Friday, July 17, 2009

Whoops...Nobody sent Watson the Memo

Two rounds of the 2009 Open Championship are in the books, and Tiger has missed the cut. The conditions were apparently brutal at Turnberry, as Open golf is supposed to be. Sometimes the weather is the only defense a course has at the end of the day.

Woods was a 13-5 favorite to win his 15th Major, but failed in his bid. You could hear him protecting his ego earlier last week when he stated that Turnberry is "harder than folks let on." Well, the bookies certainly thank you, as I'm sure they cleaned up this time around.

But the bigger story is Tom Watson. The 59 year old major Open championship winner has turned the clock back and is within range of doing something historic. While no one will doubt Tiger is the best of our generation, and will go on to break Jack's record to be the greatest until someone else comes along. But why is golf so much more exciting when guys like David Duval, Kenny Perry, and Phil are in contention versus one guy running away with it?

This man is 59...look at that release.

Just my humble opinion, but it's fun to watch the underdogs go after it. At least for me.

Enjoy your weekend Tiger. 15 will just have to wait.