Forums
Welcome to Live View – Take the tour to learn more
Start Tour
There is currently 1 person viewing this thread.
ashleigh
20 Jan 16 08:37
Joined:
Date Joined: 23 Aug 02
| Topic/replies: 11,181 | Blogger: ashleigh's blog
can't bring myself to back the big 2 at the prices. 
so backing e/w a bunch of consistant players from last year. 
t pieters 
t jaidee 
k aphibarnrat 
l bjerregaard 
 
good luck all.
Share |
Pause Switch to Standard View abu dhabi championship
Show More
Loading...
Report Canaletto . January 23, 2016 3:24 PM GMT
On reflection you are right MW....as are you too XM Laugh
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 23, 2016 4:29 PM GMT
Think Poulter is a level above a journeyman. He has spent the last decade and more in the top 50 playing majors winning tournaments.

A journeyman for me is someone who keeps his card for a long period but wins rarely if at all. Jerry Kelly in America would be an example. Its not a bad life Kelly has earned over 25 million and will be eligible for the champions tour next year.
Report johnnythebull January 23, 2016 4:58 PM GMT
totally wide open..this
basically,wee mac's to lose but have a feeling one or two could pip him
Report Canaletto . January 24, 2016 5:59 AM GMT
Shows you why the European Tour is a poor relation of the PGA when one of its jobbers is atop the Leader board
Report boring_bastrd January 24, 2016 9:08 AM GMT
Fair play to Ricky,but those pants look stupidSilly
Report oneday69 January 24, 2016 9:38 AM GMT
Rory wont win this now Ricky obviously in great form almost time to lump on, that being in my case £200!
Report ashleigh January 24, 2016 9:39 AM GMT
rory playing poorly.Surprised
Report par January 24, 2016 9:46 AM GMT
Kaymer playing shocking as well.

All belief seems to have drained from him.
Report ashleigh January 24, 2016 10:26 AM GMT
ricky given the others a chance, but nobody looks like taking it.Surprised
Report boring_bastrd January 24, 2016 10:33 AM GMT
yeah,maybe can crack up like kaymer last yearLaughLaugh
Report boring_bastrd January 24, 2016 10:34 AM GMT
rickster
Report boring_bastrd January 24, 2016 10:41 AM GMT
f*** that
Report ashleigh January 24, 2016 10:41 AM GMT
Laugh
Report boring_bastrd January 24, 2016 10:41 AM GMT
bullsH*t
Report jedi sophie January 24, 2016 10:41 AM GMT
Binned it...LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report jedi sophie January 24, 2016 10:42 AM GMT
What a shot Ricky boy.CoolCoolCool
Report oneday69 January 24, 2016 10:44 AM GMT
major relief for Ricky backers!
Report jedi sophie January 24, 2016 10:46 AM GMT
Better believe it.
Report jedi sophie January 24, 2016 10:57 AM GMT
Andy Sullivan,Six over since took a two shot lead..unbelievable!
Report system99 January 24, 2016 11:04 AM GMT
gutted with that chip in bunker shot, have bjorn at 590 Cry
Report leroyb January 24, 2016 11:11 AM GMT
Spieth not out of this yet...
Report par January 24, 2016 11:13 AM GMT
Spieth is a million
Report doorman99 January 24, 2016 11:16 AM GMT
Bjorn for christ sake! How did u miss that!
Report leroyb January 24, 2016 11:49 AM GMT
ok i'm dumb. I thought this was the third round :p
Report ashleigh January 24, 2016 11:54 AM GMT
on pieters, and not given up yet.Excited
Report doorman99 January 24, 2016 12:03 PM GMT
Poulter is a worse putter than Lee John, that takes some doing!
Report par January 24, 2016 12:04 PM GMT
Rich Beem doing a passable impersonation of the annoying American on the car advert.
Report donny osmond January 24, 2016 12:55 PM GMT
a few getting it going when the prize is out of reach
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 24, 2016 1:26 PM GMT
stenson 14 top 3s in the last 2 years only one win
Report doorman99 January 24, 2016 2:51 PM GMT
Useful info there MW 2008, ta.
Report xmoneyx January 24, 2016 2:56 PM GMT
fowler short game awesome
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 16, 2017 2:35 PM GMT
The start of the annual Desert Swing begins with the ABU DHABI HSBC Championship


RORY 9/2...............OWGR #2, beware the 'injured' golfer until after MRI results.
Dustbin Johnson 9......OWGR #3, reigning US Open Champ
Henrik Stenson 10......OWGR #4, OPEN CHAMP - that's 3 of the top 5 (No #1 Justin Day...or no show from Spieth this year CCM).
Rickie Fowler 16.......Defending Champ, OWGR #14.


