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Post by sirbenson Tue 26 May 2015, 11:46 pm

Selected tee-times for RD 1
10 07:40 Darren CLARKE Luke DONALD Danny WILLETT
10 07:50 Graeme MCDOWELL Lee WESTWOOD Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ
10 08:00 Martin KAYMER Rory MCILROY Rickie FOWLER
10 08:10 Michael HOEY Stephen GALLACHER Marc WARREN
10 08:20 Matteo MANASSERO Kevin PHELAN George COETZEE
10 08:30 Paul MCGINLEY Paul LAWRIE Robert KARLSSON
1 12:30 Damien MCGRANE Thorbjørn OLESEN Alexander LEVY
1 12:40 James MORRISON Anirban LAHIRI Thongchai JAIDEE
1 12:50 Padraig HARRINGTON Mikko ILONEN Sergio GARCIA
1 13:00 Ernie ELS Shane LOWRY Francesco MOLINARI
1 13:10 Victor DUBUISSON Tommy FLEETWOOD Byeong Hun AN
1 13:20 Pablo LARRAZÁBAL Andy SULLIVAN Bernd WIESBERGER
1 13:30 Marcel SIEM Kiradech APHIBARNRAT Ross FISHER
1 13:40 Peter HANSON Nicolas COLSAERTS David HOWELL


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Post by sirbenson Tue 26 May 2015, 11:47 pm

I thought with no thread for European tour events I would create one just for the Irish Open as it happens I am heading to it on Thursday and Friday!! Looking forward to it.

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Post by kwinigolfer Wed 27 May 2015, 1:26 am

Some great groups there, sirb, Hope you enjoy it.

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Post by hend085 Wed 27 May 2015, 9:26 am

really looking forward to seeing RCD on the tv. i think its a pity that its only going to be there for one year. massive crowds are expected- a rarity for the ET!

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Post by SmithersJones Wed 27 May 2015, 9:36 am

Great field, which makes last week's relatively poor one even harder to understand - unless the likes of Sergio have failed to appreciate that RCD is in NI and therefore subject to UK tax regulations.
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Post by Roller_Coaster Wed 27 May 2015, 10:05 am

Only taxed if you earn something though I think?

Perhaps Sergio has a sneaky plan to miss the cut and have a weekend in Belfast or Dublin on Guinness Bushmills & Jamesons and feasting on the many take away fried chicken outlets.

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Post by sirbenson Wed 27 May 2015, 12:31 pm

Thanks Kwini, I am really looking forward to it!

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Post by incontinentia Wed 27 May 2015, 1:01 pm

This is the first time in a while that Westwood has played the Irish Open isn't it? Good to see he's over his starch intolerance.
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Post by lorus59 Wed 27 May 2015, 1:16 pm

Looks like they are going to have typical lousy Irish weather. Not in Rory's favour is that.

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Post by super_realist Wed 27 May 2015, 1:17 pm

Wonder how often we will hear "luck of the Irish" Leprechaun

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Post by incontinentia Wed 27 May 2015, 1:47 pm

super_realist wrote:Wonder how often we will hear "luck of the Irish" Leprechaun
Probably not as much as "Mashed Potato"
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Post by Davie Wed 27 May 2015, 1:52 pm

I thought the admins told us we weren't allowed to mention potatoes!

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Post by lorus59 Wed 27 May 2015, 1:57 pm

Maybe it's like the N word in USA. Black people can use it but if anyone else does it's derogatory. Maybe only the Irish can say "spuds" with impunity.

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Post by JAS Wed 27 May 2015, 8:34 pm

Cant wait to see this course on TV. It was on my shortlist for my 50th birthday weekend but for logistical reasons and the fact that Muirfield had the Open that year, it lost out to Muirfield and the other delights of East Lothian, My thinking was "I'll save RCD for my 55th or 60th" I suspect what will happen though is that I'll tune in tomorrow and start arranging my 53rd birthday trip to Newcastle N.I.

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Post by MustPuttBetter Thu 28 May 2015, 2:30 am

Roller_Coaster wrote:Only taxed if you earn something though I think?

Not necessarily no. That's why a lot of them stay away!
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Post by JAS Thu 28 May 2015, 9:23 am

MustPuttBetter wrote:
Roller_Coaster wrote:Only taxed if you earn something though I think?

Not necessarily no. That's why a lot of them stay away!

Eh?? How can you be taxed on something you haven't earned??

Would HMRC expect income from earnings made elsewhere? Even if they were taxed elsewhere (or is that the issue?)

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Post by super_realist Thu 28 May 2015, 9:31 am

JAS, I'm not sure how it works, but I think it's taken as a percentage of your global earnings in relation to the proportion you have played in the UK, even if you earn nothing in the UK it might take into account stuff like image rights, sponsorship, appearance fees etc. So even if you finish dead last, you might still find you pay more tax than you've earned on that trip.

It needs sorting out really as British sport is really suffering as a result.

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Post by Davie Thu 28 May 2015, 9:31 am

Britain is among a handful of countries which operate a tax on endorsement income in sport and entertainment, writes Roger Blitz.
Professional sports players sign up to contracts with sports goods makers and other companies to promote their products while they compete. The Treasury brings the player’s income into the UK tax net, applying an income tax rate according to the number of days he or she plays in the UK.
For example, a player who earns £200,000 a year by endorsing a sports shoe and appears in the UK for 5 days out of a total of 70 playing days a year would pay more than £7,000 to Revenue & Customs.
That is on top of the tax he or she would pay on prize money and appearance fees.

