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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 25 Nov 2016, 6:39 pm

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robo,
As said before, Stewart as at a week ago had the most owgr points in 2016 of Scots not called Laird & Knox. Certainly Knox's choice is nowhere near as indefensible as it might seem at first glance.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Mon 19 Dec 2016, 3:44 pm

Unless you play (8% of population) no one is going to watch or be aware of golf or golfers. It's a man with some sticks trying to get a ball in a small hole in the grass. Hardly the most engaging 'sport'. Playing the feckin game changes everything....
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Post by navyblueshorts on Mon 19 Dec 2016, 4:17 pm

pedro wrote:Yeah it's a bit of a sorry list, also taking into account that Murray hasn't actually got a personality.
It's not about 'personality' in that sense. Never has been.
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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by Davie on Mon 19 Dec 2016, 8:34 pm

A bit like Champions League really - both worthy contests but the name is totally inappropriate

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Post by pedro on Mon 19 Dec 2016, 10:43 pm

navyblueshorts wrote:
pedro wrote:Yeah it's a bit of a sorry list, also taking into account that Murray hasn't actually got a personality.
It's not about 'personality' in that sense. Never has been.
I think we had that discussion last year...

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Post by pedro on Mon 19 Dec 2016, 10:44 pm

Davie wrote:A  bit like Champions League really - both worthy contests but the name is totally inappropriate
Yeah and with teams like Leicester it also becomes ironic...

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by raycastleunited on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 3:03 pm

Willett really shouldn't have been on the short list. The organisers were guilty of a terrible "inclusive" shortlist, surprised they didn't have medals for "most improved personality". Great Masters win but then didn't back it up over the summer, and minimal contribution in the Ryder Cup.

A golfer needs to win the Masters and the Open, plus do something else (e.g. win Ryder Cup, get to world no.1, win Olympic gold) to be in the frame for SPOTY.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by McLaren on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 4:20 pm

Was Chris Froome on the list?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 5:42 pm

No!

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Post by McLaren on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 9:13 pm

Didn't he win the Tour de France again this year?
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Post by SmithersJones on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 9:31 pm

Probably, but I think the whole TUE issue has made cycling a bit of a hot potato.
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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by navyblueshorts on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 10:46 pm

pedro wrote:
navyblueshorts wrote:
pedro wrote:Yeah it's a bit of a sorry list, also taking into account that Murray hasn't actually got a personality.
It's not about 'personality' in that sense. Never has been.
I think we had that discussion last year...
Maybe we did. Don't suppose the conclusion is anything different then - it's not about having a personality.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 12:44 am

Besides, Andy Murray's got a terrific personality!

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by McLaren on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 11:16 am

Someone isn't a Rory fan.


Mary McKenna wrote:If they are covering it, people get to know about and come to watch it. They become interested in it. But all we get is Rory, Rory, Rory. I mean Rory has let us down so badly it is not funny

http://www.irishgolfdesk.com/news-files/2016/12/20/mary-mckenna-rory-has-let-us-down-so-badly-it-is-not-funny


That is quite a dig at Rory.
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Post by raycastleunited on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 2:45 pm

McLaren wrote:Someone isn't a Rory fan.


Mary McKenna wrote:If they are covering it, people get to know about and come to watch it. They become interested in it. But all we get is Rory, Rory, Rory. I mean Rory has let us down so badly it is not funny

http://www.irishgolfdesk.com/news-files/2016/12/20/mary-mckenna-rory-has-let-us-down-so-badly-it-is-not-funny


That is quite a dig at Rory.

Started to read the article but then lost interest in what he had to say. Don't think it's up to Rory to grow women's golf, it's up to Mary and his team. You could say Rory owes his sponsors and the game of golf in general, but this guy is taking a very narrow minded and self-interested view on Rory's obligations.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by pedro on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3:06 pm

raycastleunited wrote:
it's up to Mary and his team.
I almost got tricked as well.
She's definitely better at growing herself than womens golf.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by McLaren on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3:32 pm

I find the whole growing the game thing BS anyway. What do people even mean when they use the term? Grow prize funds, increase participation, attract sponsors, widen diversity. It could mean anything.

