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The 2014 Open Championship begins Thursday, July 17, and lasts through Sunday, July 20 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.
The tournament will get underway with dry conditions, but the threat of storms will linger for the remaining three rounds.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Leister, said Thursday will stay dry with unseasonably warm temperatures.
"There will be the threat for a shower or thunderstorm on Friday, but a greater risk for rain and thunderstorms [is] on Saturday," Leister said.
"[It] looks unseasonably warm ahead of the storm, so Thursday and Friday could have temperatures in the middle 70s F (23-25 C) before turning cooler for the weekend," Leister said.      IT SHOULD MAKE FOR INTERESTING VIEWING COME SATERDAYGrin
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Report Vubiant July 14, 2014 10:33 PM BST
So who's going to win then ?
Report Ozymandius July 14, 2014 10:54 PM BST
C'mon Frank, you have a crack at it this week, you might be lucky.

Look at course form, links form, bad weather players, recent form, shake it all up, say hokus pokus and bobs your uncle and see what names pop out.
Report frank60 July 14, 2014 11:02 PM BST
THEREs only a couple of people on the forum ozy that i take heed to when it come to tips, Callit on golf, keen leader allrounder, and premier fantasy greyhound racing are but 3 , i gave 2 tips for the scottish open and they did,nt even make the cut, i rest my case.
Report frank60 July 14, 2014 11:26 PM BST
o.k ozy i think martin keymer is a good bet at 5/1 to be in top 8 on betfair sportbook , he might even win at 20/1, i dont use sportbook very often but there are the only bookie giveing the top eight..goodluck with your bet
Report callitasucit July 14, 2014 11:28 PM BST
Will stick my bets up tomorrow, but anyone interested in G Mac should take the 33-1, it wont last. Surprisingly Co rals were top price on quite a few of my selectons this week. Usually a useless firm for the golf. The 50s on Spieth was very big.
Report slickster July 15, 2014 2:08 AM BST
SATERDAY??????????????
Report Ozymandius July 15, 2014 8:06 AM BST
Cheers Frank, looks a play to me.
Report frank60 July 15, 2014 10:48 AM BST
Forum Golf competition - The Open - very interesting competition on the golf forum by studyform if anyone is interested.
Report Ozymandius July 15, 2014 12:35 PM BST
That competition is the antithesis of interesting for me, frank.  It annoys me in fact.  Such nonsense questions, why doesn't he go the whole hog and ask 'what colour j0cks Rory will be wearing on Day 3?1.

Yer man is the Ultimate Anorak.  He describes it as an 'exercise in randomeness'.  Why Betfair support it with prize money is beyond me?  Problem is there is no one can be bothered running a competition with a more sensible appealing and worthwhile format.
Report callitasucit July 15, 2014 2:09 PM BST
What a cracking 4 days in store, and good to see the bookmaking fraternity have stepped up to the plate with some worthwhile concessions.

The majors have proved kind to me so far this year, with Jonas Blixt being a 300-1 second in The Masters, and Martin Kaymer landing odds of 40-1 in the US Open. Hopefully this week can be as profitable.

The problem with the bookies concessions, and enhanced place terms, is I wanted to back too many, and limiting the team to a realistic number has proved difficult! The player who always going to be first on the team sheet was Henrik Stenson.

Stenson has not had as successful a year as last year....yet. But he arrives here in similar, but slightly better form than for his Open challenge last year, where he was beaten only by Phil Mickleson. He took his time to adapt to a few club changes at the beginning of the year, but in the last 2 months he has found the unbelievable level of consistency which landed him the Race To Dubai and FedEx Cup titles last year. An absolute natural on the links, he looks near guaranteed to contend in his current form, and with more bottle than most this could be the week he breaks his Major duck.

Graeme McDowell has a surprisingly poor Open record. But he looked the likely winner for awhile two years ago, and he is another who arrives here at the peak of his powers. He produced a superb final round to defend his French Open title, and had shown definite signs of his well being in the US Open and Irish Open before that. Hoylake is all about tee shot placement, scrambling and putting. G Mac will thrive. And he wont shy at the winning line.

