Golf - classic or dud

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Dud, obviously. I mean, there's no player interaction for a start.

DV, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

new boring middleclass social climber answers

DV, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Sorry I'm going to stick up for golf. Golf is CLASSIC! Golf on TV is soothing and pleasant to watch, reminds me of Sunday afternoons as a child watching it with my parents, loads of days at the Irish Open drinking beer and lying around in the sun.

Playing golf is something I won't do till I'm a good bit older but it is the best activity for people as they get older. Very social, not too strenuous, lots of dinners/drinking sessions. I love golf on BBC, Alex Hay is such a polite and good humoured man. There's no sport left on TV with as little glitz as Golf right down to the commentators.

Ah golf.....I even love the rippling applause and the noise when they hit the ball

Ronan, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

The stupidest "sport" ever created, and that's saying a lot. It was probably one of Momus's ancestors that created as a grand art prank on the upper classes.

Nicole, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Peter Allis = satan.

Andrew L, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Golf is great, what other sports enable men to wear pastel shades?

davel, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

classic!!!

its just great, can't explain why exactly, its perfectly sedate to watch, but things do sort of coalesce into being. as for playing, i have to make do with the occasional round of pitch and putt

gareth, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

It's not the golf so much as the sodding golf courses that I mind. Firstly they encourage murder as bodies are always being found on golf courses (well not always but sometimes. Occasionally). Secondly they take up land that could be used for better things. Where I grew up in leafy Bucks it was golf courses a-go-go for all the middle aged commuter men and they put one on top of the pick your own strawberries farm where I used to stuff my face and get sunburnt as a child. Then when I was living in Spain at the povvy end of the Costa del Sol there were severe water shortages so we had no water from 8pm onwards and if you forgot to fill a bath / bucket before you went out you were stuffed but OH LOOK just outside town is the swanky golf course they had some big competition on a few years back and they are sprinklering that all hours of the day grrr. OK so they need them for the tourist euro but still it's irritating.

Rant over.

Emma, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

''Peter Allis = satan.''

am sad i am missing the open (already missed wimbledon and the eng sri lanka test series) but the good thing abt missing the open is not hearing Peter allis' 'commentary'. It's just torture really.

Julio Desouza, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Grew up a bit of a golf nut in the very early eighties -- still think Tom Watson's amazing chip shot in the US Open on the seventeenth hole ranks up there as a Great Moment. But this fascination could well be due to location -- my grandparents lived in Pebble Beach, home of some of the best courses in the States or anywhere, and where that particular Open was held that year. My parents live in Carmel now literally within walking distance from the beach where you can see some of the courses, and seeing the courses and the whole setting is for me just part of home, a nostalgia-of-the-present I can't and won't deny. Don't follow it now beyond knowing Woods is predominant and Els his closest rival (I gather), and I think the urge to create courses in absurdly impractical locations is sad on any number of levels. But visiting Scotland made me appreciate why it was created there and so popular -- plenty of lush greenery, plenty of good space for courses. So why not?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I'll tell you why not! Cos golf courses ruin the natural lush greenery with their horrible landscaping and prevent people who aren't stomping around in silly jumpers from enjoying the countryside!

Emma, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Emma is OTM here. Silly jumpers + vast amounts of environmental degradation = double dud.

RickyT, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Are you referring to Scotland or England here? (I'm not being snarky, I'm honestly curious -- I was under the impression that most of the Scottish courses have been around for many a moon anyway, so they're the landscape by default now.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm not sure that most of the courses in Scotland *are* that old, and there's been a big explosion in golf course construction in England over the last twenty years or so. The area round my parents house in Yorkshire is covered with the damn things, many of them having replaced the few bits of uncultivated land that remained in the area.

RickyT, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Golf = men in pastel diamond knit tank tops = Classic

davel, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I think golf evolved in scotland as a way of using naturally occuring coastal scrub land.

They then started creating artificial coastal scrubland all over the world.

apparently American golf courses are more "artificial" than Irish & Scottish ones, and there is some pressure on courses over here to become less natural so as to appeal to yankee dollar.

but whatever, it's all golf = all boring middle class men off playing their boring game and cosying up to the boss over a few gin and tonics and then drink driving home.

DV, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Ronans answer is my answer as well. Classic. Having a golf course around sure beats having a soccer pitch, baseball diamond, basketball court etc etc around.

The fact that there is no player interaction only increases the enjoyment of the game for me. Sublime and no jock0's around to spoil your day.

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

As a matter of fact I shall be hitting the links (as we say) Saturday afternoon.

golfing with the boss=dud, which is why almost nobody does it.

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I hate golf. Last Sunday whilst walking in the park talking to my mother and aunt whilst taking our dogs round a park that boarders on a golf course, a very rude old man starting telling us to be quiet as he wanted to tee off. Git. So, we just talked more loudly (we weren't shouting in the first place). So, anyway golf courses are evil. It is all fun shouting "skin" is you hear a golfer shout "fore".

jel --, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Tiger's petulant bitching at the photographers is by itself sufficient proof of ultimate dud-ness. Two words for all golfers, squatting to line up their putts as a reverential hush falls over the gallery: SWING BATTER!!

briania, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Golf = hawaiian shirts. DO keep up! Classic obv.

Jeff W, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

leave us golfers alone!!! you can have your extreme in your face lets eat a gallon of high fructose corn syrup while we make funny faces sports. we just want to be left alone!!!

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Golf itself=neither classic or dud.

My husband streaking across golf courses at sunrise in the early 70's=classic.

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

He has defiled the game I love. I weep.

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm with Mark Twain ("a good walk spoiled"). Dull, badly-dressed people playing a boring sport that has been dominated by upper class WASPs.

Martin Skidmore, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I'll be hitting the links on Sunday. Can't stand to watch the sport on T.V. but enjoy playing. Plus it makes a great drinking game when your playing with your friends.

Chris, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I openly challenge Tiger Woods to a fight -- anywhere, anytime. Golf is the worst.

Kris, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

how can a sport you essentially play by yourself be dominated by anybody (upper middle class WASPs or whoever)?

lawrence kansas, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Golf = classic. Tiger = Super-Classic.

Dan Perry, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Golf-Huge amounts of land cleared out so that people can hit a ball around-D

Miniture Golf- A good time for druken teenagers on a Saturday Night. Watch where your standing at the ramp over water hole, I was hit with a flying ball and got a bruised collar bone. It was funny till the booze wore off...

brg30, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

'Peter Allis = Satan' = the strangest and silliest statement I've ever seen; I can hardly think of anyone harder to despise. The man is a god.

Classic Allis - Hay exchange from yesterday;

Allis (lamenting Seve's withdrawal due to being rubbish now): 'I'm afraid there aren't too many things you get better at as you get older'.

Hay: 'Sweeping?'.

Ally C, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't know their names but.

today they showed a bunch of CLIPS together [highlights, perhaps] with some krazy 'dance' music over the top.

one commentator: is that the sort of music you like to dance to?

another commentator: no, actually. I'm more of a gavotte-merchant.

I have an inkling that the another one was allis. if so: AllyC is OTM.

RJG, Friday, 19 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

ben wright's comments about women's breasts getting in the way of their swing was pretty classic. i like how another name for the mullet is 'lpga'.

keith, Saturday, 20 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Bah Peter Allis is a 19th hole saloon bar reactionary sexist BORE who thinks that the 'little woman' shld never be allowed near a golf course and who in interviews makes dull and predictable comments abt the 'menace' of political correctness (which just means he can't tell his racist jokes anymore...)

Andrew L, Sunday, 21 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Golf is classic because Jesper Parnevik plays it.

Ally, Sunday, 21 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes the land is all "ruined". Of course!

Ronan, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

walter benjamin to thread!!

mark s, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

AllyC is, as he so often is, bang OTM.

and the end of the open yesterday was rather thrilling

chris, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Commentary during a lull in yesterday's final round (which, contrary to most, I found infinitely less entertainng than when the leaders were shedding shots like confetti in Saturday's gale in front of no spectators whatsoever):

Allis: A mention to Mrs [x] who's just about recovered now from the shock of the burglary. I hope they catch the culprits soon.
Hay: Terrible. [Proceeds to say something about appropriate capital punishment to apply when they are caught]
Allis: Ooh no, surely a bit of flogging first. So the punishment lasts longer.
Hay: Oh yes, of course.

Jeff W, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Lehman Vaginal Overload, "Pin High (Parnevik's Panda Remix)"

Cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 19 July 2003 12:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Ronan909: the american dudes are like "hi sam, you've got a tan"
z3mk0: "yes well done beverley you were right"
thegardencentre: american commentators are like that for every sport though
thegardencentre: in fact ther news too
Ronan909: yeah zemko, and everytime someone wins and the wife comes on camera he goes
"now you can have that new kitchen love"
thegardencentre: "and a difficult genocide in central africa pete"
z3mk0: haha
*************: that's pretty OTM
Ronan909: he's said it at least three times
thegardencentre: "yes, a tricky situation for the malawians lesley"
*************: "that's right bob"
Ronan909: seve ballesteros was a great commentator
Ronan909: when he did it
Ronan909: is he on again this time
z3mk0: yesterday they werre discussing wind pattertsn and one said "he's talkign out his isobarse"
Ronan909: haha
cozenyo: haha
z3mk0: i was shocked!
thegardencentre: "1500 a day dead dave, the strike rate is rising"
Ronan909: it is so great, the best hangover tv ever
cozenyo: PARTAY tv
Ronan909: "war in iraq, wrap up warm folks"
thegardencentre: COMEDOWN TV
thegardencentre: HANGOVER TV
thegardencentre: PARTAAAAY TV
Ronan909: payne stewart
Ronan909: i miss him
thegardencentre: yea:-(
*************: "too bad about the fire that killed 15, ted"
z3mk0: bring the payne
Ronan909: haha
thegardencentre: too bad i fucked your wife pacey
Ronan909: FORE!
*************: :-)

gareth (gareth), Saturday, 19 July 2003 12:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Ronan909: people should shout fore at raves
Ronan909: and wear golf clothes
*************: hahaha
cozenyo: you don;t?
*************: walk around with golf clubs
Ronan909: i do now
z3mk0: glow clubs
*************: and tee off
thegardencentre: peopel should weaer plus fours at raves
Ronan909: tee up on stage
Ronan909: plus 4s as in
Ronan909: turn up the pitch
thegardencentre: haha, i notice ed is being markedly silent!!!;-)
cozenyo: ian woosnam's so weird
Ronan909: you wave them at the dj
z3mk0: the big raver pants are already in effect!
z3mk0: kinda
*************: you use the clubs to adjust the lighting
Ronan909: people do wear golf visers
Ronan909: already
z3mk0: when i go raving i take a caddy
thegardencentre: there is a photo of me in a gold visor winging its way towards ilx
Ronan909: i have visions of homelands with 10000 people all in cheque trousers and sleeveless pringle sweaters
z3mk0: in a little buggy
thegardencentre: i need a new caddy
thegardencentre: my last one got uppity
z3mk0: and he hands me diff drugs and water and stuff
*************: david thomas from pere ubu/rftt uses his cane as a weapon... it's a little frightening
Ronan909: "i reckon you need to take the white mitsubishi this time zemko"
Ronan909: "the next hour could be tricky, have a pint"
thegardencentre: hah, this is a challenging rotterdam track, caddy hand me another half wrap of whizz, the bpm is realy high on this one
z3mk0: and waits patiently in the revving car while i dance in fornt of him
Ronan909: i fired my caddy after i passed out one time
Ronan909: he gave me a 7 iron when i needed some vodka
Ronan909: "a challenging rotterdam track"
*************: i'm going to open a club called "caddyshack"
thegardencentre: caddyshack is the best film ever!"
thegardencentre: apart from caddyshack 2

gareth (gareth), Saturday, 19 July 2003 12:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Tiger Woods should drink farm cider.

Cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 19 July 2003 14:01 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm not sure if i want to know whether ILx chat transcripts are real or not. ah, mystery.

i hit golf balls this week. i have more natural ability at it than most other things that involve hitting balls. fun. and v. satisfying when you actually get it up in the air and far away. though i usually don't get quite as much distance as others. dunno if that's a strength thing or a technique thing (or the stella i had?). not too much exercise if you're just driving, though.

(we never heard of Africa in America, btw. TS: chatty, bubbleheaded non-news v. snide content.)

gabbneb (gabbneb), Saturday, 19 July 2003 15:52 (fifteen years ago) link

doesn't Tolkien say that one of Bilbo Baggins's ancestors was the inventor of golf?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Saturday, 19 July 2003 15:52 (fifteen years ago) link

dud for land and water-use issues alone. have any of you been to Arizona? it's fucking horrifying.

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Saturday, 19 July 2003 16:09 (fifteen years ago) link

as an AZ resident I can attest to that and then some

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Saturday, 19 July 2003 16:20 (fifteen years ago) link

ten months pass...
wentworth.

I've started playing again recently too and my handicaps gone down from a 14 to about an 11/10 - played ardeer and carded an 84 (an unecessary 7 [!!!], and three unecessary 6s) but shoulda been a 79. that is playing to handicap I guess (it was 14) but I reckon markers would have given me the 7 and 6s as 5s (taking into account the rest of my card.)

I love golf.

soft hands!

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:22 (fifteen years ago) link

talk about golf.

do you like it? do you play? are you watching wentworth? will you play golf with me?

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:27 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd love to play some golf! But I need to work on my 1) putting 2) short game and 3) long game. And by "work on" I mean "gain even minimal competency."

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I used to, I wasn't very good though. I will play when I'm older again. I like to watch golf obviously, and clearly I am a fan of it. I own 2 golf sweaters.

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:57 (fifteen years ago) link

I need to work on my golf sweaters!

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 27 May 2004 16:06 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...
having just vanquished my slice i must say super classic. as for it not being "strenuous" i sort of disagree.

ryan (ryan), Sunday, 26 June 2005 03:38 (fourteen years ago) link

so fkn classic

let's play golf

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 21:54 (fourteen years ago) link

I would gladly play golf with all of you. I'm not very good. I had lessons when I was about 13.

I'm bad and dirty and going to hell (nordicskilla), Monday, 27 June 2005 21:59 (fourteen years ago) link

I've been really really wanting to play recently. I have to make do with Hot Shots on the PS2. An ILX golf thing would be great. Ronan can come.

I'm bad and dirty and going to hell (nordicskilla), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:00 (fourteen years ago) link

I would love to play golf with ronan.

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:00 (fourteen years ago) link

on E.

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:00 (fourteen years ago) link

rex the dog can caddy.

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:00 (fourteen years ago) link

just wait for the vitalic remix.

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Golf FAP. It can only end in hideous disaster.

Yay!

Ally C (Ally C), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:06 (fourteen years ago) link

I hit the ball like I'm skipping stones. Still, the guy I used to go to the range with would bring a box of Franzia with him, so Classic.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:06 (fourteen years ago) link

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Gear! (Ill Cajun Gunsmith) (Gear!), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:07 (fourteen years ago) link

you can get mizuno t-zoid irons at around £100 on ebay nowadays!

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

[xpost to Gear!]

ahem:
http://sports.yahoo.golfserv.com/apps/courses/profile.asp?Crs=14815

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:10 (fourteen years ago) link

I broke 80, once, a couple of years ago. Now I'm down to playing once a year.

9-hole courses: dud.
18-hole courses where one of the hole designs is repeated a half-dozen times: dud.
Lots of changes in elevation: classic.

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

can someone here, once and for all, explain what a "links" course is and how it differs from other courses, without resorting to mysticism?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:55 (fourteen years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Links_course

Golf is classic so long as you're playing well...

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 27 June 2005 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

haha. ok uh as I understand it tracer - it's traditionally courses by the sea but that's not the definition. I think the definition lies in the type of soil that the grass lies in: it's a mix of sand and earth, which gives it a very hard, dry consistency (hard to divot, balls 'fly' off the face more) (y'know cs if you take a bigger divot you get more spin and more scoop and balls fly softer and higher and with more backspin.) they are monumentally hard to play because you have less control over the ball (less backspin, see above) and they are all moundy and bumpy, the ones I've played. I come from 'links country', just off troon, in scotland.

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 23:00 (fourteen years ago) link

gygax otm

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

yay! gygax thank you for the link but i very specifically asked for "someone here"

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 27 June 2005 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

links courses are classic obv cause they make the best of the bad bunch: the soil by the sea is preternaturally so bad and so unwieldy for golfer but it's such a nice area to play golf in, golfers just make do. they are really windy too.

I think "links" golf has something to do with those weird golf course where the 18th green is also the 1st green, the 2nd also the 17th &c. (like uh st andrew's?) hence the name "links", but I'm not entirely sure.

where does the name "links" come from?

c/n (Cozen), Monday, 27 June 2005 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I played Lake Shastina a few years ago and the nines were sort of separated half-woodland and half-links. It's right next to Mt. Shasta so there was a steady 25-mph wind coming down off the mountain that made the back nine some of the funnest, toughest golf I've ever played.

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Monday, 27 June 2005 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
I wish I was golfing today.

Felix Leiter (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 17:28 (fourteen years ago) link

i play occasionally. of course, i don't belong or fit in, but it's fun. i've gotten pretty good.

ai lien (kold_krush), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 17:31 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah ILX golf would be good, plus a round at what golfer's affectionately call "the 19th hole", (a public refreshment facility)

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 14 July 2005 09:01 (fourteen years ago) link

They have crazy golf in Maidenhead.

Peter Stringbender (PJ Miller), Thursday, 14 July 2005 09:05 (fourteen years ago) link

crazy golf is where it's at.

g-kit (g-kit), Thursday, 14 July 2005 11:54 (fourteen years ago) link

I've been reading The Wicked Game by Howard Sounes. It's a really good book. Sounes traces the careers of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods, and it's neat to see how the lines intersect. (I just reached the part where Nicklaus wins the 1986 Masters, and a ten-year old Tiger Woods pins the Golden Bear's records clippings to his bedroom wall.)

No punches are spared for the PGA's awful racist history, and yet, I still want to play at Augusta. And I don't even golf!

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Thursday, 14 July 2005 13:17 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
I don't really have a problem w/ golf

the "culture" surrounding it can seem quite exclusive and overdefined in a boring and elitist way but I don't assume all golfers/people who play golf fall into that trap but, since it is the way, they probably always have to compromise to it, a little, which is offputting

I don't mind watching it on the telly but wouldn't choose to, really. I have been to a tournament or so and the day was OK but not for the golf, so much. like any sport I don't really like to watch (a lot of which I (would probably) quite enjoy playing, for fun), I might watch the final day or so, if there's nothing else to do/friends are watching it

my problem is talking about golf

I cannot stand people talking about golf

not talking about a tournament, if it's on, but, I'm sure, I wouldn't be interested in that either

people talking about their own games, especially to people who haven't invited it or expressed any interest

and loudly

one of the most boring things

(he (the person that prompted this) also talks about money and, probably, cars (another two of the most boring things))

(I used to play golf, btw, and was a member at my local club (years ago))

(crazy golf and pitch & putt are, of course, classic)

RJG (RJG), Monday, 10 July 2006 07:37 (thirteen years ago) link

(he is also sexist (jokingly, he probably thinks) and pretty stupid)

RJG (RJG), Monday, 10 July 2006 07:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Gracia-Woods might be a great match later today..

xyzzzz__ (jdesouza), Sunday, 23 July 2006 09:57 (twelve years ago) link

Garcia, I meant.

xyzzzz__ (jdesouza), Sunday, 23 July 2006 10:02 (twelve years ago) link

Garcia hasn't got his game round the greens up to shape and Woods is remote controlling the ball. The nearest challeneger is Els but he has just dropped a shot.

oh the inevitability of it all!

xyzzzz__ (jdesouza), Sunday, 23 July 2006 14:12 (twelve years ago) link

The ABC guys are bringing up a good point about accuracy being more important than distance, at least in this tournament, and that Tiger should consider keeping the 1-iron in his bag. I kind of don't like the Vijay Singh school of thought that driving accuracy is not so important, and that the deep rough is not so much a hazard if you only have a wedge to the green. That didn't even get him to the weekend this time.

Whitman Mayonnaise (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 23 July 2006 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah the diff between the open and the US majors is distance, the wind can play more of a role (not enough this w/end tho') and maybe more bunkers over here so accuracy is even more important.

Woods' playing ws brually clinical and as much as I wanted to see a close finish it didn't matter in the end. DiMarco played v well, great put for par (on the 15th, i think) to stay in touch. Only one winner tho'.

xyzzzz__ (jdesouza), Sunday, 23 July 2006 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

There was a lot of people giving it the 'get in the hole' nonsense. I don't care enough about golf to care that much, but it really is annoying, boorish and bollocks, really.

Dave B (daveb), Sunday, 23 July 2006 21:02 (twelve years ago) link

eight months pass...
Woods has never won a major from behind...first time for everything?

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 8 April 2007 21:18 (twelve years ago) link

Just revived as he ws about to go onto the 13th (par 5) - he's got an eagle - joint 2nd.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 8 April 2007 21:30 (twelve years ago) link

Some great stuff - Woods just pars after getting into trouble in the 15th, then Rose (who looked a bit out of it) suddenly finds himself one behind. The leader (Zach Johnson) is getting nervous.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 8 April 2007 22:06 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

What a finish this year - poor Harrington :-(

And Lineker interviewing Romero in Spanish...

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 July 2007 17:06 (eleven years ago) link

poor Harrington? Poor Sergio more like (ahem choke ahem)

Porkpie, Sunday, 22 July 2007 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

Golf is classic for golf shorts, mini-golf, and a slight high school reputation for badassery earned for accidentally knocking someone's teeth out with a golf club, but everyone assuming you did it on purpose because the victim was a douche.

Golf is not classic for golf courses and the haughty, smug culture.

The Reverend, Sunday, 22 July 2007 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

that was exciting.

Gukbe, Sunday, 22 July 2007 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

Oh Sergio :((((

lex pretend, Sunday, 22 July 2007 18:40 (eleven years ago) link

Apparently there is a big doping problem in Golf these days. madness.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 22 July 2007 18:43 (eleven years ago) link

it was great on thursday when they were asking one of the players (can't remember who) about the doping allegations. his response was exactly what I was thinking, which was "I'm note entirely sure how doping would really improve anyone's game"

Gukbe, Sunday, 22 July 2007 18:45 (eleven years ago) link

classic if for no other reason than inspiring goofy golf.

will, Sunday, 22 July 2007 18:47 (eleven years ago) link

despite myself i rather enjoyed the end of the open. no problem with segio garcia but i was glad the paddy won, especially after falling into the drink twice ont he last hole.

