I’m pretty heartbroken that Tom Watson couldn’t pull it together enough to finish off the Open on the 18th, when he made bogey from the fairway. Had he made par he could have won and notched one of the most incredible feats in sports.
Cink won’t be too popular
Despite having a major victory, Cink won’t be too popular for dashing the historic dreams of Watson and millions of fans, myself included. That being said, he won a major and deserves the credit.
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:
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.