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WilliamTheIrish
07-12-2005, 10:33 AM
..Thought I'd start this early, since the 1st round starts Thursday.

My favorite PGA Irishman - Padraig Harrington - withdrew today due to the passing of his father.

May the road rise to meet him...

EDIT* Here's the Official Open Website (http://www.opengolf.com/home/default.sps) in case youse guys were interested.

WilliamTheIrish
07-12-2005, 10:36 AM
Lots of sentiment across the pond this week as Jack makes official his last British Open appearance.

Here's an interesting piece from the Golf Channel.

http://www.thegolfchannel.com/core.aspx?page=19349&select=16837

WilliamTheIrish
07-12-2005, 10:39 AM
Here's the official news on Padraig Harrington's withdrawl.
http://www.opengolf.com/news/displayNewsItem.sps?id=60004126

Skip Towne
07-12-2005, 10:44 AM
Yeah, I had to withdraw too. I have to stay here to see what Flo does next.

WilliamTheIrish
07-12-2005, 10:47 AM
Here's the page for the groups on day 1.

Would be nice to follow group #8.

Watson, Jack and Luke Donald.

http://www.opengolf.com/news/tee_times_official.sps

WilliamTheIrish
07-12-2005, 10:48 AM
Yeah, I had to withdraw too. I have to stay here to see what Flo does next.

From what I've read recently, you've been quite the man with menses.

Skip Towne
07-12-2005, 10:51 AM
From what I've read recently, you've been quite the man with menses.
Not me. I just sit quietly and mind my own business.

ROYC75
07-12-2005, 11:16 AM
Here's the page for the groups on day 1.

Would be nice to follow group #8.

Watson, Jack and Luke Donald.

http://www.opengolf.com/news/tee_times_official.sps

Woudn't it be nice for a little Watson magic again....... to win on the PGA at his age would be something short of a miracle.

HemiEd
07-13-2005, 10:59 AM
bump from page four :p I would love to see big John win it again.

Herzig
07-13-2005, 11:20 AM
Here's the odds from www.sportsbook.com
The "field" bet is usually a good one to take in the Brittish.

Adam Scott 25-1

Angel Cabrera 60-1

Ben Curtis 250-1

Chad Campbell 100-1

Charles Howell III 125-1

Chris DiMarco 60-1

Colin Montgomerie 60-1

Darren Clarke 25-1

David Duval 500-1

David Toms 40-1

Davis Love III 35-1

Ernie Els 8-1

Fred Couples 100-1

Fredrik Jacobson 100-1

Graeme McDowell 100-1

Jim Furyk 30-1

John Daly 75-1

Justin Leonard 60-1

Justin Rose 100-1

KJ Choi 60-1

Kenny Perry 60-1

Lee Westwood 40-1

Luke Donald 30-1

Mark Hensby 100-1

Michael Campbell 75-1

Miguel Angel Jimenez 75-1

Mike Weir 60-1

Nick OHern 75-1

Nick Price 125-1

Peter Lonard 125-1

Phil Mickelson 15-1

Retief Goosen 15-1

Robert Allenby 100-1

Scott Verplank 100-1

Sergio Garcia 15-1

Shigeki Maruyama 100-1

Stephen Ames 125-1

Stewart Cink 60-1

Stuart Appleby 60-1

Thomas Bjorn 60-1

Thomas Levet 125-1

Tiger Woods 3-1

Tim Clark 50-1

Todd Hamilton 125-1

Tom Lehman 100-1

Trevor Immelman 100-1

Vijay Singh 10-1

Zach Johnson 150-1

Field(All other players) 9-2

DJay23
07-13-2005, 11:24 AM
I'd like to see Retief recover from his final round collapse at the US Open, but I'm not sure how he does on the links courses.

Stinger
07-13-2005, 12:45 PM
Here's the odds from www.sportsbook.com (http://www.sportsbook.com)
The "field" bet is usually a good one to take in the Brittish.

