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  1. Too much science. Step up to it, hit it, trust your instincts. And may the Force be with you, Phil.
  2. Yup. Another march to victory. But watch out for Poulter - not too far back, going out early (in the cool of the day) - expect a bit of a charge. 69 will be a great score tomorrow.
  3. Ruari

    PGA Championship

    Umm...right. I think.
  4. I have to agree. On both counts. I made no allegation of whether I thought anyone was a lesser golfer or not. It was a reply to the stats previously quoted about Vijay and Phil M, Tiger's two closest chasers in Major titles.
  5. Thank goodness someone else noticed! I thought it was a flashback...
  6. I'll have to check out how Watson, Miller, Casper, etc fared. And we mustn't forget that Trevino, Player, Watson et al were all playing against each other, as well as the mighty Jack. Interesting programme I saw on Sky yesterday, called 'Overcoming the Majors'. Larry Nelson, and a couple of others, said they couldn't put a cigarette paper between Jack and Tiger but thought Tiger may just have it - but he (Tiger) isn't facing the level of competition, the Trevinos, Watsons, Players, Palmers, that Jack faced. Now that could be because of the nature of him, that competitors simply melt when Tiger comes up the leaderboard. "But I really would like to see him face people like Watson and Trevino and the rest" said Nelson (I think - but memory plays tricks as one gets on...) Must also bear in mind - Monty has more victories than either Singh or Mickelson, and in more countries - with the exception of the USA. Not sure what that stat says.
  7. well, if all goes pear-shaped, it will be easy to get one-inch long clubs into the trash can... my wife has started playing and is very keen. handicap just established (36, natch) and now it's a question of easing her into competitions and encouraging her to play with other people, not just me...
  8. Nice one!!! the answer depends on temperature, wind direction and altitude. I stunned myself by hitting five-irons 220 yards on a recent visit to the Mid-West; normal in the UK - this summer, anyway - is 180-190. In the UK: 220 with total confidence; 240 if i really had to do it, all was lost and it was hit or bust time. But i'd use a previously-enjoyed ball!!!
  9. Way to go, John - right on the button. And thumbs up to you, QQ, for spotting it.
  10. Just a suggestion, which may have already been covered - this is a brief visit between sessions. When i use the range, I begin by warming up with some wedge shots - starting with chips, then pitches, then full-blown swings. Then - THEN - i play an imaginary round in my head, round my local club. I hit driver, then iron, then allow myself two putts (naturally, I'm on the green in my head!) and on to hole two - driver, long club (depending on the wind) and so on. if I hit a bad shot, I try it again. It's practicing with purpose and I feel it gets a better result than just slammin the balls with no objective in sight. Just my 10c worth.
  11. I agree with the circus sideshow analogy and wish she'd focus on the LPGA - she could do very well, although her contemporaries (Linsicombe, Pressell, Creamer, and now Shin) are getting used to the competition and winning. As for that - crystal balls I'm fresh out of. Could you spare a good one for this week's Lottery?
  12. I guess you can't have watched since the 2006 Open at Royal Liverpool (which isn't in Liverpool - we do that sort of thing for fun!). It was very sunny and not much rainfall that year; it wasn't sunny at Carnoustie last year and the first three days at Birkdale this year weren't even on nodding acquaintance with the sun - as some posters to these pages have noted... the greens were lush and verdant. Unless something you had consumed had affected your colour perception...
  13. I'll check the reference out but you're probably right - can't remember exactly where I got my quote from. Yes, he did play only one and I believe he wasn't impressed with the prizemoney (you may be able to correct me!). But it is interesting that the only time the PGA was scheduled against the British Open, that was the year he played the Open. For that, we owe home a debt of gratitude - so does the world of golf, IMHO.
  14. Hope I'm not too late and you're not already out practicing! Three steps to golf heaven; 1. Learn to live with your self and your emotions. 2. Learn to play with your environment - with it, not against it. Take joy in the challenge when conditions are tough. 3. Only when you have mastered steps one and two should you pay attention to your opponent. Most people don't get beyond stage one and very, very few get beyond stage two. So just go out and enjoy it. As Kenny Rogers once said You got to know when to hold them Know when to fold them There's be plenty of time for countin' When the dealin's done. (The Dealer) There's another bit but I've forgotten it for the moment!!
  15. Poulter's putting a spurt on. Decent finish in the USPGA and he'll be there - and the challenge isn't as great as last time, when he had to shoot a 29 on the last 9 of something to get in - and he did. The European Ryder Cup team may include a half-Swedish, half-Indian 2-time PGA Tour winner whose favourite sport is cricket! So c'mon, Nick - pick Daniel Chopra for the curiosity value, if nothing else.
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