Top 10 reasons golf made us smile in 2020
21/12/2020 | sport | golf | 150
Despite the Covid-enforced cancellation of The Open and Ryder Cup postponement, golf in 2020 provided welcome cheer in this largely miserable year, writes Iain Carter.
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21/12/2020 16:57:27 67 1
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No dedicates tribute to Peter Alliss on SPOTY last night seemed very odd. A man who had worked on the BBC for 60 years, to not receive any recognition of note (other than a small nod at the end of the live singing performance) I think was extremely sad and a little disrespectful.
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21/12/2020 16:59:11 1 12
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Dedicated*
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21/12/2020 19:06:53 30 5
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We all know why there was no tribute. He wasn't 'woke' enough for the BBC. Not PC enough.
Went off script at times.
Wasn't sanitised enough. Maybe if he spoke more about gender and identity issues he would have got an hour long tribute
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21/12/2020 19:07:17 23 0
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The BBC have not loved 'Peter' for many years, hiding him away off camera. He and Ken Brown made TV golf live for many of us and his departure to the links in the sky should have been celebrated with blaring trumpets.
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21/12/2020 19:47:26 20 0
bbc
Although agreeing, the same could be said about long-time Grandstand presenter Frank Bough. SPOTY is now less about sporting achievement and more about who the BBC think they should show support for so as not to upset the PC brigade. Despite what Cpt. Sir Tom Moore has achieved 2020, what sporting feat has he done to get the Helen Rollinson award compared to Leeds rugby league player Rob Burrow?
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21/12/2020 21:27:23 5 0
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Be fair. Who could hope to be as witty about Alliss as he was.
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21/12/2020 16:57:27 67 1
bbc
No dedicates tribute to Peter Alliss on SPOTY last night seemed very odd. A man who had worked on the BBC for 60 years, to not receive any recognition of note (other than a small nod at the end of the live singing performance) I think was extremely sad and a little disrespectful.
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21/12/2020 16:59:11 1 12
bbc
Dedicated*
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21/12/2020 17:21:06 8 17
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Well said. As for the BBC "personality" of the year. Perhaps one year it will go to a personality, one that is a role model, one that has used their sport to enrich others lives. Marcus Rashford was the real winner and such an opportunity missed by the BBC to laud him with that award (accepting that he was recognised for his achievements)
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21/12/2020 17:20:20 8 9
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Were Woods and his son the only 2 to play in the PNC Championship or were others there too?
If there was anyone else there, who won?
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21/12/2020 18:56:34 2 7
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Who cares?
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21/12/2020 18:56:56 5 4
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You have Google....if you really want to know.
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21/12/2020 16:59:11 1 12
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Dedicated*
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21/12/2020 17:21:06 8 17
bbc
Well said. As for the BBC "personality" of the year. Perhaps one year it will go to a personality, one that is a role model, one that has used their sport to enrich others lives. Marcus Rashford was the real winner and such an opportunity missed by the BBC to laud him with that award (accepting that he was recognised for his achievements)
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21/12/2020 17:39:37 22 8
bbc
The SPOTY "winner" was interviewed in his HOME in Monte Carlo.

On that basis surely he should have been overseas personality winner !
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21/12/2020 19:56:24 13 1
bbc
I would disagree with Rashford getting the main award - that is for SPORTING achievement and not what someone does in their private life. If that was the case then the award should have gone to rugby league's Kevin Sinfield for raising over £2 million for MND with 7 marathons in 7 days. Same with many of the other SPOTY awards, they are now being given on sentiment rather than their achievements.
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22/12/2020 11:14:14 1 1
bbc
The main prize if voted for by the public, not handed to someone by the BBC.

The BBC did, however, hand him an award for his food campaign.

Try to keep up.
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21/12/2020 17:34:19 15 5
bbc
One of the joys of golf this year was over the weekend watching Woods father & son playing at the PNC. They were having an absolute blast, it is what golf should look like
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21/12/2020 17:43:51 8 3
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Totally with you, Justin. Thought it was incredibly moving and a fantastic boost for all of us at a time we all really need it. That eagle on 3 was extraordinary and let's be honest, he managed quite a few birdies himself as well. What sport can provide such an opportunity that allows an 11 year-old to play competitively with top professionals. Viva Golf!
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MHH
21/12/2020 17:55:54 3 1
bbc
Couldn't agree more, one of the most enjoyable weekends of golf I've watched in years. I know Charlie has some of the best advantages in terms of coaching, advice and support but he still has to execute the shots. What a fantastic swing action for an 11 yo kid.
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21/12/2020 18:21:15 3 1
bbc
Concur with you and all the replies. That note he put in the bunker for JT too!
That is a hell of a swing/technique for an 11-year-old kid.
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22/12/2020 10:20:45 0 0
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It's what golf usually is...millionaires playing games when the rest of humanity is working or struggling to find work.
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21/12/2020 17:21:06 8 17
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Well said. As for the BBC "personality" of the year. Perhaps one year it will go to a personality, one that is a role model, one that has used their sport to enrich others lives. Marcus Rashford was the real winner and such an opportunity missed by the BBC to laud him with that award (accepting that he was recognised for his achievements)
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21/12/2020 17:39:37 22 8
bbc
The SPOTY "winner" was interviewed in his HOME in Monte Carlo.

