That all sounds great and, without a doubt, Carnoustie is set to entertain us all for the 2018 British Open.
He says he has a special affinity with the challenge of playing links golf and believes if he is to add to his 14 majors it is probably going to be The Open as it suits ageing players - Tom Watson and Greg Norman both came close when in their 50's. I hit them nice and high. For more preview coverage to get you up to speed, here's an Open-centric FORE Questions and a betting guide.
The action began at 1:30 a.m. ET and will run throughout the American morning.
"What I never understood is, when you win the 2000 US Open by 15 shots, we're not talking about five shots we're talking about 15, within two weeks he's having a lesson", said the super-fit, silver-haired veteran. "He (Woods) opened up". He then went to another coach and he got confused. But, yeah, I look back at those pictures, and the more I can be like that kid, the better'.
Meanwhile, Kevin Kisner has tied the lead at four-under, while Patrick Cantlay is three-under.
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Phil Mickelson finished his early round with an unspectacular two-over 73 that included a double-bogey on the par-3 16th hole.
McIlroy has been enjoying practicing with Jon Rahm "because the first instinct he has is get up on a tee box and pull a driver out of the bag".
Phil Mickelson of the United States during a practice round ahead of the Open Championship.
The two names atop the leaderboard are far from what anyone expected, which is not uncommon for early in a major. Sullivan has dropped to even par through 11. DJ fails to hole a mid-range birdie putt at 4. Players have a reasonable idea how far the ball travels in the air. "I think, when I first arrived, I was a little disappointed". "It's going to be an interesting test to see which clubs we're going to be using off the tees, and a lot of it is dependent on which way the wind blows".
Sandy Lyle, who is competing in his 43rd (42nd consecutive) British Open, had the first tee shot of the tournament and, as predicted, the balls are running fast on the fairways. The first birdie of the day came in that first group when Andy Sullivan birdied on the opening hole.
The 34-year-old has now finished in the top 10 on eight occasions this season, including wins at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the FedEx St. Jude Classic, but has been a disappointment in recent appearances at The Open, finishing a distant 54th last year, and no better than 32nd in three of the past five years.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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