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Catch Me ifyoucan
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The 2016 Emirates Australian Open is the first event in The OPEN Qualifying Series and three players (who finished in the top ten and ties who were not already exempt) will earn places in The 146th OPEN at Royal Birkdale 20th-23rd July 2017.

The Australian trio of Matt Jones, Rod Pampling and Nick Cullen qualified for the 145TH OPEN at The Australian GC. Sydney-born Jones, who is a member of The Australian GC qualified in style by winning the Aussie Open, finishing on an eight-under-par total of 276 for the championship, one shot ahead of stars Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth. Pampling finished a shot further back on six-under-par, three ahead of Cullen who tied on three-under-par with fellow Australian Lincoln Tighe but secured the qualifying place thanks to his higher position in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Play is just under way at this years Australian Open from Royal Sydney (RSGC) - host to its 15th Australian Open, and most recently in 2013 won by Rory McIlroy.
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Report xmoneyx July 17, 2018 3:21 PM BST
https://www.theopen.com/VideoAudio
Report sewter lives again July 17, 2018 3:23 PM BST
fwiw I am going to do several long priced Americans who have been playing well
Report saxon farm July 17, 2018 4:04 PM BST
sewter
I think that is a very good plan.
Report saxon farm July 17, 2018 4:24 PM BST
lockup
Thx for the reply, and I wish you a prosperous Open.

fwiw they may as well have put red stakes around all the fairway bunkers as ostensibly they are a penalty shot. As always the competitors will be laying up short of them or flying it past them. More likely the latter with little worthwhile wind forecast.
Report dukeofpuke July 17, 2018 4:32 PM BST
https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/5day/l/UKXX0555:1:UK

looks like friday morning showers

strongest winds are on sunday calmest on saturday moving day
Report lockup July 17, 2018 4:48 PM BST
saxon I think the bunkers will still be a problem particularly around the greens if the wind does get up tried a bit of links myself always seems to be a breeze of some sort any errant shot found a hazard or wispy rough, all the best with your selections.
Report charwell. July 17, 2018 4:56 PM BST
Going with:

Rose (as a back to lay)

D & Z Johnson
Koepka
Fleetwood
Ulhein
Schauffele
Southgate
Wallace
Suri
Colsaerts

Gl all
Report saxon farm July 17, 2018 5:39 PM BST
Lernhard Banger is worth a quid ew 500/1 @ 10 places.  This course playing similar to Royal Porthcawl the first time he won The Senior Open there.
Report lewisham ranger July 17, 2018 5:45 PM BST
so far backed:

wonder woods

el nino

spiffy

xander ballstrike

matsy

up your grillo.

main bets woods/spiffy.
Report saxon farm July 17, 2018 6:45 PM BST
lewisham
Quite like Grillo myself. GL
Report lewisham ranger July 17, 2018 7:05 PM BST
cheers pal

think his tee to green game v solid so could well be in the mix.
Report Enola Gay July 17, 2018 8:21 PM BST
Saw DJ on sky earlier with Nick Dogherty doing their little section when they hit a few balls off a mat. DJ said the rough is all burnt and brown and short!
Report Enola Gay July 17, 2018 8:22 PM BST
*Dougherty
Report Enola Gay July 17, 2018 8:23 PM BST
Christ haven't posted on here in ages and ages, still been having a read, just not logging in
Report xmoneyx July 17, 2018 8:26 PM BST
amazing stat

1999 open

van de velde birdied 18th fri/sat
Report system99 July 17, 2018 8:36 PM BST
will be backing a few big uns i will put up later, but my main 2 feel have both gotta run well on his course are

tyrall hatton 50

tommy fleetwood 25
Report Middle_Of_March July 18, 2018 3:27 AM BST
Played:
2.5 pts e/w Rose 14/1
2.5 pts e/w Fowler 16/1
1 pt e/w Noren 28/1
1 pt e/w Matsuyama 45/1
1 pt e/w Leishman 45/1
0.5 pt e/w Kuchar 80/1

Good luck all
Report unclepuncle July 18, 2018 7:36 AM BST
Brandt Snedecker 150/1
Report lewisham ranger July 18, 2018 8:32 AM BST
have decided to add rory.

won more majors than a lot of the players around him in the betting, also has a better open record. little wind forecast this week also in his favour.

I just get the feeling that given he went so well in this as a 17 year old, if I didn't back him and he won it, now he's in his prime, I'd be kicking myself.

