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STUDYFORM
15 Jul 19 11:56
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My latest forum competition. Having missed last year, a return to what is usually one of the most popular competitions: The OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

PLEASE ENTER ON THIS THREAD
The thread appears on both the Golf and Chit-Chat forums, enter on either (not both).

This is how it works:
(in much the same way as my other competitions).

There are 12 sections:
You have to pick 1 player, a Yes/No, or a number (depending on which section) for each one. The scores for each selection are listed too.
Just put the letters A to L with your choice for each – preferably going downwards, followed by a tie-break answer.

In the event of a tie, the tiebreak will come into effect so there should be an overall winner.

If you don’t want to study or look anything up, that’s fine, just guess!!!

There is a prize fund of £410 (so far) which has been very kindly donated by a generous forum user, who once again wishes to remain anonymous.
I’ll ask BF if they want to chip in again and let you know what they say! The prize breakdown will be posted in the scores and standings thread when the event begins.

The Sections: and some details/clues/history
This year’s event is at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland – It was held there in 1951. A links course (as always) with no trees or water on it. Coverage is on Sky sports, BBC Radio 5 live, and BBC TV highlights only. It begins at about 6.45AM on Thursday. Some more details are covered on each section.


A. How many will Last ditch qualifier (having won the John Deere classic) [b]DYLAN FRITELLI score in Round 1
(His 2 previous 1st round scores in the open have been; 71 and 73 – he then missed the cut on both occasions) ,
3 points for exact, 1 point if 1 out

B. Day 1 Leader: Name the player who will lead the event at the end of the 1st round. 6 points for the leader, 4 points for whoever's in 2nd, 2 points for being in 3rd. 1 point if 4th.
You may need to look at the full list of players (outright winner betting page will do) to pick your selection.

C. How many of the players whose surname begins with S will make the cut?: Only 70 (+ties) playersmake the cut.
A number between 0 and 19 for this section.
These are the S’s:
Sabbatini, Schauffele, Schmid,Scott, Senior, Sharma, Shinkwin, Simpson, Smith, Snedeker, Spieth, Stanley, Stenson, Sterne, Stone, Streelman, Sugrue, Sullivan, Syme.
4 points for being right, 2 points if you’re 1 away, 1 point if you're two out.

D. What will the cut mark be
After 2 rounds anyone in the top 70 (and ties) will make the cut. What is the highest (worst) score that will keep a player in for the last 2 days?
Last 3 opens it was 145 (+3), 145 (+5), 146 (+4)
(The weather could play a part in this)
3 points if correct, 1 point if out by 1

E. Best 3rd round score. Par is 71
Lowest ever 3rd round score is 62 (Branden Grace at the par 70 Royal Birkdale, 2017).
Last year it was 64 (Justin Rose)
Choose (imo) from 63 to 75 (if there’s a hurricane) - but the probability is 64 - 68 (possibly depending on the weather)
2 points for being right.

F. How many of these 20 will be in the Top 20 (and ties) at the end of Round 3 (They’re pretty much the top 20 in the betting):
Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott, Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Cantlay, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Bryson Dechambeau, Louis Oosthuizen.

So, any number between 0 and 20 for your selection, please.
4 points for exact, 2 for being out by 1, 1 point if 2 out.

G. Top Asian Player.
Choose from: An, Aphibarnrat, Asaji, Cheroenkul, Fujimoto,  Horikawa, Hwang, Ikeda, Im, Imahira, Inamori, Janewattanond, Jang, Kanaya, Kang, S.Kim, Kitayama, Li, Matsuyama, Meesawat, Mun, Pan, Park, Sharma.
3 points for top, 1 point for 2nd, (among the Asians)

H. Top British or Irish Player
Choose from: Baldwin, Casey, Clarke, Fitzpatrick, Fleetwood, Harrington, Hatton, Johnston, Knipes, Knox, Lawrie. Lewis, Locke, Lowry, MacIntyre, McDowell, McIlroy, Pepperill, Porteous, Poulter, Rock, Rose, Senior, Shinkwin, Sugrue, Sullivan, Syme, Thurloway, Turner, Wallace, Waring, Westwood, Willett, A.Wilson, O.Wilson, Wood.
4 points for top, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd (among those from the British Isles)


