Johnson shares four-way Masters lead
13/11/2020 | sport | golf | 286
Dustin Johnson is among four players to lead the Masters at nine under par after setting the clubhouse target during a hectic day two.
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13/11/2020 23:23:45 20 1
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Fleetwood, Willett, Rose and Casey all in the running. Thomas and Johnson have come good and looks like they are the men to beat. All to play for and it would be great to see and Englishman seriously challenge. These greens are incredibly difficult to read and the slightest error and you can drop a shot.
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14/11/2020 08:31:20 2 3
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It will be interesting to see which one of these four isn't English enough for the headline writer
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13/11/2020 23:26:16 4 7
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Don’t ever rule out a certain Tiger ??
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13/11/2020 23:26:26 2 3
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DJ is the most laid back golfer around.
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13/11/2020 23:28:33 8 9
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Come on Tommy if not then hope it's tiger's
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14/11/2020 02:52:52 11 2
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You gotta love Tommy F. Love his attitude and demeanour. No losing the bap like some of his compatriots when the hole 'moves'. Hope he picks off a major soon.
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13/11/2020 23:33:29 1 23
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An HYS ? At half time ?
The BBC is a complete Joke !
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14/11/2020 01:24:02 9 0
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Why not ?
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14/11/2020 07:23:45 4 0
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Why read then and comment if it pees you....?
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13/11/2020 23:34:58 35 0
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Well done to the Brits and Europeans for their push.

Bryson DeChambeau showing just having a lot of power doesn't always work in golf?

Need a bit of guile and control too.
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14/11/2020 11:16:08 7 6
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Did you not read the headlines - they are not 'Brits', they are English. The only time sportsmen are Brits are when they come from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and are winning! As soon as they start losing they return to being Scots, Welsh or Northern Irish; A prime example is Andy Murray, British when he wins - Scots when he doesn't
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13/11/2020 23:36:30 17 1
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Rahm looking good today.
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14/11/2020 07:52:00 13 4
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That skimming shot he done the other day was out of this world!
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13/11/2020 23:50:47 2 7
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I want to see a peak in form DJ against a peak in form McIlroy. That would be a great battle on Sunday. When they are on they are the two best in the world.

Dont rule out old man Phil either. He knows how to win round there. Knows the place inside out
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14/11/2020 00:17:45 10 13
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Rory not in a conversation for years about best in world ??. He’s not a contender any more . Not anywhere near !!
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14/11/2020 04:49:35 2 2
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"Phil"? Yeah, let's hope he reaches the last day. Be funny to see him make a diving, goalkeeper save to stop the ball rolling into a bunker, or water.
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14/11/2020 09:05:00 1 0
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That’s ‘cos he hits it to places only the greenkeepers go!
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14/11/2020 00:09:25 5 3
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I’m a wee guy, I pushed my weight as far as I could, deep fried pizzas, rolls and Mars bars, the full boona. No weights involved and I can still drive further than Bryson. My short game is Shiite. That’s my admission.
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13/11/2020 23:50:47 2 7
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I want to see a peak in form DJ against a peak in form McIlroy. That would be a great battle on Sunday. When they are on they are the two best in the world.

