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WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 05:05 AM
Great links golf. First time at Turnberry since 1994.

I'm watching on line since 0330. Tom Watson is in the leader in the first round at -4 after 12 holes as I type this. Weather seems okay so far for the ealry tee times. We'll see if it holds up.

Paddy has a later tee time. Maybe a hat trick?

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 05:08 AM
Australian John Senden hits a long birdie putt to draw even with Tom Watson. Calcavecchia is at -3, Steve Stricker and Graeme McDowell are at -2.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 05:53 AM
Sergio (loser!) chipped across a green and into a canal. Putz.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 05:54 AM
Sergio (loser!) almost chipped in on his drop. Smacked the pin and rolled a foot away.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 05:54 AM
Tom leading at -4 with Senden after 15.

Skip Towne
07-16-2009, 06:01 AM
It's too early in the morning to play golf.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 06:08 AM
David Howell moves into a tie for the lead. Three tied at -4. Senden, Watson, Howell.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 06:08 AM
It's too early in the morning to play golf.

This has been a dream. Forced to work the overnight shift. This came on at 0300 and saved me from going nuts.

WilliamTheIrish
07-16-2009, 06:19 AM
Watson with another birdie to go to -5 after 17. Not much wind today, which is uncharacterstic.

Skip Towne
07-16-2009, 06:30 AM
Watson is too old to play this well.

ROYC75
07-16-2009, 09:41 AM
Great news Tom . With the easy conditions, Tom will be at the top by the end of the day.

On a side note Tigger in a +1 today. 6 shots off already .

ROYC75
07-16-2009, 09:54 AM
Paul Casey with an eagle putt, -4 after 7 now.

ChiTown
07-16-2009, 09:56 AM
I'd love to see Tom have another good Open Tourney. What a start!

ROYC75
07-16-2009, 10:47 AM
I'd love to see Tom have another good Open Tourney. What a start!

Would be sweet to get # 6. But with the young talent, the conditions, doubt it will happen.

the Talking Can
07-16-2009, 10:59 AM
daly with an eagle a few holes back...was -2, i think

watching at work, god bless intertubes

Stinger
07-16-2009, 12:03 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Holy Crap!!!!!!!!! What a bunker shot by Goosen. Kneeling on 1 leg puts it in gimme range.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

ROYC75
07-16-2009, 12:51 PM
Jiminez sinks a 60' birdie on 18 to go -6 for the lead !

Stinger
07-16-2009, 12:57 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Holy Crap!!!!!!!!! What a bunker shot by Goosen. Kneeling on 1 leg puts it in gimme range.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

OK after watching Olgevy have the same shot maybe I have been playing bunker shots wrong. I guess having one leg in the bunker and kneeling on the other is the way to play them. :D

ChiTown
07-16-2009, 12:59 PM
Jiminez sinks a 60' birdie on 18 to go -6 for the lead !

THAT was an amazing putt. This is a great Day 1 to The Open.

Stinger
07-16-2009, 01:47 PM
Now with video although the play by play well....

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Skip Towne
07-17-2009, 07:11 AM
Get up, William, the Open is on!!

Skip Towne
07-17-2009, 07:21 AM
Watson snakes in a 20' birdie on his first hole. Tied for the lead at -6.

Dartgod
07-17-2009, 08:25 AM
Watson snakes in a 20' birdie on his first hole. Tied for the lead at -6.
Tom's having a rough day. +3 since that opening birdie. At -3 now.

ChiTown
07-17-2009, 08:44 AM
Tom's having a rough day. +3 since that opening birdie. At -3 now.

-2 Now. 4 bogeys and a birdie in his 1st 6 holes. :eek:

ChiTown
07-17-2009, 09:04 AM
-2 Now. 4 bogeys and a birdie in his 1st 6 holes. :eek:

-1. Make that 5 bogeys in the 1st 7 holes, including the "easy" par 5 7th. Holy frack, his wheels have completely spun off. He's heading toward a Ben Curtis type 2nd rd (80).

RockChalk
07-17-2009, 09:24 AM
Anyone have a link to watch online? I can't find anything (i'm an idiot)

Old Dog
07-17-2009, 05:31 PM
Tiger missed the cut and Watson tied for the lead.......who woulda thunk that?

