Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Open Championship

There's something about the score 65 and Tom Watson when he plays at Turnberry. The 59-year old Kansas Citian put up a 65 today in the first round of the British Open and, as of this writing, is in the lead at this third major of the golfing season. Watson put up scores of 65 on the final two days of this same tournament at Turnberry in 1977 when he dueled Jack Nicklaus, mano a mano, down the stretch to win the coveted claret jug that year.

It's always fun to watch this tournament if for no other reason than to get the vocal stylings of BBC commentator, Peter Allis. My favorite from this morning, "Oh, that was cruel," uttered after a shot from Padraig Harrington met with an unfortunate result.

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree on all points! Go Tom!

    My favorite Peter Allis comment of all time was from several years ago when he described the bunker layout on a particular hole as resembling "giant bits of jigsaw".