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Bri'ish Open

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Or just 'The Open"...Are you going to watch it since TW is not in the field?
post #2 of 27
I was chuckling at the ads saying "The best in the world come to compete". I told my wife.. "I think they mean SECOND best in the world. the best is home nursing a bum knee". She sayz.. "And he could probably still beat them"!
post #3 of 27
If the weather there is anything like here (about 50 miles away) the greens will be slow (light rain all this morning, now very overcast), but there could be a good sea breeze. Not the best conditions for those who like predictable inland courses.
Play it like a proper links course - keep the ball low.
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
If the weather there is anything like here (about 50 miles away) the greens will be slow (light rain all this morning, now very overcast), but there could be a good sea breeze. Not the best conditions for those who like predictable inland courses.
Play it like a proper links course - keep the ball low.
The dismall, windly, unpredictable, weather is one of the things that makes the BO especially entertaining. Folks love to see that pros can have a bad day too:
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
If the weather there is anything like here (about 50 miles away) the greens will be slow (light rain all this morning, now very overcast), but there could be a good sea breeze. Not the best conditions for those who like predictable inland courses.
Play it like a proper links course - keep the ball low.
Just in comparison to going to a match in the US, what does it cost to go to this event over there?


BTW, I'm trying really hard to NOT watch.
I got the Jones going and hit a few balls a couple mornings ago, and think I really set back the healing in my wrist.
Time to loan my clubs out so I'm not tempted.
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
Looking at the scores on line..Mickelson is +9..Greg Norman is +2 and Duval is +3. If Norman is in the hunt Sunday AM..I will be glued to the set.
post #7 of 27
Trek, it's all here...

Season Tickets - Admission to course for week (Sunday 13th to Sunday 20th July)
All categories - £220.00
Practice Day - Sunday 13th July
Adults - £10
65+ yrs - £5
16-21 yrs - £5
Under 16 yrs - Free*
Practice Day - Monday 14th July
Adults - £25
65+ yrs - £15
16-21 yrs - £15
Under 16 yrs - Free*
Practice Days - Tuesday15th or Wednesday 16th July
Adults - £30
65+ yrs - £25
16-21 yrs - £15
Under 16 yrs - Free*
Championship days
Adults - £55
65+ yrs - £40
16-21 yrs - £25
Under 16 yrs - Free*

So, roughly double those up to get dollar rates. Alternatively, to think in terms of gas, a 1 day adult entry of £55 is roughly 12 US Gallons of gas.
post #8 of 27
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If Norman is in the hunt Sunday AM..I will be glued to the set.
Me too;
It is a perfect setting for another classic top ten all time choke by the 'master" of choke artists.:
It is a perfect setting for one of the nicest guys in golf to defy the odds and win one for all us old timers over the age of 39.
post #9 of 27
The tickets I had for the Buick Open were 35/ea of I paid for them, which I didn't.
I'd go again.
post #10 of 27
I'll still watch.... anyone picking Mrs Doubtfire to finally win his first major??
post #11 of 27
I would watch just to see Monty whine.
post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
Go Greg!

How cool would it be to see a Norman/Watson final round?
post #13 of 27
Member-Member this weekend here at Bemus so will only be catching excerpts and highlights. Have to defend our title.

I'm rooting for Duval to pull out a miracle.
post #14 of 27
Daly hung up an 89. I heard he's also hurt. Is he sober?
post #15 of 27
highly disappointed. the "unplayable" conditions don't exactly make for good watching or spectacular shot making.
post #16 of 27
I heard that they just levied a two stroke penalty on Poulter for a gear violation.








For playing in those PINK PANTS

post #17 of 27
Padraig's finishing approach shots on the 17th and 18th were worth watching.
post #18 of 27
Now that's golf. Not the namby pamby stuff (and not the stuff of great TV). It would have been nice to see Tiger playing if he'd been fit. I'd guess he would have had an early start on Sunday.

When was the last major where the winner was +3 ?
post #19 of 27
I know the Brittish Open is a major and a classic, but other than the nastalgia and the Jug, i fail to see why anyone would care to play golf in those conditions and on courses that resemble my back field with flags stuck in precarious positions.
post #20 of 27
My opinion, no one is watching because tiger woods isint playing! They have him doing commentary now just to try to boost the ratings, and poor phil to bad.
post #21 of 27
Plenty of people were watching - in fact I heard that ticket sales and BBC viewing figures were up for this Open compared to the last couple of years.

Golf is bigger than one player.
post #22 of 27
Golf may be bigger than one player, but it also has one player that is bigger than golf.

If you can understand why to go skiing in bad weather, then understanding why one would want to play golf in England in "weather" is not that hard. Look at this way, how often have us serious skiers "poo poo'd" fair weather skiers?
post #23 of 27
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I know the Brittish Open is a major and a classic, but other than the nastalgia and the Jug, i fail to see why anyone would care to play golf in those conditions and on courses that resemble my back field with flags stuck in precarious positions.
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Golf may be bigger than one player, but it also has one player that is bigger than golf.

If you can understand why to go skiing in bad weather, then understanding why one would want to play golf in England in "weather" is not that hard. Look at this way, how often have us serious skiers "poo poo'd" fair weather skiers?
LOL, "Some folks fail to see why anyone would care to ski in moguls"
post #24 of 27
I used to play at Portstewart Town Course back home. It was a great little municipal links course. (if you're in to motorbike racing, it's where the NorthWest 200 start/finish is)
One of the holes - I think it was 15 - was a par 3 down to the rocks at the shore. One day I played it with a 3 wood, and came up about 20 yards short of the green. The next day I had a 5 iron and ended up with a first bounce 10 yards past the flag, and a second bounce on the rocks.

Good golfers can cope with the conditions given (I'll never be a good golfer). In the words of BB - "it's what they're serving"
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post
I know the Brittish Open is a major and a classic, but other than the nastalgia and the Jug, i fail to see why anyone would care to play golf in those conditions and on courses that resemble my back field with flags stuck in precarious positions.
Because it's proper golf, the way the game was invented ... where the whole idea was to beat the conditions, not have them set up to make you look good. "Target golf" ... bah.

At Birkdale we found out who had the imagination and skills to cope with the challenge ... aiming 40 yards left or right of the target if necessary; taking the penalties for getting it wrong and moving on. Watching KJ Choi take a big nine iron into the wind because, well, it's that many yards and that's what I hit ... compared to Norman looking at the shot, ignoring the yards and flipping a five-iron 120 yards under the wind to the hole.

As the Scots say: "If there's nae wind, it's nae golf."

Best championship in the world.
post #26 of 27
[quote=Trekchick;927060]Just in comparison to going to a match in the US, what does it cost to go to this event over there?

When we attended the open in 2000 I was surprised that I could buy my ticket to the open and my train ticket to St Andrews at the same time and ticket window! No reservations required, no limit on ticket sales. Just go to the train station (mine was 40 miles away) and buy both tickets, get on the tain and they train & bus you to the front door.
Very civilized and well organized.
The greatest tournament in the world, INCLUDING the masters, although both are just in different parts of golfer heaven.
post #27 of 27
Enjoyed watching Norman turn back time, it was a great run by one of the most gifted golfers to ever play the game. But when I saw him standing for many seconds over a short putt on the windblown 10th green on Sunday, I knew he was in trouble. I said out loud, "no way he can keep doing that for the entire back nine and come out on top." He's too old to maintian concentration, nerves, and stamina compared to the young guys, just ask Chrissy
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