Reaper16
07-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Tiger missed the cut because the Planet was down. Fact.

Skip Towne
07-17-2009, 10:32 PM
Tiger stepped on his dick. Why watch the rest of it? Oh, yeah, Tom Watson leads it.

ROYC75
07-17-2009, 10:32 PM
Pfft ...... Tigger can't hold Watson's jock.

























At least in this open!:D

ROYC75
07-17-2009, 10:34 PM
Everybody root Ole Tom on, I'll be on the course tomorrow when he tees off .

Miles
07-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Tiger stepped on his dick. Why watch the rest of it? Oh, yeah, Tom Watson leads it.

It would be very cool if Watson is still in the mix late on Sunday.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 07:36 AM
John Daly wearing psychedelic pants. I'd hate to get paired with him.

Stewie
07-18-2009, 07:44 AM
John Daly wearing psychedelic pants. I'd hate to get paired with him.

He's gone all stereotypical golfer on us with his wild pants. He'd probably play like this if it was allowed.

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milkman
07-18-2009, 07:57 AM
Tiger stepped on his dick. Why watch the rest of it? Oh, yeah, Tom Watson leads it.

I haven't seen any of this open, and I like Tiger, but when I turned on Sportscenter in hopes of seeing some Watson highlights, all they talked about and showed was Tiger.

I know Tiger missing the cut is a big stiory, but a 59 year Tom Watson leading the British Open after two rounds should be the bigger story, and it was just an afterthought to those dumbasses at ESPN.

ESPN sucks ass.

milkman
07-18-2009, 07:58 AM
Tiger missed the cut because the Planet was down. Fact.

The Planet was down?

kstater
07-18-2009, 08:02 AM
The Planet was down?

Most of the day yesterday.

milkman
07-18-2009, 08:04 AM
Then I guess it's a good thing I didn't have a chance to get on yesterday.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 08:29 AM
I keep hearing them talking about the "Par 3 course at the hotel". I wish they would show that.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 09:07 AM
Get up, William, the Open is on!!

Okay!

That night shift killed me. Then the planet went down. Tom just teed off and has a long birdie chance.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 09:10 AM
Tom's long putt comes up short by 2+ feet. Drains the shortie for par.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 09:22 AM
Tom with a long birdie putt on 2.... left but hole high. bout a 2 footer for par.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 09:23 AM
Goosen's tee shot on 3 goes waaay right. On a hill and 20 feet above the green..

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 09:23 AM
Moreno drops a shot with bogey on 2

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 09:25 AM
Tom drains his par on two. Alone in the lead.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 09:47 AM
Marino bogeys his third consecutive hole to drop to -2. Tom drops in another par to maintain -5.

JohnnyV13
07-18-2009, 09:57 AM
farging amazing

milkman
07-18-2009, 10:05 AM
To me, this is vintage Tom watson.

They talk about Tommie and tell us how good he is/was at striking the ball, but in his hey day, he was the best scrambler in the game.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 10:07 AM
Marino is just having one of those days you never want in a major. Or a minor. Or a practice round.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 10:30 AM
Tom dropped a shot on the last hole to go to -4 and into a tie for the lead. He is however, on in 2 at the par 5 7th.

milkman
07-18-2009, 10:32 AM
Tommie with the bird

DrRyan
07-18-2009, 10:51 AM
Can anyone here tell me where it is currently being streamed live online? It was on pga.com but only until 9am EST. Thanks in advance for the help.

Mr. Krab
07-18-2009, 10:53 AM
Go Tommy Gun!!!

chiefqueen
07-18-2009, 10:55 AM
How many strokes should Daly be penalized for that "get-up" he's wearing.

I say at least three.

chiefqueen
07-18-2009, 10:58 AM
Can anyone here tell me where it is currently being streamed live online? It was on pga.com but only until 9am EST. Thanks in advance for the help.

It's on ABC.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 10:59 AM
Can anyone here tell me where it is currently being streamed live online? It was on pga.com but only until 9am EST. Thanks in advance for the help.


Try this. It has a live feed on 9,10,11.

http://www.opengolf.com/ChampionshipGolf/TheOpenChampionship.aspx

DrRyan
07-18-2009, 11:01 AM
It's on ABC.

