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02 Apr 12 14:39
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Lookin forward to this!

Book almost completed, will add a few rags on Wednesday!

Been spendin d last 2 days goin round PP shops! Devil

Very decent money back offer! Think this is Rorys for the taking, wish he had played this week or last tho!

Rory McIlroy 11/2 with PP money back if Tiger wins
Phil Mickelson 10/1 with PP money back if Tiger wins
Hunter Mahan 35/1 with PP money back if Tiger wins
Jason Wagner 150/1 ew 1,2,3,4,5,6 with PP money back of Tiger wins
Jason Dufner 125/1 ew 1,2,3,4,5,6 with PP money back if Tiger wins
Aaron Baddeley bf 200
Brandt Snedeker bf 110
KJ Choi bf 80
Robert Garrigus bf 480
Fred Coupes bf 340
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Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 5, 2012 9:53 PM BST
Winning score -around -7 or so??

Any idea folks?
Report Newmanix April 5, 2012 10:07 PM BST
it will depend on the weather tbh, If it stays as it is -10 at least I would think
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 5, 2012 10:18 PM BST
Its very open.

The early morning lads 2moro could come back to the field given the soft conditions it could be a brute if they want to make it before the fairyways dry out.

Woods needs to spend the next few hours at the range, his swing was in pieces today. level par was good score the way he drove the ball.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 5, 2012 10:26 PM BST
It's some of the worst golf i've ever seen tonight Laugh Henrik on 18 was ridicolous, Tiger wasn't much better on 17 and 18, Phil on 9, 10 and 12 has been hacking around like a 20 handicapper and Rory got away with only dropping 1 shot on 10 and 11 after 2 shocking drives.
Report BJG April 5, 2012 10:32 PM BST
If Rory could drive like Westwood we'd b flyin Shocked

Mickelson havin an absolute mare
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 5, 2012 10:35 PM BST
Looks like Donald is gonna be DQ'd
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 5, 2012 10:50 PM BST
The wet course is playing havoc...usually balls would bounce around but not anymore...stopping exactly where they are aimed and is really causing havoc.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 5, 2012 10:52 PM BST
Looks like Luke is alright now, they're saying it was a smudge on the card Confused
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 5, 2012 10:53 PM BST
What is Rory up too?? not playing good and no real reason for it?
Report BJG April 5, 2012 10:53 PM BST
Rory looks like he aint too bothered today - just out for the stroll around Cry
Report Mr Mischief April 5, 2012 10:54 PM BST
3 week holiday might have something to do with it
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 5, 2012 10:55 PM BST
He has drove the ball sh|t since the 10th, drive on 10 and 11 where awful into the trees. His drive on 13 caught a branch and left him miles back yet he still went for the green in 2 and left it in Rays Creek.
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 5, 2012 10:59 PM BST
The thing about this Masters

Long Hitters usually are less accurate massive disadvantage the way the course is play
Short Hitters more accurate and can keep the ball out of trouble

Short Hitters will be overpowered eventually tho and Long Hitters can get away with it if other part of the game up to par.

Hard to count anyone out, Rory just seems not the same as last year.
Report irish_guy_13 April 5, 2012 11:21 PM BST
westwood could be 5 clear.
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl April 5, 2012 11:30 PM BST
5 clear of who, is it Tigger you mean ? Tigger still with huge chance doh Westwood looks in the groove ............ I have furyk and others and the only shot they showed of Furyk was on 18 where he birdied to be -2, bit unfair by Sky
Report dkelly69 April 5, 2012 11:51 PM BST
I wasnt sure of Rorys 3 week quest for skirt in miami.
Surley 1 of the last 3 weeks would have helped,
But i have to say the best result of the week is
SKY getting the masters. Thank jaysus we dont have to
listen to that muppet Alliss. He should have been
put out to grass when he called Mickelson in a
play off when he actually bagged a Green Jacket!!
Report Dan Chipowski April 6, 2012 12:03 AM BST
Westwood sublime today.

Brilliant 71 from McIlroy in an entirely different sense, hugely important finish.
Report Newmanix April 6, 2012 10:02 AM BST
I have had a premonition.........Jason Dufner winsCool 42.0 now.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 6, 2012 10:09 AM BST
Rory did well to get away with a 71 as Dan said, his driving went to pot at the turn so to be only 4 behind is a good result. There is a good score out there for the likes of Rory once he finds the fairway. With the greens soft if he gets the ball in the right positions he can go flag hunting.

