Tom Watson, a 59-year-old, came within an eight-foot putt of winning the British Open Sunday, which got me thinking…
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Except for betting my life, I would have wagered anything that Tiger Woods would make the cut at this week’s British Open.
Then again, I’m pretty sure I would have done the same thing if you were to tell me 59-year-old Tom Watson would be the tournament’s co-leader (-5) after 36 holes.
This means one of two things: either I know very little (quite possible), or the 2009 British Open has some of the most shocking storylines in major history.
In case you missed it, Woods shot a disappointing 71 on Thursday, only to follow it with a hideous 74, including a five-hole stretched he played +7, to miss the cut by a stroke. Watson, a five-time British Open champion but long past his prime, opened with a blistering 65 followed by a rock-solid 70 that featured one long drained putt after another.
So which feat is more unbelievable?More »
It’s hard to motivate yourself to get out of bed when it’s 5:30 in the morning and the weatherman has called for rain all day.
Luckily, I had a little adrenaline flowing through my veins to give me the extra push I needed this past Sunday morning: a ticket to the 2009 U.S. Open Championship!More »
Picking Tiger Woods to win a golf tournament is kind of like picking the sun to come up in the morning.
Anyone can do it. Which is why I’ve decided to go against the grain.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about Tiger. After watching his thrilling comeback at The Memorial two weeks ago, I’d be surprised if someone not named Eldrick Woods wins this week’s U.S. Open at the Bethpage Black Course.
But for the sake of discussion, here are five golfers not named after a cat who I think could surprise some people…More »