Dont rule out old man Phil either. He knows how to win round there. Knows the place inside out
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14/11/2020 00:17:45 10 13
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Rory not in a conversation for years about best in world ??. He’s not a contender any more . Not anywhere near !!
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14/11/2020 01:27:21 5 2
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He's World Number 4 and has won 12 PGA Tour events in the last six years. Just because he's off the boil a little in majors does not mean he isn't a contender. He's one of the best golfers ever.
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14/11/2020 07:39:38 4 1
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Years? He was world number one just a few months ago. You don’t actually watch golf, do you!
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14/11/2020 00:19:32 3 4
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what does the asterisks mean in the masters coveridge
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14/11/2020 00:23:15 5 1
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Tee off on the tenth
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14/11/2020 01:06:40 2 0
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It means that they started the round on the 10th hole
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14/11/2020 07:55:04 1 1
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Ah, I thought that they were Astros fans.
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14/11/2020 00:19:32 3 4
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what does the asterisks mean in the masters coveridge
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14/11/2020 00:23:15 5 1
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Tee off on the tenth
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14/11/2020 00:38:04 7 34
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Not a sport it's a leisure pursuit!
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14/11/2020 00:45:07 6 33
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Absolutely agree!!!
This is not a real sport.
The closest golf comes to sport is match play, like the Ryder cup. Otherwise it is just an exercising hobby!
Trump plays golf - enough said!
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14/11/2020 05:23:52 10 0
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I don't get why some people get so obsessed with what is or isn't a sport. In my view golf is the greatest sport because, with the handicapping system, anyone can play anyone else. Try that with tennis or snooker. But equally that doesn't mean they are not sports. I suppose that you would say that soccer's not a sport because it's just a load of people running around a field kicking a ball.
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14/11/2020 08:05:51 1 0
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And you’ve played how much golf? Utter garbage comment!!
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14/11/2020 00:38:04 7 34
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Not a sport it's a leisure pursuit!
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14/11/2020 00:45:07 6 33
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Absolutely agree!!!
This is not a real sport.
The closest golf comes to sport is match play, like the Ryder cup. Otherwise it is just an exercising hobby!
Trump plays golf - enough said!
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14/11/2020 00:51:52 16 0
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If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. And maybe don’t leave pointless comments on boards like this...
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14/11/2020 04:47:51 13 0
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Thx Dave - "not a real sport"? As they don't run about? Well, they don't in snooker either, and that also demands huge amounts of practice, precision, judgement, and great technique. Just like golf -- also of course the courses are all different, whereas most sports play on a standard pitch or suchlike. Your Chump argument is just puerile.
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14/11/2020 07:17:10 6 0
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Thankfully, it is down to the relevant authorities that golf is a sport and not the ignorant and inane opinions like yours.
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14/11/2020 08:08:03 1 0
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Your a complete joke, like your baseless idiotic comment that golf isn’t a sport. Now go away and annoy someone else.
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14/11/2020 00:45:07 6 33
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Absolutely agree!!!
This is not a real sport.
The closest golf comes to sport is match play, like the Ryder cup. Otherwise it is just an exercising hobby!
Trump plays golf - enough said!
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14/11/2020 00:51:52 16 0
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If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. And maybe don’t leave pointless comments on boards like this...
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14/11/2020 01:05:39 15 0
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Agree, at its highest level Golf is a very exacting sport with a high degree of skill. I’m a 22 handicapper and once in probably 200 shits I find one that a pro might be proud of. Why do anti-golf types even bother commenting, get a life guys ????
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14/11/2020 01:06:07 6 1
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Sorry, shots obviously lol
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14/11/2020 00:52:11 82 4
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Bernhard Langer. Legend.
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14/11/2020 07:17:41 12 2
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Hear Hear - 63 years old a true Legend..
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14/11/2020 07:25:21 3 9
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Cheats when putting though. He definitely anchors the putter.
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14/11/2020 10:06:48 0 0
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47 years a pro and still playing 4 days at the Masters. Wow!
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14/11/2020 14:30:20 0 0
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Unbelievable that it is just an afterthought line in this article really. Should have been up with the headlines!
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14/11/2020 00:51:52 16 0
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If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. And maybe don’t leave pointless comments on boards like this...
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14/11/2020 01:05:39 15 0
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Agree, at its highest level Golf is a very exacting sport with a high degree of skill. I’m a 22 handicapper and once in probably 200 shits I find one that a pro might be proud of. Why do anti-golf types even bother commenting, get a life guys ????
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14/11/2020 01:29:08 10 1
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Once in 200 shits ??????
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14/11/2020 00:51:52 16 0
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If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. And maybe don’t leave pointless comments on boards like this...
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14/11/2020 01:06:07 6 1
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Sorry, shots obviously lol
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14/11/2020 00:19:32 3 4
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what does the asterisks mean in the masters coveridge
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14/11/2020 01:06:40 2 0
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It means that they started the round on the 10th hole
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14/11/2020 01:17:42 7 5
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StuartK
Augusta is a tricky course needing touch and guile, so not sure why DeChambeau is the bookies favourite, he is just brute strength and ignorance, the most stiff and awkward looking golfer I have ever seen. Rory's choice of shot and execution defies belief at times for a man with such talent and ball striking ability. Love to see Tiger win again, true class compared to the Hulk.
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14/11/2020 05:16:14 0 4
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It's actually been lengthened considerably down the years and has become a course that now favours big hitters rather than touch golfers. Hence why Shambo was favourite. Losing his ball early on after a pretty good drive seemed to throw him completely. By the way Rory McIlroy's round was joint best yesterday. But that 75 in round one did for his chances.
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14/11/2020 08:03:22 1 0
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Rory needs a professional “masters expert” caddy at his side, not his best mate, from down the pub.
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14/11/2020 08:50:26 2 0
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I’m no Bryson fan but he won the us open a few months back and displayed a nice touch around the greens in doing so. What’s not been reported much, he was 7th in driving distance!! 7th!
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13/11/2020 23:33:29 1 23
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An HYS ? At half time ?
The BBC is a complete Joke !
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14/11/2020 01:24:02 9 0
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Why not ?
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14/11/2020 00:17:45 10 13
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Rory not in a conversation for years about best in world ??. He’s not a contender any more . Not anywhere near !!
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14/11/2020 01:27:21 5 2
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He's World Number 4 and has won 12 PGA Tour events in the last six years. Just because he's off the boil a little in majors does not mean he isn't a contender. He's one of the best golfers ever.
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14/11/2020 04:03:07 1 4
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Anyone who shoots a 75 in the first round of a major clearly has issues. Oh and by the way he is World no5, one of the best on his day but it looks like his better days are behind him. Out of curiosity how many of Golf’s big guns ever went 6 years without winning a major?
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14/11/2020 01:05:39 15 0
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Agree, at its highest level Golf is a very exacting sport with a high degree of skill. I’m a 22 handicapper and once in probably 200 shits I find one that a pro might be proud of. Why do anti-golf types even bother commenting, get a life guys ????
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14/11/2020 01:29:08 10 1
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Once in 200 shits ??????
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14/11/2020 01:33:07 9 5
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Nice to see Woods in the mix again
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14/11/2020 05:29:27 8 8
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Nobody doubts that Woods is one of the greats of the game, but these days he walks round with a sour face, never looking like he is enjoying it, which is a shame.
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14/11/2020 01:37:45 8 12
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Anyone but Woods.
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14/11/2020 07:23:02 3 6
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No-one but Woods
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13/11/2020 23:28:33 8 9
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Come on Tommy if not then hope it's tiger's
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14/11/2020 02:52:52 11 2
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You gotta love Tommy F. Love his attitude and demeanour. No losing the bap like some of his compatriots when the hole 'moves'. Hope he picks off a major soon.
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14/11/2020 07:22:33 3 0
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Never liked the guy but after his comments at the weather conditions they had to endure at Scottish Open I have totally changed my opinion. Really hope he wins
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14/11/2020 03:54:49 18 3
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@bulldogspirit. Give me a Woods victory any day rather than Mr Personality Bryson.
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14/11/2020 01:27:21 5 2
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He's World Number 4 and has won 12 PGA Tour events in the last six years. Just because he's off the boil a little in majors does not mean he isn't a contender. He's one of the best golfers ever.
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14/11/2020 04:03:07 1 4
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Anyone who shoots a 75 in the first round of a major clearly has issues. Oh and by the way he is World no5, one of the best on his day but it looks like his better days are behind him. Out of curiosity how many of Golf’s big guns ever went 6 years without winning a major?
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14/11/2020 00:45:07 6 33
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Absolutely agree!!!
This is not a real sport.
The closest golf comes to sport is match play, like the Ryder cup. Otherwise it is just an exercising hobby!
Trump plays golf - enough said!
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14/11/2020 04:47:51 13 0
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Thx Dave - "not a real sport"? As they don't run about? Well, they don't in snooker either, and that also demands huge amounts of practice, precision, judgement, and great technique. Just like golf -- also of course the courses are all different, whereas most sports play on a standard pitch or suchlike. Your Chump argument is just puerile.
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13/11/2020 23:50:47 2 7
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I want to see a peak in form DJ against a peak in form McIlroy. That would be a great battle on Sunday. When they are on they are the two best in the world.