Whatever definition you pick the likes of Rory and Tiger will do more for the game whether or not they try to.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by GPB on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 4:44 pm

"...All Mary wants now is a little more media interest...."

That's not all that Mary wants. I think she also wants an extra helping of figgy pudding.

Is she Monty's long lost twin brother?

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by super_realist on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 10:42 pm

McLaren wrote:Someone isn't a Rory fan.


Mary McKenna wrote:If they are covering it, people get to know about and come to watch it. They become interested in it. But all we get is Rory, Rory, Rory. I mean Rory has let us down so badly it is not funny

http://www.irishgolfdesk.com/news-files/2016/12/20/mary-mckenna-rory-has-let-us-down-so-badly-it-is-not-funny


That is quite a dig at Rory.

Just some petty bog trotting, fat ugly loser. I'm not sure why she cares. Golf is doing just fine without Rory turning up at peoples schools to tel them to play golf.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by pedro on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 11:21 pm

After what Rory has said about the RC and the Olympics, imagine what he might say about womens golf.

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Post by robopz on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 2:50 am

pedro wrote:After what Rory has said about the RC and the Olympics, imagine what he might say about womens golf.
Maybe Little Billy could do a "little interview" with Mary.... "So when did you decide to become such a crabass anyway?"

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by GPB on Mon 26 Dec 2016, 10:19 pm

Dubai issued a presser today.

Rory, Henrik, Danny playing.

No mention of Eldrick.

https://dubaidesertclassic.com/news/2016/12/26/mcilory-stenson-and-willett-headline-omega-dubai-desert-classic-field

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by pedro on Mon 26 Dec 2016, 11:38 pm

GPB wrote:Dubai issued a presser today.

Rory, Henrik, Danny playing.

No mention of Eldrick.

https://dubaidesertclassic.com/news/2016/12/26/mcilory-stenson-and-willett-headline-omega-dubai-desert-classic-field
They ran out of appearance money. Oil price is low.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by raycastleunited on Tue 27 Dec 2016, 10:26 am

Oil price recovering!

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by raycastleunited on Tue 27 Dec 2016, 10:28 am

pedro wrote:
raycastleunited wrote:
it's up to Mary and his team.
I almost got tricked as well.
She's definitely better at growing herself than womens golf.

I am sure the photos are a big ugly bloke. I just thought Mary was one of those alternative Irish spellings for a male name

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Post by Be_the_ball on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 10:10 am

pedro wrote:After what Rory has said about the RC and the Olympics, imagine what he might say about womens golf.

If Mary McKenna wants more media attention for the Womens game, then having a rant at Rory is I suppose one way of getting it. Not sure that's the type of coverage she wants though.

As for Rory's efforts re Womens golf, he's been actively trying to persuade the members of Portmarnock to change their men only members policy. He was also quite vocal about Muirfield over the summer.

http://m.independent.ie/sport/golf/mcilroy-to-put-pressure-on-portmarnock-to-allow-female-members-after-muirfield-decision-34732972.html

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by GPB on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 8:21 pm

What happened to all the posts in this thread. It from 10+ pages to 3 pages.

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Post by Davie on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 8:26 pm

For some reason there is a 20 page limit - once it approaches 20 the mods start a new one.

the old one is further down the page and locked

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Post by GPB on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 9:26 pm

Ok, Thanks,

It's time for a brand new thread. New Season started a couple weeks ago and we begin a new year in a few days.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 05 Jan 2017, 1:08 pm

Woods signs up for Dubai, with Rory, Stenson & Willett.

Wonder why the ET is sitting on its hands, not publishing the player commitments for Abu Dhabi . . . . . .

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Post by GPB on Thu 05 Jan 2017, 7:35 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Woods signs up for Dubai, with Rory, Stenson & Willett.

Wonder why the ET is sitting on its hands, not publishing the player commitments for Abu Dhabi . . . . . .

IME, they publish the fields two Fridays before the tournament starts. I think that is the entry deadline.

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Re: European Tour 2016 - Dubai

Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 05 Jan 2017, 8:39 pm

Quite!

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