Thomas edges Westwood to win Players
14/03/2021 | sport | golf | 506
Justin Thomas emerges on a hectic final day to win the Players Championship by two strokes as Lee Westwood finishes runner-up.
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14/03/2021 22:22:13 5 7
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Unfortunately Lee was his normal accurate self off the tee ... still good to see him at the top end of the leaderboard again though.
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14/03/2021 22:23:22 145 35
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So glad to see a great win from a golfer who has been a victim of our totally political correct society .
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14/03/2021 22:28:45 22 133
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What a lot of nonsense.
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14/03/2021 23:36:46 11 38
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repeating an earlier comment, to give a different perspective: All of us- and especially people in the public eye- need to think hard about negative stereotyping .
Likening yourself to a gay person after a bad shot is homobphobic, even if you don't mean it that way.
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14/03/2021 23:56:47 5 32
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Hardly a victim is he? The likelihood is that he is homophobic however much he “sincerely”
apologises. Why did he apologise if it wasn’t wrong in the first place?
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15/03/2021 06:32:46 4 2
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Victim? He was allowed to play!
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15/03/2021 08:11:07 12 4
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I agree richard you cant even talk to yourself these days without being scrutinised by the pc brigade
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15/03/2021 14:52:46 0 1
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Victim in what way ?
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15/03/2021 16:41:38 1 0
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by 'politically correct', I assume you mean attempts to redress centuries old ingrained prejudices, stereotypes and injustices...
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14/03/2021 22:24:41 17 1
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Well done Justin Thomas!!
Bad luck Lee Westwood!
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15/03/2021 16:45:59 0 0
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riveting post
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14/03/2021 22:24:55 0 1
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lee westwood-super furry golfer
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14/03/2021 22:25:28 1 2
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Great win for JT! Well done!
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14/03/2021 22:25:58 30 1
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Hard luck Lee, pipped for the second week running. Hope you can go on to win the Masters
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14/03/2021 22:28:24 11 62
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It's never going to happen.
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14/03/2021 22:26:47 3 9
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Always the bridesmaid never the bride springs to mind. Lee can never seem to get it over the line in big comps.
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14/03/2021 22:27:21 30 0
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Hard luck Lee, steady payday mind...
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15/03/2021 08:00:58 7 0
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Not bad compensation for 4 days work.
Well said Gallsport. LAMPO57 you are an idiot. Removed
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14/03/2021 22:27:23 4 4
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Well deserved win for Thomas. Westwood paid the price for a poor start but that's some good playing at this late stage in his career.
Some fine golf played over the last few weeks with the Masters looming.
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14/03/2021 22:27:29 29 5
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Well done Lee from everyone in Worksop , I don’t play golf but always like to watch a local lad done well .
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14/03/2021 22:27:31 30 2
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Well done JT. It was already looking ominous after his score on Saturday. But golf is a game of inches and the shots didn't come off today for Lee. At least he got his own back on DeChambeau!

Westwood will be in the Ryder Cup team this year for sure.
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15/03/2021 06:14:21 6 4
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Well of course he will...a bit like Poulter, it,s amazing how they can magic up some form when they really must.
And btw, im a Westwood fan...just saying it as it is.
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15/03/2021 07:10:06 1 6
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DeChambeau shot a better score than Westwood in the final round - wouldn't call that getting his own back since neither won.
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15/03/2021 08:56:16 0 1
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Just looking at the potential Amercian Ryder Cup team and I must admit I'm a tad concerned. Some serious talent, it's just whether they can gel as a team.
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14/03/2021 22:27:44 148 17
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Disappointed Westy couldn’t do it but pleased for Thomas who has had a difficult couple of months. I bet some of his sponsors wish they had stuck with him.
The World has gone mad
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14/03/2021 22:31:07 31 150
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He brought it all on himself. Every time he's opened his mouth recently he's made a fool of himself.
Another who will be happy to indulge in the cringeworthy 'banter' with Woods.
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15/03/2021 08:28:45 4 1
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As I said earlier I have never been a fan of Westwood but it would be churlish not to admire his recent performances and the character and attitude he has shown.
However he didn't have it in him to win a major in his 20s/30s so I doubt he will be able to do it in his 40s.
In addition he doesn't carry the luck of his mate Darren Clarke!
I wouldn't grudge him a major but don't see it happening!
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15/03/2021 11:27:46 0 1
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I dunno, him winning isn't wanting me to go buy a RL polo
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14/03/2021 22:28:23 78 4
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JT was immense. Bet he sh*t himself with that drive on 18 though. Glad Westy is regaining his form on world level. Hopefully he can get over the line soon, who knows with Majors around the corner.
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15/03/2021 07:07:27 23 0
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Absolutely, must take inspiration from Darren Clarke and his Open win. One day...
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15/03/2021 07:21:32 3 9
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westwood has not got the balls to win a major bottle job when it matters
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15/03/2021 07:24:04 0 1
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once rahm gets his putter working the wins will start coming again ????
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15/03/2021 11:51:19 0 0
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I'd would have found the water on 18 ! No messing about there ! Not just finding the fairway like these proper golfers do :)
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14/03/2021 22:25:58 30 1
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Hard luck Lee, pipped for the second week running. Hope you can go on to win the Masters
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14/03/2021 22:28:24 11 62
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It's never going to happen.
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14/03/2021 22:39:59 12 1
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I would normally agree but he is looking genuinely solid with the putter and is clearly starting the ball on the right line. He knows how to play Augusta. Definitely worth an E/W bet.
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15/03/2021 00:02:47 18 3
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plank
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15/03/2021 08:40:55 8 1
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Your a ray of sunshine with your numerous upbeat posts ...... didn’t your parents tell you, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” ??
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14/03/2021 22:23:22 145 35
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So glad to see a great win from a golfer who has been a victim of our totally political correct society .
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14/03/2021 22:28:45 22 133
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What a lot of nonsense.
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15/03/2021 07:59:18 2 1
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You or him ?
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15/03/2021 11:51:33 4 1
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You’re called Leslie. You have absolutely no right to comment with a name like that.
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15/03/2021 15:07:31 1 0
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Yes you are.
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14/03/2021 22:29:07 200 3
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Westwood has played fantastic golf for the last two weeks in the USA and to walk away with back to back 2nd place is very harsh. Gutted for him, but he can hold his head high.
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14/03/2021 23:54:19 30 68
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I know I’m gutted for him and his 2.6 million dollars lol
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15/03/2021 00:53:47 12 57
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What's the point in playing "fantastic golf" if you never win a big one?

