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Royal Portrush: How one of golf’s greatest masterpieces has been made even greater

Aerial Views of Royal Portrush Golf Club - An aerial photograph from out to sea of the par 3, sixth hole Harry Colts' in the foreground and the par 4, fifth hole 'White Rocks' behind on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club the host venue for the 2019 Open Championship on October 10, 2018 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Aerial Views of Royal Portrush Golf Club - An aerial photograph from out to sea of the par 3, sixth hole Harry Colts' in the foreground and the par 4, fifth hole 'White Rocks' behind on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club the host venue for the 2019 Open Championship on October 10, 2018 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) Credit: David Cannon/Getty

Royal Portrush, in County Antrim, is one of the finest golf courses not just in Northern Ireland but the world. Toby Keel paid a visit a few months before the world's best players arrive for The Open.

In 1980, a team of experts began restoring Michelangelo’s ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. It was painstaking work, carried out millimetre by millimetre, with no expense spared in either time or money. Yet even before the 14-year project was complete, the critics’ knives were out: it was crass, simplistic, technically flawed, and completely trampled the artist’s original intention. The controversy rumbles on to this day. Restoration is a tricky business.

In golf, too, restoration is a minefield. Every time The Open returns to the Old Course at St Andrews, the track gets a few tweaks – tiny amends, really, since the place has barely changed in its essentials for over a century. And every time, there’s somebody ready to complain about the updates, grumbling that the Road Hole bunker has been made too big, or too small; or that the new tee on such-and-such a hole ruins the approach angle.

All of this makes it even more remarkable that the updates to Royal Portrush – which will host golf’s Open Championship in July – have been greeted with almost universal acclaim. And rightly so.

The comparison between Portrush and the Sistine Chapel isn’t quite so fanciful as it might initially seem. While even the Antrim club’s most fervent members wouldn’t claim it as one of the Great Works of Man, they will rightly point out that this is one of the finest achievements of golf course design on the planet. The course was regularly ranked in the world’s top 10 by golf magazines across the globe even before the tweaks made ahead of this year’s tournament. And like the Sistine Chapel, it was shaped by the hands of a master: Old Tom Morris, the towering colossus of 19th century golf, first laid the course out on the spectacular dunes of this beautiful coastline. And it was another master who gave the place it’s previous major surgery, back in the 1930s: Harry Colt, the pre-eminent architect of golf’s ‘Golden Age’ who laid out courses including Sunningdale and Muirfield.

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A rainbow forms behind the green on the 431 yards par 4, ninth hole 'Tavern' with the 418 yards par 4 15th hole 'Skerries' in the distance at Royal Portrush Golf Club the venue for The Open Championship 2019 on September 12, 2018 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Phot: David Cannon/R&A via Getty Images

A rainbow forms behind the green on the 431 yards par 4, ninth hole ‘Tavern’ with the 418 yards par 4 15th hole ‘Skerries’ in the distance at Royal Portrush Golf Club the venue for The Open Championship 2019 on September 12, 2018 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Phot: David Cannon/R&A via Getty Images

But while Royal Portush’s Dunluce course, as it’s officially called, was a masterpiece, it had a problem. Or, rather, two problems: the 17th and 18th holes.

After 16 truly magnificent links golf holes, the finishing pair let the track down rather badly. Playing it was like eating the first nine-tenths of a tasting menu created by a chef with three Michelin stars, only to be served Angel Delight for pudding.

It’s not an uncommon problem with links courses, since they invariably start at the flatter land where the clubhouse lies, move out to the more dramatic terrain, then return to the duller stuff. Royal Troon is a perfect example: the opening and closing few holes are entirely forgettable, while the stretch in between as good as anything in the world. Turnberry has a similar problem with its 1st and 18th holes.

