With this now starting right on my doorstep (most of my regular ride routes are closed off as they run adjacent to the course or hotel :x ) I was just wondering if anyone on here is going (I know a few have strong anti-golf opinions!). It's getting silly around here, a hotel and restaurant down the road from me has been booked out by Samuel L Jackson and I have heard from 2 completely seperate sources that a local couple who booked a room at the Celtic Manor when the event was first announced have sold their room on after an approach from the hotel. The price? Paying off their mortgage of over £60k - the new guest rumoured to be a Mr. D Beckham, wish I'd booked a room back then! I can't help feel there's going to be a lot of people disappointed when they see what a dump Newport is though but at least Caerleon will be 'quaint' for our American visitors. Loads of flags all over the area with cheesy quotes on them. I'll be working from home once the actual match starts as traffic is already getting busy!