Spieth's win adds to Masters appeal
05/04/2021 | sport | golf | 260
While Masters week is always eagerly anticipated, Jordan Spieth's first victory in four years at last week's Texas Open adds to the appeal, writes Iain Carter.
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05/04/2021 13:24:04 7 9
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Class act with huge bottle! Got to be one to watch for the masters, my money will be on him and Keopka, I will also bet on Rory to bottle it again and miss the cut!
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05/04/2021 13:59:43 11 2
bbc
Huge bottle? Didn't the guy completely lose it at the '16 Masters? Was leading by 5 going into the back nine and then chucked it away to lose by 3.
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05/04/2021 13:43:53 5 8
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Maybe Lee Westwood will do well for three rounds and then collapse when it matters. It’s happened about 100 times before.
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05/04/2021 13:48:11 9 6
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Ah yes, the annual round of pre-Masters sensationalist journalism. Don’t get me wrong, I think many of the BBC Golf reporters are excellent but there’s much more to golf than this tournament. It’s also almost impossible to predict the winner regardless of form in the run up.
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05/04/2021 16:03:55 4 3
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It's very easy to predict the winner.
It's more difficult to get that prediction right.
I think most people's interest in golf is limited to the majors and particularly the Masters.
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05/04/2021 16:44:32 2 0
bbc
If anything the Masters is one of the easier tournaments to predict the winner as it's always at the same venue and definitely favors a particular type of golfer, additionally you can put a line through about 30 players as they are past champions and aren't there due to current form.
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05/04/2021 13:49:01 3 1
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A long time coming
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05/04/2021 16:16:06 9 2
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Stop bragging
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05/04/2021 13:55:54 26 5
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Will be hoping for a Westwood win and if he can replicate his recent form has to be in with a shout on a course he knows inside out. Short game vastly improved but if he gets into contention on the back 9 Sunday will he hole the putts. History says not but I for one will be willing him on and there would be no more popular winner, particularly from this side of the pond. ????????
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05/04/2021 16:08:07 7 15
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He certainly knows how not to win there
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05/04/2021 18:09:30 6 1
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I won a competition to caddy for Lee in a charity match. A more unlikeable man you could not meet. He played with Darren Clarke and Andrew Coltart who were both great - really nice chaps.
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06/04/2021 10:21:05 0 0
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As long as hole out every time from under 6 feet you not have to be a great putter to win
Winning is a habit and unfortunately Westwood has had just one win in years
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05/04/2021 13:58:11 15 2
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Pleased for him. He's a good man and role model. I hope he continues his success as it's been a while. He was never the most accurate tee to green but was a phenomenal putter. Putting is normally the key at Augusta, more so than a lot of other courses, so he has a chance.
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05/04/2021 16:07:26 4 4
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Speith roasted the field
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05/04/2021 17:15:57 2 1
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Putting is less of a factor at Augusta than is commonly thought, GIR is the key stat
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05/04/2021 17:25:26 0 1
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Off the tee maybe not but his iron game has always been phenomenal! Not many come close especially 7-wedges!
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05/04/2021 13:24:04 7 9
bbc
Class act with huge bottle! Got to be one to watch for the masters, my money will be on him and Keopka, I will also bet on Rory to bottle it again and miss the cut!
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05/04/2021 13:59:43 11 2
bbc
Huge bottle? Didn't the guy completely lose it at the '16 Masters? Was leading by 5 going into the back nine and then chucked it away to lose by 3.
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05/04/2021 14:06:00 4 7
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Remind me again...what was your score the last time you played Augusta.
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05/04/2021 14:02:42 1 6
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someone with a beard will win it-they usually do
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05/04/2021 15:40:52 1 0
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So you keep saying. I’m betting clean shaven.
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05/04/2021 14:03:36 4 20
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Without any doubt the most pretentious sport, just in front of F1.
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05/04/2021 15:40:30 3 1
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It’s not pretentious, just perceived to be so. Yes, there are the courses that charge tens of thousands to join and be a member, but most are around the £1k mark, for a years membership.
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05/04/2021 15:40:33 6 1
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You have obviously never witnessed Dressage.

You need a double barrelled name just to watch it.
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05/04/2021 13:59:43 11 2
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Huge bottle? Didn't the guy completely lose it at the '16 Masters? Was leading by 5 going into the back nine and then chucked it away to lose by 3.
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05/04/2021 14:06:00 4 7
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Remind me again...what was your score the last time you played Augusta.
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05/04/2021 14:33:21 6 3
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What on earth?

Firstly, if he hasn’t ever played there then he cannot possibly remind you because you can’t possibly have forgotten something that didn’t happen.

Secondly, this is a place for views and opinions.

