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Post by LadyPutt Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:39 am

Rory has damaged his ankle and is a doubt for The Open, although he hasn't ruled himself out yet. Did it in a soccer kickabout - when will these golfers ever learn?  Shocked
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/golf/33407734

Sorry, I've just seen Grumpy had beaten me to it Rolling Eyes
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Post by Davie Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:49 am

Probably worth its own thread though! Now if he were a real man he'd have repaired it himself on the go and continued to score 10 more goals Rolling Eyes

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Post by MustPuttBetter Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:12 pm

Davie clap
I was thinking surely he could have just 'popped it back in'
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Post by pedro Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:28 pm

picard Rory

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Post by navyblueshorts Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:34 pm

Doh! Can't live in a bubble I guess but maybe that wasn't the best idea.
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Post by McLaren Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:38 pm

WTF is soccer anyway?
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Post by incontinentia Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:53 pm

Its pretty embarrasing to get injured playing soccer. I'm surprised Rory didn't make up a man sausage and bull story á la Woods to explain what happened to him. He has definitely cost himself at least one major by doing this, he would have been a cert for Whistling Straits imo.
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Post by Guest Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:59 pm

engraving Spieth's name on the claret jug as we speak

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Post by beninho Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:08 pm

The BBc report states he has had a mixed season. He has 2 wins, one a WGC, and top 10 in both majors, though without really contending. Surely he has had a good season so far, just not spectacular.

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Post by Shotrock Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:14 pm


Bad luck for everyone's first pick for the Open Championship. Hopefully he'll be in top form for the PGA next month.

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Post by Davie Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:18 pm

Shotrock wrote:
Bad luck for everyone's first pick for the Open Championship. Hopefully he'll be in top form for the PGA next month.

Everyone? Certainly wouldn't have been my first pick, maybe not even in top 5. Too fragile mentally (and it would appear, physically)

If he's busted the ligament as badly as it first sounds, he won't be fit for the PGA either

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Post by McLaren Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:19 pm

If you can walk you can play golf. If he pops some vicodin he will be able to tee it up at the open.
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Post by Shotrock Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:26 pm


Davie -- True enough, not everyone's. But, he would have been first choice for the bookies.

I'm guessing he's in for quite a tongue lashing from Super. Not that he's losing sleep over that mind you.


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Post by kwinigolfer Mon 06 Jul 2015, 2:16 pm

"Too fragile mentally"?
Yes, well, he's only won two of the last four Majors and two of the last four WGC's. Presumably should have won all eight if only he was made of sterner stuff.

Rory doesn't have to prove anything to anyone (except Davie and Mac) so I wouldn't blame him if he didn't come back until he is 110% fit.

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Post by pedro Mon 06 Jul 2015, 2:20 pm

Since when has winning a Major on one leg become impossible? Doh

And then on a pitch and put course.

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Post by Davie Mon 06 Jul 2015, 3:02 pm

I guess what I meant was he won majors and WGCs despite his mental strength, not because of it. Sure, with is talent he could have won more than he already has if he had the bit between the ears too

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Post by gw Mon 06 Jul 2015, 3:05 pm

Doesn't matter, Boyd's winning The Open anyway.....bet of the year, he loves SA and will no doubt be at least 100-1. Worth a tenner of anyone's money!!

I just want hI'm to win so I can tell everyone about the day I beat The Open champion.....even if he was only 15!!

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Post by Shotrock Mon 06 Jul 2015, 3:09 pm

Davie - I can't separate the two quite as easily. Anyone who wins multiple majors and other top tier events on the professional tour has some real fortitude. Smart on-course decisions, focus and concentration are all needed to win those events so frequently. Rory brings that a lot IMO.

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Post by navyblueshorts Mon 06 Jul 2015, 4:02 pm

McLaren wrote:If you can walk you can play golf.  If he pops some vicodin he will be able to tee it up at the open.
What a daft statement raspberry. Sometimes I despair Mac, I really do.
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Post by hogie Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:14 pm

Obviously depends on how much damage has been done but ligaments are bad news! It would not be surprised if he didn't play again this year but I guess we will have to wait for more info.

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Post by incontinentia Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:24 pm

Shane Lowry has weighed in to defend McIlroy's playing of soccer http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/lowry-defends-mcilroy-after-injury-shock-685278.html

Where do you stand on this- should Rory have been partaking in that activity?

I don't think he should. Golf is littered with cases where players forget that they aren't proper athletes and attempt endeavours for which they are not equipped: see Kaymer, Casey, Mickelson et al.

Rory has handed Spieth a huge gift in their head to head for the #1 spot.
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Post by beninho Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:31 pm

I've played football for years and suffered no ligament damage. To stop playing and enjoying himself due to a minor risk would be daft. Same for any sportsman. Life is more important then work.

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:40 pm

Phil said, in 1994 after an injury while skiing:
"I don't want to live my life afraid of being hurt. I've skied since I was a kid."
Sure Rory feels the same about football and don't blame him; it's not as if he's training with Navy Seal's after all.
Just don't overdo it and come back too soon.

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Post by Nay Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:41 pm

I have no issue with him playing football, sure he is a professional golfer but for how long if all he could do was play golf.

Besides, he could just as easily gone over on his ankle going for a run on a treadmill or something while trying to keep some level of fitness.

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Post by pedro Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:54 pm

incontinentia wrote:Shane Lowry has weighed in to defend McIlroy's playing of soccer http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/lowry-defends-mcilroy-after-injury-shock-685278.html
I just think Lowry is impressed by somebody doing exercise.

