Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Open Championship

So the British Open kicks off today at Royal Hoylake, which has not hosted the Championship since 1967. Two of the last 3 holes are theoretically reachable Par5s which should make things extremely interesting.

Par is 72 which means that Tiger Woods is an excellent choice to win based on his past performance at majors on par 72 tracks. Phil Mickleson will be trying to recover from his hideous fall off the sane golf wagon in the final round of the US Open. It will be interesting to see how he comes back after that, especially considering that he historically does not play well in the British Open (1 top 10 finish in 13 starts), probably because his style of play does not seem to be suited to links golf. By my estimation the current BPTNHWAM (best player to never have won a major) is Sergio Garcia. Hopefully he can compete and finish stong on Sunday instead of continuing his habit of flaming out on Sunday in majors.

For some strange reason I think that the winner will be a Euro.

Anyhow, if you are stuck at work today and tomorrow you can follow all of the action at They have a great radio commentary all day which, like most everything done by Brit announcers, is extremely entertaining.


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