After them two there was about another 12 players who took my fancy, but I cant back em all!!

Ricky Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Thorbjorn Olesen, Mikko Ilonen, Brendan Steele were eliminated, so they will probably fill the first 5 place!! I may still add Fowler, as 40s with 8 places in Betfred is very tempting. Ilonen won the Amateur Championship on this track some years ago, but his price is just a little short now.

I wasn't expecting to be backing Jordan Spieth, but equally I wasn't expecting 50-1. Spieth will win majors, probably plenty of them, and quotes of 50-1 may be confined to the bin for evermore if he makes this his first. He has the all round game which should revel on this layout, and though a very tender age, he is mature beyond his years. A cracking effort at Augusta shows he is comfortable in the arena of Major Sundays, and he might just be ready to accept an opportunity this time. A very poor first round on Thursday in last weeks John Deere, would have seen many miss the cut. Not so Jordan, he knuckled down to produce two late birdies, which provided the platform for another top 10 finish. He has guts aplenty to match his undoubted talent.

Sergio Garcia was 5th to Tiger here in 2006, and there is nothing to suggest he wont go close once again. The question is, can he get over the line?? I believe if he is to break his major hoodoo, it will be on this side of the Atlantic, and it may just be this week. His putting has now become an asset, and his control off the tee and superb scrambling can see him in contention Sunday afternoon.

Brandt Snedeker
has had a relatively quiet season, but that is reflected in his odds, and he has shown definite improvement of late. 11th last year, and 3rd in 2012, he brings good Open form to the table, and good Major form in general. 66-1 underestimates his chance, and joining up with Butch Harmon may inspire that something extra that will see him land his first major.

Brendon Todd makes his Open debut, but makes it as one of the most in form players on the PGA Tour. His scrambling and putting stats suggest he will take to Hoylake like a duck to water. He has really blossomed this year, and I think he is here to stay. He certainly has more chance than odds of 125-1 suggest.

I feel obliged to back Jonas Blixt. After his superb performance at Augusta, I would have thought it highly unlikely he would be 150-1 this week. But I get the feeling that combined with his inconsistency, Jonas is someone that enjoys life, and for quite awhile after Augusta he was just missing cuts and banging sl*ts! He has started to show a little more in the last month, and should he find his best form again this week, he wont be far away. There isn't a better scrambler or putter in the field, and if he can gain control off the tee, I expect a big week from him.

3pts e.w Henrik Stenson 16-1 (7 places)
1pt e.w Stenson 16-1 (8 places)
1.25pt e.w Graeme McDowell 33-1 (6 places)
.8pt e.w Jordan Spieth 50-1 (6 paces)
1.4pt e.w Sergio Garcia (6 places)
.35pt e.w Brendon Todd 125-1 (6 places)
.3pt e.w Jonas Blixt 150-1 (6 places)

As a lover of The Tiger, I will probably have to back him. Its mighty strange to be seeing quotes of 25-1 on the greatest player of all time, on a track he won on in 2006, but I suppose in reality, they are deserved. It will be a mighty feat if he pulls it off, and regardless of any financial interest, if he is in the loop come Sunday afternoon, I will roar him home.

A few prices jump out in the Top Player markets, the best of which appear to be the 3-1 on G Mac for Top Irish, the 3-1 on Matsuyama for Top Asian, and the 5-2 on Thorbjorn Olesen for Top Dane.

3pts win G Mac Top Irish 3-1
4pts win Hideki Matsuyama 3-1 Top Asian
4pts Matteo Mannasero Top Italian 7-4
5pts Stephen Gallagher Top Scot 11-8
4pts Thorbjorn Olesen Top Dane 5-2

Best of Luck to everyone, hopefully we have a few in contention come Sunday.
Report callitasucit July 15, 2014 2:19 PM BST
28-1 on Garcia.

Running Total.....+10.7pts
Report Ozymandius July 15, 2014 2:23 PM BST
If it is any reassurance callit, as luck would have it I have also had a stab at Stenson, McDowell, Speith and Blixt.