Alex Noren 28...........OWGR #10
Bernd Wiesberger 28
Martin Kaymer 33
Rafael Cabrera Bello 33.....OWGR #28.
Thomas Pieters 33
Tyrell Hatton 33............OWGR #23.
Branden Grace 33............OWGR #17.
Matthew Fitzpatrick 35......OWRG #31 - that's 10 of the top 31.
Joost Luiten 35


Byeong Hun An 40
Danny Willett 50.......reigning Masters Champ...'bout time he showed it (for an OWGR #12).
Tommy Fleetwood 50

Sullivan, Lee John Westy & Ross Fisher 66's....80's bar. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 16, 2017 2:36 PM GMT
THE 2017 EVENTS SEES.....


6 former winners[/u] with 8 victories
Rickie Fowler (2016)
Gary Stal (2015)
Pablo Larrazábal (2014)
Jamie Donaldson (2013)
Robert Rock (2012)
Martin Kaymer (2008, 2010, 2011)

AND

8 Major winners with 12 titles
Rory McIlroy (4)
Martin Kaymer (2)
Darren Clarke, Trevor Immelman, Dustin Johnson, Paul Lawrie, Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett (1 each)

LETS GET SOME THOUGHTS BEFORE the start on Thursday.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 16, 2017 2:51 PM GMT
Guess a few on here have played the YAS LINKS out there ?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 16, 2017 7:02 PM GMT
RORY IS OUT
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 16, 2017 7:08 PM GMT
He's been 2nd four times in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Report lewisham ranger January 16, 2017 7:39 PM GMT
no of course not but if you're an older guy who's not going to win by ten shots then using the psychology stuff against them, might just make the difference.

but i guess for rory it's more important being known as a nice guy than winning every tournament. for tiger it was the opposite.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 16, 2017 9:26 PM GMT
No sooner had the 2017 EUROPEAN Tour ship been primed & ready to launch, than we receive a message from ground control - Wee RORY aborts his mission to become World #1.

A stress fracture in one of his ribs - “To be forced to miss this week through injury is really quite annoying to be perfectly honest,” he said in a statement. It was McIlroy’s upper back that caused him discomfort last week at the SA Open where he said that he “tweaked” his back before the start of the second round and nearly withdrew. He took anti-inflammatories and played through pain for the rest of the event, eventually losing in a playoff to Graeme Storm.

The field was to feature 81 European Tour winners with 327 victories between them (64% of the field) including five previous EUROPEAN numero unos...

Lee Westwood (with 23 wins)...European Number One (2000, 2009).
Thomas Bjørn (15 wins).
Darren Clarke (14 wins).
Rory McIlroy (13 wins)...European Number One (2012, 2014, 2015).....Rory knockers happy, but a big loss to the organisers, TV ratings, etc.
Ian Poulter (12 wins).
Robert Karlsson (11 wins)...European Number One (2008).
Martin Kaymer (11 wins)...European Number One (2010).
Henrik Stenson (11 wins)...European Number One (2013, 2016)...2016 Race to Dubai winner dusts off his clubs for the first time this year.

Meanwhile, Masters champ Danny Willett makes the trip to the Middle East as does American Ryder Cup stars Dustbin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 17, 2017 3:14 PM GMT
ROLEX TIME in Abu Dhabi is 4 hours ahead so 3.20am Wednesday nite/Thursday morn is the first Tee-off time
Report frames January 17, 2017 7:39 PM GMT
Was it 15p or 20p Rule 4 for the Rory withdrawal ?
Report charlie muddle January 18, 2017 12:28 PM GMT
3 for me here win bet Fowler 14/1 and 2 e/w Kaymer 30/1 & Hun An got 40/1 before McIroy withdrew.

Best of luck guys.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 18, 2017 12:45 PM GMT
ABU DHABI HSBC.....
Branden Grace 33/1...Desert Rat vs Hatton & Fitz in Rd1.&2.
Byeong-Hun An 30/1...Long & talented South Korean - planning “almost a full schedule on PGATOUR this year!”
Joost Luiten 30/1.....5th 6th 6th last 4years here & 13th Dubai World+14th Nedbank with 5thhere, 13th& T8th in Desert Swing ‘16.
Alejandro Canizares 125/1.....5thhere, 27th& T8th in Desert Swing ’16 & T3 in recent Nedbank +40th in Dubai World.
Ian ‘New Putter’ Poulter 100/1.....’Mr Ryder Cup’ on his mind, drawn with Sullivan & Wood.
Res: Wiesberger, Hatton, Pieters, Fitz, Dustbin, Stenson, Kaymer.
Report lewisham ranger January 18, 2017 1:13 PM GMT
I have consulted my crystal ball and it's thrown up

