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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:15 pm

Birdied the 9th to go to 13 under again .. but bogeyed the 10th (unluckily) to go back to 12 under! Still 7 ahead!

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Post  Royal_Girl2k9 on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:16 pm

13 under par again. He's looking good for it once he keeps the head. I know someone who put a bet on him to win it at 20/1 as well... Lucky fecker.
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:37 pm

Just short on 12th with putt to go to -14 under!!! Amazing golf from this man boy!!

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:10 am

-14 thru 14 and 9 clear!! It is actually getting embarrassing

Regardless of what this lad does between now and the next 22 holes this is awesome! And I believe tomorrow will be a procession. If he was American or English!! or Australian or any other country they would be salivating about him! Maybe we are too but we need to rub our eyes a bit more to believe - eh Loyal??

As in other sports (boxing, soccer, horse racing) we have punched well above our weight in golf. Harry and G Mc and others have brought great success to this little ole island but Rory Mc is tearing up the world order. He is smashing records held by the greats and is doing things not even Tiger did.

He is destroying - absolutely destroying - the world's best. And he is 22! And he is a natural and will probably only get better. He has the potential to be Ireland's Messi or Federer.

As an Irish person enjoy what he is doing. NOBODY has done anything like it before and probably never will again - unless Rory himself does! Simply amazing stuff - a legend at 22!

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:18 am

Nobody has ever been at -14 in the whole history of the US Open - ever!!! Monty says he has never seen golf like it! Incredible really!

God he is taking the shine and headlines from the Dublin hurlers!! Shocked

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:13 am

Unlucky on last but a par is better than yesterday's double bogey!

54 holes of top class C'ship golf - 1 bogey, 1 double bogey, 36 pars, 1 eagle and 15 birdies - quite incredible really.

8 shots clear - there has not been a performance like this for many years - if ever!

G'wan Rory!

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Post  patrique on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:33 am

My brother was a fanatic for the golf. He died a short 4 years ago. If someone had said Ireland would win 4 majors in the next 4 years, and maybe a 5th tomorrow, sure they would have carted you away.

All my life it was "Fred Daly, 1947, British open". That was it. The great Christy, and naturals like Darren, and a host of others "Good old Darce" the Ryder cup hero, but no danger of a major.

Then along comes Padraig, and then Graeme.

Strange as it may seem Graeme winning last year, and a great win it was, has opened the door for Rory. Rory, even when he was ribbing Graeme after last year's win, you could see it in his face, "I'm better than him....I could be winning these"

Now he needs to close it out. Tiger did it 14 times, all from the front, only failed once when he lost to some unknown called Yang. Yes, the same one.

If he loses..............

But nah, tempt fate....come on Rory........
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:01 am

Padraig was (is) good - Graeme too - but this is a different story altogether. Can't see any blow-up this time P - this guy is unbelievable. Augusta is long forgotten - this guy is playing golf that has never been seen before. Pity the bro - God rest him - didn't get to enjoy the last 4 years but he may be up there somewhere enjoying it anyhow!

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Post  patrique on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:54 am

Jayo Cluxton wrote:Padraig was (is) good - Graeme too - but this is a different story altogether. Can't see any blow-up this time P - this guy is unbelievable. Augusta is long forgotten - this guy is playing golf that has never been seen before. Pity the bro - God rest him - didn't get to enjoy the last 4 years but he may be up there somewhere enjoying it anyhow!



Oh he will indeed.

He also loved watching Ireland in the Rugby, missed the Grand slam and all.............
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:46 am

Very impressive stuff again. He started a bit nervously yesterday, getting into trouble on 3 of the first 4 holes, but made some stunning recoveries to settle himself, and never really looked in trouble from then on.

Ironically, probably the best shot he hit all day was his bunker shot on the 10th, even though he made a bogey on the hole. To get the ball to 8ft from where he was was incredible - one of the commentators on SKY described it as the best bunker shot he had ever seen.

So, worst case scenario today is that Yang or one of the guys at -5 shoots a 65 to get to -11 or -12. That would mean that Rory would just need to go round in +1 or +2 for the day. More likely, however, is that no-one gets within half a dozen shots of him, and Ireland has a new sporting hero, perhaps one who may end up being unlike any we have seen before.
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Post  OMAR on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:30 pm

Amazing stuff so far - Only thing that compares in recent memory would be Woods in Augusta in 1997 when the course was much shorter than it is today and Woods at pebble beech in 2000 - which was more a case of Woods mastering the weather rather than the course.

TC mentions the 10th - and he followed the bogey up with a tee shot on eleven than found heavy enough rough - an amazing seven iron to 12 feet solved that problem.

