc
Yeah. He did remarkably well to get it back to level after 9, given how bad his early tee shots were. Got lucky in the trees a few times and dug out some very good saves.

I wish the trees at my course were that forgiving, 50 yards off line and the players can find it, can see the fairways and they have a swing. At my course if you go that far offline you can kiss it goodbye.
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13/11/2020 08:59:50 7 1
bbc
There were a lot of mud balls. No preferred lies. Not sure about that decision. No green books though - how refreshing.
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13/11/2020 09:10:26 8 1
bbc
Yeah, not having green books is great. There’s such big breaks on so many of the greens, it’s great to have that down to knowledge skill and judgement rather than reading the answer in a book.

And hopefully less mud balls from this point forward, there were lots yesterday.
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13/11/2020 07:57:35 3 19
bbc
I hope Dechambeau doing well. I hope he wins. At last Golf can claim to be a sport as having an element of physical prowess is becoming important. When Ian Woosnam played he was 23 stone. John Daly 24 stone and Colin Montgomerie, lovely chap though he is rocked up at over 30 stone at times.
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TGP
13/11/2020 09:13:07 1 0
bbc
Funniest comment I've read for ages. Truly hope you weren't being serious.
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13/11/2020 08:19:50 4 1
bbc
Boring boring bod.
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ME
13/11/2020 01:02:06 7 5
bbc
Augusta looks beautiful in autumn. Would love to see Tiger win a 6th or one of the old guard pick up a 1st. I don't mind long hitting as long as a bad/greedy shot is punished - how did BdeC shoot 70 when he hit so many stinkers? And re Freeview - Beeb used to be great at live golf - it was 1 of the sports that stayed put the longest - before R&A sold out to Sky. Looking forward to tomorrow.
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13/11/2020 09:17:41 2 0
bbc
I agree, keep OB rules the same. Make 50 yards into the trees or stupidly big misses OB at championship courses.

He'd have posted a horrific score then.
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13/11/2020 08:19:50 4 1
bbc
Boring boring bod.
45
13/11/2020 07:45:54 13 2
bbc
She’s a 7 handicap. And would probably embarrass you on the golf course.
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13/11/2020 09:21:29 2 4
bbc
If you are impressed with her 7 handicap then you are going to remove your cap when I tell you mine.

Please don't tell me you are a standard club hacker?

If you are then put your heels together when you talk golf with me.
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13/11/2020 08:40:28 46 2
bbc
Best thing about this Masters? The idiot who shouts 'in the hole' is not there. Permanent ban from every event please.
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bbc
There are many of them, and the course nazis (sorry, stewards) at Augusta remove those that they can identify. Removed
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13/11/2020 08:32:52 33 0
bbc
Langer hitting a 6 iron on a 160 yard hole and knocking it to about 4 feet was fantastic to see. Still possible to score without swinging out of your boots!
90
13/11/2020 09:27:26 8 1
bbc
The people who win at Augusta are those who understand and execute course management. There's little to be gained by hitting the ball a long way and much to be lost by hitting it into the wrong places.
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13/11/2020 09:29:41 3 8
bbc
The usual guff about 2 has beens ( Tiger & Rory).
I thought JT and Rahm looked a cut above the rest of the field.
will be interesting to see if the short games of the over 35's hold up once the course is dryer and faster.
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13/11/2020 09:44:00 6 3
bbc
What? Tiger had the most controlled round of anyone out there yesterday. I watched every shot and his flight and control around that place was insanely good. He holed one putt and burned the edge on plenty. His driving was very very good, his distance control on irons exemplary and apart from one poor pitch on 8, he looked superb. Easily could have been a 64.
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Me
13/11/2020 09:56:54 2 0
bbc
Do you mean “has been” Woods, the defending champion?
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13/11/2020 10:38:11 3 0
bbc
Tiger a has been?

Sorry who won this last year?