On that basis surely he should have been overseas personality winner !
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21/12/2020 17:42:32 21 3
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Surely the highlight of the year for most of us was getting back to our clubs after the 3 month lockdown.
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21/12/2020 17:34:19 15 5
bbc
One of the joys of golf this year was over the weekend watching Woods father & son playing at the PNC. They were having an absolute blast, it is what golf should look like
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21/12/2020 17:43:51 8 3
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Totally with you, Justin. Thought it was incredibly moving and a fantastic boost for all of us at a time we all really need it. That eagle on 3 was extraordinary and let's be honest, he managed quite a few birdies himself as well. What sport can provide such an opportunity that allows an 11 year-old to play competitively with top professionals. Viva Golf!
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21/12/2020 17:34:19 15 5
bbc
One of the joys of golf this year was over the weekend watching Woods father & son playing at the PNC. They were having an absolute blast, it is what golf should look like
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MHH
21/12/2020 17:55:54 3 1
bbc
Couldn't agree more, one of the most enjoyable weekends of golf I've watched in years. I know Charlie has some of the best advantages in terms of coaching, advice and support but he still has to execute the shots. What a fantastic swing action for an 11 yo kid.
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21/12/2020 17:34:19 15 5
bbc
One of the joys of golf this year was over the weekend watching Woods father & son playing at the PNC. They were having an absolute blast, it is what golf should look like
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21/12/2020 18:21:15 3 1
bbc
Concur with you and all the replies. That note he put in the bunker for JT too!
That is a hell of a swing/technique for an 11-year-old kid.
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21/12/2020 18:25:46 3 3
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I was much more impressed with Matt Kuchar's 13 year old son, who beat them too.
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21/12/2020 18:21:15 3 1
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Concur with you and all the replies. That note he put in the bunker for JT too!
That is a hell of a swing/technique for an 11-year-old kid.
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21/12/2020 18:25:46 3 3
bbc
I was much more impressed with Matt Kuchar's 13 year old son, who beat them too.
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21/12/2020 19:26:54 4 1
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2 years older. You develop and learn a hell of a lot in 2 years at that age.
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21/12/2020 18:47:16 6 6
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I'm fairly sure that very few of us smiled at the obnoxious BCD winning.
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22/12/2020 06:12:39 3 0
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BCD? Bryson Chambeau De?
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21/12/2020 18:48:58 3 10
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Too much money on offer in these times.
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21/12/2020 18:58:17 3 5
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I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were on either of the pro tours.
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21/12/2020 18:55:24 19 1
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Golfing highlight of the year was the fact that we had any live golf at all.
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22/12/2020 22:36:36 0 0
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highlight was that Club courses were open for us hackers
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21/12/2020 17:20:20 8 9
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Were Woods and his son the only 2 to play in the PNC Championship or were others there too?
If there was anyone else there, who won?
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21/12/2020 18:56:34 2 7
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Who cares?
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21/12/2020 17:20:20 8 9
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Were Woods and his son the only 2 to play in the PNC Championship or were others there too?
If there was anyone else there, who won?
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21/12/2020 18:56:56 5 4
bbc
You have Google....if you really want to know.
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22/12/2020 10:17:35 0 2
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Got out the wrong side of the bed today???
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21/12/2020 18:48:58 3 10
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Too much money on offer in these times.
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21/12/2020 18:58:17 3 5
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I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were on either of the pro tours.
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21/12/2020 19:43:12 1 4
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You ain't, I ain't
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21/12/2020 19:01:31 57 2
bbc
My highlight was that arrogant big muscleman who said par at the Masters for him should be 67 and then found himself outplayed by his 63 year old playing partner Bernard Langer!
Now THAT made me smile??
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21/12/2020 20:20:32 11 1
bbc
Indeed, it showed how golf isn't just about hitting the ball as hard and far as you can, remember drive for show putt for dough. Can't see DeChambeau coming close to winning an Open Championship at all
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21/12/2020 16:57:27 67 1
bbc
No dedicates tribute to Peter Alliss on SPOTY last night seemed very odd. A man who had worked on the BBC for 60 years, to not receive any recognition of note (other than a small nod at the end of the live singing performance) I think was extremely sad and a little disrespectful.
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21/12/2020 19:06:53 30 5
bbc
We all know why there was no tribute. He wasn't 'woke' enough for the BBC. Not PC enough.
Went off script at times.
Wasn't sanitised enough. Maybe if he spoke more about gender and identity issues he would have got an hour long tribute
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21/12/2020 16:57:27 67 1
bbc
No dedicates tribute to Peter Alliss on SPOTY last night seemed very odd. A man who had worked on the BBC for 60 years, to not receive any recognition of note (other than a small nod at the end of the live singing performance) I think was extremely sad and a little disrespectful.
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21/12/2020 19:07:17 23 0
bbc
The BBC have not loved 'Peter' for many years, hiding him away off camera. He and Ken Brown made TV golf live for many of us and his departure to the links in the sky should have been celebrated with blaring trumpets.
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21/12/2020 18:25:46 3 3
bbc
I was much more impressed with Matt Kuchar's 13 year old son, who beat them too.
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21/12/2020 19:26:54 4 1
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2 years older. You develop and learn a hell of a lot in 2 years at that age.
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21/12/2020 20:18:05 3 1
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Maksi is just a WUM, a very boring one too!
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21/12/2020 19:27:37 5 14
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I'm a Golf addict.... playing every day the course is open..... but even I find this THE most boring article the BBC have ever written !!!
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21/12/2020 21:29:58 2 3
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I tend to agree. I thought "is that it?" when I got to the end
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21/12/2020 19:42:22 10 11
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Tiger taking 10 on the 12th at the Masters was superb. No longer can the sycophantic commentators rabbit on about how brilliantly he plays that hole! In fairness he bounced back well with all the birdies but still no smile. He only sings when he wins.
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22/12/2020 10:21:06 3 1
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Oh grow up, 15 majors behind him and you want to moan on
Golfing highlight watching the bottler borey blow another major! 6 years and counting! Tick tock “ Mr I can’t handle the pressure of majors “ lol ?? bwaaaap bwaap bwaaaaaaaaap! Removed
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21/12/2020 18:58:17 3 5
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I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were on either of the pro tours.
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21/12/2020 19:43:12 1 4
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You ain't, I ain't
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21/12/2020 16:57:27 67 1
bbc
No dedicates tribute to Peter Alliss on SPOTY last night seemed very odd. A man who had worked on the BBC for 60 years, to not receive any recognition of note (other than a small nod at the end of the live singing performance) I think was extremely sad and a little disrespectful.
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21/12/2020 19:47:26 20 0
bbc
Although agreeing, the same could be said about long-time Grandstand presenter Frank Bough. SPOTY is now less about sporting achievement and more about who the BBC think they should show support for so as not to upset the PC brigade. Despite what Cpt. Sir Tom Moore has achieved 2020, what sporting feat has he done to get the Helen Rollinson award compared to Leeds rugby league player Rob Burrow?
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Kat
21/12/2020 20:37:21 7 1
bbc
SPOTY continues to get the balance so wrong. In Frank Bough's day, one presenter did the job, not four former sports people. He was worthy of a mention on the show, despite certain activities in his private life.