Dont rule out old man Phil either. He knows how to win round there. Knows the place inside out
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14/11/2020 04:49:35 2 2
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"Phil"? Yeah, let's hope he reaches the last day. Be funny to see him make a diving, goalkeeper save to stop the ball rolling into a bunker, or water.
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14/11/2020 05:08:26 4 0
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While those at the top of the leaderboard had the disadvantage of not finishing their first round on Thursday and having to play as many as 27 holes on Friday, they unquestionably got a massive break with the greens being so holding. Plus no getting up early to play as many as 27 Saturday.

A lot of golf to be played yet with no doubt the customary Masters final day back nine drama. Great stuff.
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14/11/2020 05:15:33 41 3
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Dustin Johnson spitting is bad enough, but during a pandemic........
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14/11/2020 07:16:51 8 13
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If that was Tiger they would be going MENTAL
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14/11/2020 07:52:00 5 8
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Oh please. Ever watch a football match?
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14/11/2020 08:28:52 3 1
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Bed wetters
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14/11/2020 01:17:42 7 5
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StuartK
Augusta is a tricky course needing touch and guile, so not sure why DeChambeau is the bookies favourite, he is just brute strength and ignorance, the most stiff and awkward looking golfer I have ever seen. Rory's choice of shot and execution defies belief at times for a man with such talent and ball striking ability. Love to see Tiger win again, true class compared to the Hulk.
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14/11/2020 05:16:14 0 4
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It's actually been lengthened considerably down the years and has become a course that now favours big hitters rather than touch golfers. Hence why Shambo was favourite. Losing his ball early on after a pretty good drive seemed to throw him completely. By the way Rory McIlroy's round was joint best yesterday. But that 75 in round one did for his chances.
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14/11/2020 05:17:11 9 7
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Rory loses it on Thursday - AGAIN! Think Portrush and other tournaments. Something wrong with his mental approach to starting Majors.
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14/11/2020 10:17:14 1 0
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Can't argue with that. He's frustrating to watch. Needs a sport psychologist maybe.
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14/11/2020 10:23:29 0 0
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You're right, it's a real problem for him!
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14/11/2020 00:38:04 7 34
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Not a sport it's a leisure pursuit!
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14/11/2020 05:23:52 10 0
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I don't get why some people get so obsessed with what is or isn't a sport. In my view golf is the greatest sport because, with the handicapping system, anyone can play anyone else. Try that with tennis or snooker. But equally that doesn't mean they are not sports. I suppose that you would say that soccer's not a sport because it's just a load of people running around a field kicking a ball.
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14/11/2020 07:31:08 2 0
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Hi Roni, just to inform you that snooker does have handicaps in some competitions. For example, if I have a handicap of +30 and you +50, if we were to play each frame would start us off at that score! So you would be net 20 in front...
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14/11/2020 08:54:16 0 0
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For your general information btw. Snooker leagues ARE handicapped!!
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14/11/2020 01:33:07 9 5
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Nice to see Woods in the mix again
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14/11/2020 05:29:27 8 8
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Nobody doubts that Woods is one of the greats of the game, but these days he walks round with a sour face, never looking like he is enjoying it, which is a shame.
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14/11/2020 07:20:36 7 4
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Your comment is rubbish I noticed a few smiles and bear in mind these guys are in major 'mode' Very unfair comment as no player is bouncing around telling jokes,,!
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14/11/2020 09:41:50 1 0
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I think you'll find that's his game face, which he has always had when playing in Majors. They're not out there to enjoy it, it's their job.
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14/11/2020 11:25:15 0 0
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Tiger is doing just fine. Sour face? He's competing for a major and is grinding like every pro should be, and is as close to his happy place as golf gets for him, until he wins.
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14/11/2020 06:29:58 2 7
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So the officials have now learnt that the days are shorter in Augusta at this time of the year. Why did they not start the first two days earlier. Tradition runs strong over brains.
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14/11/2020 07:01:11 15 3
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Starting times weren’t the problem. The 3 hour rain delay on Thursday caused Thursday play to spill into Friday, and Friday play to spill into Saturday. That, and the horribly slow pace of play that they don’t seem inclined to do anything about.
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14/11/2020 07:07:37 11 0
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They started at 7 a.m local time on both days. It was very gloomy. I'm guessing you weren't actually watching?
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14/11/2020 10:19:58 0 0
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Difficult game to play in the dark!
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14/11/2020 06:43:01 5 10
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They should have just cut the size of field and not bothered with a halfway cut. The likes of Lyle playing is just wasting time for everyone.
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14/11/2020 07:57:35 7 2
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Another attempt at fishing Leslie no doubt. Sandy Lyle, great golfer that he once was deserves his place in masters history and if he decides he wants to play that’s ok with me and I guess most other people too. Like Tom Watson nearly winning the Open at 58 some years ago there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the place had he knocked that 5footer in!
Removed
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14/11/2020 06:29:58 2 7
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So the officials have now learnt that the days are shorter in Augusta at this time of the year. Why did they not start the first two days earlier. Tradition runs strong over brains.
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14/11/2020 07:01:11 15 3
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Starting times weren’t the problem. The 3 hour rain delay on Thursday caused Thursday play to spill into Friday, and Friday play to spill into Saturday. That, and the horribly slow pace of play that they don’t seem inclined to do anything about.
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14/11/2020 06:29:58 2 7
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So the officials have now learnt that the days are shorter in Augusta at this time of the year. Why did they not start the first two days earlier. Tradition runs strong over brains.
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14/11/2020 07:07:37 11 0
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They started at 7 a.m local time on both days. It was very gloomy. I'm guessing you weren't actually watching?
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14/11/2020 07:33:54 5 1
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Well said. Arguably the best annual golf tournament and without doubt the most superbly organized yet someone wants to throw insults. Should be questioning his/her own brains.

