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The Open Championship

Post by sirbenson on Sun 10 Jul 2016, 1:44 pm

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Congratulations to Henrik Stenson!


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Post by I'm never wrong on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 5:32 pm

Wishful thinking but I would like a four hole playoff. 5th, 8th, 14th and 17th. (All the par 3's)

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 5:37 pm

That's good idea! Fantastic par 3's on this course!! Stenson holes another one!

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 5:44 pm

Off the clock according to Radar

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 5:47 pm

Bizarre considering how quick they've played tbf

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 5:50 pm

Incredible putt from Stenson!!!

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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 5:53 pm

-18 Stenson -16 Mickelson with three to play. Record for lowest Open score is -19 and that could be matched or bettered.

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:01 pm

Incredible response from Mickelson

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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:06 pm

-19 Stenson -17 Mickelson with two to play.

Record for lowest Open score has been tied with two to play.

Third place is 6 under par.

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Post by Be_the_ball on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:10 pm

Wow, this is really something else! Toe to toe exchanging blows, no quarter asked or given. Up for Henrick, but Phil is a legend!

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:11 pm

Incredible performance from Stenson

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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:13 pm

Stenson is on 7 under par for this round.  8 under par will tie the record for best round of golf in a majors tournament.

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:15 pm

Phil has basically not put a foot wrong today and is set to lose...

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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:17 pm

-19 Stenson -17 Mickelson with one to play.

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:18 pm

Game on (just about)


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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:22 pm

2013 Open Championship
Winner Mickelson 3 Under Par
Runner up Stenson Even Par

2016 Open Championship
Winner Stenson?
Runner up Mickelson?

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:28 pm

Fantastic from Henrik well deserved

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Post by AlciG on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:28 pm

Congrats Henrik clap

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Post by McLaren on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:32 pm

That was f***ing mental.
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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:32 pm

2016 Open Championship
Winner Stenson: 20 Under Par. Lowest Open score. Ties lowest round in a major (63).
Runner up Mickelson: 17 Under Par. Ties lowest round score in a major (63).

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Post by Be_the_ball on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:33 pm

Brilliant stuff! Two gladiators. Congrats Henrik!

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:33 pm

Epic from Stenson

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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:35 pm

Given the conditions that has to be the best major tournament in terms of quality of the top two players. Third place was 6 under.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:37 pm

Just think that's one of the best bits of golf I've seen for a long time. Always like to see a player "win" it rather than the other "lose" it.

Bet Sky must be wetting themselves that the first Open they cover is a classic. Just wish they concentrate on the golf rather than talking about "the Big four" or whatever. Cover the golf, and let it happen.

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Post by LadyPutt on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:38 pm

A-MA-ZING!
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Post by McLaren on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:42 pm

I wonder if Stenson will quickly move from the tag of best player without a major to best player with only one major?


Also how come you can't put a bag on the green in the UK but you are allowed to set up a table and trophies on a green?
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Post by Be_the_ball on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:46 pm

Nore Staat wrote:Given the conditions that has to be the best major tournament in terms of quality of the top two players.  Third place was 6 under.

Well, to quote a well known Scandinavian company, "Probably"!

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:47 pm

DJ, Day, Furyk and Love would all make good cases of best players with only one major

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Post by beninho on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:48 pm

Superb golf from both players. Dustin then henrik, sergio next?

Shame the viewing figures will be so low.

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:51 pm

beninho wrote:Superb golf from both players. Dustin then henrik, sergio next?

Shame the viewing figures will be so low.

Eww, hopefully not! His putting will always stop him!

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6:52 pm

Didn't Day shoot -20 at Whistling Straits last year and Spieth with -17....


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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:02 pm

Wonderful stuff . . . . . . what a week!
Troon looked too good for it to be 12 years since their last Major. Hopefully they get it back sooner, certainly a great test.

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:06 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Wonderful stuff . . . . . . what a week!
Troon looked too good for it to be 12 years since their last Major. Hopefully they get it back sooner, certainly a great test.

Indeed, when you consider Hoylake got two opens in that time frame!

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Post by GPB on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:27 pm

Well Played by Stenson.

Looking like 2003, all first time Major winners.

Stenson only goes from #6 to #5 in the OWGR....but he is very close to Rory now.

Mickelson up to #13 (ahead of Reed and Kuchar)...why wasn't the Olympic deadline after the Open Championship. Phil wants to go!

