The Open Golf

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Alistair Campbell
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The Open Golf

Post by Alistair Campbell » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:52 pm

The BBC's on-course reporter Phil Parkin has just accused Tiger Woods of "playing chess". He wasn't. I think this was meant to be a reference to his relatively risk-averse strategy of taking irons of the tees.

By the way, it's £75 quid admission. Does that seem a bit steep? Or value for money?

edit - I see GM Arkell has made the same point elsewhere.

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Re: The Open Golf

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:05 pm

Alistair Campbell wrote:By the way, it's £75 quid admission. Does that seem a bit steep? Or value for money?
They teed off at what, 0630? The last group will go off just after 1600, and play will finish in relative darkness at just after 2100. £75 for 14 hours' entertainment, at the most prestigious golf tournament in the world? Doesn't sound like it's unreasonable to me.

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Re: The Open Golf

Post by Phil Neatherway » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:20 pm

It was £75 for the Test Match at Trent Bridge.

Compare that to the cost of ECF Bronze membership ...

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Post by Gavin Strachan » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:23 pm

try to get a £5 out of a chess player.

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Re: The Open Golf

Post by Andrew Bak » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:21 am

Alistair Campbell wrote:The BBC's on-course reporter Phil Parkin has just accused Tiger Woods of "playing chess". He wasn't. I think this was meant to be a reference to his relatively risk-averse strategy of taking irons of the tees.

By the way, it's £75 quid admission. Does that seem a bit steep? Or value for money?

edit - I see GM Arkell has made the same point elsewhere.
It's £75 for men, £750 if you're a women!

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