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post #73 of 739

When will the media come to a consensus and call it either Hoylake or Royal Liverpool?

post #74 of 739
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I didn't catch it, what did he say that was delusional?
Im wondering the same thing.
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

I didn't catch it, what did he say that was delusional?

 

 

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Im wondering the same thing.

When asked what will be an acceptable result given his lack of competitive preparation for the open, he responded "First".

 

Given the consensus from the "Analysts", I assume that was the comment some might consider delusional.

post #76 of 739
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When asked what will be an acceptable result given his lack of competitive preparation for the open, he responded "First".

 

Given the consensus from the "Analysts", I assume that was the comment some might consider delusional.

Meh, I expect nothing less coming from Tiger. One of the most competitive people on the planet. 
 

He knows how to win, he won 5 times last year, and his back is fine.

Why wouldn't he say that? 

post #77 of 739
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Meh, I expect nothing less coming from Tiger. One of the most competitive people on the planet. 
 

He knows how to win, he won 5 times last year, and his back is fine.

Why wouldn't he say that? 

Ya.  I'm a bit bored of his press conferences as well, but do people expect him to say that he's not sure how well he'll do.  He's not wired that way.  I'd be shocked if he won though.

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Here are the rest of the betting odds for the The Open Championship 2014 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England, courtesy of Golfodds.com.

Justin Rose 12/1

Adam Scott 12/1

Rory McIlroy 14/1

Henrik Stenson 16/1

Martin Kaymer 20/1

Phil Mickelson 20/1

Jason Day 25/1

Tiger Woods 25/1

Sergio Garcia 25/1

Matt Kuchar 30/1

Jordan Spieth 30/1

Rickie Fowler 30/1

Dustin Johnson 30/1

Lee Westwood 35/1

Bubba Watson 40/1

Ian Poulter 40/1

Luke Donald 40/1

Angel Cabrera 50/1

Brandt Snedeker 50/1

Jason Dufner 60/1

 

Read more: Golf.com

post #79 of 739

Aside from the betting odd's, do you have a dark horse favorite..?  My top 3 were Sergio, Martin, and Paul Casey, but I'm liking Ricky Fowler as a long shot.

post #80 of 739

Ricky  is more of an outside favorite then a long shot, I like Furyk at 80/1 and Z. Johnson at 60/1 as dark horses.

post #81 of 739
Thread Starter 

From Tiger's press conference

 

Q. Secondly, is it harder for you to win a Major now than it was eight years ago? If so, why, what makes it harder?

TIGER WOODS: I think it gets harder every year, just because the fields get deeper. More guys with a chance to win. What did we have, 16, 17 straight first-time winners and more Major championship winners throughout that stretch. It's just getting deeper. It's getting harder to win. The margin is so much smaller. It's only going to continue to be the case. Guys are going to get longer, they're going to get faster. Guys who are coming out here are bigger, stronger, faster, more athletic. When I first came out here in '97, I think, I averaged somewhere just under 300 yards, 296 or something like that. I walked around with Gary Woodland on Sunday and he said, "Yeah, I finally found a driver and a ball I can hit 320 again in the air." Yeah, in the air. So the game has changed a lot since then.

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Well hey, at least he wasn't rocking that goatee.
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Well hey, at least he wasn't rocking that goatee.

Hey, I like the goatee!! b3_huh.gif
post #84 of 739
So, who's getting up at 4am to watch it live?

My wife's out of town on business, so I'm thinking about it....
post #85 of 739

I'm going to do it the first day.  I might get up friday if the morning wave didn't wet the bed the day before.

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So, who's getting up at 4am to watch it live?

My wife's out of town on business, so I'm thinking about it....

I might. Or I might jut stay up and sleep during the day.
post #87 of 739

I will, and I'll be posting in this thread about it.

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So, who's getting up at 4am to watch it live?

My wife's out of town on business, so I'm thinking about it....

oh yes sir, I'll be up and watching with interest! 

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Here are the rest of the betting odds for the The Open Championship 2014 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England, courtesy of Golfodds.com.

Justin Rose 12/1 - (16/1)

Adam Scott 12/1 - (16/1)

Rory McIlroy 14/1 - (20/1)

Henrik Stenson 16/1 - (16/1)

Martin Kaymer 20/1 - (25/1)

Phil Mickelson 20/1 - (25/1)

Jason Day 25/1 - (40/1)

Tiger Woods 25/1 - (25/1)

Sergio Garcia 25/1 - (28/1)

Matt Kuchar 30/1 - (40/1)

Jordan Spieth 30/1 - (40/1)

Rickie Fowler 30/1 - (40/1)

Dustin Johnson 30/1 - (40/1)

Lee Westwood 35/1 - (66/1)

Bubba Watson 40/1 - (50/1)

Ian Poulter 40/1 - (66/1)

Luke Donald 40/1 - (66/1)

Angel Cabrera 50/1 - (75/1)

Brandt Snedeker 50/1 - (66/1)

Jason Dufner 60/1 - (100/1)

 

Read more: Golf.com

 

Thought I'd put the UK prices in brackets for you (I've used what we call High Street prices, rather than the exchanges) the exchanges would normally be significantly bigger on outsiders. By my reckoning US punters on those odds haven't got a single golfer shorter. Christ, to be an American bookie hey? Place terms typically paid on the first 6 or 7

 

It's no wonder the UK gambling industry wants access to the US market, mind you, if US punters had any organisation about them they'd be crying out for it too.

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