Uptoeleven, Sunday, 22 July 2007 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

"poor Harrington? Poor Sergio more like (ahem choke ahem)"

Ha! I posted that just after Harrington's ball hit the water for a 2nd time at the 18th.

Poor Sergio :-(

But what a fantastic finish. No probs w/Harrington's win. He played great.

BUT POOR SERGIO :-(

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 22 July 2007 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

really delighted that harrington won!

Ronan, Sunday, 22 July 2007 19:55 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

PAIDI

Ronan, Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:33 (ten years ago) link

hurrah

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:35 (ten years ago) link

i like golf, in theory at least. and golf video games are so relaxing!

s1ocki, Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:38 (ten years ago) link

so happy for him...what a worker he is. must be close to greatest Irish sportsman of all time.

Ronan, Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:39 (ten years ago) link

lol yr goin down america

Just got offed, Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:39 (ten years ago) link

I have loved the game, but I'm looking to sell the clubs now. Too damn hot to play here.

Rock Hardy, Monday, 11 August 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Seve :( hopefully will be okay.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/7673984.stm

nice video there. something about seeing golf brings me back to being 5 and 6 years old, watching with my parents.

Local Garda, Friday, 17 October 2008 19:12 (ten years ago) link

i like golf, in theory at least. and golf video games are so relaxing!

the sounds effects in nintendo golf!!! i also like golf in theory and practice

******* (Lamp), Friday, 17 October 2008 19:15 (ten years ago) link

golf is classic, i'll be sad when it snows. also, golf courses aren't so bad - they're good habitats/refuge for all kinds of wildlife - waterfowl, deer, elk, etc etc. not that big of a deal on a course like greywolf in canada, which sits in the middle of forest and mountains, but pretty cool for courses planted in the middle of the city. good course design is about trying to use the land as it is - planting native plants, ensuring proper water drainage, and naturally merging the course into the existing terrain as much as possible.

i also like golf video games, but i might be biased since part of my job is designing and building courses for golf video games and golf sims

6335, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:40 (ten years ago) link

Golf is fun. It's a "sport" that one doesn't have to be good at to go out there and try to play. It's a good exercise in concentration and patience. I put "sport" in quotes because people sometimes want to argue if it's a sport or not.

I even love to watch televised golf. The announcers cliched commentary is really amusing as hell, and then they go and say something really stupidly funny that becomes a classic "repeat it" line. I don't fit on on the golf course at all, and can't play for s**** but it's still the only "sport" in which I can even slightly participate in real life and get away with it. Geekiness on the golf course seems to be accepted for some odd reason. I have fun being the "caddy" just walking the course with someone who actually can PLAY the game, and it gives one an excuse to dress up in ridiculously flashy clothes that anywhere else are a clashing eyesore. A golf course is lovely too, all that expanse of green grass manicured and sand traps raked in zen like designs. I think if I have to define it, I like it because it is refined, unlike other sports like football or basketball. (Yep, I am a definite chick).

Wiggy Woo, Saturday, 18 October 2008 02:59 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

am i the only dude watching this

a steak of romanticism (country matters), Friday, 10 April 2009 16:58 (ten years ago) link

With some justice, golf has been called "a good walk spoiled". I can't say I ever loved it and for most people like me it is pretty dud. But my dad loved it and taught me to appreciate its finer points, just as he taught me to love boxing and appreciate it, too.

Golf is all about achieving fine control over how the club face meets the ball. Ridiculously fine control. Tiny deviations from perfection can result in the ball flying off in all directions and doing nasty things to your score. It appeals to people with a lot of patience, because that is what it takes to swing a golf club in an idiotically nuanced manner, time after time.

My dad liked the gentle camraderie of the golf course, the bad, old jokes and jibes, the strange jargon, the slow pace and the greenery. He wasn't a fierce competitor and he never bet more than a pittance, and only when his partner insisted. But he could whup about 95% of the other players and do it graciously, almost apologetically.

So, in honor of my father, whom I dearly loved, I will say classic.

Aimless, Friday, 10 April 2009 17:46 (ten years ago) link

yeah but is l0u1s jagg3r the only dude watching this

WmC, Friday, 10 April 2009 17:48 (ten years ago) link

classic: walking around slowly and sort of doing something on a nice day
dud: rich ppl, golf courses ruining the environment

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Friday, 10 April 2009 17:53 (ten years ago) link

Golf is also the worst game to take up for the day as a complete novice. Normally sport accommodates dilettantes to at least test their hand-eye coordination and participate in some cack-handed manner. Golf destroys the unpracticed. I speak as a wounded survivor.

a steak of romanticism (country matters), Friday, 10 April 2009 17:54 (ten years ago) link

yeah, ditto.

also classic (pains me though it does to admit it): frisbee golf. esp when you bring beer/w33d

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Friday, 10 April 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

^^^that actually sounds like an awesome game, esp if the "pin" is some sort of quoit peg and the weather is intensely hot

a steak of romanticism (country matters), Friday, 10 April 2009 17:57 (ten years ago) link

I've given it up, but breaking 80 that one time was pretty great.

WmC, Friday, 10 April 2009 17:58 (ten years ago) link

i had to look up 'quoit peg' but yeah, it's fun

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Friday, 10 April 2009 18:00 (ten years ago) link

I think I've once parred a hole, and I've played about 40-50 holes in my life, most of them short par-3s. But what a par it was! Only 80 yard from pin to green but view completely obscured, hit it to about 15 feet! Such are the moments that make it all worth it, surely. Hit the first putt 20 feet past and somehow holed the resulting monster. Easy game tbh.

If you were playing with a flying ring then a quoit peg would work, I'd just imagine there's some sort of table you've gotta land the frisbee on

a steak of romanticism (country matters), Friday, 10 April 2009 18:04 (ten years ago) link

I'm glancing at the leaderboard occasionally, hoping that this K Perry guy falls apart so I can hilariously point out (to no one but myself) that he's hot and he's cold aaaand so on, ohoho.

Ralph, Waldo, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Merdeyeux), Friday, 10 April 2009 19:43 (ten years ago) link

tiger is pissed

k3vin k., Friday, 10 April 2009 20:03 (ten years ago) link

the masters is def the best sporting event in the world

k3vin k., Friday, 10 April 2009 20:04 (ten years ago) link

lol i have pointed out 2 friends that i like to think of kenny perry as katy perry's dad. he's freakin awesome tho. would love to see him win the masters

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 April 2009 20:06 (ten years ago) link

i fuckin love tiger so much

k3vin k., Friday, 10 April 2009 20:07 (ten years ago) link

Thing I've learned from golf commentary: Every single golfer is the greatest human being who ever lived...every one is described as a true gent, honest as the day is long, an inspiration...etc.

Feel sorry for the caddies in there full-body condoms.

Loved the enthusiasm of the guy who was reporting on the players gold bags, he was just so excited.

I quite like golf now, it's relaxing to watch. I want that Spanish guy, Angel something to win, or the Japanese dude with the cool hat.

Orin Boyd (jel --), Saturday, 11 April 2009 09:09 (ten years ago) link

'their'

Orin Boyd (jel --), Saturday, 11 April 2009 09:09 (ten years ago) link

What, you mean that Argentine?

Or do you fancy Mr Jiminez for some sort of Lazarine upsurge?

a steak of romanticism (country matters), Saturday, 11 April 2009 09:38 (ten years ago) link

*Jimenez

a steak of romanticism (country matters), Saturday, 11 April 2009 09:38 (ten years ago) link

On yeah, Cabrera, the Argentine! I was half-a-sleep when watching!

Orin Boyd (jel --), Saturday, 11 April 2009 09:58 (ten years ago) link

Wd like either of the two leaders to win, but I fear Campbell will nick it off both ;_;

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 17:15 (ten years ago) link

aint nothing better than masters sunday imo

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 17:40 (ten years ago) link

pretty great 2 get tiger & phil paired together

johnny crunch, Sunday, 12 April 2009 18:01 (ten years ago) link

lefty is killin it!

johnny crunch, Sunday, 12 April 2009 18:59 (ten years ago) link

OMG THAT SHOT PHIL

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:02 (ten years ago) link

OHHH

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:02 (ten years ago) link

!!!

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:03 (ten years ago) link

omg Woods lolol

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:04 (ten years ago) link

watch phil eagle 8 now

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:05 (ten years ago) link

Wd like either of the two leaders to win, but I fear Campbell will nick it off both ;_;

― taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 18:15 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:10 (ten years ago) link

loooooool

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:21 (ten years ago) link

how many fucking putts is tiger going to leave short

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 19:51 (ten years ago) link

ffs

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:15 (ten years ago) link

oh boy phil

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

tiger's been struggling with his irons today...he's putting fine, he just isn't sticking his approaches to <10 feet

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:18 (ten years ago) link

That was a severe brain-fart by Mickelson.

WmC, Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:19 (ten years ago) link

yeah, and that's just the way he is, i suppose. playing a nine there is a dumb play. all the trouble is short and being a little long of the pin is not a problem at all...just take your par and get to the par 5 imo

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:22 (ten years ago) link

good drive by tiger. he needs an eagle here to have any shot

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:22 (ten years ago) link

too long at 12 and you're on the downslope from hell dude

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

Kenny Perry's swing is even weirder than Jim Furyk's.

xxxpost, I don't think the club selection was the problem as much as the abbreviated swing.

WmC, Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

I love Furyk's swing dearly

also I will be happy with this Masters if there is ANY winner other than Chad Campbell

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:24 (ten years ago) link

but he will win :(

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:24 (ten years ago) link

yeah you dont wanna be long either but it's better than wet. perry's swing is something else...he looks like my mom the way he hesitates at the top of his swing

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:26 (ten years ago) link

Somewhere Charles Barkley is looking at Kenny Perry's swing and saying "It just isn't fair!"

WmC, Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

lollll barkley, thats who it reminds me of. good call

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:31 (ten years ago) link

damn

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:32 (ten years ago) link

lol furyk

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:33 (ten years ago) link

lol villegas looks like a caddy w/ his all white outfit

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:38 (ten years ago) link

if tiger cant stick it from 172 he shouldnt even be out there. srsly his approach shots are such shit right now :/

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:40 (ten years ago) link

mickelson will regret that 5 at 12, i know it, he'll lose by 1 or 2

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) link

tiger ~needs this putt~

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:53 (ten years ago) link

WHOA PHIL

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:53 (ten years ago) link

todd hamilton is probably one of a VERY few men to have gotten wet at 12 and escaped with a par

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:54 (ten years ago) link

also i think he caught part of a tree w/ that shot!

xpost that hole-out was amazing!

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:54 (ten years ago) link

my money's on mickelson

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:55 (ten years ago) link

is there a more boring player on the course right now than perry?

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:56 (ten years ago) link

CHAD CAMPBELL

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:56 (ten years ago) link

i hope that answers your qn

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:57 (ten years ago) link

also perry != boring

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:57 (ten years ago) link

lol he's two putted like every green

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:57 (ten years ago) link

that is what makes his case intriguing. he is teetering on the cusp of greatness and the precipice of failure

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

how the hell is tiger seven over lifetime on par 4s at augusta? weird statistic

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

OMG PHIL

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

Have Tiger Woods' arms always been like that, or is his shirt just making them look bigger?

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

xp louis nah that's just boring ass golf

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

william, dude is HUGE

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:01 (ten years ago) link

kenny perry is building up to something, and i don't know what it is

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:01 (ten years ago) link

aneurysm

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:02 (ten years ago) link

anyway woods needs something special, don't see it

mickelson needs some great golf over the next 3 and some wobbles from chad/kenny

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:03 (ten years ago) link

pause

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:03 (ten years ago) link

lol cozen

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:03 (ten years ago) link

OMG the shadows on the green made me think he aced that for a second!

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:03 (ten years ago) link

(re: "aneurysm")

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:03 (ten years ago) link

"in your life have you ever seen anything like that!"

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:06 (ten years ago) link

twas the iconic shot of our times

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:06 (ten years ago) link

and yet nobody wd remember it if it had rolled straight in without pause

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:07 (ten years ago) link

shame the little hunchback argentine everyman isn't going to win tbf

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:08 (ten years ago) link

Ten!

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:09 (ten years ago) link

oh boy

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:10 (ten years ago) link

i mean look at perry - he sees greatness - he can scent its musk - but it is tantalisingly, agonisingly, one shot away

also lol tiger

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:10 (ten years ago) link

lj that is not exciting!!! people close to greatness and choking is much more entertaining.

also tiger lucked out w/ that drive

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:11 (ten years ago) link

kenny perry plays it safe shocker...bet he gets up and down for par here

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:12 (ten years ago) link

ffs can nobody see that campbell will win and it will be a massive anticlimax

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:13 (ten years ago) link

btw if shingo katayama wins i will run naked thru london in a cowboy hat

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:15 (ten years ago) link

woah nice work from sandy lyle

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:15 (ten years ago) link

whoooaaa @ phil & kenny

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:16 (ten years ago) link

:D

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) link

he has chosen greatness

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:19 (ten years ago) link

lol phil

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:23 (ten years ago) link

Phil looks so slim now!

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:24 (ten years ago) link

:(

campbell's win becomes yet more inevitable

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:24 (ten years ago) link

omg tiger :(

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:30 (ten years ago) link

lol

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:31 (ten years ago) link

off the tree, haha

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:32 (ten years ago) link

Mickelson played that shot so safe, what's the point?

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:36 (ten years ago) link

i dont think he meant to lay up on his second, and i think his third was a mishit that didnt spin

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:38 (ten years ago) link

Well, at least he's the leader in the clubhouse.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:40 (ten years ago) link

BAM

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:12 (ten years ago) link

that

is a shot.

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:12 (ten years ago) link

"boring"

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:12 (ten years ago) link

angel!

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:15 (ten years ago) link

And Katayama officially does for Mickelson's chances.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:20 (ten years ago) link

I <3 that man

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:23 (ten years ago) link

And now for our British viewers, an interview with the world's most charismatic sportsman

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:26 (ten years ago) link

o perry

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:27 (ten years ago) link

wikipedia already has kenny perry finishing second. whaaat?

N1ck (Upt0eleven), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:38 (ten years ago) link

fancy him making this putt?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:43 (ten years ago) link

play-off

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:44 (ten years ago) link

LJ's nightmare could happen

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:45 (ten years ago) link

campbell will definitely win now

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:45 (ten years ago) link

he stared at greatness and choked

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:46 (ten years ago) link

I'd like to see perry or cabrera win.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:46 (ten years ago) link

duhhhh

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:47 (ten years ago) link

but it will be campbell

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:47 (ten years ago) link

just cant see how Perry can pick himself up

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:48 (ten years ago) link

shame the little hunchback argentine everyman isn't going to win tbf

― lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:08 (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

might be wrong here

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:50 (ten years ago) link

the everyman who has won the us open in the past

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:51 (ten years ago) link

im just glad this isnt an 18 hole play-off the next day like in the US Open.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:54 (ten years ago) link

looks like cabrera might be out of it

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:57 (ten years ago) link

lol british commentators perving on wives n daughters

N1ck (Upt0eleven), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:59 (ten years ago) link

campbell has it in the bag now if he gets on the green

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:02 (ten years ago) link

oohh

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:02 (ten years ago) link

everybody is choking.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:03 (ten years ago) link

Cabrera aint out of it now!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:03 (ten years ago) link

waht

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:03 (ten years ago) link

great shot!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:04 (ten years ago) link

so will we have a larry mize moment?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:04 (ten years ago) link

I think we'll have another round after this.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:04 (ten years ago) link

i hate to say it, but this is extremely exciting

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:05 (ten years ago) link

Hooboy

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:05 (ten years ago) link

He almost made that.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:06 (ten years ago) link

god that was close

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:06 (ten years ago) link

!!

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:07 (ten years ago) link

all 3 should make it to the next hole

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:07 (ten years ago) link

wd not want either of those putts to stay in the playoff tbf

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:07 (ten years ago) link

Nice

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:08 (ten years ago) link

fkn hell great putt

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:08 (ten years ago) link

dont see them missing

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:08 (ten years ago) link

Cabrera doesn't take much time, he just walks up and hits it.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:08 (ten years ago) link

OHHH

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:09 (ten years ago) link

oohh!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:09 (ten years ago) link

now lj can relax

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:09 (ten years ago) link

those putts were massive, very missable

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:09 (ten years ago) link

I don't like Campbell's wife's hair, ugh

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:09 (ten years ago) link

i would like to point out i have been notm in this thread

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:10 (ten years ago) link

*pause for breath*

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:12 (ten years ago) link

Chad Campbell is one lumpy piece of milquetoast.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:12 (ten years ago) link

kenny perry goes large

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:13 (ten years ago) link

he's almost in tears, and I sorta feel for him

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:14 (ten years ago) link

Come on dude.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:16 (ten years ago) link

got to love cab's style, just get down and hit it

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:16 (ten years ago) link

Alfred Molina is killin' it out there.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:17 (ten years ago) link

lolllll

he's only 40 too

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:19 (ten years ago) link

It's over.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:19 (ten years ago) link

yeah

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:21 (ten years ago) link

Doc Ock might win by two here.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:21 (ten years ago) link

That was a little bit anticlimactic.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:22 (ten years ago) link

the crowd are a bit muted

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:23 (ten years ago) link

lol at wikispeedia

lo (cozwn), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:23 (ten years ago) link

aw

another great golfing choke :(

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:23 (ten years ago) link

and he's so gracious in defeat :(

taddletail (country matters), Sunday, 12 April 2009 23:31 (ten years ago) link

Cabrera is so cool, especially when he tried to whack it through the trees - I thought the tree was just gonna split in half.

Orin Boyd (jel --), Monday, 13 April 2009 08:47 (ten years ago) link

Great call up there jel!

Well done Cabrera, that was the sneakiest win of a major - really wasn't talked about as a winner until he actually won. His game on the greens came really good.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 13 April 2009 09:20 (ten years ago) link

Fwiw, ESPN was talking Cabrera up big time on Sunday morning, thinking he might be the one to overtake Kenny Perry.

what a great masters, watched almost all of it over the four days.

Local Garda, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:07 (ten years ago) link

I thought Sunday's round was great theater. I love watching the Masters.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:12 (ten years ago) link

me too, or any other golf. it makes me extremely happy. ken brown on bbc was amazing throughout.

Local Garda, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:14 (ten years ago) link

missed most of this due to taxi duties ocer easter bank holiday, seemed like a great event

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:15 (ten years ago) link

LOL @ Tiger Woods changing the face of golf, making it a sport for athletes: 3-way playoff between a 48 year old, a fatboy and some pudgy little geezer who's never seen the inside of a gym in his life

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:16 (ten years ago) link

i dunno, phil mickleson has been hitting the weights since i last saw him, that's for sure.

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:21 (ten years ago) link

Still a bit of a chubster tho

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:25 (ten years ago) link

he's no marathon runner, but i still think golfers are kinda of bulkier muscle wise than before tiger, if you will.

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:30 (ten years ago) link

gotta love the real human touch displayed by the ny times in the blurb for its lead story on the masters:

"Angel Cabrera may be golf's new international face as the sport seeks new markets."

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/golf/index.html

EARTH TO NY TIMES: THE PGA'S INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY IS NOT THE FIRST THING I WANT TO READ ABOUT THE BEST MASTERS TOURNAMENT IN YEARS

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:34 (ten years ago) link

the anti marketing dollar, that's a good dollar right there.

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:34 (ten years ago) link

i swear to fucking god, the ny times angle on EVERYTHING is "what are the P.R. implications of this"

STOP STOP STOP JUST STOP

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:35 (ten years ago) link

What are PR implications of Cabrera not having a blonde trophy wife?

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:37 (ten years ago) link

brunette college dollar, but tina fey has that market nailed in 09 the bitch

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:37 (ten years ago) link

i dunno but somebody should write 800 words about it for the Sunday magazine

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:38 (ten years ago) link

Up the workers

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:42 (ten years ago) link

ah international marketing strategy... after the Masters I was getting a little sentimental about my youth and Isao Aoki's second place finish in the US Open resulting in a Japanese marketing leverage that the pga used on a go forward basis...

bela fregosi (brownie), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:43 (ten years ago) link

can they just become a B2B publication and be done with it?? PLEASE??

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:47 (ten years ago) link

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01203/CONSUMER_Adverts_T_1203733c.jpg

New Gillette line-up: Angel Cabrera; Andy Reid; Amelie Mauresmo

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:52 (ten years ago) link

"New Gillette line-up: Angel Cabrera; Andy Reid; Amelie Mauresmo"

Absolutely hilarious

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:17 (ten years ago) link

good article in newest nyer abt remaking a old tom moore designed course in scotland -- dont think its free online but there is a slideshow & v.o.:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/multimedia/2009/04/20/090420_audioslideshow_askernish

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 20:39 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

SO I played my first round of golf this weekend. Not bragging, but I think I did okay, scoring an 86.
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Tell ya what, those little niner side courses can seem a lot longer than they really are!

It was fun just to get out there with my dad. The last time I held a golf club, it was at an Arnold Palmer range with a buddy who sat a box of Franzia down on the bench and watched me skip golf balls across the range like they were stones across a fishin' pond.

I wasn't sure what to expect after that last experience. Fortunately, Dad was patient with me and whaddya know, I even got the ball in the air once every three or four strokes.

We pulled our clubs in the little rickshaw carts. We ate baloney sandwiches at the pavillion with the water coolers. We managed to avoid most of the downed tree branches leftover from last week's storm. I'm 35 and he's 59, and it was one of the better father/son activities we've had in a long, long while.

The moral of this is that I was expecting to suck and almost backed out of playing since it was so early in the morning. But a friend of mine's death this week kinda weighed in on me seizing some moments and I went anyway. I still sucked, but I'm glad I went, and now that it's not as intimidating anymore, I might invest some time in getting better.

But rest assured, even if I continue to suck, I'll still have fun out there.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 15 June 2009 21:35 (ten years ago) link

And why yes, I am aware of this thread: In every mid-life crisis ever

Thanks for mentioning it.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 15 June 2009 21:36 (ten years ago) link

Really want to have the money/time to play golf again at some point in the future, would love to play a round with my dad or some of my uncles.

Local Garda, Monday, 15 June 2009 21:39 (ten years ago) link

Hey, nice job! 86 is not bad at ALL for a first round. Er...that was for a full 18 holes, right?

ya'll are the ones who don't know things (Z S), Monday, 15 June 2009 21:39 (ten years ago) link

Tell ya what, those little niner side courses can seem a lot longer than they really are!

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 15 June 2009 21:41 (ten years ago) link

Also, "I shot in the mid-80s. Had it gotten hotter, I would've gone back to the clubhouse!"