I guess thanks for the effort. There was a reason I asked for a live streaming link on the internet. :)

Try this. It has a live feed on 9,10,11.

http://www.opengolf.com/ChampionshipGolf/TheOpenChampionship.aspx

I appreciate the help William. Keep it rolling Tom!

milkman
07-18-2009, 11:03 AM
Got a tough Par putt coming up.

kstater
07-18-2009, 11:07 AM
It's nice watching a tournament where every idiot doesn't yell GET IN THE HOLE after a tee shot on a par 5.

CaliforniaChief
07-18-2009, 11:13 AM
Ok, I've been watching and expecting Tom to drop off the board. Now I'm getting my heart into it.

kstater
07-18-2009, 11:14 AM
Ok, I've been watching and expecting Tom to drop off the board. Now I'm getting my heart into it.

I'm withholding feelings until the back 9 tomorrow. Like Tom, just enjoying the ride.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 11:15 AM
It's nice watching a tournament where every idiot doesn't yell GET IN THE HOLE after a tee shot on a par 5.

I haven't heard anyone yell that yet. Surely there is an Ugly American in the crowd somewhere.

milkman
07-18-2009, 11:18 AM
Missed it by ][ That much.

kstater
07-18-2009, 11:36 AM
LMAO

Sergio knows he got away with one there.

milkman
07-18-2009, 12:16 PM
As the announcer said, that was huge.

Stewie
07-18-2009, 12:40 PM
Did you hear that? They've only opened Turnberry for play two days this year in preparation of the Open. One day was the club tournament where there were 480 lost golf balls. Jesus! That course must be a total bitch.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 12:44 PM
LMAO

Sergio knows he got away with one there.

I missed it. What did he get away with?

kstater
07-18-2009, 12:46 PM
I missed it. What did he get away with?
It was actually Goggin, not Sergio. Ball stopped on a ridge and he literally ran the 200 yards up there to mark it before it rolled back down the hill.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 12:48 PM
It was actually Goggin, not Sergio. Ball stopped on a ridge and he literally ran the 200 yards up there to mark it before it rolled back down the hill.

OK, I saw that. Thanks.

BWillie
07-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Go Tom. He actually lives in Miami County, Kansas. I can consider him a local, that would be amazing if he pulled out the Brit Open again. Only one stroke down...

Stewie
07-18-2009, 12:56 PM
Go Tom. He actually lives in Miami County, Kansas. I can consider him a local, that would be amazing if he pulled out the Brit Open again. Only one stroke down...

He lives in Stilwell.

Holy Crap! What a putt!

kstater
07-18-2009, 12:56 PM
Nice putt. 17 coming up and is almost a gimme 4, he could be the ought right leader going to Sunday.

CaliforniaChief
07-18-2009, 12:57 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ChiTown
07-18-2009, 12:59 PM
Get 4 at 17, and play it safe into 18, and TW is in the final group on Sunday.

FN Wow!

kstater
07-18-2009, 01:04 PM
Awesome, 15 feet for eagle.

kstater
07-18-2009, 01:06 PM
OK, this is about the 999th time I've seen this Travelers commercial this week. It's getting slightly old.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 01:06 PM
Get 4 at 17, and play it safe into 18, and TW is in the final group on Sunday.

FN Wow!

The "other" TW went home.

ChiTown
07-18-2009, 01:06 PM
R U FN kidding me?

Wow, I can't tell how amazing this is for me. As a kid back in the mid 70's I got to caddie for TW twice at KCCC. He's been my idol ever since.

AWESOME!

CaliforniaChief
07-18-2009, 01:08 PM
C'mon Tommy...let's at least get the birdie.

CaliforniaChief
07-18-2009, 01:10 PM
YES!!!!!

ChiTown
07-18-2009, 01:11 PM
Get thru 18 in 4, and let's see what happens Sunday. Truly, this is amazing.

Stewie
07-18-2009, 01:12 PM
This is truly unbelievable.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Old guys rule!

CaliforniaChief
07-18-2009, 01:17 PM
This is truly unbelievable.

A redemption of Kansas City sports in the most unexpected way if it holds.

