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Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
Tim, he's the Open Champion, not the British Open Champion.

Why is it that you Americans find this so hard to understand?
07/31/08 @ 21:44
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Our athletic directors constantly mispronounce names of students at athletic assemblies. Something about the arrogance of people in charge; they have no idea that they are fallible.
07/31/08 @ 22:13
Comment from: Tim McDonald [Member] Email
Dave, I love getting into this with you Brits.

It's the "British Open" to Americans and will remain that way.

08/01/08 @ 06:33
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Ahhhh, good ole American arrogance! And we wonder why the rest of the world hates us.
08/01/08 @ 09:59
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
> It's the "British Open" to Americans and will remain that way.

Yeah, I know that mate. But the R&A call it The Open Championship; the name is copyrighted to them, it's on all their logos, etc. There is no tournament officially called the 'British Open.' So, being a knowledgeable golfer, can't you set an example and call it by its real name?

I'm sure you're not too fond of people saying 'the U.S. Masters.'
08/01/08 @ 14:16
Comment from: tim [Visitor] Email
Dave, I've resisted calling the British Open the Open for years -- mainly just to tweak the British who get so serious about such things -- but you make the first good argument I've encountered.

Not that I care that much about what they call the Masters, but you have a point.

Still, I haven't decided for good.

Shanks, your argument is the same old baloney.
08/01/08 @ 16:17

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