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Comment from: Ian James [Visitor]
The answer to the question of where next for Retief Goosen will be found by Retief and not by reference to history and Greg Norman.

I have a feeling that the differences in personalities between Retief and Greg Norman will influence the future.
2005-06-20 @ 05:36
Comment from: steve [Visitor]
What da *&%# are you talking about. You're obviously not a golfer yourself.Every one of the top 5 five have had rounds over 80 in a major while having such a low ranking.What's your excuse for mickelson at this open, or woods at the british a few years back. Those guys are there because of there strong mental attitude.Are you forgetting what happend in 2001. One of the most embarrassing endings in all of golf, he came out the next day as if nothing happend."capable of winning one major and one major only: The U.S. Open." Are you retarded, or just not supposed to be writing golf articles for lack of information's sake.Go look at his record . As a fellow South African I've played with retief countless times.You Americans dont understand him simply because his first languege is Afrikaanse. Afrikaanse people have the unfortunate cloud over there head as being the worst in the world to express there feelings when speaking english.
2005-06-20 @ 06:26
Comment from: Stuart [Visitor]
Joke article
2005-06-20 @ 10:45
Comment from: Mark [Visitor]
Accidently came here trying to find The Ca State Amatuer Site. Your commentary isn't a melt down only because you dont even get in the tournament. What a courageous prediction about Reteif, I suppose you wrote a column about Micheal Cambell when he lost his game? Stock in Goosen will never be a better buy than today.Get a life and cover one of the hundreds of positve stories from the open.....

2005-06-20 @ 10:54
Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
What a bad article. I have never been so shocked to read such bad commentary. As others have expressed not only do you act like you know little about golf but little about what it takes to write a good sports article. Perhaps a better approach would of been how he shot 11 over for the day. How about how when on the brink of something that has only been done twice in history of golf he collapses. Goosen was on the verge of being only the 3rd golfer in history to win 3 US Opens in a 5 year time period. Also did Tigers meltdown cost him the tourney, YES. Starts off bogey, bogey and finishes bogey, bogey par. Now there is a story.
2005-06-20 @ 15:40
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
I hope you are man enough to publish a retraction when Retief's play force your rubbish down your throat. In my opinion you are not - time will tell.

The consensus regarding your absolute lack of golf knowledge is telling.

Your only possible saving grace could be that you are paid based on hits so you put out %^& that you don't believe yourself - just to make a buck
2005-06-20 @ 16:33
Comment from: t [Visitor]
the talented goose will be back especially with comments like this, because you are relieving the pressure. for those who have competed for anything, it is much easier to win when NOT favored. There is much more pressure to go out and win when expected to win. Michael Campbell crept in there because the attention was off him, which he even stated himself. all it took for the goose to fade was one slip or two which happened and was easy to do on that course. it will also become harder for Tiger because his expectations are rising. Of course, in my view he needs a better game plan if he intends to win more majors (also per JMiller). Had Goosen not faltered early i doubt if Tiger would have made the charge for at that point he was not expecting to win. Look what happened when he finally got close, his expectations rose and he choked on 16 and 17th. He choked at the Master's as well but his miraculous chipin scared them all. It takes breaks too. Ask the lady who got hit on the head with one of Campbell's drives.
2005-06-20 @ 16:54
Comment from: Ronald Montesano [Visitor]
Chris Baldwin wins! Way to strike a post that is sure to piss people off and make them react. No one would have responded if you had said something maudlin, along the lines of "poor Retief, don't we all feel sorry for him?" Instead, you question his manhood, his composure, his grace under pressure, his lightninghood, and the world responds with venom. Like many of the others, I believe that we will see the phoenician rise of Retief, and predict (because predictions are fun) that it will happen in one month at none other than the auld grey toon, St. Andrews.
2005-06-20 @ 20:59
Comment from: John [Visitor]
To Chris Baldwin - Goosen done? Obviously, you're not a golfer because if you were you would have nothing but sympathy for Retief. He's a great player and anyone who won U.S. OPEN not once, but twice deserves more respect even from non-golfers like yourself!!! Retief is a hero..... the way he handled defeat for millions of people, and a role model, and you will see him in many majors again.... and winning!! Please don't spread this non-sense around that he's done.... nobody is done is golf, unless they voluntarily quit, and we all had these kinds of rounds. Remember Garcia at Carnoustie? Is he done in your eyes as well? C'mon, get a life and play some golf. We'll see how you do...
2005-06-20 @ 21:11
Comment from: PADDY [Visitor]
CHRIS BALDWIN, NEVER HEARD OF YOU BEFORE, BUT CONGRATULATION YOU WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY FOR WRITING THE BIGGEST LOAD OF CRAP THAT HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT A GOLFER IF YOU WANTED TO MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF. YOU CERTAINLY HAVE SUCCEEDED BUT FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS.
2005-06-21 @ 11:01
Comment from: brian [Visitor]
Hello, Earth to Chris! Put you money where your words are big guy. HE WILL WIN ANOTHER AND ANOTHER MAJOR AGAIN before it's all said and done. Please email me if you want to lose some money betting against the Goose. If you want to bet on where he finishes like 3rd or fourth, that's fine too.
2005-06-22 @ 18:50
Comment from: andy vasily [Visitor]
Obviously you haven`t a clue nor do you know anything about golf, pro golfers, or playing golf in a major. What an insane prediction about Goosen`s future....
2005-06-22 @ 21:12
Comment from: RV [Visitor]
Tiger shot 81 at Muirfield. Granted, it took him a while to win a major again, but his game was coming apart. Goosen's is not -- he simply had a bad round.

Goosen will return, and possibly sooner than you expect.
2005-06-23 @ 08:38
Comment from: Nick Gilmore [Visitor]
Chris...you really are stupid. I hope you aren't paid for your limited insight into the world of golf. Your comparison to Norman's thing at Augusta in 96 is misplaced. It would be more appropriate to compare it to Normans performance in 1986 where he had opportunities in all four majors and only won one. You must enjoy being an ass clown. Mr. Goosen will be winning some more majors in his career. It was clear to me he was experiencing some pain that was affecting his play and he gutted it out.
2005-06-23 @ 17:17
Comment from: jsweet [Visitor]
this commentary has to be a joke....You have to be trying to get a reaction...could help give you a name.
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. I'm not a big Goosen fan, but he handled the day like a real gentleman, I was impressed.
2005-06-23 @ 19:48
Comment from: Ken H [Visitor]
insanity...
2005-06-24 @ 10:10
Comment from: sandie [Visitor] Email
Where can i buy my husband shrits ,that Micheal Campbel wears????
2007-01-08 @ 19:20

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