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The Olympics

Post by sirbenson on Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:35 am

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Tee Times RD 3
7:30 a.m. -- Shingo Katayama, Julien Quesne, Wen-Tang Lin

7:41 a.m. -- Miguel Luis Tabuena, Jhonattan Vegas, Espen Kofstad

7:52 a.m. -- Brandon Stone, Anirban Lahiri, Roope Kakko

8:03 a.m. -- Thongchai Jaidee, Rickie Fowler, Gavin Green

8:14 a.m. -- Jaco Van Zyl, Wu Ashun, Siddikur Rahman

8:25 a.m. -- Hao Tong Li, Fabrizio Zanotti, Nino Bertasio

8:41 a.m. -- Ryan Fox, Adilson da Silva, Danny Chia

8:52 a.m. -- David Hearn, Yuta Ikeda, Scott Hend

9:03 a.m. -- Jeunghun Wang, Felipe Aguilar, Rodolfo Cazaubon

9:14 a.m. -- Joost Luiten, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Matteo Manassero

9:25 a.m. -- Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer, Mikko Ilonen

9:36 a.m. -- Padraig Harrington, Soren Kjeldsen, Bernd Wiesberger

9:47 a.m. -- Ricardo Gouveia, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed

10:03 a.m. -- Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Jose-Filipe Lima, Bubba Watson

10:14 a.m. -- David Lingmerth, Matt Kuchar, Byeong Hun An

10:25 a.m. -- Seamus Power, Emiliano Grillo, Nicolas Colsaerts

10:36 a.m. -- Cheng Tsung Pan, Thorbjorn Olesen, Alex Cejka

10:47 a.m. -- Graham DeLaet, Danny Lee, Fabian Gomez

10:58 a.m. -- Gregory Bourdy, Justin Rose, Rafa Cabrera Bello

11:09 a.m. -- Marcus Fraser, Thomas Pieters, Henrik Stenson


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Re: The Olympics

Post by super_realist on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:33 pm

I'm amazed to see how slow the GB Heptathletes are over the "longer" distances. KJT and JEH have a snail like 2:07 PB for 800m. That is absolutely terrible for a club runner, let alone someone who makes their living from it. They should easily be able to run sub 2:00 for 800 and even that would still be rubbish.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:02 am

super_realist wrote:I'm amazed to see how slow the GB Heptathletes are over the "longer" distances. KJT and JEH have a snail like 2:07 PB for 800m. That is absolutely terrible for a club runner, let alone someone who makes their living from it. They should easily be able to run sub 2:00 for 800 and even that would still be rubbish.

Are you sure about this Super? Just looked at the heat times for the 800 m at the 2012 Olympics and they were about 2.00. These times are for 800 m specialists. So to expect a heptathlete to be in the same league is a bit much, don't you think?

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Re: The Olympics

Post by GPB on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:36 am

Rickie Fowler on a 59-watch. Minus 7 after 11 holes.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by robopz on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:53 am

Fowler golfing his ball.... about time

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Re: The Olympics

Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:40 am

Rickie was on 59th watch until today . . . . . . .

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Post by robopz on Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:55 am

Wow Bubba... don't think I've ever seen a guy balk a putt

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Re: The Olympics

Post by super_realist on Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:09 am

I'm never wrong wrote:
super_realist wrote:I'm amazed to see how slow the GB Heptathletes are over the "longer" distances. KJT and JEH have a snail like 2:07 PB for 800m. That is absolutely terrible for a club runner, let alone someone who makes their living from it. They should easily be able to run sub 2:00 for 800 and even that would still be rubbish.

Are you sure about this Super? Just looked at the heat times for the 800 m at the 2012 Olympics and they were about 2.00. These times are for 800 m specialists. So to expect a heptathlete to be in the same league is a bit much, don't you think?

Yes, I apologise. I got my sums wrong. Their times are perfectly respectable. picard

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Re: The Olympics

Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:17 am

Rubbish super - you just judge athletes by your own extraordinary standards: you score a TOC 254, you expect everyone to.
But life's just not like that!

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Re: The Olympics

Post by pedro on Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:39 am

The usual bs from s_r. By default everybody's just too bad, too poor, too slow, too fat, too ugly, too dumb, too stupid. Don't you think you have a problem with your self esteem?

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Re: The Olympics

Post by super_realist on Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:23 am

I simply made an error in calculation. Their times are actually good.

In this age of equality though, why aren't they doing a Decathlon instead of a Heptathlon? It's not as if the women's 800m is 7/10th's of the mens is it?


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Post by super_realist on Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:48 pm

Good to see Rutherford thoroughly fed up with Bronze. Finally someone showing a winning attitude who isn't content to come anything other than first.

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Post by beninho on Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:35 pm

Rutherford should be happy with bronze. His gold winning jump in 2012 wouldnt have won him gold at any olympics past 1972. When jumpers go long hecant always compete.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by McLaren on Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:45 pm

Beninho

But how many of the Athletes since 1972 were clean?
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Re: The Olympics

Post by sirbenson on Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:06 pm

All the best today Paddy! Go get it

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Post by beninho on Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:18 pm

McLaren wrote:Beninho

But how many of the Athletes since 1972 were clean?

I've no idea, but carl lewis won it twice and he was always clean.....

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Re: The Olympics

Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:27 am

Ireland have got Paddy Power and Seamus Power - Seamus thinks this is the web.com Tour as he plays six holes in five under par.
Keep it up, who needs Rory or Shane.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by robopz on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:04 am

What's with GB Sunday golf shirts? I've liked them earlier this week.... but today's evoke memories of USA's horrid 1999 Ryder Cup abomination....

