Sunday, July 17, 2005

The British Open.

Just had to come here and let everyone know - Greg Norman made the cut!
I can't believe it. I don't recall when he last made the cut in a tournament of any sigfinicance, yet here he is, made it through to the last day of the Open. Funnily enough he's tied with Nick Faldo for 30th place. Would have been good to see the play together but there are 10 players tied at 3 under. This group also includes Phil Mickelson, Mark Hensby and Nick O'Hern.

My favourite moment from the Open so far was the farewell photos of Jack Nichlaus, being taken on the Swilken Bridge on the 18th hole on Friday. He was there for about 4 or 5 minutes, posing with his son and the rest of his playing group and caddies. Although Peter Alliss the commentator was wishing they'd hurry along like good little chaps, no sense of theatre Pete.

Tiger Woods has a 2 stroke lead over José Maria Olazábal and will probably hold him at bay, with the Goose one stroke behind sure to pour on the pressure, or he'll choke like at the US Open a few weeks ago. By the looks of the early going, scoring is mixed but people like Ernie Els and a couple of others are 5 and 4 under for the day, so it should be interesting.

The open live board is at this site.

1 comment:

ChickyBabe said...

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