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Re: The Golf

Post by Neill_M » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:40 pm

Shan wrote:I see Rory McIlroy is not playing the Irish Open this year. That will most likely generate a lot of whinging, most of which will be from folk with no interest in golf. :D
Skipping the Irish Open in County Clare to play the Scottish Open the following week to give himself in theory the best preparation of winning at Royal Portrush, all seems very sensible - so yes he will take heat for it on social media from the usual idiots etc

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Re: The Golf

Post by Dave » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:49 pm

He's been off form since 2012.

Bulked up too much.
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Re: The Golf

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:29 pm

Shan wrote:I see Rory McIlroy is not playing the Irish Open this year.
Playing in the WGC in Mexico :mexican: now - is that not the same thing? :lol:

tied leader atm, at -3 after 6 in R1, so early days yet. :thumleft:
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Re: The Golf

Post by damianmcr » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:49 pm

Dave wrote:He's been off form since 2012.

Bulked up too much.
Plays well when he doesn't have a woman.

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Re: The Golf

Post by big mervyn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:04 pm

damianmcr wrote:
Dave wrote:He's been off form since 2012.

Bulked up too much.
Plays well when he doesn't have a woman.
Top form right after he's dumped one.
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Re: The Golf

Post by Shan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:28 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote:I see Rory McIlroy is not playing the Irish Open this year.
Playing in the WGC in Mexico :mexican: now - is that not the same thing? :lol:

tied leader atm, at -3 after 6 in R1, so early days yet. :thumleft:
Ballix. Irish Open this year is in the finest county on the island. The Paddy Mexican blues have nathin to do with it. :D
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Re: The Golf

Post by Shan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:32 pm

Oh and on cue, or should that be club, I note that one d!ckhead on boards.ie is losing the run of himself saying it is a provocative decision and opening up questions about his nationality. I fecking love senseless outrage. :lol:
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Re: The Golf

Post by big mervyn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:34 pm

Shan wrote:Oh and on cue, or should that be club, I note that one d!ckhead on boards.ie is losing the run of himself saying it is a provocative decision and opening up questions about his nationality. I fecking love senseless outrage. :lol:
Is Rory back in the GAWA again?
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Re: The Golf

Post by Shan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:38 pm

big mervyn wrote: Is Rory back in the GAWA again?
Well he's not Brazilian.
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Re: The Golf

Post by Shan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:32 am

R&A admit concerns for Open in Portrush due to Brexit
R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers admits he will pleased when this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush is over after revealing the "significant concern" being caused by Brexit.

Portrush will stage the Open for the first time since 1951 from 18-21 July and tickets for the championship days at the Northern Irish venue have already sold out.

However, that decision was announced in October 2015, eight months before the referendum to leave the European Union, and the continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit - and in particular the backstop to retain an open border on the island of Ireland - is causing headaches for golf's governing body.

"Like every business, and I think about the Open as such, the lack of certainty about the rules, the law in which we are operating under post-March 29 has caused us significant concern," Slumbers said.

"In hindsight would I be wanting to do Portrush in the year that we would be potentially leaving the European Union without a deal? No.
https://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2019/0226 ... to-brexit/
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Re: The Golf

Post by Neill_M » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:22 pm

McDowell has won on the PGA Tour. The Corales Championship (for those not in the matchplay)

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Re: The Golf

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:21 am

Neill_M wrote:McDowell has won on the PGA Tour. The Corales Championship (for those not in the matchplay)
Aye - it's moved him up from 257 in the world rankings to 133.

The win guarantees his tour card for another 2 years, but he's still got a bit of work to do to make it to Portrush for The Open in the summer (unless someone wants a caddy with good local knowledge).

Rory has moved up another place in the rankings to 3 (from 8 at start of the year).
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Re: The Golf

Post by Shan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:59 pm

I see Shane Lowry has bagged a hole in one at the Par 3 round in Augusta. Pity the fecker didn't wait until tomorrow. :D
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Re: The Golf

Post by nonplussed » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:48 pm

Ricky Fowler to win!

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Re: The Golf

Post by big mervyn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:43 am

nonplussed wrote:Ricky Fowler to win!

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