He aint got the minerals to win a tournament like this. Sad but true
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15/03/2021 07:11:53 19 1
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At his age, he’s playing fantastic. Showing some of the ‘big hitters’ how the good, solid golfer can (sort of) win the day.
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15/03/2021 11:15:41 7 0
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If his putting and short game were as good as they are now a few years back, he would most probably won a major or two. However, as Phil is finding out, time does catch up with you and never going to be easy beating the younger players over 4 days.
Well done Westy!!
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15/03/2021 11:46:04 10 0
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He has just played his best two weeks of golf in years, if that is age catching up with you then I hope it catches up with me soon.

Well done Westy, no shame in coming second.
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14/03/2021 22:29:13 3 6
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Lee westwood is almost like Typical Scottish heartache in football. Always close but never quite makes it and always seems to find new ways to blow it.
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14/03/2021 23:15:44 0 1
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Never quite makes it? Try reading up on his record. I'd love to be that unsuccessful
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15/03/2021 01:56:21 0 0
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Could not have put it better myself.....only replacing 'football' with rugby. Living with the combined psyche of saint and sinner will never make you a winner!
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15/03/2021 08:55:13 0 0
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That is ridiculous statement, he is playing with top players where Scottish Football is for amateurs
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14/03/2021 22:29:21 16 1
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Missed opportunity for Lee Westwood but very well played Justin Thomas..
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kc
14/03/2021 22:30:07 62 0
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Unlucky for Westwood to run into a player coming out of the pack shooting 64/68 at the weekend. Still a class act.
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14/03/2021 22:27:44 148 17
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Disappointed Westy couldn’t do it but pleased for Thomas who has had a difficult couple of months. I bet some of his sponsors wish they had stuck with him.
The World has gone mad
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14/03/2021 22:31:07 31 150
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He brought it all on himself. Every time he's opened his mouth recently he's made a fool of himself.
Another who will be happy to indulge in the cringeworthy 'banter' with Woods.
???? Removed
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14/03/2021 23:43:26 8 19
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Absolutely
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15/03/2021 00:28:27 28 7
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A bit like you then Leslie!!
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15/03/2021 06:40:44 35 4
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You are everything that’s wrong with today’s society, be angry and annoying somewhere else.
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15/03/2021 11:50:22 1 0
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that seems to be the American way recently
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15/03/2021 15:41:25 1 1
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What a sad person you are
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14/03/2021 22:32:18 2 46
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Westwood is a big joke and should retire.
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14/03/2021 22:34:28 11 5
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I think you're confusing Westwood and McIlroy I'm afraid.
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14/03/2021 22:44:35 1 0
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Yet I find myself laughing at YOU ... ??
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14/03/2021 22:46:24 0 0
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Steady on old man!
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Mop
14/03/2021 23:09:33 1 0
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Yeah picking up $1.7 million for a week'a work and beating all but one of the best players in the world. What a joke.
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14/03/2021 23:14:05 0 1
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Do you know anything about his golfing record? Do you know anything about golf ...or any sport? Too many folks like you in the world these days. Grow up
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15/03/2021 09:00:54 1 0
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I wish I was a big joke and earnt what he has over the last two weeks, especially with no caddie fees
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14/03/2021 22:33:27 126 2
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Well done Lee Westwood.
Even more well done Justin Thomas.
But the most well done of all was TPC Sawgrass... what a course !!
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15/03/2021 08:40:28 20 22
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Which unlike the UK's Members only elitist championship venues you can actually pay you money [ it's not cheap but you are buying history ] and take your chance , and may I add from ANY colour tee you chose . this applies to ALL Courses the US Open is played on , and many more .
Ps played it 5 years ago round in 110 strokes ;-]
Westwood is back to his best which is slightly not good enough .
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14/03/2021 22:33:38 5 3
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Great effort by Westy and Bryson but if every player in the world today were playing their best then nobody would be able to beat Justin Thomas.
15 under par for the last 35 holes, on that course in those conditions, having struggled on Thurs, and then again on Friday to make the cut.
Very very impressive and thanks to him and Sky Golf for wonderful coverage again.
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14/03/2021 23:08:22 1 1
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No ...64 68.... so 12 under for last 36.
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14/03/2021 22:33:54 255 73
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Glad Justin won - it served as a two fingers to the politically correct sheepish corporations who cancel at even the whisper of controversy. You can't utter a breath in this pathetic society any more without being censored.
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14/03/2021 22:37:12 71 35
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as Piers well knows
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14/03/2021 22:42:38 27 12
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Couldn’t agree more
The world is in a funny place right now
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14/03/2021 22:46:54 33 65
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Seeing as you are bringing pc into this......all of us- and especially people in the public eye- need to think hard about negative stereotyping .
Likening yourself to a gay person after a bad shot is homobphobic, even if you don't mean it that way.
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14/03/2021 22:54:07 16 40
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I’d normally agree with you.
Except that comparing yourself to a gay person because you’ve hit a bad shot plainly isn’t very nice.
And kids copy their idols mannerisms, so it’s something we could do without.
He apologised, and we all move on!
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14/03/2021 23:59:40 56 0
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Totally agree, Ralph Lauren corporation two faced bigotry who have their products made in sweat shops in China for a few cents .
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15/03/2021 06:51:34 31 5
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...and the BBC still have to bring ‘that incident’ up in their write up. What did that ‘do called’ news ha e to do with Justin’s win yesterday. Zero...nothing.