At Portrush, however, a solution been put in place by golf architects Mackenzie & Ebert. Those weaker holes were scrapped and two brand new holes built towards the end of the front nine. That’s shunted everything along by two holes, meaning that the old 16th – a fine dog-leg played to a green surrounded by hillocks and gorse – is now the 18th, while the wondrous long par-3 ‘Calamity’ (230 yards across a yawning chasm with a 100ft drop down to the right) is now the 16th instead of the 14th, meaning that nerves and fatigue will play a great role in identifying 2019’s Champion Golfer of the Year.

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Royal Portrush has magnificent views out to sea from almost every spot

Even better is the fact that the new holes – the 7th and 8th – are immediately among two of the best on the course. The former is a long par-5 played from an exposed, raised tee – wind will surely play havoc, if it blows – to a fairway tunnelling through dunes, while the 8th brings in to play the same drop in elevation that golfers later have to deal with on Calamity. Both offer precisely the sort of experience which marks out a truly great golf course: you’re constantly presented with shots that you can’t wait to hit.

 

Tickets for The Open at Royal Portrush have long since sold out – pent-up demand for an Open on Irish soil meant that the entire allocation of almost 200,000 went within days – but practice day tickets are still available. Anyone who loves the game really ought to make the pilgrimage to this magical spot at least once in their lives: Portrush’s course and setting are equally beautiful, and there are a number of other courses and things to see nearby (most notably Portstewart and the Giant’s Causeway) which easily justify a trip of several days.

Green fees on the Dunluce course at Royal Portrush vary from £70 in winter to £205 in summer – see www.royalportrushgolfclub.com for more details, or www.discovernorthernireland.com/golf to find other places to play nearby.


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Just in case it wasnt clear these are Ted's selections for the Open

Outright: McIlroy 17/2 BetVic
1st Rnd Leader: McIlroy 20/1 Hills
Top European: McIlroy 4/1 Laddies
Top Former Winner: McIlroy 7/4 bet365
Top Irish Player: McIlroy 4/9 betfred
Top GB/Ire Player: McIlroy 11/4 Unibet
McIlroy to get Hole In One: 33/1 betway

Best of luck Ted, hope he does it for you mate

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Looks wide open this year but you wouldn't be surprised if one of the top 6 in the betting dominates this week.

McIlroy, Keopka, Rahm, Johnson, Woods and Rose are in decent form and Betfair have added Schauffele to the mix and are betting those 7 players at 5/4 versus the field. I'd like those 7 on my side.
 

I have a feeling Tommy Fleetwood will do well this week, he is familiar with these courses coming from my home town of Southport. He's been playing ok without setting the world alight but has made his last 30 cuts. His last two starts in Europe have showed plenty of promise and if there is one player at decent odds to surprise the big boys then he could be the one.

Outright: Tommy Fleetwood EW 30/1 Bet365 (8 places)

 

Top Continental Euro :Francesco Molinari 6/1 Unibet
 

Top Amateur Player
We have 6 amateurs in the line up = World Rankings
7/4 Brando Wu (5th)
7/2 Takumi Kanaya (2nd)
5/1 Matthias Schmid (33rd)
6/1 James Sugrue (73rd)
12/1 Thomas Thurlaway (360th)
16/1 Curtis Knipes (353rd)

Kanaya made the cut in the Masters and ended up 58th after a 78 in the final round. He finished 40th in the English Amateur Champs behind Schmid recently but overall is the most experienced player along with the fav Wu. At the prices Kanaya looks the value bet to me.

Top Amateur : Kanaya 7/2 Boylesports

 

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Final major is here. Molinari was our winner last year and it looks like the weather will be lovely (for the UK). This event is very much a "form" tournament. You'll tend to find the player in form in the past has the been the eventual winner ala Spieth in the past, and Molinari last year.

With that in mind my main bet will be Stenson. Won at Troon and T11 the year after at Southport. Looking in really good form and is performing at Scrambling which is going to be key this week for sure. Next up I'll take Xander Schauffele as I just feel he is on the brink of a big win. Hoping he isn't another Ricky Fowler. T2 last year and T20 the year previous, so I'll once again take him.