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 15 June 2009 21:41 (ten years ago) link

an 86 on your very first full round would be some prodigy shit

xxpost well

Lamp, Monday, 15 June 2009 21:42 (ten years ago) link

I had a lot of fun out there, but I really got into fishing a few years ago too, and well, wouldn't be too awful upset if I never fished again.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 15 June 2009 21:57 (ten years ago) link

PP, I'd offer to sell you my clubs and bag but the travel or shipping expenses make it not worth it.

unicorn poop evaluator (WmC), Monday, 15 June 2009 22:00 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Anyone hear the Golf last night? Enjoyed Woods' meltdown so much

The talk of 'new markets' REALLY needs to be kicked out!

xyzzzz__, Monday, 17 August 2009 09:57 (nine years ago) link

seven months pass...

why don't we talk about golf here?

k3vin k., Friday, 9 April 2010 19:26 (nine years ago) link

i hardly play anymore :/

Lamp, Friday, 9 April 2010 19:45 (nine years ago) link

this kuchar guy is all over the place - i'd have an easier time rooting for him if he wasn't a left hand low putter - savages

k3vin k., Friday, 9 April 2010 19:48 (nine years ago) link

craig stadler is really laboring

k3vin k., Friday, 9 April 2010 19:49 (nine years ago) link

oh lol u meant abt pro golf

Lamp, Friday, 9 April 2010 19:50 (nine years ago) link

ya :/

i play amateur golf too tho

k3vin k., Friday, 9 April 2010 19:55 (nine years ago) link

i have great difficulty separating the culture of the game from the game itself, which is one reason i don't play it often. the other is that i can't afford to play it often. but it seems like every time i go home now i get talked in to playing at least 18 holes with my dad, who plays in tournaments and stuff and likes to be ultra-competitive about it and lend me his loaner pair of shoes and give me endless unsolicited pointers. the feeling of finally finishing the game is classic - 4 hours of continuous golf is too much for a noob.

iiiijjjj, Friday, 9 April 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

for a moment there, all was british

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:20 (nine years ago) link

ugh @ phil's white belt

k3vin k., Friday, 9 April 2010 20:29 (nine years ago) link

Where can I watch this online?

SourPatchCorpse, Friday, 9 April 2010 20:45 (nine years ago) link

masters.org

k3vin k., Friday, 9 April 2010 20:46 (nine years ago) link

or maybe justin.tv if you want a tv feed

k3vin k., Friday, 9 April 2010 20:46 (nine years ago) link

lj if it makes u feel better whenever i golf i talk with a plummy british accent

Lamp, Friday, 9 April 2010 20:48 (nine years ago) link

well whenever i golf i end up making a colossal laughing-stock of both myself and the sport

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:49 (nine years ago) link

i like westwood but he worries me a lot -- last week he was in contention in houston & all but forgot how to play for a 3 hole stretch on saturday

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 April 2010 21:11 (nine years ago) link

he's um basically doing just that right now

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Friday, 9 April 2010 21:11 (nine years ago) link

yea thats a tuff hole

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 April 2010 21:14 (nine years ago) link

great, great sunday

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:36 (nine years ago) link

earlier, forget which genius commentator: "tiger without emotion is like, superman, uh, with kryptonite"

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:38 (nine years ago) link

fucken smug twat mickelson will walk it now

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:48 (nine years ago) link

jesus, mickelson just hooked it to the right on 10, he's fucked

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:50 (nine years ago) link

choi is playing out of his mind atm, that was a perfect 3 on ten

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:51 (nine years ago) link

i want couples to win

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:52 (nine years ago) link

couples or choi, or even westwood, fuck tiger and phil

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) link

get the fuck outta here with that shot phil

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:55 (nine years ago) link

wow

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:58 (nine years ago) link

rip fred

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

oh no

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

what the fuck is tiger going to do here

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:03 (nine years ago) link

more air than tree irrc

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:04 (nine years ago) link

whooooops

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:04 (nine years ago) link

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:07 (nine years ago) link

After i cum you better start sucking my cock to get it hard

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:12 (nine years ago) link

ok i lold

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:14 (nine years ago) link

TIIIIII-GERRRRR

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:23 (nine years ago) link

haha it sounds like tiger is imitating his wife nagging him

am0n corner (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:24 (nine years ago) link

wonderboy has looked incredible all week - am amazed he's not running away with it tbh

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:24 (nine years ago) link

I want tiger to go into some ricky henderson 3rd person steez

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:29 (nine years ago) link

oh damn choi

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:30 (nine years ago) link

wonderboy obv being anthony kim

oh fuck OFF mickelson

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:30 (nine years ago) link

that was a hell of a putt

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:31 (nine years ago) link

followed by an awful drive. that's phil!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

cad otm

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

phil cannot hit the driver at all

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

KIM

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

freedom got an ak

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:33 (nine years ago) link

i think it is safe to say that anthony kim is officially going in

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:33 (nine years ago) link

god damn there has been some fantastic golf over the last couple days. i love the masters so much.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:33 (nine years ago) link

anthony kim will win like 30 majors

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:33 (nine years ago) link

wow tiger needed that eagle tbrr

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:33 (nine years ago) link

KIM

― call all destroyer, Sunday, April 11, 2010 4:32 PM (52 seconds ago) Bookmark

i sent this exact message in a text

loving the kim right now

am0n corner (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:34 (nine years ago) link

is kim the guy witht he sassy belt?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:34 (nine years ago) link

Westwood will not even get a top-three finish at this rate. Kim on one hell of a charge - but...what's with the belt buckle?

xp!

Michael Jones, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:35 (nine years ago) link

Portions of this tournament are being broadcast in 3D, which I find bizarre.

Olivier Messiaen Control (Paul in Santa Cruz), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:36 (nine years ago) link

oh wait THAT'S why kim isn't running away with it

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:36 (nine years ago) link

that's an excellent display name btw jordan

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:37 (nine years ago) link

thanking u xp

am0n corner (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:39 (nine years ago) link

holy motherfuck

am0n corner (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:41 (nine years ago) link

christ

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

phil is such a ridiculous mfer

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

oh mickelson

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

cold blood, shit

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:43 (nine years ago) link

kim will have a fun shot coming up

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:45 (nine years ago) link

played lee (and kim)

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:48 (nine years ago) link

phil

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:48 (nine years ago) link

XD

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:49 (nine years ago) link

holy shit tiger

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:51 (nine years ago) link

lol @ tiger

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:51 (nine years ago) link

TIGER MELTDOWN

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:52 (nine years ago) link

Tiger three-putt, how about that.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:52 (nine years ago) link

rip tiger

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:54 (nine years ago) link

heaven needed a club sandwich

am0n corner (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:55 (nine years ago) link

club - chick - club

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:56 (nine years ago) link

"go hard, GO HARD"

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:57 (nine years ago) link

great putt lee

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:03 (nine years ago) link

GREAT putt anthony

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:05 (nine years ago) link

philly mick

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:13 (nine years ago) link

aaaaaaaa game over

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:18 (nine years ago) link

was sure peter alliss just referred to woods' troubles as his "trousers tibulations"

etrian odysseus (cozen), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:33 (nine years ago) link

tribulations*

etrian odysseus (cozen), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:33 (nine years ago) link

alliss talking about 'the orientals' incl anthony kim

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:36 (nine years ago) link

pretty sure it was trials and tribulations but it seems a real pity to ruin the fun

Jesse James Woods (darraghmac), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:37 (nine years ago) link

that'll do it

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:46 (nine years ago) link

laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:46 (nine years ago) link

well congrats to phil--made some unbelievable shots when it mattered most

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) link

yeah he deserves this

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:53 (nine years ago) link

i can hear sportswriters around the nation typing out how family man phil mickelson prevailed over the heathen tiger woods

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:56 (nine years ago) link

^^^lol, yeah this

he sorta totally deserved it but imo anthony kim deserved it just as much

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:57 (nine years ago) link

i can hear sportswriters around the nation typing out how family man phil mickelson prevailed over the heathen tiger woods

― johnny crunch, Sunday, April 11, 2010 5:56 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

SI_JonHeyman easy choice: rather see great guy whose wife, mother have cancer win than guy who dates porn stars and club "hostesses''
27 minutes ago via web

am0n corner (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:59 (nine years ago) link

btw this matteo dude!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:04 (nine years ago) link

fuckin 16!!!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:05 (nine years ago) link

he played really nice

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:06 (nine years ago) link

his english isn't bad either

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:06 (nine years ago) link

Mickelson was great, but I thought Tiger was remarkable too. Who else can hit it all over the place on Sunday, miss putts he should make, and still manage a 69? And the interview right after was excellent: no, I'm not satisfied, I entered to win. Not trying to slight the winner here.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:06 (nine years ago) link

how long till your face evens out when u have a tan like that

etrian odysseus (cozen), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:07 (nine years ago) link

manassero vs kim rivalry to echo thru space and time

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:07 (nine years ago) link

xxxp yeah he def said something sensible and non-awkward which is a++++ in that room with those dudes.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:07 (nine years ago) link

Tiger was remarkable too. Who else can hit it all over the place on Sunday, miss putts he should make, and still manage a 69?

the joke that writes itself

am0n corner (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:08 (nine years ago) link

That crossed my mind..."He's managed quite a few 69s the past year."

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:10 (nine years ago) link

preferred lies: the tiger woods story

etrian odysseus (cozen), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:10 (nine years ago) link

no, I'm not satisfied, I entered to win

forgive me fada (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:11 (nine years ago) link

Um, I'm sensing some real Tiger hate here. Let me guess--he used to be your very definition of truth and morality and virtue, and now you feel terribly let down.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:16 (nine years ago) link

lol jon heyman

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:17 (nine years ago) link

wtf are you talking about? he's a dickhead and always has been.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:17 (nine years ago) link

Not sure how to respond to that, other than to say "How so?"

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:20 (nine years ago) link

well i mean for whatever individual reasons we may all have for mocking the most easily mockable sports figure in recent history, my personal opinion is that, excellence at golf aside, he's an amoral mercenary off the course and often a petulant whiner on it.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:24 (nine years ago) link

Golf coverage is so gross. Don't the toadie commentators ever feel bad for themselves?

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:25 (nine years ago) link

ashamed of themselves, I mean

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:26 (nine years ago) link

do you get peter alliss?

etrian odysseus (cozen), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:31 (nine years ago) link

I'll give you the mercenary, placing him with hundreds of other professional athletes who take obscene amounts of money because someone's willing to give it to him. He gets even more of it by virtue of being better than just about every other professional athlete.

Amoral? Jack Nicholson can spend his life fucking anything that moves, and he's just lovable, naughty Jack. Unless you're talking about Nike's business practices, in which "amoral" is a mighty large leap for me.

And I just don't recall Woods ever being a whiner on the golf course. A temper, yes--not the same thing. I don't remember him ever making excuses when he doesn't play well.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:34 (nine years ago) link

i remember him slumping dramatically after every missed putt like it's the end of the goddamn world.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:36 (nine years ago) link

i mean you're right, tiger's kind of just a blown out version of shit that lots of athletes do. so i'm not sure why you're confused that we would make easy jokes at his expense?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:37 (nine years ago) link

he went through a period of whining about cameras and crowds

etrian odysseus (cozen), Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:38 (nine years ago) link

I just think he's competitive above and beyond where you'll find even most professional athletes. And I think you'd find parallel behaviours in Jordan, Federer, Gretzky, or anyone else who's ever played at his level. Jokes are fine, jokes are good; I've made more than a few Tiger jokes myself the past while. I've just been really appalled at the holier-than-thou stuff that sometimes accompanies them.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:41 (nine years ago) link

i remember him slumping dramatically after every missed putt like it's the end of the goddamn world.

yeah, this. man up.

if peter alliss is the main bbc guy i think he is remarkable. i would listen to anything he commentated.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:42 (nine years ago) link

point me to any holier-than-thou stuff in this thread?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:43 (nine years ago) link

by the way i guess it shows how long it's been since i've watched golf on tv but i never realized how fucking gargantuan woods' upper body has become.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:44 (nine years ago) link

yeah he went nuts on weights at some point though i have no idea when

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:44 (nine years ago) link

I joined the thread late--after a few weeks of nothing but, I'm probably sensing it where none exists. Point taken.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:44 (nine years ago) link

yeah man that's cool i'm just sayin it's bizarre to come into an ilx sports thread and act like the ppl there are naive plebes or something. we all good now.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:47 (nine years ago) link

tiger shanked a tee shot at one point today and his little outburst at himself was the most petulant, flouncy little thing i've ever heard from a professional athlete. it sounded like it came from a will ferrell movie or something.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:48 (nine years ago) link

I still can't support "amoral." He's spent his life excelling at a sport. He makes a pile of money. He's got a temper on the golf course. He's been his a serial adulterer for the past few years. It doesn't add up to amoral for me.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:49 (nine years ago) link

xp yes that was SUPER flouncy

call all destroyer, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

And for what it's worth, I came into the thread saying that Mikelson played great, and Tiger played great too. That's all.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:51 (nine years ago) link

tiger is a total robotic dork who is and has been hard to root for in real life, but he is and has been an incredible golfer who's really fun to watch and root for. imo

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 April 2010 23:59 (nine years ago) link

Great to watch, not sure about rooting for.

Mickelson was fantastic and way more consistent.

Britishers in being 2nd: Andy Murray, Westwood...England to lose the WC final?

I really hope they don't renew Peter Alliss' contract.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 April 2010 12:52 (nine years ago) link

english wish for a loss in the final. 2nd in the group, maybe.

Jesse James Woods (darraghmac), Monday, 12 April 2010 13:17 (nine years ago) link

when my therapist okays it maybe I can talk about my time spent caddying at a private club

fuck in rainbows, ☔ (dyao), Monday, 12 April 2010 13:24 (nine years ago) link

I really hope they don't renew Peter Alliss' contract.
― xyzzzz__, Monday, April 12, 2010 12:52 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

wtf, why?

etrian odysseus (cozen), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:16 (nine years ago) link

is his racism to elegant evocation ratio dipping again?

gucci magnet (acoleuthic), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:18 (nine years ago) link

i've only heard him twice but he's already right up there with Vin Scully in my estimation, and maybe better. they're actually quite similar - gentle-voiced old dudes who prefer stories about the players' upbringing than stats and who seem to have a kind of direct line of sympathy hooking them directly into the action. where alliss may have the edge is that he does have a wicked sense of humor that you can tell he's always barely suppressing. one last piece of approbation: not many people realize how difficult it is to do that vocal style - barely above a whisper but with energy and exuberance and urgency. it's incredibly difficult and requires serious vocal/diaphragm control. (aside from golf commentary the other great field for people who can carry off this technique is nature documentaries.)

Tracer Hand, Monday, 12 April 2010 14:23 (nine years ago) link

I think I first complained about Peter Alliss on ilx about 7 years ago (gawd please let me go!), but here we go again.

No other commentator on the BBCs commentary appears to be too much into stats. And I've never heard someone so LESS in control of his voice -- that mumblin' murmuring you get as the putt is delivered is EXCRUCIATING to listen to because of his lack.

The article I read yesterday re: Alliss smacked of ageism but it isn't that. Richie Benaud is the greatest commentator I'll ever have the pleasure of hearing and the contrast couldn't be greater. Man would often not speak unless he really had something he could add. No 'opinions' (as he was arguing with one of his commentators yesterday) thx. And no wavering voice. In cricket you get old timey stories but they seemed way more relevant to what was going on in the field. At least as Richey told 'em.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 April 2010 18:38 (nine years ago) link

i would like to hear this guy!

Tracer Hand, Monday, 12 April 2010 23:54 (nine years ago) link

dude aren't you the guy that posted some really anti-cricket stuff on ilx

pretty girl, filking a clown (acoleuthic), Monday, 12 April 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) link

hahaha no wait we just had a rum old discussion about the rules :D

pretty girl, filking a clown (acoleuthic), Monday, 12 April 2010 23:58 (nine years ago) link

amidst this sincere engagement w/ golf I wld like to approve of Richard Meltzer's Holes: a book not entirely about golf, which I found very enlightening on a lot of matters, especially LAWNS

ogmor, Monday, 12 April 2010 23:58 (nine years ago) link

lmao @ "anti-cricket"

k3vin k., Tuesday, 13 April 2010 00:10 (nine years ago) link

I shot a +2 72 this weekend. First round since October 10, 2009. 6 birdies, a triple bogey and two double bogies. 3 shots in the water, 1 shot out of bounds. Fuck tech support, i'm practicing for the Champions Tour.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 00:29 (nine years ago) link

ten months pass...

the end of this matchplay match btw jb holmes & bubba watson is hilarious

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 February 2011 19:25 (eight years ago) link

the announcers were cracking on jb "wandering the desert"

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 February 2011 19:26 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

Its like Woods never went away and just changed his name to McIIroy instead.

Great stuff.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 10 April 2011 07:48 (eight years ago) link

heh not quite

the salmon of procrastination (darraghmac), Sunday, 10 April 2011 22:28 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

been playing like crazy. just bought a rescue wood.

Bert Macklin, F.B.I. (thebingo), Thursday, 2 June 2011 15:20 (eight years ago) link

was passively watching some golf on the tv last weekend, and although it wasn't the first time i'd noticed the golf channel logo, it was the first time it ever registered that the G wasn't just some chinese restaurant font G, but the swoosh of a driver next to a tee. uh, right?

http://www.pitchengine.com/brands/timewarnercablecarolinas/images/89675/golfchannellogo.jpg

del griffith, Thursday, 2 June 2011 17:01 (eight years ago) link

The meaning doesn't matter, its just ugly regardless. You may be right tho.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 2 June 2011 21:37 (eight years ago) link

I see a moon and a sugar-cone

Latham Green, Friday, 3 June 2011 20:07 (eight years ago) link

been playing a bit again recently, forgot how satisfying the feeling catching the ball is. also was pleased to discover the irons I lusted after when I bought my starter set (a set of titleist dcis that retailed at 700 in 97) now only run you 60/70 on the electronic bay... so I helped myself to a set and farmed the old iroms out to my brother.

need to pick up a cheap driver, it's no fun being 50/60 yards disadvantaged off the tee

homophobophobia (disambiguation) (cozen), Saturday, 11 June 2011 17:24 (eight years ago) link

anyone watching the masters? watched it for about 8/9 hours but am totally exhausted now, hitting the hay. mcilroy looking great, course seems to be playing tough. enjoying mickelson's wacky adventures so far.

montgomery as commentator is really depressing and kinda cringey tho. "i bogeyed this hole every round in 1997........and i lost by one shot" permeated by that wind hum you hear when watching golf...

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Thursday, 16 June 2011 20:27 (eight years ago) link

bitcoins!!!

coffeetripperspillerslyricmakeruppers (Latham Green), Thursday, 16 June 2011 20:29 (eight years ago) link

i did not and i regret it. What times are we talking here? Cant do late nights this week :(

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 08:43 (eight years ago) link

wish I had sky

the dn centipede (_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_, ◦ ⃝◦ (cozen), Friday, 17 June 2011 08:48 (eight years ago) link

midday till pretty late darragh.

you don't know anyone who works there do you cozen? there are mad cheap friends and family deals.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 08:52 (eight years ago) link

pfft the gf would have my nuts.
Pity

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 08:58 (eight years ago) link

well you could get away with the last few hours of sunday night maybe...that's the primetime

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 09:08 (eight years ago) link

yeah well i'm packing her off up the county for father's day as it happens.

Will rory still be anywhere near tho

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 09:17 (eight years ago) link

I do (my golfing buddy as it happens, will have a word today. last time I asked him he said nothing doing but I reckon it's cause he didn't fancy the hassle)

treated myself to a new driver yesterday, gonna go drill it in the rain

the dn centipede (_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_,(_, ◦ ⃝◦ (cozen), Friday, 17 June 2011 09:19 (eight years ago) link

getting out tomorrow with my last remaning mate who plays before he fucks off to australia and all

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 09:24 (eight years ago) link

Rory tearing it up again today - he just eagled the par 4 8th to go -10.

some greenzo (onimo), Friday, 17 June 2011 14:04 (eight years ago) link

unbelievably strong position...

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 14:14 (eight years ago) link

i miss playing golf :( london ppl wheres the most affordable place to go?

just sayin, Friday, 17 June 2011 14:20 (eight years ago) link

ah golf racism..."it's the far eastern mind, they have a calmness, perhaps more than other parts of the world."

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 14:37 (eight years ago) link

ethnic criticism, bill

Sucks that i'm missing this

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 14:41 (eight years ago) link

i def support rorys scortched earth campaign even if theres no drama by sunday fuckit

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 June 2011 14:45 (eight years ago) link

hurt my shoulder a couple years ago and haven't played golf since, but I'm heading out tomorrow to the aptly named Wicked Woods. Really amazed at the cost- $32 for 18 holes and a cart. Three years ago it was $48.

http://images.pegs.com/imageRepo/1/0/16/9/445/1050763cdms_img_pho_000_nc__276598_Golf_Course___J.jpg

brownie, Friday, 17 June 2011 15:06 (eight years ago) link

damn looks gorg

i hope 2 play a lot next week when ill be down in the outer banks area

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 June 2011 15:12 (eight years ago) link

can't wait to earn enough to be able to play golf while living in london

mcilroy 8 clear now. agree with you johnny, if it was tiger a few years back this would be boring but the thought of rory winning by some ludicrous margin is kinda intriguing.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 15:36 (eight years ago) link

"do you like the shaved approaches colin?"

"i do! i do yes."

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 15:43 (eight years ago) link

This is horrible! He's gonna lose a 12-shot lead on the back nine on Sunday, isn't he?

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 June 2011 15:46 (eight years ago) link

this is kinda insane...he is putting insanely well.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 16:38 (eight years ago) link

10 clear? Not supposed to get this excited about golf on a Friday afternoon unless it's the Ryder.

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 June 2011 16:43 (eight years ago) link

(Of course, a bunch of ppl, incl Yang, haven't even teed off in r2, so one of them could shoot a 65 or something...)

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 June 2011 16:44 (eight years ago) link

could not be rooting harder for McIlroy. was crushed when he blew the last one

frogbs, Friday, 17 June 2011 16:45 (eight years ago) link

man going 65-64 is so pimp

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 June 2011 16:54 (eight years ago) link

in the water at 18...

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 16:56 (eight years ago) link

BETHESDA, Md. -- Rory McIlroy has birdied the 16th and 17th holes to reach 13-under par at the U.S. Open, the lowest score at any point in the 111-year history of the tournament.

McIlroy hit his second shot on the par-4 17th at Congressional on Friday to 8 feet and made the putt that put him at 13 under. He eclipsed a record held by Tiger Woods (2000) and Gil Morgan (1992), both reaching 12 under at U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach.