Well put Remolino. No doubt we’ll be labelled homophobic for being against the ‘pc corporations’. Pathetic state of the world that we live in.
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15/03/2021 07:07:46 18 5
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Nice to see that I’m not the only one thinking the same thing.
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15/03/2021 07:09:39 11 1
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Well said, they’ll ban golfers from using an Iron next....
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15/03/2021 07:15:37 12 3
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You have to remember, the individual can’t say boo to a goose nowadays.

But when they do, you can bet your bottom dollar (all 2.6m of them) that the media, especially the BBC) will bring up ANY perceived negativity at ANY opportunity.

Have I said too much...???? :-D
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15/03/2021 08:42:04 10 1
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Couldn’t agree more - life is like treading on eggshells, society is actually doing a great job teaching people to be offended. It was l lazy comment that’s all, he meant no offence - why don’t we concentrate efforts on teasing out the real problems in society rather than waiting for public figures to trip up & then hanging them out to dry.
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15/03/2021 08:53:46 1 0
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Lots of touchy feely people seem to not agree with you on this one. Here's what Shane MacGowan thought of the whole nonsense when his lyrics were being censored https://youtu.be/otVTYS1fR6c
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15/03/2021 09:35:29 1 0
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Well said.
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15/03/2021 09:52:05 3 7
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What he said a month ago whilst putting was unacceptable.
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15/03/2021 09:56:09 2 0
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well said
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15/03/2021 10:28:43 2 2
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He wasn't censored. His comments had consequences.
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15/03/2021 11:31:49 1 0
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I trust you will write to your MP to object to government plans to keep people quiet then? https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-56391988
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15/03/2021 11:51:44 0 2
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Thx Remo - Thomas admitted he was wrong, but seemed confused about whether he'd have said the same thing if he was sure a mic wasn't there. And perhaps you could tell us which insults & cheap jibes you find acceptable, send them off to PGA & USPGA? Lots of neutral terms he could learn to shout at himself (meathead, chump, wazzock?!), but using that one hints of a longterm problem.
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Lee
15/03/2021 12:04:41 0 0
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I like the taste of brains faggots
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15/03/2021 12:28:40 0 0
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It’s not fingers to anyone. It’s a game of golf. Not gammons v wokes.
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15/03/2021 13:50:29 1 0
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Spot on!
The Sky team have been stirring this up as well!
They’ve kept saying he’s been through a tough time(meaning his one word against himself) yet failed to mention he lost his Grandad which has been the only thing on Thomas’s mind! I don’t think he cared one bit about this media which hunt and rightly so!
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15/03/2021 13:57:05 0 0
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I forgot about his cus word. JT is one of the good guys showed everyone he’s human like the rest of us. Tiger, Garcia have done a lot worse after missing short putts.
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15/03/2021 14:52:12 0 0
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If he was censored, we would not know his views.
If he expresses his views, he is subjected to the consequences.
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14/03/2021 22:33:55 5 17
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Unfortunately despite his many Thai opens and other wins around the world Lee Westwood does not win big tournaments ( no majors, no world gold championships , no players, no pga at wentworth etc etc ,) but still nice to see him enjoying himself on the course again
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14/03/2021 22:36:36 6 1
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More than you then!!
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14/03/2021 22:41:35 1 1
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He won’t be enjoying himself right now, that is one he should of won
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14/03/2021 22:55:58 3 0
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Bitter and twisted comment by an obvious underachiever. What a moronic comment. It's past your bedtime. Night night
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14/03/2021 22:34:08 1 2
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Shame he only made several hundred dollars. I would swap places.
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14/03/2021 22:32:18 2 46
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Westwood is a big joke and should retire.
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14/03/2021 22:34:28 11 5
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I think you're confusing Westwood and McIlroy I'm afraid.
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14/03/2021 23:14:55 1 2
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Is that the Mcllroy who has won all those tournamnets iuncluding Majors?Just asking
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14/03/2021 22:35:26 3 5
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" I have been trying to hit the ball like Bryson DeChambeau and my golf swing has fallen to pieces "

Really?
There is nothing that comes out of that mans mouth worth listening to.
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14/03/2021 22:42:25 1 5
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I was in hysterics at. What a thing to say.
I saw 'Bob' missed the cut also and probably spent the weekend ordering room service while wishing he had entered the Qatar Open instead..
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Unfortunately despite his many Thai opens and other wins around the world Lee Westwood does not win big tournaments ( no majors, no world gold championships , no players, no pga at wentworth etc etc ,) but still nice to see him enjoying himself on the course again
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14/03/2021 22:36:36 6 1
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More than you then!!
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14/03/2021 22:36:38 1 16
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once sat next to Westy in Director"s box at Forest game and he asked for my autograph....i replied same as Hagler said to Sugar Ray when he wanted a rematch.....get a life
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14/03/2021 22:51:34 1 0
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Yeah course you did not...
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14/03/2021 22:33:54 255 73
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Glad Justin won - it served as a two fingers to the politically correct sheepish corporations who cancel at even the whisper of controversy. You can't utter a breath in this pathetic society any more without being censored.
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as Piers well knows
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15/03/2021 10:20:19 2 0
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...seem to have got onto the wrong thread. I thought this was a golf HYS
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15/03/2021 11:27:02 4 1
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All Piers knows is that he can't take criticism, very happy to dish it out though.
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14/03/2021 22:38:06 4 2
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Unfortunate for Westwood, but he didn't play well enough in the final round.