CaliforniaChief
07-18-2009, 01:21 PM
Oh yeah!!!!! Take it tomorrow, Tom!!!!!

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 01:24 PM
Hip replacement does not stop Tom Watson McCloud!

the Talking Can
07-18-2009, 01:25 PM
jesus it would awesome if watson pulls this off...i just hope it doesn't go to crap tomorrow....

ChiTown
07-18-2009, 01:25 PM
How big of a sap am I? I'm actually a bit verklempt.

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 01:35 PM
jesus it would awesome if watson pulls this off...i just hope it doesn't go to crap tomorrow....

I hear ya. LAst year it was Greg Norman in contention on the last day against Harrington.

There are al ot of guys who could sneak in and snatch it. I'd like to see Tom play well and win or lose, rather than collapse and give it away. Either way, it's been an amazing 54 holes.

Sure-Oz
07-18-2009, 01:36 PM
Pretty sweet if this happens

WilliamTheIrish
07-18-2009, 01:38 PM
Very nice piece by Rick Reilly. That was very good.

Skip Towne
07-18-2009, 01:43 PM
In 1991, Tom quit Kansas City Country Club because they refused membershp to Henry Bloch, founder of H&R Bloch because he is a Jew. Watson's wife ,at the time was also Jewish. KCCC changed their rules and Tom rejoined.

the Talking Can
07-18-2009, 01:47 PM
I hear ya. LAst year it was Greg Norman in contention on the last day against Harrington.

There are al ot of guys who could sneak in and snatch it. I'd like to see Tom play well and win or lose, rather than collapse and give it away. Either way, it's been an amazing 54 holes.

the closer he gets, the more it will hurt if he falls short....it would be one of the greatest wins ever....

Stewie
07-18-2009, 01:58 PM
In 1991, Tom quit Kansas City Country Club because they refused membershp to Henry Bloch, founder of H&R Bloch because he is a Jew. Watson's wife ,at the time was also Jewish. KCCC changed their rules and Tom rejoined.

KCCC also refused Ewing Kauffman membership. He wasn't Jewish, he just wasn't legacy. Back then you had to have a blood line to charter members for membership. That has changed.

Sure-Oz
07-18-2009, 01:59 PM
"I never played against tiger, i don't give a damn about tiger!"

ROYC75
07-18-2009, 05:25 PM
:bravo:Bravo Tom, Bravo !:bravo:

Reaper16
07-18-2009, 05:29 PM
A redemption of Kansas City sports in the most unexpected way if it holds.
Oh, c'mon. Tom is an individual from Kansas City; he doesn't represent the whole place like the Chiefs or Royals do.

That's like saying Albert Pujols' success is a redemption of Kansas City Sports.

milkman
07-18-2009, 05:34 PM
Oh, c'mon. Tom is an individual from Kansas City; he doesn't represent the whole place like the Chiefs or Royals do.

That's like saying Albert Pujols' success is a redemption of Kansas City Sports.

Unlike a player in a team sport, you do identify with a golfer from the area that you live in.

As a Kansas Citian, you might root for Pujols, but you think of Tom Watson as KC's represetative on the PGA tour.

Reaper16
07-18-2009, 07:38 PM
Unlike a player in a team sport, you do identify with a golfer from the area that you live in.

As a Kansas Citian, you might root for Pujols, but you think of Tom Watson as KC's represetative on the PGA tour.
Eh, if Tom wins this tournament I am still going to consider Kansas City to be in an excruciating sports funk.

milkman
07-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Eh, if Tom wins this tournament I am still going to consider Kansas City to be in an excruciating sports funk.

How old are you?

I ask, because I think it's those of us that grew up in the same time frame that really identify with Watson.

Reaper16
07-18-2009, 07:52 PM
How old are you?

I ask, because I think it's those of us that grew up in the same time frame that really identify with Watson.
Too young for that (23).

If you identify with Watson as much as it appears that you do, then I'm really happy for you that you get to see him play this well.

milkman
07-18-2009, 08:04 PM
Too young for that (23).

If you identify with Watson as much as it appears that you do, then I'm really happy for you that you get to see him play this well.

That makes sense.

