Comings and Goings at Turnberry

Hooks and Slices from The Open

We’ll be missing these guys on the weekend as the harsh reality of the cut has sent them packing.
Tiger: What the heck was that? 71-74 from the world’s best? Goes to show you, it comes and it goes, even for Tiger.
Ben Curtis: Former Champ balloons to 80 after 68 on day one.
Monty: He’s done, just ask Sandy Lyle
Sandy Lyle: Shut up Sandy, show some class and go home.
Adam Scott: So much for the comeback. Missed it by one stroke, but has tennis hottie to console him.
David Duval: Three doubles in round two doomed him. His comeback takes a hit.
Lucas Glover: Open Champ showed class by playing every week since winning, he’s burnt. Take a rest Lucas.
Brian Gay: One of the hot Americans struggled on the “Links.”
Anthony Kim: Even with a nine on a par four he only missed by two strokes.
Hunter Mahan: He couldn’t hit a fairway or a green.
Ian Poulter: Union Jack didn’t work.
Geoff Ogilvy: Did not have one nine at par or under.

Sights and Sounds at The Open:
Cheers to John Day, only five back at even par…even with those pants….If the Scots are to have one of their own win it’s going to be David Drysdale (T41) or Paul Lawrie (T65)….Co-Leader Steve Marino, an alternate, said, “It’s one of the hardest course I ever played.”….Here’s to the old guys with guts, real guts that is, Mark Calcavecchia is T3 and his wife is on the bag, his approach on 14 lipped the cup…Not only does youngster Ryo Ishikawa have a head cover that looks like him, body and all, (a la Ian Poulter) he has his face on his golf ball…Tiger’s temper on nine and ten and everywhere else, he was on the edge of losing it…Turnberry, Wow, the look of the course, the Hotel, the bunkers, the beach ( if that can be called beach), the fescue grass, the wind, what a place…Sergio missing short putts again…Watson hits it longer than ever, 296 off the tee…Tiger’s lost ball on ten, hundreds of fans looking for the ball, finding a wrong one, TW was pissed…The tenth tee, sitting out on the rocks, awesome…Jimenez with one leg in the bunker, half sitting to hit his bunker shot, he left it in the sand, but is still only two back…No Greg and Crissy making out, thank God…Tiger on the Clock!..Wow, I give those Scots some credit; it’s about time someone did it…Looks like those extra yards combined with the wind really put some more bite into Turnberry…Finally, Tom Watson is the class of this tournament. In fact he is the class of golf right now. Take a lesson how to play this game the way it is meant to be played. There are few men with the class, dignity and grace of Watson.


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