Thirdly, he is correct.
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05/04/2021 17:27:53 1 0
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What a silly counter argument!
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05/04/2021 14:06:14 54 27
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Desperate to drag in a woman golfer to article on Masters
Why am I not surprised
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05/04/2021 14:57:42 27 34
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And why is that a problem for you?
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05/04/2021 15:32:32 11 19
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Desperate to attack women at every opportunity.
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05/04/2021 16:00:28 13 6
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It seems to be an article about the latest golf news - Masters, Spieth's win and Tavatanakit's win. If you don't like golf, why not go elsewhere?
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05/04/2021 18:50:20 8 3
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You’ve only got to look at the BBC sports website, scroll down and see what their agenda is.
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05/04/2021 14:06:38 2 1
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History tells us that it is usually a 'bomber' or a 'putter' who wins this week. You 'pays yer money and takes your chances' as far as the betting goes. Not often that a journeyman wins.
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05/04/2021 15:38:44 2 1
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Danny Willett?
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05/04/2021 20:25:24 0 1
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Zach Johnson isn't a 'bomber' at all, yet he has won there. Spieth has never been one of the longest hitters either
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05/04/2021 14:08:17 25 15
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What has Women's golf got to do with the Masters.
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05/04/2021 14:29:41 27 13
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The last three paragraphs are typical of the current trend of the BBC shoehorning in womens sport. I understand that in this instance they are comparing two young golfers winning their first major, but you cannot seriously compare the two. Spieths win would have been followed by 100s of millions across the globe. Patty’s, by a handful of people.
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05/04/2021 15:49:41 6 2
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Women's golf has nothing to do with The Masters, but if you read the article you'd realise there was just a Ladies Major at the weekend, which I might add was a joy to watch. I would really like to see a ladies championship at Augusta.
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05/04/2021 14:09:43 4 4
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Too fragile and emotional for the stress-fest of augusta, that's my opinion. You need a totally zoned-out player, somebody imprisoned in the zone for four days. I don't care, as long as it's not that big-whacking sideshow chambeau. As long as it's close on the final day, it will be worth watching.
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05/04/2021 14:09:59 18 8
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It was good to see Spieth close that out. I recall some 'experts' on this site claiming his run at the Phoenix open was a one off.

The only negative was his excruciating pace of play. Its time to start docking shots for this nonsense.
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05/04/2021 15:15:14 12 1
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Spieth was excellent under pressure, though I do agree with the pace of play, the final hole was the perfect example, I know it's crunch time but Spieth was waiting for 10 mins for the group on the green to finish, yet still seemed to wait until they finished before thinking about his shot. Hoffman was ready and waiting, how it should be.
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05/04/2021 15:29:49 5 5
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Then he wouldn’t win, if they docked him shots for his slow, slug like play.
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05/04/2021 21:18:22 0 0
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His pace of play is why I could never warm towards Spieth or BdC, some might find the interaction and involvement with the caddy entertaining, to me it is a big part of the slow play problem. Golf is supposed to be an individual sport, not a team sport, if players were all allocated a caddy to carry there bag and given a card showing distances, maybe they would get on and play quicker.
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ABM
05/04/2021 14:11:03 6 11
bbc
It's gonna be a great Masters this year! Hope McIllroy wins it.

Also, how refreshing it is to have an article and HYS without the BBC obsessively mentioning their darlings Man Utd at every given opportunity.
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05/04/2021 14:50:29 8 5
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More chance of missing the cut. Mcilroy hasn't got the game anymore to win the Masters. His putting is awful and his iron play is poor, even his driving is not what it was.
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05/04/2021 15:08:56 5 1
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Yet you seem to go out of your way to mention them ?
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05/04/2021 15:42:56 3 0
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It’s ok, you managed to do it for them ??
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05/04/2021 14:15:40 3 5
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watched joel dahmen win in dominican republic .he had an astonishing number of corporate logos on his person. as gene sarazen said "there is too much money in golf"
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05/04/2021 15:23:54 4 0
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Same as football and F1, logos, sponsorship, hat swapping and all driven by money.
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05/04/2021 15:32:20 1 0
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Yes, it's a good sport to be in financially.

£50K in the Texas Open for finishing 30th!

I remember the horrendous choker Briny Baird. For some daft reason (maybe the quirky hat) I would bet on him week in week out. He was often in contention on the back 9 and always found a way to lose. He ended up earning £13 million without ever winning a PGA Tour tournament. Mentally pathetic from both of us!
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05/04/2021 14:08:17 25 15
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What has Women's golf got to do with the Masters.
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05/04/2021 14:29:41 27 13
bbc
The last three paragraphs are typical of the current trend of the BBC shoehorning in womens sport. I understand that in this instance they are comparing two young golfers winning their first major, but you cannot seriously compare the two. Spieths win would have been followed by 100s of millions across the globe. Patty’s, by a handful of people.
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05/04/2021 15:07:48 9 20
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Perhaps the shoehorning is necessary when people like you are so keen to point out the disparity in the global audience? Your remark is dismissive of women’s sport. Time to embrace it and drag yourself into the 21st century.
Careful, Annette will throw a strop. Even though what you’ve said is factually correct. Removed
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05/04/2021 16:01:58 6 4
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Shoehorning the latest golf news into an article about the latest golf news - how desperate, eh?
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05/04/2021 16:20:56 6 8
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Your misogynistic views peak out
The very reason the BBC and others try as you put it ‘shoehorn’ women into articles is because of that lack of equality
100s of millions, a hand full, your words
Your mother would be proud
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05/04/2021 14:32:36 36 9
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Speith is a class act on and off the course, great guy and deserves his comeback.
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05/04/2021 15:19:19 28 3
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Agreed...I saw him hole out for birdie then, before he picked his ball out of the hole, reminded Matt Wallace to replace his marker to avoid a penalty....class.
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05/04/2021 19:59:18 1 0
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Not entirely sure the on course “class act” part is 100% valid. Takes a day and an age to hit a shot when the going gets tough - speaks more to his caddy on the final 9 than most of us to our wives in a month. Comes across as a gent, just takes an eternity to make his mind up.
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05/04/2021 14:06:00 4 7
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Remind me again...what was your score the last time you played Augusta.
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05/04/2021 14:33:21 6 3
bbc
What on earth?

Firstly, if he hasn’t ever played there then he cannot possibly remind you because you can’t possibly have forgotten something that didn’t happen.

Secondly, this is a place for views and opinions.

Thirdly, he is correct.
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05/04/2021 14:43:40 8 12
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It seems Matt Wallace got his spine from the same place as Westwood Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood. I predict Englishmen to be in contention until it really matters, then collapse when the pressures on.
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05/04/2021 15:21:04 5 2
bbc
Shooting a final round 70 is hardly a collapse.
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ABM
05/04/2021 14:11:03 6 11
bbc
It's gonna be a great Masters this year! Hope McIllroy wins it.