Along with Big Shane Lowry, Luiten, Hoey, Jaidee and Fowler.

I also threw a fiver on Tigger just to try and jinx him.
Report frank60 July 15, 2014 3:38 PM BST
Your comments made me smile i must confess ozy,to be fair studyform must put a lot of his time in to be judge and jury for that alone its worth putting in an entry.  .Calling all Rory fans Laddies are giving 20/1 for him to win the open money back if he does.nt make the cut.[wont be the 1st time he failed to make the cut this season]...ty for your tips callit, from a back and lay point of view last weeks tips were great.
Report newapproach July 15, 2014 6:04 PM BST
5 picks for me @ hoylake:

Rickie Fowler 40/1
Brandt Snedeker 55/1
Thomas Bjorn 55/1
Paul Casey 55/1
Stephen Gallagher 80/1


Good luck all.
Report huddys July 15, 2014 6:27 PM BST
Should be a cracking weeks golf ahead, have to say love the bbc coverage of the open,going for 5 players against the field this week all e/w,
1st selections goes without saying my sporting hero Tiger Woods,how can you not back him e/w at 25/1,good reports coming out about how he's health wise,another major advantage for Tiger will be the last time he visited this course he came away the open championship winner,
2nd selection is Paul Casey 50/1,another player who has suffered from bad injuries in the last few years,hes been showing some great form over the last few outing,if he can string four solid rounds this week he wont be too far away come sunday evening,
3rd selection is an old friend of mine Rickie Fowler 40/1,he can be a very annoying player to back by times with the odd double bogey or short putt missed,but on the positive side hes a very good links player,especially if the wind gets up,a very solid week last week will put him spot on for this week,
4th player is Stenson e/w 16/1 agree with everything that callitasucit has said about Stenson,
5th player is Spieth e/w 33/1,missed the bigger priced quoted for him,couldnt but help backing him at the price e/w for the future world number one,

Selections,

Tiger Woods e/w 25/1,
Paul Casey e/w 50/1,
Rickie Fowler e/w 40/1,
Henrik Stenson e/w 16/1,
Jordan Spieth e/w 33/,

Will also do a Trixie for three selections to finish top against their players from their country,havent picked the 3 selections yet,will post when ive made my decision,best of luck this week lads,
Report frank60 July 15, 2014 7:01 PM BST
Huddys spieth is still 50/1 on the exchanges [i got 50/1 and 55/1 myself], i agree with you and callit about him great price here on betfair...i saw an interview with him today and he was very confident of winning.
Report huddys July 15, 2014 8:23 PM BST
I backed him last week at 33/1 frank60 thinking he might win the john dear,going to leave him,not going to go to the well again,cant understand how he's so big,
Report Pre-Fat-Low-Fat-Foods July 15, 2014 9:30 PM BST
Thomas Bjorn for me too.
Report huddys July 15, 2014 9:47 PM BST
Done my Trixie aswell,
Olsean top Danish player 15/8.
Charl Schwartzel top South African player 5/2,
Manassero top Italian player 6/4,
Report workrider July 15, 2014 10:24 PM BST
A very small interest in these three ....G  Delaet ...310...L Oosthuizen ..140....P  Reed ..220...Should have one of them come up the 18th Sunday leading....Laugh...
Report frankalsoran60 July 16, 2014 12:13 AM BST
Tyrrell hatton might not trip of the tongue when it come to golf but he finished 4th in the scottish open beating a lot more famous names , he is 1000/1 on the exchanges to win the open ,a small wager e/way might be interesting.
Report frankalsoran60 July 16, 2014 1:19 PM BST
The last 3 winners of the open were all over 40years old,ells,mickelson,and  clarke, theres still hope for pod.
Report BJG July 16, 2014 2:15 PM BST
Coral going 16/1 that an albatros is made on their site under specials. Price just seems plain wrong

there has been 5 in the last 13 years at the Open and Chris Kirk made one today in practice
Report frankalsoran60 July 16, 2014 2:44 PM BST
weather f/cast for hoylake, friday could be interesting, the morning players could have it rough,  http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/hoylake
Report callitasucit July 16, 2014 5:06 PM BST
That price seems massive alright BJG. Did you get anything on with them at that?