Phil played like a 20 odd handicapper for the most part and somehow managed to get out of it at +2, he is still not out of it if he can get it together but he needs major improvement with his driving (his swing looked all over the shop) but as with Rory the way the course is playing if Phil can hit some fairways (big IF) he could post a score.
Report pa lapsy April 6, 2012 10:38 AM BST
Coudn,t even get the weather right yesterday.Westwood was quite brilliant left a few out there as well,Rory for  top Gb+ ire did very well the last two holes after being out of sorts all day.Overall still looking open added Crane(75) and Singh(130) in the outright and couldn,t resist a little on Stallings(330) and Chapell(580).Shaping up to be a great tournament.
Report irish_guy_13 April 6, 2012 11:05 AM BST
good first day, decided to green up and relax for the weekend, i've  3 out of first 5 in betting running for me, but westwood still my biggest winner if can continue his tee to green, his putting the only worry and the greens might get faster.. he defo  could have been a few shots better off except for a few lipped puts.

hopefully gonna be an exciting weekend, i'd say rory would be the happiest of the golfers after day 1, esp with his bad start. gl all.
Report Deplasterer April 6, 2012 11:11 AM BST
Unless Donald/Mickleson do a minor miracle my tourney rests on the shoulders of the mighty Pod!!!Laugh
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 6, 2012 11:29 AM BST
68,68,68 and Phil could still win it, it's a long shot alright but i think it's just his driving that needs sorting.

I've thrown a few €€€ on Dufner @ 46, Furyk @ 55, Molinari @ 70 and Cabrera @ 85 but my biggest winners are still Rory and then Phil by a long way
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 6, 2012 11:39 AM BST
And a few more pennies on Phil @ 42 Blush
Report Deplasterer April 6, 2012 12:04 PM BST
Wouldn't be good for Padraig being weighed down with my bet, so threw a score on stricker at 55's to ease Paddys burden.!!!
Report BJG April 6, 2012 12:19 PM BST
3 ball bet

Garrigus to beat Olazabal and Lewis at 10/11

Esentially a match bet imo as Lewis should nt be near them, Garrigus didnt actually play badly yesterday considerin he shot +5! Just had a few brain malfunctions with a triple on d 1st and 2 doubles later on

Expect him to win this 3 ball easily today
Report BJG April 6, 2012 3:25 PM BST
dufner to -5 tied for lead

Usually finds reverse wen he gets near d top tho - keep goin Blush
Report Newmanix April 6, 2012 3:30 PM BST
dufner 2 under after 3. joint leader now -5. It came to me in my dreamLaughLaughLaugh
Report BJG April 6, 2012 3:36 PM BST
Double bogey right on que Cry
Report Newmanix April 6, 2012 3:43 PM BST
I watched his price go to 18.0 and I went to make a cup a!Laugh
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 6, 2012 4:13 PM BST
Dufner back to -4 Laugh
Report BJG April 6, 2012 5:36 PM BST
Hope Rory can keep this up! Within 1 of the lead now!
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 6, 2012 6:56 PM BST
Come on Tiger, no increase in the lead.

VERY Happy with that. Westy does he usual, never a Major Champion.

No clutch gene
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 6, 2012 7:05 PM BST
Report BJG April 6, 2012 7:15 PM BST
Dufner leads Grin
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 6, 2012 7:15 PM BST
Dufner is a just a gent isn't he.

Constantly delivers great golf in major events and goes about it in a relaxed way. Hopefully he win a real big one soon. Just no this week.

Love Dufner!
Report irish_guy_13 April 6, 2012 7:50 PM BST
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl April 6, 2012 7:58 PM BST
Tiger on the prowl, Furyk is big at 100s, McEllroy also in the mix big time
Report BJG April 6, 2012 7:58 PM BST
Couples to -4 - gwan freddie Grin

Dufner bogeyed the last to finish -5, well in it!
Report BJG April 6, 2012 7:59 PM BST
Couples to -5 Love

Bogey tiger, back to -1
Report pa lapsy April 6, 2012 9:35 PM BST
Garrigus by 1 in the end,comfortable enough though,Good man BJG on de ball lately.
Classy leaderboard,good show from Rory
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 6, 2012 9:39 PM BST
Tiger looks like its up for him now.