But, the BBC did pay a fitting tribute to Mr Alliss last weekend. I assume it's still available on iplayer.
Frank blotted his copy book with the cocaine and call girls. Understandable they let him go quietly. Removed
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21/12/2020 17:21:06 8 17
bbc
Well said. As for the BBC "personality" of the year. Perhaps one year it will go to a personality, one that is a role model, one that has used their sport to enrich others lives. Marcus Rashford was the real winner and such an opportunity missed by the BBC to laud him with that award (accepting that he was recognised for his achievements)
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21/12/2020 19:56:24 13 1
bbc
I would disagree with Rashford getting the main award - that is for SPORTING achievement and not what someone does in their private life. If that was the case then the award should have gone to rugby league's Kevin Sinfield for raising over £2 million for MND with 7 marathons in 7 days. Same with many of the other SPOTY awards, they are now being given on sentiment rather than their achievements.
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21/12/2020 20:00:37 5 5
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The highlight of the year for me, and given we have not had a half decent male player from Norway throughout the history of time, is the emergence of Viktor, who is possibly the best player in Europe as of today?

He is a lovely lad, with a wonderful personality and I wish him all the best when he makes his debut in our Ryder Cup team.

Come on Norway, oh, and Yorkshire :)
So your totally stupid comments on Cricket HYS's have now expanded to totally stupid comments on Golf !
It's hardly refreshing to many to hear your views from Norway.... as it's not exactly a hotbed of excellence and tradition in either sport !
Ever thought of confining your comments to Alpine Skiing and Ice Hockey ?
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21/12/2020 20:02:10 2 12
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11. Woods and McIlroy are miles off the pace in the majors.
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21/12/2020 20:08:10 5 3
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Shame that missing from this beautiful crafted article is all the CV charity work the golfers have done this year....we even managed to donate the left over food from the TPC without having to give up any of our bonuses
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21/12/2020 20:16:23 4 2
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@ Leslie (...... or is it Maksi?!): Do you really think Tiger is bothered?
His legacy is secure!
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21/12/2020 20:27:04 2 9
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Evening Matt. I am not in the same league as Leslie so take that as a compliment.

Given the demise of Woods and MclLroy, what has been your highlight of the year?
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21/12/2020 19:26:54 4 1
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2 years older. You develop and learn a hell of a lot in 2 years at that age.
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21/12/2020 20:18:05 3 1
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Maksi is just a WUM, a very boring one too!
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21/12/2020 20:34:57 2 4
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Because I like Matt Kuchar and his son and enjoyed watching a 13 year old beat some of the greatest players ever to have played the game, and yet not get a mention on any golf site?

Your obsession with Tiger Woods is out of control.
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21/12/2020 19:01:31 57 2
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My highlight was that arrogant big muscleman who said par at the Masters for him should be 67 and then found himself outplayed by his 63 year old playing partner Bernard Langer!
Now THAT made me smile??
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21/12/2020 20:20:32 11 1
bbc
Indeed, it showed how golf isn't just about hitting the ball as hard and far as you can, remember drive for show putt for dough. Can't see DeChambeau coming close to winning an Open Championship at all
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22/12/2020 08:10:15 2 1
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Bryson putted better than anyone else at the US Open. I wouldn't put it past him to win an Open Championship. He's very good at finding a way to win. Not great to watch though.
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22/12/2020 12:14:52 0 1
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Yeah right. A still day on a wide open links??? He could totally muller it. But thats Bryson anyway, and some days he'll be off. But you'd never write him off in any tournament.
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21/12/2020 20:16:23 4 2
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@ Leslie (...... or is it Maksi?!): Do you really think Tiger is bothered?
His legacy is secure!
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21/12/2020 20:27:04 2 9
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Evening Matt. I am not in the same league as Leslie so take that as a compliment.

Given the demise of Woods and MclLroy, what has been your highlight of the year?
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21/12/2020 20:18:05 3 1
bbc
Maksi is just a WUM, a very boring one too!
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21/12/2020 20:34:57 2 4
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Because I like Matt Kuchar and his son and enjoyed watching a 13 year old beat some of the greatest players ever to have played the game, and yet not get a mention on any golf site?

Your obsession with Tiger Woods is out of control.
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21/12/2020 19:47:26 20 0
bbc
Although agreeing, the same could be said about long-time Grandstand presenter Frank Bough. SPOTY is now less about sporting achievement and more about who the BBC think they should show support for so as not to upset the PC brigade. Despite what Cpt. Sir Tom Moore has achieved 2020, what sporting feat has he done to get the Helen Rollinson award compared to Leeds rugby league player Rob Burrow?
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Kat
21/12/2020 20:37:21 7 1
bbc
SPOTY continues to get the balance so wrong. In Frank Bough's day, one presenter did the job, not four former sports people. He was worthy of a mention on the show, despite certain activities in his private life.