Also, how refreshing it is to have an article and HYS without the BBC obsessively mentioning their darlings Man Utd at every given opportunity.
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05/04/2021 14:50:29 8 5
bbc
More chance of missing the cut. Mcilroy hasn't got the game anymore to win the Masters. His putting is awful and his iron play is poor, even his driving is not what it was.
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05/04/2021 15:37:42 4 2
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He hasn't got the caddy to win the masters, you can safely bet that whoever does win will have a professional caddy on their bag not their girlfriend and certainly not their beer buddy.
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05/04/2021 14:06:14 54 27
bbc
Desperate to drag in a woman golfer to article on Masters
Why am I not surprised
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05/04/2021 14:57:42 27 34
bbc
And why is that a problem for you?
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05/04/2021 15:35:33 9 5
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1. Virgin
2. Alimony
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05/04/2021 15:43:32 19 9
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Because it has nothing to do with the Masters.

Plus that tournament has received a lot of coverage already.
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05/04/2021 16:09:24 21 11
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Because this is a men’s tournament and it’s becoming boring pushing the female sport agenda
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05/04/2021 17:34:47 1 1
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No prizes for guessing.
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06/04/2021 12:52:27 0 1
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Because the article is obviously about the Masters 2021 and Speith and who is going to win it.
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05/04/2021 15:05:37 8 5
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In the Caribbean we saw on the Golf Channel the amateur women play Augusta from forward tees. Most found the course too long and the greens too complex. We also saw the four rounds from Texas and I was surprised how long off the tee Speith is. But he is developing a bad habit as some other pros have of not standing still as the other players putt. It sets a bad example apart from being unfair.
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05/04/2021 15:25:51 15 2
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I imagine that amateur men would also find Augusta a challenge from the forward tees and struggle to tame the greens. It’s been designed to stretch and test the worlds best golfers.
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05/04/2021 15:34:59 8 0
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Speiths average driving distance is 301.6 yards, he hits some longer obviously but averages 301.6.
The 21 year old girl who won the ANA Inspiration averaged 323 yards.....she gives it a decent whack.
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05/04/2021 14:29:41 27 13
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The last three paragraphs are typical of the current trend of the BBC shoehorning in womens sport. I understand that in this instance they are comparing two young golfers winning their first major, but you cannot seriously compare the two. Spieths win would have been followed by 100s of millions across the globe. Patty’s, by a handful of people.
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05/04/2021 15:07:48 9 20
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Perhaps the shoehorning is necessary when people like you are so keen to point out the disparity in the global audience? Your remark is dismissive of women’s sport. Time to embrace it and drag yourself into the 21st century.
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05/04/2021 15:14:31 16 10
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Rubbish, the article is about the forthcoming Masters. A tournament for men, therefore mentioning women's golf is totally unnecessary.
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05/04/2021 15:31:37 7 9
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Sadly, you will be abused and stereotyped by bully goat, or got bully, or whatever name he’s going by this week, if you dare to support women or women’s sport. See his comment to me below.??
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05/04/2021 18:56:50 3 3
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Why would I want to “embrace” something in which the majority have no interest in ?
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ABM
05/04/2021 14:11:03 6 11
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It's gonna be a great Masters this year! Hope McIllroy wins it.

Also, how refreshing it is to have an article and HYS without the BBC obsessively mentioning their darlings Man Utd at every given opportunity.
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05/04/2021 15:08:56 5 1
bbc
Yet you seem to go out of your way to mention them ?
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05/04/2021 15:07:48 9 20
bbc
Perhaps the shoehorning is necessary when people like you are so keen to point out the disparity in the global audience? Your remark is dismissive of women’s sport. Time to embrace it and drag yourself into the 21st century.
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05/04/2021 15:14:31 16 10
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Rubbish, the article is about the forthcoming Masters. A tournament for men, therefore mentioning women's golf is totally unnecessary.
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05/04/2021 15:42:46 9 5
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Gosh, you do have strict rules about how an article should be written. The article is about golf. Why are you so irritated by the mention of a woman golfer?
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05/04/2021 14:09:59 18 8
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It was good to see Spieth close that out. I recall some 'experts' on this site claiming his run at the Phoenix open was a one off.

The only negative was his excruciating pace of play. Its time to start docking shots for this nonsense.
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05/04/2021 15:15:14 12 1
bbc
Spieth was excellent under pressure, though I do agree with the pace of play, the final hole was the perfect example, I know it's crunch time but Spieth was waiting for 10 mins for the group on the green to finish, yet still seemed to wait until they finished before thinking about his shot. Hoffman was ready and waiting, how it should be.
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05/04/2021 16:05:42 2 1
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Do you have any more anecdotes about his playing partner? I always enjoy tales of Hoffman.
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06/04/2021 19:21:06 0 0
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if you are in the last group out you are entitled to take as long as you like ??
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05/04/2021 15:17:49 11 3
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Watched a lot of the ANA Inspiration and was impressed with the level they were playing to, short game and putting in particular was impressive, and Tavatanakit was miles ahead of the pack, on Saturday she was incredible. Shame Charley Hull couldn't kick on at the weekend, disappointing in the end.
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05/04/2021 20:20:57 2 0
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I think it's a massive shame that the Women's Open isn't on the BBC anymore, like all the other big events
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05/04/2021 21:59:31 6 4
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I watched some of the 'top' women's amateur players in their competition at Augusta on Sunday and the standard was laughable. Despite the course having been shortened to ludicrous levels, nobody finished at level par or better after the three rounds. If that's the best the women's game has to offer it should be deleted now.
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05/04/2021 14:32:36 36 9
bbc
Speith is a class act on and off the course, great guy and deserves his comeback.
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05/04/2021 15:19:19 28 3
bbc
Agreed...I saw him hole out for birdie then, before he picked his ball out of the hole, reminded Matt Wallace to replace his marker to avoid a penalty....class.
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05/04/2021 14:43:40 8 12
bbc
It seems Matt Wallace got his spine from the same place as Westwood Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood. I predict Englishmen to be in contention until it really matters, then collapse when the pressures on.
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05/04/2021 15:21:04 5 2
bbc
Shooting a final round 70 is hardly a collapse.
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05/04/2021 15:33:30 1 3
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Highest round on the leaderboard.
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05/04/2021 14:15:40 3 5
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watched joel dahmen win in dominican republic .he had an astonishing number of corporate logos on his person. as gene sarazen said "there is too much money in golf"
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05/04/2021 15:23:54 4 0
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Same as football and F1, logos, sponsorship, hat swapping and all driven by money.
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05/04/2021 14:29:41 27 13
bbc
The last three paragraphs are typical of the current trend of the BBC shoehorning in womens sport. I understand that in this instance they are comparing two young golfers winning their first major, but you cannot seriously compare the two. Spieths win would have been followed by 100s of millions across the globe. Patty’s, by a handful of people.
Careful, Annette will throw a strop. Even though what you’ve said is factually correct. Removed
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05/04/2021 15:28:18 5 12
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Why do you keep abusing and bullying me?
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05/04/2021 15:25:09 3 2
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Westwood reckons the course is playing firm and fast according to a quote from the Sky presenters.

