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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3920 on: June 12, 2022, 03:48:52 pm »
Good looking finish to the RBC later. Great final group.

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« Reply #3921 on: June 12, 2022, 05:03:37 pm »
I'd imagine a good chunk of viewers they got was from people who oppose it but just wanted to have a look out of curiosity. Bit like how I switched on GB News when it first aired.

Going to give my take on it.

I was all for more competition if not for the bloody Saudi’s who was behind this. If this was run by some decent corporation I would surely be lending my support. Anyway my take on the first inaugural  competition.

In short, it’s awful.

TV - I felt like watching golf with WWE over the top commentary. Every sentence the commentators said had included a “fun” word in this. “This was so much fun”. “The players were having so much fun”. “The fans were having so much fun in the last few days”. Bloody hell, it’s either they had a limited vocabulary or they knew there wasn’t much else to it. There definitely wasn’t excitement because I don’t know what they stand to win from the competition apart from the money. Its not like they just beat the top 20 players of the world to claim victory.

Everything is fucking neon in colour. The studio, the leaderboard and logos. It’s college football, NASCAR type of graphics and it was very distracting. There was just a single camera work so it felt one dimensional all round. Maybe the Saudis paid the players too much and forgot to leave some money for tv production

The competition - 18 holes short gun start with no cut. It can be exciting but I think no one had a clue how other than to jizz over Phil Mickelson’s iron shots that sailed 20 yards past the hole and called him the greatest player ever to grace the game. It didn’t help that marquee players were already given large sums of money before the competition even started so it’s more more like an exhibition to me.


The course - maybe TV just didn’t do justice to it. Centurion club felt cheap that looked more worthy of  society golf competition than a proper tour sanctioned event. Marquees and grandstands appeared like empty shoe boxes placed around the course just for the sake of it.

It’s not looking good on and off the course. With Bryson, Kevin Na and Patrick Reed joining maybe we can expect an improvement but they have a lot of work to do if they were to sustain my interest.
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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3922 on: June 12, 2022, 09:01:39 pm »
Justin Rose needing a par on the last for 59

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3923 on: June 12, 2022, 10:16:29 pm »
Good old ding dong between JT and Rory. Nerves seem to be getting to Rory as he has forgotten to how to close out a comp it seems.
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« Reply #3924 on: June 12, 2022, 10:30:10 pm »
Good old ding dong between JT and Rory. Nerves seem to be getting to Rory as he has forgotten to how to close out a comp it seems.
And he responds with 2 brilliant holes on 17 and 18 to seal the win, his first of the year.

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« Reply #3925 on: June 12, 2022, 10:35:13 pm »
Been great competition this one, massive crowds on the 18th now. Rory has been immense from 140 in seemingly today. When he’s on form, really does feel like he’s best player in the world.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3926 on: June 12, 2022, 10:38:08 pm »
Proper golf you might say. Rory's break was on 17, he was an inch or two away from the thick stuff. Took full advantage.


Roll on Brookline. Should be a cracker if the LIV talk doesn't overshadow it.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3927 on: June 12, 2022, 10:40:02 pm »
Rory with a little dig at Normal there as well.

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« Reply #3928 on: June 12, 2022, 10:42:53 pm »
King shit from Rory with that shot at Norman. Outstanding.
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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3929 on: June 12, 2022, 10:49:43 pm »
Rory is so entertaining when he has zero fucks left to give. He might just win at Brookline and wave his dick around at the LIV players.
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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3930 on: June 13, 2022, 11:11:12 pm »
That Mickelson interview was grim to watch

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« Reply #3931 on: June 13, 2022, 11:36:53 pm »
That Mickelson interview was grim to watch

I think he looks awful in terms of appearance. The scruffy beard look doesn't suit him and he doesn't have the twinkle in his eye like he often does.


Guilt, shame? Who knows.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3932 on: June 14, 2022, 12:54:49 am »
King shit from Rory with that shot at Norman. Outstanding.

I had a little giggle when I heard him say about his 21.

This is gonna go all old school I think. Gonna be some golf rap beefs going down soon. LIVies hanging around on Clubhouse corners while PGAies drive by with half opened blacked out windows with 7 iron shafts poking out.

All the badge kissing in the world don't make up for the fact that they are, frankly, not Liverpool Football Club. It's not their fault. Its just how it is.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3933 on: June 14, 2022, 01:54:39 am »
Wonder if the Liv players get some stick from the crowd when they play? Cheering when they miss, maybe some boo's, etc.
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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3934 on: June 14, 2022, 03:38:57 am »
Wonder if the Liv players get some stick from the crowd when they play? Cheering when they miss, maybe some boo's, etc.

The crowd should all wear Khashoggi masks when following them around.
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« Reply #3935 on: June 15, 2022, 11:45:52 pm »
On sky sports preview show they interviewed around 10 American fans at todays practice asking what they think about the LIV tour. Not a single one of them was critical of it and saw it as a positive that the PGA Tour is being challenged. I know its a small sample size but it doesn't sound like the LIV tour players will get any abuse from the crowds at Brookline.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3936 on: June 16, 2022, 11:06:40 am »
Hopefully it is a proper test. The kind where even par or a couple under par could win you the tournament. The course looks beautiful, looking forward to seeing how it plays.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3937 on: June 16, 2022, 12:04:48 pm »
Excited for this, will be watching from the get go likely impacting concentration on work.