But, the BBC did pay a fitting tribute to Mr Alliss last weekend. I assume it's still available on iplayer.
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21/12/2020 21:15:48 6 0
bbc
Agreed. Frank Bough did nothing illegal and didn't harm anyone - and who was really bothered? It was just the press saw another way of discrediting anyone in this country who becomes a success.
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21/12/2020 21:16:55 2 0
bbc
Thanks Kat. I’ll try dig that out.
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21/12/2020 20:41:17 1 3
bbc
@Maksi: Sungjae Im playing every week?
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21/12/2020 20:47:16 2 4
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Absolute character. That slow back swing and then the way he attacks the ball.

I look forward to seeing more of him for sure.
Does he play every tournament?
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21/12/2020 20:46:26 23 8
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Highlight for me came over the weekend, seeing Charlie Woods playing golf to a very high standard at such a young age. Forget who is father is, to see any youngster enjoying the game is a highlight and in these rubbish times in life it put a big smile on my face. Would like to wish you all on this page a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
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21/12/2020 21:44:11 10 23
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What a lot of drivel.

You wouldn't have written that if he was the son of anyone other than Woods.
From the clips I saw I found it a bit unsavoury with the matching outfits and fist pumps after a good shot.
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21/12/2020 20:41:17 1 3
bbc
@Maksi: Sungjae Im playing every week?
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21/12/2020 20:47:16 2 4
bbc
Absolute character. That slow back swing and then the way he attacks the ball.

I look forward to seeing more of him for sure.
Does he play every tournament?
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21/12/2020 20:49:20 3 3
bbc
Agree, the driving ranges are indeed absolutely packed out.
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21/12/2020 20:53:55 5 3
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Is Leslie double checking your reply, Maksi?
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21/12/2020 20:55:40 1 20
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Beyond belief
Obsessed with women golf and
Westwood won once all year yes one tournament
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21/12/2020 22:18:14 5 0
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Women's golf is good, but you shouldn't let yourself get obsessed with it.
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21/12/2020 21:01:16 4 2
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@BBCneedslivegolf: He missed one cut after the restart and had 10 top 20’s.
Granted, he probably wouldn’t have won the R2D if the field(s) were deeper but he did.
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21/12/2020 22:35:20 2 2
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Valid point
Many Europeans won more ranking points by playing in USA
Westwood has rejoined as a Past Champion
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21/12/2020 21:15:15 6 2
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@ GreatWhiteShark: Agree, that 5W approach which he drew to perfection was the highlight for me - and then knocked in eagle putt.
JT in the background “Awesome shot!”
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Kat
21/12/2020 20:37:21 7 1
bbc
SPOTY continues to get the balance so wrong. In Frank Bough's day, one presenter did the job, not four former sports people. He was worthy of a mention on the show, despite certain activities in his private life.

But, the BBC did pay a fitting tribute to Mr Alliss last weekend. I assume it's still available on iplayer.
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21/12/2020 21:15:48 6 0
bbc
Agreed. Frank Bough did nothing illegal and didn't harm anyone - and who was really bothered? It was just the press saw another way of discrediting anyone in this country who becomes a success.
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Kat
21/12/2020 20:37:21 7 1
bbc
SPOTY continues to get the balance so wrong. In Frank Bough's day, one presenter did the job, not four former sports people. He was worthy of a mention on the show, despite certain activities in his private life.

But, the BBC did pay a fitting tribute to Mr Alliss last weekend. I assume it's still available on iplayer.
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21/12/2020 21:16:55 2 0
bbc
Thanks Kat. I’ll try dig that out.
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21/12/2020 19:47:26 20 0
bbc
Although agreeing, the same could be said about long-time Grandstand presenter Frank Bough. SPOTY is now less about sporting achievement and more about who the BBC think they should show support for so as not to upset the PC brigade. Despite what Cpt. Sir Tom Moore has achieved 2020, what sporting feat has he done to get the Helen Rollinson award compared to Leeds rugby league player Rob Burrow?
Frank blotted his copy book with the cocaine and call girls. Understandable they let him go quietly. Removed
Yet double-standards. Leslie Grantham was convicted of murder and the BBC still gave him a job on Eastenders. Removed
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21/12/2020 16:57:27 67 1
bbc
No dedicates tribute to Peter Alliss on SPOTY last night seemed very odd. A man who had worked on the BBC for 60 years, to not receive any recognition of note (other than a small nod at the end of the live singing performance) I think was extremely sad and a little disrespectful.
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21/12/2020 21:27:23 5 0
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Be fair. Who could hope to be as witty about Alliss as he was.
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21/12/2020 19:27:37 5 14
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I'm a Golf addict.... playing every day the course is open..... but even I find this THE most boring article the BBC have ever written !!!
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21/12/2020 21:29:58 2 3
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I tend to agree. I thought "is that it?" when I got to the end
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21/12/2020 22:38:34 1 2
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I really enjoyed it
Frank blotted his copy book with the cocaine and call girls. Understandable they let him go quietly. Removed
Yet double-standards. Leslie Grantham was convicted of murder and the BBC still gave him a job on Eastenders. Removed
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21/12/2020 21:41:18 1 0
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Can't argue with that
Yet double-standards. Leslie Grantham was convicted of murder and the BBC still gave him a job on Eastenders. Removed
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21/12/2020 21:41:18 1 0
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Can't argue with that
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21/12/2020 20:46:26 23 8
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Highlight for me came over the weekend, seeing Charlie Woods playing golf to a very high standard at such a young age. Forget who is father is, to see any youngster enjoying the game is a highlight and in these rubbish times in life it put a big smile on my face. Would like to wish you all on this page a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
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21/12/2020 21:44:11 10 23
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What a lot of drivel.

