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2013 Turkish Airlines Open Discussion

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78 players from 22 different countries

63 European Tour winners with 325 European Tour victories between them

7 Major Champions who have 22 Major victories between them
Padraig Harrington
Martin Kaymer
Paul Lawrie
Louis Oosthuizen
Justin Rose
Charl Schwartzel
Tiger Woods

1 of the 2013 Major Champions
Justin Rose - US Open Championship

3  World Number Ones
Martin Kaymer
Lee Westwood
Tiger Woods

15 Ryder Cup players with 55 appearances between them

6 WGC winners who have 24 WGC victories between them
Martin Kaymer
Francesco Molinari
Ian Poulter
Justin Rose
Henrik Stenson
Tiger Woods

25 of the 2013 European Tour winners competing

3 of 2013 European Tour multiple winners competing
Joost Luiten
Brett Rumford
Tiger Woods

4 of the 2012 Challenge Tour graduates competing
JB Hansen
Max Kieffer
Eddie Pepperell
Justin Walters

3 of the 2012 Qualifying School graduates competing
Eduardo de la Riva
Morten Ørum Madsen
John Parry

7 of the 2013 European Tour rookies competing
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
JB Hansen
Max Kieffer
Morten Ørum Madsen
Eddie Pepperell
Peter Uihlein
Justin Walters

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this is not a bad field...i was under the impression that it was going to be Tigs and 100 other guys named Art Vandelay...

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this is not a bad field...i was under the impression that it was going to be Tigs and 100 other guys named Art Vandelay...

Yeah I was surprised because all I've been hearing is that Tiger should win this no problem. I mean the field isn't completely stacked but there's plenty of guys that are going to give him a run for his money.

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Tiger is paired up with Stenson and Rose :banana:

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this is not a bad field...i was under the impression that it was going to be Tigs and 100 other guys named Art Vandelay...

The world famous architect?

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I thought he was an "Importer/Exporter?"

He also runs a latex business.

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Originally Posted by colin007

this is not a bad field...i was under the impression that it was going to be Tigs and 100 other guys named Art Vandelay...

The world famous architect?

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones

The world famous architect?

I thought he was an "Importer/Exporter?"

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

I thought he was an "Importer/Exporter?"

He also runs a latex business.

Can't be the same guy.

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He also runs a latex business.


think he is looking for a salesman

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Can't be the same guy.

Why not? Charles Luckman started as a soap salesman, moved up the corporate ladder until he was the president of an international conglomerate, and then had a mid-life crisis and became a world-famous architect. Surely, there can be two! Anyway, the field isn't as terrible as I had thought, but there's still only a few guys Tiger really needs to worry about. I expect a top-five finish from him, minimum.

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I kind of enjoyed watching that Aphibarnrat guy play

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I kind of enjoyed watching that Aphibarnrat guy play

He's probably on the short list of players I'd expect to give Tiger a challenge this week; he looks as though he'll be a top-50 guy very soon. Beyond him, there's Stenson, Rose, Westwood, Kaymer, Poulter, and Schwartzel; I would be surprised if anyone outside of that group takes victory besides Tiger.

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Tiger on a £1.5 million appearance fee.  You have to wonder just how well he will play this week on a new course.  It's a Montgomerie design which at 7,100 yards is a very short Bent greened Par 72, which should suit the World Number 1. But as part of the Euro Tour 'Final Series' the field depth is half decent. The course and the likely target score suits Ian Poulter down to the ground, so expect 'Mr November' to keep the forward momentum going from the HSBC where he almost chased down DJ.

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The world famous architect?

I thought he was an "Importer/Exporter?"

He also runs a latex business.

Can't be the same guy.

think he is looking for a salesman

Why not? Charles Luckman started as a soap salesman, moved up the corporate ladder until he was the president of an international conglomerate, and then had a mid-life crisis and became a world-famous architect. Surely, there can be two!

LOL LOL LOL!!!

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Tiger has yet to hit a fairway...

And he's one under through five with no bogeys.

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And he's one under through five with no bogeys.

It's amazing, a bit o' luck missing the drink on 4 and 5 though.

On a different note, Stenson's caddie is hilarious, constantly trying to mingle and no one gives him the time of day.

Looks fairly buggy out there.

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