Sure you don’t follow hockey as your golf knowledge could be written down on the back of a stamp...
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13/11/2020 08:59:50 7 1
bbc
There were a lot of mud balls. No preferred lies. Not sure about that decision. No green books though - how refreshing.
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13/11/2020 09:37:16 4 0
bbc
There was no decision. As some players had already started before the rain came they could not change to preferred lies
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13/11/2020 10:24:11 1 0
bbc
Yes you are absolutely right but they knew the weather was coming they could have anticipated?
80
13/11/2020 08:59:50 7 1
bbc
There were a lot of mud balls. No preferred lies. Not sure about that decision. No green books though - how refreshing.
93
13/11/2020 09:42:29 2 0
bbc
The official explanation on the lack of preferred lies was that as some players had already started their round before the deluge it would be unfair to allow preferred lies to those who followed. We may see preferred lies today, but if the sub-air system has been working all night the greens will be much firmer than they were during most of yesterday. Swings and roundabouts, but it evens out.
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13/11/2020 09:29:41 3 8
bbc
The usual guff about 2 has beens ( Tiger & Rory).
I thought JT and Rahm looked a cut above the rest of the field.
will be interesting to see if the short games of the over 35's hold up once the course is dryer and faster.
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13/11/2020 09:44:00 6 3
bbc
What? Tiger had the most controlled round of anyone out there yesterday. I watched every shot and his flight and control around that place was insanely good. He holed one putt and burned the edge on plenty. His driving was very very good, his distance control on irons exemplary and apart from one poor pitch on 8, he looked superb. Easily could have been a 64.
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13/11/2020 10:22:17 3 0
bbc
I agree. I am not a great fan of Woods but I was impressed yesterday. I thought there's no way he could repeat last year but now...
50
13/11/2020 07:57:35 3 19
bbc
I hope Dechambeau doing well. I hope he wins. At last Golf can claim to be a sport as having an element of physical prowess is becoming important. When Ian Woosnam played he was 23 stone. John Daly 24 stone and Colin Montgomerie, lovely chap though he is rocked up at over 30 stone at times.
95
13/11/2020 09:47:40 0 0
bbc
Tell us, is your IQ greater than your weight ?
68
13/11/2020 08:29:51 2 6
bbc
Missing from 3 feet on wet slow greens is bottling it, actually.

Oh well, never mind, what a shame ??
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13/11/2020 09:49:33 2 0
bbc
Says a man who has *never* made a single mistake on a golf course. I know from long and painful experience that a missed short putt can have many different causes and influences.
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13/11/2020 09:49:56 2 3
bbc
Question for my fellow golf lovers.
9 articles about him over the past few days.
Is HE still enjoying the low key atmosphere out there whilst flying under the radar?

I ask because we got an awful lot of inane paragraphs about that one player whilst they tried to pretend DeC was stealing all the headlines, which hasn't happened.

Rory' s first 2 holes were proper hacking.
What Preparation ?
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13/11/2020 10:29:12 3 0
bbc
The “under the radar” comments relate more to the US press. Like most of the top guys (including your viktor), he lives and works there, so isn’t particularly affected by how many articles Carter writes about him. It’s more the US golf press who are only writing about one player this year, Bryson. BBC golf coverage is an irrelevance to these guys.
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13/11/2020 11:38:29 1 0
bbc
I agree, Rory's second and third shots on both his first 2 holes were terrible, especially the chips or pitches to the green. I know it's only 2 of 70 to come, but it struck me that unfortunately Faldo could be right, Rory lacks precision. I hope he (Rory) proves me wrong after 4 rounds as I'm an avid fan.
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13/11/2020 09:51:55 1 2
bbc
Never thought I'd live to see the day the R&A and England golf stood idely by while golf was made illegal for the common man. Challenge elitism my foot.
105
13/11/2020 09:59:34 1 0
bbc
Eh?
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13/11/2020 10:34:31 2 0
bbc
Are you referring to the temporary lockdown, where all amateur sports have been banned rather than golf being singled out?

Or are you living in some parallel universe where “the common man” has been banned from playing golf?
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13/11/2020 07:26:48 4 6
bbc
The speed Sarah Stirk speaks she should try commentating on horse racing. She would probably know more about it as well.
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13/11/2020 09:53:34 0 0
bbc
It's what the producers want. If you find the speed of presentation uncomfortable (I do), write to Sky and ask them to calm down.
45
13/11/2020 07:45:54 13 2
bbc
She’s a 7 handicap. And would probably embarrass you on the golf course.
100
13/11/2020 09:55:33 1 1
bbc
You're probably right. Having to give six shots and wear ear plugs would be a bit difficult.