McIlroy is searching for his first major victory. He leads Y.E. Yang by 10 shots with two holes to play in the second round. Yang had an afternoon tee time.

McIlroy eagled the par-4 eighth hole when he holed out from the fairway to get to 10 under.

wow, so if he goes under par in round 3 or 4 he'll just be breaking his own record, daaamn

frogbs, Friday, 17 June 2011 16:56 (eight years ago) link

aw

still, cutline should be at -3 and he just plays the wkend himself or vs a few dudes

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 June 2011 16:57 (eight years ago) link

double bogey too...still.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 17:05 (eight years ago) link

any golf pros here? why am I slicing my driver but not my irons? hand rotation?

rolling stupid fruity crazy vag cru (cozen), Friday, 17 June 2011 19:19 (eight years ago) link

angry peach!

coffeetripperspillerslyricmakeruppers (Latham Green), Friday, 17 June 2011 19:26 (eight years ago) link

cozen, you need to have the ball closer to your front foot when you address it, adjust your stance accordingly

/protip

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 19:30 (eight years ago) link

that's for the driver/woods only

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 19:31 (eight years ago) link

mcilroy on some tiger woods shit - too bad i havent been able to catch any of this

i'll watch him play tomorrow, he shouldn't collapse until sunday anyway

bite this display name (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 June 2011 19:57 (eight years ago) link

darragh, ball is already three balls toward the front foot at address

from googling, it seems this is a common problem

rolling stupid fruity crazy vag cru (cozen), Friday, 17 June 2011 20:10 (eight years ago) link

think I might try it ahead of my front foot, will give the head more time to get square

rolling stupid fruity crazy vag cru (cozen), Friday, 17 June 2011 20:15 (eight years ago) link

mcilroy on some tiger woods shit - too bad i havent been able to catch any of this

i'll watch him play tomorrow, he shouldn't collapse until sunday anyway

in his defense he only collapsed once and only had one bad hole today even though the pressure was clearly on him

would be awesome to have another golfer like this to cheer for.

frogbs, Friday, 17 June 2011 20:17 (eight years ago) link

yes absolutely

bite this display name (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 June 2011 20:22 (eight years ago) link

hmm cozen i believe u may be what is known as a 'poor golfer'

I suffer from somewhat of the same complaint tho it manifests itself in different ways

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 20:24 (eight years ago) link

cozen do you create a divot when you hit your irons? creating a divot means you're staying down and through the ball- it's going straight. the natural inclination when hitting woods is to come up so you don't chunk it- stay down as much as possible when hitting woods without hitting sod. i had a bad slice and now it's a plable fade

also try to put the front foot slightly ahead of the back one- the farther the front foot is ahead of the back foot the more likely you are to hit a hook/draw

brownie, Friday, 17 June 2011 21:20 (eight years ago) link

just got back from the driving range fyi ;)

brownie, Friday, 17 June 2011 21:25 (eight years ago) link

kinda funny that berman is announcing this like americas cup or something -- "the swedes have passed the spainards"

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 June 2011 23:05 (eight years ago) link

Played today for the second time in a week. There is some oujia board action happening sometimes when I think to myself, goddammit, just put your head down and hit that ball. I was making these awful 10 yard chip shots this morning, just paused for a moment and blam, 80-yard Gateway Arch to the green. It's a fun feeling.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:03 (eight years ago) link

All I know is golf is frustrating as hell if you're not good at it.

I spend more time at driving ranges than actual golf courses. It's cheaper, for one thing, but the sound of a golf ball being smacked by a driver's sweet spot is amongst life's greatest small pleasures.

Lee626, Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:12 (eight years ago) link

brownie, I have a natural fade (outside-in swing). tried hitting the driver today (on course probably not the best place to try fixes but w/e) with an accentuated in-out swing (aiming the down swing at one o'clock) and it's was hitting a straight push (leads me to believe there are two issues: not turning hands over so club face open at contact hence the push, couple with outside-in swing)

accentuating the inside-out swing was interesting though: could feel my right elbow much closer to my body when swing out on the downswing, which I think is how it should be

mid 80s on past three rounds but really want to break 80

vag vag vag (cozen), Saturday, 18 June 2011 12:13 (eight years ago) link

harrington is so depressing to watch these days

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Saturday, 18 June 2011 19:23 (eight years ago) link

is anyone watching this? rory is just...wtf

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:14 (eight years ago) link

garrigus & his kiddie putter is lol

johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:33 (eight years ago) link

my 'wtf' is for Garrigus' toy putter...that's the shortest putter I've ever seen anyone use

xpost!

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:34 (eight years ago) link

yeah i keep laughing every time they show it

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:41 (eight years ago) link

jeeeeeesus

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:48 (eight years ago) link

r<3ry

J0rdan S., Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:48 (eight years ago) link

was a great shot there by serg

johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:57 (eight years ago) link

yeah amazing.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:01 (eight years ago) link

great moment

Rory bringing it home. He's gonna do this

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:48 (eight years ago) link

yep can't see him failing the way he's playing. he has produced some unbelievable approach shots all day long. i'd say he'll feel he could have had a few more birdies. that said he saved par v well a few times too.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:53 (eight years ago) link

he played to keep it on an even keel, i think he could have attacked it more today but i think he'll go out to beat the course tomorrow, will win by more

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:58 (eight years ago) link

he fairly attacked it imo...just wasn't putting as well. like he was close to the pin loads of times. would be v annoyed to par the 16th too.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:59 (eight years ago) link

199 thru 54 holes is still madness

johnny crunch, Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:00 (eight years ago) link

yeah ridiculous really

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:02 (eight years ago) link

I hope he wins--twice in a year would be cosmically cruel. I don't think it's quite the gimme Costas just described--a four-stroke swing on a single hole is not all that unusual--but he'd really have to be creative to lose this one. (Imagine how exciting the British Open would have potentially been if he'd hung on at the Masters...)

clemenza, Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:04 (eight years ago) link

what's really encouraging (for him) and terrifying (for the others) is that his style doesn't really seem to include defence. like he just attacked the pins all day today and was completely in control. easier to make par when you're inside 8 feet over and over again. that birdie he got from the rough, was it on the 11th, that was incredible. plus the saved pars in the first few holes with the approach shot to about a foot and the bunker shot were both amazing too.

i'm going to the open on the saturday next month, so here's hoping he's still in this kind of form.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:15 (eight years ago) link

yeah he gave himself chance after chance for birdie today, and as you said his putting was a little off. it could have been a massacre by this stage

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:27 (eight years ago) link

Over on the Tiger thread, I think I estimated his chance of catching Nicklaus (after this year's Masters, and that one ominous putt he missed) as down to something like 30 or 40%...somewhere in there. If McIlroy goes out and wins big tomorrow, I'd be inclined to cut that in half.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:51 (eight years ago) link

I predict a 70 and a 6-shot margin of victory.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:56 (eight years ago) link

here's the betting lines to win:

Rory McIlroy -2000
Field (Any Other Player) +850

frogbs, Sunday, 19 June 2011 03:46 (eight years ago) link

pretty sure the mothers of the other players are rooting for mcilroy at this point

jag goo (k3vin k.), Sunday, 19 June 2011 04:07 (eight years ago) link

as long as he doesn't get a call from the mafia like he did last time

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 09:23 (eight years ago) link

"Over on the Tiger thread, I think I estimated his chance of catching Nicklaus (after this year's Masters, and that one ominous putt he missed) as down to something like 30 or 40%...somewhere in there. If McIlroy goes out and wins big tomorrow, I'd be inclined to cut that in half."

Don't think its anything to do w/McIlroy tho'. He culd win many majors, not sure (and its not a criticism) he doesn't have the drive that Woods had (and probably still has, even if much of the body and mind are unwilling to accommodate).

All for another day - this is so great. Hope it all happens in a very boring way tonight.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 19 June 2011 09:26 (eight years ago) link

Very quick explanation--I don't want to derail the thread into Tiger talk. If McIlroy wins today, especially if he does so convincingly, obviously that'll sweep away whatever mental garbage was lingering from the Masters (based on the past three days, apparently not much). And at that point, I could easily see him going out and winning four or five majors over the next five years. If that were to happen--a huge, speculative if, I know--then it's just math: five fewer chances for Tiger would cut his odds considerably.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 June 2011 12:03 (eight years ago) link

good start

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 19:28 (eight years ago) link

yeah, he looks solid

i shot a 93 yesterday (50-43), had a 5 putt on the front ;_:

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 19:50 (eight years ago) link

hit the same pitch shot into the water four times yesterday, i was looking round for rene russo tbh

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 19:54 (eight years ago) link

Not sure when a golf lead becomes 100% safe, but even with the pressures of an Open, he's getting close. (I look around for Rene Russo whether I'm golfing or not.)

clemenza, Sunday, 19 June 2011 19:58 (eight years ago) link

he's gonna kill it based on his first three or four holes

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 19:59 (eight years ago) link

westwood putting in a very good round so far too

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:00 (eight years ago) link

yang is playing solid, just needs to make some putts

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:03 (eight years ago) link

approaching nonsensical that he made that putt

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:19 (eight years ago) link

i've probably played less than 20 rounds of golf in my life, and i still sorta think that knee-jerk "golf is a boring sport for rich ppl" criticisms are as or more irritating than the boring rich ppl that play golf

like i get that 'golf development' is a pernicious thing, but how is the actual game itself more inherently evil than like bocce ball or croquet

anyway i have been thinking about golf lately and kinda want to play a round, badly

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:38 (eight years ago) link

yeah golf has a pretty deep working class tradition in the UK at least and is also rad so haters can take a 5 iron to the balls afaic

j/k lacan (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:40 (eight years ago) link

also in the interest of full disclosure, i am training as a physician, so at some point i will be legally obliged to purchase a set of golf clubs

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:42 (eight years ago) link

yesterday was my first round of golf in three years and I realized how great it felt sitting at the 19th hole and drinking a beer. tho it gets expensive when you have other interests (fine wine and women in my case)

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:49 (eight years ago) link

what are those white dots on the green, they're not ball markers?

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:57 (eight years ago) link

yesterday was my first round of golf in three years and I realized how great it felt sitting at the 19th hole and drinking a beer.
― brownie, Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:49 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^otm. the post-golf pint has to be up there with the best pints

Lo_Ol (cozen), Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:01 (eight years ago) link

ok those "white dots" are just tiny grown in leaves

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:04 (eight years ago) link

fuck's sake

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:21 (eight years ago) link

...that'll do it

jag goo (k3vin k.), Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:35 (eight years ago) link

lol

Dont be a dick on a golfcourse

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:49 (eight years ago) link

yah stensons a bitch

johnny crunch, Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:56 (eight years ago) link

rory ur shit go home

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:59 (eight years ago) link

more like bogleroy

jag goo (k3vin k.), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:01 (eight years ago) link

more-y shotilroy

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:03 (eight years ago) link

scraping his way to the luckiest of victories

LocalGarda, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:04 (eight years ago) link

why do sky keep introducing montages with a bit of commentary including the song title. it's fucking weird...

LocalGarda, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:05 (eight years ago) link

disgrace if he wins tbfh

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:05 (eight years ago) link

i know

Every northie with a guitar getting a plug tonight

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:06 (eight years ago) link

is mcilroy a man united fan, so many Norn Ironz are...I'm googling with hope.

LocalGarda, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:07 (eight years ago) link

hope that he isn't obv

LocalGarda, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:07 (eight years ago) link

he fucking is.

LocalGarda, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:08 (eight years ago) link

he'll hardly falter at this stage of the season then

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:09 (eight years ago) link

oops think he just had an andrew cole

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:09 (eight years ago) link

oh shit it begins. In the water at the 15th

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:21 (eight years ago) link

is mcilroy fucking up lads im in mexico without a tv

Michael B, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:22 (eight years ago) link

GET OFF ILX

J0rdan S., Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:22 (eight years ago) link

aw jaysus love to be watching this spectacular meltdown and all

ps im langers

Michael B, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:24 (eight years ago) link

holy shit an elephant just stood on his ball on the 12th green

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:24 (eight years ago) link

hey michael

Rory is killing it, eight ahead thru 14.

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:25 (eight years ago) link

i always thought the dude looked more like a surfer from point break rather than a golfer

ps gwan ya good thing

Michael B, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:29 (eight years ago) link

rory can't buy a putt now

looking like a regular us open the past 8 holes or so

jag goo (k3vin k.), Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:33 (eight years ago) link

montgomery is so weird

LocalGarda, Sunday, 19 June 2011 22:34 (eight years ago) link

i always thought the dude looked more like a surfer

1. ok, i walked down to the sushi place to watch the back nine- hostess said the exact same thing

2. server comes into the same restaurant, where she works, with a brand new driver. explains to me that it's a birthday present from her father who won the BC Open in 1983.

it's raining golf, also water

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 23:54 (eight years ago) link

BC Open winer is this dude

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Lindsey_(golfer)

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 23:56 (eight years ago) link

w/e broken link

congrats to Rory

brownie, Sunday, 19 June 2011 23:58 (eight years ago) link

can we talk about shane mcmahon trailing rory's dad????

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 June 2011 00:24 (eight years ago) link

how many strokes behind?

brownie, Monday, 20 June 2011 00:43 (eight years ago) link

BC open used to be held in my home town until a few years ago

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 June 2011 01:52 (eight years ago) link

Very quick explanation--I don't want to derail the thread into Tiger talk. If McIlroy wins today, especially if he does so convincingly, obviously that'll sweep away whatever mental garbage was lingering from the Masters (based on the past three days, apparently not much). And at that point, I could easily see him going out and winning four or five majors over the next five years. If that were to happen--a huge, speculative if, I know--then it's just math: five fewer chances for Tiger would cut his odds considerably.

he's been a factor in his last four tournaments and absolutely crushed this one. the runner-up, Jason Day, at -8 had a good enough score to win the tournament like 80% of the time and Rory beat that by EIGHT strokes, shattering pretty much every U.S. Open record in the process - and he's only 22, meaning his peak years could be ahead of him. if Tiger really hasn't changed you know he's going to train like mad to beat this kid, sadly I think the unsaid thing in the broadcast is that Tiger will probably never again be favored to win any tournament unless he wins one, like, this year.

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 05:17 (eight years ago) link

I'm old enough to remember those Nicklaus-Watson showdowns in the late '70s--wouldn't it be amazing to have Tiger and McIlroy go at it one Sunday in a major? All during Tiger's era of dominance, no one ever really stepped up to take him on; it was amazing how people fell apart all around him during majors. That's not meant to take anything away from him--obviously, his brilliance is what drove the head game. You get the feeling that McIlroy's more ready than anyone ever has been, especially in view of the fact that he's already had his "character-building" meltdown. Short term at least, this may be good for Tiger--it may spur him on. (Or maybe he's gone for good, or maybe McIlroy's just a blip; I have no idea, but I'm hoping for that showdown.)

clemenza, Monday, 20 June 2011 11:34 (eight years ago) link

if sergio starts putting again there'll be three of them tbh

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 11:44 (eight years ago) link

^ No way.

McIlroy is not a blip (xp)

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Monday, 20 June 2011 11:46 (eight years ago) link

I'm inclined to agree, but I can think of two or three others who made almost as big a splash and then faded.

clemenza, Monday, 20 June 2011 16:45 (eight years ago) link

I'm inclined to think McIlroy will never do this again. As in, he may win many many majors, but not like this. Just an awesome, but one-off, career performance.

The most impressive things is to have come back from the humiliation at the Masters. Don't think I've ever quite seen it like this in any sport - it usually would take a year, maybe more, to re-group.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 20 June 2011 16:50 (eight years ago) link

I checked Tiger's majors, and three times he blew away the field; three of his first four were by margins of 12, 15, and 8 strokes. Of the next 11, two were by five strokes, six were by 1-3 strokes, and three were playoffs.

clemenza, Monday, 20 June 2011 16:54 (eight years ago) link

yup, and McIlroy is not Tiger Woods.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 20 June 2011 16:57 (eight years ago) link

yeah this is ridiculous, I don't want this to be like the LeBron/Michael Jordan thing where everyone has to collectively say "let's stop comparing kids under 24 to Tiger Woods". but I would definitely bet big on McIlroy winning at least 4 more this decade. this is a once in a lifetime performance but I don't even think McIlroy's peaked yet. in addition, Day is looking pretty sharp too and is only 23. Tiger's got his work cut out for him if he's gonna beat Nicklaus

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 17:03 (eight years ago) link

I think R.Mc has one big advantage over Tiger -- Earl Woods didn't put a golf club in his hands when he was a baby. He's got the game and talent of Tiger without having the category-5 mental stress hurricane "I Am Tiger Woods" going on in his head 24/7.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 17:05 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, and I hate to say it but at the moment I feel like it's more likely than not that Tiger is done.

j/k lacan (Noodle Vague), Monday, 20 June 2011 17:06 (eight years ago) link

Live fast, die young, leave a nice well-defined divot.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 17:07 (eight years ago) link

lol

the only thing i'd worry about with rory is that his eerie resemblance to van morrison becomes a weight he can't deal with as he grows older

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 19:31 (eight years ago) link

can't tell you guys how awesome it would be if McIlroy and Tiger both had a 2-3 stroke lead on the rest of the field on Day 4 of some major

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 19:58 (eight years ago) link

can't see how this victory has proven rory's fit to take on tiger 1-on-1 in those circumstances- nobody was near him for the past three days tbf

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:11 (eight years ago) link

well if not Rory then Jason Day or someone like that - basically we're seeing an influx of awesome young golfers that I haven't really seen before in my life, the type of golfer that everyone was hoping would come up to challenge him over the past decade and a half. We all know about Tiger's insane dedication and work ethic so I'm wondering if this inspires him to train harder than he ever has. Obviously one major is not an indication of a great career but after watching McIlroy for the past year this seems like it could be the beginning of a ridiculous career, especially since he's probably not as good now as he's going to get.

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 20:17 (eight years ago) link

well yeah i do think mcilroy is exceptional, aside from the point i was making, but in the next four years there'll be at least one more along, and in the four years after that there'll be another.

we're just seeing the results of the tiger boom in golf from 2000 or so onwards

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:19 (eight years ago) link

so where does that leave Tiger?

i guess this is the question that everyone has - seeing a McIlroy/Day/Sergio rivalry is going to be nice, but if Tiger becomes a legit threat it'll make every major a must-see event

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 20:21 (eight years ago) link

tiger's a phenomenon but tbh with the coming through of an influx of tiger-inspired kids, allied to his public breakdowns, tbh i'd like to see odds on garcia collecting more majors from now til they both retire

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:24 (eight years ago) link

I think R.Mc has one big advantage over Tiger -- Earl Woods didn't put a golf club in his hands when he was a baby. He's got the game and talent of Tiger without having the category-5 mental stress hurricane "I Am Tiger Woods" going on in his head 24/7.

― Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, June 20, 2011 1:05 PM (3 hours ago)

i disagree with this - tiger was a machine and never really had any stress/nervousness/anything bascially ever in his career until this recent weird situation

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:24 (eight years ago) link

until

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:25 (eight years ago) link

not just the stress tho, he seems to have recurring niggling injuries that might be exacerbated by stress but might just be the kind of deterioration that some athletes are prone too

j/k lacan (Noodle Vague), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:26 (eight years ago) link

and riding everything

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:27 (eight years ago) link

yeah i think that's pretty obviously separate from the kind of mental issues WMC was referring to, idk

xxp

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:27 (eight years ago) link

yeah fair enough kk, it didn't inhibit him for long enough i suppose

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:28 (eight years ago) link

i mean i suppose due to his supersuperstardom he had a larger and rougher fall than rory would have / could ever have if he found himself in a similar situation but who knows, tiger's situation, like the man himself, was pretty unique

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:31 (eight years ago) link

i disagree with this - tiger was a machine and never really had any stress/nervousness/anything bascially ever in his career until this recent weird situation

Whether it was visible to us or not, you think there was no stress there? I think Tiger's spent the past 2 years finding out you can't be a machine for 30 years without repercussions. He doesn't have any frame of reference for dealing with the repercussions mentally. Meanwhile, as NV points out, his joints are showing signs of breaking down after holding together an incredibly powerful frame and musculature. He's got to completely rethink post-machine life, mentally and physically.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:47 (eight years ago) link

just like john connor

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:49 (eight years ago) link

tiger's going to figure out why we cry

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:50 (eight years ago) link

beautifully worked

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:51 (eight years ago) link

i mean, seriously, if you had to bet, how many more majors can Tiger win at this point?

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 20:52 (eight years ago) link

can? or do i think is most likely? or do i think is plausible?

j/k lacan (Noodle Vague), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:53 (eight years ago) link

I think he's got one more in him before he comes apart in a big gibbering mess.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 20:58 (eight years ago) link

how many is most likely? does he still have any shot at the record or are the odds too stacked at this point?

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 20:59 (eight years ago) link

like, I wouldn't bet that he'd never win a major again, because he has so many chances at it, but he's definitely racing against time

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 21:00 (eight years ago) link

i don't think he can get the record now

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:01 (eight years ago) link

wd consider a bet on him never winning another right now. otoh if he can get his head together and rebuild his game away from the glare of the fame monster - big "if", obv - he could be playing and winning for plenty long enough to completely eclipse Nicklaus. i think there's enough to his game that he could come back as good as he's ever been, but he's got a shitheap of obstacles to overcome first.

j/k lacan (Noodle Vague), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:02 (eight years ago) link

he needs rory to trash talk him again

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:05 (eight years ago) link

i sort of feel the same way about this as i do about Jordan's comeback in Washington - the odds are so stacked against him, but if anyone could do it, it's him right?

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 21:06 (eight years ago) link

His long game is so reliant on hulk-strength + torque = clubhead speed...his joints are saying "no, fuckit, ENOUGH." Gonna have to remake himself into Corey Pavin Mk 2...

but if anyone could do it, it's him right?

I don't see any reason why that's true.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:07 (eight years ago) link

because he's got such a ridiculous drive to improve and crush the competition unlike really any other golfer out there besides a few of the greats. i have the feeling that if it is even a little bit possible that he will find a way to do it.

then again, that competitive edge seems to have been lost in him as of late

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 21:09 (eight years ago) link

ok now I'm convinced that Bee OK is one of your sockpuppets

put down the cliches, man

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:11 (eight years ago) link

Tiger's got heart. Tiger wants it more. He will roar again. But can the young guns catch him?