One other issue was that they kept to the field that had qualified to play in April, otherwise I'm sure they would have cut the number down.
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14/11/2020 05:15:33 41 3
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Dustin Johnson spitting is bad enough, but during a pandemic........
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14/11/2020 07:16:51 8 13
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If that was Tiger they would be going MENTAL
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14/11/2020 00:45:07 6 33
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Absolutely agree!!!
This is not a real sport.
The closest golf comes to sport is match play, like the Ryder cup. Otherwise it is just an exercising hobby!
Trump plays golf - enough said!
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14/11/2020 07:17:10 6 0
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Thankfully, it is down to the relevant authorities that golf is a sport and not the ignorant and inane opinions like yours.
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14/11/2020 00:52:11 82 4
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Bernhard Langer. Legend.
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14/11/2020 07:17:41 12 2
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Hear Hear - 63 years old a true Legend..
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14/11/2020 05:29:27 8 8
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Nobody doubts that Woods is one of the greats of the game, but these days he walks round with a sour face, never looking like he is enjoying it, which is a shame.
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14/11/2020 07:20:36 7 4
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Your comment is rubbish I noticed a few smiles and bear in mind these guys are in major 'mode' Very unfair comment as no player is bouncing around telling jokes,,!
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14/11/2020 07:21:26 56 2
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So brute force and distance isn't everything in golf, who knew? Don't make courses longer, just more difficult. Big clumps of trees with low branches to impede shot, ditches alongside fairways, low bushes and brambles, deeper bunkers, false fronts to greens etc. Too many tournament courses wide open spaces, too bland needing more creativity in design with golfers needing skill and accuracy.


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14/11/2020 09:24:33 2 8
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...and deer...bison...monkeys...roaming everywhere...must play quick or balls are eaten ??
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14/11/2020 11:22:59 0 0
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and gorse, of course.
Not too much, just a wee bit in strategic places
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14/11/2020 02:52:52 11 2
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You gotta love Tommy F. Love his attitude and demeanour. No losing the bap like some of his compatriots when the hole 'moves'. Hope he picks off a major soon.
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14/11/2020 07:22:33 3 0
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Never liked the guy but after his comments at the weather conditions they had to endure at Scottish Open I have totally changed my opinion. Really hope he wins
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14/11/2020 08:21:33 2 0
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How could you not initially like tommy fleetwood, one of the nicest, unassuming men in golf!! Really hope he bags a major, if Danny willet can do it, so can tommy. Hope westie’s in there too!
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14/11/2020 01:37:45 8 12
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Anyone but Woods.
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14/11/2020 07:23:02 3 6
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No-one but Woods
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13/11/2020 23:33:29 1 23
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An HYS ? At half time ?
The BBC is a complete Joke !
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14/11/2020 07:23:45 4 0
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Why read then and comment if it pees you....?
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14/11/2020 00:52:11 82 4
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Bernhard Langer. Legend.
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14/11/2020 07:25:21 3 9
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Cheats when putting though. He definitely anchors the putter.
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14/11/2020 09:02:55 3 0
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They should have just limited the shaft length when they changed the rule.
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14/11/2020 05:23:52 10 0
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I don't get why some people get so obsessed with what is or isn't a sport. In my view golf is the greatest sport because, with the handicapping system, anyone can play anyone else. Try that with tennis or snooker. But equally that doesn't mean they are not sports. I suppose that you would say that soccer's not a sport because it's just a load of people running around a field kicking a ball.
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14/11/2020 07:31:08 2 0
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Hi Roni, just to inform you that snooker does have handicaps in some competitions. For example, if I have a handicap of +30 and you +50, if we were to play each frame would start us off at that score! So you would be net 20 in front...
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14/11/2020 07:07:37 11 0
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They started at 7 a.m local time on both days. It was very gloomy. I'm guessing you weren't actually watching?
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14/11/2020 07:33:54 5 1
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Well said. Arguably the best annual golf tournament and without doubt the most superbly organized yet someone wants to throw insults. Should be questioning his/her own brains.