He has set himself up for a go at the Fedex Cup though with his high finishes.

He would be better off playing PGA Tour tournaments now and trying to maintain his position in the Fedex Cup standings. No point coming back onto the European Tour except for the Scottish Open, the BMW PGA and the Open.
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15/03/2021 04:57:48 1 0
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Scottish Open?
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14/03/2021 22:39:19 3 6
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Unlucky Lee, gutted he missed out.
But stop doing interviews saying your relaxed and it doesn’t matter, when clearly it does.
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It's never going to happen.
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14/03/2021 22:39:59 12 1
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I would normally agree but he is looking genuinely solid with the putter and is clearly starting the ball on the right line. He knows how to play Augusta. Definitely worth an E/W bet.
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15/03/2021 07:23:54 2 0
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I certainly wouldn't argue against a top 10 finish but I just feel there will always be someone just that bit better than him out there.
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14/03/2021 22:33:55 5 17
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Unfortunately despite his many Thai opens and other wins around the world Lee Westwood does not win big tournaments ( no majors, no world gold championships , no players, no pga at wentworth etc etc ,) but still nice to see him enjoying himself on the course again
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14/03/2021 22:41:35 1 1
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He won’t be enjoying himself right now, that is one he should of won
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14/03/2021 22:35:26 3 5
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" I have been trying to hit the ball like Bryson DeChambeau and my golf swing has fallen to pieces "

Really?
There is nothing that comes out of that mans mouth worth listening to.
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14/03/2021 22:42:25 1 5
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I was in hysterics at. What a thing to say.
I saw 'Bob' missed the cut also and probably spent the weekend ordering room service while wishing he had entered the Qatar Open instead..
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14/03/2021 22:52:04 1 3
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ha ha. It's all true mate.

Whilst Lee Westwood, going around, playing great golf, says playing with Bryson is a breath of fresh air, our 4 times major winner from Northern Ireland is saying that if the way Bryson is playing is the way the game is going ( who on earth at this level would say that other than it ), then he will try to play that way too.

Amongst all the rubbish, that's the worst?
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Glad Justin won - it served as a two fingers to the politically correct sheepish corporations who cancel at even the whisper of controversy. You can't utter a breath in this pathetic society any more without being censored.
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14/03/2021 22:42:38 27 12
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Couldn’t agree more
The world is in a funny place right now
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14/03/2021 22:43:49 64 1
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Feel for Lee Westwood. Great guy, great golfer. Close today and still playing good golf - long may it continue, even if people keep writing him off because of his age!
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14/03/2021 23:46:09 19 1
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i think people write him off because he has never been able to finish things off one way or the other - often grabbing defeat from the jawas of victory. however i do think there are great signs over the past 2 weeks that he has conquered his demons.
Remember Mickelson was a nearly man for ages until he won his first Masters! 3 weeks to go!
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14/03/2021 22:44:26 3 9
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As pleasing on the eye as she is, Helen Storey's greatest talent for Lee must surely be keeping him in a happy place on the course. He clearly relaxes with her on the bag.

But could he do even better with an experienced caddy? Whatever, he's happy.
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14/03/2021 22:56:27 5 1
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What a crass post, why post something so stupid?
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14/03/2021 23:03:05 1 0
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So much to unpack in that one post
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14/03/2021 22:32:18 2 46
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Westwood is a big joke and should retire.
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14/03/2021 22:44:35 1 0
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Yet I find myself laughing at YOU ... ??
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14/03/2021 22:44:46 3 1
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A shout out for Shane Lowry who seems like a very decent fella and definitely has a good game of golf in him.

Also impressed with Russ Knox and Marty Laird who made the cut whilst Bob packed his bags as he continues to shoot scores in the 70s every round, although not quite 80 yet.

It's a brutal Tour to be playing on.

A special mention to Viktor's mum who gave his son the 2 shot penalty too.
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14/03/2021 23:16:18 3 3
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He should have done the decent thing and disqualified himself, I'm sure the powers that be will keep an eye on him.....as they say once a cheat always a cheat ????
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15/03/2021 07:34:54 2 3
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I don't want to discourage Bob too much so I'll go easy on him this week. I think he could get manage to make an honest living as a club pro if he puts his mind to it.
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14/03/2021 22:32:18 2 46
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Westwood is a big joke and should retire.
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14/03/2021 22:46:24 0 0
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Steady on old man!
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14/03/2021 22:46:32 9 9
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So frustrating watching Lee Westwood, he's got the game, got the skill, just hasn't got the bottle in the big moments.
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Glad Justin won - it served as a two fingers to the politically correct sheepish corporations who cancel at even the whisper of controversy. You can't utter a breath in this pathetic society any more without being censored.
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Seeing as you are bringing pc into this......all of us- and especially people in the public eye- need to think hard about negative stereotyping .
Likening yourself to a gay person after a bad shot is homobphobic, even if you don't mean it that way.
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14/03/2021 22:52:14 52 6
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I don’t think anyone is disagreeing that it was homophobic- intent or not. I guess most of us would allow someone to make a sincere apology and move on than to hold it over him. If he does something similar in the future that’s a different story. Just my view.
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15/03/2021 06:32:03 25 1
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That may or may not be the case, but it is also very clearly a private matter which should not have seen the light of day. I see very little virtue in destroying people for such occurrences and am always mindful of the saying "let he who is without sin cast the first stone".
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Boring , sick of having it rammed down my throat
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15/03/2021 10:37:03 5 0
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When Jesus said let he who is without sin cast the first stone he didn't reckon on the woke generation.
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14/03/2021 22:48:53 1 1
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That’s a real shame - so often the last pairing on Sunday watch each other rather than the rest - LW didn’t have his best game - I don’t know where this will take his OWGR - twenty something? - nearly 48 but nowhere near playing with the old boys. Well played Justin Thomas
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once sat next to Westy in Director"s box at Forest game and he asked for my autograph....i replied same as Hagler said to Sugar Ray when he wanted a rematch.....get a life
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14/03/2021 22:51:34 1 0
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Yeah course you did not...
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14/03/2021 22:42:25 1 5
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I was in hysterics at. What a thing to say.
I saw 'Bob' missed the cut also and probably spent the weekend ordering room service while wishing he had entered the Qatar Open instead..
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14/03/2021 22:52:04 1 3
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ha ha. It's all true mate.

