Thursday, July 14, 2005

Balls Are Up!

The British Open Championship has finally started and it's exciting to watch yet another major. Although I've never considered the courses in Scotland as beautiful, St. Andrews is steeped in lore, tradition, and considered the birthplace of the game I love. I've never gotten used to the barren look of the courses and doubt I'd fare well with the wind, pot bunkers, and fast fairways. But, one day I look forward to taking in the ocean air and taking the bounces as I get them at St. Andrews.

This week is filled with talk about Jack Nicklaus and his retirement from the game. As one of the greatest golfers leaves the game another is making her move into playing in the Masters. After nearly missing the cut in the USGA Men's Amateur Public Links, Michelle Wie has moved into the third round. She trounced her first-round match play opponent with a 6 and 5 victory. After missing the cut at the John Deere Classic, she has shown grit.

1 comment:

dave said...

I agree the course isn't what I am used to seeing. I assumed that was the type of vegetation they had there from all the wind and because of the climate.