I was 17 when Tom Watson won his first major, and he was as dominating in the years between '77 and '81 as any golfer in any era.

I also got to "caddy" for him in a charity tournament when I was 12.

googlegoogle
07-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Tom needs some plastic surgery to get rid of the gobbler neck. Photo on KC star was unsightly. Good going Tom!

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 07:11 AM
watson teeing off at 9:20 eastern

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 07:28 AM
I'm amazed that Tom can still hit the ball far enough to compete with the kids. That is the first part of my game that left town.

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 07:32 AM
whoever did tom's hip replacement is going to cash in on this as well...

Braincase
07-19-2009, 07:35 AM
Go get 'em Tom. Chase down Harry!

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 07:40 AM
That makes sense.

I was 17 when Tom Watson won his first major, and he was as dominating in the years between '77 and '81 as any golfer in any era.

I also got to "caddy" for him in a charity tournament when I was 12.

Dane McCloud caddied for Watson when he was 2.

milkman
07-19-2009, 07:43 AM
Dane McCloud caddied for Watson when he was 2.

No he didn't.

Dane, at two years old, taught Tommy how to play the game.

Stewie
07-19-2009, 08:11 AM
I'm amazed that Tom can still hit the ball far enough to compete with the kids. That is the first part of my game that left town.

His driving average for the tourney is 297.5 yards. That's impressive.

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 08:18 AM
Tom Watson is originally from Missouri. But he had the good sense to move to Kansas.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 08:25 AM
ouch....put it in the bunker on 1

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 08:30 AM
and just like that watson is down a stroke

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 08:32 AM
down 2 strokes to Fisher. What a play Fisher made on #2. wow

Demonpenz
07-19-2009, 08:32 AM
and just like that watson is down a stroke

IN GOLF TERMS FOLKS NOT A REAL CLOT IN HIS HEAD

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 08:39 AM
IN GOLF TERMS FOLKS NOT A REAL CLOT IN HIS HEAD

Coffee damn near came out of my nose

milkman
07-19-2009, 08:40 AM
Coffee damn near came out of my nose

Really?

Why?

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 08:54 AM
down 2 strokes to Fisher. What a play Fisher made on #2. wow

Like the announcer said "You could give him a whole bag of balls and he couldn't do that again"

milkman
07-19-2009, 08:56 AM
That Chris Wood needs to eat some beef and pick up a weight or two.

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 08:58 AM
crap, watson two bogies in 3 holes

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 08:58 AM
That Chris Wood needs to eat some beef and pick up a weight or two.

at certain camera angles he looks like a piece of paper

milkman
07-19-2009, 08:59 AM
So has Tommy started the collapse?

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 09:01 AM
So has Tommy started the collapse?

He just needs to run in some more of those 30-40 footers.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:01 AM
he's had a couple of rough holes, that's for sure

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:04 AM
He just needs to run in some more of those 30-40 footers.

If he can hole this upcoming putt, it would go a long way to giving him confidence going forward.

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 09:04 AM
Where are all the Japs?

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:04 AM
Fisher hit that one in some crap that looks to be about 4 feet high

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:06 AM
wow fisher almost whiffed

he is in big trouble

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:07 AM
Fisher in big trouble.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 09:07 AM
Fisher in bad trouble now.

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:07 AM
Damn!

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:08 AM
watson with great put

just make pars and let the rest shake out

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 09:08 AM
Hehe. So is Fisher in trouble or not?

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:08 AM
Damn...that's 2 long putts Tom has missed by inches

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:08 AM
Fisher in big trouble.

Fisher in bad trouble now.

Repost followed by a repost.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:09 AM
Fisher, out of the frying pan into the fire.....I don't recall giving him any golf lessons

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:09 AM
fisher backing it all up

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:11 AM
he's dropping at least 2 on this

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 09:11 AM
I hope Fisher gets a snowman.

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:12 AM
he's dropping at least 2 on this

At least three now.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:12 AM
unplayable now for Fisher

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 09:12 AM
How good is Chris Wood's -2 looking right now as he goes into hole 12?

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:14 AM
he's crisscrossed the fairway twice now....poor bastard

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:14 AM
I hope Fisher gets a snowman.