You wouldn't have written that if he was the son of anyone other than Woods.
From the clips I saw I found it a bit unsavoury with the matching outfits and fist pumps after a good shot.
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21/12/2020 22:03:05 8 1
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Not at all, I thought young Kuchar and LJ Daly was also a joy to watch. Why shouldn't he fist pump, shows a will to win and a hunger that anyone in individual sport needs. Dont use your hatred of Tiger to put on to a young boy who is clearly enjoying the sport he loves, I couldn't care who is dad was some of the golf he played was a joy to watch
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21/12/2020 22:12:10 5 3
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Suggest you watch more clips or should have worked harder at school so you could now afford Sky - Many of the pairings were wearing matching outfits. And I guess Woods should not want to encourage his 11 year old son either, what an awful dad for doing so.

“What a load of drivel”. But then you didn’t watch it, so why feel like you have some pathetic reason to give your opinion?
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22/12/2020 02:18:45 1 4
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Agree, woods junior was at times acting like a brat at times, throwing his putter cover on the ground when his caddy was two feet away etc.
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22/12/2020 10:14:34 4 0
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Basically your dislike of tiger woods means that nothing he can ever do can ever be good.....
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22/12/2020 22:38:15 0 0
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Merry Xmas Ebenezer
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21/12/2020 21:46:06 5 7
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Tiger and son is still a crowd puller and makes the game interesting for us lesser purists
Also development in the women's game adds interest
Perhaps more higher class mixed games could be done to add interest and build audience
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21/12/2020 21:52:06 30 2
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The absolute best result in golf 2020...

Not having to listen to the morons shouting “get in the hole, mashed potato” or other such nonsense..
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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21/12/2020 21:57:04 22 3
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I do. Lots of guys I know regularly watch women’s golf. Don’t assume that your prejudices are normal.
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21/12/2020 21:59:38 10 2
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I disagree, women’s golf is so much more enjoyable to watch. Watching men trying to overpower golf courses is not for me. If they do not change rules on the distance it is hit, men will not have courses to play. I’ve enjoying following the LPGA tour in person over the last few years too.
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21/12/2020 22:05:09 3 11
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Bang on the money Ken. Good on you for speaking out against the BBC agenda.
Have you not seen the Korda sisters? No matter how bang average the women are playing, there are some banging birds on tour Removed
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21/12/2020 22:12:45 5 0
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Nice of you to speak for all of us. Times are changing. Do try to keep up.
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21/12/2020 22:14:50 9 2
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No-one forced you to read this article Ken or have anything rammed down your throat - it's up to you if you want that. It's sport whether it's women or men. I find women's golf, tennis and football far more enjoyable to watch than the men's game.
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21/12/2020 22:23:41 9 2
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I would argue that women's golf is now more interesting to watch than the men's version. They actually employ genuine shot making skills and use every club in the bag as opposed to the blast off the tee and pitch into the green approach now prevalent in the men's game.
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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21/12/2020 21:57:04 22 3
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I do. Lots of guys I know regularly watch women’s golf. Don’t assume that your prejudices are normal.
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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Removed
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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21/12/2020 21:59:38 10 2
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I disagree, women’s golf is so much more enjoyable to watch. Watching men trying to overpower golf courses is not for me. If they do not change rules on the distance it is hit, men will not have courses to play. I’ve enjoying following the LPGA tour in person over the last few years too.
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21/12/2020 21:44:11 10 23
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What a lot of drivel.

You wouldn't have written that if he was the son of anyone other than Woods.
From the clips I saw I found it a bit unsavoury with the matching outfits and fist pumps after a good shot.
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21/12/2020 22:03:05 8 1
bbc
Not at all, I thought young Kuchar and LJ Daly was also a joy to watch. Why shouldn't he fist pump, shows a will to win and a hunger that anyone in individual sport needs. Dont use your hatred of Tiger to put on to a young boy who is clearly enjoying the sport he loves, I couldn't care who is dad was some of the golf he played was a joy to watch
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21/12/2020 22:16:12 0 11
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The signs are certainly there that Tiger is every bit the pushy father his dad was.
No doubt young Woods will get pushed into golf whether he likes it or not.
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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21/12/2020 22:05:09 3 11
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Bang on the money Ken. Good on you for speaking out against the BBC agenda.
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22/12/2020 09:58:02 6 0
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No agenda, women make up 50% of the population and you wouldn’t be here today without one. Silly and basic comment, with no basis but to bash females and make yourself feel big, for a second or two.
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21/12/2020 22:05:57 2 2
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@ Leslie: So did team Duval! What’s your point?
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21/12/2020 22:13:15 2 1
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You do know there is the ability to reply vs giving it the old “@“?!
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21/12/2020 22:18:00 1 9
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Sounds as though the whole event was distasteful. Was this another one of these 'charity' events organised by Woods?
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
Have you not seen the Korda sisters? No matter how bang average the women are playing, there are some banging birds on tour Removed
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21/12/2020 21:44:11 10 23
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What a lot of drivel.

You wouldn't have written that if he was the son of anyone other than Woods.
From the clips I saw I found it a bit unsavoury with the matching outfits and fist pumps after a good shot.
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21/12/2020 22:12:10 5 3
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Suggest you watch more clips or should have worked harder at school so you could now afford Sky - Many of the pairings were wearing matching outfits. And I guess Woods should not want to encourage his 11 year old son either, what an awful dad for doing so.

