Predictions for the 2015 Open at St. Andrews
Mark Crossfield breaks down his predictions for the most important of all the opens: THE Open at St. Andrews.
Released on 7/7/2015
Hello, welcome to The Waggle.
My name's Mark Crossfield, and we are talking The Open.
The third major of the year.
Let's talk The Open, Waggle style.
So The Open.
Not the British Open, this is The Open.
All other opens need a title.
There's an Australian Open, there's the US Open,
but there is only one The Open.
I used to call it the British Open.
I get told off if I call it the British Open now.
I still kinda think of it as the British Open,
but this one is so important, it's The Open.
It's the one. It's the one.
I'm not just sure the Americans and the Australians,
and maybe other parts of the world might disagree with that.
So The Open at St. Andrews this year.
The home of golf.
What I love about The Open is its history.
It's steeped in that kind of Royal and Ancient, isn't it?
It's very funny at the end.
You get the presentation comes out onto the 18th green,
and as a UK guy, as a British guy,
I do feel very embarrassed when the presentation begins.
We get maybe some of the most prim and proper,
quote, English British people you will ever see
on tele at any time of the year across the world.
Does make me think what are these people like
outside of golf?
Inside of golf, they have their place.
This is the Royal and Ancient.
This is The Open.
But at home, how do they pull that off?
[Female] Would you like a cup of tea, dear?
Yes please, yes please.
[Female] Here you go, dear.
Thank you dear, thank you very much.
[Female] You sure you're not too hot
in that jacket and tie dear?
No no, I'm okay.
Standards rule the kept.
[Female] You in the shower, dear?
Yes I am, dear.
Yes I am.
Just having a shower.
[Female] Remember to take that jacket
and tie off this time, dear.
So Open predictions.
I would like to see Patrick Reed do well.
I think he's got all the game to win it.
Must be so hard for him, watching his mate
Jordan Spieth pick up the Masters,
pick up the US Open, and be favorite going into The Open.
Just must be hard watching your mate with everything.
Dustin Johnson, just missed out the US Open,
definitely has all the game for any course.
It will be interesting to see if he can finish,
but he's definitely one to watch.
I think we can all safely say someone in the commentary box,
some player in an interview, someone of some importance
is probably gonna call it the British Open,
and not The Open.
It's The Open, not the British Open.
It's a massive blow for Rory McIlroy.
Busts a ligament playing football with his friends.
Could've been such a contender in the third major
at The Open, but he's gone.
So Tiger Woods, showing some form going into The Open.
Great to see him back playing some good golf.
He knows how to play St. Andrews.
He knows how to win round there.
He's won there before.
You just never know at the moment
what Tiger's gonna show up.
And usually at St. Andrews there's some player
that no one's really ever heard of,
who gets their five minutes of fame
by taking 20 shots to get out of the Road Hole Bunker.
Go have another go.
Have another go.
And another one.
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