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Mickelson is about to win British Open (open thread)
yahoo ^ | July 20, 2013

Posted on 07/21/2013 9:30:33 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT

looks like Mickelson birdied 18 ... nobody can catch him.

1 Phil Mickelson 69 74 72 66 -5 F -3 281
T2 Henrik Stenson 70 70 74 66 -1 17 E 280
T2 Lee Westwood 72 68 70 62 +3 15 E 272
4 Ian Poulter 72 71 75 67 -4 F +1 285
T5 Hideki Matsuyama 71 73 72 70 -1 F +2 286
T5 Zach Johnson 66 75 73 68 +1 17 +2 282
T5 Adam Scott 71 72 70 64 +2 16 +2 277
T5 Tiger Woods 69 71 72 65 +3 16 +2 277
T5 Hunter Mahan 72 72 68 62 +3 15 +2 274

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1 posted on 07/21/2013 9:30:33 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT

“looks like Mickelson birdied 18”

he did. 30 minutes ago and interviewed inside by Rinaldi for a -3. Love Phil. Conservative, family man, classy, hall of famer and American.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 9:35:44 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I am so glad Phil won. I was rooting for him. Good guy, great golfer, and good family man. Phil has won 3 of the 4 majors.


3 posted on 07/21/2013 9:35:49 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: freedom1st

good man for sure...glad to see a good guy have some success...again


4 posted on 07/21/2013 9:40:03 AM PDT by ldish (The Impeachment process should be getting interesting...but trust me it won't!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Contrasting moments:

Phil hits a great shot on 16, yet it rolls back about 30 yards off the green. He's heard saying "I gave it all I had."

Tiger messes up a shot, and it heard yelling" God damn it!"

I can't stand Woods..

5 posted on 07/21/2013 9:43:36 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: campaignPete R-CT

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!


6 posted on 07/21/2013 9:45:00 AM PDT by PatriotCJC (Keep your powder dry!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Is it more accurate to say, no one can avoid passing him? I’m not up on golf parlance.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 9:45:29 AM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: ken5050

Woods is pretty much a reflection of America today — lots of trashy behavior.


8 posted on 07/21/2013 9:45:57 AM PDT by boycott
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To: campaignPete R-CT

nice spoiler alert jack.


9 posted on 07/21/2013 9:49:43 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: freedom1st

He’s a class act! Way to go!


10 posted on 07/21/2013 9:50:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Congrats Phil. A true gentleman. He plays golf with dignity & respect like an old timer.


11 posted on 07/21/2013 9:50:21 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: boycott

Knowing that Tiger Woods getting a beat down makes everyone at ESPN cry brightens my day.


12 posted on 07/21/2013 9:50:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: UB355

I guess you didn’t bother to read the headline then...

nice spoiler alert jack.


13 posted on 07/21/2013 9:51:14 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: boycott

Yet Tiger is still idolized while some call Mickelson a shill for evil Big Pharmaceutical...


14 posted on 07/21/2013 9:51:53 AM PDT by mikrofon (Congrats Phil!)
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To: UB355

WHAAA???? Who won????


15 posted on 07/21/2013 9:53:18 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Tiger is done. Jack’s record is safe.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 9:53:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: who knows what evil?

Knowing that Tiger Woods getting a beat down makes everyone at ESPN cry brightens my day.

ESPN is obviously run by a bunch of liberal idiots. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be hiring a clown like Keith Olbermann.

Amazingly stupid to hire a clown that has been offending half your audience over the last several years.


17 posted on 07/21/2013 10:00:37 AM PDT by boycott
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Your posted numbers make no sense


18 posted on 07/21/2013 10:01:43 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Congrats to Mickelson, he’s a great guy and a class act and deserves this win.


19 posted on 07/21/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: over3Owithabrain

players were still on the course, which is why their total strokes were fewer than Mickelson’s. here is what I posted:

position player hole score total strokes
1 Phil Mickelson F ... -3 .... 281
T2 Henrik Stenson 17 .. E ..... 280
T2 Lee Westwood 15 ... E ..... 272
4 Ian Poulter .... F ... +1 ...... 285
T5 Hideki Matsuyama F +2 .... 286
T5 Zach Johnson 17 .. +2 .. 282
T5 Adam Scott 16 ... +2 ....... 277
T5 Tiger Woods 16 ... +2 ..... 277
T5 Hunter Mahan 15 ... +2 ..... 274


20 posted on 07/21/2013 10:16:26 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: ken5050
Tiger messes up a shot, and it heard yelling" God damn it!"

