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Post by tricycle on Fri 14 Aug 2015, 18:23

Stenson's gone apeshit. 63 territory atm.

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Post by lardbucket on Sat 15 Aug 2015, 08:39

I don't read this thread often, but have all the golf fans here seen that 'greatest sporting moments' video of Rory v The Robot currently doing the rounds? It's worth a look.

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Post by tricycle on Sat 15 Aug 2015, 08:45

lardbucket wrote:I don't read this thread often, but have all the golf fans here seen that 'greatest sporting moments' video of Rory v The Robot currently doing the rounds? It's worth a look.
Tis a couple of years, no? The European Tour have used it as a promo quite often.

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Post by lardbucket on Sat 15 Aug 2015, 08:55

I don't know ... don't claim to be 'up' with golf ... just saw it for the first time.

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Re: The Golf Thread (III)

Post by tricycle on Sat 15 Aug 2015, 14:51

Liked this one too (Jeev bias aside)


Lahiri in T4. Jones leading by 2

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Post by tricycle on Sun 16 Aug 2015, 19:28

Have a hard time believing some of the drives. Bubba flew one 398 yards. It didn't roll along, just flew so long...

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Post by tricycle on Sun 16 Aug 2015, 19:37

Dustin cards 8 on the opening hole.

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Post by tricycle on Sun 16 Aug 2015, 21:44

Get the feeling Grace might sneak this.

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Re: The Golf Thread (III)

Post by Henry on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 00:12

Well played Jason Day.

One role model sportsman that Aussies can be proud of.
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Post by tricycle on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 00:53

Fine win, and about time too.

Lahiri in T5. Brilliant tournament, best performance by an Indian in a major thus far.

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Post by Henry on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 01:19

The McIlroy/Spieth/Day rivalry could be a great one for years to come.

I'd say collectively, they are the three best players of the same era since Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Byron Nelson back in the early 1950s.
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Post by tricycle on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 01:50

Nelson retired by that time, afaik. And there was another prize rivalry that followed (and Trevino replacing Palmer in the 70s). 7 majors between them, don't yet belong in such company... they could with time, but it's far too early to compare to them.

FWIW, Spieth overtakes McIlroy as number 1. Deserved after this season.

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Post by Bradman on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 02:23

Anyone take the tens and thereabouts on him at the start?
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Post by Henry on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 02:24

I guess Nicklaus/Watson/Faldo wasn't bad either, although Nicklaus was fading by the time Faldo came onto the scene.
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Post by Bradman on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 02:30

Still good enough to win the Masters from behind in '86.
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Post by tricycle on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 04:52

Henry wrote:I guess Nicklaus/Watson/Faldo wasn't bad either, although Nicklaus was fading by the time Faldo came onto the scene.
Shark, Seve, Langer, Lyle, Irwin... quite a few good ones in the 80s

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Post by taipan on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 05:08

tricycle wrote:Nelson retired by that time, afaik. And there was another prize rivalry that followed (and Trevino replacing Palmer in the 70s). 7 majors between them, don't yet belong in such company... they could with time, but it's far too early to compare to them.

FWIW, Spieth overtakes McIlroy as number 1. Deserved after this season.

Billy Caspar challenged the rivalry you were referring to.
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Post by tricycle on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 05:48

Yeah.

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Post by skully on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 06:09

FMD, no TV for days and I miss Jason Day winning the PGA!!!! Well done him. cheers
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Re: The Golf Thread (III)

Post by Henry on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 06:12

Tiger and Ernie was the rivalry that never quite happened. In any other era I reckon Ernie would be considered one of the top ten players of all time, although he did/does lack a certain ruthlessness. Maybe a bit TOO relaxed.
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Post by taipan on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 06:29

Henry wrote:Tiger and Ernie was the rivalry that never quite happened. In any other era I reckon Ernie would be considered one of the top ten players of all time, although he did/does lack a certain ruthlessness. Maybe a bit TOO relaxed.

I always thought he changed after his child's illness was dioagnosed. He realized there were more important things in life.
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Post by tricycle on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 06:31

WOuld rather say a perspective on life given what has happened with his son.

Edit: snap.

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Post by taipan on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 06:32

tricycle wrote:WOuld rather say a perspective on life given what has happened with his son.

Edit: snap.

Nice one.
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Post by Henry on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 06:33

Yes true. And he's become an outstanding campaigner for autism awareness.

Speaking of South African golfers, I forgot Gary Player when talking about rivalries in the Nicklaus/Watson era. Player was right up there. Arguably better than Watson, but obviously nowhere near Nicklaus.

Johnny Miller had the talent to be amongst them, but ultimately his potential was unfulfilled.
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Post by taipan on Mon 17 Aug 2015, 06:36

Henry wrote:Yes true. And he's become an outstanding campaigner for autism awareness.

Speaking of South African golfers, I forgot Gary Player when talking about rivalries in the Nicklaus/Watson era. Player was right up there. Arguably better than Watson, but obviously nowhere near Nicklaus.

Johnny Miller had the talent to be amongst them, but ultimately his potential was unfulfilled.

Trike and I referenced Player.
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