Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kuuuuuuuuuch.....

It's day two of the The Open Championship. I sat on the grandstand of the 17th hole today at St. Andrews.  Matt Kuchar (-3), Phil Mickelson (-3) and Henrik Stenson (-2) were approaching.  Matt ended in the bunker and blasted it out near the grandstand to end up with triple bogey.  It was too painful to watch.  Even Tom Watson said that in all the years he had played St. Andrews, it was the first time he played with the pin placement on hole 17th being where it was. Matt Kuchar is one of the nicest tour players and I have been rooting for him.  He ended the round with even par.  The projected cut is +1 and I am hoping Matt is in and able to bounce back this weekend.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Tom Watson our Hats Off to you!


After 40 years and five victories at The Open we take our hats off to Tom Watson who will play his last open Championship this year.  We were fortunate and blessed to be in an exclusive gathering to honor Tom Watson at The 2015 Open Championship in St. Andrews (Thank you very much to Ogie Alcasid​ and Master card).  The last time I watched the Open Championship was at the Royal St George's where I saw Tom Watson make a hole in one in 2010. It was such a treat to hear Tom share his most memorable experiences at The Open.  When asked what would be his dream 4-some - he said that it actually would be a 5-some.  Tom would have wanted to play with his father, his brother and son and his mentor Stan Thirsk who passed away last month.  With his eyes teary he bid all of us a farewell.  It may be your last appearance at The Open Tom, but you will always be remembered. Our Hats off to you!


Getting Tom Watson's autograph at The Open Championship 2015

Watch Mastercard's tribute to Tom Watson here:

http://www.priceless.com/golf/

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"I'm not done yet" - Tiger Woods

"I'm not 40 yet. I know some of you guys think I'm buried. But I'm still here in front of you. I'm not done yet." Tiger Woods - at the Press Conference in The Open Championship144th.
We watched tiger at the range practice his long game and then at the pitch and putt area to hone his short game. Then we followed him as he began his round with Matt Kuchar. Some say it's over for Tiger Woods, others say he can still win another major. One thing for sure is when you watch him up close you know that he still has that passion, that desire, that competitive drive to win.

The 144th Open Championship & Jordan Spieth






You have to hand it to Jordan Spieth. After winning the John Deere Classic in Illinois late Sunday night he immediately flies off to St Andrews to do a practice round for The Open Championship. Now that's dedication. We were lucky to watch him tee off after lunch today. The sun doesn't set until around 10:30 here in Scotland which gave him more than enough time to practice and finish his round.

I am back at the Open Championship!


The last time I saw Darren Clarke was when he won the Open Championship at the Royal St Georges in Sandwich Kent, England. Here he is at the 144th Open Championship in St. Andrews after his practice round. He looks much more fit and lost so much weight.



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