I have a feeling I'll be kicking myself by the end of the week regardless Cry
Report xmoneyx July 18, 2018 8:35 AM BST
I've done the opposite - dropped him
Report lewisham ranger July 18, 2018 9:23 AM BST
Scared
Report Blackrock July 18, 2018 9:35 AM BST
Golfers i won't be backing as they never lift a leg when im on.

DJ, Rory, Sneds, Schaufelle, Casey. One of them bound to win now.Sad
Report xmoneyx July 18, 2018 9:48 AM BST
I backed Rory e/w masters , scrapped in top 8 Whoops
Report Quincy July 18, 2018 11:38 AM BST
I have just wasted 20 minutes studying forumites selections.  Got to page 4 before I noticed I was looking at 2017. Think I'll have a coffee,
Report xmoneyx July 18, 2018 1:16 PM BST
Excited
Report Quincy July 18, 2018 2:33 PM BST
Just backed eight in the Open, Each Way Bet max, let me have £9.16 in total. ShockedShocked
Report houseofpain July 18, 2018 2:48 PM BST
Cabrera Bello, S Lowery both huge odds for me.
Report donny osmond July 18, 2018 3:29 PM BST
friday forecast got a bit more rain in it

still nothing drastic though
Report lewisham ranger July 18, 2018 3:35 PM BST
tiger game face on. just brushed aside a troupe of eager youngsters trying to get hold of his autograph Excited
Report stroodle July 18, 2018 4:03 PM BST
Aphibarnrat was in that sky challenge with questions and answers seems a really good lad
Report therhino July 18, 2018 4:54 PM BST
Made Willett my biggest green. Can't ignore the return to form and the big price. Good luck all.
Report lewisham ranger July 18, 2018 5:13 PM BST
on the racing post open preview one of the tipsters said that dj and brooks were impressive in their practice rounds (both -5 on front nine) whereas Tiger didn't hit it well in his

steve palmer balls deep on tiger regardless
Report lewisham ranger July 18, 2018 5:17 PM BST
is there a shot tracker at the open- if not it beggars belief that there isn't one- I think there's one for all the majors in the US
Report ashleigh July 18, 2018 5:52 PM BST
my bets
j rose
r fowler
b grace
r knox
c wood

good luck all. 

just hope we get decent coverage from sky on lots of players and not just the open zone,tiger and rory.
Report TerryHurlock July 18, 2018 8:03 PM BST
avoid these as i never go well at the open

rory
justin thomas
oosthuizen
lieshman

and for okd times sake

langer
tiger

i to am hoping the coverage is decent
GL all
Report Total Bosman July 18, 2018 8:25 PM BST
Got a vague notion that conditions might suit Texans or Aussies so since The Open can turn up a complete random I've had get-rich-quick punts on Matt Jones and Bronson Burgoon.  Both final group out tomorrow so hoping they can take advantage of some nice pleasant evening conditions.
Report kincsem July 18, 2018 8:54 PM BST
Ryan Fox ... 130
Andy Sullivan ... 210
Jorge Campillo ... 360
Retief Goosen ... 950
Marcus Kinhult ...1,000
Report jedi sophie July 18, 2018 9:07 PM BST
Was at the course 12 hours today, morning pretty much flat calm, very scoreable, course running beyond belief fast, literally like concrete on fairways as crossed many on walkways, greens superb though,shaming the US OPEN.
This afternoon later on some darker clouds came in for an hour or so, course just changed, a monster, wind went from light 5,10 to 25 and could just immediately see the struggles begin whether in to wind or across, just amazing how quickly it came and went, when left was flat calm again sunny and conditions great.
Real insight in to how if get unlucky van be out tourney in 3,4 holes or an hour of weather.

I favour early late with my bets.But you have to spread it round lads...

Plenty were bombing it today but plenty of irons off tee too, shorter hitters more favoured as hit fairway literally runs forever. Rough only an issue in certain places,most burntnoff and dried out completely,hence the bombers play...

15,16,17,18 look superb,should be a great finish,hope no runaway like many recently, unless it's Rahm,or Keopka, or Kaymer, or Grace or Fowler...ExcitedLaugh

Think course will get nothing but praise, a true links test in GREAT Nick, good luck all...
Report Super Hans July 18, 2018 9:07 PM BST
Kisner - 575
Kisner - 168 (F Rd L)
Kisner - 60 (Top 5)
Kisner - 26 (Top 10)
Kisner - 11 (Top 20)

Fisher - 137 (F Rd L)
Pieters - 65 (F Rd L)

When Kevin bombs I'm fookedGrin
Good luck all.
Report jedi sophie July 18, 2018 9:12 PM BST
Ps pins looked very tight on many of greens, had markers in where would be,

If it gets real windy there will be trouble,any day....For all.

