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Ben Martin's wife is not at the British Open, and the reason will make you laugh.  From golfdigest.com. http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2015/07/ben-martins-wife-is-not-at-the.html

It's not a pond, it's an ocean.

Every year The Open reminds me of what makes this game great and why I love it. It's for the same reasons my father loved it so much and why I was blessed enough to have him pass the game down to me.

Ok, going to get a little snarky here: wtf is Cink doing with a JVC TV logo front and center on his Taylor Made cap?? That looks ridiculous. I'm all for these guys makin a buck but jeez, have some self respect. One of the reasons I'm not a Furyk fan, he's a walking billboard and would promote The Plague if he got paid. And yes, I agree, Zinger is far and away the best analyst in the game today. Add On: sorry, gettin a little chatty cuz I'm sitting at my place alone drinking whiskey, no one to vent my thoughts to. Two more things and I'll leave you alone: 1. Love seeing Old Tom's great-great-grandaughter watching the festivities from her window above Old Tom's shop. Don't remember that in St. Andrews Opens of the past but it's kinda cool and I look for her on every shot of 18. 2. Really happy for Duval.
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Ok, going to get a little snarky here: wtf is Cink doing with a JVC TV logo front and center on his Taylor Made cap?? That looks ridiculous. I'm all for these guys makin a buck but jeez, have some self respect. One of the reasons I'm not a Furyk fan, he's a walking billboard and would promote The Plague if he got paid.

And yes, I agree, Zinger is far and away the best analyst in the game today.

OMG I noticed that as well. Just awful. Also, Zach Johnson's shirts are getting wayyyy out of hand as well.

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Good for Duval making the cut. I was very happy to see him do that especially after "paying the toll" and taking the bogey at 17. You just sorta accept that you're probably gonna make bogey there and move on lol. Wish he still had the chances to play more often on tour. There are some weeks where he plays very well. If he could play 2-3 times per month he would make a lot more cuts.
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Ok, going to get a little snarky here: wtf is Cink doing with a JVC TV logo front and center on his Taylor Made cap?? That looks ridiculous. I'm all for these guys makin a buck but jeez, have some self respect. One of the reasons I'm not a Furyk fan, he's a walking billboard and would promote The Plague if he got paid. And yes, I agree, Zinger is far and away the best analyst in the game today.

I like Zinger, but still think Johnny's the best. Also, even though he's not an analyst in the booth, I think Duval is excellent. I actually think NBC will end up choosing between Duval and Azinger when Miller retires in 5 years or so. Next year will be Zingers last year as analyst since ESPN is losing the Open.

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Don't forget Football Hooliganism. The English variety of which is probably the worst. No propriety and respect there.

english footy hoolies are virtually non existant now but i get your point. Our eastern european friends make us look tame these days.

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I didn't know ESPN lost The Open. I think they do an excellent job covering it. I hope NBC plans on having as many hours of coverage as ESPN but I doubt it. But I like listening to Van Pelt crack a joke every now and then and yes, Azinger is a terrific analyst. Tom Rinaldi does a great job with features and interviews.
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I didn't know ESPN lost The Open. I think they do an excellent job covering it. I hope NBC plans on having as many hours of coverage as ESPN but I doubt it. But I like listening to Van Pelt crack a joke every now and then and yes, Azinger is a terrific analyst. Tom Rinaldi does a great job with features and interviews.

I'm sure they'll cover it just as much because TGC is airing it and they'll cover it to do death. You just won't see the marketing of it as well. ESPN markets golf so well when they cover it. I missed that during the US Open this year and we'll lose it in 2017 when The Golf Channel and NBC take the Open. Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger are great, but so are Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller. The one thing I won't miss about ESPN is Curtis Strange. I cannot stand him. He makes me put the mute button on. I like SVP and Andy North, though. It'll be interesting to see if TGC tries to get SVP back, but I doubt they will.

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I'm sure they'll cover it just as much because TGC is airing it and they'll cover it to do death. You just won't see the marketing of it as well. ESPN markets golf so well when they cover it. I missed that during the US Open this year and we'll lose it in 2017 when The Golf Channel and NBC take the Open. Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger are great, but so are Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller. The one thing I won't miss about ESPN is Curtis Strange. I cannot stand him. He makes me put the mute button on. I like SVP and Andy North, though. It'll be interesting to see if TGC tries to get SVP back, but I doubt they will.

SVP has gotten a broader experience at ESPN so perhaps he's more marketable to other networks but if I were an exec at the Golf Channel, I'd bring him in to replace Lerner in a heartbeat. He would be such a breath of fresh air in the role Lerner plays.

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Also, are we being rude by calling them British accents? Should we just be calling them "The" accent?

Actually you shouldn't call it an accent at all ;-)

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Oh brother.....here we go

Hey, I did put a wink there on purpose. Only thing is I can relate a bit, since Belgian people sometimes have something to say about the Netherlands 'accent' in Dutch.

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Been watching the Open Championship on ESPN and so far the coverage has been excellent even with all the weather problems. The one thing that is obvious is that Paul Azzinger has a real hard on for Tiger. Azzinger could only wish in his wildest dreams to have a career record like Woods, love him or hate him.
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Hey, I did put a wink there on purpose. Only thing is I can relate a bit, since Belgian people sometimes have something to say about the Netherlands 'accent' in Dutch.

Good call. My eyes suck. I find myself really pulling for DJ with this tournament. Real screw job for those guys having to play in that mess with little sleep. Meanwhile the profoundly lucky Refief Goosen missed the weather and slept in. That guy gets all the breaks. I've never seen a player who gets all the good kicks along with missing the wind and getting to sleep.

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I didn't know ESPN lost The Open. I think they do an excellent job covering it. I hope NBC plans on having as many hours of coverage as ESPN but I doubt it. But I like listening to Van Pelt crack a joke every now and then and yes, Azinger is a terrific analyst. Tom Rinaldi does a great job with features and interviews.

Holly Sonders could learn a lot from Rinaldi, imo.

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