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ScouseJohnny last won the day on April 2 2018

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  1. I agree with the pool analogy. Something more boring than watching professional pool is playing with an exceptional player. I have a friend and colleague who regularly wins or places very highly in club competitions. Honestly, much as I like him, playing pool with him is dull. I miss a shot, he's in among the balls, and it's all over. I may as well concede when I miss. Clearances off the break are not uncommon for him, either. I'm on the point of asking if I can take a couple of balls off the table after I break. I appreciate his incredible skill, watching it, though, would soon become boring. Returning to golf: the British Open was the most entertaining major this year. People like to watch a challenge, and bad weather and that course seemed to provide that, more than adequately. More so than a closest-to-the-pin contest in the sunshine.
  2. Classless "fan," and a thin-skinned golfer. All in all, a depressing little situation.
  3. Probably his depressing realization that the high point has been reached, and passed.
  4. Ah, the rapier wit. Tommy's PGA Tour trophy case looking about as full as Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie's. For now.
  5. https://www.igfgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IGF-Nationality-Policy-1.pdf
  6. The Golfing Union of Ireland is to Ireland (both north and south) as the USGA is to the US. It existed "before the border" because it predates the 1916 uprising, the founding of the Republic of Ireland, and the partition of Ireland on 3rd May 1921, which, in this context, is meaningless anyway, because it's an amateur golf association for a geographical area, not a political jurisdiction. Your post makes zero sense.
  7. "Britain" is the island of Great Britain - England, Scotland, and Wales. The United Kingdom is the unified nation comprised of 4 countries: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland has its own devolved government (currently suspended) and remains part of the United Kingdom. What to do about the free movement of persons across the Irish border, assuming the UK leaves the EU, is what has tied the Brexit situation in knots, as Northern Ireland is part of the UK, not an independent country, nor is it unified with the Republic of Ireland. This situation may change in the next few years.
  8. If they're watching it on the telly in a pub on the Shankill Road, maybe. What to say? Northern Ireland, it's all a bit confusing. People who are Northern Irish yet Irish, Northern Irish yet British, and people who are Northern Irish, yet Irish and British. It's a minefield. All I can say, having visited there many times (family in Belfast), is people seem far more chilled out about it all than was the case 25 years ago.* *just an English person's opinion looking at Northern Ireland. Only an Northern Irish person can answer your question properly, assuming there even is a definitive answer...
  9. Oh well, Tommy playing for 2nd place on his own now. Fair play to Lowry, it's been a great performance by him. This final round was never edge-of-the-seat stuff, but still very entertaining to watch.
  10. uh? Is this a subtle (or not so subtle) form of irony?
  11. Christ, Tommy, next time just go hiking in the Mourne Mountains if you want to spend a day in the Northern Irish wilderness.
  12. Tommy sitting nicely in the fairway on the first. Bodes well. ...and his second was a beauty.
  13. Not sure which is worse, just watching commercials, or watching the golf on a small square in the upper-left hand corner while the rest of the screen is devoted to the bloke from Oz trying to sell me auto insurance from his imaginary insurance university.
  14. Come on Tommy, make this the one. Good to see him off to a good start.
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