'I just try to stick to what I'm good at'
31/03/2021 | sport | golf | 109
Booming drives, accurate wedges, unerring putts - when he is on song there is no more tuneful figure in the modern game than world number one Dustin Johnson, writes Iain Carter.
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31/03/2021 15:47:58 7 2
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The old saying - Driving for show, putting for dough. As DJ said concentrate on 150 yards and in!
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01/04/2021 07:15:16 0 0
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Except DJ hits it absolutely miles. Maybe not quite as far as Rory or Bryson, but certainly far enough!
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01/04/2021 11:02:59 0 0
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The idea of drive for show putt for dough has been soundly debunked with the advent of accurate data/stats, certainly at the tour pro level anyway. I am sure DJ understands this, but when you're already one of the big hitters and more accurate with your driver than many too, then you can afford to focus on your short game.
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31/03/2021 15:55:37 5 2
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he has grown on me as his career has developed.
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31/03/2021 16:34:58 5 1
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me too...............but I really wish he would speed up on the greens
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31/03/2021 16:21:14 9 2
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Naturally talented and a laid back style, what is there not to like about DJ (apart from the spitting).
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31/03/2021 17:15:12 4 0
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To be fair, he isn't the only one.
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31/03/2021 18:03:39 3 0
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Ask John Rahm!
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01/04/2021 07:46:08 1 0
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The eternity he spends on every putt?
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31/03/2021 15:55:37 5 2
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he has grown on me as his career has developed.
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31/03/2021 16:34:58 5 1
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me too...............but I really wish he would speed up on the greens
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31/03/2021 16:59:13 1 1
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Couple of trains of thought on that. If he spends time preparing to make the putt and makes it, then it's probably faster. If he spends an age putting and keeps missing them, then that's a different story. My playing partner is slow in prep but he rarely misses his putts, and is pretty much faster on the greens than most...
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31/03/2021 17:17:44 1 0
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Not as slow as Scotty Shuffler
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01/04/2021 07:14:22 2 0
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He's not the worst, but the does take too long. Green books certainly don't help, along with interminable conversations with caddies. Make then read the greens themselves.
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31/03/2021 16:34:58 5 1
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me too...............but I really wish he would speed up on the greens
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31/03/2021 16:59:13 1 1
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Couple of trains of thought on that. If he spends time preparing to make the putt and makes it, then it's probably faster. If he spends an age putting and keeps missing them, then that's a different story. My playing partner is slow in prep but he rarely misses his putts, and is pretty much faster on the greens than most...
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31/03/2021 17:13:50 3 2
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When DJ is in the zone he is relentless, the same could be said about JT, the Europeans will have their work cut out would like to see the young Scot BM have a decent tournament but I think RM has it in the bag ????????
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31/03/2021 18:59:38 5 0
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Are you fishing for a nice Maksi for supper? ??
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31/03/2021 16:21:14 9 2
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Naturally talented and a laid back style, what is there not to like about DJ (apart from the spitting).
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31/03/2021 17:15:12 4 0
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To be fair, he isn't the only one.
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31/03/2021 16:34:58 5 1
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me too...............but I really wish he would speed up on the greens
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31/03/2021 17:17:44 1 0
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Not as slow as Scotty Shuffler
A good walk spoiled. Removed
As was your dad's to your mum's. Removed
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Si
31/03/2021 20:52:38 3 0
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You obviously step in something everytime you go for a walk. Try looking down a bit more.
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31/03/2021 16:21:14 9 2
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Naturally talented and a laid back style, what is there not to like about DJ (apart from the spitting).
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31/03/2021 18:03:39 3 0
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Ask John Rahm!
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31/03/2021 18:47:27 5 2
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I’m going to hazard a guess here! DocuDrama can’t walk?
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gg
31/03/2021 17:13:50 3 2
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When DJ is in the zone he is relentless, the same could be said about JT, the Europeans will have their work cut out would like to see the young Scot BM have a decent tournament but I think RM has it in the bag ????????
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31/03/2021 18:59:38 5 0
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Are you fishing for a nice Maksi for supper? ??
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31/03/2021 19:20:23 3 13
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McIlroy press team on holiday and Iain had to go looking else where for a story?
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01/04/2021 17:55:58 0 0
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Yet another one ,moans about the amount of articles on McIlroy ,yet you mention him in every comment you make regardless of the topic of the golf HYS.
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31/03/2021 19:20:51 4 1
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Pro Tracer was invented for DJs tee shots. Fantastic to watch
A good walk spoiled. Removed
As was your dad's to your mum's. Removed
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31/03/2021 19:37:19 9 3
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I have got a lot of time for Dustin Johnson because he overcame some pretty bad personal problems some years back and returned to the golf scene in a quiet way without any drama. I would like him more if he refrained from spitting but at least he does not chew gum like a cow munching like some others. He has very good manners on the course especially on the greens and takes bad luck on the chin.
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31/03/2021 19:48:37 8 7
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His spitting makes him unwatchable. And he also had a spat about match play etiquette with Na last week. Sorry not a likeable player.
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01/04/2021 09:56:54 2 0
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I like him.
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01/04/2021 11:19:16 0 0
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Not a spat at all ,Na said that Johnson should not have picked up his ball less than 6 inches from the hole without asking Na first. Johnson did not reply.
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31/03/2021 20:10:29 6 3
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There are some great American players. I hope Scotland can produce some more greats.
A good walk spoiled. Removed
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Si
31/03/2021 20:52:38 3 0
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You obviously step in something everytime you go for a walk. Try looking down a bit more.
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31/03/2021 20:53:40 13 2
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Yes, Kevin Na was quite right to pull him on taking that as good!
Kevin hadn’t given it and in match play you always wait for the nod.
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31/03/2021 20:57:44 4 9
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Love his honesty, the guy is class, unlike some of the drivel from that other clown ??
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01/04/2021 23:12:04 0 0
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Yes spitting all the time ,very classy.You're the expert at talking drivel,but no need to call yourself a clown.
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31/03/2021 22:19:36 2 2
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DJ is a class act and tremendously consistent. Just wish he would be a little quicker on the greens! A “shoe-in” for top 5 at Augusta.
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01/04/2021 07:41:36 2 2
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He certainly is a class act. Even the way he spits has a certain je ne sais quoi!
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01/04/2021 06:30:12 1 29
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I lost any respect I had for Johnson when he couldn't even beat Bob the Burger last week.
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01/04/2021 07:11:29 16 1
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Well there's a nice comment. I hope you're pleased with yourself.
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01/04/2021 07:34:43 5 0
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Here he goes Leslie the 28 handicapper who tries to be smart by saying Bob the Burger.

