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8 minutes ago, Ervin H Burrell said:

His tactics on 18 in the last 2 rounds are just bizarre. Laid back for 2 pars when the field are battering it up around the green and walking off with tap in birdies.

 

Yet elsewhere he's been reckless, that hole today (the 13th?) where he had his feet in the bunker and then ended up hacking it up the rough for a double bogey was just ridiculous play and is where you need a strong caddy.

He's the kind of player who could go and shoot a 65 tomorrow but even then I doubt that would be enough, he's surely blown it today.

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Would love someone around -8, -9 to absolutely kick the back door in with a 61 or 62 to make it really interesting.
Aye you want Rory and Viktor to have to fight past a couple of scores before they have to go at eachother.
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I fucking love golf. Me, my brother and my dad went out to play Balfron today for my brothers birthday, a course I love playing. My brother has played 2 rounds of golf in his life and shot 75 through the front 9 today, 68 on the way back, I shot a 92 and my dad shot a (piss poor by his standards) 96, yet every one of us had a brilliant day and never stopped smiling. We headed for a meal with the rest of the family then came home to watch the final few groups finish at the Open and we're all absolutely buzzing. It feels special, it feels big and tomorrow is going to be great. I think golf is one of the best things people can do for their mental health and today just hammered it home for me. Steamin' on dopamine. And pints tbf. 

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54 minutes ago, Ervin H Burrell said:

Would love someone around -8, -9 to absolutely kick the back door in with a 61 or 62 to make it really interesting.

That’d maybe be a Fleetwood (got him at 35/1) or Speith (18s) then?  

Suits me boss, make it happen! 

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20 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

I fucking love golf. Me, my brother and my dad went out to play Balfron today for my brothers birthday, a course I love playing. My brother has played 2 rounds of golf in his life and shot 75 through the front 9 today, 68 on the way back, I shot a 92 and my dad shot a (piss poor by his standards) 96, yet every one of us had a brilliant day and never stopped smiling. We headed for a meal with the rest of the family then came home to watch the final few groups finish at the Open and we're all absolutely buzzing. It feels special, it feels big and tomorrow is going to be great. I think golf is one of the best things people can do for their mental health and today just hammered it home for me. Steamin' on dopamine. And pints tbf. 

I went out last night, absolutely knackered from a week of work (and going to The Open, but that’s just as knackering tbh) and feeling pretty rough. Out for 18 on my own in the night time sun, shot 82 for one of my best rounds ever (was 3 over through 9 and on the verge of exploding in my boxers). Went from feeling a bit shite and tired, to fucking buzzing. 

Golf is the greatest sport in the world.

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15 minutes ago, alta-pete said:

That’d maybe be a Fleetwood (got him at 35/1) or Speith (18s) then?  

Suits me boss, make it happen! 

My betting account requires strong finishes from Zalatoris and Spieth

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No it was a shambles then. The rough was far too bad. To this day I don't know if it was fertilised or not. Have heard quite a few people who should be on the know say it was and also wasn't so don't know. Crap open but great for Carnoustie.
In all honesty I've not seen much golf this week very busy just watched a bit of the highlights at night. Will manage to see a bit more today. 
I don't mean to take away from anyone's enjoyment. We're like St Andrews nasty little brother and the only people in the world who grow up with contempt for the old course as our course is so much better. Hope you enjoy your days viewing. 


Dad caddied at Carnoustie for a long time- has utter contempt for the Old Course - he describes it as a pitch and putt course with 3 good holes - you'll know which 3 he means.
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5 minutes ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:


 

 


Dad caddied at Carnoustie for a long time- has utter contempt for the Old Course - he describes it as a pitch and putt course with 3 good holes - you'll know which 3 he means.

 

Your dad sounds like a very bitter man.

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Stick me down for a golf is magic! Our visitors comp today, i went par, birdie, Eagle, at the turn as a 20 handicapper this is the stuff of dreams, after driving the green on a par 4 and single putting I then proceeded to send my next T shot out of bounds and racked up an 8! But I'll never top to two 2s in a row as long as I play golf!!! 

 

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9 hours ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:

Dad caddied at Carnoustie for a long time- has utter contempt for the Old Course - he describes it as a pitch and putt course with 3 good holes - you'll know which 3 he means.

 

You realise what you've started there, right? 😂

However I agree that Carnoustie is overrated. There are several absolutely tremendous holes but a few completely non-descript holes, especially around the turn which could be lifted from virtually any link municipal course in the UK. I've been fortunate enough to play both Carnoustie and Panmure a week or so before the open/open qualifying in various years and I've always enjoyed Panny more. I've also played Carnoustie when the rough's cut down and dry and as long as you can avoid the bunkers you could pretty much smash a driver anywhere. 16/17/18 though are a magnificent set of finishing holes tbf. 

Also worth noting that if your old man caddied Carnoustie in the late 70s through to the mid 80s, Carnoustie in those days was a poorly maintained cowp with frequently fucking awful greens. The work done to get it back on the Open rota was pretty impressive. 

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2 minutes ago, Day of the Lords said:

You realise what you've started there, right? 😂

However I agree that Carnoustie is overrated. There are several absolutely tremendous holes but a few completely non-descript holes, especially around the turn which could be lifted from virtually any link municipal course in the UK. I've been fortunate enough to play both Carnoustie and Panmure a week or so before the open/open qualifying in various years and I've always enjoyed Panny more. I've also played Carnoustie when the rough's cut down and dry and as long as you can avoid the bunkers you could pretty much smash a driver anywhere. 16/17/18 though are a magnificent set of finishing holes tbf. 

Also worth noting that if your old man caddied Carnoustie in the late 70s through to the mid 80s, Carnoustie in those days was a poorly maintained cowp with frequently fucking awful greens. The work done to get it back on the Open rota was pretty impressive. 

Either I have misunderstood him or you have. I took it that he was meaning The Old Course rather than Carnoustie, and his dad was agreeing with Pep.

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