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A very emotional day for me today

Postby NZF » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:56 pm

Michael Campbell from my home town of Wellington, New Zealand has just won the 2005 U.S Golf Open.

And just to add icing to the cake, Tiger Woods along with his New Zealand caddy Steve Williams (also from Wellington) finished second.

To put this into context, this is the greatest sporting achievement by a New Zealander since John Walker won the 1500m gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

I love this country.
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Postby Mustangs989 » Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:03 pm

I'm a fairly big golf fan and during the broadcast they were talking about how much it would mean to New Zealand if he won. Of course I have no idea how big this is to your country, but anyways congrats to Michael Campbell ;-D Tiger made it interesting in the end also, although he sort of choked bogeying the 16th and 17th.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:09 pm

Congrats to Campbell, New Zealand, and to you for showing such pride in your home country.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:24 pm

a big congrats to campbell,,,, as i was rooting him on intensely ;-D
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Postby Pacman » Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:25 pm

Congrats! ;-D Good stuff, man.
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:36 pm

Congrats to Campbell. I played that course 2 weeks ago and after knowing how hard it was I give him all my respect. I was pulling hard for my boy Tiger but after Campbell won and I saw the emotion I was happy he did. ;-D
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Postby ensanimal » Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:50 pm

congrats to campbell. anyone who can play as well he did on that course, in those conditions, gets a big ;-D

i was rooting for jason gore, but overall i'm just happy tiger didn't win. ;-D
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Postby wrveres » Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:16 pm

congrats to Michael ...

anybody else get a lump in the back of their throat when he missed that 3 footer to win the thing?
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Re: A very emotional day for me today

Postby RugbyD » Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:23 pm

New Zealand Fan wrote:To put this into context, this is the greatest sporting achievement by a New Zealander since John Walker won the 1500m gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.


what, no love for the all blacks?
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Re: A very emotional day for me today

Postby NZF » Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:32 pm

RugbyD wrote:
New Zealand Fan wrote:To put this into context, this is the greatest sporting achievement by a New Zealander since John Walker won the 1500m gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.


what, no love for the all blacks?


The New Zealand All Blacks are the greatest rugby team in the world, always have been and possibly always will be but in all honesty Rugby is not a truly international game.

Soccer
Golf
Tennis
Olympics

are really the only sports that count on a genuine international stage and what Campbell did today is way better than anything the All Blacks have done, including the 1987 World Cup.

1963 was the last time a New Zealander won a golf major. We've never won a tennis grand slam event and our soccer team is as good at soccer as the USA is at rugby :-)

For a small country (population 4 million) we have had an incredible amount of success at the Olympics but nothing since 1976 to compare with this.

A great day, MC you are the man ;-D
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