Look son keep telling you, keep practicing at the crazy golf before you comment on proper golf.

Oh and how will Dustin survive knowing that you don’t have any respect for him?

Oh dear near, never mind.

Suppose your brain cells get lonely some mornings?
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01/04/2021 08:18:29 3 0
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The usual drivel from Les each and every HYS LOL
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01/04/2021 10:40:37 1 1
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Bet you lost part of yourself when Bob knocked out the world #1. Surprised to see you show your face to be honest!
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01/04/2021 06:30:12 1 29
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I lost any respect I had for Johnson when he couldn't even beat Bob the Burger last week.
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01/04/2021 07:11:29 16 1
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Well there's a nice comment. I hope you're pleased with yourself.
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31/03/2021 16:34:58 5 1
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me too...............but I really wish he would speed up on the greens
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01/04/2021 07:14:22 2 0
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He's not the worst, but the does take too long. Green books certainly don't help, along with interminable conversations with caddies. Make then read the greens themselves.
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31/03/2021 15:47:58 7 2
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The old saying - Driving for show, putting for dough. As DJ said concentrate on 150 yards and in!
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01/04/2021 07:15:16 0 0
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Except DJ hits it absolutely miles. Maybe not quite as far as Rory or Bryson, but certainly far enough!
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01/04/2021 07:40:13 1 0
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DJ can crank it up big time! His laid back drive is on par with Rorys! When ever they’ve had mini drive competitions between them DJ has always beat Rory.
For his size those Rory is a beast!
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01/04/2021 09:22:48 0 0
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Well as long as he has the required accuracy then it is not for show.
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01/04/2021 07:29:11 1 0
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Great article as usual Iain well done. But wasn't it a 7 iron from the fairway he hit out of bounds in 2011 rather than a tee shot?
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01/04/2021 07:57:53 0 0
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It was certainly his second shot OOB way right to gift the Claret Jug to Clarke ????????
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01/04/2021 12:36:52 0 1
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It was a 2 iron.
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01/04/2021 06:30:12 1 29
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I lost any respect I had for Johnson when he couldn't even beat Bob the Burger last week.
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01/04/2021 07:34:43 5 0
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Here he goes Leslie the 28 handicapper who tries to be smart by saying Bob the Burger.

Look son keep telling you, keep practicing at the crazy golf before you comment on proper golf.

Oh and how will Dustin survive knowing that you don’t have any respect for him?

Oh dear near, never mind.

