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McIlroy Soars With Double Eagle Finish at Open (Incompetent Sportswriter?)
Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Allan Kelly

Posted on 07/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to hunt him down during a rain-hit third round.

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But by the time he reached the 12th hole that had vanished and he was caught in a dogfight with American shot-maker Rickie Fowler, hungry to win his first major.

That was when McIlroy, who had been struggling off the tee, produced his best golf of the week at Royal Liverpool.

A birdie at 14 eased him back ahead, and with Fowler going off the boil, McIlroy struck what could prove to be two tournament-winning blows with magnificent eagles at the 16th and 18th.

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TOPICS: Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: golf
I am not a golfer or a golf fan, but I did caddie when I was a teenager.

I seem to remember that a double eagle was shooting 3 under par. So shooting 2 on a par 5. or in the rare case of a hole-in-one on a par 4.

This writer calls a double eagle shooting an eagle on 2 holes in the same round. Have things changed in golf terminology?

1 posted on 07/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like Tiger came back too soon.


2 posted on 07/20/2014 3:41:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Double Eagles, maybe...you are correct in your assessment (even though the last time I golfed I only hit two good balls all day...and THAT was when I stepped on a rake in the sand trap!)


3 posted on 07/20/2014 3:42:38 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

I think I would have known if someone I caddied for got a double eagle. I probably would have gotten a big tip.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He scored two eagles in the third round, one at 16 and one at 18, both were 3’s on 5 pars.

This writer (I use the term loosely) made it sound like he won the tournament with double eagles (that would be 2’s on 5 pars) at the end of the fourth round.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 3:50:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dfwgator

First day headline - Tiger near lead.
Second day headline - Tiger makes cut.
Third day headline - Tiger chases leaders.
Final headline - Tiger shoots a 75 to wrap up tournament.

It’s a rare story that focuses on the top players. Tiger’s sponsors must have bought off most of the golf writers, or they know that they have to stick with the politically correct story line.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 3:52:48 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: gorush

Par = 0, Birdie = -1, Eagle = -2 Double Eagle = -3.

Had to think it out.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 3:55:42 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: All

In the same way that Obama was a double lame duck president.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 3:58:46 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (Sectarian warfare -- no dog in that hunt)
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To: PAR35; dfwgator

At least Tiger didn’t come in last after the cut, he was fourth from last. :-)


9 posted on 07/20/2014 4:00:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

I saw an Eagle last week at Mount Shasta. ..


10 posted on 07/20/2014 4:00:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

That’s the real eagle. Must have been gorgeous there, huh?


11 posted on 07/20/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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This writer is using ‘double’ to indicate two eagles. A better choice of wording
would have been the use of ‘two’ in place of double. Confusing to say the least.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 4:05:07 PM PDT by deport
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No.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 4:06:09 PM PDT by stop_fascism (The USA needs a second party.)
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To: nickcarraway
A Double-Eagle is also known as an Albatross. It is 3 under par on any given hole. McIlroy didn't have either. This writer should keep his day job.
14 posted on 07/20/2014 4:09:04 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: nickcarraway

You have to be there..... Well you have.

Gorgeous!


15 posted on 07/20/2014 4:22:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like the problem is with the headline writer rather than with the reporter. The reporter correctly described two eagles on separate holes. The headline writer incorrectly combined them into a double eagle. Article headlines are quite commonly provided by someone other than the person who wrote the piece.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 4:32:58 PM PDT by Bob
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In fact, the writer frequently sees the headline for the first time when his article gets published.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 4:38:23 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

Quite right. In Taiwan, I wrote all the headlines for the English-language China Post, but the stories were all written in English by Chinese (yes, I had to copyedit those stories).


18 posted on 07/20/2014 4:42:21 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: nickcarraway

A lot of Common Core graduates struggle with English as their first language.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 5:02:49 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Could Warren Buffet's oil trains be considered mobile Jihadist weapons of mass distruction?)
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To: jazusamo

Headline for that: Tiger in 4th position after cut.


20 posted on 07/20/2014 5:17:34 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Good one and it wouldn’t be a surprise from his media worshipers.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 5:29:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

McIlroy did NOT score any double eagles. Unlike Sarazen who scored a genuine double eagle in Master’s tournament at Augusta National, whose 2nd shot on a par 5 dropped into the hole for a 2 on par 5, McIlroy’s best score was 3 (single eagle) on par 5.

He did get two single eagles, but that is NOT doable eagle score. These golf writers are obviously not real golfers.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 6:31:02 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, Jimmy Carter is relieved!)
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To: PAR35

Tiger waswaybetterwhen he was hitting strange


23 posted on 07/20/2014 7:32:19 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: al baby

He hurt himself when he tripped over his ego. He and Barry O seem to be two peas in a pod.


24 posted on 07/20/2014 8:37:20 PM PDT by PAR35
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