THOMAS PIETERS Cool
Report bobweenit January 18, 2017 11:13 PM GMT
All aboard the DustbinShocked
Report padlock January 19, 2017 4:23 AM GMT
Good start kaymer -2 thru 2
Gotta wait till 6am for skyjackerzzzzz
Report padlock January 19, 2017 5:41 AM GMT
Stenson kickn on
Report jedi sophie January 19, 2017 6:16 AM GMT
What a pleasant surprise that leaderboard is early morning....Pile it on Henrik!
Report padlock January 19, 2017 6:50 AM GMT
Stenson looks great,so composed and holding more putts than he used to
Report jedi sophie January 19, 2017 7:04 AM GMT
Hasnt holed a bloody thing since i started watching.Birdie putt on every green,stuck in neutral!Hasnt got away like had hoped when seen was 6under.
Report padlock January 19, 2017 8:18 AM GMT
Well if u on at 7/1
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 19, 2017 9:41 AM GMT
By the GRACE of God Wink
Report jedi sophie January 20, 2017 6:44 AM GMT
Please dont look at the Leaderboard Rafa,Not yet!!!Laugh
Report sickoflayinwinners January 20, 2017 6:27 PM GMT
jedi, I'm thinking the same, only  had one bet  just a moderate stake ew 25s but hell probably find a way to avoid  winning.should be in the frame just need him to  get a lead tomorrow.
Report jedi sophie January 20, 2017 7:21 PM GMT
Eway sitting pretty tho SICK!! would not be too confident of the win..Im decent bet to win.hope for progress morn lay off!Wink
Report ashleigh January 21, 2017 8:46 AM GMT
rafa playing with an injury.Sad
Report sickoflayinwinners January 21, 2017 3:10 PM GMT
standard rafa really, lets hope now he's very nearly played his way out of contention he can go low and land place money , never know he might post a score and win without getting under pressure
Report jedi sophie January 21, 2017 10:02 PM GMT
Rafa WIN??? No Chance mate sorry!Cry
Report toberaheena January 21, 2017 11:42 PM GMT
Am in a nice position on both tournaments where I have numerous options. One bet I will not have because of the draw in groups betting. I think that Alex Noren is quite decent value against his playing partners on Sunday.
Report toberaheena January 21, 2017 11:52 PM GMT
I have a few guys waiting on Yorkhill to run his next race. Well guys,tomorrow is the day . Price is not for faint hearts but his performance will tell you the whole story. Get on.
Report toberaheena January 21, 2017 11:54 PM GMT
Just in case. Koral do refunds on 1st and last fence fallers in most branches.
Report par January 22, 2017 10:28 AM GMT
Kaymer shot to bits
Report par January 22, 2017 10:45 AM GMT
on An, what is that all about ?
Report frames January 22, 2017 10:45 AM GMT
What a game golf is ,2 chip ins for An and then .........
Report doorman99 January 22, 2017 10:46 AM GMT
Good, wish the barn rat would wake up, not taking advantage so far, making a mess of everything, rabbit in the headlights syndrome that they get the minute they reach the lead.....
Report par January 22, 2017 10:54 AM GMT
big Chubby wet as well, only a matter of time until he imploded to be fair
Report doorman99 January 22, 2017 10:54 AM GMT
Barn Rat end of, you fat little mug.
Report jedi sophie January 22, 2017 11:01 AM GMT
Sunday morning chokefest as per,Tommy next....After u m lord!!
Report par January 22, 2017 11:15 AM GMT
speaking of chokers, where is Rafa
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 16, 2018 2:06 PM GMT
The start of the annual Desert Swing begins with the ABU DHABI HSBC Championship.


Dustin Johnson 5
Justin Rose 8
Rory McIlroy 9
Henrik Stenson 18
Paul Casey 20
Devil
Report ashleigh January 17, 2018 6:09 PM GMT
no golf chat or selections on south african, none on here either.
where has everyone gone?
my picks
r mcilroy
b grace
t hatton
h t li
j smith   

should be a good tournament.
good luck if your playing.
Report therhino January 18, 2018 8:15 AM GMT
Cheering on wee Rory with you Ashleigh.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 18, 2018 4:40 PM GMT
WHAT IS IT WITH THESE SPANISH and Abu Dhabi in 2018 ?????..... Appearance money all taken by Dustbin & Rors ?

