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KIWI WINS US OPEN!!!!!!

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Congratulations to Michael Campbell on his two stroke victory in th US OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Um, that's golf, by the way.

Michael Campbell of New Zealand just won the US Open by two strokes, beating Tiger Woods, and many of the finest golfers in the world.

Way to go Michael!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, for those who don't know the importance of the US Open, not only is it one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, it is also open to ANYONE who has a 2 handicap or better. You only have to qualify in regional and sectional tournaments, and you're in. Oh, and the prize is $1,000,000 US dollars. And an invite back to next year's tourney.

See you next year Mike!!!!!!!

For those of you who do not understand golf very well, I highly recommend the Kevin Costner movie Tin Cup. This is the ONE tournament where truly ANYONE can win!!!!!!!!!

2. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Thank You Mrs Isa.... we are incredibly proud of Michael down here in New Zealand and that was before today's win, now he's an ABSOLUTE LEGEND

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting FionaNZ

Thank You Mrs Isa.... we are incredibly proud of Michael down here in New Zealand and that was before today's win, now he's an ABSOLUTE LEGEND

Hey Fiona,

Today was Father's Day and my father made me watch the US Open with him. I thought of you when "Michael" won, figured you'd be happy!

4. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Hey Fiona,

Today was Father's Day and my father made me watch the US Open with him. I thought of you when "Michael" won, figured you'd be happy!

Thanks Jeffrey.. definately happy, he's been working so hard for so long & the whole country is rapped for him & his family

We had a good day yesterday at the World Cup Rowing in Munich too..
2 Golds, a Silver & a Bronze

Contrary to opinion, we good at more than Rugby

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

It's funny how people support sporting "heroes" from their "own" country; how people "get behind" them and cheer them on.

I've never understood it. For a start, most of these "heroic" sports people are millionaires whose lives have nothing to do with me. Most of the really successful ones funnel their winnings through offshore tax havens, and therefore you will find that most of them are residents of Monaco, Cayman Islands etc and have very elaborate structures set up so that they pay little tax in the country whose residences are earnestly cheering them on. Not very patriotic.

Sports people are not doing it for their country. They are doing it for their pocket. and their ego. I have no problem with that, but don't expect me to get excited cause someone won $1 million for hitting a ball around a course with a stick.

I'd rather get excited and cheer on someone like the Reverend Tedd Noffs who works tirelessy for the poor.

6. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Perhaps (well, definitely) the most sensational sporting result over the weekend was Bangladesh beating Australia in a one day cricket international. Well done to Bangladesh, i bet they have been partying like mad in Bangladesh this weekend.

Good to see 1 sporting event went without a hitch in the US. I'm not a grand prix fan, but the US grand prix was an absolute joke. I would have been very upset if i had paid to go and watch that.

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Congrats on the win. It's one of the great things about sport when so many different folk/teams can win against the odds. Kind of like Greece winning last years European cup. It still cracks me up.