Awful putting, awful with the Driver. Head not in the game.

The old Achilles Heel has come up again. Now has amen corner do well to get out of that level par.

Very Disappointing after Bay Hill.
Report BJG April 6, 2012 9:39 PM BST
Yup just hung on to win by 1 - kept me sweatin but got there in d end Grin
Report BJG April 6, 2012 10:07 PM BST
Tiger havin a mare
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl April 6, 2012 10:12 PM BST
Was it the woman steward that did it for Tigger, he had a good owl look at her and boy she was just gorgeous Laugh
Report Newmanix April 6, 2012 10:13 PM BST
he had a casey peter casey momentLaugh
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 6, 2012 10:19 PM BST
Ah that is it now really. Just can not get it going. Everything going wrong.

Oh well...looks like all his talk will be backed up with sweet nothingness.

Phil was +4 for goodness sake if he goes and wins it Tiger be in for plenty of abuse off the media. ESPN will have a field day on this.

Skip Bayless said Tiger was a Choker since his return, certainly not disproving that fact
Report ChildOfMine2 April 7, 2012 1:49 AM BST
Mickleson is an each way cert in-running. Knows & plays Augusta better than anybody else. Him and Rory for a Sunday showdown would be dream stuff!
Report Newmanix April 7, 2012 7:59 AM BST
Agreed, he came good yesterday after his dreadful start on day 1.  I have traded the field well and have loads of runners. Howell iii, Kuchar, Dufner, Hanson and Stenson are my biggest greens.  I dont have any of the fancied golfers though.  Looking forward to another 7 hours todayCrazy
Report pa lapsy April 7, 2012 10:00 AM BST
A little bit of 7/4 for 5 places here(10.5 win)rather than 1/4 1-4 at 8/1 for Phil Com2,hard not to see him involved alright,Went with Rory at a little better than 7/2 last night,thought it was very fair considering he,s 1 off and was 6,s pre start.
Report BJG April 7, 2012 10:29 AM BST
Tee-off times for Saturday's third round of The Masters, Augusta National, Georgia:
(players are USA unless stated, all times BST, x denotes amateurs)
1415 (x) Kelly Kraft
1425 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Trevor Immelman (Rsa)
1435 (x) Patrick Cantlay, Thomas Bjorn (Den)
1445 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa), Edoardo Molinari (Ita)
1455 Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald (Eng)
1505 Steve Stricker, Rickie Fowler
1515 Robert Karlsson (Swe), Bo Van Pelt
1525 Anders Hansen (Den), Ross Fisher (Eng)
1535 Scott Verplank, Martin Laird (Sco)
1545 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Tiger Woods
1555 Scott Stallings, Martin Kaymer (Ger)
1615 Graeme McDowell (N Irl), Brandt Snedeker
1625 Bae Sang-moon (Kor), Kevin Chappell
1635 Bill Haas, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus)
1645 David Toms, Stewart Cink
1655 Kevin Na, Webb Simpson
1705 Adam Scott (Aus), (x) Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn)
1715 Justin Rose (Eng), Francesco Molinari (Ita)
1725 Hunter Mahan, Padraig Harrington (Irl)
1735 Ian Poulter (Eng), Fredrik Jacobson (Swe)
1745 Gary Woodland, Zach Johnson
1755 Jim Furyk, YE Yang (Kor)
1815 Sean O'Hair, Jonathan Byrd
1825 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Nick Watney
1835 Peter Hanson (Swe), Aaron Baddeley (Aus)
1845 Vijay Singh (Fij), Phil Mickelson
1855 Ben Crane, Charles Howell
1905 Matt Kuchar, Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa)
1915 Bubba Watsonm Paul Lawrie (Sco)
1925 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Rory McIlroy (N Irl)
1935 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Lee Westwood (Eng)
1945 Jason Dufner, Fred Couples
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl April 7, 2012 12:27 PM BST
This could be a romp for Rory as the others seem unable to pull away..................
Report irish_guy_13 April 7, 2012 12:29 PM BST
is it true the story about  rory, phil and the pint of guinness at the ryder cup?
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 7, 2012 12:31 PM BST
Yes poured it over his head
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 7, 2012 12:33 PM BST
Have not been in this good shape in a major heading into the weekend since Rorys massacre in the US Open last year.

