2018 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,420 ✭✭

    MattyO1984 wrote:


    Hawkeye77 wrote:



    My friends sister bought a town house in St Andrews to rent out and for the three years doing so Tyrrell Hatton (two years running) and Thorbjørn Olesen have won the tournament but this year its a different golfer




    Well just tell us the name man, so we can get some bets down!




    It was meant to be Branden Grace but i found out this morning he canceled because his family isn't coming over and he thinks its too big for him and his caddie




    Ooft! I hope that they took a deposit.




    £4,000 up front non refundable, these guys have way too much money




    Ironically, Branden Grace is also a former champion.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,397 ClubWRX
    dcmidnight wrote:


    I love watching this event every year. But having just played these three in August, it will be even an even greater thrill this year.



    Really looking forward to it.



    I hope people that watch the coverage take the time to see all the little stories they do about St Andrews. Its an even more amazing place than we thought. If you go, STAY for a while. Dont be one of those groups that rips through and only stays one or two nights. We stayed for 8 days and it wasnt enough.



    Oh and if you think there arent enough nearby courses to hold your attention for 8 days - we played 7 rounds and I think I have 11 courses on our list of places we *didnt* get to. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />




    Yep, we had 5 nights and stayed nearby - 2 or 3 more would have been better (but not complaining because 5 nights is better than the zero nights we had in the area in the prior many decades!).



    So much to take in!
  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Members Posts: 2,084 ClubWRX
    Brooks and Chase Koepka are paired together starting at Kingsbarns today.



    I'm sure I read Brooks' amateur partner for this week is his caddy so no idea whose on his bag.
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  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members Posts: 1,422 ✭✭
    gvogel wrote:


    Rory used to play this tournament with his father. It looks like he is not in the field this week. Too bad.




    Rory has been in Portrush all week testing the new course layout.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,397 ClubWRX
    Rats, going to have to tape it - doesn't come on for another 30 minutes, have to go to work early for a change.
  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Members Posts: 2,084 ClubWRX
    Strong wind
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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,279 ✭✭
    I played this morning here in Scotland. its a tad windy today. I hit a 7 iron down wind carry 225 and a 6 iron carry into the wind 160, one was a birdie and one was a bogey, guess which one!



    great seeing them play in these conditions. its warm out today so the ball is still flying. gets colder the next three days.



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  • drn92drn92 Members Posts: 1,760 ✭✭
    It was great to watch a bit this morning. Love the courses, and also love to see them playing in stocking caps and long sleeves.



    St. Andrews was my favorite stop when we visited. We only played the par 3 and the Himalayas putting course, but mostly enjoyed the town and the people we met. Truly a treat.



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  • Finbarr SaundersFinbarr Saunders Members Posts: 1,008 ✭✭
    A woman was injured when she was hit by a wayward shot from defending champion Tyrrell Hatton on day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.



    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45751456
  • Bingo1976Bingo1976 Members Posts: 2,498 ✭✭
    I've been lucky enough to play all 3 course with my Dad over the years. So much quality golf in that part of the world!
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Members Posts: 2,084 ClubWRX
    TheInfidel wrote:

    gvogel wrote:


    Rory used to play this tournament with his father. It looks like he is not in the field this week. Too bad.




    Rory has been in Portrush all week testing the new course layout.




    I saw pictures of him in Switzerland doing a sponsors event for Omega. Quite a distance from Portrush.
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Members Posts: 2,084 ClubWRX
    Solid start from Koepka, I really like his chances for a win this week.
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  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members Posts: 1,422 ✭✭

    TheInfidel wrote:

    gvogel wrote:


    Rory used to play this tournament with his father. It looks like he is not in the field this week. Too bad.




    Rory has been in Portrush all week testing the new course layout.




    I saw pictures of him in Switzerland doing a sponsors event for Omega. Quite a distance from Portrush.




    I think he has access to a jet and a helicopter.




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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Members Posts: 2,084 ClubWRX
    TheInfidel wrote:


    TheInfidel wrote:

    gvogel wrote:


    Rory used to play this tournament with his father. It looks like he is not in the field this week. Too bad.




    Rory has been in Portrush all week testing the new course layout.




    I saw pictures of him in Switzerland doing a sponsors event for Omega. Quite a distance from Portrush.




    I think he has access to a jet and a helicopter.



    https://twitter.com/...2689846272?s=19




    Absolutely but he wasn't in Portrush all week if he was in Switzerland.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,747 ✭✭
    Got some highlights last night and this morning, will hopefully catch more over the weekend.