That’ll sort the men from the boys.
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05/04/2021 15:34:52 7 1
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Surely height and facial hair do that.
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05/04/2021 15:37:26 5 2
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"firm and fast"

That's what she said!
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05/04/2021 15:52:23 2 0
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And it's the boy Spieth what won it
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05/04/2021 18:37:29 0 0
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The weather is very unpredictable in the southern states and in the Caribbean at present,,would not be surprised if there was some heavy rain
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05/04/2021 15:05:37 8 5
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In the Caribbean we saw on the Golf Channel the amateur women play Augusta from forward tees. Most found the course too long and the greens too complex. We also saw the four rounds from Texas and I was surprised how long off the tee Speith is. But he is developing a bad habit as some other pros have of not standing still as the other players putt. It sets a bad example apart from being unfair.
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05/04/2021 15:25:51 15 2
bbc
I imagine that amateur men would also find Augusta a challenge from the forward tees and struggle to tame the greens. It’s been designed to stretch and test the worlds best golfers.
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05/04/2021 15:25:52 2 3
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No mention for Matt Wallace?
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05/04/2021 15:51:34 7 0
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You've just mentioned him.
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05/04/2021 15:26:02 5 4
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After years of never betting anyone but Europeans I decided to back the yanks recently and Thomas and Spieth obliged

I don’t feel as bad if a yank puts ball in the water even if I have bet them

Years of Europeans only took its toll

Still want Rory to win and Patrick Reed to lose every ball in his bag
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05/04/2021 15:28:07 9 3
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Reed keeps all his balls in his secret pocket in his trouser leg.
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05/04/2021 15:46:26 3 4
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Reed's got guts though, something severely lacking this side of the pond. Who would you put your life on putting an eight footer to win the Open, Reed or any European?
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05/04/2021 15:51:01 1 0
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You're doing it wrong if your yank puts balls in the water
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05/04/2021 15:26:02 5 4
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After years of never betting anyone but Europeans I decided to back the yanks recently and Thomas and Spieth obliged

I don’t feel as bad if a yank puts ball in the water even if I have bet them

Years of Europeans only took its toll

Still want Rory to win and Patrick Reed to lose every ball in his bag
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05/04/2021 15:28:07 9 3
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Reed keeps all his balls in his secret pocket in his trouser leg.
Careful, Annette will throw a strop. Even though what you’ve said is factually correct. Removed
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05/04/2021 15:28:18 5 12
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Why do you keep abusing and bullying me?
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05/04/2021 15:34:35 7 6
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Not sure how that’s abusive. Just complementing the poster that what he’s said is factually correct and you will probably take issue with it.
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05/04/2021 14:09:59 18 8
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It was good to see Spieth close that out. I recall some 'experts' on this site claiming his run at the Phoenix open was a one off.

The only negative was his excruciating pace of play. Its time to start docking shots for this nonsense.
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05/04/2021 15:29:49 5 5
bbc
Then he wouldn’t win, if they docked him shots for his slow, slug like play.
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05/04/2021 15:07:48 9 20
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Perhaps the shoehorning is necessary when people like you are so keen to point out the disparity in the global audience? Your remark is dismissive of women’s sport. Time to embrace it and drag yourself into the 21st century.
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05/04/2021 15:31:37 7 9
bbc
Sadly, you will be abused and stereotyped by bully goat, or got bully, or whatever name he’s going by this week, if you dare to support women or women’s sport. See his comment to me below.??
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05/04/2021 14:15:40 3 5
bbc
watched joel dahmen win in dominican republic .he had an astonishing number of corporate logos on his person. as gene sarazen said "there is too much money in golf"
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05/04/2021 15:32:20 1 0
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Yes, it's a good sport to be in financially.

£50K in the Texas Open for finishing 30th!

