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US Open **Spoilers**

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Psycho Ned, 16 Jun 2006.

  1. Psycho Ned

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    Another sporting event which has started amidst world cup fever and kinda got lost like the GP last weekend.

    Just watching it now and this course must be a beast apparently in the 5 US Opens they've had here there has only been 65 rounds under par :eek:

    Steve Stricker is winning atm at -1 but Monty is in second place on level par :) maybe he could finally break that major hoodoo, still 2 rounds to go though.

    Woods has missed the cut at 12 OVER par :eek:
     
  2. cheets64

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    aye woods first ever major missed cut as a pro. :D
     
  3. 6thElement

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    Monty currently second :cool:

    /considers looking to see if he can get a ticket for this weekend
     
  4. Mad old tory

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    In fairness to Woods, his dad has died very recently and it's his first tournament back...
     
  5. MR_Punk

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    I very much doubt we will see Tiger back to his best for a long time to come.

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  6. Slinwagh

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    That won't last for long.......

    For some reason the brits love a loser..... Monty, Henman and Eddie the Eagle.
     
  7. MikeTimbers

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    The par is artificially reduced. They're playing a 514 yard hole as a par 4 which is stupid - it's clearly a par 5 by any course in the world. The course is 7264 yards and par 70! The USGA run the most ridiculous tournament in the world as far as par is concerned. I don't dispute the drama but I'd rather watch our Open any day*.


    *Since I stopped Sky Sports, I don't have much choice!
     
  8. 6thElement

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    Someone needs to ban Mickelson from going near the pie shop.
     
  9. MikeTimbers

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    Closest Open for years! Wish I could watch it :mad:
     
  10. SCM

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    Go on Monty another birdie and pressures on Mickleson.

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  11. Dtab

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    Bah Monty fluffs at the 18th :(
     
  12. Psycho Ned

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    Geoff Ogilvy US Open champion

    All went totally Pete Tong for Mickelson on the 18th a double bogey 6 cost him very very dear :eek:
     
  13. Slinwagh

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    I said he wouldn't win. (Monty)

    Unfortuneately when it comes to majors the guy just hasn't got it, he has several chances to win one but has always come up short.
     
  14. MR_Punk

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    Unlucky for Monty really - hopefully he can keep some sort of form going.

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  15. booyaka

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    crashing bottles all round!!

    Shocking from Mickleson - hit a 3 wood down the fairway - no need for driver but "old" mickleson coming into play there!

    BAd last minute change of club from monty - should have hit the 6 iron.

    Very lucky chip in from Ogilvy @ 17th /same for montys putt @ 17th.

    Great up and down from ogilvy @ 18th to win it mind you.
     
  16. Tru

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    Was very bad luck for Monty, I felt for him.

    Hopefully this wont affect him too much, it shouldn't because he's been here before, because I'd really like him to do something at the Open this year (i.e. win). He can still compete at this level but you get the feeling he's destined to be the best player never to win a Major.
     
  17. SCM

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    This is the first time it has come down to Monty making an error to cost him a Major the other times was down to someone else beating him. This time he beat himself as he admitted in post round interviews.

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  18. Tru

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    He's not made an error as late in the day as this, but he's been capable of winning a major before imo. He's played hellish 2nd or 3rd rounds that left him almost out of contention but has dug deep to come damn close.

    He's very philosophical about it, golfers have to be, so I think he'll go to Liverpool in good fettle.
     
  19. Slinwagh

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    How is he "unlucky" ?

    The guy has played in 58 majors and never one one. He has played 100 tournaments in the US and never won one.

    OK, so Mickleson blew his chance but he has proved himself capable of winning a major tournament.

    Some people are just not up to winning, Monty being one of them.
     
  20. 6thElement

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    Maybe slightly harsh there, during the late 90's he was the most consistent and successful player on the European Tour.