Rory and Phil are lurking nicely, Dufner in the lead for the time being anyway and even Furyk, Molinari and Scott all within 6 of the lead. Grin I hope i'm this happy heading into tomorrows round
Report BJG April 7, 2012 1:14 PM BST
Who poured wat ConfusedDevil
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 7, 2012 1:21 PM BST
At the dinner/party of whatever it was after the Ryder Cup Rory went over to Phil who was not drinking and poured a pint over his head. I think he said he went all the way to China the next week to apoligise to him about it.
Report wildmanfromborneo April 7, 2012 1:25 PM BST
Something eerie about the original post,looked like a scatter gun approach to me yet he now appears to have everything covered even the old timer Fred Couples at a stunning 340/1.
Presumably he will do a lot of greening up[never thought i would use that modern expression]but still sensational tipping all the same.
Report Vubiant April 7, 2012 2:27 PM BST
Nice work BJG -you have about 6 guys in the top dozen or so .
You look to be in for a massive w/end's viewing ( and possibly profit Grin)
Report BJG April 7, 2012 6:09 PM BST
Traded a fair share of Dufner and Couples back - nice lookin book now!

Gonna leave Rory and Mickelson alone - think 1 will charge today into the lead
Report BJG April 7, 2012 7:46 PM BST
Rory double at the 1st again! Cry
Report pa lapsy April 7, 2012 8:37 PM BST
Another one,brutalCry
Report Vubiant April 7, 2012 9:17 PM BST
Rory meltdown again - unbelievable. Conditions perfect , no pressure only third round. Golf can really rot your brain when it goes the wrong way.
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 7, 2012 10:56 PM BST
Rory will never win a Masters.

How can he, his brain is complete mush
Report irish_guy_13 April 7, 2012 11:01 PM BST
thats a little unfair on him, he's just a chap learning. never is a very strong word.
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 7, 2012 11:09 PM BST
I think so Irish.

After the last 2 years scars are always going to be there. He does some of the most unbelievable things at the Masters that I have never seen before. He just falls apart.
Report BJG April 7, 2012 11:09 PM BST
Phil Mickelson and Peter Hanson 2 of the best rounds ive seen in a long time - flawless!
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl April 7, 2012 11:13 PM BST
McEllroy has been having too much pole, and is obviosly not able for it, a plug if ever there was one........ bet you the Brits wont be claiming now......
Report irish_guy_13 April 7, 2012 11:28 PM BST
Big Phil, classy guy.
Report Fayzer April 8, 2012 12:56 AM BST
Peter Hanson has never experienced the kind of pressure he will encounter tomorrow before, my money is he falls apart, time and again we see major virgins sleep on 54 hole leads and blow it. Phil will shoot at least -3, he knows every pin position, has the greens in his pocket and owns the Par 5's. If a couple had dropped on front 9 today he'd be a shot clear.

Oosthuizen showed the pressure was getting to him today on the back nine, losing a few iron shots to the right, and amazingly laying up on the par5 when in perfect position to attack! It wouldnt exactly inspire confidence in his bottle or his decision making.

That means Bubba or Kuchar are gona have to go really low to get near Phil. Harry had an amazing last 6 holes, but is to irratic and god knows what he'll do. Shooting -7 looks a stretch.

Is Phil a cracking bet at 6/4? One possible fly in the ointment is Hunter Mahan, is in cracking form and is putting incredibly well with this new stick, could he go really low and get involved. He definitely could in my opinion, maybe beating Phil might be beyond him but 25/1 EW first 3 looks worth an investment for tomorrow.

