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The Olympics

Post by sirbenson on Mon 08 Aug 2016, 2:35 pm

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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 beninho on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 10:11 am

super_realist wrote:
robopz wrote:
super_realist wrote:Why are America so credulous Robo? It seems they will believe anything as long as a news network reports it.
No need for that...   It's just that with so many other options and "trouble free" destinations from which to choose... the decision NOT choosing to go down to Rio for the Olympics was made that much easier.  And again... apparently it wasn't just us... seems most the world stayed away in droves... I assume many of them for the same reasons.

Yes, the rest of the world stayed away, but Europe, Australia are considerably further away than America is, and you guys are "apparently" one of the biggest tourists to Brazil, so you've not got the excuses we have as you already have a better flight infrastructure to get there if we are to believe America are such frequent visitors.

It seems a fair claim that Americans are one of the biggest tourists to Brazil, I'm unsure why you used "" round apparently.

http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-travel/world-cup-brought-record-number-of-tourists-to-brazil/#

this is 2014s figures, and America was behind Argentina, with 700,000 tourists to Brazil. The Guy is not making it up, so stop doubting his word.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by pedro on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 1:08 pm

Maybe super is a science denier?

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Re: The Olympics

Post by Shotrock on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 2:05 pm

Kwin - If it makes you feel better, here's the full "per capita" pillow to fall back on:

http://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2016-08-23/countries-with-the-most-olympic-gold-medals-per-capita


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Re: The Olympics

Post by pedro on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 2:59 pm

More details here.

http://www.medalspercapita.com/

For it to make sense to compare I’d probably exclude countries with populations below xxx, alternatively make some kind of correlation with the diversity of sports the medals have been won in. Countries like Bahamas (small) and Jamaica (one-trick-pony) are either small nations and/or with a very clear specialty so it’d be unfair to compare these small one-trick-pony’s with the UK or US, who win their medals in a variety of sports. In fact I’m more impressed by the likes of Croatia and Denmark who both have relatively sizeable populations and who have excelled in a variety of sports.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by super_realist on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 3:22 pm

I'm not denying America are or have been big visitors to Brazil, I'm saying they have a poor excuse, based on their credulity for not attending Rio Olympics. Their reasons are as bad as the golfers for not going.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by pedro on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 3:28 pm

super_realist wrote:I'm not denying America are or have been big visitors to Brazil, I'm saying they have a poor excuse, based on their credulity for not attending Rio Olympics. Their reasons are as bad as the golfers for not going.
still makes you a science denier

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Re: The Olympics

Post by super_realist on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 3:39 pm

Not at all, I didn't deny anything. I was a bit sceptical about the claim as no one had presented anything to back up the claim, now they have. I accept there is evidence, but I didn't deny anything.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by Davie on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 8:01 pm


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Re: The Olympics

Post by Shotrock on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 10:45 am

Reports from a London based friend of mine: Rory was very contrite in today’s UK media, and said he had made a mistake not going to the Olympics. (Not sure if he’s sincere or trying to court a new sponsor now that Nike is closing shop.)

Anyway, he was quoted as saying that he didn’t watch the first two days of the men’s golf because he was “at his in-laws’ cabin in Upstate New York and the place has no television or electricity.” I'm guessing a VERY high end place in the Adirondacks, just across the lake from Kwin.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 10:59 am

Sr,
I think his lady is from Rochester, isn't she?
Pity I didn't bump into him in LP, might have got him to start posting again.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 11:29 am

Shotrock Rory said he was "somewhat proven wrong" when talking about whether or not golf in the olympics would be a success. I haven't seen the interview so can't be sure if he meant he was wrong about whether he should have gone or whether he was wrong about the event in general.

If I had $200m from Nike I don't think my idea of a good holiday would be no electricity.
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Re: The Olympics

Post by pedro on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 11:52 am

Rory is full of crap. Maybe he should just start playing good golf again.

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Re: The Olympics

Post by Shotrock on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 11:54 am

I agree with that Mac ... but also understand the appeal of "unplugging" at times!


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Re: The Olympics

Post by Davie on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 12:20 pm

pedro wrote:Rory is full of crap. Maybe he should just start playing good golf again.
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Re: The Olympics

Post by MontysMerkin on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 3:34 pm

pedro wrote:Rory is full of crap. Maybe he should just start playing good golf again.
Must be tough to get motivated though. Think I'd be dead, snorting coke from hookers jubblies. I'm expecting Bolt to do similar shortly....
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Re: The Olympics

Post by GPB on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 5:25 pm

Who didn't foresee this happening?

https://twitter.com/AndyCole84/status/768308333006643201

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Re: The Olympics

Post by pedro on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 7:42 pm

GPB wrote:Who didn't foresee this happening?

https://twitter.com/AndyCole84/status/768308333006643201
'So how would you describe your missing suitcase, sir?'

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Re: The Olympics

Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 8:19 pm

pedro wrote:
GPB wrote:Who didn't foresee this happening?

https://twitter.com/AndyCole84/status/768308333006643201
'So how would you describe your missing suitcase, sir?'

"is it possible that someone else may have picked it up by mistake?"

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Re: The Olympics

Post by navyblueshorts on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 3:27 pm

GPB wrote:Who didn't foresee this happening?

https://twitter.com/AndyCole84/status/768308333006643201
Laugh Good at sport. Not so good at thinking...
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