Suppose your brain cells get lonely some mornings?
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01/04/2021 07:15:16 0 0
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Except DJ hits it absolutely miles. Maybe not quite as far as Rory or Bryson, but certainly far enough!
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01/04/2021 07:40:13 1 0
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DJ can crank it up big time! His laid back drive is on par with Rorys! When ever they’ve had mini drive competitions between them DJ has always beat Rory.
For his size those Rory is a beast!
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01/04/2021 07:41:25 3 1
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The media tried to brain wash us for years into thinking he didn’t care! A total insult to the guy!
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31/03/2021 22:19:36 2 2
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DJ is a class act and tremendously consistent. Just wish he would be a little quicker on the greens! A “shoe-in” for top 5 at Augusta.
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01/04/2021 07:41:36 2 2
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He certainly is a class act. Even the way he spits has a certain je ne sais quoi!
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31/03/2021 16:21:14 9 2
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Naturally talented and a laid back style, what is there not to like about DJ (apart from the spitting).
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01/04/2021 07:46:08 1 0
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The eternity he spends on every putt?
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01/04/2021 09:23:43 0 0
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Par for the course these days.
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01/04/2021 07:53:46 7 6
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Perhaps McIlroy should read this article?
I couldn't believe it when i heard he was trying to get more speed in his swing when his wedge game and putting are so poor at the moment
....and yes as others have alluded to it is nice to see a headline associated with someone else other than Rory
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01/04/2021 08:20:22 7 1
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Spot on.

Rory has lot the plot since 2014, why he felt the need to pump iron in the gym all day I'll never know. He wrecked his swing by building unnatural muscle mass. What for? He was striping the ball 300+ yds as a scrawny teenager and now he's lost a lot of his natural gift. Time to stay out of the gym and spend more time on the range and greens.
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01/04/2021 08:53:38 2 0
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And yet you still have to bring him up ;)
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01/04/2021 07:29:11 1 0
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Great article as usual Iain well done. But wasn't it a 7 iron from the fairway he hit out of bounds in 2011 rather than a tee shot?
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01/04/2021 07:57:53 0 0
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It was certainly his second shot OOB way right to gift the Claret Jug to Clarke ????????
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01/04/2021 06:30:12 1 29
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I lost any respect I had for Johnson when he couldn't even beat Bob the Burger last week.
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01/04/2021 08:18:29 3 0
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The usual drivel from Les each and every HYS LOL
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01/04/2021 07:53:46 7 6
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Perhaps McIlroy should read this article?
I couldn't believe it when i heard he was trying to get more speed in his swing when his wedge game and putting are so poor at the moment
....and yes as others have alluded to it is nice to see a headline associated with someone else other than Rory
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01/04/2021 08:20:22 7 1
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Spot on.

Rory has lot the plot since 2014, why he felt the need to pump iron in the gym all day I'll never know. He wrecked his swing by building unnatural muscle mass. What for? He was striping the ball 300+ yds as a scrawny teenager and now he's lost a lot of his natural gift. Time to stay out of the gym and spend more time on the range and greens.
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01/04/2021 09:23:26 1 0
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BDC bulked up, can smash it off the tee, rarely on the fairway and relies in wedges.
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01/04/2021 09:27:50 1 0
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I would love to lose the plot if i also became world number 1, won PGA tour player of the year and The Players. Yes, it's worryingly not worked for him in majors in recent years but I think we can be confident that's not due to bulking up or his swing if it's good enough to win the other events (plus a lot of others) mentioned since 2014.
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Jon
01/04/2021 10:17:01 0 2
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Rory who?
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01/04/2021 08:25:04 3 2
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.......and he has a gorgeous wife. Life just ain't fair.
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01/04/2021 08:32:01 8 2
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The way he manages his game and his emotions is great to see. I love watching him just get on with it whether he is playing well or not you wouldn't know. Meanwhile, having to listen to constant emotional commentary from the likes of Bryson, Rahm, Spieth etc is very tiresome. You can tell from others when they are beaten too - McIlroy frequently. DJ's mental approach gives him the cutting edge.
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01/04/2021 12:19:31 4 1
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Let's get a bit of perspective on things! He 5 years older than McIlroy and has won 2 fewer majors.
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01/04/2021 08:49:01 4 4
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"Only Tiger Woods and Greg Norman have spent more time as golf's world number one than Dustin Johnson..."

Silly statistics to work out world No 1

eg what about the Golden Bear ?
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01/04/2021 09:10:46 9 1
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OWGR rankings weren't introduced until 1986
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01/04/2021 07:53:46 7 6
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Perhaps McIlroy should read this article?
I couldn't believe it when i heard he was trying to get more speed in his swing when his wedge game and putting are so poor at the moment
....and yes as others have alluded to it is nice to see a headline associated with someone else other than Rory
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01/04/2021 08:53:38 2 0
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And yet you still have to bring him up ;)
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01/04/2021 09:05:36 4 8
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Shame the guy is thicker than two short planks, but so long as he just wanders around and hits balls for a fortune then I guess it doesn't matter.
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01/04/2021 09:10:47 5 1
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In a world where you can be anything, be nice, TheDarkHalf...
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01/04/2021 10:52:51 0 1
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You must hate most other sportsmen who haven’t completed education of note due to chasing their professional dreams. Sound a bit bitter to me.
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01/04/2021 11:01:17 0 2
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I saw an a golf commentator a few years ago say that the reason Johnson was so good is that there is not a lot going on between his ears so he simple does not over think what he is doing especially if it is as simple as hitting a ball. KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid.
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01/04/2021 08:49:01 4 4
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"Only Tiger Woods and Greg Norman have spent more time as golf's world number one than Dustin Johnson..."