“What a load of drivel”. But then you didn’t watch it, so why feel like you have some pathetic reason to give your opinion?
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21/12/2020 22:28:49 0 9
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I have Sky, I just didn't watch it. Its not like golf is the only thing they show after all.
'Encourage', is that what he's calling it, is it?
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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21/12/2020 22:12:45 5 0
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Nice of you to speak for all of us. Times are changing. Do try to keep up.
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21/12/2020 22:05:57 2 2
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@ Leslie: So did team Duval! What’s your point?
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21/12/2020 22:13:15 2 1
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You do know there is the ability to reply vs giving it the old “@“?!
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22/12/2020 00:31:08 0 2
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Old is gold!
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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21/12/2020 22:14:50 9 2
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No-one forced you to read this article Ken or have anything rammed down your throat - it's up to you if you want that. It's sport whether it's women or men. I find women's golf, tennis and football far more enjoyable to watch than the men's game.
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21/12/2020 22:03:05 8 1
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Not at all, I thought young Kuchar and LJ Daly was also a joy to watch. Why shouldn't he fist pump, shows a will to win and a hunger that anyone in individual sport needs. Dont use your hatred of Tiger to put on to a young boy who is clearly enjoying the sport he loves, I couldn't care who is dad was some of the golf he played was a joy to watch
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21/12/2020 22:16:12 0 11
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The signs are certainly there that Tiger is every bit the pushy father his dad was.
No doubt young Woods will get pushed into golf whether he likes it or not.
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21/12/2020 22:26:06 4 1
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“Signs are there” but you’ve already admitted you didn’t watch it. To see signs you need to actually put your own eyes to use and not bore us with your prejudiced opinion.
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21/12/2020 22:05:57 2 2
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@ Leslie: So did team Duval! What’s your point?
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21/12/2020 22:18:00 1 9
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Sounds as though the whole event was distasteful. Was this another one of these 'charity' events organised by Woods?
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21/12/2020 22:18:05 3 13
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Never watched it in my life so definitely didn't change my 2020
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21/12/2020 22:32:00 14 1
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And totally pointless post of the year goes to ??
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22/12/2020 10:24:20 1 1
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Yet you wasted your time clicking on the article and then posting a comment.

You need to find something more positive to do
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21/12/2020 20:55:40 1 20
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Beyond belief
Obsessed with women golf and
Westwood won once all year yes one tournament
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21/12/2020 22:18:14 5 0
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Women's golf is good, but you shouldn't let yourself get obsessed with it.
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21/12/2020 21:52:45 14 20
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Despite trying to ram it down our throats, no one outside of a small minority care about Women's sport.
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21/12/2020 22:23:41 9 2
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I would argue that women's golf is now more interesting to watch than the men's version. They actually employ genuine shot making skills and use every club in the bag as opposed to the blast off the tee and pitch into the green approach now prevalent in the men's game.
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21/12/2020 23:06:47 1 11
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You’re in the minority on that. Based off of viewing figures, sponsorship/prize money etc. And quite clearly know little about the game - the golf courses they play on are dumbed down pieces of cake. 180 yards and they’re hitting 5 woods to the softest of soft greens with pins a male 5 handicapper could easily get at. You quite clearly don’t understand what shot making means
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21/12/2020 22:16:12 0 11
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The signs are certainly there that Tiger is every bit the pushy father his dad was.
No doubt young Woods will get pushed into golf whether he likes it or not.
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21/12/2020 22:26:06 4 1
bbc
“Signs are there” but you’ve already admitted you didn’t watch it. To see signs you need to actually put your own eyes to use and not bore us with your prejudiced opinion.
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21/12/2020 22:12:10 5 3
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Suggest you watch more clips or should have worked harder at school so you could now afford Sky - Many of the pairings were wearing matching outfits. And I guess Woods should not want to encourage his 11 year old son either, what an awful dad for doing so.

“What a load of drivel”. But then you didn’t watch it, so why feel like you have some pathetic reason to give your opinion?
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21/12/2020 22:28:49 0 9
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I have Sky, I just didn't watch it. Its not like golf is the only thing they show after all.
'Encourage', is that what he's calling it, is it?
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21/12/2020 22:59:40 10 2
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So it’s “the signs are certainly there” yet admits they didn’t watch it. Ergo - you’re making up what you “think” TW was like with his son. What I saw - having watched it, was a proud father playing golf with his son. When Charlie made eagle all by himself you could see said proudness and joy - but alas, you didn’t see anything as you didn’t watch it.