I. Top Continental European Player
Choose from: Arnaus, Cabrera-Bello, Bertasio, Bjerregaard, Bjork, Campillo, Garcia, Hebert, Jimenez, Korhonen, Langasque, Levy, Lorenzo-Vera, Luiten, Molinari, Noren, Olesen, Otaegui, Pavan, Pieters, Rahm, Sabbatini, Schmid, Stenson, Wiesberger.
4 points for top, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd

J. Top American
Choose from: Bradley, Cantlay, Cink, Dahmen, Dechambeau, Duval, Finau, Fowler, Furyk, Glover, Harman, Hoffman, Holmes, Horschel, D.Johnson, Z.Johnson, C.Kim, Kisner, Kitayama, Kizzire, Koepka, Kokrak, Kuchar, Lashley, Lehman, Lipsky, List, Mickelson, Mitchell, Palmer, Putnam, Reavie, Redman, Reed, Schauffele, Simpson, Snedeker, Spieth, Stanley, Streelman, Thomas, Walker, Watson, Wise, Woodland, Woods, Wu.
5 points for top, 3 point for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for 4th

K. What will be the outright winning margin?
The last 5 Opens have been won by: 2, 3, 3, P/O, 2. Biggest ever margin, 13 shots (Young Tom Morris, 1862)
Choose from: P/O, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9+.
3 points for being exactly right.

L. What will be the final winning score? Par is 71
Choose a number between 260 and 300. (more probably between 270 and 285 (-14 and +1)
The last 5 winning scores were: 276, 268, 264, 273, 271
5 points for spot on, 3 points for 1 out, 2 points if 2 out, 1 point if 3 out.


TIEBREAK : 2 parts to make sure:
1.How many previous winners will make the top 20 (and ties) at the end of the tournament?
These are they: Francesco Molinari, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink, Pádraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Paul Lawrie, Tom Lehman

2. On how many of the 72 holes will Tiger Woods score par? (if he misses the cut, we’ll just double the 1st 36 holes)
anything fron 0 to 72... last year he parred 46 of them


[b]Other stuff


E&OE - If there's a player missing from any of the sections as I've listed them (I don't think I've missed anyone), he will be ignored for scoring purposes.
Any ties in any sections, points shared; (eg, if the score is 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for 4th, and there's a tie for 3rd, both will score 1.5)
Please put initials with any ambiguous selections (eg. There are 2 Johnsons and a Johnston, 2 Kims, 2 Wilsons). Any doubt about a selection for a section will score ZERO for that section regardless of the intention.

If I’ve made any glaring errors please let me know, and I’ll do my best to rectify….. otherwise….
The organiser's (that's me) decision is final. I'll try to update scores and standings at the end of each day's play. In all cases, common sense will prevail.
Entries accepted until 11.59pm, Wednesday 17th July.

NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED


Good Luck everybody and enjoy the golf.
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Report detraveller July 15, 2019 12:34 PM BST
A: 73
B: Tommy Fleetwood
C: 13
D: 146(+4)
E: 64
F: 14
G: Aphibarnrat
H: Fleetwood
I: Rahm
J: Koepka
K: 4
L: 265

1. 4
2. 55
Report invicta July 15, 2019 1:11 PM BST
A. 75
B. Xander Schauffele
C. 6
D. 142 (+ 4)
E. 64
F. 9
G. Fujimoto
H. Rose
I. Molinari
J. Fowler
K. 3
L. 3

1. 2
2. 43


Thankyou STUDYFORM.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 15, 2019 3:52 PM BST
STUDYFORM • August 16, 2015 1:09 PM BST
Cheers, El B, To be fair, most of the idiots are on chit chat. Which is somewhere I used to spend a lot of time. I even met my Mrs on there!!!
Wink
Report Danno July 15, 2019 4:55 PM BST
A - 74
B - Spieth
C - 7
D - 147 (+5)
E - 66
F - 8
G - Ikeda
H - McIlroy
I - Molinari
J - Spieth
K - 1
L - 273

1. 4
2. 52

Thanks SF; great job as ever
Report GRANTCKING July 15, 2019 5:03 PM BST
A. 71
B. dustin johnson
C. 10
D. 144 (+2)
E. 65
F. 9
G. matsuyama
H. rose
I. rahm
J. dustin johnson
K. 1 shot
L. 274

