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Friday Morning British Open Thoughts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 20th, 2012
Categories: (British) Open ChampionshipEuropean TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

British Open Championship11:53am ET – Midway Through 2nd Round

The conditions this week so far at Royal Lytham & St. Annes are very easy for an “Open.”  The course is soft and players are able to throw darts at pins.  Not hard and links-like.

Brand Snedeker has just dropped a 64 on the field, jumping to first place at -10.  That two round total ties the lowest in Open Championship history (Nick Faldo).  I like Sneds and feel he should be the example players of all levels use for pace of play.

Phil Mickelson, despite a 2nd place finish in last year’s Open and a good showing in last week’s Scottish Open, flamed out.  He was treading water yesterday (73, +3) and blew up today with a 78 (+8).  Phil is heading home early after missing the cut, which should be somewhere around +2 or +3.  Phil’s game is a high ball flight, high spin game.  He should have fared well in the current conditions but it just didn’t happen.

Tiger Woods fired a first round 67 (-3).  He is now through seven holes and sits at -5.  His game looks solid.  The question is whether or not he will have that “one bad round” which knocks him out of contention.

Adam Scott led after round one with a fine 64.  He was close to tying the record for low round in a major.  He’s at -8 on the tournament through 11 today, just two shots off Sned’s lead.  His putting is solid and his ball striking is as good as I’ve seen in a long time.

Lee Westwood fired a 73 after day one.  He hasn’t started yet today. He will be 13 shots off the lead when he does.  Not sure he can make up that kind of ground.

Bubba Watson equaled Tiger after round one with a 67, but after making a snowman is +4 on his round today through nine holes.

After a first round 67, Rory McIlory shot 75 today.  He looks to make the cut, barely.

If the projected cut stays at +3, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, K.J. Choi and Gary Woodland will miss the cut.

Zach Johnson sat alone in 2nd after a 65 yesterday, but is now +2 on today’s round.  Zach sits T8 through 10 holes today at -2.

Graeme McDowell is quietly lurking.  After yesterday’s 67 and going -1 through nine today, he sits T4 at -4.

Can’t wait to watch the rest unfold.


