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Running The Open thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rockbottom, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Not sure if any of our peers are in Turnberry this week, but I am surprised there isn't yet a thread.

    Here goes ... ETW v. Field?

  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Prediction: first-time major winner this week.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Cut the bull with the title: It's the British Open, at least in this country, in the interests of accuracy.
  4. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    The logo says "The Open", and I consider it the most elite world golf tournament ... And I started the thread. Three strikes against ya, hondo. :)

  5. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    in the interests of accuracy it is titled correctly.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It is very weird to think that when I get up tomorrow morning, and I get up at 6:30, some guys will already have posted a score in the clubhouse.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Always ETW v. Field.

    What would you set the odds of ETW finishing in the top 10?

    What would you set the odds of any other golfer in the world finishing in the top 10?
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    If it's one on one you take Tiger. Tiger against the field, you always take the field, just look at the percenatges.
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    In favor of Woods: Those that have won at Turnberry in the past -- Watson, Norman, Price -- were all considered the best player in the world at the time.


    I'm looking forward to seeing what Rory McIlroy can do, and hope playing with Tiger the opening two days will help lift Lee Westwood's game.
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    If Tiger doesn't win, don't be surprised if Hunter Mahan does.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    It's called the British Open in this country to avoid confusion with the U.S. Open. Yet, the purists seem to have a problem with that (with their usual assumption that everyone knows about golf). Just because it was the first golf tournament (1863, by the way), doesn't mean it can co-opt the word "Open."
    When someone calls it the British Open, there's no disrespect intended. Lighten up.
  12. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    I'll just be interested to see if Tiger hits a Japanese photographer with his club since he'll be playing with Ryo Ishikawa the first two rounds.
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