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 21:14 (eight years ago) link

there's something to be said for the idea that Tiger had the one of the greatest temperaments for the big tournaments and that it's quite possible that he can recover his mentality, if not his physique

j/k lacan (Noodle Vague), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:15 (eight years ago) link

The average age of people carrying clubs here in St Andrews has dropped by about 30 years in the past couple of days. Admittedly this is during the time when people are playing their yearly game of tennis, so maybe the oldies are doing that.

textbook blows on the head (dowd), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:35 (eight years ago) link

there's something to be said for the idea that Tiger had the one of the greatest temperaments for the big tournaments and that it's quite possible that he can recover his mentality, if not his physique

i kinda wonder if the whole house of cards falling down put paid to that mentality too, which must have been a construct of sorts.

LocalGarda, Monday, 20 June 2011 22:10 (eight years ago) link

but if anyone could do it, it's him right?

I don't see any reason why that's true.

― Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, June 20, 2011 5:07 PM (1 hour ago)

because he's tiger fuckin' woods man, come on

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:35 (eight years ago) link

he used to be

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:36 (eight years ago) link

you're acting like he's just another guy - dude was awol for over a year and out of nowhere legit contends for the masters

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:36 (eight years ago) link

the british will be at st andrews twice and pebble beach probably once in the next 9 years, plus augusta every year. he's not getting shut out for sure

idk if he'll come back as good as he's ever been - don't know if we'll see a golfer on that level for a few decades, who knows - but if he can even approach that level you can't count him out

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:39 (eight years ago) link

we'll see who's closer to right as the years pass. Like I said, I think he has one more major, his '68 Comeback, left in him. Beyond that --

::shrug::

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:41 (eight years ago) link

Hopefully he'll be wearing a black leather jacket when it happens...Serious question: Think he was watching yesterday?

clemenza, Monday, 20 June 2011 22:44 (eight years ago) link

He issued a "...wow! Congrats to Rory" statement before it was over.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 22:47 (eight years ago) link

I'm trying to picture him sitting there in front of the TV: "Oh, fuck--this is bad. This is not good." (I'm kidding--I think it's the best thing that could happen to him.)

clemenza, Monday, 20 June 2011 22:50 (eight years ago) link

that statement he made was definitely a suggestion by his PR agent, I have to imagine his real feelings were "I'm going to crush this kid"

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 23:00 (eight years ago) link

that statement he made was definitely a suggestion by his PR agent,

explain to me how the fuck you know this

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Monday, 20 June 2011 23:02 (eight years ago) link

I have to imagine his real feelings were "I'm going to crush this kid"

The problem with that is that he hasn't beaten anyone the past two years. I think he'll love the challenge, but he's at a point in his career where he can hardly zero in on one guy. It's enough right now just to win again.

clemenza, Monday, 20 June 2011 23:08 (eight years ago) link

explain to me how the fuck you know this

obviously I don't but it didn't strike me as something he would have said in his pre-scandal days

The problem with that is that he hasn't beaten anyone the past two years. I think he'll love the challenge, but he's at a point in his career where he can hardly zero in on one guy. It's enough right now just to win again.

Yeah but what I get from him is that he has that Jordan-esque mindset, that his only goal is to crush the competition regardless of anything, even if it's not really plausible I can guarantee* you that's what he's thinking

*can't actually guarantee

frogbs, Monday, 20 June 2011 23:13 (eight years ago) link

I think R.Mc has one big advantage over Tiger -- Earl Woods didn't put a golf club in his hands when he was a baby.

Photo in the papers today of 18 month-old Rory swinging his first club after his dad bought him his first set. Tiger was 3 when his dad started him.

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/20/article-1308607215490-0026939F00000190-1779_223x335.jpg

some greenzo (onimo), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:19 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, there's a clip, from Ulster TV, I imagine we'll all be seeing a lot of in the next few years of him being interviewed and then pitching balls into a washing machine(!), which is how he used to practice.

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:20 (eight years ago) link

"I guess this is the question that everyone has - seeing a McIlroy/Day/Sergio rivalry is going to be nice"-frogsbs

Which one of these is not like the other? I'll give you a hint: paella.

Thraft of Cleveland (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:38 (eight years ago) link

No fucking way does Garcia belong in a discussion with those other two.

Thraft of Cleveland (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:38 (eight years ago) link

belongs in it as much as tiger on 21/06/2011

the waitress and the frogbs (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:40 (eight years ago) link

well I'm hoping his putting game is going to get better

frogbs, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:40 (eight years ago) link

belongs in it as much as tiger on 21/06/2011

― the waitress and the frogbs (darraghmac), Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:40 AM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Same with Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer and Tom Morris Jr. Not sure your point.

Thraft of Cleveland (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:52 (eight years ago) link

funny old round of golf today... played along with very amiable retiree from RSA, scratch golfer and all round nice person. very pleasant way to spend a sunday afternoon, playing golf and getting the inside view on apartheid-era pro-am golf

doesn't really capture the majesty of the happenstance but w/e

cozen, Sunday, 26 June 2011 20:18 (eight years ago) link

nice, any insights you'd like to share?

got a $25 gift certificate to a sporting goods store and thinking about buying a new putter (first one in 20 years)

http://dsp.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pG01-5620343dt.jpg

brownie, Sunday, 26 June 2011 20:49 (eight years ago) link

no really stunning insights tbf, standard stuff about how he couldn't get a handicap because he wasnt allowed to compete in medals and he played on sand greens because the courses didn't have equipment to maintain actual greens. said he was scratch/+1 throughh the 70s and 60s. just a nice coincidence that of al the people you could be partnered with on a wet sun in glasgow...he's probably far and away more interesting (and nice) than 2 nd place.

what's the deal with the milled face on those putters?

cozen, Sunday, 26 June 2011 20:56 (eight years ago) link

re: putter

encourage overspin?

brownie, Sunday, 26 June 2011 21:30 (eight years ago) link

oh and thanks for RSA story, thought at first you were playing with a white guy

brownie, Sunday, 26 June 2011 21:51 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

should this be the Open thread?

brownie, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 02:16 (eight years ago) link

could be.

still playing a lot of golf. hopefully going to play here this weekend
http://www.gaileslinks.co.uk/

cakesharts (cozen), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 06:54 (eight years ago) link

anyone betting on the open? mcdowell is about 30-1 in some places, looks worth an e/w.

LocalGarda, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:31 (eight years ago) link

Good man, thanks for the tip!

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:33 (eight years ago) link

Dad basically called me a pussy the other day for not wanting to play in 100º heat.

Can't wait to get the phone call from the Burns Park Clubhouse that I need to go collect a body from the 14th green.

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:59 (eight years ago) link

I love it when it gets super hot cos it means the course nearest to me is completely deserted unlike the last 5 times I've tried to play in the last 2 weeks where I've had to walk in before the 10th due to slow fucks playing in fucking 4 balls in front of me!

pandemic, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 22:25 (eight years ago) link

Looking v tricky at The Open. I actually played Lytham a couple of times over a decade ago. Didn't really like it much tbh Too many blind shots for me. Greens way smaller than they seemed on TV.
Rocky start for Rory. +1 after 3 holes and facing a 12 footer for par on the 4th.

pandemic, Thursday, 14 July 2011 08:47 (eight years ago) link

is ryan moore wearing... a hoodie?!

government d/n (cozen), Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:25 (eight years ago) link

just put

5 e/w on poulter 50-1
5 e/w on mcdowell at 25-1
5 e/w on ricky fowler at 66-1 (who has just birdied)

paddy power paying out for places on the top 7.

LocalGarda, Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:35 (eight years ago) link

Long odds on Poulter. Has he been off the boil/ an issue with links golf?

Neil S, Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:39 (eight years ago) link

kinda off the boil i think

LocalGarda, Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:41 (eight years ago) link

Thomas bjorn -5 after 18. Be surprised if anyone tops that today. Luke donald even through 12. Lol British Summer (half the players in wooly hats)
Re garda's bets - think those are v good odds on fowler top7. Gmac been a bit meh this year and managed a 9! last week.
God if only sergio could putt.

pandemic, Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:28 (eight years ago) link

Poulter needs a par for a 69, so looking good Garda. And he got it. -1 after 18.

pandemic, Thursday, 14 July 2011 12:31 (eight years ago) link

yeah been keeping a loose eye on it despite few minor faffs in work/life all day, poults at -1 sitting pretty. fowler slipped back which is a shame, but still well in it really at level par. if even one of those came through could make a nice few quid.

LocalGarda, Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:12 (eight years ago) link

frickin old ass dudes like calcavecchia & jimenez always shoot well in the brit open its kinda wild

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:14 (eight years ago) link

yeah was just thinking that, is it cos of weather/links that experience helps? where's ken brown when you need him?

LocalGarda, Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:32 (eight years ago) link

Calc is always up there in first round of the british. I know he,s a past champion but I've never really associated his game with links golf. Westwood +3 and looking poor.

pandemic, Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:47 (eight years ago) link

i think it was 2 yrs ago when calc was still very in the mix the last day and fell apart. yeah i dont really get it either

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:59 (eight years ago) link

so hows it work, david duval gets to keep playing in majors until he shoots or turns 85?

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 July 2011 17:02 (eight years ago) link

so totally dud, was bummed when my dad took it up in his old age

i hate it when rats eat my bushels (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 July 2011 17:03 (eight years ago) link

so hows it work, david duval gets to keep playing in majors until he shoots or turns 85?

― johnny crunch, Thursday, July 14, 2011 5:02 PM (36 seconds ago) Bookmark

All previous Open Champions who will be age 60 or under on the final day of the tournament.

pandemic, Thursday, 14 July 2011 17:04 (eight years ago) link

That's just for the Open tho, dunno about the other Majors. He probably doesn't qualify for the Masters.

pandemic, Thursday, 14 July 2011 17:05 (eight years ago) link

my bets all looking in good shape

LocalGarda, Thursday, 14 July 2011 19:40 (eight years ago) link

didn't see much today but who is the guy who looks like justin bieber? not a good golf look.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 14 July 2011 19:48 (eight years ago) link

ricky fowler!

LocalGarda, Thursday, 14 July 2011 19:50 (eight years ago) link

i hate his guts.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 14 July 2011 19:52 (eight years ago) link

20 yr old amateur joint leading was ice cold on the back 9.
Yeah GMac's birdie-birdie finish leaves you well placed Garda.

pandemic, Thursday, 14 July 2011 19:56 (eight years ago) link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/14153614.stm

love the communal joy at the hole in one

LocalGarda, Thursday, 14 July 2011 20:33 (eight years ago) link

That McDowell bet is looking good, even if he does have a weird NI-American accent.

Neil S, Thursday, 14 July 2011 20:37 (eight years ago) link

Aw man Tom Watson just got an ace!

pandemic, Friday, 15 July 2011 09:55 (eight years ago) link

Gerrinnaholetommy!

That McDowell bet is looking good, even if he does have a weird NI-American accent.

There's a lot of Ulster in the "American accent" anyway... not surprisingly perhaps

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 15 July 2011 10:00 (eight years ago) link

tom watson hole in one, amazing! what a guy.

mcdowell doing his best to end his chances today.

LocalGarda, Friday, 15 July 2011 10:19 (eight years ago) link

Conditions look perfect but no-one really tearing up the course yet. Greens as quick as I've seen them at an Open in quite some time.

pandemic, Friday, 15 July 2011 10:21 (eight years ago) link

perving at some japanese golf courses, this looks lush
http://www.golftoimpress.com/course-preview-brick-wood-club-ichihara/

government d/n (cozen), Friday, 15 July 2011 13:40 (eight years ago) link

Didn't realise Sandwich was still a men-only club. Fuck letting them have the Open.

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:57 (eight years ago) link

You're joking? Really! Don't know why I'm surprised, it was less than 10 years ago that the club I belong to had us vote on extending membership to women. Kinda mindblowing to me as I assumed there already were women members. Then again I only ever play the course by myself, really don't do the social thing.

pandemic, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:18 (eight years ago) link

just came up on the radio commentary. am honestly surprised that they've been kept on the roster.

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 16:20 (eight years ago) link

so totally dud, was bummed when my dad took it up in his old age

― i hate it when rats eat my bushels (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, July 14, 2011 1:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

The logic here totally escapes me.

Total classic. I played 9 holes yesterday at a company outing with a new driver I won at a raffle-Cobra L4VX. im friggin killing the ball.

Bill Magill, Friday, 15 July 2011 17:45 (eight years ago) link

wow, nice sand save by RM on 18

brownie, Friday, 15 July 2011 21:57 (eight years ago) link

lol did anyone hear hazel irvine say "From Northern Ireland, Graeme McDowell has won the US Open, and Rory McIlroy too. Maybe if Darren Clarke can win this, they'll all stop fighting."

!!!

high functioning ilxor (cozen), Saturday, 16 July 2011 06:32 (eight years ago) link

couple of 70s might take this

cozen, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:09 (eight years ago) link

about to leave, watching bbc talk about the apocalyptic weather...YAY

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:11 (eight years ago) link

oh lol, thought you were going yesterday for some reason

enjoy?

cozen, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:13 (eight years ago) link

i'm glad i have just been paid and wouldn't feel too bad if it was horrible and we left after a few hours.

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:20 (eight years ago) link

sure it'll be fun regardless

how you going to do it, pick a hole and sit or pick a group and follow?

cozen, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:24 (eight years ago) link

haven't heard/seen a word of this whats the rumpus

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:26 (eight years ago) link

darren clarke is winning but he'll have had a few pints last night no doubt.

think maybe pick a hole, though we should get there a little after the time fowler/mcilroy start, so that could be good to follow.

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:29 (eight years ago) link

!

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:31 (eight years ago) link

darragh heard if clarke wins maybe y'all will stop all the fighting

cozen, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:32 (eight years ago) link

who can forget the violent scenes when ronan rafferty failed to win year after year in the 80s.

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:33 (eight years ago) link

last time i punched a prod was last night, but it was only a dead arm and he was stiffing on his rounds the cunt

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:34 (eight years ago) link

doubt even d clarke could do anything with the same man tbh he's a 'terrible man' for to be in rounds with

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:36 (eight years ago) link

loving this feature on the ultimate open course

9th at turnberry is gorgeous

cozen, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:37 (eight years ago) link

yeah great piece unlike the awful helicopter ride earlier.

did i tell the story on ilx before about clarke drinking in my local pub in dublin from 1pm till 1am the day before the irish open. had a major lol the next day reading "clarke shot an 81 in the opening round at portmarnock"

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:39 (eight years ago) link

Haha,class.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:44 (eight years ago) link

"it's the guinness"

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:48 (eight years ago) link

Tom Watson is just incredible. Level par for the day thru 11 holes in abysmal conditions. Ronan's bet on Fowler looking good.

pandemic, Saturday, 16 July 2011 12:11 (eight years ago) link

Maybe Clarke had one or two last night. He was awesome today, could've had a more comfortable lead going into tomorrow but he missed a few putts.

Got a feeling about Dustin Johnson -- lot of steel to get through when he wasn't 100%.

Watson ws incredible though. Immelmann was scoring as well but I don't think the BBC cared.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:17 (eight years ago) link

he jokingly said if he wins he wont be sober for a month

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:56 (eight years ago) link

ricky really getting my hopes up re:massive bet win.

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 20:06 (eight years ago) link

As for the ovations he received he laughed and replied: "I think most of the crowd identify with a guy who's not quite an athlete and likes a pint."

great quote, and he's exactly right too.

LocalGarda, Saturday, 16 July 2011 20:43 (eight years ago) link

shot 84 today. had a 7 where I put it in the junk off the tee and took two to get out so could've been much better too

cozen, Saturday, 16 July 2011 21:30 (eight years ago) link

I think its terrible guys like clarke and jimenez play up their tobacco and alcoho use. Won't Anybody think of the children?

Bill Magill, Sunday, 17 July 2011 05:04 (eight years ago) link

I love how this Open has fucked with all the pre-tournament hype, Donald and Rory and Westwood nowhere, a big showing from the Americans. Guess today comes down to how much of a sesh Clarke's had last night eh?

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 July 2011 07:37 (eight years ago) link

hope not

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 10:19 (eight years ago) link

lol did anyone hear hazel irvine say "From Northern Ireland, Graeme McDowell has won the US Open, and Rory McIlroy too. Maybe if Darren Clarke can win this, they'll all stop fighting."

!!!

― high functioning ilxor (cozen), Saturday, July 16, 2011

i heard this but it was one of the males, prob that dick mark james. irvine had to apologize for it later.

also had to listen to him tell us that ryo ishikawa's first name stood for "really young oriental"

no end of horrible comments from these smug bbc fucks tbh

zvookster, Sunday, 17 July 2011 11:15 (eight years ago) link

Can't believe there are old golf pros who like to drop dodgy stereotypes.

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 July 2011 11:16 (eight years ago) link

with a cast-iron sense of security while employed on flagship national broadcasts

i am somewhat surprised.

zvookster, Sunday, 17 July 2011 11:19 (eight years ago) link

You can take the boy out of the members only club

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 July 2011 11:20 (eight years ago) link

wtf nonsense golf rules just cost mcilroy a shot

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:10 (eight years ago) link

dammnnn, Phil

Josef K-Doe (WmC), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:15 (eight years ago) link

phil killing it...amazing putts.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:17 (eight years ago) link

yeah he's stormin now.

Clarke doesn't look like being forced will suit him today either

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:18 (eight years ago) link

paddy power fucked up and doubled my bet (and won't refund it), so if rickie fowler wins i get about 800 pounds. if he comes top 7, get about 160

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:19 (eight years ago) link

they doubled all my bets, hence why i might want a refund.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:20 (eight years ago) link

oh yeah, heard that really young oriental comment

awkward

maurice flitcoz (cozen), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:34 (eight years ago) link

oriental is still politically correct in britland afaik? please confirm this for me. i don't want to be my granny, calling pakistanis "coloured" because she thinks that's the polite term.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:39 (eight years ago) link

not that i'm throwing out oriental all the time. if i ever have reason to comment on someone's ethnicity i generally say chinese or japanese.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:39 (eight years ago) link

YOMP

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:42 (eight years ago) link

yesss

Josef K-Doe (WmC), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:42 (eight years ago) link

v good quality of play today

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:45 (eight years ago) link

phil...god

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:08 (eight years ago) link

what's happening? not watching.

how's kaymer doing (random one i know)?

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:14 (eight years ago) link

Mickelson is chasing Clarke. Only a handful are under par, though.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:16 (eight years ago) link

no idea bout kaymer. Lemme check

Clarke had incredible luck there

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:16 (eight years ago) link

kaymer tied tenth place thru 12 +2 for tournament

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:17 (eight years ago) link

haha, i almost put a tenner on him to place the other day, but i went to the pub instead. wise investment.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:19 (eight years ago) link

wish rickie would get a few birdies. my place looking good still tho.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:21 (eight years ago) link

unforced errors from Phil

go go go go Clarke!

Josef K-Doe (WmC), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:38 (eight years ago) link

no end of horrible comments from these smug bbc fucks tbh

mark james: "they look like trouble" as camera shows two black boys in track suits

whatever, Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:09 (eight years ago) link

i think he was prob being affectionate cos they were horsing around, to be fair. but it was prob ill-advised.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:12 (eight years ago) link

welp, DJ

brownie, Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:13 (eight years ago) link

yea rough shot there by dustin, darren keeps playing this steady going in hes in great shape

johnny crunch, Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:13 (eight years ago) link

in the bag now

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:34 (eight years ago) link

fowler...falling at the last hurdle. a birdie could still do it but can't believe he's let it slide.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:35 (eight years ago) link

can't see Clarke fucking this up, cool as anything

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:37 (eight years ago) link

need kim and mickelson to blow this

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:38 (eight years ago) link

which is looking good, lol

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:39 (eight years ago) link

rickie hanging in there...on fairway at 18th, birdie or par and i win 160 quid.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:48 (eight years ago) link

in the rough...the real tournament is now watching if rickie can make par from there. fucking hell if he blows this i'll be raging.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:53 (eight years ago) link

yeah he's not getting out of there imo

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:55 (eight years ago) link

fuck it...he's left it a missable distance. still a chance but not looking good.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:56 (eight years ago) link

GET THE FUCK IN

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:57 (eight years ago) link

ha!

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:58 (eight years ago) link

160 quid, for a sixty quid total stake, tho paddy power gave me 30 quid free bets to apologise for doubling all my stakes.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 17:03 (eight years ago) link

rubbish from clarke there

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 17:04 (eight years ago) link

what a win for clarke. i can now enjoy that element.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 July 2011 17:08 (eight years ago) link

kudos to Clarke and LG, thought this was a pretty good tournament tho wd've liked a tighter finish i guess.

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 July 2011 17:49 (eight years ago) link

yeah, clarke was unflappable- but i'm disappointed Phil crumbled on the last stretch. good job by clarke calling out the cup and his plans in store for it tonight

brownie, Sunday, 17 July 2011 19:28 (eight years ago) link

This was awesome. And then Japan won the women's football (but only because Norn Iron were not represented)

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Monday, 18 July 2011 10:35 (seven years ago) link

birdied par 4 number 14 legit like w/ a water feature and everything

i love golf

lom vucends, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 06:28 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

wtf happened to ryo btwn akron & atlanta

Ryo Ishikawa +13 12* +13

johnny crunch, Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:18 (seven years ago) link

lol at tiger moobs

nh (cozen), Thursday, 11 August 2011 17:24 (seven years ago) link

level w/ john daly & worse than several club pros! g. job t. woods!

johnny crunch, Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) link

i really dont want stricker to win this thing. boring.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:46 (seven years ago) link

what's mcilroy at

-1 through 11 with his arm falling off, crikey

nh (cozen), Thursday, 11 August 2011 21:07 (seven years ago) link

i really dont want stricker to win this thing. boring.