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:13 am

Trying not to watch Olympic Golf . . . . . . but at least those 1999 Crenshaw abominations worked.
Hopefully history will repeat itself. No running on players' putting lines though, please.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by GPB on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:30 am

Looks like Stenson will go to #4 in the Rankings. He needs a T5 or better to pass Rory.

I wonder if Rory is still looking at the Rankings every Monday.

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Post by GPB on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Stenson-Rose-Fraser on pace for a 6 hour round.

First three holes has taken one hour to play.

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Post by robopz on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:45 am

{((sigh}}} Gold medalist Ryan Lochte held up at gunpoint at a party in Rio... just the kind of thing that weighed on golfer's minds in making their decision to participate or not. I WISH all the top players would have participated... but IMO things like this justify their decision not to...

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Re: The Olympics

Post by robopz on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:49 am

Or Maybe not......
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BREAKING: IOC spokesman: Report of swimmer Lochte robbed at gunpoint ‘absolutely not true,’ according to Lochte and USOC #rio2016

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:07 am

I'm not sure that playing in threesomes was the right decision if you want to "grow the game" . . . . . . .

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Re: The Olympics

Post by Shotrock on Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:02 am

C'mon Justin!

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:53 am

What %age of the prize does the caddie receive?
Hopefully Lordy and Futch add to the GB medal tally.

Just had a butcher's at Justin's shirt - very tasteful, comparisons with Crenshaw's idea of haute couture way off base!!!!

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Post by GPB on Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:13 am

Sorry Kwini, that GB shirt is butt ugly.


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Post by McLaren on Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:52 am

Rose looks a bit like a rothmans's packet.

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Post by McLaren on Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:52 am

Kwini

What you whinging about the 3 balls for?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:57 am

So bl00dy slow . . . .

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Post by McLaren on Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:00 am

I see. Would these guys be any quicker in the 2 balls? Stenson seems to go at snails pace all the time anyway.
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Post by robopz on Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:03 am

Good to see Olympic golf delivered the drama. Awesome stuff....

and yeah SR... quite amazing how bronze in the Olympics is worth so much to these guys... of course he wanted more, but Kuchar and his wife were ecstatic after he finished . Great stuff.

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Post by GPB on Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:10 am

Stenson took forever on that putt on #16.

Every other group was already finished.

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Post by beninho on Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:24 am

Good to see two top players fighting out the title. Both appeared to be genuinely pleasedto be going to the Olympics as well.

The gb kits for most events have been horrors.

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Post by McLaren on Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:51 am

robopz wrote:Good to see Olympic golf delivered the drama.  Awesome stuff....


The golf community got this very wrong. The Olympic golf event was very good and worth its place in the game.


Great course, fans turned up, golf was good, the finish as good as any major and you could see what it meant to Justin. The players sitting at home and those (myself included) who questioned golfs inclusion have to admit that we got this very wrong.


It must mean so much to Justin Rose to be an Olympic gold medalist.
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Post by JAS on Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:58 am

Well done Justin Rose and credit to Stenson for producing yet another great battle.

Good to see full galleries too, in some of the Athletics events the stadium has looked 3/4 empty.

When do the women tee it up?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:00 am

JAS wrote:When do the women tee it up?
Wednesday 11.30

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Post by robopz on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:28 am

Awesome final round.... kudos to a well deserving Justin Rose.. Stenson and Kuchar as well. Well played gentleman!!!!

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Post by pedro on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:32 am

Congrats rose . A weak approach from Stenson on 18 though. But all in all a good drama.


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Post by super_realist on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:35 am

Well done Rose, totally awful competition though, on a rubbish looking course with terrible tv coverage and commentary. Perhaps GB's least significant gold yet.

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Post by pedro on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:35 am

Congrats rose . A weak approach from Stenson on 18 though. But all in all a good drama.


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Post by GPB on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:50 am

Rose should be #9 in OWGR
Stenson #4
Kuchar #15

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Post by super_realist on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:51 am

Soil the bed. There were ranking points for this crap?

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Post by Davie on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:55 am

I was 100% against golf in the Olympics - but after watching the final round and seeing what it meant the those who played, I wonder if the sour pusses who stayed away regret it now

Do the tennis players get WR points for the Olympics?

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Post by GPB on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:02 am

Yes, the Olympics was officially recognized by the OWGR.

I believe Tennis players get ranking points as well.

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Post by Davie on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:03 am

Will Rose's gold be more or less worthy than Misery Murray?

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Post by super_realist on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:11 am

beninho wrote:Rutherford should be happy with bronze. His gold winning jump in 2012 wouldnt have won him gold at any olympics past 1972. When jumpers go long hecant always compete.

No he shouldn't be happy. Rutherford is World, European, Commonwealth and up until last night, Olympic Champion. He should be fed up, and rightly so, his standards are higher.

As for Kuchar looking delighted, he does have a vacant lobotomised look most of the time so it's hard to tell, however, I wonder if he'll be so happy next time he comes third in a proper tournament. Doubt it.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:17 am

Just found out that instead of going through the red button farce on BBC to get to the Olympics if you have Sky there are separate channels starting at 472.

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Post by McLaren on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:30 am

I'm never wrong. My TV has a bbc sport app thing where you can select what you want to watch without going via the red button.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:36 am

What, built in sort of thing?

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Post by McLaren on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:50 am

It runs on android I think. I have never downloaded anything so it must have come with whatever was initially loaded onto the TV. I am not all that up on this sort of tech so might be wrong.
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