TIEBREAK 1. 4

TIEBREAK 2. 44
Report Emitdeb July 15, 2019 5:06 PM BST
Catch Me ifyoucan

There's a time and a place for that BS! this aint IT.... imo.
Report paulypaul July 15, 2019 5:39 PM BST
A-74
B-Oosthuizen
C-6
D-144
F-6
G-Matsuyama
H-Fleetwood
I-Rahm
J-Kuchar
K-1
L-274

1-3
2-50
Report themightymac July 15, 2019 6:19 PM BST
A: 68
B: Jordan Spieth
C: 12
D: 145
E: 66
F: 9
G: Hideki Matsuyama
H: Rory McIlroy
I: Henrik Stenson
J: Jordan Spieth
K: Play Off
L: 275

1. 7
2. 48
Report tictacman1 July 15, 2019 7:13 PM BST
A-75
B-Tommy Fleetwood
C-5
D-146
E-65
F-11
G-Aphibarnrat
H-McIlroy
I-Molinari
J-D.Johnson
K-2
L-273

1-3
2-48


Many thanks STUDYFORM

Good luck y'all
Report tictacman1 July 15, 2019 7:14 PM BST
paulypaul ...you have missed Question E out !
Report lumponlarge July 15, 2019 8:00 PM BST
Thanks Studyform

A-75
B-Koepka
C-7
D-146
E-64
F-7
G-Aphinbarnrat
H-Fleetwood
I-Rahm
J-Koepka
K-P/O
L-275
T1-7
T2-52
Report lumponlarge July 15, 2019 8:00 PM BST
Thanks Studyform

A-75
B-Koepka
C-7
D-146
E-64
F-7
G-Aphinbarnrat
H-Fleetwood
I-Rahm
J-Koepka
K-P/O
L-275
T1-7
T2-52
Report pumphol. July 15, 2019 9:20 PM BST
A: 74
B: Jordan Spieth
C: 7
D: 146(+4)
E: 65
F: 8
G: Matsuyama
H: Fleetwood
I: Rahm
J: Speith
K: 1
L: 274

T1. 3
T2. 44

Thanks SF
Report FatherMaguire July 15, 2019 9:22 PM BST
A: 72
B: Martin Kaymer
C: 10
D: 143
E: 63
F: 7
G: S Kim
H: McIlroy
I: Stenson
J: Schauffele
K: 2
L: 268

1. 8
2. 46

Cheers Study!!
Report STUDYFORM July 15, 2019 9:23 PM BST
MY OWN LIST:

A. 70
B. McDowell
C. 7
D. 148
E. 65
F. 10
G. Horikawa
H. Shinkwin
I. Wiesberger
J. Kisner
K. 1
L. 276
T1.3
T2.51

Good Luck everybody
Report themightymac July 15, 2019 9:47 PM BST
Thanks study for taking the time to run this excellent competition and pass on my thanks to the poster who kindly donated the prize fund. Very decent of them.
Report casemoney July 15, 2019 10:11 PM BST
A. 77
B. Finau
C. 7
D. 146
E. 64
F. 10
G. Mutsuyama
H. McIlroy
I. Stenson
J. Spieth
K. P/O
L. 274
T1.6
T2.39

Thanks to Study  and  the Prize giver   and G luck to all taking part .
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 16, 2019 12:00 AM BST
To putt it in context here is that conversation...(no sniping was ever meant/intended)...just can't understand why you persist/bother with the kind folks on chitchat.



My own forays onto the forum have been reduced by my intolerance of some of the idiots who use it, as well as the general population reduction on here.
Strangely enough, the idiots I'm thinking of seldom, if ever, enter the Comps I have run, whatever the sport.

El Bandido • August 16, 2015 11:16 AM BST
I enjoy doing your comps Study, I think I even won a prize once a couple of years ago. You've been missed this year on here, and I'm sure I speak for many when I say that. There are always a few idiots, but that's the internet for you. Don't let it stop you from doing something positive. I've really enjoyed running the other golf comp on here this year and will continue next year. And I have to say there are no idiots, except me!