And what a superbly run event, from arrival to departure, so many nice helpful people, most players very very respectful of requests from kids..NOT ALL THOUGH.CrySad
Report jedi sophie July 18, 2018 9:13 PM BST
Back Saturday for the real thing.
Report xmoneyx July 18, 2018 9:23 PM BST
nice post Jedi

DJ apparently hit it 471yds 18th & went in burn 30 us a front of green
Report jedi sophie July 18, 2018 9:31 PM BST
Dj looked mustard. Very very laid back as always.
Driver in hand...ExcitedShockedShockedShocked
Report sewter lives again July 18, 2018 9:31 PM BST
Thanks for that JS

Have done

Koepka 28
Simpson 160 and top US 50/1 e/w
Cantlay 205
List 210
Dufner  420 and top US 90/1 e/w

and a few longer ones

Hadley 670
Landry 940
Burgoon 920
Reavie 1000

Might add a couple of big priced early starters
Report Try My Best July 18, 2018 11:19 PM BST
Justin Thomas wins this. Matthew Fitzpatrick great ew value. Good luck all
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 18, 2018 11:43 PM BST
"The Leading Amateur and winner of the Silver Medal is Nicolai Hojgaard....Runner-up and winner of the Silver Salver is Sergio Garcia".

"Ladies and Gentleman, with a score of 267 and the winner of the Gold Medal, and the Champion Golfer of the Year is.....JUSTIN ROSE" Devil
Report kincsem July 18, 2018 11:55 PM BST
These are 30 players I think have the patience.
This week will take more than 400 yard drives.

Rafael Cabrera Bello
Jorge Campillo
Stewart Cink
Bryson Dechambeau
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tommy Fleetwood
Ryan Fox
Retief Goosen
Branden Grace
Emiliano Grillo
Padraig Harrington
Zach Johnson
Marcus Kinhult
Russell Knox
Brooks Koepka
Matt Kuchar
Bernhard Langer
Marc Leishman
Shane Lowry
Louis Oosthuizen
Ian Poulter
Patrick Reed
Justin Rose
Webb Simpson
Cameron Smith
Matthew Southgate
Jordan Spieth
Henrik Stenson
Andy Sullivan
Tiger Woods
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 19, 2018 12:05 AM BST
Justin Rose 18.50
Sergio Garcia 40.00
Xander Schauffele 170.00
Patrick Cantlay 150.00
Luke List 170.45
Peter Uihlein 260.00 
Kevin Kisner 450.00
Report anxious July 19, 2018 12:24 AM BST
Branden Grace 35-1 e/w  Jon Rahm  16-1 e/w   365
Report charwell. July 19, 2018 1:18 AM BST
Why would you take the worst odds around and with only 8 places Anx?!!
Report dibdob July 19, 2018 2:31 AM BST
Gone with Oost, Reed and Casey, All playing together so that's handy.
Report rommel July 19, 2018 6:36 AM BST
lyle fo
Report Total Bosman July 19, 2018 7:00 AM BST
PM wind increase looks reasonably significant, the guys out early should have a nice round of pitch and putt before the real golf starts.
Report jucel69 July 19, 2018 7:12 AM BST

Jul 19, 2018 -- 7:00AM, Total Bosman wrote:


PM wind increase looks reasonably significant, the guys out early should have a nice round of pitch and putt before the real golf starts.


looking very accessible at the moment

Report Total Bosman July 19, 2018 7:23 AM BST
Looks all there for a very low score this morning.
Report jucel69 July 19, 2018 7:27 AM BST
yeh could be a really low score if somebody has the minerals
Report jucel69 July 19, 2018 7:28 AM BST
I loaded on early starters with a view to back/lay
Report jucel69 July 19, 2018 7:30 AM BST
Even owd Sandy is finding it easy
Report bustino July 19, 2018 7:54 AM BST
listening to open app.............they mentioned a player is wearing a boot like a cast missed the name,,,,,said pietrs has a back injury from his coach.....oustazian has neck injury.........vegas had visa problems just arrived at 6 this morning a week late......anyone get whos wearing the plastic boot looking a 3 balls
Report Total Bosman July 19, 2018 7:59 AM BST
Pieters' bad back just drove the opening green.
Report DickTurpin July 19, 2018 8:00 AM BST
Adding W Simpson @140 - nice draw.......