I remember the horrendous choker Briny Baird. For some daft reason (maybe the quirky hat) I would bet on him week in week out. He was often in contention on the back 9 and always found a way to lose. He ended up earning £13 million without ever winning a PGA Tour tournament. Mentally pathetic from both of us!
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05/04/2021 14:06:14 54 27
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Desperate to drag in a woman golfer to article on Masters
Why am I not surprised
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05/04/2021 15:32:32 11 19
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Desperate to attack women at every opportunity.
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05/04/2021 15:21:04 5 2
bbc
Shooting a final round 70 is hardly a collapse.
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05/04/2021 15:33:30 1 3
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Highest round on the leaderboard.
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05/04/2021 15:42:08 2 1
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Apart from Tringale who shot 72. You don’t seem to understand what the word “collapse” means. A collapse is leading by 6, like Greg Norman did in ‘96 , and then shooting 78.
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05/04/2021 15:34:01 5 14
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Anyone but McIlroy good by me - highly unlikely he will be in contention. It is becoming increasingly clear his best years are now well behind him.
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05/04/2021 15:37:04 2 3
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Just like Spieth’s best years were behind him? I’ll admit I wasn’t convinced he’d make it back to where he is now, but didn’t write him totally off and to do that to a former world #1 is a tad wide of the mark. Finally got a new coach, things won’t happen overnight and may well see his form consistently improve for around The Open.

He isn’t the second coming of Baker-Finch!!
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05/04/2021 15:39:40 2 4
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It's unfortunate he'll be at the Ryder Cup.
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05/04/2021 16:51:19 1 3
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He won’t win another major. Complete has been
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05/04/2021 17:31:07 3 0
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I am sure he would be devastated by your skilful analysis if he took a break from counting his millions to read your pathetic comments!
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05/04/2021 18:39:58 1 0
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Coming from a footi fan say no more lol
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05/04/2021 15:34:02 2 12
bbc
BBC have 8 sports stories open for comments.
All male sport.
You'll fail your Woke exams....
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05/04/2021 15:48:50 5 0
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All depends what's happening on the day and which staff are working. It's comments, not reports. Why don't you just comment on the golf or are you having a bad day and taking it out on here? :-)
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05/04/2021 16:13:58 3 0
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Wrong
They are all stories
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05/04/2021 15:34:25 1 17
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£1m for being the best at hitting a ball into 72 holes over 4 days.

If you contemplated it too much it would make you weep.

Yeah, yeah...I know.
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05/04/2021 15:38:35 8 5
bbc
As opposed to 3 million people sat doing nothing on furlough giro handouts?
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05/04/2021 15:41:27 4 1
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As long as they spend it.

It is companies like Apple who store away billions in offshore tax havens that are the real problem.
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05/04/2021 15:43:06 7 0
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Or £1m for 90 minutes of kicking a ball into the back of a net. Not quite the same amount of time worked to earn it, different role models for different people. All makes the world go round.
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05/04/2021 15:46:58 7 0
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Paul Pogba gets paid £15m a season for having stupid hair cuts and not bothering to play for Man Utd.
Phil Jones gets paid £3.9m a season and he hasn't even got a stupid hair cut and doesn't play football.
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05/04/2021 16:06:49 0 0
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Loving it.

Anyway, looking forward to The Masters, and an early one at that.

Have watched it every year since the 80s, without fail.

??
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05/04/2021 15:28:18 5 12
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Why do you keep abusing and bullying me?
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05/04/2021 15:34:35 7 6
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Not sure how that’s abusive. Just complementing the poster that what he’s said is factually correct and you will probably take issue with it.
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05/04/2021 15:37:33 7 6
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Careful Goaty, you can't say that on the BBC, no matter how correct.
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05/04/2021 15:38:25 5 12
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Yet you go out of your way to mention me by name. Feeling a little rattled at being challenged? Maturity is not defined by your years on earth, but by your behaviour. You need to be more imaginative when you change your name.
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05/04/2021 15:25:09 3 2
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Westwood reckons the course is playing firm and fast according to a quote from the Sky presenters.

That’ll sort the men from the boys.
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05/04/2021 15:34:52 7 1
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Surely height and facial hair do that.
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05/04/2021 15:05:37 8 5
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In the Caribbean we saw on the Golf Channel the amateur women play Augusta from forward tees. Most found the course too long and the greens too complex. We also saw the four rounds from Texas and I was surprised how long off the tee Speith is. But he is developing a bad habit as some other pros have of not standing still as the other players putt. It sets a bad example apart from being unfair.
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05/04/2021 15:34:59 8 0
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Speiths average driving distance is 301.6 yards, he hits some longer obviously but averages 301.6.
The 21 year old girl who won the ANA Inspiration averaged 323 yards.....she gives it a decent whack.
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05/04/2021 14:57:42 27 34
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And why is that a problem for you?
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05/04/2021 15:35:33 9 5
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1. Virgin
2. Alimony
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05/04/2021 15:34:01 5 14
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Anyone but McIlroy good by me - highly unlikely he will be in contention. It is becoming increasingly clear his best years are now well behind him.
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05/04/2021 15:37:04 2 3
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Just like Spieth’s best years were behind him? I’ll admit I wasn’t convinced he’d make it back to where he is now, but didn’t write him totally off and to do that to a former world #1 is a tad wide of the mark. Finally got a new coach, things won’t happen overnight and may well see his form consistently improve for around The Open.

He isn’t the second coming of Baker-Finch!!
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05/04/2021 15:25:09 3 2
bbc
Westwood reckons the course is playing firm and fast according to a quote from the Sky presenters.

That’ll sort the men from the boys.
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05/04/2021 15:37:26 5 2
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"firm and fast"

That's what she said!
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05/04/2021 15:34:35 7 6
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Not sure how that’s abusive. Just complementing the poster that what he’s said is factually correct and you will probably take issue with it.
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05/04/2021 15:37:33 7 6
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Careful Goaty, you can't say that on the BBC, no matter how correct.
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05/04/2021 14:50:29 8 5
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More chance of missing the cut. Mcilroy hasn't got the game anymore to win the Masters. His putting is awful and his iron play is poor, even his driving is not what it was.
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05/04/2021 15:37:42 4 2
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He hasn't got the caddy to win the masters, you can safely bet that whoever does win will have a professional caddy on their bag not their girlfriend and certainly not their beer buddy.
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05/04/2021 15:34:35 7 6
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Not sure how that’s abusive. Just complementing the poster that what he’s said is factually correct and you will probably take issue with it.
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05/04/2021 15:38:25 5 12
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Yet you go out of your way to mention me by name. Feeling a little rattled at being challenged? Maturity is not defined by your years on earth, but by your behaviour. You need to be more imaginative when you change your name.
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05/04/2021 15:34:25 1 17
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£1m for being the best at hitting a ball into 72 holes over 4 days.