Get a life.
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21/12/2020 22:18:05 3 13
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Never watched it in my life so definitely didn't change my 2020
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21/12/2020 22:32:00 14 1
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And totally pointless post of the year goes to ??
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21/12/2020 22:32:58 0 6
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On reflection most amazing thing re 2020 Golf is how pgatour maintained astronomical prize money with no paying spectators
Its members also get very large pensions and benefit from very generous tax treatment negotiated many years ago
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21/12/2020 21:01:16 4 2
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@BBCneedslivegolf: He missed one cut after the restart and had 10 top 20’s.
Granted, he probably wouldn’t have won the R2D if the field(s) were deeper but he did.
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21/12/2020 22:35:20 2 2
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Valid point
Many Europeans won more ranking points by playing in USA
Westwood has rejoined as a Past Champion
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21/12/2020 21:29:58 2 3
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I tend to agree. I thought "is that it?" when I got to the end
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21/12/2020 22:38:34 1 2
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I really enjoyed it
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21/12/2020 22:44:49 5 2
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@ Leslie/Maksi: How was Tiger being pushy!?
I watched both nights and he was just a very supportive father. JT and his dad being the same on Saturday.
Can you effing use the reply function rather than spamming the comments section? It’s like you’re desperate for attention. “Look Maksi, I’ve mentioned you again... please someone take notice of me as I may cry if no one replies to my comment that sits in the more replies area of a comment” Removed
Ignore Maksi. He's well known for talking complete garbage on the Cricket HYSs. Removed
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21/12/2020 22:48:32 4 5
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Lost millions of viewers when taken off National TV. The Open on the radio must be the most bizarre and farcical joke that broadcasting has bestowed on the general public. No wonder the European Tour is going down the tubes. Did they not see what happened cricket when they sold out to the vultures at Sky ?
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21/12/2020 22:56:17 6 4
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Should have tried harder in school so you can afford Sky. “Lost millions of viewers” for the 5 events it would air each year and show about 3 hours of coverage a day for those events.
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21/12/2020 23:05:23 3 1
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Golf was rarely on terrestrial tv anyway. It’s possible to see a lot more golf on tv now, not just a couple of majors.
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21/12/2020 23:45:34 4 0
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Sky show more golf in a week than the bbc would in a year, likewise cricket.
Sky coverage is a thousand times more insightful. It’s really cheap for what you get if you like golf.
Obviously bbc bosses have decided their priorities are elsewhere and don’t want to pay for sport - so don’t blame the tour (ultimately players) for wanting a fair price for their product
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21/12/2020 22:50:22 6 3
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Dechambeau's capitulation at Augusta after all and sundry were tipping him to tame the course was a highlight. No Ryder Cup this year was do disappointing. Roll on 2021, hope we can get crowds on course again.
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21/12/2020 22:48:32 4 5
bbc
Lost millions of viewers when taken off National TV. The Open on the radio must be the most bizarre and farcical joke that broadcasting has bestowed on the general public. No wonder the European Tour is going down the tubes. Did they not see what happened cricket when they sold out to the vultures at Sky ?
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21/12/2020 22:56:17 6 4
bbc
Should have tried harder in school so you can afford Sky. “Lost millions of viewers” for the 5 events it would air each year and show about 3 hours of coverage a day for those events.
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21/12/2020 23:08:33 2 3
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Oh really, how many ad free hours did the BBC cover during live coverage of the Open ? You must be very young or extremely old !
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21/12/2020 22:28:49 0 9
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I have Sky, I just didn't watch it. Its not like golf is the only thing they show after all.
'Encourage', is that what he's calling it, is it?
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21/12/2020 22:59:40 10 2
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So it’s “the signs are certainly there” yet admits they didn’t watch it. Ergo - you’re making up what you “think” TW was like with his son. What I saw - having watched it, was a proud father playing golf with his son. When Charlie made eagle all by himself you could see said proudness and joy - but alas, you didn’t see anything as you didn’t watch it.

Get a life.
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21/12/2020 23:01:28 3 7
bbc
In all honesty, I prefer the 'crazy' form of the game. Putting without a miniature windmill or a ramp through a tiny barn seems mundane.
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21/12/2020 22:44:49 5 2
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@ Leslie/Maksi: How was Tiger being pushy!?
I watched both nights and he was just a very supportive father. JT and his dad being the same on Saturday.
Can you effing use the reply function rather than spamming the comments section? It’s like you’re desperate for attention. “Look Maksi, I’ve mentioned you again... please someone take notice of me as I may cry if no one replies to my comment that sits in the more replies area of a comment” Removed
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21/12/2020 22:48:32 4 5
bbc
Lost millions of viewers when taken off National TV. The Open on the radio must be the most bizarre and farcical joke that broadcasting has bestowed on the general public. No wonder the European Tour is going down the tubes. Did they not see what happened cricket when they sold out to the vultures at Sky ?
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21/12/2020 23:05:23 3 1
bbc
Golf was rarely on terrestrial tv anyway. It’s possible to see a lot more golf on tv now, not just a couple of majors.
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21/12/2020 22:23:41 9 2
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I would argue that women's golf is now more interesting to watch than the men's version. They actually employ genuine shot making skills and use every club in the bag as opposed to the blast off the tee and pitch into the green approach now prevalent in the men's game.
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21/12/2020 23:06:47 1 11
bbc
You’re in the minority on that. Based off of viewing figures, sponsorship/prize money etc. And quite clearly know little about the game - the golf courses they play on are dumbed down pieces of cake. 180 yards and they’re hitting 5 woods to the softest of soft greens with pins a male 5 handicapper could easily get at. You quite clearly don’t understand what shot making means
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22/12/2020 07:07:38 2 1
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I agree with Brookhouse, and looking at the more thumbs up by Brookhouse than yours, I would say that your comments are unfounded. Hahaha. Women’s golf rules over men’s golf. Wink wink
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22/12/2020 12:33:47 3 0
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As a male 5 handicap you're nowhere near the truth about how good these Ladies are.
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21/12/2020 22:56:17 6 4
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Should have tried harder in school so you can afford Sky. “Lost millions of viewers” for the 5 events it would air each year and show about 3 hours of coverage a day for those events.
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21/12/2020 23:08:33 2 3
bbc
Oh really, how many ad free hours did the BBC cover during live coverage of the Open ? You must be very young or extremely old !
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21/12/2020 23:32:20 4 1
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How many ad free tournaments did they show during the year?

What is also amusing:

BBC2 coverage of 1995 open
Thursday 10:25 - 12:30, 13:15-14:15, 16:00-19:30. BBC1 from 14:15-16:00

I make that 45 minutes of no coverage, plus the fact they started over 4 hours after play began. I do also miss being shown about 7 hours of total Masters coverage across the 4 days as well!
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21/12/2020 23:19:59 10 4
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I find it incredible that people moan about golf not being “free!”
Probably the same people who have no problem spending £25 per week on a takeaway!
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21/12/2020 23:24:38 1 1
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What a disappointing article!! Whilst it was great to see DJs interview we could of done with some tid bits from the others mentioned.
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21/12/2020 23:26:24 3 9
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Live coverage on Sky for the final round of the last Open Championship at Portrush,got a peak audience of 910,000 subscribers. The World Netball Final on the same afternoon had a peak audience of 5.2 million on the BBC. Is it any wonder that Keith Pelley introduced us to 6 hole team disco golf, as a farcical and bizarre attempt to claw back exposure?
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21/12/2020 23:37:34 2 5
bbc
Golf is a sport played by those that can also afford Sky.