    Honestly so impressed with Matt Wallace. New Lee Westwood in the making.
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  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members Posts: 1,422 ✭✭

    TheInfidel wrote:


    TheInfidel wrote:

    gvogel wrote:


    Rory used to play this tournament with his father. It looks like he is not in the field this week. Too bad.




    Rory has been in Portrush all week testing the new course layout.




    I saw pictures of him in Switzerland doing a sponsors event for Omega. Quite a distance from Portrush.




    I think he has access to a jet and a helicopter.



    https://twitter.com/...2689846272?s=19




    Absolutely but he wasn't in Portrush all week if he was in Switzerland.




    Sorry man, I was just trying to share some info to be helpful. I meant he'd been in P'Rush till the point where I posted. Haven't mastered predicting the future.

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  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,076 ✭✭
    Great to see a decent breeze and nobody shooting the lights out.
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,747 ✭✭
    elwhippy wrote:


    Great to see a decent breeze and nobody shooting the lights out.




    The forecast is similar for the weekend as well. Proper links weather! After playing two weeks ago in 40 mph wind I am looking forward to seeing these guys playing in a bit of a wind as well.
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Members Posts: 2,084 ClubWRX
    edited Oct 5, 2018 #50
    Whats happened to Paul Dunne's form?
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  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 714 ✭✭


    I am tempted to head down Sunday to watch really depends on whether it is nice enough to golf at my course, if it is then I won't but forecast is big winds for here so looking more likely I am there to watch.


    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Some say the New is better than the Old, those are my only frames of reference and look forward to trying others. The New was great, the Old was awesome. Sure, the experience was a huge part of it, but I felt like the New was pretty special ground as well. Wish I could play them all the time. For me the Old is one fine course and has a lot going on. New was a little tougher, part of that was me, but still thought the Old was a better course. Just my opinion from very limited experience in St. Andrews.




    I played the New last week was great fun, was supposed to play the Old as a guest and another quest joined us so my member friend didn't have enough points left for the Old. I still had a great day on a great golf course.



    The New is certainly less open than the Old, I did duck hook a drive and played a shot from the Old onto the New.




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  • Sapper211Sapper211 Members Posts: 24
    edited Oct 5, 2018 #52
    The Brit announcers are great (Sky/GC). At one point they were commenting on the constriction of one of the courses and one of them stated something to the effect that the management had to hire "Polish people" to do the mine clearing during construction. This sent all them into a serious fit of the giggles, which lasted about 3-4 minutes. You could hear them off mic trying to gather it in, but failing. One of the funniest things I've seen or heard on a golf telecast.
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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,420 ✭✭
    Hatton is up there again.



    #hatersgonnahate



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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Members Posts: 2,084 ClubWRX
    iBanesto wrote:


    Hatton is up there again.



    #hatersgonnahate



    tyrrell-hatton-profile.jpg




    Big Hatton fan, yes I've criticised him in the past especially when hammers down "spike marks" in anger when he misses a putt but I think he's good to watch. Off the course he's a very funny guy.



    If he wins again that will be special.
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  • mark mmark m Members Posts: 2,481 ✭✭
    I like to keep an eye on the pro-am scores as well. Looks like it should be around -40 to win (again).



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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,397 ClubWRX
    mark m wrote:


    I like to keep an eye on the pro-am scores as well. Looks like it should be around -40 to win (again).



    https://www.alfreddu...am-leaderboard/



    Also - these guys are the best announcers (of all time image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />):



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    My wife sees that pic of Matthew Goode I won't be able to drag her away from the coverage - hmmm, not a bad thing.
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    Potential for this to become a head to head between Hatton and Fleetwood.
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    Potential for this to become a head to head between Hatton and Fleetwood.




    LOL, "head to head" no contest - Fleetwood!
  • KennyPKennyP Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Pro-Am's make for terrible television.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,397 ClubWRX
    KennyP wrote:


    Pro-Am's make for terrible television.




    WTF Kenny, this one gives you some great looks at some great courses (yes, Bill Murray is there, but he seems to be on a much shorter leash over there, lol).



    Lighten up and enjoy.
  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,279 ✭✭
    edited Oct 6, 2018 #61
    with the forecast tomorrow this could be very good watching.



    I am now not going to watch it live but will watch it from my living room with the really tee early times.
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