If you contemplated it too much it would make you weep.

Yeah, yeah...I know.
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05/04/2021 15:38:35 8 5
bbc
As opposed to 3 million people sat doing nothing on furlough giro handouts?
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05/04/2021 15:42:33 2 0
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I'm not in furlough and have never signed on - not that I have an issue for that for people with genuine claims.
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05/04/2021 15:46:17 4 1
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Not sure how the two are connected, but why do you think they are 'doing nothing'? I suspect a lot are working hard. One of my neighbours put a new driveway in. They are getting paid, not 'handouts'. And how long is it since 'giro' was around?
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05/04/2021 15:53:17 10 0
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What would you like them to do, when they’ve been instructed to remain at home on 80% of their base pay? What’s a giro? From golf to socioeconomic comments, to misogyny, all in a handful of comments. Shows how dire the human race has become, hiding behind screens and keyboards.
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05/04/2021 14:06:38 2 1
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History tells us that it is usually a 'bomber' or a 'putter' who wins this week. You 'pays yer money and takes your chances' as far as the betting goes. Not often that a journeyman wins.
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05/04/2021 15:38:44 2 1
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Danny Willett?
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05/04/2021 16:26:44 2 0
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You've proved his point as you can only give one example.
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05/04/2021 17:49:48 1 0
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What part of " not often" don't you understand?
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05/04/2021 15:34:01 5 14
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Anyone but McIlroy good by me - highly unlikely he will be in contention. It is becoming increasingly clear his best years are now well behind him.
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05/04/2021 15:39:40 2 4
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It's unfortunate he'll be at the Ryder Cup.
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05/04/2021 15:44:00 2 2
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Because?
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05/04/2021 14:03:36 4 20
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Without any doubt the most pretentious sport, just in front of F1.
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05/04/2021 15:40:30 3 1
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It’s not pretentious, just perceived to be so. Yes, there are the courses that charge tens of thousands to join and be a member, but most are around the £1k mark, for a years membership.
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05/04/2021 17:39:57 2 2
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I’m sorry I disagree. I played at very well know Scottish course in late 2018.
My Bentley was being serviced and the hire car was a basic German car. That’s fine.
It was quite clear that because I drove a much cheaper car that day other golfers perceived me as a second class individual.
I’ve being playing golf for 30 years + and it is rife with pretentious fools and awful personalities to match
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05/04/2021 22:33:29 0 1
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what about the make believe hierachy in the car park with the reserved parkiing spots for secretary etc
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05/04/2021 14:03:36 4 20
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Without any doubt the most pretentious sport, just in front of F1.
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05/04/2021 15:40:33 6 1
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You have obviously never witnessed Dressage.

You need a double barrelled name just to watch it.
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05/04/2021 17:40:22 0 0
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What even in TV ?
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05/04/2021 14:02:42 1 6
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someone with a beard will win it-they usually do
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05/04/2021 15:40:52 1 0
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So you keep saying. I’m betting clean shaven.
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05/04/2021 15:34:25 1 17
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£1m for being the best at hitting a ball into 72 holes over 4 days.

If you contemplated it too much it would make you weep.

Yeah, yeah...I know.
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05/04/2021 15:41:27 4 1
bbc
As long as they spend it.

It is companies like Apple who store away billions in offshore tax havens that are the real problem.
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05/04/2021 15:33:30 1 3
bbc
Highest round on the leaderboard.
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05/04/2021 15:42:08 2 1
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Apart from Tringale who shot 72. You don’t seem to understand what the word “collapse” means. A collapse is leading by 6, like Greg Norman did in ‘96 , and then shooting 78.
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05/04/2021 15:53:10 0 2
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Maybe collapse is a bit strong, just not good enough under pressure would be more precise. Out of the top eleven, only Tringale (longest record on PGA without a win) scored higher than Wallace.
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05/04/2021 15:38:35 8 5
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As opposed to 3 million people sat doing nothing on furlough giro handouts?
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05/04/2021 15:42:33 2 0
bbc
I'm not in furlough and have never signed on - not that I have an issue for that for people with genuine claims.
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05/04/2021 15:14:31 16 10
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Rubbish, the article is about the forthcoming Masters. A tournament for men, therefore mentioning women's golf is totally unnecessary.
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05/04/2021 15:42:46 9 5
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Gosh, you do have strict rules about how an article should be written. The article is about golf. Why are you so irritated by the mention of a woman golfer?
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05/04/2021 17:42:52 7 4
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The article is entitled "Masters 2021: Jordan Spieth's Texas win adds to Augusta appeal". With all due respect, what does the ANA winner have to do with that?
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05/04/2021 14:11:03 6 11
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It's gonna be a great Masters this year! Hope McIllroy wins it.

Also, how refreshing it is to have an article and HYS without the BBC obsessively mentioning their darlings Man Utd at every given opportunity.
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05/04/2021 15:42:56 3 0
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It’s ok, you managed to do it for them ??
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05/04/2021 15:34:25 1 17
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£1m for being the best at hitting a ball into 72 holes over 4 days.

If you contemplated it too much it would make you weep.

