Holy Viagra Batman! Greg Norman is one shot out of the lead at the 137th Open Championship. I don't mean to steal K.J. Choi's thunder, it's just that the Shark is the bigger story. I also don't mean to imply that Mr. Norman is a Viagra client. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
The weather calmed down today from shipwreck to just windy and cold. Mr. Choi's incredible 67 vaulted him to the head of the class with 139 total whacks at the orb. Norman's second 70 in a row gave him solo 2nd, one shot behind, capped by a twenty foot putt on 18. Camilo Villegas' mind blowing 65 set him up in sole 3rd, two behind the leader. Villegas finished off his round with five birdies in a row. Bet he wished they were playing 36. Then the fun begins. There's 18 golfers within 5 shots of the lead. With the possible weather conditions that almost puts anyone that made the cut in contention. Almost. A resurgent David Duval was at +2 with Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Robert Allenby, Graeme McDowell, Alexander Noren, and Rocco Baby, Rocco. Glad to see Rocco's still riding the U.S. Open wave.
Adam Scott, +4, Jean Van De Velde, +4, Jay Williamson, the last guy in that took the jet from the John Deere, +5, Sergio, +5, Scott Verplank, 77, 67, +4, nice rally.
Notables going home with the cut being at +9.....Stewart Cink, Tom Watson, (missed by one), Aaron Baddeley, Mark O'Meara, Chucky 3 Sticks, Geoff Ogilvy, Vijay Singh, Angel Cabrera, J.B. Holmes, Ryuji Imada.
Moving day tomorrow. I suspect there will be significant movement with Mother Nature taking swipes at an already tough golf course.
* Average Golfer's picks through two rounds....
Westwood - Made the cut on the number.
Jimenez - Missed cut by a furlong. Couldn't keep his cigar lit in the rain.
Leonard - +7, Needs to make a huge move.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Posted by Average Golfer at 8:22 PM