Hopefully the lead is wide enough that there is no pressure - Disapointing interview with Westwood - if anyone saw it (Hes crumbled before so who knows what can happen sort of stuff) Thought he was better than that.

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Re: The Golf thread

Post  bocerty on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:35 pm

he reacted very well to dropping the shot at the tenth (which is classed as the hardest hole on the course from what i remember) by picking the shot up at the next hole which bodes well for his mental approach. He didnt panic, he made some very good choices too when he needed too, i think it was the third were he was in the rough ans rather than attack the pin he just played out into the fairway again and the third shot was unbelievable and left him no more than a foot for the whole.

Hes that good I suggest he puts himself out to stud - the offspring wouldnt be pretty but by god they could be great golfers!!!!

If he wins today there wont be a cow milked car stolen in Belfast tonight

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Re: The Golf thread

Post  patrique on Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:53 pm

Strange thing here is that McIlroy's big lead take the pressure of the others, as they are not expected to win.

In the past, last year's Open, Westwood did well to finish second but there was no pressure on him. The one time he had a chance to win., US open a few years ago, he blew it.
Padraig Harrington nearly "blew" his first major, who can forget those two visits to the water, so they have all done it.

Today I think Rory will win.
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Post  patrique on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:37 pm

Thomas Clarke wrote:Very impressive stuff again. He started a bit nervously yesterday, getting into trouble on 3 of the first 4 holes, but made some stunning recoveries to settle himself, and never really looked in trouble from then on.

Ironically, probably the best shot he hit all day was his bunker shot on the 10th, even though he made a bogey on the hole. To get the ball to 8ft from where he was was incredible - one of the commentators on SKY described it as the best bunker shot he had ever seen.

So, worst case scenario today is that Yang or one of the guys at -5 shoots a 65 to get to -11 or -12. That would mean that Rory would just need to go round in +1 or +2 for the day. More likely, however, is that no-one gets within half a dozen shots of him, and Ireland has a new sporting hero, perhaps one who may end up being unlike any we have seen before.




Apart from George, of course.
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  patrique on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:38 pm

BIRDIED THE FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:36 pm

I thought of George when I wrote that, but I do believe that McIlroy has the potential to make at least as great an impact on world sport. Early days, of course, but the potential is there.

9 shots clear with 12 holes to go. It's now a question of 'by how much?'
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:23 pm

I was hoping he'd stay bogey free for this round Crying or Very sad but he is playing rematkably well. I hope he can pick up a birdie or two and close out the 72 holes in real style. Its a procession as I thought it would be - he'll be able to take the putter off the tee on the 18th the way things are going!!

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Post  Jonsmith on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:29 pm

I'm watching and supporting him and maybe it's not the time to mention it but.. He's a **** in real life.

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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:41 pm

Jonsmith wrote:I'm watching and supporting him and maybe it's not the time to mention it but.. He's a **** in real life.

Hey buddy - of course its the right time to mention it ... you are Irish!

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:47 pm

Two birdies in the last three holes would be the marzipan on the caca milis!!! Be like OMAR Rory - stay in the 60s!!!

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Post  Jonsmith on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:56 pm

Jayo Cluxton wrote:Two birdies in the last three holes would be the marzipan on the caca milis!!! Be like OMAR Rory - stay in the 60s!!!

He's already smashed the record now hasn't he? What's the prize money for this?

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:59 pm

Jaysus typical Cavan man!!! Its not ALL about money JS!!! Razz

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Post  Jonsmith on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:09 am

Jayo Cluxton wrote:Jaysus typical Cavan man!!! Its not ALL about money JS!!! Razz

Typical Dub with the smart fookin answer.. Razz

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Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:16 am

Looks like he's going to hold on. Some good character on show after the Masters episode, he's clearly a good prospect on what is only his third pro-win and his first major. On that point, seemingly the course has been very easy this week and the difficulty factor is not what it has been in past US Opens. Plus the wide fairways suit McIllroy. But to be fair, his putting is better than before. And really the others are just not able to catch him.

I fear the Irish will go to town on this though and we might even out-do the carry-on after the Six Nations. It will be hard to listen to all the golfy people as well as those who will suddenly become experts in all things golf.
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:24 am

Some of the records he will smash JS - prize money is Stg €780,000!!!

Lowest score in relation to par in a U.S. Open, 72 holes: 12-under, Tiger Woods, 2000 U.S. Open. McIlroy currently at -16 with one to play!!

Lowest aggregate score in a U.S. Open, 72 holes: 272, held by Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Janzen, and Jim Furyk. Currently heading for 268!!

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