Silly statistics to work out world No 1

eg what about the Golden Bear ?
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01/04/2021 09:10:46 9 1
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OWGR rankings weren't introduced until 1986
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01/04/2021 09:05:36 4 8
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Shame the guy is thicker than two short planks, but so long as he just wanders around and hits balls for a fortune then I guess it doesn't matter.
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01/04/2021 09:10:47 5 1
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In a world where you can be anything, be nice, TheDarkHalf...
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01/04/2021 09:27:01 0 1
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It's just an observation after seeing a few interviews with him - I don't have any kind of problem with the guy and he's an amazing golfer.
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01/04/2021 09:14:44 5 11
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Its well known amongst Golf pro's and hardcore Golf fans that Dustin Johnsons "apathy" when it came to GS events had nothing to do with a lack of interest but more with a liking to certain "products" that create a feeling of energy and euphoria. Add to this a "John Terry / Wayne Bridge" situation which he was also involved in and the picture looks pretty clear. He was a A-hole.
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01/04/2021 23:25:55 0 0
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john terry paid for the funeral of a young chelsea fan.a wonderful gesture
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01/04/2021 09:21:25 2 2
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Nice to hear about someone succeeding without all the fuss.

Also, keeping it simple is often the key to doing well. Cut out the stuff that is just a distraction.

Look at Thierry Henry too. When he shot first time on instinct he barely ever missed. Stop to think and he barely ever scored.

See ball, hit ball, repeat.
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01/04/2021 07:15:16 0 0
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Except DJ hits it absolutely miles. Maybe not quite as far as Rory or Bryson, but certainly far enough!
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01/04/2021 09:22:48 0 0
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Well as long as he has the required accuracy then it is not for show.
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01/04/2021 08:20:22 7 1
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Spot on.

Rory has lot the plot since 2014, why he felt the need to pump iron in the gym all day I'll never know. He wrecked his swing by building unnatural muscle mass. What for? He was striping the ball 300+ yds as a scrawny teenager and now he's lost a lot of his natural gift. Time to stay out of the gym and spend more time on the range and greens.
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01/04/2021 09:23:26 1 0
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BDC bulked up, can smash it off the tee, rarely on the fairway and relies in wedges.
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01/04/2021 07:46:08 1 0
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The eternity he spends on every putt?
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01/04/2021 09:23:43 0 0
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Par for the course these days.
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01/04/2021 09:10:47 5 1
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In a world where you can be anything, be nice, TheDarkHalf...
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01/04/2021 09:27:01 0 1
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It's just an observation after seeing a few interviews with him - I don't have any kind of problem with the guy and he's an amazing golfer.
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01/04/2021 09:53:53 1 0
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Oh, I see. In that case, I’ve fixed your post:

“He just wanders around and hits balls for a fortune, but I don't have any kind of problem with the guy and he's an amazing golfer.“

There, that’s better!

#benice
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01/04/2021 10:50:09 1 0
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That is not correct
A person with no problems would not start a point with ‘the guy is thicker than two short planks’ followed by him getting a fortune for doing his job
Smacks a lot like ENVY
and there is a problem
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01/04/2021 08:20:22 7 1
bbc
Spot on.

Rory has lot the plot since 2014, why he felt the need to pump iron in the gym all day I'll never know. He wrecked his swing by building unnatural muscle mass. What for? He was striping the ball 300+ yds as a scrawny teenager and now he's lost a lot of his natural gift. Time to stay out of the gym and spend more time on the range and greens.
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01/04/2021 09:27:50 1 0
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I would love to lose the plot if i also became world number 1, won PGA tour player of the year and The Players. Yes, it's worryingly not worked for him in majors in recent years but I think we can be confident that's not due to bulking up or his swing if it's good enough to win the other events (plus a lot of others) mentioned since 2014.
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01/04/2021 09:50:30 3 2
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Nicklaus, Faldo, Woods......Johnson? Can he become the 4th player in history to defend his Masters title? He certainly has every chance.

What do you reckon peeps?
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01/04/2021 12:56:12 2 1
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If he had been playing like he was a few months back i'd have backed him to pull it off but his form has dipped of late so can't see it personally, even if he is No.1.
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01/04/2021 09:27:01 0 1
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It's just an observation after seeing a few interviews with him - I don't have any kind of problem with the guy and he's an amazing golfer.
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01/04/2021 09:53:53 1 0
bbc
Oh, I see. In that case, I’ve fixed your post:

“He just wanders around and hits balls for a fortune, but I don't have any kind of problem with the guy and he's an amazing golfer.“

There, that’s better!