Was a brilliant days entertainment today, bring on tomorrow!!
Report frank60 April 8, 2012 10:24 AM BST
i hope peter hansen can handle the pressure ,he played well in the ryder cup but this could be different playing against phil and the crowd. ..i have a nice e/w bet with laddies on peter hope he can do it Fayzer.
Report BJG April 8, 2012 12:52 PM BST
Tee-off times for the final round of The Masters at Augusta National, Augusta, Georgia, United States, on Sunday (US unless stated, all times BST):

(x) denotes amateurs

1420 (x) Kelly Kraft, Stewart Cink

1430 Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Robert Karlsson (Swe)

1440 Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa)

1450 Bo Van Pelt, Scott Verplank

1500 Thomas Bjorn (Den), Luke Donald (Eng)

1510 Bill Haas, (x) Patrick Cantlay

1520 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Martin Kaymer (Ger)

1530 David Toms, Martin Laird (Sco)

1540 Anders Hansen (Den), Ross Fisher

1550 Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley

1600 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Steve Stricker

1620 Zach Johnson, Aaron Baddeley (Aus)

1630 Vijay Singh (Fij), Tiger Woods

1640 Adam Scott (Aus), YE Yang (Kor)

1650 Kevin Chappell, Kevin Na

1700 Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell

1710 (x) Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa)

1720 Scott Stallings, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus)

1730 Justin Rose, Charles Howell

1740 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Webb Simpson

1750 Jim Furyk, Jonathan Byrd

1810 Brandt Snedeker, Bae Sang-moon (Kor)

1820 Jason Dufner, Fred Couples

1830 Nick Watney, Ben Crane

1840 Fredrik Jacobson (Swe), Sean O'Hair

1850 Francesco Molinari (Ita), Ian Poulter (Eng)

1900 Lee Westwood (Eng), Paul Lawrie (Sco)

1910 Padraig Harrington (Irl), Henrik Stenson (Swe)

1920 Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan

1930 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Bubba Watson

1940 Peter Hanson (Swe), Phil Mickelson
Report Kelly April 8, 2012 2:03 PM BST
Thought that Rory and Sergio were just a bit too comfortable with one another yesterday , and missed the point about why they were out in one of the last pairings .  They were not there to have a good / enjoyable time , they were there to try and win a major . Tiger and Jack would not have had the attitude which came across to me yesterday .

Is life too comfortable at the top these days ?
Report Newmanix April 8, 2012 6:34 PM BST
Report Vubiant April 8, 2012 6:58 PM BST
Delighted to see Harrington on the fringes of contention.
If he can par the tough 1st and birdie the 2nd -he could post a score.
But even if he can hang on for a top ten it would be a considerable boost to his battered ego.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 8, 2012 6:59 PM BST
bring it home Phil Grin
Report Newmanix April 8, 2012 7:12 PM BST
Come on KucharLove
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl April 8, 2012 7:29 PM BST
Good time Rory is that boys new name great to see Pod back in some kind of form,
Report Newmanix April 8, 2012 8:54 PM BST
jayzus, that was expensive for big phil.  Pod is playing good attacking golf and he has a great chance.  Come on Kuchar!!!!
Report Dan Chipowski April 8, 2012 9:58 PM BST
Harrington superb tee to green, he's missed 3 or 4 six or seven footers that will prove costly.
Report Vubiant April 8, 2012 10:05 PM BST
Definitely putted it away -best golf up to 7 ft of the hole.
Needs at least one eagle now.
Report Dan Chipowski April 8, 2012 11:32 PM BST
Solid for 71 holes and he doubles the last just to spoil things. Deary me.
Report Vubiant April 8, 2012 11:41 PM BST
basically he turned a 65 into a 72 .
Painful to watch.
Report huddys April 9, 2012 12:00 AM BST
come on bubba lets finish this off!!!
Report irish_guy_13 April 9, 2012 12:06 AM BST
Putting proved very important.
Report lookingforthewildman April 9, 2012 12:37 AM BST
Get into bed Irish guy ya tool ya.....putting proved very important.....did you ever see a golf tournament where it wasn't.....ya big gobshitte ya.,...
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 9, 2012 12:41 AM BST
Delighted just delighted that Bubba won.

Seems a real genuine guy and plays golf the right way. Outrageous swing and simply makes golf great to watch.

A new cult hero lads.

BUBBBBAAAAAAA LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report irish_guy_13 April 9, 2012 12:54 AM BST
Weestwood had 18 more puts than Oosthy all week. and lost by 2....ScaredExcitedShockedSadCryCry
Report moneypenny April 9, 2012 12:56 AM BST
I hadnt a penny on him and agree entirely ruby
The shot at the last was as good as anything ive seen phil or tiger pull off

Looking back one bad shot and wicked bad luck cost phil his 4th masters
although having said that westwood should have won by ten.