Chris DiMarco 60-1

Retief Goosen 15-1



If I were a betting man this is where my $ would go.

WilliamTheIrish
07-14-2005, 11:22 AM
Round one is nearly in the books. Jack had a pretty nice round.

Lots of fellas at 68, two shots behind Woods. I slrpt a little late but the commentators mentioned that the early players didn't contend with the weather that the later groups had.

WilliamTheIrish
07-14-2005, 11:29 AM
Check out that shot on the 14th by Sergio Garcia.

Garcia has a chance to catch Woods.

So does Singh.

WilliamTheIrish
07-14-2005, 12:14 PM
Mark Hensby moves to -5 on the 15th hole.

DJay23
07-14-2005, 12:22 PM
I slrpt a little late but the commentators mentioned that the early players didn't contend with the weather that the later groups had.
Woody Paige gave a good quote on Around the Horn yesterday. He said, "When the wind is blowing at St. Andrews, even the seagulls walk."

ptlyon
07-14-2005, 12:23 PM
Woody Paige gave a good quote on Around the Horn yesterday. He said, "When the wind is blowing at St. Andrews, even the seagulls walk."

Yeah, great quote Woody - what do the players do, fly?

WilliamTheIrish
07-14-2005, 06:41 PM
Woods had seven birds in nine holes and had pretty fair weather. But he didn't leave the the rest of the field in the dust.

This should be a fun over the next 3 rounds.

ptlyon
07-15-2005, 11:02 AM
Nickalus playing his last hole at the British Open right now.

ChiTown
07-15-2005, 11:08 AM
Nickalus playing his last hole at the British Open right now.

He Birdies. Unbelievable.

Skip Towne
07-15-2005, 11:09 AM
What channel?

ChiTown
07-15-2005, 11:13 AM
What channel?

I watched the Live Internet feed on AOL that had the BBC guys. They followed Nicklaus the whole round. It was fuggin awesome.

Boyceofsummer
07-15-2005, 11:14 AM
Tears in our eyes, the Cinderella Boys.......................

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 10:02 AM
Round 3.

Goosen made quite a run today. Moved to -9.

A cluster of folks within 3 and 4 shots.

'Jelly' Montgomery is playing pretty steady. -1 to Tiger's E as they head to #9

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 10:22 AM
Olazabal just holes an eagle putt on 12. He's at -10.

Monty drops a tough bird putt on 9.

Woods is saved by his second unplayable lie on the front 9 and saves par.

Woods -11
Olazabal -10
Monty -9

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 10:24 AM
Monty drops his second shot on the 10th within 5 ft.
Woods 2nd shot lands at about 20 ft away.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 10:29 AM
Woods runs his bird putt by the left lip.

Monty holes the bird and moves within 1 at -10.

Rain Man
07-16-2005, 10:44 AM
Did anyone else read the thread title and think that maybe BritainPlanet members were visiting us?

Miles
07-16-2005, 10:58 AM
Monty actually playing well is a huge suprise especially considering he is playing with Tiger.

Very lame of ABC not to have coverage in HD after TNT has been shoing it in HD the 1st 2 rounds.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 11:56 AM
Woods just let the entire field back in by bogeying the 16th. Monty pars and there are now 9 players within 3.

Woods -11
Olazabal -10
Goosen -9
Monty -9

Logical
07-16-2005, 12:49 PM
So Tiger finished the day with a 2 shot lead over Olazabel and a minimum of 3 over anyone else. I believe it is going to be tough to beat him tomorrow unless the weather goes all to hell and he falls apart.

Count Zarth
07-16-2005, 12:55 PM
This just in, golf sucks.

mlyonsd
07-16-2005, 12:57 PM
So Tiger finished the day with a 2 shot lead over Olazabel and a minimum of 3 over anyone else. I believe it is going to be tough to beat him tomorrow unless the weather goes all to hell and he falls apart.

