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Old 07-13-11, 08:17 AM
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The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Facts and figures for the The 140th Open Championship:

Dates: July 14-17

Site: Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, England

Length: 7,211 yards

Par: 35-35–70

Playoff format: 4-hole stroke play

Field: 156 players (151 professionals, five amateurs)

Prize money: 5 million British pounds (approximately $8 million)

Winner’s share: 900,000 pounds (approximately $1.4 million)

Defending champion: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa

Last year: Oosthuizen had made only one cut in his eight previous majors before blowing away his competition at St. Andrews. He led over the final 48 holes, closing with a 1-under 71 for a seven-shot victory over Lee Westwood. Oosthuizen finished at 16-under 272 and became the first player since Tony Lema in 1964 to win his first major at the home of golf.

Last time at Royal St. George’s: Ben Curtis, who was No. 396 in the world and making his first start in a major, closed with a 2-under 69 to win by one shot over Thomas Bjorn and Vijay Singh in 2003. Bjorn had a two-shot lead until taking three shots to get out of a bunker on the 16th hole and making double bogey.

Open champions at Royal St. George’s: J.H. Taylor (1894), Harry Vardon (1899, 1911), Jack White (1904), Walter Hagen (1922, 1928), Henry Cotton (1934), Reg Whitcombe (1938), Bobby Locke (1949), Bill Rogers (1981), Sandy Lyle (1985), Greg Norman (1993), Ben Curtis (2003).

Television:
Thursday & Friday, ESPN (and espn3.com), 4am - 3pm
Saturday, ESPN (and espn3.com), 7am - 2:30pm
Sunday, ESPN (and espn3.com), 6am - 1:30pm


Hopefully this year's event will be better than last year's. I had totally forgotten about how Oosty blew away the field.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Pretty tough to bet against McIlroy right now.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

vegasinsider.com odds:

RORY MCILROY 5/1
FIELD (does not include anyone below) 8/1
LEE WESTWOOD 10/1
MARTIN KAYMER 10/1
LUKE DONALD 12/1
TIGER WOODS 12/1
PHIL MICKELSON 18/1
PAUL CASEY 25/1
SERGIO GARCIA 25/1
GRAEME MCDOWELL 25/1
JASON DAY 28/1
IAN POULTER 30/1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL 30/1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON 30/1
STEVE STRICKER 35/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 35/1
JUSTIN ROSE 35/1
HUNTER MAHAN 40/1
BUBBA WATSON 40/1
NICK WATNEY 40/1
ERNIE ELS 45/1
ADAM SCOTT 50/1
ANTHONY KIM 50/1
KJ CHOI 50/1
JIM FURYK 50/1
MATT KUCHAR 50/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 50/1
SEAN O'HAIR 55/1
HENRIK STENSON 60/1
ROBERT KARLSSON 60/1
RICKIE FOWLER 65/1
STEWART CINK 75/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 75/1
ANGEL CABRERA 80/1
ROBERT ALLENBY 80/1
MARTIN LAIRD 80/1
RICKY BARNES 100/1
BILL HAAS 100/1
BO VAN PELT 100/1
ZACH JOHNSON 100/1
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Tiger's not even playing, right?
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Nope.

Haven't seen any of it but judging by the leaderboard scores, the weather must be pretty nice.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

71's for McIlroy and Donald. Six back of the leader Thomas Bjorn's 65.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

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Haven't seen any of it but judging by the leaderboard scores, the weather must be pretty nice.
Weathers been great today but i'm sure that'll change

Bjorn's 65 still holding up.

Nice 66 by Glover to tie Jiminez for 2nd currently.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Tom Lewis.....en fuego.
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Nice putt by the English amateur Tom Lewis on 17 to grab a share of the lead.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Tom Lewis .
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

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Tom Lewis .
Musta been cool for him playing with Tom Watson since that's who he was named after and his brother's name is Jack
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Couldn't sleep this morning so I watched some live, pretty cool seeing Watson ace 6.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
Couldn't sleep this morning so I watched some live, pretty cool seeing Watson ace 6.
I think the Open is his fountain of youth.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

So much for my Kuchar bet. I keep betting that a-hole every major because I know the one time I don't, he'll win. I got caught in that trap with DiMarco about 4-5 years ago. But he started sucking so bad, that it was easy to jump off.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Rory's not making his putts.

edit- Decent finish though with that tough bunker shot on 18. Four back of the lead.

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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Luke Donald misses the cut
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

That's actually a pretty good-looking leaderboard.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Wow, manboobs looked awful early on, he came back pretty decent (like Rory).

That's a very tight leader-board indeed.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

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Luke Donald misses the cut
So did Westwood. Tough course.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Yep, now this looks like a British Open.

Old Tom is actually -1 so far today in this crap.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Figures....I post that and he bogeys the next 2 holes.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

Gotta love Jimenez, the most interesting man in the world.....on the practice tee with a stogie in this rain.
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

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Gotta love Jimenez, the most interesting man in the world.....on the practice tee with a stogie in this rain.
I love his warmup routine
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Re: The Open Championship (or British Open for us across the Pond) 2011, July 14-17

I don't think the leaderboard will be even close to resembling what it was to start this day by the time it ends.

C'mon Rory, get it together!
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It's always fun watching Mickelson play badly.
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