One other issue was that they kept to the field that had qualified to play in April, otherwise I'm sure they would have cut the number down.
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14/11/2020 07:35:23 6 0
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Enjoying seeing BDC smash it here there abs everywhere. It’s certainly entertaining if I albeit dislike what he’s done. Unfortunately when he’s not quite on it he’ll be absolutely nowhere near contention.
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14/11/2020 07:41:52 12 3
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When he lost his plugged ball he was desperately trying to find a rule loophole. I wonder does his coach still think the soft conditions give him “a ginormous advantage”?
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14/11/2020 00:17:45 10 13
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Rory not in a conversation for years about best in world ??. He’s not a contender any more . Not anywhere near !!
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14/11/2020 07:39:38 4 1
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Years? He was world number one just a few months ago. You don’t actually watch golf, do you!
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14/11/2020 07:35:23 6 0
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Enjoying seeing BDC smash it here there abs everywhere. It’s certainly entertaining if I albeit dislike what he’s done. Unfortunately when he’s not quite on it he’ll be absolutely nowhere near contention.
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14/11/2020 07:41:52 12 3
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When he lost his plugged ball he was desperately trying to find a rule loophole. I wonder does his coach still think the soft conditions give him “a ginormous advantage”?
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14/11/2020 08:44:03 1 0
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Think the “par 67” comment will hover over him for years. All the par 5s require being in play and on the 15th etc on a certain side of the fairway.
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14/11/2020 08:57:21 2 0
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They all do. Seve was notorious for it. All pros look to play the rules to their advantage. That’s why they call in the officials to get the best possible drops.
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14/11/2020 07:42:21 3 5
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Yes, very predictable.
DeChambeau and McIlroy viewed as a bit of a joke and not to be taken too seriously.
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14/11/2020 07:47:25 6 1
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Bdc viewed as a bit of a joke? He was pre-tournament favourite and was giving it the big “I am”, saying the course was par 67 to him.
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14/11/2020 08:41:46 0 2
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Not finding his ball was a joke. If that were tiger he would have got a free drop
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14/11/2020 07:45:12 44 4
bbc
'Woods shines' ...yet another inspired golf headline from the BBC. Fact check, he's in 21st place. Just wish the writers would report on what actually happens rather than trying to justify their pre-event opinions.
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14/11/2020 07:56:21 26 9
bbc
The BBC keep on giving free publicity to this drink driver for some reason.
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14/11/2020 10:06:20 1 0
bbc
I agree with you. Level par so far for his 2nd round. Hardly shining is he! I know he’s a massive draw and easy to write about but rather than saying woods shines when he clearly hasn’t, how about a bigger write up on Smith and Ancer, two of the joint leaders. Nice to see some fresh faces up there. Also nice to see FOUR Englishmen up there too, would love to see an English win.
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14/11/2020 11:27:35 0 0
bbc
I've been on about this for ages and keep getting down-marked. Must have been Iain and his pals getting the hump.
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14/11/2020 07:45:46 8 1
bbc
Wasn’t sure how The Masters was going to look this year with no ‘patrons’ and whilst they are missed, it’s great being able to see the proper layout of the course this year. Golf architecture at its finest.Stunning.
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14/11/2020 08:57:22 7 0
bbc
To be honest, I’ve not missed the “crowds” one bit??
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14/11/2020 07:42:21 3 5
bbc
Yes, very predictable.
DeChambeau and McIlroy viewed as a bit of a joke and not to be taken too seriously.
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14/11/2020 07:47:25 6 1
bbc
Bdc viewed as a bit of a joke? He was pre-tournament favourite and was giving it the big “I am”, saying the course was par 67 to him.
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14/11/2020 07:50:07 6 2
bbc
Now if only something could be done to speed up the play and reduce time wasting it would be even better.
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13/11/2020 23:36:30 17 1
bbc
Rahm looking good today.
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14/11/2020 07:52:00 13 4
bbc
That skimming shot he done the other day was out of this world!
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14/11/2020 05:15:33 41 3
bbc
Dustin Johnson spitting is bad enough, but during a pandemic........
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O C
14/11/2020 07:52:00 5 8
bbc
Oh please. Ever watch a football match?
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14/11/2020 08:16:57 9 3
bbc
Oh, that makes it alright then.....good argument....
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14/11/2020 00:19:32 3 4
bbc
what does the asterisks mean in the masters coveridge
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O C
14/11/2020 07:55:04 1 1
bbc
Ah, I thought that they were Astros fans.
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14/11/2020 07:45:12 44 4
bbc
'Woods shines' ...yet another inspired golf headline from the BBC. Fact check, he's in 21st place. Just wish the writers would report on what actually happens rather than trying to justify their pre-event opinions.
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14/11/2020 07:56:21 26 9
bbc
The BBC keep on giving free publicity to this drink driver for some reason.
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14/11/2020 08:15:38 7 10
bbc
Because he’s still the biggest draw in golf and - like it or not - that’s not going to change anytime soon
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14/11/2020 08:44:50 6 2
bbc
Not a drink driver. He had five legal drugs in his system. Essentially, he was in agony due to his back and struggling to sleep. He had two prescriptions and also took three other drugs. That sort of dependency doesn’t make for a good story though, so all you get left with are the implications from the initial headlines, the photos and the conviction of DUI - Driving Under the Influence
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14/11/2020 06:43:01 5 10
bbc
They should have just cut the size of field and not bothered with a halfway cut. The likes of Lyle playing is just wasting time for everyone.
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14/11/2020 07:57:35 7 2
bbc
Another attempt at fishing Leslie no doubt. Sandy Lyle, great golfer that he once was deserves his place in masters history and if he decides he wants to play that’s ok with me and I guess most other people too. Like Tom Watson nearly winning the Open at 58 some years ago there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the place had he knocked that 5footer in!
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14/11/2020 14:09:23 0 0
bbc
I'm not saying all tournaments but for this particular Masters, then yes get rid of some of the hasbeen pros like Lyle, Singh and JM Olazabal.
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O C
14/11/2020 07:59:21 2 2
bbc
Bryson “Rochambeau” is more appropriate.