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Post by GPB on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:28 pm

sirbenson wrote:Didn't Day shoot -20 at Kiawah Island last year and Spieth with -17....on a par 70, that's pretty darn good!

Whistling Straits was last year. and it was a par 72. As was Kiawah in 2012 when Rory won.

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Post by GPB on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:31 pm

I believe DJ and J-Day will get more majors.

Fred Couples has to be in the equation as best player with one major.

As does Tom Weiskopf and Lanny Wadkins.

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:31 pm

GPB wrote:
sirbenson wrote:Didn't Day shoot -20 at Kiawah Island last year and Spieth with -17....on a par 70, that's pretty darn good!

Whistling Straits was last year.  and it was a par 72.  As was Kiawah in 2012 when Rory won.

Oops my bad, My memory is getting terrible! And to think I pride myself on remembering stats haha!


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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:32 pm

GPB wrote:I believe DJ and J-Day will get more majors.

Fred Couples has to be in the equation as best player with one major.

As does Tom Weiskopf and Lanny Wadkins.

Oh no doubt in my mind that DJ and Day will get more majors! But I just felt I'd mention them!

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Post by sirbenson on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 7:35 pm

GPB wrote:
sirbenson wrote:Didn't Day shoot -20 at Kiawah Island last year and Spieth with -17....on a par 70, that's pretty darn good!

Whistling Straits was last year.  and it was a par 72.  As was Kiawah in 2012 when Rory won.

My point was that people are quick to determine the last major as the best ever in the media standard wise, Like Tiger won the US Open by 15 shots and the Open by 8 shots back to back....and didn't Bob May shoot -18 and lose in a play off too?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 8:03 pm

It looks like JB Holmes has leapfrogged into the US Ryder Cup Team.
Guessing (big guess) the Top 8 now look something like:
DJ, Spieth, Phil, JB, Zach, Bubba, Koepka, Sneds, Kuchar or Reed, Fowler, Piercy and Haas possibly close at #11, #12, #13. Chappell definitely dropping out.

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Post by McLaren on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 8:16 pm

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I wouldn't get too hung up on what the muppets on Sky say. What is for sure is that the day Phil shot 65 in the final round of a major while playing in the last group out and didn't win will be remembered for a long time.
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Post by John Cregan on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 8:26 pm

3 of the current best in the world never to win a major now have won 3 of the last 4 majors - Day, Stenson and DJ. I suppose it's set up now for Garcia or Fowler to win at Baultestrol.............

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Post by Shotrock on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 11:45 pm

Congrats to Stenson ... talk about well earned. A joy to watch.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:56 am

Ya think he coped with the "pressure"?

Brilliant stuff from both of them.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 9:34 am

McLaren wrote:Is there a more painful sight in golf than Stenson's putting stroke?

Not if you're Phil Mickleson

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Post by pedro on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 9:46 am

Roller_Coaster wrote:
McLaren wrote:Is there a more painful sight in golf than Stenson's putting stroke?

Not if you're Phil Mickleson
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Post by pedro on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 9:50 am

It was a phenomenal R4 from both Phil and Stenson. Hardly a fairway missed and out-of this world putting. Even Spieth couldn't believe his own eyes. Not often you see both players in the last group on Sunday on fire. Even if both players have a history of choking you never really thought that would be an issue.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 11:43 am

Only watched the BBC highlights last night after ignoring all media all day so didn't know the result or any of the events of the day apart from the birdie vs bogey on the 1st.

Looked phenomenal, akin to the final fight scenes in a Rocky film. Absolutely staggering exchanges of birdies and epic scoring, ball striking, short game from both.

Best last day battle for a major I can remember seeing, anyone with sufficient memory have opinions on yesterday versus '77?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:14 pm

Best I've ever seen Roller, though I missed the Duel In The Sun, preoccupied with something much more important: playing cricket for Whyteleafe.

Just when you thought yesterday's action couldn't get any better, it did! Seems like a popular win for Henrik too.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:18 pm

Credit to Troon for being such a great venue. Challenging, but fair. Best player won.

Definitely time for the old farts at the R&A to introduce 2-3 more courses onto the rota which can produce similar drama, of course they won't though.

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Post by pedro on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:24 pm

Don't know what the course had to say. Of course it was in good condition and didn't spoil anything, but that's maybe the point you're trying to make? When the players hit almost all fairways, stay out of the thick rough, avoid the bunkers and put phenomenally then many a course would do the job?

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