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WHAT A GREAT MOMENT

By Pete Moore On July 21st, 2019

The big sporting news of the day is that Simon Yates won a stage for the second time in this year’s Tour. He survived the breakaway and attacked up the climb to the Prat d’Albis. Julian Alaphilippe retains yellow but cracked and lost time. Geraint Thomas had a good day, Thibot Pinot is looking super strong, and Kruijswijk, Bernal and Buchmann are all still there. This is shaping up to be a great race, mainly because there’s no one outstanding GC contender.

20 Responses to “WHAT A GREAT MOMENT”

  1. hey bonehead do a music post either today or tomorrow…. nobody liked mine.

    From now on Pete Friday is all you if I’m gonna do a tune I’ll do sat or sun.

    If that works for you.

  2. Works for me, dumbarse.

  3. The big sporting news of the day is the (British) Open golf result

    It was a good result, and Royal Portrush looked grand for all the world to see

  4. The biggest sporting news in Ulster!

    See today’s failing Belfast Telegraph!

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/

  5. Correct Phantom. The Open returned to Portrush for the first time since 1951. And it had an Irish winner in Shane Lowry.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49064754

  6. Interesting fact: no Englishman has won the Open since Nick Faldo in 1992. Since then there have been five Irish winners: Padraig Harrington (twice), Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and now Shane Lowry. And one Scot (Paul Lawrie). And 14 Americans too numerous to name.

    https://www.perrygolf.com/theopen/british-golf-the-open-championship-past-winners-champions.php

  7. I just don’t get cycling as a spectator sport. I mean WTF? Who cares?

  8. A visiting US golf nut couple said that they had visited the four majors in the last year ( US Open, British Open, Masters, PGA ) and that they had the best time at this tournament

    By all accounts in US and UK media the organization was perfect, the hospitality the best

    This is putting your best face forward in One of the worlds major sporting events, with serious global visibility

    Good job, Royal Portrush, good job Ulster.

  9. I am not a golfer, unless you count somebody who plays once every five years as one

    The great thing about watching these great players on TV Is that there will be times when they play on courses that you may have been fortunate enough to visit or play on yourself

    You can imagine yourself playing the same shots, at a hole that you may have actually played. Even though these players are 1 million times better than you

    The ordinary person can’t kick a football around at Wembley, but I believe that an ordinary person can arrange to play at Royal Portrush or St Andrews If they play their cards right

    I think that golf is significantly more popular in Ireland than it is in the United States. It’s actually in decline over here. I don’t think that it will be in decline over there anytime soon

  10. Cheers Phantom. The tickets were sold out about a year ago and all trains from Belfast (many extras were scheduled) were also booked out. Me and her were up there in February and the tented village was already set up. The course preparations started three years ago (they created two new holes) and the crowd preparations started in January. We spent two days near there the week before last and the place was already jumping with excitement.

    And Portrush is for sure one of the best links courses in the world, probably in the top six at present.

  11. Have you played that course?

  12. No Phantom, but I know people who have and they are all big fans. It is certainly the best links course in Ireland. England has maybe two great links (Lytham and Sandwich) and Scotland has maybe three (St Andrews, Carnoustie and Turnberry). But you could easily make the case for others in both England and Scotland.

  13. I know ordinary folks who have played on legendary courses here, Winged Foot and Augusta National.

    I couldn’t imagine playing on the glorious Augusta National

  14. Pete Moore, on July 21st, 2019 at 10:12 PM Said:
    Works for me, dumbarse.

    🙂

  15. I used to play a lot of golf, I don’t anymore for obvious reasons one of my favorite courses
    Merion (East) I played often. I’ve also played regularly at Aronimink, and Merion (West).

  16. I played at a great golf course that few have heard of – the Morefar Course in Putnam County NY, owned by AIG then

    It is a beautiful course that they intentionally under utilize. You can play 18 holes and never run into another foursome.

  17. Used to play a lot of golf but difficult getting time with kids. Grew up playing the Royal County Down which is a pretty special links course (held the Irish Open a few years ago).

    These are halcyon days for Irish golf. Let’s enjoy them while they last.

  18. Phantom, on July 22nd, 2019 at 2:26 AM Said:
    I played at a great golf course that few have heard of – the Morefar Course in Putnam County NY, owned by AIG then

    It is a beautiful course that they intentionally under utilize. You can play 18 holes and never run into another foursome.

    just looked it up looks beautiful

  19. best way to ruin a good walk….. bring along a set of clubs

  20. Interesting fact: no Englishman has won the Open since Nick Faldo in 1992.

    It’s rude to win your own event.

    I just don’t get cycling as a spectator sport. I mean WTF? Who cares?

    People who like cycling. Such things become more interesting when you understand the races within the race, the tactics (a stage race like the Tour is highly tactical) and what the riders are trying to achieve.