STUDYFORM • August 16, 2015 1:09 PM BST
Cheers, El B,
To be fair, most of the idiots are on chit chat. Which is somewhere I used to spend a lot of time. I even met my Mrs on there!!!
I have a general downer on social media and a massive one on keyboard warriors, but you're right, so in the words of a different good guy......."I'll be back"


pantsonfire • August 16, 2015 1:31 PM BST
As a golf forum and chitchatting idiot. I would like to say that I also miss the golf comp and hope that you resurrect it. I had to drop out of the last one as the betfair site was suspended where I live. I now have access again but only to the forum.
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 July 16, 2019 8:16 AM BST
A. 74
B. Tommy Fleetwood
C. 5
D. 144
E. 65
F. 7
G. Matsuyama
H. Fleetwood
I. Molinari
J. Thomas
K. 4
L. 272
T1.3
T2.36
Report Theotherguy July 16, 2019 5:09 PM BST
A: 72
B: Pepperell
C: 6
D: 144(+2)
E: 65
F: 11
G: Matsuyama
H: McIlroy
I: Rahm
J: Cantlay
K: 1
L: 278

T1. 2
T2. 50

Thanks SF
Report Pokermonster July 16, 2019 5:32 PM BST
A: 71
B: SCHAUFFELE
C: 5
D: +3
E: 67
F: 7
G: MATSUYAMA
H: FLEETWOOD
I: RAHM
J: KOEPKA
K: 2 SHOTS
L: -11

TIEBREAK 1: 4
TIEBREAK 2: 50

Many thanks, Study. :)
Report knot in wood July 16, 2019 7:18 PM BST
a-72
b-r fowler
c-8
d-143
e-65
f-10
g-s kim
h-j rose
i-f molinari
j-p cantlay
k-1
l-276

tie break
1-4
2-48

thanks study and best of luck everyone.
Report paulypaul July 16, 2019 7:36 PM BST
Sorry chaps, I missed out 'E' but have copied and pasted the complete entry.

A-74
B-Oosthuizen
C-6
D-144
E-64
F-6
G-Matsuyama
H-Fleetwood
I-Rahm
J-Kuchar
K-1
L-274

1-3
2-50
Report paulypaul July 16, 2019 7:37 PM BST
Sorry chaps, I missed out 'E' but have copied and pasted the complete entry.

A-74
B-Oosthuizen
C-6
D-144
E-64
F-6
G-Matsuyama
H-Fleetwood
I-Rahm
J-Kuchar
K-1
L-274

1-3
2-50
Report wit-ham July 16, 2019 7:45 PM BST
A 74
B McIlroy
C 6
D 147
E 65
F 8
G Janewattanond
H McIlroy
I Stenson
J Woods
K P/O
L 272

T/B 8

Cheers Study G/L all
Report FatherMaguire July 16, 2019 7:56 PM BST
oh yeah, forgot to say thanks to the very generous forumite who sponsors this, very much appreciated!
Report GRP888 July 16, 2019 8:05 PM BST
A – 75
B – Jordan Spieth
C – 10
D – 145
E – 66
F – 13
G – Matsuyama
H – McIlroy
I – Rahm
J – Spieth
K – 2
L – 275
1 – 8
2 – 46
Report STUDYFORM July 16, 2019 10:26 PM BST
Only one day( and a tiny bit) left.
Report ooO{Alpha Centauri}Ooo July 17, 2019 4:07 AM BST
A. 74
B. Spieth
C. 8
D. 144
E. 64
F. 11
G. Matsuyama
H. Rose
I. Stenson
J. Koepka
K. 2
L. 272

TB 1. 12
TB 2. 50
Report Fenway July 17, 2019 10:34 AM BST
A. 73
B. E Van Rooyen
C. 9
D. 144
E. 66
F. 7
G. H Li
H. R McIlroy
I. A Noren
J. P Cantlay
K. 2
L. 274

Tiebreak 1. 3
Tiebreak 2. 52

Thanks Study, also to the sponsor. I only come on here rarely now. Hope you are well.
Report terry mccann July 17, 2019 10:46 AM BST
A.74
B.KOEPKA
C.6
D.146
E.65
F.8
G.MATSUYAMA
H.ROSE
I.RAHM
J.KOEPKA
K.2
L.276