3 big prices now for some outside value. Patrick Reed is my first. Looks a big price for a guy that obviously has the ability. Next up Zach Johnson who I took last week and it didn't materialize. He looked abit off with his putting there but really he should have been -3 after the first 2 holes. If they both go in the confidence is differerent and you never know. This is an event he loves ofcourse. Not any have a record showing Winner 2015, T12 2016. T14 2017 and T17 last year. Finally a little tip on Beef. Johnson may not be the one to look at for form, but he has a bit of decent form in this event and I can see him performing this week.

2pts E/W H.Stenson to win Open 30/1 bet365 (paying 8 places)
1pt E/W X.Schauffele to win Open 28/1 bet365 (paying 8 places)
0.5pts E/W P.Reed to win Open 80/1 betfair (paying 10 places)
0.5pts E/W Z.Johnson to win Open 150/1 betfair (paying 10 places)
0.5pts E/W A.Johnston to win Open 200/1 betfair (paying 10 places)


 

 

 

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3 hours ago, BillyHills said:

Just in case it wasnt clear these are Ted's selections for the Open

Outright: McIlroy 17/2 BetVic
1st Rnd Leader: McIlroy 20/1 Hills
Top European: McIlroy 4/1 Laddies
Top Former Winner: McIlroy 7/4 bet365
Top Irish Player: McIlroy 4/9 betfred
Top GB/Ire Player: McIlroy 11/4 Unibet
McIlroy to get Hole In One: 33/1 betway

Best of luck Ted, hope he does it for you mate

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You forgott one silly Billy

  To lead all four rounds  Mcilroy  60/1 betfair 👍

 

p.s  he is a 100/1 for a hole in one with skybet  ive just had a fiver on that 😎

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....on a more serious note not so sure you are correct with the weather Fader  i live in Bangor which is on the coast as is Portrush we have a bit a rain at the moe here and it to move on up to portrush. in the coming days, We also get gusty winds  so it could be a battle.. Apparentlly Tiger lost a couple of balls yesterday in practise  and that was on a hot  calm summers day!!

This is from our local rag,

Rain to descend on Portrush for Open with temperatures remaining high

The Claret Jug is pictured at Royal Portrush Golf Club. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)46 The Claret Jug is pictured at Royal Portrush Golf Club. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

 

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Rain is being forecast for Portrush this week with the 2019 Open to get underway on Thursday.

 

Golfers from around the world and thousands of fans have arrived on the north coast for the first Open in Northern Ireland since 1951.

Mixed weather awaits the 156 golfers taking part, with Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari and Jordan Spieth among the international names taking part, alongside our own Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.

Practice continued on Monday with Portrush basking in beautiful sunshine.

The Met Office has forecast that the weather will remain warm on Tuesday with temperatures around 20 degrees.

Rain is forecast for the final day of practice on Wednesday with temperatures around 18 degrees and a moderate breeze expected.

Darren Clarke will get the tournament proper underway on Thursday with rain showers and a moderate breeze forcecast. Temperatures are expected to remain around 17 degrees.

The forecast on Friday is largely the same as Thursday, with the rain stopping on Saturday, the penultimate day of the tournament, with temperatures expected to stay around 17 degrees.

2019's Open champion may have to contend with rain forecast for Sunday, the temperature is set to rise slightly to 18 degrees but light rain showers and a moderate breeze are expected.

A Met Office spokesperson speculated on the effect the weather could have on play.

Tiger Woods on the 18th green during preview day one of The Open Championship 2019 at Royal Portrush Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 14, 2019. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. Still image use only. The Open Championship logo and clear link to The Open website (TheOpen.com) to be included on website publishing.46 Tiger Woods on the 18th green during preview day one of The Open Championship 2019 at Royal Portrush Golf Club. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 14, 2019. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. Still image use only. The Open Championship logo and clear link to The Open website (TheOpen.com) to be included on website publishing.