Whilst Lee Westwood, going around, playing great golf, says playing with Bryson is a breath of fresh air, our 4 times major winner from Northern Ireland is saying that if the way Bryson is playing is the way the game is going ( who on earth at this level would say that other than it ), then he will try to play that way too.

Amongst all the rubbish, that's the worst?
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14/03/2021 23:10:27 2 2
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Calm down ladies, your looking to much into what king RM said, it's his short iron play that needs addressing, he will sort it out as that's what great players do.
I would be more concerned about norways young Victoria, missing the cut and looking out of sorts in front of a small crowd, I hate to say I told you so ????????
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14/03/2021 22:46:54 33 65
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Seeing as you are bringing pc into this......all of us- and especially people in the public eye- need to think hard about negative stereotyping .
Likening yourself to a gay person after a bad shot is homobphobic, even if you don't mean it that way.
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14/03/2021 22:52:14 52 6
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I don’t think anyone is disagreeing that it was homophobic- intent or not. I guess most of us would allow someone to make a sincere apology and move on than to hold it over him. If he does something similar in the future that’s a different story. Just my view.
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14/03/2021 23:41:44 23 3
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yes I agree, Spud. otherwise you end up with a cancel culture. i think many of us, especially 20 years ago would think nothing of using a neatative word as he did. The important thing it to highlight it, learn from it and move on.
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Just finishing in the top 10 of a PGA tournament is so so difficult..... to finish 2nd two weeks on the trot in fields like these is world class so well done Lee Westwood. Most people have no comprehension of how difficult these courses are compared to a standard club course..really is a matter of inches and the skill on show reflects the hours put in...congratulations Justin Thomas - unbelievable
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14/03/2021 22:53:41 8 18
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Westwood has unfortunately bottled it again, no coincidence he's never won a major.
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14/03/2021 23:02:15 7 1
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Somebody had to shoot 64 and 68 to take him down by 1 shot this weekend.
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14/03/2021 23:02:59 3 1
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His earned more money with one putt on the 18th than you will earn in your entire life haahah
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14/03/2021 23:18:20 0 3
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He shot level par on that course. Hardly bottling it
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Oh no, no, no Geordie...
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14/03/2021 22:33:54 255 73
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Glad Justin won - it served as a two fingers to the politically correct sheepish corporations who cancel at even the whisper of controversy. You can't utter a breath in this pathetic society any more without being censored.
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I’d normally agree with you.
Except that comparing yourself to a gay person because you’ve hit a bad shot plainly isn’t very nice.
And kids copy their idols mannerisms, so it’s something we could do without.
He apologised, and we all move on!
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15/03/2021 06:34:00 25 3
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Claiming that sports stars are role models is a cheap and nasty way of enforcing oppressive attitudes. I learnt my moral from what my parents taught me and the way that they behaved, I did not need to look anywhere else for guidance.
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15/03/2021 11:48:21 0 2
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Quite so Andrew. That you have presently 30 neg marks to 12 likes suggests lots on here are confused, or maybe bigoted themselves. Thomas admitted he was wrong, but seemed confused about whether he'd have said the same thing if he was sure a mic wasn't there. Lots of neutral terms he could learn to shout at himself (cloth-head, chump, wazzock?!), but using that one hints of a longterm problem.
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14/03/2021 22:55:12 65 4
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Brilliant stuff from Thomas - thoroughly deserved win. He seems like a nice lad, too. Shame the interviewer made him cry asking about his grandfather. No need to upset him when he's pulled off one the biggest wins of his career.
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Amazing isn,t it....people can criticise & condemn him over unintentional negative stereotyping and that people "may" be offended.....yet the same media can deliberately ask a question to intentionally distress him about a dead family member.
It,s complete & utter hypocrisy.
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15/03/2021 13:26:53 4 0
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Agree, that was not a good moment, what do these interviewers think they are trying to achieve? I have no desire to be dragged along by them in to JT's private and personal life. Very unprofessional. Well done Lee, to come within one shot over four days on that course is superb golf, one chap did it in one shot less, no big deal. BDC & JT dropped 11 shots over four days, LW dropped 6, 4 on Sunday
I see Westwood has a female caddie. How woke!

I'm looking forward to the day we see mixed race transsexual and black female genderqueer caddies.
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14/03/2021 22:57:39 6 0
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Nick Faldo had a female caddy thirty years ago. Get with it.
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14/03/2021 22:58:19 1 0
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it is his girlfriend
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14/03/2021 23:00:07 1 0
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Really, why make a thing of female caddy. Oh it doesn’t fit in with your stereotyping does it. Grow up
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14/03/2021 23:02:00 1 0
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Not really woke. Nick Faldo had a female caddy 30 years ago.......and won four majors!!
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14/03/2021 22:55:39 4 1
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Tough for Westwood, just didn’t have his A game today, hung in there and battled though, showing some great form.

Pleased for JT. Had a difficult time, some self inflicted, but comes across as a genuinely nice guy and a cracking player
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14/03/2021 22:33:55 5 17
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Unfortunately despite his many Thai opens and other wins around the world Lee Westwood does not win big tournaments ( no majors, no world gold championships , no players, no pga at wentworth etc etc ,) but still nice to see him enjoying himself on the course again
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14/03/2021 22:55:58 3 0
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Bitter and twisted comment by an obvious underachiever. What a moronic comment. It's past your bedtime. Night night
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14/03/2021 22:44:26 3 9
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As pleasing on the eye as she is, Helen Storey's greatest talent for Lee must surely be keeping him in a happy place on the course. He clearly relaxes with her on the bag.

