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Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol
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Posted on 08/12/2005 10:33:17 AM PDT by dakine

Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol

Mickelson birdied three of his first five. (AP) Seven birdies and an eagle helped Phil Mickelson charge to the top in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.


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One of the favorites...Mickelson has big lead...Good ratings on the weekend, folks waiting for collapse...

Tiger just teeing off....

1 posted on 08/12/2005 10:33:18 AM PDT by dakine
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To: dakine

May Man Boobs blow it.


2 posted on 08/12/2005 10:34:37 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: dakine

He started with a double on the first hole and eagled the last.


3 posted on 08/12/2005 10:37:24 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: dakine

Mickelson has choked so many times in the majors, notwithstanding his lone Masters victory. We can almost be sure that Phil will fade away yet again before the tournament is over.


4 posted on 08/12/2005 10:45:06 AM PDT by Cableguy
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To: Moonman62

I think he started on number 10 today, so he eagled his 9th hole and double bogeyed his 10th.


5 posted on 08/12/2005 10:48:11 AM PDT by sharkhawk
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To: dakine; beyond the sea

If there was one golfer who I would have said had no chance of winning this week, it would have been Lefty. He has done nothing in the majors this year and seemed to be back to his old self, spraying the ball every which way. Now here he sits with the 36-hole lead and a certain Mr Woods has a lot of work to do just to make the cut! It's a crazy game.


6 posted on 08/12/2005 10:49:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: dakine
I hope he wins so he can have more money to gamble with.
7 posted on 08/12/2005 10:50:00 AM PDT by TBall (If there is justice in the world, clinton will be arrested for treason and forcibly interrogated.)
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To: TBall
I hope he wins so he can have more money to gamble with.

According to an article (in Golf Digest, earlier this year), Phil has given up gambling since the birth of his last child. During childbirth, he nearly lost both his wife and son.

8 posted on 08/12/2005 11:01:13 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: All

Tiger 3-putts from seven feet....not his week...


9 posted on 08/12/2005 11:01:17 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Lou L

Bet he didn't...


10 posted on 08/12/2005 11:01:48 AM PDT by dakine
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To: dakine

My team is falling apart today. Bastards.


11 posted on 08/12/2005 11:01:56 AM PDT by elc
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To: Rummyfan

Did you see his score card? He only had about six parsT today, so he's still playing pretty aggressively.


12 posted on 08/12/2005 11:14:55 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Lou L

Ah yes, but did he give up the women also?

I have no problem with the gambling. It's his money. At least he doesn't cheat at golf like a certain Cheat'n Fiji'n


13 posted on 08/12/2005 11:18:41 AM PDT by elc
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To: Lou L
According to an article (in Golf Digest, earlier this year), Phil has given up gambling since the birth of his last child. During childbirth, he nearly lost both his wife and son.

How - In a poker game?

14 posted on 08/12/2005 11:22:22 AM PDT by frithguild (If I made one mistake, it was that I was too cooperative and waited too long to go on the offensive.)
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To: elc
Give up the women? I've never heard any such allegation against Phil.

I have no problem with his gambling either, but maybe the experience gave him an epiphany of sorts, and he realized there were more important things in life.

15 posted on 08/12/2005 11:22:41 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: frithguild
How - In a poker game?

Assuming you don't actually know the story, Phil's wife Amy, had some complications during childbirth (a ruptured artery, perhaps?), and both the mother and child's lives were in grave danger.

16 posted on 08/12/2005 11:24:52 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: All

Tiger wet on number 4...


17 posted on 08/12/2005 11:27:06 AM PDT by dakine
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To: dakine

He sucks.


18 posted on 08/12/2005 11:27:43 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: dakine

Oh . . . my . . . GOD.

Since I don't know what a Mickelson or a Baltusrol is, perhaps you can sense the sarcasm. ;)


19 posted on 08/12/2005 11:27:58 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: Xenalyte

It's above your level of education...


21 posted on 08/12/2005 11:34:11 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Lou L

I know someone on the PGA tour. I've just heard the stories.


22 posted on 08/12/2005 11:34:46 AM PDT by elc
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To: dakine

I'll take your word for it, since I don't speak Slavonic or whatever language "Baltusrol" is in.


23 posted on 08/12/2005 11:35:22 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: Xenalyte

joke...

I did use the correct "it's"!


24 posted on 08/12/2005 11:36:37 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Xenalyte; aculeus; general_re

For this non-golfer, Utterly Mystifying Headline of the Week.


25 posted on 08/12/2005 11:40:10 AM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

Rush reporting play suspended due to tree falling on press person.


26 posted on 08/12/2005 11:42:19 AM PDT by CedarDave (Five years a Freeper - 08/17/00)
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To: dakine

You did indeed, and that puts you in an elite minority! ;)


27 posted on 08/12/2005 11:43:17 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: dighton

Golf is a conservative sport; you police yourself...

Old saying: "You can learn a lot about a person on a golf course."


28 posted on 08/12/2005 11:46:59 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Xenalyte
Baltisrol is the name of the golf course the pros are playing at this week, named for a Scottish immigrant farmer named Baltis Roll who was murdered in the mid-19th century. His farm is the land the golf course now occupies.
29 posted on 08/12/2005 11:47:25 AM PDT by vrwinger (Resistant to Peanut Allergies since 1960.)
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To: Phantom Lord

HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAAAAA, I call him nippleson.