Rahmbo tees off shortly in the wrong desert (in sunny California)
AND
Sergio in rain delayed Singapore (shares clubhouse lead with three others, while Oosthuizen is still on 16th with same score).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 19, 2018 2:07 AM GMT
https://twitter.com/jcorrigangolf/status/953907021107073024

My question of appearance money ! Devil
Report ccmac1975 January 19, 2018 6:20 AM GMT
Good article
Report therhino January 19, 2018 12:43 PM GMT
nice finish wee man Excited
Report sewter lives again January 19, 2018 3:00 PM GMT
Rory and Dustbin missed loads of great chances today

If conditions stay the same someone is going to go very low this weekend
Report lewisham ranger January 20, 2018 11:19 AM GMT
king rors looks back to his very best
Report lewisham ranger January 20, 2018 11:31 AM GMT
just as soon as I say that he messes up- amazing jinxing ability I have
Report par January 20, 2018 11:32 AM GMT
Aye, Rory back to normal.

Brains of a tortoise.

Get a pro caddie and listen to him. Just hammers an iron in to the one place you cannot got.

In the process of lobbing yet another one away with course management of a 12 year old.
Report par January 20, 2018 11:34 AM GMT
he stole a bogey in end up
Report lewisham ranger January 20, 2018 11:50 AM GMT
this feels like fisher's week- don't like pieters body language and his putting is awful.

although tomorrow will be completely different conditions so this is still wide open.
Report lewisham ranger January 20, 2018 12:40 PM GMT
pieters making a mess of the 18th. rory surely gone fav now.
Report swingwhenuwinning January 20, 2018 4:40 PM GMT
U would think Rory shoots -5 tomorrow’ minimum,Fleetwood also
Great final day ahead
Report lewisham ranger January 21, 2018 8:39 AM GMT
on pieters and mcilroy and worried that fleetwood will post a number
Report lewisham ranger January 21, 2018 9:55 AM GMT
fisher looks unbeatable at the moment. boring player hits every fairway and green but effective.

bit like a morgue on here these days, like talking to yourself.
Report lewisham ranger January 21, 2018 10:02 AM GMT
"different mcilroy this year, injury free, going to be different"

actually seems to be the same mcilroy missing tiddlers Cry
Report Facts January 21, 2018 10:52 AM GMT
Fisher in a double with Landry Shocked
Report ashleigh January 21, 2018 10:54 AM GMT
going to need a special back 9 from rory to beat fisher who is doing little wrong.
Report ashleigh January 21, 2018 11:02 AM GMT
time fisher was put on the clock.
Report lewisham ranger January 21, 2018 11:09 AM GMT
typical drivel from the commentators: "to fisher, that will feel like a birdie"

after he makes a bogey on the par five.
Report Facts January 21, 2018 11:19 AM GMT
. It was odds on to be a double bogey, so to Fisher it would feel like he ' saved ' a shot.
Report lewisham ranger January 21, 2018 11:33 AM GMT
yeah but he's let in tommy fleetwood who is looking ominous, as i predicted at the start of the day.

weird hunchback/lion lookalike takes it i reckon.
Report ashleigh January 21, 2018 11:47 AM GMT
tommy on a charge.
Report lewisham ranger January 21, 2018 11:50 AM GMT
lewisham ranger 21 Jan 18 08:39 Joined: 08 Aug 02 | Topic/replies: 2,409 | Blogger: lewisham ranger's blog
on pieters and mcilroy and worried that fleetwood will post a number

as I was saying Cry
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y January 21, 2018 11:59 AM GMT
and again
Report lewisham ranger January 21, 2018 12:00 PM GMT
so predictable.
Report therhino January 21, 2018 12:31 PM GMT
Some performance from Tommy. Becoming quite a player. 2nd in a WGc and a near miss in the US Open last year to go with Euro POTY and now this - might be time to consider playing on the big boy tour full time.
Report ashleigh January 21, 2018 12:33 PM GMT
chris paisley could be the rising star in 2018.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 21, 2018 4:33 PM GMT
Pretty impressive back nine for Fleetwood got to feel for Fisher third time he has come second in a short period of time each time he has been pipped by someone on a tear

Tommy has joined the PGA tour rhino so will be playing 15 events.

Two good weeks for Paisley thought he was excellent last sunday and another good week in the desert.
Report sewter lives again January 21, 2018 9:37 PM GMT
Yes very impressed with Paisley backing it up, good result from Levy-he looks fitter than previously and will be motivated by RC qualification

Tommy was awesome

Rory looks improved with the putter, definitely better with the short ones, but you have to convert on the back 9 and he never looked like holing anything when the pressure was on.

Great to have fields like this hopefully it will continue especially with it being a Ryder cup year.
Post Your Reply
<CTRL+Enter> to submit
Please login to post a reply.

Wonder

Instance ID: 13539
www.betfair.com

New to Betfair?

You need to open an account before you can add content to the forum.

Opening an account only takes a few minutes.

register now