I be happy enough if that forecast was correct Frank, but didnt let it influence my bets. Weather on the links can chang at a moments notice, so could easily flip flop.

Something i thought very interesting was Phils comments last Friday evening, that the Aberdeen course was proving a very tough test, tougher than he had envisaged, and tougher than he had hoped the week before the Open.
Report anfeild July 16, 2014 5:35 PM BST
Stenson 16/1
Caberra 66/1
Danny Willett 125/1
Jimmy Walker 90/1
Brandon Todd 110/1
Report frankalsoran60 July 16, 2014 11:17 PM BST
Some head is looking for 60/1 for e90 that Paul Casey will be the 1st round leader on the exchanges, on sportbook he is 80/1 a nice free bet of 20pts for anyone with the reddies , i took some of it  myself ,
Report callitasucit July 17, 2014 12:43 AM BST
Not long til kick off now, couple more bets struck....

The Top English Player market has a very flaky look to the head of it. Justin Rose, the dethroned outright favourite, is justifiably favourite for this market, but should not be as short. He has a very poor overall Open record, has a history of slow starts to majors, has a tough examination last week to overcome, and looks likely to have the worst of the weather.

Lee Westwood has missed his last 3 cuts, and has confessed he is playing useless, not practising, nor feeling like it.

Luke Donald has a poor record in majors in general, and was disappointing in Scotland last week.

Ian Poulter is injured, and wouldn't be playing if it wasn't the Open.

So I feel it is worth taking a punt on a couple of in form players at bigger prices, who don't necessarily have the ability or bottle to lift the Claret Jug itself. Step forward David Howell and Danny Willet. At 40-1 and 18-1 respectively they are both worth an e.w interest. Howell plays in the opening 3 ball, always an advantage, had a good run out last week, and will not disgrace himself. Willet has been in fine form of late, he wont have the balls to win a Major, but to win this bet, he wont have to.

1pt e.w Danny Willet 18-1 Top English
.5pt e.w David Howell 40-1 Top English

Playing with Howell in the first 3 ball, is Robert Karlsson. The Swede has shown an affinity for fast starts and sporadic low rounds of late. Its quite possible with ideal conditions in a few hours time, he will blast from the blocks and set a decent target. 66-1 is worth taking, with 6 places.

.3pt e.w Robert Karlsson 66-1 1st round leader.

I have resisted the urge to back the Tiger(quite surprised), but added Mikko Ilonen instead.

.5pt e.w Mikko Ilonen 80-1 (7 places)
Report frankalsoran60 July 17, 2014 1:14 AM BST
i took the karlsson bet Callit,..i backed  Willet at 14/1 to be in the top ten which i feel is great value[sportsbook] im looking forward to the bbc2 broadcast 9.oo.
Report irishro July 17, 2014 7:49 AM BST
Adam Scott main bet of the week followed by Fowler, Snedeker and Ilonen.
Had a few quid on local boy Matthew Baldwin 1st Round Leader and ew 8 places with the sportsbook here. Apart from missed cut last week has been in good form(3rd in Irish Open). He has a lot of amateur experience around Hoylake and finished 23rd in his Open debut in Lytham 2 years ago.
Report callitasucit July 17, 2014 5:39 PM BST
Have had to back Tiger,.....was torture this morning seeing him haul himself into it, and not to be on board. Its like watching someone else fuc*in your wife!!

On a serious note, he played very well, had a couple of lip outs, has the leaders in his sights, and looks likely to et the best of the weather again tomorrow.

Stenson annoyed me....4 shots from 15ft!

