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2014 Scottish Open Discussion

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Great field this weekend at the Scottish Open as Phil tries to defend his title.

Notables include Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Paddy Harrington, Nick Faldo, Ian Poulter, Louis Oosthuizen, Jimmy Walker, Miguel Jimenez, Jamie Donaldson, Rickie Fowler, Thomas Bjorn, Victor Dubuisson, and Smallrus...+ more.

Looks like coverage starts at 5 in the morn central time on the Golf Channel...I'll be watching :)

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Definitely THE tournament this wee, the only one I'm DVR'ng, although I'll be watching to see how Speith does in his 1st title defense. Don't think Phil has a prayer; not in good form and little exposure to the Aberdeen course. Would love to see he and Rors compete.
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You better believe I'll be watching from the moment coverage begins

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Wow, Phil's shot off the cart path!

You can catch it here on the live blog if you missed it.

Also Rory with a 436 yard drive....no cart path...he's currently in the lead a 7 under, great shot into the 18th fairway as well.

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2014/tournamentid=2014054/liveblog/index.html

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Sixth oldest course in the world on what many regard as the best outward nine in Scotland - Enjoy

It's gorgeous, lovely way to start the day.

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Although some big guns are done...Rory posts 64, Phil - 68, J. Walker - 71, Poulter - 73, Jimenez - 74

There's still some fun groups to watch. Right now Westwood, Rose, and Gallacher are paired together.

Also Rickie Fowler, Victor D, and Bjorn.

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This is great confidence for Rory. He's playing great golf and next week is as well-suited a British Open as there is for him. It's a shot makers course and one of that long hitters will feast on with the four par-5s. If Rory is on his game next week, he's going to be tough to beat.

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Phil hit one 380 today. Also, interesting tidbit, at least to me: noticed Luke D hit an RBZ Stage 2 3W off a tee but had a Mizuno cover on it. Heard this happens but hadn't noticed it til now.
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hey LOOK

Rory had a great start and now is having trouble.  Who would have guessed that based on his play this year. :-X

It's early.

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hey LOOK Rory had a great start and now is having trouble.  Who would have guessed that based on his play this year.  :-X It's early.

Maybe he's thinking of his model friend?

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Yeah, McIlroy demonstrating his usual facility for being all over the place. Impossible to have any confidence in him, it's a long time since he strung together four solid rounds. Like the way Casey is playing.
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Man, I hope nobody bet on Rory after one good round yesterday. Funny how people like to jump on a bandwagon after one good round...makes no sense.

Same thing with Paul Casey...dude hasn't even had a top 25 (on the PGA) this year has he? He's had some decent rounds and some great stretches of 4-5 holes, but no real results. Yet, I've seen a few different people saying things like "how about that Paul Casey!" Maybe he is just a likable player?

Fun to watch the Euro guys play this course...looks pretty tuff to me. I don't know much about links golf, but it seems exciting because scoring is so volatile. Anything can happen!

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[S][/S]Casey is a likeable guy, but as a betting man I'm not principally interested in his personality. What I like is that after a long period of being compromised by injury, he has started to play well. Leading for two rounds in the Memorial, on the leaderboard for quite a while in the US Open, now doing well in the Scottish. He goves the impression that one day soon he'll put three or four rounds together. McIlroy gives no such impression.
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Plus Casey will be about ten times Rory's price with firms next week likely to be offering e/w terms on 6 places

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Rory gave every single shot back. Even par on the tourney. Just ridiculous. Freaky Fridays indeed.
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Plus Casey will be about ten times Rory's price with firms next week likely to be offering e/w terms on 6 places

Already backed him at 80-1 on Betfair. Currently 60-1.

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