He may be LUCKY to get a snowman

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 09:15 AM
That has to take it's toll - mentally. Dude is staring at 7 or 8

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 09:20 AM
I hope Fisher gets a snowman.
A snowman it is.

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:20 AM
8 for fisher

ouch


i have things to do today but Watson has me glued to the tv

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 09:20 AM
Yeah! A snowman!!

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:22 AM
nice shot watson, easy up and down

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:22 AM
nice second by Tom

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:23 AM
8 for fisher

ouch


i have things to do today but Watson has me glued to the tv

Great thing about sports.

Easy excuse to be lazy.

I love sports.

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 09:25 AM
Great thing about sports.

Easy excuse to be lazy.

I love sports.

golf especially, there a million mini dramas, all digestible while laying down...

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:29 AM
golf especially, there a million mini dramas, all digestible while laying down...

Me "Hey, I was watching that"

milkmaid "Does the snoring help your concentration?"

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 09:33 AM
Thats a good birdie opportunity for Tom on 6.

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 09:38 AM
Thats a good birdie opportunity for Tom on 6.

He keeps leaving his putts short. 90% of all putts left short don't go in.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 09:38 AM
He keeps leaving his putts short. 90% of all putts left short don't go in.
ROFL

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:38 AM
Thats a good birdie opportunity for Tom on 6.

He's going have to make a couple of those kind of putts today.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:40 AM
Great drive on the par 5

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:40 AM
I thought that drive was going to end up in a bunker.

Whew...

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:40 AM
The sky is looking UGLY

PunkinDrublic
07-19-2009, 09:42 AM
A 60 year old man is able to compete and win this tournament. Yeah golf is a sport and golfers are athletes :shake:

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:45 AM
Eagle opportunity coming up.

Gotta love it.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:45 AM
Eagle chance coming up for Tom....should at least make birdie

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 09:45 AM
A 60 year old man is able to compete and win this tournament. Yeah golf is a sport and golfers are athletes :shake:
Thanks for that! :thumb:

Now run along...

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 09:46 AM
The way Westwood is stroking the ball, Watson has GOT to start hitting some of these very "makeable" birdie putts (eagle on 7)

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 09:47 AM
A 60 year old man is able to compete and win this tournament. Yeah golf is a sport and golfers are athletes :shake:

You're shitting me, right?

If not, go sleep it off, and join us when you've gained a clue.

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:48 AM
The way Westwood is stroking the ball, Watson has GOT to start hitting some of these very "makeable" birdie putts (eagle on 7)

Exactly what I was saying.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 09:49 AM
Damn, he's leaving everything short today.

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Why do they keep interrupting these commercials with golf?

Stewie
07-19-2009, 09:53 AM
A 60 year old man is able to compete and win this tournament. Yeah golf is a sport and golfers are athletes :shake:

You're ignorance is overwhelming. I find that most people who think golf isn't a sport are the people who couldn't hit a ball 30 yards, if they can hit it at all.

And we all know the only athletes are decathletes, everyone else is a poser.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 09:55 AM
Why do they keep interrupting these commercials with golf?

Scared dogs, and men with troubling prostates are why I watch the British Open..........

milkman
07-19-2009, 09:57 AM
Scared dogs, and men with troubling prostates are why I watch the British Open..........

Yep.

RedNeckRaider
07-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Why do they keep interrupting these commercials with golf?

Mark Twain said it best "golf is a good walk ruined"

PunkinDrublic
07-19-2009, 10:07 AM
You're ignorance is overwhelming. I find that most people who think golf isn't a sport are the people who couldn't hit a ball 30 yards, if they can hit it at all.

And we all know the only athletes are decathletes, everyone else is a poser.

It's definately a skill but nothing I would consider physically challenging. I was at a driving range recently and was able to hit the ball over 200 yards after not picking up a set of clubs in years. I don't begrudge anyone who makes a ton of money playing this game of skill but don't ever ask me to call you an athlete.

Braincase
07-19-2009, 10:12 AM
You're ignorance is overwhelming. I find that most people who think golf isn't a sport are the people who couldn't hit a ball 30 yards, if they can hit it at all.

And we all know the only athletes are decathletes, everyone else is a poser.

