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a decent haircut and learn to walk properly and he could get even better
342. BantamBen 7 HOURS AGO@ 339 Not really sure what you are rambling on about ! If its about Rory being Irish/British etc I really don't care....---I was just as happy to see Padraig win his majors
I'm on one now, sorry but a bit of perspective please. Well done Rory but let's spare a thought for a 40 year old Devon mum who's just won the Euro 10,000m and won't be getting a Nike deal or even a HYS mention - I wonder if she has put in any less effort in achieving her goal.
@345.Well said. To post something on the subject of GOLF here one has to suffer the nationalistic ramblings or sly shots by a few of the regulars. Bit like down my local; everyone humours them until they dry up and leave the bar so that civilised conversation can resume.
Jimmy, I think disap was suggesting that I was claiming Rory as a fellow Brit when disap says he is Irish. What I was saying is that 1) I don't care where Rory hangs his hat, and 2) I might not be a Brit so therefore not " interested in claiming Rory " Anyway British/Irish/ etc is a boring subject although some like JDFries/jmathew go on about it forever. I've got bored just writing this !
342. BantamBen. I'm not sure that disap-ea---g sp--y cares about your nationality, he only mentioned Rory's. As for the relative skill levels required in different sports, cycling is pretty straightforward, as Rebecca Romero showed by winning gold in Beijing after 3 years, so rowing is harder than cycling. And I've seen Redgrave play golf, so golf is definitely harder than rowing.
If he can retain his still boyish shape (like Scott and Rose) for 10 more years, I believe McIlroy will comfortably surpass the golfing records of Ballesteros and Faldo. Thereafter I suspect it will depend on his private life/entourage and how greedy he becomes (appearance money etc). I see the single greatest threat emanating from Asia where they are more selfless in pursuit of success.
@ 339 Not really sure what you are rambling on about ! If its about Rory being Irish/British etc I really don't care as I'm not very nationalistic. If it is that issue that your rambling about its rather silly as you have no idea what my nationality is. Bit of a nothing out of nothing really !
wow moderators thank you. you are being very tolerant today. maybe you agree with me?
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oh dear bantemidiot. 2 shots at it an no bites. shame that golf fans could care less where their favourite golfers come from. I for one hope to see him with a tricolour draped over his shoulders along with capt paul. although you may get your wish of seeing the union rag in NI as long as the ryder cup finishes on a wednesday as it is illegal to hang on any other day
@335 Yes I take your comments on board but my thoughts are that Golf is such a skilled game compared to Rowing and Running. With Golf you are on your own ( as Coe was and Hoy I agree ) Anyway Mcilroy will be one of the very great British sports people of all time without a doubt.
Have to say, I'm delighted to see RMc winning a few tight ones like this, as he won't always get it his own way like he did for the first two, so great to see that he can dig himself out of holes and keep bouncing back. He made mistakes, but unlike the time he led the Masters, he was able to hit the reset button. Being able to do this really increases his chances of further wins.
334. "greatest british sportsperson". Apart from the fact that you're getting a bit carried away with yourself, can we please keep things simple and refer to him as Northern Irish (as he does himself), rather than claiming him as British. Otherwise, only a matter of time before someone posts that RMc is Irish. Let's celebrate the fella, not fight over him!
# 334 BantamBenOooh now that's a bit of a claim! Redgrave, Coe, Hoy perhaps, and don't disregard those in team sports who were able to elevate the team to another level.
McIlroy is on his way to becoming the greatest british sportsperson of all time. Faldo is probably that at the moment. No other team mates, no horse or car underneath you, just yourself !
Its really no fun to read the comments on the golf when the only comments on here are from genuine golf fans. i read a selection of the comments from yesterday and deary me if thats an indication of the intelligence level of the average english golf fan i really fear for the future.i truly hope that english golf is'nt going the way of their f/ball cos the fans certainly are
@330 Geelte LOL that made me think of flwg: Hainult GC (2 courses) someone tee'd of 18th at same time someone tee'd of 1st of other course. Teeshot on 1st horribly mishit which came of heel and went into the hole on 18th just as ball of person teeing of 18th landed on green. He's jumping up and down thinking he has holed in 1 only to find out when he gets to green his ball over back :( LOL
Everyone has their portion of good and bad luck, isn't that what 72 holes is supposed to even out. However lucky this was, it was what he was trying to do. Like his scorecard, the record book only shows he won, not how.On a separate note, nice to see the trolls have all gone.
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