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    The Open 2018

    With all this superb weather we are having it will be very interesting to see how Carnoustie is set up for the Open in a couple of weeks time. I believe they are trying to keep the course watered but the weather is set fair for another 2 weeks so I think it will be running fast and firm.

    I would love to see a set up like I remember as a kid when it was all yellow and only the greens were green. I think it means that shorter hitters and guys with a bit of imagination are in with a chance to win it.

    Personally, I think Zach Johnson is in with a great shout.

    What do you guys think?
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    Re: The Open 2018

    Pro Golfers appear to hate firm courses. so i'd imagine the greens will not be rock hard, but we can hope. I'd like to see it like it was supposed to be played and windy

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    Re: The Open 2018

    Anyone know how the course is playing, I don't think the east coast courses are as dry as the West.

    My tips are the 'soft hand' players

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    Re: The Open 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Doon frae Troon View Post
    Anyone know how the course is playing, I don't think the east coast courses are as dry as the West.

    My tips are the 'soft hand' players

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    if anything its dryer on the east. Played Cabby's Parkland track Downfield over a month ago and that was like concrete, its not rained since

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    Re: The Open 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    Pro Golfers appear to hate firm courses. so i'd imagine the greens will not be rock hard, but we can hope. I'd like to see it like it was supposed to be played and windy
    Would love to see the greens firm too. Would see a return of more bump and runs from 100 yards and in, instead of spinning a lob wedge in like they do each week.
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    Re: The Open 2018

    My links course right on the East coast is in amazing condition. Fairways are brown and the ball is running. Often into bunkers or rough.

    Carnoustie should be a great test in these conditions. I don't think big hitters will be at a huge advantage as they will need to hit iron off the tee a lot of the time.

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    Re: The Open 2018

    one of the guys i played with yesterday was just back from Carnoustie. he said its was quite green and was being heavily watered

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    Re: The Open 2018

    Goosen and Tom Lewis qualified at Princes. Lewis has qualified for both opens this year, needs to find the same form in 'normal' events...

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    Re: The Open 2018

    A repeat of Hoylake's Tiger tactics by someone maybe?
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    Re: The Open 2018

    Slightly off topic but my friend will have his apartment up for rent for next year's 2019 open.

    It's next door to the royal Portrush with off street parking. Sleeps 6.

    Not sure if anyone from the main land is planning a trip over or if anyone is interested just putting it out there.
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