But could he do even better with an experienced caddy? Whatever, he's happy.
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14/03/2021 22:56:27 5 1
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What a crass post, why post something so stupid?
I see Westwood has a female caddie. How woke!

I'm looking forward to the day we see mixed race transsexual and black female genderqueer caddies.
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Nick Faldo had a female caddy thirty years ago. Get with it.
She had a relationship with VJ Singh. He swore to her that on their wedding night he'd make her Fanny ..... Removed
I see Westwood has a female caddie. How woke!

I'm looking forward to the day we see mixed race transsexual and black female genderqueer caddies.
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14/03/2021 22:58:19 1 0
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it is his girlfriend
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14/03/2021 23:00:05 4 2
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JT deserved win and maybe corps such as RL will regret severely reprimanding rather than hastily dispensing with a decent guy who made a mistake. Titleist will now get the marketing boosts with one or two other sponsors! Westy didnt quite get over line but great to see him so happy on course with his "caddie." Great viewing overall and a few fans back too.
I see Westwood has a female caddie. How woke!

I'm looking forward to the day we see mixed race transsexual and black female genderqueer caddies.
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14/03/2021 23:00:07 1 0
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Really, why make a thing of female caddy. Oh it doesn’t fit in with your stereotyping does it. Grow up
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14/03/2021 23:00:23 3 2
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OK. He may have not won a "Biggie" yet ... but, what a charming man. Him and that Major winning pal of his teaming up for the Ryder Cup on numerous occasions ... memorable. Is it me through?. Up until just now it was being posted as a two shot victory?. Is the red wine kicking in?.
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14/03/2021 23:00:48 3 5
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Just about sums up Westwoods career. Gold's perennial nearly man.
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14/03/2021 23:04:13 3 0
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Freudian slip
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14/03/2021 23:12:14 2 1
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Just the 43 tournament wins muppet
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14/03/2021 23:01:48 3 3
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sawgrass golf club welcomes careful drivers
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14/03/2021 23:01:50 1 1
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5 year exemption and 3 years for majors would have been huge for him, such a shame,beating Bryson and still falling short
I see Westwood has a female caddie. How woke!

I'm looking forward to the day we see mixed race transsexual and black female genderqueer caddies.
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14/03/2021 23:02:00 1 0
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Not really woke. Nick Faldo had a female caddy 30 years ago.......and won four majors!!
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14/03/2021 22:53:41 8 18
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Westwood has unfortunately bottled it again, no coincidence he's never won a major.
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14/03/2021 23:02:15 7 1
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Somebody had to shoot 64 and 68 to take him down by 1 shot this weekend.
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14/03/2021 23:14:35 2 3
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Always the nearly man.....
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14/03/2021 22:53:41 8 18
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Westwood has unfortunately bottled it again, no coincidence he's never won a major.
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14/03/2021 23:02:59 3 1
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His earned more money with one putt on the 18th than you will earn in your entire life haahah
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How do you know what I do for a living??
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14/03/2021 22:44:26 3 9
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As pleasing on the eye as she is, Helen Storey's greatest talent for Lee must surely be keeping him in a happy place on the course. He clearly relaxes with her on the bag.

But could he do even better with an experienced caddy? Whatever, he's happy.
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14/03/2021 23:03:05 1 0
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So much to unpack in that one post
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14/03/2021 22:57:39 6 0
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Nick Faldo had a female caddy thirty years ago. Get with it.
She had a relationship with VJ Singh. He swore to her that on their wedding night he'd make her Fanny ..... Removed
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14/03/2021 23:05:25 2 1
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Wow, i presume that’s supposed to be funny, but it really isn’t it’s just ignorant get a grip.
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14/03/2021 23:03:58 2 3
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Good coverage from Sky, but they need to get rid of McGinley.
He’s so clueless, he frequently had me yelling at the TV.
He seemed utterly oblivious to how close Thomas came to driving into the water on 18, despite all the close-ups of Thomas’s relieved reaction.
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14/03/2021 23:14:23 2 0
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Hit the mute button mate. I do it every time he speaks.
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14/03/2021 23:18:33 0 0
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Agreed. The ball hit an old divot, you can see by the puff of sand that kicked up. Was a huge duck hook that he got away with, but that’s the break you get in golf.

At least he’s not Ken Brown.
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14/03/2021 23:20:15 2 0
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Fully agree. Talks rubbish at 100 mph seemingly without drawing breath. Constantly contradicts himself. Irritating!
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14/03/2021 23:00:48 3 5
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Just about sums up Westwoods career. Gold's perennial nearly man.
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14/03/2021 23:04:13 3 0
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Freudian slip
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14/03/2021 23:05:18 2 21
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Some things never change, knew he wouldn't get the job done.
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14/03/2021 23:09:09 9 1
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Shut up Fridgey. Hacking it around Leighton Buzzard off 20 yeah?! Poor Lee, pales into your greatness
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14/03/2021 23:09:39 2 0
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Yes because he’s only won 43 tournaments before ??
She had a relationship with VJ Singh. He swore to her that on their wedding night he'd make her Fanny ..... Removed
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14/03/2021 23:05:25 2 1
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Wow, i presume that’s supposed to be funny, but it really isn’t it’s just ignorant get a grip.
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14/03/2021 23:11:52 2 1
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Yes it was. And it's a whole lot better than guys on here accusing Lee of constantly "bottling it".
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14/03/2021 22:33:38 5 3
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Great effort by Westy and Bryson but if every player in the world today were playing their best then nobody would be able to beat Justin Thomas.
15 under par for the last 35 holes, on that course in those conditions, having struggled on Thurs, and then again on Friday to make the cut.
Very very impressive and thanks to him and Sky Golf for wonderful coverage again.
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14/03/2021 23:08:22 1 1
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No ...64 68.... so 12 under for last 36.
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14/03/2021 23:05:18 2 21
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Some things never change, knew he wouldn't get the job done.
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14/03/2021 23:09:09 9 1
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Shut up Fridgey. Hacking it around Leighton Buzzard off 20 yeah?! Poor Lee, pales into your greatness
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14/03/2021 22:32:18 2 46
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Westwood is a big joke and should retire.
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14/03/2021 23:09:33 1 0
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Yeah picking up $1.7 million for a week'a work and beating all but one of the best players in the world. What a joke.
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14/03/2021 23:05:18 2 21
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Some things never change, knew he wouldn't get the job done.
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14/03/2021 23:09:39 2 0
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Yes because he’s only won 43 tournaments before ??
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14/03/2021 22:52:04 1 3
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ha ha. It's all true mate.