As one of the only former decathletes on this board, I'd like to both reinforce and rebuke parts of your statement. Golf is more of a sport than NASCAR, which to me is the realm of competitive stuntment. I'm 45 years old, and I am impressed with the ability for anyone to walk 4 miles in the heat, carrying their bags or pushing a cart. And to think Ken Venturi walked 36 holes while on the verge of a heat stroke to win a U.S. Open is amazing.

Sports isn't always about strength, speed, and throwing. It also about control and body mechanics. Golf is a finesse sport - sometimes you have to extend, sometimes you have to pull it back. You integrate the human machine with a course that accentuates nature.

Golf is a fine sport, and one you can play for a lifetime. The fact that a man in his fifties can get out there and allow his experience to come through is proof that golf is one of the greatest and most challenging sports ever created.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:16 AM
Tom likely to drop another stroke here.

RedNeckRaider
07-19-2009, 10:18 AM
It's definately a skill but nothing I would consider physically challenging. I was at a driving range recently and was able to hit the ball over 200 yards after not picking up a set of clubs in years. I don't begrudge anyone who makes a ton of money playing this game of skill but don't ever ask me to call you an athlete.

A game of great skill! although I look at it much like darts, bowling or pool. It is not something that you have to be an athlete to play.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:18 AM
Tom likely to drop another stroke here.

His game looks mighty shaky right now. I hope he can grab a little back-9 magic and make it interesting.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:20 AM
His game looks mighty shaky right now. I hope he can grab a little back-9 magic and make it interesting.

At least he didn't leave that one short, which could bode well for him later.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:21 AM
At least he didn't leave that one short, which could bode well for him later.

Yep. That was a damn fine stroke.

Braincase
07-19-2009, 10:22 AM
His game looks mighty shaky right now. I hope he can grab a little back-9 magic and make it interesting.

They were emphasizing Tom's patience with the course the other day. The back nine can provide some opportunities to improve one's score if the player is patient.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Westwood giving a shot back.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:28 AM
Tom HAS to make this birdie.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:29 AM
Tommy with another birdie opportunity coming up.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:30 AM
Tom HAS to make this birdie.

That last putt is a good sign for this one.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:30 AM
They were emphasizing Tom's patience with the course the other day. The back nine can provide some opportunities to improve one's score if the player is patient.

This course is made for Watson's game. Doesn't have to drive it very long, just has to keep it playable, and make putts. He's done that for 3 days. Can it do it in the final 9? Believe me, I'm praying on every one of his shot's. He REALLY needs to make this birdie to get him going.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Damn Damn Damn!

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Damn!

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:35 AM
Damn!
Repost.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:36 AM
If he were putting today like he did for the last three days he would be 2-3 shots up. As it is he's only one back.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:36 AM
Repost.

Damn!

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:37 AM
Chris Wood with a huge birdie on 17. Could -2 be in a playoff?

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:38 AM
If he were putting today like he did for the last three days he would be 2-3 shots up. As it is he's only one back.

Yep. He'd be no worse than even par for the round and a 1 stoke lead.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:38 AM
If he were putting today like he did for the last three days he would be 2-3 shots up. As it is he's only one back.

His last two putts have been more solid than his putts earlier today, so he still has a good shot if he continues to hit the putts like those.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:39 AM
SWEET put

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:39 AM
YES!!!

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:40 AM
and back into a tie

the Talking Can
07-19-2009, 10:40 AM
Watson for birdie!!!!!!!!!!!

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:40 AM
FKN A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:40 AM
Yes!

KCUnited
07-19-2009, 10:40 AM
Big.

Stewie
07-19-2009, 10:40 AM
Nice!

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:40 AM
Yes!

Yeah, I know DG.

Repost.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:42 AM
Nah. I was all caps and 3 exclamation marks.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:43 AM
Damn, didn't realize Watson was 11 shots better on the back this week. I knew he was better, but not that much.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:44 AM
Damn, hope Tom's not in too much trouble there.

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 10:45 AM
There's an echo in here.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:45 AM
Damn, hope Tom's not in too much trouble there.

Didn't look like his ball got buried deep in that rough.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:46 AM
Damn, hope Tom's not in too much trouble there.