Had both of them backed
Report padlock April 9, 2012 9:22 AM BST
great shot from the woods for bubba to win,won few bob backed him here at 60/55
crazy character,to think he never had a golf lesson either,magic control.  Happy
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 9, 2012 10:16 AM BST
I was on Phil too MP and i have to say i don't think he got unlucky at all. He hit quite possibly one of the worst shots on 4 i've ever seen from a top pro, it was absolutely miles wide and long. Then instead of taking a drop or going back to the tee (as Bones was telling him to do) he decided to start hacking at the ball in a bush with his club the wrong way around. He lost the plot for those 10 minutes and it cost him his chance in the end.
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 9, 2012 12:44 PM BST
Phil had a mental breakdown on that par 3 but he did not hole anything and that is what he needed to do. Missed 2 putts inside 10 feet for birdie in the first 3 holes and that could have been that.

Bubba hit 4 birdies in a row on the back 9. Any player that does that deserves to win imo.
Report moneypenny April 9, 2012 1:32 PM BST
In fairness to Phil, he didnt have an option to drop. Going back to the tee was the option and that would have resulted in at least a 5 anyway. I did say it was a bad shot, but it was the only poor shot he played all day. He was severely punished for it which is fair dues. The point i was making about luck was the ball could have went anywhere when it hit the grandstand, but it went to the worst place possible.
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 9, 2012 1:51 PM BST
He was unlucky moneypenny but that is the way it goes.

Was such a poor shot...He will rue that as it was there for the taking without that horrible mishap
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 9, 2012 2:02 PM BST
Others may have got lucky with bad shots that they got away with but i fail to see what's unlucky about hitting an iron about 30 yards left and 30 yards long of where he was aiming, it was just a truly shocking shot.

He played solid the rest of the round but the putter just was not hot as it had been the other days, round 1 he played truely shocking too and was lucky enough to end up just +2, it was probably the 1st day more than anything that cost him in the long run as had he played well he would surely have carried a lead into yesterday.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 9, 2012 2:05 PM BST
The player i thought played lovely golf this week was Lee Westwood. We all know tee to green he is brilliant and it's the putting that has stopped him so many times but surely one of these big weekends he will get hot with the putter and can win a major.
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 9, 2012 2:20 PM BST
Westwood will never win a major. A complete bottler.

He rolled some beautiful putts in yesterday when the pressure was off. He can not do it under pressure.

How many more chances can you give this guy and Donald. These young americans are delivering now. Mahan wont be long getting a major.

Rose looks more likely off the British Brigade to win one.
Report moneypenny April 9, 2012 4:20 PM BST
No doubt that Westwood played the best golf this week but he would drive you nuts from a punting point of view. I barred myself from punting on him for a couple of years and I think i might do so again. Very disapointing from Hunter yesterday, never showed at all. Also great to see Pod competing again. With a hot putter yesterday he would have nearly won it.
Report Vubiant April 9, 2012 9:35 PM BST
Actually Rose is a good shout.
Remember he was -4 at the 15th on the Saturday .
He played a beautiful approach to within 20 ft. of the hole -definite birdie , possible eagle.
The ball stopped and seemed settled then ,maybe from a puff of wind , it rolled down the bank into the water.
He had an awkward stance for the next shot and walked off with a bogey .
That upset him for a while and he bogeyed the 16th -not a really tough par hole.
But for that bout of bad luck he would have been right up with the lead ...and who knows ?
He seems to be well suited to Augusta and might bag one yet . He appears to be a nice bloke and I hope he does.
Report the jolly April 9, 2012 11:37 PM BST
his approach to 15 on sat came up short - about 20 foot from Sundays pin postion maybe, but was 50-60 feet from Sat's pin position. It was then his call to drop it where he did, giving him an awkward stance.....bogeying 16 then was criminal - 'upset him for a while' - hardly the emotional reaction you would want with 21 holes still to play - dont think he will win a major - has the same weakness as Westwood - produces his best stuff when the pressure is off.
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