07-20-2003, 12:24 PM #1
Sports History at the British Open
Did anyone actually watch this today? This rivals any sports moment in my lifetime (though it will soon be surpassed when the Red Sox win the world series this october) that I can recall. I was far too young to watch or even understand the US Hockey Team's "miracle on ice", a moment which probably surpasses this, though this guy (Ben Curtis), up until today, had his only win on the Hooters Tour (a notch below the best buy tour, go.com tour and nike tour) and became the first person to win his first go at a major championship in almost 100 years (91 i think??).
07-20-2003, 12:30 PM #2
Im still waiting for the SPORT history...if your talking about golf it should go under "hobby".
07-20-2003, 12:37 PM #3Originally Posted by palme
I seriously thought he was talking about tennis.
I play golf. Its fun but not really a spectator sport IMO. I don't know how people watch it.
07-20-2003, 12:38 PM #4Originally Posted by palme
Furthermore, a working definition of the word "sport":
1. a)Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
b)A particular form of this activity.
2. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
I'll digress as soon as you can logically point out where championship golf deviates or otherwise fails to meet the criteria set forth by that definition.
07-20-2003, 01:40 PM #5Member
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Yup, it was cool...but T. Bjorn lost it in the bunker...Curtis did not win crap. But it was def cool!!!
07-20-2003, 02:00 PM #6
Although I had not been born to witness or comprehend the full gravity of the miracle on ice. I have seen the videos and it brings chills to me...
07-20-2003, 09:00 PM #7
You're right BigGreen .. that was some pretty amazing shit. Two things that stand out to me are the facts that Curtis was something like 400th on the international money list .. AND how he stayed in it going up against a brutal course (especially the back nine) and the tough group of guys at the top of the leaderboard.
07-21-2003, 04:13 PM #8Originally Posted by symatech
07-21-2003, 04:15 PM #9
07-21-2003, 04:20 PM #10Originally Posted by trimunex
Bjorn - 6
Singh - 4
Curtis - 413
Woods - 1
Garcia - 5
I think it was Curtis Strange at the end who said that if you took a story like this and tried to shop it around as a script for a golf movie, you'd be laughed out of every building in town for being cheesey.
07-21-2003, 09:02 PM #11
just good to see someone beat tiger
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