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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:30 am

JC, the course this year is far easier. When Woods went -12 at Pebble Beach, the rest of the field couldn't even make par. The record is clearly going to be misinterpretated but at the same time, it will add to the fallacy that the Irish media will generate.
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:32 am

He blew them away all the same Loyal!! Well done Rory - now the second most famous McIlroy in Norn Iron - after Sammy!! Very Happy

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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:33 am

Jayo Cluxton wrote:He blew them away all the same Loyal!! Well done Rory - now the second most famous McIlroy in Norn Iron - after Sammy!! Very Happy

It is a deserved win. Fair play to him.
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Post  Royal_Girl2k9 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:35 am

Fair play to him. Lovely to see his dad there as well. Great father's day present
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Jayo Cluxton on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:37 am

Just looking at Kevin Chappell there finishing joint third. He had a 76 on the first day but actually outscored Rory by one shot over the last three days!!

Great mental strength today from a 22 year old. He will be around for a long time I think - and hope!

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Re: The Golf thread

Post  patrique on Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:39 am

Loyal2TheRoyal wrote:JC, the course this year is far easier. When Woods went -12 at Pebble Beach, the rest of the field couldn't even make par. The record is clearly going to be misinterpretated but at the same time, it will add to the fallacy that the Irish media will generate.



Loyal is right, it is an easy course.

In its 100 year old history the record score on it for a major championship is MINUS FOUR (4)

Sorry, that was the record score. Someone snuck past it today.

The bloke who was second today just TIED the RECORD 3rd score of ALL TIME in US Open history.

And lost by 8.

This is how easy congressional is.

The first golf major championship to be held at Congressional was the 1964 United States Open. Ken Venturi won the tournament with a score of two under par. In 1976, the PGA Championship was held at Congressional. With the course playing as a par 70, Dave Stockton won with a score of 281, or one over par. The second U.S. Open held at Congressional was played in 1997. Ernie Els won his second major championship with a score of four under par. The Blue Course hosted the 2011 United States Open from June 16 to June 19. Twenty two year old Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, won the championship with a final score of 16 under par, a United States Open record.
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Post  patrique on Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:50 am

So, this has just beaten the record US Open score by 4 shots, and of course Tiger's record was untouchable as the no one else has even looked like getting into minus double figures.

The first 4 rounds in the 60s since 1993, record 36 hole score, 54 hole score and 72 hole score.

First man ever to be minus 13, and 14, and 15, and 16, and yes, minus 17, for the US Open.

The 5th I think to lead all the way.

Mind you I think eejits like Jack Nicklaus won this with PLUS TWO, although as you would expect from 18 time major winner Jack did win with minus 9 once, the 3rd best score in the history of US Open golf, over 111 attempts.

But of course Congressional is an easy course, although the next best on this easy course was minus 8.

Now Harrington reckons Rory can beat 18 majors, Royal reckons the narrow fairways on a US Open course were wide, so hopefully somewhere in between we have his future.

After what happened at Augusta, to do this in the NEXT major!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This lad is a phenomenal talent, doing things aged 22 that Tiger Woods used to dream about.

This record today will NEVER be beaten.
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  mossbags on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:52 pm

Not a sport
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:53 pm

mossbags wrote:Not a sport

Oh I dunno - he seems like a nice enough lad .....

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Post  mossbags on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:56 pm

Jayo Cluxton wrote:
mossbags wrote:Not a sport

Oh I dunno - he seems like a nice enough lad .....

Nice guys finish last
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:57 pm

mossbags wrote:
Jayo Cluxton wrote:
mossbags wrote:Not a sport

Oh I dunno - he seems like a nice enough lad .....

Nice guys finish last

I know ... I'm a Dub .... Sad

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Post  patrique on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:28 pm

On this easy course where the world's greatest golfers assembled 20 of them broke par.

The World Number 1 was 5 OVER par.
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:02 pm

Strong rumour doing the rounds that Rory is a member of this site!! My money is on that clever guy RMDrive - Rory McIlroy's Drive. He has all the calm and poise of Rory, is from Ulster but not living there anymore, knows nothing about the GAA and is quick to putt people in their place!!!

