Archives for: July 2007

Michelle Wie is in Europe, but the LPGA doesn't want you to know that

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Not long ago, I wrote a short piece about how it seemed that, finally, the fuss around Michelle Wie had died down. After two dreadful performances on the LPGA Tour – dead last at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship, then another withdrawal at the U… more »

Sergio Garcia showed us something at the British Open - finally

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Going into the British Open this year, I would have said that Sergio Garcia would never win a major golf tournament in his career. He was just that overrated. It was as irrefutable a fact to me as gravity. Now I say this: He will win a major. Why… more »

British Open update: Sergio Garcia in the clubhouse still with second round lead

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He's got a lot of golfers breathing down his neck, but Sergio Garcia is holding strong, firing an even-par second round of 71 today to remain at 6-under for the tournament. The clubhouse leader is facing some charges from Boo Weekly and Jim Furyk. Pau… more »

Germans have no time for British Open

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BONN, Germany - Here I am, in this pretty, former Cold War capital, not too far from the edge of Europe, and probably a two hour flight from Carnoustie. Can I get any coverage on television? Nope. It's almost like a badge of honor that Germans will… more »

Can Tin Cup come back at the British Open?

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So it looks like amateur Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland will be around on the weekend. He's slipped well off the lead and is at 2-over after a second round 76. But the cut right now is projected at 5-over, so he's safe. But man, it'd be fun if he wa… more »

Blogger T.R. Massey needs to find something else at British Open to comment on besides the weather

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Almost as ridiculous as the site of Boo Weekly wearing camouflage under his golf shirt is blogger T.R. Massey's comments about British Open weather. Why would they host a major tournament in such an inhospitable (read: cold) climate? Yo… more »

Sergio Garcia shoots 65 to lead British Open

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Sergio Garcia Thursday opened the 2007 British Open at Carnoustie with a round of 65 to lead the tournament at 6-under par. Garcia, equipped with a new belly-putter meant, he said, to bring more consistency to his putting, had seven birdies on the day… more »

No more excuses for Sergio Garcia

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I suppose that if a European is going to win the British Open at Carnoustie, it would be fitting if it was Sergio Garcia - who leads the tournament through the first round at 6-under-par. No player has borne the weight of a golf continent's collectiv… more »

British Open Update: John Daly pulls a Michelle Wie

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Well, my initial instinct was right: John Daly couldn't really be leading the British Open. I mean, come on! Thus, I kept refreshing my computer, wondering when the jig would be up. And there he is, at 2-over-par through 17, having given seven stroke… more »

British Open Update: Is that John Daly atop the leaderboard?

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I had to refresh my computer several times, just to see if it was really true: John Daly is at the top of the leaderboard midway through the first round of the British Open, at 5-under-par. Mr. Trailer Park himself. The man more comfortable with a c… more »

British Open Update: K.J. Choi, Tiger Woods battling early

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It's early during Round 1 at the British Open at Carnoustie, but already golfers are scoring. K.J. Choi has the early lead at 4-under-par through 13 holes, one stroke ahead of a surging Tiger Woods. Choi, who won the inaugural AT&T National a f… more »

Tiger Woods the smart pick to win the 2007 British Open

Send feedback »'s Chris Baldwin recently said he was awaiting - though I'm sure not anxiously, or even actively - my pick for the British Open that kicks off tomorrow at Carnoustie. He's made it clear that he thinks a European does not have a chance at th… more »

Nick Faldo turns 50, and the European PGA Tour swoons

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The PR flacks - em, writers - over at give Nick Faldo a big, wet happy-brithday kiss, as the best golfer Europe has ever produced turns 50. I suppose it is a milestone (beyond the obvious reasons why), since the logical follow-up will… more »

European golf: What the hell happened? And other notes...

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I just wrote a short piece on the retirement of Seve Ballesteros, who's hanging it up after trying to stage a comeback earlier this year (a rather unfortunate decision, in hindsight). Seems like the passionate Spaniard just doesn't have it in him anymore… more »

Colin Montgomerie, back in the winner's circle

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Monty's back.Colin Montgomerie finally was able to put something together at a European PGA Tour event, winning the European Open this weekend at Ireland's K-Club. He finished with a Sunday round of 65, 11-under for the tournament.It's not been l… more »