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

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Starring: Mark Crossfield

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00:00
Hello, welcome to The Waggle.
00:01
My name's Mark Crossfield, and we are talking The Open.
00:06
The third major of the year.
00:08
Let's talk The Open, Waggle style.
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(energetic music)
00:15
So The Open.
00:17
Not the British Open, this is The Open.
00:20
All other opens need a title.
00:23
There's an Australian Open, there's the US Open,
00:25
but there is only one The Open.
00:28
I used to call it the British Open.
00:29
I get told off if I call it the British Open now.
00:31
I still kinda think of it as the British Open,
00:34
but this one is so important, it's The Open.
00:37
It's the one. It's the one.
00:39
I'm not just sure the Americans and the Australians,
00:42
and maybe other parts of the world might disagree with that.
00:45
So The Open at St. Andrews this year.
00:48
The home of golf.
00:49
What I love about The Open is its history.
00:53
It's steeped in that kind of Royal and Ancient, isn't it?
00:56
It's very funny at the end.
00:58
You get the presentation comes out onto the 18th green,
01:01
and as a UK guy, as a British guy,
01:04
I do feel very embarrassed when the presentation begins.
01:10
We get maybe some of the most prim and proper,
01:15
quote, English British people you will ever see
01:18
on tele at any time of the year across the world.
01:21
Does make me think what are these people like
01:24
outside of golf?
01:25
Inside of golf, they have their place.
01:28
This is the Royal and Ancient.
01:29
This is The Open.
01:30
But at home, how do they pull that off?
01:34
[Female] Would you like a cup of tea, dear?
01:36
Yes please, yes please.
01:38
[Female] Here you go, dear.
01:39
Thank you dear, thank you very much.
01:41
[Female] You sure you're not too hot
01:42
in that jacket and tie dear?
01:43
No no, I'm okay.
01:45
Standards rule the kept.
01:46
(classical music)
01:49
[Female] You in the shower, dear?
01:51
Yes I am, dear.
01:52
Yes I am.
01:53
Just having a shower.
01:54
[Female] Remember to take that jacket
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and tie off this time, dear.
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Ugh.
01:58
(water splashing)
02:01
So Open predictions.
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I would like to see Patrick Reed do well.
02:04
I think he's got all the game to win it.
02:06
Must be so hard for him, watching his mate
02:09
Jordan Spieth pick up the Masters,
02:11
pick up the US Open, and be favorite going into The Open.
02:14
Just must be hard watching your mate with everything.
02:17
Dustin Johnson, just missed out the US Open,
02:19
definitely has all the game for any course.
02:22
It will be interesting to see if he can finish,
02:24
but he's definitely one to watch.
02:26
I think we can all safely say someone in the commentary box,
02:30
some player in an interview, someone of some importance
02:33
is probably gonna call it the British Open,
02:35
and not The Open.
02:37
It's The Open, not the British Open.
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It's a massive blow for Rory McIlroy.
02:42
Busts a ligament playing football with his friends.
02:45
Could've been such a contender in the third major
02:49
at The Open, but he's gone.
02:50
So Tiger Woods, showing some form going into The Open.
02:54
Great to see him back playing some good golf.
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He knows how to play St. Andrews.
02:59
He knows how to win round there.
03:00
He's won there before.
03:02
You just never know at the moment
03:03
what Tiger's gonna show up.
03:06
And usually at St. Andrews there's some player
03:08
that no one's really ever heard of,
03:10
who gets their five minutes of fame
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by taking 20 shots to get out of the Road Hole Bunker.
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Go have another go.
03:18
Have another go.
03:19
And another one.
03:21
Watch the videos.
03:22
Always watch videos.
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Follow me wherever I go.
03:26
I love you Golf Digest.
03:28
Click the links, the links are down there usually.
03:31
Oh, hey!
03:33
I love Golf Digest.
03:36
Can't believe they're letting me have free run on this show.
03:41
Oops.
03:42
(hip hop music)
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