Especially meaningful to South Park fans.
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14/11/2020 08:12:52 4 2
bbc
We nicknamed him De Shambles after his Ryder Cup performance and the name has stuck.
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14/11/2020 08:02:28 14 1
bbc
real star is the course! its looks stunning and the different angles we are getting showing the slopes and level of difficulty from drone flyovers etc is magic! half the field within 8 shots and 2 rnds to go,exciting stuff,just need bdc to miss the cut
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14/11/2020 01:17:42 7 5
bbc
StuartK
Augusta is a tricky course needing touch and guile, so not sure why DeChambeau is the bookies favourite, he is just brute strength and ignorance, the most stiff and awkward looking golfer I have ever seen. Rory's choice of shot and execution defies belief at times for a man with such talent and ball striking ability. Love to see Tiger win again, true class compared to the Hulk.
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14/11/2020 08:03:22 1 0
bbc
Rory needs a professional “masters expert” caddy at his side, not his best mate, from down the pub.
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14/11/2020 08:05:33 4 2
bbc
When will they introduce penalties for slow play
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14/11/2020 08:11:31 6 2
bbc
The penalties exist. The will to enforce them on the PGA tour doesn’t though.
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PCS
14/11/2020 00:38:04 7 34
bbc
Not a sport it's a leisure pursuit!
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14/11/2020 08:05:51 1 0
bbc
And you’ve played how much golf? Utter garbage comment!!
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14/11/2020 08:06:48 2 4
bbc
Mickelson is going to end up winning this.
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14/11/2020 00:45:07 6 33
bbc
Absolutely agree!!!
This is not a real sport.
The closest golf comes to sport is match play, like the Ryder cup. Otherwise it is just an exercising hobby!
Trump plays golf - enough said!
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14/11/2020 08:08:03 1 0
bbc
Your a complete joke, like your baseless idiotic comment that golf isn’t a sport. Now go away and annoy someone else.
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14/11/2020 08:05:33 4 2
bbc
When will they introduce penalties for slow play
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14/11/2020 08:11:31 6 2
bbc
The penalties exist. The will to enforce them on the PGA tour doesn’t though.
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14/11/2020 08:54:54 1 0
bbc
Unless you’re a “foreign” 17 year old playing your heart out trying to make the cut..

Then they will????

All the while allowing a certain person to get away with cheating, even admitting at the press conference he did????
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14/11/2020 08:12:20 4 5
bbc
Hello. I have a great tip for all you non golfers ? out there.

When watching golf bulletins in the sports round up, press the pause ? button on your remote. Wait a couple of minutes? and then press the fast forward ? button until the golf news has finished.

No more tiresome ?? news about men hitting balls with their sticks.

Happy days! ??
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14/11/2020 08:21:26 3 5
bbc
Similar to the approach I take to watching golf ... pause footage, do something else, then catch up on play, fast forwarding through the ads and all the studio talk.
??..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................end! Now go away and annoy someone else!! Bet you report this too!! Removed
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O C
14/11/2020 07:59:21 2 2
bbc
Bryson “Rochambeau” is more appropriate.

Especially meaningful to South Park fans.
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14/11/2020 08:12:52 4 2
bbc
We nicknamed him De Shambles after his Ryder Cup performance and the name has stuck.
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14/11/2020 11:27:18 0 1
bbc
Stuck with kids on your playground?
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14/11/2020 08:13:24 2 1
bbc
The greens are so soft these players are making it look like chip n put. The Masters greatest defense is the speed of the greens. The high scores by most of the field show how receptive the greens are . Love it if a certain Mr Langer still in contention come Sunday.
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14/11/2020 08:14:20 2 2
bbc
CMON TOMMY FLEETWOOD fantastic entertainment a real boost in these difficult times.
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14/11/2020 08:14:41 16 1
bbc
Dustin Johnson is winning the spitting accuracy competition the Americans seem to be having. Apart from looking disgusting have they forgotten about the pandemic?
Maybe they are also hosting a super spreader event like their now ex-President Trump.
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14/11/2020 11:08:01 2 4
bbc
I saw him spitting on the floor - unless people are crawling around licking the fairways I think he is pretty safe
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14/11/2020 07:56:21 26 9
bbc
The BBC keep on giving free publicity to this drink driver for some reason.
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14/11/2020 08:15:38 7 10
bbc
Because he’s still the biggest draw in golf and - like it or not - that’s not going to change anytime soon
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14/11/2020 08:16:25 4 5
bbc
You mean someone else besides Woods is playing?
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O C
14/11/2020 07:52:00 5 8
bbc
Oh please. Ever watch a football match?
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14/11/2020 08:16:57 9 3
bbc
Oh, that makes it alright then.....good argument....
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14/11/2020 08:18:35 20 5
bbc
"However, pre-Masters favourite Bryson DeChambeau's erratic tournament continued as four birdies were offset by four bogeys and a triple-bogey seven at the third after he lost his ball." Things not going so well for BBC love boy hulk DeChambeau. He should be seriously penalised for deliberate slow play and unsportsmanlike like conduct looking for loopholes on the rules. He is a disgrace to golf.
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14/11/2020 08:23:29 9 3
bbc
Not w great day for Bison yesterday. Bit of catching up to do to back up his “par 67” boast.
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14/11/2020 09:12:11 1 1
bbc
Seve looked for loopholes all the time,as do all the other professional golfers. The rules allow for slow play penalties, the officials just don’t enforce them. He’s not the only one, nor the slowest.
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14/11/2020 08:12:20 4 5
bbc
Hello. I have a great tip for all you non golfers ? out there.

