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2011 Running British Open Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double Down, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    All Tom Rinaldi is missing during his pieces are kitties and puppies on his lap. And a dolphin poster in the background.
  2. Yeah he's known for as many Sunday collapses as majors bagged.
    I wouldn't call this a collapse. He had a super start, but I don't know how many thought he could sustain a 5 or 7-under final round. I didn't.
    He had a great run, but fell off.
  3. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Almost killing people in the grandstands is closing in on collapse status.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    This round has summed up Phil's career, really. Wild and aggressive, pulling off wild shots with lots of thrills and cheers, but then followed up with gags, spinouts and missed 3-footers that in the end leaves him and everyone else laughing and shaking their heads at the absurdity of it.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    There's Rory McIlroy and Roy McAvoy Phil Mickelson. The latter goes for it, perhaps a bit too much.
  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    To Phil's credit, that bogey by Johnson at 18 puts Mickelson one step closer to Jack's record of most runner-up finishes.
  7. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

    Dustin Johnson was the one who could have given Clarke the most heat on the back, especially after bombing that drive on 14.

    Hitting his approach OB was the final nail. Last four holes turned into a victory stroll.

    Good for Clarke.
  8. ShiptoShore

    ShiptoShore Member

    After 39 PGA wins and four majors, I think Lefty is at the point where he pretty much accepts whatever happens, good or bad. He knows what he's accomplished.

    I know he's always had the "Aw, shucks" mentality, but he's still been much more laid back the last few years. Phil's past the point of calling himself an idiot... During press conferences, at least.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Glad to see Clarke win. Good to see the 40-somethings can still play.

    It goes to show that in the post-Tiger era, it is darn near impossible who is going to win each week.
  10. printdust

    printdust New Member

    U.S. golf is about as competitive now in major championships as U.S. boxing. Well, not that bad, but they can see the pit of hell from where they're at.
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    For better or worse (WRT "is golf a sport?"), Tom Watson pretty much slam dunked that subject a couple of years ago.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Johnson, Fowler, and Kim will all be back again though.
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