A pretty amazing stat is he's gone into 9 majors with a lead and never lost any of those 9.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 03:05 PM
This just in, golf sucks.

This just in.

So does your sister.

Thig Lyfe
07-16-2005, 03:37 PM
This just in.

So does your sister.

Burn.

Count Zarth
07-16-2005, 03:39 PM
This just in.

So does your sister.

This just in. Old news.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 06:43 PM
This just in. Old news.

Oh, I'm pretty sure some of our newer members haven't heard the news till now.

The old news is that you stuck your nose in a thread with no intent to add anything of value.

This is why you find yourself in situations with other Planet members that want to flame you. Or ban you. Or just outright want to beat your homely azz into dust.

It's probably a good idea in your case to ask yourself prior to posting: "Do I really have anything worth saying in this thread?"

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 06:46 PM
So Tiger finished the day with a 2 shot lead over Olazabel and a minimum of 3 over anyone else. I believe it is going to be tough to beat him tomorrow unless the weather goes all to hell and he falls apart.

I dunno Jim. Woods did shoot a 71. But he was pretty much average all day. IMO he lucky that he's not sharing the lead. If he plays like he did today, especially given the playing conditions were good, he'll lose.

carlos3652
07-16-2005, 07:55 PM
I dunno Jim. Woods did shoot a 71. But he was pretty much average all day. IMO he lucky that he's not sharing the lead. If he plays like he did today, especially given the playing conditions were good, he'll lose.

Well, just look at it this way, the only people tha actually moved 3-4 shots better than Woods were the ones that finished the course before the wind picked up...

Woods had not only an average day, a crappy day, if he can hold the lead shooting the way he did today... he will not be beat. All things being equal tomorrow (contenders playing w/ same weather) Tiger will lose if he only beats himself (ala Goosen - 81 on Sunday).

If the weather is like it was today after noon the game will see a lot of 71-75 scores on Sunday... (Tiger will be @ -13). If the weather is like the first 2 1/2 days - most scores between 66-70 (Tiger will be @ -17)

JMHO

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2005, 08:45 PM
Well, just look at it this way, the only people tha actually moved 3-4 shots better than Woods were the ones that finished the course before the wind picked up...

Woods had not only an average day, a crappy day, if he can hold the lead shooting the way he did today... he will not be beat. All things being equal tomorrow (contenders playing w/ same weather) Tiger will lose if he only beats himself (ala Goosen - 81 on Sunday).

If the weather is like it was today after noon the game will see a lot of 71-75 scores on Sunday... (Tiger will be @ -13). If the weather is like the first 2 1/2 days - most scores between 66-70 (Tiger will be @ -17)

JMHO


No it will not be because he beat himself. It will be because somebody stood up and took it. Although, I don't think anybody but Olazabal can do it.

Also, only Goosen is the only guy on the leaderboard that played earlier than any of the other contenders. Olazabal, Garcia, Monty et al, were on the same course at the same time as Woods.

Logical
07-16-2005, 09:22 PM
I dunno Jim. Woods did shoot a 71. But he was pretty much average all day. IMO he lucky that he's not sharing the lead. If he plays like he did today, especially given the playing conditions were good, he'll lose.

I understand that, but as someone else said (possibly on the other thread about Tiger) he has been nails when leading going into the last round of a Major with the lead 9 wins in those 9 Majors. Plus this course appears to fit his game. You of course could be right.

carlos3652
07-17-2005, 11:11 AM
If the weather is like it was today after noon the game will see a lot of 71-75 scores on Sunday... (Tiger will be @ -13). If the weather is like the first 2 1/2 days - most scores between 66-70 (Tiger will be @ -17)

JMHO

Tiger finished @ -14 with a 70. Everyone in the top 10 other than Tigers and Couples (68) shot a 71-75.

