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Who do we fancy to win the Open this week boys? Jordan Speith is gunning for his third major in a row but with only two days prep after a quick jet flight from the states after winning the John Deere Classic he may be a bit underdone.

As for the Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day willbargain lead the charge although Paul Gow and Jack Newton give Greg Chalmers a hope.

Bets are being laid apparently on whether Tiger will make the cut or miss the 1st Fairway.
For those who don't know, the 1st Fairway is so wide and Sunday hacker can make it. But Tiger is so bad off the tee these days it will be interesting to see how he goes.

I find this a bit odd. Why wouldn't you skip the JD Classic and spend a week in Scotland? He has a very rare opportunity to win the slam in a calendar year. Doesn't sounds as though he gives a **** about this tornament.
 
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I find this a bit odd. Why wouldn't you skip the JD Classic and spend a week in Scotland? He has a very rare opportunity to win the slam in a calendar year. Doesn't sounds as though he gives a **** about this tornament.
6 under thru 12 holes at the moment
 

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Big congratulations to Jason Day on winning his first major. Very well deserved after so many top 10 finishes.
 

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If you just took the last few years in isolation, this win would be sweet enough.

Remember, Day lost eight members of his family during the devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in November 2013.

And it was only a few months ago that he collapsed on the course during the US Open because of an ongoing illness. Throughout his career he has suffered injury and come through.

His father Alvin died of cancer when Day was 12.

Before he passed away, his father gave him his first golf club – a rusty three-iron that he found in a junkyard.

Shortly after his death, Day began drinking - he was a confessed "alcoholic" as a school boy - and getting into fist-fights regularly.

It was his mother, Dening, who - worried her son would be lost to the streets - sold the family's home when he was a teenager and borrowed money from relatives to send Day a few hours away to boarding school.

It was there he was given a book from his roommate about Tiger Woods and - amazed by the feats of the American at such a young age - Day began practising 30 hours a week to become what he is today.
 
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Great work by him, seeing the way he & Jordan Spieth carry themselves makes a couple of our young tennis players look even worse, different sports I know but wow.....
 

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Great work by him, seeing the way he & Jordan Spieth carry themselves makes a couple of our young tennis players look even worse, different sports I know but wow.....

On the second last hole Day had a massive putt and left it around a foot from the hole. Speith game him the thumbs up and said well done. I like that.
 

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And yet another win for Day on the US PGA tour. He is now officially the number 1 golfer in the world.
 

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I think I heard tonight that he gets a 14m bonus if he wins the next tournament. Wow!
 
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