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Tips for the Open?

Post by simon redshaw » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:06 pm

Who do you think will win the Open at Hoylake? Its starts this Thursday. Obviously the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are going to come into contention. Do you have someone you would particularly like to win? I have always admired Ernie Els as a golfer and person but he hasn't won a Major for a long time unfortunately! :( :(

Others that can come into contention include Fred Couples, Jim Furyk, David Toms, Geoff Ogilvy, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn, Luke Donald etc.

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Post by Kinoulton » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:24 pm

I'd take a small punt on Retief Goosen.

It's not been happening for him lately and he admits to lacking confidence.

But he hit a decent 67 in the last round at Loch Lomond and if he puts in a respectable first round in The Open I think he'll end up in the final mix by Day 4.
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Post by simon redshaw » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:19 pm

That's true Kin. He's another one who is well worth considering. Retief Goosen has won a few Majors. His last round at Loch Lomond may give him the confidence he needs.

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Post by simon redshaw » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:22 am

Here are the top 2nd Round Clubhouse positions after the Second Round:

(GB or IRE unless stated

132 Tiger Woods US 67 65 -12
133 Ernie Els SA 68 65 - 11
135 Chris DiMarco US 70 65 -9
136 Retief Goosen SA 70 66 -8
137 Miguel Jimenez SP 67 70 A Scott AUS 68 69 M Ilonen FIN 68 69
138 R Rock 69 69

Good to see Tiger isn't running away with it at the moment.

Kin, you said Retief Goosen, could be in the mix! :wink:

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Post by Jess » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:53 am

Tiger will probably win, but i would like EE to win. don't really know why
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Post by simon redshaw » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:59 am

I agree with you Jess on Tiger, although you never know!

I am also a fan of Ernie. Its good to see him back after his knee troubles. I like his general relaxed manner and he seems a pretty nice bloke. I hope he wins at least one more Major before he bows out (Hopefully a while yet!). He hasn't had the greatest fortune over the years in potentially winning positions.

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Post by redtiger » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:19 pm

my mate si oz is goin to the final day tomorrow, 50 quid the ticket cost. ooh and about £1.50 on the bus. i could drive there in about 20 mins but can't get motivated to watch a full day of golf :roll:
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Post by Jess » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:20 pm

i totally agree red, a full day of golf really doesn't sound my scene
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Post by redtiger » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:26 pm

i feel bad tho cause its only down the road and its like the megabiggest thing to happen on the wirral ever ever and everyone keeps sayn they've seen lots of famous people. but west wirral is where the rich inbred people live and there's probably neston heads there too
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Post by 100%rugbygirl » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:28 pm

my uncles stewarding there at the moment

but then again he is golf crazy!!

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Post by redtiger » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:34 pm

he'll love it there. slightly further down the road is caldy where lots of prem footballers live, and also west kirby which is like a mini seaside resort with some nice pubs full of beautiful laydees, and the course itself looks across the dee estuary to the welsh hills. well it does in this weather anyway!! :lol:
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Post by simon redshaw » Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:26 pm

Shame you're not going red as it looks a great course! I did go to a full day's play the other year when the Open was at Sandwich. Had a good day but I think though you see more on the television.

Caldy and West Kirby sound nice. The latter sounds like heaven with all those beautiful ladies! :wink:

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Post by redtiger » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:06 pm

you'd love it si. east wirral and most of the north ( the areas i've lived in ) aren't much cop but west and south is a lot posher, the west has clean beaches and lots of bars which i'm told are pretty packed and very cosmopolitan at the mo. there are supposed to be lots of really good places to eat round that way too. and caldy rufc is set in very picturesque surroundings. even the smackheads have a clean pair of rockports round that way :wink:
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Post by Dave W » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:03 pm

Well done to Tiger Woods, brought a few tears to my eyes at the end - what a bloke he is, well done again Tiger and thoroughly deserved....
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Post by Jess » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:18 pm

well done to him. a truely great player
Donncha O'Callaghan and Bruce Reihana are the best players that ever lived. Don't even bother to argue with me.

And - however good Imanol Harinordoquy is, he is still an idiot

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