When watching golf bulletins in the sports round up, press the pause ? button on your remote. Wait a couple of minutes? and then press the fast forward ? button until the golf news has finished.

No more tiresome ?? news about men hitting balls with their sticks.

Happy days! ??
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14/11/2020 08:21:26 3 5
bbc
Similar to the approach I take to watching golf ... pause footage, do something else, then catch up on play, fast forwarding through the ads and all the studio talk.
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14/11/2020 07:22:33 3 0
bbc
Never liked the guy but after his comments at the weather conditions they had to endure at Scottish Open I have totally changed my opinion. Really hope he wins
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14/11/2020 08:21:33 2 0
bbc
How could you not initially like tommy fleetwood, one of the nicest, unassuming men in golf!! Really hope he bags a major, if Danny willet can do it, so can tommy. Hope westie’s in there too!
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14/11/2020 08:18:35 20 5
bbc
"However, pre-Masters favourite Bryson DeChambeau's erratic tournament continued as four birdies were offset by four bogeys and a triple-bogey seven at the third after he lost his ball." Things not going so well for BBC love boy hulk DeChambeau. He should be seriously penalised for deliberate slow play and unsportsmanlike like conduct looking for loopholes on the rules. He is a disgrace to golf.
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14/11/2020 08:23:29 9 3
bbc
Not w great day for Bison yesterday. Bit of catching up to do to back up his “par 67” boast.
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14/11/2020 09:21:05 4 3
bbc
It’s Bryson..
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14/11/2020 09:34:36 3 1
bbc
Not w great day??? ????
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14/11/2020 11:07:05 2 0
bbc
For Bryson it is a Par 67, he's just playing it off 5
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14/11/2020 11:13:36 0 2
bbc
Not even a vague respect for a major winner. Your opinions don't matter in the scheme of a game based on respect when responding like a five year old. You just come off like a child hurting for attention.
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14/11/2020 08:26:18 44 0
bbc
Great to see pro golfers not getting the advantage of huge galleries working like lane buffers at tenpin bowling, trampling down the rough, and finding balls us amateurs would lose.
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14/11/2020 08:31:42 35 1
bbc
Yeah. Bison not being able to find that ball just off the fairway ... welcome to real world golf!
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14/11/2020 10:16:46 0 1
bbc
That's the least of Bison's problems, the Vardon grip is a nightmare for them.
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14/11/2020 13:25:36 0 0
bbc
Even better to be able to watch golf without the moronic "Get in the hole", "You're the man" and worst of all "Mash potato's" chanting.
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14/11/2020 08:27:40 7 2
bbc
"Momentum was with Johnson ....."

I find that hard to believe.
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14/11/2020 05:15:33 41 3
bbc
Dustin Johnson spitting is bad enough, but during a pandemic........
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14/11/2020 08:28:52 3 1
bbc
Bed wetters
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13/11/2020 23:23:45 20 1
bbc
Fleetwood, Willett, Rose and Casey all in the running. Thomas and Johnson have come good and looks like they are the men to beat. All to play for and it would be great to see and Englishman seriously challenge. These greens are incredibly difficult to read and the slightest error and you can drop a shot.
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14/11/2020 08:31:20 2 3
bbc
It will be interesting to see which one of these four isn't English enough for the headline writer
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14/11/2020 10:35:56 0 1
bbc
Isn't Rose a Johannesburg boy?
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14/11/2020 08:26:18 44 0
bbc
Great to see pro golfers not getting the advantage of huge galleries working like lane buffers at tenpin bowling, trampling down the rough, and finding balls us amateurs would lose.
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14/11/2020 08:31:42 35 1
bbc
Yeah. Bison not being able to find that ball just off the fairway ... welcome to real world golf!
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14/11/2020 09:20:52 1 7
bbc
It’s Bryson
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14/11/2020 11:00:36 1 1
bbc
Yes, talk weeks about how the guy is ruining golf for all future generations, get it entirely wrong at the next major venue, and then call him names. A round with you geniuses would be a sportsman's babysitting.
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14/11/2020 08:32:22 20 2
bbc
Apparently players are rewarded with some crystal for an eagle, perhaps Johnson should be given a crystal spittoon it would seem appropriate.
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14/11/2020 08:39:52 6 1
bbc
Yep , hole in one and you get a crystal bowl, he could spit in that!
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14/11/2020 08:12:20 4 5
bbc
Hello. I have a great tip for all you non golfers ? out there.

When watching golf bulletins in the sports round up, press the pause ? button on your remote. Wait a couple of minutes? and then press the fast forward ? button until the golf news has finished.