2pts e.w Tiger Woods 14-1
Report frank60 July 17, 2014 5:59 PM BST
I thought Tiger played great after such a bad start Callit, the wind tomorrow could make things interesting.
Report huddys July 17, 2014 8:19 PM BST
Ye great round by Tiger,roll on tomorrow,does anybody is the worst weather stil due in the morning?
Report huddys July 17, 2014 8:20 PM BST
Know,
Report frank60 July 17, 2014 8:40 PM BST
WE cant know for sure  but the wind will be stronger in the morning Huddys, Rory will be happy with that as he goes out in the afternoon.
Report huddys July 17, 2014 9:20 PM BST
Thanks frank,
Report callitasucit July 18, 2014 12:07 AM BST
We were a bit unlucky on Karlsson today Frank. Even had that bird putt dropped on the last(and I don't know how it didn't!), we would have got a nice share of the top 6. And that after a poor front 9.
Report callitasucit July 18, 2014 12:49 AM BST
Mikko Ilonen is a good bet in his 3 ball tomorrow afternoon.

Bradley Neil had a day to forget today, and it is probably unfair to expect a dramatic improvement tomorrow. Manassero sits in a lofty position after a superb opening 67, but he has looked shaky of late from such perches. I have him backed for Top Italian, so don't want him to go belly up, but I expect another solid round from Ilonen, and believe that will be enough to collect. In a what is basically a match, I would make him a slight odds on chance.

5pts Mikko Ilonen 11-8 Friday 3 ball
Report frank60 July 18, 2014 9:32 AM BST
i backed karlsson, casey, and Rory to be the 1st round leader on sportbook so not a bad day overall, agree with you about llonen callit i backed him last night he just might get the best of the weather today.
Report db1974 July 18, 2014 12:03 PM BST
Cracker from the bunker from Lowry there on 6th hole leaving a 6-footer for par. He's going well enough at PAR so far on what looks tough conditions out there.
Report db1974 July 18, 2014 12:25 PM BST
As he doubles the 7th

FFS
Report Dan Chipowski July 18, 2014 12:39 PM BST
Back to back doubles from Shane, nice way to ruin a round.
Report db1974 July 18, 2014 12:40 PM BST
Fckin hell
Report db1974 July 18, 2014 3:20 PM BST
Lowry goes -2 for the back 9 which is a pretty good recovery after the disaster +5 of the 7th,8th,9th stretch. He's -1 after 2 rounds which won't be too far off the lead come this evening. There's a -5 in the clubhouse (Coetzee) but it's hard to see anything better than -6 leading after today so he's still there or thereabouts and has to take comfort from his performance (mental & physical) after that sort of setback
Report Dan Chipowski July 18, 2014 4:35 PM BST
Rory playing very well, and the early thurs/late fri starters have had a huge advantage.
Report db1974 July 18, 2014 11:54 PM BST
Just saw on Twitter that the first 9 groups played 16/17/18 in +22 today while the last 9 groups were -16 for the same 3 holes. Some difference alright.

McIlroy at least made the most of it anyway
Report callitasucit July 19, 2014 12:25 AM BST
Ya, huge advantage in the early/late side of the draw. Scott has to be considered unfortunate at the moment. Rory performed superbly again today. It would be nice to see it get close on Sunday, and see if he can grind out a major.

As for tomorrow, Kaymer, Stenson, Jaidee and G Mac look worthy of support in their respective 3 balls. I have done a few multiples.

1pt Trixie, Kaymer 1-1, G Mac 11-10, Stenson 6-5.
.2pt Yankee, Kayemr, G Mac, Stenson, and Jaidee 6-4.

