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Stewart Cink 2009 Open vs Patrick Reed 2018 Masters


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#1 Moleman

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:21 AM

Which was worse? 🤢



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:32 AM

I'm guessing in terms of, who rewrote the storyline and made it worse.

I'd have to go with Reed here. Watson lost the 2009 Open, fair and square, on a shot that was heartbreakingly inches off. Cink, though not the sentimental pick, is well thought of among his peers and in the game itself.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:39 AM

I see you are from Northern Ireland. I'm bitterly disappointed with Rory too, felt like my team lost a big match.

But Reed led the Masters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rory only got within 1 of him for one hole, then it was two shots or more in the difference for the entire round. Rory never had a shot on the back 9 that would have made a massive difference. Even eagles on 13 and 15 would have been too late, as he'd fallen to -9.

I'm not a fan of Patrick Reed, but it was inevitable that he would pick a major up somewhere. He's 27 years old, and has already achieved a lot.  

Tom Watson, meanwhile, co-led on Friday, then led on his own on Saturday, and then led heading up the 72nd hole. It was Tom's to lose. It was never anyone but Patrick Reed's to lose this year.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:56 AM

Good analogy!  As soon as the winning putt dropped I had to change channels!  Rory didn't deserve it the way he played on Sunday, looked like his putting stroke from the last 12 months came back to bite him.

Would have loved Rickie, to be fair to him he gave it a really good go....  Just anyone but Reed! :russian_roulette:

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:05 AM

Reed is a genuine champion whether people like him or not. Great golf for three days and a great display of grit and determination to hold on to the title on Sunday. Nobody could reach him all day. And the guy didn’t play his best yesterday. That’s the kind of golf that wins Majors.


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:05 AM

Sunday turned me into a Spieth fan, i thought i would never hear myself say that!

And Fowlers putt on the 18th cost me £100! w@nker!
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:12 AM

Neither.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:16 AM

Completely different, Watson deserved the win, got an unlucky bounce at the 18, then golf prevailed. Rory played 2 holes then went back in the clubhouse.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:05 AM

Patrick's living in Rory's head rent free.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:09 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 09 April 2018 - 05:16 AM, said:

Completely different, Watson deserved the win, got an unlucky bounce at the 18, then golf prevailed. Rory played 2 holes then went back in the clubhouse.

"Rory played two holes ...".

Great line.  Says it all.

Just how exceptionaly bad was Rory's Sunday Seventy Four, you ask?  

Well,  among the top 50 finishers in the field, only one golfer scored worse than Rory;  Matthew Fitzpatrick shot 75 .  He finished T38.  

In fairness, Fleetwood matched Rory with his own 74 on Sunday (T17).

Pretty much everybody else on the property on Sunday shot par or better !!

Rory stunk the joint out.


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:33 AM

Neither was bad.  It was disappointing that Watson didn't win The Open in '09 but Cink deserved to win with great play.  Same thing for Reed. Sure people were pulling for Spieth or Fowler to win, but Reed played terrifically and putted even better and deserved to win the Masters.  It was great to watch.  He might not be the most likeable but he sure played terrifically and ended up winning.  The best man won, simple as that.  Congratulations on a great tournament.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:36 AM

For disappointment, easily the '09 Open. Watson winning a major at 59 yo would have been a story for the ages. Especially when you compare Jack winning the '86 Masters at 46 and how the victory has reached legendary status.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:37 AM

View PostConrad1953, on 09 April 2018 - 07:05 AM, said:

Patrick's living in Rory's head rent free.

Great line. Can't wait for the Ryder Cup
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:40 AM

View Posto_man, on 09 April 2018 - 11:36 AM, said:

For disappointment, easily the '09 Open. Watson winning a major at 59 yo would have been a story for the ages. Especially when you compare Jack winning the '86 Masters at  46 and now it's a legendary victory.

Felt bad for Tom because the iron shot into the 72nd hole was very well-struck. In fact maybe TOO well-struck. Spieth screwed himself with a 40 on the front nine Friday and a terrible tee shot on the 72nd hole. Rickie screwed himself with the +1 start through 7 holes. They both played very very well on the back nine to get themselves into it, but they had too much to overcome from earlier mistakes. Reed is a deserving winner.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:57 AM

Reed beat everybody Sunday ... great birdie on 12, clutch putts all over the back 9.