TIEBREAK1. 5
TIEBREAK2. 49


Thanks for the effect Study,and thanks to the generous donor,i shall spend the winnings wiselyWink
Report Reynard July 17, 2019 2:01 PM BST
A. 75
B.
C. 8
D. 144
E. 66
F. 8
G. Janewattananond
H. Rose
I. Stenson
J. Cantlay
K. 1
L. 273

T1. 2
T2. 44

Many thanks STUDYFORM for your organising and our generous donor Love
Report Reynard July 17, 2019 2:04 PM BST
Reynard • July 17, 2019 2:01 PM BST
A. 75
B. Stenson
C. 8
D. 144
E. 66
F. 8
G. Janewattananond
H. Rose
I. Stenson
J. Cantlay
K. 1
L. 273

T1. 2
T2. 44

Many thanks STUDYFORM for your organising and our generous donor

Oops , missed out (B) .(was gonna try and sneak the answer in after day 1 Grin
Report mad mad moon July 17, 2019 4:49 PM BST
A. 74
B. Mclroy
C. 9
D. 145
E. 66
F. 11
G. Matsuyama
H. Mclroy
I. Raymond
J. Schauffele
K. 2
L.275
TB1. 5
TB2. 43

Thanks SF
Report lux July 17, 2019 6:20 PM BST
A)72
B)Mcilroy
C)9
D)145
E)64
F)9
G)Matsuyama
H)Mcilroy
I)Langasque
J)Koepka
K)3
L)270

Tie) 1) 5
     2) 39

Cheers gl Love
Report Delightful July 17, 2019 6:31 PM BST
A. 74
B. McDowell
C. 4
D. 148
E. 65
F. 12
G. Matsuyama
H. McIlroy
I. Molinari
J. D.Johnson
K. 1
L. 275
T1.7
T2.44

Thanks Study and good luck everybody.
Report Poppydog. July 17, 2019 6:41 PM BST
A:- 74
B:- Brooks Koepka (USA) 
C:- 5
D:- 146
E:- 65
F:- 14
G:- Si Woo Kim (Kor)
H:- Rory McIlroy (NIr)
I:- Francesco Molinari (It)
J:- Brooks Koepka (USA) 
K:- 2
L:- 280

1:- 4
2:- 42

Thanks A Bunch     

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Report get laid July 17, 2019 6:48 PM BST
a)72
b)Wiesberger
c)6
d)144
e)65
f)7
g)S.Kim
h)McIlroy
i)Rahm
j)Cantlay
k)2
l)273

Tie B

1)3
2)48

Thanks
Report Mick Sturbs July 17, 2019 7:29 PM BST
A 75
B John Rahm
C 4
D 147
E 71
F 12
G Imahari
H McIlroy
I Garcia
J Cink
K 4

tie.
1) 8
2) 29
Report Mick Sturbs July 17, 2019 7:30 PM BST
sorry forgot   L 274
Report mad mad moon July 17, 2019 10:12 PM BST
SF, just noticed I have put Raymond instead of Rahm.
Bloody word recognition Angry
Report Scamp the man July 17, 2019 10:45 PM BST
A-75
B- McIlroy
C-9
D-145
E-67
F-6
G-S KIM
H-McIlroy
I-Stenson
J-Woods
K-1
L-275

1-3
2-48
Report Mikael D'Haguenet July 17, 2019 10:49 PM BST
A: 71
B: Koepka
C: 8
D: 145
E: 65
F: 10
G: Kim
H: Fitzpatrick
I: Molinari
J: Koepka
K: 2
L: 271

T1: 5
T2: 36

Cheers, Study.
Report The Leopard July 17, 2019 11:58 PM BST
A. 76
B. McIlroy
C. 9
D. 145
E. 67
F. 13
G. Matsuyama
H. McIlroy
I. Stenson
J. Woods
K. 3
L. 270

TB 1. 13
TB 2. 53

Well done SF.
Report HowieTheRookie. July 18, 2019 12:05 AM BST
A. 73
B. Rory McIlroy
C. 10
D. 144 (+2)
E. 65
F. 9
G. matsuyama
H. McIroy
I. Cabrera-Bello
J. Thomas
K. 1 shot
L. 274

TIEBREAK 1. 3

TIEBREAK 2. 41
Report STUDYFORM July 18, 2019 12:12 AM BST
Just beat me to it Howie!
Time now up... new thread to follow
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