Whilst Lee Westwood, going around, playing great golf, says playing with Bryson is a breath of fresh air, our 4 times major winner from Northern Ireland is saying that if the way Bryson is playing is the way the game is going ( who on earth at this level would say that other than it ), then he will try to play that way too.

Amongst all the rubbish, that's the worst?
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14/03/2021 23:10:27 2 2
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Calm down ladies, your looking to much into what king RM said, it's his short iron play that needs addressing, he will sort it out as that's what great players do.
I would be more concerned about norways young Victoria, missing the cut and looking out of sorts in front of a small crowd, I hate to say I told you so ????????
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15/03/2021 07:52:32 1 2
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King? You said the stars were aligned and it was in the bag for the bottler, I must remember to delete your posts.
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14/03/2021 23:05:25 2 1
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Wow, i presume that’s supposed to be funny, but it really isn’t it’s just ignorant get a grip.
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14/03/2021 23:11:52 2 1
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Yes it was. And it's a whole lot better than guys on here accusing Lee of constantly "bottling it".
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14/03/2021 23:00:48 3 5
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Just about sums up Westwoods career. Gold's perennial nearly man.
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14/03/2021 23:12:14 2 1
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Just the 43 tournament wins muppet
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14/03/2021 23:12:18 19 1
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It was just a little painful to watch as Westwood got ahead on his downswing for too many drives and long irons.may have been a tad tired. Still a wonderful effort and as mentioned earlier he looks as if he is enjoying himself . I saw the video from 1997 when as a very fresh faced boy he beat Greg Norman in the Aus,Open. He has been at the top a long time. And seems a nice person.
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14/03/2021 23:29:46 18 0
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He is a nice person, I do not know him personally but I see him at the driving range at close house where he is attached and he always has a smile for everyone.
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14/03/2021 23:12:22 8 2
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TPC Sawgrass, Bay Hill, Concession, Riviera - can we please, as fans, have the players play these sorts of courses vs the -27 dross we’re subjected to in order to satisfy sponsors.

Another cracking tourney.
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15/03/2021 01:06:32 1 1
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All these Florida courses are what I call bull dozer courses with not one natural feature about them. All the shots going into the water hazards may be fun for the viewers but I would hate to be a member of any of them . But I totally agree that the normal PGA tour courses are many shades worse than being dull.
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14/03/2021 23:12:32 14 3
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Another magnificent performance from Westwood he just came up short Thomas played that bit better overall. That takes nothing away from Westwood who must go into this years majors with high hopes it will fall for him soon.
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15/03/2021 07:13:07 3 0
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You mean played a hell of a lot better over the weekend.
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14/03/2021 22:32:18 2 46
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Westwood is a big joke and should retire.
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14/03/2021 23:14:05 0 1
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Do you know anything about his golfing record? Do you know anything about golf ...or any sport? Too many folks like you in the world these days. Grow up
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14/03/2021 23:03:58 2 3
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Good coverage from Sky, but they need to get rid of McGinley.
He’s so clueless, he frequently had me yelling at the TV.
He seemed utterly oblivious to how close Thomas came to driving into the water on 18, despite all the close-ups of Thomas’s relieved reaction.
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14/03/2021 23:14:23 2 0
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Hit the mute button mate. I do it every time he speaks.
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15/03/2021 07:21:35 1 0
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This. Why sky turn to him in these big events is beyond me.
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14/03/2021 23:02:15 7 1
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Somebody had to shoot 64 and 68 to take him down by 1 shot this weekend.
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14/03/2021 23:14:35 2 3
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Always the nearly man.....
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14/03/2021 23:28:16 1 1
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Coming from the never been anywhere near man that’s funny!
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14/03/2021 23:28:35 0 1
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Just the 43 tournament wins. Nearly man have a word with yourself
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14/03/2021 22:34:28 11 5
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I think you're confusing Westwood and McIlroy I'm afraid.
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14/03/2021 23:14:55 1 2
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Is that the Mcllroy who has won all those tournamnets iuncluding Majors?Just asking
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14/03/2021 23:15:33 7 6
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Most overrated British player has to be Tommy Fleetwood. Still hasn't won on the PGA Tour.