I do!!

frogbs, Thursday, 11 August 2011 21:10 (seven years ago) link

But only because he's from Wisconsin and seems to be a nice guy. I'm not sure on what other grounds you're supposed to root for a golfer unless they're related to you or something.

frogbs, Thursday, 11 August 2011 21:11 (seven years ago) link

kinda blows my mind that they would use katy perry as bumper music

johnny crunch, Thursday, 11 August 2011 22:05 (seven years ago) link

if ur in the rough or bunkers this course is murder

johnny crunch, Friday, 12 August 2011 20:56 (seven years ago) link

golfing tomorrow

stoked for the madness

nh (cozen), Friday, 12 August 2011 21:08 (seven years ago) link

good luck. played 7 good holes today then ran into the back of an utterly clueless 4 ball that didn't want to let me play through. gave up, walked in.

pandemic, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:10 (seven years ago) link

i played at atlanta athletic one time! my sister and her husband are members

there's a plaque on the 18th fairway where Weiskopf hit his 2 iron to win the tournament (US Open?)

also, there's a little Bobby Jones museum there- pretty cool

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:12 (seven years ago) link

apparently the members have to volunteer for this event- my bro in law will be holding up a "quiet" sign on the 17th tee tomorrow

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:14 (seven years ago) link

cool, if i was a member there my handicap would be triple what it is. seems tough.

pandemic, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:15 (seven years ago) link

there was a segment abt how the members really never play this course

johnny crunch, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:16 (seven years ago) link

i played over christmas time- the rough was nothing as the grass was in hibernation at the time

we were the only ones on the course

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:17 (seven years ago) link

lol xpost

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:17 (seven years ago) link

oh right. i'm old school, a par 5 is anything over 475 yards. none of this 512yard par 4 insanity!

pandemic, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:17 (seven years ago) link

yeah, a 260 yard par three is also beyond me

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:19 (seven years ago) link

last wk in akron there was a par-5 of 667

johnny crunch, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:20 (seven years ago) link

madness

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) link

yeah 512 yd par 4, 260 yd par 3 is just stupid

at those prices, anything under 200 yds should be a par 2

nh (cozen), Friday, 12 August 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) link

I'm gonna play golf tomorrow!

jel --, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:26 (seven years ago) link

Well, pitch and putt in the park...

jel --, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:26 (seven years ago) link

Then Nando's for lunch.

jel --, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:26 (seven years ago) link

it's weird how the PGA brings Davis Love out of the woodwork

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) link

davis love played pretty well tee->green at the us open and open iirc. his putting sucks tho.

pandemic, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:57 (seven years ago) link

oops the plaque on the 18th was for Jerry Pate's 5 iron shot

time to open another beer

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:58 (seven years ago) link

work's golf outing in a month's time. not sure whether to sandbag on handicap

nh (cozen), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:01 (seven years ago) link

omg sandbaggers are disgusting savages etc

brownie, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:03 (seven years ago) link

USPGA has destroyed Woods: first Y.E.Yang was the beginning of the end, now missing the cut..

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 13 August 2011 11:35 (seven years ago) link

apparently the members have to volunteer for this event- my bro in law will be holding up a "quiet" sign on the 17th tee tomorrow

― brownie, Friday, August 12, 2011 9:14 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Can you tell your bro in law to jam his "quiet" sign in the throat of anyone who yells "get in the hole!" please?

pandemic, Saturday, 13 August 2011 13:18 (seven years ago) link

will do

brownie, Saturday, 13 August 2011 13:21 (seven years ago) link

last wk in akron there was a par-5 of 667

― johnny crunch, Friday, August 12, 2011 5:20 PM (Yesterday)

and bubba watson reached it in two!

tine nic (k3vin k.), Saturday, 13 August 2011 16:30 (seven years ago) link

I played a course once -- Fall River Valley? can't remember -- that had a 650-yd par 5...the tee shot was off a cliff, basically. The cart ride down to the fairway was a lot more intimidating than the shot.

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Saturday, 13 August 2011 16:36 (seven years ago) link

these gout commercials with the dude carrying around a giant beaker of uric acid have to go

brownie, Saturday, 13 August 2011 16:41 (seven years ago) link

ha i think thats the same 1 from last nfl season that was sketching me out

johnny crunch, Saturday, 13 August 2011 16:46 (seven years ago) link

13th today of 272 yds par-4 is more like it

johnny crunch, Saturday, 13 August 2011 17:08 (seven years ago) link

h8 keegan bradley

stand up straight you dick

do I hear 51, 51, 51... I'll give you 51, 51, 51 (cozen), Sunday, 14 August 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) link

h8 duffer too

show some emotion you fat dick

do I hear 51, 51, 51... I'll give you 51, 51, 51 (cozen), Sunday, 14 August 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) link

go karlsson

do I hear 51, 51, 51... I'll give you 51, 51, 51 (cozen), Sunday, 14 August 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) link

i like the fact dufner doesn't show emotion. Ice cold. David Toms freaks me out cos whenever i see him i think Edward Norton has become a pro golfer.

pandemic, Sunday, 14 August 2011 21:43 (seven years ago) link

dufner has too much the southern frat boy look 2 be able 2 root for

uck rip keegan

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 August 2011 21:59 (seven years ago) link

i love that they have the water miked or have an amplified splash sound effect or w/e

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:07 (seven years ago) link

wth, why is IAN eagle pronouncing his name AYAN

do I hear 51, 51, 51... I'll give you 51, 51, 51 (cozen), Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:10 (seven years ago) link

fuuuuuuuuck, clutch from keegan

do I hear 51, 51, 51... I'll give you 51, 51, 51 (cozen), Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:31 (seven years ago) link

these greens are nuts

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:41 (seven years ago) link

'at'll make u slap ur granny

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) link

keegan b is like a kid out there

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:47 (seven years ago) link

total goof--saw he was born in woodstock, vt and was like "oh yeah that makes sense"

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) link

six months pass...

keegan "spit routine" bradley

johnny crunch, Monday, 20 February 2012 00:16 (seven years ago) link

Dustin "Hands of Stone" Johnson.

I could have chipped that ball on 18 better. Embarrassing.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Monday, 20 February 2012 17:37 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFIjYhmPNn0

johnny crunch, Monday, 27 February 2012 14:50 (seven years ago) link

Thats insane

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Monday, 27 February 2012 19:13 (seven years ago) link

honda classic prob gonna see mcilroy go #1

Streep? That's where I'm a-striking! (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2012 20:17 (seven years ago) link

tiger, westwood killin it but prob too late

Streep? That's where I'm a-striking! (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:05 (seven years ago) link

Re: that Corey Pavin chip with his club head reversed like a shovel blade. That stuff requires an insanely precise address to the ball, like billiards at the championship level, but next to a tree root and uphill. All that run up to the actual shot was Pavin's brain calculating his stroke down to the tiniest fraction of an inch. Incroyable!

Aimless, Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:15 (seven years ago) link

Is Tiger contractually obligated to fist pump?

calstars, Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:17 (seven years ago) link

when he records the lowest final round on the pga tour to date, i think he may well be

Streep? That's where I'm a-striking! (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2012 21:22 (seven years ago) link

Is McElroy still playing with that caddy that dissed Tiger?

calstars, Sunday, 4 March 2012 22:01 (seven years ago) link

#1

Streep? That's where I'm a-striking! (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2012 22:39 (seven years ago) link

well done clown-face, pretty amazing rise.

I'm going to allow this! (LocalGarda), Sunday, 4 March 2012 22:49 (seven years ago) link

peaked too soon imo, he'll regret it

Streep? That's where I'm a-striking! (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2012 22:53 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

super pumped about the final round today

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:28 (seven years ago) link

mcdowell doubling the 1st helps tiger a ton

johnny crunch, Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:31 (seven years ago) link

did tiger just miss a short putt to help a little tho?

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) link

oh niiiice

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:43 (seven years ago) link

poulter's not going away

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:58 (seven years ago) link

ooh caught that one real thin, i thought he'd put that close

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:59 (seven years ago) link

nah he is it's just that his pants show up more than others from a distance

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:59 (seven years ago) link

tiger has putted out of his mind for the most part

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:01 (seven years ago) link

i think he was like 45/47 on putts under 10 feet through yesterday

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:02 (seven years ago) link

ya he's straightened that out alright

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:04 (seven years ago) link

hooo he bombed that one, ballsy line

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:18 (seven years ago) link

just made it gmac

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:23 (seven years ago) link

wowww what a shot

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:25 (seven years ago) link

gmac tho, putting is just incredible when he's hot

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:31 (seven years ago) link

god, that was an amazing hole by both players. 9 times out of 10 that should be a dagger hole for tiger

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:38 (seven years ago) link

oh man jeff overton made a 9 on 18

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:49 (seven years ago) link

wow tiger has balls of steel right now, this is vintage shit

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:51 (seven years ago) link

i think els needs to finish in third alone to make the masters

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:57 (seven years ago) link

srsly his irons are amazing atm

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:57 (seven years ago) link

xp

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:57 (seven years ago) link

def, tiger is killing it damn. is he gonna play houston? or skip straight 2 augusta prob?

johnny crunch, Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:59 (seven years ago) link

god, that was a bomb

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:00 (seven years ago) link

arnold palmer is not the best color guy, bless his heart

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:01 (seven years ago) link

mcdowell is by the seat of his pants just hanging on to woods right now

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:02 (seven years ago) link

def, tiger is killing it damn. is he gonna play houston? or skip straight 2 augusta prob?

― johnny crunch, Sunday, March 25, 2012 3:59 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he always takes the week before the masters off

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:02 (seven years ago) link

anyone streaming this?

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:40 (seven years ago) link

i'm watching on sky over here, but i think you've got a minute or two on me coverage wise

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:40 (seven years ago) link

i'm watching it on nbc, but a friend of mine is looking for a stream and i can't find one

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:43 (seven years ago) link

turning out boring :(

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 21:23 (seven years ago) link

els euch

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 21:55 (seven years ago) link

aw ernie

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 21:59 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/fKFxn.jpg

congrats tiger but this is a terrible fucking image - what's it doing on ESPN's front page? I lol'd

dayo, Sunday, 25 March 2012 22:49 (seven years ago) link

what's wrong with that pic?

been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 23:06 (seven years ago) link

it looks like it was taken w/ a cell phone camera - look at the black-sharpie outline on his face - you would expect far better from the pro photographers that ESPN hires

dayo, Sunday, 25 March 2012 23:11 (seven years ago) link

tiger, chillwave champ

yah as just a general 'picture' I actually think it's nice and lo-fi and p sweet, bright pastels & so washed out

dayo, Sunday, 25 March 2012 23:21 (seven years ago) link

Saw some early Masters odds this morning: Tiger 9-2, McIlroy 5-1, Mickelson 10-1. As much as I'd love to see Tiger win, if I were betting, I'd take McIlroy in a second at 5-1.

clemenza, Sunday, 1 April 2012 13:15 (seven years ago) link

o_O
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJssMsdJNTg

we are not bemused (onimo), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:19 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

some dude qualified 4 the us open on this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFelbF0rb9g

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:03 (seven years ago) link

woods schooling phil and bubba tdy

pandemic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:06 (seven years ago) link

dble eagle nick watney on 17

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:29 (seven years ago) link

Didn't get to see anything today, but nice position for Tiger. I'm a little surprised he was the betting favourite going in (from a rational standpoint--I understand the sentiment).

clemenza, Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:50 (seven years ago) link

course looks hard as hell but a lotta guys are playin like shit also

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:58 (seven years ago) link

I'm rooting for Tiger, but this is ridiculous (intentionally so, I suppose--I'm talking about it, right?):

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tiger-woods-opens-69-signals-rest-field-us-open-over?sct=hp_t12_a0&eref=sihp

clemenza, Friday, 15 June 2012 02:26 (seven years ago) link

rick reilly said on air 'i don't see how he can lose' but u know, it's rick reilly

johnny crunch, Friday, 15 June 2012 02:35 (seven years ago) link

that is nonsense. I could see someone, even someone in really good form like tiger is, hitting a 78/79 on this course. It's murderous.

pandemic, Friday, 15 June 2012 09:54 (seven years ago) link

ludicrous alright. looking fwd to watching this, unbelievable weekend of sport ahead.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 June 2012 10:09 (seven years ago) link

co-leader beau hossler is a p weird phrase

johnny crunch, Friday, 15 June 2012 21:53 (seven years ago) link

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tiger-woods-opens-69-signals-rest-field-us-open-over?sct=hp_t12_a0&eref=sihp
― clemenza, Friday, June 15, 2012 2:26 AM (19 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/oqtOZ.gif

༼◍ྀ ౪ ◍ི ༽ (cozen), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:58 (seven years ago) link

hossler now leading

O_O

that's why Love made the weirdos (brownie), Friday, 15 June 2012 22:33 (seven years ago) link

omg!

xyzzzz__, Friday, 15 June 2012 22:35 (seven years ago) link

Woods bogeys three in a row...yeah he's won this..

xyzzzz__, Friday, 15 June 2012 22:36 (seven years ago) link

if you're wondering, yes of course chris berman described beau hossler as 'hes only 17, if you know what i mean'

johnny crunch, Friday, 15 June 2012 22:42 (seven years ago) link

paddy!

johnny crunch, Friday, 15 June 2012 22:45 (seven years ago) link

man tiger crushed that drive on 10

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Friday, 15 June 2012 22:49 (seven years ago) link

lmao at this hossler kid. he is a child!

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Friday, 15 June 2012 22:50 (seven years ago) link

he has to be trolling with that visor

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Friday, 15 June 2012 22:52 (seven years ago) link

tiger! one back

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Friday, 15 June 2012 22:59 (seven years ago) link

whoa milf hossler

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Friday, 15 June 2012 23:00 (seven years ago) link

mom and son look absolutely nothing alike

that's why Love made the weirdos (brownie), Friday, 15 June 2012 23:23 (seven years ago) link

oh man he's fucked

poor kid

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Friday, 15 June 2012 23:33 (seven years ago) link

WOW how did he get out of that

the route is ban (k3vin k.), Friday, 15 June 2012 23:37 (seven years ago) link

THE HOSS

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:18 (seven years ago) link

^___^

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:19 (seven years ago) link

that was a really good shot by tiger imo

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:33 (seven years ago) link

didnt realize the hoss had braces

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:52 (seven years ago) link

brace hoss aka the

n/m

that's why Love made the weirdos (brownie), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:54 (seven years ago) link

18 is p brutal

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 01:10 (seven years ago) link

Got in late, so I only caught the last two or three holes. All credit to Tiger for grabbing a share of the lead--great chip on 17. (Did the announcers ever nail it on everybody missing that put left.) I'll be happy if Tiger heads into Sunday no worse than a couple strokes out. They just showed that chart of him winning eight of nine majors where he lead or co-lead after 36. But notice that the one loss was the most recent example, the '09 PGA. To count him as a strong favourite at this point--as opposed to being very much in the mix--just seems to ignore all that's happened the last year-plus, and instead put a lot of faith into one rather miraculous chip-in at Memorial. Furyk, McDowell, Choi, any of these guys can win. I hope Tiger does it.

clemenza, Saturday, 16 June 2012 01:37 (seven years ago) link

am shocked mcdowell is there, dudes been playing like shit prior 2 this. maybe hes turning into david toms who only brings it in majors

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 01:41 (seven years ago) link

I just picked some familiar names off the leaderboard...I figure if you're right there going into the weekend, you've got a chance. But you're right, it matters how you've been playing lately.

clemenza, Saturday, 16 June 2012 01:44 (seven years ago) link

espn: get rick reilly off ur airwaves

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 01:58 (seven years ago) link

Tiger's main threats might be a bunch of guys sitting just outside the top 10: Schwartzel and Kuchar (3 back), Rose, Harrington, and, who knows, maybe even Garcia (4 back).

clemenza, Saturday, 16 June 2012 15:37 (seven years ago) link

haha what the hell was that out of na

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 June 2012 20:28 (seven years ago) link

johnny miller describing jim furyk 'hes almost anal if you can use that word on tv'

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 21:44 (seven years ago) link

nice bunker shot from the ho$$

his hat-tip is so funny

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:13 (seven years ago) link

As someone who still remembers Hale Irwin's +7 win at Winged Foot in '74, looks like a classic war of attrition this weekend.

clemenza, Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:34 (seven years ago) link

kinda love that they have a driveable par-4

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:40 (seven years ago) link

acura ilx ads are following me around

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:51 (seven years ago) link

good game, good effort, nice layup

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:13 (seven years ago) link

hoss must really be stinking it up because i haven't seen him in a while

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:13 (seven years ago) link

That was hilarious--I hope even Colsaerts laughed.

clemenza, Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:14 (seven years ago) link

johnny miller has a huge boner 4 colsaerts

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:15 (seven years ago) link

That was hilarious--I hope even Colsaerts laughed.

― clemenza, Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:14 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i missed it, what was said?

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:16 (seven years ago) link

Longest hitter out there pulls out a seven-iron on the 268-yard par 4, lofts one into the middle of the fairway; some guy in the gallery yells out "Nice lay up!"

clemenza, Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:22 (seven years ago) link

haha!

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:25 (seven years ago) link

sux i haven't gotten to see any of this yet! just switched it on for about 20 mins

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:42 (seven years ago) link

oh no hoz

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:46 (seven years ago) link

ANTWERP, I LOVE ANTWERP

johnny crunch, Sunday, 17 June 2012 00:14 (seven years ago) link

not too often you see a PGA player chest-bump his caddy

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 00:51 (seven years ago) link

670 yards is really long

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 01:28 (seven years ago) link

I had a massive headache and slept through most of this--woke up in time to see Tiger make a couple of bogeys. Playing those two par 5s in +1 really hurts. I think he's sort of still in it, but a real long shot at this point. "But those were different times," said one of the announcers--yes, and that's why those Sports Illustrated guys were so silly the other day.

If Tiger doesn't rebound right away, I'll root for the kid. Logic says the second he realizes what's going on he'll shoot 82, but when you see so many guys who've been around forever melt down in majors, maybe being 17 is a good thing.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 June 2012 02:26 (seven years ago) link

lol @ Woods - his post-meltdown makes you believe that such a thing as karma exists.

Come on McDowell - happy he's in contention again.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 17 June 2012 09:49 (seven years ago) link

I'm liking Westwood or Kuchar today, but I will flip with joy if Hossler sneaks in and wins.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 June 2012 18:16 (seven years ago) link

welp, tigers gonna be closer to +10 than he is contending~

johnny crunch, Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:26 (seven years ago) link

rip tiger

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:28 (seven years ago) link

long live ho$$

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:28 (seven years ago) link

who's uglier, ricky fowler or adam morrison?

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:40 (seven years ago) link

i think this spieth dude has made 5 straight birdies

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:52 (seven years ago) link

prediction, duffner is going to win

that's why Love made the weirdos (brownie), Sunday, 17 June 2012 21:59 (seven years ago) link

evil ball-eating tree!

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:00 (seven years ago) link

"how about this: both named lee!" omfg ty what an insight

johnny crunch, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:03 (seven years ago) link

Just got in. If Tiger and Matt Damon are out of it, who am I supposed to root for? I guess I should be happy if either of the old guys in the lead win.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:11 (seven years ago) link

rooting for ernie

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:20 (seven years ago) link

Kuchar is out of it. Westwood needs a miracle. I'm on the Els train now!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:25 (seven years ago) link

Man, you guys are psychic.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:26 (seven years ago) link

easy!! I thought for sure that was coming up a couple dimples short

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:27 (seven years ago) link

anyone but furyk

johnny crunch, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:29 (seven years ago) link

What exactly happened to Tiger? Was he knocking it all over the place, missing putts, or both?

clemenza, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:29 (seven years ago) link

michael thompson? john peterson? p unimaginative aliases guys

johnny crunch, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:49 (seven years ago) link

hah

call all destroyer, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:50 (seven years ago) link

never really gave himself a chance iirc, was pretty wild. they stopped showing him after a couple holes

cissymanwhore (k3vin k.), Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:52 (seven years ago) link

Simpson, Thompson & Peterson: Mitt Romney's legal representation.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 00:03 (seven years ago) link

It's almost funny the way guys who suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves close to the lead in a major immediately start hitting it sideways.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 00:09 (seven years ago) link

Wow--don't remember seeing two guys at the top trade off such long putts.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:01 (seven years ago) link

If Thompson wins this, I'll count the whole night as wasted.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:14 (seven years ago) link

;_; 4 hoss but it's a real credit to spieth that he took low am

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:26 (seven years ago) link

nooo beau

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:29 (seven years ago) link

think this is prob webb v jim f

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link

yea it's gonna be impossible to make much of a move

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:32 (seven years ago) link

Even with the two par 5s coming up (one hard, one easy), I could see Furyk blandly parring in to win.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:40 (seven years ago) link

holy shit

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:40 (seven years ago) link

furyk is not a guy i see getting swallowed by pressure but uh i could be wrong

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:41 (seven years ago) link

now that i'm getting to see some of this in depth this is a brutal course

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:42 (seven years ago) link

haha yea ive never ever seen him do that

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:43 (seven years ago) link

btw i've gotta give props to the west coast-y timing of this tourney...sunday primetime conclusion of a major is f'n sweet

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:50 (seven years ago) link

had webb in a us open pool & swapped him out @ the last minute 4 bubba watson :[

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:51 (seven years ago) link

aw

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:52 (seven years ago) link

What a strange hop--thought that was close. Furyk better get up and down for a bogey or he's dead.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:52 (seven years ago) link

17'll be fun. Birdie hole, has to make one.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:57 (seven years ago) link

geez furyk

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:05 (seven years ago) link

furyk is shook

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:05 (seven years ago) link

lot of winners this season on pga tour coming from the not-last grouping

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:06 (seven years ago) link

Furyk just the last guy I expected to get rattled...still might have a surprise left.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:09 (seven years ago) link

What a weak putt.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:11 (seven years ago) link

furyk made that 1 long par saving putt & otherwise hasnt putt well at all

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:14 (seven years ago) link

I don't think anyone has since Simpson had the five one-putt holes midway. Els missed a lot of makable putts down the stretch.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:18 (seven years ago) link

yeah furyk's putting isn't his problem now; everything is his problem

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:20 (seven years ago) link

gmac v webb wld b a cool matchplay/playoff

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:21 (seven years ago) link

feel a little bad for jim f, he's getting up there and isn't going to have many better opportunities

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:21 (seven years ago) link

Even with the two par 5s coming up (one hard, one easy), I could see Furyk blandly parring in to win.

Nostradamus hall of fame.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:24 (seven years ago) link

how many peacock logos can nbc put on the screen

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:26 (seven years ago) link

webb!

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:27 (seven years ago) link

68-68 on the weekend is incredible on this course

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:27 (seven years ago) link

yeah that is legit

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:28 (seven years ago) link

Well, a meaningful putt on the 72nd hole makes the four hours worth it...I think. Back to basketball.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:30 (seven years ago) link

fun tourney to watch even sans suspense

call all destroyer, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:32 (seven years ago) link

huh i guess oj was once a member of this course? & anniversary of the white bronco = simpson fated

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:39 (seven years ago) link

If that was O.J.'s course, then wasn't that where he spent most of his post-acquittal time looking for the real killer?

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:55 (seven years ago) link

Nah, he did most of his killer hunting in Florida I think.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 18 June 2012 03:14 (seven years ago) link

Maybe--but I did see a suspicious looking guy lurking around the bushes on 15 yesterday.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2012 11:25 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

lol @ sergio

johnny crunch, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:38 (six years ago) link

horrible shot

call all destroyer, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:40 (six years ago) link

Not a Sergio fan, but that was painful to watch.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:40 (six years ago) link

lol sergio

'scuse me while i make the sky cum (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:42 (six years ago) link

did he put it in the drink twice?

'scuse me while i make the sky cum (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:43 (six years ago) link

lingys shot was sick, gotta knock it in

johnny crunch, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:43 (six years ago) link

weird to see jeff maggert's name up there

call all destroyer, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:46 (six years ago) link

yeah man after that tee shot?

