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i really don't like that Poulter fella.
But also mainly because he seems like a bit of a cocksucker.
It might be because he is black :)
but blacking up is a bit strong isn't it?
anyway he's big time bottling it
far too rich and young for my liking
Drop some shots please.
He's so lovely. Shame he had a bad time yesterday, would have been well up otherwise.
Oostklaxon can be quite defensive from here on in.
for a nice little return on a £5 bet
Are there any British golfers with a set of bollocks? Except Bob Rock
Any man who sees it fit to smash his club in anger into the 18th tee at the Old Course is brilliant and bellendesque in equal measure.
Oosthuizen seems like one of the good guys. And it's always nice to see such a lovely swing rewarded in ample fashion. Good on him. (And his wife was definitely worth a smash too).
McIlroy is rather easy to admire, but quite difficult to like isn't he? His jib is cut unfavourably to mine eye.
That Korean amateur eagling in on the 18th was rather nice. Think we'll be seeing a lot more of that chap.
Anyone else like Paul Casey? I like him a lot but I get the feeling he's largely unpopular...
which was nice to hear. He actually had a better round thatn Oost in the end didn't he?
Anyway a very deserved champion.
not only did he play the best golf, but he was completely consistent with it as well. It shows how much of the game comes from within the brain.. the talent is quite clearly there, but it took this moment of perfect chemistry to push him out in front. I suppose when you're 4 shots ahead and with no serious challengers it's a bit easier to knock in the Eagles, but he played some outstanding golf over all 4 days
a shame that nobody could give him a decent challenge. The chasing pack were severely lacking in the cojones department, to be honest. Would have been nice if Rory didn't have a score of 80 on the cards. He was one of the few decent ones today
he already had a big lead before he started today, and continued to play solidly. Chasing down 5 or 6 shots in golf is virtually impossible. you end up trying to force the game too much and 99 times out of a 100 will cock up massively somewhere.
If it was Tiger on very top form today instead of casey and westwood chasing him down, things might have been different, but i doubt it.
So it might not have been different.
Oosthuizen is a deserving winner - he might do a Curtis/Hamilton/Baker-Finch and never come hit the heights again, but it doesn't really matter, he'll always be an Open winner.
apart from possibly a few weather related bonuses in previous days, he was the best golfer out there. And of course he was in a relaxed position on the table for most of it, but some of his shots today were inspired. Some amazing long shots, a few quite stunning positional placements, and no shots he should have hit were missed. He did everything he had to do, never faltered, barely gave up a hole to his partner, and pretty much cut out every single chance for his opponents
great stuff, and fully deserved
it would've taken a miracle for anyone to get close to him today, or he himself to lose his nerve.
picking up pars when he could have hit birdies. But the chasing pack never looked like getting a decent score on the final day, so he had no pressure whatsoever. If Casey had pulled off some of the birdies he threatened (and not got caught up in that fucking bush), taken it to a 1 or 2 shot difference, then the guy might have buckled
the fact is, he isn't someone with a lot of experience in that sort of situation. If someone had been nipping at his heels, who knows?
And it could've happened, but Greg Norman-esque breakdowns at Augusta '96 are very few and far between.
Mind you, the ghost of Jean van de Velde still looms over any unfancied golfer leading the Open going into the last round...
Dustin Johnson led by three shots going into the final round. Justin Rose lost a five shot lead on the US Tour a few weeks ago, so Oosthuizen was not in an unassailable lead.
Fair play. He played very solid and deserved to win, even though it reduced entertainment levels.
Also, how well did Rory McIlroy recover from 63 then 80. Really impressed with his weekend performance.
Therefore - if one of the chasers had shot a 66 then we'd have been in for a crunching climax. Sadly, none of them did.
McIlroy's never shot a round in the 70's at St Andrews! Mental how inconsistent he is on that course... But yes, it's strange and impressive in equal measure. He played 17 more shots (almost one more per hole) in his second round than he did in his first!
I don't think it was a lack of stones that contributed to the English contingent's disappointment, more a lack of consistency. Oost finished with the highest % of fairways hit which is always what's going to win tournaments on links courses. Stay out of the gorse and give yourself a clean shot at the pin... job done.
Westwood's lack of a major is a continual irk of mine though. He needs to start bringing in the green when challenging. Mickleson raped him at Augusta and he gave himself too much to do at the Open.
Biggest LOL of the week goes to Mark Calcavecchia. Final pairing on the 3rd day, then ends up on 6 over or something. Just dessert for THAT beard if you ask me. Serves him right also for taking a sand wedge on the 18th when he won it that year... fat cunt.