#benice
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31/03/2021 19:48:37 8 7
bbc
His spitting makes him unwatchable. And he also had a spat about match play etiquette with Na last week. Sorry not a likeable player.
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01/04/2021 09:56:54 2 0
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I like him.
As the Tv personality and radio DJ Mo Gilligan says, and indeed what many people from the BAME community have said. It's so important to have people who look like you to relate to. And thats my favourite thing about golf. Most of the players on the course look like me so I find it easier to identify with them

It really is so important
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01/04/2021 08:20:22 7 1
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Spot on.

Rory has lot the plot since 2014, why he felt the need to pump iron in the gym all day I'll never know. He wrecked his swing by building unnatural muscle mass. What for? He was striping the ball 300+ yds as a scrawny teenager and now he's lost a lot of his natural gift. Time to stay out of the gym and spend more time on the range and greens.
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Jon
01/04/2021 10:17:01 0 2
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Rory who?
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01/04/2021 06:30:12 1 29
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I lost any respect I had for Johnson when he couldn't even beat Bob the Burger last week.
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01/04/2021 10:40:37 1 1
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Bet you lost part of yourself when Bob knocked out the world #1. Surprised to see you show your face to be honest!
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01/04/2021 12:41:13 0 5
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I found it pretty quickly when he got mauled by Victor Perez.

A real reality check that was.

Regarding Johnson though, drawing with MacIntyre and losing to Na really does highlight his lack of form at the moment and I'll be surprised to see him seriously contend this year.
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01/04/2021 10:44:12 4 2
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Most people's favourites are those with flaws. That is why Steve Davis was less popular than Jimmy White, why Mickelson was very popular whist Woods was not readily likeable. No one likes things being predictable hence why with this build up Johnson will miss the cut.
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01/04/2021 10:46:23 3 2
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What's not to love about this man's ability to produce amazing golf . He reminds me of a thoroughbred waiting to hit the gas in the last few furlongs just as the others around him thinks its a close finish. ?? . Genuine good luck to all the UK and Ireland players. Cmon boys we are rooting for you.
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01/04/2021 09:27:01 0 1
bbc
It's just an observation after seeing a few interviews with him - I don't have any kind of problem with the guy and he's an amazing golfer.
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01/04/2021 10:50:09 1 0
bbc
That is not correct
A person with no problems would not start a point with ‘the guy is thicker than two short planks’ followed by him getting a fortune for doing his job
Smacks a lot like ENVY
and there is a problem
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01/04/2021 10:51:04 2 5
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Somewhat strange article given his current form which is all over the place, guess that's why he about turned on his invitation in San Antonio this week. Would not put any money on him this year doing anything, or Rory for that matter!
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01/04/2021 09:05:36 4 8
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Shame the guy is thicker than two short planks, but so long as he just wanders around and hits balls for a fortune then I guess it doesn't matter.
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01/04/2021 10:52:51 0 1
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You must hate most other sportsmen who haven’t completed education of note due to chasing their professional dreams. Sound a bit bitter to me.
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01/04/2021 10:58:37 2 2
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Love an each way, so here’s the 5 donkeys who will probably miss the cut:

Morikawa: 25/1
Berger 33/1
Casey: 40/1
Fitzpatrick: 50/1
Oosthuizen: 80/1
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01/04/2021 11:04:25 3 4
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Someone said McIlroy is 4th favourite, I assume to miss the cut.
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01/04/2021 11:24:01 1 0
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I like those odds for Casey and Fitz, might have few quid on each
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01/04/2021 09:05:36 4 8
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Shame the guy is thicker than two short planks, but so long as he just wanders around and hits balls for a fortune then I guess it doesn't matter.
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01/04/2021 11:01:17 0 2
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I saw an a golf commentator a few years ago say that the reason Johnson was so good is that there is not a lot going on between his ears so he simple does not over think what he is doing especially if it is as simple as hitting a ball. KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid.
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31/03/2021 15:47:58 7 2
bbc
The old saying - Driving for show, putting for dough. As DJ said concentrate on 150 yards and in!
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01/04/2021 11:02:59 0 0
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The idea of drive for show putt for dough has been soundly debunked with the advent of accurate data/stats, certainly at the tour pro level anyway. I am sure DJ understands this, but when you're already one of the big hitters and more accurate with your driver than many too, then you can afford to focus on your short game.
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01/04/2021 10:58:37 2 2
bbc
Love an each way, so here’s the 5 donkeys who will probably miss the cut:

Morikawa: 25/1
Berger 33/1
Casey: 40/1
Fitzpatrick: 50/1
Oosthuizen: 80/1
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01/04/2021 11:04:25 3 4
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Someone said McIlroy is 4th favourite, I assume to miss the cut.
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01/04/2021 11:10:34 1 1
bbc
Did I mention Rory?
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01/04/2021 11:04:25 3 4
bbc
Someone said McIlroy is 4th favourite, I assume to miss the cut.
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01/04/2021 11:10:34 1 1
bbc
Did I mention Rory?
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01/04/2021 17:22:57 0 2
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No. But you can if you want to.
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31/03/2021 19:48:37 8 7
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His spitting makes him unwatchable. And he also had a spat about match play etiquette with Na last week. Sorry not a likeable player.
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01/04/2021 11:19:16 0 0
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Not a spat at all ,Na said that Johnson should not have picked up his ball less than 6 inches from the hole without asking Na first. Johnson did not reply.
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01/04/2021 10:58:37 2 2
bbc
Love an each way, so here’s the 5 donkeys who will probably miss the cut:

Morikawa: 25/1
Berger 33/1
Casey: 40/1
Fitzpatrick: 50/1
Oosthuizen: 80/1
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01/04/2021 11:24:01 1 0
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I like those odds for Casey and Fitz, might have few quid on each
Shoe in that borey and GMac miss the. It on current form, plus the bottler will get nervous as it’s a major! 8 years now Removed
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01/04/2021 11:31:39 1 5
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He's really just a more boring version of Bryson Dechambeau.
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01/04/2021 11:24:01 1 0
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I like those odds for Casey and Fitz, might have few quid on each
Shoe in that borey and GMac miss the. It on current form, plus the bottler will get nervous as it’s a major! 8 years now Removed
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bob
01/04/2021 16:03:23 1 2
bbc
Zzzzzzzzzzz.....
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01/04/2021 11:59:53 1 2
bbc
Wondering what the number of fans will be each day and what effect it will have on viewing, was very eery last year...

Meant to be going to Monday practice at some point, got lucky in the ballot for 2020... no fans in November.. balloted out of the ballot (and couldn’t travel anyway) for this April. Still, raided the online merch shop again.
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01/04/2021 13:18:46 1 1
bbc
Last year was very weird to watch, nir sure in the numbers, but some (very, very fortunate) fans better than no fans
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01/04/2021 08:32:01 8 2
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The way he manages his game and his emotions is great to see. I love watching him just get on with it whether he is playing well or not you wouldn't know. Meanwhile, having to listen to constant emotional commentary from the likes of Bryson, Rahm, Spieth etc is very tiresome. You can tell from others when they are beaten too - McIlroy frequently. DJ's mental approach gives him the cutting edge.
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01/04/2021 12:19:31 4 1
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Let's get a bit of perspective on things! He 5 years older than McIlroy and has won 2 fewer majors.
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01/04/2021 15:35:14 0 1
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But a better player.
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01/04/2021 15:41:08 0 1
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How many weeks has McIlroy spent at the top of the rankings? Depending on what you value as a better record, is it consistency or majors?
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01/04/2021 07:29:11 1 0
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Great article as usual Iain well done. But wasn't it a 7 iron from the fairway he hit out of bounds in 2011 rather than a tee shot?
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01/04/2021 12:36:52 0 1
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It was a 2 iron.
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01/04/2021 10:40:37 1 1
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Bet you lost part of yourself when Bob knocked out the world #1. Surprised to see you show your face to be honest!
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01/04/2021 12:41:13 0 5
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I found it pretty quickly when he got mauled by Victor Perez.

A real reality check that was.

Regarding Johnson though, drawing with MacIntyre and losing to Na really does highlight his lack of form at the moment and I'll be surprised to see him seriously contend this year.
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01/04/2021 23:16:36 0 0
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Perez was 7 under for 11 holes he would have been tough to beat for anyone on that form.Macintyre did far better than you predicted,but like every prediction you make you get it wrong then make excuses.
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01/04/2021 09:50:30 3 2
bbc
Nicklaus, Faldo, Woods......Johnson? Can he become the 4th player in history to defend his Masters title? He certainly has every chance.

What do you reckon peeps?
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01/04/2021 12:56:12 2 1
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If he had been playing like he was a few months back i'd have backed him to pull it off but his form has dipped of late so can't see it personally, even if he is No.1.
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01/04/2021 13:16:25 1 0
bbc
I may be wrong but wasn't his form similar back in November, seem to remember not fancying him to do much before the tournament started?
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01/04/2021 12:56:12 2 1
bbc
If he had been playing like he was a few months back i'd have backed him to pull it off but his form has dipped of late so can't see it personally, even if he is No.1.
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01/04/2021 13:16:25 1 0
bbc
I may be wrong but wasn't his form similar back in November, seem to remember not fancying him to do much before the tournament started?
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01/04/2021 16:16:06 2 0
bbc
Maybe wouldn't know without checking just aware his last few tournaments haven't seen him play to the lofty standards he previously set. Can't wait to find out though that's for sure.
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DBF
01/04/2021 13:17:05 1 4
bbc
The way DJ goes about golf speaks volumes about the guy. Makes the game look easy when he’s really on it. Shame Rory looked at Bison for inspiration rather than the player who is world number one. If Rory worked on his short game perhaps he would get back to world number one.
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01/04/2021 15:33:20 3 2
bbc
It's Bryson not Bidon. What is it with British comments where the person typing thinks some daft name is funny?
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01/04/2021 15:33:37 3 1
bbc
Or even Bison.
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01/04/2021 11:59:53 1 2
bbc
Wondering what the number of fans will be each day and what effect it will have on viewing, was very eery last year...

