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2012 British Open Prediction Contest - Page 8  

post #127 of 174

Zach Johnson  -7

Kevin Na         -7

John Huh        -7

post #128 of 174
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Originally Posted by Fore Nicator View Post

The guy who posted this didn't read the rules first, what an idiot. Just to clear things up...

 

Theodore "Ernie" Els -6

Steven Stricker -5

Timothy Clark -5

 

And the guy that posted that invalidated his entry because he, too, didn't read the rules.

post #129 of 174

Paul Lawrie -9

Adam Scott -9

Fredrik Jacobson -9

post #130 of 174

1. Sergio Garcia -11

 

2. Keegan Bradley -11

 

3. Jason Duffner -11

post #131 of 174
With each new entry, this thread continues to be a disaster of people not reading the rules. And I've been no exception.. :(
post #132 of 174
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Originally Posted by walk18 View Post

With each new entry, this thread continues to be a disaster of people not reading the rules. And I've been no exception.. :(

 

Maybe for you, but I want to win the stay and play in Vegas.......less is more in my book

post #133 of 174
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Originally Posted by Remark37 View Post

Padraig Harrington -6

Francesco Molinari -9

Kevin Na -8


Dang it, didn't see Kevin Na in choice #2.

If I can change, if not, no biggie.

 

Padraig Harrington -6

Francesco Molinari -9

Tom Watson -8

post #134 of 174
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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

This is the final update of the current scores taken. Remember, using your second or third choices on a player already taken as someone's first choice is wasting that pick, and so is picking a winning score that has already been chosen.

 

FIRST CHOICE (Do not pick these players with your second or third choice; scores listed are already taken)

Justin Rose: -11, -8, -4

Tiger Woods: -18, -16, -15, -14, -13, -12, -11, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -2, Even, +3

Lee Westwood: -11, -10, -9, -8,-7, -3

Phil Mickelson: -12, -11, -10

Nicolas Colsaerts: -11, -9, -7

Sergio Garcia: -8

Luke Donald: -12, -8, -7

Jason Dufner: -11, -10, -9

Rory McIlroy: -12,-10, -9, -8, -7, -6

Paul Lawrie: -8

Graeme McDowell: -9

Louis Oosthuizen: -12, -9

Hunter Mahan: -11, -10, -8

Padraig Harrington: -9, -6

Martin Kaymer: -9

Bubba Watson: -14, -11

Davis Love III: -7

Matt Kuchar: -5

Ernie Els: -9, -3

Rickie Fowler: -10, -9

Branden Grace: -6

Jim Furyk: -9

Simon Dyson: -9

Robert Rock: -11, -3

Jonathan Byrd: -10

Ian Poulter: -10, -4

Keegan Bradley: -10

Dustin Johnson: -12

Steve Stricker: -7

Carl Pettersson: -7

Zach Johnson: -8

 

SECOND CHOICE (Do not pick these players with your third choice; scores listed are already taken)

Francesco Molinari: -8, -7, -6

Peter Hanson: -9, -8

Ross Fisher: -11, -8

Gregory Havret: -8

George Coetzee: -8

Retief Goosen: -3

Ryo Ishikawa: -8

Nick Watney: -8

John Senden: -9

Bill Haas: -11

KJ Choi: -7, -6

Kevin Na: -12, -6

Adam Scott: -12, -8

John Daly: -9, -2

Martin Laird: -11

Russ Cochran: -9

Anders Hansen: -6

Miguel Angel Jimenez: -6, -5

Charl Schwartzel: -10

Rafael Cabrera-Bello: -6

Aaron Baddeley: -8

Andres Romero: -7

Alvaro Quiros: -8

 

THIRD CHOICE (Scores listed are already taken)

JBE Kruger: Even

Vijay Singh: -8

Lucas Glover: -12, -11

Charles Howell III: -12, -3

Chez Reavie: -6

Ben Curtis: -10

Harris English: -8

Bo Van Pelt: -6, -5

John Huh: -9

Fredrik Jacobson: -11, -10, -7

Kyle Stanley: -7, -3

David Duval: -8, Even

Marcus Fraser: -9

Tim Clark: -6

Geoff Ogilvy: -10, -7

Robert Karlsson: -5

Gary Woodland: -9

Joost Luiten: -5

James Driscoll: -10

Richard Finch: -6

Tom Watson: -3

 

Selected players who will not be playing in the Open

Webb Simpson (withdrew; personal reasons); Jason Day (withdrew; personal reasons); David Toms (did not accept invitation); Ryan Moore (did not qualify); Robert Garrigus (did not qualify); Matteo Manassero (did not qualify); Bud Cauley (did not qualify).

