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Originally Posted by harryboydpga View Post
 

So, every single year i place a little bet on someone to win The Open, and every single year i seem to struggle to get it right... My last win was Padraig Harrington, years ago. Personally, i like to have a little bet on every Major, as i'm sure a number of you do. The only issue is, this Open Championship seems to be open to anyone, it's almost a sweepstake.

 

Justin Rose is hot in the eye's of the public, and from what he says, he seems pretty confident:http://www.goodwood.co.uk/golf-at-goodwood/latest-news/articles/justin-rose-blog.aspx

 

It's understandable, as he has literally just won, and seems to play well on difficult golf courses. But, call me crazy, i'll be rooting for Tiger at Hoylake. Last time he played there, his course management was stunning. Iron off the tee, fairway finding masterclass. It's just whether he has his head screwed on to do the same again.

 

So, i was going to bet on Tiger... But, what i want to do is a little test. I've attached a poll below, and whichever golfer has the majority of the votes from the golfing community will be the golfer i bet on, and think we should all go for. So, pick your golfer...


Adam Scott! :beer:

I say this because he is also my contest prediction and my top guy in a couple of side bets. It was Tiger when I was optimistic about his return, but I can't see Tiger winning any time soon, unfortunately. That is, unless something drastic happens and he breaks the rust off like a transformer or something.

post #20 of 735
Stenson gets his 1st major at The Open this year.
post #21 of 735
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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post
 

Welcome to TST.  For some insight on what the members here are thinking check out

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/75362/2014-british-open-contest-win-a-callaway-big-bertha-driver

(where you can make your small bet for free)

 

and

 

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/75401/2014-open-championship-british-open-at-royal-liverpool-discussion-thread#post_1013614

 

Thanks @MEfree

 

Yes for any further discussion about the 2014 Open Championship, please post in the discussion thread. 

post #22 of 735
Don't see that it's possible to look beyond Kaymer, the way he's playing at the moment. But my pick of the outsiders is Casey, he's coming back to form.
post #23 of 735
Come on Angel....lol
post #24 of 735

nice announcement by the R&A today

 

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 The R&A announced today that they have extended an invitation to next years Open at St. Andrews
 
 
The R&A announced today that the exemption of five-time Open Champion Tom Watson will be extended to enable him to make his 40th anniversary appearance in the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews.
The 64-year-old, who came so close to winning the 2009 Open at Turnberry, will play once again at the home of golf next year and make a remarkable 37th appearance in golf’s oldest and most international Major Championship.
The R&A presented Watson with a special commemorative solid silver Players’ Badge to mark his 40 years in The Open Championship.
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Originally Posted by Wally Fairway View Post

nice announcement by the R&A today

May be recanted after the US takes the Ryder Cup in Sep.
post #26 of 735

The field now includes

Kevin Stadler J.B. Holmes
  K.J. Choi Erik Compton Charles Howell III Brooks Koepka
  Chesson Hadley Freddie Jacobson Anirban Lahiri Scott Stallings

 

via the OWGR.  I think this means that most of the top 82 in the OWGR will be playing as Stallings is currently #82 making it one of the stronger fields of the year.

post #27 of 735
Wooh KJ Choi. Stevie Stricker might not play though
post #28 of 735

Was up at Liverpool on Tuesday on business and tried to get on the course to no avail as the stands are being finished and the course prepped. From what I saw, it look absolutely perfect - rough is up in places, double cut. Fairways look brownish, but we have had rain over the week and right now.

 

If it continues to dry out, there will be minimal drivers taken and it will be an enormous test of putting and the short game, but winning score will be way under par.

 

If it gets wet and blows, a lot tougher, oddly enough. The greens are like dead elephant graveyards.

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Weather will definitely dictate scoring. Some venues are tough no matter what the weather, but Liverpool is similar to St. Andrews where if it's calm, players will feast on birdies, especially with four par-5s, all reachable in two.

post #30 of 735
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
 

Weather will definitely dictate scoring. Some venues are tough no matter what the weather, but Liverpool is similar to St. Andrews where if it's calm, players will feast on birdies, especially with four par-5s, all reachable in two.

Weather will play a part - more wind than rain, IMO.

 

Here is a way too early look at the forecast.

post #31 of 735
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Originally Posted by Wally Fairway View Post
 

Weather will play a part - more wind than rain, IMO.

 

Here is a way too early look at the forecast.

 

woah, its gonna be freezing cold there!!!

post #32 of 735
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post


woah, its gonna be freezing cold there!!!

LOL. Freezing cold? You do realise these are Celsius temperatures, right? 22 C is high summer, here.

Anyway, relax. The weather on the West coast of England is notoriously unpredictable. Wait a few days before betting on how it will turn out.
post #33 of 735
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LOL. Freezing cold? You do realise these are Celsius temperatures, right? 22 C is high summer, here.

Anyway, relax. The weather on the West coast of England is notoriously unpredictable. Wait a few days before betting on how it will turn out.

B-)

post #34 of 735

Saw some pictures of the setup. Looks much, much greener than the 2006 Open, although the rough is brown and looks very high and penal. If you remember 2006, Liverpool looked like a hayfield.

post #35 of 735

Local factory worker qualifies to play in the Open Championship @ Hoylake....maybe he can go all Francis Ouimet & win the thing?

 

http://www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-on-golf/24610938/factory-worker-qualifies-for-british-open

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Don't know if anyone has seen this. ESPN3 will have wall-to-wall Tiger coverage at The Open.

http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2014/07/espn3-to-live-stream-tiger-woo.html
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It seems inconceivable that Tiger Woods will be a factor in the British Open next week, given his recent surgery and the lack of on-course preparation he's had. But he will be a curiosity, as he always is, and ESPN is acknowledging this.

“After missing the Masters and the U.S. Open due to back surgery, Tiger Woods will be making his first start of the season in a major and ESPN3 will offer a live feed following Woods for his entire round each day he plays,” ESPN said in a news release.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s internet entity that streams live coverage of events.

Woods’ rounds also will be covered on ESPN, which will offer 11 hours of live coverage over each of the first two rounds, from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Saturday's third-round coverage, meanwhile, will air from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT, while Sunday's final round will be shown from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT.
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