2012 British Open Championship – Round One Leaderboard

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Categories: (British) Open ChampionshipEuropean TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods
POS Player To Par Total
1 Adam Scott -6 64
T2 Zach Johnson -5 65
T2 Paul Lawrie -5 65
T2 Nicholas Colsaerts -5 65
5 Brandt Snedeker -4 66
T6 Tiger Woods -3 67
T6 Graeme McDowell -3 67
T6 Bubba Watson -3 67
T6 Ernie Els -3 67
T6 Peter Hanson -3 67
T6 Steve Stricker -3 67
T6 Rory McIlroy -3 67
T6 Toshinori Muto -3 67
T14 Thomas Aiken -2 68
T14 James Morrison -2 68
T14 Jamie Donaldson -2 68
T14 Justin Hicks -2 68
T14 Anirban Lahiri -2 68
T14 Jbe Kruger -2 68
T14 Anders Hansen -2 68
T14 Scott Pinckney -2 68
T22 Thorbjorn Olesen -1 69
T22 Charl Schwartzel -1 69
T22 Matt Kuchar -1 69
T22 Thongchai Jaidee -1 69
T22 Matthew Baldwin -1 69
T22 Adilson Da Silva -1 69
T22 Ted Potter Jr. -1 69
T22 Marc Leishman -1 69
T22 Fredrik Jacobson -1 69
T22 Francesco Molinari -1 69
T22 Richard Sterne -1 69
T22 Steven Alker -1 69
T22 Lee Slattery -1 69
T22 Bob Estes -1 69
T22 Brendan Jones -1 69
T37 Aaron Townsend E 70
T37 Troy Matteson E 70
T37 Jason Dufner E 70
T37 Martin Laird E 70
T37 Thomas Bjorn E 70
T37 Vijay Singh E 70
T37 Rafael Cabrera-Bello E 70
T37 Kyle Stanley E 70
T37 Simon Khan E 70
T37 Jeev M. Singh E 70
T37 Andres Romero E 70
T37 Retief Goosen E 70
T37 Luke Donald E 70
T37 Padraig Harrington E 70
T37 Hunter Mahan E 70
T37 John Senden E 70
T37 K.J. Choi E 70
T54 Dale Whitnell +1 71
T54 Warren Bennett +1 71
T54 Aaron Baddeley +1 71
T54 Tom Watson +1 71
T54 Yoshinori Fujimoto +1 71
T54 Ian Poulter +1 71
T54 Nick Watney +1 71
T54 Davis Love III +1 71
T54 Bill Haas +1 71
T54 Miguel A. Jimenez +1 71
T54 Greg Chalmers +1 71
T54 Mark Calcavecchia +1 71
T54 Garth Mulroy +1 71
T54 Ashley Hall +1 71
T54 Richie Ramsay +1 71
T54 Alexander Noren +1 71
T54 Rickie Fowler +1 71
T54 Keegan Bradley +1 71
T54 Bo Van Pelt +1 71
T54 Angel Cabrera +1 71
T54 Harris English +1 71
T54 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano +1 71
T54 Carl Pettersson +1 71
T54 Marcus Fraser +1 71
T54 Greg Owen +1 71
T54 Juvic Pagunsan +1 71
T80 Steven Tiley +2 72
T80 Sergio Garcia +2 72
T80 Stewart Cink +2 72
T80 Raphael Jacquelin +2 72
T80 John Daly +2 72
T80 Todd Hamilton +2 72
T80 Troy Kelly +2 72
T80 Jim Furyk +2 72
T80 Koumei Oda +2 72
T80 Toru Taniguchi +2 72
T80 Geoff Ogilvy +2 72
T80 Louis Oosthuizen +2 72
T80 Sang-Moon Bae +2 72
T80 Ross Fisher +2 72
T80 Simon Dyson +2 72
T80 Mark Wilson +2 72
T80 Paul Casey +2 72
T80 Charles Howell III +2 72
T80 Lucas Glover +2 72
T99 Daniel Chopra +3 73
T99 Joost Luiten +3 73
T99 Kevin Na +3 73
T99 Dustin Johnson +3 73
T99 Lee Westwood +3 73
T99 Johnson Wagner +3 73
T99 Chad Campbell +3 73
T99 Rafa Echenique +3 73
T99 Barry Lane +3 73
T99 Phil Mickelson +3 73
T99 Branden Grace +3 73
T99 Gary Woodland +3 73
T99 Gregory Havret +3 73
T99 Pablo Larrazabal +3 73
T99 Tom Lehman +3 73
T99 Nicholas Cullen +3 73
T115 Ryo Ishikawa +4 74
T115 Justin Rose +4 74
T115 Y.E. Yang +4 74
T115 Stephen Ames +4 74
T115 David Duval +4 74
T115 Alejandro Canizares +4 74
T115 Sandy Lyle +4 74
T115 Morten Orum Madsen +4 74
T115 Andrew Georgiou +4 74
T115 Manuel Trappel (a) +4 74
T115 Jonathan Byrd +4 74
T115 Alvaro Quiros +4 74
T115 Richard Finch +4 74
T115 Trevor Immelman +4 74
T115 George Coetzee +4 74
T115 Chez Reavie +4 74
T115 Marcel Siem +4 74
T115 Michael Thompson +4 74
T115 Steven O’Hara +4 74
T134 Brad Kennedy +5 75
T134 Alan Dunbar (a) +5 75
T134 Justin Leonard +5 75
T134 John Huh +5 75
T134 Prayad Marksaeng +5 75
T134 Robert Allenby +5 75
T134 Ben Curtis +5 75
T134 Kyung-Tae Kim +5 75
T134 Paul Broadhurst +5 75
T143 Elliot Saltman +6 76
T143 Sam Walker +6 76
T143 Hiroyuki Fujita +6 76
T143 Darren Clarke +6 76
T143 Tim Clark +6 76
T143 James Driscoll +6 76
T143 Ian Keenan +6 76
T150 Grant Veenstra +7 77
T150 Mardan Mamat +7 77
T150 Martin Kaymer +7 77
T150 Kodai Ichihara +7 77
T150 Tadahiro Takayama +7 77
155 Robert Rock +8 78
156 Michael Hoey +9 79

British Open TV Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Categories: (British) Open ChampionshipEuropean TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

British Open ChampionshipDVR Alert! The British Open (“The Open Championship” for those outside of the USA) is on in the “wee” hours this week as follows:

Thu, July 19 ESPN 4:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Fri, July 20 ESPN 4:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Sat, July 21 ESPN 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT
Sun, July 22 ESPN 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT


New Photo Gallery – Tuhaye Golf Club Near Kamas, Utah – Designed By Mark O’Meara

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Categories: Golf CoursesSite News

I had the opportunity to drop by Tuhaye Golf Club last week between my coverage of the USGA’s Amateur Publinks Championship. I drove a few miles from Midway, Utah to near another town called Kamas, to the club. I didn’t get to play (working on that) the course, but did manage to get some great shots as the sun was setting and the light was brilliant.

Tuhaye Golf Club

Tuhaye Golf Club – click for more images

I really dig snapping photos of golf courses. In fact, I thought of myself as a “golf course paparazzi” last week after visiting three very high end courses simply for photos and not golf… (more…)


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Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 16th, 2012
Categories: Fantasy GolfMiscellaneousSite News

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