Watson lost in '09.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:14 PM

Why do people go on about Reed beeing lucky? Did you guys see the leaderboard this week?

Also, he has the mentality to win a lot. Not a guy who folds like some of the other great players out there. All the haters are turning me into a fan.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:35 PM

View PostShankieboink, on 09 April 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

Why do people go on about Reed beeing lucky? Did you guys see the leaderboard this week?

Also, he has the mentality to win a lot. Not a guy who folds like some of the other great players out there. All the haters are turning me into a fan.

Probably because of the Freddy-like episode at the 13th

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:55 PM

If Watson wins the Open, it would instantly have been an epic part of golf history.  Unless PR goes on to be a dominant player, wins more majors and so on, his win at the Masters is more of a footnote in golf history.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:13 PM

I agree with a previous poster.  I donít see either as bad.  I think Cink deserved it, deserves to be major champion and delivered the result.  Same for, if not more so for Reed.  Both were Ryder Cuppers, had come reasonably close previously, had won other big events.  

Personally I was rooting for Rory, and am not a big Watson fan.

But I enjoyed both and think both deserve it and are legit major champions.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:43 PM

If I had to choose, it would be Cink.  Seems like a one-and-done with respect to majors.  Reed may only win one, but if he won a few more it wouldn't be a surprise.  I love watching Rory when he's got it going, like on Saturday, but he's not exactly a mental giant when things aren't going well.  Good to see Reed beat him down.  Must be satisfying to own the guy talking junk in his presser.
I didn't want Tom Watson to win either.  Golf has a bad enough reputation as not being a sport.  Having a near 60 year old win a major wouldn't have helped in that regard.


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:45 PM

Masters thread #15. I'm thinking we'll end at >25 for the week.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:00 PM

A win is a win, you could put Paul Lawrie’s win in there as well.

Reed had plenty of chances to let it slip, but he was impressive.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:13 PM

Cink by a mile!  I think that was the single biggest disappointing finish I have ever seen in golf.  Still hurt for Watson and wanted him to win so badly.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:48 PM

View PostMoleman, on 09 April 2018 - 04:21 AM, said:

Which was worse? 🤢
By far the green goobers ... Reed deserved to win and will win much more
Cink stumbled on it and haven’t seen him since
Tom it was a good nine iron not a perfect 8 ... oh my

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:31 PM

Tom is my all time favorite, so I have to pick that one.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:36 PM

What kind of silliness is this one?

If you don't like Reed winning I guess you can compare it to any other tournament where someone didn't like the winner?  That's not really providing much fodder for discussion.

Nothing remotely similar about Reed vs. Cink, nothing remotely similar about how Watson tried and failed and Rory's poor play, nothing remotely similar about the drama, the historical significance, pretty much anything that would put the two tournaments, the results and the participants in the same question.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:55 PM

I think even Cink’s family was rooting for Tom Watson. Had to be the most disappointing finish to a major ever. Most boring final round of a major goes to Darren Clarke, though.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:05 PM

View Postimakaveli, on 09 April 2018 - 12:35 PM, said:


Probably because of the Freddy-like episode at the 13th

13 is not like 12 - there are a plenty of places where a ball can come off the bank and still be playable.

I don't even see how this is a discussion - Watson would have been a 58 year-old major winner, which would have been historic and probably the feel good story in the history of golf, especially for him to do it at The Open where he is like an adopted son.  Instead, we got Cink, who is as vanilla as they come and, if you remember, I think Cink sunk like a 30 footer on 18 to even be in a position to tie.  

I don't see why people dislike Reed, other than he's a guy who wasn't gifted with great physical attributes, but he's just a grinder and a winner.  I've heard the rumors of him cheating (so did Vijay), but honestly I chalk that up to being a dumb college kid if he actually did. Who didn't do dumb s*** in college?

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:38 PM

Easy question. I didnít wanna see Watson lose but I LOVED watching Patrick Reed stomp Little Rory AGAIN on the biggest stage in golf this time.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:42 PM

View PostShankieboink, on 09 April 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

Why do people go on about Reed beeing lucky? Did you guys see the leaderboard this week?

Also, he has the mentality to win a lot. Not a guy who folds like some of the other great players out there. All the haters are turning me into a fan.

For reals. I guess he is lucky Little Rory is a final round choke artist @ Augusta 😂

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