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Wally Fairway

2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

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Yikes.  I imagine it's too late for his sponsor to get workable replacements to him.

I wonder how often an airline loses a tour player's clubs.  I figured with recurring customers who (probably) fly first class and drop a lot of money on the product they'd be more careful.

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They don't have golf stores or pro shops in Manchester?

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1 hour ago, jamo said:

They don't have golf stores or pro shops in Manchester?

Can you imagine the reaction from sponsors if someone won an important trophy with a putter they got in the $39 used bin? ;-) 

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1 hour ago, jamo said:

They don't have golf stores or pro shops in Manchester?

This. Why on earth withdraw?? Just go get clubs and play.

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2 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

I would post this in the Carnoustie Open Championship thread ...  but it's gone

I have no idea where it went, either.

I'd look through the backups to get it back, too, but… whatever. It was only about 20 posts long.

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

I have no idea where it went, either.

I'd look through the backups to get it back, too, but… whatever. It was only about 20 posts long.

no big deal, I thought maybe I was misremembering that there was already a thread

And G-Mac withdraws from the qualifier

 

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Well...give it 98% with whatever you can get your hands on and see how it goes.  

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G-Mac really trying to throw the bad publicity at AirFrance.  Can't say I blame him given his circumstance.

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6 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

I would post this in the Carnoustie Open Championship thread ...  but it's gone

 

 

6 hours ago, Shindig said:

Yikes.  I imagine it's too late for his sponsor to get workable replacements to him.

I wonder how often an airline loses a tour player's clubs.  I figured with recurring customers who (probably) fly first class and drop a lot of money on the product they'd be more careful.

 

6 hours ago, jamo said:

They don't have golf stores or pro shops in Manchester?

Don't pros often have a back-up set?  I don't know, really--just asking.  I guess even if he did, it might be in Florida and wouldn't get to the UK in time tomorrow.

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4 hours ago, colin007 said:

This. Why on earth withdraw?? Just go get clubs and play.

It seems so bizarre to even "threaten" to WD. Air France doesn't give a shit if he can't play a golf tournament. 

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2 minutes ago, jamo said:

It seems so bizarre to even "threaten" to WD. Air France doesn't give a shit if he can't play a golf tournament. 

Seriously.

And he's claiming that their entire Twitter account has gone silent because he lost his clubs? I don't know about that.

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5 hours ago, colin007 said:

This. Why on earth withdraw?? Just go get clubs and play.

Exactly. And if you don’t qualify, then you’ve got two tournaments as a lifeline that can get you in. There’s no risk to using a backup set. Only reward. So I don’t get it.

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Yup can’t say I understand his logic on the withdrawal here. Maybe something else already going on and he found his scapegoat? Just speculation...

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My question is why is he flying commercial? Don't they have "Wheels Up" or any number of private carriers where he is located? Where you can load your clubs yourself or see them being loaded? Major screw up!

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12 hours ago, Aflighter said:

Sounds like he doesn't care to play.I'd be buying a set somewhere and do my best geez.

Well let’s be honest here ...G-Mac? As if.....

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