No more tiresome ?? news about men hitting balls with their sticks.

Happy days! ??
??..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................end! Now go away and annoy someone else!! Bet you report this too!! Removed
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14/11/2020 08:39:19 5 0
bbc
BDC:

Par 3s: -2 (with 1 to play)
Par 5s: -3 (with 2 to play)
Par 4s: +6 (with 3 to play)

BDC's strategy has failed because he hasn't realised he doesn't need full power on the Par 4s. If you need to hit it 330 yards to get a good lie for your second shot then go for it. But if you only need 290/300 yards then tone it down.

Let's see if he is smart enough to figure it out.
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14/11/2020 08:32:22 20 2
bbc
Apparently players are rewarded with some crystal for an eagle, perhaps Johnson should be given a crystal spittoon it would seem appropriate.
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14/11/2020 08:39:52 6 1
bbc
Yep , hole in one and you get a crystal bowl, he could spit in that!
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14/11/2020 08:41:22 32 3
bbc
Some of the Americans so-called professionals have no class. We have the time wasting and look for a loophole to break the rules bulldozer DeChambeau smashing his way around the course and losing his balls at the same time. I loved his triple bogey at the third. Then we have "Spit" Johnson gobbing on a golf course. This is the noble game and there is no place for spitting or unsporting conduct.
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14/11/2020 09:08:58 16 2
bbc
All of them look for loopholes in the rules. Seve was outrageous at his attempts to influence officials in giving him free drops. There’s plenty of Europeans who play slowly. It’s not just a problem in the US. The problem is with not enforcing the rules which penalise slow play.
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14/11/2020 07:42:21 3 5
bbc
Yes, very predictable.
DeChambeau and McIlroy viewed as a bit of a joke and not to be taken too seriously.
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14/11/2020 08:41:46 0 2
bbc
Not finding his ball was a joke. If that were tiger he would have got a free drop
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14/11/2020 08:42:31 0 12
bbc
73 and then 66

Didn't Maksi quote exactly those scores several times this week?
Another 66 today too as the tournament disappeared on Thursday, under pressure.

Bryson DeChambeau is pure box office and playing a roller coaster round. Shame he missed a 4 foot eagle putt on 8 ( astonishing hitting ) but he has another one now, and will have another one on 15 and is still favourite to win this.
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14/11/2020 08:50:49 4 1
bbc
Bison is still the favourite?
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14/11/2020 09:01:11 1 2
bbc
Well done for your prediction, I’m sure the world wanted to know about that. You should have won some serious dosh, perhaps you’ll tell us about that too - what’s your dogs name by the way?
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14/11/2020 07:41:52 12 3
bbc
When he lost his plugged ball he was desperately trying to find a rule loophole. I wonder does his coach still think the soft conditions give him “a ginormous advantage”?
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14/11/2020 08:44:03 1 0
bbc
Think the “par 67” comment will hover over him for years. All the par 5s require being in play and on the 15th etc on a certain side of the fairway.
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14/11/2020 09:15:42 1 0
bbc
When he looks back, he might regret that comment. I think he heaped too much pressure on himself in the end.
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14/11/2020 07:56:21 26 9
bbc
The BBC keep on giving free publicity to this drink driver for some reason.
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14/11/2020 08:44:50 6 2
bbc
Not a drink driver. He had five legal drugs in his system. Essentially, he was in agony due to his back and struggling to sleep. He had two prescriptions and also took three other drugs. That sort of dependency doesn’t make for a good story though, so all you get left with are the implications from the initial headlines, the photos and the conviction of DUI - Driving Under the Influence
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14/11/2020 09:59:54 0 1
bbc
I'm glad someone said it how it is rather than what the media want people to think. They clearly haven't struggled with agonising back pain before!
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14/11/2020 11:59:44 1 1
bbc
drink or drugs, you pays your money etc. don't make it any better which one does it and not really a defense, he's got enough dosh to have a personal driver..now if he'd just said to the copper "honestly guv, I'm just out testing my eyesight"..ahh..hindsights a wonderful thing
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14/11/2020 01:17:42 7 5
bbc
StuartK
Augusta is a tricky course needing touch and guile, so not sure why DeChambeau is the bookies favourite, he is just brute strength and ignorance, the most stiff and awkward looking golfer I have ever seen. Rory's choice of shot and execution defies belief at times for a man with such talent and ball striking ability. Love to see Tiger win again, true class compared to the Hulk.
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14/11/2020 08:50:26 2 0
bbc
I’m no Bryson fan but he won the us open a few months back and displayed a nice touch around the greens in doing so. What’s not been reported much, he was 7th in driving distance!! 7th!
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14/11/2020 08:42:31 0 12
bbc
73 and then 66

Didn't Maksi quote exactly those scores several times this week?
Another 66 today too as the tournament disappeared on Thursday, under pressure.

Bryson DeChambeau is pure box office and playing a roller coaster round. Shame he missed a 4 foot eagle putt on 8 ( astonishing hitting ) but he has another one now, and will have another one on 15 and is still favourite to win this.
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14/11/2020 08:50:49 4 1
bbc
Bison is still the favourite?
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14/11/2020 08:59:10 0 2
bbc
I think so Jimmy. He is obviously a freak of nature with his hitting and as you have seen he can make things happen pretty quickly.
I think he will make the cut and then blast this course to pieces this weekend.

I hope the greens speed up though. That might give him more to think about. Gonna be a cracking race to the line?
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14/11/2020 09:20:21 2 0
bbc
It’s byrson..