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    The US Open has been crazy today. Greens verging on impossible, Mickelson happily taking a 2 shot penalty putting a moving ball, and those pesky American fans upping the anti in their dickish behaviour.

    Mon Rose tomorrow!


    But for me, (and aided by a few drams) it made for a great night's viewing .



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    I can't believe how candid Mickelson was about it - he dug himself a hole by being so honest about his reasons for doing it.

    He could have apologised and passed it off as being a lapse in concentration or frustration but to make it sound so cold and calculated really wasn't within the spirit of golf at all.

    Crazy day yesterday, I can't say I enjoyed it. You want to see a tough challenge but a fair one - players were hitting decent shots and being punished, and it was becoming a lottery.

    The vast majority of the time our Open provides a decent honest test and all players are treated with respect - therefore it's miles ahead of the US Open imo.

    It's still pretty fascinating though and if they calm the greens down a bit and place the pins in better positions then it could be much fairer (as the first 2 days were).

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    Two opens in a row. Quite rare. I'm thinking Hale Irwin and Curtis Strange. I may be wrong.

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    Supposed to have been playing the Lothians Senior Championship at Liberton today. Gutted to report my back has deteriorated over the last few weeks to the point I can barely stand up today. ****ing sick.

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    Sorry to read that Lex, you'll be missing the gowf badly especially with the weather being so good and the courses playing relatively easy. Hopefully things will improve for you - and soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Bear View Post
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    Sorry to read that Lex, you'll be missing the gowf badly especially with the weather being so good and the courses playing relatively easy. Hopefully things will improve for you - and soon.
    Cheers GB. It has eased significantly but I think golf might be out the question. Itís supposed to be Musselburgh Seniors on Tuesday but I think I might struggle. Withdrew from the Lothians at Liberton on Monday and also seen a Private Physio that night. ( I had booked him a week or so earlier). He reckons itís root cause us an old Fitba injury to my ankle. He wants to work on that but itís not really a help right now. Back to him on Wednesday.
    ĎYup itís brutal with the weather like it is. I think I might need to go the Tiger route and go for surgery privately.

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    It's not an Open for the long hitters so it should be interesting. It's a shame it's not on the BBC. R&A are greedy sods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    It's not an Open for the long hitters so it should be interesting. It's a shame it's not on the BBC. R&A are greedy sods.
    It's a shame for the folk that can't afford Sky but it's got to be said that Sky do a magnificent job and offer much more than the token efforts that the BBC used to dish up. In defence of the R&A, they do ensure that a fair share of the financial pot is distributed throughout the world as a means of promoting and developing the game to as many people as possible.

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    Ollie Fisher just hit a 59 in the Portugal Masters, 12 shots better than yesterday. The first sub 60 round in European Tour history.

    And at the same time one of the local pros, who is well up the leaderboard, hit 2 of the worst shots I've ever seen a pro play!

    Such is golf 👍 And 😱

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    In other news my golf is bloody horrific as usual. After 16 odd years I'm thinking of ditching Linlithgow for Turnhouse next year. £150 quid cheaper for a better course.
    Played Turnhouse for the first time yesterday, really enjoyed it. Quite a few long par 4s, and maybe a couple too many blind shots, but the greens were excellent and I put my tee shot on 17 to 6 foot! If it wasn't on the other side of town from Portobello I'd consider joining.

    Also played Linlithgow a couple of weeks ago and didn't rate it as highly, but again, the 17th par 3 was nice, hit it high and 30 foot short right and it rolled down to 10 foot.

    There's no comparison in the two courses, if you've got the choice.

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    Handicap wise, I've held my own this season but performance wise not so. Generally delighted with my consistency from tee to green but my putting was a total disaster. I've lost all confidence on the greens, - terrified in fact! 🤢

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