But more importantly Lowry is apparantly launching a new line of clothes? Shocked Ranging from size XXL to size tent I reckon?

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Post by SmithersJones Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:06 pm

Rory does look like he's thinking 'God I'm a tw@t' in that photo though.
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Post by gw Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:13 pm

Boyd is 500-1, that's a cracking each way bet, TOC is one of his favourite courses and there are whispers here that he's playing his best golf again.

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:18 pm

You'll have to pick him in Grumpy's game, gw!

Imagine the bookies are rubbing their hands with bets already taken on Rory - presumably they don't guarantee a start?

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Post by MustPuttBetter Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:22 pm

I assumed you were talking about Amanda, GW, and I was ready to pay my money. But the references to 'he' have thrown me a bit
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Post by MustPuttBetter Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:24 pm

Normally you'd get your money back if someone bails Kwini
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Post by kwinigolfer Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:28 pm

Oof, Cheers MPB - they may not be so happy then.

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Post by pedro Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:31 pm

Not if they're Greek.

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Post by McLaren Mon 06 Jul 2015, 8:22 pm

Do you get your money back if you have already bought an open ticket? Not sure who I will watch now that Rory will be missing.


And on a related note, will question marks hang over the winners of this summers majors like those in 2008 where Tiger was missing?
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Post by McLaren Mon 06 Jul 2015, 8:26 pm

Super_realist has been writing the scripts for fox news

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/grill-room/news-anchors-interesting-take-rory-hes-leprechaun/?cid=twitter-gc-v-fox-news-rory-mcilroy-comments-070615

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Post by super_realist Mon 06 Jul 2015, 8:30 pm

Shotrock wrote:
Davie -- True enough, not everyone's. But, he would have been first choice for the bookies.

I'm guessing he's in for quite a  tongue lashing from Super. Not that he's losing sleep over that mind you.


I'm not going to criticise McIlroy at all for having a kickabout. I've played 5 a side for probably around 30 years, I've played hundreds of games, I've very very rarely had an injury. A disclocated finger and a scratched eyeball being the only ones that have kept me out.

A golfer, despite him requiring the ability to swing and walk shouldn't force himself to live in a cosseted world of cotton wool and live like a monk. I felt the same with Casey. Statistically this injury was very unlikely just as Casey's snowboarding one was, so was worth the risk, although had I been McIlroy I might have curtailed such activities so close to a major.

Yes, Captain Hindsight is easy to call up, but this is a freak injury, but at least he didn't do it walking, getting out of bed or something like dropping a planpot on his foot.  It's an unfortunate injury, but not a laughable one.


How has no one picked up on the "Lowry weighs in" comment?

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Post by Davie Mon 06 Jul 2015, 8:36 pm

McLaren wrote:will question marks hang over the winners of this summers majors like those in 2008 where Tiger was missing?

No. That is all

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon 06 Jul 2015, 9:07 pm

The only person with a question mark over 2008 Major winners (viz Harrington) is you, Mac.

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Post by sirbenson Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:40 pm

McLaren wrote:Do you get your money back if you have already bought an open ticket? Not sure who I will watch now that Rory will be missing.


And on a related note, will question marks hang over the winners of this summers majors like those in 2008 where Tiger was missing?

Absolute cowpat considering Tiger hasn't won a major after those two majors he missed in 08.....

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Post by sirbenson Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:40 pm

I am not a Rory fan but I hate when one of the top players miss a major (presuming he does, cause you never know, right?)

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Post by GPB Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:49 pm

beninho wrote:The BBc report states he has had a mixed season. He has 2 wins, one a WGC, and top 10 in both majors, though without really contending. Surely he has had a good season so far, just not spectacular.

Not sure which one the BBC is missing, but Rory has three wins:

Dubai
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Post by hend085 Tue 07 Jul 2015, 12:56 pm

have placed my 2euro on gary boyd @1000-1 Smile

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Post by I'm never wrong Tue 07 Jul 2015, 1:01 pm

hend085 wrote:have placed my 2euro on gary boyd @1000-1 Smile
Bummer - I only got 500's. Still put some money on though.

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Post by hend085 Tue 07 Jul 2015, 2:08 pm

pile in gents- will pay for the 606v2 invitational at pebble beach Smile

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Post by gw Tue 07 Jul 2015, 2:14 pm

1000-1? Who did you get that with Hend? Great bet. Paddy power offer 500-1 e/w top 6

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Post by Davie Tue 07 Jul 2015, 3:07 pm

BetVictor also offering 500-1 though they are only paying top 5 e/w (they usually offer top 6 too - not sure why only 5 this time)

1/4 odds of 500-1 would do me nicely Wink

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Post by gw Tue 07 Jul 2015, 3:21 pm

I'm going to check out the spread too, he's bound to be high 60's as it's a major.

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Post by Hibbz Tue 07 Jul 2015, 5:28 pm

I'm in too, though I read paddy power as being each way top 7!!

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Post by MustPuttBetter Tue 07 Jul 2015, 11:36 pm

Ok ok I too have gone for a bit of this Gary Boyd 500-1 action. Top 7 e/w with Paddy Power. I wouldn't want to be the guy who wasn't in the syndicate when we won the lottery....
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Post by I'm never wrong Wed 08 Jul 2015, 7:19 am

MPB. It is a bit like blackmail, isn't it? Either you're in, or left on your own.

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Post by gw Wed 08 Jul 2015, 8:18 am

Haha, but I hope also took my advice and only put a few quid on!!

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