'scuse me while i make the sky cum (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:46 (six years ago) link

tiger balls of steel

'scuse me while i make the sky cum (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:46 (six years ago) link

The first one was puzzling, because you'd think someone tied for the lead would overclub before they'd ever underclub; the second was baffling, because he hit the wedge again. (Was the third one a wedge or a 9-iron? If it was another wedge, I guess that mitigates the first two shots somewhat.)

clemenza, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:49 (six years ago) link

Sergio Cousteau.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:50 (six years ago) link

hahaha sergio in the water on 18 too

'scuse me while i make the sky cum (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:52 (six years ago) link

Okay, now I understand why Tiger's got his game back together.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 May 2013 22:53 (six years ago) link

rip kenny venturi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGeebSMwMTs

call all destroyer, Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:07 (six years ago) link

didn't want to have to dislike sergio for good but there it is

... (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:10 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

lol westwood reaction gif plz

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:53 (six years ago) link

this course looks hard

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:56 (six years ago) link

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2786821/westwood.gif

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 June 2013 01:34 (six years ago) link

I won't be able to see the finish today, but I guess I'll root for Phil--that'd be the best story, I think.

clemenza, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:04 (six years ago) link

wow last group doesn't tee off until 3:20

lipitor retriever (brownie), Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:26 (six years ago) link

this course is too damn hard

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 19:58 (six years ago) link

yeah it's brutal out there

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:01 (six years ago) link

dufner is amazingly back in this

lipitor retriever (brownie), Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:06 (six years ago) link

Quite like Donald, but feel it'll be neither him nor Phil (though i wouldn't mind if he finally won it) that wins.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:07 (six years ago) link

yea if i had 2 take someone now id be thinking schwartzel or phil prob

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:12 (six years ago) link

Day at 14-1 looked good value before it started. Can't tell if I'm annoyed I didn't back him.

Shamrock Shoe (LocalGarda), Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:33 (six years ago) link

Rose, what a putt...

Shamrock Shoe (LocalGarda), Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:34 (six years ago) link

db bogey for phil!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:40 (six years ago) link

hm maybe billy octo-pants is the way to go

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:40 (six years ago) link

if duf could post like +4...

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:50 (six years ago) link

nooo jason day

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:18 (six years ago) link

*splat*

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:18 (six years ago) link

hueg chip

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:22 (six years ago) link

wow phil

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:38 (six years ago) link

hed come v close to holing out a couple long irons recently, like last wk in memphis on 18

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:39 (six years ago) link

great shot but phil would prob prefer the 4-5 puts that he's missed by an inch today

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:51 (six years ago) link

4got abt rose over phil @ medina, that was p epic

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:56 (six years ago) link

heavy rain to turn into heavy deluge of frogs, true us open test

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:08 (six years ago) link

this is a fuckin horrorshow

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:27 (six years ago) link

the 18th seems a bit ridiculous, kinda like they just decided to call a par 5 a par 4. i find that a bit irritating.

Shamrock Shoe (LocalGarda), Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:41 (six years ago) link

pitching off the green hm ok, gotta gouge into the course there phil

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:49 (six years ago) link

yea that came off shockingly fast

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:51 (six years ago) link

strong finish jrose

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:09 (six years ago) link

yeah great work on 18

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:10 (six years ago) link

i wish i'd kept track of how many golfers have ever been called one of the most likable guys on the tour

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:11 (six years ago) link

that back pin placement is gonna make phil birdying this like the second coming of ben hogan

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:18 (six years ago) link

so not gonna happen

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:24 (six years ago) link

the fact that he got that on-line w the pin is impressive

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:24 (six years ago) link

this would be a cool scene, if there was at all a possibility of this

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:27 (six years ago) link

justin rose, checking out the history of this flat screen tv

johnny crunch, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:28 (six years ago) link

well, that was, if not enjoyable, an experience of some kind.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:42 (six years ago) link

Didn't love this course one bit. Not surprised there was a 32 year gap between majors at Merion.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:43 (six years ago) link

i love the intimacy and quirks of the course but it was just murdering everyone

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:44 (six years ago) link

18 should be a par 5, 530 yards.

lipitor retriever (brownie), Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:56 (six years ago) link

Well done Justin Rose, had him down as yer typical English pro bottler but he proved me wrong

Bees Against Racism (Tom D.), Monday, 17 June 2013 13:59 (six years ago) link

His putting was the opposite of Mickelsons. Where Phil's putts were dancing around the cup and not falling Justin's were creeping in.

Shock G Mo Collier (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 17 June 2013 16:02 (six years ago) link

Never ever thought Justin had it in him.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 17 June 2013 20:24 (six years ago) link

I loved how brutal Merion was!

polyphonic, Monday, 17 June 2013 20:27 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

rain has made this p easy; dufner can par in (17-18) & set a course record

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 August 2013 21:12 (five years ago) link

huh he pars 17 & nantz sez w/ a bird @ 18 he shoots the lowest rd ever in major champ history o_O

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 August 2013 21:26 (five years ago) link

or did i mishear that and/or am tripping

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 August 2013 21:27 (five years ago) link

shit yea i guess thats accurate

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johnny crunch, Friday, 9 August 2013 21:29 (five years ago) link

how do you guys feel abt jason dufner being the best golfer of all time

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 August 2013 21:36 (five years ago) link

damn tiger was on the green in 1 on 14 and par'd

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 August 2013 21:38 (five years ago) link

damn duf choked it

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 August 2013 21:42 (five years ago) link

dufner is drawing power from his massive lipper, when will the pga test for kodiak

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 August 2013 20:36 (five years ago) link

dufs iron game is godly 2day

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 August 2013 22:17 (five years ago) link

get yr iron game up, furyk

k3vin k., Sunday, 11 August 2013 22:47 (five years ago) link

wow prob is still fine but thats a brutal iron in on 18

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 August 2013 22:48 (five years ago) link

dufner is like 36years old

brownie, Sunday, 11 August 2013 22:53 (five years ago) link

Westwood should spend more time on his short game and putting (which is pathetically bad) than riling people up on twitter. If the guy could put he'd have 5 majors.

One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Monday, 12 August 2013 16:01 (five years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRjiYbiCIAAaeDG.png:large

polyphonic, Thursday, 15 August 2013 18:18 (five years ago) link

haha

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 15 August 2013 18:21 (five years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Furyk shot a 59 today--sixth one ever. Even made a bogey along the way (to go along with 11 birdies and an eagle).

http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/9670156/jim-furyk-fires-sixth-59-pga-tour-history-bmw-championship

clemenza, Friday, 13 September 2013 23:17 (five years ago) link

speith has a chance at winning fed ex cup & 10 mil

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 September 2013 20:44 (five years ago) link

tho i suspect the math favors stentson if he finishes better than 4th or w/e

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 September 2013 20:47 (five years ago) link

steven stricker

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 September 2013 20:55 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

us trying hard to dump another cup

johnny crunch, Sunday, 6 October 2013 21:21 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

Anybody can win the masters tomorrow. Rooting for Jonas blixt, who's caddie was sporting a Grateful Dead Tshirt under his Augusta- mandated jumpsuit today.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:02 (five years ago) link

yeah I'm in on that guy too. spieth too. too bad fowler missed that put on 18. i like bubba tho i like his approach to the game in general.

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:30 (five years ago) link

how much you wanna bet westwood finishes two off the lead?

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:30 (five years ago) link

You're betting he does? I say he shits himself putting.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:58 (five years ago) link

just saying he's always in there but falls short, and yes due to 6 footers

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:00 (five years ago) link

I'm not a bubba fan. I see him shooting up a mall or something. Too tense and holy - rolling for me

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:00 (five years ago) link

I'll bet with you. I say Westwood finishes well out of the lead. Couples beats him. I

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:01 (five years ago) link

I'll wager whatever u want. Dunno what side of pond u are on....

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:03 (five years ago) link

im in phoenix az

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:04 (five years ago) link

I say couples beats westwood

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:06 (five years ago) link

you in the US?

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:07 (five years ago) link

bubba seems like a dick sure but it's his unorthodox approach to the game I like. his swing and set up is so singular, i like players that play quick too

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:08 (five years ago) link

Yeah I'm in atlanta

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:13 (five years ago) link

ok $5 gift card to baskin robbins lol idk?

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:15 (five years ago) link

Hahaha you're on. Or a 6 pack of your finest local micro against one of ours. Good scene out here

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:17 (five years ago) link

lets do baskin cos it seems funnier ITS ON

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:19 (five years ago) link

sad that i have to cheer against fred tho

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:19 (five years ago) link

Ok. Baskin it is. Pumped for ice cream. If
Unwant ill take kuchar Jimenez or Spieth.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:24 (five years ago) link

i like the Couples bet, he's due for a 76

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:28 (five years ago) link

Sounds good man. We're on.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:32 (five years ago) link

How about an LPGA Masters at Agusta you sluts

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 13 April 2014 06:56 (five years ago) link

i have finally decided i'm not much of a fan of bubba, he seems weird and i hate how he buttons the top button of his golf shirts. also repeating as champ within two years is really boring, fresh blood pls.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:21 (five years ago) link

Freddy hot out the gates

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 18:30 (five years ago) link

speith!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:31 (five years ago) link

Jordan S

johnny crunch, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:34 (five years ago) link

and i hate how he buttons the top button of his golf shirts.

^this is def otm but i like bubba, he forces himself to scramble out of bad shit often enough that hes interesting to watch. i also do just generally root for leftys a lot

johnny crunch, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:37 (five years ago) link

Lol Westwood smh

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:45 (five years ago) link

spieth & bubba pushing each other back and forth could be v fun

johnny crunch, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:55 (five years ago) link

yeah they are both playing really well rn

call all destroyer, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:57 (five years ago) link

drink every time they mention http://www.qvocd.org/image/pic/23375.jpg

johnny crunch, Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:05 (five years ago) link

Omg that Ricky fowler par save on 9

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:55 (five years ago) link

well that never really turned into the sunday i was hoping for

call all destroyer, Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:57 (five years ago) link

yeah maybe you're right, bubba is boring ;+)

johnny crunch, Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:59 (five years ago) link

I like Bubba because he's a crier.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:00 (five years ago) link

the only real moment of drama was him going for the green in 2 on 15 from a bad lie w/ a 3-shot lead

johnny crunch, Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:10 (five years ago) link

I hope Spieth wasn't just a flash. I like watching that guy play, and I'll like it even more if he's in contention a lot of the time.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:15 (five years ago) link

His emotions are all over the place

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:26 (five years ago) link

I owe someone some baskin Robbins!

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Monday, 14 April 2014 04:09 (five years ago) link

haha v excited for this

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Monday, 14 April 2014 04:31 (five years ago) link

was rooting hard for Miguel Angel Jiminez. what a boss.

frogbs, Monday, 14 April 2014 12:50 (five years ago) link

haha v excited for this

― IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Monday, April 14, 2014 12:31 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Lemme know how i can get a hold of u and I'll pay up.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Monday, 14 April 2014 13:16 (five years ago) link

I web mailed you fyi. still can't believe westwood squeaked that out.

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:32 (five years ago) link

ok, i'll check my web mail

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:30 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

martin kaymer just played the most bizarre 17th i've ever seen at the players

call all destroyer, Monday, 12 May 2014 00:00 (five years ago) link

yeah that is abt the most ridiculous way you could possibly get a par

johnny crunch, Monday, 12 May 2014 00:04 (five years ago) link

four weeks pass...

espn pinehurst greens demonstration

http://instagram.com/p/pHwCiQIGMf/

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 23:37 (five years ago) link

saw that bit, pretty lol.

not sure if i'm emotionally ready for this tournament again.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 23:41 (five years ago) link

Mickelson getting a lot of pub to win. I can't see that happening.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Thursday, 12 June 2014 04:04 (five years ago) link

way 2 go pga, u reconstructed central nc to look like a british open

johnny crunch, Thursday, 12 June 2014 20:51 (five years ago) link

"native grasses"

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 June 2014 20:52 (five years ago) link

i dunno, i think it looks good :/

like an old public course

can't shtup the music (brownie), Thursday, 12 June 2014 21:04 (five years ago) link

marty kaymer

johnny crunch, Thursday, 12 June 2014 22:43 (five years ago) link

the North German

can't shtup the music (brownie), Thursday, 12 June 2014 22:49 (five years ago) link

lowest rd EVAR @ pinehurst in a us open

johnny crunch, Thursday, 12 June 2014 22:55 (five years ago) link

in '05 @ pinehurst the cutline was +9

johnny crunch, Thursday, 12 June 2014 23:01 (five years ago) link

omg

can't shtup the music (brownie), Thursday, 12 June 2014 23:07 (five years ago) link

course does not look to my untrained eye as brutal as the last couple opens

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 June 2014 23:43 (five years ago) link

http://espn.go.com/golf/usopen14/story/_/id/11074662/2014-us-open-heavy-hitters-take-aim-usga-pinehurst-grouping

so the usga essentially admits that they put the three fattest golfers in a group together for lols.

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 June 2014 13:34 (five years ago) link

-8 now for kaymer

johnny crunch, Friday, 13 June 2014 14:02 (five years ago) link

consecutive 65s, crazy

johnny crunch, Friday, 13 June 2014 17:13 (five years ago) link

way 2 go pga, u reconstructed central nc to look like a british open

― johnny crunch, Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

USGA

I think the course looks really cool.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 13 June 2014 21:36 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Should be an exciting days Golf. The Open can be really boring in good weather but the conditions mean this might be fun today.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 19 July 2014 09:43 (four years ago) link

wtf fowler only w orange piping on his slacks, youve forsaken me u bland sellout, bettr come back 2morrow w some blindingly electric shit

johnny crunch, Saturday, 19 July 2014 13:37 (four years ago) link

do they always tee off so "early" on the weekends? they didn't end until 1pm EST yesterday.

you can't put your arms around a lamprey (brownie), Saturday, 19 July 2014 14:13 (four years ago) link

they had split tees today because of the expected bad weather, which hasn't really materialised

Number None, Saturday, 19 July 2014 14:41 (four years ago) link

ah, thanks

you can't put your arms around a lamprey (brownie), Saturday, 19 July 2014 14:48 (four years ago) link

Not a single four on Rory's back nine.

a curious shade of pale (onimo), Saturday, 19 July 2014 14:52 (four years ago) link

I was looking at Fowler's cap.

Both he and Johnson disintegrated at key periods. Rory hung on and got stronger. Pleasure to see.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 19 July 2014 17:50 (four years ago) link

This was over by the time I got up today. Disappointing.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Saturday, 19 July 2014 19:57 (four years ago) link

There were storms just 30 mins after the players came off...fairways flooded, so sports admins have NOT fucked up for a change.

The BBC commentary (awful as usual) should've been more clear with the forecast and the decision. They were talking as if the forecast was for rain during play, but it appears to have been for localised flooding later on.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 20 July 2014 10:19 (four years ago) link

Rory starting to choke now

groovemaaan, Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:02 (four years ago) link

Couple of bogeys were followed by solid pars and that birdie at the 9th. Always in control. Very, very impressive. Easily beat all the European records now.

I think Fowler made four consecutive 60s and didn't win?

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:19 (four years ago) link

fowler got reeeeeeeal funny looking huh

blap setter (darraghmac), Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:23 (four years ago) link

Can't get over how 'wide' Fowler's cap is?

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:38 (four years ago) link

Sorry I should stop putting question marks at the end of my posts.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:38 (four years ago) link

Fowler with two consecutive major runner ups. Should break through at some point, as long as he doesn't get Duval-itis

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Monday, 21 July 2014 04:08 (four years ago) link

Think so too - way too consistent. Enjoyed watching him.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 21 July 2014 09:06 (four years ago) link

They were talking about this on the call-in station yesterday:

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/dustin-johnson-suspended-pga-tour-after-positive-test-cocaine (story)

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/golf/pga-tour-insists-that-dustin-johnson-is-not-suspended-1.1886215 (denial--same old drill)

I don't know much about him, except that he's tall, hits the ball long, and has often been on the leader boards the past few years.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 August 2014 01:40 (four years ago) link

i turned this on to hear feherty say "he has a superb and rhythmic long stroke.."

johnny crunch, Friday, 8 August 2014 22:38 (four years ago) link

lol

Johnny Fever, Friday, 8 August 2014 22:41 (four years ago) link

he was literally talking abt john daly btw

johnny crunch, Friday, 8 August 2014 22:47 (four years ago) link

I think this is the same guy who's been writing similar articles about Tiger the past few years, whenever he'd have a good Friday or Saturday round at a major:

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/rory-mcilroy-surges-pga-championship-lead-second-round-67

McIlroy's got a one-stroke lead! Favourite, yes, but that's ridiculous. Does his short-term memory only extend as far back as whatever the last major was? (I know writers aren't responsible for their headlines, but his very first paragraph makes the same point.)

clemenza, Saturday, 9 August 2014 13:53 (four years ago) link

For a one hour stretch this afternoon this was one of the most exciting things I've ever seen. Anybody can win tomorrow, it could be fireworks

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 10 August 2014 04:09 (four years ago) link

Mc Ilroy hasn't missed a putt since the Masters. The guy literally doesn't miss putts.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 10 August 2014 04:10 (four years ago) link

Rory scrapped away and still ended up in the lead. His bad round, not sure he'll repeat that today.

Should be a cracker.

Can people stop writing about Woods?! He is shit now. k tx bye.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 10 August 2014 08:16 (four years ago) link

amazing final round going on here. Rory's 280 yard line drive 3-wood was :-0

shower cretin (brownie), Sunday, 10 August 2014 23:01 (four years ago) link

i really hope they can finish today.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 August 2014 23:16 (four years ago) link

Bizarre finish. I think Mickelson probably has a right to be upset, but he'll have to grin and bear it or look bad.

clemenza, Monday, 11 August 2014 00:45 (four years ago) link

Some great golf though: Rory off the tee, Mickelson's chipping, Fowler's shot at 16 from the other fairway.

clemenza, Monday, 11 August 2014 00:47 (four years ago) link

Unbelievable tournament. Best I've seen in ages.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Monday, 11 August 2014 02:30 (four years ago) link

over here we're still just tryin to nail him to a tadhg/prod or Brit/paddy mast, which seems a pity but not untypical

Come and Heave a Ho (darraghmac), Monday, 11 August 2014 07:35 (four years ago) link

Listening to the radio till the end at round 1:30am, really exciting finish. Again Rory stayed strong while others faded.

Sentence is awful but I just want to check: I don't think the British Isles have ever come up with a 'world beater' quite like this in almost any sport with a global-like reach? Both in individual sports or national teams.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 11 August 2014 09:05 (four years ago) link

I'd offer Roy keane, idk bout global reach of their categories but Sonia o Sullivan, Michelle smith lol and Katie Taylor dominated their fields globally, Brian o Driscoll is an all-timer certainly.

brits'll have their own ideas, but rly idk its hard to define the criteria there.

Come and Heave a Ho (darraghmac), Monday, 11 August 2014 11:06 (four years ago) link

rugby, global? pfft lol

^^^hoping to provoke local garda out of posting retirement, here

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Monday, 11 August 2014 11:12 (four years ago) link

mcilroy is gaining a spritely and supernatural aura nowadays tho, he is the imp of sport, the mythical surpasser

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Monday, 11 August 2014 11:13 (four years ago) link

he's the golfer van Morrison should've been

Come and Heave a Ho (darraghmac), Monday, 11 August 2014 11:16 (four years ago) link

over here we're still just tryin to nail him to a tadhg/prod or Brit/paddy mast, which seems a pity but not untypical

― Come and Heave a Ho (darraghmac), Monday, August 11, 2014 3:35 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think i heard he's a Catholic, and had an uncle who got murdered when he tried to move into a Protestant neighborhood. He seems to stay away from discussions of that sort of thing

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Monday, 11 August 2014 15:39 (four years ago) link

this says tadgh & paddy mast

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jun/18/rory-mcilroy-olympics-ireland-golf

a curious shade of pale (onimo), Monday, 11 August 2014 15:42 (four years ago) link

rather the point is that he said NI first then hinted GB for Olympics but golf is administered on an all island basis also he seems to have a can't I just play golf and be from NI pls approach which IMO is otm

Come and Heave a Ho (darraghmac), Monday, 11 August 2014 16:43 (four years ago) link

The best part of breaking up is getting your golf game together.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2159303-rory-mcilroy-says-breakup-with-caroline-wozniacki-has-helped-his-golf-game?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&hpt=hp_c3

Seinfeld had an episode about this. George learned to speak Portuguese and understand absolute zero. (Regardless of how true it is, I don't think this claim is necessarily going to go over well.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:19 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

interested eur sat stenson for the afternoon

that rose/kaymer v the amer rookies match shd be good

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:54 (four years ago) link

*interesting

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:54 (four years ago) link

dam fowler + jim walker are getting smoked

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 14:35 (four years ago) link

lol that this could def be 10-6

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 15:58 (four years ago) link

"really could not be a worse situation for america here" re: mahans tee shot ~o~

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:02 (four years ago) link

sic shot by spieth

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:18 (four years ago) link

furyk is the worst under pressure

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:34 (four years ago) link

if poss i would NOT play him in singles tmrow

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:35 (four years ago) link

think its time u guys let canada join ur team tbh

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:44 (four years ago) link

lool henrik
us is still deeply fucked here tho tbh

johnny crunch, Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:41 (four years ago) link

lol fuck mahan, euros are gonna be a half from ending dis

johnny crunch, Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:53 (four years ago) link

think its time u guys let canada join ur team tbh

― Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:44 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:53 (four years ago) link

we tried that once, in 1812

Aimless, Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:11 (four years ago) link

Saw bits of this - was great, but the comptetition is lacking. Europe are now dominating (even UKIP wouldn't dare support the US).

They could look into an Americas vs Europe. Allow guys like Cabrera to get into the Ryder Cup.

More immediately I am looking forward to Mickelson's captaincy (he was clearly applying for it), that could bring a bit of life back.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 29 September 2014 09:45 (four years ago) link

four months pass...

The Open is moving to Sky from 2017.

