Saturday, July 14

Why British Open Is Tiger’s Favorite Major

WRITING AT HIS BLOG ON FRIDAY, Tiger Woods said he is focused on the British Open. Tiger is the betting favorite according to several bookmakers. Other favorites are Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell.

Tiger Woods (Allison)
“This will be my third visit to Royal Lytham & St. Annes,” said Tiger, “where I tied for 22nd as an amateur in 1996 and tied for 25th in 2001. I like the golf course, but I know they have made some changes since we played there in ‘01 .... so it will play different.”

The Elements

“Weather plays such a huge role in the tournament. It will be interesting to see how the course is set up. It’s different, because we’re not really on the water—we’re slightly inland. That train track that runs right along the golf course gets a lot of use that week. But there have been some great matches there.”

Ground as Friend

“You can have so many different weather conditions. You just don’t know. That’s one of the unique things about the British Open and why it’s my favorite major championship. It’s the only tournament besides the sandbelt courses in Australia that we can actually use the ground as a friend and bounce the ball into the greens. Modern golf is all up in the air.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well,it's a wonderful tourney but the sad thing is that the TV NetWork that covers this Major here in the States,ABC-ESPN just is not up to snuff.

Putting Chris Berman on a golf telecast is a good indication of the careless disregard ABC-ESPN shows to the Open championship,truly pathetic.

Outside of Andy North there is not a one worth listening to about Golf on ABC-ESPN.

Sadly,there is good bet I will miss this event live.There must be some other way to get coverage outside of ABC-ESPN.