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2015 British Open at St. Andrews Discussion Thread

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Have at it boys... Being played at St Andrews for the 29th (!!) time now, should be a good one. Rory will probably win but y'all know who I want to win.

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If the weathers nice and it is soft as predicted, I think Rory could destroy the place like Tiger did in 2000. Rory is best on soft tracks....his track record shows that. I think Jordan will play well, but I think this is going to be the toughest of the 4 for him to win. As for Tiger, I expect a good showing but he doesn't have a chance if Jordan or Rory bring their A-game. Not many do. It starts with those two guys, and if they're off, it opens up the door for others to step up.

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Rory has a problem....

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Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday. Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment plan day by day. Rehab already started..... Working hard to get back as soon as I can.

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Rory has a problem.... [URL=http://thesandtrap.com/content/type/61/id/126934/] [/URL]

Well that sucks.

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If the weathers nice and it is soft as predicted, I think Rory could destroy the place like Tiger did in 2000. Rory is best on soft tracks....his track record shows that. I think Jordan will play well, but I think this is going to be the toughest of the 4 for him to win. As for Tiger, I expect a good showing but he doesn't have a chance if Jordan or Rory bring their A-game. Not many do. It starts with those two guys, and if they're off, it opens up the door for others to step up.

Well now it starts with Jordan alone. The Rory injury is sad for golf. It would be good for the sport if they would be battling for one of these last two majors.

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There goes my pick for the bridgestone golf balls :cry:

I hope Rory gets well quickly. Golf is much more interesting when he's in contention.

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i'd go with Jordan, then Dustin , after that its kind of a crap shoot... there are a lot of other guys who are playing well every week..

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i'd go with Jordan, then Dustin , after that its kind of a crap shoot... there are a lot of other guys who are playing well every week..

I like Dustin's chances if he drives it like he did at Chambers Bay.

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Man, that does suck. Somewhat ironically, I blew out my ankle ligaments a day prior to my final round at The Old Course. I struggled through the round with it wrapped tight. The key was that it was my right ankle so during the set up and swing, I kept all my weight left and actually played OK, 86 I think. So much so that I tried to maintain that weight-left approach after the ankle healed but eventually abandoned it. With a LEFT ankle injury, i dont think I could have played so I think Rory might be in for a long layoff, gotta get to your left side to generate power. Hope he recovers soon.

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Rory has a problem....

My first question was why in the world was he playing soccer? Reminds me of when Duval was hurt snowboarding -  but I guess these guys have to live.

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Well now it starts with Jordan alone. The Rory injury is sad for golf. It would be good for the sport if they would be battling for one of these last two majors.

Yeah, it's a shame. Rory had the potential to destroy that place. I don't think Jordan will. Will be interesting to see what his form is like this week at John Deere, not that it's ever been bad, but his putting was a bit off at the Open, even though he still won. But I think this opens things up for a guy like Dustin Johnson who I also think can take advantage of this course. Watch out for Casey, too, who was in the final pairing with Oosthuizen at St. Andrew's in 2010.

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Yeah, it's a shame. Rory had the potential to destroy that place. I don't think Jordan will. Will be interesting to see what his form is like this week at John Deere, not that it's ever been bad, but his putting was a bit off at the Open, even though he still won. But I think this opens things up for a guy like Dustin Johnson who I also think can take advantage of this course. Watch out for Casey, too, who was in the final pairing with Oosthuizen at St. Andrew's in 2010.

I agree DJ has a great chance. I also think Justin Rose is a solid dark horse. He hit it long enough and has a great iron game. I'm kinda interested to see how speith handles the pressure of being a favorite going into a major.

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I like Dustin's chances if he drives it like he did at Chambers Bay.

I don't. DJ can't make putts under pressure it seems.

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I don't. DJ can't make putts under pressure it seems.

He missed a bunch of short putts on Sunday at the US Open, the miss at 18 wasn't surprising.

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I don't. DJ can't make putts under pressure it seems.

He had a bad run of putting at the end of the Open, sure, but it's kind of unfair to extrapolate too much from that sample. He's always been a mediocre putter, being around 100th in strokes gained; I don't think you can definitively link it to pressure as much as just a reflection of true talent level. He's won events as recently as in a playoff this year, so it's not like he crumbles under pressure as a rule.

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I don't. DJ can't make putts under pressure it seems.

He had a bad run of putting at the end of the Open, sure, but it's kind of unfair to extrapolate too much from that sample. He's always been a mediocre putter, being around 100th in strokes gained; I don't think you can definitively link it to pressure as much as just a reflection of true talent level. He's won events as recently as in a playoff this year, so it's not like he crumbles under pressure as a rule.

People said Vijay Singh would never win the Masters because of his putter.

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Poor Rory.

However, i don't think Jordan is going to win this one. Maybe a guy like Kaymer, who just seems to get in form again, to snatch this (finished T-7 last time in 2010).

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