30 posted on 08/12/2005 11:49:38 AM PDT by mpackard
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To: Xenalyte
It's golf, Xena baby, GOLF! That game invented by a bunch of Scottish masochists, 'cause they weren't getting enough punishment throwing the caber around.....
31 posted on 08/12/2005 11:50:32 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: dakine

News Flash: Tiger hits a 121. TV and newspapers will still give him more face time and ink than all the other golfers put together. "We still think he has a chance to win," ESPN said.


32 posted on 08/12/2005 11:51:16 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: CedarDave; dighton; aculeus
Rush reporting play suspended due to tree falling on press person.

Suspended? I thought that was the object of the game?

33 posted on 08/12/2005 11:51:57 AM PDT by general_re ("Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt." - Reinhold Niebuhr)
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To: Xenalyte

Well, in an even more trivial aside, Baltusrol the golf club is named for the farmer who used to own the land, Balthus Rolle. Guess they dropped the 'h' to avoid confusion.....


34 posted on 08/12/2005 11:52:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Lee'sGhost

Jealous?
Check out the ratings...it is about $$$ for the zealous capitalist pigs....


35 posted on 08/12/2005 11:53:37 AM PDT by dakine
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To: vrwinger

I stand corrected (see my post Number 34)....


36 posted on 08/12/2005 11:54:06 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Lee'sGhost
"We still think he has a chance to win," ESPN said.

Tiger did come back from 7 strokes down with 7 holes to go to win at Pebble Beach several years back. Will he win this week? Not likely, but he should never be counted out until the math makes it impossible.

37 posted on 08/12/2005 11:54:39 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: sharkhawk
he eagled his 9th hole and double bogeyed his 10th.

In other words, the golf gods giveth, and the golf gods taketh right back again.

38 posted on 08/12/2005 11:54:42 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Rummyfan

Phil wins, in his mind at least, if he beats Tiger. He saw the chance to stomp on Tiger today and demoralize him with a 13 shot deficit even before Tiger teed it up. Mission accomplished, imho.


39 posted on 08/12/2005 11:55:32 AM PDT by chiller (DONE: Gore, taxes, terrorism,Kerry, Old Media. TO DO: Judges, Tort, IRS, Soc.Sec.,borders..)
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To: Rummyfan

Actually, we both had it wrong... His name was Baltus Roll, murdered in 1831....


40 posted on 08/12/2005 12:01:56 PM PDT by vrwinger (Resistant to Peanut Allergies since 1960.)
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To: Phantom Lord

He'll choke. Can't win anyplace without wide fairways (for him) and glass greens (harder for competitors).


41 posted on 08/12/2005 12:05:59 PM PDT by jammer
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To: Phantom Lord

True he has erased some big deficits ... but........with this course set-up anything under par is a very good round, and he has a heck of a lot of good golfers in front of him. I would never count him out but it doesn't look good. At least he has Elin to comfort him!


42 posted on 08/12/2005 12:09:11 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: CedarDave

Man injured after tree falls down

Tiger Woods' second round at the USPGA was held up for 10 minutes after a large chunk of a tree snapped and fell down on a television cameraman.

The man was trapped under the heavy branch and needed medical treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be serious.

The incident happened on the short par-three fourth hole.

Woods and playing partners Michael Campbell and Kevin Sutherland looked on anxiously while the man was helped.


43 posted on 08/12/2005 12:10:07 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Phantom Lord

Tiger is currently two-over through five holes, plus-seven for the tournament, with the cut currently at plus-three. He better get a move on or he is going to run out of holes. For him to miss the cut would be nothing short of flabbergasting.


44 posted on 08/12/2005 12:12:19 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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A crowd forms around a large tree limb the fell along the fourth hole during the second round of
the 87th PGA Championships at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, ,N.J. Friday, Aug.
12, 2005. One person was injured, though the identity and extent of the injuries were not yet available.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Secrurity and course workers look over a large limb that broke off from a tree along the fourth
hole during the second round of the 87th PGA Championships at the Baltusrol Golf Club in
Springfield, ,N.J. Friday, Aug. 12, 2005. One person was injured, though the identity and
extent of the injuries were not yet available. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

45 posted on 08/12/2005 12:14:30 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: michigander

Well, I've heard New Jersey is rotten to the core.


46 posted on 08/12/2005 12:31:47 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: connectthedots

Someone must have just teed off with their tree wood.


47 posted on 08/12/2005 12:43:00 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: michigander
Nine of my friends are there today. I was supposed to be the tenth, but couldn't miss work today.

I hope the branch didn't land on any of them. Might have made them drop their beer.

48 posted on 08/12/2005 12:46:10 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Might have made them drop their beer.

I hate when that happens!
Those are likely expensive beers too.

49 posted on 08/12/2005 12:49:42 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: dakine

"Jealous?"

LOL! Not hardly. My point is, the media attention give to Tiger is way out of proportion to his success. One of the greatest of all time? Absolutely. Worthy of twice as much press as all other golfers combined? No way.


50 posted on 08/14/2005 6:09:08 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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