I hit some one, and bounced. Let's hope it's sitting up. Definitely playable.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:47 AM
Is it OK that I'm starting to hope things go wrong with Westwood and Goggin?

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Cool move by Tom....giving the chick a ball

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Good lie, and as I said yesterday, at the top of his game Tommy is a great scrambler.

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Is it OK that I'm starting to hope things go wrong with Westwood and Goggin?
Absolutely.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Cool move by Tom....giving the chick a ball

I missed it.

What'd he do?

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:49 AM
That's a doable par save opportunity.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:49 AM
Absolutely.

just wondering if I was the only one not only pulling FOR Tom, but also AGAINST the others :)

Dartgod
07-19-2009, 10:49 AM
I missed it.

What'd he do?
He gave a ball (golf that is) to the girl he hit with his drive.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:50 AM
I missed it.

What'd he do?

THe drive hit a woman and when he got up there he said something to her and then gave her a ball. Not an earthshaking move by any means, but a gesture nonetheless.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:51 AM
He gave a ball (golf that is) to the girl he hit with his drive.

Athlete's don't sign balls while they're playing. /PinD

chiefqueen
07-19-2009, 10:51 AM
Is it OK that I'm starting to hope things go wrong with Westwood and Goggin?

Are we starting to yell "in the rough" or "in the bunker" when they hit the ball?:evil:

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:51 AM
He gave a ball (golf that is) to the girl he hit with his drive.

THe drive hit a woman and when he got up there he said something to her and then gave her a ball. Not an earthshaking move by any means, but a gesture nonetheless.

Classic Tommy.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:51 AM
Wood gives one back on 18

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:52 AM
Great lag

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 10:53 AM
I wished that snowman on Fisher.

milkman
07-19-2009, 10:53 AM
Great lag

Looks like he's going to save par.

chiefqueen
07-19-2009, 10:56 AM
I wished that snowman on Fisher.

Why do I get the feeling you ain't done in that department?

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:56 AM
Wow....way inside out on the short putt

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 10:56 AM
Where's William that shankopotomus?

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:56 AM
but it ended up in the bottom of the cup

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 10:57 AM
Looks like he's going to save par.

He's thinking playing for par on every hole except 17. -3 might just win this tourney.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 10:58 AM
IF they end up in a playoff is it a hole by hole like most, or a "play a whole round tomorrow" like the US open?

I'm too lazy to look it up and know someone here knows the answer anyway

chiefqueen
07-19-2009, 11:01 AM
IF they end up in a playoff is it a hole by hole like most, or a "play a whole round tomorrow" like the US open?

I'm too lazy to look it up and know someone here knows the answer anyway

3 hole playoff then sudden death, played right after final round

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 11:01 AM
There's not a tree on that entire golf course.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 11:04 AM
3 hole playoff then sudden death, played right after final round

Thank You...rep

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 11:06 AM
Thought he had another long one

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 11:07 AM
HUGE miss by Goggin. -4 before going into 15 would have been big, big

milkman
07-19-2009, 11:07 AM
Thought he had another long one

It was a hell of a putt.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 11:09 AM
It was a hell of a putt.

Indeed. I love the way he is putting outside +20'. Really, no one has been better this week.

milkman
07-19-2009, 11:11 AM
Westwood with the putter?

milkman
07-19-2009, 11:11 AM
Wow

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 11:11 AM
Hell of a shot by Westwood

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 11:12 AM
That's a NASTY pin placement on 15

Skip Towne
07-19-2009, 11:12 AM
This sucker is going all the way down to the wire.

milkman
07-19-2009, 11:13 AM
Hell of a shot by Westwood

I thought the putter from there was going to be a bad decision.

Obviously I was wrong.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 11:13 AM
No way Watson can get to the green.

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 11:15 AM
No way Watson can get to the green.

as long as he gets up and down it's all good

Old Dog
07-19-2009, 11:16 AM
Goggin in trouble in teh bunker

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 11:17 AM
as long as he gets up and down it's all good

Goggin in big trouble.

Can Watson putt where he's at? I doubt it, most likely a little pitch and run.

milkman
07-19-2009, 11:19 AM
That's going to be a tough save for Tommy.

ChiTown
07-19-2009, 11:21 AM
I think that's it for TW. F!