THE OPEN SELECTIONS :-

H Stenson @28
B Koepka @30
M Leishman @48
Z Johnson @130
T Oleson @140
A Bjork @290

W Simpson @140

Enjoy all.............
Report GoBallistic July 19, 2018 8:08 AM BST
The course looks ridiculous.  Irons off the tee going 350 yds down sand-coloured fairways/runways and very heavily watered greens that you can spin the ball on easily.  Best of both worlds
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 9:37 AM BST
good start for Langer 1000 into 250 without hitting a ball,think i'll quit now
Report Total Bosman July 19, 2018 9:41 AM BST
What we really need right now is a HattonCam
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 9:49 AM BST
was hoping Miclelson would get going but looks all over the shop
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 9:58 AM BST
Vegas only arrived in Edinburgh at 6am from toronto,and he's lost his clubs!
Report sewter lives again July 19, 2018 10:05 AM BST
Butch didnt sound very sympathetic
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 10:08 AM BST
butch laughing at the caddy unwrapping and sorting out the new bag,bet he has a blinding round
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 10:09 AM BST
Aphibarnrat drive and wedge on he 1st,attack mode
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 10:12 AM BST
Aphi birdie
Report cragihol July 19, 2018 10:22 AM BST
No 3 balls inplay today apparently can’t ever rememebr this being the case in a major they really culling some markets over last few weeks
Report cragihol July 19, 2018 10:22 AM BST
No 3 balls inplay today apparently can’t ever rememebr this being the case in a major they really culling some markets over last few weeks
Report cragihol July 19, 2018 10:25 AM BST
Also no winning margin or top amateur all previously regular features of an open
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 10:28 AM BST
nice bounce for Jordan and he holes the putt
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 10:31 AM BST
another one of the cushion for jordan
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 11:16 AM BST
Rose holes oneSurprised
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 11:18 AM BST
see the breeze getting stronger from the flags
Report jedi sophie July 19, 2018 11:45 AM BST
Superhans getting excited...
Report Super Hans July 19, 2018 12:40 PM BST
I'll take that. Nice profit of 1st bet.
Now let the wind blowGrin
Report jedi sophie July 19, 2018 12:43 PM BST
1st round leader super nice well done...
Report TheBear July 19, 2018 1:11 PM BST
How dull is Mel Reid on radio 5
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 3:30 PM BST
oh leischPlain
Report bobweenit July 19, 2018 3:34 PM BST
Best behaviour 4 you Terry! This isn't the cricket fred
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 3:34 PM BST
go tiger
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 3:35 PM BST
Laughim in the badlands here bob,look after meLove
Report bobweenit July 19, 2018 3:36 PM BST
your under my wing Terry
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 3:36 PM BST
comfort blanket,nice
Report bobweenit July 19, 2018 3:36 PM BST
Happy
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 3:37 PM BST
go wake the KING
Report bobweenit July 19, 2018 3:42 PM BST
wouldn't dareGrin
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 3:48 PM BST
flag on 18 barely moving,i cant believe the conditions
Report detraveller July 19, 2018 4:43 PM BST
Oh my all the pros are on this thread and im wasting my time at the other one.
Report bobweenit July 19, 2018 4:47 PM BST
Terry is this TIGER TIME?
Report TerryHurlock July 19, 2018 4:50 PM BST
can he?hope so,is the GOAT coming back....i just realised there's another fredBlush
Report xmoneyx July 20, 2018 1:05 AM BST
looks like rory will go out in the worst conditions fri

rain/ windy 6am - 10am
Report jucel69 July 20, 2018 2:11 AM BST

Jul 20, 2018 -- 1:05AM, xmoneyx wrote:


looks like rory will go out in the worst conditions fri rain/ windy 6am - 10am


hardly any rain on the radar and the wind shouldn't be a factor. Less than 10 mph. I was hoping for a deluge

Report jucel69 July 20, 2018 4:14 AM BST
a bit more on the radar now, the rain from the west looks to be dissipating at it approaches.
Report jucel69 July 20, 2018 5:17 AM BST
starting to fill in , could be tricky early doors!
Report xmoneyx July 20, 2018 7:16 AM BST
nae wind
Report the bloob July 20, 2018 3:01 PM BST
does anybody have any stats on the distance of putts holed in total for Kisner in the first round? someone on 5 live suggested he had holed around 250ft, which is huge. Holing 90 or 100ft is considered very good by tour standards

I know he had 22 putts in total, but holed some long ones from what I've heard
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