Hopefully David Howell can produce another good round tomorrow. Only 6 English left in, so every chance of getting top spot there. Could semi rescue a bad week!!
Report frank60 July 19, 2014 12:54 AM BST
i had a score with laddies on Rory at 20/1 which was a bigger price then the exchanges, i spent time laying Rory at 1.86 and 2.1 to make some sense of a very bad book on the open . i reckon i still be the wrong side unless some of the top players blow it ,but it could have a lot worse.But Rory looks the part only Dustin looks the one who could beat him. good luck with your Trixie Callit.
Report callitasucit July 19, 2014 12:59 AM BST
Thanks Frank, I cant see Rory beaten from here. Hoping Sergio might produce an inspired round tomorrow, but I think Rory has got the bit between his teeth now, and might just freewheel to victory.
Report Kelly July 19, 2014 11:18 AM BST
Wondering what part if any the weather will play .  2 shot swing at first hole today , guess that will affect the market big time .
Report Pre-Fat-Low-Fat-Foods July 19, 2014 12:21 PM BST
Good round in progress today from Lowry
Report callitasucit July 19, 2014 1:27 PM BST
Rory getting plenty of help from Lady Luck. Pity she doesn't have the same feelings for SergioAngry
Report callitasucit July 19, 2014 2:06 PM BST
Jesus Christ Sergio. His putting is annoying the sh*t outta me!! Should be at least 2, if not 3 shots better. And Rory holing everything. Infuriating!
Report Over2.5 July 19, 2014 2:33 PM BST
sergio is driving me nuts call..literaly
Report callitasucit July 19, 2014 2:42 PM BST
Head Wrecking!!
Report db1974 July 19, 2014 3:17 PM BST
Great eagle from Rory on 16. 3 shot swing with Fowler who had a terrible bogey on the same hole minutes earlier.

Poor back 9 from Lowry with six 5's from those 9 holes incl pars on all 3 Par 5s. Pity after going -4 on the front 9
Report db1974 July 19, 2014 3:50 PM BST
Another eagle on 18 from Rory, sandwiching a bogey on 17. He's played great in fairness to him.
Report Dan Chipowski July 19, 2014 3:53 PM BST
Kept it solid early, holed some key putts and then more or less put it to bed with the two eagles. Fine round.

Only shame is we're left with another non-event of a Sunday in all probability, and hot on the heels of Kaymer's one man show and one of the worst final rounds in recent Masters history we could have done with a good 'un.
Report Kelly July 19, 2014 3:58 PM BST
Agree Dan , could be a non event tomorrow  , unless it blows a bit , Rory gets iffy if the wind gets tricky .  But weather forecast is for showers and a small wind , so it might be OK .

The Irish lads all played well today , important to keep up the gallop with a view to future participation .
Report callitasucit July 19, 2014 5:49 PM BST
Rory finished his round superbly. He was dodgy earlier, but some great par saves kept him afloat. They were huge. Also important was that neither Garcia nor Fowler were able to capitalise and really pressure Rory when he was under the cosh.

Fowler hit the front, then hit the panic button.

Serg hit all the shots, but forgot to put them in the hole. From looking like having a real chance, and a cert for top 6, he now needs a reasonable round tomorrow.

I am hoping Rose has a poor round tomorrow, as that would probably enable David Howell to land Top English, he is only one back.

Shame G Mac had such a poor Thursday, or we could be looking at an Irish shootout tomorrow.

To be fair to Rory, if Tiger done what he done today.....grinding out superb pars, then smelling blood and finishing with two eagles in the last 3 holes, I would have been jazzing my pants!! So credit where credit is due, he was excellent.

Its all over.
Report frankalsoran60 July 19, 2014 8:01 PM BST
I could,nt have said it better myself Callit[only putting the wrong score on his card  can stop him now]Whoops
Report db1974 July 19, 2014 11:26 PM BST
I think that's only a 2-shot penalty now actually. From memory (which is not great TBH) Padraig was the last player to be DQD under that rule.
Report db1974 July 19, 2014 11:31 PM BST
It would appear that the DQ rule still applies except in certain circumstances where the player is unaware that a breach of the rules has taken place (eg where a super slo-mo camera indicates a double-strike or a ball movement previously imperceptible to the human eye)

http://www.randa.org/en/RandA/News/News/2011/April/Rule-Change.aspx
Report db1974 July 19, 2014 11:34 PM BST
Still think Pod was the last though under the old rule