That's Woods even though he made a very little effort to clean it up after he got caught, an effort that isn't working.

21 posted on 07/21/2013 10:17:18 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: over3Owithabrain

here are the final scores
position name ... Hole score ... Total Strokes

1 Phil Mickelson F -3 ....... 281
2 Henrik Stenson F E ....... 284
T3 Ian Poulter ... F +1 ....... 285
T3 Adam Scott .. F +1 ....... 285
T3 Lee Westwood F +1 ....... 285
T6 Hideki Matsuyama F +2 ....... 286
T6 Zach Johnson .. F +2 ....... 286
T6 Tiger Woods .. F +2 ....... 286


22 posted on 07/21/2013 10:20:29 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Here’s a short AP article posted on Fox, it’s official.

excerpt:

“GULLANE, Scotland – Phil Mickelson has won the British Open with a spectacular finish.”

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/07/21/phil-mickelson-wins-first-british-open/?test=latestnews


23 posted on 07/21/2013 10:21:29 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: boycott
ESPN is obviously run by a bunch of liberal idiots.

I've got a baseball grudge against ESPN. Cardinals were dominating their division for weeks, nary a peep on the opening page of their website. As soon as the Pirates overtook them, it's all Pirates all the time. Yeah, I'm Cardinal biased, but ESPN is anti-Cardinal Nation in my opinion.

ESPN magazine had Pirates Play-off bound on the front cover this week, even though it's a three way battle in the NL Central, including Cincinnati, with all teams having great pitching.

Standing applause for Lefty, BTW. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

24 posted on 07/21/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: jazusamo

Tiger did not win and Phil did and yahoo...but in spite of Tiger cussin...that man has changed 10’s of thousands of children’s lives via his education opportunities


25 posted on 07/21/2013 10:26:54 AM PDT by advertising guy (.......... when Helen Thomas died........ Satan smiled and holler'd.....MaMa !!!)
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and btw..........the shot announcers sucked ,,,I mean s u c k e d


26 posted on 07/21/2013 10:28:03 AM PDT by advertising guy (.......... when Helen Thomas died........ Satan smiled and holler'd.....MaMa !!!)
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I give Tiger credit for that.

It's his lack of class on the course which the media covered up a lot before his wife caught up with his despicable and constant infidelity. After that happened he didn't have the media in his back pocket as before.

27 posted on 07/21/2013 10:33:45 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Ain’t no justice fo’ tigger at Muirfield.


28 posted on 07/21/2013 10:35:55 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Congrats to Lefty on winning on a course which requires more luck than skill. The course had dead grass all over from wind and heat & lack of rain. They must have a lousy water sprinkler system. The Scotts are notorious for being cheap. I would’nt pay more than 10 dollars to play on such horrible looking and desolate golf course. It was impossible to control direction and length of roll anywhere. This is not golf. It is (skill+luck) combined.

I have played on Cog Hill #4, Royal Oaks, Waverly, Columbia Edgewater, Portland, Harbour Point, Dungeness, etc just to name a few, and each one is so beautiful.


29 posted on 07/21/2013 10:38:51 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

While I’m certainly happy for Phil, and he is miles above Eldrick in terms of class (hard not to be), it was good to see Ian Poulter in contention. I saw a Golf Channel show about him (Playing Lessons with the Pros, I believe), and Poulter is a first class guy. I was very impressed. I’d love to see him break through. He has a phenomenal record in match play competition.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Phil saved maybe his best round ever for today.

Leaderboard - Final     R1   R2	 R3   R4 Total Thru
1  Phil Mickelson       -2   +3	 +1   -5  -3     F
2  Henrik Stenson       -1   -1	 +3   -1   E     F
T3 Lee Westwood   	+1   -3	 -1   +4  +1	 F
T3 Ian Poulter  	+1    E	 +4   -4  +1 	 F
T3 Adam Scott            E   +1  -1   +1  +1     F
T6 Tiger Woods          -2    E  +1   +3  +2     F
T6 Zach Johnson         -5   +4  +2   +1  +2     F
T6 Hideki Matsuyama      E   +2  +1   -1  +2     F
T9 Hunter Mahan         +1   +1  -3   +4  +3     F
T9 Francesco Molinari   -2   +3  +1   +1  +3     F

31 posted on 07/21/2013 10:39:12 AM PDT by deport
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“and btw..........the shot announcers sucked ,,,I mean s u c k e d”

Mike Tirico is one of the worst sports announcers, and the worst golf announcer of any Major Tournaments.

32 posted on 07/21/2013 10:40:34 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: jazusamo

Tiger looks like he’s constipated.


