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Here we are in July already and The Open starts on Thursday.  Really looking forward to watching this as the weather in Britain now is great and it's being played at probably the best course Muirfield so this sets up to be a very exciting Major so we'll see if Rosey can get in contention again or another European can win it.

 

I have put a bet on Mcilroy each way because he is great odds of 28/1, he's not played well lately but if he can drive well then you never know, also had a bit on Branden Grace to get in the top 10.  That's two players I've jinxed but whoever wins just hope it's a great tournament and thrilling Sunday.

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I too am looking forward to this historic event. The coverage on the BBC is day long, and nobody comes near to Peter Alliss as a commentator, for me, even if he is now in his eighties. Thank goodness it is on the BBC, as the adverts. on commercial television, these days are becoming longer and more frequent. Some programmes are just not worth watching because of this annoyance.

 

Big Ernie Els, the defending champion is my choice . He won the BMW International last month, and he seems to be driving well, so important at Muirfield, and the rest of his game is in good fettle. I just hope his sometimes suspect putting holds. up.

 

Wish I was attending, but it's a long journey for me, and the accommodation prices, are as always ridiculous. Having watched past Opens, mostly at Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham and St.Annes, quite adjacent to where I live, as one gets older a full ten hour day walking a championship course gets a bit much. Much better to draw the curtains, and get some really cold Chang beer ready to hand, for me at least. I usually exist on sandwiches during Open week.

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I agree with u very happy its on the bbc i record the golf on sky and watch delayed coverage because the ads drive me insane. Some of the shots mickelson played last week he has to be a consideration who knows what tiger or mc ilroy will turn up. Hope its close sunday evening looking forward to watching it

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Only the biggest names in golf have won the open when it has been held at Muirfield, which isn't too often.

 

The last five open winners from Muirfield  -

 

Ernie Els           2002

Nick Faldo        1987  & 1992

Tom Watson     1980

Lee Travino      1972

Jack Nicklas      1966          ( The year there was no world cup)   :GoldenSmile1:

 

So i think this trend may continue,  i am going to have a few quid on Phil Mickelson ,  he is double the odds of Tiger and won the Scottish Open on a links course at the weekend.  18/1

 

 

I will also have an each way bet on my home town player Stephen Gallagher, nephew of Bernard also from my town. Stephen was out for a long time with a back injury as well as illness and he said he is getting back to his best. He pops into the hotel i drink in for a beer now and again and is a down to earth guy. He has never came too close in a major but has won the John Deere Classic in the states as well as the BMW Championship at Wentworth.   A sentimental bet i know but i will have a small wager.

175/1

 

 

 

I wonder how the two Thai players will get on?   Thonchai Jaidee is not a bad player at all.   250/1

 

Thaworn Wiratchant i have heard of but i think he is a no hoper.   500/1 

Stevie

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Agree with u Steven re Mickelson im following your TR at the moment loving it thanks for another great report i like your style

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I think its going to be a great Open, I want Phil to win but i think Justin Rose will take the Open

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Brendan Grace from SA for top 5 (66/1)

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There is preview of the Open, on BBC 2, this evening at 23-20 DST.  It lasts 30 minutes. I've set RECORD, on my box. It may be available at Dave's in the LOS.  Most sport is available on the big screens there.

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it,s going to be a cracker,had a few multiple bets to start with,see how they go on first 2 days ,then take it from there.had a single bet on g delaet to finish in top 20.

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Only the biggest names in golf have won the open when it has been held at Muirfield, which isn't too often.

 

The last five open winners from Muirfield  -

 

Ernie Els           2002

Nick Faldo        1987  & 1992

Tom Watson     1980

Lee Travino      1972

Jack Nicklas      1966          ( The year there was no world cup)   :GoldenSmile1:

 

So i think this trend may continue,  i am going to have a few quid on Phil Mickelson ,  he is double the odds of Tiger and won the Scottish Open on a links course at the weekend.  18/1

 

 

I will also have an each way bet on my home town player Stephen Gallagher, nephew of Bernard also from my town. Stephen was out for a long time with a back injury as well as illness and he said he is getting back to his best. He pops into the hotel i drink in for a beer now and again and is a down to earth guy. He has never came too close in a major but has won the John Deere Classic in the states as well as the BMW Championship at Wentworth.   A sentimental bet i know but i will have a small wager.