Hoping none of the LIV golfers challenge, would love Rory to win this one.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3938 on: June 16, 2022, 12:40:45 pm »
Rory seems a big favourite, will he handle that? Wouldn’t mind seeing him win but haven’t backed him at those odds. Usual each ways on Fitzpatrick, Rose and Matsuyama plus the guy who led early last week at 175/1! Can’t remember his name though but obviously must be in form!

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3939 on: June 16, 2022, 12:47:25 pm »
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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3940 on: June 16, 2022, 12:54:10 pm »
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« Reply #3941 on: June 16, 2022, 01:56:06 pm »
Rough looks like a beast, as you would expect with US Open.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3942 on: June 16, 2022, 05:55:11 pm »
We have a Rory situation, folks.
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« Reply #3943 on: June 16, 2022, 06:03:50 pm »
May as well give it to him now, Rory never chokes a major after leading on day 1.
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« Reply #3944 on: June 16, 2022, 06:17:28 pm »
All this time we've been wondering if his short game was up to winning majors, or his putting, or was he lacking confidence or motivation.
Turns out all Rory needs is the knowledge that if he wins Sunday night, he can talk so much shit about Greg Norman live on TV...
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« Reply #3945 on: June 16, 2022, 06:18:38 pm »
May as well give it to him now, Rory never chokes a major after leading on day 1.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3946 on: June 16, 2022, 07:22:46 pm »
All this time we've been wondering if his short game was up to winning majors, or his putting, or was he lacking confidence or motivation.
Turns out all Rory needs is the knowledge that if he wins Sunday night, he can talk so much shit about Greg Norman live on TV...

Nick Faldo must have really hated him.

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« Reply #3947 on: June 16, 2022, 07:45:58 pm »
On sky sports preview show they interviewed around 10 American fans at todays practice asking what they think about the LIV tour. Not a single one of them was critical of it and saw it as a positive that the PGA Tour is being challenged. I know its a small sample size but it doesn't sound like the LIV tour players will get any abuse from the crowds at Brookline.
There is Atleast 10 idiots in the crowd then

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« Reply #3948 on: June 16, 2022, 08:16:45 pm »
Not going great for Mickelson. Shame.
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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3949 on: June 16, 2022, 08:28:05 pm »
Not going great for Mickelson. Shame.
Is he getting any grief from the crowd?

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« Reply #3950 on: June 16, 2022, 08:34:59 pm »
Not going great for Mickelson. Shame.
He must have bet heavily on himself not making the cut.
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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3951 on: June 16, 2022, 08:35:48 pm »
Phil with a 4 putt from about 15 feet…. Oh dear

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« Reply #3952 on: June 16, 2022, 08:36:50 pm »
He must have bet heavily on himself not making the cut.
Or the Saudi investment fund have made the bet…

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3953 on: June 16, 2022, 09:10:08 pm »
Is he getting any grief from the crowd?

Golf channel mentioned that he hasn't gotten any stick from the crowd. He does have three policemen following him in case there's anything that needs dealing with.
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« Reply #3954 on: June 16, 2022, 09:13:29 pm »
The CEO of the USGA  basically said the other day if he started to bsn LIV players then he have to ban a lot of the field eventually based on where they have played over the past 12 months. The PGA tour was fuking the European tour over for years basically taking the best talent by offering bigger prize money / minimum number of appearances required for your card. There is always a bigger fish out there waiting to swallow you up. The PGA CEO needs to sit down at the same table as Norman and sort things out as the next Schefflers of the game will sign up with LIV if their bank account is getting 50m deposited in it.
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« Reply #3955 on: June 16, 2022, 09:14:51 pm »
Golf channel mentioned that he hasn't gotten any stick from the crowd. He does have three policemen following him in case there's anything that needs dealing with.
I don’t see how they can be allowed to continue playing the majors when they’ve been kicked out of the PGA. Hopefully they will also be excluded from any further majors.

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« Reply #3956 on: June 16, 2022, 09:23:34 pm »
I don’t see how they can be allowed to continue playing the majors when they’ve been kicked out of the PGA. Hopefully they will also be excluded from any further majors.

The PGA tour is separate organization from the PGA ( Professional Golfers Association of America). The four Majors are not run by a tour.

The US Open is run by the USGA ( United States Golf Association)
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« Reply #3957 on: June 16, 2022, 09:31:57 pm »
The PGA tour is separate organization from the PGA ( Professional Golfers Association of America). The four Majors are not run by a tour.

The US Open is run by the USGA ( United States Golf Association)
Yeah I know that but it’s just a bit ridiculous that they are banned from PGA tour events but can still play the majors. It will be disappointing if they are not given a hard time by the fans and media during the competition.

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« Reply #3958 on: June 16, 2022, 09:59:09 pm »
Yeah I know that but it’s just a bit ridiculous that they are banned from PGA tour events but can still play the majors. It will be disappointing if they are not given a hard time by the fans and media during the competition.

I dislike the Liv setup etc. But really not sure how it’s ridiculous considering the Majors and PGA tour are separate entities. Masters for example is an invitational.

Players will be impacted when it comes to world rankings potentially if Liv events aren’t ranked and they’re banned from PGA tour.

European tour has held events that should be under scrutiny based on funding etc.

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Re: The Golf Thread
« Reply #3959 on: June 16, 2022, 10:01:30 pm »
Was Koepka just on a (fairly long) hot streak when he won his Majors? How come he’s dropped back into the pack?