Yeah, yeah...I know.
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05/04/2021 15:43:06 7 0
bbc
Or £1m for 90 minutes of kicking a ball into the back of a net. Not quite the same amount of time worked to earn it, different role models for different people. All makes the world go round.
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05/04/2021 14:57:42 27 34
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And why is that a problem for you?
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05/04/2021 15:43:32 19 9
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Because it has nothing to do with the Masters.

Plus that tournament has received a lot of coverage already.
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05/04/2021 15:39:40 2 4
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It's unfortunate he'll be at the Ryder Cup.
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05/04/2021 15:44:00 2 2
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Because?
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05/04/2021 15:37:33 7 6
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Careful Goaty, you can't say that on the BBC, no matter how correct.
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05/04/2021 15:52:59 7 3
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YOU are now doing what you accused another user of doing to you: bullying and abusing.
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05/04/2021 15:56:23 3 1
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Really? You seem somewhat confused.
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05/04/2021 15:38:35 8 5
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As opposed to 3 million people sat doing nothing on furlough giro handouts?
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05/04/2021 15:46:17 4 1
bbc
Not sure how the two are connected, but why do you think they are 'doing nothing'? I suspect a lot are working hard. One of my neighbours put a new driveway in. They are getting paid, not 'handouts'. And how long is it since 'giro' was around?
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05/04/2021 15:26:02 5 4
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After years of never betting anyone but Europeans I decided to back the yanks recently and Thomas and Spieth obliged

I don’t feel as bad if a yank puts ball in the water even if I have bet them

Years of Europeans only took its toll

Still want Rory to win and Patrick Reed to lose every ball in his bag
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05/04/2021 15:46:26 3 4
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Reed's got guts though, something severely lacking this side of the pond. Who would you put your life on putting an eight footer to win the Open, Reed or any European?
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05/04/2021 16:22:39 1 0
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3 of the last 4 Open winners were European. Patrick Reed has never won the Open.
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05/04/2021 16:26:13 0 0
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Like Kaymer did?
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05/04/2021 15:34:25 1 17
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£1m for being the best at hitting a ball into 72 holes over 4 days.

If you contemplated it too much it would make you weep.

Yeah, yeah...I know.
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05/04/2021 15:46:58 7 0
bbc
Paul Pogba gets paid £15m a season for having stupid hair cuts and not bothering to play for Man Utd.
Phil Jones gets paid £3.9m a season and he hasn't even got a stupid hair cut and doesn't play football.
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05/04/2021 15:34:02 2 12
bbc
BBC have 8 sports stories open for comments.
All male sport.
You'll fail your Woke exams....
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05/04/2021 15:48:50 5 0
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All depends what's happening on the day and which staff are working. It's comments, not reports. Why don't you just comment on the golf or are you having a bad day and taking it out on here? :-)
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05/04/2021 14:08:17 25 15
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What has Women's golf got to do with the Masters.
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05/04/2021 15:49:41 6 2
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Women's golf has nothing to do with The Masters, but if you read the article you'd realise there was just a Ladies Major at the weekend, which I might add was a joy to watch. I would really like to see a ladies championship at Augusta.
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05/04/2021 16:27:30 4 0
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There has just been a ladies amateur championship at Augusta, Sky showed the closing stages and it was good to see elite amateurs tackling Augusta, with clubbing and strategy that ordinary players can identify with.
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05/04/2021 15:26:02 5 4
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After years of never betting anyone but Europeans I decided to back the yanks recently and Thomas and Spieth obliged

I don’t feel as bad if a yank puts ball in the water even if I have bet them

Years of Europeans only took its toll

Still want Rory to win and Patrick Reed to lose every ball in his bag
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05/04/2021 15:51:01 1 0
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You're doing it wrong if your yank puts balls in the water
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05/04/2021 15:25:52 2 3
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No mention for Matt Wallace?
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05/04/2021 15:51:34 7 0
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You've just mentioned him.
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05/04/2021 22:31:13 0 0
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He was just a typical English player, can't putt to save his life!
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05/04/2021 15:25:09 3 2
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Westwood reckons the course is playing firm and fast according to a quote from the Sky presenters.

That’ll sort the men from the boys.
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05/04/2021 15:52:23 2 0
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And it's the boy Spieth what won it
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05/04/2021 15:52:59 7 3
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YOU are now doing what you accused another user of doing to you: bullying and abusing.
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05/04/2021 15:57:49 2 1
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Merely asking a ?
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05/04/2021 15:42:08 2 1
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Apart from Tringale who shot 72. You don’t seem to understand what the word “collapse” means. A collapse is leading by 6, like Greg Norman did in ‘96 , and then shooting 78.
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05/04/2021 15:53:10 0 2
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Maybe collapse is a bit strong, just not good enough under pressure would be more precise. Out of the top eleven, only Tringale (longest record on PGA without a win) scored higher than Wallace.
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05/04/2021 15:38:35 8 5
bbc
As opposed to 3 million people sat doing nothing on furlough giro handouts?
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05/04/2021 15:53:17 10 0
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What would you like them to do, when they’ve been instructed to remain at home on 80% of their base pay? What’s a giro? From golf to socioeconomic comments, to misogyny, all in a handful of comments. Shows how dire the human race has become, hiding behind screens and keyboards.
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05/04/2021 15:48:50 5 0
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All depends what's happening on the day and which staff are working. It's comments, not reports. Why don't you just comment on the golf or are you having a bad day and taking it out on here? :-)
There’s a few on here who always seem to be having bad days. They must sad and lonely. Removed
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Talking to yourself, loneliness kicking in? Removed
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05/04/2021 15:56:23 3 1
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Really? You seem somewhat confused.
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05/04/2021 15:52:59 7 3
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YOU are now doing what you accused another user of doing to you: bullying and abusing.
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05/04/2021 15:57:49 2 1
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Merely asking a ?
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05/04/2021 14:06:14 54 27
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Desperate to drag in a woman golfer to article on Masters
Why am I not surprised
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05/04/2021 16:00:28 13 6
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It seems to be an article about the latest golf news - Masters, Spieth's win and Tavatanakit's win. If you don't like golf, why not go elsewhere?
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05/04/2021 16:47:52 0 16
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i dont like golf even though i am quite good at it -its the stereotypes it attracts and the ridiculous garb they wear and the fact that they all have a handicap -which happens to be talking crap -that brings me on here
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05/04/2021 14:29:41 27 13
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The last three paragraphs are typical of the current trend of the BBC shoehorning in womens sport. I understand that in this instance they are comparing two young golfers winning their first major, but you cannot seriously compare the two. Spieths win would have been followed by 100s of millions across the globe. Patty’s, by a handful of people.
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05/04/2021 16:01:58 6 4
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Shoehorning the latest golf news into an article about the latest golf news - how desperate, eh?
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05/04/2021 16:03:03 3 1
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Jordan Spieth's wedge game and putting were superb at the Texas Valero Open. He must take great confidence in knowing that this key part of his game - so essential for doing well at Augusta - is in particularly good nick.

