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The Open Championship at Royal Portrush GC/Dunluce Links - Shane Lowry is the 2019 Champion Golfer

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3846WRX Points: 323Posts: 3,846 Titanium Tees
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    Never played them myself but the beauty of the course, the sea air, and the quality of the layouts are mind boggling. We have course here in America that can only give you a small taste of what its like. Most don't have the proper hard sandy ground or the ocean winds here.

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    Tiger is getting up at 1 am to prepare ...

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Nope.

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    Surprisingly Martin Kaymer has not qualified as of yet.

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    Fun facts about the 1951 British Open

    ....

    Fun Fact #1, it's called the Open, or the Open Championship https://www.theopen.com/about/

    Fun fact no. 2, until “The Open Championship” fairly recently came into vogue, even the British referred to it as the “British Open”.

    Edit: lol, should have gotten to page 2 before posting - I see it’s well documented above.

    Rebranding is stupid isn’t it? Ohio State rebranded to ‘The Ohio State University’ . It will always be Ohio State to me and most people.

    Was just going to post that the R and A must have hired the same image firm as the Buckeyes. I hear they also did The international house of pancakes and The Internal Revenue Service. Amazing work.

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    Ha! Didn't even know who BK caddie was. Interesting story,

    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/brooks-koepkas-caddies-portrush-roots-have-made-him-everyones-go-to-guy-in-advance-of-open-championship

    "But as the 148th Open Championship nears, Elliott seems to be working for most of professional golf. Elliott is a native of Portrush, Northern Ireland. His parents’ house is about a quarter-mile from Royal Portrush, which is hosting the Open for the first time since 1951."

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    I suppose that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    BTW, nobody is putting a gun to your head to watch it.

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    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
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    TW is money in the bank at 14/1. He's waking up at 1am more than a week before to acclimate himself to the time change. Who does that? WINNERS do that.

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    There has been soooo much rain here throughout June and the last number of days. More rain is expected next week. They will have a job on their hands to keep the greens firm. It certainly will be nothing like the baked out Carnoustie Open Championship we had last year.

    Tiger expected to practice on Tuesday, I intended to go Wednesday but will change it to Tuesday if the big cat is there that day.

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    On -, @tw_focus said:

    TW is money in the bank at 14/1. He's waking up at 1am more than a week before to acclimate himself to the time change. Who does that? WINNERS do that.

    How's his back and neck though?

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

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    On -, @MMB1500 said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

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    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Formby Golf club and Royal Birkdale. 2 links courses about 17 min drive from each other, and both are very different.
    https://www.formbygolfclub.co.uk/gallery/the-course/
    http://royalbirkdale.com/course

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    Who knew that massive bonfires were going to be a thing at the British Open? Well they are. Sounds like the R&A didn't know about this beforehand and is now scrambling to contain the fire, as it were.

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    Just to be clear that pic on the right is from BELFAST, not Portush.
    But yes, the Open and 'marching season' overlapping could be a thing, but would hope folks see sense.

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    On -, @OldTomMorris said:

    On -, @MilkyButterCuts said:

    Trump Intl, Carnoustie, St Andrews (old, new, jubilee), Nairn, and lastl Royal Dornoch

    Looks like an amazing course. At one point there were rumours that it could host the Scottish Open. Would like to see that but I think the people behind the tournament might steer clear just to avoid the inevitably questions etc. that they would get from the media.

    How do you rate it?

    There would certainly be protests and traffic blockades. Better to just avoid the headache altogether. >

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    The Open Championship is the most fun major to watch no doubt. As an American I really wish the new US “normal” of screaming stupid **** would stop. It’s golf not a Eagles game. BB

    Compared to the European Tour standard of not having any fans there to begin with? I fall asleep watching Euro Tour events.

    To each their own.

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    On -, @Rangeballz said:

    14.5 hours of coverage Thu/Fri on TGC? Sweet! That has got to be first tee ball to final putt......

    Except 12 of those hours will be commercials. TGC coverage is downright unwatchable.

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    This might be of interest to UK peeps:
    The Open: Sky Sports live coverage deal with R&A extended to 2024
    https://skysports.com/golf/news/12176/11759973/the-open-sky-sports-live-coverage-deal-with-ra-extended-to-2024

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    On -, @ctsgolf said:

    On -, @OldTomMorris said:

    On -, @MilkyButterCuts said:

    Trump Intl, Carnoustie, St Andrews (old, new, jubilee), Nairn, and lastl Royal Dornoch

    Looks like an amazing course. At one point there were rumours that it could host the Scottish Open. Would like to see that but I think the people behind the tournament might steer clear just to avoid the inevitably questions etc. that they would get from the media.

    How do you rate it?

    There would certainly be protests and traffic blockades. Better to just avoid the headache altogether. >

    On -, @Big Ben said:

    The Open Championship is the most fun major to watch no doubt. As an American I really wish the new US “normal” of screaming stupid **** would stop. It’s golf not a Eagles game. BB

    Compared to the European Tour standard of not having any fans there to begin with? I fall asleep watching Euro Tour events.

    To each their own.

    Because you need yobbos yelling "mashed potatoes" and "do you even lift bro" to wake you up?

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    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Dornoch looks nothing like troon which looks nothing like Turnberry which looks nothing like Muirfield which looks nothing like Berwick which looks nothing like TOC ... and I’ve played them all the past 2 weeks ...

    You are ignorant of links golf ...

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    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Dornoch looks nothing like troon which looks nothing like Turnberry which looks nothing like Muirfield which looks nothing like Berwick which looks nothing like TOC ... and I’ve played them all the past 2 weeks ...