For all the hate that McIlroy gets at least he has won the quadruple of a Major, a WGC event, the Players, and the Fedex Cup. Not many have achieved that.
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14/03/2021 23:21:15 4 2
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I’m sure the world number 21 is sat there crying at your expert opinion.
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14/03/2021 23:25:08 2 1
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Nobody on here hates Mac. He is not the one writing 1000 articles about himself every month.
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14/03/2021 23:36:33 3 2
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Westwood 43 tournament wins Mcilroy 27 tournament wins. Ben Curtis won a major
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14/03/2021 22:29:13 3 6
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Lee westwood is almost like Typical Scottish heartache in football. Always close but never quite makes it and always seems to find new ways to blow it.
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14/03/2021 23:15:44 0 1
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Never quite makes it? Try reading up on his record. I'd love to be that unsuccessful
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14/03/2021 23:02:59 3 1
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His earned more money with one putt on the 18th than you will earn in your entire life haahah
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14/03/2021 23:15:45 3 3
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How do you know what I do for a living??
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15/03/2021 02:33:30 0 1
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No one knows what you do for a living, but many might suspect from your posts that you are not very good at whatever it is.
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14/03/2021 22:44:46 3 1
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A shout out for Shane Lowry who seems like a very decent fella and definitely has a good game of golf in him.

Also impressed with Russ Knox and Marty Laird who made the cut whilst Bob packed his bags as he continues to shoot scores in the 70s every round, although not quite 80 yet.

It's a brutal Tour to be playing on.

A special mention to Viktor's mum who gave his son the 2 shot penalty too.
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14/03/2021 23:16:18 3 3
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He should have done the decent thing and disqualified himself, I'm sure the powers that be will keep an eye on him.....as they say once a cheat always a cheat ????
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14/03/2021 23:22:23 2 1
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To be honest I don't know what he was thinking at that point.
We all know when we have to move our ball ( 1 and a half feet from the hole in this case ) that it needs to go back where it came from when the playing partner stops faffing about.

Viktor was -2 at the time and looked like the favourite to win this. Then his mum rings and those 2 shots cost him the title.

Mac has changed his swing?
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14/03/2021 22:53:41 8 18
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Westwood has unfortunately bottled it again, no coincidence he's never won a major.
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14/03/2021 23:18:20 0 3
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He shot level par on that course. Hardly bottling it
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14/03/2021 23:03:58 2 3
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Good coverage from Sky, but they need to get rid of McGinley.
He’s so clueless, he frequently had me yelling at the TV.
He seemed utterly oblivious to how close Thomas came to driving into the water on 18, despite all the close-ups of Thomas’s relieved reaction.
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14/03/2021 23:18:33 0 0
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Agreed. The ball hit an old divot, you can see by the puff of sand that kicked up. Was a huge duck hook that he got away with, but that’s the break you get in golf.

At least he’s not Ken Brown.
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14/03/2021 23:19:03 4 2
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Having watched Spieth over the last month, it is clear he is this generation's Luke Donald

His lack of distance means he has to be so accurate off the tee and with his approach shots. And the way most of the PGA Tour courses are these days it is very difficult to stay *that* accurate for a sustained period of years

He has the touch, but not the distance for most of the big tournaments
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14/03/2021 23:22:18 5 1
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And Morikawa is bombing it miles? Can you stay off the golf HYS, please?
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15/03/2021 11:00:08 0 0
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He has won 3 of the 4 Majors
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14/03/2021 23:03:58 2 3
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Good coverage from Sky, but they need to get rid of McGinley.
He’s so clueless, he frequently had me yelling at the TV.
He seemed utterly oblivious to how close Thomas came to driving into the water on 18, despite all the close-ups of Thomas’s relieved reaction.
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14/03/2021 23:20:15 2 0
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Fully agree. Talks rubbish at 100 mph seemingly without drawing breath. Constantly contradicts himself. Irritating!
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14/03/2021 23:15:33 7 6
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Most overrated British player has to be Tommy Fleetwood. Still hasn't won on the PGA Tour.

For all the hate that McIlroy gets at least he has won the quadruple of a Major, a WGC event, the Players, and the Fedex Cup. Not many have achieved that.
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14/03/2021 23:21:15 4 2
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I’m sure the world number 21 is sat there crying at your expert opinion.
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14/03/2021 23:27:02 2 1
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It's a HYS you idiot. It is all about opinions.
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Must be gutted .
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14/03/2021 23:22:03 2 2
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Similarly, having watched Fitzpatrick, he is always going to struggle to win on the PGA Tour because he isn't a birdie machine. He doesn't make enough birdies to get to -20 that is usually necessary to win on the PGA Tour.

There are some tough courses where his 'grind it out' style of play could prosper, but more often than not they don't appear on the PGA Tour.
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14/03/2021 23:19:03 4 2
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Having watched Spieth over the last month, it is clear he is this generation's Luke Donald

His lack of distance means he has to be so accurate off the tee and with his approach shots. And the way most of the PGA Tour courses are these days it is very difficult to stay *that* accurate for a sustained period of years

He has the touch, but not the distance for most of the big tournaments
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14/03/2021 23:22:18 5 1
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And Morikawa is bombing it miles? Can you stay off the golf HYS, please?
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14/03/2021 23:25:24 1 3
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Nope. But Morikawa is another one who has to stay 'dialled in' consistently. He drops by a small margin and he is screwed on the PGA Tour.

Look at his trackman stats. Morikawa's efficiency is off the charts. But it is going to be damn difficult for him to stay that efficient for a long period of time.
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14/03/2021 23:16:18 3 3
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He should have done the decent thing and disqualified himself, I'm sure the powers that be will keep an eye on him.....as they say once a cheat always a cheat ????
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14/03/2021 23:22:23 2 1
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To be honest I don't know what he was thinking at that point.
We all know when we have to move our ball ( 1 and a half feet from the hole in this case ) that it needs to go back where it came from when the playing partner stops faffing about.

Viktor was -2 at the time and looked like the favourite to win this. Then his mum rings and those 2 shots cost him the title.

Mac has changed his swing?
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14/03/2021 23:22:37 20 1
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Great final day, gutted for Westwood didn’t happen for him today but still under par on a tough track and he’s playing some fantastic golf at the minute. Left a lot of youngsters who think they can play this game in his wake over the last couple of weeks. Congratulations to JT deserved his win