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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5955 on: August 10, 2020, 07:25:32 AM »
DJ has to be up there as one of the biggest chokers out there for a man of his ability who has held so many leads in majors to have only won one is crazy!

Morikawa looks fearless he could be one of the big names in golf for a long time!!

I don’t get this. In every major for the past decade you could make a strong case for a dozen players to be favourite. And there’s always a chance that anyone in the field can shoot their lights out (like Lowry and Woodland last year). Hence 14 different winners of the past 17 majors - with only Koepka a multiple winner.

But rather than acknowledge DJ’s brilliance at being so consistent in the most competitive era of golfing history, you feel the need to call him out as a choker.

I don’t get where these standards come from.

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« Reply #5956 on: August 10, 2020, 11:08:10 AM »
It's called the McIlroy rule . . . I mean McIlroy has won 4 majors and is one of the biggest chokers out there apparently so why should DJ get off with it when he's only got one??



https://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/rory-mcilroy-may-prove-great-just-not-one-of-the-greats-39436066.html


"Another major, another Rory McIlroy no-show. It seems like a mental block at this stage"

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5957 on: August 14, 2020, 10:15:49 PM »
Just noticed. Some round from Lowry

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5958 on: August 15, 2020, 05:30:09 AM »
Irish Open in Ballymena now at Galgorm Castle

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« Reply #5959 on: August 30, 2020, 10:43:15 PM »
proper us open style tonight

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5960 on: September 11, 2020, 01:36:54 AM »
I wonder if we'll see the usual suspects tut tut this news

https://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/54111504

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5961 on: September 17, 2020, 12:37:48 PM »
Major week.

It sounds like a brutal setup at Winged Foot. Straight driving a huge plus.

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5962 on: September 18, 2020, 08:33:46 PM »
Rory birdie,bogey,bogey,double bogey,bogey

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5963 on: September 18, 2020, 09:44:29 PM »
Rory birdie,bogey,bogey,double bogey,bogey

An 18 handicapper would be raging with that start. The course looks ridiculously hard to be fair.

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5964 on: September 18, 2020, 10:02:40 PM »
Rory birdie,bogey,bogey,double bogey,bogey

An 18 handicapper would be raging with that start. The course looks ridiculously hard to be fair.

Yeah the course difficulty has a big part to play, not as if everyone else is going well

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5965 on: September 18, 2020, 10:09:38 PM »
Rory birdie,bogey,bogey,double bogey,bogey

An 18 handicapper would be raging with that start. The course looks ridiculously hard to be fair.

An it 18 handicapper would be net par for their round  ???

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5966 on: September 18, 2020, 11:18:02 PM »
Rory birdie,bogey,bogey,double bogey,bogey

An 18 handicapper would be raging with that start. The course looks ridiculously hard to be fair.

An it 18 handicapper would be net par for their round  ???
Would he not actually be one under?

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5967 on: September 18, 2020, 11:20:03 PM »
he would

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5968 on: September 19, 2020, 12:46:00 AM »
Actually I read 2 doubles  :D

One under, so should be delighted actually

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5969 on: September 19, 2020, 12:44:57 PM »
Rory birdie,bogey,bogey,double bogey,bogey

An 18 handicapper would be raging with that start. The course looks ridiculously hard to be fair.

An it 18 handicapper would be net par for their round  ???

Haha maybe should have said an 8 handicapper

The course looks to be getting very tough. Poulter was saying he hates playing in US Opens. McIlroy gives off about courses being too easy so I wonder will he say this is too hard. 

With regards to local golf. Are there any of the big courses offering good deals at the minute. I see Portmarnock had an open on there. £400 off for a 4 ball. Still crazy green fees but well reduced, I still wouldn’t pay it though. Seriously expensive day out after you factor in the diesel money, food etc. They’ll all be missing the money from the rich Americans coming over. Was meant to play a scratch cup at Baltray but the weather was atrocious so I cancelled it. €60 for 18 holes is decent for that sort of course.