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Comment from: wendyuk [Visitor] Email
Shanks, I'm beginning to feel like an old groupie, but as long as you blog on subjects I relate to I hope you don't mind me posting?

I know David Duval is not a big favouvite with the US media, but I have liked him since he became our Open champion and gave such an eloquent and sincere acceptance speech. I have been following him missing cuts in several recent tournaments and was therefore very very happy to see him play so well at the US Open, and mortified at the lip out. I do hope that this result will inspire him. I don't know if there was much in the US press about this result - disappointingly little or nothing in the UK, considering such a feat, which is one reason why I was "chuffed" at your coverage.
07/06/09 @ 14:47
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
Always glad to get your comments, Wendy.

Duval has remained a curiosity for the US press but this recent performance has increase the attention for now, unless he reverts to the previous level of play - looking good for a round or two then blowing up. Haven't seen Open odds yet but he might be worth a couple of pounds. Turnberry never seems to produce a fluke as champion, so I'd look at Woods and Stenson with red-hot Hunter Mahan and perhaps Kenny Perry (if it isn't cold) as semi-dark horses.
07/06/09 @ 15:44
Comment from: wendyuk [Visitor] Email
Well, my bets are laid - e/w:

Patriotic - Westwood 33/1 & Fisher 40/1
Fantasy Golf League - Hunter Mahan 33/1
Long Shots - Duval 150/1 (could have got 500/1 pre US Open), Cink 150/1 Rock 500/1 (thus totally ignoring the Turnberry fluke theory).

Stenson out of sorts (?) and too cold for Perry. Never worth betting on/against Woods.

The wind was too blustery for me to play today on the south coast of England so heaven help them at Turnberry.

Don't expect to recoup my outlay, but it certainly makes it even more riveting. Enjoy yourself!
07/15/09 @ 13:54
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
As I already have a bet of sorts on Mahan and Stenson with the side pool from the fantasy league, I'll be looking elsehwere tonight for a longshot or two. More tomorrow when I've made my selections.
07/15/09 @ 14:25
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
Went for Furyk at 30-1 and O'Hair at 70-1.
07/16/09 @ 07:31

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