It’s actually your sort of age group who are thankfully “not around” in as many numbers that has meant golf clubs have been able to start playing catch-up with the times and become more appealing to the younger generations.
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21/12/2020 23:08:33 2 3
bbc
Oh really, how many ad free hours did the BBC cover during live coverage of the Open ? You must be very young or extremely old !
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21/12/2020 23:32:20 4 1
bbc
How many ad free tournaments did they show during the year?

What is also amusing:

BBC2 coverage of 1995 open
Thursday 10:25 - 12:30, 13:15-14:15, 16:00-19:30. BBC1 from 14:15-16:00

I make that 45 minutes of no coverage, plus the fact they started over 4 hours after play began. I do also miss being shown about 7 hours of total Masters coverage across the 4 days as well!
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21/12/2020 23:26:24 3 9
bbc
Live coverage on Sky for the final round of the last Open Championship at Portrush,got a peak audience of 910,000 subscribers. The World Netball Final on the same afternoon had a peak audience of 5.2 million on the BBC. Is it any wonder that Keith Pelley introduced us to 6 hole team disco golf, as a farcical and bizarre attempt to claw back exposure?
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21/12/2020 23:37:34 2 5
bbc
Golf is a sport played by those that can also afford Sky.

It’s actually your sort of age group who are thankfully “not around” in as many numbers that has meant golf clubs have been able to start playing catch-up with the times and become more appealing to the younger generations.
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21/12/2020 23:38:07 3 9
bbc
A muscle bound automaton was favoured to win at Augusta, and one did, just one with less personality.
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21/12/2020 22:48:32 4 5
bbc
Lost millions of viewers when taken off National TV. The Open on the radio must be the most bizarre and farcical joke that broadcasting has bestowed on the general public. No wonder the European Tour is going down the tubes. Did they not see what happened cricket when they sold out to the vultures at Sky ?
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21/12/2020 23:45:34 4 0
bbc
Sky show more golf in a week than the bbc would in a year, likewise cricket.
Sky coverage is a thousand times more insightful. It’s really cheap for what you get if you like golf.
Obviously bbc bosses have decided their priorities are elsewhere and don’t want to pay for sport - so don’t blame the tour (ultimately players) for wanting a fair price for their product
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22/12/2020 10:20:18 0 2
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I’m not sure I’d agree it’s insightful. Lots of sky coverage is taken up with listen to Paul McKinley, nick Dougherty and Andrew Coltart going on about statistics all the time (although that’s a dullness that’s come into all sports I must concede)
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22/12/2020 00:09:47 3 3
bbc
@margaret: Get a grip!
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22/12/2020 13:44:05 1 2
bbc
Use the reply functionality. Or do you lack the mental capacity understand this really, really simple new feature they bought in to stop simpletons clogging up HYS with “@“? You can have a thread now of replies - but you seem to want the attention by not doing so. Quite laughable. “Look, look, look.... me me me!!!”
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22/12/2020 00:19:18 8 7
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How many females shoe-horned into this list?
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22/12/2020 09:50:42 7 4
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And your point is?
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22/12/2020 10:13:43 5 1
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Oh not this drivel again about females. Women play profession sport too so get over it. If you don’t like it don’t watch it
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22/12/2020 10:18:57 3 1
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Can't find a girlfriend?
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21/12/2020 22:13:15 2 1
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You do know there is the ability to reply vs giving it the old “@“?!
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22/12/2020 00:31:08 0 2
bbc
Old is gold!
Pretending women's sport is relevant ruins yet another sports article on BBC.. genuinely no one cares about women's golf Removed
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22/12/2020 01:40:38 4 9
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Have just returned from work and this comment is absolutely spot on. It is so refreshing to know that other sports fans share my views on this.

The PC BBC need to just accept that there is little interest in women's sport and this will not change regardless of how much coverage it is given!

Golf, rugby, football - just focus on where the interest is BBC
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22/12/2020 06:51:48 7 1
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You know everyone’s thoughts on women’s golf do you!?!? I love women’s golf and watch it so much more than men’s golf. Men’s golf to me is unwatchable as they try and hammer the ball. Women’s swings are more controlled and so much enjoyable to watch. The skill levels around the greens are in my opinion better with the women. I have travelled to many countries watching the LPGA tour.
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22/12/2020 10:23:06 4 0
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Oh sorry, didn’t realise you spoke for everyone.

I’d argue that attendance figures in previous years along with tv viewing figures suggests some people are interested.

Give it a rest, eh pal. Women play professional sport too. How about offering them a bit of respect for what they can do instead of branding them “irrelevant”?
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22/12/2020 11:02:49 2 0
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I do.

Give it a try, you might surprise yourself.
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22/12/2020 01:18:27 11 1
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I thought my bogey on the tricky uphill par 5, 8th hole at my local course would have been up there to be honest. Disappointed.
Pretending women's sport is relevant ruins yet another sports article on BBC.. genuinely no one cares about women's golf Removed
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22/12/2020 01:40:38 4 9
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Have just returned from work and this comment is absolutely spot on. It is so refreshing to know that other sports fans share my views on this.

The PC BBC need to just accept that there is little interest in women's sport and this will not change regardless of how much coverage it is given!

Golf, rugby, football - just focus on where the interest is BBC
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22/12/2020 11:04:24 4 0
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Broadcasting and watching women’s sport has nothing to do with PC. I enjoy watching women’s golf, you don’t. Why not leave it at that. You go and enjoy doing whatever it is that you enjoy.