No one stepped up just like you said, Tiger didnt crumble... and a (2) Grand Slam for the best golfer of this generation.

carlos3652
07-17-2005, 11:21 AM
Also, only Goosen is the only guy on the leaderboard that played earlier than any of the other contenders. Olazabal, Garcia, Monty et al, were on the same course at the same time as Woods.

Round 3 scores:

Olazabal shot a 68 (was on hole 5 or 6 when Tiger started)
Garcia shot a 69 (was on hole 6 or 7 when Tiger started)
Monty shot a 70 (was paired with Tiger)

Tiger Shot a 71 on Saturday - again, all things being equal - these players would have shot the same (70-71)...That being said they only dropped Tigers lead from 4 shots to 3....

Goosen (all things being equal on Sunday which they were) shot a 74.

WilliamTheIrish
07-17-2005, 04:34 PM
Nice call Carlos.

When I teed off today the last group was just coming up on nine. Woods had a one shot lead. When I got done with my first nine holes I walked in the clubhouse and Woods was walking to 17th green with a 6 shot lead.

Again, nice call.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2005, 11:46 AM
BTW, did anybody see the NIKE commerical with Tiger playing St Andrews as an 8 year old?

That was a really fun commercial to watch.

The music sounded like the counting crows, but I was uunfamiliar with the song they used. Any of you music guys know who the artist was?

ptlyon
07-18-2005, 11:49 AM
BTW, did anybody see the NIKE commerical with Tiger playing St Andrews as an 8 year old?

That was a really fun commercial to watch.

The music sounded like the counting crows, but I was uunfamiliar with the song they used. Any of you music guys know who the artist was?

I thought that was an awesome commercial.

Didn't get to hear it tho - I was in a bar.

Dartgod
07-18-2005, 12:10 PM
BTW, did anybody see the NIKE commerical with Tiger playing St Andrews as an 8 year old?

That was a really fun commercial to watch.

The music sounded like the counting crows, but I was uunfamiliar with the song they used. Any of you music guys know who the artist was?
Was that really him at St. Andrews? I figured they just took some video and edited it to look like he was playing the Old Course. Or was it really even Tiger at all? It sure looked like him.

ptlyon
07-18-2005, 12:34 PM
Was that really him at St. Andrews? I figured they just took some video and edited it to look like he was playing the Old Course. Or was it really even Tiger at all? It sure looked like him.

I'm pretty sure it was old B.O. film intermixed with old home film of Tiger.

It had to be, see all the people rushing the fairway?

jspchief
07-18-2005, 12:38 PM
All I know is Sunday's round was practically unwatchable. It was impossible for the players to have "great" shots. All they could do is land it safe on the green and hope to make a putt. That doesn't make for entertaining golf IMO, especially when there is no real competition for the front runner.

bogie
07-18-2005, 12:44 PM
All I know is Sunday's round was practically unwatchable. It was impossible for the players to have "great" shots. All they could do is land it safe on the green and hope to make a putt. That doesn't make for entertaining golf IMO, especially when there is no real competition for the front runner.

I have to agree that it makes for much more entertaining TV when players are able to shoot low scores. However, I'm an admitted Tiger homer, so I love to watch him play whether he's winning or losing. I believe he will go down in history as the best golfer ever.

Stinger
07-18-2005, 01:20 PM
All I know is Sunday's round was practically unwatchable. It was impossible for the players to have "great" shots. All they could do is land it safe on the green and hope to make a putt. That doesn't make for entertaining golf IMO, especially when there is no real competition for the front runner.

It Links golf, with the wind and the style of course as hard (firm) as it was that is what is was supposed to play like. You don't fire for the pin in those conditions you find a spot you think is right and hope your correct.

Personally it my favorite type of course and golf. You have to hit good shots or you are penalized. You hit the shot you make the score. All the players in contention played the same course just one made better shots in the end.