Meant to be going to Monday practice at some point, got lucky in the ballot for 2020... no fans in November.. balloted out of the ballot (and couldn’t travel anyway) for this April. Still, raided the online merch shop again.
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01/04/2021 13:18:46 1 1
bbc
Last year was very weird to watch, nir sure in the numbers, but some (very, very fortunate) fans better than no fans
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01/04/2021 13:26:30 4 1
bbc
"I will stick to what I am good at"

I have been playing this wonderful game for almost 50 years and am still trying to find out what parts of it I am good at.

Such is life !!
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01/04/2021 13:48:05 1 2
bbc
Tell me about it. First 3 days of golf since being allowed to and I’ve hit my irons like a dream, smashed the driver and threatened to hole every putt I’ve looked at.

Only one on each day though and turned up yesterday missing greens in reg for fun.
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01/04/2021 15:50:12 1 0
bbc
Turning up for your tee time.
50 yrs is a milestone. Well done sir.
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01/04/2021 13:26:30 4 1
bbc
"I will stick to what I am good at"

I have been playing this wonderful game for almost 50 years and am still trying to find out what parts of it I am good at.

Such is life !!
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01/04/2021 13:48:05 1 2
bbc
Tell me about it. First 3 days of golf since being allowed to and I’ve hit my irons like a dream, smashed the driver and threatened to hole every putt I’ve looked at.

Only one on each day though and turned up yesterday missing greens in reg for fun.
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01/04/2021 13:49:33 3 5
bbc
I just knew there couldn't be an article on golf which did not mention McIlroy.
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01/04/2021 16:14:51 4 0
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His last article didn't mention him but you did in your comment and here you are talking about him again.
Every golf comment you make is about McIlroy.Get a life and stop obsessing about him.
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01/04/2021 14:43:48 1 3
bbc
Now the fun comps have happened the serious golf is about to start and the real pointers to the 12 Ryder Cup hopefuls. I can see the younger tour members rising to the top (Perez) . Close to last chance saloon for the likes of Poulter/stenson and I think Westwood will have peaked and not contend once the longer courses are played.
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01/04/2021 16:05:42 1 1
bbc
Yeah because The Players and Arnold Palmer Invitational are Micky mouse events with average fields.
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01/04/2021 14:46:50 2 2
bbc
That was very very boring. ??
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01/04/2021 14:57:58 1 2
bbc
Check out the new Foreplay video on youtubes, where DJ takes on the Barstool sports boys left-handed. He is a supremely talented golfer, and more importantly to me at least, an absolute geezer.
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DBF
01/04/2021 13:17:05 1 4
bbc
The way DJ goes about golf speaks volumes about the guy. Makes the game look easy when he’s really on it. Shame Rory looked at Bison for inspiration rather than the player who is world number one. If Rory worked on his short game perhaps he would get back to world number one.
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01/04/2021 15:33:20 3 2
bbc
It's Bryson not Bidon. What is it with British comments where the person typing thinks some daft name is funny?
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DBF
01/04/2021 15:55:39 2 2
bbc
At least if you feel the need to comment spell check it. Oh and it’s called humour which you obviously have little concept off probably because your American.
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DBF
01/04/2021 13:17:05 1 4
bbc
The way DJ goes about golf speaks volumes about the guy. Makes the game look easy when he’s really on it. Shame Rory looked at Bison for inspiration rather than the player who is world number one. If Rory worked on his short game perhaps he would get back to world number one.
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01/04/2021 15:33:37 3 1
bbc
Or even Bison.
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01/04/2021 12:19:31 4 1
bbc
Let's get a bit of perspective on things! He 5 years older than McIlroy and has won 2 fewer majors.
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01/04/2021 15:35:14 0 1
bbc
But a better player.
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01/04/2021 17:45:00 1 0
bbc
Currently Johnson is the better player, but McIlroy has had the better career and is 5 years younger.
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01/04/2021 12:19:31 4 1
bbc
Let's get a bit of perspective on things! He 5 years older than McIlroy and has won 2 fewer majors.
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01/04/2021 15:41:08 0 1
bbc
How many weeks has McIlroy spent at the top of the rankings? Depending on what you value as a better record, is it consistency or majors?
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01/04/2021 13:26:30 4 1
bbc
"I will stick to what I am good at"

I have been playing this wonderful game for almost 50 years and am still trying to find out what parts of it I am good at.