"The Open Championship is always played on traditional links courses. Being on the coast they are renowned for hard, fast fairways which come from sunny days and drying winds," the spokesperson said.

"This makes for challenging competition, which can be accentuated by the typical British weather elements of wind, rain, fog or thunderstorms.

"Rain makes conditions unpleasant for players and spectators alike, and can stop a competition if the greens and fairways flood. But it is thunderstorms that spell danger; lightning poses a significant risk to everyone on the course and play has to be suspended until the storm passes."

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2640004

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Spectators descend on Portrush as Open practice underway

Tiger Woods at Royal Portrush
Tiger Woods tees off at Royal Portrush on the second practice day. Credit: Pacemaker

Golfing superstars have been getting practice in at Royal Portrush ahead of The 148th Open Championship.

Thousands of people have made their way to the north coast venue with just days left until the championship begins.

In the lead up to the event which officially starts on Thursday, some of the biggest names from the world of golf including 2019 Masters winner Tiger Woods and fellow American Dustin Johnson have been playing practice rounds.

Dustin Johnson at the Open
Dustin Johnson getting a few holes played at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush. Credit: Pacemaker
Dustin Johnson in action
Dustin Johnson tees off at the 10th. Credit: Pacemaker
Royal Portrush
Huge crowd following Tiger and Dustin Johnson during practice rounds. Credit: Pacemaker

WATCH: UTV Sport Correspondent Ruth Gorman looks ahead to the Open championship:

 
 
 
 
 
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It was announced on Monday that Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke will hit the first shot on Thursday morning with Rory McIlroy also teeing off early.

Tiger Woods will kick-off his campaign at 3.10 pm.

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Home favourite @DarrenClarke60 has the honour of hitting the first shot of The 148th Open 🏌️‍♂️#TheOpen

For the full list of tee times click here 👉http://bit.ly/TheOpenTeeTimes  ⛳️

 
 
 
 
Patrick Reed on the tee
Patrick Reed on the tee at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush today Credit: Pacemaker
Tiger Woods in action at Royal Portrush
Tiger Woods in action at Royal Portrush. Credit: Pacemaker
Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush practice day two. Credit: Pacemaker
Jon Rahm coming up the first hole at The 148th Open
Jon Rahm coming up the first hole at The 148th Open. Credit: Pacemaker
Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood makes a young fans day at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush. Credit: Pacemaker
Niki Flower
Niki Flower on the tee at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush Practice day two. Credit: Pacemaker
Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth signing for the fans The 148th Open at Royal Portrush practice day two. Credit: Pacemaker
 

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Well here are my 5 selections Rory Mciroy 8-1 Tommy Fleetwood 30-1 Justin Rose 25-1 Patrick cantlay 28-1 and Haotong Li 125-1 with bet365 and playing 8 places. Good Luck to all if you have a bet and hope the weather plays ball.

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.....latest weather report.....


The 148th Open Championship is set to be played at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland, from July 18 to July 21.

The world's oldest golf championship returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years, and the weather may be a factor in the outcome.

Extreme weather is not expected during the four days of intense play on the rugged links which feature frequent changes in direction and elevation.

Open Championship AP 7/17

Italy's Andrea Pavan plays his tee shot off the16th tee during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


On Wednesday, the golfers got a taste of Northern Ireland weather as gusty winds and a soaking rain dampened spirits during the final day of practice.

First round action is slated to begin on Thursday, and rainfall and gusty winds will once again be a concern.

While rainfall is not expected to be heavy enough to cause delays, course conditions may change throughout the day creating difficult play for even the world's best golfers.

"Winds of 8-16 mph (13-26 km/h) are expected throughout the day with gusts as high as 25 mph (40 km/h) at times," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.