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Re: The Golf thread

Post  patrique on Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:34 am

The Puke wrote:is that shephards pie running down Rory's inside leg?


Ulster grit my bollix



No I think that is champagne spilling out of the US Open trophy.

Apparently he told Mickelson he got inspiration after watching Down timber a gutless Clare hurling team.

Or so it is reported.

Apparently he has entered the Lahinch invitational, having just won the N.Ireland invitational which used to be called the US Open.

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Post  patrique on Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:36 am

hurlingguru wrote:No bottle at all. Wouldn't like to see him on a Gaa pitch in a county final.



True.
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  patrique on Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:46 am

Loyal2TheRoyal wrote:Here we go again................



Not quite Royal. This was his first major win. I suspect you have him mixed up with Tom Watson. That's the bloke who blew three winning leads in majors in a few years with rounds of 79, 77 and whatever.

Don't know what happened him after that.
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  patrique on Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:47 am

OMAR wrote:It hardly takes a soothsayer to predict that a 21 year leading on the last day of the masters will fail to handle the pressure. - Its just that maybe some of us wanted to see him win.

Sergio Garcia, Westwood, Norman - 96, Seve -86, ELS on several occasions, Vijay, Duval have all had their tribulations on Amen corner and countless othes who have been in contention and faded by 4 or 5 shots on the last day. Thankfully he is young enough and maybe you have to lose one before you can win one.
To have led the masters by 4 shots when he had putted poorly for the previous two days shows what he can be capable of if he can get it all to click at the right time.



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Post  patrique on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:11 am

Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. He and two of the other greatest golfers of all time, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, were born within six months of each other in 1912. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events.

Snead won seven majors: three Masters, three PGA Championships and one British Open. But his reputation has always been slightly tarnished by his failure to win a U.S. Open.

In 1974, at age 62, he shot a one-under-par 279 to finish third, three strokes behind winner Lee Trevino at the PGA Championship

In 1979, he was the youngest PGA Tour golfer to shoot his age (67) in the second round of the 1979 Quad Cities Open. He shot under his age (66) in the final round.

The year 1939 was the first of several times he failed at crucial moments of the U.S. Open, the only major event he never won. Needing par to win, but not knowing this, since on-course scoreboards did not exist at that time, he posted an 8 on the par-5 72nd hole. Snead had been told on the 18th tee by a spectator that he needed a birdie to win.[4]

At the U.S. Open in 1947, Snead missed a 21⁄2-foot putt on the final playoff hole to lose to Lew Worsham.



CHOKER, but only if he was Irish.

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Post  Jonsmith on Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:24 am


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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Thomas Clarke on Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:47 am

Great stuff Pat, highlighting the ignorance of some of our more established posters.

A great weekend for Irish sport, and hopefully the first of many majors for Rory. Personally, I'm not sure that he has the ruthlessness needed to get close to Nicklaus' 18 majors and, even if he had (ala Tiger), he'll still need a lot of luck along the way. But he will surely win at least a few more and, even if he doesn't, he has had a weekend in the sun that few sportsmen ever achieve. Not bad for a young man who was dismissed by many of his own just a couple of months ago.


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Post  Real Kerry Fan on Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:16 am

Look Rory played amazing stuff. Lets congratulate him and wish him many majors. I Remember he being the first on the green with a bottle of champagne to congradulate Shane Lowry when he won the Irish Open in Baltray. Great era for Irish golf. Very Happy
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Post  mossbags on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:26 pm

It's only golf though lads, ye couldn't really be taking this too seriously in all fairness.
In the true sporting sense Nilands achievements in qualifying for Wibledon probably rank with anything McClroys ever done I'd say.
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Post  patrique on Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:00 pm

mossbags wrote:It's only golf though lads, ye couldn't really be taking this too seriously in all fairness.
In the true sporting sense Nilands achievements in qualifying for Wibledon probably rank with anything McClroys ever done I'd say.


If he wins Wimbledon he would go close to Rory's achievement.
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Post  The Puke on Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:27 pm

He is a curly headed fcuk
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Post  Thomas Clarke on Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:41 pm

The Puke wrote:He is a curly headed fcuk

I wonder what multi-millionnaire, world-feted, US Open champion Rory McIlroy thinks of you? Oh yeah, he's never heard of you.
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