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Boring but brilliant

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Message 1 - posted by The Great Simpleton (U1646467) , Jul 23, 2006

Can't think of anything else to say about Tiger's performance today and only got to 15th.
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Message 2 - posted by Michaeljf (U1951595) , Jul 23, 2006

The best player in the world wins The Open. I suppose we shouldn't complain.

Just got to get ready for the 'I told you so' comments tommorrow from DJ_Mcav, Oneputt, Societychamp, Ty Webb, Jeff and the rest. Look forward to that then laugh

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Message 3 - posted by White Room (U1170984) , Jul 24, 2006

Yes it was processional, robot golf. He is quite brilliant but golf needs someone to challenge him. Full marks for DiMarco. He has a ropey swing and limited talent but way more bottle than the other challengers.

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Message 4 - posted by henryhallsdanceband (U1639084) , Jul 24, 2006

Lesson there for us all. If we really want to get our handicap down or win that medal play the course as the course merits and not as you may really want to play the game.

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Message 5 - posted by Boanerges (U1653962) , Jul 24, 2006

White Room, if only our young golfers had a FRACTION of the mental toughness of a Di Marco or Tiger or Furyk when things were not going smoothly just think how good they could be.

Personally, I reckon that these mind gurus so many of our young golfers employ are detrimental to their games rather than helpful! This is a modern phenomenon. The likes of Hagen, Nelson, Locke,Hogan, Snead, Palmer, Player, Thomson, Watson and Nicklaus would have uttered more than a few choice epithets if one of these had ever approached them!grr

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Message 6 - posted by The Great Simpleton (U1646467) , Jul 24, 2006

I agree, Harry. How does it go: play the ball as it lies and the course as you find it.

How many of just pull out the driver on the tee if it isn't a par 3? Or reach for the longest club wherever we are?

Can't say I agree with with Gary Player, it may not have appealed to non golfers but to golfers it was an inspirational round.

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Message 7 - posted by henryhallsdanceband (U1639084) , Jul 24, 2006

I agree, Harry. How does it go: play the ball as it lies and the course as you find it

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One of my most satisfying rounds ever was plotting my way around Blairgowrie's Rosemount course. Not a long course but accurate positioning off the tee essential. Had only dropped 5 by the time I got to the 18th. Tee shot into the middle of fairway. 5 iron over the back of the green into the flower beds right in front of the clubhouse and OOB. Mega embarassment tip-toeing through the rockery to get my ball with the august ladies of Blairgowrie watching their pansies - ended up with an 8. No matter. Great satisfaction and pleasure.

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Message 8 - posted by Scott (U3346753) , Jul 24, 2006

"Full marks for DiMarco. He has a ropey swing and limited talent but way more bottle than the other challengers."


What I wouldn't give for DiMarco's "ropey" swing and talent...Sorry mate, but I don't think you reach the top 10 in the world rankings without some serious talent. Jim Furyk has an unusual swing as well, but he and DiMarco are both able to repeat it over and over again under pressure...Both have great short games as well...There's plenty of talent there.

In fact, I'd even say DiMarco has tremendous talent!!! Just not in Tiger or Mickelson's class.

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Message 9 - posted by Adebayo Ogungbesan (U4957958) , Jul 24, 2006

there are over 300 players trying to challenge him week in week out to no avail.

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