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(British) Open Championship TV Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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British Open ChampionshipDVR ALERT! Below is the TV schedule for the Open Championship, know to some less informed as the “British” Open.

JULY 17 First Round 4 a.m. – 3 p.m. — ESPN
JULY 18 Second Round 4 a.m. – 3 p.m. — ESPN
JULY 19 Third Round 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. — ESPN
JULY 20 Final Round 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. — ESPN

All times eastern.


2014 Open Championship Beer Scripting

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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It is Open Championship week!  I’m so thrilled and excited, but not about the Open Championship and the fabulous links golf. I’m excited to see all the golf apparel scripts for the players!  Yay!  Barf.

Now that the Open Championship golf apparel scripts are hitting the web, it is time release my 2014 Open Championship BEER SCRIPTING.  Finally some major championship scripting which is USEFUL!

My 2014 Open Championship Beer Scripting Features Rocky Mountain Selections

My 2014 Open Championship Beer Scripting Features Rocky Mountain Selections

For this year’s scripting I start in Colorado with the famous and tasty Fat Tire beer. Then I move to my home state of Utah, featuring beers from Epic, Wasatch, and Alta Ski Resort.

Special toasts go out for Friday’s beer script, a dedication to all of those Utah polygamists and their many wives. BIG LOVE.


Will Tiger Woods Make the Cut at the Open Championship?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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British Open ChampionshipI just found the odds to win the (British) Open Championship.  No surprise that Rory McIlory and now Justin Rose (after the Scottish Open win last week) are the top favorites.  Tiger Woods is an 18-1 to win.  The bookies know people will bet on him regardless.  But I wonder, and please comment in your opinion on this, if Tiger Woods will make the cut at The Open.

Do you think Woods will make the cut?

Odds to win the Open Championship

Rory McIlroy: 14-1
Justin Rose: 14-1
Adam Scott: 16-1
Henrik Stenson: 16-1
Tiger Woods: 18-1
Martin Kaymer: 20-1
Phil Mickelson: 20-1
Graham McDowell: 25-1
Sergio Garcia: 25-1
Dustin Johnson: 33-1
Jason Day: 33-1
Rickie Fowler: 33-1
Jordan Spieth: 33-1
Bubba Watson: 40-1
Luke Donald: 40-1
Matt Kuchar: 40-1
Lee Westwood: 40-1
Angel Cabrera: 50-1
Brandt Snedeker: 50-1
Hideki Matsuyama: 50-1
Ian Poulter: 50-1
Paul Casey: 50-1
Thomas Bjorn: 50-1
Zach Johnson: 50-1


Fun Video Clips from the Scottish Open

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 11th, 2014
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The Scottish Open is this week, along with the Women’s British Open.  What a great time of year, where we golfers over the pond get to watch REAL golf for a change, links golf.  Links golf is not the over-watered, over-fertilized, over-soft resort golf we have here in the USA.   The ball bounces and rolls forever over there.  Creativity and imagination are required to play well in real golf, unlike much of the dart board style golf we have here where we can hit 4-irons at the pin and the ball sticks within three feet…

Given how hard the ground is over there on Scottish courses, I’m not all that surprised at all that Rory McIlory could drive a par-4 green which was 436 yards.  At Carnoustie last year I hit a 5-iron for my second shot on the par-4 15th hole from 255 yards. I was past pin high. Just imagine if you could tee off down the runway of an airport with a tail wind. That’s Rory’s shot.  Still, the feat is very impressive.  Here’s the video below:

McIlory apparently told Ian Poulter, who was in the group in front of him, that he hit 3-wood off the tee. Hehe. I still think when his swing is “on” and his timing is right, there’s no better ball striker on the planet than Rory McIlory.

Phil Mickelson won last year’s Scottish Open, prior to winning the (British) Open Championship. Phil is the only guy I can think of that can actually hit lob wedges on real links courses. Now there’s a video challenge of some sort where players see if they can flop one over a cardboard cutout of Phil:

Speaking of Phil and his short game, during a practice round a fan captured Phil hitting a backward flop shot. Unreal.


Rory McIlory to Represent Ireland in 2016 Summer Olympics – Perhaps United Will Get His Golf Clubs to Him by Then?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Ever have your luggage lost or damaged by an airline?  I have many times.   I can’t remember the comedian who said this but I love the joke:  “I walked up to the airline ticket counter and asked them for a ticket to New York but I wanted my bags to go to L.A.  The lady told me ‘we can’t do that!’  I asked her why not?  You did it last week.”

Apparently global golf superstar Rory McIlory is not much different than us regular folks.  He flew United to Ireland to compete in the Irish Open.  Unfortunately for Rory, his clubs didn’t make it.  Golf clubs are pretty important for professional golfers, so I’m told.  From Twitter:

RoryUnitedClubs

On another note, McIlroy announced that he will represent his home country of Ireland in the 2016 summer Olympics.  Perhaps United will have his clubs back to him by then?


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