http://www.pga.com/rule-changed-spare-players-being-dqd-in-cases-trial-tv
Report workrider July 20, 2014 2:31 PM BST
Laid Garcia in his 2 ball..
Report callitasucit July 20, 2014 3:00 PM BST
Jim nearly bagged the albatross BJG.
Report Ozymandius July 20, 2014 3:54 PM BST
C'mon Rickeeeeeeeeeeee!
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 3:59 PM BST
Is a change of underwear on the cards for Wory,was 1.1 now 1.38Scared
Report callitasucit July 20, 2014 4:00 PM BST
Game on......
Report Ozymandius July 20, 2014 4:00 PM BST
What we need now is for Wozniaki to appear in the crowd following McIlroy's group. Preferably on Tigger's arm and walking a bit bow legged.
Report callitasucit July 20, 2014 4:00 PM BST
^^^^^^^^LaughLaugh
Report callitasucit July 20, 2014 4:01 PM BST
He might be even more envious if Tiger slipped G Mac one.
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 4:08 PM BST
I belive Wozniaki said its great to wear highheels again.Happy
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y July 20, 2014 4:16 PM BST
ain't he shagging Nadia Forde now?? he has traded up imvho
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 4:40 PM BST
us is playing a round of golf with St. Peter and a couple of the apostles. They come to this 200y par 3 with a pond in front of it.

Jesus gets ready to tee his ball up when St. Peter notices he has an 8 iron in his hand. “You can’t possibly hit the green with an 8 iron,” said St. Peter.

Jesus answers, “I was watching Rory McIlroy play this hole the other day and he got a birdie using an 8 iron.” So Jesus proceeds to take a practice swing with his 8 iron while St. Peter shakes his head. He steps up to the ball, takes a smooth swing and…….. splash, the ball ends up in the middle of the pond. Jesus tees up another ball.

St. Peter asks, “Are you sure you still want to use that 8 iron?”, to which Jesus replies, “If Rory Mcilroy can do it, I can do it.” So, Jesus tees up another ball and swings with all his might, and once again, “Plop”. In disgust, Jesus takes his clubs and throws them into the pond.

He then proceeds to walk across the water towards the green.

A foursome coming up from behind sees what’s going on and one of them says to St. Peter, “Who does that guy thinks he is, Jesus Christ?” to which St. Peter retorts, “No, he thinks he’s Rory Mcilroy.”
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 5:45 PM BST
LOOKS GOOD FOR RORY NOW,
Report Ozymandius July 20, 2014 5:46 PM BST
Scousers losing the run of themselves in the crowd.
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 5:49 PM BST
NASTY Scousers OzyShocked  Never
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y July 20, 2014 5:50 PM BST
good aul Maureen is great entertainment

Sergio has gone for a ruck with a spectator, or maybe to the toilet, actually it was for a piss Laugh
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 5:51 PM BST
Grin
Report callitasucit July 20, 2014 5:52 PM BST
Shame Serg saw the need to stay in that bunker! Could have been very interesting.

Delighted with David Howell landing Top English player. Rescues the week from being a disaster!
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 5:57 PM BST
he played very well last week Callit ,very happy for him nice guy.
Report Ozymandius July 20, 2014 6:03 PM BST
poor auld sergio.
Report Ozymandius July 20, 2014 6:17 PM BST
Bracing myself for a few Rory anecdotes from Kelly tonight.
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 6:32 PM BST
3 irish men in the top 10.excellent
Report Ozymandius July 20, 2014 7:06 PM BST
aye, the 2 i backed didn't make the f00kin' top 8 tho.
Report Kelly July 20, 2014 7:45 PM BST
No anecdotes , Ozy .  Just glad of the profit and the satisfaction .

Has looked the part for 4 days , and I think his week away with his golfing mates paid dividends .

Draw , weather , and Saturdays reschedule all helped too .

Some of his golf was sublime whether you backed him or not .
Report frank60 July 20, 2014 7:51 PM BST
I know hindsight is a wonderful BUT.. 20/1 at the start of the open looks  great now.Tongue Out  i still lost money with all the bets i had but a great open.
Report db1974 July 20, 2014 8:53 PM BST
Feck it - backed Lowry each-way 100/1 7 places, missed out by 1 shot
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