Such is life !!
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01/04/2021 15:50:12 1 0
bbc
Turning up for your tee time.
50 yrs is a milestone. Well done sir.
85
01/04/2021 15:33:20 3 2
bbc
It's Bryson not Bidon. What is it with British comments where the person typing thinks some daft name is funny?
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DBF
01/04/2021 15:55:39 2 2
bbc
At least if you feel the need to comment spell check it. Oh and it’s called humour which you obviously have little concept off probably because your American.
Shoe in that borey and GMac miss the. It on current form, plus the bottler will get nervous as it’s a major! 8 years now Removed
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bob
01/04/2021 16:03:23 1 2
bbc
Zzzzzzzzzzz.....
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01/04/2021 14:43:48 1 3
bbc
Now the fun comps have happened the serious golf is about to start and the real pointers to the 12 Ryder Cup hopefuls. I can see the younger tour members rising to the top (Perez) . Close to last chance saloon for the likes of Poulter/stenson and I think Westwood will have peaked and not contend once the longer courses are played.
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01/04/2021 16:05:42 1 1
bbc
Yeah because The Players and Arnold Palmer Invitational are Micky mouse events with average fields.
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01/04/2021 13:49:33 3 5
bbc
I just knew there couldn't be an article on golf which did not mention McIlroy.
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01/04/2021 16:14:51 4 0
bbc
His last article didn't mention him but you did in your comment and here you are talking about him again.
Every golf comment you make is about McIlroy.Get a life and stop obsessing about him.
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01/04/2021 13:16:25 1 0
bbc
I may be wrong but wasn't his form similar back in November, seem to remember not fancying him to do much before the tournament started?
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01/04/2021 16:16:06 2 0
bbc
Maybe wouldn't know without checking just aware his last few tournaments haven't seen him play to the lofty standards he previously set. Can't wait to find out though that's for sure.
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01/04/2021 19:25:58 0 0
bbc
Ditto that matey
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01/04/2021 16:45:58 1 2
bbc
Not a patch on the most entertaining and charismatic man in golf, Phil Mickelson. If it wasn’t for Phil Mickelson the sport would be a bit of a joke.
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01/04/2021 17:00:58 1 2
bbc
Phil is literally a joke, more ability than pretty much anyone in the history of the game and what a guy with it. The crowd interactions, the calf activation thing, the aviators,
the hellacious seeds, all the Dave Pelz stuff back in the day, so no wonder he's most fans favourite. Just wish he could keep his driver on the planet when he hit's bombs.
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01/04/2021 19:24:42 0 0
bbc
Lost all respect for Mickelson when he criticised Tom Watson after the Ryder Cup loss
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01/04/2021 16:45:58 1 2
bbc
Not a patch on the most entertaining and charismatic man in golf, Phil Mickelson. If it wasn’t for Phil Mickelson the sport would be a bit of a joke.
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01/04/2021 17:00:58 1 2
bbc
Phil is literally a joke, more ability than pretty much anyone in the history of the game and what a guy with it. The crowd interactions, the calf activation thing, the aviators,
the hellacious seeds, all the Dave Pelz stuff back in the day, so no wonder he's most fans favourite. Just wish he could keep his driver on the planet when he hit's bombs.
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01/04/2021 17:06:39 1 2
bbc
How could I forget about that dance, oh my days, that dance.
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01/04/2021 17:00:58 1 2
bbc
Phil is literally a joke, more ability than pretty much anyone in the history of the game and what a guy with it. The crowd interactions, the calf activation thing, the aviators,
the hellacious seeds, all the Dave Pelz stuff back in the day, so no wonder he's most fans favourite. Just wish he could keep his driver on the planet when he hit's bombs.
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01/04/2021 17:06:39 1 2
bbc
How could I forget about that dance, oh my days, that dance.
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01/04/2021 11:10:34 1 1
bbc
Did I mention Rory?
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01/04/2021 17:22:57 0 2
bbc
No. But you can if you want to.
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01/04/2021 15:35:14 0 1
bbc
But a better player.
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01/04/2021 17:45:00 1 0
bbc
Currently Johnson is the better player, but McIlroy has had the better career and is 5 years younger.
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31/03/2021 19:20:23 3 13
bbc
McIlroy press team on holiday and Iain had to go looking else where for a story?
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01/04/2021 17:55:58 0 0
bbc
Yet another one ,moans about the amount of articles on McIlroy ,yet you mention him in every comment you make regardless of the topic of the golf HYS.
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01/04/2021 19:08:12 0 0
bbc
But the Woods press office published about his crash - as long as Iain can copy and paste there is no risk of any real journalisum happening at the BBC