 

Top 20 in World Ranking not selected as a first choice

Adam Scott (no. 13)

 

Top 50 in World Ranking not selected

Thomas Bjorn (no. 38), Sang-Moon Bae (no. 42); Mark Wilson (no. 43); Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (no. 45)

 

Previous Open champions not selected

Mark Calcavecchia, Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, Todd Hamilton, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard, Sandy Lyle


i don't like how you're making it so easy for the later entries

post #135 of 174

I picked Keegan 3rd before someone had picked him 1st, can i repick my 3rd choice?

post #136 of 174

Ian Poulter -7

Lee Westwood -5

Tiger Woods -5

post #137 of 174

Rickie Fowler (-5)

Padraig Harrington (-5)

Geoff Ogilvy (-6)

post #138 of 174

Not that I'm complaining, I actually really like these contests, but they are very difficult to even come up with a valid entry. Entering earlier in the week helps, but if you're submitting picks anywhere from page 5 on, you have less picks to choose from, and you have to be very weary of all three of your picks.

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Originally Posted by walk18 View Post

With each new entry, this thread continues to be a disaster of people not reading the rules. And I've been no exception.. :(
post #139 of 174

dustin johnson -7

luke donald -9

john daly -6

post #140 of 174
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Originally Posted by Jwat381 View Post

Entering earlier in the week helps, but if you're submitting picks anywhere from page 5 on, you have less picks to choose from, and you have to be very weary of all three of your picks.

 

Thinking about this further, there is some interesting strategy with timing your picks.   An argument can be made that picking just prior to closing could be an advantage -- at least that way you can make sure all three of your picks are "live" -- in other words, if you pick early in the contest, there is a chance that your 2nd and 3rd selections will be chosen as a No. 1 by someone else.

 

Of course, the downside of picking late is that you are not going to get one of the big favorites at a decent score (sure, you could still pick Tiger, but would have to take -17 or +2 (or something like that).

 

I like the format -- I didn't read the rules that last time around (shame on me), but now that I did I think it is a lot of fun......

 

BTW........Kudos to both Walters Golf and TheSandTrap for making this happen....for free......

post #141 of 174

Adam Scott   -8

Mark Wilson  -7

Tom Lehman   -6

post #142 of 174

Yeah I agree 100%! I don't necessarily choose to enter late or early, just at whatever point I see the contest is open and I am around a computer. But there is definitely strategy to both sides. No matter what, the person who wins will have gotten lucky and will be very happy. Because even if you pick Tiger, there's a 1 in 10-15 chance that it's the wrong score, so if you do pick him and are the one guy who got the right score, that's gotta feel like a blessing. On the other hand, if you're the winner (like the U.S. Open winner) who picks a big underdog and wins, then you're probably even more excited.

 

Great contest, thanks guys!

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Originally Posted by BallStriker View Post

 

Thinking about this further, there is some interesting strategy with timing your picks.   An argument can be made that picking just prior to closing could be an advantage -- at least that way you can make sure all three of your picks are "live" -- in other words, if you pick early in the contest, there is a chance that your 2nd and 3rd selections will be chosen as a No. 1 by someone else.

 

Of course, the downside of picking late is that you are not going to get one of the big favorites at a decent score (sure, you could still pick Tiger, but would have to take -17 or +2 (or something like that).

 

I like the format -- I didn't read the rules that last time around (shame on me), but now that I did I think it is a lot of fun......

 

BTW........Kudos to both Walters Golf and TheSandTrap for making this happen....for free......

post #143 of 174
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Originally Posted by Remark37 View Post

Dang it, didn't see Kevin Na in choice #2.

If I can change, if not, no biggie.

 

Padraig Harrington -6

Francesco Molinari -9

Tom Watson -8

 

You can enter again, but you just DQed yourself with a multiple entry.

 

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Originally Posted by Jwat381 View Post

Not that I'm complaining, I actually really like these contests, but they are very difficult to even come up with a valid entry. Entering earlier in the week helps, but if you're submitting picks anywhere from page 5 on, you have less picks to choose from, and you have to be very weary of all three of your picks.

 

Yeah, that's the deal:

 

1) Pick early and stake out at least your first choice at the score you want, OR

2) Wait, make a more informed decision, but with far fewer choices and almost none of the top picks and scores available.

 

BallStriker sums it up brilliantly:

 

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Originally Posted by BallStriker View Post

Thinking about this further, there is some interesting strategy with timing your picks.   An argument can be made that picking just prior to closing could be an advantage -- at least that way you can make sure all three of your picks are "live" -- in other words, if you pick early in the contest, there is a chance that your 2nd and 3rd selections will be chosen as a No. 1 by someone else.

 

Of course, the downside of picking late is that you are not going to get one of the big favorites at a decent score (sure, you could still pick Tiger, but would have to take -17 or +2 (or something like that).

 

I like the format -- I didn't read the rules that last time around (shame on me), but now that I did I think it is a lot of fun......

 

BTW........Kudos to both Walters Golf and TheSandTrap for making this happen....for free......

post #144 of 174

Steve Stricker  -8

Thomas Bjorn  -8

Justin leonard  -8

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