2014 Open Championship (British Open) at Royal Liverpool Discussion Thread - Page 17
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Not saying you're wrong, but it's just a guess. He showed yesterday that he could turn it around.
No less inappropriate that shouting "in the hole" at a yardage where it's impossible, and likely to be a bit of rebuke for the Americans that keep doing it (as indeed the microphone just picked someone up doing so for Rory). It bought a smile to my face to read Golf Digests guide to the Open for American visitors this week
"American players always say that British galleries are the most knowledgable in the world. Golf Digest interpret to mean, "don't shout in the hole at a par 5"
I have a slightly different take on this, which is American players aren't so stupid as to come over to a foreign country and announce how much they hate their ignorant guests (only Ian Poulter does that). Ultimately golf is an indvidual sport and getting a gallery onside can make the difference (Faldo and Azinger anyone?). Azinger paid the penalty for his Kiawah antics, and whereas he cried at losing (as Faldo did at winning) there were no shortage of people quietly smiling at the karma
As regards "in the hole" - look it was moderately amusing the first time when it was used for John Daly who was ripping up the yardage book and seemingly lending the wags shout out a bit of currency, but don't you feel its worn a bit thin a quarter of a century later. Or perhaps people still think its funny, I don't know?
Is it odd that I like Rory...or at least want to like him...but I just really don't want to see him win?? Anybody else feel the same? There are just so many others I'd rather see win- Fowler, DJ, Phil, etc. Crazy that Rory would be one green jacket from completing the career slam if he wins this weekend.
I would prefer a tournament rather than a coronation, which is contrary to what ESPN wants. They're already salivating over a Rory McIlroy runaway, so they can proclaim him the world's dominant player.
(I don't see him stretching out a big lead this weekend.)