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A dry start to the day is possible on Friday for the second round of play; however, the threat of rainfall will increase during the day with a period of rain possible from midday into the evening. Light to moderate winds are forecast throughout the day.

A drier day is forecast on Saturday, but there will be the risk for a brief shower as winds remain light to moderate. Cloud may yield to a few sunny breaks during the afternoon.

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Sunday is forecast to be the driest day of the tournament; however, gusty winds will still bring a challenge to for the final round of play.

"Strong southwest winds of 10-20 mph (16-32 km/h) are expected with frequent gusts as high as 30 mph (48 km/h)," Roys said.

While the day is expected to be dry, rainy spells are expected to arrive during the evening and continue into Sunday.

Heat will certainly not be a concern at this year's Open Championship; in fact, spectators and players will want to dress accordingly as daily high temperatures will range from 17 to 19 C (62-66 F).

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I like to put a premium on ability, confidence and experience and so I'm backing Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Woods and Francesco Molinari on the exchanges at 13, 21, 34 and 46 respectively. Koepka's major record is something else, Dustin Johnson has been top of the rankings or near the top for a long time now and always has low scores in him and Molinari obviously won this last year when Woods was in contention. Woods has hardly played this season but the Masters win shows he can still do it. Good luck everyone :hope

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On 7/18/2019 at 1:02 AM, Torque said:

I like to put a premium on ability, confidence and experience and so I'm backing Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Woods and Francesco Molinari on the exchanges at 13, 21, 34 and 46 respectively. Koepka's major record is something else, Dustin Johnson has been top of the rankings or near the top for a long time now and always has low scores in him and Molinari obviously won this last year when Woods was in contention. Woods has hardly played this season but the Masters win shows he can still do it. Good luck everyone :hope

As expected, at least in terms of the prices, Koepka is in contention and Johnson is in touch. Molinari might still have a chance but Woods is definitely gone - I'll be very surprised if he even makes the cut. Ahead of the second round I'm adding Rose, Simpson and Garcia to my exchange position at 18, 29 and 36. Rose is such a steady player that it's hard not to see him remaining involved until the end, Simpson surprised me with how well he played in the conditions and if he gets into a good position he's shown over the last year or so that he can convert, and Garcia has pedigree at these tournaments which means he's worth siding with after a good start.

On a separate note, I didn't expect Rory to post anywhere near the number he did. Nerves must have got to him in a big way and it's incredible to think that when he was 16 he shot 61 around here - unless conditions were perfect back then or the course has changed that is some contrast in scores.

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Rory McIlroy: I wanted to punch myself after +8 shocker at The Open

Despair: Rory McIlroy shows his frustration as it all goes wrong on opening round at Royal Portrush1 Despair: Rory McIlroy shows his frustration as it all goes wrong on opening round at Royal Portrush

By Brian Keogh

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Rory McIlroy felt like punching himself after his hopes of Open glory on home turf suffered a devastating knockout blow at Royal Portrush.

 

As Shane Lowry led the Irish charge by firing a super 67 to lie just one shot behind American leader JB Holmes, McIlroy drove out of bounds and racked up a quadruple bogey eight at the first, then four putted the 16th before finishing with a triple bogey seven.

It all added up to an eight-over 79 - McIlroy's second-worst score in a major - and while he tried to take it on the chin, he was clearly devastated.

"I would like to punch myself," McIlroy confessed at the finish. "I made a couple of stupid mistakes. I was pretty nervous on the first tee and hit a bad shot.

"I showed some resilience in the middle of the round and was trying to fight back into the championship but then I finished off poorly as well."

His four-putt double bogey at the 236-yard 16th, Calamity, was the last straw and clearly left him reeling as he drove into deep rough at the 18th and took five more shots to find the green.

"The one that I'm disappointed about most is the little short putt on 16," said McIlroy, who came up six feet short with his long-range birdie putt, lipped out for par and then tried to tap in his tiddler one-handed and lipped out again. That was inexcusable."