Only Wimbledon, World Cup and Euros as the summer sporting events I'd watch now left for the BBC.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 14:01 (four years ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

was about to post robert streb to abysmal real names, before realising he was intended as 'bert' and thus a palindrome

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 18:35 (four years ago) link

he has not opted for such glory, alas

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 18:35 (four years ago) link

has a golden palindromic opportunity alluded robert streb or is he merely adding another layer of mystery?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 April 2015 18:46 (four years ago) link

thinking up a few different ways to construct that lame sentence was more entertaining than watching golf btw

although playing golf is a lot of fun! haven't done it in years though.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 April 2015 18:47 (four years ago) link

in the event, you opted for 'alluded' rather than 'eluded' which adds a certain fitting wrongness to the great wrong that is the first two letters of robert streb's name

played par-3 pitch and putt against my gf recently, went 6 up after 2 of 9, ended up losing

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 18:50 (four years ago) link

dammit! event failure.

it's my great hope that at some point in the future i'll be a maniacal evil CEO with an 85th floor office overlooking a miserable industrial city filled with the screams of people suffering from acute acid rain. this room would be equipped with an enormous putting green. when someone visited (to beg for mercy i assume) i would completely ignore them for a minute while concentrating on the putt. as the ball rolled toward the hole, i pick up a glass of scotch and swallow with a satisfying huge gulp just as the ball drains into the hole. also in this world i am very muscular and have fantastic teeth

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 April 2015 18:59 (four years ago) link

haha, maybe the ball then gets flung out over the city, to perhaps fall through the cranium of one of the deprived

brooks koepka is borderline abysmal real names, you get this a lot with golf

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 19:23 (four years ago) link

came up with some good cockney rhyming slang

'gonna go brush my jordans'

cameron tringale might be legit the worst name at the masters this year

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 19:57 (four years ago) link

that one is bad. i like "byron meth"

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 April 2015 19:59 (four years ago) link

yes

there is a cricketer called 'keegan meth' but that might be even better

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 20:00 (four years ago) link

spieth is playing unbelievably

johnny crunch, Thursday, 9 April 2015 21:04 (four years ago) link

my jordans are chattering

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 21:10 (four years ago) link

ok, worst name: branden grace

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 21:58 (four years ago) link

monster from sergio there

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Thursday, 9 April 2015 22:01 (four years ago) link

spieth is a beast

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 April 2015 22:26 (four years ago) link

day is en fuego

k3vin k., Thursday, 9 April 2015 22:27 (four years ago) link

great that we can get espn anchors telling us "great theater @ augusta" but no live coverage until 3pm

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 April 2015 18:12 (four years ago) link

its a fucking crime that the masters ppl wont sell the full thurs/fri rights

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 April 2015 18:13 (four years ago) link

watch online tho

#wegonnabechampionship (Spottie), Friday, 10 April 2015 18:13 (four years ago) link

but yeah.

#wegonnabechampionship (Spottie), Friday, 10 April 2015 18:14 (four years ago) link

they just showed Larry Mize hit a shot and dude still has the greatest swing of all time.

#wegonnabechampionship (Spottie), Friday, 10 April 2015 18:14 (four years ago) link

fucking America couldn't have McIlroy could they, had to invent a better one

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Friday, 10 April 2015 18:17 (four years ago) link

Care less about nationalities than the really low score and big lead - Masters weekend could be ruined.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 10 April 2015 18:26 (four years ago) link

lol idc about nationality either, just quite funny how this monster has slouched from dallas to be born

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Friday, 10 April 2015 18:27 (four years ago) link

tiger tryna show his masters insight by dropping 'subairs' twice this interview

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 April 2015 19:47 (four years ago) link

positing whether they will dry out the course tomorrow or keep it wet & 'a shootout'

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 April 2015 19:49 (four years ago) link

Awesome from Spieth but five shot leads have been overturned.

p/cool to see Mickelson at -6.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:45 (four years ago) link

Awesome from Spieth but five shot leads have been overturned.

I put money on Spieth before the tournament started so we'll have a bit less of that talk, thank you.

ailsa, Saturday, 11 April 2015 13:18 (four years ago) link

Stipulating that I haven't yet watched any of it, so haven't seen just how great Spieth is playing, a five-stroke lead going into the weekend is far from safe, especially for someone who's never won before. Someone could catch Spieth before he makes the turn today--it's just a couple of birdies and a couple of bogeys.

clemenza, Saturday, 11 April 2015 16:21 (four years ago) link

one player is within 5, the others are further back

the player within 5 has played the two rounds of his life

this is over. it was over after day 1 rly

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link

If Spieth wins, your certitude will look smart. I'm just not sure where the certitude comes from, knowing what we know about majors.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/408976-the-biggest-choke-artists-in-golf-history

clemenza, Saturday, 11 April 2015 16:40 (four years ago) link

Whether Spieth wins or not that's still the kind of comment from someone who hasn't seen a lot of major golf.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:14 (four years ago) link

Tiger is on five under. Near miracle to be competitive given he has been written off for dead.

And is it just me or in interviews he hasn't been as punchable lately? Based on a min or two.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:16 (four years ago) link

this is over. it was over after day 1 rly

Silly.

Quack and Merkt (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:22 (four years ago) link

96 masters :(

#wegonnabechampionship (Spottie), Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:38 (four years ago) link

Seen plenty. Other leads not impregnable. Something about Spieth though. Willing to stake my considerable golfing reputation on this.

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:42 (four years ago) link

Have had a bet with gf. If Spieth loses I have to give her a 2-hour massage. If Spieth wins, she has to get me a birthday cake, even though it's not my birthday

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:45 (four years ago) link

Hmmm, right, there's definitely a zing in there somewhere but, like Tiger, I'm some way off my best so I'll leave it a younger, hungrier ILXor.

Quack and Merkt (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:50 (four years ago) link

Where's Jordan S when you need him eh

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:53 (four years ago) link

nice par Rory: -6.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:04 (four years ago) link

no issue with spieth potentially winning but i'd love to see some competitive golf this weekend

call all destroyer, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:12 (four years ago) link

still seems like theres receptive scoring conditions - all on speith really, if he goes low again hes not getting caught imo

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:16 (four years ago) link

wow that was a tricky putt on 2 and he just banger it home

call all destroyer, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:21 (four years ago) link

Absolutely - he could crush the opposition. But saying "something about Spieth" is a nothing statement. He is an excellent player on great form coming into this. Most players leading after the first couple of rounds don't go on to win majors.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:21 (four years ago) link

spieth is so good

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:23 (four years ago) link

i'm fairly close to saying he's the best putter i've ever seen

call all destroyer, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:25 (four years ago) link

of whos finished already, only 5 players today have shot higher than +2 and theres v few on the back-9 worse than E rn

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:28 (four years ago) link

thats kindof insane for saturday masters i think

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 April 2015 19:29 (four years ago) link

Tiger on the 13th tee wtf - was all going so well.

Phil's bunker shots are amazing. So good I want him in every trap.

not content (onimo), Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:04 (four years ago) link

more wtf from Tiger.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:15 (four years ago) link

hahahaha

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:15 (four years ago) link

like watching a fight between a genius and a dumbass

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:17 (four years ago) link

Great stuff from Tiger tbh

Commentator saying it's great to see Ernie Els competing for a major. He's 9 shots off the lead.

not content (onimo), Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:20 (four years ago) link

yeah, gotta say I can't summon the hatred toward Woods like I usually do.

Spieth drops one - par for the day so far.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:22 (four years ago) link

dumbass tiger prevails this time

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:28 (four years ago) link

lj ur just not golf go somewhere else

post you had fecund thoughts about (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:29 (four years ago) link

LJ, It wouldn't surprise me if Spieth wins this but much of your ilx career is a stuck shit-talk/ooops loop so sorry if I don't believe in Spieth because you tell me there's something about him.

WilliamC, Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:31 (four years ago) link

recentish romantic developments have rather thrust golf back upon me many years after i stopped watching it as a matter of course

bit rusty but i know a monster when i see one. spieth is a monster

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:37 (four years ago) link

come on Phil! Another Birdie!

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:37 (four years ago) link

Spieth nearly sank a monster putt...nearly.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:38 (four years ago) link

hoffman can't catch a break, which is fine because his neck is too thick and it bothers me

call all destroyer, Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:48 (four years ago) link

Rory drops at the last - that's a killer

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:51 (four years ago) link

that bunker shot

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 21:04 (four years ago) link

back nine seems to be playing tougher

call all destroyer, Saturday, 11 April 2015 21:26 (four years ago) link

I wouldn't love Mickelson if he didnt get to recover from gaffes and jitter so mucj

post you had fecund thoughts about (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 April 2015 21:28 (four years ago) link

phil!

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:11 (four years ago) link

yaaaaa

post you had fecund thoughts about (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:11 (four years ago) link

and rose from the bunker!

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:18 (four years ago) link

yaaa

post you had fecund thoughts about (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:19 (four years ago) link

aw justin rose is lovely too

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:19 (four years ago) link

rose making a nice little run

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:19 (four years ago) link

spiiiieth

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

strong finish.

still, one more day.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:30 (four years ago) link

there were still two more holes!

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:47 (four years ago) link

rooooooose omfg

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:51 (four years ago) link

yes i know...

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:52 (four years ago) link

there were still two more holes!

― PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:47 PM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:55 (four years ago) link

hueg shot here for jordan

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:58 (four years ago) link

pretty good attempt, now for par..

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 22:59 (four years ago) link

cool.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 23:01 (four years ago) link

clutch

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 23:02 (four years ago) link

Four shot lead then, see you tomorrow.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 April 2015 23:02 (four years ago) link

and you!

if rose plays like that tomorrow he has a chance, mickelson obviously the main threat though

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2015 23:04 (four years ago) link

were Hoffman and spieth goodnaturedly zinging each others bad shots or did I mishear a few things

post you had fecund thoughts about (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 April 2015 23:07 (four years ago) link

They were as were their caddies

Traditional course setup on Sundays is set for drama. Look for big moves by guys who have been there like woods and bitch tits

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 12 April 2015 04:17 (four years ago) link

Is it a bit blustery today?

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 18:58 (four years ago) link

rose birdies

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:00 (four years ago) link

and so does spieth.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:01 (four years ago) link

spieth responds xp lol

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:01 (four years ago) link

like how the two leaders are dressed

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:07 (four years ago) link

Phil recovers for his birdie on the 2nd.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:09 (four years ago) link

Another great putt by Spieth: -18

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:33 (four years ago) link

bogey Phil, 7 behind. Only Rose or Spieth can beat Spieth.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:52 (four years ago) link

putt to save double bogey spieth, just about keeps the lid on it.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:01 (four years ago) link

now Rose for par..

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:01 (four years ago) link

got it! 3xbehind.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:02 (four years ago) link

Spieth close to unraveling there, could be the key hole in the final day.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:03 (four years ago) link

Rose nearly blew the roof off!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:25 (four years ago) link

that was an incredible effort

post you had fecund thoughts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:27 (four years ago) link

wobbles in!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:29 (four years ago) link

root cause analysis

post you had fecund thoughts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:32 (four years ago) link

almost the greatest birdie of all time

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:33 (four years ago) link

Look at this Woods - Rory pairing and weep.

Or lol, about the same thing.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:36 (four years ago) link

ha! was just thinking that, more or less

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:37 (four years ago) link

His first television work was for the BBC at the 1961 Open Championship, when he was still a golfer who had competed in the tournament. After his retirement as a player, Alliss worked full-time in television, becoming the lead BBC golf commentator in 1978.[8]

This is all tears btw.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:41 (four years ago) link

late period tiger woods:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3_DjiLLDfo

hot doug stamper (||||||||), Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:53 (four years ago) link

his surname gets more and more appropriate by the hole

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:02 (four years ago) link

fucking Mickelson though - just when you think he's dead he pulls a miracle out

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:08 (four years ago) link

but Spiiiieth

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:11 (four years ago) link

think i can go to bed now

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:11 (four years ago) link

It's pronounced TITLE-IST?!

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:26 (four years ago) link

were you pronouncing it in the German fashion or something

Number None, Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:30 (four years ago) link

It's pronounced TITLE-IST?!

― PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, April 12, 2015 5:26 PM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

golf expert LJ

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:40 (four years ago) link

Great stuff Spieth - he may win more majors but this is a once in a lifetime weekend performance from him. Half boring, half pleasure to witness.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:41 (four years ago) link

This guy.

PORC EPIC SAVVAGE (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

my mother was appalled that he hugged his dad first

cute girlfriend

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 April 2015 23:00 (four years ago) link

your mom otm

call all destroyer, Sunday, 12 April 2015 23:12 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...

anyone watching sawgrass?

bureau belfast model (LocalGarda), Sunday, 10 May 2015 23:04 (four years ago) link

wow

k3vin k., Sunday, 10 May 2015 23:47 (four years ago) link

man fowler has giant cajones

k3vin k., Sunday, 10 May 2015 23:48 (four years ago) link

great finish in regulation, that was fun. i don't really care for fowler but anyone who plays 17 like that is a deserving winner.

call all destroyer, Monday, 11 May 2015 00:49 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

i am excited for a shitshow this weekend

call all destroyer, Thursday, 18 June 2015 03:44 (four years ago) link

Par 3's that are downhill one day, uphill the next. Par 4's that turn into par 5's mid-tournament and fairways that are indistinguishable from greens.Bring it on, although 6 hr+ rounds are a blight on humanity.

pandemic, Thursday, 18 June 2015 09:33 (four years ago) link

Massive, boring, posh dud.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 18 June 2015 09:52 (four years ago) link

redacted

designated hitler (darraghmac), Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:41 (four years ago) link

i do like the concept of 500(?)-car long trains passing as you have to hit your tee shot

johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:29 (four years ago) link

Similar to the Safeco Field trains which the Mariners tried to ban years ago, the Chambers Bay trains traveling by add to an already scenic atmosphere, imo. If the players can focus enough to tune out the spectators milling around, the train noise shouldn't be a major distraction.

Will be interested to see if the field tires from the course's elevation changes, and to read the post-Open course reviews. A number of league friends are marshaling volunteers this week. Looking forward to their reports, too.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:02 (four years ago) link

lovely start from rose

imago, Thursday, 18 June 2015 21:41 (four years ago) link

car/life/golf crash

imago, Friday, 19 June 2015 01:48 (four years ago) link

LOL Woods.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 19 June 2015 08:38 (four years ago) link

Was incredible to watch all 18 holes of Tiger's round. It is barely believable that he is now THIS bad. His 3 wood to 18 was extraordinary for a professional golfer. Rickie Fowler should be ashamed to have scored even worse.

pandemic, Friday, 19 June 2015 13:52 (four years ago) link

His 3 wood to 18 was extraordinary for a professional golfer.

otm. Golf is obv hard & that shit happens but for any pro it's really rare u see that, like count on one hand ive seen it in like ~10 years

johnny crunch, Friday, 19 June 2015 13:57 (four years ago) link

watching the stream, spieth just now on the par-switching 18th: "this is the dumbest hole i've ever played in my life"

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 June 2015 17:45 (four years ago) link

this is hilarious and awesome

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 June 2015 17:50 (four years ago) link

xp looll

johnny crunch, Friday, 19 June 2015 17:57 (four years ago) link

wonder if 28+ is a record for a three-ball group in a major

imago, Friday, 19 June 2015 19:25 (four years ago) link

hilly course triggers vertigo attack in jason day D: he did well to finish there

spieth! he's too good

imago, Friday, 19 June 2015 20:57 (four years ago) link

lol 3 shot swing 1st hole spieth > reed

johnny crunch, Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:19 (four years ago) link

the only thing that would ruin this weekend of golf is patrick reed winning

call all destroyer, Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:22 (four years ago) link

OTM

johnny crunch, Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:26 (four years ago) link

lol spieth did not plan on that going in

call all destroyer, Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:27 (four years ago) link

Is reed bad? What'd I miss?

Spottie, Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:35 (four years ago) link

As in what did he do to draw ire?

Spottie, Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:35 (four years ago) link

lol nirvana bumper music

johnny crunch, Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:39 (four years ago) link

day actually winning this would be crazy

johnny crunch, Sunday, 21 June 2015 01:28 (four years ago) link

kev kisner said "beware of the sick golfer"

johnny crunch, Sunday, 21 June 2015 01:32 (four years ago) link

http://deadspin.com/how-patrick-reed-became-golfs-latest-villian-1682766305

patrick reed info

call all destroyer, Sunday, 21 June 2015 04:30 (four years ago) link

this is going to be a lot of fun tomorrow

call all destroyer, Sunday, 21 June 2015 04:31 (four years ago) link

Great article, cheers. I said a couple of days ago that he had the look and demeanour of the school bully, with all the sad family complexity that entails.

imago, Sunday, 21 June 2015 10:09 (four years ago) link

Really really want Jason Day to win this.

The Manner of Crawly (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 June 2015 10:53 (four years ago) link

Thanks cad.

Spottie, Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:28 (four years ago) link

Good article. Thought it would just be a picture of that choker cross Reed was wearing.

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:35 (four years ago) link

wow McIlroy putt

brownie, Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:26 (four years ago) link

70 feet?

brownie, Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:27 (four years ago) link

getting really exciting now. i love the incongruence of buzzing to sport late on a sunday night.

bureau belfast model (LocalGarda), Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

what was that putt by Day? bizarre

brownie, Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:53 (four years ago) link

Didn't get over the ridge

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:57 (four years ago) link

please tell me this dullard has a choke in him

imago, Sunday, 21 June 2015 23:50 (four years ago) link

ooh maybe!

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 00:38 (four years ago) link

Ground his club again

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 June 2015 00:42 (four years ago) link

every super close up of jason day is really stressful

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 00:43 (four years ago) link

day would be 7- if he could putt

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 00:54 (four years ago) link

Johnson choking

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 June 2015 01:05 (four years ago) link

yeah good. i mean awww poor guy

cmon spieth

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:09 (four years ago) link

louis o having a ridiculous tournament

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:11 (four years ago) link

spieth has got this

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:28 (four years ago) link

i said it after 1 round of the masters, i'm saying it with 3 holes to go of this, but he's got this

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:28 (four years ago) link

lol gracie nice drive m8

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:29 (four years ago) link

haha they showed it with the tracker on it and it was like ohh...pushed that one a bit

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 01:35 (four years ago) link

holy god what a fucking putt

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 01:38 (four years ago) link

dayum

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:39 (four years ago) link

fox cup mic is comical

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:40 (four years ago) link

O_O

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:42 (four years ago) link

wow louis O threw out a little 29 on the back

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 01:50 (four years ago) link

wow spieth

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 01:51 (four years ago) link

what is happening

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:51 (four years ago) link

spieth might be shook

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:53 (four years ago) link

nice drive tho maybe not

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:54 (four years ago) link

yes!!

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:00 (four years ago) link

600 yards, on in two nbd

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:00 (four years ago) link

ooh Johnson has returned

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:01 (four years ago) link

why do all these fox ppl keep fucking up dustin's name

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:01 (four years ago) link

easy prediction: johnson will have a 6-footer for a play-off

not saying if he holes it

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:01 (four years ago) link

poor branden grace. missed so many close ones.

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:08 (four years ago) link

if dustin has a plausible eagle putt 2 win thatd be nice drama

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:08 (four years ago) link

jesus christ

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:10 (four years ago) link

good shot but that looks just north of plausible

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:10 (four years ago) link

missssss

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 June 2015 02:11 (four years ago) link

question since i feel like i missed something--how much of louis o's sick back nine did fox show?

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:11 (four years ago) link

amazing I thought for sure he was done for

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:11 (four years ago) link

ill take spieth/dustin matchplay tomorrow, thatd be cool

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:12 (four years ago) link

what a finish this has been

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 02:13 (four years ago) link

Greg Norman is a pretty bad commentator.

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:14 (four years ago) link

how much of louis o's sick back nine did fox show?

his last four holes iirc? he was plus 3 on the front! amazing finish

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:16 (four years ago) link

feel like hes holing this

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:17 (four years ago) link

oh boy

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:17 (four years ago) link

he's got a little bit left on that...

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 02:17 (four years ago) link

he did see day's comebacker tho

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 02:18 (four years ago) link

that was really fast wow

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:18 (four years ago) link

oh no

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:18 (four years ago) link

XD

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:18 (four years ago) link

called it

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:18 (four years ago) link

omg

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:18 (four years ago) link

yeah, he just walked up there and pulled it

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:18 (four years ago) link

*accepts 20 flag posts*

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:19 (four years ago) link

brutal

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:19 (four years ago) link

incred brutal

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:19 (four years ago) link

man that sucks

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Monday, 22 June 2015 02:19 (four years ago) link

louis maybe let go your hate of a guy you had never heard of before today for a few mins

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:19 (four years ago) link

real talk i feel v v v bad for the guy

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:20 (four years ago) link

what a golf tournament

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:21 (four years ago) link

fox w the hard hitting questions of 'did you bring a 5th outfit'

johnny crunch, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:22 (four years ago) link

Gretzky hits that putt

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 June 2015 02:22 (four years ago) link

yah, they need to play the us open on links courses more often

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:22 (four years ago) link

spieth seems like the type of guy who would have preferred not to win like this

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:22 (four years ago) link

grand slam still in play

brownie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:23 (four years ago) link

that is true xp, almost better if he'd been punished. but this way he learns, and wins

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:23 (four years ago) link

That was sooooo heartbreaking.

Spottie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:50 (four years ago) link

Can't believe how many putts were missed within 4 feet today.

Spottie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:54 (four years ago) link

Why do u hate DJ, lj?

Spottie, Monday, 22 June 2015 02:57 (four years ago) link

I don't, he just doesn't stand out for me and I root for Speith, DJ played some fab golf

imago, Monday, 22 June 2015 03:28 (four years ago) link

yeah he really coughed that tourney up. he hit the ball way better than anyone but couldn't capitalize with the putter.

Spottie, Monday, 22 June 2015 04:32 (four years ago) link

https://www.clippituser.tv/c/ellgz

Spottie, Monday, 22 June 2015 19:01 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Lingmerth out in 29 (-7)!! Dropped one since.

Spieth starts birdie, birdie. Ho-hum.

Tiger puts a wedge into the water at the first.

Sacrilege I know, but I find St Andrews p boring. Must have the dullest opening tee shot in major golf.

pandemic, Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:06 (four years ago) link

Matsuyama's swing is so beautiful, with the little pause at the top.

pandemic, Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:07 (four years ago) link

St Andrews without rough weather is basically just a big field.

doing my Objectives, handling some intense stuff (LocalGarda), Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:22 (four years ago) link

Lovely little town though.

doing my Objectives, handling some intense stuff (LocalGarda), Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:22 (four years ago) link

Most links golf is useless w/out the wind. Hopefully it'll pick up.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:33 (four years ago) link

2 hours in and i already want to kill dan walker

pandemic, Thursday, 16 July 2015 10:27 (four years ago) link

all evidence to the contrary, and there's plenty, i'm still not convinced by spieth. his ball striking looks nothing more than okay to me. boy he can roll his ball though. 6 under thru' 11.

pandemic, Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:17 (four years ago) link

meanwhile tiger 5 over after 11 in what will probably be the easiest conditions of the week. feel sorry that poor old Louis Oosterhuizen is partnered with him today just like Chambers Bay.