Taken from an article HERE

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Post by kwinigolfer Thu 28 May 2015, 9:46 am

Top three not otherwise exempt qualify for Open Championship provided they are also in the top ten. For a fleeting moment, that would include L.Donald.

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Post by SmithersJones Thu 28 May 2015, 10:33 am

Looks like Rory's offer of donating his prize money this week to charity may be an empty gesture.
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Post by Davie Thu 28 May 2015, 10:44 am

I wonder what his excuse will be this time. Surely doesn't need another weekend off!

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Post by SmithersJones Thu 28 May 2015, 11:18 am

Too much going on around the golf I expect.
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Post by JAS Thu 28 May 2015, 11:52 am

Wtf, just had a first look at the leaderboard...when he has a head-off, he really has a head-off.

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Post by Davie Thu 28 May 2015, 11:56 am

Maybe he needs to get back with Wozy so he can dump her again

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Post by gw Thu 28 May 2015, 11:59 am

Think he probably prefers the U.S. these days.

Simon Dyson struggling.....my heart bleeds!

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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 12:41 pm

Is anyone watching this?

If so, what the hell is Rory doing?
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Post by incontinentia Thu 28 May 2015, 12:43 pm

In fairness scoring does look very difficult across the board
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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 12:46 pm

I see Matty Fitzpatrick has abandoned his mothers teet long enough to put a decent round together.
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Post by pedro Thu 28 May 2015, 12:46 pm

Maybe Rory is overrated?

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Post by gw Thu 28 May 2015, 1:20 pm

pedro wrote:Maybe Rory is overrated?
You're joking, right?

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Post by Davie Thu 28 May 2015, 1:33 pm

I often sense a lack of sympathy on here where Rory has a bad day at the office - is he really not very well liked?

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Post by gw Thu 28 May 2015, 1:40 pm

I wasn't a massive fan when he was up and coming, he was very arrogant and it came across when he posted on bbc 606, but TBF I think he's a lot better these days.......and you can't deny the standard of golf he plays is breathtaking......except the past week of course!

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Post by BlueCoverman Thu 28 May 2015, 2:01 pm

Davie wrote:I often sense a lack of sympathy on here where Rory has a bad day at the office - is he really not very well liked?

Not by those of us that picked him in the fantasy league for the last two weeks! Laugh

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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 2:08 pm

He is Irish, and as we know, all things tatty munching are disliked on this board.
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Post by beninho Thu 28 May 2015, 2:14 pm

It is easy to not like something that is popular or sucessful, some people do it just to go against the grain. Like when people say i do not like the Beatles, and name some obscure group that sold 10 copies in 1978 as their favourite band.

Anyway, I like Rory, he comes across well when interviewed, and thats all i can judge it on.

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Post by incontinentia Thu 28 May 2015, 2:27 pm

McLaren wrote:He is Irish, and as we know, all things tatty munching are disliked on this board.
I've noticed that he's Irish when playing poorly and British when winning majors...curious
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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 2:56 pm

inco

That sounds like paranoia?
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Post by Davie Thu 28 May 2015, 2:59 pm

No it sounds like Andy Murray laughing

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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 3:06 pm

davie

Has Andy ever been accused of being Irish?
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Post by Davie Thu 28 May 2015, 3:25 pm

picard

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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 3:39 pm

picard Erm
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Post by incontinentia Thu 28 May 2015, 3:44 pm

I suppose Richie Ramsay is Irish too Rolling Eyes
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Post by Roller_Coaster Thu 28 May 2015, 4:10 pm

No you dafty.

But The Proclaimers are.

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Post by Roller_Coaster Thu 28 May 2015, 4:11 pm

n't

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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 4:18 pm

Simon Dyson has w/d'ed.
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Post by GPB Thu 28 May 2015, 4:21 pm

Just wondering how long it takes the average 10 Handicap to play Royal County Down.  With all the blind shots and long rough, how does a player find his golf ball?

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Post by kwinigolfer Thu 28 May 2015, 4:33 pm

Mac,
Why do you persist in making snarky Matt Fitzpatrick comments? It seems to me he's doing just fine. Or at least a darn sight better than 99.9% of 20-year-olds are doing.


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Post by McLaren Thu 28 May 2015, 4:42 pm

I guess for the same reason you make snarky tiger comments. boxing
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Post by Shotrock Thu 28 May 2015, 5:09 pm

Man, you could have taken a boat load of money from me if you bet that Rory would miss the cut in these two European events. (Assuming tomorrow is more of the same.)

I still look for him to win 1 or 2 of the remaining majors this year.


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Post by kwinigolfer Thu 28 May 2015, 5:13 pm

I try to avoid Tiger Mac, you'll hardly ever see him in my weekly drivel. What I DO write is usually just factual, but not the sycophantically orgasmic garbage you'd probably prefer people to bestow on him. Iconically great golfer that he has been.

Meanwhile you try to score cheap points with a young bloke just trying to make his way in the game. I expect you enjoy it.

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