STAFF BLOG JAMESTOWN SPORTS Friday notes
OK, for those of us who weren't watching golf at 6 a.m., let me get this straight: Tiger Woods missed the cut at the British Open. And Tom Watson is leading at the halfway mark? Seriously?
From the No... Posted on 7/17/09 at 10:53 AM
Tiger Woods has not yet entered the British Open, but organizers expect him to try to become the first player to win the title three times at St. Andrews on the tournament’s 150th anniversary.
Woods is one of five players to have won the Open twice at the Old Course — taking the last two majors played there in 2000 and 2005 — and returned to competitive golf recently at the Masters after a long layoff following a sex scandal.
Four days after his heart-rending playoff defeat to Stewart Cink at Turnberry, Tom Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Thursday to begin his pursuit of a fourth Senior British Open title.
The 59-year-old Watson, who almost became the oldest major champion at the British Open last weekend, was three shots behind leader Fred Funk.
The sea breeze in his face was not nearly as important to Tiger Woods as finding the best route around three pot bunkers on the 10th hole at Turnberry.
He aimed his tee shot to the right, on the high side of two bunkers, then pulled his 3-wood just enough that the ball bounded along the links until it stopped rolling just three yards short of the sand.
This was OK.
Tiger Woods watched good friend Roger Federer in the championship match at Wimbledon for as long as he could before heading out to prepare for the final round of the AT&T National.
The fifth set was tied at 14 when he was on the putting green. When he arrived at the practice range, he heard that Federer finally broke the serve of Andy Roddick to win 16-14, capturing a record 15th title in Grand Slam events, one more than Woods has majors.
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