175/1

 

 

 

I wonder how the two Thai players will get on?   Thonchai Jaidee is not a bad player at all.   250/1

 

Thaworn Wiratchant i have heard of but i think he is a no hoper.   500/1

 

Three Thai players , Kiradeck Aphibarnrat is also playing

 

I've gone with Day , Donald , Westwood and a couple of outsiders Laird and Strelman , Paddy Power paying out for the top seven

If it floats, flies or fucks It's probably cheaper to rent ...

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Three Thai players , Kiradeck Aphibarnrat is also playing

 

 

 

I didn't know he was Thai.  Thanks for pointing that out.

 

The course is making some great players look like fools.  No manicured target golf courses in Scotland like they have in the states.

 

I think Dustin Jonhson is looking good at this stage,  with of course Westwood and Tiger close in the hunt too. 

Stevie

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Course has been the winner first two rounds; especially the greens.

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Course has been the winner first two rounds; especially the greens.

Would seem so.

Love this Championships.Wake up early,watch and still get a full day in.Perfect.

C'mon Tiger BTW.

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still in the hunt with a couple of my bets ew double stenson top euro,s schwartzel top rest of world,pluss back both to win.also j spieth to finish in top 10.

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still in the hunt with a couple of my bets ew double stenson top euro,s schwartzel top rest of world,pluss back both to win.also j spieth to finish in top 10.

 

Good luck.

 

 

My man Stephen Gallagher is 7 off the lead and has gone out to 300/1. I bet him at the start at 175/1. He grew up on the courses in this area so i think i will stake another couple of ££££'s each way before he tee's off at 12.30 

Stevie

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Another Major  &

 

Another young Asian player gets a slow play penalty !!

 

It is not the rule that is the problem, but maybe the application of the rule.  I am sure most BMs who have been watching have seen numerous players taking excessive times to play.  Yet this young bloke cops a penalty !!

 

Makes you wonder, really !!

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Only the biggest names in golf have won the open when it has been held at Muirfield, which isn't too often.

 

 

 

So i think this trend may continue,  i am going to have a few quid on Phil Mickelson ,  he is double the odds of Tiger and won the Scottish Open on a links course at the weekend.  18/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

:Drunk:  :Party3:  :Party3:  :Party3:  :ThankYou9:  :Hug1:  :Clap7:  :Awesome:  :Raspberry6:

Stevie

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:Drunk:  :Party3:  :Party3:  :Party3:  :ThankYou9:  :Hug1:  :Clap7:  :Awesome:  :Raspberry6:

Good call on that one.Hell of a final round that.One of the best.

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You twat, again and again. I'm only joking Stevie, I hope you won a fair bit... just wished I'd listened to your advice. Well done matey. p.s. why has the comment about Darryl been deleted ?

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Which comment? thread?

Stevie

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Well done to Mickelson a great champion and it's been a superb week.

 

Congrats to all who had winning bets, Adam Scott cost me holing that putt on 18 as I'd backed Tiger for Top 5, Scott birdied so that put him back to tied 6th......ah well.

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think I,ve got ew double up stenson and schwartzel,should get a few quid back.

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:Drunk:  :Party3:  :Party3:  :Party3:  :ThankYou9:  :Hug1:  :Clap7:  :Awesome:  :Raspberry6:

Congratulations !!

 

Gutted that Westwood fell away , but Phil was brilliant today , along with Poulter

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Not the Open under discussion, but still worthy of a mention, and fits the thread title. The Senior Open, played over 54 holes, starts at Royal Birkdale this week. This course is perfect for spectators, as it wends it's way through giant sand-dunes, which form natural grandstands  It is my favourite Open course.

 

Most of the great seniors will be there, including Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Tom Lehman and even Colin Montgomery, who reaches 50yo this year. Monty failed to qualify for the recent Muirfield event, after trying his hand at an outside event apparently.

 

The course is not played off the championship tees, but is still very long and testing. How the big boys get round from the very back tees is beyond me. Most of us couldn't even make the fairways.

 

I will be there myself, with my binocs and folding seat. It attracts an older crowd of fans and everything is at a slower pace and prices on the course are not too extortionate. It's also within easy motoring distance from my home.

 

Freddy Couples still hits it almost 300 yards, by the way.

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