With his hopes of winning in tatters, just making the cut will be a massive task now.

"Seven over par combined on the first and last holes makes it very hard for you," McIlroy said.

"I hit my first shot out of bounds yesterday, but it went right so that might have been in my head a little bit.

"I turned the ball over a little too much. It was a poor tee shot but not that bad it deserved to go out of bounds. If I look back, I undid all my good work to recover on the last three holes.

"At the end of the day, I play golf to fulfill my ambitions, not anyone else's, but I wish I could have given the crowd something to cheer about.

"I let myself down more than anyone else and need to pick myself back up."

Belfast Telegraph

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21 hours ago, Torque said:

As expected, at least in terms of the prices, Koepka is in contention and Johnson is in touch. Molinari might still have a chance but Woods is definitely gone - I'll be very surprised if he even makes the cut. Ahead of the second round I'm adding Rose, Simpson and Garcia to my exchange position at 18, 29 and 36. Rose is such a steady player that it's hard not to see him remaining involved until the end, Simpson surprised me with how well he played in the conditions and if he gets into a good position he's shown over the last year or so that he can convert, and Garcia has pedigree at these tournaments which means he's worth siding with after a good start.

On a separate note, I didn't expect Rory to post anywhere near the number he did. Nerves must have got to him in a big way and it's incredible to think that when he was 16 he shot 61 around here - unless conditions were perfect back then or the course has changed that is some contrast in scores.

Going into moving day Koepka is still in contention and Johnson is still in touch, Molinari posted a decent score to make the cut but realistically his chance of defending here is gone. Rose shot a good score and is now within a couple of the lead, but Simpson and Garcia fell away after neither could break par. I'm going to take three more on the exchanges in the shape of Rahm, Westwood and Holmes at 16.5, 18.5 and 19.5. Rahm has it in him to make a fast start tomorrow like Lowry did today, Westwood can certainly shoot a score similar to the ones he shot today and yesterday so that he's in the mix heading into the final day. Finally, I'd have Holmes a little shorter than he is considering that he's joint-top with Lowry.

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After such a great round today, McIlroy must be ruing that petulant three-putt yesterday. If he'd two-putted like he should have done then he makes the weekend, and two more rounds like the one he shot today could have given him an outside chance of winning. Just goes to show the fine margins of golf at the highest level - you can't afford to give away even one shot.

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On 7/19/2019 at 11:41 PM, Torque said:

Going into moving day Koepka is still in contention and Johnson is still in touch, Molinari posted a decent score to make the cut but realistically his chance of defending here is gone. Rose shot a good score and is now within a couple of the lead, but Simpson and Garcia fell away after neither could break par. I'm going to take three more on the exchanges in the shape of Rahm, Westwood and Holmes at 16.5, 18.5 and 19.5. Rahm has it in him to make a fast start tomorrow like Lowry did today, Westwood can certainly shoot a score similar to the ones he shot today and yesterday so that he's in the mix heading into the final day. Finally, I'd have Holmes a little shorter than he is considering that he's joint-top with Lowry.

Koepka is still in touch but Johnson blew his chance with a poor round. As expected, Molinari had too much to do and a poor round took him backwards in any case. Rose shot a decent enough number but probably not enough to see him with a chance tomorrow, and Simpson and Garcia both shot par which means neither have any chance. Rahm did OK but like Rose probably not enough and Westwood started well but faded. Holmes really needed to shoot a lower number to give himself a chance but he's still there if Lowry implodes. In reality though this is now Lowry's tournament to lose and I think he'll get the job done, but if he doesn't I think it's either Fleetwood or Koepka that takes advantage and I've backed them both at 5.2 and 14.5 on the exchanges. In the case of Koepka I'm going in again having backed him ahead of the first round, but for me at this stage he should be a little shorter given his Major record. Let's see what happens but @Tedthewolf I'm liking your chances of getting a winner at 60 to 1. :hope

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