I’ve had a busy day today and haven’t had much time to do any golf blogging. I did watch ALL of today’s British Open coverage and I’m in awe of what Tom Watson is accomplishing. This is truly historic and if he pulls off a win tomorrow, it will be one of the most historic moments in not only golf, but just about any sport.
I extend full HOG Karma to Tom Watson. I can’t wait for tomorrow. I hope my next posts are regarding Tom Watson’s historic victory.
Tom Watson is amazing. He’s tied for the lead after TWO rounds now at the British (sorry, I’m from the USA) Open. Watson fired an amazing 32 on the back! I’m on the TW bandwagon! Did I mention he’s 59 years old?
Tiger Woods, the “other TW” didn’t make the cut. Leading into the Open the Woods camp’s keyword was “precision.” Well, Turnberry and the Open dissected Tiger with surgical precision. Tiger missed only the 2nd cut in a major tournament in his entire career.
Both of these story lines are in the running for the biggest story of the 2009 golf year.
Tiger missing a cut is big news. Big enough to be on the front page of the New York Times web site:
In the image below you can barely pick out Tiger Woods wearing black. He’s the one person in the little open circle, just barely right of center.
On the 10th hole here Tiger blocked his tee shot right and lost the ball in the deep rough. Despite having a couple of hundred extra sets of eyes looking for his ball all they found was a couple of Top Flites. As I always say, you should play Top Flites because you can never lose them.
Tiger had to play his provisional ball en route to a double bogey which put him one shot over the current projected cut line.
Tiger’s ball on #10 isn’t the only thing he’s missing. It seems his swing didn’t make the trip across the pond.
If Tiger doesn’t finish the round with a birdie or two from this point, he’ll be flying home early.
We have a saying in my group of golf buddies when it is cold, windy and rainy.
“This would be great weather in Scotland.”
The rain has hit. The players are playing in rain gear. Which ones are the best mudders? Currently Steve Marino is on top at -5.
Yesterday’s leader Jimenez is in the house already at -3, dropping three shots. Tom Watson has also dropped three shots so far and is on the 11th hole. He still looks good.
The other “TW,” Tiger Woods, is still at +1 and not doing much of anything.
I’ve been looking at Lee Westwood’s swing trying to figure out what it looks like. Then it dawned on me. It is exactly the same as Natalie Gulbis’ swing. He has that same strange dip just following impact.
Wow I almost spilled my coffee, then I got goose bumps. Tom Watson shot a 65 today in the first round of the British (sorry I’m American) Open. Tiger Woods? 71. Wow.
I need to refill my coffee now.. then I’m off to play golf. My DVR is working and I’ll try to watch the rest of the round this afternoon.