    You are ignorant of links golf ...

    I have not played any of them, and they all look basically the same to me. I am far from ignorant, I just have a differing opinion. Thanks for the insult though.

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

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    On -, @MMB1500 said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Dornoch looks nothing like troon which looks nothing like Turnberry which looks nothing like Muirfield which looks nothing like Berwick which looks nothing like TOC ... and I’ve played them all the past 2 weeks ...

    You are ignorant of links golf ...

    I have not played any of them, and they all look basically the same to me. I am far from ignorant, I just have a differing opinion. Thanks for the insult though.

    The word ‘ignorant’ is not an insult ... it means you lack knowledge of a particular topic ... which you have admitted ...

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    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @MMB1500 said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Dornoch looks nothing like troon which looks nothing like Turnberry which looks nothing like Muirfield which looks nothing like Berwick which looks nothing like TOC ... and I’ve played them all the past 2 weeks ...

    You are ignorant of links golf ...

    I have not played any of them, and they all look basically the same to me. I am far from ignorant, I just have a differing opinion. Thanks for the insult though.

    The word ‘ignorant’ is not an insult ... it means you lack knowledge of a particular topic ... which you have admitted ...

    I have watched enough opens to develop my opinion. I have played on some links "style" courses, I have never played across the pond so I will give you that I never played what could be called a proper links course. But to my eye, they all have similar enough features. Relatively flat, some sand dune'ish hills or mounds with tall grass or gorse, little to no tress, no water for the most part, front 9 going out, back 9 coming in. etc etc. History has shown that if the wind does not blow, tour guys shred these unprotected courses. Having not played one, does not make me ignorant of the design and style of them.

    Rory shot 61 at port rush as a 16 year old. If you didnt already know that.

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @MMB1500 said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Dornoch looks nothing like troon which looks nothing like Turnberry which looks nothing like Muirfield which looks nothing like Berwick which looks nothing like TOC ... and I’ve played them all the past 2 weeks ...

    You are ignorant of links golf ...

    I have not played any of them, and they all look basically the same to me. I am far from ignorant, I just have a differing opinion. Thanks for the insult though.

    The word ‘ignorant’ is not an insult ... it means you lack knowledge of a particular topic ... which you have admitted ...

    I have watched enough opens to develop my opinion. I have played on some links "style" courses, I have never played across the pond so I will give you that I never played what could be called a proper links course. But to my eye, they all have similar enough features. Relatively flat, some sand dune'ish hills or mounds with tall grass or gorse, little to no tress, no water for the most part, front 9 going out, back 9 coming in. etc etc. History has shown that if the wind does not blow, tour guys shred these unprotected courses. Having not played one, does not make me ignorant of the design and style of them.

    Rory shot 61 at port rush as a 16 year old. If you didnt already know that.

    That's like saying all parkland courses are the same, because they are green and there are trees.

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @MMB1500 said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Dornoch looks nothing like troon which looks nothing like Turnberry which looks nothing like Muirfield which looks nothing like Berwick which looks nothing like TOC ... and I’ve played them all the past 2 weeks ...

    You are ignorant of links golf ...

    I have not played any of them, and they all look basically the same to me. I am far from ignorant, I just have a differing opinion. Thanks for the insult though.

    The word ‘ignorant’ is not an insult ... it means you lack knowledge of a particular topic ... which you have admitted ...

    I have watched enough opens to develop my opinion. I have played on some links "style" courses, I have never played across the pond so I will give you that I never played what could be called a proper links course. But to my eye, they all have similar enough features. Relatively flat, some sand dune'ish hills or mounds with tall grass or gorse, little to no tress, no water for the most part, front 9 going out, back 9 coming in. etc etc. History has shown that if the wind does not blow, tour guys shred these unprotected courses. Having not played one, does not make me ignorant of the design and style of them.

    Rory shot 61 at port rush as a 16 year old. If you didnt already know that.

    "I know what I know from tv" ...

    Ok ...

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tiderider said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @MMB1500 said:

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    The problem with links golf is every course looks the same, and the only challenge is the wind..

    Oh dear.

    Prove me wrong.. haha.

    Dornoch looks nothing like troon which looks nothing like Turnberry which looks nothing like Muirfield which looks nothing like Berwick which looks nothing like TOC ... and I’ve played them all the past 2 weeks ...

    You are ignorant of links golf ...

    I have not played any of them, and they all look basically the same to me. I am far from ignorant, I just have a differing opinion. Thanks for the insult though.

    The word ‘ignorant’ is not an insult ... it means you lack knowledge of a particular topic ... which you have admitted ...

    I have watched enough opens to develop my opinion. I have played on some links "style" courses, I have never played across the pond so I will give you that I never played what could be called a proper links course. But to my eye, they all have similar enough features. Relatively flat, some sand dune'ish hills or mounds with tall grass or gorse, little to no tress, no water for the most part, front 9 going out, back 9 coming in. etc etc. History has shown that if the wind does not blow, tour guys shred these unprotected courses. Having not played one, does not make me ignorant of the design and style of them.

    Rory shot 61 at port rush as a 16 year old. If you didnt already know that.

    But you are ignorant of the design of them - which you repeatedly prove with your posts in this thread - by saying them have similar enough features. Yes they all have tee grounds, fairways, rough, bunkers, and greens... like all golf courses :-S

    Like Augusta and Bethpage Black too right? They are pretty much the same, seeing as they are both parkland courses. I mean you must think that too, correct?

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