33 posted on 07/21/2013 10:44:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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Lindsey doesn’t look like the type that tolerates losers.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 10:44:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: advertising guy
"that man has changed 10’s of thousands of children’s lives"

Yeah; now all the little black kids wanna grow up and marry white blonde women......

35 posted on 07/21/2013 10:54:28 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: traditional1

go to hell punk


36 posted on 07/21/2013 11:01:58 AM PDT by advertising guy (.......... when Helen Thomas died........ Satan smiled and holler'd.....MaMa !!!)
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"go to hell punk"

LOL

Tell ya what, NEWBIE; go wipe the snot off your nose. The flack is always thickest when you're over the target.......

37 posted on 07/21/2013 11:06:27 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: advertising guy

Mods have been informed.


38 posted on 07/21/2013 11:08:48 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: freedom1st
"Good guy, great golfer, and good family man."

I'm glad to hear that said. Here's something I posted After Phil won the Scottish Open last week.

39 posted on 07/21/2013 11:09:04 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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cool...be sure the mods see the blantant racism in the asshats comments....


40 posted on 07/21/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by advertising guy (.......... when Helen Thomas died........ Satan smiled and holler'd.....MaMa !!!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

saw gradual self-undoing of Westwood today, after opening in the lead at the beginning of the last round today

poor Lee; 8 times in the top 3 of a major championship without winning

maybe number 9 will be a charm

but

good to see Michelson win - a really nice guy

while Tiger showed he still has not regained his control or confidence, though he began today only 2 strokes behind the starting leader


41 posted on 07/21/2013 11:37:25 AM PDT by Wuli
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As soon as the Pirates overtook them, it's all Pirates all the time.

Pirates winning games--that is DEFINITELY headline breaking news. I believe the Pirates hold the dubious honor of the most consecutive losing seasons in MLB history.

42 posted on 07/21/2013 12:41:59 PM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: Wuli
Tiger showed he still has not regained his control or confidence, though he began today only 2 strokes behind the starting leader

When he is not leading going into the final round, Tiger has NEVER had confidence or control. He has never won coming from behind on the final day [at least in Majors].

That has always been his weakness ...

43 posted on 07/21/2013 12:43:15 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: boycott

ESPN and the other networks have been doing their best to keep that turd afloat.


44 posted on 07/21/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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I got out of Bible study last night and flipped to a sports radio channel on my way home and the radio host was telling us how certain he was that Tiger would win because he’s the greatest golfer of all time. Got sick of it after 10 minutes and flipped to another sports radio channel where they began talking about the British Open and how Tiger would win it because he was the greatest golfer of all time.

It’s like Tiger is the Obama of the sports world. None dare may speak ill of him. Let’s hand him the British Open the way Obama was handed the Nobel Peace Prize - just for showing up. I didn’t start out as an ABT (Anybody But Tiger) golf watcher but I certainly am now.


45 posted on 07/21/2013 1:29:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: OrangeHoof

By the same token, Danica Patrick and Tim Tebow are the Sarah Palin of the sports world. Danica is treated poorly, just because she is a woman and Tebow is denigrated because of his commitment to being a Christian in word and deed. Palin is derided both for being a woman and for being a Christian. I never thought the sports world would be so political.


46 posted on 07/21/2013 1:49:56 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Even after reading this thread and knowing Phill won the Open I had to watch the whole ESPN broadcast of this event! Phill was solid at the end on a very difficult course! Good for him!


47 posted on 07/21/2013 2:41:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rabidralph

Well, I agree except Danica really is not talented enough for NASCAR and Tebow isn’t mechanically a very good quarterback so the critics do have some legit reasons to criticize. It’s just that some of the criticism seems very mean-spirited and over-the-top which is, I think, partly due to politics. Danica was too great a marketing magnet not to go NASCAR eventually.

Anyway, congratulations to Mickelson. He’s a true gentleman and remember how he stood up for California taxpayers last year before the media shouted him down?


48 posted on 07/21/2013 3:46:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: OrangeHoof
Danica really is not talented enough for NASCAR

Danica is 27th in points roughly half way through the season in her rookie year in Cup.

I'm not a fan of hers but I'd say she's good enough to be a "journeywoman" driver.....

49 posted on 07/21/2013 3:53:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: OrangeHoof

That’s my whole point. Legitimate criticism of their talents is one thing, but all the criticism has a not-so-veiled meanness to it, that any conservative recognizes when reading media accounts of conservative politicians.


50 posted on 07/21/2013 3:54:52 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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