If JS can control his sometimes wayward long game, he should be there or thereabouts on Sunday afternoon.
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05/04/2021 17:41:26 1 0
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His short game was very impressive, probably won him the tournament.
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05/04/2021 13:48:11 9 6
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Ah yes, the annual round of pre-Masters sensationalist journalism. Don’t get me wrong, I think many of the BBC Golf reporters are excellent but there’s much more to golf than this tournament. It’s also almost impossible to predict the winner regardless of form in the run up.
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05/04/2021 16:03:55 4 3
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It's very easy to predict the winner.
It's more difficult to get that prediction right.
I think most people's interest in golf is limited to the majors and particularly the Masters.
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05/04/2021 15:15:14 12 1
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Spieth was excellent under pressure, though I do agree with the pace of play, the final hole was the perfect example, I know it's crunch time but Spieth was waiting for 10 mins for the group on the green to finish, yet still seemed to wait until they finished before thinking about his shot. Hoffman was ready and waiting, how it should be.
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05/04/2021 16:05:42 2 1
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Do you have any more anecdotes about his playing partner? I always enjoy tales of Hoffman.
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05/04/2021 17:42:49 0 0
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I just love the way he just gets on with it, no messing, pick your shot and go with it
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05/04/2021 15:34:25 1 17
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£1m for being the best at hitting a ball into 72 holes over 4 days.

If you contemplated it too much it would make you weep.

Yeah, yeah...I know.
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05/04/2021 16:06:49 0 0
bbc
Loving it.

Anyway, looking forward to The Masters, and an early one at that.

Have watched it every year since the 80s, without fail.

??
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05/04/2021 13:58:11 15 2
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Pleased for him. He's a good man and role model. I hope he continues his success as it's been a while. He was never the most accurate tee to green but was a phenomenal putter. Putting is normally the key at Augusta, more so than a lot of other courses, so he has a chance.
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05/04/2021 16:07:26 4 4
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Speith roasted the field
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05/04/2021 13:55:54 26 5
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Will be hoping for a Westwood win and if he can replicate his recent form has to be in with a shout on a course he knows inside out. Short game vastly improved but if he gets into contention on the back 9 Sunday will he hole the putts. History says not but I for one will be willing him on and there would be no more popular winner, particularly from this side of the pond. ????????
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05/04/2021 16:08:07 7 15
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He certainly knows how not to win there
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05/04/2021 16:08:38 2 9
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Rory won’t win another major
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05/04/2021 17:40:35 1 0
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Not in his current form, but hes still young in golfin terms (5 years younger than the current world no. 1), I wouldn't write him off just yet.
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05/04/2021 18:46:02 0 0
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Is that the best you can come up with, what are you a 6 year old.
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05/04/2021 16:08:49 3 11
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Spieth, McIlroy and De Shambles are all too full of themselves

Justin Rose. Now there's a class act
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gg
05/04/2021 18:42:20 1 1
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You know them personally then lol
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05/04/2021 14:57:42 27 34
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And why is that a problem for you?
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05/04/2021 16:09:24 21 11
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Because this is a men’s tournament and it’s becoming boring pushing the female sport agenda
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05/04/2021 16:14:27 12 5
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It's a golf tournament. So, the article is about golf.
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05/04/2021 16:59:23 8 4
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I’m sure you can tolerate a bit of boredom. Perhaps you need an app that can scan an article before you read it. Then you can safely proceed if the app promises you “this article contains no references to women.”
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05/04/2021 15:34:02 2 12
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BBC have 8 sports stories open for comments.
All male sport.
You'll fail your Woke exams....
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05/04/2021 16:13:58 3 0
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Wrong
They are all stories
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05/04/2021 16:14:22 3 7
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Great to see Spieth back, he is exciting to watch. There are so many good players just now the Major tournaments will be closely contested this year.
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05/04/2021 16:09:24 21 11
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Because this is a men’s tournament and it’s becoming boring pushing the female sport agenda
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05/04/2021 16:14:27 12 5
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It's a golf tournament. So, the article is about golf.
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05/04/2021 16:14:32 11 5
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If Spieth's last couple of years have proven anything, it's that pitching and putting like he did this week is unsustainable in the long term. Unless he stops spraying his ball into the wilderness off the tee, he'll continue to rely on large slices of good luck to be competitive.

And if the PGA Tour ever enforce the rules on slow play, he'll be finished.
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05/04/2021 17:51:55 4 5
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Spot on. I don’t think no one can disagree with you.
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05/04/2021 18:52:59 1 3
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He has a technical flaw in that he gets quite narrow in his backswing from time to time hence the sprayed tee shots which are mainly blocks.
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