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Fri, Dec 30 2022 8:35 AM (129 replies)
  • DodgyPutter
    4,500 Posts
    Sat, Nov 26 2022 3:19 PM

    craigswan:
    Donald Trump has claimed The Open's organisers want to bring the tournament back to his Turnberry course on the Ayrshire coast.

     ‘gaslighting’.

    This is defined by “manipulating another person into doubting their own perceptions, experiences or understanding of events”. Basically, in our world, it’s telling untruths until such time that people basically give up on the truth.

    This is how we should generally judge Donald Trump’s assertion last week when he was hosting the LIV Golf season finale that the R&A wanted The Open to return to Turnberry.

    “They want to, I can tell you they want to come back,” he told reporters. “The Open wants to come back.

    “It is rated the No 1 course in Europe now. We did a big surgery and it has gotten great reviews, even from people who hate me. They want the Open to go back.”

    This was faithfully reported by the good journalists present. But nevertheless, it was simply not true.

    Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, reiterated – with some frustration – that their policy had not changed. It is, if you translate R&A diplomat-speak, we’re not going anywhere near that place until that man’s name is off it.

    Although official stated policy for just two years, it’s actually been unofficial policy since 2015. Then the R&A were chastened by Trump’s attention-seeking antics during the Women’s Open at Turnberry.

    “Everyone wants to go to Turnberry,” added Trump last week. That’ll be why it lost £2.3 million last year, no doubt, the sixth successive year it lost money.

  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Tue, Nov 29 2022 1:13 PM

    Tiger Woods has joined Rory McIlroy in calling for Greg Norman to quit as boss of the breakaway LIV Golf Tour.

    Woods believes it is possible for the PGA Tour to negotiate a settlement with the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Tour, but only if Norman steps aside.

    Earlier this month, McIlroy said that the Australian former world number one needed to "exit stage left".

    Speaking before this week's Hero World Challenge, Woods called on LIV to suspend their legal action against the PGA Tour.

    "I think Greg has to go, first of all," Woods, 46, said. "And then obviously litigation against us and then our countersuit against them, those would then have to be at a stay as well.

    "So then we can talk, we can all talk freely."

  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Mon, Dec 12 2022 11:41 AM

    Scottie Scheffler walks in Cam Smith's line after Smith announced he was going to LIV*/content/dam/images/golfdigest/fullset/2022/221130-scheff-cam.png

  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Mon, Dec 12 2022 11:43 AM

    Talor Gooch compares LIV event to Ryder Cup, Patrick Reed's face says it all .

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  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Mon, Dec 12 2022 11:48 AM

    Greg Norman lurks over Fire Pit Collective writer Alan Shipnuck's shoulder at first LIV event .

    And by "lurks" we mean "has forcibly removed and later denies it."

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  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Fri, Dec 30 2022 8:22 AM
    Funniest Moment I still feel myself laughing inside whenever I think about Colin Montgomerie talking about how his good day in the third round of The Senior Open presented by Rolex had been fuelled by Jelly Babies, having been told by Padraig Harrington earlier in the week they were his sort of secret weapon, and that he was intending to stop off in Auchterarder that night to stock up his supplies for the final day. It was Monty at his best and he knew it! .
  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Fri, Dec 30 2022 8:26 AM
    Top caddie . It may have been a year of bickering in the game but golf was united in its joy for Billy Foster when, after 40 years as a caddie during which time he’d worked with Seve Ballesteros, Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood, the Yorkshireman won a first major on Matt Fitzpatrick’s bag in the US Open. Foster uses the word “respect” a lot but, in this instance, it was all heading his way and rightly so.
  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Fri, Dec 30 2022 8:29 AM
    Most Selfish This has to go to Sergio Garcia after the Spaniard pulled out of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after the opening round without giving an official reason yet appear at a college football match back in the US. That came in the week one of his compatriots, Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, was squeezed out of the field by Garcia and other LIV Golf players at a time when he was battling to try and save his DP World Tour card.
  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Fri, Dec 30 2022 8:31 AM
    Best event Has to be the 150th Open at St Andrews. Sometimes events that get big build ups don’t live up to expectations but not this one. The milestone tournament got the stage it deserved, both in terms of the challenge of the course and also the infrastructure, ensuring that a record 290,000 crowds for the game’s oldest major wasn’t disappointed by how the week unfolded..
  • craigswan
    27,215 Posts
    Fri, Dec 30 2022 8:35 AM
    Toughest Test The second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was played in arguably the most miserable weather witnessed at a top event for some time as players battled high winds and heavy rain at Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews. The challenge was summed up by Thomas Pieters carding an 83 - a day after he’d shot 65 at Carnoustie then going out in the third round and firing a 64 at St Andrews..
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