On a side note I jusr got done cadding for a buddy of mine for a qualifing tournament for the Price Cutter Charity classic. The Sponsors don't just give the exemptions out, they have a tournament of 85-95 players playing for 2 sponsor spots into the tournament. Man I am beat. Hoofing it in 93 degree heat with high humidity. Still had fun, buddy shot 69 but with only a 1/3 of the field in they already had three scores of 68 . He probably should have shot 5 or 6 under. Made a bad comeback putt on 10 for a bogie. But lipped two birdies from 10,15 feet and lipped a 22 ft eagale putt on 18. Oh well he said he may try the Monday qualifer before the tournament. Which means I will probably be hoofing it at Millwood a hot August afternoon. Sad thing is I can't wait. (am I crazy?)

jspchief
07-18-2005, 01:33 PM
It Links golf, with the wind and the style of course as hard (firm) as it was that is what is was supposed to play like. You don't fire for the pin in those conditions you find a spot you think is right and hope your correct.

Personally it my favorite type of course and golf. You have to hit good shots or you are penalized. You hit the shot you make the score. All the players in contention played the same course just one made better shots in the end.

I fully understand why they play it the way they do. I just think it's boring to watch. I'd much rather see guys throwing darts at the flag, draining circus putts, and getting aggressive when the situation warrants.

There's nothing fun about watching a guy take a 65 yard putt. And there's nothing fun about seeing a guy go for the fat of the green on every approach, settling for 2 putts.


Just my opinion.

Dartgod
07-18-2005, 01:33 PM
It Links golf, with the wind and the style of course as hard (firm) as it was that is what is was supposed to play like. You don't fire for the pin in those conditions you find a spot you think is right and hope your correct.

Personally it my favorite type of course and golf. You have to hit good shots or you are penalized. You hit the shot you make the score. All the players in contention played the same course just one made better shots in the end.

On a side note I jusr got done cadding for a buddy of mine for a qualifing tournament for the Price Cutter Charity classic. The Sponsors don't just give the exemptions out, they have a tournament of 85-95 players playing for 2 sponsor spots into the tournament. Man I am beat. Hoofing it in 93 degree heat with high humidity. Still had fun, buddy shot 69 but with only a 1/3 of the field in they already had three scores of 68 . He probably should have shot 5 or 6 under. Made a bad comeback putt on 10 for a bogie. But lipped two birdies from 10,15 feet and lipped a 22 ft eagale putt on 18. Oh well he said he may try the Monday qualifer before the tournament. Which means I will probably be hoofing it at Millwood a hot August afternoon. Sad thing is I can't wait. (am I crazy?)
Tell your buddy to carry his own bag. Lazy bastage...

Stinger
07-18-2005, 01:40 PM
Tell your buddy to carry his own bag. Lazy bastage...


ROFL ROFL

After his only bogie on 10 I said that sort of. "Ok thats it I am putting from now on and your hoofing it"

Then he reminded me that if he qualifies I get 10%. ROFL After the next hole he hands me a dime and say now your paid in full unless I get it going. Actually he is a good friend and a good player enjoyed the 5 hours together minus the heat.

carlos3652
07-18-2005, 01:50 PM
BTW, did anybody see the NIKE commerical with Tiger playing St Andrews as an 8 year old?

That was a really fun commercial to watch.

The music sounded like the counting crows, but I was uunfamiliar with the song they used. Any of you music guys know who the artist was?

It gave me goosebumps watching it, one of the best (Nike) comercials I have ever seen...

Thig Lyfe
07-18-2005, 05:11 PM
It gave me goosebumps watching it, one of the best (Nike) comercials I have ever seen...

I agree. It was an awesome commercial.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2005, 08:29 PM
Was that really him at St. Andrews? I figured they just took some video and edited it to look like he was playing the Old Course. Or was it really even Tiger at all? It sure looked like him.

No, it wasn't him at St. Andrews. They dubbed him in from some old footage and then set the commercial to some great music.

I thought it was tremendous.